Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was born in the year 1718 at a village called Ahlu in Lahore district of Punjab.
Nature bestowed upon him the great quality of an organizer and visionary besides his amazing martial abilities. In no time he rose to the level of Commander of the Sikhs of the Ahluwalia Misl. Punjab had constant threat of incursions from western frontier and with decline of Mughals in eastern boundary, Sikh were now inching towards a bigger role while building the Great Sikh Empire.
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was a legendary warrior. In his time he was constantly leading war of significance across Haryana and Punjab region. He had in his credit three great decisive battle where fortitude of Sikh was established beyond and within the boundary of Punjab.
Nadir Shah’s invasion – 1739: Left Historians in India had been more of Mughal courtier than man of truthful substance. The entire medieval history has been falsified and foreign invader have been glorified. Fake narratives and falsification through song of praise for foreign invaders are distastefully abound.
Nadir Shah’s Invasion of 1739 is one such documented instance. While the Mughals who had had their spines broken by the constant Sikh incursions on Delhi, did not resist and surrendered meekly to this pervert Persian, the Sikhs did not spare them. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia at an early age of just 21 led the Sikh band who raided the retreating Nadir Shah. The damage to the Persians were irrefutable. The Persians ran for their life leaving behind their captured prisoners of war and much of war booty. Legend is that raid continued until the rear half of Persian army were not decimated. It was only the front end of Persian army who could sprint away. The audacious Sikh were so embolden at the success of their raid that raid continued from territorial area of Karnal up to an unclaimed area in Jammu – Akhnoor.
However Kohinoor was lost by the Mughals in this process, decades later Maharaja Ranjit Singh recovered the stolen Diamond Kohinoor and the fabulous story of helpless central Asian kings during the days of Maharaja Ranjit Singh were eliminated from historical stories deceitfully. We will write detailed work on Maharaja Ranjit Singh with details of his bravery soon.
The Sixth Abdali Incursion, 1762: The Sikh-Afghan battle was perilous and brutally violent. Sikhs in their time were ferocious and decisive. From 1747 to 1769, Abdalli made nine incursion to north western India. The battle line was led by series of Sikh Generals and in course of nearly three decades of battle, Sikh were able to clear Trans Yamuna to Indus River region systematically demolishing both the Mughals and Afghans. The seed to hoist flag at Peshawar by Legendary Hari Singh Nalwa were planted in these significant mercurial battles.
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia had had a disaster at the Ghalughara, yet in no time he recollected his Sikh battalion and defeated the Afghan faujdar of Sirhind in the Battle of Harnaulgarh. Next they proceeded to pious city of Amritsar expelled the Mughal recaptured and celebrated Diwali.
In those days Sikh were fighting with the Mughal and Afghan on east and north of their territory simultaneously. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was an indomitable character. Added by other able Sikh commander, He balanced his martial ability on the two front, and yet he continued to expand north. The legacy of Nawab Kapur Singh was continued and Sikh were gradually moving beyond Lahore towards Gazni (Afganistan) now.
In 1762, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia defeated the Afghan general Nur-ud-Din Bamezai and captured Lahore and declared himself to be the King of Lahore and their intention to expand further north was made explicit through a war cry for capturing Kandahar. This declaration to proceed to Kandahar and to subjugate Gazni has been summarily erased from Historical curriculum by left historians in India.
The fact that Sikhs were too formidable and decisive against Afghans has been deceitfully buried by Indian historians from the history books. Except for an evenly yet ferociously fought Third battle at Panipat where Sikh did not align with Maratha, Afghans never had decisive victory in India.
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia founded the Kapurthala State in 1772. Besides being the Sardar of Ahluwalia Misl, he was anointed as the Supreme Commander of the Sikh Confederacy. In Sikh history he is remembered as among the most feared and capable military commander. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia jee finally set for heavenly abode in 1783.
After nearly two centuries, a commemorative postage stamp on Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was issued by the Government of India on 4 April 1985.
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