KĀHN SIṄGH MĀN (d.1848), son of Hukam Siṅgh, was appointed commandant of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's bodyguard at a comparatively young age. He took part in several campaigns under the Mahārājā, rising to the rank of general in 1836, commanding four regiments of infantry and a 10-gun, ḍerā of artillery. In 1846, after the first Anglo-Sikh war, Kāhn Siṅgh was sent at the head of an expedition against Shaikh Imām ud-Dīn, the rebellious governor of Kashmīr. He succeeded in bringing Imām ud-Dīn a prisoner to Lahore without having to fire a shot. Next year, he was appointed by the Lahore Darbār, on the recommendation of the Resident, Henry Lawrence, to the judgeship of Lahore as successor to Raṇjodh Siṅgh Majīṭhīā. In March 1848, Frederick Currie, the acting British Resident at Lahore, nominated General Kāhn Siṅgh governor of Multān to replace Dīwān Mūl Rāj who had resigned. Reaching Multān on 14 April 1848 he recommended to the British officers to take the Fort without delay. On 19 April, as General Kāhn Siṅgh Mān and the British officers were coming out of the Fort after taking over charge from Dīwān Mūl Rāj, two Multān sepoys attacked and killed two British officers, Vans Agnew and William Anderson. Dīwān Mūl Rāj rebelled and imprisoned Kāhn Siṅgh and his minor son, Vasāvā Siṅgh. When the British army bombarded the Fort, both father and son perished in the prison on 30 December 1848.


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