RĀM SIṄGH (1639-1714), Rām Chand before receiving the Sikh rites, was an ancestor of the ruling house of Paṭiālā. The second son of Chaudharī Phūl, he was married to Sāhbī, daughter of one Nānū Bhullar, who gave birth to six sons — Dunnā, Sāhbā, Ālā Siṅgh, Bakhta, Buḍḍhā and Laddhā. Rām Siṅgh was a daring and ambitious man and made some territorial acquisitions. The town of Rāmpurā he founded near Baṭhiṇḍā celebrates his name to this day. Rām Siṅgh was a devoted disciple of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's and had the honour of receiving from him a hukamnāmā in 1696, still preserved in the family, directing him and his brother, Tilok Siṅgh, to repair to his presence with their contingent of horsemen. He took at the Gurū's hands amrit at Damdamā Sāhib (Talvaṇḍī Sābo) in 1706, thus entering the fold of the Khālsā. He, along with his brother, assisted Bandā Siṅgh Bahādur with a force of men as the latter came to the Punjab in 1709 to chastise the Mughal faujdār of Sirhind.

         Rām Siṅgh was, in consequence of a family feud, killed in 1714 at Koṭlā by his nephews Bīrū and Ugar Siṅgh.


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Bhagat Siṅgh