KĀHN SIṄGH MAJĪṬHĪĀ (d. 1853), son of Amar Siṅgh Majīṭhīā, served as a general in the Sikh army in the second Anglo-Sikh war. During Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's reign, Kāhn Siṅgh was a minor military officer when he is said to have killed a lion with his sword while out hunting with the Mahārājā in 1831. In 1838 he was an officer in the Ghoṛchaṛā Khās. He was commandant of the Sikh force at Peshāwar in 1848 when his troops marched out of Peshāwar to join Chatar Siṅgh and Sher Siṅgh; Kāhn Siṅgh fought the British both at Chelīāṅvālā and Gujrāt. At the time of the annexation of the Punjab by the British, his jāgīr worth Rs 40,000 was confiscated and he was given a pension of Rs 3,600 per annum. He died in 1853 at Majīṭhā, his ancestral village, where, it is said, he used his two elephants for ploughing his lands with a specially designed 20-pronged plough. He also had a very large well and Persian wheel constructed, and used the elephants for irrigating his fields.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā