LOCATION: Punjab (Rawalpindi Dist.) AREA: 28,272 acres (1901) VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Sikh
REVENUE: xx DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Bedi Lineage SEAT: xx ACCESSION: xx
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: Guru Nanak Devji was a Surya Vanshi, a descendant of Lord Ram through his son Khush, while the Sodhi’s are the descendants of Lord Ram through Luv. Predecessors were....
- Sri Baba Guru NANAK DEVJI,
1st Sikh Guru 1497/1539, born 15th April 1469 in Talwandi, son
of Kalyan Dasji (aka
Mehta Kaluji), and his wife, Mata Triptaji, he travelled a
great deal, including to Arabia, Persia and Baghdad, preaching
to all who would listen, but in 1516 he returned to Katarpur
and took up farming, though he continued to preach to all who
came to hear him; married 1487, Mata Sulakhniji, born about
1473 in the village of Pakhoke, district Gurdaspur, daughter
of Moolchand Chand Khatri, a merchant and tax collector
(patwari) of his village, and his wife, Mata Chando, and had
issue. He died 7th May 1539 and was succeeded as the second
Guru by Bhai Lahina (Guru Angad Dev).
- Baba Shri Chandji, Udasin, he renounced the world and never married
- Baba Lakhami Chandji [aka Laxmi Das or Lakshman Chandji] (qv)
- Baba LAKHAMI CHANDJI, born 12th February 1497 at Sultanpur Lodhi, married and had issue. He died 9th April 1555 at Katarpur.
- Baba Dharam Chand (qv)
- Baba DHARAM CHAND, born 1524, married and had issue. He died 1618.
- Baba Manik Chand (qv)
- Baba Mehar Chand, married and had issue.
- Baba Datar Chand (qv)
- Baba Jagat Chand
- Baba Hans Raj
- Baba Anayat Chand, married and had issue.
- Baba Ram Chandji, married and had issue.
- Baba Lalmanji, married and had issue.
- Baba Karam Parkashji, married and had issue.
- Baba Senapatji, married and had issue.
- Baba Khushal Singhji, married and had issue.
- Baba Diwan Chandji, married and had issue.
- Baba Hira Nandji, married and had issue.
- Baba Ram Rakha Singhji, Jagirdar of Ranmpur, married Bibiji Ram Kaur Sahiba, daughter of Sodhi Narinder Singhji, and had issue.
- Bedi Gurbachan Singh, married Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, daughter of the Bhalla family, descended from Guru Amar Dasji of Goindwal, and had issue, one son.
- Bedi Jagmohan Singh
- Bibiji Dalip Kaur Sahiba, married a
Sardar of the Durtala family, and had
issue, five sons.
- Bedi Shamsher Singh, married Bibiji (name
unknown) Kaur, daughter of
Sardar Kulwant Singh of Purheran in
district Hoshiarpur, and had issue,
- Sardarni Mohinder Kaur Sahiba, born 1915, married (as his 2nd wife), Sardar Darshan Singh of Vahali, and had issue.
- Baba Sada Sukh, married and had issue.
- Baba Satpal Singh, married and had issue.
- Baba Mehtab Singh, married and had issue.
- Baba Lehna Singh
- Baba Jaimal Singh
- Baba Gurdit Chand
- Baba MANIK CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Datar Chand (qv)
- Baba DATAR CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Pahar Chand (qv)
- Baba Tara Chand
- Baba Fateh Chand
- Baba Uday Chand
- Baba PAHAR CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Harkaran Chand (qv)
- Baba Mansa Chand
- Baba Asa Chand
- Baba Suraj Chand
- Baba HARKARAN CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Nihal Chand (qv)
- Baba Harjass
- Baba Deep Chand
- Baba Sikhdev
- Baba NIHAL CHAND, married and had issue.
- Baba Kaladhari (qv)
- Baba Lajadhari
- Baba Kaur Singh
- Baba Dhram Singh
- Baba KALADHARI, he attracted a crowd of followers who flocked to hear his eloquent disquisition on the Granth Sahib, a book as difficult of understanding then as in the present day. Raja Ram Singh of Jaswal granted him the revenue of seventy ghumaons of land, he married and had issue. He died 1736 or 1737 or 1738.
- Baba Ajit Singh (qv)
- Baba Sagar Chand, died sp.
- Baba Autar Chand, he settled at Barian in the Garhshankar
Tahsil, where his descendnats still hold a muafi.
- Baba Kaur Singh, married and had issue.
- Baba Dharam Chand, he returned to Dera Baba Nanak, married and had issue.
- Baba AJIT SINGH, he was the first Bedi to become a khalsa; married Mata Sarupan Devi, and had issue. He died 1773 in Calcutta.
- Baba Sahib Singh (qv)
- Baba Mahbub Singh
- Baba Sahib Bedi SAHIB SINGHJI, Jagirdar of Kallar 1773/1834, born 5th April 1756 at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur district, around 1770, his parents shifted from Dera Baba Nanak to Una, a town now in Himachal Pradesh in the Sivalik foothills, where the family held extensive jagirs, he succeeded to the ancestral estate on the death of his father in 1773, he acquired great influence in the Jalandhar Doab and the Majha region and in 1794 he led a punitive campaign against the Afghan ruler of Malerkotla, but Patiala, Nabha, Jind and Kalsia troops intervened on behalf of the Nawab and Sahib Singh withdrew after receiving a war indemnity, in 1798 he occupied Ludhiana and Mansuran, he led Sikh resistance to the Afghan of northern India 1796-1798, he took part in the Battle of Bhasin in March 1800, helping Maharaja Ranjit Singh against Gulab Singh Bhangi, he was granted the whole of the Una Taluka (in Hoshiarpur District) in 1804 by Raja Ummed Singh of Jaswal, a grant which was confirmed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1816 and about the same time he received Nurpur Taluka from Sardar Budh Singh, later in his life, Baba Sahib Singh devoted himself entirely to preaching Guru Nanak's word, travelling extensively in the Pothohar, Majha and Malva regions; he married and had issue. He died 17th July 1834 at Una.
- Baba Bishan Singh (qv)
- Baba Tegh Singh, he died sp.
- Baba Bikram Singh, Jagirdar of Una -/1863 and Jagirdar of Kulgaraon; born 1820?, he fought in the Anglo-Sikh wars, he was granted Talhatti by Maharaja Sher Singh, and after the annexation of the Jullundur Doab by the British in 1846, he was dispossessed of arms, and his jagirs were reduced, he refused a pension and started organizing an armed opposition to the British in the hilly areas of the Sivaliks, in December 1848, he crossed the Beas at Sri Hargobindpur and joined forces with Raja Sher Singh Attariwala and fought the British in the battles of Chelianwala on 13th January 1849 and Gujrat on 21st February 1849, after which he surrendered to the British along with the Attariwala Sardars at Rawalpindi in March 1849; he married and had issue. He died in exile at Amritsar in 1863.
- Tikka Suraj Singh [aka Surjan Singh], born 1842, died 1864.
- Sardar Sahib Baba Sujan Singh, Jagirdar of Una
1863/1920, born 1845, an Honorary Magistrate, President of
the Una Municipal Committee, Member of the District Board,
and one of the leading Provincial Darbaris in the
Hoshiarpur district; the title of Sardar Sahib was
conferred on him in June 1913 as a personal distinction;
married and had issue. He died 1920.
- Baba Ram Kishan Singh, Jagirdar of Una 1920/- , born 1874, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; he was appointed a Sub-Registrar and an Honorary Magistrate; married and had issue.
- Baba Sanwal Singh, born 1898, married and had issue.
He died 1918?
- Baba Sarabjot Singh, Jagirdar of Una, present Head of the Bedi family of Una, married Bibiji Neera Kaur.
- Baba Devinder Singh, born 1904, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; married and had issue.
- Baba Madsudan Singh, born 1922.
- Bibiji Jatinder Kaur Sahiba, married Sardar
Hatender Singh of Vahali,
- Kanwar Manmohan Singh, born 1879, educated at
Aitchison College, Lahore; he was appointed a
Sub-Registrar; married and had issue. He died spm in 1933.
- Kanwar Shivdeo Singh, born 1885, died 1906.
- Baba BISHAN SINGH, Jagirdar of Kallar 1834/1839, he migrated to Jullundur district, in consequence of the large number of disciples there, he succeeded to his father's jagirs that had been granted to the family by Maharaja Ranjit Singh; married and had issue. He died 1839.
- Baba Attar Singh (qv)
- Baba ATTAR SINGH, Jagirdar of Kallar in 1839, he married and had issue. He was murdered on 25th November 1839.
- Baba Sampuran Singh, born 1838?, with his brother, he inherited jagirs in the Jalandhar Doab along with 41 villages in Dipalpur tahsil of of Gugera, later Montgomery (Sahival) district; 14 of these villages were resumed by the British on the annexation of the Punjab in 1849; married and had issue, three sons. He died 1880.
- Baba Deva Singh, married and had issue. He died 1914.
- Baba Parduman Singh, married and had issue. He died
- Baba Uttam Singh, he died 1913.
- Baba Raja Sir Khem Singh Bedi (qv)
- Baba Raja Sir KHEM SINGH BEDI K.C.I.E., Jagirdar of Kallar 1839/1905 (Photo) ©, 14th spiritual head of the Sikh community, born on 21 February 1832 at Kallar, a small town in Rawalpindi district, now in Pakistan; in 1857 he assisted the British in quelling a local revolt in Gugera district distingushing himself in the battle for which recieved a khill'at or robe of honour of the value of 1,000 rupees and a double barreled rifle; a philanthropist, with his help at least fifty schools for boys and girls were established in the Punjab, he donated substantial sums for religious and charitable purposes; he was appointed a magistrate in 1877 and an honorary munsif in 1878, he was nominated to the Viceroy's Legislative Council in 1893, and again in 1897 when the Indian Council Act was extended to the Punjab; a Provincial Darbari; he was made a C.I.E. on 1st January 1879 and a K.C.I.E. in 1898; he married and had issue, six sons. He died at Montgomery on 10th April 1905.
- Raja Baba Sir Gurbaksh Singh (qv)
- Baba Hara Singh, born 1866, married and had issue. He died
- Kanwar Jaswant Singh, born 1886, married and had issue, two sons.
- Kanwar Mahan Singh, born 1887.
- Kanwar Iqbal singh, born 1889.
- Kanwar Mahan Singh, born 1898, married and had issue,
- Kanwar Mahindar Singh, born 1909, married and had issue.
- Kanwar (name unknown) Singh, married and had issue.
- Bibiji Gitanjali Devi, married Malvinder Singh
- Baba Avtar Singh, born 1875, married and has issue. He
- Tika Harbans Singh, born 1899, an Honorary Magistrate and an elected Vice-President of the District Board, Member and Chairman of the Montgomery Municipality Committee and President of the Montgomery Sikh Sabha; married and had issue, two sons.
- Baba Ujagar Singh M.L.A., born 1879, married and has issue.
- Tika Sant Singh, born 1901, married and had issue, three
- Shamshere Singh Bedi, served as Flying Officer with the R.I.A.F. in Burma; married and had issue.
- Karan Singh Bedi
- Ashok Singh Bedi
- Ravi Singh Bedi, married and has issue.
- Bishan Singh Bedi
- Brig. Manmohan Singh Bedi
- Rani Pritam Kunwar, born 1916, married Raja Jagat Kumar
Singh of Sahaspur, and
had issue. She died 1972.
- Baba Kartar Singh of Haridwar, born 1882, married and has issue.
- Tika Amarjit Singh
- Baba Hardit Singh, born 1885, married and has issue.
- Tika Jagjit Singh, born 1906. he was a Barrister-at-Law
and an elected member of the District Board.
- Baba Mahindar Singh, born 1907, a poet and an Extra
- Kanwar Jalender Singh, born 1908.
- Kanwar Surinder Singh, born 1911.
- Bibiji Chand Kaur Sahiba, married Sodhi Baba Ram Narain
Singh, Bari Sarkar of Anandpur,
and had issue.
- Bibiji Anup Kaur Sahiba
- Bibiji Harbans Kaur Sahiba, married Guru Jaswant Singh of
Harsahai Jagir, and
- one of the above sons, married Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, a daughter of Sardar Lehna Singh Chimni.
- Hon. Baba Raja Sir GURBAKSH SINGH K.B.E., C.I.E., Jagirdar of Kallar and Head of the Family 1905/1946, (Photo), born 1862, educated privately at home; he inherited the whole vof his father's jagirs except the like jagir which was resumed; M.L.C. (Punjab); an Honorary Extra Assistant Commissioner, an Honorary Magistrate since 1894, as well as a Civil Judge and a Provincial Darbari; Fellow of the Punjab University; Chairman of the Punjab Chiefs' Association; President of the Khattri Conference at Rawalpindi; President of the Hindu University Deputation; he was invested with the insignia of Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire by HM King George V at the Delhi Durbar 1911 for his services in the North-West Frontier; he was knighted in 1916 for his services during WWI and was awarded a sword of honour; the title of Raja was conferred on him in 1921 and that of K.B.E. in 1922, he was also granted 15 squares of land in Montgomery District; he was awarded the Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935; a Fellow of the Hindu University of Benares; married and had issue, three sons and one daughter. He died 1946.
- Tikka Sujan Singh, died 1887.
- Tikka (name unknown)
Singh, died 1891.
- Baba Surinder Singh (qv)
- Lt.-Col. Baba Daya Singh, born 27th January 1899 (#1), educated locally in Rawalpindi, then at Sandhurst Military College, U.K., where he was the first Indian (along with Iskander Mirza, later President of Pakistan) to graduate in July 1921; commissioned in the Indian Army in the same year; joined the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India in September 1928; appointed Political Agent, Quetta Pishin, in November 1938; Political Agent, Loralai, Baluchistan, 1939-1941; Political Agent and Deputy Commissioner, Hazara, NWFP; from January 1942 to September 1944; Political Agent, Kurram then Political Agent, Orissa States 1946-1947; Regional Commissioner, Rajputana, 1948; Indian High Commissioner to Australia 1948/1950 and Chief Commissioner of Coorg State 1952/1956; he married Bibiji Anand Kaur Dhall, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 1975.
- Tika Aridaman Singh Bedi, born 1918, married and has issue, one son.
- Baba Prithvirajendar Singh Bedi, he represented India in skeet shooting at the S.A.F. games in Islamabad in 2003, as well as at various World Championships, World Cups, Asian clay shooting championships and the Commonwealth Games held at Melbourne, Australia in 2006 as well as at the World Cup in Munich, Germany in 2014 and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland in 2014. (Bangalore, India)
- Bibiji Manmohani Kumari
- Bibiji Shiella Kumari
- Baba Dhanwant Singh, born 1903, educated at Government College, Lahore; married and has issue, one son.
- Baba Kirti Singh, born 1925.
- Rani Kaushalya Devi, married Sodhi Harnam Singh of Sodhinagar.
- Baba SURINDER SINGH, Jagirdar of Kallar 1946/- , born 1897, he received a course of training in the 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment from 1921 to 1923 and was then appointed Honourary Lieutenant in the 11/1st Punjab Regiment from 1923 to 1929; afterwards a Lieutenant in the Army in India Reserve of Officers and is also an Honorary Assistant Recruiting Officer for the Rawalpindi District; he was an Honorary Magistrate and an Honorary Civil Juge; married and had issue, six sons.
- Baba Avinder Singh, born 1917.
- Baba Devinder Singh, born 1919.
- Baba Sardul Singh, born 1922.
- Baba Manmohan Singh, born 1925.
- Baba (name unknown) Singh, married and had issue.
- Baba Gajinder Singh Bedi (qv)
- Baba GAJINDER SINGH BEDI, Jagirdar of Kallar (see above)