|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded
the late 15th/early 16th century. The Ranas claim descent
from a Rajput family from Dharanagri in the Deccan, though
different authors, state the founder of Baghat was Raja
Vijay Dev, a younger brother of Raja Ajai Dev, the founder
of Baghal. The state ranked 21st in the Panjab Darbar
(1890). In 1893, the Rana maintained a military force of
25 soldiers. Rulers were....
- Rana FATEH PAL,
Rana of Baghat 1777/1787, married and had issue.
- Rana RAGHUNATH PAL,
Rana of Baghat 1787/1810, married and had issue. He
- Rana Dalel Singh (qv)
- Mian Dhiraj Singh, married and had issue, three
sons. He died 1858.
- Rana Umaid Singh (qv)
- Mian Jit Singh, born 1830, married and had
- Mian Gopal Singh, born 1868, married Kumari
Deviwati, daughter of Kanwar Lakshman Singh of Kuthar, and had
- Kumari Durga Devi, married (as his first
wife), Kanwar Murat Singh of Tharoch. She
- Kanwar Ishwari Singh, succeeded as Raja
Ishwari Singh (see below)
- Kumari Chandra Prabha Kumari, born 1926,
married in October 1950, Kanwar Bhupinder
Singh of Jubbal,
and had issue, two daughters.
- Kumari Sita Kumari, born 1931, married
Kanwar Gyan Singh of Kotkhai, and
had issue, one daughter.
- Kumari Yashodha Kumari, born 1934, married
1963, Kanwar Ravinder Singh of Mahilog, and
- Mian Bhim Singh
- Mian Sobha Singh, born 1832, married and had
- Rana DALEL SINGH,
Rana of Baghat 1810/1821, during the Gurkha wars of
1803-1815, the conduct of the chief was unfriendly, so
on the expulsion of the Gurkhas in 1815, five-eighths
of the state was sold to Patiala for Rs130,000 and the
remainder was granted to his successor, married and
- Rana Mahendra Singh (qv)
- Rana Bijay Singh (qv)
- Rana MAHENDRA
SINGH, Rana of Baghat 1821/1839, the state
lapsed to the British authorities in default of a
direct heir. He died sp on 11th July 1839 (#1).
- Rana BIJEY SINGH,
Rana of Baghat 1842/1849, the state again lapsed to
the British authorities, died sp in January
Under control of British
- Rana UMAID SINGH,
Rana of Baghat 1861/1861, born 1825, claimed the
throne of his cousin, Rana Bijey Singh, petitioning
the directors of The East India Company in London,
England, and it was to him restored for good and loyal
conduct and was recognized just a few days before his
death in 1861, married and had issue, four sons. He
- Rana Dalip Singh (qv)
- Kanwar Amar Singh, born 1860, Jagirdar, Minister,
Manager of the State during the minority of his
nephew, married and had issue, three sons.
- Kanwar Devi Singh, born 1897.
- Kanwar Shiv Singh, born 1899, married Kanwarani
Krishna Kumari, daughter of Col. Kanwar Shvraj
Singh of Sirmur,
and his wife, a Kumari from Tehri-Garhwal, and had
- Kanwar Virendra Singh, married and has issue.
- Kanwar Hari Singh, born 1908, married Kanwarani
Rama Kumari, daughter of Thakur Amar Singh of
Dhinari, and had issue.
- Kanwar Randhir Singh, married Kanwarani Madhu
Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Rajendra Singh of Kotkhai, and his
wife, Kanwarani Rajpriya Kumari.
- Kumari Manju Kumari, married Shri Hemender
Shekhwa, son of Shri J. A. Shekhwa, and his wife
Kumari Indu Wala, daughter of Darbar Shri Surag
Wala of Vadia,
and has issue.
- Kunwar Hira Singh
- Kanwar Ratan Singh, married and had issue, one
son. He died 1888 (#2).
- Kanwar Sundar Singh, born 1888.
- Rana DALIP SINGH
C.I.E., Rana of Baghat 1861/1911, born 3rd February
1859, recognized as the successor to Rana Umed Singh
on 31st January 1862, C.I.E. [cr.1896], he attended
the Delhi Coronation Darbar in 1911; married (a), a
daughter of the Rana [?Fateh Singh] of Dhami, married (b), 1888,
a grand-daughter of the Rana of Mangal, married (c),
another grand-daughter of the Rana of Mangal, married
(d), the daughter of Kanwar Kedar Singh of Sirmur, and had issue,
two sons. He died 30th December 1911.
- Raja Durga Singh (qv)
- Rajkumar Bhawani Singh, born 1904, died 1912.
- Raja DURGA SINGH, Raja of Baghat
1911/1977, born 12th September 1901 (#3) and succeeded to the
throne on 30th December 1911, formally installed on
23rd May 1913, and granted full ruling powers in
September 1922, educated at Aitchison Chief's College,
Lahore, C.I.E. [cr.1939], he represented the Simla
Hill States as an elected Member of the Chamber of
Princes from 1924 to 1933, he was granted the title of
Raja as a hereditary distinction on 4th June 1928,
married 28th November 1917, Raj Kumari Sashi Prabha
Kumari, born 1905, died April 1947, daughter of HH
Raja Kirti Shah of Tehri
Garhwal, and his wife, HH Rani Nepaliya, and had
issue, a daughter. He died 30th March 1977.
- Rajkumari (name unknown), died as an
- Raja ISHWARI SINGH,
Raja of Baghat 1977/2004, born 17th April 1921, as
Kanwar Ishwari Singh, son of Mian Gopal Singh of
Baghat, a cousin of the late Raja Durga Singh, who had
no sons or brothers, married 1stly, 1949, Kumari Gita
Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Mangal Singh of Koti, and his wife,
Kanwarani Padmawati, married 2ndly, 1957, Kumari
Nirmala Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Jivan Singh of Koti, and his wife,
Kanwarani Parvati Kumari, and had issue, four
children. He died 27th April 2004 at Solan, Himachal
- Raj Kumari Madhu Kumari, born 20th June 1962 in
Jabli, District Solan; educated at St.Mary's School
at Kasauli; married 17th April 1981 at Solan,
Captain Satish Kumar Singh, son of Colonel Dinanath
Singh from Jullunder City, Punjab, and has issue,
- Tikka Keshvinder Singh Panwar, he succeeded as
Raja Keshvinder Singh (qv)
- Raj Kumar Digvijay Singh Panwar, born 10th
December 1970 at Jabli, District Solan; educated at
St.Luke's School, Solan and later at the Government
High School, Solan; married in 2000.
- Raj Kumar Karan Singh Panwar, born 2nd December
1975 at Jabli, District Solan; educated at St.
Luke's School, Solan; presently serving in the
Indian Merchant Navy.
- Raja KESHVINDER
SINGH, Raja of Baghat (see above)
- Kanwar Tikender Singh, born 10th December 1971,
educated at St.Edwards School, Shimla and graduated
from Government College, Sanjauli, Shimla; Member of
the H.P. State Secretariat, C.P.I. (M) [Communist
Party of India (Marxist)]; married and has issue, one
- Kumari (name
unknown), married Raja Fateh Prakash, Raja of
Sirmur, and had issue.
- Kumari (name
unknown), married (as his first wife), Kanwar
Pratap Singh of Sirmur,
and had issue.