Who was Sajjan Singh that Diljit Dosanjh's film Rangroot is based on?

The most-awaited film of 2018 is undoubtedly, Diljit Dosanjh war-film, Sajjan Singh Rangroot which is releasing on 23rd March 2018. The film's trailer was released today on YouTube. The trailer was released on the official YouTube channel of Speed Records. Watch the trailer of Diljit Dosanjh starrer Sajjan Singh Rangroot, directed by Pankaj Batra (Goreyan Nu Dafa Karo, Bambukat fame!)

The film is based on the contribution of Sikhs in First World War. A period film, Rangroot will also see the debut of Punjabi singer, Sunanda Sharma. The film shall also star Yograj Singh in a significant role. 

Who was Sajjan Singh on whom the film is based? The only son of Ranjit Singh, Sajjan Singh succeeded to the Ratlam throne at the age of 13, and was educated at Daly College, Indore and at Mayo College, Ajmer. He served with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun, and reigned under a regency until he came of age in 1898. Commissioned an honorary Captain in the British Indian Army in 1908, he was promoted to Major in 1911 and served on the Western Front during the First World War from 1914-1915. He was mentioned in despatches and promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1916 and to Colonel in 1918.

Owing to his wartime service, he was raised from an 11-gun to a 13-gun salute in 1918, and was promoted to the rank of a hereditary Maharaja in 1921, also receiving a 15-gun local salute at the same time.

After the war, Singh served as regent of Rewa State from October 1918 to October 1922. He also served in the Third Anglo-Afghan War as aide-de-camp to the General Officer Commanding 1st Division on the North-West Frontier. From 1915 to 1936, Sajjan Singh served as aide-de-camp to George V and was also aide-de-camp to the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) when the latter toured India from 1921 to 1922; he was appointed a KCVO for this in 1922. Singh subsequently served as an honorary and extra ADC to George VI until 1947.

A polo aficionado, he served as Steward of the Indian Polo Association, and also as member of the general councils of Daly and Mayo Colleges.

Watch the trailer below: 

Cast & Crew Besides Diljit Dosanjh, Yograj Singh, and Sunanda Sharma, Jagjeet Sandhu, Dheeraj Kumar and Jarnail Singh shall also be seen playing major roles in Sajjan Singh Rangroot.

Written by Gurpreet Singh Palheri and directed by Pankaj Batra, the film is based on Sikh regiments that went to the front lines during World War 1. Sajjan Singh, a polo aficionado, was a British Indian Army officer and Maharaja of Ratlam State, ruling from 1893-1947. He served on the Western Front during WWI. Sajjan Singh Rangroot has been produced by Jay Sahni , Sona Sahni & Bobby Bajaj.

(Source: Wikipedia)