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The Phulkian Dynasty

GENEALOGY

Chaudhuri Sukchain, of Balanwali and Badrukhan. b. at Phul, 1683, younger son of Chaudhuri Tiloka Singh Phulka [Tilok Chand]. m. before 1737, Agan Kaur, daughter of Chuhar Singh, a Bhuller Jat from Mandi. He d. at Phul, 1758, having had issue, three sons:
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1763 - 1789 Raja Sri Gajpat Singh, Raja of Jind. b. at Phul, 15th April 1738, second son of Sukchain, by his wife, Agan Kaur, educ. privately. Captured and taken hostage by Imperial troops in 1743, and taken to Delhi as a hostage, with his mother. Succeeded his father, to his Badrukhan estates, 1751. Succeeded his elder brother in his Balanwali estate 1764. He seized a large tract of country including Safidon, Panipat, Karnal and Jind from the Afghans in 1765. Fell into arrears in his revenue remittances, and imprisoned in Delhi 1767-1770. Discharged his debt of Rs 3 lakhs and granted the hereditary title of Raja, from the Emperor Shah 'Alam II, 31st January 1772. Erected the fort at Jind in 1775, establishing his capital there in the following year. m. (first) before 1751, Rani Sri Gajpat Kaur Sahiba [Mansahia Rani Sahib], daughter of Kishan Singh Mansahia. m. (second) 1764, a widow of his brother, Sardar Alam Singh, of Balanwali. He d. at Sufidan, 11th November 1789, having had issue, five sons and two daughters:
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