Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistBhagat Bedi Platinum Member CollectionSikhiArt
Description Nihangs are known for their bravery and ruthlessness in the battlefield, who once formed the suicide squads of the armed forces of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The career of the Akali Nihang General of the Maharajas time, Akali Phula Singh, is a famous one. He first came into notice as the leader who led the attack on Thomas Metcalfes escort at Amritsar in 1809. He was then employed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, as a General in the Indus valley, and is well known for his contribution to Ranjit Singhs battles.Under Akali Phula Singhs leadership, and perhaps before his rise, the Akalis or Nihangs had become a terror to friends and foes alike, and the Sikh chiefs, from whom they often levied taxes (Raakhi), dreaded them by force. Finalization of the Akali Phula Singh speedpainting, Akali Nihang General is one of Bhagat Singhs tradional-looking paintings. The simplicity of the painting, the traditional Indian armour, the loaded sash and the sense of leadership, all combined, are meant to bring out the Nihang in the painting.