|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
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
- Sardar Jassa Singh (see below)
- Sardar Sadar Singh, married and had issue.
- Sardar Lal Singh, married and had issue.
- 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
born 3rd May 1718 at Ahlu or
Lahore, Sultan-ul-Qaum [cr.1761], leader of the Ahluwalia misl and of
Dal Khalsa, which in 1758 proclaimed the sovereignty of the Sikhs in
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
Panipat, on 17th April 1765, the Sikhs under his command occupied
Lahore, married and had issue. He died 20th October 1783 in Amritsar
cremated at Burj Baba Atal Sahib.
- Bibiji (name unknown), married Sardar Mohr Singh
Fatehabad, died 1777.
- Bibiji (name unknown), married Sardar Mirar Singh
Tungwala, and had issue.
- Sardarni Bishen Kaur, married Rais Sardar
Basant Singh of Behra, and had issue.
- Sardar BAGH SINGH, 2nd Sardar of Kapurthala
born 1748, married and had
issue. He died
- Sardar Fateh Singh (qv)
- Bibiji (name unknown) Sahib, married General
Sardar Rattan Singh
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
- Sardar FATEH SINGH, 3rd Sardar of Kapurthala
born 1784, succeeded to the
in 1801, took part in almost all the early campaigns of Maharaja Ranjit
Singh – Kasur 1802/1803, Malwa 1806/1808, Kangra 1809, Multan 1818,
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
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
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
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
by the British by the confiscation of his territories south of the
married and had issue. He died 13th September 1852.
- HH Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhir Singh Bahadur (see
- Kanwar Bikram Singh Bahadur,
born 1835 at
Sardar Bahadur [cr.1858], awarded the Mutiny Medal for his part during
the Indian Mutiny, by commanding a Kapurthala contingent, present at
Imperial Durbar in Delhi in 1877, where he was awarded the
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,
of “Upma Sar Granth”, founder of the Singh Sabha, married 1stly, 16th
February 1849, and had
two sons and one daughter. He died 8th May 1887 at Jullundur.
- Col. Kanwar
Pratap Singh Bahadur,
[cr.1909], Honourary Magistrate and Civil Judge, Punjab,
ADC to the Maharaja of Kapurthala in 1893, M.L.C. Punjab 1906/1911,
of the Imperial Legislative Council 1910/1911, founder of the Punjab
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
Lahore; Honourary Magistrate for Jullundur District 1915/1943,
as Honourary 2nd-Lt., ILF in 1918, attached to the 6th Duke of
Own Lancers, served in Afghanistan and the NWF in 1919, where he
the Waziristan medal, promoted to Honourary Lieutenant in 1919,
Captain in 1923, and Honourary Major in 1936, Vice-Chairman of the
District Board, awarded the Delhi Durbar Silver Medal in 1911, the
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
one daughter. He died 29th March 1943.
- Capt. Kanwar Prithvijit Singh, born 11th May 1912,
College, Lahore; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned as a
IA (KCIO) in 1932, attached to the 1st Battalion, 7th Rajput Regiment
1934, married Bibi Surjit Kaur, daughter of Sardar Dwarka Nath Singh,
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
born 29th October 1946, educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun;
of Parliament, India (Rajya Sabha) 1982 to 1988 and 1988 to 1994,
8th May 1989, Kumari Vijay Thakur (Kanwarani Vijay Thakur Singh),
(Indian Foreign Service), daughter of Late Justice, Thakur Hira Singh
the Himanchal High Court.
- Kanwar Manjit Singh, born 1918, educated at Scindia
Hon. Lieut. ILF (1945), married and had issue, two sons. He died 1962.
- Kanwar Chandrajit Singh, born 25th December 1946,
- Kanwar Aniljit Singh, born 15th August 1950 at
Jalandhar, educated at
School, Jalandhar; Queen Mary College, London (B.Sc.); Imperial
London (M.Sc.); Berkbeck College, London (M.Sc.); Computer Scientist,
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
at Charterhouse School, UK.
- Kanwar Ranjit Singh, born 1922, educated at Scindia
married and had issue, 1 son. He died 1953.
- Kanwar Shri Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh (adopted by
widow of Kanwar Prithvijit Singh – see above), born 29th October 1946,
educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun; Member of Parliament, India
Sabha) 1982 to 1988 and 1988 to 1994, married 8th May 1989, Kumari
Thakur (Kanwarani Vijay Thakur Singh), Diplomat (Indian Foreign
daughter of Late Justice, Thakur Hira Singh of the Himachal High
- Kumari Uma Devi, married Lt.-Gen. Daulat Singh IA
(KCIO), born 4th
1911 at Lahore, died 22nd November 1963 in a helicopter crash at
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
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.
married 6th October 1967, Purnima Bawa, daughter of late Bawa Gyan
of Lahore, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
- Vijayendra Daulat Singh, born
June 1946 at Delhi, educated
at Mayo College, Ajmer; passed out at Bishop Cotton School (Ibbetson
Simla in 1963; St Stephens College, Delhi; Chairman of the Institute of
Technology and Management, Gurgaon; married 16th April 1976, Hareena
daughter of Late Col. Gurbaksh Singh, and has issue, two sons and one
- Chandrika Devi, born 19th
1939 at Indore, educated
at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School, Jaipur; Lady Irwin
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
at Aitchison College, Lahore; K.B.E. [cr.1919], C.S.I. [cr.1911],
Magistrate for Jullundur District, M.L.C. (Punjab) 1913/1915, Member of
Imperial Legislative Council at Calcutta 1913/1915, Member of the
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
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
commissioned in 1925 as Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army, married
had issue, one son. He died 1925.
- Kanwar Satyajit Singh, born 28th December 1922 at
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla; and St Stephen’s College, Delhi;
and Shakespearean actor, married Kumari Kamini Devi [Kanwarani Kamini
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
November 1980 at Lucknow.
- Kanwar Mukuljit Singh, born 6th October 1961,
educated at Colvin
College, Lucknow and Lucknow University; Secretary of the Tiger Haven
Rifle Shooting Champion, married 19th October 1996, Kumari Pragya Devi,
[Kanwarani Pragya Singh], daughter of Colonel Ranbir Singh
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
Ahuja, and has issue, two daughters.
- Anahita Kaur Ahuja, born 1989.
- Anandita Kaur Ahuja, born
- Raja Padamjit Singh, born 1909, educated at Bishop
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
Mary, Shimla; and at St Bedes College, Shimla; married Lt.-Gen.
Khanna, served in the Indian Army (4th Guards), and has issue, two
- Kumari Ilika Nandini, born
married Sardar Jagdeep Singh
Mann, son of Sardar Charanjiv Singh Mann of Kot Shera.
- Kumari Shailaja Nandini, born
- Rajkumari Anita Singh, born 1939, educated at the
Convent of Jesus and
Mary, Shimla; and at St Bedes College, Shimla; founder of the Indian
Society, Member of the Kapurthala Heritage Trust, Member of the
Council of the Punjabi Academy for the Government of Delhi, Member of
Governing Council of the National Media Centre, Member of the Governing
Council of the Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy, Advisor on Culture and
in the Government of Punjab, married (div.) Colonel Jitinder Chaudhary,
and has issue, a daughter.
- Kumari Haripriya, born 27th
1964, married Sardar Govind
Singh Mann, son of Sardar Brijendra Pal Singh Mann of Manawala,
and has issue, three sons.
- Rajkumari Rama Singh, born 1941, educated at the
Convent of Jesus and
Shimla; and at St Bedes College, Shimla; married Mohindar Puri,
of the Punjab, Haryana and Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
of Mohindar Puri and Co., and had issue, one son.
- Ambuj Puri, born 1980, died
- 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,
General of Police Kashmir
- Bibi Sukhnandan Kaur, married Dr.
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
- The Hon. Raja Sardar Charanjit Singh, born 1883, Raja
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
Darun Dhamija, educated at Harrow and
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,
Rajkumar Rani Naina Devi
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
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
- 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.
- HH Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir RANDHIR SINGH Bahadur,
Raja of Kapurthala 1852/1870,
in March 1831, married 1stly, 21st February 1848, Rani (name unknown),
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
- Hon. Raja Sir Harnam Singh (by 1st wife), born 15th
C.I.E. [cr.1885], Raja (for personal use only) [cr.1907], made
hereditary in 1911; managed the Kapurthala Estates in Oudh
18 years; Member of Council of Governor-General of India and of
Council of Punjab 1900/1902; Member of the Hemp Drugs Commission
Life Secretary of the British India Association of Taluqdars of Oudh;
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
Kanwar Rani Sahiba, and had issue, seven sons and one daughter. He died
20th May 1930.
- Rajkumar Raghbir Singh, born 1876, educated at Harrow
- Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, born 17th May 1878 in
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
Provinces, India 1904; Assistant Registrar, Co-operative Credit
1908 (Officiating Registrar 1909/10); Assistant Secretary, Department
Education 1911; Senior Assistant Secretary 1915; Magistrate and
1917; Secretary to Government of United Provinces 1919; Deputy
to Government of India 1920; Deputy Commissioner United Provinces 192;
Chief Minister of Jodhpur State 1931; Agent to Government of India in
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
1918, Rani Gunwati Maya Das, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
He died 6th June 1959 in
- Raja Ranbir Singh, born 11th June 1919, educated at
Bishops School in
Africa and Balliol College, Oxford. A diplomat for the Indian
serving as a Charge D’Affaires in Tokyo, Cairo, The Hague and Dublin,
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,
married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
- Rajkumari Xenia Ranbirsingh, engaged January 2005
to the Hon. Thomas
Watson, born 1958, son of the late 3rd Baron Manton and of Mary
- Rajkumari Prem Kaur, living in Lucknow, India,
married and has issue.
- Rajkumar Mahindar Singh, married
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)
- 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
Prize (2005) in “recognition of his
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
(1993), Tiger Haven (1998), Prince of Cats (2001) and Watching
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
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;
the World Health Assembly 1950 and the International Red Cross
New Delhi 1957; Founder-Member and Chairman, Managing Body of Indian
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
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
- 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.
HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan
Sir Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan
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.
G.C.I.E. [cr.1921], G.B.E. [cr.1927], Maharaja [cr.1911], awarded a
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 ,
Cordon of of Order of the Nile, and Grand Cross of Orders of Cuba,
Peru and Morocco, Representative of the League of Nations Assembly in
1927 and 1929, appointed Up-Rajpramukh of PEPSU, married 1stly, 16th
1886, HH Maharani Harbans Kaur, daughter of Mian Ranjit Singh Guleria
Poprola, married 2ndly, a Princess of a Katoch Rajput family from
a Princess of a Rajput family from Bushahr, died sp 1959 in
4thly, Rani Kanari, married 5thly, 28th January 1908 (div), Maharani
Kaur [née Anita Delgado], born 1890 in Malaga, Spain, died 7th
married 6thly, 1942, Maharani Tara Devi [née Evgeniya
daughter of a Czech Count and Nina Grosupova, an actress, she commited
by jumping off the Qutub Minar in Delhi, and had issue. He died 19th
- HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia
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
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
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
- Lt.Col. Maharajkumar Amarjit Singh (by the Katochni
Rani), born 5th
1893, C.I.E. [cr.1935], educated at Oxford College (Master of Arts),
of the State Council and Household Minister to the Maharaja. He served
the Indian Army in France from 1914 to 1916 and was promoted to the
of Lt. Col. in the Indian Army in 1943, married Rani Sonia, died 4th
1947. He died September 1944 in Srinagar.
- Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh (by Rani Kanari), born 1896
educated at Harrow 1910/1913 and in France, appointed Vice President of
State Council in 1944, married 1928, Maharajkumari Sita Devi, born
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.
educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, passing out in 1960,
from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in 1964, Member of the
Sabha [3.4.1984] – [17.8.1988], Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Union Minister of State, Department of Defence Research and
1985/1987; married Shrimati Kunwarani Nina Singh and has issue, two
and one daughter. (St. Helen’s Cottage, Mussoorie,
- 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
Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, passing out in 1963, graduated from St.
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,
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
Maj. HH Raja Sir Joginder Sen Bahadur of Mandi,
- HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia
Maharaja PARAMJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala
1949/1955, born 18th May 1892,
1906/1907, granted the title of Tikka Raja by the British authorities,
President of the State Council, Colonel-in-Chief of the Paramjit
married 1stly, HH Maharani Brinda Devi of Jubbal,
in Jubbal, author of an autobiography,
with Elaine Williams, written in 1951 and later reprinted in 2001 and
a new title,”Maharani — the Memoirs of a Rebellious Princess”. She
widely travelled person who knew Heads of State and famous Hollywood
died May 1962 at Woodville Palace, Simla, married 2ndly, in 1932, Tikka
Rani Sahiba Lilawati Devi of Kangra, died aged 21, married 3rdly, July
Kaur [née Stella Mudge aka Beady], born 13th October
in Carlton, Kent, died 23rd February 1984 in Delhi, and had issue. He
Indira Devi (Princess Indee) (by Maharani Brinda Devi), born 26th
at Kapurthala, worked in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in
London as a news reader from 1945 to 1968, died unmarried 1979 in
- Maharajkumari Sushila Devi (Princess Shushu) (by Maharani
Brinda Devi), born
14th December 1918 at Kapurthala, married January 1942 (div. 1958),
Giriraj Saran Singh of Bharatpur,
had issue. She died 1974 in Simla.
- Maharajkumari Ourmilla Devi (Princess Moumou) (by
Rani Ourmilla Devi of Jubbal], born 29th November 1919 at Kapurthala,
Lt.-Col. Rajkumar Birendra Singh of Jubbal.
- Maharajkumari Ash Kaur (by Tikka Rani Sahiba Lilawati
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
Maharaja Sri Sukhjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (by
Tikka Rani Sahiba Lilawati Devi) (qv)
- Brig. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
Maharaja SUKHJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala (see