Question & Answer-21
460. When did Zakhriya Khan die ?
June, 1745 A.D.
461. Who was the successor of Zakhriya Khan ?
His son, Yahiya Khan.
462. Why and how were Subeg Singh and Shahbaz Singh martyred ?
Subeg Singh, who had contracts with government, was martyred under
suspicion that he was supplying info to Sikhs. His 15 year old son, Shahbaz
Singh was martyred because he refused to convert to Islam under the wishes
of this Qazi at the Mohammedan school he studied at.
Subeg Singh and Shahbaz Singh were put on a wheel with slashing knives
arranged around it and turned on it.
463. What was Diwan Lakhpat Rai's brother's name ?
Jaspat Rai, Faujdar of Eminabad.
464. When Jaspat Rai attacked the Sikhs visiting Eminabad, who killed him ?
Nirbhau Singh got onto the elephant of Jaspat Rai and cut off his head.
465. What does 'Ghalughaara' mean in English ?
466. In what year did the 'Chhota Ghalughaara' (First Holocaust) occur ?
467. In the 'Chhota Ghalughaara', what were the names of the Nawab and the
Hindu Diwaan who led the sudden Mughal attack on the Sikhs as they crossed
the Raavi River ?
Yahiya Khaan and Lakhpat Rai (Lakhpat was Hindu Diwaan)
468. How many Sikhs were killed in the 'Chhota Ghalughaara' ?
At least 7000 were killed and 3000 brought as prisoners to Lahore, where
they were beheaded at the 'Nakhas', after being subjected to indignities and
469. When did Yahiya Khan lose power ?
Yahiya Khan was ousted by his younger brother, Shah Nawaz Khan, the
Governor of Multan, in March 1747. Lakhpat Rai was also thrown in prison.
470. When was Nadir Shah assasinated ?
June 8, 1747 A.D.
471. Who ascended the throne of Afganistan after the assasination of Nadir
Ahmed Shah Durrani (also known as Ahmed Shah Abdali)
472. Whom did Shah Nawaz Khan invite to invade India ?
Ahmed Shah Durrani, ruler of Kabul.
473. When did Ahmed Shah Durrani establish his control over Lahore ?
January 12, 1748 A.D.
474. Who defeated Ahmed Shah Durrani ?
The Mughals defeated Ahmed Shah Durrani in the battle of Manupur, near
Sirhind, in the middle of March, 1748.
475. After his defeat, when Ahmed Shah Durrani left Sirhind, who attacked the Durranis, looting and plundering considerable wealth and horses from the Durranis ?
Sardar Charat Singh Sukarchakia
476. Who became the new Governor of Lahore and Multan ?
Mir Mannu, on April 11, 1748 A.D.
477. When was Jassa Singh Ahluwalia born ?
May 3, 1718 A.D.
478. What was Jassa Singh's father's name ?
479. How old was Jassa Singh Ahluwalia when his father died ?
5 years old
480. Who was entreated to take care of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia when his father
Mata Sundri Ji
481. How long did Jassa Singh and his mother serve Mata Sundri in Delhi ?
For a period of about 7 years.
482. Whom did Jassa Singh Ahluwalia's mother leave him with (as his
Sardar Kapur Singh. Jassa Singh became famous as his adopted son.
483. Who lead the attack on Salabat Khan to liberate Amritsar
from under his control in March 1748 ?
Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. He chopped off the head of Salabat Khan in