JAIMAL SIṄGH RANDHĀVĀ (1803-1870), son of Prem Siṅgh of the village of Khuṇḍā in Gurdāspur district, served the Lahore Darbār and thereafter the British. Jaimal Siṅgh entered the service of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh in 1836. He received a command in the Rāmgaṛhīā brigade from Lahiṇā Siṅgh Majīṭhīā in place of his father-in-law Fateh Siṅgh Chāhal who had died. Jaimal Siṅgh proceeded to Peshāwar in the company of Lahiṇā Siṅgh to relieve the Sikh army after the battle of Jamrūd in April 1837.

         Jaimal Siṅgh worked as Naib Adālatī or deputy judge of Amritsar in 1847 under Lahiṇā Siṅgh Majīṭhīā. After the annexation of the Punjab in 1849, he was appointed Tahsīldār of Baṭālā. Although ignorant of the English system of administration, he carried out his duties with such ability that he was made an extra assistant commissioner and placed in the Ṭhaggī Department where he proved a great asset. He resigned his office of extra assistant commissioner in 1860. He was appointed an honorary magistrate and continued to serve in that capacity until his death in 1870.


    Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā