Nabha

Information

Dynasty

State

Nabha

Hindi Name

नाभा

Area

2,452.73 km

Gun Salute

13

Time Period

1755 to 20th August 1948

History

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The history of the origins of the Nábha State is that of the Phúlkián houses. lts existence as a separate and sovereign State may be said to date from the fall of Sirhind in 1763. Prior to that year its chiefs had been merely rural notables, whose influence was overshadowed by that of the cadet branch which was rising to regal power under Maharaja Ala Singh, the founder of the Patiala State. Tilok Singh, the eldest son of Phúl, had died after an uneventful life in 1687, leaving two sons, Of these the eldest, Gurditta, founded Dhanaula and Sangrur, which later on became the capital of Jind, and the second son Sukhchen became the ancestor of the Jind family.

Gurditta’s grandson Hamír Singh founded the town of Nabha in 1755, and in 1759 he obtained possession of Bhádson. After the fall of Sirhind in 1763.

Amloh fell to his share, and in 1776 he conquered Rorí from Rahímdhd Khán, governor of Hánsí. Hamír Singh’ was also the first Rája of Nábha to coin money in his own name. On the other hand, he lost territory in his dispute with Rája Gajpat Singh of Jínd, who in 1774 conquered Sangrúr.

On his death in 1783 his sin Jaswant Singh succeeded him under the guardianship of Rání Desú, his stepmother, who held her own by the assistance of Shhib Singh Bhangí of Gujrát till her death in 1790. After this the Phólkfán chiefs combined to oppose George Thomas, but the Rája of Nábha was only a lukewarm member of the confederacy, and at the battle of Narnaund in 1798 his troops were hardly engaged, and in 18o it does not appear that the Rája joined with the principal cis-Sutlej chiefs in their embassy to General Perron at Delhi, but Nábha was included in the conditions finally agreed upon, and consented to pay Rs. 9.510 per annum as tribute to the Mahrattas on the defeat of Thomas.

On the other hand, he lost territory in his money in his own name. dispute with Rája Gajpat Singh of Jínd, who in 1774 conquered Sangrúr. On his death in 1783 his sn Jaswant Singh succeeded him under the guardianship of Rání Desú, his step mother, who held her own by the assistance of Sáhib Singh Bhangi of Gujrát till her death in 1790. After this the Phúlkíán chiefs combined to oppose George Thomas, but the Rája of Nabha was only a lukewarm member of the confederacy, and at the battle of Narnaund in 1798 his troops were hardly engaged, and in 18or it does not appear that the Rája joined with the principał cis-Sutlej chiefs in their embassy to General Perron at Delhi, but Nábha was included in the conditions finally agreed upon, and consented to pay Rs. 9.510 per annum as tribute to the Mahrattas on the defeat of Thomas.

Jaswant Singh sided with the British when Holkar, the Mahratta chief, was being driven northwards to Lahore, and aided them with a detachment of sowars. Lcrd Lake, in return for this, assured him that his possessions would not be curtailed and no demand for tribute would be made on him so long as bis disposition towards the British remained unchanged. He was formally taken under the protection of the British in May 18cg with the other cis-Sutlej chiefs. He furnished supplies for Ochterlony’s Gurkha Campaign in 18i5 and also helped in the Bikaner affair of 1818, and always proved a faithful ally when his assistance was required. At the time of the Kábul Campaiga of 1838 he offered the services of his troops to the Governor-Generai and advanced 6 lakhs of rupees towards the expenses cf the expedition. He died in 1840 and was succeeded by his son Devindar, who, however, failed to carry on his father’s loyal and friendly policy. In consequence of his conduct during the first Sikh War, nearly one-fourth of his territory was confiscated, he himself was removed from his State, and his son, Bharpur Singh, a boy of seven years of age. placed on the “gaddi.” Bharpur Singh attained his majority very shortly after the outbreak of the Mutiny. At that critical time he acted with exemplary loyalty to the British. He was placed in charge of the important station of Ludhiána and of the neighbouring Sutlej ferries at the commencement of the outbreak. A Nábha detachment of 300 men took the place of the Nasirí Battalion which had been detailed to escort a siege train from Phillaur to Delhi, b it had refused to march, while it was at the head of a detachment of 150 Nábha troops that the British Deputy Commissioner opposed the Jullundur mutineers at Phillaur and prevented their crossing the river. The Rája despatched to Delhi a contingent of about 300 men wtich did good service throughout the siege, while he himself enlisted new troops from amongst his own subjects, furnished supplies and transport, arrested mutineers, and performed many other services with the utmost loyalty and good-will. Further he advanced to Government a loan of 2 lakhs of rupees. After the mutiny his services were rewarded by the graut of the divisions of Báwal and Kántí, and he was subsequently allowed to purchase a portion of the Kánaud sub-division of Jhajjar in liquidation of sums advanced by him to Government. He was also formally granted the power of life and death over his subjects as well as the right of adoption and the promise of non-interference by the British in the internal affairs of his State. He was an enlightened Prince.

Genealogy

  • Chaudhary Shri PHUL SINGHji, of Phul. b. 17th April 1603, educ. by Samerpuri. Founded the village of Phul, 1627. m. (first) Chaudhurani Bali Kaur, daughter of Jassa Singh, zamindar of Dilami, in Nabha. m. (second) Chaudhurani Raji Kaur, daughter of Dadu, of Sidhana. He was k. (accidentally burned on a pyre while feigning sleep), at Phul, 29th July 1652, having had issue, seven sons, and at least one daughter (founder of the Phulkian family)
  • Chaudhary Shri TRILOK SINGHji. He d. after December 1705, having had issue, two sons
    • Chaudhuri Gurditta (see below)
    • Chaudhuri Sukchain (see Jind)
  • Chaudhary Shri GURDITTA, of Dhanaula, educ. privately. Founded the fort and town of Dhanaula in 1718, and later Sangrur. m. a daughter of Sardar Sardul Singh Man, of Mauran. He d. at Fort Dhanaula, 1754, having had issue, one son:
  • Chaudhary Shri SURATIYA SINGH, educ. privately. He d.v.p. at Fort Dhanaula, 1752, having had issue, two sons:
    • Sardar Kapur Singh, of Kapurgarh and Sangrur, educ. privately. m.Sadarni Raj Kaur daughter of Sardar Sujan Singh Mansahia. He d.s.p.1775.
    • Hamir Singh(see below)
  • Raja Shri HAMIR SINGHji, Raja of Nabha 1755/1783, son of Sardar Suratya Singh, married 1stly, Rani Raj Kour, daughter of Sujan Singh Mansahia (and widow of his brother), married 2ndly, a daughter of Natha Singh Magharia, married 3rdly, Rani Mai Deso, died 1790, daughter of Sardar Makhan Singh of Rori, married 4thly, Rani Raj Kour, daughter of Sardar Dhan Singh of Nirhana, and having had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died December 1783.
    • Kunwar Jaswant Ranjit Singh, Tikka Sahib, who succeeded as Barar Bans Sarmur, Raja Jaswant Singh, Malvendra Bahadur, Raja of Nabha (s/o Rani Raj Kaur) – see below.
    • Kunwar Makhan Singh.
    • Bibiji Subha Kaur Sahiba [Rani Mai Subha Kaur] (d/o Rani Desu Kaur). Succeeded her husband in the Mowran estates 1815, which she later exchanged for Zahura and Manokah.was married at the Fort, Nabha, 1806, as his second wife, Sardar Sahib Singh Bhangi (d. 1815), of Mowran, in the Gujrat district of Punjab. She died at Manokah, April 1839.
    • Bibiji Sada Kaur Sahiba [Sardarni Sada Kaur] (d/o Rani Desu Kaur). was married as his first wife, Sandhu Jat ruler Sardar Jai Singh Kanhaiya (born 1712; died 1793), elder son of Choudhary Khushal Singh, a Jat Zamindar.
  • Raja Shri JASWANT SINGHji, 2nd Raja of Nabha 1783/1840, born 1775, conducted protracted campaigns, first against Jind and then against Patiala, to regain disputed territory for his state, he entered into alliance with Lord Lake against Jaswant Rao Holkar in 1804, helped the British in the Gurkha war in 1814 as well as in the Kabul campaign in 1838, married 1stly, Rani Dya Kaur, a daughter of Sardar Jai Singh Nishanwalia of Lidhran, married 2ndly, Rani Chand Kaur, daughter of Sardar Ram Singh Dhillon, married 3rdly, Rani Ram Kaur, daughter of Sardar Bagh Singh Rallon, married 4thly, Rani Har Kaur, daughter of Sirdar Hari Singh of Jodhpur, married 5thly, Rani Dharam Kaur, daughter of Sardar Sujan Singh of Ghumon , and had issue. He died 22nd May 1840 at Nabha.
    • Rajkumar Ranjit Singh (by Rani Dya Kaur), married 1stly, a daughter of Sardar Jodh Singh of Bamne Kaleki, married 2ndly, a daughter of Sardar Jassa Singh of Shahpur, married 3rdly, a daughter of Sardar Dya Singh Bhamma and sister-in-law of Sardar Gulab Singh Shahid, and had issue. He died 17th June 1832 at Patriri.
    • Kanwar Santokh Singh, married Bibi Bhagbari, daughter of Sardar Sher Singh of Shahabad. He died sp in 1830.
    • Raja Devendra Singh (by Rani Har Kaur) (qv) Sardarni Mahtab Kuar, married Sardar Arjan Singh of Rangar Nanghalia, and had issue. She was killed on 4th January 1864 at Ranghar Nangalia.
  • Raja Shri DEVENDRA SINGHji, 3rd Raja of Nabha 1840/1846 (deposed), born 5th September 1822, he ascended the gadi on 5th October 1840, he sympathised with the Sikhs during the first Anglo-Sikh war and as a result lost a quarter of his possessions, he was deposed and exiled to Mathura, he was granted a pension of 50,000Rs and later moved to Lahore on 8th December 1855, where he died 10 years later, married 1stly, Rani Mann Kaur, daughter of Sardar Wazir Singh of Rangar Nangalia, married 2ndly, Rani Lilavati, daughter of Thakur Ishwari Singh Katoch of Kangra, Wazir of Nabha, married 3rdly, Rani Chetenwali, fourth a daughter of Sardar Gulab Singh Mansaia, fifth , a daughter of Sardar Kharak Singh Dhillon. One of these ladies was Rani Parbatwali Mai Sahiba ( died October 1908) he died at Maharaja Kharak Singh Haveli, Shahi Qila, Lahore, 15th November 1865, having had issue two sons by his second wife:
    • Raja Bharpur Singh (by Rani Mann Kaur) (qv)
    • Raja Bhagwan Singh (by Rani Mann Kaur) (qv)
  • Raja Shri BHARPUR SINGHji, 4th Raja of Nabha 1846/1863, born 4th October 1840, he replaced his father, on the gadi in January 1847, during his minority, the state affairs were managed by his grandmother, Rani Chand Kaur, he was an enlightened ruler and a devout Sikh, he provided help to the British during the mutiny of 1857 and was rewarded with the grant of the divisions of Bawal and Kanti, he was granted the right of adoption, the power of life and death over his subjects and the promise of non-interference by the British in the internal affairs of his state, he was nominated a member of the Viceroy`s Council in September 1863, but died sp shortly afterwards on 9th November 1863 at Nabha.
  • RAJA BHAGWAN SINGH Malvendra Bahadur, 5th Raja of Nabha, 1863/1871, born at Nabha fort, he was the son of Raja Devendra Singh, Malvendra Bahadur, Raja of Nabha, by his third wife, Rani Man Kaur Sahiba,Confirmed as successor to his late elder brother by the other rulers of the Phulkian dynasty, the Maharaja of Patiala and the Raja of Jind, 12th December 1863. Recognised by the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, 15th January 1864 (w.e.f. 9th November 1863). Ascended the gadi and formally installed by Sir Herbert Edwardes, the Agent to the Lieutenant-Governor, and Lord George Paget, at the Fort, Nabha, 17th February 1864. Invested with a khilat of 15 pieces, a sword of honour, a rifle, a horse with a silver saddle and an elephant with jhul trappings. He inherited a court divided by two factions of ministers violently opposed to one another, each trying to unseat the other through nefarious means. One group was headed by Sardar Gurbaksh Singh, who succeeded in embroiling his master in his intrigues, alleging that the Raja was involved in the poisoning of his late brother and the murder of his maternal aunt by marriage, Sardarni Mehtab Kaur, of Rangarh Nangal. This lady having expired in the Amritsar district in British territory, the GOI were compelled to suspend his ruling powers 20th October 1864, pending a Judicial Enquiry. Major J.C. Cracroft, Deputy Cmsnr of Rawalpindi, together with the Maharaja of Patiala and the Raja of Jind as observers, conducted an exhaustive investigation and concluded that there were no grounds to even imply that the death of Raja Bharpur Singh of Nabha was caused or accelerated by poison, and that he undoubtedly died from consumption. Nor, that the Raja had any participation in the death of his aunt. The real culprit was identified as one Mahtaba, probably instigated by Gurbaksh Singh himself. The Raja was accordingly exonerated forthwith and restored to his full ruling powers, 4th January 1865. A popular and cultured ruler, well versed in Persian and who excelled at administration. m. three wives. He was died from tuberculosis, at the State Palace, Fort, Nabha, 31st May 1871.
  • HH Farzand-i-Arjmand Akidat Paiwand Daulat-i-Inglishia Brar Bans Sarmor Raja Sir HIRA SINGH Malvinder Bahadur, 6th Raja of Nabha 1871/1911, G.C.S.I [1879], born 19th December 1843, son of Sardar Sukkha Singh of Badrukhan, installed on the gaddi of Nabha state on 10th August 1871, he granted the titles of Raja-i-Rajgan and Maharaja, provided funds for the establishment of the Khalsa Printing Press at Lahore, supported the Khalsa College at Amritsar and promoted the reformist (Anand) form of Sikh marriage; married HH Rani Jasmer Kaur, died 1921, daughter of Sardar Anokh Singh Longowalia, and had issue. He died 25th December 1911 at Nabha (#4).
    • HH Farzand-i-Arjmand Akidat Paiwand Daulat-i-Inglishia Brar Bans Sarmor Maharaja Ripudaman Singh Malvinder Bahadur
    • (qv) HH Maharani Ripudaman Kaur, married HH Maharaja Rana Ram Singh of Dholpur.
  • HH Farzand-i-Arjmand Akidat Paiwand Daulat-i-Inglishia Brar Bans Sarmor Maharaja RIPUDAMAN SINGH Malvinder Bahadur, 7th Raja of Nabha 1911/1923 (deposed), born 4th March 1883 in Nabha, educated privately, Member of the Imperial Legislative Council in Calcutta 1906/1908, introduced the Anand Marriage Bill, presided over the Indian National Social Conference held at Lahore in 1909, attended the coronation of King George V at Westminster on 22nd June 1911, succeeded his father as Maharaja, and installed on the gaddi on 24th January 1912, investiture took place on 20th December 1912, granted a local salute of 15 guns in 1921, signed a letter of voluntary abdication on 7th July 1923, and the British government formally deposed him on 2nd February 1928 and he was sent to Dehra Dun on an annual pension of 300,000Rs, deprived of the title Maharaja in 1923, later moved in 1926 to Kodaikanal on a reduced pension where he died; early in 1927 he went on a pilgrimage to Sri Abichalnagar Hazur Sahib, Nanded, where he took the Khalsa pahul (initiation rites) a second time and was renamed Sardar Gurcharan Singh, he married 1stly, 1901, HH Maharani Bibi Jagdhish Kaur, born 1884, died 4th August 1927, daughter of Sardar Gur Dayal Singh Mann, married 2ndly, 10th October 1918, HH Maharani Sarojani Devi, daughter of Maj. Sardar Prem Singh Raipuria, married 3rdly (unequally), Sardarni Gurcharan Kaur, and had issue, three sons and two daughters, as well as further issue. He died 13th December 1942 in Kodaikanal.
    • HH Farzand-i-Arjmand Akidat Paiwand Daulat-i-Inglishia Brar Bans Sarmor Maharaja Pratap Singh Malvinder Bahadur (by HH Maharani Bibi Jagdhish Kaur) (qv)
    • Rani Bibi Amrit Kaur Sahiba (by Jagdhish Kaur), born 8th October 1907, married 16th February 1925, Raja Ravi Sher Singh Sahib Bahadur of Kalsia, and had issue. She died after 1945.
    • Maharajkumar Shri Kharagh Singh (by HH Maharani Bibi Jagdhish Kaur)
    • Maharajkumar Shri Gurbaksh Singh (by HH Maharani Bibi Jagdhish Kaur), married 1950, Maharajkumari Chandra Prabha Kumari Sahiba, daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Maharana Shri Sir Vijaysinhji Chhatrasinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and his second wife, HH Maharani Padmini Kunverba Sahiba, and had issues with one son and two daughters and he died November 1963.
      • Rajkumar Vivek Singh, was born in 1956, was done there education from St Xavier’s School, Delhi. Employed with Kuwait Airways Corp (KAC) in Kuwait, now settled in Canada. was married to Kuwnarrani Sylvia, a Goan. Had issues, a son and daughter.
      • Rajkumari Krishna Kumari [Yuvrani Shrimant Krishna Kumari Sahiba, of Panna]. born 30th May 1951, she was done there education from Welham Girls’ School, Dehra Dun. Employed with Air India, she was married as his second wife, H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Manvendra Singh, of Panna , elder son of Major H.H. Maharaja Narendra Singh off Panna, by his wife, H.H. Mahendra Maharani Shrimant Durga Rajya Lakshmi Kumari Devi.
      • Rajkumari Tuhina Kumari. born in 1954,was done there education from Welham Girls’ School, Dehra Dun. Flight Supervisor with Kuwait Airways Corp (KAC), she was married to Khalil al-Sharif. She has issue with one son.
    • Maharajkumari Kamla Devi
    • Maharajkumari Vimla Devi
    • Raja Shri Narinder Singh
    • Dr. Maharajkumar Jasmer Singh [Dr Jasmer Singh] , was born at at “Corrie”, Kodaikanal, Madras Presidency, 16th March 1931 (s/o Rani Gurucharan Kaur Sahiba), was done there education from Bishop Cotton School, Simla, University de Paris, Sorbonne (PhD 1967), Paris, France. Joined ICS 1955, attached Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), Probationer Northern Railway 1955-1957, Under Sec Ministry of Defence 1969, Deputy Planning Officer Department of Defence Production 1970-1971, scientific translator. Author of “L’Augmentation du capital dans la société anonyme en droit comparé: droits indien, français, anglais, allemand” (1967), “Systems of Finite Arithmetic Progressions and Integer Partitions” (2000), “Systems of Finite Arithmetic Progressions and Integer Partitions” (2000), etc. Dir Nilvind Publishers Pvt Ltd since 2007. Mbr American Mathematical Soc, The Boat House Club (Nainital), etc. Was married at New Delhi, 24th September 1971, Marie-Thérèse Paule Singh (born at Algiers, Algeria, 22nd January 1939), education Univ de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, France, social psychologist, sometime activist in La Commune de la Sorbonne during the riots of May 1968, he was received Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms of France (2005), daughter of Paul Marie Gratacap, of Algiers, Algeria, by his wife, Aline, daughter of Jacques Leon Paul Reveil Chalon, of Rimont, Ariège, France.
    • Maharajkumar Shri Shamsher Singh (s/o Rani Gurucharan Kaur), was done there eduction from Delhi University, New Delhi. And Joined Indian Police Service (IPS) 26/10/1957, assigned Rajasthan cadre 26/10/1959, Deputy Dir Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), posted to Islamabad, Bangkok and Canada, where he later settled permanently on retirement October 1976 at Markham, Ontario.
    • Maharajkumar Fateh Singh [Dr. Fateh Singh of Nabha], was born at Corrie, Kodaikanal, Madras Presidency, 1935 (s/o Rani Gurucharan Kaur Sahiba), was done there education from Bishop Cotton School, Simla, Allahabad University (BSc), St George’s College, Mussourie, and the Technical Univ, Stuttgart, Germany. CEO Fateh Singh & Assoc Mechanical Electrical & Civil Engineers. Hon Professor Technical Univ Stuttgart. Author of “Time and Space is Fiction-Only Distance is a Reality” (2013). Additional Dir India Structured Capital Corp Pvt Ltd since 2011. Mbr Manorite Alumni Association, he was married at New Delhi, 12th June 1964, with Kanwarani Sohinder Kaur [ Rani Sohinder Singh Nabha], she was done there education from Delhi University, New Delhi, Dir India Structured Capital Corporation Pvt Ltd since 2011, daughter of Shri Khazan Singh Chaudhury, had issues with two sons, He died in 19 March 2024:-
      • Rajkumar Ranjeet J. B. Singh [Ranjeet J.B.S. Nabha], was born at New Delhi, 4th September 1965,he was done there education from. the Doon School, Dehra Dun, University of California, Santa Barbara (BA Fin & Actcy. 1988), California, and the Tuck Sch of Business, Dartmouth College (MBA), Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Employed as investment banker with SG Warburg, Braxton Assocs, Vice-president Mergers & Acquisitions at JP Morgan & Co, CEO Voicemate Inc 1999-2003, MD & CEO for WL Ross & Co LLC in India since 2006. Dir India Structured Capital Corp Pvt Ltd since 2011. m. at New Delhi, 1995, Kunwarani Uditya Malhoutra Nabha](b. 1st February 1969), daughter of Mr. Jayant Kumar Malhoutra, MP (Raj Sabha), Leader United Parliamentary Group, and Chair of the JKM Group, by his wife, Shrimati Barota Malhoutra. He had issue, one daughter :
        • Rajkumari Naia Kumari Nabha. born in 13th July 2003.
      • Rajkumar Rajeet Singh [Rajeet Singh Nabha]. born at New Delhi, 20th May 1970, he was done there education from the Doon School, Dehra Dun, and Haas Sch of Business, Univ of California, Berkeley (BSc Business Admin), California, USA. Practice Mngr Oracle Corp Worldwide Strategic Services Group, Management Consultant for Bain & Company in San Francisco, MD Arzai Outsourcing Inc.
    • Rajkumari Shri Vijay Kaur
    • Rajkumari Shri Charanjit Kaur [Mrs. Jeet Nabha Khemka], married Mr. Nand Khemka of New Delhi, industrialist, educated at Columbia University (M.B.A. and M.A.); Chairman of the SUN Group, Member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School; and has issue.
    • Rajkumari Sri Nand Hem Kaur (d/o Rani Ranjit Kaur)
    • Maharani Nihal Kaur, born prematurely, at Pakka Bagh, Nabha, 1915, but expired within a day.
    • Maharajkumari Bibiji Vijaya Kumari [Princess Vijayakumari Nabha]. born at Observatory Bungalow, Kodaikanal, Madras Presidency, 21st May 1929 (d/o Rani Gurucharan Kaur). Employed with UNO in New York 1962. married at Manhattan, New York, USA, 1962, William Boutwell.
  • HH Farzand-i-Arjmand Akidat Paiwand Daulat-i-Inglishia Brar Bans Sarmor Maharaja PRATAP SINGH Malvinder Bahadur, 8th Maharaja of Nabha 1923/1995, born 21st September 1919 in Mussoorie, educated privately and at Woodstock School and later in England, Member of the Imperial Council, K.S.C.I. [cr.1946], G.S.C.I. [cr.1933], married 25th April 1944, HH Maharani Urmilla Devi, daughter of Lt.Col. HH Rais ud-Daulah Sipahdar ul-Mulk Saramad Rajha-i-Hind Maharajadhiraj Sri Sawai Maharaj Rana Sir Udaibhan Singh Lokindra Bahadur Diler Jung Jai Deo of Dholpur, and his wife, HH Maharani Malvender Kaur, and had issue. He died 24th July 1995 in Delhi and cremated the next day at the Royal Cemetary in Nabha.
    • Maharajkumari Sneh Lata Kaur, born 1947, graduated in 1968, from Miranda House College for Girls, Delhi University, married 1971 in New Delhi, HH Saramad-i-Rajha-iBundelkhand Maharaja Mabindra Sawai Shri Madhukar Shah Deo Bahadur of Orchha, born 8th December 1944, and has issue, one son and three daughters.
    • HH Farzand-i-Arjmand Akidat Paiwand Daulat-i-Inglishia Brar Bans Sarmor Maharaja Hanuwant Singh Malvinder Bahadur (qv)
    • HH Maharaj Rana Hemant Singh, 6th Maharaja Rana of Dholpur (qv)
    • Maharaj Himmat Singh, born 1952, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, married December 1976 at Lucknow, a Princess of Nepal, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Rajkumar Sri Bhanu Pratap Singh. b. at New Delhi, 29th May 1980, educ. Modern Sch, Barakhamba Road, and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Coll, Delhi Univ, New Delhi. Settled in Gurgaon, Haryana since 2015. m. February 2008, Kunwarani Sri Preeti Kumari (Preeti Singh Nabha] (b. 29th August 198x), educ. Columbia Convent Higher Secondary Sch, and Prestige Inst of Management & Research (PIMR), Indore, daughter of Chandroday Singh Parihar, of Sejwaya, under Dhar, by his wife, Jeetu. He has issue, one son:
        • Kunwar Abhyuday Pratap Singh. b. 5th January 2013
      • Rajkumari Kirtishri Kaur [Shrimant Soubhagyavati Kirtishri Patwardhan, Yuvrani Sahib of Jamkhandi]. b at New Delhi, 29th September 1983, educ. Convent of Jesus & Mary Sch, New Delhi. m. 4th March 2013, Shrimant Aditya Vikramrao Pranayarao Patwardhan, Yuvraj of Jamkhandi (b. 1980; d.v.p. 15th April 2016), only son of Meherban Raja Shrimant Pranayrao Parashuramrao Patwardhan, Raja of Jamkhandi, by his wife, Shrimant Soubhagyavati Rani Anjali Devibai Sahib, daughter of the Paranjape family of Pune. She had issue, one daughter – India Non-salute (Jamkhandi).
  • HH Maharaja Shri HANUWANT SINGHji Malvinder Bahadur, 9th Maharaja of Nabha 24th July 1995- 30 June 2017. (6 Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021, India) born 5th December 1948 in Dholpur, Rajasthan, educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal; graduated from Hindu College (Delhi University) in 1969, and thereafter studied in School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (U.K)., married 12th December 1970 in Bharatpur, Maharajkumari Deergh Kaur [HH Maharani Deergh Kaur of Nabha], fourth daughter of Col. HH Shri Maharaja Sawai Brijendra Singh Bahadur of Bharatpur, and his second wife, HH Maharani Videh Kaur, and has issue, two sons. He died 30th July 2017.
    • Tikka Sahib Sri Yudhister Singh Sahib Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Arjumand, Aqidat-Paiwand-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Barar Bans Sarmur, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Shri Yudhister Singh Malvendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Nabha – see below.
    • Maharajkumar Sri Kirat Singh Sahib. b. at New Delhi, 17th December 1975. 1975. Dir Nabha Holdings Pvt Ltd since 1994, Nabha Palace Resort Pvt Ltd since 2000, Nabha Investment Pvt Ltd since 2001, and Daulat Singh Consulting Pvt Ltd since 2002, PCL Hotels Ltd since 2017, Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata Hotel Ltd since 2017, Kujjal Hotels Pvt Ltd since 2019, etc. m. 9th May 1997, Rani Sri Gautami Devi Sahiba, twin daughter of Kumar Shri Atmanayasinhji Surendrasinhji [Atmanya Dav Jhala], of Wadhwan, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Maharajkumari Sri Kamakshi Devi Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Major-General H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCB, GCSI. He has issue, a son:
      • Rajkumar Sri Samar Singh. b. at New Delhi, 10th February 2000.
  • HH Maharaja Shri YUDHISTIR SINGHji Malvendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Nabha, 10th Maharaja of Nabha, b. at New Delhi, 5th December 1972, Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Nabha, 30th June 2017. married 16th February 1997, Rajkumari Jahnavi Kumari, twin daughter of Kumar Shri Atmanayadevsinhji of Wadhwan, and his wife, Maharajkumari Kamakshi Devi Yavaru, daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Sir Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur of Mysore, and has issue, one son.
    • Tikka Sahib Shri Sangram Singh Bahadur. bb. at New Delhi, 26th March 1998.
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  • "Who Was Who 1897-1915" ; Volume I, London 1920 ; Adam and Charles Black ; p.519
  • Griffin, The Rajas of Punjab
  • Charles Francis Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Delhi, Jalandhar, Peshawar and Derajat…

Personality

Choudhary Gurdil Singh Of Nabha

Choudhary Gurdil Singh Of Nabha, was born into Sidhu Jatfamily,He was the son of Choudhary Trilok Singh Of Mehraj, He founded village of Dhanaula in 1729 and later the town of Sangrur which remained the…

Maharaj kumari Bibi ji Charanjeet Kaur Of Nabha (Princess Jeet Nabha Khemka)

Maharaj kumari Bibi ji Charanjeet Kaur also know as Princess Jeet Nabha Khemka, born at “Corrie”, Kodaikanal, Madras Presidency, 23rd March 1934 She is daughter of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh Of Nabha and Rani Gurucharan Kaur.…

Raja Shamsher Singh Of Nabha

Maharaj kumar Shamsher Singh Of Nabha, Later Raja Shamsher Singh Of Nabha was son of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh Of Nabha and Rani Gurucharan Kaur, He was done there education at Delhi University, New Delhi, and…

Dr.Raja Fateh Singh Sahib Of Nabha

Maharaj kumar Fateh Singh Of Nabha Later Dr.Raja Fateh Singh Of Nabha, was born at “Corrie”, Kodaikanal, Madras Presidency, 1935. He is son of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh and Rani Gurucharan Kaur, He was done education…

Colonel Maharaja Hira Singh Of Nabha

Hira Singh, son of Sardar Sukha Singh Sidhu of Badrukhan, was born on December 19, 1843. After the death  Of Raja Bhagwan Singh it was decided to find a successor from the Phulkian family. Diwan…

Raja Hamir Singh Of Nabha

Chaudhari Gurditta Of Dhanaula died in 1754, and was succeeded by his grandson, Hamir Singh. His only son Chaudhari Surat Singh Of Dhanaula (or Suratya), having died two years earlier, leaving two sons, Hamir Singh…

Maharaja Devinder Singh Of Nabha

Maharaja Devinder Singh , (1822-1865), was born on 5 September 1822, the son of Raja Jasvant Singh of Nabha. He ascended the throne of Nabha on 5 October 1840 at the age of eighteen. During…

Maharaja Ripudaman Singh Of Nabha

MAHARAJA RIPUDAMAN SINGH, (1883-1942), ruler of the princely state of Nabha from 1912 to 1923, was born at Nabha on 22 Phagun 1939 Bk/4 March 1883, the only son of Maharaja Hira Singh (1843-1911) and…

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Century on, SGPC republishes book on maharaja of Nabha

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/century-on-sgpc-republishes-book-on-maharaja-of-nabha-101641905435151.html

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