JHAṆḌĀ SIṄGH BUTĀLĪĀ (d. 1883), son of Shām Siṅgh was a jāgīrdār and military commander under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. He saw military service in Puñchh where Dīwān Dhanpat Rāi and Mīr Bāz Khān had been giving trouble, and was then ordered to Hazārā. He accompanied the Mahārājā in the campaign of 1821-22 when Mankerā and Ḍerā Ismā'īl Khān were taken, and received for his gallantry valuable presents. He remained mostly on the frontier, in Chhachh, Peshāwar and Hazārā. He was a man of energy and ability, and the Mahārājā gave him charge, under Sardār Harī Siṅgh Nalvā, of this most unruly part of the country. In 1836, Jhaṇḍā Siṅgh accompanied Prince Nau Nihāl Siṅgh on his Ḍerājāt expedition. During part of the Kābul campaign, he was governor of the Attock Fort. Prime Minister Jawāhar Siṅgh made Jhaṇḍā Siṅgh Adālatī, or chief justice of Lahore, in conjunction with Dīwān Hākim Rāi, and he held this office until 1846. In 1847, he was sent to Hazārā as Nāib Nāzim, or deputy governor, under Chatar Siṅgh Aṭārīvālā and Captain James Abbott, and in November he received, at the suggestion of the Resident, the honorary title of Bahādur, with the affix Ujjal Dīdār, Nirmal Buddh, meaning "open countenance and pure mind."


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

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā