MIT SIṄGH PAḌHĀṆĪĀ (d. 1814), soldier, commander and jāgīrdār under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. He was the son of Sukkhā Siṅgh Paḍhāṇīā, and entered the service of the Sukkarchakkīā misl under Mahāṅ Siṅgh, who assigned to him a jāgīr worth Rs 12,000 annually. In 1804, in Raṇjīt Siṅgh's reign, he had command of 500 horse. He took part in Raṇjīt Siṅgh's occupation of Lahore (1799) and distinguished himself in the Kasūr (1807) arid Kashmīr (1814) expeditions. He was killed in action during the retreat of the Sikh forces from Kashmīr in 1814. Raṇjīt Siṅgh assigned to his son, Javālā Siṅgh, additional estates worth Rs 1,25,000 in Harīpur Guler, in Kāṅgṛā district.


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