Mayya Singh

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Mayya Singh, a Saini Sikh of Naushahra in Amritsar district of the Punjab. He was a horseman of the Sikh army, fought in the battle of Ramnagar on 22 November 1848 and joined, thereafter, the volunteer corps of Bhai Maharaj Singh (d. 1856), leader of the popular revolt against the British.

He participated in the battles of Sa'dullapur and Gujrat. After the defeat of the Sikh forces, Mayya Singh was in Bhai Maharaj Singh's train at Dev Batala iJammu and at Sujoval, near Balala. From the latter place he was sent to Lahore on a mission, and thus escaped arrest when Maharaj Singh and his companions were captured on the night of 28-29 December 1849. He, however, fell into the hands of the British soon afterwards.

References

1. Ahluwalia, M.L., Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1992

2. Kirpal Singh, Bhdl Maharaj Singh : Panjab de Modhi Swatantarta Sangramie. Amritsar, 1966.