JĪVAN SIṄGH, COLONEL (d. 1851), eldest of the six sons of Dūlā Siṅgh of Kalāsvālā in Siākoṭ district, joined the army of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh and was placed under Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh. He first saw active service in Kashmīr where he was wounded. For the bravery he displayed in the Ṭoṅk campaign, he was appointed to the adjutancy of the Sher Dil Palṭan. He again went on active service in 1841 in Kashmīr where he lost his younger brother, Kishan Siṅgh. For his services in the campaign, he was promoted to the command of the regiment. Shortly after the return of the regiment to Lahore, Jīvan Siṅgh was sent with it to Amritsar to guard the Darbār Sāhib. On the occupation of the Punjab by the British, the regiment was taken over by them and it formed the nucleus of the 19th Punjab Infantry. Jīvan Siṅgh was confirmed in the position of commandant, with the rank of Colonel.

         Jīvan Siṅgh died at Amritsar in 1851. The Commander-in-Chief published a special General Order lamenting his death.


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

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā