Raja Sansi

Information

Dynasty

Bhatti

Jagir

Raja Sansi

Hindi Name

राजा सांसी

House

Sandhawalia

Time Period

1570-1947

Genealogy

  • Sardar Budh Singh, married and had issue
    • Sardar Naudh Singh (see Lahore)
    • Sardar Chanda Singh(see below)
  • Sardar Chanda Singh, married and had issue, the jagirdars of Raja Sansi, which was founded in about 1570, and is the seat of this family.
    • Sardar Gulab Singh
    • Sardar Didar Singh, married and had issue. He died 1784.
      • Sardar Amir Singh, he succeeded to his family's estates, and added to them before his disgrace in 1803, he accompanied Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the Kasur campaign of 1807, and in the expedition against the Muhammadan tribes between the Chenab and the Indus in 1810, he received the territory of Jammu in 1809, and Shakargarh in 1821, married and had issue. He died 1827
        • Sardar Lehna Singh Sandhawalia [Lahina Singh], enjoyed the title of Ujjal-didar, Nirmal-buddh, Sardar-i-bawaqar(resplendent presence, pure of intellect, the Sardar with prestige marked), married 1stly, a daughter of Sardar Sodh Singh Chinah, married 2ndly, a daughter of a Hill Chief, and had issue. He died 16th September 1843.
          • Sardar Pratap Singh, he adopted his nephew, married and had issue. He died 1856.
            • Sardar Gurbachan Singh Sandhawalia, see below.
          • Sardar Thakur Singh Sandhawalia, born 1837, appointed by the British as extra-assistant commissioner for Amritsar district, also nominated a member of the Golden Temple managing committee, founder and first President of the Sri Guru Singh Sabha in 1873, appointed Prime Minister to Maharaja Dulip Singh's emigré government, he was a distinguished scholar of Persian and Punjabi, well versed in Indian as well as in Muslim lore, he married the daughter of Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh, and his wife, Rani Kanwal Kaur, and had issue. He died 18th August 1887 in Pondicherry, his cremated remains were returned to his ancestral seat of Rajasansi.
            • Sardar Gurbachan Singh Sandhawalia, born 1855, adopted by Sardar Pratap Singh, his uncle; he was nominated to the Statutory Civil Service and was in 1886 working as an assistant commissioner in the Punjab, Prime Minister to Maharaja Dulip Singh's emigré government following his father's death; in 1899 he entered the service of the Raja of Nahan, becoming a district judge in 1911, married Sardarni Asil Kaur, died 17th August 1932, and had issue. He died spm after 1911 in Nahan.
              • Bibiji Baldev Kaur, married and had issue.
                • Rajwant Singh
                • Dhanraj Singh, married and had issue.
                  • Prithraj Singh
                  • Bawishraj Singh
              • Bibiji Karam Kaur
            • Raja Bakshish Singh Sandhawalia , Adopted by his cousin, Sardar Shamsher Singh. Succeeded to the Raja Sansi estates in 1871. Raised to the personal title of Raja, 1903. Magistrate 1889, Mbr. Ajnala Local Brd. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1875), KIH (1877), and Durbar (1903) silver medals. m. (first) 1875, the only daughter (d.s.p. at Raja Sansi, 1889), of General Sardar Mahtab Singh Majitha. m. (second) 1884, a cousin of the Raja of Faridkot. He died at Raja Sansi, 1907.
              • Sardar Raghbir Singh Sandhawalia, CIE (1.1.1946), OBE (c 4.6.1918), of Raja Sansi. b. 1889. Cmsnd. Hon. 2nd-Lieut ILF 17/4/1918, 2nd-Lieut. ILF 29/5/1922. Presdt. Khalsa Defence of India, and Sikh Educational Conf. Mbr. Amritsar Dist. Brd., Amritsar Central Co-operative Bank Brd., etc. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron. (1937) medals. m. at Bharatpur, 16th February 1900, Maharajkumari Sri Bibiji Sajjan Kaur Sahiba (b. 1890), third daughter of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sir Jaswant Singh Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur, GCSI.
                • Major Sardar Bahadur Raja Harinder Singh Sandhawalia, of Raja Sansi. b. 1917, educ. Aitchison Coll., Lahore. MLA Punjab, Minister in the Punjab Govt., Mbr. Central Legislative Assembly 1945-1947, Hon. Sec. Khalsa Coll. 1959-1963, Rector 1965-1970. He d.s.p.m. 1972, having adopted a son.
                  • Sardar Bahadur Gurpal Singh Sandhawalia , of Raja Sansi, son of Pritam Singh Sandhu, of New Delhi, (son of Sardar Basakha Singh Sandhu, of New Delhi, by his wife, Sardarni Preetam Kaur), by his wife, Yadvinder Kaur. m. Sardani Jainder Kaur (b. at the New Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, 15th January 1966), née Maharajkumari Bibiji Jaya Devi Sahiba, only daughter of Captain H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar, 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Amarinder Singh-ji, Mahendra Bahadur, Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan, Maharaja of Patiala, Chief Minister of the Punjab, H.H. Maharani Preneet Kaurji Sahiba, younger daughter of Sardar Gian Singh Kahlon, sometime Chief Sec. of the Punjab. He has issue, two sons.
                    • Kanwar Angad Singh. b. 1st October 1987
                    • Kanwar Nirvan Singh
      • Sardar Narender Singh Sandhawalia, born 1863 or 1868, adopted by Kunwar Dharam Singh of Dadri, he was allowed to return to British India in 1890, married a daughter of Raja Umrao Singh of Kuchesar, and had issue, four sons and three daughters.
        • Sardar Dalip Singh ,b. 1896 , married and had issue a son
          • Sardar Tajinder Singh
        • Sardar Kripal Singh b. 1897
          • Sardar Sukhraj Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Gurshinder Singh
            • Sardar Amrit Pal Singh
          • Sardar Gurcharan Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Avtar Singh
            • Sardar Rajpal Singh
          • Sardar Pukhraj Singh
        • Gajendra Singh Sandhewalia. b. 1899. He had issue, one son:
          • Bhupinder Singh Sandhawalia
        • Sardar Rajendra Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Bhupinder Singh
        • Sardar Bachittar Singh Sandhawalia. b. 1903 He had issue, four sons:
          • Sardar Surinder Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, two sons:
            • Sardar Jaiprat Singh Sandhawalia
            • Kanwar Prit Singh Sandhawalia
          • Ravinder Singh Sandhawalia
          • Sardar Joginder Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, two sons:
            • Kanwar Harkrishan Singh Sandhawalia, educ. B.Sc. (Agric.). Settled in the USA.
            • Kanwar Atamjit Singh Sandhawalia, educ. B.Eng. Settled in the USA.
          • Rupinder Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, one son:
            • Satinder Pal Singh Sandhawalia.
        • Jasbir Kaur, born about 1912, (mother-in-law of LieutCol Jagga Singh Kahlon (retd)).
      • Kunwar Gurdit Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, two sons:
        • Kunwar Sarup Singh Sandhawalia. b. 1892.
        • Kunwar Pritam Singh Sandhawalia. b. 1896. He had issue, one son:
          • Kunwar Beant Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, two sons:
            • Kunwar Sukhdev Singh Sandhawalia , Education MA, B.ED , Teacher since 1980 , married to Kunwarrani Paramjit Kaur Sahiba. , had issues with two sons
              • Kunwar Damandeep Singh Sandhawalia , married to Kunwarrani Priya Kaur Sandhu .
              • Kunwar Harshdeep Singh Sandhawalia.
            • Kunwar Jaswinder Singh Sandhawalia, was married , had issues with one daughter and son -
              • Bibiji Kudratdeep Kaur Sandhawalia.
              • Kunwar Ekamdeep Singh Sandhawalia.
      • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Bhagwan Singh Bahadur Jalawalia of Alawalpur, born 1866.
  • Sardar Basawa Singh, married a daughter of Raja Sansar Chand II of Kangra, and had issue, as well as further issue.
    • Sardar Ajit Singh, on 15th September 1843, as Maharaja Sher Singh was inspecting troops in the Baradari of Shah Bilaval, Ajit Singh shot him dead with an English rifle which he cunningly pretended to present to the Maharaja for inspection. As the Maharaja fell, Ajit Singh drew his sword and severed his head. The senior Sandhanwalia Lahina Singh murdered the Maharaja's minor son, Tikka Partap Singh in a garden close by. Later, inside the Lahore Fort, while apportioning the office of prime minister among themselves, Ajit Singh killed Dhian Singh on the spot. Hira Singh, son of Dhian Singh, and his uncle, Suchet Singh, aroused a section of the army, and besieged the Fort on 16th September 1843, and in the resultant action both Ajit Singh and Lahina Lahina Singh were slain. Their heads were cut off and bodies quartered and hung on the different gates of the city, married Bibiji Kakoh Kaur, daughter of Sardar Fateh Singh Mann of Manawala. He died 16th September 1843.
    • Sardar Ranjodh Singh (by a secondary union), married and had issue, one son. He died June 1864.
      • Sardar Randhir Singh of Raja Sansi, born 1856, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Balwant Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Sashpal Singh, died spm in 1984.
  • Sardar Budh Singh, he entered military service under Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1811, and afterwards was sent ot Bahawalpur to collect tax arrears, he captured in battle the forts of Mojghar and Jamghar in 1821, for which he received the jagirs of Kalar and Nirali; he also commanded a Sikh force in the battle of Tin in 1823 after which he fell from favour, but after a victory at Peshawar he was reinstated, dying shortly afterwards, married 1stly, a daughter of Sardar Hukum Singh Attariwala, married 2ndly, a daughter of Mian Asa Singh of Jasrota, and had issue. He died of cholera in 1827.
    • Sardar Shamsher Singh, born 1816, he distinguished himself as a soldier and served on active duty in the Peshawar area, he was appointed a member of the Council of Regency in December 1846, he was placed in charge of the civil and military establishments in Amritsar by the Resident in February 1848, he was appointed a Magistrate within his jagir in February 1862; married a daughter of Sardar Sudh Singh Chinah, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1871
      • Sardar Bakhsish Singh (see above)
  • Sardar Attar Singh, carried the titles Ujjal Didar [of immaculate appearance], Nirmal Buddh [of clear intelligence], Sardar-i-baWagar [the Sardar with prestige], Kasir-ul-Igtadar [eagle of power], Sardar-i-Garoh-i-Namdar [leader of the renowned group], 'All Taba' [of exalted nature], Shuja'-ud-Daula [valour of the State], Sardar Atar Singh Shamsher-i Jang Bahadur [the valiant sword of battle], lived in exile at Thanesar along with the few remnants of the Sandhanwalia family who had escaped destruction in 1843, married a daughter of Sardar Jai Singh Mann, and had issue. He died in May 1844.
    • Sardar Kehar Singh, imprisoned by Maharaja Sher Singh in January 1842 for conspiring against the State, he was exiled to Thanesar in British territory where he died, married Sardarni Har Kaur, and had issue, one daughter. He died in February 1864 at Thanesar.
      • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married 1864, Sardar Sarup Singh of Malwai.
    • Sardar Jaimal Singh, died 1810.
  • Sardar Ratan Singh Sandhawalia, married and had issue.
    • Sardar Khazan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Sardar Jagat Singh, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Dhian Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Arjan Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Ajaipal Singh
            • Sardar Darshan Singh
            • Sardar Sevinder Singh Sandhawalia, Cmsnd. Pilot Ofcr. IAF.
          • Sardar Avtar Singh
          • Sardar Kartar Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Jagjit Singh
            • Sardar Bhupinder Singh, married and had issue.
              • Sardar Nilinder Singh
            • Colonel Sardar Devinder Singh Sandhawalia. Served Indo-Pak War 1971.
              • Kunwar Gobind Singh Sandhawalia
          • Sardar Niranjan Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Roop Singh
        • Sardar Bhagwan Singh
        • Sardar Ram Singh
      • Sardar Bhagat Singh, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Buta Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Ujagar Singh
      • Sardar Gopal Singh, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Balwant Singh, married and had issue.
          • Sardar Apar Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Kanwal Nain Singh
            • Sardar Harnarain Singh
    • Sardar Nadhan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Sardar Dasondha Singh
  • Sardar Gurmukh Singh, married and had issue.
    • Sardar Fateh Singh, married and had issue.
      • Sardar Kishen Singh, married and had issue.
        • Sardar Bur Singh
        • Sardar Jawand Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, three sons.
          • Sardar Labh Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, three sons.
            • Sardar Sohan Singh Sandhawalia, educ. Govt. Engineering Coll., Roorkee (B.Eng. 1912). He had issue, two sons.
              • The Hon. Sardar Surjit Singh Sandhawalia. b. 1926, educ. Govt. Coll., Lahore and Bombay Univ. (LLB 1947). Advocate Bombay high Court 1948-1952, Punjab High Court 1952, Puisne Justice Haryana 1968-1978, Chief Justice Punjab & Haryana High Court 1978-1983, actg. Governor of the Punjab 1983, Chief Justice Patna High Court 1983-1987, Presdt. Haryana Consumer Protection Cmsn. 1989-1994, Chair. Fourth Punjab Pay Cmsn. 1994-1998. He had issue, two sons.
                • Kanwar Sangram Singh Sandhawalia.
                • Kanwar Gurmit Singh Sandhawalia.
              • Air Marshal Sardar Jagjit Singh Sandhawalia, PVSM (1986), VSM (1964). b. 1928, educ. Govt. and McLagan Engineering Colls., Lahore; Govt. Engineering Coll., Roorkee; Air Force Tech. Coll., Jallahali; and National Defence Coll. Mechanical Engineer 1949, Cmsnd. Pilot Ofcr. IAF (Technical Branch) 1950, prom. Sqd. Ldr. 1960, CO Technical Branch at Chushul (Ladakh) 1960-1963, served in Chinese confrontaion 1962, prom. Wing Cdr. 1965, Dep. Air Attaché Moscow 1965-1968, Snr. Maintenance SO Western Air Cmnd., and Training Cmnd. to 1978, prom. Air Marshal 1983, AO Maintenance 1983-1986. He had issue, a son.
                • Kanwar Jaikaran Singh Sandhawalia.
            • Sardar Harbans Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, two sons.
              • Major Kanwar Gurdial Singh Sandhawalia. b. 1927, educ. RIMA, Dehra Dun. Cmsnd. 2nd-Lieut. RIA 1947, prom. Maj. 1959, served in Chinese confrontation 1962. m. Amarjit Kaur. He was k. on active service, 1962.
              • Sardar Gur Iqbal Singh Sandhawalia, educ. Acton Technical Coll., Mdsx. (Mech. Dipl. 1961). Tradesman British European Airways 1961, and served with BA until 1982. Mbr. Ealing Dean Club.
            • Sardar Narinder Singh Sandhawalia. b. 21st July 19xx, educ. Sheffield Univ. (B.Eng. 1924). Irrigation Engineer with Punjab PWD 1925-1934 & 1937-1938, Road Engineer with Shalimar Tar Products Ltd. at Bombay 1938-1954, Regional Mngr. for North India at New Delhi 1954-1961. He had issue, one son.
              • Preminder Singh Sandhawalia, educ. St Mary's High Sch., Bombay; Forman Christian Coll., Lahore; Inst. of Science, Bombay Univ. (B.Sc. 1949), and Intl. Inst. of Seismology, Tokyo, Japan. Civil Engineer, joined Central PWD 1954, Supt. Engineer Rajasthan Sector 1967, Supt. Surveyor of Works (Aviation), Dir. of Engineering IAAI 1972, Chief Engineer until 1983, served in ICA Org. 1983-1996.
          • Bhagwan Singh Sandhawalia.
          • Narain Singh Sandhawalia. Contractor in Burma. He had issue, three sons.
            • Amar Singh Sandhawalia.
            • Mohinder Singh Sandhawalia.
            • Shivinder Singh Sandhawalia.
        • Sirdar Jiwan Singh Sandhawalia. He had issue, one son.
          • Kirpal Singh Sandhawalia.
    • Sardar Kahan Singh Banka. He was k. at Bannu by some treacherous servants, having had issue, one son.
      • Sardar Basant Singh Sandhawalia, of Madoki. He d. 1897, having had issue, two sons.
        • Sardar Harnam Singh Sandhawalia, of Madoki. He d. 1907, having had issue, two sons.
          • Sirdar Balwant Singh Sandhawalia. b.  1885. He had issue, three sons.
            • Sardar Angad Singh Sandhawalia. Punjab Civil Service, Chief Conservator of Forests. Settled in the USA. He had issue, two sons.
              • Kanwar Harjit Singh Sandhawalia. Settled in the USA.
              • Kanwar Manprit Bir Singh Sandhawalia. Settled in Canada.
            • Sardar Iqbal Singh Sandhawalia, educ. Khalsa Coll., Amritsar. Punjab Civil Service, Dist. Excise & Taxation Ofcr., retd. 1972, MLA for Raja Sansi in the Punjab State Assembly 1980, Chair. Amritsar Market Cttee., Dir. Amritsar Central Co-op. Bank, etc. He had issue, three sons.
              • Sardar Mohinder Bir Singh Sandhawalia, educ. MA (Econ.). Lecturer in Economics at Guru Nanak Dev. Univ. Amritsar 1968-1983, Dep. Registrar 1983, Controller of Exams.
              • Kanwar Himmat Singh Sandhawalia, educ.  National Defence Acad., Khadakwasla, Poona. He d. before 1999.
              • Kanwar Harinder Singh Sandhawalia, educ. BA. Excise Contractor.
            • Sardar Sukhwant Singh Sandhawalia.
          • Sardar Saran Singh Sandhawalia. He d.s.p. 1908.
        • Sardar Gurcharan Singh Sandhawalia, of Madoki. b. 1869, educ. Cambridge Univ. Barr-at-Law 1891. Fellow Punjab Univ. He had issue, three sons.
          • Sardar Bakshish Singh. b. 1888. He had issue, two sons.
            • Sardar Hardip Singh
            • Sardar Amrik Singh
          • Sardar Kartar Singh. b. 1896. He had issue, three sons.
            • Sardar Rajinder Singh
            • Sardar Harbans Singh
            • Sardar Balbir Singh
          • Sardar Pritam Singh. b. 1905.
    • Sardar Sham Singh. His descendants served with Hodson's Horse. He had issue, one son.
      • Sardar Lal Singh. He had issue, three sons.
        • Hardit Singh.
        • Hari Singh. He had issue, two sons.
          • Harbachan Singh. b. 1895.
          • Dilawar Singh. b. 1899. He had issue, two sons.
            • Wasdev Singh.
            • Sukhdev Singh.
        • Gurdit Singh. He had issue, three sons.
          • Udham Singh. He d.s.p.
          • Labh Singh. He had issue, one son.
            • Kundan Singh. b. 1904.
          • Surat Singh. He had issue, two sons.
            • Gurdayal Singh. b. 1905.
            • Mulraj Singh. b. 1907.
    • Sardar Sher Singh. His descendants served with Hodson's Horse. He had issue, four sons.
      • Sardar Nihal Singh. He d.s.p.
      • Mastan Singh. He had issue, four sons.
        • Karam Singh. He had issue, two son.
          • Sant Singh. He d.s.p.
          • Mangal Singh. He d.s.p.
        • Autar Singh. He d.s.p.
        • Harnam Singh. He had issue, three sons.
          • Lakshman Singh. b. 1895.
          • Sheodeo Singh. b. 1897.
          • Ajmer Singh. b. 1901.
        • Bela Singh.
      • Sardar Bhag Singh. He had issue, two sons.
        • Gopal Singh.
        • Ganda Singh. He had issue, three sons.
          • Gurdayal Singh. b. 1889.
          • Gulzar Singh. b. 1891.
          • Saroman Singh. b. 1907.
      • Sardar Partab Singh. He had issue, one son.
        • Bishan Singh. He had issue, one son.
          • Labh Singh. He had issue, one son.
            • Pritam Singh. b. 1897.
    • Sardar Baghel Singh. His descendants served with Hodson's Horse. He had issue, two sons.
      • Sardar Sharam Singh. He had issue, two sons.
        • Indar Singh. He had issue, three sons.
          • Labh Singh.
          • Mangal Singh. He had issue, three sons.
            • Amal Singh.
            • Gurmukh Singh.
            • Ram Singh.
          • Atma Singh.
        • Deva Singh. He d.s.p. before 1911.
      • Sardar Khushal Singh. He had issue, three sons.
        • Ishwar Singh. He d.s.p.
        • Rajendra Singh. He had issue, four sons.
          • Bachitar Singh. He had issue, four sons.
            • Amar Singh. He had issue, a son.
              • Gurdip Singh
            • Kamar Singh. b. 1897.
            • Badan Singh. b. 1901. He had issue, a son.
              • Teja Singh.
            • Raghbir Singh. b. 1907.
          • Sundar Singh.
          • Hakim Singh. He had issue, a son.
            • Harbhajan Singh.
          • Another son. b. 1907.
        • Ganda Singh. He had issue, five sons.
          • Anup Singh. b. 1881.
          • Man Singh. He had issue.
            • Hari Singh. b. 1907.
          • Ram Singh. He d.s.p.
          • Charan Singh. b. 1891.
          • Hukam Singh. b. 1892. He had issue, two sons.
            • Gurdit Singh.
            • Harbans Singh.
  • Sardar Gurbaksh Singh

Personality

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