|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: After
Zain Khan, the last Muhammadan Governor
of Sirhind, by the joint forces of the several misldars, Sardar
Gurbaksh Singh, a Sandhu jat of Kalsia (a village in
Kasur Tahsil of Lahore District, now in Pakistan) of the Karora Singhia
Misl, occupied a large number of villages of the
Parganas of Chhachhrauli in Ambala District, Dera Bassi in Patiala
Chirak in Faridkot District in 1763. The Sardar maintains a military
force of 48 cavalry, 181 infantry and 3 guns (as of 1892). Rulers
- Sardar GURBAKSH SINGH, 1st Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1763/1785, a leading member of the Karora-Singhia misl
and commander of troops, at the time of the conquest of Sirhind in
January 1764, he seized the
parganah of Chhachhrauli, now in Jagadhari tahsil of Haryana,
comprising 114 villages, and founded an independent principality called
Kalsia after the name of his native village; he captured Bambeli
parganah in Hoshiarpur district and
amassed considerable wealth; along with several other Sikh chiefs, he
form an alliance with the English against Mahadji Scindia in 1785;
married and had issue. He
- Sardar JODH SINGH, 2nd Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1785/1818, born 1751, a man of great
ability, he greatly extended the area of the estate, he captured Dehra
Bassi from Sardar Khajan Singh and also acquired the territories of
Lohal and Achrak, Maharaja Ranjit Singh presented him with the
of Badala, Kameri and Chhabbal in recognition of his service; he
succeeded to the command of the Karora-Singhia misl, married
died 1818 of his wounds received in battle at Multan.
- Sardar Sobha Singh (qv)
- Sardar Hari Singh, married 1803, Sardarni Karm Kaur,
of Maharaja Sahib Singh of Patiala,
and had issue.
He died 1816.
- Sardar Dewa Singh, married and had issue. He died 1837.
- Sardar Umrao Singh, died 1844.
- Sardar Karam Singh
- Sardar SOBHA SINGH, 3rd Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1818/1858, after the annexation of the
Punjab in 1849, the Sardar was granted a number of privileges denied to
other chiefs in the Punjab; he married and had issue, two sons. He
- Sardar Lahna Singh (qv)
- Sardar Man Singh, married and had issue, two sons. He
- Sardar LAHNA SINGH, 4th Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1858/1869, he fully supported the
British in Delhi in crushing
the revolt of 1857, as a result, that in 1858, when he assumed power,
the Kalsia was intact as a British protectorate. He died 1869.
- Sardar BISHEN SINGH, 5th Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1869/1883, born 1854, married April
of HH Raja Raghubir Singh of Jind, and
He died 1883.
- Sardar Jagjit Singh (qv)
- Sardar Ranjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Sardar JAGJIT SINGH, 6th Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1883/1886, born 1880, died a minor 1886.
- Sardar RANJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 7th Sardar Sahib
of Kalsia 1886/1908, born 1881,
he succeeded to the gadi as a
minor on 28th
August 1886 (#1),
he built several public
utility buildings, including a charity hospital and schools; married
and had issue. He died 1908.
- Raja Ravi Sher Singh (qv)
- Raja RAVI SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 8th Raja Sahib
of Kalsia 1908/1947, born 30th
and succeeded 25th July 1908, Investiture held 6th April 1922, Raja
educated at Aitchison Chiefs’ College, Lahore; Member of the Chamber of
man of exemplary qualities and a popular ruler amongst his subjects, he
constructed a number of buildings including the Raja Ravi
Sher Kalsia Hospital in 1910; he also composed a number of poems;
married 16th February 1925, Rani Bibi Amrit Kaur, daughter of
HH Maharaja Ripudaman Singh Malvinder Bahadur of Nabha,
and his first wife, HH
Maharani Bibi Jagdhish Kaur, and had issue. He died 4th January 1947.
- Rajkumar Janak Sher Singh, born 1931.
- Raja Karan Sher Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Raja KARAN SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 9th Raja Sahib
of Kalsia 1947/1961, born 1933,
married and had issue. He died 19th January 1961.
- Raja Himmat Sher Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Raja HIMMAT SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 10th Raja
Sahib of Kalsia (see above)