Ajit Singh Jat

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Ajit Singh Jat was son of Rao Kishandas of Ballamgarh, which was taken away by Maharaja Nawal Singh of Bharatpur.

Genealogy

Gopal Singh (1705 ) → CharandasBalram Singh Tewatia (d: 29.11.1753) → Bisan Singh + Kisan Singh (till 1774) →

Bisan SinghHira Singh Jat (1774)

Kisan SinghAjit Singh Jat

Raja Ram Singh (d.1830) → Raja Nahar Singh (6.4.1823 – 9.1.1858)

History

Ajit Singh Jat was the son of Rao Kishandas and Hira Singh Jat, son of Bishandas. Ballamgarh was taken away from their fathers by Nawal Singh. Ballamgarh was taken after a long siege in the third week of April, 1774 [Safar, 1188 H; Waqa p. 277]. Najaf Khan gave the title of Raja to both the cousins and Hira Singh was honoured with the additional distinction Salar Jang [Delhi Gaz. p. 213].[1]

Qanungo[2]writes....Nawal Singh who was encamped at Fatehpur Sikri [Baloch] 5 miles south of Ballamgarh, became [p.149]: disheartened by the news of the disastrous defeat of his army in the Doab, and throwing a strong garrison at Ballamgarh retreated to Palwal and thence to Hodal, about 53 miles south of Delhi. Mirza Najaf Khan followed the track of the Jat army and came up with it at the village of Banchari, 3-1/2 miles north of Hodal (middle of October, 1773). Hira Singh Jat and Ajit Singh Jat, the dispossessed heirs of Ballamgarh, had come to offer their services to Mirza Najaf Khan. He appointed Ajit Singh Jat, commandant and governor of Ballamgarh, and left him with a small detachment to besiege that fort. Hira Singh accompanied the Mughal general to play the usual role of a traitor to his country and his people.

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