|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT
HISTORY: At the end of the 17th century,
Jat Baija, Zamindar of the village of Sansani took
advantage of the weakness of the Sultanate of Delhi to
enlarge his territory. His descendents, Churaman Singh and
Badan Singh continued the expansion, the latter being the
founder of the fortress of Bharatpur in 1724. The rulers
- Thakur Khanu Chand, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats, had
- Thakur Jhujha Singh
- Thakur Bhajja Singh, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats
1688/1695, married and had issue.
- Thakur Raja Ram, Chief of the Sinsinwar Jats
1670/1688, married and had issue. He died 4th July
- Thakur Brajraj Singh, married 1stly, Indra Kaur,
married 2ndly, Amrit Kaur, daughter of Chaudhri
Chandra Singh of Chiksana, and had issue.
- Thakur Churaman Singh (by Amrit Kaur), Chief of
the Sinsinwar Jats 1688/1721, married and had
issue. He died October 1721.
- Thakur Mokham Singh, Chief of the Sinsinwar
Jats 1721/1722, he disputed the succession with
Thakur Badan Singh, who was supported by
Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur.
- Thakur Zulkaran Singh
- Thakur Than Singh
- Thakur Bakhtawar Singh
- Thakur Chand Singh
- Thakur Kirat Singh
- Thakur Sujan Singh
- Thakur Devi Singh
- Thakur Kiran Singh
- Thakur Ati Ram (by Amrit Kaur)
- Thakur Gaj Singh
- Thakur Budh Singh
- Thakur Khushal Singh
- Thakur Bhav Singh (by Amrit Kaur), married a
daughter of Achal Singh of Sogharaia, and had
- Thakur Roop Singh
- Raja Badan Singh (see below)
- Raja BADAN SINGH,
1st Raja of Bharatpur 1722/1756, Thakur of Deeg and
founder of Bharatpur; he was granted the title of Brijraj
by Maharaja Jai Singh II on 23rd November 1722; he
constructed the Royal Palace and Gardens at Deeg as
well as a temple at Dhir Samir ghat of Vrindavan; he
was also an accomplished poet; he married 25 Ranis,
including Rani Devki of a Jat family from Kama, and
had issue, 26 sons. He died 7th June 1756 at Deeg.
- Maharaja Suraj Mal (by Rani Devki) (qv)
- Kanwar Pratap Singh, he was granted the estate of
Weir around 1739, and succeeded there as Raja Pratap
Singh of Weir. He died 2nd November 1745.
- Kanwar Akhai Singh
- Kanwar Balram Singh
- Kanwar Bijay Singh
- Kanwar Birnarayan Singh
- Kanwar Dalel Singh
- Kanwar Duleh Singh
- Kanwar Devi Singh
- Kanwar Guman Singh
- Kanwar Himmat Singh
- Kanwar Jodh Singh
- Kanwar Khushal Singh
- Kanwar Khem Karan Singh
- Kanwar Lal Singh
- Kanwar Man Singh
- Kanwar Medh Singh
- Kanwar Udai Singh
- Kanwar Sultan Singh
- Kanwar Sukh Ram Singh
- Kanwar Sakat Singh
- Kanwar Sabha Ram Singh
- Kanwar Ram Kishan Singh
- Kanwar Ram Bal Singh
- Kanwar Ram Prem Singh
- Bibi (name unknown), married Rao Balram
Singh of Ballabgarh.
SURAJ MAL Bahadur, 2nd Maharaja of Bharatpur
1756/1763, born about February 1707, created Raja
Brajendra Bahadur, married 14 wives, including,
(a), Rani Hansia, daughter of Chaudhary Ratiram of
Jatwara, married (b), Rani Lakshmi, married (c), 21st
March 1750, Rani Kishori Devi, daughter of Chaudhary
Kanshi Ram Sorot of Hodal, married (d), Rani Ganga,
married (e), Rani Kavaria, married (f), Rani Khet
Kumari, and had issue. He died 25th December 1763.
- Kanwar Nahar Singh (by Rani Hansia)
- Maharaja Jawahir Singh (by Rani Ganga) (qv)
- Maharaja Ratan Singh (by Rani Ganga) (qv)
- Maharaja Nawal Singh (by Rani Kavaria) (qv)
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh (by Rani Khet Kumari) (qv)
SINGH, 3rd Maharaja of Bharatpur 1763/1768,
SINGH, 4th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1768/1771 or
1768/1769, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Keshri Singh (qv)
SINGH, 5th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1771 or
1769/1776, died 1776.
SINGH, Regent of Bharatpur 1771/1776, died
SINGH, 6th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1776/1805,
married and had issue. He died 1805.
- Maharaja Randhir Singh (qv)
- Maharaja Baldeo Singh (qv)
- Maharaj Lachman Singh, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Durjan Sal (qv)
- Maharaj Madho Singh
- Maharaj Umrao Singh
- Maharaj Bakhat Singh
- Maharaj Prithvi Singh
SINGH, 7th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1805/1823
SINGH, 8th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1823/1825,
married and had issue.
- Maharaja Balwant Singh (qv)
SAL, 9th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1825/1826
SINGH, 10th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1826/1853,
born 1819, married and had issue. He died 1853.
- Maharaja Jashwant Singh (qv)
SINGH, 11th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1853/1893,
born 1851, married 1stly, 1859, Maharani Bishan Kaur,
daughter of Maharaja Narendra Singh of Patiala, married 2ndly,
Maharani Darya Kaur, and had issue. He died 12th
- Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh (by Rani Bishan
Kaur), died 4th December 1869.
- Maharaja Ram Singh (qv)
- Rao Raja Raghunath Singh, born 1887, educated at
Mayo College, Ajmer 1895/1905 (Class-Captain
1903/1905), then with the Imperial Cadet Corps,
Dehra Dun; he was appointed to the Bharatpur State
Council in 1911, married and had issue. He died
- Kunwar (name
unknown) Singh, married and had issue.
- Kunwar (name
unknown) Singh, married a daughter of
Rai Amarjeet Singh of Kuchesar, and had issue.
HH Shri Brijindar
Sawai Maharaja RAM SINGH Bahadur Jang, 12th
Maharaja of Bharatpur 1893/1900, born 9th September
1872 at Lohagarh, Bharatpur; installed 25th December
1893, deposed (#1);
married 1stly, HH Maharani Kishan Kaur, married 2ndly,
HH Maharani Giriraj Kaur, died after 1918, and had
issue, two sons and two daughters. He died 1929.
- Lt.Col. HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai
Kishen Singh Bahadur Jang (qv)
- Maharaj Giriraj Singh
- Maharajkumari Gajindar Kaur
- Maharajkumari Gokul Kaur
Lt.Col. HH Shri
Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai KISHEN SINGH Bahadur
Jang, 13th Maharaja of Bharatpur 1900/1929,
born 4th October 1899, K.C.S.I. [cr.1926]; he was
responsible for a number of reforms in the state of
Bharatpur, including a reorganization of the army in
1919, Hindi was made the state language, primary
education was made compulsory, Ayurvedic hospitals
were set up, an exhibition to promote trade and arts
was set up on an annual basis, the introduction of a
system of participation of public in state affairs
through credit banks, issuing society and village
panchayat acts was started, the Brij-mandal in Shimla
was established, and Social Reform Acts were enacted;
he presided over the Jat Mahasabha Adhiveshan
organized at Pushkar in 1925; married a daughter of
Kunwar Gajindar Singh of Faridkot,
and had issue, four sons and three daughters. He died
27th March 1929 (#2).
- HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vrijendra
Singh Bahadur Jang (qv)
- Rao Raja Gajendra Singh [Girendra Raj Singh], died
- Rao Raja Edward Man Singh, born in July 1920
(1922?), married Rani Anant Mala, Princess of Kagal
Junior, born 1926, died 1991, and had issue, three
daughters. He died in February 1985.
- Rajkumari Girrendra Kaur, born 5th November
1946, married 23rd May 1972, Brig. Jitendra Pal
Singh of Saidpur, and has issue, one son and one
- Rajkumari Ravindra Kaur, born 4th June 1952,
- Rajkumari Krishnendra Kaur, born 10th April
1954, married 26th April 1982, Kanwar Vijay
Singhji of Sihi, and has issue, one son and one
- Rao Raja Giriraj Saran Singh, born in September
1924?, M.P.(Lok Sabha) from Mathura, serving two
terms, married 1stly, January 1942 (div.1958),
Maharajkumari Sushila Devi of Kapurthala, born
14th December 1918 at Kapurthala, died 1974 in
Simla, married 2ndly, 1962, Mrs. Pamela Singh
(divorced from her first husband), and had issue. He
died December 1969.
- Rajkumar Anup Singh, born 25th December 1942,
educated at Bishop Cotton School, Simla and
Cornell University in the U.S.A., studying a
course in agricultural management, married 1stly,
1969 (div. 1974), Kumari Vijaya Kumari, born 1951,
daughter of Thakur Gopal Singh of Bhajji State, a forest
range officer better known as Mooshoo Mian,
married 2ndly, May 1980, Surrinder Kaur, born
1946, a Sikh lady from Shahzadpur jagir in
Haryana, no issue.
- Rajkumar Arun Singh [Prince
Oogie], born 13th February 1947, educated at
Bishop Cotton School, Simla and at St. Stephen's
College, Delhi University; M.L.A. (three times)
from Deeg constituency in Bharatpur District,
first elected M.L.A.in 1993 as an independent. He
was twice an independent M.L.A. and the third time
he stood and won from the I.N.L.D. party ticket.
He died unmarried 15th March 2006 at the All India
Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital of kidney
failure. His body was taken to Bharatpur on the
same day, and he was given a state funeral (as he
was an M.L.A.) at the Bharatpur Royal Cemetary.
- Maharajkumari Bibiji Kusum Kaur, married 1933,
Kanwar Surendra Pal Singh of Unchagaon, District
Bulandshar in the United Provinces.
- Maharajkumari Bibiji Padma Kaur (Kunwarani Vrish
Bhan Kunwar), born 18th September 1919, married
Kunwar Brijendra Singh of Moradabad Distt., and had
issue. She died 1945 in Mysore.
Col. HH Shri
Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai VRIJENDRA SINGH
Bahadur Jang, 14th Maharaja of Bharatpur
1929/1995, born 1st December 1918; Member of the Lok
Sabha 1962/1971; married 1stly June 1941,
Yuvarajkumari Jaya Chamunda Ammani Avaru [HH the
Maharani of Bharatpur], died 1954, daughter of HH
Yuvaraja Sir Sri Kantirava Narasinharaja Wadiyar of Mysore, and his
wife, HH Yuvrani Kempu Cheluvammanniyavaru,
married 2ndly, 1961 (div. 1972), HH Maharani Videh
Kaur of the Urs family of Mysore, born 1933, died
1985, by whom he had issue. He died 8th July 1995.
- Maharajkumari Parvat Kaur, married Kanwar
Harinderjit Singh, and has issue, two sons and one
- Kanwar Jagjit Singh, born before 1961,
married Kanwarani Padmani Kumari of Jasdan.
- Maharajkumari Pushpendra Kaur, married Rana
Krishna Shamsher (no issue).
- Maharajkumari Renuka Kaur, married Kanwar
Mahinder Singh (no issue).
- Maharajkumari Deergh Kaur [HH Maharani Deergh
Kaur of Nabha], married 12th December 1970 at
Bharatpur, HH Maharaja Hanuwant Singh Malvinder
Bahadur of Nabha, and
has issue, two sons.
- Maharajkumari Rohini/Ganga Kaur, married Sardar
Rabindra Bir Singh Grewal, son of Maharajkumari Ruby
Rajbir Kaur of Jind,
and has issue, one son.
- Kanwar Govind Singh Grewal
- HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vishvendra
Singh Bahadur Jang (qv)
HH Shri Maharaja
Shri Brajendra Sawai VISHVENDRA SINGH Bahadur Jang,
15th Maharaja of Bharatpur (see above)