JODH SIṄGH ROSĀ (d. 1819), military commander during Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's regime, had joined service in the time of the Mahārājā's grandfather, Chaṛhat Siṅgh. He rebuilt the old village of Rosā, in Chūnīāṅ parganah of Lahore. His father, Ṭhākar Siṅgh, had died in the expedition led against Kasūr in 1765 by the Sikh Sardārs, Harī Siṅgh Bhaṅgī, Jassā Siṅgh Rāmgaṛhīā and Jai Siṅgh Kanhaiyā. After the death of Chaṛhat Siṅgh, Jodh Siṅgh retained his appointment at Gujrāṅwālā under Mahāṅ Siṅgh and Raṇjīt Siṅgh, and in 1799, he accompanied the latter to Lahore, when the city was captured. Jodh Siṅgh served under Raṇjīt Siṅgh in the Kasūr, Piṇḍī Bhaṭṭīāṅ and Jhaṅg campaigns, in the last of which he obtained, for his bravery, a jāgīr in Jhaṅg district. He was shortly afterwards severely wounded at the siege of Chinioṭ.

         Jodh Siṅgh was killed in 1819 during the Kashmīr campaign. He had seven sons all of whom served the Sikh Darbār in various capacities. Three of his sons --- Dayā Siṅgh, Dīvān Siṅgh and Mardān Siṅgh --- were killed in action at Ferozeshāh on 21 December 1845 while fighting against the British in the first AngloSikh war.


  1. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
  2. Prem Siṅgh, Bābā, Khālsā Rāj de Usraiyye. vol. II. Hoti Mardan, 1944

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā