This unique and limited artwork depicts Jassa Singh Ahluwalia in his military attire.
Sultan ul Quam Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was a prominent Sikh leader during the period of the Sikh Confederacy. He was democratically elected as the supreme military commander of the Sikh Confederacy on March 29, 1748 – on Vaisakhi, this appointment is considered to be one of the greatest honours ever bestowed, in the 18th century, to any Sikh.
He was further honoured by the Sikh Confederacy with the title of ‘Nawab’, at Amritsar in 1754, after the passing of Nawab Kapur Singh in 1753.
He was also the Misldar (Chief/Baron) of the Ahluwalia misl or army group. This period was an interlude, lasting roughly from the time of the death of Banda Singh Bahadur in 1716 to the founding of the Sikh Empire in 1801. The period is also sometimes described as the Age of the Misls. He was the also the fourth jathedar (leader) of Buddha Dal.