RĀM SIṄGH (1744-1839), son of a Khatrī belonging to Hasanvālā in Gujrāṅwālā district, was taken into the household of Chaṛhat Siṅgh Sukkarchakkīā at a very young age. When he grew up, he rode in the chief's troops. He considered Mahāṅ Siṅgh, son of Chaṛhat Siṅgh, his putrelā (godson), whom he had initiated into the Sikh faith. Mahāṅ Siṅgh during his short life, treated Rām Siṅgh with great respect and gave him large jāgīrs. Rīm Siṅgh was a fine soldier, and along with his four sons served in Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's campaigns of Multān, Kashmīr, Mankerā, Peshāwar and Bannu. He lived to the close of Raṇjīt Siṅgh's reign, and thus, having served grandfather, father and son faithfully and loyally, died in 1839 at the age of 95.


    Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā