Thursday, July 17, 2008

Maharaja Ranjit Singh & Gen. Zorawar Singh



Maharaja Ranjit Singh & Gen. Zorawar Singh13 Jul, 2008 9:43 AM
General Zorawar Singh Mann was an eminent dignitary of the Lahore Darbar of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The young Zorawar had joined the Dogra Corps of the Khalsa Army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh as a boy messenger, in the unit stationed at Jammu under the command of then (Raja) Gulab Singh. He rose to the rank of Governor of Kishtawar by dint of his valour and war like qualities. He had remained loyal to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and used to seek his advice and blessings on military matters. It was further observed that it was the interference of the British, in a bid to protect their self-interest that weakened the General's position during his expedition to Lama's territory and ultimately led to his death. However, the General's death was avenged by the Punjab army within months and the Chinese forces were completely routed in August 1842. It may be recollected that the Postal Department had published a brief biographical note on General Zorawar Singh in the information brochure that was published along with the commemorative postage stamp released on 31.12.2000. Some additional information was furnished by the Hon'ble Sardar Simranjit Singh Mann, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), would be of interest to the general public.Link to the Postal Stamp of S. Zorawar Singh Mann released by Department of Posts India: http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Philately/newsletter2.html

4 comments:

AD the hunk said...

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this is my gmail and face book id.... and i belong to Talania vill.of s.Simran jit singh Mann

jasjit said...

Hey Aman my name is Jasjit Singh Mann of vill talanian currently living in Perth Australia. This blog is absolutely amazing. I was considering to name my new born son after one of our ancestors and googled it and found ur blog.
You have done an awesome job in writing our history and also the family tree which comes right up to my grandfather Sr Gurbhacan Singh Mann s/ o Sr Sultan Singh Mann. Please add more info about Mannawala Pls. I have just told my dad about ur blog and he is excited to see it.
Cheers and keep up the good work,
Jasjit Singh Mann

joginder maharaj said...

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Mohsin Maan said...

Hello Amaan

I appreciate your research at least someone from Manns has also taken himself seriously and conveyed his message research all around.
I would be also obliged if our wing living in Pakistan shall also be taken on board by researching our roots as well.
Good work keep it up.
Best Regards
Mohsin Mann
Bahawalkot, Nankana Sahib/Manawala.
mohsinmaan@hotmail.com