KANGRA

 

KANGRA (Princely State)

 

 

 

STATE: Himachal Pradesh ANNEXATION: 1823
DYNASTY:  Katoch RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Raja Shri
ADITYA
DEV CHAND KATOCH
, 488th and present Raja of his line, Head of
the Royal
House of
Kangra,
Jagirdar of Lambagraon, Rajgir and Mahal Moria since 1988 (Clouds
End Villa, Dharamsala, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India)

 

 

educated
at the Doon School, Dehra Dun; married
4th December 1968,
Rani Shrimati Chandresh Kumari,
daughter of HH Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shri Hanwant
Singhji
Sahib Bahadur of Jodhpur, and his
wife, HH Maharani Krishna Kumari Ba
Sahiba, and has issue.

  • Tikka Aishwariya Chand Katoch, born 16th January 1970,
    married about 1997,
    Tikkarani Shailaja Kumari, daughter of HH Raja Vikram Singhji
    of Sailana, and his wife, HH Rani
    Chandra
    Kumari, and has issue.

    • Natiraj Ambikeshwar Dev Chand Katoch, born 22nd December
      1998.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Reportedly
founded in mythical antiquity, with mention of Raja Bhumi Chandra in
4300BC.
Rulers were…

  • Raja MEGH CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1390/1405, he took part in
    a batle against
    Timur,
    married and had
    issue.

    • Raja Hari Chand I (qv)
    • Raja Karan Chand II (qv)
    • Raja Pratap Chand, founder of Bhimbar.
  • Raja HARI CHAND I,
    Raja of Kangra 1405/1415, founded Guler
    in 1415 with his capital at Haripur, ancestor of the families of Siba and Datarpur.
  • Raja KARAN CHAND II,
    Raja of Kangra 1415/1430, granted the
    title of
    Bada Raja.
  • Raja SANSAR CHAND I,
    Raja of Kangra 1430/1450, married and
    had issue.

    • Raja Devangga Chand (qv)
    • Raja Narendra Chand (qv)
  • Raja DEVANGGA CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1450/1465, married and
    had issue.
  • Raja NARENDRA CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1465/1480, married
    (amongst
    other), a daughter
    of
    the Raja of Puna, and had issue.

    • Raja Suvira Chand (qv)
  • Raja SUVIRA CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1480/1490 or 1480/1499,
    married and had
    issue.

    • Raja Prayag Chand (qv)
  • Raja PRAYAG CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1490/1510 or 1499/1520,
    married and had
    issue.

    • Raja Ram Chand (qv)
  • Raja RAM CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1510/1528 or 1520/1538,
    married
    and had
    issue.
    [He died sp 1538.]

    • Raja Dharam Chand (qv)
    • Mian Kalyan Chand, married and had issue.
      • Three generations
        • Raja Chandarbhan Chand (qv)
  • Raja DHARAM CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1528/1563, born 1468?, he
    was granted the
    title of
    Maharaja
    by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, married and had issue. He died 1563.

    • Raja Manikya Chand (qv)
  • Raja MANIKYA CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1563/1570, died 1570.
  • Raja JAI CHAND V,
    Raja of Kangra 1570/1585, married and had
    issue. He died
    1585.

    • Raja Bidhi Chand (qv)
  • Raja BIDHI CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1585/1607, fought against
    the
    Mughal
    Emperor
    Akbar. He died 1607.
  • Raja TRILOKA CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1607/1612, rebelled
    against the
    Mughals, died
    1612
    [or January 1615]
  • Raja HARI CHAND II,
    Raja of Kangra 1612/1627, born 1608
    (1603),
    killed sp
    in 1627 by Padshah Jahangir of Delhi
  • Raja CHANDARBHAN CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1627/1658, married
    and had issue.
    He died 1658 in Delhi.

    • Raja Vijay Ram Chand (qv)
    • Raja Udai Ram Chand (qv)
    • Mian Narpat Chand of Bijaipur, married and had issue.
      • Mian Prag Chand, married and had issue.
        • Mian Agar Chand, married and had issue. He died 1732.
          • Mian Nigahi Chand, married and had issue. He died
            1796.

            • Generations
              • Mian Molak Chand, born 1833, married and had
                issue. He died 1874.

                • Mian Mordhaj Chand, born 1853, married and
                  had issue. He died 1887.

                  • Mian Devi Chand, born 1881, 12th Vice-regal
                    Darbari of Kangra District, married and had
                    issue.

                    • Kanwar Mehr Chand
                    • Kanwar Durga Chand
                    • Kanwar Raghbir Chand
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Suraj Sen of Mandi.
  • Raja VIJAY RAM CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1660/1687, received a mansab
    of
    5000 foot, died 1687.
  • Raja UDAI RAM CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1687/1690, married and
    had issue. He
    died 1690.

    • Raja Bhim Chand (qv)
    • Mian Kirpal Chand, died 20th February 1696.
  • Raja BHIM CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1690/1697, Dharam
    Rakshak
    , married
    and had issue. He
    died 1697.

    • Raja Alam Chand II (qv)
  • Raja ALAM CHAND II,
    Raja of Kangra 1697/1700, founded
    Alampur,
    married and
    had
    issue. He died 1700.

    • Raja Hamir Chand (qv)
    • Raja Ghamir Chand (qv)
  • Raja HAMIR CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1700/1747, built the fort
    of
    Hamirgarh and
    founded
    the town of Hamirpur, married and had issue. He died 1747.

    • Raja Abhay Chand (qv)
    • Mian (name unknown) Chand, married and had issue.
      • Raja Ghamand Chand (qv)
  • Raja ABHAY CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1747/1750, built the fort
    of
    Riyal-Tira-Abhymanpur
    and the temple of Thakurdwara, married (amongst others), Rani Suratu
    Devi, daughter of Raja Sampat Pal, Raja of Bhadrawah, and had issue.

    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Amrit Pal of
      Basohli.
  • Raja GHAMIR CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1750/1751, married and
    had issue, 11
    sons
    excluded
    from the succession. He died 1751.
  • Raja SHRINGAR CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra in 1751 (deposed)
  • Raja GHAMAND CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1751/1774, rebuilt
    Pathiar Fort,
    appointed
    Nazim
    of the Jalandhar Doab by Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1758. He died 1774.

    • Raja Tegh Chand (qv)
  • Raja TEGH CHAND,
    Raja of Kangra 1774/1775, born about 1745; married and had
    issue. He died
    1775.

    • Raja Sansar Chand II (qv)
    • Raja Fateh Chand, received the Jagir of Rajgir, married
      and had issue. He died 1828.

      • Mian Rudra Chand [Ludar Chand] of Rajgir, married and
        had issue. He
        died 1851.

        • Raja Pratap Chand, adopted by the Rani of Pramodh
          Chand of
          Lambagraon (see below).
        • Mian Kirat Chand, married
          and had issue.
          • Mian Jagroop Chand, born 1860, married
            and had issue.
            • Kanwarani Amar Dei, married Kanwar Pratap Singh
              of Chamba, and had
              issue.
            • Mian Moti Chand
        • Mian Udai Chand, married
          and had issue.
          • Mian Daljit Singh, born 1866, married
            and had issue.

            • Kanwar Pargas Chand, born 1890.
            • Kanwar Shyam Chand, born 1892.
      • Mian Rai Singh (natural son), married and had issue.
        • Rani Katochan, married (as his fourth wife), Maharaja
          Naunihal Singh of Lahore. She committed
          sati November
          1840.
      • Kumari (name unknown),
        married Raja Hira Singh
        of Jasrota.
      • Kumari (name unknown),
        married (as his first wife), Raja Ishwari Sen, Raja of Mandi, and had issue.
    • Mian Man Chand. died sp.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1775, Raja Dharam
      Prakash
      [or Raja Jagat Prakash] of Sirmur.
  • Raja SANSAR CHAND II,
    Raja of Kangra 1775/1823, born 1765 in Bijapur,
    assumed the
    titles of Naresh and Chhatrapati, lost most of his
    possessions
    by the Treaty of Jawalamukhi in 1810, being allocated the small Jagir
    of
    Lambagraon for his maintenance, married 1stly Rani (?Prasanna Devi),
    daughter of Mian Kishan Singh of Suket,
    married 2ndly, a Rani from
    Sirmur, married 3rdly, a Rani from Bangahal, married 4thly, Gulab Dassi
    Gaddan, and had issue. He died December 1823.

    • Raja Aniruddh Chand (by first wife), Jagirdar of
      Lambagraon, married
      and
      had issue. (see below)
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by first wife), married
      Raja Sudarshan Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by first wife), married
      Raja Sudarshan Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Bhir Singh,
      Raja of Nurpur.
    • Raja Sir Jodhbir Chand (by Gulab Dassi Gaddan), he was
      granted the estate of Nadaun.
    • Rani Mahtab Devi [Rani Katochan] (by Gulab Dassi Gaddan),
      married 1829,
      Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore. She
      committed sati
      on 28th June 1839.
    • Rani Raj Banso Devi (by Gulab Dassi Gaddan), married
      1829, Maharaja
      Ranjit
      Singh of Lahore. She committed suicide
      in 1835.

 

 

LAMBAGRAON (Jagir)

 

 

 

 

 

STATE: Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Katoch RELIGION: Hindu
AREA: 324 km2 REVENUE: 40,000Rs VILLAGES: 20

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Following
the fall of Kangra, the Raja was granted the Jagir of Lambagraon for
his
maintenance. Estate holders were…

  • Raja ANIRUDDH CHAND II,
    Raja of Lambagraon 1823/1833, son of Raja Sansar
    Chand II of
    Kangra
    (see above) which was annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore,
    married 1stly, 1804, a Rani from Jasrota, married 2ndly, 1820, a Rani
    from
    Suket, and had
    issue.
    He died 1833.

    • Raja Ranbir Chand (qv)
    • Raja Pramodh Chand (qv)
  • Raja RANBIR CHAND,
    Raja of Lambagraon 1833/1847, born 1808, recieved the
    Jagir of
    Mahal
    Moria in Kangra of 50,000Rs in value. He died spl in 1847.

    • Mian Pradhan Chand, he was granted a jagir at Alampur in
      1851; married (amongst others), a daughter of Rana Shiv Saran Singh of Baghal, and had issue, the
      jagirdars of Alampur. He died 1880.

      • Mian (name unknown)
        Chand, married and had issue. He died 1900.

        • Kanwar Bhawani Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Ram Singh
          • Kanwar Devi Singh
  • Raja PRAMODH CHAND,
    Raja of Lambagraon 1847/1851, born 1815, opposed the
    authorities
    and
    was deported for life to Almora, official Freedom Fighter of India,
    married a daughter of Raja Ram Saran Singh of Nalagarh. He
    died sp in 1851 in Almora.
  • Raja PRATAP CHAND III,
    Raja of Lambagraon 1851/1864, born 1822 (1827),
    originally
    of Rajgir,
    married (amongst others) a daughter of HH Raja Fateh Prakash of Sirmur, and his wife, from Kumharsain, and
    had issue. He died 1864.

    • Col. Maharaja Sir Jai Chand VI (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Raja Ram Singh
      of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Col. Maharaja Sir JAI
    CHAND VI
    , Raja of Lambagraon 1864/1933, born
    1862, adopted by the Rani of Raja Pramodh Chand, the Jagir was
    under
    the control of the Court of Wards till 1883, the title of Raja was
    conferred
    as a hereditary distinction on 15th March 1909 by the Viceroy, Maharaja
    [cr.1922] (personal), K.C.I.E.
    [cr.1918], Dharam
    Ratan
    , C.S.I. [cr. Jan-1913], F.R.S.A., Member of Council of
    Governor-General of
    India
    and Hon. Lieutenant Colonel Indian Army, granted a personal gun salute
    of 11 guns, married 1stly, a daughter of HH Raja Amar Chand, Raja of Bilaspur,
    married 2ndly, a Rani from Mankot, married 3rdly, another Rani from
    Mankot, maried 4thly, a Rani from Manaswal, married 5thly, another Rani
    from Manaswal, married 6thly, another Rani from Manaswal, married
    7thly, another Rani from Manaswal, married 8thly, a Rani from Jammu,
    married 9thly, a Rani from Suket, and had issue. He died 1935.

    • Raja Shri Dhruv Dev Chand (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Dewan Chand, died 1928.
    • Maharajkumar Baldev Chand
    • Rani Jwale Dei, married (as his eighth wife), Raja Sir
      Padam
      Singh of Bashahr, and had issue. She
      died 22nd July 1949.
  • Raja Shri DHRUV DEV CHAND,
    Raja of Lambagraon 1935/1988, born 1922,
    married Rani Narendra Kumari, daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Sir Maharaja
    Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal,
    and his wife, HH Maharani Kamlendu Mati
    Devi, and
    had
    issue. He died 1988.

    • Raja Shri Aditya Dev Chand Katoch (qv)
    • Col. Rajkumar Manikya Dev Chand Katoch, born 3rd May
      1947, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttrakhand, later
      attended the N.D.A. and the I.M.A. and served with the Poona Horse
      Regiment and saw action in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971; married 4th
      February 1972, Rajkumar Rani Kiran Kumari of Sirmathura in Rajasthan,
      and has issue, one son and one daughter.

      • Kanwar Abhiudaya Chand Katoch, married Baiji Lal
        Priyanjali Kumari, daughter of Thakur Kesari Singh of Mandawa, and his wife, Thakurani
        Darshana
        Kumari.
      • Kumari Himani Devi Katoch, to marry on 19th
        February 2009 at Jaipur, Shri Virat Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, born
        12th
        September 1981 in
        Kathmandu, son of Shri
        Gautam Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, and his wife, Rani Bhavna
        Kumari, daughter of Kunwar Ratan Singh of Dhami.
    • Rajkumari Madhvi Kumari, married into Bhagsuri in
      Rajsathan.
  • Raja Shri ADITYA DEV CHAND,
    Raja of Lambagraon (see above)

 

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