|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: After
Khan, the last Muhammadan Governor of Sirhind, by the
joint forces of the several misldars, Sardar Gurbaksh
Singh, a Sandhu jat of Kalsia (a village in Kasur Tahsil
of Lahore District, now in Pakistan) of the Karora Singhia
Misl, occupied a large number of villages of the Parganas
of Chhachhrauli in Ambala District, Dera Bassi in Patiala
District and Chirak in Faridkot District in 1763. The
state ranked 16th in the Punjab Darbar (1918). The Sardar
maintains a military force of 48 cavalry, 181 infantry and
3 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were...
- Sardar GURBAKSH SINGH, 1st Sardar Sahib of
Kalsia 1763/1785, a leading member of the Karora-Singhia
misl and commander of troops, at the time of
the conquest of Sirhind in January 1764, he seized the
parganah of Chhachhrauli, now in Jagadhari tahsil of
Haryana, comprising 114 villages, and founded an
independent principality called Kalsia after the name
of his native village; he captured Bambeli parganah in
Hoshiarpur district and amassed considerable wealth;
along with several other Sikh chiefs, he attempted to
form an alliance with the English against Mahadji
Scindia in 1785; married and had issue. He died 1785.
Sardar JODH SINGH, 2nd Sardar Sahib of Kalsia
1785/1818, born 1751, a man of great ability, he
greatly extended the area of the estate, he captured
Dehra Bassi from Sardar Khajan Singh and also acquired
the territories of Lohal and Achrak, Maharaja Ranjit
Singh presented him with the territories of Badala,
Kameri and Chhabbal in recognition of his service; he
succeeded Sardar Baghel Singh to the command of the
Karora-Singhia misl, married and had issue. He died
1818 of his wounds received in battle at Multan.
- Sardar Sobha Singh (qv)
- Sardar Hari Singh (by Mai Jiah), married 1803,
Sardarni Karam Kaur, daughter of Maharaja Sahib
Singh of Patiala,
and had issue. He died 1816.
- Sardar Dewa Singh, married and had issue. He
- Kanwar Umrao Singh, died 1844.
- Sardar Karam Singh
Sardar SOBHA SINGH, 3rd Sardar Sahib of
Kalsia 1818/1858, after the annexation of the Punjab
in 1849, the Sardar was granted a number of privileges
denied to other chiefs in the Punjab; he married and
had issue, two sons. He died 1858.
- Sardar Lahna Singh (qv)
- Sardar Man Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
He died 1890.
- Sardar Jagjit Singh, married and had issue. He
- Sardar Sampuran Singh, born born 1923.
- Sardar Rajinder Singh, born 1881, married and
- Sardar Gurbachan Singh, married and had issue.
He died 1935.
- Sardar Brijinder Singh, born 1935.
Sardar LAHNA SINGH, 4th Sardar Sahib of
Kalsia 1858/1869, he fully supported the British in
Delhi in crushing the revolt of 1857, as a result,
that in 1858, when he assumed power, the state of
Kalsia was intact as a British protectorate; he was
granted a sanad
in 1862, securing him the privilege of adoption in the
event of failure of natural heirs; married and had
issue, an only son. He died 1869.
Sardar BISHEN SINGH, 5th Sardar Sahib of
Kalsia 1869/1883, born 1854, married in April 1865,
the daughter of HH Raja Raghubir Singh of Jind, and had issue. He
- Sardar Jagjit Singh (qv)
- Sardar Ranjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Bibiji (name
unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Balwant Singh
Attariwala, Jagirdar of Atari, and
Sardar JAGJIT SINGH, 6th Sardar Sahib of
Kalsia 1883/1886, born 1880, died a minor in 1886.
Sardar RANJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 7th Sardar
Sahib of Kalsia 1886/1908, born 1881, he succeeded to
the gadi as
a minor on 28th August 1886 (#1),
he built several public utility buildings, including a
charity hospital and schools; married Bibiji Ranbir
Kaur [Sardarni Sahiba of Kalsia], daughter of Tikka
Sahib Balbir Singh Bahadur of Jind, and had issue. He
died in July 1908.
- Raja Ravi Sher Singh (qv)
- Bibiji Rajan Kaur, married Kumar Shri
Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji, son of HH Thakore
Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jashwantsinhji of Limbdi.
Raja RAVI SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 8th Raja
Sahib of Kalsia 1908/1947, born 30th October 1902 and
succeeded 25th July 1908, Investiture held 6th April
1922 (#2), Raja
(Hereditary) [cr.1.1.1916], educated at Aitchison
Chiefs' College, Lahore 1913/-; Member of the Chamber
of Princes; a man of exemplary qualities and a popular
ruler amongst his subjects, he constructed a number of
buildings including the Raja Ravi Sher Kalsia Hospital
in 1910; he also composed a number of poems; married
16th February 1925, Rani Bibi Amrit Kaur, daughter of
HH Maharaja Ripudaman Singh Malvinder Bahadur of Nabha, and his first
wife, HH Maharani Bibi Jagdhish Kaur, and had issue,
four sons. He died 4th January 1947.
Raja KARAN SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 9th Raja
Sahib of Kalsia 1947/1961, born 1933, married and had
issue. He died 19th January 1961.
- Rajkumar Janak Sher Singh, born 25th May 1931,
overlooked in the succession due to ill health..
- Raja Karan Sher Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Rajkumar Raghu Sher Singh, married and had issue,
- Kunwar Udai Sher Singh
- Kunwar Pavan Sher Singh, married Kunwarani
Nirmala Nathan Singh, and has issue, two sons.
- Kunwar Zoravar Sher Singh of Kalsia
- Kunwar Zubair Sher Singh of Kalsia
- Rajkumar Shiv Sher Singh, married and has issue,
one son and one daughter.
- Kunwar Ishan Kalsia
- Bibiji Tuhina Kalsia
- Raja Himmat Sher Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Rajkumar Bharat Sher Singh
Raja HIMMAT SHER SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 10th
Raja Sahib of Kalsia (see above)