KĀHN SIṄGH BHIKKHĪVĪṆḌĪĀ, from his native village Bhikkhīvīṇḍ, in present-day Amritsar district of the Punjab. He was with Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh during the second Anglo-Sikh war. After the war he, like Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh, escaped to the Jammū hills. He played an important role in establishing contact with Rām Dās, a Ḍogrā official of Jammū, with whose help it was planned to capture the Fort of Rāmnagar belonging to the widow of Rājā Suchet Siṅgh. But the plan leaked out and Rām Dās was arrested by state authorities. Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh and his Sikhs were also expelled from the state. On re-entering the Punjab, Kāhn Siṅgh was deputed to Amritsar to make preparation for another uprising. The government declared Kāhn Siṅgh a proclaimed offender with a reward of Rs 300 on his head.


    Ahluwalia, M.L., Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972

M. L. Āhlūwālīā