Here also, as in other cities in India, the Armenians prospered. Colonel Jacob Petrus was the Commander of the Scindia of Gwaliors’ Army, which position he held for 70 years.  He erected the Armenian Church at Gwalior and for many years maintained a priest at his own expense to attend to the spiritual needs of the Armenian colony there.  He died at the ripe old age of 95 years.  His sons, one a Captain and the other a Major had served under him.  The Captain was killed during the Mutiny in 1857.  The Major having wasted his wealth by high living, died at the early age of 35 years.  It is recorded that Colonel Jacob had a large number of Armenian officers under his command, all of whom amassed large fortunes in later years.