European Physician at the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
A Frenchman, was one of the European physicians at the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He arrived at Lahore in 1838, and was given employment as a personal physician to the Maharaja and surgeon-general to the Khalsa army on a monthly salary of Rs 1,000.
After the Maharaja’s death, Benet left Lahore. He shifted to Ludhiana and started practice as a physician. He had some trouble with the British there and was forced to return to his native France.