JAMMU & KASHMIR

The Dogra Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1822 - 1856 H.H. Dilawar ul-Mulk, Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharaja Shri Gulab Singhji Bahadur, Fath Jang, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. b. at Diyavan, 18th October 1792, eldest son of Raja Sri Kishore Singh Sahib, Raja of Jammu, illiterate to the end of his days. Entered the service of Ranjit Singh of Punjab in 1812, having served as a common trooper under the qiladar of Mungla in 1809, then served under Sultan Khan of Bhimbar 1812, Cdt of a troop of Jamwal Cavalry 1816-1818. Appointed as Chief Administrator of Jammu by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1820, following the restoration of the Raj to his father. Invested as Raja of Jammu with the style of Sri Raja Sri Maharaja by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, at Jia Pota, Akhnoor, 4th May 1822. Appointed as Chief Minister of the Punjab 27th January 1846. Negotiated and signed the Treaty of Amritsar on 16th March 1846, which transferred the territories of Jammu, Kashmir, Giljit and Hazara (excluding Lahul) to his independent possession. Invested with the title of Maharaja on the same day. Entered Srinagar and assumed charge his new dominions, 9th November 1846. Abdicated in favour of his only surviving son, 20th February 1856. Granted the titles of Dilawar ul-Mulk and Fath Jang, by Emperor Bahadur Shah II and Rajrajeshwar by the Sikh Durbar. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Durrani Empire of Afghanistan, and the Order of the Propitious Star of the Punjab 1st class. m. (first) 1809, a lady from the Rakwal family. m. (second) a lady from the Katoch Rajput family of Khaira in Palampur tahsil (d.s.p.). m. (a) Bua Bundan, a Muslim lady from Poonch. He d. from dropsy, at Srinagar, 30th June 1857, having had issue, three sons:
Maharaja Shri Gulab Singhji, had further issue:
  • 4) Mian Hatthu Singh (s/o a concubine). Nazim of Kashmir 1848-1849, and Rajauri 1856-1860. Imprisoned at Doda Fort for his part in a plot to kill Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860.
  • 5) Mian Jamiat Singh (s/o a slave). Rebelled against his brother during the Indian Mutiny. He was k. (by being slowly lowered each day into a cauldron of boiling oil), 1857.
  • 6) Mian Chiman Singh (s/o a slave).
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1856 - 1885  General H.H. Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Ranbir Singhji, Indar Mahindar Bahadur, Sipar-i-Sultanat, Mushir-i-Khas-i-Kaiser-i-Hind, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, GCSI (25.6.1861), CIE (1.1.1878). b. at Ramgarh, August 1830, third son of H.H. Dilawar ul-Mulk, Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Gulab Singhji Bahadur, Fath Jang, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, by his first wife, the Rakwal Maharani Sahiba, educ. privately. Adopted by his childless uncle, General Raja Suchet Singh, Raja of Samba, Basohli, Jasrota and Ramnagar, and succeeded to his estates on his death, 26th March 1844. Nazim of Kashmir 1849-1856. Succeeded on the abdication of his natural father, by whom he was formally installed, at the old Mandi, Jammu, 20th February 1856. Granted a sanad of adoption, 5th March 1862. Attended the Imperial Durbar at Delhi, where he was granted an increased salute of 21-guns and the hereditary titles of Sipar-i-Sultanat and Inder Mahinder Bahadur, and appointed as Mushir-i-Khas-i-Kaiser-i-Hind (Councillor of the Empress of India), and Hon General in the British Army, 1st January 1877. Colonel the Kashmir Body Guard Battalion 1873-1885. A great Persian scholar, he was also knowledgeable of Sanskrit, English and Pushtu. Fellow of Punjab Univ (1882). Rcvd: Prince of Wales’s gold medal (1876), and KIH gold medal (1877). m. (first) June 1843, H.H. Sibei Maharani Subh Devi Sahiba [Malhori Rani] (d. at Jammu, March 1865), daughter of Raja Bije Singh, Raja of Siba, in the Kangra district of the Punjab. m. (second) October 1848, H.H. Kahluriya Maharani Sahiba, daughter of Tikka Narpat Chand, of Bilaspur. m. (third) July 1871, H.H. Charak Maharani Krishna Devi Sahiba, a lady from a family of Charak Rajputs. m. (fourth) 1880, H.H. Balauriya Maharani Sahiba (d. 1894), a lady from the Balauriya clan. m. (fifth) 1880, H.H. Bandrahli Maharani Sahiba (b. 1867; d. 1894), who constructed the Maharani ka Mandir in Purani Mandi after the death of her husband, daughter of the Bandrahl jagirdar of Ramnagar. m. (a) Bua Murad Begum, a Muslim lady from Gilgit. He d. from diabetes, at Jammu, 12th September 1885 (crem. on the banks of the Tawi), having had issue, four sons and two daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Pratap Singhji, Indar Mahindar Bahadur, Sipar-i-Sultanat, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir (s/o Subh Devi) - see below.
  • 2) General Raja Sir Ram Singh, KCB (m 11.6.1895, CB m 20.5.1893). b. at Srinagar, 31st May 1861 (s/o Subh Devi), educ. privately. Granted Ramnagar in jagir 1877. C-in-C Kashmir State forces 1885-1899, Army Mbr State Council 1887-1899, Presdt State Council 14th April to August 1889, served in Hunza-Nagar campaign 1891 (rcvd: badge, CB), and the Chitral campaigns of 1892 and 1895 (rcvd: medals). Hon Lt-Col IA 10/6/1891. Trustee Dharmarth Temple Trust. Rcvd: KIH gold medal (1877). m. (first) 3rd May 1875, Shri Rani Bhadwal Sahiba (d.s.p.), daughter of Raja Tegh Singh Rajgan Bhadwal, of Kishtwar in Kashmir and Tilokpur in the Kangra district. m. (second) October 1881, Shri Rani Bada Katochi Sahiba (d. before 16th June 1900), daughter of Raja Pratap Chand, Raja of Lambargraon, by his wife, daughter of H.H. Raja Sri Raghubir Prakash Bahadur, Raja of Sirmur. m. (third) Shri Rani Pathani Sahiba, who endowed the construction of Ramsar tank in 1912 for the use of all living beings, irrespective of caste or sect, daughter of Thakur Bishen Singh Pathania, of Rey, in the Kangra district of the Punjab. m. (fourth) 19th February 1888, Shri Rani Katharwale Navan Devi Sahiba (d.s.p. at Navan Mahal, Srinagar, 1925), a lady from the Charak family of Katharwale, R.S. Pura district of Jammu. m. (fifth) at Kapurthala, 9th March 1895, Rani ... Devi Sahiba (d.s.p.), daughter of H.H. Raja Sri Sir Shamsher Prakash Bahadur, Raja of Sirmur, GCSI. m. (sixth) Shri Rani Chhota Katochi Sahiba. He d. from heart failure, at Srinagar, 22nd June 1899, having had issue, two sons and one daughter by his third wife:
    • a) Rajkumar Bahawal Singh (s/o the second wife). He d. young.
    • b) Rajkumar Narain Singh (s/o the second wife). He d. young.
    • a) A daughter (d/o the second wife). m. 4th March 1901, Raja Kedar Chand Balia, Raja of Chenani, younger son of Raja Gajendra Chand, Raja of Chenani, under Jammu & Kashmir. She had issue, four sons and one daughter.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • General Raja Sir Ram Singh, KCB, also left a natural son by Padam Dasi:
    • c) Rao Rattan Singh. b. at Nawa Mahal, Ramnagar, Udhampur, 22nd December 1897 (or 26th December 1896). Settlement Tehsildar 1924, Wazir-i-Wazarat (Deputy Cmsnr) of Gilgit 1933-1938, and of Mirpur 1947, Deputy Cmsnr Ladakh, MLC J&K state assembly 1957. Mbr Dogra Sadar Sabha 1948. Translator of “Gulabnama”. Granted Kotli Jagan in jagir, 22nd May 1914, and Walahama in tehsil Anatnag. Advanced to the hereditary title of Rao 1927. m. a lady from Lambagraon. He had issue:
      • i) Rao Yougender Singh Jamwal [Yogi]. Assist Dir of Sports at Univ of Jammu. m. 1949, Rani Meena Kumari [Meena Jamwal] (b. 1934; d. 7th August 2010), daughter of Kanwar Jagajit Singh, of Bashahr, by his first wife, Kanwarani Jai Devi, daughter of the Thakur of Karangla. He had issue, a son and a daughter:
        • (1) Rao Randhir Singh Jamwal [Dhiru]. b. at Jammu, 11th November 1950. m. Rani Urmil [Mrs Urmil Jamwal], younger daughter of Krishan Pal Singh Chandel, of Jammu, sometime Supt Customs & Excise. He d. at Sainik Colony, Jammu, 13th June 2017, having had issue, a daughter:
          • (a) Sanghmitra Kumari [Mrs Sanghmitra Jamwal Sharma], educ. St Mary’s Presentation Convent Snr Secondary Sch, Jammu, J&K, and Punjab Univ (MA), Chandigarh, East Punjab. Assist HR Mngr at JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh, HR Mngr The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts in Mumbai, Cluster Assist HR Mngr at Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha. m. Devagya Sharma, educ. Marshall Sch, Dehradun, HP, and IHM Bangalore, AP, Food & Beverage Exec JW Marriott, Mumbai 2007-2011, Assist Restaurant Mngr JW Marriott, Chandigarh 2011, Customer Delight Mngr Audi in Chandigarh 2011-2013, Service Mngr Audi since 2013.
        • (1) Maala Kumari [Kanwarani Maala Kumari, of Darkoti]. b. 24th September 1961. m. Kanwar Bhanu Pratap Singh, CEO Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA), elder son of Kanwar Lakshman Singh, of Darkoti. She had issue, one son and two daughters – see India Non-salute (Darkoti).
      • ii) Kanwar Narinder Singh Jamwal [termed uncle of Randhir Singh Jamwal in his obituaries June 2017]. Jammu Municipal Corp (JMC). Snr Leader Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chair Organising Cttee Pandit Uma Dutt Sangeet Mahotsav 2014. Mbr Exec Cttee of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Soc.
      • i) Pratibha Kumari. m. Er. Y.B. Prasad.
  • 3) General Raja Sir Amar Singh, of Bhadarwah and Basohli, KCSI (31.10.1891). b. at Jammu, 14th January 1864 (s/o Subh Devi), educ. privately. Granted Bhadarwah and Basohli in jagir 1868. Page-of-Honour to the Viceroy, Lord Lytton, at the Imperial Durbar at Delhi in 1877, Civil Mbr J&K State Council 1887-1889, Presdt J&K State Council 1889-1891 (Vice-Presdt 1888-1889 & 1891-1905), prom Col 1898, GOC-in-C Kashmir State Forces 1899-1909, MSC for Army, Police and Telegraph matters 1899-1909, Foreign and Chief Minister and Minister-in-Charge of the Military, Dharmarth, Hunting Grounds and Game Preservation depts 1905-1909. Trustee Dharmarth Temple Trust. Mbr Civil and Military Club, Jammu, and Kashmir State Club, etc. An amateur architect of considerble repute. Rcvd: KIH gold medal (1877) and the Delhi Durbar medal (1903). m. (first) 7th May 1878, Shri Rani Bhotiali Sahiba (d. 1888), a lady from the Chib family. m. (second) November 1888, Rani ... Sahiba (d. February 1920), another lady from the Chib family. m. (third) Rani ... Sahiba (d. at Srinagar, 16th October 1940), a third lady from the Chib family. He d. from paralysis, at Amar Mahal, Jammu, 26th March 1909, having had issue, an only surviving son:
    • a) H.H. Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hari Singhji, Indar Mahindar Bahadur, Sipar-i-Sultanat, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir (s/o the second wife) - see below.
  • 4) Mian Lakshman Singh. b. 1870 (s/o Krishna Devi). He d. September 1875.
  • 1) Maharaj Kumari ... Sahiba. m. at Jammu, 1871, as his first wife, Raja Raghunath Singh, of Jaswan (b. 1852; d. 1918), in the Hoshiarpur district of the Punjab, younger and only surviving Mian Ran Singh, of Jaswan. She had issue – see India Zamindars (Jaswan).
  • 2) Maharaj Kumari ... Sahiba. m. 18xx, as his second wife, Raja Raghunath Singh, of Jaswan (b. 1852; d. 1918), in the Hoshiarpur district of the Punjab, younger and only surviving Mian Ran Singh, of Jaswan. She had issue – see India Zamindars (Jaswan).
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1885 - 1925 Lieutenant-General H.H. Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Pratap Singhji, Indar Mahindar Bahadur, Sipar-i-Sultanat, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, GCSI (25.5.1892), GCIE (12.12.1911), GBE (m 1.1.1918). b. at Riasi, 18th July 1848, eldest son of General H.H. Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Ranbir Singhji, Indar Mahindar Bahadur, Sipar-i-Sultanat, Mushir-i-Khas-i-Kaiser-i-Hind, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, GCSI, CIE, by his first wife, H.H. Sibei Maharani Subh Devi Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 12th September 1885. Ascended the gadi, at Jammu, 25th September 1885. Deprived of his ruling powers and a Council of Administration appointed to administer the state on his behelf, 17th April 1889-1898. Presdt State Council 1891-1905 and 1922-1925. Hon Col British Army 21/1/1888, prom Hon Maj-Gen 22/1/1896, and Hon Lieut-Gen 3/6/1916, Hon Col 37th Dogra Regiment, IA 4/5/1888. Granted a personal salute of 21-guns, in recognition of the war services of his troops, 1st January 1918 (made permanent 1st January 1921). Patron Balwant Rajput High Sch (Agra) 1909-1925. Hon Vice-Presdt Empire Forestry Assoc. Vice-Presdt East India Assoc (London). Trustee Dharmarth Temple Trust. Hon LL.D. (Punjab Univ 1917). Rcvd: DGBStJ (17.3.1916), Prince of Wales’s gold medal (1876), KIH gold medal (1877), and Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911). m. (first) 10th February 1862, H.H. Maharani Bishen Devi Sahiba, only daughter of H.H. Raja Sri Sri Singh, Raja of Chamba, by his wife, Suketi Rani Sharda Devi Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Raja Sri Ugar Sen II Bahadur, Raja of Suket. m. (second) a lady from the Katoch family. m. (third) a daughter of Mian Sheo Singh Pathania, of Rey. m. (fourth) another princess from Chamba. He d. at Srinagar, 23rd September 1925 (succ. by his nephew), having had issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Shri Yuvaraj ... Singhji Bahadur. b. November 1904. He d. July 1905.
  • 1) Maharaj Kumari ... Devi Sahiba. She d. on infancy.
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