KAPURTHALA

The Ahluwalia Dynasty

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1877 - 1949 Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI (12.12.1911, KCSI 22.6.1897), GCIE (1.1.1921), GBE (c 29.11.1927). b. at the Royal Palace, Kapurthala, 24th November 1872, only son of H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh al-Iqtidad Raja-i-Rajgan Raja Kharak Singh Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Tikka Sahib at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 3rd September 1877 and ascended the gadi at the Royal Palace, Kapurthala, 16th October 1877. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 24th November 1890. Granted the hereditary title of Maharaja, 12th December 1911. Indian Rep. at the League of Nations General Assembly Geneva 1926, 1927, and 1929. Attended the Indian Round Table Conf. London, 1931. Celebrated his Golden Jubilee in 1927, and his Diamond Jubilee in 1937. Mbr. Indian Defence Cncl. 1941. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, August 1947. Merged his state with other princely states in East Punjab and was appointed Rajpramukh of the Patiala and Eastern Punjab States Union (PEPSU), 5th May 1948. Hon Lieut-Col British Army 1/1/1918, attached as Hon Officer 3rd Btn (Rattray's Sikhs), 11th Sikh Regt, IA 31/12/1922, prom Hon Col 19/6/1926, Hon Brig 12/1/1943, and Hon Maj-Gen 20/6/1948, Hon Col 3rd Btn (Rattray's Sikhs), 11th Sikh Regiment, IA 18/6/1925-1945, Hon Col 3rd Btn The Sikh Regiment (Rattray's), IA 1/11/1945-1949, Colonel-in-Chief Kapurthala State Forces 1923-1949. Granted a permanent salute of 13-guns and a personal salute of 15-guns 1st January 1918, and a local salute of 15-guns, 1st January 1921. Attended the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Queen-Empress Victoria at St Paul's Cathedral in London 1897, the Coronation of the King-Emperor George V at Westminster Abbey in London 1911, and his Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1935, and the Coronation of the King Emperor George VI 1937. Attended the Delhi Coronation Durbars of 1903 and 1911. Author of "My Travels in China, Japan, and Java" (1903). Founded the Nishan-i-Iftikhar (the Decoration of Honour) with the Nishan-i-Shahi (the Royal Decoration) and three other classes in 1897. Rcvd: Diamond Jubilee gold medal (1897), Durbar gold medal (1903), Coron medal (1911 with Durbar clasp 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals, GC of the Orders of the Crown of Prussia 1st class (1911), Nile of Egypt (31.3.1924), the Sharifan Order of Alaoui of Morocco (17.11.1924), SS Maurice & Lazarus of Italy, Sun of Peru (1925), Red Cross of Honour and Merit of Cuba (10.10.1925), Menelik of Ethiopia (22.4.1928), St Sava of Yugoslavia (1928), Carlos III of Spain (15.10.1928), Glory (Nishan-i-Iftikhar) of Tunis, the Royal Order of Cambodia (1.12.1929), Crown of Iran (10.10.1930), Star of Rumania (13.8.1935), St Agatha of San Marino (31.8.1935), and St Silvester of the Vatican (2.9.1935), GO of the Orders of Legion of Honour of France (7.7.1924), and Merit of Chile (3.9.1925), the Order of the White Lion of Czechoslovakia 1st class (1934), etc. m. (first) at Paprola, 16th April 1886, H.H. Maharani Habans Kaur Sahiba (b. at Paprola, 1872; d. at Chateau Kapurthala, Mussoorie, 17th October 1941), daughter of Sardar Ranjit Singh Gularia, of Paprola in the Kangra dist., Punjab. m. (second) at Kautach, 1891, H.H. Maharani Parvati Kaur Sahiba (d. at Kapurthala, 20th February 1944), daughter of the Sardar of Kautach. m. (third) 1892, H.H. Maharani Lachmi Kaur Sahib, of Barsail in Bashahr. m. (fourth) 1895, Rani Kanari Sahiba (d. ca. 1910), daughter of a Dewan of Jubbal. m. (fifth) at Paris, France, 28th January 1908, Rani Prem Kaur Sahiba (b. at Malaga, Spain, 8th February 1890; d. at Madrid, Spain, 7th July 1962), née Ana Delgado y Briones [Anita Delgado], author of "Impresiones de mis viajes a las Indias", daughter of Angel Delgado, proprietor of the "La Castaña" café, by his wife, Candelaria Briones. m. (sixth) at Kapurthala, 9th September 1942, Rani Tara Devi Sahiba (b. in Vienna, Austria; k. herself by jumping off the Qutb Minar, Delhi, 9th December 1946, bur. Nicholson Cemetery, near St James's Church), née Eugenie-Marie Grossupova, daughter of Mme Nina Marie Grossupova, apparently by a Polish Count. He d. at Bombay, 17th June 1949, having had issue, five sons and one daughter:
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1949 - 1955 Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Paramjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala. b. 19th May 1892, eldest son of Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE, GBE, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Habans Kaur Sahiba, educ. Cheam Sch, Surrey, Harrow Sch, Mdsx, St Paul's High Sch, Kensington, Lyceé Janson de Sailly, and the Univ of the Sorbonne, Paris. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Tikka Sahib at birth. Raised to the title of Tikka Raja and granted the personal style of His Highness. MSC and MEC 1949, Presdt Kapurthala State Council 1939-1944 and 1948-1949 (Vice-Presdt 1944). Succeeded on the death of his father, 17th June 1949. Colonel-in-Chief Kapurthala State Forces 1949 and Hon Col Paramjit Infantry. Attended the Coronation of the King-Emperor George V at Westminster Abbey in London 1911, King-Emperor George VI 1937, and Queen Elizabeth II 1953. Mbr RAC of France, St Cloud Country Club (Paris), etc. Rcvd: Coron. medal (1911 with Durbar clasp 1911), Coron. (1937 and 1953), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Indian Independence (1947) medals, the Nishan-i-Shahi and Diamond Jubilee medal (1937) of Kapurthala, GC of the Orders of Civil Merit of Spain (23.10.1928), Glory (Nishan-i-Iftikhar) of Tunis, and the Star of Rumania (13.8.1935), GO of the Orders of the Nile of Egypt (31.3.1924), and Legion of Honour of France. m. (first) at Kapurthala, 2nd February 1911 (sep.), H.H. Maharani Brinda Devi Sahiba (b. at Jubbal, 11th January 1890; d. at Woodville Palace, Simla, May 1962), eldest daughter of Kanwar Gambhir Chand, of Jubbal, by his second wife. m. (second) at the Elysee Palace, Kapurthala, 1932, H.H. Tikka Rani Lilavati Devi Sahiba (b. 1912; d. at Mussoorie, 21st September 1942), from a Rajput family of Kangra. m. (third) at the Sikh Gurdwara, London, July 1937, H.H. Maharani Narinder Kaur Sahiba (b. at Carlton, Kent, 13th October 1904; d. at St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, 23rd February 1984, bur. there at the Prithviraj Road Cemetery), née Estelle Alice Mudge, educ. Coburn Grammar Sch for Girls, Bow, Guildhall Sch of Music, and Miss Maclaren's Sch of Dancing, London, alias Stella Mudge or Astella Villiers, former dancer with the Folies Bergere in Paris, second daughter of Joseph Mudge, a wire-walker and publican of Bow and Bromley, Kent, by his wife, Emily, Mrs Mudge, MBE, from a farming family of Ilkley, Yorks. He d. at Chateau Kapurthala, Mussoorie, 19th July 1955, having had issue, one son and five daughters:
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1955  Brigadier H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sukhjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, MVC (1971). b. at Bangalore, 15th October 1934, only son of Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Paramjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, by his second wife, H.H. Tikka Rani Lilavati Devi Sahiba, educ. the Doon Sch., and the RIMA, Dehra Dun. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut IA 1954, prom Lt-Col 14th Scinde Horse, served in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 (rcvd: MID, MVC), prom Brig. Succeeded on the death of his father, 19th July 1955. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purs e payments, 28th December 1971. Chair Kapurthala Heritage Soc. Mbr Patiala Heritage Soc since 2003. m. at New Delhi, 21st April 1958 (sep.), H.H. Maharani Gita Devi Sahiba (b. at Jasdan, 21st March 1936), daughter of Meherban Mukhlisan, Sadakat Va Ekhlasinisan Mahobat Hun, Darbar Shri Ala Vajsur Khachar II Sahib, Darbar Sahib of Jasdan, CIE, by his second wife, Rani Madvi Devi Sahib, daughter of Rajkumar Gambhir Chand, of Jubbal. He had issue, two sons and two daughters:
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