Akali Phoola Singh died while in battle against the Afghans, Akali Phoola Singh broke his kneecap and fell off his horse but then re-entered the battle this time on the back of an elephant making him an easier target. He died in battle like a true warrior.
Vaar written by Missar Hari Chand about Akali Phoola Singh titled "mighty friend"
Old painting from Jammu depicting Singhs last battle
Middle aged alcoholism are a result of deeper issues.
In some ways related to the mid-life crisis, and there are some deep frustrations that result in heavy drinking.
It is particular male thing at a particular age.