PRATAPGARH (Taluq)

 
VILLAGES: 276 (1869) REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Uttar Pradesh (Pratapgarh Distt.) DYNASTY: Somvanshi RELIGION:Hindu
     
PRESENT RULER: Raja ANIL PRATAP SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Pratapgarh since 7th August 2013. (9 Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
born 1956, educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Originally known as Taroul or Tiroul. The ancestor of the family was Babu Sujan Shah, son of Raja Sangram Shah of Tiroul. Estate holders were...
  • Raja Sukhram Singh, Raja of Jhusi, married and had issue.
    • Raja Nivahan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Bir Sen, he was cursed by a Fakir and lost Jhusi around 1359, married and had issue.
        • Raja Lakhan Sen, founder of the Raj of Aror, married and had issue.
          • Raja Goharwar Deo of Aror.
          • Babu Muluk Singh, becomes a Muslin convert and is murdered soon afterwards.
          • Raja Jai Singh, married and had issue.
            • Babu Khan Deo, married and had issue.
              • Babu Prithi Singh, married and had issue.
                • Babu Lodh Singh, married and had issue.
                  • Babu Murar Singh
                  • Babu Sultan Singh, married and had issue.
                    • Babu Muniar Shah, married and had issue.
                      • Babu Ghatam Deo, married and had issue.
                        • Babu Sangram Shah, married and had issue.
                          • Babu Sujan Shah, married and had issue.
                            • Babu Ajit Singh of Taroul, married and had issue.
                              • Babu Pratap Singh (qv)
                          • Babu Ramchandra, married and had issue.
                            • Babu Lakshmi Narain, married and had issue.
                              • Babu Tej Singh
    • Babu Indra Dutt, had descendants in Nepal.
    • Babu Suraj Dutt, had descendants at Sandi Pali.
  • Babu PRATAP SINGH, 1st Babu of Pratapgarh 1628/1682, fixed his headquarters at Rampur near old town of Aror, there he built a fort (garh), naming it after himself.
  • Babu CHHATRADARI SINGH. Babu of Pratapgarh fl.1722
  • Babu (name unknown) Singh, Raja of Pratapgarhmarried and had issue.
    • Babu Abhiman Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Sarnam Singh, married and had issue.
      • Babu Gulab Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Medni Singh, he established a town in Pratapgarh presently known as Katra Medniganj.
  • Babu ABHIMAN SINGH, Babu of Pratapgarh, married and had issue. He died after 1800.
    • Kunwar Bhairon Baksh Singh, father of four sons.
    • Kunwar Audhan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Sarabjit Singh. he died sp before 1857.
      • Raja Ajit Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Bishnath Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Shitla Bakhsh Singh, married and had issue, three sons. He died 28th April 1908 (#2).
          • Kunwar Sukhdeo Singh, overlooked in the succession. He died sp on 1st June 1895 (#2).
          • Kunwar Jagdeo Singh, overlooked in the succession, married and had issue.
            • Lal Raghunath Prasad Singh
            • Lal Anant Prasad Singh
          • Raja Bahadur Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh (qv)
          • generation (one of above, connection conjectural)
            • Kunwar Jang Bahadur Singh, migrated to the Caribbean in the early part of the 20th Century, married and had issue.
              • Kunwar Harnanan Singh, married Dolly (Harnanan Singh), and had issue.
                • Kunwar Kunj Beharry Singh B.Sc., born 18th August 1960 in Trinidad and Tobago, B.Sc. in Industrrial Engineering and the Technical Marketing Program at General Electric. President and CEO of Cenosystems Incorporated in New York City, a consulting and advisory services company.
        • Kunwar Devamangal Singh, died in March 1892 (#2).
    • Kunwar Umand Singh, father of two sons.
  • Babu GULAB SINGH, Babu of Pratapgarh. He was killed in battle south of Pratapgarh near Allahabad in 1857.
  • Raja AJIT SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh 1857/1889, Raja [cr. 1.1.1877] (#1), he was a Taluqdar of Oudh and his name was entered as such in the lists 1, 2 and 5 prepared under Section 8 of Act I of 1869. He died sp on 18th December 1889 (#2).
  • Raja Bahadur Raja PRATAP BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh [18.12.1889] - [18.6.1921], title of Raja made hereditary in 1898, Vice President of the British Indian Association 1911/1918, married 1stly (aged 9), a sister of Thakur Raghunath Singh of Isanpur, married 2ndly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of Antu, married 3rdly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of Antu (sister of the 2nd wife), married 4thly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of Dhingwas, married 5thly, a niece of the Taluqdar of Antu (paternal 1st cousin of the 2nd and 3rd wives), and had issue. He died 18th June 1921 (#2).
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Yuvraj Dewakar Praksh Singh of Kasmanda.
    • Raja Ajit Pratap Singh (qv)
    • Rani Padmavati Devi, born 17th July 1918 in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh; married  Maj. Raja Bahadur Birendra Bahadur Singh of Khairagarh, and had issue.
  • Raja Ajit Pratap Singh (1917-2000)Raja AJIT PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh [18.6.1921] - [6.1.2000], born 14th January 1917 in Kulhipur, Pratapgarh Dist., U.P., educated at St. Joseph's College, Allahabad and at Cambridge, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1946/1952 and 1967/1977, Cabinet Minister for Forests, Sports, Tourism, Animal Husbandry, Jail, Civil Defence and Homeguard for Uttar Pradesh 1969/1977, Member of the Rajya Sabha 1958/1962, Member of the 3rd 1962/1967 and 7th 1980/1984 Lok Sabha, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council 1985 (Bi-election) and 1988/1992, Minister for Excise 1985, Minister for Excise and Forests -/1988, Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission, Uttar Pradesh 1986/1988, President of the British India Association (Avadh) 1998/2000, Secretary-cum-Manager for the Colvin Taluqdars' College, LKO, 1998/2000, married 1stly, Rani Lakshmi Devi, (possibly sister of Raja Dinesh Singh of Kalakankar), and had issue, four sons and one daughter, married 2ndly, Rani Nikhat Devi, and had issue, one son and four daughters. He died 6th January 2000 at Lucknow. (Raja Ajit Pratap Singh Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
    • Raja Abhay Pratap Singh (by Rani Lakshmi Devi) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Akhil Pratap Singh (by Rani Lakshmi Devi), fourth son, married and has issue.
      • Kunwar Amaresh Pratap Singh, married Rajkumari Gitanjali Devi, daughter of Raja Sarat Kumar Deb, Raja Saheb of Aul, and his wife, Rani Sushree Devi, and has issue, one son.
        • Kumar Abhyuday Pratap Singh
    • Rajkumar Ajai Pratap Singh (by Rani Nikhat Devi), married and has issue.
      • Kunwar Anshuman Singh
  • Raja ABHAY PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh [6.1.2000] - [7.8.2013], born 7th December 1936, married 1st March 1955, Rani Asha Kumari, and had issue. He died 7th August 2013.
    • Raja Anil Pratap Singh (qv)
    • Kanwarani Archana Kumari, married Kanwar Ranjay Singh of Badnore and has issue, two daughters.
  • Raja ANIL PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kunwar Sachin Pratap Singh of Pratapgarh (UP)
  • Thakurani Shobha Rani, married 1956, Thakur Bikram Singh of Pokhran, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Akhilendra Pratap Singh
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, SUGGESTIONS? ... Click_here
DOWNLOAD or FILL IN SUBMISSION FORM / QUESTIONNAIRE
Back to WORLD OF ROYALTY or INDIAN PRINCELY STATES 


1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 405
2. Bombay High Court; Raghunath Prasad Singh vs The Deputy Commissioner on 25 July, 1929; Equivalent citations: (1930) 32 BOMLR 129