KAPURTHALA

     

    KAPURTHALA (Princely State)

    (13 gun salute)

     

     

     

    AREA: 1,551 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 270,000Rs ANNEXATION: 20th August 1948
    STATE: Pepsu (now Punjab) REVENUE: 2,000,000Rs (1892) RELIGION: Sikh
    POPULATION:
    253,000Rs (1892)
    DYNASTY: Ahluwalia

     

     

    PRESENT RULER: Brig. HH
    Maharaja
    Sri SUKHJIT
    SINGH Sahib Bahadur
    , 9th and present Maharaja of Kapurthala since
    1955. (The
    Villa Buno Vista, Kapurthala, Punjab, India, and The Chateau,
    Mussoorie,
    Uttaranchal, India)

     

     

    born
    16th October 1934 in Kapurthala, educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun,
    Uttaranchal,
    and then attended the Indian Military Academy, (I.M.A.) Dehra Dun,
    Uttaranchal,
    and was commisioned in 1954, as a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army,
    rose to the rank of Brigadier in the Indian Army and won the Maha Vir
    Chakra
    (MVC), the second highest gallantry award in the 1971 Indo-Pak war,
    married
    1957 in New Delhi, HH Maharani Geeta Devi, born 21st March 1936,
    daughter
    of Darbar Shri Ala Vajsur Khachar of Jasdan,
    and
    his
    second
    wife,
    Rani Madhvi Devi, and has issue.

    • Maharajkumari Gayatri Devi, born June 1959, educated at the
      Welham
      Girls
      High School at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal; married 24th August 1989 at New
      Delhi (div. 2001), Mr. Anand Bannerjee. (London,
      England)
      .
    • Maharajkumari Preeti Devi, born May 1960, educated at the
      Welham Girls
      High School at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal; married 1stly, 27th December
      1987
      at New Delhi (div. 1993), Mr. Gautam Thapar, Vice-Chairman of the
      Thapar
      Group of Industries, and has issue, a daughter, married 2ndly, 20th
      April
      2003 at New Delhi, Mr. Tarun Kataria. (Singapore)

      • Shaira Thapar, born 1992.
    • Tikka Raja Shatrujit Singh, born 27th December 1961,
      educated at the
      Doon
      School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal and graduated from Hindu College, Delhi
      University; he is the Chief Representative in Asia for Moet-Hennessy
      and
      Group Advisor to the French firm, Louis Vuitton, he has pioneered the
      entry of Moet Hennessy, LVMH
      perfumes and cosmetics and the LVMH fashion group into India, he is
      also
      actively involved in various restoration projects in Punjab and has had
      other initiatives undertaken for the protection of India’s Heritage
      monuments, he was awarded “The Order of Mohammed” by King Hasan II of
      Morocco for developing outstanding relationships, both cultural and
      economic, with the Kingdom of Morocco; married 1984
      (div.1998),
      Rajkumari Chandralekha Kumari [Princess Bijou], daughter of Raja Rudra
      Pratap Singh of Bansi, a Taluqdar in U.P. and has issue, an only child,
      a son. (B-90 A, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi, India)

      • Tikka Rajkumar Suryajit Singh, born 28th May 1990 at New
        Delhi, who is
        currently studying at the Doon School, Dehra Doon, Uttaranchal.
    • Maharajkumar Amanjit Singh, born July 1966, educated at the
      Doon
      School,
      Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, died unmarried 10th November 1991 at Chail,
      Himachal
      Pradesh, in a hunting accident.

     

     

    PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
    Founded
    in 1772, the state ranked 5th in the Punjab Darbar (1890). The founder
    of the family’s fortunes was Sardar Sadhu Singh, who was an
    enterprising zamindar, and founded four villages in the vicinity of
    Lahore. The Raja maintains a military force of 197 cavalry, 829
    infantry, and 13 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns (as of
    1892). Rulers were….

    • Sardar Dewa Singh, married and had issue.
      • Sardar Badar Singh, married a sister of Bagh Singh
        Halluwalia, a minor Chief of Lahore district, and had issue. He died
        1723.

        • Sardar Jassa Singh (see below)
      • Sardar Sadar Singh, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Lal Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Mihr Singh
        • Sardar Manna Singh
      • Sardar Gurbaksh Singh, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Kirpal Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Ladha Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Bagh Singh (see below)
    • Sardar JASSA SINGH, 1st Sardar of Kapurthala
      1772/1783,
      born 3rd May 1718 at Ahlu or
      Ahluwal near
      Lahore, Sultan-ul-Qaum [cr.1761], leader of the Ahluwalia misl and of
      the
      Dal Khalsa, which in 1758 proclaimed the sovereignty of the Sikhs in
      the
      Punjab, in 1748, a general assembly of Sikhs was
      convened at Amritsar which resolved to consolidate the sixty-five
      roving Sikh jathds into one command called the Dal Khalsa under Jassa
      Singh, its eleven subdivisions were called misls (the twelfth misl
      Phulkiari traced a separate origin), in April 1754,
      the Dal Khalsa, under Jassa Singh, routed an
      Afghan force from Lahore which had laid siege to Amritsar, in 1757, he
      attacked the rearguard of Shahzada Taimur Shah who was marchjing to
      Lahore after sacking Kanarpur, on 17th January 1761, he defeated the
      Marathas at
      Panipat, on 17th April 1765, the Sikhs under his command occupied
      Lahore, married and had issue. He died 20th October 1783 in Amritsar
      and was
      cremated at Burj Baba Atal Sahib.

      • Bibiji (name unknown), married Sardar Mohr Singh
        of
        Fatehabad, died 1777.
      • Bibiji (name unknown), married Sardar Mirar Singh
        of
        Tungwala, and had issue.

        • generations
          • Sardarni Bishen Kaur, married Rais Sardar
            Basant Singh of Behra, and had issue.
    • Sardar BAGH SINGH, 2nd Sardar of Kapurthala
      1783/1801,
      born 1748, married and had
      issue. He died
      1801.

      • Sardar Fateh Singh (qv)
      • Bibiji (name unknown) Sahib, married General
        Sardar Rattan Singh
        of
        Behra, and had issue.

        • Rais Sardar Thakur Singh, born 1812 in
          Fatehabad, married and had issue.

          • Rais Sardar Ranjit Singh,
            married and had issue.

            • Rais Sardar Basant Singh of Behra, married Sardarni
              Bishen
              Kaur
              of
              Tungwala
              (see above)
               
    • Sardar FATEH SINGH, 3rd Sardar of Kapurthala
      1801/1836,
      born 1784, succeeded to the
      Ahluwalia
      chiefship
      in 1801, took part in almost all the early campaigns of Maharaja Ranjit
      Singh – Kasur 1802/1803, Malwa 1806/1808, Kangra 1809, Multan 1818,
      Kashmir
      1819 and Mankera 1821. He fought in the battle of Haidru 1813 and held
      command in the Bhimbar, Rajauri and Bahawalpur expeditions, in 1806, he
      acted as the plenipotentiary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and signed
      the first Anglo-Sikh treaty with Lord Lake, he had bestowed upon him
      the
      districts of Dakha, Kot, Jagraoh, Talvandi, Naraingarh and Raipur after
      his Malwa campaigns, he married and had issue. He died October
      1836 at Kapurthala.

      • Raja Nihal Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Amar Singh, he conspired to
        usurp the gaddi and was
        encouraged in his ambition by Maharaja Ranjit Singh as well as by his
        minister,
        Raja Dhian Singh. He died 28th March 1841 in a boat
        accident on the Ravi.
    • Raja NIHAL SINGH, Raja of Kapurthala 1836/1852,
      he received the towns of Nur Mahal
      and Kalal
      Majra;
      in the first Anglo-Sikh war, his sympathies lay
      with the Khalsa Darbar and in spite of treaty obligations with the
      British, he afforded them little assistance, and he went so far as to
      fight on the side of the Sikhs both at Baddoval and ‘Alival and for
      that he was
      penalized
      by the British by the confiscation of his territories south of the
      Sutlej,
      married and had issue. He died 13th September 1852.

      • HH Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhir Singh Bahadur (see
        below)
      • Kanwar Bikram Singh Bahadur,
        born 1835 at
        Kapurthala,
        C.S.I. [cr.1879],
        Sardar Bahadur [cr.1858], awarded the Mutiny Medal for his part during
        the Indian Mutiny, by commanding a Kapurthala contingent, present at
        the
        Imperial Durbar in Delhi in 1877, where he was awarded the
        Kaiser-i-Hind
        medal, Honourary Magistrate and Honourary Assististant Commissioner for
        Jullundur District in 1879, President of the Jullundur Municipal Board,
        founder of the Khalsa Akhbar, founder of the Khalsa Press in Lahore,
        author
        of “Upma Sar Granth”, founder of the Singh Sabha, married 1stly, 16th
        February 1849, and had
        issue,
        two sons and one daughter. He died 8th May 1887 at Jullundur.

        • Col. Kanwar
          Pratap Singh Bahadur,
          born
          1871
          at
          Jullundur,
          K.C.S.I.
          [cr.1911],
          C.S.I.
          [cr.1909], Honourary Magistrate and Civil Judge, Punjab,
          Honourary
          ADC to the Maharaja of Kapurthala in 1893, M.L.C. Punjab 1906/1911,
          Member
          of the Imperial Legislative Council 1910/1911, founder of the Punjab
          Chiefs’
          Association, awarded the Delhi Durbar Silver Medal in 1903, married and
          had issue, two sons. He died 5th December 1911.

          • Maj. Kanwar Jasjit Singh, born 12th April 1893,
            educated at Aitchison
            College,
            Lahore; Honourary Magistrate for Jullundur District 1915/1943,
            commissioned
            as Honourary 2nd-Lt., ILF in 1918, attached to the 6th Duke of
            Connaught’s
            Own Lancers, served in Afghanistan and the NWF in 1919, where he
            received
            the Waziristan medal, promoted to Honourary Lieutenant in 1919,
            Honourary
            Captain in 1923, and Honourary Major in 1936, Vice-Chairman of the
            Jullundur
            District Board, awarded the Delhi Durbar Silver Medal in 1911, the
            Silver
            Jubilee Medal in 1935, and the Coronation Medal in 1937, married 1stly,
            daughter of the Hon. Buta Singh of Rawalpindi, married 2ndly, daughter
            of the Jagirdar of Butari in Ludhiana District, and had issue, three
            sons
            and
            one daughter. He died 29th March 1943.

            • Capt. Kanwar Prithvijit Singh, born 11th May 1912,
              educated at
              Aitchison
              College, Lahore; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned as a
              2nd-Lieut,
              IA (KCIO) in 1932, attached to the 1st Battalion, 7th Rajput Regiment
              in
              1934, married Bibi Surjit Kaur, daughter of Sardar Dwarka Nath Singh,
              Minister,
              Kapurthala State, and had adopted issue. He died 1943 at Lucknow.

              • Kanwar Shri Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh (son of
                Kanwar Ranjit Singh – see
                below, adopted by Kanwarani Surjit Kaur, widow of Kanwar Prithvijit
                Singh),
                born 29th October 1946, educated at  Doon School, Dehra Dun;
                Member
                of Parliament, India (Rajya Sabha) 1982 to 1988 and 1988 to 1994,
                married
                8th May 1989, Kumari Vijay Thakur (Kanwarani Vijay Thakur Singh),
                Diplomat
                (Indian Foreign Service), daughter of Late Justice, Thakur Hira Singh
                of
                the Himanchal High Court.
            • Kanwar Manjit Singh, born 1918, educated at Scindia
              Sardar’s School,
              Gwalior;
              Hon. Lieut. ILF (1945), married and had issue, two sons. He died 1962.

              • Kanwar Chandrajit Singh, born 25th December 1946,
                Businessman.
              • Kanwar Aniljit Singh, born 15th August 1950 at
                Jalandhar, educated at
                Modern
                School, Jalandhar; Queen Mary College, London (B.Sc.); Imperial
                College,
                London (M.Sc.); Berkbeck College, London (M.Sc.); Computer Scientist,
                Businessman,
                married 7th November 1985 in London, Miss Padma Bisram, daughter of Mr.
                Balram Bisram (Civil Servant, UK), and has issue, one son.

                • Kanwar Amarjit Singh, born 14th June 1989 in
                  London, presently being
                  educated
                  at Charterhouse School, UK.
            • Kanwar Ranjit Singh, born 1922, educated at Scindia
              Sardar’s School,
              Gwalior;
              married and had issue, 1 son. He died 1953.

              • Kanwar Shri Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh (adopted by
                Kanwarani Surjit
                Kaur,
                widow of Kanwar Prithvijit Singh – see above), born 29th October 1946,
                educated at  Doon School, Dehra Dun; Member of Parliament, India
                (Rajya
                Sabha) 1982 to 1988 and 1988 to 1994, married 8th May 1989, Kumari
                Vijay
                Thakur (Kanwarani Vijay Thakur Singh), Diplomat (Indian Foreign
                Service),
                daughter of Late Justice, Thakur Hira Singh of the Himachal High
                Court.
            • Kumari Uma Devi, married Lt.-Gen. Daulat Singh IA
              (KCIO), born 4th
              January
              1911 at Lahore, died 22nd November 1963 in a helicopter crash at
              Poonch,
              son of  Col. Wazir ud-Daula, Rai Bahadur Dina Nath, and had issue,
              three sons and one daughter.

              • Jitendra Daulat Singh, Diplomat
                (Indian Foreign Service),
                educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; and at Cambridge, UK; Former Indian
                Ambassador
                to Norway, married Renuka Singh, daughter of Brigadier Shiv Dayal Singh
                IA, and has issue, one son and daughter daughter.
              • Surendra Daulat Singh, born 4th
                June 1942, educated at Mayo
                College, Ajmer; and St Stephens College, Delhi B.A. (Hons. in History);
                former Banker (BBME, Grindlays etc.), C.E.O. Executive Search (GKR.
                Daulat-Singh),
                married 6th October 1967, Purnima Bawa, daughter of late Bawa Gyan
                Singh
                of Lahore, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
              • Vijayendra Daulat Singh, born
                13th
                June 1946 at Delhi, educated
                at Mayo College, Ajmer; passed out at Bishop Cotton School (Ibbetson
                House),
                Simla in 1963; St Stephens College, Delhi; Chairman of the Institute of
                Technology and Management, Gurgaon; married 16th April 1976, Hareena
                Singh,
                daughter of Late Col. Gurbaksh Singh, and has issue, two sons and one
                daughter.
              • Chandrika Devi, born 19th
                February
                1939 at Indore, educated
                at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School, Jaipur; Lady Irwin
                College,
                New Delhi; married 13th December 1958, Ganesh Saran Mehra, and has
                issue, three sons and one daughter.
          • Kanwar Madanjit Singh, born 1898, died 1930.
        • Hon. Raja Sir Daljit Singh, born 7th December 1882 at
          Kapurthala,
          educated
          at Aitchison College, Lahore; K.B.E. [cr.1919], C.S.I. [cr.1911],
          Honourary
          Magistrate for Jullundur District, M.L.C. (Punjab) 1913/1915, Member of
          the
          Imperial Legislative Council at Calcutta 1913/1915, Member of the
          Council
          of State 1915/1917, Member of the Third Council
          of the Lieutenant Governor of
          the Punjab [14.1.1913] – [19.4.1916], Chief Minister of Jammu and
          Kashmir State
          1917/1921,
          awarded the Delhi Durbar silver medal in 1911, married Rani Jasbir
          Kaur [Lady Daljit Singh], born September 1886 at Hansa, Ludhiana, died
          December 1938, daughter of Sardar Hardit Singh of Hansa, and had issue,
          two sons. He died 6th November 1946.

          • Rajkumar Atamjit Singh, born 1900, educated at
            Aitchison College,
            Lahore;
            commissioned in 1925 as Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army, married
            and
            had issue, one son. He died 1925.

            • Kanwar Satyajit Singh, born 28th December 1922 at
              Jullundur, educated
              at
              Bishop Cotton School, Shimla; and St Stephen’s College, Delhi;
              agriculturist
              and Shakespearean actor, married Kumari Kamini Devi [Kanwarani Kamini
              Satyajit
              Singh], born 12th April 1928, died 6th October 1999, daughter of Ishwar
              Das Mahendru of Multan, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He
              died
              22nd
              November 1980 at Lucknow.

              • Kanwar Mukuljit Singh, born 6th October 1961,
                educated at Colvin
                Taluqdars’
                College, Lucknow and Lucknow University; Secretary of the Tiger Haven
                Society,
                Rifle Shooting Champion, married 19th October 1996, Kumari Pragya Devi,
                [Kanwarani Pragya Singh], daughter of  Colonel Ranbir Singh
                Chouhan,
                and has issue, one son.

                • Samarjit Singh, born 1997.
              • Kumari Bani Kaur, born 14th September 1965,
                married 29th November 1987,
                Harjit Singh Ahuja, C.E.O. Forbes, Mumbai; son of Brigadier Gurdial
                Singh
                Ahuja, and has issue, two daughters.

                • Anahita Kaur Ahuja, born 1989.
                • Anandita Kaur Ahuja, born
                  1991.
          • Raja Padamjit Singh, born 1909, educated at Bishop
            Cotton School,
            Shimla;
            and  Aitchison College, Lahore; married Padma [Kunwarani Padamjit
            Singh], daughter of Sardar Bahadur Kishan Singh Rais of Fatehabad, and
            had issue, three daughters. He died 9th January 1971.

            • Rajkumari Lalita Kumari, born 1932, educated at the
              Convent of Jesus
              and
              Mary, Shimla; and at St Bedes College, Shimla; married Lt.-Gen.
              Inderjit
              Khanna, served in the Indian Army (4th Guards), and has issue, two
              daughters.

              • Kumari Ilika Nandini, born
                1961,
                married Sardar Jagdeep Singh
                Mann, son of Sardar Charanjiv Singh Mann of Kot Shera. 
              • Kumari Shailaja Nandini, born
                1964.
            • Rajkumari Anita Singh, born 1939, educated at the
              Convent of Jesus and
              Mary, Shimla; and at St Bedes College, Shimla; founder of the Indian
              Music
              Society, Member of the Kapurthala Heritage Trust, Member of the
              Governing
              Council of the Punjabi Academy for the Government of Delhi, Member of
              the
              Governing Council of the National Media Centre, Member of the Governing
              Council of the Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy, Advisor on Culture and
              Heritage
              in the Government of Punjab, married (div.) Colonel Jitinder Chaudhary,
              and has issue, a daughter.

              • Kumari Haripriya, born 27th
                August
                1964, married Sardar Govind
                Singh Mann, son of Sardar Brijendra Pal Singh Mann of Manawala,
                Agriculturist,
                and has issue, three sons.
            • Rajkumari Rama Singh, born 1941, educated at the
              Convent of Jesus and
              Mary,
              Shimla; and at St Bedes College, Shimla; married Mohindar Puri,
              President
              of the Punjab, Haryana and Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
              President
              of Mohindar Puri and Co., and had issue, one son.

              • Ambuj Puri, born 1980, died
                1992 at
                Shimla.
        • Kumari (name unknown) (elder daughter), married
          Sardar Amar Singh of Patiala,
          and had issue, four daughters.
        • Kumari (name unknown) (younger daughter),
          married Sardar Devinder Singh of
          Gurdasar, and had
          issue, two sons and one daughter.

          • Sardar Brijnandan Singh
          • Sardar Prithinandan Singh,
            Inspector
            General of Police Kashmir
            (retd.)
          • Bibi Sukhnandan Kaur, married Dr.
            P. C.
            Hoon of the Doon School
            Dehra Dun, and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • Kanwar Suchet Singh, born 1837, married 1stly, 5th
        February 1852, and had issue. He
        died 1901.

        • The Hon. Raja Sardar Charanjit Singh, born 1883, Raja
          [cr.1932],
          married
          and had issue. He died 1970.

          • Rajkumar Ajit Singh, born 18th April 1901, educated
            at Harrow 1915/1918.
          • Rajkumar Sarabjit Singh, born 3rd August 1902,
            educated at Eton College, married and had issue.

            • Kumari Devika Sarabjit Singh, married H.E.
              Ambassador J. N. Dhamija, died 1999, and has issue, two sons.
              • Dinesh Dhamija, born 1950, educated at
                King’s School, Canterbury and at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge;
                married Tani Malhotra, and has issue, two sons.
                • Biren Dhamija, educated at Harrow and
                  London University.
                • Darun Dhamija, educated at Harrow and
                  London University.
              • Sumant Dhamija, born 1952, educated at
                King’s School, Canterbury and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; married
                Iqrup Singh, and has issue, one daughter.
                • Ritika Aiysha Dhamija, born 1984,
                  educated at Oxford University (2004)
                • Udai Dhamija, born April 1998,
                  presently studying at Eton College 2003/-
          • Lt.-Col. Rajkumar Ripjit Singh, born about 1907,
            married
            Rajkumar Rani Naina Devi
            (Nilina Sen),
            died
            November 1993 aged 76, grand daughter of Maharishi Keshub Chandra Sen
            ,
            and had issue. He died 1949.

            • Kumari Nilika Ripjitsingh
            • Kanwar Karanjit Singh
            • Kumari Reena Ripjitsingh
            • Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, married Kanwarani Pronoti
              Devi, daughter of
              Sailen
              Prasad Barooah, an aristrocrat from the foremost and renowned family of
              Assam (Jorhat), and has issue.

              • (name unknown) Singh, married the daughter
                of Kanwar Akshob Singh
                of Kashipur.
          • Kumari Pamela Devi [Kunwarani Pamela Prasada of
            Shahjehanpur], born 1916, married Kunwar Jyoti Prasada, Zamindar of Shahjehanpur, and had issue.
            She died 2002.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Sardar Diwan Singh
        of Makandpur (Nikandpur), and had issue. She died 1845.

        • Sardar Bhagat Singh
    • HH Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir RANDHIR SINGH Bahadur,
      Raja of Kapurthala 1852/1870,
      G.C.S.I. [1864],
      born
      in March 1831, married 1stly, 21st February 1848, Rani (name unknown),
      died 1853,
      married 2ndly, Rani (name unknown), died 1857, married 3rdly,
      Rani (name unknown), born 1846, and had issue. He
      died 2nd April 1870 at Aden.

      • HH Raja-i-Rajgan Kharak Singh Bahadur (by 1st wife)(see
        below)
      • Hon. Raja Sir Harnam Singh (by 1st wife), born 15th
        November 1851,
        K.C.I.E.
        [cr.1899],
        C.I.E. [cr.1885], Raja (for personal use only) [cr.1907], made
        hereditary in 1911; managed the Kapurthala Estates in Oudh
        for
        18 years; Member of Council of Governor-General of India and of
        Legislative
        Council of Punjab 1900/1902; Member of the Hemp Drugs Commission
        1893/94;
        Honourary
        Life Secretary of the British India Association of Taluqdars of Oudh;
        Fellow
        of Punjab University; Member of Council of State for India; President
        of the National Missionary Society of India; he was awarded the Delhi
        Durbar Silver Medals in 1903 and 1911; married
        1875,
        Kanwar Rani Sahiba, and had issue, seven sons and one daughter. He died
        20th May 1930.

        • Rajkumar Raghbir Singh, born 1876, educated at Harrow
          1890/1894.
        • Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, born 17th May 1878 in
          Kapurthala, C.I.E.
          [cr.1915], Kt.
          [cr.1933],
          C.St.J. [cr.1937]; Governor of Bombay 1948/1952; educated at Harrow
          1891/1896 and at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1900,
          M.A. 1910); called to the Bar Middle Temple 1902; appointed Deputy
          Collector, United
          Provinces, India 1904; Assistant Registrar, Co-operative Credit
          Societies
          1908 (Officiating Registrar 1909/10); Assistant Secretary, Department
          of
          Education 1911; Senior Assistant Secretary 1915; Magistrate and
          Collector
          1917; Secretary to Government of United Provinces 1919; Deputy
          Secretary
          to Government of India 1920; Deputy Commissioner United Provinces 192;
          Chief Minister of Jodhpur State 1931; Agent to Government of India in
          South
          Africa 1932; Member of the Executive Council in UP 1935/1937;
          Chancellor of Lucknow University 1941; briefly Prime Minister of
          Kashmir; he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935,
          the King George VI Coronation Medal in 1937 and the Indian Independence
          Medal in 1947; in cricket he is noted for being both the oldest
          cricketer to make his first class debut and the oldest player to play
          the first class game (aged 72); married
          February
          1918, Rani Gunwati Maya Das, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
          He died 6th June 1959 in
          Lucknow.

          • Raja Ranbir Singh, born 11th June 1919, educated at
            Bishops School in
            South
            Africa and Balliol College, Oxford. A diplomat for the Indian
            government
            serving as a Charge D’Affaires in Tokyo, Cairo, The Hague and Dublin,
            married
            Catherine Lycett Green, and had issue. He died June 1996 in New Delhi.

            • Raja Jai Singh, educated at Harrow School
              1965/1970, living in Florida, USA
              .
            • Rajkumar Pratap Singh, educated at Harrow School
              1968/1972, living in Bath,
              England,
              married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
            • Rajkumari Xenia Ranbirsingh, engaged January 2005
              to the Hon. Thomas
              Philip
              Watson, born 1958, son of the late 3rd Baron Manton and of Mary
              Baroness
              Manton (#1).
          • Rajkumari Prem Kaur, living in Lucknow, India,
            married and has issue.

            • Arun Seth
            • Arati Seth
          • Rajkumar Mahindar Singh, married
            and
            had issue. He died 15th August 2004 in Chandigarh.

            • Kumari Nihar Kaur (Nihar Das), married 1992,
              Proshant Das, and has issue, two sons. (Chandigarh, India)

              • Siddhant Das 
              • Vikrant Das
        • Rajkumar Shamsher Singh, born 1879.
        • Rajkumar Rajinder Singh, born 1881, died 1882.
        • Rajkumar Inderjit Singh, born 1883.
        • Rajkumar Jasbir Singh, born 1885, married and had issue.
          • Lt. Kunwar Arjan Singh [Billy], a well
            known conservationist, born 15th August 1917 in
            Gorakhpur, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the British
            Indian Army and fought in WWII, retiring in 1946 as a Lieutenant, on
            his return to India he purchased a farm on the edge of Dudhwa National
            Park; he has been honoured with a number of
            awards for his conservation efforts, including the Padma Shri
            (1995), World Wildlife gold medal (1996), the Order of the Golden
            Ark (1997), and the lifetime award for tiger conservation (1999), the
            28th J. Paul Getty Wildlife
            Conservation
            Prize (2005) in “recognition of his
            outstanding
            contributions to the protection of tigers and the Dudhwa reserve
            “,
            and the Padma Bhushan (2006); Author
            of (amongst others), Tara: The Tigress (1981), The Legend
            of the
            Man-Eater

            (1993), Tiger Haven (1998), Prince of Cats (2001) and Watching
            India’s
            Wildlife
            (2004). He died February 2010.
          • Kunwar Balram Singh (+), married Kanwarani Mira (+)
        • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur D.St.J., a politician and social
          activist, born 2nd February 1889 in
          Lucknow, educated at Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, England, and
          at Oxford University,
          England; Member of the Lok Sabha 1952/1957; Union Minister of Health
          1947/1957; Union Minister of Health and Communications 1951/1952;
          Member of the
          Rajya
          Sabha 1957/1964; Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi for 16 years; served as
          the Chairperson of the All India Women’s Education
          Fund Association; member of the Executive Committee of Lady
          Irwin College in New Delhi; member of the Board of Trustees of
          the All India Spinners’ Association; she helped establish the All
          India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, and became its first
          president; member of the Indian
          delegation to UNESCO conferences in London in 1945 and Paris in 1946;
          President of
          the World Health Assembly 1950 and the International Red Cross
          Conference,
          New Delhi 1957; Founder-Member and Chairman, Managing Body of Indian
          Red
          Cross Society for fourteen years; she founded the Tuberculosis
          Association of India and the Central Leprosy Teaching
          and Research Institute in Madras; she also founded the Rajkumari
          Amrit Kaur College of Nursing and the National Sports Club of India;
          President of the
          All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Tuberculosis Association
          of India, and the St. John’s Ambulance Corps till her death; she was
          awarded the
          Rene Sand Memorial Award. She died unmarried, 10th February 1964.
      • Kumari (name unknown) (by 1st wife), born 1850,
        married 1863, Sardar
        Buta Singh Sirnanwi.
      • Rajkumar (name unknown) (by 2nd wife), died aged 2
        months.
      • Rajkumari Melvina (by 3rd wife), born about 1860.
      • Rajkumari Helen (by 3rd wife), born about 1864.
      • HH Raja-i-Rajgan KHARAK SINGH Bahadur, Raja of
        Kapurthala 1870/1877, born August 1849,
        installed on the gaddi on
        12th May 1870, married and
        had issue. He died 5th September 1877.

        • Col.
          HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan
          Maharaja
          Sir Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)

     


    • Col.
      HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan
      Maharaja
      Sir JAGATJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur
      , Maharaja of Kapurthala 1877/1949,
      born 24th November 1872, assumed
      full ruling powers in November 1890, K.C.S.I. [cr.1897], G.C.S.I.
      [cr.1911],
      G.C.I.E. [cr.1921], G.B.E. [cr.1927], Maharaja [cr.1911], awarded a
      salute
      of 13 guns (15 guns personal), Honorary Colonel of the 45th (Rattreys’
      Sikhs) in the Indian Army, and was promoted to be a Brigadier early in
      1943, awarded the Grand Cross of Legion of Honour of France [1924],
      Grand
      Cordon of of Order of the Nile, and Grand Cross of Orders of Cuba,
      Chile,
      Peru and Morocco, Representative of the League of Nations Assembly in
      1926,
      1927 and 1929, appointed Up-Rajpramukh of PEPSU, married 1stly, 16th
      April
      1886, HH Maharani Harbans Kaur, daughter of Mian Ranjit Singh Guleria
      of
      Poprola, married 2ndly, a Princess of a Katoch Rajput family from
      Kangra, married
      3rdly,
      a Princess of a Rajput family from Bushahr, died sp 1959 in
      Kapurthala, married
      4thly, Rani Kanari, married 5thly, 28th January 1908 (div), Maharani
      Prem
      Kaur [née Anita Delgado], born 1890 in Malaga, Spain, died 7th
      July
      1962,
      married 6thly, 1942, Maharani Tara Devi [née Evgeniya
      Grosupova],
      daughter of a Czech Count and Nina Grosupova, an actress, she commited
      suicide
      by jumping off the Qutub Minar in Delhi, and had issue. He died 19th
      June
      1949.

      • HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia
        Raja-i-Rajgan
        Maharaja Paramjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (by Maharani Harbans Kaur) (qv)
      • Maharajkumar Mahijit Singh (by Maharani Harbans Kaur),
        born June 1893,
        Manager of the Kapurthala estate in Oudh, Minister of Government in
        U.P.
        of Agra and Oudh, married Maharajkumari Anar Devi of Kangra in Himachal
        Pradesh, and had issue. He died 1932.

        • Rajkumari Usha Devi [later Rani Usha Devi of
          Dada-Siba], born 25th
          October
          1919 in Kapurthala, married the late Raja Harmahendra Singh of Dada-Siba
          in Kangra, died May 2000, and had issue. She died 3rd October 2004 at
          New
          Delhi.
      • Lt.Col. Maharajkumar Amarjit Singh (by the Katochni
        Rani), born 5th
        August
        1893, C.I.E. [cr.1935], educated at Oxford College (Master of Arts),
        Vice-President
        of the State Council and Household Minister to the Maharaja. He served
        in
        the Indian Army in France from 1914 to 1916 and was promoted to the
        rank
        of Lt. Col. in the Indian Army in 1943, married Rani Sonia, died 4th
        July
        1947. He died September 1944 in Srinagar.
      • Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh (by Rani Kanari), born 1896
        at Kapurthala,
        educated at Harrow 1910/1913 and in France, appointed Vice President of
        State Council in 1944, married 1928, Maharajkumari Sita Devi, born
        1915,
        died 2002 in New Delhi, daughter of Raja Uday Raj Singh of Kashipur,
        and had issue. He died 7th June 1967.

        • Rajkumar Shri Arun Singh, born 29th August 1944, B.A.
          (Hons.), M.A.
          (Cantab),
          educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, passing out in 1960,
          graduated
          from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in 1964, Member of the
          Rajya
          Sabha [3.4.1984] – [17.8.1988], Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
          Minister
          1984/1985,
          Union Minister of State, Department of Defence Research and
          Development,
          1985/1987; married Shrimati Kunwarani Nina Singh and has issue, two
          sons
          and one daughter. (St. Helen’s Cottage, Mussoorie,
          Uttar Ranchal,
          India)

          • Kumari Devaki Kaur, born 1968 at New Delhi, married
            1st October 2006 at New Delhi, Marakand Paranjape, son of Ramchandra
            Laxman and Prabhavati Paranjape.
          • Kunwar Hanut Singh, born 1970, married 1999 at New
            Delhi, a daughter of
            Mr. and Mrs. Bhalla.
          • Kunwar Anirudh Singh, born 1975 in New Delhi.
        • Rajkumar Martand Singh, born 1947 at Kapurthala,
          educated at Doon
          School,
          Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, passing out in 1963, graduated from St.
          Stephen’s
          College, Delhi University in 1967.
      • Maharajkumar Ajit Singh (by Anita), born 26th April 1908,
        educated at Clifton College, Bristol from April 1922 to December 1924,
        at
        St Catherine’s College, Cambridge
        University (University Boxing colours, B.A. 1931) and at the Military
        Academy, Dehra Dun; he served with the Paramijit Infantry, Kapurthala
        Internal Security 1939/1942, and as Attaché to the Indian
        Government Trade Commission to South America 1942/1946, died unmarried
        1982, having issue, one daughter by Zahra Ajami.

        • Maha Akhtar, born 1965, worked for a while as a
          production assistant for The
          Cure, the British new wave rock band, and then for 15 years in New York
          with veteran CBS news anchor Dan Rather, she begab studying flamenco in
          1996, and became a professional
          flamenco dancer in 2005.
      • HH Rani Amrit Kaur (by Rani Kanari), born 1904, married
        8th February
        1923,
        Maj. HH Raja Sir Joginder Sen Bahadur of Mandi,
        and
        had
        issue.
        She
        died 1948.
    • HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia
      Raja-i-Rajgan
      Maharaja PARAMJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur
      , Maharaja of Kapurthala
      1949/1955, born 18th May 1892,
      educated at
      Harrow
      1906/1907, granted the title of Tikka Raja by the British authorities,
      President of the State Council, Colonel-in-Chief of the Paramjit
      Infantry,
      married 1stly, HH Maharani Brinda Devi of Jubbal,
      born
      11th
      January
      1892
      in Jubbal, author of an autobiography,
      “Maharani”
      with Elaine Williams, written in 1951 and later reprinted in 2001 and
      given
      a new title,”Maharani — the Memoirs of a Rebellious Princess”. She
      was
      widely travelled person who knew Heads of State and famous Hollywood
      Stars,
      died May 1962 at Woodville Palace, Simla, married 2ndly, in 1932, Tikka
      Rani Sahiba Lilawati Devi of Kangra, died aged 21, married 3rdly, July
      1937, Maharani
      Narinder
      Kaur [née Stella Mudge aka Beady], born 13th October
      1904
      in Carlton, Kent, died 23rd February 1984 in Delhi, and had issue. He
      died
      1955.

      • Maharajkumari
        Indira Devi (Princess Indee) (by Maharani Brinda Devi), born 26th
        February
        1912
        at Kapurthala, worked in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in
        London as a news reader from 1945 to 1968, died unmarried 1979 in
        Ibitza,
        Spain.
      • Maharajkumari Sushila Devi (Princess Shushu) (by Maharani
        Brinda Devi), born
        14th December 1918 at Kapurthala, married January 1942 (div. 1958),
        Raja
        Giriraj Saran Singh of Bharatpur,
        and
        had issue. She died 1974 in Simla.
      • Maharajkumari Ourmilla Devi (Princess Moumou) (by
        Maharani
        Brinda Devi)
        [Rajkumar
        Rani Ourmilla Devi of Jubbal], born 29th November 1919 at Kapurthala,
        married
        Lt.-Col. Rajkumar Birendra Singh of Jubbal.
      • Maharajkumari Ash Kaur (by Tikka Rani Sahiba Lilawati
        Devi),
        born October
        1933 at
        Kapurthala,
        married 1958 (div.), Mr. Hari Bhagat of New Delhi, and has issue.

        • Prithvi Raj Singh Bhagat, born 1959.
      • Brig. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
        Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan
        Maharaja Sri Sukhjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (by
        Tikka Rani Sahiba Lilawati Devi) (qv)
    • Brig. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
      Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan
      Maharaja SUKHJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur
      , Maharaja of Kapurthala (see
      above)

     

     

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