Diwan Hukam Chand

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Diwan Hukam Chand (1807 - 1869), son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's minister, Diwan Bhavani Das, was appointed a daftari or recordkeeper on the establishment of Prince Kharak Singh in 1836 and was promoted the following year to the rank of kdrddr or administrator of Satghara. In 1840, he was sent to Bannu under the orders of Raja Suchet Singh for the realization of State revenue.

Maharaja Sher Singh conferred upon him the title of Diwan. In 1847, he was ordered to accompany Lt. Herbert Edwardes to Bannu whom he continued to assist in the settlement of the district until the commencement of the second Anglo-Sikh war. After the British occupied the Punjab in 1849, they allowed him to retain a jagir worth 2,300 rupees near Pakpattan. In 1855, he was appointed tahsildar of Pasrur, in Sialkot district, which post he resigned in 1858. Hukam Chand died in 1869.


1. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umddt-ul-Twdrikh. Lahore, 1885-89

2. Griffin, Lepcl, and C.V. Ma.s.sy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Pvnjah. Lahore, 1909