BHARATPUR

 

 

BHARATPUR (Princely State)

 

(17 gun salute)

 

 

 

AREA: 5,123 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 502,000R ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY:  Sinsiniwar
Jat
RELIGION:  Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER:  HH Shri
Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai VISHVENDRA SINGH Bahadur Jang
,
15th
Maharaja of Bharatpur (1995/-)(Moti
Mahal Palace, Bharatpur-321001, Rajasthan)

 

 

born 23rd
June 1962 at Moti Mahal in Bharatpur, he succeeded his father on 8th
July 1995; he served as Chairman, Zila Parishad, Distt.
Bharatpur, Rajasthan 1988/1989; Member
of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (for five years) 1989/1994;
Member
of the 9th (1989/1991), 13th (1999) and 14th (2004) Lok Sabha; Member
of
the Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1999/2004;
Member of the Committee on Personal, Public Grievance, Law &
Justice
2004; interests include wildlife, squash and tennis; he married on 15th
February
1989, HH Maharani Divya Kumari born 6th November 1963 in Lucknow,
daughter
of Raja Surendra Singh Ju Dev of Behri, B.A.,
educated at Isabella Thorburn College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Member
of
the Zila Parishad, Bharatpur;
Elected to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996; on
12th May 2006, she was declared elected to the Vidhan Sabha from Deeg constituency
(BJP) in
a bye election as a result of the death of Shri Arun Singh (Rajkumar
Arun Singhji of Bharatpur, see below), and has
issue, one son.

  • Yuvaraj Anirudh Singh

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
At
the end of the 17th century, Jat Baija, Zamindar of the village of
Sansani
took advantage of the weakness of the Sultanate of Delhi to enlarge his
territory. His descendents, Churaman Singh and Badan Singh continued
the expansion,
the
latter being the founder of the fortress of Bharatpur in 1724. The
rulers
were…

  • Thakur Khan Chand, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats, had issue.
    • Thakur Jhujha Singh
    • Thakur Bhajja Singh, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats
      1688/1695,
      married
      and had issue.

      • Thakur Raja Ram, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats 1670/1688,
        married
        and had issue. He
        died 4th July 1688.

        • Thakur Fateh Singh
    • Thakur Brajraj Singh, married 1stly, Indra Kaur, married
      2ndly, Amrit
      Kaur, daughter of
      Chaudhri Chandra Singh of Chiksana, and had issue.

      • Thakur Churaman Singh (by Amrit Kaur), Chief of the
        Sinsinwar Jats
        1688/1721, married
        and had issue. He died October 1721.

        • Thakur Mokham Singh, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats
          1721/1722, he disputed the succession with Thakur Badan Singh, who was
          supported by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur.
        • Thakur Zulkaran Singh
        • Thakur Than Singh
        • Thakur Bakhtawar Singh
        • Thakur Chand Singh
        • Thakur Kirat Singh
        • Thakur Sujan Singh
        • Thakur Devi Singh
        • Thakur Kiran Singh
      • Thakur Ati Ram (by Amrit Kaur)
      • Thakur Gaj Singh
      • Thakur Budh Singh
      • Thakur Khushal Singh
      • Thakur Bhav Singh (by Amrit Kaur), married a daughter
        of Achal Singh
        of Sogharaia, and
        had issue.

        • Thakur Roop Singh
        • Raja BADAN SINGH (see below)
    1. Raja BADAN SINGH,
      1st Raja of Bharatpur 1722/1756,
      Thakur of Deeg and founder of Bharatpur; he was granted the title of Brijraj
      by Maharaja Jai Singh II on 23rd November 1722; he constructed the
      Royal Palace and Gardens at Deeg as well as a temple at Dhir Samir ghat
      of Vrindavan; he was also an accomplished poet; he married
      25 Ranis, including Rani Devki of a Jat family from Kama, and had
      issue,
      26 sons. He died 7th June 1756 at Deeg.

      • Maharaja Suraj Mal (by Rani Devki) (qv)
      • Kanwar Pratap Singh, he was granted the estate of Weir
        around 1739, and succeeded there as Raja Pratap Singh of Weir. He died
        2nd November 1745.
      • Kanwar Akhai Singh
      • Kanwar Balram Singh
      • Kanwar Bijay Singh
      • Kanwar Birnarayan Singh
      • Kanwar Dalel Singh
      • Kanwar Duleh Singh
      • Kanwar Devi Singh
      • Kanwar Guman Singh
      • Kanwar Himmat Singh
      • Kanwar Jodh Singh
      • Kanwar Khushal Singh
      • Kanwar Khem Karan Singh
      • Kanwar Lal Singh
      • Kanwar Man Singh
      • Kanwar Medh Singh
      • Kanwar Udai Singh
      • Kanwar Sultan Singh
      • Kanwar Sukh Ram Singh
      • Kanwar Sakat Singh
      • Kanwar Sabha Ram Singh
      • Kanwar Ram Kishan Singh
      • Kanwar Ram Bal Singh
      • Kanwar Ram Prem Singh
      • Bibi (name unknown), married Rao Balram Singh of
        Ballabgarh.

 

    1. Maharaja Brajendra SURAJ
      MAL Bahadur
      , 2nd Maharaja of Bharatpur 1756/1763, born
      about February 1707, created Raja
      Brajendra Bahadur,
      married 14 wives, including, (a), Rani Hansia,
      daughter of Chaudhary Ratiram of Jatwara, married (b),
      Rani Lakshmi, married (c), 21st March 1750, Rani Kishori Devi,
      daughter of Chaudhary Kanshi Ram Sorot of Hodal, married (d), Rani
      Ganga,
      married (e), Rani Kavaria, married (f),
      Rani
      Khet Kumari, and had issue. He died 25th December 1763.

      • Kanwar Nahar Singh (by Rani
        Hansia)
      • Maharaja Jawahir Singh (by Rani
        Ganga) (qv)
      • Maharaja Ratan Singh (by Rani
        Ganga)
        (qv)
      • Maharaja Nawal Singh (by Rani
        Kavaria) (qv)
      • Maharaja Ranjit Singh (by Rani
        Khet
        Kumari) (qv)

 

    1. Maharaja JAWAHIR SINGH,
      3rd Maharaja of Bharatpur 1763/1768,
      died
      1768.

 

    1. Maharaja RATAN SINGH,
      4th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1768/1771 or
      1768/1769, married and had issue.

      • Maharaja Keshri Singh (qv)

 

    1. Maharaja KESHRI SINGH,
      5th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1771 or
      1769/1776, died
      1776.

Kanwar
NAWAL SINGH
, Regent of Bharatpur 1771/1776,
died 1776.

 

    1. Maharaja RANJIT SINGH,
      6th Maharaja of Bharatpur
      1776/1805,
      married and had
      issue. He died 1805.

      • Maharaja Randhir Singh (qv)
      • Maharaja Baldeo Singh (qv)
      • Maharaj Lachman Singh, married
        and
        had issue.

        • Maharaja Durjan Sal (qv)
        • Maharaj Madho Singh
        • Maharaj Umrao Singh
        • Maharaj Bakhat Singh
        • Maharaj Prithvi Singh

 

    1. Maharaja RANDHIR SINGH,
      7th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1805/1823

 

    1. Maharaja BALDEO SINGH,
      8th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1823/1825,
      married and had
      issue.

      • Maharaja Balwant Singh (qv)

 

    1. Maharaja DURJAN SAL,
      9th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1825/1826
      (usurper)

 

    1. Maharaja BALWANT SINGH,
      10th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1826/1853,
      born
      1819, married and had issue. He died
      1853.

      • Maharaja Jashwant Singh (qv)

 

    1. Maharaja JASHWANT SINGH,
      11th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1853/1893,
      born
      1851, married 1stly, 1859, Maharani Bishan Kaur, daughter of Maharaja
      Narendra
      Singh of Patiala, married 2ndly,
      Maharani Darya Kaur, and had issue. He
      died 12th December 1893.

      • Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh (by Rani Bishan Kaur),
        died
        4th
        December 1869.
      • Maharaja Ram Singh (qv)
      • Rao Raja Raghunath Singh, born
        1887,
        educated at
        Mayo College, Ajmer 1895/1905 (Class-Captain 1903/1905), then with the
        Imperial
        Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun; he was appointed to the Bharatpur State Council
        in
        1911. He died after 1930.

 

    1. HH Shri Brijindar Sawai
      Maharaja
      RAM
      SINGH Bahadur
      Jang
      , 12th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1893/1900, born 9th September
      1872 at Lohagarh, Bharatpur;
      installed 25th December 1893, deposed (#1);
      married 1stly, HH Maharani Kishan Kaur,
      married 2ndly, HH Maharani Giriraj Kaur, and had issue, two sons and
      two daughters. He died 1929.

      • Lt.Col.
        HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Kishen Singh Bahadur Jang (qv)
      • Maharaj Giriraj Singh
      • Maharajkumari Gajindar Kaur
      • Maharajkumari Gokul Kaur

 

    1. Lt.Col.
      HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai KISHEN SINGH Bahadur Jang
      ,
      13th Maharaja of Bharatpur
      1900/1929, born
      4th
      October 1899, K.C.S.I. [cr.1926]; he was responsible for a number of
      reforms in the state of Bharatpur, including a reorganization of the
      army in 1919, Hindi was made the state language, primary education was
      made compulsory, Ayurvedic hospitals were set up, an exhibition to
      promote trade and arts was set up on an annual basis, the introduction
      of a system of participation of public in state affairs
      through credit banks, issuing society and village panchayat acts was
      started, the Brij-mandal in Shimla was established, and Social Reform
      Acts were enacted; he presided over the Jat Mahasabha
      Adhiveshan organized at Pushkar in 1925; married a daughter of Kunwar
      Gajindar
      Singh of Faridkot, and had issue. He
      died 27th March 1929.

      • HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vrijendra Singh
        Bahadur Jang (qv)
      • Rao Raja Gajendra Singh [Girendra Raj Singh], died
        1940.
      • Rao Raja Edward Man Singh,
        born
        1922, married
        Rani Anant Mala, Princess of Kagal Junior, and had issue, three
        daughters. He died 1985.

        • Rajkumari Girrendra Kaur, born 5th November 1946,
          married 23rd May 1972, Brig. Jitendra Pal Singh of Saidpur, and has
          issue, one son and one daughter.

          • Kumari Gauri Singh
          • Kanwar Gaurav Singh
        • Rajkumari Ravindra Kaur, born 4th June 1952, unmarried.
        • Rajkumari Krishnendra Kaur, born 10th April 1954,
          married 26th April 1982, Kanwar Vijay Singhji of Sihi, and has issue,
          one son and one daughter.

          • Kumari Ambika Singh
          • Kanwar Dushyant Singh
      • Rao Raja Giriraj Saran Singh,
        M.P.(Lok Sabha)
        from Mathura, serving two terms, married 1stly, January 1942
        (div.1958),
        Maharajkumari Sushila Devi of Kapurthala,
        born 14th December 1918 at Kapurthala, died 1974 in Simla, married
        2ndly,
        1962, Mrs. Pamela Singh (divorced from her first husband), and had
        issue.
        He died December 1969.

        • Rajkumar Anup Singh, born 25th December 1942, educated
          at Bishop Cotton
          School, Simla and Cornell University in the U.S.A., studying a course
          in
          agricultural management, married 1stly, 1969 (div. 1974), Kumari Vijaya
          Kumari, born 1951, daughter of Thakur Gopal Singh of Bhajji State, a
          forest
          range officer better known as Mooshoo Mian, married 2ndly, May 1980,
          Surrinder
          Kaur, born 1946, a Sikh lady from Shahzadpur jagir in Haryana, no
          issue.
        • Rajkumar Arun Singh [Prince Oogie],
          born 13th February
          1947, educated
          at Bishop Cotton
          School, Simla and at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University; M.L.A.
          (three times) from Deeg constituency in Bharatpur District, first
          elected
          M.L.A.in 1993 as an independent. He was twice an independent M.L.A. and
          the third time he stood and won from the I.N.L.D. party ticket. He died
          unmarried 15th
          March 2006 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital of
          kidney
          failure. His body was taken to
          Bharatpur on the same day, and he was given a state funeral (as he was
          an
          M.L.A.) at the Bharatpur Royal Cemetary.
      • Maharajkumari Bibiji Kusum Kaur, married 1933, Kanwar
        Surendra Pal Singh of Unchagaon, District Bulandshar in the United
        Provinces.
      • Maharajkumari Bibiji Padma Kaur, married Kunwar
        Brijendra Singh
        of Moradabad Distt.

 

    1. Col. HH Shri Maharaja
      Shri Brajendra Sawai VRIJENDRA
      SINGH Bahadur Jang
      , 14th Maharaja of Bharatpur
      1929/1995, born 1st December 1918; Member of the Lok Sabha 1962/1971;
      married 1stly June 1941,
      Yuvarajkumari Jaya Chamunda Ammani Avaru [HH the
      Maharani of Bharatpur], died 1954,
      daughter of HH Yuvaraja Sir Sri Kantirava Narasinharaja Wadiyar of Mysore, and his wife,  HH Yuvrani
      Kempu Cheluvammanniyavaru, married 2ndly, 1961 (div. 1972), HH Maharani
      Videh Kaur of the Urs family of
      Mysore, born 1933, died 1985, by whom he had issue. He died 8th July
      1995.

      • Maharajkumari Parvat Kaur,
        married
        Kanwar Harinderjit Singh,
        and has issue, two sons and one daughter.

        • Kanwar Jagjit Singh, born before 1961, married
          Kanwarani Padmani
          Kumari of Jasdan.
      • Maharajkumari Pushpendra Kaur,
        married Rana Krishna
        Shamsher (no issue).
      • Maharajkumari Renuka Kaur,
        married
        Kanwar Mahinder
        Singh (no issue).
      • Maharajkumari Deergh Kaur [HH
        Maharani Deergh Kaur of Nabha], married 12th December 1970 at
        Bharatpur, HH
        Maharaja Hanuwant Singh Malvinder Bahadur of Nabha,
        and has issue, two sons.
      • Maharajkumari Rohini/Ganga Kaur,
        married Sardar Rabindra
        Bir Singh Grewal, son of Maharajkumari Ruby Rajbir Kaur of Jind, and has issue, one son.

        • Kanwar Govind
          Singh Grewal
      • HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vishvendra Singh
        Bahadur Jang (qv)

 

  1. HH Shri Maharaja Shri
    Brajendra Sawai VISHVENDRA SINGH
    Bahadur Jang
    , 15th Maharaja of Bharatpur (see
    above)

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