RŪP LĀL (d. 1865), the eldest son of Misr Dīvān Chand, served in the Lahore treasury until he was appointed in 1832 by Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh to replace Shaikh Muhī ud-Dīn as governor of the Jalandhar Doāb. Mahārājā Sher Siṅgh made him governor of Kalānaur and the Lahore territory south of the Sutlej. After the assassination of Sher Siṅgh, he was imprisoned by Rājā Hīrā Siṅgh upon whose death Wazīr Jawāhar Siṅgh appointed him governor of Jasroṭā. Later he served as governor of Jehlum and Rohtās. In 1848, Misr Rūp Lāl joined hands with Chatar Siṅgh Aṭārīvālā to fight against the British. After the annexation of the Punjab by the British, he was dismissed from service and his property was confiscated. He died in September 1865 at the ripe age of over eighty.


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