KASHIPUR (Zamindari)

VILLAGES: 169 plus shares REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: xx
STATE: United Provinces (Naini Tal Dist.)

PRESENT RULER: Raja KARAN CHAND SINGH BABA, Raja of Kashipur (Fort Kashipur, Mohalla Katora Tal, P.O. Kashipur, Distt. Nainital, Uttaranchal, India)
born 29th March 1947 in Lucknow, educated at St. Joseph`s College, Nainital and Senior Cambridge; Head of the Senior Line descended from the old Rajas of Kumaon, presides over the annual prayer at Almora's main temple dedicated to the Goddess Nanda Devi, Chairman of the Nagar Paliika in Kashipur 1986; Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1989/1991 and 1996/2001; Member of the Lok Sabha XIV 2004/-; Member of the Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests; Uttar Pradesh Power Lifting Champion (five times), winner of Strongest Man of U.P and Best Lifter Award; two times National Power Lifting Champion, held national records in Bench Press; Asia Championship; won two Silver and two Bronze Medals; Member of the Indian National Team that won the Asian Championship held in Indonesia in 1984; married 16th January 1974, Rani Mani Mala Devi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Kunwarani Divya Devi Singh, married Rajkunwar Udaibhan Narain Singh of Ramgarh in Bihar, and has issue, one son.
  • Yuvraj Narendra Chand Singh, married Yuvarani Kamakshi Kumari, daughter of Kumar Shri Pradumansinhji Prakramsinhji of Chhota Udaipur, and his wife, Kuwarani Kalpana Devi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
    • Kumari Maitree Singh
    • Kunwar Someshwar Chand Singh
    • Kunwar Siddheshwar Chand Singh
  • Rajkumar Virendra Chand Singh, married Kunwarani Kajal Bhimani Singh.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The founder of the family was Raja Mahendra Singh, the deposed Raja of Kumaon, who was forced to flee. Provision was made for the retention by the exiled family of some doubtful tenure of a portion of the Tarai for their subsistence. Raja Mahendra Singh retired first to Rudrapur and then to Kilpuri, but, owing to bad management, this Pargana was reduced to a swamp, and was rendered so unhealthy that on the petition of the representatives of the family to the British Government, it was exchanged for the confirmation of possession in taluqa Chachait in Pilibhit district. Kunwar Partab Singh, son of Mahendra Singh, sued his uncle, Lal Singh, for a share in Chachait, but his claim was dismissed. He then petitioned the Government, who gave him 250Rs per mensem in 1820 and his claim to Bazpur was also denied. Lal Singh had held possession as head of the family and retained it. Estate holders were....
  • Raja GUMAN SINGH, Raja of Kashipur, son of Raja Lal Singh of Kumaon, he received a sanad from the British Government on 7th November 1828, confirming him as Raja, married and had issue. He died 1836.
    • Raja Shiv Raj Singh (qv)
    COURT OF WARDS 1836/1841
  • Raja SHIV RAJ SINGH, C.S.I., Raja of Kashipur 1836/1886, he built a large house in Kashipur in 1840, and took up residence there; he came of age in 1841; in 1848 resigned the lease of two parganas and bought a large amount of land in Kashipur; and he rendered good service during the Mutiny of 1857, and was rewarded with a grant of land and remission of some revenue due; in 1866, he exchanged Chachait for the Barhapura estate in Bijnor (59,508 acres or 238 kmē), formerly held by the rebel Nawab of Afzalgarh, the greater part of this property was held revenue-free in perpetuity; he was created a C.S.I. (Order of the Star of India) in 1866; married (amongst others), a daughter of Raja Shamsher Singh of Bashahr, and had issue. He died on 10th October 1886 (#1).
    • Raja Hari Raj Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Kirat Singh, he held an estate of three villages as well as seven villages in Bijnor district and Moradabad district; married the elder daughter of Rao Karan Singh, Rao Saheb of Barauli, she died sp, he died before 1928.
    • Kunwar Karan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Bhopal Singh, he held an estate of six villages as well as eleven villages in Bijnor district; he died after 1928.
      • Kunwar Anand Singh, freedom fighter and Member of Parliament at the time of Independence; married 1stly, married 2ndly, in Almora, Kunwarani Vimla Kumari [Princess Mathway, daughter of the Limbin Mintha of Burma], and had issue. He died after 1947.
        • Kunwar Sundar Singh (by 1st marriage)
        • Kunwar Suriya Pratap Singh (by Vimla Kumari), married a daughter of a Naga Chief.
        • Kunwar Birendra Singh (by Vimla Kumari), born 1937, married Kanwarani Kiran Kumari, and had issue. He died 2004.
          • Kunwar Dway Singh
          • Kunwar Lat Singh
    • Kunwar Raghunath Singh (by the Bashar Rani), declared heir to the gaddi of Bashahr, but was removed from the succession shortly afterwards.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), eldest daughter, married in 1867, Cdg. Gen. Maharaja Sri Tin Jagat Jung Bahadur Rana, 2nd Maharaja of Kaski and Lambjung see Nepal (Rana).
  • Raja HARI RAJ SINGH, Raja of Kashipur 1886/1898, born 1857, Honorary Magistrate, married (a), the daughter of Shri Kupendra Bikram Shah of Nepal, married (b), a daughter of Raja Balbir Sen of Keonthal, and had issue. He died 1898.
    • Raja Uday Raj Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Anand Singh
    COURT OF WARDS 1898/1905
  • Raja UDAY RAJ SINGH, Raja of Kashipur, born 15th February 1883, he succeeded to the gadi on 8th September 1898; he relinquished the estate in 1925 in favour of his son; married [an aunt or sister of the two wives of King Tribhuvan of Nepal], and had issue. He died before 1932.
    • Maharajkumari Bhagirath Devi, married in February 1923, Lt.-Col. Sir Maharajkumar Dr. Vijayananda Gajapathi Raju of Vizianagram, and had issue.
    • Rani Hira Kumari Devi, married in June 1924, Raja Purna Chandra Deo Harishchandra Jagadev of Surangi, and had issue, two sons and three daughters.
    • Maharajkumari Sita Devi [Rani Sita Devi of Kapurthala], born 1915, married 1928, Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh of Kapurthala, and had issue. She died 2002 at New Delhi.
    • Raja Harish Chand Raj Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Raghunath Singh
    • Rajkumar Chandra Bhan Singh, married, Rajkumar Rani Rashal Manjari Devi, daughter of Raja Raj Ballav Nath Singh of Kunda in Bihar, and had issue.
      • Kumari Geeta Devi, born 1946, married Raj Kumar Shivendra Bahadur Singh, son of Maj. Raja Bahadur Birendra Bahadur Singh of Khairagarh, and has issue.
      • Kanwar Akshob Singh, born 1947, educated at St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, married Shri Satwashilaraje Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, daughter of Chhatrapati Shri Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara, and his wife, Rani Sumitraraje, and has issue, three children, a son and two daughters.
        • Kumari Aisha Singh, married to the son of Kanwar Rattanjit Singh of Kapurthala.
        • Kumari Amolika Singh, married to Shri Patankar of Karad.
        • Kumar Sheoraj Singh
      • Kunwar Rajive Singh, married Kunwarani Jyotsna Kumari, born 27th February 1958, daughter of Raja Virbhadra Singh of Rampur-Bushahr, and his first wife, Rani Rattan Kumari, and has issue.
        • Kumari Yashodhara Manjari Devi, born 29th January 1984.
        • Bhanwar Aditya Raj Singh
  • Raja HARISH CHAND RAJ SINGH, Raja of Kashipur, born 15th March 1916; married Rani Padma Devi, and had issue.
    • Raja Karan Chand Singh Baba (qv)
    • Rajkumari Nanda Devi, born 13th February 1940, married 1stly (div.), Shri Man Mohan Bikram Shah of Ramnagar, married 2ndly, Shri Dhruv K.C., and has issue.
      • Sangeeta Shah (by 1st marriage)
      • Sanjay Bikram Shaha (by 1st marriage)
      • Saranga Shah (by 1st marriage)
      • Namrata K.C. (by 2nd marriage)
      • Pratibha K.C. (by 2nd marriage)
  • Raja KARAN CHAND SINGH BABA, Raja of Kashipur (see above)
  • Raja Anrup Singh, Raja Saheb of Chatara, Barhgaon, District Sitapur-Oudh, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Arjun Singh, married and had issue.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown) [HM Queen Kanti Rajya Lakshmi Devi, Senior Queen], born 1906, married (as his first wife), HM Shri Man Maharajadhirja Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Jung Bahadur Shah Dev, 7th King of Nepal, and had issue. She died 12th April 1973.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown) [HM Queen Ishwari Rajya Lakshmi Devi, Junior Queen], married (as his second wife), HM Shri Man Maharajadhirja Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Jung Bahadur Shah Dev, 7th King of Nepal, and had issue.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Raja Uday Raj Singh, Raja of Kashipur, and had issue (see above).

1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.167-168