JAGDISHPUR

    JAGDISHPUR (Zamindari)

     

    AREA:  REVENUE:  ANNEXATION: 1857
    LOCATION: Shahabad Dist. DYNASTY: Parmar RELIGION: Hindu
    PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Raja DIG VIJAY SINGH, present Raja
    of Jagdishpur since 1939.

    born 1925, educated at the Theosophical National School, Varanasi
    1933/1940 and at Besant College, Varanasi 1940/1943 (Graduation);
    General Manager, Laxmi Talkies, Mysore, Karnataka 1954/1959; Founder
    Trustee, Maharaja Narendra Shah Trust, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal
    1958/1979; Chief Architect, Indumati Andh Shihu Sharnalaya and Narendra
    Mahila Vidyalaya, Tehri, Uttaranchal 1959/1964; Member Managing
    Committee Indumati Andh Shihu Sharnalaya and Narendra Mahila Vidyalaya
    ,Tehri, Uttaranchal 1964/1979; President, Durga Devi Mela Trust,
    Babuganj, Pratapgarh, U.P. 1989/1995; Administrator Raja Bajarang
    Bahadur Singh Degree College, Kunda, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995;
    Administrator Rani Girija Devi Mahila Inter College, Kunda, Pratapgarh
    U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator B. P. Inter College, Derwan, Pratapgarh,
    U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator Raja Bajarang Bahadur Singh Inter
    College, Bhadri, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator T.P.Inter
    College, Kunda, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995; Member Managing Committee,
    Raja Bajarang Bahadur Singh High School, Shakardaha, Pratapgarh, U.P.
    1990/1995; Administrator Maharaja Complex, Jagdispur, Bhojpur, Bihar
    1995 to the present time; married 19th November 1961, Rani Bhavna
    Kumari, born 22nd
    March 1934 in Shimla, daughter of HH Raja Lakshman Sen of Suket,
    and has issue.

    • Rajkumar Divya Vijay Singh, born 6th June 1969 in Mussoorie.
    PREDECESSORS and SHORT
    HISTORY: 

    In the early fourteenth century Allaudin Khalji overran Malwa and
    forced
    the Ujjainia Rajputs to migrate to the east and settled at different
    places
    in Bihar-Dawa, Matila, Bhojpur and Jagdishpur (all in Shahabad
    district).
    They were locally known as Ujjainya Rajputs because of the place of
    their
    origin. Rulers were….

    • Raja BHOJRAJ, Raja
      of Shahbad 1320/1333, younger brother of Raja Mulkdev, last Parmar
      ruler of
      Dhar,
      migrated to Shahabad around 1320, married and had issue. He died 1333.

      • Raja Devraj [Santan Singh] (qv)
    • Raja DEVRAJ [Santan
      Singh / Sanatana Shahi], Raja of
      Bhojpur 1324/1344, named the area Bhojpur after
      his father, married
      and had issue. He died 1343/1344.

      • Raja Somraj (qv)
    • Raja SOMRAJ, Raja
      of Bhojpur 1344/1388, married and had
      issue. He died 1388/1389.

      • Raja Hariraj (qv)
      • Raja Gajraj (qv)
      • Raja Jagdev (qv)
    • Raja HARIRAJ, Raja
      of Bhojpur 1389/1394, he died in a
      battle with the Nawab of Jaunpur.
    • Raja GAJRAJ, Raja
      of Bhojpur 1394/1414, he continued the
      fight with the Nawab of Jaunpur.
    • Raja JAGDEV, Raja
      of Bhojpur 1414 or 1417/1424, he also
      continued the fight with the Nawab of Jaunpur; married and had issue.

      • Raja Sangramdev (qv)
    • Raja SANGRAMDEV,
      Raja of Bhojpur 1424/1453, married and had
      issue. He died 1453/1454.

      • Raja Ishwari Singh (qv)
    • Raja ISHWARI SINGH,
      Raja of Bhojpur 1454/1456, he was
      captured and killed by Jaunpur forces; married and had issue. He died
      1456.

      • Raja Omkar Dev (qv)
    • Raja OMKAR DEV,
      Raja of Bhojpur 1456/1489, he
      effectively thwarted the onslaught of the Nawabs of Jaunpur; married
      and had issue.

      • Kanwar Dev Shahi, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Dariyau Shahi, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Padam Shahi, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Gopal Shahi
      • Raja Durlabh Dev (qv)
      • Kanwar Pratap Singh, by the
        early 16th century the Ujjainia rajputs had split into
        mutually hostile and warring groups. Out of this fratricidal
        struggle, Bhojpur was divided into three parts, namely, Jagdishpur, Dumraon and
        Chaugain, the latter falling to Kanwar Pratap Singh, who became the
        first independent Raja of Chaugain.
    • Raja DURLABH DEV,
      Raja of Bhojpur 1489/1519, his reign
      ushered in an era of peace and prosperity
      for the Parmars (Ujjains) of Bhojpur (Shahbad) after 100 years
      of struggle with the Nawabs of Jaunpur, however by the early sixteenth
      century the
      Ujjainia’s had
      split
      into mutually hostile and warring groups, represented by the three sons
      of Durlabh Dev; Badal, Shivram and Mahipal. Out of the tripartite
      fratricidal
      struggle Shivram came out successfully for the time being. Badal’s wife
      with her two minor sons, Gajpati and Bairisal, abandoned Jagdispur and
      retired into the jungles, married and had issue. He died 1519.

      • Kanwar Badal Shahi, married and had issue.
        • Raja Gajapathi Shahi (qv)
        • Kanwar Bairisal Singh
      • Raja Shivram Singh / Shahi (qv)
      • Raja Mahipal Shahi (qv)
      • Kanwar Devendra Shahi
      • Kanwar Dalip Shahi
    • Raja MAHIPAL SHAHI,
      Raja of Bhojpur -/1519, married a daughter of Raja
      Birbhan of Arrail, and had issue. He died
      1519.

      • Raja DALPAT SHAHI (qv)
    • Raja SHIVRAM SINGH
      [Shahi], Raja of Bhojpur 1519/1534; he
      shifted the capital to Bihta near Dauwar in Shahabad; married and had
      issue. He was killed by his nephew, Gajapati Shahi in 1534.

      • Kanwar Ugrasen Shahi, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Horil Shahi, married and had issue.
          • Raja Narayan Mull (qv)
          • Raja Rudra Pratap Narayan Singh (qv)
          • Kanwar Kirat Singh
        • Kanwar Kangali Shahi
        • Raja Mukutman Shahi (qv)
      • Kanwar Chintameni
      • Kanwar Jitwar Shahi
      • Raja GAJAPATI SINGH
        [Gajan Shahi], Raja of Bhojpur
        1534/1577, born 1495, he
        moved his capital to
        Naya Bhojpur; with the help of
        Sher Shah Suri,
        he
        fought and defeated Shivram Singh and ascended the gaddi in
        1534.
        He rendered substantial help to Sher Shah in the crucial battle of
        Surajgarh
        in 1534, who rewarded him for his services, by conferring upon him the
        jagirs of Buxar, Sasaram and Rohtas. He rebelled against the Mughals,
        but
        was defeated and was forced to abandon his stronghold at Jagdishpur and
        flee to the jungles of the Rohtas hills. He died around 1577.

     

      • Raja DALPAT SHAHI,
        Raja of Bhojpur 1577/1601, towards the
        end of the Akbar’s
        reign the Ujjainia’s
        again sought to defy the imperial authority, but were reduced to
        submission
        by Prince Danyal, the governor of Allahabad, married and had issue. He
        died 1601.

     

      • Raja MUKUTMAN SHAHI
        [Mukuthani], Raja of Bhojpur 1601/1607,
        a thoroughly incompetent man and highly unpopular amongst his kinsmen,
        he was forced to abdicate in 1607 in favour of his nephew.

     

    • Raja NARAYAN MAL,
      Raja of Bhojpur 1607/1622, through his
      friendship with Mughal Prince Khurram, he received the title of Raja
      and a mansab of one thousand
      horses; he put down a rebellion of Chero
      tribes, and in the Battle of Buxar 1607-1608, he routed the Chero and
      Munda forces; he chose Jagdishpur as his capital; married and had
      issue. He was
      assassinated in 1622 at Basudhar (near Ithari) in a family feud.

      • Raja Amar Singh I (qv)
      • Kunwar Prabal Singh, born 1611, married and had issue. He
        died
        1672.

        • Raja Mandhata Singh (qv)
        • Raja Sujan Singh (qv)
      • Raja RUDRA PRATAP NARAIN
        SINGH
        , Raja of Bhojpur 1622/1638,
        born 1590,
        rebelled during
        the
        reign of Shah Jahan who sent a double pronged expedition which led to
        his
        defeat. He was taken prisoner and brought to Patna, where he was
        executed
        at the Paschhim Darwaza of the City in 1638.

     

    • Raja AMAR SINGH I,
      Raja of Bhojpur 1638/1665, born 1605, he
      played a promiment part in the Mughal succession wars; he constructed
      the new capital at Mathila (nine
      miles south of Dumraon); married and had
      issue. He died
      1665.

      • Raja Rudra Singh (qv)
      • Raja RUDRA SINGH,
        Raja of Bhojpur 1665/1699, born 1634, he
        moved at his capital to Naya Bhojpur, initially loyal to the Mughal
        Government, he eventually rebelled, Naya Bhojpur was sacked and he was
        captured and executed in Patna. He died spm 1699.

     

      • Raja MANDHATA SINGH,
        Raja of Bhojpur 1699/1708 (at Buxar),
        he shifted the capital to Buxar, but later returned to Mathila; he
        improved administration and constructed several buildings near Mathila.
        He was killed as a result of family intrigues in 1708.

     

    JAGDISHPUR

     

    • Raja SUJAN SINGH,
      Raja of Jagdishpur 1702/1708, re-established himself at
      Jagdishpur in
      1702,
      married and had issue, three sons. He died in a dispute at the hands of
      the
      Faujdar
      of Shahabad in 1708.

      • Raja Horil Shah of Dumraon.
      • Raja Udwant Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Budh Singh, he received Buxar.
    • Raja UDWANT SINGH,
      Raja of Jagdishpur 1708/1765, he came into conflict with
      Nawab
      Fakruddaulah,
      the last Mughal Governor of Bihar, who defeated him and destroyed
      Jagdispur.
      Udwant Singh soon recovered his territories, captured and beheaded the
      Mughal officals in Shahabad, in spite of this, the period of Udwant
      Singh’s
      chieftainship was characterized by internal prosperity within his
      jurisdiction
      and the development of Jagdispur. He married and had issue. He died
      1765.

      • Raja Gajraj Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Umraon Singh, married and had issue.
        • Raja Sahabzada Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Ran Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Ram Bux Singh, married and had issue.
          • Raja Ishwari Prasad Singh (qv)
          • Kanwar Laxmi Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Brijraj Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Bhavani Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Hanuman Bux Singh, married and had issue.
              • Kanwar Jageshwar Prasad Singh, died 12th August
                1857 at the Battle of
                Jagdishpur.
              • Kanwar Bhagirathi Prasad Singh, married and had
                issue. He died 1910.

                • Kanwar Gaya Prasad Singh, born 1862, married
                  and had issue. He died
                  1928.

                  • Kanwar Narsingh Prasad Singh, born 1893,
                    married and had issue. He died
                    1947.
                  • Raja Shriniwas Prasad Singh (qv)
              • Kanwar Ambika Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Balwan Bux Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Teg Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Deega Singh
    • Raja GAJRAJ SINGH,
      Raja of Jagdishpur 1765/1773, married and had issue. He died
      1773.

      • Raja Shivraj Singh (qv)
    • Raja SHIVRAJ SINGH,
      Raja of Jagdishpur 1773/1779, married and had issue. He
      died 1779.

      • Raja Bhup Narayan Singh (qv)
      • Raja BHUP NARAYAN SINGH,
        Raja of Jagdishpur 1779/1794, succeeded by his 2nd
        cousin. He died sp
        10th February 1794.

     

      • Raja ISHWARI PRASAD SINGH,
        Raja of Jagdishpur 1794/1804 (deposed)

     

      • Raja SAHABZADA SINGH,
        Raja of Jagdishpur 1804/1826, born 1747, belonged to the
        Jagdishpur branch
        of the family, married and had issue. He died 1826.

        • Raja Kunwar Singh (qv)
        • Kanwar Rajpati Singh, went to Mithaha in 1830.
        • Raja Amar Singh II
        • Kanwar Dayal Singh, went to Dalippur in 1830.

     


    • Raja KUNWAR SINGH
      ,
      Raja of Jagdishpur 1826/1858, born about 1778, succeeded
      to
      the
      gadi in 1826,
      which comprised two pargranas and several talukas of the Shahabad
      district.
      The total annual income of the estate was about rupees six lakhs. But
      several
      factors, including family litigations, extravagant living, generosity
      beyond
      his means and, above all, the machinations of his own staff with
      unscrupulous
      creditors, combined to put the estate under ruinous debts which
      amounted
      to rupees twenty lakhs on the eve of the Rising of 1857. He played a
      prominent
      part in the events of 1857/1858, he fought in the battle of Kanpur.
      Subsequently,
      he arrived in Lucknow, where the King of Oudh awarded him a robe of
      honour
      and a farman for the area comprising the Azamgarh district. He decided
      in April 1858 to return to his home district. Fighting a careful
      rearguard
      action, he crossed the Ganges at Sheopur Ghat, and re-entered
      Jagdishpur
      on 22 April 1858. He was greviously injured during the retreat and lost
      his right hand. Four days later, Kunwar Singh died of injuries and
      exhaustion.
      A man of generous disposition, Kunwar Singh gave numerous grants to
      individuals
      and for the maintenance of shrines, including a Muslim shrine in the
      Patna
      City. On the establishment of the Arrah Zilla School in 1846, he not
      only
      donated the land for the building but also gave a cash donation of
      rupees
      one hundred. He got a Shiva temple and a tank constructed at
      Jagdishpur.
      He was an admirer and a patron of men well versed in martial sports,
      such
      as riding, shooting, archery etc. He invited such experts to Jagdishpur
      and retained them for long periods to train his men in those arts. He
      married
      the daughter of Raja Fateh Narain Singh of Deo, a wealthy zamindar of
      Gaya
      district, and had issue. He also had some concubines, including Dharman
      Bibi, who accompanied him on his journeys outside Bihar during the
      Rising
      of 1857/1858. He died 26th April 1858.

      • Kanwar Dal Bhanjan Singh, married and had issue. He died
        7th November
        1857
        at the Battle of Kanpur.

        • Bhanwar Vir Bhanjan Singh, died 8th October 1857 at the
          Battle of Banda.
      • Kumari (name unknown),
        married Kunwar (name unknown),
        son of Rana Beni Madho Baksh Singh of Shankarpur.
    • INTERREGNUM 1858/19xx, after
      the
      Indian Mutiny,
      the estates belonging to the family were confiscated by the British
      Authorities,
      and in the case of Jagdishpur, was sold to Mr. Ernest Mellon, who was
      succeeded
      on his death by his son, as the Zamindar of Jagdishpur. Sometime in the
      1900′s it was sold to Raja Shriniwas Prasad Singh, thus being returned
      to its original owners.

    • Raja SHRINIWAS PRASAD SINGH
      , Raja of
      Jagdishpur 19xx/1939,born
      30th July 1902,
      married 1923,
      Rani Savitri Devi, born 1910, died 1958, daughter of HH Sawai Maharaja
      Punya Pratap Singh of Ajaigarh, and
      had
      issue. He died 19th November 1939.

      • Raja Dig Vijay Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumar Virendra Vijay Singh, born 1930, died 1958.
      • Rani Vina Kumari, born 3rd September 1932, married 27th
        May 1954 at
        Bombay,
        Maharaj Indrajeet Singh of Rajpipla,
        and
        has issue.
    • Raja DIG VIJAY SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur (see above)

     

     

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