|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
the end of the 17th century, Jat Baija, Zamindar of the village of
took advantage of the weakness of the Sultanate of Delhi to enlarge his
territory. His descendents, Churaman Singh and Badan Singh continued
latter being the founder of the fortress of Bharatpur in 1724. The
- Thakur Khan Chand, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats, had issue.
- Thakur Jhujha Singh
- Thakur Bhajja Singh, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats
and had issue.
- Thakur Raja Ram, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats 1670/1688,
and had issue. He
died 4th July 1688.
- Thakur Brajraj Singh, married 1stly, Indra Kaur, married
Kaur, daughter of
Chaudhri Chandra Singh of Chiksana, and had issue.
- Thakur Churaman Singh (by Amrit Kaur), Chief of the
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
- Thakur Roop Singh
- Raja BADAN SINGH (see below)
- 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
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
- 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
married (e), Rani Kavaria, married (f),
Khet Kumari, and had issue. He died 25th December 1763.
- Kanwar Nahar Singh (by Rani
- Maharaja Jawahir Singh (by Rani
- Maharaja Ratan Singh (by Rani
- Maharaja Nawal Singh (by Rani
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh (by Rani
- Maharaja JAWAHIR SINGH,
3rd Maharaja of Bharatpur 1763/1768,
- Maharaja RATAN SINGH,
4th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1768/1771 or
1768/1769, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Keshri Singh (qv)
- Maharaja KESHRI SINGH,
5th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1771 or
NAWAL SINGH, Regent of Bharatpur 1771/1776,
- Maharaja RANJIT SINGH,
6th Maharaja of Bharatpur
married and had
issue. He died 1805.
- Maharaja Randhir Singh (qv)
- Maharaja Baldeo Singh (qv)
- Maharaj Lachman Singh, married
- Maharaja Durjan Sal (qv)
- Maharaj Madho Singh
- Maharaj Umrao Singh
- Maharaj Bakhat Singh
- Maharaj Prithvi Singh
- Maharaja RANDHIR SINGH,
7th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1805/1823
- Maharaja BALDEO SINGH,
8th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1823/1825,
married and had
- Maharaja Balwant Singh (qv)
- Maharaja DURJAN SAL,
9th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1825/1826
- Maharaja BALWANT SINGH,
10th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1826/1853,
1819, married and had issue. He died
- Maharaja Jashwant Singh (qv)
- Maharaja JASHWANT SINGH,
11th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1853/1893,
1851, married 1stly, 1859, Maharani Bishan Kaur, daughter of Maharaja
Singh of Patiala, married 2ndly,
Maharani Darya Kaur, and had issue. He
died 12th December 1893.
- Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh (by Rani Bishan Kaur),
- Maharaja Ram Singh (qv)
- Rao Raja Raghunath Singh, born
Mayo College, Ajmer 1895/1905 (Class-Captain 1903/1905), then with the
Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun; he was appointed to the Bharatpur State Council
1911. He died after 1930.
- HH Shri Brijindar Sawai
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.
HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Kishen Singh Bahadur Jang (qv)
- Maharaj Giriraj Singh
- Maharajkumari Gajindar Kaur
- Maharajkumari Gokul Kaur
HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai KISHEN SINGH Bahadur Jang,
13th Maharaja of Bharatpur
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
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
- Rao Raja Edward Man Singh,
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.
- 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.
- Rao Raja Giriraj Saran Singh,
from Mathura, serving two terms, married 1stly, January 1942
Maharajkumari Sushila Devi of Kapurthala,
born 14th December 1918 at Kapurthala, died 1974 in Simla, married
1962, Mrs. Pamela Singh (divorced from her first husband), and had
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
agricultural management, married 1stly, 1969 (div. 1974), Kumari Vijaya
Kumari, born 1951, daughter of Thakur Gopal Singh of Bhajji State, a
range officer better known as Mooshoo Mian, married 2ndly, May 1980,
Kaur, born 1946, a Sikh lady from Shahzadpur jagir in Haryana, no
- Rajkumar Arun Singh [Prince Oogie],
born 13th February
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
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
March 2006 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital of
failure. His body was taken to
Bharatpur on the same day, and he was given a state funeral (as he was
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
- Maharajkumari Bibiji Padma Kaur, married Kunwar
of Moradabad Distt.
- 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
- Maharajkumari Parvat Kaur,
Kanwar Harinderjit Singh,
and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
- Kanwar Jagjit Singh, born before 1961, married
Kumari of Jasdan.
- Maharajkumari Pushpendra Kaur,
married Rana Krishna
Shamsher (no issue).
- Maharajkumari Renuka Kaur,
Singh (no issue).
- Maharajkumari Deergh Kaur [HH
Maharani Deergh Kaur of Nabha], married 12th December 1970 at
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
- HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vishvendra Singh
Bahadur Jang (qv)
- HH Shri Maharaja Shri
Brajendra Sawai VISHVENDRA SINGH
Bahadur Jang, 15th Maharaja of Bharatpur (see