Explain the achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a born leader, a brave soldier and an able administrator. He captured Lahore and Amritsar. He brought all the Sikh chiefs under his control and established his kingdom in Punjab. He also conquered Kashmir, Peshawar and Multan. Ranjit Singh used the political power for the benefit of all the communities, as he was tolerant towards other religions.