The installation of the young Raja Sangat Singh, who was born on July 16, 1810, took place on July 30, 1822, at Jind. In 1826, Sangat Singh visited Lahore. He repeated his visit to Lahore next year. He was received by Maharaja Ranjit Singh very courteously. The Maharaja made many grants of lands to Sangat Singh that involved him into disputes with the British government. The British government urged upon the Raja the fundamental principle that the protected chiefs must abstain from all connections with foreign princes and governments without the knowledge and sanction of the British government. In spite of the remonstrances to the contrary Raja Sangat Singh again opened negotiations with the court of Lahore and personally visited it, in 1834. 198 Sangat Singh’s annual revenue collection was about two and a half lakh rupees and his army both of horse and foot comprised about five or six hundred men. 199 Sangat Singh was a brave young man and was fond of hunting.
At the time of his sudden death on November 4-5, 1834, Sangat Singh was merely twenty three years old. He had married three wives but he left no son to succeed him. The nearest relations who could advance valid claims to the gaddi were three second cousins, Sarup Singh, Sukha Singh and Bhagwan Singh. But these candidates bad, for long, been cut off from the straight line of succession to the Jind branch of the family. Many people advanced their claims to the gaddi, including the widows of Sangat Singh and of his father, and the Raja of Nabha.
He was married to Rani Sri Sabha Kaur Sahiba , daughter of Jat Chief Sardar Ranjit Singh Nirmala, of Shahabad. Second was Rani Sri Sukhan Kaur Sahiba (d. after 1837), daughter of Dhaliwal JatJagirdar Sardar Jiun Singh Dhaliwal and third was Rani Sri Nand Kaur Sahiba [Tibbawale Rani Sahib]before 27th July 1837, daughter of Sardar Dulla Singh, of Tibba.
His full title :-
H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja Sir Swarup Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Raja of Jind, KSI.
- Gian Singh, op. tit, p. 679.
- Ibid., pp. 327-28; Ibid., pp. 679-80.
- James Skinner, op. tit., p. 168.