LĀL KAUL, PAṆḌIT (d.1849), a Kashmīrī Brāhmaṇ, served the Amīr of Afghanistan before entering Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's service. He took part in the Sikh expedition to Kashmīr in 1819 under Misr Dīvān Chand. After this he was for three years employed as governor of Multān, and was subsequently appointed to the command of a cavalry regiment known as Piṇḍīvālā Ḍerā, which he led in several actions, the last one of them being the battle of Sabhrāoṅ (10 February 1846). On the annexation of the Punjab in 1849 he was granted a life pension, which for a time he enjoyed together with the jāgīr in Kashmīr. This jāgīr in Kashmīr was resumed by Mahārājā Gulāb Siṅgh.

         Paṇḍit Lāl Kaul died in 1849. His grandsons, Paṇḍit Dayā Kishan Kaul and Paṇḍit Harī Kishan Kaul, served as prime minister and revenue minister, respectively, in the Paṭiālā state during the reign of Mahārājā Bhūpinder Siṅgh (1891-1938).


    Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1940

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā