Jassa Singh Ahluwalia
Sultan ul Quam Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (3 May 1718 – 1783) was a prominent Sikh leader during the period of the Sikh Confederacy. He was also Misldar of the Ahluwalia Misl. This period was an interlude, lasting roughly from the time of the death of Banda Bahadur in 1716 to the founding of the Sikh Empire in 1801. He founded the Kapurthala State in 1772.
Read more about Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Early Life, The Raids of Ahmed Shah Abdali, The Sixth Afghan Invasion, 1762, The Battle of Amritsar, The Formation of The Dal Khalsa and The Misls, The Eighth Afghan Invasion, 1766, Death
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