Baba Baghel Singh

bbs2Baba Baghel Singh Dhaliwal (c. 1730 – c. 1802) was an important military general during turbulent times in Punjab in the 18th century. He was born in the village of Chabal Kalan in the Taran Taran district. He grew up to become leader of the Karor Singhia Sikh fighting order or misl. From humble beginnings he arose to become a formidable force in sutlej to Yamuna area. He aligned himself with Karor Singhia misl led by Sardar Karora Singh and succeeded as a leader of Karora Singhia misl in 1765 after early demise of Karora Singh. Karora Singhia misl had 12,000 fighting men according to Syed Ahmad Latif, a Muslim historian. Sikhs from present day Amritsar district and Taran Taran district (major villages being Chabal, Naushehra Pannuan, Chabba, Sur Singh, Sirhali, Patti, Bhikhiwind, etc.).

Updated: September 1, 2014 — 3:18 am