Majithia

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Dynasty

Shergill

Jagir

Majithia

Hindi Name

मजीठिया

Time Period

1760 – 1947

Genealogy

  • Sardar Naudh Singh, Jagirdar -/1788, a feudal retainer under Amar Singh Bagga of the Kanhaiya misl, married a daughter of Akal, a Mann Jat Zamindar of the village Bhagga in Amritsar district, and had issue. He died 1788.
    • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Panjab Singh Randhawah of Khundah, and had issue.
    • Sardar Desa Singh (see below)
  • Qaisar ul-Iqtidar Sardar Desa Singh , Jagirdar 1788/1832, born 1768, commander of 400 sowars in 1804, appointed commandant of the Fort of Kangra after Ranjit Singh had occupied it driving away the Gurkha general, Amar Singh Thapa in 1809, made the nazim (administrator) of Kangra and hill districts of Chamba, Nurpur, Kotla, Shahpur, Jasrota, Basohli, Mankot, Jasvan, Siba, Guler, Mandi, Suket, Kulru and Datarpur in 1811, with the title of Qaisar ul-Iqtidar, participated in the campaigns launched to capture Multan in 1818, Kashmir in 1819 and Naushera in 1823, he served as the nazim of Amritsar and its adjoining territories, with management of the Golden Temple as his special charge, married 1stly, married 2ndly, a Kangra lady, and had issue, three sons. He died 1832.
    • Sardar Lehna Singh(see below)
    • Sardar Gujar Singh, in 1834, he was selected to take charge of a mission to Calcutta to convey presents to the King of England, in order to ascertain British intentions with regard to Shikarpur, he fell in love with an European lady and wanted to marry her, but only ended up taking back home, English airs and graces as well as a love for champagne, which killed him two years later, when he walked over the parapet of his home in Amritsar whilst under its influence and was killed instantly.
    • General Sardar Ranjodh Singh (by Sardarni Katochni), a military commander and jagirdar of the Sikh Darbargovernor of Hazara and the commander of Darbar troops in 1844, commanded a division of the Khalsa army with 70 guns, took part in the battle of ‘Alival on 28th January 1846, made a member of the Council of Regency, arrested in 1848 following interception of his correspondence with Diwan Mal Raj of Multan, but was released after the war, his jagir was confiscated and he was given a pension of 2,500Rs per annum; he married and had issue. He died 1872.
      • Sardar Gajindar Singh Majithia, he died sp and this branch of the family became extinct
  • Hasam ud-Daula Sardar Lehna Singh (by Sardarni Katochni), Jagirdar 1832/1854, was commander, civil and military administrator, and one of the principal sardars of the Sikh court, succeeded his father in 1832 as the nazim (governor) of Kangra and the hill districts, , holding the appointment until early 1844; he commanded 2 battalions of infantry, a topkhana of 10 light and field guns, and 1,500 horse, took part in the Dera Isma'il Khan expedition in 1831, and held charge of the management of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar; in March 1844, he fell foul of the Jalla regime and left the Punjab for Haridwar and settled in Banaras, he was arrested and kept under surveillance by the British he returned to the Punjab in 1851, but after two years went back to Banaras where he died; he was a man of considerable ability, a skilful mechanist and an original inventor, he much improved the Sikh ordinance, and also invented a clock which showed the hour, the day of the month and the phases of the moon, as an administrator, his assessments were moderate and his decisions were essentially just; married (amongst others), 1stly, a daughter of Sardar Gulab Singh Aimahwala, she died sp six months after the marriage, married 2ndly, and had issue, an only son. He died 25th July 1854 in Banaras.
    • Sardra Dhyal Singh (see below)
  • Sardar Dayal Singh Majithia, Jagirdar 1854/1898, born 1848 at Banaras, educated at the Mission School at Amritsar and later privately by English tutors, he served as a member of the managing committee of the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar for nearly thirty years; he accepted to be president of the standing committee of the Indian National Congress; he was founder of the Dyal Singh College and Dyal Singh Library; he was the first president of the Indian Association of Lahore continuing till his death; he was Chairman, Board of Directors of the Punjab National Bank. He died sp on 9th September 1898.

Personalities

Attar Singh Majithia

Attar Singh Majithia(d. 1843), was born in Shergill Jat family, he was the commander and civilian officer under Maharaja Ranjit Singh Of Lahore. He was the adopted son of Uttam Sirigh Majithia, and, in 1809,…

Sardar Ranjodh Singh Majithia

RANJODH SINGH MAJITHIA (d. 1872). military commander and jagirdar of the Lahore Darbar was the son of Shergill Jat Jagirdar Desa Singh Majithia and foster brother of Lahina Singh Majithia. Details of his early career…

Sardar Dyal Singh of Majithia

SARDAR DYAL SINGH MAGITHIA was the son of a family that had played a very important part in the history of the Lahore empire founded by Bhatti Jatsikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh. For three generations…

Amar Singh Majithia

AMAR SINGH MAJITHIA, soldier and administrator in Sikh times, called Amar Singh Kalan (senior) to distinguish him from his namesake Amar Singh Khurd (junior) who was also from the village of Majitha, was the son…

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The Tribune pays homage to its founder, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia

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