|Maharaja Kharak Singh|
Maharaja Kharak Singh of the Sikh Empire.
|Born||22 February 1801|
|Died||5 November 1840|
|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.
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.
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|Maharaja of the Sikh Empire
June 1839–October 1839
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