|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
family enjoyed independence up to the time of the Maharaia Ranjit
Singh of Lahore, who wrested the country from Rai Ajitsingh, the last
independent Raja of Kullu, but bestowed the Wazir-i- Rupi estate in
Kullu on Rai Thakur Singh. This grant, with the hereditary title of
Rai, was confirmed by the
British Government by a sanad
dated 24th October 1846. Rulers
and estate holders were…
- Raja SIDH SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1486/1532, originally came from Mayapuri
to Hati in
married and had issue. He died 1532.
- Raja BAHADUR SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1532/1559, brought the whole of Rupi
he built a Palace at Makarhar, site of the ancient capital of Kullu;
the temple of Hidimba at Dhungir near Manali; married and had issue. He
- Raja Pratap Singh (qv)
- Rani Sunu, married 1559, Tikka later Raja Pratapsingh
Verman of Chamba.
- Rani Ganga, married 1559, Tikka later Raja Pratapsingh
Verman of Chamba.
- Rani Rango, married 1559, Tikka later Raja Pratapsingh
Verman of Chamba.
- Raja PRATAP SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1559/1575, he allied himself with the Raja
of Mandi, in
reducing the state of Lag to submission; married and had issue. He died
- Raja PARBAT SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1575/1608, married and had issue.
- Raja Prithi Singh (qv)
- Raja Kalyan Singh (qv)
- Raja PRITHI SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1608/1635
- Raja KALYAN SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1635/1637 (deposed), married
and had issue.
- Raja JAGAT SINGH,
Raja of Kullu ca1637/1672, shifted his capital from
conquered Lag and greatly expanded the boundaries of Kullu, married
others), about 1670, a Princess of Chamba,
and had issue. He died 1672.
- Tikka Hari Singh, died vp in battle.
- Raja Bidhi Singh (qv)
- Mian Fakir Singh, held as a hostage at the court of
Delhi. He died soon
- Raja BIDHI SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1672/1688, married (amongst others), 1680, the daughter
Raja Chhatar Singh of Chamba, and had
He died 1688.
- Raja MAN SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1688/1719, conquered Lahul and Spiti, took
Sangri and Kotgarh in about 1703, where he built the fort of Kangal,
were lost to Bashahr in 1719 and later regained by Kullu at an unknown
date, expanded Kullu to its greatest extant of 10,000 square miles,
(amongst others) (a), a daughter or sister of Raja Prithvi Pal of Bangahal,
and had issue. He died 1719.
- Raja Raj Singh (qv)
- Mian Padam Singh, married and had issue.
- Mian Inder Singh, died in infancy.
- Raja RAJ SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1719/1731, founded the village of
Jaisinghpur in Kangra,
annexed the forts of Salachni, Bagi and Lavakaran, as well as the areas
of Thiti and Jigolri, married (amongst others), the daughter of the
of Kangra, and had issue. He died about 1731.
- Raja JAI SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1731/1742 (abdicated), he built the
palace in Pratappur
at Jia in Kullu, died 1st March 1744 at Ramdarbar in Ayodhya.
- Raja TEDHI SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1742/1767, he constructed a temple at Khokhan
in 1746, annexed
the state of Bir (Bangahal) in 1749, married and had issue, 18 sons. He
January 1767, with 64 ladies of the harem committing sati.
- Raja Pritam Singh (qv)
- Mian Dhian Singh
- Mian Charan Singh
- Mian Indar Singh
- Mian Prem Singh, third son, married and had issue, as
well as natural issue.
- Raja Thakur Singh (by a concubine) (qv)
- Raja PRITAM SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1767/1806, attacked and occupied Garh
in about 1781, married ten Ranis, and had issue, four sons, as well as
natural issue. He died about
when 35 ladies of the harem committed sati.
- Raja Bikram Singh [Vikramajit Singh] (qv)
- Mian Khushal Singh (Kishan Singh), third son, married and
had issue. He
died 1821 at the fort of Mong in Plach.
- [Mian Pratap Singh (Bhawani Singh), born 1821,
had issue. He was hanged as an imposter at Dharamsala after 1856.]
- [Mian Ludar Singh of Bher]
- Mian Jhagar Singh (Jagat Singh), fourth son, ancestor of
the rulers of Sangri in Himachal
- Raja BIKRAM SINGH,
Raja of Kullu 1806/1816, married a khawás
lady, as well as a Rani who committed sati in 1820, and had
He died spl in October 1816.
- Raja AJIT SINGH,
of Kullu 1816/1841, born 19th December 1810, married 1stly, Rani Katochni,
died 1862, she adopted her
Mian Hira Singh of Sangri, who succeeded to her jagir of Seoraj,
2ndly, Rani Keonthali. He died sp in September 1841 at
- Rai THAKUR SINGH,
of Kullu 1846/1852, son of Mian Prem Singh
(above), born 1814,
when Kullu was annexed in 1846, he continued as titular Raja and was
the Wazir-i-Rupi jagir in Kullu, confirmed by a sanad dated
October 1846 with the title of Rai, he married four times. He died spl
- Rai Gyan Singh (by a khawás lady) (qv)
- Rai GYAN SINGH, Rai
of Kullu 1852/1869, born 9th February 1841, married
of Mian Padam Singh of Mandi, died in
September 1869, and had issue. He
18th August 1880 (1869/1870?).
- Rai DALIP SINGH,
Rai of Kullu 1869/1892, born 11th September 1862, the
the Court of Wards 1869/1882, 7th Viceregal Darbari of Kangra District,
Member of the Kangra District Noard and the Kullu Local Board, married
1stly, a Rani from Nadaun, married 2ndly, a Rani from Mandi. He died spl
- Rai Bahadur Megh Singh (qv)
- Rai Bahadur MEGH SINGH,
Rai of Kullu 1892/1921, born 18th July 1882,
educated at Aitchison Chiefs’ College, Lahore; he was granted the title
Honourary Magistrate and Civil Judge at Sultanpur, Kangra Dist.;
Member, Punjab Chiefs’ Association, Lahore; Member, Rajput
Prantik Sabha, Jammu and Kashmir; married
(amongst others), two daughters of Kanwar Bhagwan Singh of Nalagarh, and had issue, four
sons (#3). He died 10th
- Rai Bahadur Bhagwant Singh (qv)
- Mian Dhanwant Singh, born 1915, married and had issue.
- Kumari Shanti Devi, married into Mandi.
- Kanwar Jitender Singh
- Mian Durga Singh, born 1917, married and had issue.
- Kanwar Surinder Singh, married Kanwarani Teji Devi of
Banjor, and had issue.
- Kanwar Virender Singh, married a Kumari from Mandi,
and had issue.
- Kanwar Kunal Singh
- Kanwar Virbhadra Singh
- Mian Nidhi Singh, born 1918.
- Rai Bahadur BHAGWANT SINGH,
Rai of Kullu 1921/1960, born January 1907,
and had issue. He died December 1960.
- Rai Mahinder Singh (qv)
- Kumari Tara Devi, born 1929/1930, married Raja Jasjit
Singh of Tilokpur
- Kanwar Kuber Singh, married Kanwarani Annapurna Kumari,
and has issue.
- Kumari Meenakshi [Kunwarani Meenakshi Kanwar of
Shivrati], married 1990, Kanwar Mahipal Singh of Shivrati, and has issue, one son and one
- Kanwar Yadhuraj Singh
- Rai MAHINDER SINGH,
Rai of Kullu 1960/1989, born 12th December 1927,
married 1942, Rani (now Rajmata) Vina
Devi, daughter of Gen. Shri Krishna Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife,
Rani Tara Rajya Lakshmi Devi, and has issue. He died 4th September 1989.
- HH Rani Kiran Kumari, born 29th November 1947, married
HH Raja Sri Ashokpal Sen of Mandi, and
issue. She died 5th October 2003.
- Raja Maheshwar Singh (qv)
Dr. Karan Singh, born 14th October 1957 in Kullu, educated at Ferguson
College, Pune; actively
in welfare programmes for the people; remained member, Janata Party in
1977. Elected to H. P. Vidhan Sabha in 1990, re-elected in 1998,
as Minister of State Primary education (Independent Charge) in Council
of Minister. Interests include sports, especially cricket, and reading;
married 8th December 1980, Rajkumari Shivani Kumari, grand-daughter of
Maharajkumar Narendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and has
- Kanwar Abhishek Raj Singh, born 20th January 1982, died
unmarried 7th February 2010 in a
car crash in New Delhi.
- Kanwar Aditya Vikram Singh, born 19th June 1985.
- Raja MAHESHWAR SINGH,
Rai of Kullu (see above)
- Kanwar Virendra Singh, married and had issue.
- Kumari Rama
Kumari, married 1951, Kanwar Joginder Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
- Kunwarani Hena
Devi, married Kunwar Brijendra Singh of Suket,
and has issue.
- Kanwar Yograj Singh, married Kumari Meenakshi Kumari, born
1974, daughter of Thakur Randhir Singh of Rawingarh,
and his wife, Thakurani Shushila Kumari, and has issue, one son and one