Coat Of Arms

Kapurthala

Information

Dynasty

Alhuwalia

Princely State

Kapurthala

Hindi Name

कपूरथला

Time Period

1772 – 1947

Gun Salutes

13 Guns ( 15 Local )

Area

352 km2 (136 sq mi) in 1901

Title

Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, H.H Maharaja (personal name) Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala.

History

Kapurthala flag

Flag of Kapurthala

The history of Kapurthala is the history of the Ahluwalia Dynasty. The Ahluwalia Dynasty was founded by Baba Jassa Singh Sahib (1718 – 1783), who was perhaps the greatest leader of his time. A legendary figure, he bestrode the contemporary scene as a colossus. Chosen each time to lead the armed bodies of the various Sikh Misals or Tribes during a crisis, his prowess, piety and leadership, on and off the battlefield was renowned. In such esteem was he held that the various Sikh Jat Misaldars (Leaders) considered it an honour to be Baptised at his hands. It was thus that Raja Ala Singh of Patiala was so baptised. Baba Jassa Singh Sahib’s fortitude and resolve at the head of the Sikh Misals, saw them through the vicissitudes of the ravages inflicted on the Punjab by Ahmed Shah Abdali. It was after the sack of Sirhind in 1764, that Baba Jassa Singh Sahib spread the traditional “Chaddar” (Sheet) for offerings, and personally contributed the amount of Rupees nine lakhs, in those days, for the rebuilding of the sacred Darbar Sahib at Amritsar. The Ahluwalia dynasty takes its appellation from the Village of Ahlu near Lahore, from where Sado Singh, one of the ancestors of Baba Jassa Singh Sahib, hailed. The ascendancy of the Ahluwalia Misl, continued uninterrupted until the period when the Misls were consolidated into the Sikh Empire under the redoubtable Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780 – 1839), the Lion of the Punjab. Nawab Fateh Singh Ahluwalia, (1784 – 1836) the Ahluwalia Chief and descendant of Nawab Jassa Singh, was a contemporary and equal of Sardar Ranjit Singh as the Maharaja was known before his ascendancy to the throne of the Sikh Kingdom in 1801. Both these historical figures, who had exchanged turbans in 1802, as a symbol of eternal brotherhood, were co-signatories to the Treaty of Amritsar in 1806, when the “Sardars Ranjit Singh and Fateh Singh”, entered into a treaty with the then Hon’ble East India Company, to halt the burgeoning Marhatta influence. Of a more retiring disposition, Nawab Fateh Singh Ahluwalia became one of the most trusted allies of the dynamic Ranjit Singh, and the stepping stone for his ascendancy to the throne of Lahore. Maharaja Ranjit Singh thereafter, entrusted the most crucial situations and responsibilities, both in his absence from Lahore, or on the battlefield, to Nawab Fateh Singh Ahluwalia The fortunes of Kapurthala State, that once extended from Jagraon to the Beas, fluctuated during the two Anglo Sikh Wars, during the lifetime of Nawab Fateh Singh’s eldest son, Nawab Nihal Singh (1836), when after the First Anglo Sikh War of 1845-46, the cis – Satluj territories of the State were escheat to the victorious British, as the Kapurthala troops fought against the British at Buddhowal and Aliwal. It was Raja Randhir Singh (1831 – 1870), Sardar Nihal Singh’s eldest son, who restored much of the lustre of the State by winning laurels at the head of his troops during the Great Sepoy Mutiny (First War of Independence) of 1857. Raja Randhir Singh was succeeded by his eldest son, Raja Kharrak Singh, who died at a comparatively young age in 1877. Raja Kharak Singh’s son, the infant Jagatjit Singh, succeeded his Father. The architect of modern Kapurthala however, undoubtedly was Maharaja Jagatjit Singh, GCSI, GCIE, GBE (1872 – 1949). Ascending the ‘Gaddi’ of Kapurthala at the tender age of five in 1877, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh was in many ways, a self made and self educated man. Under the guidance of exemplary British Tutors, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh’s thirst for knowledge and languages was given full cry. He went on to master Persian, English, French, Italian, Urdu, Gurmukhi and was very fluent in Sanskrit. The State was run, during his minority, by a succession of brilliant British Civilian Officers, many of whom, in due course, went on to become Lieutenant Governors of the Punjab, such as Sir Lepel Griffin, Sir Mackworth Young, Sir Charles Rivaz, Sir Fredrick Freyer, Sir Denzil Ibbetson and Colonel Massey. Maharaja assumed full ruling powers in 1890. He celebrated his Silver Jubilee in 1915, his Golden Jubilee in 1927 and Diamond Jubilee in 1937. As the doyen of the Princely Order of his time, when India attained Independence in 1948, he had been a sovereign Ruler for 58 years and a Ruling Prince for some 71 years. A unique distinction by any standards. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh represented India at the League of Nations at Geneva in 1926, 1927 and 1929. In 1927, he represented India at the Inauguration of the War Memorial to the Indian Army at Neuve Chapelle (France). He was also a member of the Second Plenary Session of the Round Table Conference in London in 1931 and a Member of the Indian Defence Council in 1941. The Maharaja ranked fifth in precedence among the ruling chiefs of the undivided Punjab. Under Maharaja Jagatjit Singh, Kapurthala, its relatively small size notwithstanding, rapidly acquired international recognition, due entirely to his unremitting efforts to build a model State. A great traveller, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh circumnavigated the globe on three occasions. His first visit to Europe being in 1893. From each such visit, fresh innovations and improvements were introduced into the State. A modern sewage and water system for the City, a telephone system in 1901, linking the various parts of the State, an improved judicial system in 1904, improvements in the State Forces and Police from 1906 to 1910, a State Assembly and State Council in 1916, free compulsory primary education in 1918, agricultural co-operative credit societies in 1920, and industries at Hamira and Phagwara in the 1940’s, to name just a few. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh’s aesthetic tastes and architectural interests, coupled with his global exposure, enabled him create a mosaic of beautiful buildings in Kapurthala. The celebrated Jagatjit Palace (presently The Sainik School), built in 1906 by the French architect Monsieur M Marcel, is modelled on Versailles and Fontainebleau. Beautifully crafted and appointed, it was a showpiece of its time. The present Mall Road in Kapurthala and The Kamra Gardens area, while now much changed, offer glimpses of their former splendour. Stately mansions such as Mahijit Niwas (the residence of the late Maharaja Kumar Mahijit Singh, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh’s second son)like all such buildings, set amidst a front of one acre of lawn and garden No dwelling could be built without a similar set back arrangement. The Villa Buona Vista (now known simply as The Villa), a delightful hunting lodge on the banks of the Bein Rivulet and the present Family home, was built in 1846, the picturesque Chateau at Mussoorie in Uttar Pradesh was built in 1898. Both the Villa and Chateau being designed by Mr J O S Elmore. The State Gurudwara whose once beautiful orchard and garden today is sadly neglected, and the State Guest House, presently the Circuit House are two other such buildings. The Shalimar Gardens, the Shahi Samadhs or Cenotaphs in the Shalimar Gardens, part of the State Durbar Hall, now the Deputy Commissioner’s Office complex, and picturesque Rest Houses at Sultanpur, Phagwara and Bhunga, including the City Hall Clock Tower, were also constructed during his reign.

Genealogy

  • Chaudhary Wadhawa Singh
  • Bhai Ganda Singh, Jagirdar Of Alhu. He had issue, several sons, including :
    • Sadhu Singh Ahluwalia. He lived quietly at Lahore. Married a Kalal lady. He had issue, four sons :
      • Gopal Singh Ahluwalia. He had issue, one son :
        • Deva Singh Ahluwalia. A follower of Guru Gobind Singh. He had issue, three sons :
          • Gurbaksh Singh Ahluwalia. He had issue, one son :
            • Kirpal Singh Ahluwalia. He had issue, one son :
              • Sardar Ladha Singh Ahluwalia. He had issue, a son :
                • Nawab Bhag Singh Ahluwalia - see below.
          • Sardar Singh Ahluwalia. He had issue, two sons :
            • Lal Singh Ahluwalia. He had issue, one son :
              • Mahar Singh Ahluwalia.
            • Mana Singh
          • Sardar Badar Singh Ahluwalia. m. the eldest sister of Sardar Bagh Singh, of Hallo Sadho, in the Lahore dist. He d. 1722, having had issue, an only son :
            • Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia
      • Hemu Singh.
      • Sikandar Singh.
      • Chaha Singh.
  • Sultan ul-Qaum Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1777-1783) , ruler and founder of Kapurthala State , having had issue, one son and two daughters :
    • Sardar ???? Singh
    • Bibi ??? Kaur . m. Raja Mehar Singh, of Tungwala (d. after 1801).
    • Sardarni Karan Kaur , married to Sardar Mohar Singh, of Fatehabad. She had issue, a son.
  • Nawab Bhag Singh Ahluwalia. b. Before 20th October 1746 , 1783 – 1801, having had issue, one son and two daughters :
    • Sri Tikka Fateh Singh Sahib, who succeeded as Raja Fateh Singh Ahluwalia, Raja of Kapurthala - see below.
    • Bibiji ... Sahiba. m. at Fatehabad, 1779, Kanwar Sukha Singh (k. in a skirmish with his younger brother, Sardar Sahib Singh Bhangi), eldest son of Dhillon Jat ruler Sardar Gujar Singh Of Bhangi.
    • Bibiji ... Sahiba. m. 1812, General Sardar Rattan Singh, of Behra.
  • Raja Fateh Singh Alhuwalia, 1801-1837, having had issue, two sons and one daughter :
    • Sri Tikka Nihal Singh Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Raja Nihal Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala - see below.
    • Sardar Amar Singh. b. at Kapurthala Fort, before 14th March 1820 Sumvat 1876 (s/o Sada Kaur), educ. privately. Rebelled against his elder brother, 1839. Reconciled and granted an allowance of Rs. 30,000 p.a. He was k. in a boating accident in the Ravi River, 28th March 1841.
    • Rajkumari Bibiji Raghubir Kaur Sahiba [Rani Raghubir Kaur Sahiba, of Ballabgarh]. m. at Kapurthala Fort, 1837 with Tewaita Jat ruler Raja Nahar Singh, Raja of Ballabgarh, (b. at Ballbhgarh, 6th April 1821; k. (executed) for his part in the Indian Mutiny, at Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 21st April 1858), son of Raja Ram Singh, Raja of Ballabgarh, in the Delhi district, by his wife, Rani Basant Kaur. She d.s.p. having adopted an only son in Kuchesar Estate Of Dalal Jats.
  • H.H Raja Nihal Singh Sahab Bahadur , Raja Of Kapurthala (181837- 1852) having had issue, two sons :
    • Major Sardar Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia. b. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, , 12th April 1893, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. MLC Punjab 1911, Hon Magistrate for Jullunder District 1915-1943, temp Hon 2nd-Lieut ILF 1/2/1918, attached 16th Cavalry 12/8/1918, served in Afghanistan and NWF 1919 (rcvd: Waziristan medal), prom Hon Lieut 1/2/1919, prom Hon Capt 6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers 1/2/1923, prom Hon Maj 1/2/1936, Vice-Chair Jullunder District Brd. Mbr Punjab Historical Soc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) a daughter of Rai Bahadur Buta Singh, CIE, OBE, of Rawalpindi. m. (second) a daughter of Jat Sardar Hukam Singh, jagirdar of Butari, in Ludhiana dist. He d. from pneumonia, 29th March 1943, having had issue, three sons and one daughter :
      • Captain Sardar Prithvijit Singh Ahluwalia. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 11th May 1912 (s/o the first wife), educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Col Brown’s Sch, Dehra Dun, and RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as a 2nd-Lieut British Army 1/9/1932, attached 2nd Btn, The Hampshire Regt 5/3/1933, transf 1st Btn, 7th Rajput Regt IA 5/3/1934, prom Lieut 1/12/1934, served in WW2 1939-1942, prom Capt IAC 1/9/1940, Instructor at the Fighting Vehicles Sch 1940-1942. m. 1936, Kanwarani Surjit Kaur (b. at Kapurthala, 1915; d. at Chandigarh, 24th April 1966), daughter of Sardar Dwarka Nath Singh, sometime Minister of the Household, by his wife, Sardarni Vidyawati Kaur [Sardarni Dwarka Nath Singh Bahadur]. He d.s.p. at Lucknow, 20th August 1942, when his widow adopted his nephew - see below.
      • Kanwar Manjit Singh Ahluwalia. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 1918 (s/o the first wife), educ. Scindia Sardar’s Sch, Gwalior. Hon Lieut ILF, 18/12/1945. m. (first) at Jullunder, Punjab, 9th February 1943 (sep. April 1944), Kanwarani Indira Kaur, daughter of Sardar Bakhshish Singh, proprietor of Sant Flour Mills Ltd, Jullundur, Punjab. m. (second) January 1946, Kanwarani Veena Manjit Singh, daughter of Ram Narain. He d. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1962, having had issue, two sons and one daughter :
        • Kanwar Chandrajit Singh. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 25th December 1946 (s/o Veena). Entrepeneur.
        • Kanwar Aniljit Singh. b. at the General Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, 15th August 1950 (s/o Veena), educ. Jullunder Modern Sch, Jullundur, Punjab, Queen Mary Coll (B.Sc.), Imperial and Birkbeck Colls, London (MSc). Computer scientist and entrepreneur. m. at London, 7th November 1985, Kanwarani Padma Aniljit Singh (b. at Wood Green, Kent, Jul-Sep 1958), daughter of Balram-J Bisram, of Romney Marsh, Kent, a Civil Servant in the UK, by his wife, Rajdulari [Doolaree], nee Singh. He has issue, one son :
          • Kanwar Amarjit Singh. b. at London, 14th June 1989, educ. St John’s Beaumont Sch, Priest Hill, Old Windsor, Berkshire, and Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey.
        • Bibiji Manjo Kaur.
      • Kanwar Ranjit Singh. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 1922 married to Kanwarani Anjna Devi daughter of Sardar Rachhpal Singh., having had issue, one son :
        • Kanwar Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 29th October 1946, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. Adopted by the widow of his paternal uncle, Captain Kanwar Prithvijit Singh Ahluwalia. MP (Raj Sabha) for Maharashtra 1982-1994, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to Mozambique 1989, Mbr Indian delegation to UN General Assembly in New York 1991-1992, 1995 & 2008, Chair Congress Party Computer Dept. Mbr Advisory Council of the Ministry of Textiles 1984-1989, National Productivity Council 1988, Indian Forestry Brd 1990-1991, etc. Trustee Gandhi Ashram Reconstruction Trust. Author of “Kuch Shabd Kuch Lakeerein”(2010). m. 8th May 1989, Kanwarani Vijay Thakur Singh (b. at Simla, 18th Sept. , by his wife, Mrs Nirmal Singh Thakur.
      • Bibiji Uma Devi [Kanwarani Uma Daulet Singh]. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 1924 . married at Kapurthala, with Lieutenant-General Kanwar Daulet Singh (b. at Indore, 4th January 1911; k. in an aeroplane crash at Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, 22nd November 1963), son of Colonel Wazir ud-Daula, Rai Bahadur Dina Nath, CIE, sometime Chief Minister of Indore State. She had issue, three sons and one daughter.
    • Kanwar Madanjit Singh. b. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, 1898.
  • The Hon Raja Sir Daljit Singh, KBE (c 3.6.1919), CSI (22.6.1911). b. at Kapurthala, 7th December 1882, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Hon Magistrate for Jullunder District, MLC Punjab 1913-1915, Mbr of the Imperial Legislative Council at Calcutta 1913-1915, Mbr Council of India (London) 1915-1917, Chief Minister and Presdt of the State Council of Jammu and Kashmir State 1917-1921. Author of “Guru Nanak” (1943), “Guru Tegh Bahadur”, and “Jiwan Guru Tegh Bahadurji” in Punjabi. Mbr Punjab Chiefs’ Assoc, Punjab Historical Soc, etc. Granted the title of Sardar Bahadur, and prom to the personal title of Raja. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, the Nishan-i-Iftikhar 1st class, and Diamond Jubilee medal (1937) of Kapurthala. m. Rani Jasbir Kaur [Lady Daljit Singh] (b. at Hansa, Ludhiana, September 1886; d. December 1938), daughter of Sardar Hardit Singh, of Hansa, Ludhiana District, Punjab. He d. at Strawberry Hill, Simla, 6th November 1946, having had issue, two sons :
    • Rajkumar Atamjit Singh. b. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1900, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Punjab. Hon Lieut 11th (T) Btn, 15th Punjab Regt 19/2/1923. He d. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1925, having had issue, an only son :
      • Kanwar Satyajit Singh. b. at Jullunder, Punjab, married Kanwarani Kamini Devi having had issue, one son and one daughter :
        • Kanwar Mukuljit Singh. b. 6th October 1961 married with Kanwarani Pragya Devi [Kanwarani Pragya Singh], daughter of Colonel Ranbir Singh Chouhan, late 18th Jat Regiment, IA. He has issue, one son :
          • Kanwar Samarjit Singh. b. 13th December 1997, educ. The Doon School.
        • Bibiji Bani Kaur [Mrs Harjit Ahuja]. b. at Sitapur, UP, 14th September 1965. m. at New Delhi, 29th November 1987, Harjit Singh Ahuja (b. at Delhi, 17th October 1962), CEO Forbes Mumbai, son of Brigadier Gurdial Singh Ahuja, late Corps of Engineers, IA. She has issue, two daughters.
    • Kanwar Padamjit Singh. b. 1909, educ. Bishop Cotton Sch, Simla, married, Padma [Kanwarani Padamjit Singh] (d. at New Delhi, 26th May 2005), daughter of Sardar Bahadur Kishan Singh, Rais of Fatehabad, 9th January 1971, having had issue, three daughters :
      • Bibiji Lalita Kumari [Mrs Lalita Khanna] , married to Lieutenant-General Inderjit Khanna (b. 10th April 1930), late 4th Btn, The Brigade of the Guards (1 Rajput) (Mech), IA, Cdt Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) Bhutan 1979-1980, GOC Pine Dvsn 1980-1982, GOC 15 Corps, 1986, retd 7/11/1986, Col Jammu & Kashmir Light Infntry 1985-1987, Mbr Delhi Gymkhana Club, The Delhi Golf Club, Shimla Amateur Dramatics Club, etc. She d. at New Delhi, 7th November 2021, having had issue, two daughters.
      • Bibiji Anita Kaur [Anita Singh]. b. 9th October 1939, married Colonel Jitinder Singh Chaudhary. She had issue, an only daughter.
      • Bibiji Rama Kaur [Mrs Rama Puri]. b. 1941, She had issue, an only son :
        • Raja Charanjit Singh. b. at Jullunder, Punjab, February 1883 , educ. Jullunder Chief’s Coll, and Government Coll, Lahore, Punjab. Hon Magistrate Jullunder 1902. Mbr Indian Council of State 1903-19xx and 1921-1947. An English and Persian scholar. FRGS, FRS 1915, East India Assoc (London), Punjab Chiefs’ Assoc 1909-1970, British India Assoc, Punjab Historical Soc, Marlborough Club, Royal Automobile Club, Jullunder Club (Punjab), Chelmsford Reform Club, Annandale Golf Club (Simla), etc. Granted the personal title of Raja 3rd June 1932. Rcvd: Durbar silver (1903 & 1911), Coron (1911 & 1937), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, the Nishan-i-Iftikhar 1st class (1915), and Diamond Jubilee medal (1937) of Kapurthala. He d. 1970, having had issue, three sons and one daughter :
          • Rajkumar Ajit Singh. b. 18th April 1901, having had issue, one son and one daughter :
            • Kanwar Damarjit Singh Ahluwalia. b. 1931.
            • Bibiji Sonia Kaur [Sonia Atam Dev Singh]. m. Sardar Atam Dev Singh (d. 24th January 2006), only son of Captain Sardar Shahdev Singh, of Mukandpur, in the Jullunder District of the Punjab, sometime ADC to Maharaja Paramjit Singh, by his wife, Sardarni Kundan Kaur, daughter of Sardar Kaka Singh. She had issue, four daughters.
          • Rajkumar Sarabjit Singh. b. at Charanjit Castle, Jullunder, Punjab, 3rd August 1902, educ. Eton Coll, Windsor, Berkshire. Employed with the Imperial Bank of India. m. Kanwarani Santosh Kaur. He d. 1976, having had issue, one son and one daughter :
            • Kanwar Kamaljit Singh. b. 2nd February 1930, married to Kanwarani Shirin Kamaljit Singh, having had issue, one son and two daughters :
              • Kanwar Jayajit Singh [Jay Singh]. b. at Bombay, 19th May 1967, He has issue, one son :
                • Bhanwar Ayaan Singh. b. 2003.
              • Bibiji Sonali Kaur [Mrs Sonali Kapoor]. Dir Kampilya Investments Pvt Ltd since 1994. m. ... Kapoor.
              • Bibiji Shifali Kaur.
            • Bibiji Devika Kaur. Married to Shri Jagan Nath Dhamija (b. 17th August 1913; She had issue, two sons.
          • Lieutenant-Colonel Rajkumar Ripjit Singh, CIE (14.6.1945). b. at Charanjit Castle, Jullunder, Punjab, 1906. Prom Maj 1946. m. at Calcutta, Bengal, 1934, Kumarani Nilina Devi [Naina Ripjit Singh] (b. at Calcutta, Bengal, 1917; d. 1st November 1993), the thumri singer known as “Naina Devi” Music Producer and Programme Dir of All India Radio and Doordarshan, founder Raag Rang, author of “Mushtaq Hussain Khan” (1964), rcvd: Padma Shri (1974), sister of Rani Bnita Roy of Chakma and youngest daughter of Saral Chandra Sen, Barrister-at-Law, of Calcutta, Bengal, by his wife, Srimathi Nirmala, daughter of Purna Chandra Sen, sometime Advocate-Gen of Bengal. He d. at Raja Kothi, Raja Nagar, Kheri, UP, 14th.
            • Kanwar Ratanjit Singh [Reggy]. b. at Chapslee, Elysium Hill, Simla, 2nd June 1940, having had issue, one son and one daughter :
              • Kanwar Chandrajit Singh [Kim] He has issue, two sons.
              • Bibiji Mandira Kaur [Mandira Ratanjit Singh Lall]. b. at Simla, She has issue, a son.
            • Kanwar Karanjit Singh [Kenny]. b. at Delhi, 5th September 1945, He had issue, two daughters by his first wife, and two sons by his second wife :
              • Kanwar Vivanjit Singh.
              • Kanwar ...jit Singh.
              • Bibiji Shibani Kaur [Shibani Singh]. b. at Delhi, 26th June 1973 (d/o Meena).
              • Bibiji Shefali Kaur [Shefali Singh]. b. at Delhi, 6th May 1980 (d/o Meena).
            • Bibiji Nilika Kaur [June Lall]. b. June 1935. having had issue, one daughter and a twin son and daughter by her first husband.
            • Bibiji Rena Kaur [Ms Reena Ripjit Singh]. b. 1938. Interior designer. Founder Naina Devi Fdn 1994. Author of “A + D Interiors” (1991). She d. at New Delhi, 17th August 2021.
          • Rajkumari Bibiji Pamela Devi [Kanwarani Pamela Prasada, of Shahjahanpur]. b. 1916. m. Kanwar Jyoti Prasada, sometime MLA, adopted son of Srimati Purnima Devi [Mrs Purnima Jwala Prasada], KIH, Zamindar, of Prasada Bhavan, Shahjehanpur, UP, née Sudakshina Devi, a niece of Sir Rabindranath Tagore, the youngest daughter of Babu Hemendranath Tagore, of Jorasanko, Calcutta, Bengal, and biological son of Major Madho Prasad, late IMS, by his wife, Jamuna. She d. 2002, having had issue, two sons and a daughter.
  • Kanwar Suchet Singh also left two further sons by his Muslim secondary wives or concubines :
    • Mussamat Budhan Bibi,
      • Amir Ali Khan (s/o Budhan). Fl 1921
    • Mussamat Umri Bibi
      • Wazir Ali Khan (s/o Umri). Fl 1921
  • Rajkumari Bibiji Govind Kaur Sahib.
  • Rajkumari Bibiji Basant Kaur Sahiba (d/o Mai Hiran).
  • Rajkumari Bibiji As Kaur Sahiba [Sardarni As Kaur Sahiba, of Mukandpur]. m. at Kapurthala, 1844, as his first wife, Sardar Diwan Singh (married second, a lady from Banis Jat Jagirdar Of Alawalpur, by whom he left four sons), of Mukandpur, in the Jullunder District of the Punjab. She d. from the effects of childbirth, at Kapurthala, 1845, having had issue, an only son.
  • H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala, GCSI (10.12.1864). b. at Kapurthala Fort, 26th March 1831 (1852-1870) having had issue, two sons and one daughter by his first wife, one son by his second, and three daughters by his third wife :
    • Sri Tikka Kharak Singh Sahib Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kharak Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala (s/o the first Rani)
    • Raja Sir Harnam Singh, KCIE (31.12.1898, CIE 1.1.1885). b. at Kapurthala Fort, 15th November 1851 (s/o the first Rani), having had issue, eight sons and two daughters :
      • Raja Raghubir Singh, OBE (c 3.6.1919). b. at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow, 3rd May 1876,
      • Kanwar Rajinder Singh. b. at Kapurthala Badshah Bagh, Palace, Lucknow, 1877. He d.v.p. there, 13th May 1883 (bur. there).
      • Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, CIE (3.6.1915), CStJ (23.7.1937). b. at Jullundur, Punjab, 17th May 1878, having had issue, two sons and one daughter :
        • Raja Ranbir Singh. b. at Hardoi, 11th June 1919, having had issue, two sons by his first wife, and three daughters by his second wife :
          • Raja Jai Singh. b. 24th March 1952 (s/o Khanum Haji), educ.
          • Kanwar Pratap Singh [Paul Sinclair]. b. 16th at Cairo, Egypt, April 1955 having had issue, one son and one daughter by his second wife :
            • Alex Cody Singh. b. at Bath, Somerset, 22nd July 1996, educ. Devizes Sch, Devizes, Wiltshire, and Univ of Brighton, Brighton, Sussex.
            • Nina Catherine Singh. b. at Bath, Somerset, 17th April 1999.
          • Rajkumari Xenia Kaur
          • Rajkumari Tamara Catherine Kaur [Tamara Catherine Ranbir Singh]. b. at Paddington, London, 6th May 1970 has issue, a daughter.
          • Rajkumari Alexia Indira Kaur [Alexia Indira Singh]. She has issue, one son.
        • Kanwar Mahindar Singh. b. at Delhi, 12th January 1921 having had issue, an only daughter :
          • Bibiji Nihar Kaur. b. at Bombay, 4th April 1962. married. at Chandigarh, She has issue, two sons :
            • Siddhant Das. b. at 13th December 1992.
            • Vikrant Das. b. at New Delhi, 8th December 1995.
        • Rajkumari Bibji Prem Kaur. m. Kamal Seth (d. at Lucknow, UP). She had issue, one son and one daughter :
          • Arun Seth. He had issue, two daughters :
            • Nitika Seth. Fashion designer.
            • Sonali Seth. m. 7th November 2012, Anant Bhasin, educ. City Univ of London (BSc 2006), and Cass Business Sch (MSc 2007), probably son of Raaja Bhasin, by his wife, Indira, sometime Lecturer St Bede’s Coll, Simla.
          • Arati Seth. m. (div.) ... She had issue, two daughters.
      • Lieutenant-Colonel Kanwar Shumshere Singh [Shummy]. b. at Bahraich, 21st June 1879,having had issue, one son and one daughter :
        • Kanwar Hector Shumshere Singh. b. 1910. He d. in Switzerland, 1945.
        • Bibiji (Cheryl) Beryl Maud Shumshere Singh. b. at Mussoorie, 27th March 1908. She d. unm. at Manorville, Simla, 1st May 1948.
      • Captain Kanwar Inderjit Singh, MC (posth. 1.1.1915). b. at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow, 27th December 1883,
      • The Hon Kanwar Sir Dalip Singh. b. at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow, 2nd June 1885, having had issue, an only daughter :
        • Bibiji Jaya Kaur [Jaya Dalip Singh Ahluwalia] [Mrs Jaya Thadani], She had issue, a son :
          • Dr Vijay Michael Thadani. b. 28th December 1954, He has issue, one son and one daughter :
            • Michael Christopher Himmat Thadani. b. at Norwich, Vermont, USA, September 1993, educ. Univ of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
            • Eleanor Elizabeth Sunita Thadani. b. January 1990, educ. Hanover High Sch, New Hampshire, and Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
      • Kanwar Jasbir Singh, CIE (12.6.1941). b. at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow, 16th June 1887, having had issue, three sons and one daughter :
        • Air Vice-Marshal Kanwar Jaswant Singh [Jumper], PVSM (26.1.1963). b. at Budaon, UP, 19th September 1915, having had issue, one son and two daughters :
          • Kanwar Jairaj Singh [Tiggy]. b. 1949,
          • Bibiji Brinda Kaur [Mrs Brinda Dubey]. b. 1946. Presdt West End Residents Welfare Assoc. Dir Tiger Haven Soc. Mbr Governing Council of The Hunger Soc. m. December 1966, Sushil Dubey (b. at Rawalpindi, Punjab, 27th November 1940), educ. The Doon Sch, Dehra Dun, Delhi Univ (BA Econ), New Delhi, and Oxford Univ, joined Indian Foreign Service 1964, 3rd Sec Madrid 1966-1968, 2nd Sec Singapore 1968-1970, 1st Sec Rio-de-Janeiro 1970-1972, Counsellor Permanent Mission to UN 1978-1980, Dir Ministry of External Affairs Delhi 1980-1983, Ambassador to Peru (conc. Bolivia) 1983-1986, Angola 1986-1988, and Sweden (conc. Estonia and Latvia) 1997-2000, Minister Permanent Mission to UN New York 1988-1991, Under-Sec African Affairs 1991-1992, Consul-Gen for California at San Franciso, USA 1992-1995, Additional Sec Ministry of External Affairs Delhi 1995-1997, Mbr The Doon Sch OBA, The Assoc of Indian Diplomats, etc, son of Major-General Uday Chand Dubey, IA retd, sometime GOC Delhi area. She had issue.
          • Bibiji Kamini Kaur. b. 1948. She d. from wounds received in a motorcycle crash, at Delhi, 1971.
        • Kanwar Arjan Singh [Billy]. b. at Gorakhpur, Punjab, 15th August 1917,
        • Kanwar Balram Singh. b. at Balrampur, UP, 1926, having had issue, two sons :
          • Kanwar Jasmer Singh. b. at Calcutta, Bengal, 21st April 1957
          • Kanwar Karanbir Singh. b. at Calcutta, Bengal, 21st August 1958, He had issue, two sons :
            • Kanwar Rajbir Stephen Singh. b. at Calcutta, Bengal, 25th August 1983.
            • Kanwar Karamjit Eric Singh [Karam Singh]. b. at Dehradun, 21st March 1990,
        • Bibiji Amar Kaur Jasbir Singh [Mrs Amar K. Commander]. b. at Nainital, Kumaon, 1924. She has issue, one son and one daughter :
          • Simon John Commander. b. at Cambridge, 15th June 1953,
          • Rajkumari Bibiji Amrit Kaur, DStJ (22.12.1948). b. at Kapurthala Badshah Bagh, Palace, Lucknow, 2nd February 1889, educ. Sherbourne, Dorset. Chair All-India Women’s Conference 1931-1933 (Presdt 1938), Sec to Mahatma Gandhi 1934-1948, Mbr Jullunder Municipal Council 1934-1936, Mbr Indian Brd of Education 1942, 1946, Indian delegate UNESCO Conference London 1945, Deputy Leader Indian delegation UNESCO Paris 1946, Union Minister for Health 1947-1957 (conc Minister for Communications 1951-1952), Leader Indian delegation WHO conferences at Rome 1948 and 1949, MP (Lok Sabha) 1952-1957, MP (Rajya Sabha) 1957-1964. Author of “The Concept of Social Service” (1961), and editor of “Letters to Rajkumari Amrit Kaur” (1961). Presdt All-India Cttee for Social Work 1948-1949, Third World Health Assembly (Geneva) 1950, All India Inst of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) 1956, Tuberculosis Assoc of India. Chair Managing Body of Indian Red Cross Soc 1946-1960, Chair Exec Cttee St John’s Ambulance Assoc and Bde 1948, and 19th International Red Cross Conference (New Delhi) 1957. Vice-Chair Brd of Governors of the League of Red Cross Socs. Trustee of “The Tribune” newspaper. She d. unm. at New Delhi, 6th February 1964.
          • Bibi Raj Kaur. b. at Kapurthala Badshah Bagh, Palace, Lucknow, and d. there 29th May 1882 (bur. Bara Banki Cemetery).
    • A son of the second Rani. He d. within two months of his birth.
    • Rajkumari Bibiji Govind Kaur Sahiba [Sardarni Buta Singh]. b. at Kapurthala Fort, 19th January 1851 (d/o the first Ran), educ.
    • Rajkumari Bibiji Melvina Kaur Sahiba [Princess Melvina Rundheer Singh Ahloowalia]. b. 9th March 1860 (d/o Melvina). having had issue, a son :
      • Arthur Stuart Ahluwalia Stronge Gilbert. b. at Kelvedon Lodge, Brentwood, Essex, 25th October 1883, having had issue, a daughter :
        • Madeleine Gilbert. Translator into French and adaptor of “Théatre” by W.B. Yeats (1954)
        • Rajkumari Bibiji Victoria Kaur Sahiba. b. 11th April 1861 (d/o Melvina). She d. in early 1863.
    • Rajkumari Bibiji Helen Marion Kaur Sahiba [Princess Helen Rundheer Singh Ahloowalia]. b. 6th September 1864 (d/o Melvina).
  • H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kharak Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala. b. at Kapurthala Fort, August 1850 (1870-1877) having had issue, an only son :
    • Sri Tikka Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala.
  • Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI (12.12.1911, KCSI 22.6.1897), GCIE (1.1.1921), GBE (c 29.11.1927). b. at the Royal Palace, Kapurthala (1877-1949) having had issue five sons and one daughter :
    • Sri Tikka Raja Paramjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Paramjit Singh, Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala (s/o Habans Kaur) - see below-
    • Major Maharajkumar Sri Mahijit Singh Sahib Bahadur. b. at Kapurthala, 9th May 1893 (s/o Habans Kaur), having had issue, an only daughter :
      • Rajkumari Bibiji Usha Devi [Rani Usha Devi Sahiba, of Dada Siba]. b. at Mahijit Vilas, Kapurthala, 25th October 1919. m. at Jagatjit Palace, Kapurthala, 25th April 1945, as his second wife (sep. 1947), Major Raja Harmahendra Singh, Raja of Dada Siba (b. 1922; d. at Dada Palace, Siba, Kangra, 23rd May 2000), elder son of Raja Sham Singh, Raja of Dada Siba, in the Kangra district of the Punjab. She d. at New Delhi, September 2004, having had issue, an only son - see India Zamindars (Dada Siba).
    • Colonel Maharajkumar Sri Amarjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, CIE (3.6.1935). b. at Kapurthala, 5th August 1893 (s/o Parvati Kaur), Maharajkumarani Sonia Amarjit Singh [Princess Sonya Kapurthala] (b. at Yeisk, Kuban, Russia, 1890; d. at Manhatten, New York, USA, 2nd July 1947, bur. there at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester Co), née Sophia Georgievna Adzhemova [Sophie Adjemoff], a distinguished aviatrix who set a world altitude record for women at 2,400 meters in 1912, and the first woman to loop-the-loop (with N.E. Popov) in 1913, settled in New York, USA 1942, former wife of Haroutune Popoff, tea merchant, and daughter of Georgi Adzhemov [George Adjemoff], merchant, of Novo-Nakhichevan, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, by his wife, Princess Bebutova (probably Princess Sophia Gregorievna Bebutova, younger daughter of Prince Gregory Nikolaievith [Melikass] Bebutov, Actual State Councillor). He d.s.p. at Srinagar, Kashmir, 14th September 1944 (crem. at Shalimar Gardens, Kapurthala).
    • Major Maharajkumar Sri Karamjit Singh Sahib Bahadur. b. at Kapurthala, 9th August 1896 (s/o Kanari), having had issue, two sons :
      • Rajkumar Sri Arun Singh. b. at Srinagar, Kashmir, 29th August 1944, (sep.) Kanwarani Nina Kaur Sahiba [Nina Singh] (b. 1945). He had issue, two sons and one daughter :
        • Kanwar Shri Hanut Singh. b. at New Delhi, 1973,
        • Kanwar Shri Anirudh Singh. b. at New Delhi, 17th May 1975
        • Bibiji Devaki Kaur. b. at New Delhi, August 1968, She has issue, a son.
      • Padma Bhushaan Rajkumar Sri Martand Singh. b. at Kapurthala, 10th February 1947.
    • Lieutenant-Colonel Maharajkumar Sri Ajit Singh Sahib Bahadur. b. at Kapurthala, 26th April 1907 (s/o Prem Kaur),
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Amrit Kaur Sahiba [H.H. Rani Amrit Kaur Sahib, Rani of Mandi
  • Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Shri Paramjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala. b. 19th May 1892, eldest son of Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE, GBE Was married at New Delhi, 21st April 1958 (sep. 1976), H.H. Maharani Gita Devi Sahiba (born at Jasdan, 21st March 1936), Dir Continental Device India Pvt Ltd since 1969, Beagle Fashions Pt Ltd since 2013, Mr World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (India), Women's International Club (New Delhi), etc, daughter of Meherban Mukhlisan, Sadakat Va Ekhlasinisan Mahobat Hun, Darbar Shri Ala Vajsur Khachar II Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Jasdan, CIE, by his second wife, Rani Madvi Devi Sahiba, daughter of Rajkumar Gambhir Chand, of Jubbal. having had issue, one son and five daughters :
    • Sri Tikka Raja Sukhjit Singh Sahib Bahadur
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Indira devi
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Sushila Devi Sahiba. b. at Kapurthala, 14th December 1918& (d/o Brinda Devi). m. at Kapurthala, 19th February 1942, as his first wife (div. 1958), Squadron Leader Raja Sri Girraj Saran Singh of Bharatpur (b. at Bharatpur, 30th November 1922.
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Ourmilla Devi Sahiba. b. at Kapurthala, 29th November 1919 (d/o Brinda Devi). m. at Simla, 4th July 1941, Lieutenant-Colonel Rajkumar Birendra Singh Of Jubbal.
    • Tikka Rajkumari Bibiji Cumla Devi Sahiba. b. 17th July 1926 (d/o Brinda Devi). She d. after 1937.
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Aas Kaur Sahiba. b. 20th October 1933.
  • Brigadier H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sukhjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, MVC. He had issue, two sons and two daughters :
    • Sri Tikka Raja Shatrujit Singh Sahib Bahadur. b. at New Delhi, 27th December 1961, He had issue, an only son :
      • Sri Tikka Rajkumar Suryajit Singh. b. 28th May 1990, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun, and Franklin & Marshall Coll (B.Econ. 2012), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Client Development and Business Analyst with Louis Vuitton America in New York 2012.
    • Maharajkumar Sri Amanjit Singh Sahib Bahadur. b. at Sahir Niwas, Kapurthala, 10th May 1966, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. He was k. in an accident, at Chail, 10th November 1991.
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Bibiji Gayatri Devi Sahiba. b. at New Delhi, 10th May 1959, educ. Welham Girls Sch, Dehra Dun. m. at New Delhi, 24th August 1989 (div. 2002), Anand Banerjee.
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Priti Devi Sahiba. b. at New Delhi, 7th August 1960.


Personality

Major Sardar Jasjit Singh of Kapurthala

Major Sardar Jasjit Singh of Kapurthala, was born at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, in 12th April 1893, he was the elder son of Colonel Kunwar Partab Singh Ahluwalia of Kapurthala, he was done there…

Raja Jai Singh Of Kapurthala

Raja Jai Singh Of Kapurthala , was born in 24th March 1952, He was done there education from Harrow School, Middlesex. Succeeded to the title of “Raja” on the death of his father in June…

Tikka Raja Shatrujit Singh Sahib Bahadur Of Kapurthala

Tikka Raja Shatrujit Singh Sahib Bahadur Of Kapurthala was born at New Delhi in 27th December 1961. He was done there education from the Doon School, Dehra Dun, and Hindu College, Delhi University (BA). Became…

Lieutenant-Colonel Maharajkumar Sri Ajit Singh Of Kapurthala

Lieutenant-Colonel Maharajkumar Sri Ajit Singh Sahib Bahadur Of Kapurthala was born at Kapurthala in 26th April 1907 ,He was done there education from  Eton College, Berkshire, Clifton College, Bristol, St Catherine’s College, Cambridge (BA 1931),…

Rajkumar Martand Singh Of Kapurthala

RajkumarMartand Singh Of Kapurthala was born at Kapurthala in 10th February 1947. He was done there education from the Doon School, Dehradun, and St Stephen’s College, Delhi (BA 1973). Textile designer and conservationist. Author of…

Rajkumar Sri Arun Singh Of Kapurthala

Rajkumar Sri Arun Singh Of Kapurthala was born  at Srinagar, Kashmir in 29th August 1944, He was son of Maharaj kumar Karamjit Singh Of Kapurthala  . He was done there education from the Doon School,…

Major Maharajkumar Sri Karamjit Singh Sahib Bahadur Of Kapurthala

Major Maharajkumar Sri Karamjit Singh Sahib Bahadur Of Kapurthala, was born at Kapurthala, 9th August 1896.He was the Son of H.H Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur Of Kapurthala, He was done there education from Harrow School,…

Kanwar Arjan Singh Of Kapurthala

Kanwar Arjan Singh Of Kapurthala [also known as Billy] was born at Gorakhpur, Punjab in 15th August 1917,He was done there education from  Philander Smith College, Naini Tal, Christain College, Lucknow, and Allahabad University (BA).…

Bibiji Brinda Kaur Of Kapurthala

Bibiji Brinda Kaur Of Kapurthala [Mrs. Brinda Dubey] was born in  1946. He was President West End Residents Welfare Association. Dir Tiger Haven Soc. Member Governing Council of The Hunger Soc. m. December 1966, Sushil…

Air Vice-Marshal KanwarJaswant Singh Of Kapurthala

Air Vice-Marshal KanwarJaswant Singh Of Kapurthala, PVSM (in 26.1.1963) was born in at Budaon, UP in 19th September 1915, He was done there education from Prince of Wales’s Royal Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun. Commander…

Kanwar Jasbir Singh Of Kapurthala

Kanwar Jasbir Singh Of Kapurthala, CIE (12.6.1941) was born at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow, 16th June 1887. He was done there education from  Forman Christian College, Lahore, Punjab, Balliol College, Oxford, Pembroke College, Cambridge…

Bibiji Jaya Kaur Of Kapurthala

Bibiji Jaya Kaur Of Kapurthala [Also known as Mrs Jaya Thadani] , She was Daughter of Kunwar Dalip Singh Of Kapurthala . She was done there education in England. She was Honorable Private secretary to…

Kanwar Sir Dalip Singh Of Kapurthala

Kanwar Sir Dalip Singh Of Kapurthala was born at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow on 2nd June 1885. He was done there study from  Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA), and Lincoln’s Inn,…

Lieutenant-Colonel Kanwar Shumshere Singh Of Kapurthala

Lieutenant-Colonel Kanwar Shumshere Singh Of Kapurthala [Shummy], Was born in 21st June 1879 at Bahraich, He was done there study from Rugby, Warwickshire, Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA 1900), Middle Temple, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London,…

Raja Sir Harnam Singh Of Kapurthala

Raja Sir Harnam Singh Of Kapurthala, KCIE (31.12.1898, CIE 1.1.1885). born at Kapurthala Fort in 15th November 1851  he was son of Raja Randhir Singh Bahadur Of Kapurthala  He was done education from American Presbytarian…

Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Of Kapurthala

Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Of Kapurthala, CIE (3.6.1915), CSTJ (23.7.1937) was born  at Jullundur, Punjab, 17th May 1878. He was done there Education from Harrow School, Middlesex, Balliol College, Oxford (BA 1900, MA 1901), and…

Raja Raghubir Singh Of Kapurthala

Raja Raghubir Singh Of Kapurthala, OBE (c 3.6.1919). born at Kapurthala Palace, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow, 3rd May 1876. He was son of Raja Sir Harnam Singh Of Kapurthala and he was done there education from…

Raja Sir Daljit Singh Of Kapurthala

Raja Sir Daljit Singh Of Kapurthala in 7th December 1882, He was Son Of Kunwar Ranjit Singh Of Kapurthala , He was done there education from Aitchison College, Lahore. Then he become Honorable Magistrate for…

Kanwar Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh Of Kapurthala

Kanwar Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh Of Kapurthala was born in 29th October 1946 at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, He was done there education from the Doon School, Dehra Dun. He was the son of Kunwar Ranjit…

Kunwar Bikrama Singh Of Kapurthala

Kunwar Bikrama Singh Of Kapurthala Of Kapurthala (29.7.1879) was born in 1835 at Kapurthala Fort, He was son of Ahluwalia Jat ruler Raja Nihal Singh Bahadur Of Kapurthala and Rani Mai Hiran Kaur Sahiba .…

Major Sardar Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia Of Kapurthala

Major Sardar Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia Of Kapurthala was born at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab in 12th April 1893, He was son of Sardar Colonel The Hon Sardar Partab Singh Ahluwalia Of Kapurthala , KCSI…

Bhag Singh Alhuwalia Of Kapurthala

Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia had no male child. He had two daughters of whom one was married to Mehar Singh and the other to Mohar Singh.  Jassa Singh’s wife Raj Kaur had impressed upon him…

Raja Randhir Singh of Kapurthala

Raja Nihal Singh Of Kapurthala was succeeded by his eldest son, Randhir Singh, who was born in Mach 1831, and was then in his twenty-second year. He was an accomplished ruler. He sided with the…

Raja Nihal Singh Sahib Bahadur of Kapurthala

After Fateh Singh’s death, his elder son Nihal Singh Of Kapurthala, who was born on March 10,1817, succeeded him. Amar Singh, the younger brother of Nihal Singh, hatched a conspiracy against his brother. When Nihal…

Colonel Maharajkumar Shri Amarjit Singh Sahib Bahadur

  Colonel Maharajkumar Shri Amarjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, CIE was born at Kapurthala State, 5th August 1893 , he was son of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Of Kapurthala and Rani Parvati Kaur. He had his education at…

Maharaja Paramjit Singh Of Kapurthala

Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Shri Paramjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala was born in 19th May 1892 , He was eldest son of Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur,…

Raja Kharak Singh Of Kapurthala

H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al- Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kharak Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala  born at Kapurthala Fort, August 1850. He was the eldest son of H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al- Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhar…

Nawab Jassa Singh Alhuwalia

Sultan ul Quam Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was a prominent leader during the period of the Sikh Confederacy. He was democratically elected as the supreme military commander of the Sikh Confederacy on March 29,…

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Of Kapurthala

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur – The First Health Minister of India Rajkumari Bibiji Amrit Kaur Of Kapurthala (2 February 1887 – 6 February 1964) was an Indian activist and politician. Following her long-lasting association with the…

Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Of Kapurthala

Maharajah Sir Jagatjit Singh Sahib  Bahadur  GCSI GCIE GBE (24 November 1872 – 19 June 1949) was the last ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Kapurthala in the British Empire of India, from 1877 until his death, in 1949. He ascended to the throne of…

Brigadier Maharaja Sukhjit Singh Of Kapurthala

Brigadier Maharaja Sukhjit Singh, MVC (born 15 October 1934) is a former Indian Army officer who served with The Scinde Horse. He was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India’s second highest award for gallantry, for…

Raja Fateh Singh Alhuwalia

Raja Fateh Singh Ahluwalia (d. 1836), son of Bhag Singh, and a grandnephew of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, leader of the Ahluwalia misl Or Kapurthala State and of the Dal Khalsa, who in 1758 proclaimed the…

Articles

Princess Indira Devi of Kapurthala : The Original Boss Lady Who Ruled The Airwaves As The Radio Princess

Punjab’s crowning glory: Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia College

The Francophile maharaja of Kapurthala under British India

The travelogue of an Indian maharaja who disliked China and loved Japan

Delhiwale: A grave secret

Of grandeur & deep emotional connect

1947: Amrit Kaur

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur: The princess who built AIIMS

Fairytale Princess The Incredible Story Of The Flamenco Dancer From Spain Who Became Indian Royalty

The British elevated furniture changed both lifestyle and dressing style of Indians

187-year-old Gol Kothi regains its original glory

Republic Day: Revisiting India’s 1st Cabinet Ministry, 75 Years After Independence

Kapurthala’s iconic Gol Kothi restored, to have restaurant

Sale deeds of Jallowkhana illegal: Court

Kapurthala: 130-yr-old Durbar Hall to be restored by Sept-end

Villa Buona Vista of Kapurthala; tale of loyal service to royalty

Battles

When Nawab Jassa Singh Of Kapurthala helps Kowra Mul to gets Multan

In 1749, Nawab Jassa Singh Of Kapurthala, whose reputation had now become great for bravery ability, was invited by Kowra Mal to assist him in expelling Shah Nawaz Khan, the late ruler of Lahore, who…

Occupation of Kapurthala, December, 1779

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia had his headquarters at Fatahabad on the right bank of the Beas. Kapurthala tract running in a narrow strip along the left bank of the Beas to its confluence with the Satluj…

Battle of Batala, 1787

Jassa Singh Ramgarhia having recovered bis lost territory had set up his head quarters at Batala, which he fortified by a brick wall ten metres high and seven metres broad. SardarJai Singh OfKanhiya was chafing…

Skirmish of Chenab (1739)

The Skirmish of Chenab was a minor skirmish between the Sikh forces led by Ahluwalia Jat- Kalal Chief Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Of Kapurthala and the Persian forces led by Nader Shah. It occurred when Nader…

Capture of Bhangi territories By Mahan Singh Sukerchakia

Cheit Singh, youngest brother of Gujar Singh, had come to help- the Chathas. Mahan Singh arrested him and imprisoned him in the fort of Gujranwala. Raj Kaur, sister of Mahan Singh and wife of Sahib…

Khwajah abed defeated by the Routed By The Jat Sikhs at Gujranwala , September 1761

The recent victories of the Sikhs emboldened them to infest the very neighbourhood of Lahore. Their violence increased so much that the collection of the revenues stopped at every place. Khwajah Abed Khan in view…

Relations with the rulers of Bharatpur and, Rewariand the plunder at Jaipur, January–February 1766

After the battle of Shamli, the Sikhs advanced Ward Delhi. youth team that was busy Crossed the desolate Saharanpur district, probably in Baghpat, 20 miles north of Delhi, and joined Buddha Dal in the neighbourhood…

Expedition to Farrukhabad, 1783

The Budha Dal numbering about 60,000 under the leadership of Jat sikh Chiefs Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and Baghel Singh Dhaliwal marched towards Delhi in February, 1783. At this time the whole northern India was…

Conquest of Sirhind, 14 January, 1764

The Sikhs were determined to conquer Sirhind. In January, 1764, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia marched upon Sirhind. Jassa Singh commanded 10,000 horsemen of his own misl. As head of the Dal Khalsa hehad under him seven…

When Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Become Head of the Dal Khalsa, 1748

During Nadir Shah’s invasion, Jassa Singh worked under Nawab Kapur Singh Virk . He joined in building the fort at Dallewal on the eastern bank of river Ravi where the Sikhs had established their headquarters.…

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