KISHAN KAUR or Kaṅval Kaur, the widow of Rājā Dharam Siṅgh, was the mother-in-law of Ṭhākur Siṅgh Sandhāṅvālīā, prime minister in Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh's emigre government at Pondicherry. Her son Nāhar Siṅgh, alias Nihāl Siṅgh, Rājā of Ballabgaṛh since1829, was implicated in the 1857 uprising and hanged by the British. Several of the Rāṇī's relations were deported to Burma. Rāṇī Kishan Kaur, who was allowed to retain her private property, espoused the cause of Duleep Siṅgh and helped in the transmission of letters and messages from Ṭhākur Siṅgh to his contacts in the Punjab.


    Ganda Singh, ed., History of the Freedom Movement in the Punjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence) . Patiala, 1972

K. S. Thāpar