FARIDKOT

The Brar (Jaisal) Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1898 – 1906 H.H. Farzand-i-Sadaat Nishan Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Balbir Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot. b. at the Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 30th August 1869, elder son of H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Bikram Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot, by his second wife, a daughter of Sardar Partab Singh Rallawala, of Patiala state, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent on his father's accession to the gadi and formally invested with the title of Tikka Sahib, at the Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 22nd April 1874. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th August 1898. Installed on the gadi, at the Raj Mahal, Faridkot, 16th December 1898. He accepted a degree of government supervision over state affairs during the first few years of his reign. Invested with full ruling powers in November 1904. Attended the Coronation Durbar at Delhi in 1903. Author of "Ek Raja aur us Kar Daura". Rcvd: KIH silver medal (1877), and Delhi Durbar gold medal (1903). m. (first) 1886, H.H. Rani Suraj Kaur Sahiba, younger daughter of Raja Bhagwan Singh, Raja of Manimajra, in the Ambala district of the Punjab, by his second wife, Rani Narain Kaur. m. (second) H.H. Rani Hardit Kaur Sahiba, from Bapiana. He d.s.p.m. at the Raj Mahal, Faridkot, 11th February 1906 (succ. by his adopted son and nephew), having had issue, several daughters, including:
  • 1) Rajkumari Bibiji ... Kaur Sahiba. She d. young.
  • 2) Rajkumari Bibiji Chattar Kaur Sahiba. m. Sardar Prithipal Singh Mann, of Manawala, in the Sheikhupura district of Punjab. She had issue, one son and two daughters:
    • a) Sardar Harpal Singh Mann, of Kothi Gulfishan, Bassi Pathana, Fatehgarh district of Punjab. He had issue, two sons and one daughter:
      • i) Colonel Parampal Singh Mann. He had issue:
        • (1) Kunwar Amanpal Singh Mann.
      • ii) Sardar Mahipal Singh Mann. DSP Punjab Police 1986-1987, AIG Traffic. He had issue, a son.
      • i) Pushppal Kaur Mann.
    • a) Bibi Rupinder Kaur. b. 15th February 1929. MLA Punjab. m. ... Singh (d. 1992), of Lahore, Punjab. he d. at Sacramento, California, USA, 10th April 2011, having had issue, two daughters.
    • b) Bibi Punum Kaur. She d. young from tuberculosis as a teenager.
  • 3) Rajkumari Bibiji Rajendra Kaur Sahib [H.H. Maharani Sri Maji Sahiba Bibiji Rajendra Kaurji]. b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 190x (youngest daughter), educ. privately. Colonel-in-Chief Brijendra Elephant Artillery. m. at the Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 3rd March 1913, Colonel H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Sir Kishan Singhji Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur, KCSI (b. at Moti Mahal, Bharatpur, 4th October 1899; d. at Agra, 27th March 1929), elder son of H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Ram Singhji Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur, by his second wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Maji Sahiba Bibiji Girraj Kaurji, CI, sometime Maharani Regent of Bharatpur, a daughter of a zamindar of Deoli.  She d. at Deeg, 18th August 1929, having had issue, four sons and three daughters - see India (Bharatpur).
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1906 – 1918 Major H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Maharaja Brij Indar Singh Brar Bans, Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot. b. at Faridkot, 26th October 1896, elder son of Kunwar Gajendra Singh Sahib Bahadur, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Adopted by his paternal uncle, H.H. Farzand-i-Sadaat Nishan Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Balbir Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot. Succeeded on his death, 11th February 1906. Installed on the gadi, at the Raj Mahal, Faridkot, 15th March 1906. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, November 1916. Granted the personal title of Maharaja in recognition of his services during the Great War, 1st January 1918. Hon Major IA 1/1/1918. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar medal (1911). m. H.H. Rani Mahinder Kaur Sahiba, from Sujadpur, Punjab. He d. at the Raj Mahal, Faridkot, 23rd December 1918, having had issue, two sons:
  • 1) H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Sir Harinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot - see below.
  • 2) Colonel Kunwar Shri Manjitinder Singh Sahib Bahadur. b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 22nd February 1916, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Lt-Col Faridkot State Forces 1944, Presdt Exec Council 1947-1948, prom Col 1948, MLA for Kot Kapura-Jaitu in the PEPSU state assembly 1951-1957. Horse breeder and trainer. Mbr Madras Race Club. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (1935), and King George VI Coron (1937) medals. m. (sep.) Kunwarani Jagdish Kaur Sahiba (b. at Pipri, UP, 1916; d. at Faridkot, 25th January 1996), educ. Queen Mary Coll, Lahore, MLA for Jaitu in the Punjab state assembly 1957-1962, great-great-granddaughter of Shahzada Peshawara Singh Bahadur, of Lahore, and daughter of Sardar Gulzar Singh, of Pipri, in the Bahraich district of UP, by his wife, Rani Rajendra Pal Kaur Sahiba. He d. at the Council House, Faridkot, 1999, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) Kunwar Bharatinder Singh Sahib Bahadur [Prince Michael], who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Shri Bharatinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot - see below.
    • b) Captain Kunwar Dashmesh Inder Singh Sahib Bahadur [Prince Victor]. b. at Faridkot, 1947, educ. Bishop Cotton Sch, Simla. IAF retd 1975. He d. unm. 1977.
    • a) Rajkumari Bibiji Devinder Kaur Sahiba [Princess Wendy]. b. at Faridkot, 1942. Visitors’ Guide at the United Nations HQ in New York 1966-1970. m. at Manhattan, New York, USA, 29th January 1970 (div.), Andreas John Farmakis (b. in Greece, 7th April 1935; m. second, Christina E Mantini), graphic designer, Mbr International Punjab Soc, Friends of Rogers Memorial Library, etc, an American citizen of Greek origin. She d. at the Post Graduate Inst of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, 6th January 2009, having had issue, one daughter.
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1918 – [1989] Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Sir Harinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot, KCSI (1.1.1941). b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 29th January 1915, elder son of Major H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Maharaja Brij Indar Singh Brar Bans, Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot, by his wife, H.H. Rani Mahinder Kaur Sahiba, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 23rd December 1918. Reigned under a Council of Regency, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 17th October 1934. Cmsnd as temp Hon 2nd-Lieut IA 2/5/1933, attached The Poona Horse 2/5/1933-15/12/1933, prom Hon Lieut IA 17/10/1934, attached 1st Btn (King George V’s Own), 11th Sikh Regt, IA, served Waziristan 1937, prom Hon Capt 4/7/1941, prom Hon Maj 1/1/1944, prom Hon Lieut-Col 15/8/1945, and prom Hon Col 11/10/1946. Hon Col The Sikh Light Infantry, IA 3/3/1947-1989, Hon Col King George V’s Own Bengal Engineer Group, RIE, and Bombay Engineer Group 18/1/1951-1989. Colonel-in-Chief Faridkot State Forces 23/12/1938-1951. Mbr National Defence Council of India, Standing Cttee of the Chamber of Princes, and MLA PEPSU. Merged his state into the PEPSU, 5th May 1948. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Hon Past Grand Master 1974, OSM 1971, Grand Lodge of India; District Grand Master for North India United Grand Lodge of England 1977-1989. Chair Maharawal Khewaji Trust 1981-1982. Patron Indian Science Congress. Hon Mbr United Service Institution of India. Mbr Delhi Gymkhana Club, Delhi Golf Club, etc. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (1935), King George VI Coron (1937), IGS (with Waziristan clasp 1937), 1939/45 and Burma stars, British War, Defence (1945), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 12th February 1933, H.H. Rani Narinder Kaur Sahiba (d. 19th April 1986), second daughter of Sardar Bahadur Bhagwant Singh, of Bhareli, in the Ambala district of the Punjab, by his second wife, Sardarni Kuldeep Kaur, daughter of Sardar Balwant Singh, of Attari, in the Amritsar district of the Punjab. He d. at Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Tughlakabad, New Delhi, 16th October 1989 (crem. at Shahi Samadhan, Faridkot), having had issue, one son and three daughters:
  • 1) Tikka Shri Har Mohinder Singh Sahib Bahadur [Prince David]. b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 22nd October 1937, educ. at the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun, and Cambridge Univ. Punjab state government service 1962-1965. Mbr Delhi Gymkhana Club, Delhi Golf Club, and Pitt Club (Cambridge). He d.v.p. unm. in a motor accident, 10th October 1983 (crem. at Shahi Samadhan, Faridkot).
  • 1) Rajkumari Bibiji Amrit Kaur Sahiba [Sadarni Amrit Kaur Harpal Singh]. b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 1933, educ. St Bede’s Coll, Simla, and Punjab Univ, Chandigarh. m. 1951, Major Sardar Harpal Singh (b. 4th December 1922), joined Faridkot State Forces 1/12/1942, served in WWII, ADC to Raja Sir Har Inder Singh, joined Faridkot Police 1946, transf to Indian Police Service (IPS) 1954, Deputy Transport Controller (O) Punjab 1966, Inspector (ISP) 94th Btn, Border Security Force (BSF), Deputy Inspector-Gen (DIG) Haryana Police, served in diplomatic assignments in the USA for 3 years, Dir-Gen of Vigilance Haryana State Electricity Brd, rcvd: Police Medal for Meritorious Service (26.1.1976). She had issue, one son and two daughters:
    • a) Kunwar Jaskaran Singh. b. 1955. Settled in Loughton, Essex. m. Beverley (b. December 1962), Dir Capital Estates Ltd since 1991, Partner Contrary Curiosity LLP since 2011. He has issue, a son and a daughter:
      • i) Aftab Singh. b. in Essex, 1988. Partner Contrary Curiosity LLP since 2011.
      • i) Aiyna Singh. b. in Essex, 1986.
    • a) Bibiji Simar Kaur [Simar Negi]. Chief Income Tax Cmsnr Delhi. b. 1956. m. Anoop Negi.
    • b) Bibiji Gurveen Kaur [Ms Gurveen H. Singh]. b. 1962, educ. Post Graduate Govt Coll for Girls-Sector 11 (BA 1982), and Punjab Univ, Chandigarh (LLB 1985). Additional Advocate-Gen Punjab, retd 2012. Snr Partner Gurveen H. Singh Advocates & Solicitors. Mbr Punjab Haryana High Court Bar Assoc 1985.
  • 2) Rajkumari Bibiji Bibiji Deepinder Kaur Sahiba [Princess Bunty] [Maharaniadirani Deepinder Kaur Sahiba, of Burdwan]. b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 17th July 1936. Chair Maharawal Khewaji Trust. m. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 14th December 1959, Maharajadhiraja Shri Saday Chand Mehtab Bahadur of Burdwan, eldest son of The Hon Maharajadhiraja Shri Sir Uday Chand Mehtab Bahadur of Burdwan, KCIE, by his wife, Maharani Radharani Devi, of Amritsar, Punjab. She had issue, including a son - see India Zamindars (Burdwan).
  • 3) Rajkumari Bibiji Maheepinder Kaur Sahiba [Princess Anne]. b. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 19th September 1949, educ. New Delhi and Tara Hall, Simla. Vice-Chair Maharawal Khewaji Trust. She d. unm. from heart failure, at Kennilworth, Mashobra, near Simla, 26th July 2002 (crem. at Shahi Samadhan, Faridkot).
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[1989 – 2017] H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Shri Bharatinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot. b. at Faridkot, 1945, eldest son of Colonel Kunwar Shri Manjitinder Singh Sahib Bahadur, sometime Presdt Faridkot Executive Council, by his wife, Rani Jagdish Kanwar Sahiba, educ. Bishop Cotton Sch, Simla. Sometime tea-planter. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Tikka Sahib on the death of his paternal first cousin, 1983. Succeeded on the death of his paternal uncle as Head of the Royal House of Faridkot, 16th October 1989 (not recognised by the Government of India). Known as Tikka Bharat Inder Singh Brar. m. 2nd January 1971, H.H. Rani Braham Prakash Kaur Sahiba [Braham Prakash Kaur Brar] (b. at Faridkot, 20th August 1952), educ. Barjindra Coll, Faridkot, United Church of Northern India (UCNI) Girls High Sch, Dehradun, and Panjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, daughter of Chaudhury Mohan Singh Sukhija, sometime Municipal Cmsnr Faridkot. He d. at Chandigarh, Punjab, 8th January 2017 (crem. at Shahi Samadhan, Faridkot), having had issue, two sons:
  • 1) Tikka Shri Amarinder Singh Brar Sahib Bahadur [Prince Battie], who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Shri Amarinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot – see below.
  • 2) Kanwar Ravi Inder Singh Brar [Prince Attie Brar]. b. at Faridkot, 25th January 1978, educ. St John’s High Sch, 16 Model Sch, DAV Coll, and Punjab Univ (LLB), Chandigarh, Punjab. Perfume collector. Sec Punjab Youth Congress. Dir S & G Crushers Pvt Ltd since 2013. Mbr The Sjoba Fndn, St John’s Old Boys Assoc (SJOBA), Sikh Military History Forum, etc. m. (first) (div.) ... m. (second) at Shimla (civil) and at the Sankat Mochan Temple, Bagh, Taradevi, HP, 26th September 2015 (relig.), Kanwarani Meenakshi Kumari Sahiba (b. at Simla, 27th June 1966), educ. Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, and St Bede’s Coll, Shimla, HP, former wife of Yuvaraj Shri Jaideepsinh Chhatrasalji [Jaideep Sinh Jhala], of Limbdi (by whom she had a son and a daughter), fourth daughter of Captain The Hon Raja Shri Virbhadra Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Bashahr, sometime Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, by his first wife, Rani Rattan Kumari Sahiba, younger daughter of Raja Rana Digvijay Chand Sahib, Raja Rana of Jubbal.
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[2017] H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Shri Amarinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur [Amarinder Brar], Raja of Faridkot. b. at Faridkot, 13th December 1971, elder son of H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Shri Bharatinder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot, by his wife, H.H. Rani Braham Prakash Kaur Sahiba, educ. St John’s High Sch, Punjab Engineering Coll (PEC) Univ of Technology (B.Eng. 1994), and at the University Business Sch (UBS), Punjab Univ (MBA 1996), Chandigarh, Punjab. Assist Mngr Punjab Wireless Systems Ltd (Punwire) in Karnal 1996-1999, Mngr ICICI Capital Services Ltd in Ludhiana 1999-2001, joined Citibank, N.A. 2001, Mngr in New York 2001-2004 and in San Francisco 2004-2005, Assist Vice-Presdt Punjab Cluster in San Francisco 2005-2006, Branch Head & Assist Vice-Presdt in San Francisco 2006-2007, Vice-Presdt & Citibanking Head for Punjab & Jaipur 2007-2012, Dir (Wealth Management) at IIFL Private Wealth in Chandigarh, Punjab since 2012. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Faridkot, 8th January 2017. Dir S & G Crushers Pvt Ltd since 2013, S & G Suppliers Pvt Ltd since 2013, Metro Crushers & Screeners Pvt Ltd since 2014, Nutri Vet Company Pvt Ltd 2014. Mbr The SJOBA Fndn, St John’s Old Boys Assoc (SJOBA), P.E.C. Alumni Assoc, Indian Dressage League (IDL), Sikh Military History Forum, All-India Blood Donors, etc. m. 1997, H.H. Rani Deepak Kaur Sahiba [Deepak Brar], educ. Government Coll for Girls (GCG), Chandigarh, Punjab, daughter of ... Singh Sandhu, from Abohar, in th Fazilka district of the Punjab. He has issue, a son and a daughter:
  • 1) Tikka Shri Karan Inder Singh Brar Sahib Bahadur [Karan Brar], educ. St John’s High Sch, Chandigarh, Punjab.
  • 1) Rajkumari Bibiji Gurmehak Inder Kaur Sahiba [Mannat]. b. 1998, educ. Carmel Convent Sch, Chandigarh, Punjab. Mbr Carmel Ex-Students Assoc (CESA).
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