KARAM CHAND, DĪWĀN (d.1836), son of Javālā Nāth who served as a munshī (accountant) under the Sukkarchakkīā sardārs, Chaṛhat Siṅgh and Mahāṅ Siṅgh. Karam Chand was first employed by Bishan Siṅgh Kalāl, a confidential agent of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh, who retired in the year 1813 to Banāras where he died. Karam Chand was in course of time promoted to offices of trust under the Mahārājā. In 1806, he was employed as an agent in the arrangements concluded between the Lahore State and the Sikh chiefs south of the Sutlej. He also assisted in drawing up the treaty of 25 April 1809 with the British Government. In 1809 he joined the accounts department under Dīwān Bhavānī Dās and continued in this position until his death in 1836.

         His sons, Tārā Chārd, Maṅgal Sen and Ratan Chand, served the Sikh State in military and civil departments.


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