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For History see Singhpuria Misl.


  • Nawab Shri KAPUR SINGHji, 1st Misldhar of Singhpuria misl 1748/1753, born 1697, a Virk Jat, from the village of Kaloke, situated near Shiekhupura, he took baptism of the double-edged sword from Bhai Mani Singh in 1721, at Amritsar; in his first campaign, he attacked Faizullapur, killed its chief, Faizulla Khan and occupied the place and its surrounding areas, after which he changed the name to Singhpur and the Misl which took its name from the village also began to be called Singhpuria Misl, as the then Sikh leader, in 1734, he was granted a jagir and the title of Nawab by Zakariya Khan, the Mughal governor of Lahore as a gesture of peace, which only lasted till the following year when Zakariya Khan occupied the jagir; Kapur Singh then stayed in Malwa, where he captured Sunam and then attacked Sirhind and Amritsar in 1736; when the Sikh Panth was organised into twelve misls on 29th March 1748, Nawab Kapur Singh was appointed the Commander of Singhpuria Misl, he then organised the Sikhs first into the Buddha Dal (army of the veterans), and the Taruna Dal (army of the young) and then into the great Dal Khalsa, he also handed over the Supreme Command of the Dal Khalsa to Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. He died sp on 7th October 1753 at Amritsar.
  • Nawab Shri KHUSHAL SINGHji, 2nd Misldhar of Singhpuria misl 1753/1795, he was the equal of his uncle and played a significant role in expanding the territories of the Singhpuria Misl on both the banks of the Sutlej river; in 1759, he defeated Shaikh Nizam-ud-Din, the ruler of Jalandhar and occupied the town, making it his capital, later after the fall of Sirhind in 1763, a considerable portion of present-day Rupnagar District also came under Singhpuria Misl; he fought in the battles against Ahmad Shah Abdali in collaboration with other Sardars; he was also deeply interested in preaching Sikhism and administering baptism of the double-edged sword to his followers; at his death, he left the misl stronger than ever, and with territorial possessions far larger than those he had inherited, married and had issue. He died 1795.
    • Kanwar Sudh Singh, married 1stly, Sada Kaur, married 2ndly, Sukh Devi, and had issue. He died vpspm in 1794.
    • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Lehna Singh of the Bhangi misl, and had issue.
    • Sardar Budh Singh (qv)
    • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Man Singh of Kotla.
  • Nawab Shri BUDH SINGHji, 3rd Misldhar of Singhpuria misl 1795/1810, he defeated Sheikh Nizam ud-din on the battle-field and occupied Jalandhar, but he was not the equal of his father and the misl began to decline and ultimately all its possessions to the west of the Sutlej were annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and only his possessions to the east of the Sutlej, remained to him, under the protection of the British, he was therefore forced to move to Manauli as his capital; married 1stly, by karewa rites, married 2ndly (by chaddardalna rites), Sada Kaur, married 3rdly (by chaddardalna rites), Sukh Devi, and had issue, seven sons who divided the Misl into 7 estates/jagirs. He died 1816.
    • Sardar Amar Singh, retained possession of Bhartgarh and divided the rest of the Misl among bis brothers.
    • Sardar Bhopal Singh of Ghanauli
    • Sardar Gopal Singh of Manauli
    • Sardar Lal Singh of Bunga
    • Sardar Gurdyal Singh of Attalgarh
    • Sardar Hardyal Singh of Bela
    • Sardar Dyal Singh of Kandhola
  • Sardar Dayal Singh, Jagirdar of Kandaula or Kandhola 1816/1853, he also inherited Bharatgarh after his brothers death in 1847, married and had issue. He died 1863 (or 1853).
    • Sardar Bishan Singh (see below)
    • Sardar Kishan Singh, married and had issue. He died 1885.
      • Sardar Narinder Singh, died 1889.
      • Sardar Bhola Singh, married and had issue. He died 1879 (or died 1919 when his estate went to the Sardars of Kandhola and Bharatgarh in equal shares).
        • Sardar Sher Singh Virk, died 1899.
      • Sardar Kaka Singh, died 1879.
    • Sardar Kehar Singh, Jagirdar of Bharatgarh 1863/1885, married and had issue. He died 1885.(see Bharatgarh)
    • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married and had issue.
      • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married the Raja of Faridkot, and had issue.
  • Sardar Bishan Singh, Jagirdar of Kandhola 1863/1879, married and had issue. He died 1879.
    • Sardar Harbans Singh (qv)
    • Sardarni Khushalpal Kaur, married (as his first wife) 1886, Sardar Bahadur Sir Sundar Singh Majithia, and had issue. She died 1887.
  • Sardar Harbans Singh, Jagirdar of Kandhola 1879/1902, born about 1876, Vice-Regal Darbari in Ambala District, 16th in order of Precedence within the Division and 83rd in the Province, married and had issue, one son. He died 1902.
    • Sardar Bhagwan Singh (qv)
  • Sardar Bhagwan Singh, Jagirdar of Kandhola 1902/1935, born 1902, he succeeded to the estate shortly after birth under the management of the Court of Wards till 1923; educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; married and had issue, one son. He died 1935.
    • Sardar Atamainder Singh (qv)
  • Sardar Atamainder Singh, Jagirdar of Kandhola 1935/1962, born 1923, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; married Sardarni Harjit Kaur, and had issue, three sons and two daughters. He died 1962.
    • Sardar Gurjatinder Singh Virk (qv)
    • Sardar Hardeepinder Singh Virk, married and has issue.
      • Kanwar Gurinder Singh Virk, born 1980.
      • Kanwar Dalip Singh Virk, born 1983.
    • Sardar Baleshwar Singh Virk B.A., born 23rd June 1962, educated, and has earned a Master's degree in Marketing Management; married 18th July 1992 in Chandigarh, Sardarni Pritampal Kaur, and has issue, one son and one daughter. (Canada)
      • Biba Raveen Kaur Virk, born 1995.
      • Kuwar Akum Singh Virk, born 1999.
    • Biba Jagdhishinder Kaur, married to Brigadier Abnashinder Singh Dhillon of Kurk
    • Biba Jeetinder Kaur, married to Col. Mohan Singh.
  • Sardar Gurjitinder Singh, present Head of the Kandhola Family since 1962; married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Biba Sanjot Kaur, born 1978. (Australia)
    • Kanwar Yogeshwar Singh Virk, born 1981.
References :-
  • Griffin’s, Chief and Family of Note in Punjab
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