Sardar Bahadur Mehtab Singh Galowal

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Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Sardar Bahadur Mehtab Singh was born in 1854 at Galowal, Tehsil Dasuya, district Hoshiarpur. After getting some education, he joined the army. He was recruited into the 1st Sikh Regiment in 1874. His outstanding performance resulted in his promotion to Subedar Major. He won many medals and was given an allotment of 5 squares of land in Chak 115 in Shahpur district and was also honoured with the title of 'Sardar Bahadur'.

Mehtab Singh's services for the Lobana community in the army and in agriculture are well-known.

Firstly, he was able to create separate companies of the Lobanas in the 48th Pioneers in 1901 and 12 Bengal Pioneers in 1903.
Secondly, due to his efforts the Lobanas of ten districts were included among the agricultural tribes of the Punjab in 1906.