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S. Hari Singh Nalwa - Sikhs The Supreme

Born at Gujranwala in W.Pakistan in A.D. 1791 in Uppal Khalsa Family in the house of S.Gurdial Singh and Sardarni Dharam Kaur, S. Hari Singh Nalwa was an astute statesman, a dashing general and a most capable administrator of Lahore Darbar. The disappearing of vast Muslim Empire in India from Kasur, Multan, Kashmir and Peshawar, was closely associated with the campaigns of General Nalwa, the marshal of the Khalsa and terror for the Afghans.

He created a unique and one of the most glorious events rather second most glorious event (first being capture of Kashmir in 1819) of the Indian history of many centuries having international legacy by liberating Pashtu-speaking North-West Frontier Province (N.W.F.P.) and Peshawar from our traditional invader Afghanistan after more than 800 years; annexed to the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and subsequently made the territory the part of India, now a province of Pakistan for good. So Peshawar and N.W.F.P. are the gifts of S. Hari Singh Nalwa to Pakistan.

Peshawar became part of Afghanistan in 1001 after Anangpal and remained so for more than eight centuries until liberated by Gen. Hari Singh Nalwa on 6th May l834. The British Govt. had a great regard for him for annexing a large slice of Afghanistan and making it a permanent part of the Kingdom of Punjab. They built a Gurdwara in the memory of Gen. Nalwa in the fort Jamrud and provided a granthi there for the Sewa. It is said that the Afghans, whose name was once symbol of terror for Indians and from Punjab up to Bengal in the east no Indian ever before dared them, were so afraid of S. Hari Singh Nalwa that mere a rumour of his invading (HARIA RAGLE DA) would cause abortion of pregnant Afghan women and would stop children from crying. "CHUP SHA-HARIA REGLE DA" was a saying on the tongue of every Afghani for stopping from crying their obstinate children.

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