|PREDECESSORS and SHORT
HISTORY: Guru Nanak Devji was a Surya Vanshi, a
descendant of Lord Ram through his son Khush, while the Sodhi’s are the
of Lord Ram through Luv.
- Sri Baba GURU NANAK DEVJI ,
born 1469, married and had issue. He died 1539.
- Baba Shri Chand, Udasin, he renounced the world
and never married
- Baba Laxmi Chand (qv)
- Baba LAXMI CHAND, born 1497, married and had issue. He
- Baba DHARAM CHAND, born 1524, married and had issue. He died
- Baba Manik Chand (qv)
- Baba Mehar Chand, married and had issue.
- Baba Datar Chand (qv)
- Baba Jagat Chand
- Baba Hans Raj
- Baba Anayat Chand
- Baba Gurdit Chand
- Baba MANIK CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba DATAR CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Pahar Chand (qv)
- Baba Tara Chand
- Baba Fateh Chand
- Baba Uday Chand
- Baba PAHAR CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Harkaran Chand (qv)
- Baba Mansa Chand
- Baba Asa Chand
- Baba Suraj Chand
- Baba HARKARAN CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Nihal Chand (qv)
- Baba Harjass
- Baba Deep Chand
- Baba Sikhdev
- Baba NIHAL CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Kaladhari (qv)
- Baba Lajadhari
- Baba Kaur Singh
- Baba Dhram Singh
- Baba KALADHARI, he attracted a crowd of
followers who flocked to hear
his eloquent disquisition on the Granth Sahib, a book as
understanding then as in the present day. Raja Ram Singh of Jaswal
granted him the revenue of seventy ghumaons
of land, he married and had issue. He died 1736.
- Baba Ajit Singh (qv)
- Baba Sagar Chand, died sp.
- Baba Avtar Chand
- Baba Kur Singh
- Baba Dharam Chand
- Baba AJIT SINGH, he was the first Bedi to become a khalsa;
Devi, and had issue. He died 1773 in Calcutta.
- Baba Sahib Singh (qv)
- Baba Mahbub Singh
- Baba Sahib Bedi SAHIB SINGHJI, Jagirdar of Kallar
1773/1834, born 5th April
1756 at Dera
Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur
district, around 1770, his parents
shifted from Dera Baba Nanak to
Una, a town now in Himachal Pradesh in the Sivalik foothills, where the
family held extensive jagirs, he succeeded to the ancestral
estate on the death of his father in 1773, he acquired great influence
in the Jalandhar Doab and the Majha
region and in 1794 he led a punitive campaign against the Afghan ruler
of Malerkotla, but
Patiala, Nabha, Jind and Kalsia troops intervened on behalf of the
Nawab and Sahib Singh withdrew after receiving a war indemnity, in 1798
he occupied Ludhiana and Mansuran, he led Sikh resistance to the Afghan
of northern India 1796-1798, he took part in the Battle of Bhasin in
March 1800, helping Maharaja Ranjit Singh against Gulab Singh Bhangi,
he was granted the whole of the Una Taluka (in
District) in 1804 by Raja Ummed Singh
Jaswal, a grant which was
confirmed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1816 and about the same
time he received Nurpur Taluka from Sardar Budh Singh, later in his
life, Baba Sahib
Singh devoted himself entirely to preaching Guru Nanak’s word,
travelling extensively in the Pothohar, Majha and Malva regions; he
married and had issue. He died 17th July 1834 at Una.
- Baba Bishen Singh (qv)
- Baba Tegh Singh
- Baba Bikram Singh, Jagirdar of Una -/1863 and Jagirdar of
Kulgaraon; born 1820?, he fought in the Anglo-Sikh wars, he
was granted Talhatti by
Maharaja Sher Singh, and after the
annexation of the Jullundur Doab by the British
in 1846, he was dispossessed of arms, and his jagirs were reduced, he
refused a pension and started organizing an armed opposition to the
British in the hilly
areas of the Sivaliks, in December 1848, he crossed
the Beas at Sri Hargobindpur and joined forces with Raja Sher Singh
Attariwala and fought the British in the battles of Chelianwala on 13th
January 1849 and Gujrat on 21st February 1849, after which he
surrendered to the
British along with the Attariwala Sardars at Rawalpindi in March 1849;
he married and had issue. He died in exile at Amritsar in
- Tikka Suraj Singh [Surjan Singh], born 1842, died 1864.
- Baba Sujan Singh, Jagirdar of Una 1863/1919, born 1845,
of Sardar Sahib was conferred on him in June 1913 as a personal
He died 1919.
- Baba Ram Kishan Singh, Jagirdar of Una 1919/- , born
- Baba Sanwal Singh, born 1898 (1902), married
issue. He died 1918?
- Baba Sarabjot Singh, Jagirdar of Una, present
Head of the
Bedi family of Una, married Bibiji Neera Kaur.
- Kanwar Manmohan Singh, born 1879, died 1933.
- Kanwar Shivdeo Singh, born 1885, died 1906.
- Baba Bikram Singh sent his emissaries to Diwan Mul Raj
of Multan and
Sardar Chatar Singh Atarivala, the governor of Hazara, who had raised
the banner of revolt against the British. I. H.
- Baba BISHEN SINGH, Jagirdar of Kallar 1834/1839, married
and had issue. He died 1839.
- Baba Attar Singh, he married and had issue. He was
- Baba Sampuran Singh, born 1838?, with his brother, he
in the jalandhar Doab along with 41 villages in Dipalpur tahsil of of
later Montgomery (Sahival) district; 14 of these villages were resumed
by the British on the annexation of the Punjab in 1849.
- Baba Raja Sir Khem Singh Bedi (qv)
- Baba Raja Sir KHEM SINGH BEDI, Jagirdar of Kallar 1839/1905
C.I.E. [cr. 1.1.1879], 14th spiritual head of the Sikh community, born
1832 at Kallar, a small town in Rawalpindi district, now in Pakistan;
in 1857 he assisted the
British in quelling a local revolt in Gugera district distingushing
himself in the battle for which recieved a khill’at or robe of honour of the
value of 1,000
rupees and a double barreled rifle; a philanthropist, with his help at
least fifty schools for boys and girls were established in the Punjab,
substantial sums for religious and charitable purposes; he was
appointed a magistrate
in 1877 and an honorary munsif in 1878, he was nominated to the
Viceroy’s Legislative Council
in 1893, and again in 1897 when the Indian council Act was extended to
the Punjab; he married and had issue. He died at Montgomery on 10th
- Baba Raja Sir Gurbaksh Singh (qv)
- Baba Hara Singh, married and had issue.
- Kanwar Mahindar Singh, married and had issue.
- Unknown, married and had issue.
- Gitanjali Devi, married Malvinder Singh Sodhi.
- Baba Ujagar Singh, married and has issue.
- Tika Sant Singh
- Shamshere Singh Bedi, served as Flying Officer with the
R.I.A.F. in Burma; married and had issue.
- Karan Singh Bedi
- Ashok Singh Bedi
- Ravi Singh Bedi, married and has issue.
- Brig. Manmohan Singh Bedi
- Baba Kartar Singh of Haridwar, married and has issue.
- Baba Avtar Singh, married and has issue.
- Baba Hardit Singh, married and has issue.
- Tika Jagjit Singh
- Kanwar Mahindar Singh, poet.
- Kanwar Lejinder Singh
- Kanwar Surinder Singh
married Sodhi Tikka Ramnarain Singh of Anandpur, and had issue. She
married Sardar Darshan Singh of Vahali,
born 1891, (he married 2ndly, a
daughter of Bedi Ram Rakha Singh of Rampur
and grand-daughter of Sodhi Narindar Singh Kuraliwala of Anandpur) and
- Unknown generation
- Daughter, married Raja Jagat Kumar Singh of Sahaspur, and had issue.
- Hon. Baba Raja Sir GURBAKSH SINGH C.I.E., Jagirdar of
educated privately at home; M.L.C. (Punjab); Honourary Assistant
Commissioner and Honourary Magistrate; Fellow of the Punjab University;
President of the Khattri Conference at Rawalpindi; President of the
Hindu University Deputation; he was invested with the insignia of
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire by HM King George V at the
Delhi Durbar 1911; married and
had issue, three sons and one daughter. He died 1946.
- Baba Surinder Singh (qv)
- Baba Daya Singh, he was the first Indian (along with
Iskander Mirza, later President of Pakistan) to pass out of the Royal
Military College at Sandhurst; Indian High Commissioner to Australia
1948/1951 and Chief Commissioner of Coorg State 1952/1956; he married
and had issue. He died 1975.
- Baba Dhanwant Singh, married and has issue, one son.
- Rani Kaushalya Devi, married Sodhi Harnam Singh of
- Baba SURINDER SINGH, Jagirdar of Kallar 1946/- , born 1897,
and had issue, six sons.
- Baba (name unknown) Singh, married and had issue.
- Baba Gajinder Singh Bedi (qv)
- Baba GAJINDER SINGH BEDI, Jagirdar of Kallar (see above)