Pyara Kaur was the daughter of Maharajah Kharak Singh of the Sikh Empire, the granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and lover to the Assassin Arbaaz Mir. She is an ancestor of the Indian actress Monima Das.
Living a life of leisure in the imperial palace of Amritsar since childhood, Pyara was a renowned beauty. She frequently took part in official ceremonies, along with her grandfather Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire. During one of these ceremonies in 1839, she encountered Arbaaz Mir, who introduced himself as an emissary from Kashmir.
After her grandfather's death and the events that took place in Amritsar that same year, Pyara remained Arbaaz's secret lover, even after having been touched by the power of the Koh-I-noor, when it was supposedly destroyed during a fight with Templar agent Francis Cotton.