|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....
- Unknown, married and had issue.
- Sardar Sadhu Singh
- Sadawah Singh, married a girl of the Kalal caste,
and had issue, four sons.
- Sardar Gopal Singh, married and had issue.
- Sardar Dewa Singh, married and had issue.
- Sardar Badar Singh, married a sister of
Sardar Bhag Singh Halluwalia, a minor Chief of
Lahore district, and had issue. He died 1723.
- Sardar Jassa Singh (see below)
- Sardar Sadar Singh, married and had issue.
- Sardar Lal Singh, married and had issue.
- Sardar Gurbaksh Singh, married and had
- Sardar Kirpal Singh, married and had
- Sardar Ladha Singh, married and had
- Sardar Bagh Singh (see below)
- Sardar JASSA SINGH, 1st Sardar of Kapurthala
1772/1783, born 3rd May 1718 at Ahlu or Ahluwal near
Lahore, Sultan-ul-Qaum [cr.1761], leader of the
Ahluwalia misl and of the Dal Khalsa, which in 1758
proclaimed the sovereignty of the Sikhs in the Punjab,
in 1748, a general assembly of Sikhs was convened at
Amritsar which resolved to consolidate the sixty-five
roving Sikh jathds into one command called the Dal
Khalsa under Jassa Singh, its eleven subdivisions were
called misls (the twelfth misl Phulkiari traced a
separate origin), in April 1754, the
Dal Khalsa, under Jassa Singh, routed an Afghan force
from Lahore which had laid siege to Amritsar, in 1757,
he attacked the rearguard of Shahzada Taimur Shah who
was marchjing to Lahore after sacking Kanarpur, on
17th January 1761, he defeated the Marathas at
Panipat, on 17th April 1765, the Sikhs under his
command occupied Lahore, married Rani Raj Kaur, and
had issue. He died 20th October 1783 in Amritsar and
was cremated at Burj Baba Atal Sahib.
- Bibiji (name unknown), married Sardar Mohar
Singh of Fatehabad, died 1777.
- Bibiji (name unknown), married Sardar Mehar
or Mirar Singh of Tungwala, and had issue.
- Sardarni Bishen Kaur, married Rais
Sardar Basant Singh of Behra, and had issue.
- Sardar BAGH SINGH, 2nd Sardar of Kapurthala
1783/1801, born 1747, married and had issue, one son
and one daughter. He died 10th July 1801.
- Sardar Fateh Singh (qv)
- Bibiji (name unknown) Sahib, married
General Sardar Rattan Singh of Behra, and had issue.
- Rais Sardar Thakur Singh, born 1812 in
Fatehabad, married and had issue.
- Rais Sardar Ranjit Singh,
married and had issue.
- Rais Sardar Basant Singh of Behra,
married Sardarni Bishen Kaur
of Tungwala (see above)
- Sardar FATEH SINGH, 3rd Sardar of Kapurthala
1801/1836, born 1784, succeeded to the Ahluwalia
chiefship in 1801, took part in almost all the early
campaigns of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - Kasur 1802/1803,
Malwa 1806/1808, Kangra 1809, Multan 1818, Kashmir
1819 and Mankera 1821. He fought in the battle of
Haidru 1813 and held command in the Bhimbar, Rajauri
and Bahawalpur expeditions, in 1806, he acted as the
plenipotentiary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and signed
the first Anglo-Sikh treaty with Lord Lake, he had
bestowed upon him the districts of Dakha, Kot,
Jagraoh, Talvandi, Naraingarh and Raipur after his
Malwa campaigns, he married in 1802, and had issue. He
died 20th October 1836 at Kapurthala.
- Raja Nihal Singh (qv)
- Kanwar Amar Singh, he conspired
to usurp the gaddi and was encouraged in his
ambition by Maharaja Ranjit Singh as well as by his
minister, Raja Dhian Singh. He died 28th March 1841
in a boat accident on the Ravi.
- Raja NIHAL SINGH, Raja of Kapurthala
1836/1852, born 10th March 1817, he received the towns
of Nur Mahal and Kalal Majra; in the first Anglo-Sikh
war, his sympathies lay with the Khalsa Darbar and in
spite of treaty obligations with the British, he
afforded them little assistance, and he went so far as
to fight on the side of the Sikhs both at Baddoval and
'Alival and for that he was penalized by the British
by the confiscation of his territories south of the
Sutlej, he was granted the title of Raja in 1849,
married and had issue. He died 13th September 1852.
- HH Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhir Singh Bahadur
- Kanwar Bikram Singh Bahadur (Photo),
born 1835 at Kapurthala, C.S.I. [cr.1879], Sardar
Bahadur [cr.1858], awarded the Mutiny Medal for his
part during the Indian Mutiny, by commanding a
Kapurthala contingent, present at the Imperial
Durbar in Delhi in 1877, where he was awarded the
Kaiser-i-Hind medal, Honourary Magistrate and
Honourary Assististant Commissioner for Jullundur
District in 1879, President of the Jullundur
Municipal Board, founder of the Khalsa Akhbar,
founder of the Khalsa Press in Lahore, author of
"Upma Sar Granth", founder of the Singh Sabha,
married 1stly, 16th February 1849, and had issue,
two sons and one daughter. He died 8th May 1887 at
- Col. Kanwar Pratap Singh Bahadur (Photo), born 1871 at
Jullundur, K.C.S.I. [cr.1911], C.S.I. [cr.1909],
Honourary Magistrate and Civil Judge, Punjab,
Honourary ADC to the Maharaja of Kapurthala in
1893, M.L.C. Punjab 1906/1911, Member of the
Imperial Legislative Council 1910/1911, founder of
the Punjab Chiefs' Association, awarded the Delhi
Durbar Silver Medal in 1903, married and had
issue, two sons. He died 5th December 1911.
- Maj. Kanwar Jasjit Singh, born 12th April
1893, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore;
Honourary Magistrate for Jullundur District
1915/1943, commissioned as Honourary 2nd-Lt.,
ILF in 1918, attached to the 6th Duke of
Connaught's Own Lancers, served in Afghanistan
and the NWF in 1919, where he received the
Waziristan medal, promoted to Honourary
Lieutenant in 1919, Honourary Captain in 1923,
and Honourary Major in 1936, Vice-Chairman of
the Jullundur District Board, awarded the Delhi
Durbar Silver Medal in 1911, the Silver Jubilee
Medal in 1935, and the Coronation Medal in 1937,
married 1stly, daughter of the Hon. Buta Singh
of Rawalpindi, married 2ndly, daughter of the
Jagirdar of Butari in Ludhiana District, and had
issue, three sons and one daughter. He died 29th
- Capt. Kanwar Prithvijit Singh, born 11th May
1912, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore;
Royal Military College, Sandhurst;
commissioned as a 2nd-Lieut, IA (KCIO) in
1932, attached to the 1st Battalion, 7th
Rajput Regiment in 1934, married Bibi Surjit
Kaur, daughter of Sardar Dwarka Nath Singh,
Minister, Kapurthala State, and had adopted
issue. He died 1943 at Lucknow.
- Kanwar Shri Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh (son
of Kanwar Ranjit Singh - see below, adopted
by Kanwarani Surjit Kaur, widow of Kanwar
Prithvijit Singh), born 29th October 1946,
educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun; Member
of Parliament, India (Rajya Sabha) 1982 to
1988 and 1988 to 1994, married 8th May 1989,
Kumari Vijay Thakur (Kanwarani Vijay Thakur
Singh), Diplomat (Indian Foreign Service),
daughter of Late Justice, Thakur Hira Singh
of the Himanchal High Court.
- Kanwar Manjit Singh, born 1918, educated at
Scindia Sardar's School, Gwalior; Hon. Lieut.
ILF (1945), married and had issue, two sons.
He died 1962.
- Kanwar Chandrajit Singh, born 25th
December 1946, Businessman.
- Kanwar Aniljit Singh, born 15th August
1950 at Jalandhar, educated at Modern
School, Jalandhar; Queen Mary College,
London (B.Sc.); Imperial College, London
(M.Sc.); Berkbeck College, London (M.Sc.);
Computer Scientist, Businessman, married 7th
November 1985 in London, Miss Padma Bisram,
daughter of Mr. Balram Bisram (Civil
Servant, UK), and has issue, one son.
- Kanwar Amarjit Singh, born 14th June
1989 in London, presently being educated
at Charterhouse School, UK.
- Kanwar Ranjit Singh, born 1922, educated at
Scindia Sardar's School, Gwalior; married and
had issue, 1 son. He died 1953.
- Kanwar Shri Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh
(adopted by Kanwarani Surjit Kaur, widow of
Kanwar Prithvijit Singh – see above), born
29th October 1946, educated at Doon School,
Dehra Dun; Member of Parliament, India
(Rajya Sabha) [3.4.1982] to [2.4.1988] and
[3.4.1988] to [2.4.1994], married 8th May
1989, Kumari Vijay Thakur (Kanwarani Vijay
Thakur Singh), Diplomat (Indian Foreign
Service), daughter of Late Justice, Thakur
Hira Singh of the Himachal High Court.
- Kumari Uma Devi, married Lt.-Gen. Daulat
Singh IA (KCIO), born 4th January 1911 (#8) at
Lahore, died 22nd November 1963 in a
helicopter crash at Poonch, Director of
Military Operations, Army H.Q., India from
April 1952, educated at Government College,
Lahore and at Royal Military College,
Sandhurst, commissioned into the Indian Army
on 29th January 1931, and joined the III
Cavalry, he was a Regimental Officer till
1942, when he was selected for the Staff
College, he completed the Staff Course the
following year and afterwards held various
Staff and Command Appointments, including the
command of an Armored Brigade; Member, Delhi
Gymkhana Club, New Delhi, son of Col. Wazir
ud-Daula, Rai Bahadur Dina Nath, Prime
Minister of Indore, and had issue, three sons
and one daughter. (35 Aurangzeb Road,
New Delhi, India)
- Jitendra Daulat Singh, Diplomat
(Indian Foreign Service), educated at Mayo
College, Ajmer; and at Cambridge, UK;
Former Indian Ambassador to Norway,
married Renuka Singh, daughter of
Brigadier Shiv Dayal Singh I.A., and has
issue, one son and one daughter.
- Surendra Daulat Singh, born 4th
June 1942, educated at Mayo College,
Ajmer; and St Stephens College, Delhi B.A.
(Hons. in History); former Banker (BBME,
Grindlays etc.), C.E.O. Executive Search
(GKR. Daulat-Singh), married 6th October
1967, Purnima Bawa, daughter of late Bawa
Gyan Singh of Lahore, and has issue, one
son and two daughters.
- Vijayendra Daulat Singh, born
13th June 1946 at Delhi, educated at Mayo
College, Ajmer; passed out at Bishop
Cotton School (Ibbetson House), Simla in
1963; St Stephens College, Delhi; Chairman
of the Institute of Technology and
Management, Gurgaon; married 16th April
1976, Hareena Singh, daughter of Late Col.
Gurbaksh Singh, and has issue, two sons
and one daughter.
- Chandrika Devi, born 19th
February 1939 at Indore, educated at
Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' Public
School, Jaipur; Lady Irwin College, New
Delhi; married 13th December 1958, Ganesh
Saran Mehra, and has issue, three sons and
- Kanwar Madanjit Singh, born 1898, died 1930.
- Hon. Raja Sir Daljit Singh, born 7th December
1882 at Kapurthala, educated at Aitchison College,
Lahore; K.B.E. [cr.1919], C.S.I. [cr.1911],
Honourary Magistrate for Jullundur District,
M.L.C. (Punjab) 1913/1915, Member of the Imperial
Legislative Council at Calcutta 1913/1915, Member
of the Council of State 1915/1917, Member of the
Third Council of the Lieutenant Governor of the
Punjab [14.1.1913] - [19.4.1916], Chief Minister
of Jammu and Kashmir State 1917/1921, awarded the
Delhi Durbar silver medal in 1911, married Rani
Jasbir Kaur [Lady Daljit Singh], born September
1886 at Hansa, Ludhiana, died December 1938,
daughter of Sardar Hardit Singh of Hansa, and had
issue, two sons. He died 6th November 1946.
- Rajkumar Atamjit Singh, born 1900, educated at
Aitchison College, Lahore; commissioned in 1925
as Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army, married
and had issue, one son. He died 1925.
- Kanwar Satyajit Singh, born 28th December
1922 at Jullundur, educated at Bishop Cotton
School, Shimla; and St Stephen's College,
Delhi; agriculturist and Shakespearean actor,
married Kumari Kamini Devi [Kanwarani Kamini
Satyajit Singh], born 12th April 1928, died
6th October 1999, daughter of Ishwar Das
Mahendru of Multan, and had issue, one son and
one daughter. He died 22nd November 1980 at
- Kanwar Mukuljit Singh, born 6th October
1961, educated at Colvin Taluqdars' College,
Lucknow and Lucknow University; Secretary of
the Tiger Haven Society, Rifle Shooting
Champion, married 19th October 1996, Kumari
Pragya Devi, [Kanwarani Pragya Singh],
daughter of Colonel Ranbir Singh Chouhan,
and has issue, one son.
- Samarjit Singh (Photo), (Photo),
born 13th December 1997, presently (2013)
studying at the Doon School, Dehradun; he
is a National Junior Champion in Pistol
shooting and has represented India at the
International level, he was a member of
the Indian contingent that took part in
the 2nd Youth Asian Ganes held in China in
Aug 2013 and was the Flagbearer for India
there; he has now been selected to
represent India to participate in the
Asian Shooting Championship, to be held in
Tehran in Oct 2013.
- Kumari Bani Kaur, born 14th September
1965, married 29th November 1987, Harjit
Singh Ahuja, C.E.O. Forbes, Mumbai; son of
Brigadier Gurdial Singh Ahuja, and has
issue, two daughters.
- Anahita Kaur Ahuja, born 1989.
- Anandita Kaur Ahuja, born 1991.
- Raja Padamjit Singh, born 1909, educated at
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla; and Aitchison
College, Lahore; married Padma [Kunwarani
Padamjit Singh], daughter of Sardar Bahadur
Kishan Singh Rais of Fatehabad, and had issue,
three daughters. He died 9th January 1971.
- Rajkumari Lalita Kumari, born 1932, educated
at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla; and
at St Bedes College, Shimla; married Lt.-Gen.
Inderjit Khanna, served in the Indian Army
(4th Guards), and has issue, two daughters.
- Kumari Ilika Nandini, born 1961,
married Sardar Jagdeep Singh Mann, son of
Sardar Charanjiv Singh Mann of Kot Shera.
- Kumari Shailaja Nandini, born
- Rajkumari Anita Singh, born 1939, educated
at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla; and
at St Bedes College, Shimla; founder of the
Indian Music Society, Member of the Kapurthala
Heritage Trust, Member of the Governing
Council of the Punjabi Academy for the
Government of Delhi, Member of the Governing
Council of the National Media Centre, Member
of the Governing Council of the Punjab Sangeet
Natak Academy, Advisor on Culture and Heritage
in the Government of Punjab, married (div.)
Colonel Jitinder Chaudhary, and has issue, a
- Kumari Haripriya, born 27th
August 1964, married Sardar Govind Singh
Mann, son of Sardar Brijendra Pal Singh
Mann of Mogalchak,
Agriculturist, and has issue, three sons.
- Gopal Singh Mann
- Anant Singh Mann
- Varad Singh Mann
- Rajkumari Rama Singh, born 1941, educated at
the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla; and at
St Bedes College, Shimla; married Mohindar
Puri, President of the Punjab, Haryana and
Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
President of Mohindar Puri and Co., and had
issue, one son.
- Ambuj Puri, born 1980, died 1992
- Kumari (name unknown) (elder daughter),
married Sardar Amar Singh of Patiala, and had
issue, four daughters.
- Kumari (name unknown) (younger daughter),
married Sardar Devinder Singh of Gurdasar, and had
issue, two sons and one daughter.
- Sardar Brijnandan Singh
- Sardar Prithinandan Singh, Inspector
General of Police Kashmir (retd.)
- Bibi Sukhnandan Kaur, married Dr. P.
C. Hoon of the Doon School Dehra Dun, and had
issue, three sons and one daughter.
- Kanwar Suchet Singh, born 1837, married 1stly, 5th
February 1852, and had issue. He died 1901.
- The Hon. Raja Sardar Charanjit Singh, born 1883,
Raja [cr.1932], married and had issue. He died
- Rajkumar Ajit Singh, born 18th April 1901,
educated at Harrow 1915/1918.
- Rajkumar Sarabjit Singh, born 3rd August 1902,
educated at Eton College, married and had issue.
Kumari Devika Sarabjit Singh, married
H.E. Ambassador J. N. Dhamija, died 1999,
and has issue, two sons.
Dinesh Dhamija, born 1950,
educated at King's School, Canterbury
and at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge;
married Tani Malhotra, and has issue,
Biren Dhamija, educated at
Harrow and London University.
Darun Dhamija, educated at
Harrow and London University.
Sumant Dhamija, born 1952,
educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, at
King's School, Canterbury and at
Emmanuel College, Cambridge; author of 'Jassa
Singh Ahluwalia (1718-83)
Forgotten Hero of Punjab'
(Social Science Press 2011), a biography
of the first Maharaja of Kapurthala;
married Iqrup Singh, and has issue, one
son and one daughter.
Ritika Aiysha Dhamija, born
24th January 1984, educated at Oxford
University 2004/2006, afterwards
employed with Barclays Capital,
London; married Philippos Kassimatis.
Udai Dhamija, born 19th April
1998, educated at Eton College, at
Trinity College, Dublin and at
University of Washington, Seattle.
- Lt.-Col. Rajkumar Ripjit Singh, born about
1907, married Rajkumar Rani Naina Devi (Nilina
Sen), died November 1993 aged 76, grand daughter
of Maharishi Keshub Chandra Sen (see Sen family), and
had issue. He died 1949.
- Kumari Nilika Ripjitsingh
- Kanwar Karanjit Singh
- Kumari Reena Ripjitsingh
- Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, married Kanwarani
Pronoti Devi, daughter of Sailen Prasad
Barooah, an aristrocrat from the foremost and
renowned family of Assam (Jorhat), and has
- (name unknown) Singh, married the
daughter of Kanwar Akshob Singh of Kashipur.
- Kumari Pamela Devi [Kunwarani Pamela Prasada
of Shahjehanpur], born 1916, married Kunwar
Jyoti Prasada, Zamindar of Shahjehanpur,
and had issue. She died 2002.
- Kumari (name unknown), married Sardar Diwan
Singh of Makandpur (Nikandpur), and had issue. She
- HH Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir RANDHIR SINGH Bahadur,
Raja of Kapurthala 1852/1870, G.C.S.I. , born in
March 1831, he was granted the title of Raja-Rajgan in
1862; married 1stly, 21st February 1848, Rani (name
unknown), died 1853, married 2ndly, Rani (name
unknown), died 1857, married 3rdly, Rani (name
unknown) [Lady Randhir Singh], born 1846 (#6), and had issue.
He died 2nd April 1870 at Aden.
- HH Raja-i-Rajgan Kharak Singh Bahadur (by 1st
- Hon. Raja Sir Harnam Singh K.C.I.E. (by 1st wife),
born 15th November 1851, he managed the Kapurthala
Estates in Oudh for 18 years; Member of Council of
Governor-General of India and of the Imperial
Legislative Council 1899/1901; Legislative Council
of Punjab 1901/1903; Member of the Hemp Drugs
Commission in 1892; Honourary Life Secretary of the
British India Association of Taluqdars of Oudh;
Fellow of Punjab University; Member of Council of
State for India; President of the National
Missionary Society of India; he was created a C.I.E.
in 1885 and elevated to a K.C.I.E. on 31st December
1898 in recognition of his various public services,
he was granted the title of Raja as a personal
distinction on 1st January 1907, it was made
hereditary on 2nd January 1922; he was awarded the
Delhi Durbar Silver Medals in 1903 and 1911; married
1875, Kanwar Rani Sahiba, and had issue, seven sons
and one daughter. He died 20th May 1930.
- Rajkumar Raghbir Singh C.B.E., born 1876,
educated at Harrow 1890/1894.
- Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, born 17th May 1878 in
Kapurthala, C.I.E. [cr.1915], Kt. [cr.1933],
C.St.J. [cr.1937]; Governor of Bombay 1948/1952;
educated at Harrow 1891/1896 and at Balliol
College, Oxford (B.A. 1900, M.A. 1910); called to
the Bar Middle Temple 1902; appointed Deputy
Collector, United Provinces, India 1904; Assistant
Registrar, Co-operative Credit Societies 1908
(Officiating Registrar 1909/10); Assistant
Secretary, Department of Education 1911; Senior
Assistant Secretary 1915; Magistrate and Collector
1917; Secretary to Government of United Provinces
1919; Deputy Secretary to Government of India
1920; Deputy Commissioner United Provinces 192;
Chief Minister of Jodhpur State 1931; Agent to
Government of India in South Africa 1932; Member
of the Executive Council in UP 1935/1937;
Chancellor of Lucknow University 1941; briefly
Prime Minister of Kashmir; he was awarded the King
George V Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935, the King
George VI Coronation Medal in 1937 and the Indian
Independence Medal in 1947; in cricket he is noted
for being both the oldest cricketer to make his
first class debut and the oldest player to play
the first class game (aged 72); married February
1918, Rani Gunwati Maya Das, and had issue, two
sons and one daughter. He died 6th June 1959 in
- Raja Ranbir Singh, born 11th June 1919,
educated at Bishops School in South Africa and
Balliol College, Oxford. A diplomat for the
Indian government serving as a Charge D’Affaires
in Tokyo, Cairo, The Hague and Dublin, married
1stly, married 2ndly (div.), 22nd April 1967,
Catherine Auriole Lycett Green, born 23rd April
1935, daughter of Commander David Cecil Lycett
Green, and his first wife, Angela Courage, and
had issue. He died in June 1996 in New Delhi.
- Raja Jai Singh, educated at Harrow School
1965/1970, living in Florida, USA .
- Rajkumar Pratap Singh, educated at Harrow
School 1968/1972, living in Bath, England,
married and has issue, one son and one
- Rajkumari Xenia Ranbirsingh, born 9th June
1968, engaged January 2005 to the Hon. Thomas
Philip Watson, born 1958, son of the late 3rd
Baron Manton and of Mary Baroness Manton (#1).
- Rajkumari Tamara Catherine Singh, born 6th
- Rajkumari Alexia India Singh, born 1972.
- Rajkumari Prem Kaur, living in Lucknow, India,
married and has issue.
- Rajkumar Mahindar Singh, married and had
issue. He died 15th August 2004 in Chandigarh.
- Kumari Nihar Kaur (Nihar Das), married 1992,
Proshant Das, and has issue, two sons. (Chandigarh,
- Rajkumar Shamsher Singh, born 1879.
- Rajkumar Rajinder Singh, born 1881, died
- Rajkumar Inderjit Singh, born 1883, died 1914.
- Rajkumar Jasbir Singh, born 1885, married and
- Lt. Kunwar Arjan Singh [Billy], a well known
conservationist, born 15th August 1917 in
Gorakhpur, he was commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in the British Indian Army and fought
in WWII, retiring in 1946 as a Lieutenant, on
his return to India he purchased a farm on the
edge of Dudhwa National Park; he has been
honoured with a number of awards for his
conservation efforts, including the Padma
Shri (1995), World Wildlife gold medal
(1996), the Order of the Golden Ark (1997), and
the lifetime award for tiger conservation
(1999), the 28th J. Paul Getty Wildlife
Conservation Prize (2005) in "recognition of
his outstanding contributions to the
protection of tigers and the Dudhwa reserve",
and the Padma Bhushan (2006); Author of
(amongst others), Tara: The Tigress
(1981), The Legend of the Man-Eater
(1993), Tiger Haven (1998), Prince
of Cats (2001) and Watching India's
Wildlife (2004). He died February 2010.
- Kunwar Balram Singh (+), married Kanwarani
- The Hon'ble Kanwar Dalip Singh, born 1885.
- Hon. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur D.St.J., a politician
and social activist, born 2nd February 1889 in
Kapurthala Palace, Lucknow (#7), educated
at Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, England,
and at Oxford University, England; she was
Secretary, to Mahatma Gandhi for 18 years; Social
Section Secretary, All India Womens Conference,
1930; Chairwoman, All India Women's Conference,
1931-1933; President, All India Womens Conference,
1938; Chairwoman, All India Womens Fund
Association, 1937-1941 and again since 1946;
member of the Indian delegation to UNESCO
conferences in London in 1945 and Paris in 1946;
first woman member, Advisory Board of Education
(Government of India) from inception till her
resignation in protest in August 1942, she was
re-appointed in 1946; Member, Board of Trustees,
All India Spinners' Association; member of the
Indian Delegation to UNESCO, to London, in
November 1945 and as Deputy Leader to Paris, 1946;
she was leader of the Indian Delegation to W.H.O.
conference in 1948 and 1949; Union Minister of
Health 1947/1957; Union Minister of Health and
Communications 1951/1952; Member of the Lok Sabha
1952/1957; Member of the Rajya Sabha 1957/1964;
Chief Commissioner, St. John Ambulance Brigade and
Founder-Member and Chairman, Managing Body of
Indian Red Cross Society for fourteen years;one of
the Trustees of the Gandhi Memorial Fund;
President, All-India Committee of Social Work for
1948-1949; President of the World Health Assembly
1950 and the International Red Cross Conference,
New Delhi 1957; President, National Sports Club of
India; she founded the Tuberculosis Association of
India and the Central Leprosy Teaching and
Research Institute in Madras; Vice-President,
United Council for Relief and Welfare, New Delhi;
served as the Chairperson of the All India Women’s
Education Fund Association; member of the
Executive Committee of Lady Irwin College in New
Delhi; she helped establish the All India
Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, and
became its first president; she also founded the
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing; President
of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
the Tuberculosis Association of India, and the St.
John’s Ambulance Corps till her death; she was
keenly interested in sports, and won many Tennis
Championships in Simla and Lahore; Author: To Women ; Challenge to Women;
she was awarded the Rene Sand Memorial Award. She
died unmarried, 10th February 1964. ('Manorville,'
Simla West, Himachal Pradesh, India)
- Kumari (name unknown) (by 1st wife), born
1850, married 1863, Sardar Buta Singh Sirnanwi.
- Rajkumar (name unknown) (by 2nd wife), died
aged 2 months.
- Princess Melvina Randhir Singh Ahloowalia (by 3rd
wife), born in or about 1860. (16 Redcliffe
Road, London, England)(#6)
- Princess Helen Randhir Singh Ahloowalia (by 3rd
wife), born in or about 1864. (16 Redcliffe
Road, London, England)(#6)
- HH Raja-i-Rajgan KHARAK SINGH Bahadur, Raja
of Kapurthala 1870/1877, born in August 1849,
installed on the gaddi
on 12th May 1870, married and had issue, one son. He
died 5th September 1877 at Bhagsu and was cremated at
- Col. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir
Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
- Col. HH
Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia
Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir JAGATJIT SINGH Sahib
Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala 1877/1949, born
in September 1872 (#5) or
24th November 1872 (#3),
assumed full ruling powers in November 1890, K.C.S.I.
[cr.1897], G.C.S.I. [cr.1911], G.C.I.E. [cr.1921],
G.B.E. [cr.1927], Maharaja [cr.1911], awarded a salute
of 13 guns (15 guns personal), Honorary Colonel of the
45th (Rattreys' Sikhs) in the Indian Army, and was
promoted to be a Brigadier early in 1943, awarded the
Grand Cross of Legion of Honour of France ,
Grand Cordon of of Order of the Nile, and Grand Cross
of Orders of Cuba, Chile, Peru and Morocco,
Representative of the League of Nations Assembly in
1926, 1927 and 1929, appointed Up-Rajpramukh of PEPSU,
married 1stly, 16th April 1886 (#3),
HH Maharani Harbans Kaur, daughter of Mian Ranjit
Singh Guleria of Poprola, married 2ndly, a Princess of
a Katoch Rajput family from Kangra, married 3rdly, a
Princess of a Rajput family from Bushahr, died sp
in 1959 in Kapurthala, married 4thly, Rani Kanari,
married 5thly, 28th January 1908 (div.), Maharani Prem
Kaur [née Anita Delgado], born 1890 in Malaga, Spain,
died 7th July 1962, married 6thly, 1942, Maharani Tara
Devi [née Evgeniya Grosupova], daughter of a Czech
Count, and his wife, Nina Grosupova, an actress, she
commited suicide by jumping off the Qutub Minar in
Delhi, and had issue. He died 19th June 1949 (#4).
- HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Paramjit
Singh Sahib Bahadur (by Maharani Harbans Kaur) (qv)
- Maharajkumar Mahijit Singh (by Maharani Harbans
Kaur), born June 1893, Manager of the Kapurthala
estate in Oudh, Minister of Government in U.P. of
Agra and Oudh, married Maharajkumari Anar Devi of
Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, and had issue. He died
- Rajkumari Usha Devi [later Rani Usha Devi of
Dada-Siba], born 25th October 1919 in Kapurthala,
married the late Raja Harmahendra Singh of Dada-Siba in Kangra,
died May 2000, and had issue. She died 3rd October
2004 at New Delhi.
- Lt.Col. Maharajkumar Amarjit Singh (by the
Katochni Rani), born 5th August 1893, C.I.E.
[cr.1935], educated at Oxford College (Master of
Arts), Vice-President of the State Council and
Household Minister to the Maharaja. He served in the
Indian Army in France from 1914 to 1916 and was
promoted to the rank of Lt. Col. in the Indian Army
in 1943, married Rani Sonia Amarjit Singh, died 4th
July 1947. He died in September 1944 at Srinagar.
- Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh (by Rani Kanari), born
1896 at Kapurthala, educated at Harrow 1910/1913 and
in France, appointed Vice President of State Council
in 1944, married 1928, Maharajkumari Sita Devi, born
1915, died 2002 in New Delhi, daughter of Raja Uday
Raj Singh of Kashipur,
and had issue. He died 7th June 1967.
- Rajkumar Shri Arun Singh, born 29th August 1944,
B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Cantab), educated at Doon
School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, passing out in
1960, graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi
University in 1964, Member of the Rajya Sabha
[3.4.1984] - [17.8.1988], Parliamentary Secretary
to the Prime Minister 1984/1985, Union Minister of
State, Department of Defence Research and
Development, 1985/1987; married Shrimati Kunwarani
Nina Singh and has issue, two sons and one
daughter. (St. Helen’s Cottage, Mussoorie, Uttar
- Kumari Devaki Kaur, born 1968 at New Delhi,
married 1st October 2006 at New Delhi, Marakand
Paranjape, son of Ramchandra Laxman and
- Kunwar Hanut Singh, born 1970, married 1999 at
New Delhi, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bhalla.
- Kunwar Anirudh Singh, born 1975 in New Delhi.
- Rajkumar Martand Singh, born 1947 at Kapurthala,
educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal,
passing out in 1963, graduated from St. Stephen's
College, Delhi University in 1967.
- Maharajkumar Ajit Singh (by Anita), born 26th
April 1908, educated at Clifton College, Bristol
from April 1922 to December 1924, at St Catherine's
College, Cambridge University (University Boxing
colours, B.A. 1931) and at the Military Academy,
Dehra Dun; he served with the Paramijit Infantry,
Kapurthala Internal Security 1939/1942, and as
Attaché to the Indian Government Trade Commission to
South America 1942/1946, died unmarried 1982, having
issue, one daughter by Zahra Ajami.
- Maha Akhtar, born 1965, worked for a while as a
production assistant for The Cure, the British new
wave rock band, and then for 15 years in New York
with veteran CBS news anchor Dan Rather, she begab
studying flamenco in 1996, and became a
professional flamenco dancer in 2005.
- HH Rani Amrit Kaur (by Rani Kanari), born 1904,
married 8th February 1923, Maj. HH Raja Sir Joginder
Sen Bahadur of Mandi,
and had issue. She died 1948.
- HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja PARAMJIT
SINGH Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala
1949/1955, born 18th May 1892, educated at Harrow
1906/1907, granted the title of Tikka Raja by the
British authorities, President of the State Council,
Colonel-in-Chief of the Paramjit Infantry, married
1stly, HH Maharani Brinda Devi of Jubbal, born 11th
January 1892 in Jubbal, author of an autobiography,
"Maharani" with Elaine Williams, written in 1951 and
later reprinted in 2001 and given a new
title,"Maharani --- the Memoirs of a Rebellious
Princess". She was widely travelled person who knew
Heads of State and famous Hollywood Stars, died May
1962 at Woodville Palace, Simla, married 2ndly, in
1932, Tikka Rani Sahiba Lilawati Devi of Kangra, died
aged 21, married 3rdly, July 1937, Maharani Narinder
Kaur [née Stella Mudge aka Beady], born 13th
October 1904 in Carlton, Kent, died 23rd February 1984
in Delhi, and had issue. He died 1955.
Devi (Princess Indee) (by Maharani Brinda Devi),
born 26th February 1912 at Kapurthala, worked in the
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London as
a news reader from 1945 to 1968, died unmarried 1979
in Ibitza, Spain.
- Maharajkumari Sushila Devi (Princess Shushu) (by
Maharani Brinda Devi), born 14th December 1918 at
Kapurthala, married 19th February 1942 (div. 1958),
Raja Giriraj Saran Singh of Bharatpur, and had
issue. She died 1974 in Simla.
- Maharajkumari Ourmilla Devi (Princess Moumou) (by
Maharani Brinda Devi) [Rajkumar Rani Ourmilla Devi
of Jubbal], born 29th November 1919 at Kapurthala,
married Lt.-Col. Rajkumar Birendra Singh of Jubbal.
- Maharajkumari Ash Kaur (by Tikka Rani Sahiba
Lilawati Devi), born October 1933 at Kapurthala,
married 1958 (div.), Mr. Hari Bhagat of New Delhi,
and has issue.
- Prithvi Raj Singh Bhagat, born 1959.
- Brig. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sri
Sukhjit Singh Sahib Bahadur (by Tikka Rani Sahiba
Lilawati Devi) (qv)
- Brig. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad
Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja SUKHJIT
SINGH Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala (see
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.