PATIALA

The Phulkian Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1938 - [1974] Lieutenant-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar, 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Yadavindra Singh, Mahendra Bahadur, Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan, Maharaja of Patiala, GCIE (1.1.1946), GBE (c 1.1.1942). b. at Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, 7th January1913, eldest son of Lieutenant-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar, 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh, Mahendra Bahadur, Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan, Maharaja of Patiala, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Bakhtawar Kaur Sahib Rajomajrewale, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore and Police Training Coll, Phillaur. Supt Patiala State Police 1932-1933, Insp-Gen of Police 1933-1935, prom Col Patiala State Forces 1935, cdt 2nd Patiala Infantry1935-1938, served on NWFP and Baluchistan, Sec Dept of Forests and Horticulture 1937-1938. Succeeded on the death of his father, 23rd March 1938. Ascended the gadi, 6th April 1938. Cmsnd as temp Hon 2nd-Lieut IA attached 2nd Royal Btn (Ludhiana Sikhs), 11th Sikh Regiment 1/4/1935-1/12/1935, prom Hon Capt 19/7/1939, served in WW2 1939-1945 in Malaya, N Africa, Burma and Italy, prom Hon Maj 21/7/1942, prom Hon Lt-Col11/7/1944, prom Hon Maj-Gen 15/8/1945, prom Hon Lieut-Gen IA 15/10/1946. Colonel 1st (Skinner's) Horse IA, and Col 2nd Royal Btn (Ludhiana Sikhs), The Sikh Regiment 1/8/1946-1974, Hon Col The Sikh Regt 5/9/1946-1974, Hon ADC to the King-Emperor George VI 25/1/1946-1952. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Merged his state into the Patiala and Eastern Punjab States Union 15th July, and served as Rajpramukh thereof from 20th August 1948 to 31st October 1956. C-in-C Patiala State Forces 1938-1948, and PEPSU 1948-1954, Pro-Chancellor and Chancellor Chamber of Princes 1943-1944, Indian delegate UN General Assembly New York 1956-1957, and UNESCO Paris 1958 and Leader of the delegation to FAO in Rome 1959, 1961-1963, 1967 and 1969, MLA Punjab 1967-1968, Ambassador to Italy 1965-1966, and the Netherlands 1971-1974. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Chancellor and Chief Patron Khalsa Coll, Amritsar 1933; Chair Punjabi Univ Cmsn 1960-1962, and Horticulture Development Council 1970; Founder and Life Presdt Asian Games Fdn, Presdt Indian Olympic Cttee 1938-1960, All-India Sports Cncl. 1960-1965, and West Asiatic Games Council, of Sikh Educational Conference 1949 (Patiala), 1952 (Delhi) and 1961 (Indore), Guru Gobind Singh Fdn (1967), and Guru Nanak Fdn (1969). Founder of West Asiatic Assoc. Hon Mbr United Service Institution of India. Hon LL.D (Benares Hindu Univ 1939 and Punjab Univ 1949). Rcvd: 39/45 Star, Burma, Africa, and Italy stars, British War, India Service (1945), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937) and Indian Independence (1947) medals, GC of a Rumanian Order, and six other foreign decorations, GC of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (1966). m. (first) March 1933, H.H. Maharani Sri Hem Prabha Devi Sahiba [Bare Seraekilewale Sri Maharani Sahib-ji] (b. at Seraikella, 16th November 1913), third daughter of Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo, Raja of Seraikella, by his wife, Rani Padma Kumari Sahiba, only daughter of Maharaja Ram Chandra Singh Deo, Maharaja of Patna. m. (second) at Chail, 9th August 1938, H.H. Maharani Sri Mehtab Kaur Sahiba [Chote Churalwale Sri Maharani Sahib-ji] (b. at Ludhiana, 14th September 1922), née Mohinder Kaur, educ. Queen Mary's Coll, Lahore, Chair PEPSU Women's Savings Cttee 1953-1957, State Welfare Brd 1954-1955, and Social Welfare Advisory Brd 1957-1960, Presdt Assoc for Moral and Social Hygiene 1965 (Vice-Presdt 1963-1965), etc, MP (Raj Sabha) 1964-1967, MP (Lok Sabha) for Patiala 1967-1971, daughter of Sardar Harchand Singh Jeji. He d. suddenly from heart failure, at The Hague, Netherlands 17th June 1974 (cremated at Shahi Samadhan, Patiala), having had issue (the Yadavindri Brar Sidhu), two sons and two daughters by his second wife:
Maharaja Sir Yadavindra Singh, had further issue by eight morganatic unions, including:
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[1974]  Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar, 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Amarinder Singh, Mahendra Bahadur, Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan, Maharaja of Patiala. b. at Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, 11th March 1942, eldest son of Lieutenant-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar, 108 Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Yadavindra Singh, Mahendra Bahadur, Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan, Maharaja of Patiala, GCIE, GBE, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Sri Hem Prabha Devi Sahiba, educ. Lawrence Sch, Sanawar, the Doon Sch, Dehradun, National Defence Acad, Kharakvasala, and the Rashtriya Indian Military Coll (RIMA), Dehradun. Cmsnd as 2nd Lieut IA 1/6/1963 attached 2nd Btn, The Sikh Regt, served Indo-Tibet Border 1963-1965, prom Lieut 1964, ADC to GOC Western Command 1965, prom Capt 1965, resigd 1965, rejoined the colours and served in the 2nd Indo-Pak War 1965-1966, Hon Col The Punjab Regt, IA. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Patiala, 17th June 1974. MP (Lok Sabha) for Patiala 1980-1984, Convenor Sikh Forum 1985, MLA in the Punjab state assembly since 1985, for Samana since 1992, State Minister for Agriculture, Forrestry Development & Panchayats 1985-1986, Leader Shiromani Akali Dal Legislative Party 1986-1988, Convenor Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthik) 1991-1992, Chair Shiromani Akali Dal Parliamentary Brd 1992-1997, and Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthik) 1997-1998, Presdt Punjab Pradesh Congress Cttee. (I) since 1998, Chief Minister of the Punjab 2002-2007. Author “A Ridge Too Far: War in the Kargil Heights” (1999), “Lest We Forget: The History of the Indian Army from 1947-65” (2001), and “The Last Sunset: The Rise and Fall of the Lahore Durbar” (2010). Chair Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) 1998-2001, Cttee of World Wide Fund for Nature, India (Punjab, HP & Chandigarh) since 1995. Mbr Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Naval & Military Club (London), Aero Club of India (Delhi), Equestrian Fed of India (Delhi), India International Centre (Delhi), Indian Parliamentary Group Ex-MP’s Assoc (Delhi), Army Golf Club (Patiala), Defence Officers’ Inst (Patiala), Indian Mushroom Grower’s Assoc (Solan, HP), Mushroom Grower’s Assoc. (Stanford, Lincs.), etc. m. at Patiala, 31st October 1964, H.H. Maharani Prineet Kaurji Sahib (b. at Oakland, Simla, 3rd October 1944), educ. Jesus & Mary Convent, Simla, and St Bede's Teachers' Coll, Simla (BA), MP (Lok Sabha) for Patiala since 1999, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs since 2009, Chair Patiala Heritage Soc. 2002, Harijan Sevak Samaj, State Committee on Female Foeticide, Patiala Division &Urban Planning Authority, and Patiala Polo & Riding Club, Presdt Citizen Welfare Council of Patiala, Mbr Punjab Pradesh Congress Exec Ctee since 1999, Animal Welfare Brd of India 2000-2001, Punjab Univ Syndicate 2004-2005, Regional Direct Taxes Advisory and SBOP District Level Review Cttees, Dept of Personnel and Adminsitrative Reforms Advisory and Punjab State Bet Areas Advisory Cncls, Punjab State Sub Mountain and Kandi Areas Council, Mbr Patiala, New Delhi and Chandigarh Golf Clubs, rcvd: President's Red Cross Medal, younger daughter of Sardar Gian Singh Kahlon, ICS, sometime Chief Sec. of the Punjab, by his wife, Sardarni Satinder Kaur. He had issue (the Amarindri Brar Sidhu), one son and one daughter:
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