JIND (Princely State)

(13 gun salute)


AREA: 3,364.41 km PRIVY PURSE: Rs 3,28,100 ACCESSION: 20th August 1948
STATE: Pepsu DYNASTY: Sidhu Jat (Phulkian branch) Religion: Sikh
Population: 324,676 (1931) REVENUE: Rs 24,00,000 (1939)




PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja SATBIR SINGH, 9th Maharaja of Jind
born 1940, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, married 1stly (div.), Gay Bg, married 2ndly, 1978, Gita Dheer of New Delhi, she is an ardent Sai devotee, and has issue, two sons (by first marriage).
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1763, the state ranks third in the Punjab Darbar. His Highness maintains a military force of 379 cavalry, 1571 infantry, and 12 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns (in 1893). Rulers were ....
  1. Raja GAJPAT SINGH, 1st Raja of Jind 1763/1789, born 15th April 1738, he seized a large tract of country, including Jind and Safidori in 1755, he joined the Dal Khalsa and took part in the conquest of Sirhind, Panipat and Karnal, he made Jind his capital in 1766, he was granted the title of Raja under a royal decree by Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II in February 1772, he seized and held the territory of Sangrur in 1774, which belonged to the Raja of Nabha, married 1stly, a daughter of Sardar Kishan Singh Monshia (Mansahia?), married 2ndly, 1764, one of his brother's widows, and had issue. He died 11th November 1789 at Sufidon.
    • Kanwar Mehr Singh, married and had issue. He died 1780.
      • Sardar Hari Singh, born about 1773, married Bibi Dya Kaur, daughter of Saunda Singh Khanah, and had issue. He died 1791.
        • Bibi Chand Kaur, born about 1790, married (as his second wife), Sardar Fateh Singh of Thanesar. She died sp in 1850.
    • Sardarni Raj Kaur, married 1774, Sardar Mahan Singh Sukerchakia of Lahore, and had issue.
    • Raja Bhag Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Bhup Singh, Chief of Badrukhan and Bazidpur, married 1stly, a daughter of Arbel Singh of Kaleki, married 2ndly, a daughter of Gajju Singh of Ralla, and had issue. He died 1815.
      • Sardar Karam Singh (by 1st wife), Chief of Bazidpur, married and had issue. He died 1818.
        • Raja Sarup Singh (qv)
      • Sardar Basawa Singh (by 2nd wife), Chief of Badrukhan, married and had issue. He died 1830.
        • Sardar Sukha Singh, married and had issue. He died 1852.
          • Harnam Singh, married and had issue. He died 1856.
          • HH Raja Sir Hira Singh Malvinder Bahadur, Raja of Nabha.
        • Sardar Bhagwan Singh, married and had issue. He died 1852.
          • Sardar Diwan Singh, born 1841, married and had issue.
            • Sardar Harnarain Singh, born 1861.
            • Sardar Shamsher Singh, born 1872, the premier Darbari of Jind, married and had issue. He died 22nd July 1906.
              • Sardar Fateh Singh, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore.
              • Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur [HH Maharani Malvender Kaur of Dholpur], married 1911, Lt.Col. HH Rais ud-Daulah Sipahdar ul-Mulk Saramad Rajha-i-Hind Maharajadhiraj Sri Sawai Maharaj Rana Sir Udaibhan Singh Lokindra Bahadur Diler Jung Jai Deo, 6th Maharaj Rana of Dholpur, and had issue.
          • Sardar Sher Singh, born 1844, died 1882.
          • Sardar Chattar Singh, died 1861.
    • Bibi Begama Kaur (by 2nd wife)

  2. Raja BHAG SINGH, 2nd Raja of Jind 1789/1819, born 23rd September 1760, he was a man of extraordinary vigour, intelligence and diplomatic astuteness, he maintained friendly relations with the British and accompanied Lord Lake to the River Beas in pursuit of Jaswant Rao Holkar, married 1stly, Rani Dya Kaur, daughter of Bakhsu Singh of Bari Mansa, married 2ndly, Rani Sada Kaur, daughter of Pakhar Singh of Jodhpur Subake, married 3rdly, Rani Sobrahi Kaur of the Kaleki zamindari family, she was killed on 23rd August 1814, and had issue. He died 1819.
    • Raja Fateh Singh (by Rani Dya Kaur) (qv)
    • Kunwar Pratap Singh (by Rani Sada Kaur), married 1stly, Bibi Bhagbari, daughter of Sardar Kirpal Singh of Shamgarh, married 2ndly, Mai Sul Rai, a daughter of Sadha Singh Kakar of Philor. He died sp in June 1816.
    • Kunwar Mahtab Singh (by Rani Sobrahi Kaur), born 1800, died sp in or about March 1816.

  3. Raja FATEH SINGH, 3rd Raja of Jind 1819/1822, born 1789, married 1stly, Rani Khem Kaur, died sp, daughter of Sardar Didar Singh, married 2ndly, Rani Sahib Kaur, Regent of Jind, daughter of Sardar Kushal Singh Burnewala, and had issue. He died 3rd February 1822 in Sangrur.
    • Raja Sangat Singh (by Rani Sahib Kaur) (qv)

  4. Raja SANGAT SINGH, 4th Raja of Jind 1822/1834, born 1811, installed on gaddi on 30th July 1822, married 1stly, in April 1824, Rani Sabha Kaur, born about 1812, daughter of Sardar Ranjit Singh of Shahabad, married 2ndly, Rani Sukhan, daughter of Sardar Jiun Singh Dhaliwal, married 3rdly, Rani Nand Kaur, daughter of Dulla Singh of Tibba. He died sp on 2nd November 1834.

  5. INTERREGNUM [2.11.1834] - [10.1.1837]
     
  6. Raja SARUP SINGH K.C.S.I., 5th Raja of Jind 1837/1864, born 30th May 1812, son of Sardar Karam Singh of the Bazidpur branch, he formally ascended the gadi in April 1837, he maintained cordial relations with the British and his loyalty to them during the Anglo-Sikh wars and the uprising of 1857 was rewarded with the grant of territories, the right of adoption in case of failure of direct heirs and other concessions, he was granted Dadri in Haryana and thirteen villages near Sangrur, a house in Delhi and an eleven gun salute, he introduced many reforms in his state on the British model, particularly concerning revenue and police administration, he was nominated Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.) in September 1863; married and had issue. He died of dysentery on 26th January 1864 at Bazidpur.
    • Raja-i-Rajgan Raghubir Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Randhir Singh, died sp in 1848.

  7. Raja-i-Rajgan RAGHUBIR SINGH, 6th Raja of Jind 1864/1887, born 1832, installed on the gaddi on 31st March 1864, he was created a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.), and at the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, on 1st January 1877, on the occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of India, he was appointed a Councillor of the Empress; he was granted the title of Raja-i-Rajgan in 1881, married 1stly, a daughter of Chaudhuri Jowahir Singh of Dadri, married 2ndly, a daughter of Sardar Dhian Singh Gill of Rajamajra, and had issue. He died 7th March 1887 (#1).
    • Bibiji (name unknown) [Sardarni Sahiba of Kalsia] (by 1st wife), married in April 1865, Sardar Bishan Singh of Kalsia.
    • Tikka Sahib Balbir Singh Bahadur (by 1st wife), born 1856, married and had issue. He died vp before 1887.
      • Col. HH Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-ul-Itikad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir Ranbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur (qv)
      • Rani Balbir Kaur, married 1902, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh of Hathras, and had issue. She died 1925.
      • Bibiji Ranbir Kaur [Sardarni Sahiba of Kalsia], married Sardar Ranjit Singh of Kalsia, and had issue, one son and daughter.
        • Sardar Ravi Sher Singh of Kalsia (qv)
        • Bibiji Rajan Kaur, married Kumar Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji, son of HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jashwantsinhji of Limbdi (qv)

  8. Col.
                    HH Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-ul-Itikad
                    Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir RANBIR
                    SINGH Rajendra Bahadur (1879-1948)Col. HH Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-ul-Itikad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir RANBIR SINGH Rajendra Bahadur G.C.I.E., K.C.S.I., 7th Maharaja of Jind 1887/1948, born 11th October 1879 (#2), he succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 7th March 1887, educated privately, has built schools and hospitals, instituted Fund for Widows and Orphans of State servants, and made Primary Education free in Jind, Maharaja [cr. xx.12.1911], G.C.I.E. [cr. 1.1.1916], K.C.S.I. [cr. 1.1.1909], received Delhi Durbar Medals 1903 and 1911, married 1stly (secretly and unequally), in September 1900 at Sangrur, Maharani Jaswant Kaur [ne Olive Monalescu-van Tassel], married 2ndly, HH Maharani Dhelma Kaur, married 3rdly, Maharani Buriya, married 4thly, Maharani Gurcharan Kaur, and had issue. He died 31st March 1948 (#3).
    • Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh (by Maharani Jaswant Kaur), born 12th September 1901, died March 1902.
    • Maharajkumari Dorothy Kaur (by Maharani Jaswant Kaur), married 1924, Sardar Gurcharan Singh of Lidhran, and had issue, four children. She died aged in her 80's.
      • Kanwar Karambir Singh
      • HH Maharani Prithvi Bir Kaur, married (as his first wife), HH Maharaja Rajbir Singh, and had issue (see below). She died 7th May 2010.
    • Maharajkumari Balbir Kaur (Princess Diamond), married Colonel Sardar Shamsher Singh, Rajvallabh, M.A. (Cantab.), Jagirdar of Misriote and Katarian.
    • HH Maharaja Rajbir Singh (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Brijinder Kaur [Sardarni Brijinder Kaur of Vahali], born 1918, married Air Commodore Sardar Ravindra Hari Darshan Singh of Vahali, and had issue.
      • Bibi Yadvindar Kumari, born 1938.
      • Sardar Ritendar Singh, born 1940.
    • Maharajkumari Rajbir Kaur (Princess Ruby), born 14th June 1920 at Rajbir Villa Palace, Bhimtal, married April 1945, Sardar Balbir Singh Grewal (I.C.S), and had issue. She died 11th April 2009 in New Delhi.
      • Sardar Rabindra Bir Singh Grewal, married Maharajkumari Rohini/Ganga Kaur, daughter of Col. HH Shri Maharaja Shri Brajendra Sawai Vrijendra Singh Bahadur Jang of Bharatpur, and his second wife, HH Maharani Videh Kaur, and has issue.
        • Kanwar Govind Singh Grewal
    • Maharajkumar Jagatbir Singh, born 23rd March 1925, married Mahrajkumari Hemlata Devi, daughter of HH Raja Bahadur Khem Savant Bhonsle V of Savantwadi, and his wife, HH Rani Lakshmi Devi.
    • Lt. General (retd.) Maharajkumar Jasbir Singh of Jind, born 1926, Military Secretary to the Government of India, retired from the Indian Army in 1984, married Rajkumari Gita Shah, daughter of Raja Pratap Bikram Shah of Khairigarh, and his wife, Rani Bhuvan Shah, and has issue. (Dehra Dun, India)
      • Kumari Ira Singh
      • Kumari Sanu Singh
    • Maharajkumari Taranbir Kaur, born 1931, married D.F.C. Jagdish Chander Verma, died February 1993 in Agra, and has issue. (Dehradun, India)
      • Ajay Verma
      • Tina Verma (Mrs. Tina Vijay Chopra).
    • Maharajkumari Jagatbir Kaur (Princess Beryl), married 1stly (sep'd.), Maharajkumar Fateh Singh Tikari [Prince George] of Tikari, married 2ndly (her brother-in-law), Maharajkumar Sumair Singh Tikari [Prince Bobby Tikari], and had issue, four children. She died 11th February 2008 in Patna.
      • Maharajkumar Rajbir Singh Tikari (by 1st marriage)
      • Maharajkumar Ranbir Singh Tikari (by 1st marriage)
      • Maharajkumar Raghubir Singh Tikari (by 1st marriage), married and has issue.
        • Kunwar Varun Singh Tikari
      • Maharajkumari Shaila Singh Tikari (by 2nd marriage)

  9. HH Maharaja RAJBIR SINGH, 8th Maharaja of Jind 1948/- , born 25th September 1918, married 1stly, 25th January 1939, the only daughter of Sardar Umrao Singh of Manauli, married 2ndly (his cousin, see above), HH Maharani Prithvi Bir Kaur (see above), and had issue.
    • HH Maharaja Satbir Singh ["Prince Sunny"] (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Gajbir Singh ["Prince Billy"], born 1943, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, died sp 2nd August 2001.
    • Maharajkumar Ravindra Singh ["Prince Robin"], born 1947, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, married and had issue, three daughters. He died in 1986.
    • educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal,
    • Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh ["Prince Scampy"] (by 2nd marriage), born 1945, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, died 1993.
    • Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh ["Prince Chuckles"] (by 2nd marriage), born 1953, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal.

  10. HH Maharaja SATBIR SINGH, 9th Maharaja of Jind (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.215
2. "Burke's Peerage,Baronetage and Knightage" ; 1939 ; p.2818
3. "Who Was Who 1941-1950" ; Volume IV ; London 1952 ; Adam & Charles Black ; p.605