PATIALA (Princely State)

(19 gun salute)

AREA: 15,389.78 km² PRIVY PURSE: Rs1,700,000 ACCESSION: 20th August 1948
STATE: Pepsu REVENUE: Rs 1,50,18,000 RELIGION: Sikh

POPULATION: 1,625,520 (1931)
DYNASTY: Sidhu Jat (Phulkian branch)



PRESENT RULER: Capt. HH HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharajadhiraj Shri AMARINDER SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 10th Maharaja of Patiala since 17th June 1974. (New Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala-147 001, Punjab, India)
born 11th March 1942 in Patiala, Commissioned in the Indian Army in June 1963 but resigned in early 1965; rejoined the Army immediately once hostilities broke out with Pakistan, resigning again afterwards; Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002, resigned 27th February 2007; M.L.A. (three terms); Member, National Integration Council of India; Member of Parliament from the Lok Sabha (7.1.1980) - (10.6.1984); Minister, Agriculture (29.9.1985) - (1.4.1986); Member, Committee on Questions and References; Member, Committee on Petitions; Chairman, Parliamentary Board, SAD and Member, Working Committee of SAD; Leader of the Akali Legislature Party; interests and pastimes include Horse riding, Flying, Golf, Reading, Equestrian games and Polo; married 31st October 1964, HH Maharani Parneet Kaur, born 3rd October 1944, daughter of Sardar Gian Singh Kahlon and Sardarani Satinder Kaur; educated at St. Bedes College and Convent of Jesus and Mary College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (B.A., Teachers Training Certificate). Elected to the 13th Lok Sabha 1999 and 14th Lok Sabha 2004, Member of the Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution 1999/2000. Has been a public servant for 30 years and was awarded the President of India’s Red Cross Medal. Member of the Animal Welfare Board of India 2000/01. Interests include...banking, finance and foreign affairs and golf. Member of the Golf Club, New Delhi; Golf Club, Chandigarh; and Golf Club, Patiala; and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Maharajkumari Jai Inder Kaur, married Sardar Gurpal Singh Sandhu, a Delhi-based businessman, and has issue.
    • Kanwar Angad Singh Sandhu, married, 2015, Rajkumari Aprajita Kumari, daughter of Raja Virbhadra Singh, Raja of Bashahr and Chief Minister of Punjab, and his second wife, Rani Pratibha Kumari.
    • Kanwar Nirvan Singh Sandhu, engaged to marry, 2016, Rajukmari Mriganka Devi, daughter of Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, and his wife, Yuvrani Chitrangada Maharaje Scindia.
  • Yuvraj Maharajkumar Raninder Singh, married 1995, Yuvrani Maharajkumari Reshma Kaur, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
    • Rajkumar Yadvinder Singh
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Claiming descent from Jaisal, founder of the State of Jaisalmer in 1156, the founder of this Sikh dynasty, Phul, was Chaudhri (Governor) of a country located at the south east of Dihli. Phul’s descendants founded three States: Patiala, Jind and Nabha (see Phulkian misl). In 1763, the Emir of Afghanistan awarded the Chaudhri the dignity of Raja. The rulers were....
  1. Maharaja ALA SINGH, 1st Maharaja of Patiala 1763/1765, born 1691 at Phul, in present day Bathinda district of the Punjab, the third son of Bhai Ram Singh, he was granted the title of Raja, with the robes of honour as well as with a drum and a banner as insignia of royalty by Ahmad Shah Durrani in March 1762 and a little later, the title of Maharaja; married 1707, Rani Fateh Kaur [Mai Fatto], daughter of Chaudhari Khana, a zamindar of the village Kaleke, now in Sangrur district of the Punjab and had issue, she died in 1773 at Patiala and was cremated at Shahi Samadhan, the royal cemetery. He died on 7th August 1765 at Patiala and was cremated in the Fort, now inside the city.
    • Kanwar Bhumian Singh, married and had issue. He died vp about 1743.
      • Bibi Rajindar Kaur, born 1739, married Chaudhuri Tilok Chand of Bhagwara, and had issue, one daughter. She died 1791.
        • Bibi (name unknown) Kaur, married and had issue.
          • Jodh Singh, married and had issue.
            • Sahib Singh, living 1820.
    • Rajkumar Sardul Singh, married (a), Rani Hukman Kaur, daughter of the Sardar of Bhikhi, married (by chaddar dálna) (b), Mai Deso, widow of his cousin Jodh Singh, and had issue. He died 1753.
      • Sardar Himmat Singh (by Mai Deso), born 173x, married and had issue. He died 1774.
        • Bibiji Chand Kaur, married, 1772, Sardar Dasaundha Singh Ghaiba, son and heir of Sardar Tara Singh Ghaiba of Rahon (see Dallewalia misl)
      • Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Amar Singh (by Rani Hukman Kaur) (qv)
    • Kanwar Lal Singh, married Bibi Bhagan Kaur, but died vpsp in 1748.
    • Bibi Pardhan Kaur, married Sardar Sham Singh of Ram Das Jhande, and had issue.

  2. Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja AMAR SINGH, 2nd Maharaja of Patiala 1765/1781, born 6th June 1748, Raja-i-Rajgan [cr.1767], married (a), Rani Raj Kaur, married (b), 1774, his brothers widow, married (c), Rani Khem Kaur, died in June 1821, sister of Sardar Ala Singh Bhikhi (and aunt of a wife of Raja Jaswant Singh of Nabha), and had issue. He died 5th February 1781.
    • Bibi Sahib Kaur (by Rani Raj Kaur), born 1771, married Sardar Jaimal Singh Kanhaiya, died 1812, and had issue. She died 1799 or 1801.
      • Maharani Chand Kaur, married Maharaja Kharak Singh of Lahore, and had issue. She died 13th June 1842 and was cremated the next day.
    • Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sahib Singh (by Rani Raj Kaur)(qv)
    • Rajkumar Budh Singh

  3. Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja SAHIB SINGH, 3rd Maharaja of Patiala 1781/1813, born 18th August 1773, he was granted the title of Maharaja by Padshah Akbar II of Delhi in 1810, married 1stly, 1787, Rani Ratan Kaur, daughter of Sardar Ganda Singh Bhangi, married 2ndly, 1792, Rani Aus Kaur, born 1772, daughter of Sardar Gurdus Singh Sekhon of Chattah, she administered the state during the minority of her son, later retiring to her estate at Sanaur, about 7 kms south of Patiala, where she spent the last years of her life dying in 1821, married 3rdly, Rani Partab Kaur, sister of Sardar Dal Singh, and had issue. He died 26th March 1813.
    • Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Karam Singh (by Rani Aus Kaur)(qv)
    • Rajkumar Ajit Singh, married June 1829.
    • Bibiji Karam Kaur, married Sardar Hari Singh of Kalsia, and had issue.
    • Bibiji Prem Kaur, married Sardar Kharak Singh Sabadia, son of Sardar Karam Singh Nirmala of Shahabad.

  4. Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja KARAM SINGH, 4th Maharaja of Patiala 1813/1845, born 12th October 1797 or 16th October 1798 at Patiala, he succeeded to the gadi on 30th June 1813, he helped the British in 1814 in checking Gurkha incursions into the Punjab hills and secured in return a large tract in the Himalayan foothills, he had shrines built in honour of the Gurus at many historical sites within his state and outside, making endowments for their maintenance, he was granted the title of Maharaja in 1840, married (amongst others), Maharani Karam Kaur, daughter of Sardar Bhanga Singh of Thanesar, and his wife, Mai Jian, and had issue. He died 23rd December 1845 at Patiala.
    • Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Narendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Dip Singh, born 1825, died before November in 1862.

  5. Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja NARENDRA SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 5th Maharaja of Patiala 1845/1862, born 26th November 1823, married seven wives, including (a), Maharani Karam Kaur, daughter of Sardar Ghulab Singh of Buria, married (b), a daughter of Sardar Mihman Singh (and sister of Sardar Hira Singh), and had issue, one son and three daughters. He died 13th November 1862.
    • Kunwarani Sateha Devi [née Bibi Basant Kaur], born 1845, married Kunwar Kulendra Singh of Dholpur, and had issue. She died 1888.
    • Bibi (name unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Narain Singh, son of Sardar Dewa Singh of Sialba (see Dallewalia misl). She died before 1870.
    • Rani Bishan Kaur, born 1849, married 1859, Raja Jaswant Singh of Bharatpur, and had issue. She died 17th February 1870.
    • HH Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Mahendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur (qv)

  6. HH Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja MAHENDRA SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 6th Maharaja of Patiala 1862/1876, born 16th September 1852, married 1stly, 5th March 1865, married 2ndly, married 3rdly, a daughter of Mian Mahtab Singh Dhaliwal of Dina (a relative of the Raja of Faridkot), and had issue. He died 18th April 1876.
    • Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh (by 3rd wife), born 17th October 1867, died young.
    • Bibi (name unknown) Kaur, married 1884, Sardar Jiwan Singh, son of Sardar Sheokarpal Singh of Shahzadpur, born 1860, C.S.I. [cr.1891].
    • HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umara Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir Rajendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur (by 3rd wife)(qv)
    • Raja Sahib Sir Ranbir Singh K.C.S.I., born 1873, he was made a K.C.S.I. in January 1903; he was granted the title of Raja in 1915; married 1889, a daughter of Sardar Lahna Singh of Karamgarh in Patiala, and had issue. He died 18th January 1916 (#3).
      • Rani Yadvhendra Kaur, married Maharaj Ranabur Kishor Deb Burman of Tripura.
      • Bibi (name unknown) Kaur [?Basanti Devi], married Raja Jagannath Singh, Jagirdar of Daulatpur.

  7. HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir-ul-Umara, Maharaja-Dhiraj Rajeshwar, Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir RAJENDRA SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 7th Maharaja of Patiala 1876/1900, born 25th May 1872, G.C.S.I., married (a), in November 1888, HH Maharani Bathtawar Kaur, daughter of Sardar Kishan Singh, married (b), 13th April 1893, Maharani Harnam Kaur [née Florence Gertrude Bryan], christened 20th December 1873, she died about 1895, daughter of Charles and Minnie Bryan, married (c), Rani Saheba Kokela, died after 1928, and had issue. He died 8th November 1900.
    • Maj.Gen. HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Bhupendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur (by Maharani Bathtawar Kaur) (qv)
    • Raja Ram Narain Singh, married Rani Rajbans Kaur from Kot Fateh (sister Rani Taptej Kaur, wife of Raja Birender Singh of Dholpur), and had issue.
      • Kanwar Manvinder Singh
    • Colonel Rao Raja Shri Birendra Singh Sahib, born 1898, educated at Aitchison Chiefs' College, Lahore; served in the Afghan War 1919, married 1stly, Rao Rani Joginder Kaur, she had issue, one daughter, married 2ndly, Rani Indra Kumari Devi, daughter of Rai Tejpal Singh of Kuchesar, and had issue, six daughters and one son in total.
      • Rajkumari Sri Naresh Inder Kumari [aka Mutki] (by Rao Rani Joginder Kaur), born on 6th January 1923, married Sardar Hardev Singh Chhina, Chief Secretary of the Punjab in 1976, and had issue, one son and four daughters. She died in 1988 in Chandigarh.
        • Paramdev Singh Chhina, born in March 1953, he married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • V. Chhina ♂, born 1974.
          • N. Chhina ♀, born 1977.
        • Guninder Chhina, born in May 1944, she married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • J. Mumick ♂, born 1975.
          • M. Mumick ♀, born 1977.
        • Neenu Chhina, born in January 1957, she married and has issue, two daughters and one son.
          • P. Mansahia ♀, born 1981.
          • A. Mansahia ♀, born 1982.
          • A. Mansahia ♂, born 1986.
        • Priveen Chhina, born in February 1947, she married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
          • J. Bath ♂, born 1968.
          • M. Bath ♀, born 1971.
          • K. Bath ♂, born 1975.
        • Jatinder Chhina, born in August 1950, she married and has issue, two sons.
          • G. Cheema ♂, born 1976.
          • P. Cheema ♂, born 1978.
      • Raja Harendra Singh Sahib, multinational executive, wildlife conservationist, agriculturist, President Rotarian, member of the Masonic Lodge, married Rani Sarojdevi Harendra Singh, and has issue. (Dehradun, India)
        • Rajkumari Dharmesh Nandini Patel (Patiala and Dehradun, India)
        • Rajkumar Janak Singh, works for DaimlerChrysler AG. (Montreal, Canada)
      • Rajkumari Sri Yatendra Kumari [Princess Rosy] (by Rani Indra Kumari Devi), she died unmarried.
      • Rajkumari Sri Virangna Kumari [Princess Daisy] (by Rani Indra Kumari Devi), married to Sardar Harbans Singh Sekhon of Amritsar, and had issue, one son. She died in December 2013.
        • Himmat Singh Sekhon
      • Rajkumari Sri (name unknown) Kumari [Princess Poesy] (by Rani Indra Kumari Devi), unmarried.
      • Rajkumari Sri (name unknown) Kumari [Princess Elsie] (by Rani Indra Kumari Devi)
      • Rajkumari Sri (name unknown) Kumari [Princess Poshia] (Rani Indra Kumari Devi), married Shamsher Sidhu, died 2012, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Ravisher Sidhu, married and has issue.
          • K. Sidhu ♂
          • R. Sidhu ♀
        • Amrita Sidhu, she married and has issue, one son.
    • Maharajkumar (name unknown) Singh (by Maharani Harnam Kaur), born in August 1893, died in March 1894.

  8. Maj.Gen. HH Sir
                    Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan BHUPENDRA SINGH Mahendra
                    (1891-1938)Maj.-Gen. HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharaja BHUPENDRA SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 8th Maharaja of Patiala 1900/1938, born 12th October 1891 at Patiala (#1), educated at the Aitchison College in Lahore, invested with full ruling powers on 3rd November 1910, G.C.S.I. [cr.1921], G.C.I.E. [cr.1911], G.C.V.O. [cr.1922], G.B.E. (Mil) [cr.1918], Member of Standing Committee of Indian Princes' Chamber (ten times elected Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes during the 1920's and 1930's), Commander-in-Chief of the Patiala Forces, Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Ist Ludhiana Sikhs, Hon. Col. 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, Hon. Maj.-Gen. in British Army, Fellow of the Royal Geographical, Zoological and Horticultural Societies, Member of the Royal Colonial Institute, Member of Royal Asiatic Society, appointed Hon. ADC to HM 1922, served in WWI 1914/18 receiving Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile, and of Order of Leopold of Belgium, Grand Cross of of Orders of Crown of Italy, Crown of Roumania, and St Saviour of Greece, and of Legion of Honour, served in the Afghan War 1919, represented India at League of Nations Assembly 1925, captained the Indian cricket team on its 1911 tour of England, president of the All-India Gundog League and vice-president of the Indian Kennel Association, chancellor and chief patron of the Sikhs' premier educational institution - the Khalsa College at Amritsar, he married 1908, HH Maharani Bakhtavar Kaur, daughter of Sardar Gurnam Singh of Sangrur, Jind, (mother of seven children, five of whom died young), and had further issue, 88 children in all, only 53 of whom survived. He died at Patiala, from heart failure, on 22nd March 1938.
    • Raja Brajendra Singh (Prince Johnny), born 8th August 1912, married and had issue, two daughters. He died in 1958.
      • Rajkumari Durgeshnandini Devi, married Raja Shri Brajendra Chandra Deo Bajradhar Narendra Mahapatra of Ranpur in Orissa, and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • Rajkumari Sudha Devi, married (div.), (as his first wife), Raja Birendra Shekhar Deo, Raja Saheb of Gangpur.
      • Rajkumari Usha Rani Kaur, married Raja Ratan Gopal Saincher, grandson of H.E.H Maharaja Sir Kishen Pershad Bahadur, Prime Minister of Hyderabad, and had issue (see Kishen Prasad Jagir).
    • Maharajkumari Hemant Kumari (Princess Pretty), born 21st August 1912.
    • Lt.Gen. HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharajadhiraja Sir Yadavendra Singhji Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Dinesh Kumari (Princess Brownie), born 29th May 1913, married 1931 in Patiala, to a Kunwar Sahib of Bijawar State, and had issue, two daughters and a son. She died in September 2005.
    • Maharajkumari Shishank Kumari (Princess Betty), born 17th June 1914, married into the Dalippur Royal Family.
    • Maharajkumari Kailash Kaur (Princess Pip) [HH Maharani Kailash Kumari Devi of Patna], born 22nd May 1917, married 1932, HH Maharajah Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo of Patna.
    • Maharajkumari Ramesh Kumari (Princess Peggy), born 29th November 1917, married 18th February 1942 at Patiala, Raj Kumar Suresh Prakash Singh, son of the Raja Sahib of Tikra.
    • Raja Bhalendra Singh (Prince Peter), born 19th August 1919 in Patiala (#2), educated at the Aitchison College, Lahore, and at Cambridge University, became a life member of the International Olympic Committee in 1947, President of the Patiala Union Olympic Association till 1957, Vice-President of the Punjab Olympic Association till 1960, President of the Amateur Athletics Federation of India, President of the Indian Olympic Association 1959/1975 and 1980/1984, honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award in recognition of his services to sports, as well as the International Distinguished Service Award in 1982 (presented by the US Sports Academy), chief architect in the formation of the Olympic Council of Asia, elected to the Punjab Legistature Assembly in 1958, he worked in the home and education departments of PEPSU, also served as Director of the State Bank of Patiala, married 1stly, Rani Pushplata Kumari, born 5th October 1925 in Dehradun, died 6th September 1953, daughter of Raja Charat Shamsher Jung Singh, and his wife, Rani Mohini Devi, married 2ndly, Rani Harminder Kaur, born 1932, died 1st August 2000, and had issue. He died 16th April 1992 at New Delhi (#1).
      • Raja Randhir Singh (by Rani Pushpa Kumari), born 18th October 1945, Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association and the Olympic Council of Asia, married 1stly, 25th May 1971, Rani Uma Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Pratap Singh of Sirmur, and his wife, Kanwarani Usha Kumari, married 2ndly, Rani Vinita (née Khanna), and has issue.
        • Rajkumari Rajeshwari Kumari, married 17th November 2013 near Chattarpur, Shri Mehtab Singh, son of Shri Sultan Singh, and his wife, Kiran Singh.
      • Rajkumari Padmesh Kumari (by Rani Harminder Kaur), born 2nd September 1953, married, Kanwar Ajay Bahadur Singh of Sirmur. She died 30th May 2003 at Simla.
      • Rajkumari Nikki Kumari (by Rani Harminder Kaur), married 1981 (div.), Navin Ansal, born 1957, (married 2ndly, Raseel Gujral), educated at Lawrence School in Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh and Hindu College in Delhi, graduating in History; Delhi businessman.
    • Raja Bhartendra Singh (Prince Billy), born 30th October 1919.
    • Maharajkumari Yadhunandan Kumari (Princess Honey) [HH Rani (now Rajmata) Yadhunandan Kumari of Nalagarh], born 20th November 1920, married HH Raja Surendra Singh of Nalagarh, and has issue.
    • Maharajkumari Yadhuvansh Kumari (Princess Alice), born 9th September 1922.
    • Raja Padamendra Singh (Prince Michael), born 11th March 1925.
    • Raja Ganendra Singh (Prince Richard), born 12th February 1926. Unmarried.
    • Raja Raghavendra Singh (Prince David), born 18th July 1926, married and had issue, one daughter. He died 1985 in Patiala.
    • Maharjkumari Surindra Kumari (Princess Birdie), born 14th November 1926.
    • Raja Hitendra Singh (Prince Robert), born 21st September 1927, married and had issue, one son.
    • Raja Mrigendra SinghRaja Mrigendra Singh (Prince William) (by Maharani Chandra Bhaga Devi), 17th son, born 21st July 1928, artist and scholar, graduate of Yale University, Connecticut, U.S.A. (Doctorate in Education), married 3rd August 1954, Rani Harinder Kaur, born 27th May 1934, daughter of Sardar Gurnam Singh Sekhon, and his wife, Sardarni Hardyal Kaur Sekhon, and had issue, three daughters and one son. He died on 24th March 2014. (New York, U.S.A.)
      • Rajkumari Gianesh Kumari, married Thakur Sarva Daman Singh, M.D., and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Kunwar Arush Pratap Singh, born in New York, USA.
        • Kunveri Anjani Kumari Singh, born in New York, USA.
      • Rajkumar Karmendra Singh Sidhu, married 1993 (div.), and has issue, three daughters.
        • Kunveri Kirnendra Kaur Sidhu, born in New York, USA.
        • Kunveri Sharnendra Kaur Sidhu, born in New York, USA.
        • Kunveri Hemendra Kaur Sidhu, born in New York, USA.
      • Rajkumari Madhavendra Kumari Chahal, married 1995 (div.), and has issue, one son.
        • Kunwar Darshbir Singh Chahal, born in New Jersey, USA.
      • Rajkumari Amarendra Kumari Sidhu, Unmarried.
    • Raja Kirnendra Singh (Prince Dickie), born 29th November 1928, married and had issue.
      • Rajkumar Pat Singh Sidhu, deceased.
    • Maharajkumari Shailendra Kumari (Princess Kuku) [Rani Shailendra Kumari of Jodhpur], born 22nd June 1929, married 1951, the Late Maharaj Sri Himmat Singh of Jodhpur, and has issue, two sons.
      • Maharaja Yashwant Singh, born 14th February 1954. Unmarried.
      • Rajkumar Rajinder Singh, born 21st June 1955, married Durgesh Nandani, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Kunveri Padmaja Kumari
        • Kunveri Rudhrani Kumari
    • Raja Gianinder Singh (Prince George) (by Rani Maina Devi), born 25th March 1930, married in Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, Rani Jaspal Kaur, daughter of Sardar Mehar Singh Bihla, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Rajkumari Tripurantika Kumari B.Com., born 12th June 1969 in Patiala, married 6th June 1989 in Patiala, Shri Haninder Dang, and has issue, one daughter. (U.S.A.)
        • Ms. Rubaina Kumari, born 4th November 1992 in U.S.A.
      • Kunwar Gajayinder Singh, born 3rd October 1974, he is presently involved with Stud Farming. (Delhi, India)
    • Raja Kumadendra Singh (Prince Johnny), born 18th December 1930. Deceased.
    • Maharajkumari Kumudesh Kumari (Princess Ruby), born 5th January 1931, married Shri Romesh Bhandari, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh 1996/-, born 29th March 1928 in Lahore, son of Sri Amar Nath Bhandari, Chief Justice of the Punjab High Court, and has issue, one son and one daughter, both of whom are married.
    • Raja Mohanendra Singh (Prince Jimmy), born 30th December 1931. Unmarried.
    • Raja Kamalendra Singh (Prince Nevil), born 17th February 1932 at Patiala. Unmarried.
    • Raja Kamendra Singh (Prince Ralph), born 9th May 1932, married Rani Hermala, and had issue, one son. He died in an aircrash, test flying in 1995.
      • Rajkumar Gaganendra Singh
    • Maharajkumari Devindra KUmari, born 26th June 1932, married Shri Kishan Lohan.
    • Raja Kharhagendra Singh (Prince Stanley), born 15th August 1932, entered East Germany and his present whereabouts is unknown. Unmarried.
    • Raja Joetendra Singh (Prince Bobby), born 11th September 1932. Unmarried.
    • Raja Khagendra Singh (Prince Edward), born 12th September 1932.
    • Maharajkumari Umesh Kumari (Princess Diamond), born 14th November 1932, married 1951, Colonel Sardar Kanwar Bharat Singh, elder brother of Kanwar Natwar Singh (see below), and has issue, a son and a daughter.
    • Maharajkumari Upendra Kumari (Princess Edna), born 15th November 1932.
    • Raja Ramendra Singh (Prince Roy), born 25th November 1932 at Patiala, married Rani Karen Elizabeth Gracie, and had issue. He died September 1989 as a result of a bicycle accident.
      • Kunwar Jason Rajinder Sidhu, born 17th August 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, married 11th August 2007 in Montreal, Kunwarani Angie Catherine Adelin, and has issue, two daughters. (Canada)
        • Kumari Cierra Veniece Sidhu, born 11th December 2002.
        • Kumari Ireland Ruthie-Anna Sidhu, born 6th July 2006.
    • Maharajkumari Gangesh Kumari (Princess Elsie), born 8th January 1933, married Shri Mohinder Singh.
    • Maharajkumari Bhuvnesh Kumari (Princess Leena), born 22nd January 1933, unmarried.
    • Maharajkumari Kamlesh Kumari (Princess Pam), born 2nd April 1933, married Late Sardar Jasbir Singh M.A., B.Com., an Industrialist, born 1st November 1930 (#4), son of Sardar Makhan Singh (a leading transport magnate); educated at Government High School, Saharanpur and at D.A.V. College, Dehra Dun, he entered the family business in 1947 and eventually organized the business on modern lines; he also had constructed the Connaught Hotel, a modern building in Dehra Dun; Managing Director, Ex-Soldiers' Motor Transport Co., Dehra Dun, and had issue, one daughter. (Baz Building, Chakrata Road, Dehra Dun, Himachal Pradesh, India)
      • Rajkumari Radhesh Kumari
    • Raja Divindra Singh (Prince Brian), born 14th July 1933, married a Sikh lady from the noble family of Shahzadpur Estate in Haryana, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
    • Maharajkumari Jayanti Kumari (Princess Maureen), born 28th September 1933, married and has issue, three sons.
    • Raja Hemendra Singh (Prince Mervin), born 6th December 1933, he was educated at the Colonel Brown Cambridge School in Dehradun and at St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling and at Calcutta University, India; he married 1969, Rani Franciane, a French lady, and has issue, two daughters. (London, U.K.)
      • Rajkumari Annabelle Sidhu, born 1st September 1972, educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, U.K.; married Jeremy Berenzweig, and has issue, a son and a daughter. (London, U.K.)
        • Theo Berenzweig
        • Anoushka Mia Berenzweig
      • Rajkumari Stephanie Sidhu, born 9th December 1973, educated at Manchester University, U.K.; married M. Rémi Brun, and has issue, three children. (Paris, France)
        • Louise-Anjali Brun
        • Oscar-Hari Brun
        • Maia Madeleine Brun
    • Raja Amarendra Singh (Prince Geoffrey), born 8th June 1934.
    • Raja Himindra Singh (Prince Maurice), born 8th August 1934, died unmarried 1982 in Calcutta.
    • Raja Hirendra Singh (Prince Malcolm), born 4th July 1935, married Veronica.
    • Maharajkumari Girendra Kumari (Princess Jean), born 9th September 1935, married Col. Sukhminder Singh, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari Bhartendra Kumari, born 4th June 1936, married and has issue, two daughters and one son.
    • Maharajkumari Padmendra Kumari (Princess Angela), born 23rd July 1936.
    • Raja Devendra Singh (Prince Cecil), born 29th September 1936, Member of the Rajya Sabha [3.4.1976 - [2.4.1982] and [3.4.1982] - [2.4.1988]; Joint Secretary, A.I.C.C.; married Rani Amarjit Kaur, F.A. (Intermediate Arts), born 13th September 1939, daughter of Col. Raghbir Singh, and has had issue, one daughter and two sons.
      • Rajkumari Gitanjali Kumari, born 2nd November 1966, married and has issue, one son.
      • Rajkumar Omindra Singh, 19th November 1968, married.
      • Rajkumar Pavanindra Singh, born 1st July 1978, married (div'd.). He died sp on 12th February 2011.
    • Raja Yatendra Singh (Prince Denzil), born 26th June 1932, died unmarried.
    • Raja Nagendra Singh (Prince Eric), born 1st July 1936.
    • Raja Harindra Singh (Prince Leslie), born 18th April 1937.
    • Raja Umindra Singh (Prince Freddy), born 7th June 1937, died unmarried in Calcutta.
    • Maharajkumari Nagender Kumari (Princess Greeta), born 4th November 1937, married Vipin Khanna, and has issue.
      • Arvind Khanna, born 1967, MLA from Sangrur, Punjab; educated at Milfield School, U.K. and at Pepperdien University, California (B.B.M 1989), general secretary of the district unit of the youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal in 1997, Director of Clan Morgan Holdings Private Limited, President and Managing Director of TSL Technologies Pvt Ltd, President of the Professional Golfers’ Association of India and President of the Fencing Association of India.
    • Maharajkumari Gaureesh Kumari (Princess Roseland), born 10th December 1937, married and had issue, two sons (all deceased).
    • Maharajkumari Narpindra Kumari (Princess Renee), born 20th July 1938.
    • Maharajkumari Urvishi Kumari (Princess Wendy), born 21st September 1938, married Shri Ravi Khanna, brother of Shri Vipin Khanna, and has issue.

  9. Lt.Gen. HH Shri
                    Maharajadhiraja Sir Yadvinder Singhji Mahendra
                    BahadurLt.-Gen. HH HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharajadhiraja Sir YADAVENDRA SINGHJI Mahendra Bahadur, 9th Maharaja of Patiala 1938/1974, born 7th January 1913, educated at Aitchison College at Lahore, spent some time at the Punjab Police School, Phillaur, in 1931, he was made Superintendent of Police for Patiala district, graduating two years later to the rank of Inspector-General. In 1933, he was appointed the Chancellor of Khalsa College, Amritsar, and he held this position for a number of years. He donned Indian colours in 1934 when he was selected to play against England, he was also north Indian tennis champion, and led the Patiala polo team. President of Indian Olympic Association 1938/1960, appointed an aide-de-camp to the British King and pro-chancellor of the Chamber of Princes in March 1946. Rajpramukh of PEPSU, which in November 1956, in accordance with the recommendations of the States Reorganization Commission, was merged with East Punjab. Member of the Indian delegation to the 11th session of the United Nations General Assembly. In 1958, he represented India in Paris at the 10th annual conference of UNESCO, and in 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967 and 1969 he led the Indian team at meetings of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1960, the government made him chairman of the newly created Indian Council of Sports, a body designed to oversee the whole sporting sphere and advise on the allocation of public money to sports teams and facilities. In 1965, he was appointed to the prestigious post of Indian Ambassador in Rome, where he served until 1967. He presided over the Sikh Eductional Conference annual sessions held at Patiala (1949), Delhi (1952) and Indore (1961). He was also the chairman of the Punjabi University Commission which preceded the establishment in 1962 of Punjabi University at Patiala. He was chosen president of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation as well as of the Guru Nanak Foundation, the former set up to honour the tercentenary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh (1967) and the latter the quincentenary of the birth of Guru Nanak (1969). In 1970 he took on a new role as chairman of the Indian Horticulture Development Council and the following year took up his second and last permanent diplomatic posting at the Hague in the Netherlands, married 1stly, 1933, HH Maharani Hem Prabha Devi, second daughter of Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo of Seraikella, born in November 1913, died 30th July 2014 in Bhubaneswar, married 2ndly, 1938, HH Maharani Mahindar Kaur, born 1922, daughter of Sardar Harchand Singh Jaijee, Member of the Rajya Sabha [3.4.1964] - [24.2.1967] and [10.4.1978] - [9.4.1984], Member of the Lok Sabha 1967/1971; General Secretary, Congress (O), 1974/1977, and had issue. On the 17th June 1974, he suffered a severe heart attack and died. His body was flown to India and was cremated with full state honours on 21st June at Patiala in the family crematorium, the Shahi Samadhan.
    • Capt. HH HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharajadhiraj Shri Amarinder Singhji Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Malwinder Singh, born 1944, married Maharajkumari Harpriya Kaur.
    • Maharajkumari Heminder Kaur, born 1st June 1939, married 21st August 1967, Kanwar Natwar Singh, born 16th May 1931 in Bharatpur, educated at St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi (Arts), at Cambridge University (Corpus Christi), England and at Peking University, China; Member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) 1953/1984, serving in Beijing, China 1956/1958, and New York 1961/1966. In 1966, he was posted to the Prime Minister's Secretariat under Mrs Indira Gandhi and served in various capacities to 1984. He was elected to the eighth Lok Sabha from Bharatpur constituency in Rajasthan in 1984, served as Minister of State (Steel, Coal and Mines), and Minister of Agriculture 1985, Minister of State for External Affairs 1986/1989, re-elected to the twelfth Lok Sabha in 1998 from Bharatpur, elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan in 2002, appointed to the cabinet as Minister for External Affairs, being removed from the post on 7th November 2005 (though retaining a cabinet role as minister without portfolio), and eventually resigning from the cabinet on 6th December 2005, author of "E.M.Forster : A Tribute", NY 1964; "The Legacy of Nehru", NY 1965; "Tales from Modern India", NY 1966; "Stories from India", UK 1971; "Maharaja Suraj Mal (1707-63)", UK 1981; "Curtain Raisers", Delhi 1984; "Profiles & Letters", Delhi 1997; "The Magnificent Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala", Delhi 1997; "Heart to Heart", Delhi 2003; and has issue.
      • Sh. Jagat Singh B.B.A, born 28th August 1968 in Delhi, M.L.A. from Rajasthan from the Congress Party; All India Youth Congress General Secretary; married 1stly, 25th October 1993, Natasha Masiri, born 1971, died 17th March 2002 in New Delhi, married 2ndly, 2008 at the Royal Palace in Chail, Somaya Sehgal, daughter of Suman Sehgal, and has issue, two sons (by first marriage).
      • Ritu Singh, born 1975, fashion designer, died unmarried 9th May 2002, cremated 10th May at the Lodhi Road Crematorium in New Delhi.
    • Maharajkumari Roopinder Kaur, born 1940, married Major K. S. Dhillon of the Hodsons Horse, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kanwar Harshdip Singh, married Kanwarani Manvi Sinha
      • Rajkumari Namrata Kaur, married Shri Amit Chaudhri.

  10. Capt. HH HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Maharajadhiraj Shri AMARINDER SINGHJI Mahendra Bahadur, 10th Maharaja of Patiala (see above)
1. Cricinfo.com, courtesy of Philip Bailey, October 2002
2. Source: Encyclopaedia of Sikhism, by Harbans Singh
3. "Who Was Who 1916–1928" ; Volume II, London 1930 ; Adam and Charles Black ; p.868
4. "The Times of India Directory and Year Book including Who's Who 1952/1953", Published by Bennett, Coleman & Co., Bombay. Compiled by The Times of India; 1952-1970.