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Dynasty

State

Himachal Pradesh

Agency

Punjab States Agency

Revenue

INR 40,000

Villages

20

Area

324 Square Kilometers km²

Hindi Name

कांगड़ा

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

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Raja Shri ADITYA DEV CHAND KATOCH, 488th and present Raja of his line, Head of the Royal House of Kangra, Jagirdar of Lambagraon, Rajgir and Mahal Moria since 1988 (Clouds End Villa, Dharamsala, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India). Educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun; married 4th December 1968, Rani Shrimati Chandresh Kumari, daughter of HH Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singhji Sahib Bahadur of Jodhpur, and his wife, HH Maharani Krishna Kumari Ba Sahiba, and has issue.
  • Tikka Aishwariya Chand Katoch, born , married about 1997, Tikkarani Shailaja Kumari, daughter of HH Raja Vikram Singhji of Sailana, and his wife, HH Rani Chandra Kumari, and has issue.
    • Natiraj Ambikeshwar Dev Chand Katoch, born .
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Genealogy

Reportedly founded in mythical antiquity, with mention of Raja Bhumi Chandra in 4300BC. Rulers were...
  • Raja MEGH CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1390/1405, he took part in a batle against Timur, married and had issue.
    • Raja Hari Chand I (qv)
    • Raja Karan Chand II (qv)
    • Raja Pratap Chand, founder of Bhimbar.
  • Raja HARI CHAND I, Raja of Kangra 1405/1415, founded Guler in 1415 with his capital at Haripur, ancestor of the families of Siba and Datarpur.
  • Raja KARAN CHAND II, Raja of Kangra 1415/1430, granted the title of Bada Raja.
  • Raja SANSAR CHAND I, Raja of Kangra 1430/1450, married and had issue.
    • Raja Devangga Chand (qv)
    • Raja Narendra Chand (qv)
  • Raja DEVANGGA CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1450/1465, married and had issue.
  • Raja NARENDRA CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1465/1480, married (amongst other), a daughter of the Raja of Puna, and had issue.
    • Raja Suvira Chand (qv)
  • Raja SUVIRA CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1480/1490 or 1480/1499, married and had issue.
    • Raja Prayag Chand (qv)
  • Raja PRAYAG CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1490/1510 or 1499/1520, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ram Chand (qv)
  • Raja RAM CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1510/1528 or 1520/1538, married and had issue. [He died sp 1538.]
    • Raja Dharam Chand (qv)
    • Mian Kalyan Chand, married and had issue.
      • Three generations
        • Raja Chandarbhan Chand (qv)
  • Raja DHARAM CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1528/1563, born ?, he was granted the title of Maharaja by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Manikya Chand (qv)
  • Raja MANIKYA CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1563/1570, died .
  • Raja JAI CHAND V, Raja of Kangra 1570/1585, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Bidhi Chand (qv)
  • Raja BIDHI CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1585/1607, fought against the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He died .
  • Raja TRILOKA CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1607/1612, rebelled against the Mughals, died [or January 1615]
  • Raja HARI CHAND II, Raja of Kangra 1612/1627, born (1603), killed sp in 1627 by Padshah Jahangir of Delhi
  • Raja CHANDARBHAN CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1627/1658, married and had issue. He died in Delhi.
    • Raja Vijay Ram Chand (qv)
    • Raja Udai Ram Chand (qv)
    • Mian Narpat Chand of Bijaipur, married and had issue.
      • Mian Prag Chand, married and had issue.
        • Mian Agar Chand, married and had issue. He died .
          • Mian Nigahi Chand, married and had issue. He died .
            • Generations
              • Mian Molak Chand, born , married and had issue. He died .
                • Mian Mordhaj Chand, born , married and had issue. He died .
                  • Mian Devi Chand, born , 12th Vice-regal Darbari of Kangra District, married and had issue.
                    • Kanwar Mehr Chand
                    • Kanwar Durga Chand
                    • Kanwar Raghbir Chand
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Suraj Sen of Mandi.
  • Raja VIJAY RAM CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1660/1687, received a mansab of 5000 foot, died .
  • Raja UDAI RAM CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1687/1690, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Bhim Chand (qv)
    • Mian Kirpal Chand, died .
  • Raja BHIM CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1690/1697, Dharam Rakshak, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Alam Chand II (qv)
  • Raja ALAM CHAND II, Raja of Kangra 1697/1700, founded Alampur, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Hamir Chand (qv)
    • Raja Ghamir Chand (qv)
  • Raja HAMIR CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1700/1747, built the fort of Hamirgarh and founded the town of Hamirpur, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Abhay Chand (qv)
    • Mian (name unknown) Chand, married and had issue.
      • Raja Ghamand Chand (qv)
  • Raja ABHAY CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1747/1750, built the fort of Riyal-Tira-Abhymanpur and the temple of Thakurdwara, married (amongst others), Rani Suratu Devi, daughter of Raja Sampat Pal, Raja of Bhadrawah, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Amrit Pal of Basohli.
  • Raja GHAMIR CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1750/1751, married and had issue, 11 sons excluded from the succession. He died .
  • Raja SHRINGAR CHAND, Raja of Kangra in 1751 (deposed)
  • Raja GHAMAND CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1751/1774, rebuilt Pathiar Fort, appointed Nazim of the Jalandhar Doab by Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1758. He died .
    • Raja Tegh Chand (qv)
  • Raja TEGH CHAND, Raja of Kangra 1774/1775, born about 1745; married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Sansar Chand II (qv)
    • Raja Fateh Chand, received the Jagir of Rajgir, married and had issue. He died .
      • Mian Rudra Chand [Ludar Chand] of Rajgir, married and had issue. He died .
        • Raja Pratap Chand, adopted by the Rani of Pramodh Chand of Lambagraon (see below).
        • Mian Kirat Chand, married and had issue.
          • Mian Jagroop Chand, born , married and had issue.
            • Kanwarani Amar Dei, married Kanwar Pratap Singh of Chamba, and had issue.
            • Mian Moti Chand
        • Mian Udai Chand, married and had issue.
          • Mian Daljit Singh, born , married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Pargas Chand, born .
            • Kanwar Shyam Chand, born .
      • Mian Rai Singh (natural son), married and had issue.
        • Rani Katochan, married (as his fourth wife), Maharaja Naunihal Singh of Lahore. She committed sati November 1840.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Hira Singh of Jasrota.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Raja Ishwari Sen, Raja of Mandi, and had issue.
    • Mian Man Chand. died sp.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1775, Raja Dharam Prakash [or Raja Jagat Prakash] of Sirmur.
  • Raja SANSAR CHAND II, Raja of Kangra 1775/1823, born in Bijapur, assumed the titles of Naresh and Chhatrapati, lost most of his possessions by the Treaty of Jawalamukhi in 1810, being allocated the small Jagir of Lambagraon for his maintenance, married 1stly Rani (?Prasanna Devi), daughter of Mian Kishan Singh of Suket, married 2ndly, a Rani from Sirmur, married 3rdly, a Rani from Bangahal, married 4thly, Gulab Dassi Gaddan, and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Aniruddh Chand (by first wife), Jagirdar of Lambagraon, married and had issue. (see below)
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by first wife), married Raja Sudarshan Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by first wife), married Raja Sudarshan Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Bhir Singh, Raja of Nurpur.
    • Raja Sir Jodhbir Chand (by Gulab Dassi Gaddan), he was granted the estate of Nadaun.
    • Rani Mahtab Devi [Rani Katochan] (by Gulab Dassi Gaddan), married 1829, Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore. She committed sati on 28th June 1839.
    • Rani Raj Banso Devi (by Gulab Dassi Gaddan), married 1829, Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore. She committed suicide in 1835.

Lambagraon

Following the fall of Kangra, the Raja was granted the Jagir of Lambagraon for his maintenance. Estate holders were...
  • Raja ANIRUDDH CHAND II, Raja of Lambagraon 1823/1833, son of Raja Sansar Chand II of Kangra (see above) which was annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore, married 1stly, 1804, a Rani from Jasrota, married 2ndly, 1820, a Rani from Suket, and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Ranbir Chand (qv)
    • Raja Pramodh Chand (qv)
  • Raja RANBIR CHAND, Raja of Lambagraon 1833/1847, born , recieved the Jagir of Mahal Moria in Kangra of 50,000Rs in value. He died spl in 1847.
    • Mian Pradhan Chand, he was granted a jagir at Alampur in 1851; married (amongst others), a daughter of Rana Shiv Saran Singh of Baghal, and had issue, the jagirdars of Alampur. He died .
      • Mian (name unknown) Chand, married and had issue. He died .
        • Kanwar Bhawani Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Ram Singh
          • Kanwar Devi Singh
  • Raja PRAMODH CHAND, Raja of Lambagraon 1847/1851, born , opposed the authorities and was deported for life to Almora, official Freedom Fighter of India, married a daughter of Raja Ram Saran Singh of Nalagarh. He died sp in 1851 in Almora.
  • Raja PRATAP CHAND III, Raja of Lambagraon 1851/1864, born (1827), originally of Rajgir, married (amongst others) a daughter of HH Raja Fateh Prakash of Sirmur, and his wife, from Kumharsain, and had issue. He died .
    • Col. Maharaja Sir Jai Chand VI (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Raja Ram Singh of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Col. Maharaja Sir JAI CHAND VI, Raja of Lambagraon 1864/1933, born , adopted by the Rani of Raja Pramodh Chand, the Jagir was under the control of the Court of Wards till 1883, the title of Raja was conferred as a hereditary distinction on 15th March 1909 by the Viceroy, Maharaja [cr.1922] (personal), K.C.I.E. [cr.1918], Dharam Ratan, C.S.I. [cr. Jan-1913], F.R.S.A., Member of Council of Governor-General of India and Hon. Lieutenant Colonel Indian Army, granted a personal gun salute of 11 guns, married 1stly, a daughter of HH Raja Amar Chand, Raja of Bilaspur, married 2ndly, a Rani from Mankot, married 3rdly, another Rani from Mankot, maried 4thly, a Rani from Manaswal, married 5thly, another Rani from Manaswal, married 6thly, another Rani from Manaswal, married 7thly, another Rani from Manaswal, married 8thly, a Rani from Jammu, married 9thly, a Rani from Suket, and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Shri Dhruv Dev Chand (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Dewan Chand, died .
    • Maharajkumar Baldev Chand
    • Rani Jwale Dei, married (as his eighth wife), Raja Sir Padam Singh of Bashahr, and had issue. She died .
  • Raja Shri DHRUV DEV CHAND, Raja of Lambagraon 1935/1988, born , married Rani Narendra Kumari, daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Sir Maharaja Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and his wife, HH Maharani Kamlendu Mati Devi, and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Shri Aditya Dev Chand Katoch (qv)
    • Col. Rajkumar Manikya Dev Chand Katoch, born , educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttrakhand, later attended the N.D.A. and the I.M.A. and served with the Poona Horse Regiment and saw action in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971; married 4th February 1972, Rajkumar Rani Kiran Kumari of Sirmathura in Rajasthan, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kanwar Abhiudaya Chand Katoch, married Baiji Lal Priyanjali Kumari, daughter of Thakur Kesari Singh of Mandawa, and his wife, Thakurani Darshana Kumari.
      • Kumari Himani Devi Katoch, to marry on 19th February 2009 at Jaipur, Shri Virat Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, born in Kathmandu, son of Shri Gautam Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, and his wife, Rani Bhavna Kumari, daughter of Kunwar Ratan Singh of Dhami.
    • Rajkumari Madhvi Kumari, married Thakur Ajay Vikram Singh of Bhagsuri in Rajsathan.
  • Raja Shri ADITYA DEV CHAND, Raja of Lambagraon (see above)
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