RĀM SIṄGH (d. 1839), the eldest son of Jamādār Khushāl Siṅgh, chamberlain to the Sikh monarch, Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. His father took great pains to bring him up according to the manner of the Sikh court. Tutors were carefully chosen to teach him Arabic and Persian. Besides gaining proficency in both languages, Rām Siṅgh, grew up to be a good soldier. He joined the army and, by 1837, had reached the rank of Brigadier-general. His career in the army was cut short by his untimely death in 1839.


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J. S. Khurānā