KAPURTHALA (Princely State)(13 gun salute)

LOCATION: Pepsu (now Punjab) AREA: 1,551.41 km² VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: 316,757 (1931) RELIGION: Sikh
REVENUE: Rs 26,00,000 (1939) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Ahluwalia PRIVY PURSE: Rs 2,70,000SEAT: Kapurthala ACCESSION: 20th August 1948

Brig. HH Maharaja Sri
        SUKHJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur (1934 - )PRESENT RULER: Brig. HH Maharaja Sri SUKHJIT SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 9th and present Maharaja of Kapurthala since 1955. (The Villa Bueno Vista, Kapurthala, Punjab, India, and The Chateau, Mussoorie, Uttaranchal, India)
born 16th October 1934 in Kapurthala, educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, and then attended the Indian Military Academy, (I.M.A.) Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, and was commisioned in 1954, as a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army, rose to the rank of Brigadier in the Indian Army and won the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), the second highest gallantry award in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, married 1957 in New Delhi, HH Maharani Geeta Devi, born 21st March 1936, daughter of Darbar Shri Ala Vajsur Khachar of Jasdan, and his second wife, Rani Madhvi Devi, and has issue. PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1772, the state ranked 5th in the Punjab Darbar (1890). The founder of the family's fortunes was Sardar Sadhu Singh, who was an enterprising zamindar, and founded four villages (Ahlu, Hallu-Sadho, Tor and Chak) in the vicinity of Lahore. The Raja maintains a military force of 197 cavalry, 829 infantry, and 13 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were....
The assistance of Kanwar Uday Singh of Jubbal is gratefully acknowledged, April 2005.

The assistance of Kanwar Vishvjit Singh of Kapurthala, regarding the family of Kanwar Bikrama Singh, is gratefully acknowledged, June 2005.
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