JAWĀHAR SIṄGH (d. 1838), son of Bishan Siṅgh and great-grandson of Soḍhī Abhai Rām, served in the Sikh army under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh.The family traced its descent from Bābā Kaul, founder of the village of Ḍhilvāṅ, now in Farīdkoṭ district. Abhai Rām, who enjoyed the esteem of the chiefs of Paṭiālā and Nābhā, added to the family's fortunes. Jawāhar Siṅgh established himself at Ḍhilvāṅ and being the eldest in the family succeeded to the sardārī or chiefship after his father's death in 1826. Jawāhar Siṅgh fought under Dīwān Mohkam Chand in the cis-Sutlej campaign conquering territories for the Lahore Darbār. During this campaign Zīrā, Mudkī, Koṭ Kapūrā, Badhnī and Chūhaṛ Chakk were occupied. Jawāhar Siṅgh founded the village of Sibīāṅ and took possession of Kāleke. As a reward for the services rendered by him in various expeditions including those of Multān and Peshāwar, Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh conferred upon him some villages in Zīrā tahsīl and Dusāñjh in Mogā. Jawāhar Siṅgh died in 1838.


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

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā