Haveli Baij Nath

The huge haveli was named after the owner; Diwan Baij Nath, who was the only son of his illustrious father, Diwan Ajodhia Prashad, who by his skill and diplomacy snatched power and prestige from his various masters in succession. Diwan Baij Nath started life under the shadow of the greatness of his father, in whose life he commenced training for official life in the office of Major Abbott, Deputy Commissioner of Hazara, and was made a Tehsildar one year after Mutiny. Four years later he was brought to Lahore as an Extra Assistant Commissioner. At the instance of his father Baij Nath resigned but was immediately made an Honorary E.A.C. and was later on raised to the position of an Assistant Commissioner in 1873. Next year his services were lent to the Kapurthala State, but he had to vacate his seat within a year to make room for a British officer. The Diwan proceeded thence on a pilgrimage to Kangra and was on his way back to Lahore when he had an attack of cholera and died after a brief illness on the 18th August 1875.