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) H.H. Rani Suraj Kaur Sahiba, from Manimajra. 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:
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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:
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1918 - [1989] Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Sir Har Inder 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, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 23rd December 1918. Invested with full ruling powers, at the Raj Mahal, Faridkot, 17th October 1934. Cmsnd as temp 2nd-Lieut IA, attached attached 9th Royal Deccan Horse at Poona 1933-1934, prom Hon Lieut IA 13/10/1934, 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, Hon Col King George V’s Own Bengal Engineer Group, RIE. Colonel-in-Chief Faridkot State Forces 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, 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, India Service (1945), and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. at Qila Mubaraqat, Faridkot, 12th February 1933, H.H. Rani Narinder Kaur Sahiba (d. 1986), daughter of Sardar Bahadur Sardar Bhagwant Singh, a rais of Bhareli, in the Ambala district of the Punjab. He d. at Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Tughlakabad, New Delhi, 16th October 1989 (crem. Sahi Samadhan, Faridkot), having had issue, one son and three daughters:
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[1989] H.H. Farzand-i-Saadat-i-Nishan-i-Hazrat-i-Kaiser-i-Hind Raja Shri Bharat Inder Singh, Brar Bans Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Faridkot. b. 1943, eldest son of Colonel Kunwar Shri Manjit Inder 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. January 1971, H.H. Rani Bhram Prakash Kaur Sahib, daughter of Chaudhury Mohan Singh Sukhija, sometime Municipal Cmsnr Faridkot. He had issue, two sons:
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