|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
of the misl was taken after Baba Deep Singhji’s martyrdom in
defence of the Harminder Sahib (Golden Temple). Their territories were
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
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
he was a close relation of the Bhangi Sardar, Rai Singh, the conqueror
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
Jharauli, married and had issue, the Sardars of Jharauli.
- Dharam Singh, he had a share in
territory, but he died without issue and his widow married his
- Baba Deep Singh,
1st Misldhar of Shahidan misl 1748/1757, also appointed the first
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,
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
government of Jalandhar City. He was killed in a skirmish at Adhkola.
- Sardar Karam Singh,
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
- 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
Mahendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Patiala, and had issue.