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The Phulkian Dynasty

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1864 - 1887 H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh ul-Itiqad-i- Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Raja Sri Sir Raghubir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Raja of Jind, GCSI (31.12.1875), CIE (1.1.1878). b. at Bazidpur, 1834, only surviving son of H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja Sri Sir Swarup Singh Bahadur, Raja of Jind, KSI, by his first wife, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Tikka Sahib Bahadur, following the death of his elder brother in 1848. Served alongside his father in his campaigns during the Indian Mutiny 1857-1858. Succeeded on the death of his father, 26th January 1864. Installed by the Lieutenant-Governor in person and attended by the Maharaja of Patiala, the Raja of Nabha, and the Nawab of Malerkotla, Jind Fort, 31st March 1864. Established his principal residence at Sangrur, which he beautified and remodelled, rebuilding the bazaar, constructing gardens, and building temples, water tanks, public buildings and metalled roads. Faced with a seriou rebellion in 1874 within Dadri and other territories recently acquired after the Mutiny, but he took personal command of his forces and subdued the rebels within a month. Contributed a contingent of the state artillery for service during the Kuka outbreak in 1872, and 700 horse, foot and artillery during the Second Afghan War 1878-1879. Councillor of the Empire 1877-1887. Granted the hereditary title of Raja-i-Rajgan 24th May 1881. Colonel-in-Chief Jind Imperial Service Regiment (Suraj Mukhi). Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1876), and KIH (1877) gold medals. m. (first) H.H. Dadriwale Maharani Sri Sama Kaur Sahiba, daughter of Chaudhuri Jawahar Singh, of Dadri. m. (second) a daughter of Sardar Gian Singh Gill, of Rajamajra. He d. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 7th March 1887, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Sri Balbir Singh Sahib, Tikka Sahib Bahadur. b. at Jind Fort, 1857 (s/o Sama Kaur), educ. privately. m. (first) a lady from Lahore (d. at Jind, 18th May 1875). m. (second) at Shahzadpur, 21st April 1872, a daughter of the Sardar or Shahzadpur. He d.v.p. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 15th November 1883, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
    • a) H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Sir Ranbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind - see below.
    • a) Rani Balbir Kaur Sahiba, of Hathras. m. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 1902, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, of Hathras (b. at Mursan, 1st December 1886; d. 29th April 1979), adopted son of Raja Har Narayan Singh Sahib, of Hathras, and third son of Raja Ghanshyam Singh Bahadur, of Mursan, in the Muttra district. She d. 1925, having had issue, one son and one daughter.
    • b) Rani Ranbir Kaur Sahiba, of Kalsia. m. Raja Ranjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, Rais of Kalsia (b. 1881; d. at Chhachrauli Fort, 25th July 1908), younger son of Sardar Bishen Sahib Bahadur, Rais of Kalsia. She had issue, a son and a daughter – see India Non-salute (Kalsia).
  • 1) A d/o Sama Kaur. m. at Jind Fort, April 1865, Sardar Bishen Singh Sahib Bahadur, Rais of Kalsia Bahadur (b. 1854; d. at Chhachrauli Fort, 10th July 1883), only son of Sardar Lehna Singh Sahib Bahadur, Rais of Kalsia Bahadur. She had issue, two sons - see India Non-salute (Kalsia).
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1887 - 1948 Brigadier H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Sir Ranbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind, GCSI (11.5.1937, KCSI 1.1.1909), GCIE (1.1.1916). b. 11th October 1879, only son of Tikka Sri Balbir Singh Sahib Bahadur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, 7th March 1887. Installed at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 27th February 1888. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 10th November 1899. Cotributed contingents of the state army for service in the Tirah campaign in 1897-1898, the East African campaign of the Great War 1914-1918, Third Afghan War 1919, and the Malaya campaign during the Second World War 1939-1945. A progressive ruler who was greatly interested in education, he built schools and hospitals, established charities for widows and orphans and made primary education free throughout his state. Granted the hereditary titles of Maharaja, 12th December 1911 and Rajendra Bahadur, 1st January 1918. Hon Lieut-Col British Army 1/1/1918, prom Hon Col 19/6/1926, and Hon Brig 12/1/1943. Colonel-in-Chief Jind State Forces. Granted a permanent salute of 13-guns 18th June 1926 and a local salute of 15-guns 1st January 1921. Celebrated his Diamond Jubilee in March 1947. Signed the Instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Vice-Presdt The Kennel Club of India 1926-1948. Mbr Akal Coll Management Cttee, etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937) and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) H.H. Maharani Dhelma Kaur Sahiba. m. (second) at Sangrur, 24th September 1900 (div.), H.H. Maharani Olive Jaswant Kaur Sahiba (b. 12th March 1882; m. second (div.), ... Knight, and d. at Hounslow, Middlesex, June 1965), née Olive Monalescu, younger daughter of Johann Manolescue, of Bombay, sometime barber of Rumanian ancestry, by his wife, Lizzie, daughter of a Mr. Colman, pensioned Conductor of the Ordnance Dept, Poona. m. (third) H.H. Maharani Deepkumar Kaur Sahiba, daughter of Sri Raja Ghanshyam Singh Bahadur, Raja of Mursan, in the Aligarh district of UP. m. (fourth) 1917, H.H. Maharani Gurcharan Kaur Sahiba, alias Putli, a former dancer of the Patar clan, from Almora. He d. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 31st March 1948, having had issue, five sons and seven daughters:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Sri ...bir Singh. b. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 12th September 1901 (s/o Jaswant Kaur). He d. March 1902.
  • 2) H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Rajbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind (s/o Gurcharan Kaur) - see below.
  • 3) Colonel Raja Sri Jagatbir Singh, of Mauran. b. 23rd March 1925. MLA East Punjab 1964. m. Rani Hemlata Kaur (b. at Amboli, 7th March 1923), née Tillotama Raje, eldest daughter of Major H.H. Raja Shrimant Sir Khem Savant V [Bapu Sahib] Bhonsle Bahadur, Sir Desai of Savantwadi, KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Parvati Bai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Lakshmi Devi], second daughter of Shrimant Maharaj Kumar Fatehsinhrao Shavajirao Gaekwad, Yuvraj of Baroda. He d. 30th March 1973, having had issue, one son:
    • a) Raja Sri Rambir Singh, of Mauran. b. 1950. m. Rani Inder Jeet Kaur. He d. 23rd June 1992, having had issue, two sons:
      • i) Kunwar Jagbir Singh Sidhu. b. 1979. He d. from jaundice at a private hospital in Chandigarh, 27th December 2018, having had issue, an only daughter:
        • (1) Kumari Jijiniabir Sidhu. b. 2002.
      • ii) Kunwar Gajraj Singh. He d. 2015, having had issue, a son:
        • (1) Kunwar Gunveer Singh. b. 2013.
      • Maharajkumar Sri Jagatbir Singh also had issue by Smt. Balbir Kaur, a further son:
        • b) Kunwar Lakhanbir Singh.
  • 4) Lieutenant-General Rajkumar Sri Jasbir Singh, PVSM. b. at Bhimtal, Nainital, 20th August 1925, educ. Prince of Wales's RIMC, Dehra Dun, Defence Services Staff Coll, Wellington, and National Defence Coll, New Delhi. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut IA 1947, prom Lieut 4th Gorkha Rifles 1948, served in Kashmir 1948, UN Repatriation Csmn in Korea 1953-1954, UN Repatriation Csmn in Congo 1961, cdt 191 Infatry Bde 1971, GOC 15th corps Jammu & Kashmir, Cdt National Defence Acad at Khadakvasal 1977-1979, prom Lt-Gen and Cdr Northern Sector 1979-1981, Mil Sec 1981-1983, retd 1984, Col the Jat Regiment, Editor-in-Chief "Indian Defence Yearbook" since 1997. Author "Handbook of Military Science and Armament Technology" (1983), Mbr Council of the USI of India, etc. m. Rani Sri Gita Devi Sahiba (b. 1926; d. at Dehra Dun, November 2005), daughter of Raja Pratap Bikram Shah, of Khairigarh-Singhai, UP, by his wife, Rani Bhuwan Rajya Lakshmi Sahiba, daughter of Commanding-General H.E. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Deva Shumshere Jang Bahadur Rana, T'ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
    • a) Bibiji Sanu Devi. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • b) Bibiji Ira Devi.
  • 5) Wing Commander Rajkumar Sri Gajinder Bir Singh. b. 19th January 1927 (brother of Devinderbir Kaur), educ. IAF Elementary Training Sch., Poona. Cmsnd as Flying Officer RIAF 14/8/1948, attached Equipment Branch, CO IAF contingent with UN mission 1960. Mbr Delhi Gymkhana Club.
  • 1) Maharajkumari Bibiji Dorothy Ranbir Kaur Sahiba [Kanwarani Dorothy Singh]. b. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 1903 (d/o Olive Jaswant Kaur). m. 1924, Colonel Kanwar Gurbachan Singh (b. 30th December 1902), educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Punjab, and RMC Sandhurst, cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut 1/2/1923, attached 11th Hussars, transf 7th Light Cavalry, IA 25/3/1924, transf IASC, prom Lieut 1/3/1925, prom Capt 2/6/1932, prom Maj 1/2/1940, actg Lt-Col 17/10/1942, temp Lt-Col 17/1/1943, Mbr Hurlingham Polo Assoc, younger son of Risaldar-Major Sardar Kartar Singh Bahadur, OBI, of Ladhran, late 13th Cavalry, IA. She d. ca 1985, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
    • a) Kanwar Karambir Singh. b. 1925, educ. Bigsboth Prep Sch, Wokingham, Surrey.
    • b) Kanwar Sharanbir Singh. b. 13th December 1928, educ. Bigsboth Prep Sch, Wokingham, Surrey, and Emmanuel Coll, Cambridge. He had issue:
      • i) Kanwar Karambir Singh. b. 16th October 1958.
    • c) Kanwar Denbir Singh. b. 1933.
    • a) Bibi Prithvi Bir Kaur [Maharani Prithvi Bir Kaur Sahiba, of Jind]. b. 4th May 1927. m. at Srinagar, October 1942 (without the knowledge of his father), H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Rajbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind (b. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 25th September 1918; d. at Shanti Niketan, Sikandra Road, Delhi, 7th September 1959), eldest son of Brigadier H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Ranbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind, GCSI, GCIE, by his fourth wife, H.H. Maharani Gurcharan Kaur. She d. 7th May 2010, having had issue – see below.
  • 2) Maharajkumari Bibiji Dhelma Kaur Sahiba.
  • 3) Maharajkumari Bibiji Ruby Rajibir Kaur Sahiba Sahiba [Princess Ruby Rajber Kaur Grewal]. b. at Rajbir Villa Palace, Bhimtal, 14th June 1920. m. at Sangrur, 23rd April 1943, Sardar Balbir Singh Grewal (b. at Bhadour House, Qila-Raipur, Ludhiana, 1913), educ. Lahore (BA) and Middle Temple, London, Barr-at-Law 1937, Probationer ICS 1935, substantive 1936, sometime Chief Minister of Faridkot, Joint Sec Ministry of Defence 1953-1954, Financial Cmsnr 1954-1959, Rehabilitation Cmsnr 1959-1962, Sec Excise & Rehabilitation Dept 1962-1965, son of Sardar Dasaudha Singh Grewel, of Qila-Raipur, in the Ludhiana dist of the Punjab. She d. at Delhi, 11th April 2009, having had issue, at least one son:
    • a) Sardar Rabindra Bir Singh Grewal. m. Sardarni Ganga Kaur (b. at Bharatpur, 1963), née Maharajkumari Sri Bibaji Rohini Kaurji Sahiba, daughter of Colonel H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Brijendra Singhji Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur, by his second wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Videh Kaurji Sahiba, from the Turuvekere Urs family of Mysore. She had issue, one son:
      • i) Kunwar Govind Singh Grewal. Advocate.
  • 4) Maharajkumari Bibiji Diamond Balbir Rajinder Kaur Sahiba. b. before 1924 (fourth daughter). m. Colonel Rajvalabh Sardar Shamsher Singh (b. 20th September 1913), educ. Clifton Coll, Bristol, Corpus Christi Coll, Cambridge (MA), and Middle Temple, London, Personal Staff Officer to Maharaja of Jind 1939, Baroda State Civil Service, ADC to Maharaja of Baroda, Mbr Rawalpindi Polo & Gymkhana Club, etc, son of Rais-i-Azam Sardar Sohan Singh, of Misriote and Katarian, in the Rawalpindi dist, Punjab. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • 5) Maharajkumari Bibiji Devinderbir Kaur Sahiba [Princess Devinderbir Kaur Narendra]. m. 1946, Air Commodore Narendra Singh (b. at Fatehpur, 1st November 1912; k. in an aeroplane crash while ferrying a Dakota aircraft from England, near Mersin, Turkey, 6th October 1949), educ. Allahabad Univ. and RAF Cranwell, cmsnd. Pilot Officer IAF 9/1/1934, attached No 1 Sqd IAF, served in NWFP 1937 and WW2 1939-1945, IAF Walton 1941, served with Para Bde, Air Staff 244 Group RAF at Calcutta and Chittagong 1942, IAF Representative Selection & Personnel Directorate 1943, OC Flying Training Sch, Jodhpur 1944, CO RAF Kohat 1944, CO IAF Depot Arkoman 1945-1947, prom Air Cdre 1947, CO No 2 Trng Grp 1947-1948, AOIC Tech & Equipment Services at Air HQ 1948-1949, rcvd: IGSM (with NNWFP clasp), 39/45 and Burma stars, British War, India Service, and Indian Independence medals, son of a zamindar of Fatehpur, UP. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
  • 6) Rajkumari Bibiji Brijinder Kaur Sahiba. b. ca 1920. m. Air Commodore Ravindra Hari Darshan Singh (b. at Vahali, 28th November 1914; d. 1999), educ. Aitchison Coll., Lahore, RIMC, Dehra Dun, and RAF Coll, Cranwell, cmsnd as Pilot Officer IAF 27/7/1935, attached No 1 Sqd IAF, served in NWFP 1937, and WW2 1939-1945, with Coastal Defence Flght., CO Advanced Flying Sch. 1948-1952, prom Air Cdre 1/10/1952, AOC Training Cmd. 1952, Principal Staff Officer Air HQ, AOIC Tech & Equipment Services at Air HQ, and AOIC Personnel & Organisation, retd. 1958, rcvd: IGSM (with NNWFP clasp), 39/45 and Burma stars, British War, India Service, and Indian Independence medals, eldest son of Sardar Darshan Singh, of Vahali, in the Jhelum district of the Punjab, Barr-at-Law, by his first wife, the daughter of Tikka Ramnarain Singh Sodhi, of Anandpur. She had issue, including a son and a daughter.
  • 7) Rajkumari Bibiji Taranbir Kaur Sahiba. b. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 1931. m. Air Commodore Jagdish Chandra Verma, DFC (16.2.1944) (b. 3rd July 1918), cmsnd as Pilot Officer IAF 30/11/1940, served in WW2 1940-1945, CO No 6 Sqd (Dragons) RIAF 1946-1947, CO RIAF Poona 1949, rcvd: 39/45 and Burma stars, British War, India Service, and Indian Independence medals. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
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1948 - 1959 H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Rajbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind. b. at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 25th September 1918, eldest son of Brigadier H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Sir Ranbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind, GCSI, GCIE, by his fourth wife, H.H. Maharani Gurcharan Kaur, educ. Recognised as Heir Apparent by the GOI, April 1926. Succeeded on the death of his father, 31st March 1948. Ascended the gadi at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 1st April 1948. Signed the covenant with his fellow rulers forming the Patiala and East Punjab States Union on 5th May 1948, and merged his state into PEPSU effective 20th August 1948 (ceasing to be a sovereign ruler from that date). Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 25th January 1939, H.H. Maharani Satinder Kaur Sahiba, KIH Silver Medal (14.8.1947), only daughter of Sardar Umrao Singh, of Manauli, by his wife, Sardarni Gurdial Kaur, sister of Sardar Sewa Singh Gill. m. (second) at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 1942, H.H. Maharani Prithvibir Kaur Sahiba (b. 4th May 1927; d. 7th May 2010), a daughter of his own half-sister, Maharajkumari Dorothy Kaur Sahiba. He d. 7th September 1959, having had issue, five sons and one daughter:
  • 1) H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Satbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur [Sunny], Maharaja of Jind (s/o Satinder Kaur) - see below.
  • 2) Maharajkumar Sri Gajbir Singh [Billy]. b. 1943 (s/o Satinder Kaur), educ. the Doon Sch., Dehra Dun. He d. 2nd August 2001.
  • 3) Maharajkumar Sri Bharatbir Singh [Scampy] b. 1945 (s/o Prithvibir Kaur), educ. the Doon Sch., Dehra Dun. He d. 1993.
  • 4) Maharajkumar Sri Ravinder Bir Singh [Robin]. b. 1947 (s/o Satinder Kaur), educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. He d. 1986, having had issue, three daughters.
  • 5) Maharajkumar Sri Amar Bir Singh [Chuckles] b. 1953 (s/o Prithvibir Kaur), educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun.
  • 1) Maharajkumari Bibiji Rattanbir Kaur Sahiba (d/o Prithvibir Kaur).
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1959  H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Satbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur [Sunny Jind], Maharaja of Jind. b. 6th July 1940, elder son of H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband, Rasikh-ul-Itiqad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sri Rajbir Singh Rajendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Jind, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Satinder Kaur Sahiba, KIH, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. Succeeded on the death of his father, 7th September 1959 (formally recognised by the Presdt of India 12th October 1959). Ascended the gadi at the Sangrur Palace, Jind, 8th September 1959. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Rally driver and car racing enthusiast. CEO The Royal Angler. Dir Rajbir Industrial Farms (Pvt.) Ltd. Mbr Heritage Motoring Club of India. m. (first) 1964 (div. 1971) Lynette Gay Bugg, styled Her Highness Maharani Inderbir Kaur Sahiba during her marriage, Dir Rajbir Industrial Farms (Pvt.) Ltd 1964-1972, second daughter of Major Spencer Cecil Bugg, of Rosary Cottage, Bhimtal near Nainital, and Woodville, Adelaide, South Australia, late RASC and IA, by his wife, Bridgett D. [Mrs Samuel Foreman], née Lain. m. (second) 1978 (div. ), Gita Dheer, styled Her Highness Maharani Gita Kaur Sahiba during her marriage, of New Delhi, daughter of Kanwarani Balbir Kaur, of Ladhran and granddaughter of Raja Gurdit Singh Retgariha, of Patiala. He had issue, two sons by his first wife:
  • 1) Luke Nicholas (s/o Inderbir Kaur).
  • 2) Dominic Michael (s/o Inderbir Kaur).
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