Rajneesh Mishra: If the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is seen as ‘Golden Age’ or ‘Ramrajya’, there will be no exaggeration. This Maharaja of Punjab, who is conferred with the title of ‘Sher-e-Punjab’, did not punish anyone in his 40 years of rule. Whereas, their contemporary rulers used to punish their opponents in Baat-Baat.
Whereas, Ranjit Singh always showed generosity and kindness towards his opponents. History is a witness to the fact that any jagir whose king or Nawab won the kingdom and mixed it in his kingdom, gave some manor to that king.
At a glance
Maharaja Ranjit Singh as a man was very famous for his generosity and kindness. Therefore it is said about him that he used to see everyone with one eye. Because of his spirit he was called Lakhbakhsh. It is said that in childhood, his left eye had deteriorated due to smallpox. And his face had deep spots of smallpox, yet his personality was attractive.
Fakir gave a reply to the Governor General
It is said that the then British Governor General Lord William Bettink asked a faqir Azizmuddin that the Maharaja had a bad eye. On this, Ajizmuddin said – ‘The face of the Maharaja is so sharp that I never looked directly at his face.
So I do not know which of his eyes is bad ”. After the demise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore in June 1039, he had no successor who could handle his vast empire. Nor did he have enough quality to mention them.