KĀHN SIṄGH (d.1846), son of Pañjāb Siṅgh of Gharjākh, in Gujrāṅwālā district, joined Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's army and was sent to Piṇḍī Gheb in command of 500 horse. He remained there for nine years when he was recalled and placed under General Harī Siṅgh Nalvā. Kāhn Siṅgh accompanied Harī Siṅgh on his numerous expeditions. He fought in the campaign against the Yūsafzaī tribes on the northwest frontier in 1831. In 1834, he accompanied General Mīhāṅ Siṅgh, the newly appointed governor of Kashmīr. Kāhn Siṅgh returned after three years to Lahore with a considerable fortune. His son, Lahiṇā Siṅgh, married the daughter of his old commander Harī Siṅgh Nalvā, who took his son-in-law with him to Peshāwar in the campaign of 1837 in which the great general was killed. During the reigns of Mahārājā Khaṛak Siṅgh and Mahārājā Sher Siṅgh, Kāhn Siṅgh and his three sons ---- Fateh Siṅgh, Jodh Siṅgh Lahiṇā Siṅgh were treated with favour and received military appointments but when Rājā Hīrā Siṅgh rose to power, trouble came upon the family and not until Jawāhar Siṅgh became minister did it regain its former position.

         Kāhn Siṅgh was killed by a musket-shot in 1846 during the first Anglo-Sikh war.


  1. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl, “Umdāt-ut-Twārīkh” , Lahore, 1885-1889
  2. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā