BHADRI (Taluq)

VILLAGES: 126 + 15 pattis REVENUE: Rs 73,267 (1877)
STATE: Oudh (Pratapgarh Dist.) DYNASTY: Bisen RELIGION: Hindu

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Raja UDAI PRATAP SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Bhadri
born 1933 in Bhadri, educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun; he succeeded by adoption; married Rani Manjul Raje, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Raghuraj Pratap Singh [Raja Bhaiyya], born on 31st October 1967 in Kunda, Pratapgarh Dist., U.P., educated at Mahaprabhu Bal Vidayalaya Narayni Asram Shivkuti, Allahabad, at Bharat Scout H.S. School, at Colonel Ganj Inter College, Allahabad and at Lucknow University, graduating with a Law Degree; M.L.A. (Uttar Pradesh) 1993/-; Minister of Programme Implementation 1997/1999; Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare 1999/2000; Minister of Food and Civil Supplies 2004/2007; Minister of Food and Civil Supplies and Jail [15.3.2012] - [4.3.2013]; married Kunwarani Bhanvi Kumari, and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The family of Bhadri is a younger branch of that of Kalakankar. The estate in 1904, comprised 88 villages and five mahals in the Bihar pargana, plus 2 villages and 1 mahal in Manikpur, plus 1 village in Dhingwas. Estate holders were.....
  • Rai Ragho, his capital was at Derwa, married and had issue.
    • Rai Askaran of Rampur Dharupur (see Kalakankar)
    • Kashi Rai of Dhingwas and Dhangarh
    • Rai Khem Karan, youngest son, married and had issue.
      • Rai Lal Shah, married and had issue.
        • Rai Jit Singh or Rai Sabal Shah, founder of the Bhadri estate (continued below)
      • Rai Kalyan Shah, married and had issue, three sons.
        • Rai Joghar Rai of Kundrajit in pargana Bihar, he and his brothers were in direct opposition to revenue officials and the estate was taken under direct management 1821/1827 and in 1850; married and had issue.
          • generations
            • Bishehswar Bakhsh Singh, 8th in descent, married Thakurain Baijnath Kunwar, she died in December 1879, she divided the estate into four shares in 1858, one for herself, called Baragaon, while Chhatarpal Singh of Tajpur, Surajpal Singh of Shamspur, and Chandarpal Singh of Kanti, each received one share, and had adoptive issue.
              • Lal Raghuraj Singh, Taluqdar of Baragaon 1879/- (comprised of 9 villages and 13 mahals all in Bihar pargana, plus the property (10 villages and 14 mahals of Shamspur) of Thakurain Raghubans Kunwar, she died in March 1902, the widow of Surajpal Singh, who bequeathed it to Raghuraj Singh), born as the younger brother of Surajpal Singh,
        • Rai Himmat Shah, 1st Taluqdar of Dahiawan
        • Rai Durga Shah [aka Darshan Shah] of Shekhpur Chauras or Shaikhpur Chauras

  • Rai SABAL SHAH, 1st Rai of Bhadri, he was the founder of the Bhadri taluqa, married and had issue.
    • Rai Bikram Shah (qv)
  • Rai BIKRAM SHAH, Rai of Bhadri, married and had issue.
    • Rai Chhatar Singh (qv)
  • Rai CHHATAR SINGH, Rai of Bhadri, married and had issue.
    • Rai Ram Singh (qv)
  • Rai RAM SINGH, Rai of Bhadri, married and had issue.
    • Rai Gaharwar Singh (qv)
  • Rai GAHARWAR SINGH, Rai of Bhadri, married and had issue.
    • Rai Daljit Singh (qv)
  • Rai DALJIT SINGH, Rai of Bhadri, he was confirmed in the title of Rai, he quarrelled with the Nazim, Mirza Jan, and was killed, married and had issue. He was killed in 1748.
    • Rai Zalim Singh (qv)
  • Rai ZALIM SINGH, Rai of Bhadri 1748/1815, he fled from the Nazim in 1748, but was afterwards returned to his estate; in 1810, he was arrested for arrears of revenue and the estate was place under direct management; married Rani Sheoraj Kunwar, she recovered the fort of Bhadri by force of arms and held the taluqa until her husband was released in 1815, and he made over the estate to his son.
    • Rai Jagmohan Singh (qv)
  • Rai JAGMOHAN SINGH, Rai of Bhadri 1815/1833, he refused to pay an excessive demand for revenue in 1833, and was besieged by the Nazim in 1833, he and his son fled into British territory and both were killed there by the Nazim, who was removed from office by the British for this offence, married and had issue. He was killed in 1833.
    • Kunwar Gopal Singh, he died young leaving an infant son, married and had issue, one son.
      • Rai Amarnath Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Bishnath Singh, he and his older brother got into trouble with the Nazim, Ihsan Husain Khan, who attacked and pursued them to Ramchaura on the Ganges river, in British Territory, there they were surrounded and killed in 1833.
  • Rai AMARNATH SINGH, Rai of Bhadri 1833/1846, he was adopted by his grandfather and succeeded by adoption, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1846.
    • (A) Rai Jagat Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Rai JAGAT BAHADUR SINGH, Rai of Bhadri 1846/1878, he was born the son of Babu Sheoratan Singh, who was hanged at Allahabad in 1857 for rebellion; married and had adoptive issue. He died sp on 15th February 1878.
    • (A) Rai Sarabjit Singh (qv)
    COURT OF WARDS 1867/1878, due to the minority of the new Rai Saheb and also due to indebtedness of the estate
  • Rai SARABJIT SINGH, Rai of Bhadri 1878/1896, born 10th December 1853, succeeded 15th February 1878 (#1), he managed the estate well and left it unencumbered by debt; his title of Rai was recognized as a hereditary distinction on 14th November 1879; married and had issue. He died 1896.
    • Rai Kishan Prasad Singh (qv)
    COURT OF WARDS [27.2.1896] - [1905], due to the minority of the new Rai Saheb
  • Rai KRISHAN PRASAD SINGH, Rai of Bhadri 1896/1920, born 1884, twenty two villages had been purchased by the Court of Wards on his behalf; married and had issue. He died 6th April 1920.
    • Rai Bajrang Bahadur Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Bhadreshwar Pratap Singh
    • Kunwar Trilochan Pratap Singh, married Kunwarani Rukmini Devi, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Udai Pratap Singh, he was adopted by his uncle and succeeded as Raja Udai Pratap Singh, Raja of Bhadri (qv).
  • Rai BAJRANG BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Bhadri 1920/-, born 1st January 1906, he succeeded to the gadi on 6th April 1920; founder and Vice-Chancellor of Pantnagar Agriculture University; 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Himachal Pradesh [1.1.1955] - [13.81963]; he adopted his nephew as his successor; married 1926, Rani Girija Devi, third daughter of HH Sawai Maharaja Punya Pratap Singhji of Ajaigarh, and his wife, HH Maharani Rukmini Devi, and had adoptive issue. He died sp after 1970.
    • (A) Raja Udai Pratap Singh (qv)
  • Raja UDAI PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Bhadri (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 479