KAPURTHALA

The Ahluwalia Dynasty

GENEALOGY

Bhai Ganda Singh, son of Bhai Wadhava Singh. Entered the Mughal forces and served at Multan under Dilawar Khan. Granted the villages of Ahlu-Hollo, Sado, Toor, and Chak in recognition of his bravery. He had issue, several sons, including: Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1777 - 1783 Sultan ul-Qaum, Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Dharamvir. b. at Ahlu, near Lahore, 3rd May 1718, only son of Sardar Badar Singh Ahluwalia, by his wife, the eldest sister of Sardar Bagh [Bhagu] Singh Hallovalla, educ. privately at Delhi. Presented with a sword, a bow with one quiver, a club, a shield, and a silver mace by Mata Sundari, widow of the Guru Gobind in 1718, and later received the mace of the Guru himself in 1753. Succeeded to his father’s properties after his death in 1722. Adopted by Nawab Kapoor Singh. Succeeded to his maternal uncle’s lands 1731. Cdr of the Dal Khalsa, the armies of the Sikh confederacy 1748. Invested with the personal title of Nawab, at the Guru Mata, Amritsar, 10th April 1754. In the following year, Jassa defeated Adena Beg at the Battle of Kadar, and seized control of Fatehbad and its dependent territories, making Fatehbad his seat in 1755. He served at the capture of Lahore and the liberation of the Sikh captives 1761. Proclaimed as Head of the Sikh Confederacy with the title of Sultan ul-Qaum following the capture of Lahore, November 1761. Defeated by Ahmad Shah Abdali at the Battle of Barnala, 10th February 1762. He subsequently captured Payal in 1766, defeated Mirza Sukhan in the environs of Delhi and Anusphar 1768, captured Jalandhar 1769, and in Raikot 1771. In 1773, together with Kanwar Mohan Singh and Kanwar Bhag Singh he reduced Rai Ibrahim Bhatti of Kapurthala as a tributary to 27 villages, taking control of the rest of his country. Attacked and seized control of Kapurthala Fort in December 1779, after the Bhatti went into rebellion and refused to remit the agreed tribute. He defeated the Mughal armies and entered Delhi, and entered the Red Fort 11th March 1783. His followers attempted to raise him to the Imperial throne in the Dewan-i-Amb by seating him on the Imperial musnaid and waving peacock feathers about his head. However, the resentment that this caused amongst other important sardars prompted him to immediately leave the durbar, resign all his commands and retire to Amritsar. A great general and elder statesman revered in Sikh history. m. (first) Mai Sahibji [Mai Anokhi]. m. (second) Sadarani Raj Kaur Sahiba [Mai Sahiban]. He d.s.p.m. from colic contracted when he ate a water-melon, at Bandala, 22nd October 1783 (crem. at the Dera Baba Attal, Amritsar), having had issue, one son and two daughters:
  • 1) A son who d.v.p. in infancy.
  • 1) A daughter. m. Raja Mehar Singh, of Tungwala (d. after 1801).
  • 2) Sardarni Karan Kaur (d/o Raj Kaur). m. Sardar Mohar Singh, of Fatehabad. She had issue, a son.>Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1783 - 1801 Nawab Bhag Singh Ahluwalia. b. before 20th October 1746, son of Bhai Ladha Singh Ahluwalia, educ. privately. Appointed as his successor by Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia duing his lifetime. Administrator for his cousin, over the seized territories around Kapurthala 1773-1779. Established his seat at Kapurthala Fort in 1780, following its capture in December 1779. Succeeded on the death of his cousin, as ruler of Kapurthala and commander of the Ahluwalia misl, 22nd October 1783. Installed as ruler at Kapurthala Fort, November 1783. Opposed by his predecessors sons-in-law, who contested his right to the succession. Governor of Salan 1784. He defeated the Nakkais and seized control of Sharkpur and Kasur in 1784, and took Jandiala and Tarn Taran from the Bhangis in 1793, but was severely defeated by an alliance between Hamir Singh Ramgarhia and Raja Sansar Chand of Kangra in 1801. And extremely kind-hearted man who would not tolerate cruelty to man or animal, and the expenditure of large sums on charity for the poor. A failing which resulted in the loss of some of his lands and induced insolence and boldness from several of his tributaries, who took their advantage and withheld their revenue. He d. from an infection in his foot, at Kapurthala Fort, 10th July 1801, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
  • 1) Sri Tikka Fateh Singh Sahib, who succeeded as Raja Fateh Singh Ahluwalia, Raja of Kapurthala - see below.
  • 1) Bibiji ... Sahiba. m. at Fatehabad, 1779, Kanwar Sukha Singh (k. in a skirmish with his younger brother, Sardar Sahib Singh Bhangi), eldest son of Sardar Gujar Singh Bhangi.
  • 2) Bibiji ... Sahiba. m. 1812, General Sardar Rattan Singh, of Behra. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1801 - 1837 Raja Fateh Singh Ahluwalia, Raja of Kapurthala. b. at Kapurthala Fort, 1784 (his father receiving the news of his birth during his victory at Kasur), only son of Sardar Bhag Singh Ahluwalia, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father as ruler of Kapurthala and commander of the Ahluwalia misl, 1801. Assumed the hereditary title of Raja in 1801. Entered into a military alliance with Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Fatehabad in 1802, and a Treaty of Friendship and Amity with the HEIC 1st January 1806. He removed his capital from Fatehabad to Kapurthala shortly thereafter. Participated in the campaigns that won Jamke and Kathua 180), Sujanpur 1803, Kasur 1804 and 1807, Amritsar 1805, Jhang 1807, Sialkot 1807, and across the Satluj 1806-1808. He was also present in the expeditions against Find Dadan Khan 1809-1810, Jalandhar 1810-1811, Mandi 1811, Kulu 1811, Hazara 1813, Kashmir 1814, and the Yusufzai territories in 1824. Fled to British territory 27th December 1825, fearing the increasing power and threat of encroachment of his territories by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Returned to Kapurthala in 1827, after being reassured by the Maharaja of his continuing goodwill. Granted the districts of Dakha, Kot, Jagraoh, Talvandi, Naraingarh and Raipur, in reward for his many military victories. m. (first) at Kapurthala Fort, 1796, Rani Sada Kaur Sahiba (d. after 1837), daughter of Sardar Tehal Singh. m. (second) at Kapurthala Fort, 1802, Rani Rattan Kaur Sahiba (d. after 1837). He d. from malaria, at Kapurthala Fort, 20th October 1837, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
  • 1) Sri Tikka Nihal Singh Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Raja Nihal Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala - see below.
  • 2) Sardar Amar Singh. b. at Kapurthala Fort, before 14th March 1820 Sumvat 1876 (s/o Sada Kaur), educ. privately. Rebelled against his elder brother, 1839. Reconciled and granted an allowance of Rs. 30,000 p.a. He was k. in a boating accident in the Ravi River, 28th March 1841.
  • 1) Rajkumari Bibiji Raghubir Kaur Sahiba [Rani Raghubir Kaur Sahiba, of Ballabgarh]. m. at Kapurthala Fort, 1837, Sri Raja Nahar Singh, Raja of Ballabgarh (b. at Ballbhgarh, 6th April 1821; k. (executed) for his part in the Indian Mutiny, at Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 21st April 1858), son of Raja Ram Singh, Raja of Ballabgarh, in the Delhi district, by his wife, Rani Basant Kaur. She d.s.p. having adopted an only son - see India Zamindars (Kuchesar).
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1837 - 1852 H.H. Raja Nihal Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala. b. at Kapurthala Fort, 10th March 1817, elder son of Raja Fateh Singh Ahluwalia, Raja of Kapurthala, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Sri Tikka Sahibat birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th October 1837. Granted Nur Mahal and Kalal Majra, in reward for his military services during the First Afghan War in 1841. However, he joined forces with the Lahore Durbar in the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-1846, participated in the battles of Baddoval and Aliwal, but lost all his territories south of the Sutlej to the HEIC as a consequence. Remained neutral during the 2nd and 3rd Anglo-Sikh. Granted the hereditary title of Raja for his services during the 2nd Anglo-Sikh War 1849. m. (first) H.H. Rani Pratap Kaur Sahiba (d. at Kapurthala Fort, 1864), sister of Sardar Shamsher Singh, Rais of Fatehabad. m. (second) at Kapurthala Fort, 5th March 1835, H.H. Rani Mai Hiran Kaur Sahiba (d. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab). He d. at the Nihal Palace, Kapurthala, 13th September 1852, having had issue, three sons and three daughters:
  • 1) Sri Tikka Randhar Singh Sahib Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala (s/o Pratap Kaur) - see below.
  • 2) Sardar Bahadur Bikrama Singh, CSI (29.7.1879). b. at Kapurthala Fort, 1835 (s/o Mai Hiran Kaur), educ. privately. Served during the Indian Mutiny, cdr of a contingent of 300 men, horse and foot, and 2 guns to defend Hoshiarpur, then served in Oudh until March 1859. Attended the Imperial Durbar, Delhi, 1877. Hon Magistrate 1st class and Hon Assist Cmsnr for Jullunder District 1879, Presdt Jullunder Municipal Brd. Founder of the Jalandhar Singh Sabha 1873, the influential Sikh movement committed to the reform of Gurudwaras. Well versed in English, Persian, Sanskrit, and Punjabi, he was a great proponent of Western learning and of women’s education. Founder of the Khalsa Press (Lahore) and Khalsa Akhbar. Lay Mbr Punjab Missionary Conference (Lahore) 1862-1863. Fellow Punjab Univ. Author of “Upma Sar Granth”. Granted the title of Sardar Bahadur, 2nd June 1858. Rcvd: Mutiny Medal (1858), and KIH silver medal (1877). m. (first) at the Nihal Palace, Kapurthala, 16th February 1849, Sardarni Naranjan Kaur. m. (second) at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, Sardarni Deva Pal Kaur (d. 1939). He d. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, 8th May 1887, having had issue, two sons and , two daughters:
    • a) Colonel The Hon Sardar Partab Singh Ahluwalia, KCSI (posth. 12.12.1911, CSI 1.1.1909). b. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, 1871, educ. privately. Hon Magistrate and Civil Judge Punjab, Hon ADC to the Maharaja of Kapurthala 1893, MLC Punjab 1906-1911, Mbr Imperial Legislative Council 1910-1911. Gen Sec Punjab Chiefs Assoc 1909-1911. Rcvd: KIH (1877), and Delhi Durbar (1903) silver medals. He d. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, 5th December 1911, having had issue, two sonsCopyright© Christopher Buyers
      • i) Major Sardar Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia. b. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, , 12th April 1893, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. MLC Punjab 1911, Hon Magistrate for Jullunder District 1915-1943, temp Hon 2nd-Lieut ILF 1/2/1918, attached 16th Cavalry 12/8/1918, served in Afghanistan and NWF 1919 (rcvd: Waziristan medal), prom Hon Lieut 1/2/1919, prom Hon Capt 6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers 1/2/1923, prom Hon Maj 1/2/1936, Vice-Chair Jullunder District Brd. Mbr Punjab Historical Soc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) a daughter of Rai Bahadur Buta Singh, CIE, OBE, of Rawalpindi. m. (second) a daughter of Sardar Hukam Singh, jagirdar of Butari, in Ludhiana dist. He d. from pneumonia, 29th March 1943, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
        • (1) Captain Sardar Prithvijit Singh Ahluwalia. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 11th May 1912 (s/o the first wife), educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Col Brown’s Sch, Dehra Dun, and RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as a 2nd-Lieut British Army 1/9/1932, attached 2nd Btn, The Hampshire Regt 5/3/1933, transf 1st Btn, 7th Rajput Regt IA 5/3/1934, prom Lieut 1/12/1934, served in WW2 1939-1942, prom Capt IAC 1/9/1940, Instructor at the Fighting Vehicles Sch 1940-1942. m. 1936, Kanwarani Surjit Kaur (b. at Kapurthala, 1915; d. at Chandigarh, 24th April 1966), daughter of Sardar Dwarka Nath Singh, sometime Minister of the Household, by his wife, Sardarni Vidyawati Kaur [Sardarni Dwarka Nath Singh Bahadur]. He d.s.p. at Lucknow, 20th August 1942, when his widow adopted his nephew - see below.
        • (2) Kanwar Manjit Singh Ahluwalia. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 1918 (s/o the first wife), educ. Scindia Sardar’s Sch, Gwalior. Hon Lieut ILF, 18/12/1945. m. (first) at Jullunder, Punjab, 9th February 1943 (sep. April 1944), Kanwarani Indira Kaur, daughter of Sardar Bakhshish Singh, proprietor of Sant Flour Mills Ltd, Jullundur, Punjab. m. (second) January 1946, Kanwarani Veena Manjit Singh, daughter of Ram Narain. He d. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1962, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
          • (a) Kanwar Chandrajit Singh. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 25th December 1946 (s/o Veena). Entrepeneur.
          • (b) Kanwar Aniljit Singh. b. at the General Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, 15th August 1950 (s/o Veena), educ. Jullunder Modern Sch, Jullundur, Punjab, Queen Mary Coll (B.Sc.), Imperial and Birkbeck Colls, London (MSc). Computer scientist and entrepreneur. m. at London, 7th November 1985, Kanwarani Padma Aniljit Singh (b. at Wood Green, Kent, Jul-Sep 1958), daughter of Balram-J Bisram, of Romney Marsh, Kent, a Civil Servant in the UK, by his wife, Rajdulari [Doolaree], nee Singh. He has issue, one son:
            • (i) Kanwar Amarjit Singh. b. at London, 14th June 1989, educ. St John’s Beaumont Sch, Priest Hill, Old Windsor, Berkshire, and Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey.
          • (a) Bibiji Manjo Kaur. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 19th November 1943 (d/o Indira).Copyright© Christopher Buyers
        • (3) Kanwar Ranjit Singh. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 1922 (s/o the second wife), educ. Scindia Sardar’s Sch, Gwalior. Red Cross Volunteer. m. Kanwarani Anjna Devi (d. 19xx), daughter of Sardar Rachhpal Singh. He d. from tuberculosis, at Model Town, Jullunder, Punjab, 1953, having had issue, one son:
          • (a) Kanwar Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 29th October 1946, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. Adopted by the widow of his paternal uncle, Captain Kanwar Prithvijit Singh Ahluwalia. MP (Raj Sabha) for Maharashtra 1982-1994, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to Mozambique 1989, Mbr Indian delegation to UN General Assembly in New York 1991-1992, 1995 & 2008, Chair Congress Party Computer Dept. Mbr Advisory Council of the Ministry of Textiles 1984-1989, National Productivity Council 1988, Indian Forestry Brd 1990-1991, etc. Trustee Gandhi Ashram Reconstruction Trust. Author of “Kuch Shabd Kuch Lakeerein”(2010). m. 8th May 1989, Kanwarani Vijay Thakur Singh (b. at Simla, 18th September 1960), educ. Tara Hall Convent, and Himachal Univ, Simla (M.Econ. & Law), joined Indian Foreign Service 1985, served at Madrid, Dir Pakistan Dvsn at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, Counsellor Permanent Mission to the UN New York 2000-2003, Deputy Chief of Mission at Kabul and Madrid, Joint Sec Ministry of External Affairs & Social Sec to Presdt of India 2007-2013, High Cmsnr Singapore since 2013, daughter of The Hon Thakur Hira Singh, sometime Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh, by his wife, Mrs Nirmal Singh Thakur.
        • (1) Bibiji Uma Devi [Kanwarani Uma Daulet Singh]. b. at Kapurthala House, Jullunder, Punjab, 1924 (d/o the second wife). m. at Kapurthala, Lieutenant-General Kanwar Daulet Singh (b. at Indore, 4th January 1911; k. in an aeroplane crash at Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, 22nd November 1963), son of Colonel Wazir ud-Daula, Rai Bahadur Dina Nath, CIE, sometime Chief Minister of Indore State. She had issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • ii) Kanwar Madanjit Singh. b. at Bikram Palace, Bikrampura, Jullunder, Punjab, 1898, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Punjab, and RMC Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey. Cmsnd as Temp Hon 2nd-Lieut British Army 29/8/1918, resigned 17/1/1919, resumed and transf IA List 29/10/1919, confirmed as subst 2nd-Lieut 24/12/1920, cancelled 26/1/1921 (following a declaration of bancruptcy). m. Kanwarani Parbati Madanjit Singh (d. at Jullunder). He d.s.p. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1930.
    • b) The Hon Raja Sir Daljit Singh, KBE (c 3.6.1919), CSI (22.6.1911). b. at Kapurthala, 7th December 1882, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore. Hon Magistrate for Jullunder District, MLC Punjab 1913-1915, Mbr of the Imperial Legislative Council at Calcutta 1913-1915, Mbr Council of India (London) 1915-1917, Chief Minister and Presdt of the State Council of Jammu and Kashmir State 1917-1921. Author of “Guru Nanak” (1943), “Guru Tegh Bahadur”, and “Jiwan Guru Tegh Bahadurji” in Punjabi. Mbr Punjab Chiefs’ Assoc, Punjab Historical Soc, etc. Granted the title of Sardar Bahadur, and prom to the personal title of Raja. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, the Nishan-i-Iftikhar 1st class, and Diamond Jubilee medal (1937) of Kapurthala. m. Rani Jasbir Kaur [Lady Daljit Singh] (b. at Hansa, Ludhiana, September 1886; d. December 1938), daughter of Sardar Hardit Singh, of Hansa, Ludhiana District, Punjab. He d. at Strawberry Hill, Simla, 6th November 1946, having had issue, two sons:
      • i) Rajkumar Atamjit Singh. b. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1900, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Punjab. Hon Lieut 11th (T) Btn, 15th Punjab Regt 19/2/1923. He d. at Jullunder, Punjab, 1925, having had issue, an only son:
        • (1) Kanwar Satyajit Singh. b. at Jullunder, Punjab, 28th December 1922, educ. Bishop Cotton Sch, Simla, and St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ, New Delhi. Shakespearean actor. m. Kanwarani Kamini Devi [Kanwarani Kamini Satyajit Singh] (b. 12th April 1928; d. 6th October 1999), daughter of Ishwar Das Mahendru, sometime Forest Officer, Dhab Katikan, Amritsar, Punjab. He d. at Lucknow, UP, 22nd November 1980, having had issue, one son and one daughter: Copyright© Christopher Buyers
          • (a) Kanwar Mukuljit Singh. b. 6th October 1961, educ. Colvin Taluqdars’ Coll, and Lucknow Univ, Lucknow, UP. Proprietor Corbett Country Resort, "Young Adventurers" adventure tours for children, etc. Uttaranchal State rifle champion (silver medallist) 2004. Sec the Tiger Have Soc. m. 19th October 1996, Kanwarani Pragya Devi [Kanwarani Pragya Singh], daughter of Colonel Ranbir Singh Chouhan, late 18th Jat Regt, IA. He has issue, one son:
            • (i) Kanwar Samarjit Singh. b. 13th December 1997, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun. National Jnr shooping champion, has represented India in 2nd Youth Asian Games 2013 (China), and Asian Shooting Championships 2013 (Tehran).
          • (a) Bibiji Bani Kaur [Mrs Harjit Ahuja]. b. at Sitapur, UP, 14th September 1965.  m. at New Delhi, 29th November 1987, Harjit Singh Ahuja (b. at Delhi, 17th October 1962), CEO Forbes Mumbai, son of Brigadier Gurdial Singh Ahuja, late Corps of Engineers, IA. She has issue, two daughters.
      • ii) Kanwar Padamjit Singh. b. 1909, educ. Bishop Cotton Sch, Simla, and Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Punjab. Musicologist. Mbr Press Correspondents Advisory Cttee 1943-1945, Indian Soc of Agricultural Economics, Visva-bharti, etc. m. Padma [Kanwarani Padamjit Singh] (d. at New Delhi, 26th May 2005), daughter of Sardar Bahadur Kishan Singh, sometime Rais of Fatehabad, sometime Insp-Gen of Police, a scholar of comparative religion, philosophy and Indian classical music. He d. at New Delhi, 9th  January 1971, having had issue, three daughters:
        • (1) Bibiji Lalita Kumari [Mrs Lalita Khanna]. b. 1932, educ. Jesus & Mary Convent, and St Bede’s Coll, Simla. m. Lieutenant-General Inderjit Khanna (b. 10th April 1930), late 4th Btn, The Brigade of the Guards (1 Rajput) (Mech), IA, Cdt Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) Bhutan 1979-1980, GOC Pine Dvsn 1980-1982, GOC 15 Corps, 1986, retd 7/11/1986, Col Jammu & Kashmir Light Infntry 1985-1987, Mbr Delhi Gymkhana Club, The Delhi Golf Club, Shimla Amateur Dramatics Club, etc. She had issue, two daughters.
        • (2) Bibiji Anita Kaur [Anita Singh]. b. 9th October 1939, educ. Jesus & Mary Convent, and St Bede’s Coll (BA), Simla. Dir Indian Music Soc (New Delhi), Adviser to Punjab State Ministry of Culture & Heritage, Mbr Governing Council of the Punjabi Acad, National Media Centre, Punjab Sangeet Natak Acad, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Hamdard Fndn, Kapurthala Heritage Trust, etc. m. (div.) Colonel Jitinder Chaudhary. She had issue, an only daughter.
        • (3) Bibiji Rama Kaur [Mrs Rama Puri]. b. 1941, educ. Jesus & Mary Convent, and St Bede’s Coll, Simla. m. Mohinder Pal Puri (d. at New Delhi, 27th June 1987), Presdt Mohinder Puri & Co (MPCO) Chartered Accountants 1954-1987, CEO Philco Industries Pvt Ltd 1984-1987, Dir S. R. Batliboi & Co 1962, Dena Bank, Gulmohar Estates Pvt Ltd 1986-1987, Vice-Chair Punjab, Haryana and Delhi (PHD) Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mbr Inst of Chartered Accountants of India 1949-1987 (Mbr Central Council), son of B.N. Puri, of Chanakya Puri, New Delhi. She had issue, an only son.
    • a) the elder Bibi Sahiba. m. Sardar Amar Singh, sometime Diwan of Patiala, son of Sardar Dalip Singh, sometime Extra Assist Cmsnr for the Punjab. She had issue, four daughters.
    • b) the younger Bibi Sahiba. m. Sardar Devinder Singh, of Gurdispur. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • 3) Kanwar Suchet Singh. b. at Kapurthala Fort, 25th December 1837 (s/o Hiran Kaur), educ. privately. Received the taluqs of Wayan and Bunga as his hereditary jagirs, April 1854 (subsequently exchanged for a cash allowance). Served during the Indian Mutiny under Col Abbott, the Deputy Cmsnr of Hoshiarpur. Mngr of the estates of his late brother Bikrama Singh on behalf of his minor nephews 1887-1891. Hon Magistrate 1st class for Jullunder District. m. (first) 5th February 1852, Kanwarani ... Kaur. m. (second) Kanwarani ... Kaur. He d. at Jullunder, Punjab, 25th May 1901, having had issue, one son
    • a) The Hon Raja Charanjit Singh. b. at Jullunder, Punjab, February 1883 (s/o the second wife), educ. Jullunder Chief’s Coll, and Government Coll, Lahore, Punjab. Hon Magistrate Jullunder 1902. Mbr Indian Council of State 1903-19xx and 1921-1947. An English and Persian scholar. FRGS, FRS 1915, East India Assoc (London), Punjab Chiefs’ Assoc 1909-1970, British India Assoc, Punjab Historical Soc, Marlborough Club, Royal Automobile Club, Jullunder Club (Punjab), Chelmsford Reform Club, Annandale Golf Club (Simla), etc. Granted the personal title of Raja 3rd June 1932. Rcvd: Durbar silver (1903 & 1911), Coron (1911 & 1937), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, the Nishan-i-Iftikhar 1st class (1915), and Diamond Jubilee medal (1937) of Kapurthala. He d. 1970, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
      • i) Rajkumar Ajit Singh. b. 18th April 1901, educ. Harrow Sch, Middlesex, and Oxford Univ. Joined BB&CI Railways 1927, Probationry Assist Traffic Supt (ATS) Delhi 1932, Deputy Traffic Supt (DTS) Ratlam 1939, Road Supt Western & Central Railways 1961. He d. 1958, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Kanwar Damarjit Singh Ahluwalia. b. 1931. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
        • (1) Bibiji Sonia Kaur [Sonia Atam Dev Singh]. m. Sardar Atam Dev Singh (d. 24th January 2006), only son of Captain Sardar Shahdev Singh, of Mukandpur, in the Jullunder District of the Punjab, sometime ADC to Maharaja Paramjit Singh, by his wife, Sardarni Kundan Kaur, daughter of Sardar Kaka Singh. She had issue, four daughters.
      • ii) Rajkumar Sarabjit Singh. b. at Charanjit Castle, Jullunder, Punjab, 3rd August 1902, educ. Eton Coll, Windsor, Berkshire. Employed with the Imperial Bank of India. m. Kanwarani Santosh Kaur. He d. 1976, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Kanwar Kamaljit Singh. b. 2nd February 1930, educ. Stockholm Sch of Economics (BSc 1955), Stockholm, Sweden. Joined Swedish Match Group in India 1955, MD of Indian Vulcan Laval 1963-1973, MD of Wimco Ltd 1973-1989, Vice-Chair Wimco Ltd 1983-1989, Chair Vulcan-Laval Ltd 1974-1989, Chair Emeritus Alfa Laval (India) Ltd, Presdt Indo Australian Flora 1990, MD Kampilya Investments Pvt Ltd 1994-2012, Dir Jagatjit Industries Ltd, etc. Presdt All India Food Preservers’ Assoc 1983. m. Kanwarani Shirin Kamaljit Singh, clothes designer, Dir Kampilya Investments Pvt Ltd since 1994. He d. at Delhi, 20th October 2012, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
          • (a) Kanwar Jayajit Singh [Jay Singh]. b. at Bombay, 19th May 1967, educ. Aiglon Coll, Chesières, Vaud, Switzerland, and Brown Univ, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Joint MD of JSM Corp Pvt Ltd since 2004. Dir Kampilya Investments Pvt Ltd since 1994, K J Multilateral Trading Pvt Ltd since 1996, NAM Holdings Pvt Ltd since 1997, HR Cafe India Pvt Ltd since 2004, JSM GGC Restaurants Pvt Ltd since 2007, JSM Restaurants India Pvt Ltd since 2007, Qube Corp Pvt Ltd since 2008, JSM Concept Restaurant Pvt Ltd since 2017. Partner JSM Bajoria Restaurants LLP since 2016, and Oodi Design LLP since 2016. m. at Manhattan, New York, USA, 1994 (sep.), Mehar Roshni Sanah Jaiswal (b. 1968), educ. Modern Sch, New Delhi, Badminton Sch, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, and New York Univ, New York, USA, Chief Restructuring Officer Jagatjit Industries Pvt Ltd since 2016, Dir K J Multilateral Trading Pvt Ltd since 1997, NAM Holdings Pvt Ltd since 2007, Qube Corp Pvt Ltd since 2008, LPJ Holdings Pvt Ltd since 2009, Iotalinks Enterprises Pvt Ltd since 2013, and Ayaan Properties Pvt Ltd, Additional Dir Jagatjit Industries Pvt Ltd 2014 and since 2017, and SM Corp Pvt Ltd, only child of Karamjit Singh Jaiswal, sometime Chair Jagatjit Industries Pvt Ltd. He has issue, one son::
            • (i) Bhanwar Ayaan Singh. b. 2003.
          • (a) Bibiji Sonali Kaur [Mrs Sonali Kapoor]. Dir Kampilya Investments Pvt Ltd since 1994. m. ... Kapoor.
          • (b) Bibiji Shifali Kaur.
        • (1) Bibiji Devika Kaur. m. Shri Jagan Nath Dhamija (b. 17th August 1913; d. 1999), educ. Bombay Univ (BSc), Punjab Univ (MA), Emmanuel Coll, Cambridge (MA 1939) and Lincoln’s Inn, London, Barr-at-Law 1940, cmsnd as Paymaster Sub-Lieut RNVR 1940, served in WWII 1940-1944, prom temp Paymaster Lieut 23/6/1941, joined Indian Political Service 1944, Assist Cmsnr Dera Ismail Khan, Under-Sec to the Agent to the GG in Baluchistan, Assist Political Agent & Deputy Cmsnr Gilgit, Sec & Adviser Indian Delegation to UN General Assembly, Under-Sec Foreign & Political Dept of GOI 1946-1949, First Sec Canberra 1949-1952, Deputy Sec and Officer on Special Duty in Ministries of State, Home and External Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and served in the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Czechoslovakia, and Mauritius, Ambassador Ext & Plen to Afghanistan 1960-1964, Czechoslovakia 1966-1969, the Netherlands 1969, and Italy 1978-1980 (conc. High Cmsnr Malta), Joint Sec MOEA and Chief of Protocol New Delhi 1964-1966, author of “A Quest for the Eternal: Poetry, Physics and Philosophy” (1998), rcvd: British War and India Service (1945), and Indian Independence (1948) medals, son of Devi Dass Dhamija, of Kamalia, Punjab. She had issue, two sons.
      • iii) Lieutenant-Colonel Rajkumar Ripjit Singh, CIE (14.6.1945). b. at Charanjit Castle, Jullunder, Punjab, 1906. Prom Maj 1946. m. at Calcutta, Bengal, 1934, Kumarani Nilina Devi [Naina Ripjit Singh] (b. at Calcutta, Bengal, 1917; d. 1st November 1993), the thumri singer known as “Naina Devi” Music Producer and Programme Dir of All India Radio and Doordarshan, founder Raag Rang, author of “Mushtaq Hussain Khan” (1964), rcvd: Padma Shri (1974), sister of Rani Bnita Roy of Chakma and youngest daughter of Saral Chandra Sen, Barrister-at-Law, of Calcutta, Bengal, by his wife, Srimathi Nirmala, daughter of Purna Chandra Sen, sometime Advocate-Gen of Bengal. He d. at Raja Kothi, Raja Nagar, Kheri, UP, 14th August 1949, having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
        • (1) Kanwar Ratanjit Singh [Reggy]. b. at Chapslee, Elysium Hill, Simla, 2nd June 1940, educ. Doon Sch, Dehradun, and Aligarh Muslim Univ (BA 1961). CEO Indian Tube Co Ltd 1961-1962, Mngr Powai Tea Estate, Digboi, Assam 1962-1963, farming in Kheri, UP 1964-1973, CEO Chapslee Sch for Girls since 1973, Mng Partner Chapslee Hotel, Shimla since 1976. Mbr IPSS 1985-2006, Governor since 2006. Mbr Brd of Governors The Doon Sch. m. Kanwarani Pronoti Devi [Pronoti Singh], educ. Pine Mount Sch, Shillong, Assam, and Loreto Coll, Calcutta, East Bengal, Principal Chapslee Sch for Girls 1973, daughter of Sailen Prasad Baroah, of Assam. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
          • (a) Kanwar Chandrajit Singh [Kim], educ. Doon Sch, Dehradun, and Jawaharlal Nehru Univ (JNU), New Delhi. Joined Indian Revenue Service (IRS) 1996, Additional Joint Cmsnr of Income Tax (TDS) Mumbai. Mbr IRS (Mumbai) Housing Co-op Soc, Delhi Gymkhana Club, etc. m. Kanwarani Aisha Devi, elder daughter of Kanwar Akshob Singh, of Kashipur, in the Naini Tal district of UP, by his wife, Kanwarani Shri Satwashila Raje Singh, daughter of Captain Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadishwar, Shrimant Raja Shahu Pratapsinhji Raje Bhonsle Chhatrapati Maharaj [Bala Sahib], Raja of Satara. He has issue, two sons.
          • (a) Bibiji Mandira Kaur [Mandira Ratanjit Singh Lall]. b. at Simla, 2nd December 1966, educ. The Lawrence Sch, Sanawar, Kasauli, and South Delhi Politechnic cum Himachal Univ (BA 1988), Simla, HP. Employed with Jaypee Group, Assist The Lalit Hotels, Palaces & Resorts in Delhi. m. ... Lall. She has issue, a son.
        • (2) Kanwar Karanjit Singh [Kenny]. b. at Delhi, 5th September 1945, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehradun. Dir Something Wonderful Ltd 1993-2000, Chair & MD of Spice Energy Limited from 2007-2009, and Concept Management Consulting Ltd (CMCL). m. (first) at No 18, Willingdon Crecent, New Delhi, 8th February 1972 (sep. May 1981), Meena Singh, daughter of Shri A. Prakash. m. (second) ... He had issue, two daughters by his first wife, and two sons by his second wife:
          • (a) Kanwar Vivanjit Singh.
          • (b) Kanwar ...jit Singh.
          • (a) Bibiji Shibani Kaur [Shibani Singh]. b. at Delhi, 26th June 1973 (d/o Meena).
          • (b) Bibiji Shefali Kaur [Shefali Singh]. b. at Delhi, 6th May 1980 (d/o Meena), educ. Delhi Public Sch, Rama Krishna Puram, Sri Venkateswara Coll, Delhi Univ (BA 2000), New Delhi, and Indian Inst of Planning & Management, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Tarot reader, Occultist, Wellness Coach, Spiritual Therapist and Holistic Healer in Gurgaon. Proprietor Shefali Guidance for Life. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
        • (1) Bibiji Nilika Kaur [June Lall]. b. June 1935. Proprietor of the “Whispering Pines” writer’s retreat at Tikratoli. Founder Medical Care Team (MCT) 2002. Patroness Vihar Samaj Kalyan Sansthan. Author of “Secrets from My Kitchen” (2011). m. (first) Surinder ... (d. from wounds received during the Indo-Pak War, 1965). m. (second) after the death of her first husband, at Ranchi, Bihar, 1967, Shaildharee Lall [Shoy Lall] (b. at Mohuddinnagar, Bhagalpur, Bihar, 22nd December 1926; d. from heart failure, at Tikratoli, near Ranchi, Jarkhand, 5th December 1975), educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun, writer and journalist, farming correspondent for “The Statesman”, author of “Road to Tikratoli”, second son of Kamaldharee Lall, Barr-at-Law, of Bhagalpur, Bihar, by his second wife, Gita Devi, daughter of Surendra Nath Sen, of Rangoon, Burma. She had issue, one daughter and a twin son and daughter by her first husband.
        • (2) Bibiji Rena Kaur [Ms Reena Ripjit Singh]. b. 1938. Interior designer. Founder Naina Devi Fdn 1994. Author of “A + D Interiors” (1991).
      • i) Rajkumari Bibiji Pamela Devi [Kanwarani Pamela Prasada, of Shahjahanpur]. b. 1916. m. Kanwar Jyoti Prasada, sometime MLA, adopted son of Srimati Purnima Devi [Mrs Purnima Jwala Prasada], KIH, Zamindar, of Prasada Bhavan, Shahjehanpur, UP, née Sudakshina Devi, a niece of Sir Rabindranath Tagore, the youngest daughter of Babu Hemendranath Tagore, of Jorasanko, Calcutta, Bengal, and biological son of Major Madho Prasad, late IMS, by his wife, Jamuna. She d. 2002, having had issue, two sons and a daughter.
  • Kanwar Suchet Singh also left two further sons by his Muslim secondary wives or concubines (a) Mussamat Budhan Bibi, and (b) Mussamat Umri Bibi:
    • b) Amir Ali Khan (s/o Budhan). Fl 1921
    • c) Wazir Ali Khan (s/o Umri). Fl 1921
  • 1) Rajkumari Bibiji Govind Kaur Sahib.
  • 2) Rajkumari Bibiji Basant Kaur Sahiba (d/o Mai Hiran).
  • 3) Rajkumari Bibiji As Kaur Sahiba [Sardarni As Kaur Sahiba, of Mukandpur]. m. at Kapurthala, 1844, as his first wife, Sardar Diwan Singh (m. second, a lady from Alawalpur, by whom he left four sons), of Mukandpur, in the Jullunder District of the Punjab. She d. from the effects of childbirth, at Kapurthala, 1845, having had issue, an only son.
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