KAPURTHALA

The Ahluwalia Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1852 - 1870 H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala, GCSI (10.12.1864). b. at Kapurthala Fort, 26th March 1831, eldest son of H.H. Raja Nihal Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala, by his first wife, H.H. Rani Pratap Kaur Sahiba, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Sri Tikka Sahib BahadurOctober 1837. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th September 1852. He rendered signal services to the Government of India during the Indian Mutiny in the Jullundar Doab 1857-1858, commanding his own troops in person, and Oudh 1858-1859 where he serving for the better part of ten months (MID, Mutiny Medal). He also made many improvements in the state administration, established a formal judicial and legal system, oversaw the creation of Anglo-Vernacular schools and the erection of many buildings and amenities for public utility. Rewarded for his services with a hereditary salute of 11-guns (local) and the titles of Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, 2nd June 1858. Also received large and valuable estates in the province of Oudh. Granted the title of Raja-i-Rajgan 12th March 1861, and a permanent salte of 11-guns with precedence before all other durbaris in the province of Oudh. Granted a sanad of adoption, 31st March 1862. Presdt of the Taluqdars of Oudh. Lay Mbr Punjab Missionary Conference (Lahore) 1862-1863. Rcvd: Indian Mutiny Medal with one clasp (1858). m. (first) at Kapurthala Palace, 21st February 1848, H.H. Rani ... Kaur Sahib (d. at Kapurthala, 1853). m. (second) H.H. Rani ... Kaur Sahib (d. at Kapurthala, 1857). m. (third) at Kapurthala Palace, 16th May 1859 (Christian rite) (div. 1869), Henrietta Melvina [Lady Randhir Singh] (bapt. at Kurnaul, 7th March 1841; m. second, at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, 20th October 1871, John Hamer Oliver, MRCS, Staff Assist-Surgeon RA, and d. at Kumla Lodge, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, before 13th April 1893, bur. All Saints Church, Dodinghurst, Essex), Mbr Royal Colonial Inst (Lond), eldest daughter of Robert Theodore Hodges, Esq, sometime Head Writer at Ludhiana, Punjab, and tutor to Prince Randhar Singh, by his wife, Katherine, half sister of Mohan Lal Kashmiri, KDE, KLS, and daughter of Rai Bahadur Pandit Budh Singh [Rai Brahm Nath], of Delhi. He d. at sea onboard the SS Golconda, off the coast of Aden, 2nd April 1870 (crem. at Nasik, on the banks of the Godavari River), having had issue, two sons and one daughter by his first wife, one son by his second, and three daughters by his third wife:
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1870 - 1877 H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kharak Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala. b. at Kapurthala Fort, August 1850, eldest son of H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Sir Randhar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala, GCSI, by his first wife, educ. American Presbytarian Mission Sch, Kapurthala. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Sri Tikka Sahib Bahadur, 13th September 1852. Appointed as Regent and head of the Kapurthala state administration on his father’s departure for Europe, 15th March 1870. Succeeded on his death, 2nd April 1870. Ascended the gadi at the Royal Palace, Kapurthala, 12th May 1870. Formally installed by the Officiating Commissioner and Superintendent of Jalandhar, in the open court of Kapurthala Fort, 13th May 1870. Forced to accept a three member Council of Administration appointed by the Government of India, after suffering from a mental relapse at Hoshiarpur, 9th May 1874. The Council of Administration proved unworkable and was replaced by a single British Superintendent on 18th April 1875, and he was instructed to play no further part in the administration of the state. Rcvd: Prince of Wales’s Gold Medal (1876) and KIH Gold Medal (1877). m. H.H. Rani Anand Kaur Sahiba (d. at Kapurthala, 1897, crem. there at Shalimar Gardens). He d. at Bhagsu, near Dharamsala, Kangra District, Punjab, 3rd September 1877 (crem. at Shalimar Gardens, Kapurthala), having had issue, an only son:
  • 1) Sri Tikka Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala - see below.
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