Kharak Singh

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This article is about the Maharaja. For Baba Kharak Singh, see Baba Kharak Singh.
Maharaja Kharak Singh
Kharak Singh.jpg
Maharaja Kharak Singh of the Sikh Empire.
Born 22 February 1801
Died 5 November 1840
Religion Sikhism
Occupation Maharaja of Sikh Empire

Maharaja Kharak Singh (Punjabi: ਖੜਕ ਸਿੰਘ, 22 February 1801 – 5 November 1840), was a Sikh ruler of the sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire. He succeeded his father Ranjit Singh in June 1839.


Kharak Singh

He was the eldest legitimate son of Ranjit Singh and Maharani Datar Kaur.

He received the principality of Jammu as his jagir in 1812, and appointed by his dying father as Heir Apparent with the title of Tika Sahib Bahadur, 20 June 1839.

He proclaimed on the death of his father, 27 June 1839, and installed on the throne at Lahore Fort, 1 September 1839.

He was dethroned and imprisoned 8 October 1839 and replaced by his son Prince Nau Nihal Singh.

Kharak Singh became a prisoner and died from slow poisoning on 5 November 1840.


A portrait of the attendants on the Raja Kharruk Singh

See also[edit]


  • Singh, Harbans "The encyclopedia of Sikhism. Vol III." pages 494-495

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Preceded by
Ranjit Singh
Maharaja of the Sikh Empire
June 1839–October 1839
Succeeded by
Nau Nihal Singh