Maharaja Gulab Singh’s leadership abilities became evident in 1821 when he successfully captured Rajouri from Agar Khan and Kishtwar from Raja Teg Mohammad Singh. In the same year, he took part in the Sikh conquest of Dera Ghazi Khan. Kishore Singh died in 1822, after which Ranjit Singh declared Gulab Singh the ruler of Jammu. As the ruler of Jammu, Maharaja Gulab Singh had substantial power within the Sikh Empire. In 1824, Gulab Singh captured the fort of Samarta near the sacred Mansar Lake.In 1827, he joined forces with the Sikh commander-in-chief, Hari Singh Nalwa, to defeat a group of Afghan rebels. If you are interested in India Stamps or Miniature Sheets,then go to Philacy.com to buy.
21-10-2009: Maharaja Gulab Singh India Stamp
Maharaja Gulab Singh, born on 17th October 1792 in a Hindu Dogra Rajput family, was the founder of the Dogra dynasty and the Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state stood as the largest princely territory under the British Raj, established after the fall of the First Sikh Empire.To commemorate the 217th birth anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh, the India Post Department released a postage stamp in his honor. Gulab Singh’s father was Kishore Singh Jamwal. In 1808, Jammu was captured by Ranjit Singh after the Battle of Jammu, the region expanded with the capture of Kashmir by Sikh forces in 1819. In 1820 Ranjit Singh granted the Jammu region to Gulab Singh in recognition of his services.