FARIDKOT

FARIDKOT (Princely State)

 

(11 gun salute)

 

AREA: 1,652 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 381,400Rs ACCESSION: 20th August 1948
STATE: Pepsu (now Punjab) DYNASTY: Jaisal RELIGION: Sikh
POPULATION: 97,034 (1892)

 

PRESENT RULER: Lt. HH
Farzand-i-Sadaat
-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaisar-i-Hind
Raja BHARAT INDAR SINGH Brar Bans
Bahadur
,
13th and present Raja of Faridkot and head of the Brar Jats since 1989.
(Faridkot, Punjab,
India)
born 1943, educated at Bishop Cotton School, Simla, married
and has
issue, two sons.

  • Rajkumar Amarinder Singh Brar [Prince Battie], married and
    has issue, one son and one daughter.

    • Kumari Gurmehak Inder Kaur
    • Kunwar Karaninder Singh Brar
  • Kunwar Ravi Inder Singh Brar [Prince Attie], born 1978,
    educated at St.
    John’s High School, Chandigarh and at Panjab University (Law).

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Kapura,
a descendant of Jaisal, founder of the principality of Jaisalmer in
1156,
founded in 1643 the principality of Kot Kapura which, in 1763, split
into
two states: Kot Kapura, the parent state, which was conquered by the
Sikhs of Lahore in
1807,
and Faridkot, which remained with the Jaisal dynasty. In 1808, Faridkot
submitted to Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore, and the
territory was granted to Diwan Mokam Chand, the Lahore General. But in
1808-9 the British Government demanded from the Maharaja the
surrender of his conquests on the left bank of the Sutlej, and Faridkot
was
given back to its original possessors. The Raja maintains a military
force of 70 cavalry, 300 infantry, and 6 guns, and is entitled to a
salute of 11 guns (in 1893). Ancestors and
Rulers
were….

    • Sangar, married and had issue.
      • Chaudhri Bhallan, he was appointed Chaudhri of the Brar
        tribe by Emperor Akbar. He died spm
        in 1643.

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