Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sikh Commander
Afghanistan, which has earned the name of graveyard of the empires, could not be controlled by anyone completely. But Hari Singh Nalwa, a legendary Sikh commander, tamed the turbulent forces at play in Afghanistan and earned the reputation of the most feared Sikh warrior there.
Who was Hari Singh Nalwa?
* He was a commander in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s force.
* He remained Governor of Kashmir, Hazara and Peshawar.
* He defeated various Afghans and established control over various regions along the boundary of Afghanistan.
* He, thus, prevented Afghans from entering Punjab through Khyber pass, which was the main route to enter India by the foreign invaders from 1000 AD till early 19th century.