KANHAIYĀ LĀL son of Shiv Diāl, was introduced by his father at the Lahore court and was appointed kārdār or administrator of Sāhīvāl, part of the estate of Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh. Kanhaiyā Lāl was later appointed head of the finance office under Dīwān Motī Rām during the latter's second tenure of office as governor of Kashmīr. Kanhaiyā Lāl was employed as manager of the salt mines of Piṇḍ Dādan Khān when those mines were made over to Gulāb Siṅgh of Jammū. He held the post until 1834 and continued, along with his son Ratan Chand, receiving a cash allowance of rupees two thousand from the salt revenue till the annexation of the Punjab in 1849.


  1. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl, Umdāt-ut-Twārīkh, Lahore, 1885-89
  2. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā