SHAHIDAN

 

SHAHIDAN (Misl) 

 

 

VILLAGES: xx REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 1803
LOCATION: Punjab (Ambala Dist.) DYNASTY: Sandhu Jat RELIGION: Sikh
MILITARY STRENGTH: 5,000 CAPITAL: Shahzadpur

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
name
of the misl was taken after Baba Deep Singhji’s martyrdom in
defence of the Harminder Sahib (Golden Temple). Their territories were
in some
districts in Ambala (parganah of Shahzadpur) and the district of
Saharanpur. The first two leaders of the misl were
considered Shaheeds, or martyrs, by their contemporaries so the misl
became
known as, Shaheedan, or the followers of the martyrs. The Nihang order
of Sikhs maintains the traditions
of this misl. Members were….

  • Sardar Chuhar Singh, owning allegiance to the Shahidan
    misl,
    he was a close relation of the Bhangi Sardar, Rai Singh, the conqueror
    of
    Jagadhri and Dialgarh, he received the Jarauli area as his share of the
    spoils after the sack of Sirhind in January 1764, he retained ten
    villages for himself and made over the rest to his deputies, returning
    to Amritsar, he held charge of the Shahid Bunga for many years,
    married and had issue.

    • Sardar Karam Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Mohar Singh, he was placed in charge of the
      village of
      Jharauli, married and had issue, the Sardars of Jharauli.
    • Dharam Singh, he had a share in
      the original
      territory, but he died without issue and his widow married his
      oldest brother.

  • Baba Deep Singh,
    1st Misldhar of Shahidan misl 1748/1757, also appointed the first
    Mahant of
    the “Takht Sri Damdama Sahib” (shrine of the resting-place of the 10th
    Guru), he was killed in action against the Afghan
    army in 1757.
  • Sardar Suddha Singh,
    2nd
    Misldhar
    of Shahidan misl, he was the disciple of his predecessor and
    succeeded him as the guardian of the shrine, he led the misl into a
    skirmish against
    the Afghan
    government of Jalandhar City. He was killed in a skirmish at Adhkola.
  • Sardar Karam Singh,
    3rd
    Misldhar of Shahidan misl, he succeeded to the
    family estates north of the Sutlej, and proceeded to expand the
    territory of the
    misl by taking possession of the country about Bannia and Damdama,
    Khari, Jaroli and
    Faizullapur, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1808 (or 1784).

    • Sardar Gulab Singh (qv)
    • Mehtab Singh
  • Sardar Gulab Singh,
    4th Misldhar of Shahidan misl 1784/1803 and Jagirdar of Shahzadpur
    1784/1844, he was one of the first chiefs
    to offer assistance to the British, who granted him a sanad on 4th
    January 1804, married and had issue. He died 1844.

    • Sardar Shiv Kirpal Singh (qv)
  • Sardar Shiv Kirpal Singh,
    Jagirdar of Shahzadpur 1844/-, born 1838, he succeeded to his
    fathers estates, worth 30,000Rs p.a., and was the guardian of the
    Damdama Shrine, he did good service in the time of the Mutiny of 1857,
    and was rewarded by Government, married and had issue. He died before
    1891.
  • Sardar Jiwan Singh
    C.S.I., Jagirdar of Shahzadpur, born 1860, he was created a Companion
    of the Most Exalted
    Order of the Star of India on 1st January 1891, married 1884, Bibi (name
    unknown
    ) Kaur, daughter of HH Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar
    Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja
    Mahendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Patiala, and had issue.

    • Sardar Ram Singh Bahadur

 

 

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