KALSIA

 

KALSIA (Princely State)

 

 

AREA:  497 km2 PRIVY PURSE:  65,000Rs ACCESSION: 20th August 1948
STATE:  Pepsu DYNASTY: Sandhu Jat

RELIGION: Sikh
CAPITAL: Chhachrauli REVENUE: 130,000Rs (1901) POPULATION: 62,000 (1901)

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja HIMMAT
SHER SINGH
Sahib Bahadur
, 10th Raja Sahib of Kalsia since 19th January 1961.

 

born 1st August 1955; married and has issue.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: After
the
defeat
of
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
District and
Chirak in Faridkot District in 1763. The Sardar maintains a military
force of 48 cavalry, 181 infantry and 3 guns (as of 1892). Rulers
were…

    1. 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
      attempted to
      form an alliance with the English against Mahadji Scindia in 1785;
      married and had issue. He
      died 1785.

      • Sardar Jodh Singh (qv)

 

    1. 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
      territories
      of Badala, Kameri and Chhabbal in recognition of his service; he
      succeeded to the command of the Karora-Singhia misl, married
      and had
      issue. He
      died 1818 of his wounds received in battle at Multan.

      • Sardar Sobha Singh (qv)
      • Sardar Hari Singh, married 1803, Sardarni Karm Kaur,
        daughter
        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

 

    1. 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
      died
      1858.

      • Sardar Lahna Singh (qv)
      • Sardar Man Singh, married and had issue, two sons. He
        died
        1890.

 

    1. 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.

 

    1. Sardar BISHEN SINGH, 5th Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
      1869/1883, born 1854, married April
      1865, the
      daughter
      of HH Raja Raghubir Singh of Jind, and
      had
      issue.
      He died 1883.

      • Sardar Jagjit Singh (qv)
      • Sardar Ranjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)

 

    1. Sardar JAGJIT SINGH, 6th Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
      1883/1886, born 1880, died a minor 1886.

 

    1. 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)

 

    1. Raja RAVI SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 8th Raja Sahib
      of Kalsia 1908/1947, born 30th
      October
      1902
      and succeeded 25th July 1908, Investiture held 6th April 1922, Raja
      [cr.1916],
      educated at Aitchison Chiefs’ College, Lahore; Member of the Chamber of
      Princes; a
      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)

 

    1. 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)

 

  1. Raja HIMMAT SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 10th Raja
    Sahib of Kalsia (see above)

 

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