The Ahluwalia Misal was led by the legendary general Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) also addressed as Sultan-e-quam. As the first commander of the newly formed Dal Khalsa, he led the Sikhs to victory in numerous battles against the Mughals and Afghans capturing the forts of Lahore (1762) and Delhi (1783). He laid the foundations for the princely state of Kapurthala.
“In the centre was Jassa Kalal, who fearlessly stood like a mountain’”
Qazi Nur Mohammand in “Jangnama” after seeing him fight during Ahmad Shah’s seventh invasion in 1765.