MADHUSŪDAN, PAṆḌIT (d. 1863), eminent Sanskrit scholar, astronomer and astrologer, was son of Paṇḍit Brij Rāj, rājpurohit, or royal priest, of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh appointed him the dispenser of royal charities in the Dharamārth department. Paṇḍit Madhusūdan also officiated at the bi-monthly tulādāns of the Mahārājā which took place on the Saṅkrānti and Amāvasyā days, and supervised the distribution of charities. He commanded much respect at the Sikh Darbār. He held jāgīr of the annual value of 10,000 rupees. Paṇḍit Madhusūdan died at Lahore in 1863.


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