Samadh Maharaja Kharrak Singh and Kunwar Naunehal Singh
Both of these Samadhs are located at the western side of the Samadh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and are a part of this complex.
Kharrak Singh_was the son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh who was born to Maharani Oatar Kaur in Samvat 1860. He succeeded to the throne of Lahore after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He had died young at the age of thirty eight after remaining ill for a year on 21st Kattak, Samvat 1897. He was cremated at the site of his Samadh.
Kunwar Naunehal Singh was the son of Kharrak Singh. His mother’s name was Chand Kaur He was born in Lahore on Phaggan Samvat 1877 (11th Feb; 1820 AD). He was the first victim of Dogra intrigues. He imprisoned his father and himself became ruler.
He was killed by dropping the door between the samadh and the fort on 5th November 1840 AD. Udham Singh, the son of Raja Gulab Singh, was also with him and thus just one day after the cremation of Kharrak Singh his son’s body too was cremated at the same spot.
|Text and photographs:Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan : Iqbal Qaiser