JIND

 

JIND (Princely State)

(13 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 3,364 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 328,100Rs ACCESSION: 20th August 1948
STATE: Pepsu DYNASTY: Sidhu Jat (Phulkian
branch)
Religion: Sikh
Population: 249,862 (1892) REVENUE: 650,000Rs

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja
SATBIR
SINGH
, 9th Maharaja of Jind

 

 

born 1940, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun,
Uttaranchal, married
1stly (div.), Gay Büg, married 2ndly, 1978, Gita Dheer of New
Delhi,
and has issue, two sons (by first marriage).

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded
in
1763,
the
state ranks third in the Punjab Darbar. His Highness maintains a
military force of 379 cavalry, 1571 infantry, and 12 guns, and is
entitled to a salute of 11 guns (in 1893). Rulers were ….

    1. Raja GAJPAT SINGH,
      1st Raja of Jind 1763/1789, born 15th April 1738, he seized a large
      tract of country,
      including Jind and Safidori in 1755, he joined the Dal Khalsa and took
      part in the conquest of Sirhind, Panipat and Karnal, he made Jind his
      capital
      in 1766, he was granted the title of Raja under a royal decree by
      Mughal
      Emperor Shah Alam II in February 1772, he seized and held the territory
      of Sangrur in 1774, which belonged to the Raja of Nabha, married 1stly,
      a daughter of Sardar Kishan Singh Monshia (Mansahia?),
      married
      2ndly, 1764, one of his brother’s widows, and had issue. He died 11th
      November
      1789 at Sufidon.

      • Kanwar Mehr Singh, married and had issue. He died 1780.
        • Sardar Hari Singh, born about 1773, married Bibi Dya
          Kaur, daughter of Saunda Singh Khanah, and had
          issue. He died
          1791.

          • Bibi Chand Kaur, born about 1790, married (as his
            second wife), Sardar
            Fateh Singh of Thanesar.
            She died sp in 1850.
      • Sardarni Raj Kaur, married 1774, Sardar Mahan Singh
        Sukerchakia of Lahore, and had issue.
      • Raja Bhag Singh (qv)
      • Sardar Bhup Singh, Chief of Badrukhan and Bazidpur,
        married 1stly, a daughter of Arbel Singh of Kaleki, married 2ndly, a
        daughter of Gajju Singh of Ralla, and had issue. He
        died 1815.

        • Sardar Karam Singh (by 1st wife), Chief of Bazidpur,
          married and had issue. He died 1818.

          • Raja Sarup Singh (qv)
        • Sardar Basawa Singh (by 2nd wife), Chief of Badrukhan,
          married and had issue. He died
          1830.

          • Sardar Sukha Singh, married and had issue. He died
            1852.

            • Harnam Singh, married and had issue. He died 1856.
            • HH Raja Sir Hira Singh Malvinder Bahadur, Raja of Nabha.
          • Sardar Bhagwan Singh, married and had issue. He died
            1852.

            • Sardar Diwan Singh, born 1841, married and had
              issue.

              • Sardar Harnarain Singh, born 1861.
              • Sardar Shamsher Singh, born 1872, married and had
                issue.
            • Sardar Sher Singh, born 1844, died 1882.
            • Sardar Chattar Singh, died 1861.
      • Bibi Begama Kaur (by 2nd wife)

 

    1. Raja BHAG SINGH,
      2nd Raja of Jind 1789/1819, born 23rd September 1760, he was a man of
      extraordinary vigour, intelligence and diplomatic astuteness, he
      maintained friendly relations with the British and accompanied
      Lord Lake to the River Beas in pursuit of Jaswant Rao Holkar, married
      1stly, Rani Dya Kaur, daughter of Bakhsu Singh of Bari Mansa, married
      2ndly, Rani Sada Kaur, daughter of Pakhar Singh of Jodhpur
      Subake,
      married 3rdly, Rani
      Sobrahi
      Kaur of the Kaleki zamindari family, she was killed on 23rd August
      1814, and
      had issue. He died 1819.

      • Raja Fateh Singh (by Rani Dya Kaur) (qv)
      • Kunwar Pratap Singh (by Rani Sada Kaur), married 1stly,
        Bibi Bhagbari, daughter of Sardar Kirpal Singh of Shamgarh, married
        2ndly, Mai Sul Rai, a daughter of Sadha Singh Kakar of Philor. He died sp
        in June 1816.
      • Kunwar Mahtab Singh (by Rani Sobrahi Kaur), born 1800,
        died sp
        in or about March 1816.

 

    1. Raja FATEH SINGH,
      3rd Raja of Jind 1819/1822, born 1789, married 1stly, Rani Khem Kaur,
      died sp, daughter of Sardar
      Didar Singh, married 2ndly, Rani Sahib
      Kaur,
      Regent of Jind, daughter
      of Sardar Kushal Singh Burnewala, and had issue. He died 3rd February
      1822 in Sangrur.

      • Raja Sangat Singh (by Rani Sahib
        Kaur) (qv)

 

    1. Raja SANGAT SINGH,
      4th Raja of Jind 1822/1834, born 1811, installed on gaddi on 30th July 1822, married
      1stly, in April 1824,
      Rani Sabha
      Kaur,
      born about 1812, daughter of Sardar Ranjit Singh of Shahabad, married
      2ndly, Rani Sukhan, daughter of Sardar Jiun Singh Dhaliwal, married
      3rdly, Rani Nand Kaur, daughter of Dulla Singh of Tibba. He died sp
      on 2nd November 1834.

INTERREGNUM
[2.11.1834] – [10.1.1837]

    1. Raja SARUP SINGH
      K.C.S.I.,
      5th Raja of Jind 1837/1864, born 30th May 1812, son of Sardar Karam
      Singh of the Bazidpur
      branch, he formally ascended the gadi
      in April 1837, he maintained
      cordial relations with the British and his loyalty to
      them during the Anglo-Sikh wars and the uprising of 1857 was rewarded
      with the grant of territories, the right of adoption in case of failure
      of direct heirs and other concessions, he was granted Dadri in Haryana
      and thirteen villages near Sangrur,
      a house in Delhi and an eleven gun salute, he introduced many reforms
      in his state on the British model, particularly concerning revenue and
      police administration, he was nominated Knight Grand Commander of the
      Most Exalted Order of the
      Star of India (K.C.S.I.) in September 1863; married
      and had issue.
      He died of dysentery on 26th January 1864 at Bazidpur.

      • Raja-i-Rajgan Raghubir Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Randhir Singh, died sp in 1848.

 

    1. Raja-i-Rajgan RAGHUBIR
      SINGH
      , 6th Raja of Jind 1864/1887, born 1832,
      installed on the gaddi on
      31st March 1864, he was created a Knight Grand Commander of the Most
      Exalted Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.), and at the Imperial
      Assemblage at Delhi, on 1st January 1877, on the
      occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
      India, he was appointed a Councillor of the Empress; he was granted the
      title of Raja-i-Rajgan in
      1881,
      married 1stly, a daughter of Chaudhuri Jowahir Singh of Dadri, married
      2ndly, a
      daughter
      of Sardar Dhian Singh Gill of Rajamajra, and had issue. He died 7th
      March
      1887 (#1).

      • Bibi (name unknown) [Sardarni Sahiba of Kalsia]
        (by 1st wife), married in April 1865, Sardar Bishan
        Singh of Kalsia.
      • Tikka Sahib Balbir Singh Bahadur (by 1st wife), born
        1856, married and
        had issue. He died vp before
        1887.

        • Col. HH Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-ul-Itikad
          Daulat-i-Inglishia
          Raja-i-Rajgan
          Maharaja Sir Ranbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur (qv)
        • Rani Balbir Kaur, married 1902, Raja Mahendra Pratap
          Singh of Hathras, and had issue. She
          died 1925.
        • Bibi (name unknown) [Sardarni Sahiba of Kalsia],
          married Sardar Ranjit Singh of Kalsia,
          and had issue, one son and daughter.

          • Sardar Ravi Sher Singh of Kalsia (qv)
          • Bibi (name unknown), married Kumar Shri
            Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji, son of HH Thakur Sahib Shri Sir
            Daulatsinhji Jashwantsinhji of Limbdi
            (qv)
             

 


    1. Col. HH Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-ul-Itikad
      Daulat-i-Inglishia
      Raja-i-Rajgan
      Maharaja Sir RANBIR SINGH Rajendra Bahadur
      , 7th Maharaja of Jind
      1887/1948, born 11th October
      1879, he succeeded to the gadi
      as a minor on 7th March 1887, educated privately, has built schools and
      hospitals, instituted
      Fund
      for Widows and Orphans of State servants, and made Primary Education
      free
      in
      Jind, Maharaja [cr.1911], G.C.I.E. [cr.1916], K.C.S.I. [cr.1909],
      received
      Delhi Durbar Medals 1903 and 1911, married 1stly (unequally), 1900 at
      Sangrur, Maharani
      Jaswant Kaur [née Olive Monalescu-van Tassel], married 2ndly, HH
      Maharani Dhelma
      Kaur, married 3rdly, Maharani Buriya, married 4thly, Maharani Gurcharan
      Kaur, and had issue. He
      died 31st
      March 1948.

      • HH Maharaja Rajbir Singh (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Balbir Kaur (Princess Diamond), married
        Colonel Shamsher Singh, Rajvallabh, M.A. (Cantab.), Jagirdar of
        Misriote and
        Katarian.
      • Maharajkumari Rajbir Kaur (Princess Ruby), born 14th June
        1920 at
        Rajbir
        Villa Palace, Bhimtal, married April 1945, Sardar Balbir Singh Grewal
        (I.C.S), and
        had
        issue. She died 11th April 2009 in New Delhi.

        • Sardar Rabindra Bir Singh Grewal,
          married
          Maharajkumari Rohini/Ganga Kaur, daughter of
          Col. HH
          Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vrijendra
          Singh Bahadur Jang
          of Bharatpur,
          and his second wife,
          HH Maharani
          Videh Kaur,
          and has
          issue.

          • Kanwar Govind Singh Grewal
      • Maharajkumari Jagatbir Kaur (Princess Beryl), married
        1stly (sep’d.), Maharajkumar
        Fateh Singh Tikari [Prince George] of Tikari,
        married
        2ndly
        (her
        brother-in-law), Maharajkumar Sumair Singh Tikari
        [Prince Bobby Tikari], and had issue, four
        children. She
        died 11th February 2008 in Patna.

        • Maharajkumar Rajbir Singh Tikari (by 1st
          marriage)
           
        • Maharajkumar Ranbir Singh Tikari (by 1st
          marriage)
           
        • Maharajkumar Raghubir Singh Tikari (by 1st
          marriage), married and
          has
          issue.

          • Kunwar Varun Singh Tikari 
        • Maharajkumari Shaila Singh Tikari (by 2nd
          marriage)
           
      • Maharajkumar (name
        unknown
        ) Singh (by Maharani
        Jaswant Kaur), born 12th September 1901, died March
        1902.
      • Maharajkumari Dorothy Kaur (by Maharani
        Jaswant Kaur), married and had issue, two children. She died aged in
        her
        80’s.

        • Kanwar Karambir Singh 
        • HH Maharani Prithvi Bir Kaur, married (as his
          first
          wife), HH Maharaja Rajbir Singh, and had issue (see below). She died
          7th May 2010.
      • Maharajkumar Jagatbir Singh, born 1925, married
        Mahrajkumari Hemlata Devi, daughter of HH Raja Bahadur Khem Savant
        Bhonsle V of Savantwadi, and his wife, HH Rani Lakshmi Devi.
      • Lt. General (retd.) Maharajkumar Jasbir Singh of Jind,
        born 1926,
        Military
        Secretary to the Government of India, retired from the Indian Army in
        1984,
        married Rajkumari Gita Shah, daughter of Raja Pratap Bikram Shah of Khairigarh, and his wife,  Rani
        Bhuvan Shah, and has issue. (Dehra
        Dun, India)

        • Kumari Ira Singh
        • Kumari Sanu Singh
      • Maharajkumari (name
        unknown
        ) Kaur, married Air Commodore Sardar Ravindra Hari
        Darshan Singh of Vahali, and had issue.
      • Maharajkumari Taranbir Kaur, born 1931, married DFC
        Jagdish Chander Verma, died February 1993 in Agra, and has issue. (Dehradun,
        India)

        • Ajay Verma 
        • Tina Verma (Mrs. Tina Vijay Chopra).

 

    1. HH Maharaja RAJBIR SINGH,
      8th
      Maharaja
      of
      Jind 1948/- , born 1918, married 1stly
      (his cousin),
      HH Maharani
      Prithvi Bir Kaur (see above), married 2ndly, and had issue.

      • HH Maharaja Satbir Singh [“Prince Sunny”] (qv)
      • Maharajkumar Gajbir Singh [“Prince Billy”], born 1943,
        educated at the
        Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, died sp 2nd August 2001.
      • Maharajkumar Ravindra Singh [“Prince Robin”], born 1947,
        educated at
        the
        Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, married and had issue, three
        daughters.
        He died in 1986.
      • educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal,
      • Maharajkumar (name
        unknown
        )
        Singh [“Prince Scampy”] (by 2nd marriage), born 1945, educated
        at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, died 1993.
      • Maharajkumar (name
        unknown
        )
        Singh [“Prince Chuckles”] (by 2nd marriage), born 1953,
        educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal.

 

  1. HH Maharaja SATBIR SINGH,
    9th
    Maharaja
    of
    Jind (see above)

 

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