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Raja KARAN CHAND SINGH BABA, Raja of Kashipur (Fort Kashipur, Mohalla Katora Tal, P.O. Kashipur, Distt. Nainital, Uttaranchal, India). Born in Lucknow, educated at St. Joseph`s College, Nainital and Senior Cambridge; Head of the Senior Line descended from the old Rajas of Kumaon, presides over the annual prayer at Almora's main temple dedicated to the Goddess Nanda Devi, Chairman of the Nagar Paliika in Kashipur 1986; Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1989/1991 and 1996/2001; Member of the Lok Sabha XIV 2004/-; Member of the Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests; Uttar Pradesh Power Lifting Champion (five times), winner of Strongest Man of U.P and Best Lifter Award; two times National Power Lifting Champion, held national records in Bench Press; Asia Championship; won two Silver and two Bronze Medals; Member of the Indian National Team that won the Asian Championship held in Indonesia in 1984; married 16th January 1974, Rani Mani Mala Devi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Kunwarani Divya Devi Singh, married Rajkunwar Udaibhan Narain Singh, and has issue, one son.
    • Rudra Narain Singh
  • Yuvraj Narendra Chand Singh, married Yuvarani Kamakshi Kumari, daughter of Kumar Shri Pradumansinhji Prakramsinhji of Chhota Udaipur, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
    • Kumari Maitree Singh
    • Kunwar Someshwar Chand Singh
    • Kunwar Siddheshwar Chand Singh
  • Rajkumar Virendra Chand Singh, married Kunwarani Kajal Bhimani Singh.
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History

The founder of the family was Raja Mahendra Singh, the deposed Raja of Kumaon, who was forced to flee. Provision was made for the retention by the exiled family of some doubtful tenure of a portion of the Tarai for their subsistence. Raja Mahendra Singh retired first to Rudrapur and then to Kilpuri, but, owing to bad management, this Pargana was reduced to a swamp, and was rendered so unhealthy that on the petition of the representatives of the family to the British Government, it was exchanged for the confirmation of possession in taluqa Chachait in Pilibhit district. Kunwar Partab Singh, son of Mahendra Singh, sued his uncle, Lal Singh, for a share in Chachait, but his claim was dismissed. He then petitioned the Government, who gave him 250Rs per mensem in 1820 and his claim to Bazpur was also denied. Lal Singh had held possession as head of the family and retained it.
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Genealogy

  • Raja GUMAN SINGH, Raja of Kashipur, son of Raja Lal Singh of Kumaon, he received a sanad from the British Government in 1828, confirming him as Raja, married and had issue. He died after 1828.
    • Raja Shiv Raj Singh (qv)
  • Raja SHIV RAJ SINGH, C.S.I., Raja of Kashipur -/1886, he rendered good service during the Mutiny of 1857, and was rewarded with the Order of the Star of India, and with an increased grant; married (amongst others), a daughter of Raja Shamsher Singh of Bashahr, and had issue. He died in .
    • Raja Hari Raj Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Karna Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Anand Singh, freedom fighter and Member of Parliament at the time of Independence; married 1stly, married 2ndly, in Almora, Kunwarani Vimla Kumari [Princess Mathway, daughter of the Limbin Mintha of Burma], and had issue.
        • Kunwar Sundar Singh (by 1st marriage)
        • Kunwar Suriya Pratap Singh (by Vimla Kumari), married a daughter of a Naga Chief.
        • Kunwar Birendra Singh (by Vimla Kumari), born , married Kanwarani Kiran Kumari, and had issue. He died .
          • Kunwar Dway Singh
          • Kunwar Lat Singh
    • Kunwar Raghunath Singh (by the Bashar Rani), declared heir to the gaddi of Bashahr, but was removed from the succession shortly afterwards.
  • Raja HARI RAJ SINGH, Raja of Kashipur 1886/-, born , Honorary Magistrate, married (a), the daughter of Shri Kupendra Bikram Shah of Nepal, married (b), a daughter of Raja Balbir Sen of Keonthal, and had issue. He died before 1911.
    • Raja Uday Raj Singh (qv)
  • Raja UDAY RAJ SINGH, Raja of Kashipur, married [an aunt or sister of the two wives of King Tribhuvan of Nepal], and had issue. He died before 1932.
    • Maharajkumari Bhagirath Devi, married in February 1923, Lt.-Col. Sir Maharajkumar Dr. Vijayananda Gajapathi Raju of Vizianagram, and had issue.
    • Rani Hira Kumari Devi, married in June 1924, Raja Purna Chandra Deo Harishchandra Jagadev of Surangi, and had issue, two sons and three daughters.
    • Maharajkumari Sita Devi [Rani Sita Devi of Kapurthala], born , married 1928, Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh of Kapurthala, and had issue. She died at New Delhi.
    • Raja Harish Chand Raj Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Chandra Bhan Singh, married, Rajkumar Rani Rashal Manjari Devi of Ramgarh, and had issue.
      • Kumari Geeta Devi, born , married Raj Kumar Shivendra Bahadur Singh, son of Maj. Raja Bahadur Birendra Bahadur Singh of Khairagarh, and has issue.
      • Kanwar Akshob Singh, born , educated at St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, married Shri Satwashilaraje Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, daughter of Chhatrapati Shri Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara, and his wife, Rani Sumitraraje, and has issue, three children, a son and two daughters.
        • Kumari Aisha Singh, married to the son of Kanwar Rattanjit Singh of Kapurthala.
        • Kumari Amolika Singh, married to Shri Patankar of Karad.
        • Kumar Sheoraj Singh
      • Kunwar Rajive Singh, married Kunwarani Jyotsna Kumari, born , daughter of Raja Virbhadra Singh of Rampur-Bushahr, and his first wife, Rani Rattan Kumari, and has issue.
        • Kumari Yashodhara Manjari Devi, born .
        • Bhanwar Aditya Raj Singh
  • Raja HARISH CHAND RAJ SINGH, Raja of Kashipur, married Rani Padma Devi, and had issue.
    • Raja Karan Chand Singh Baba (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Shri Man Mohan Bikram Shah of Ramnagar, and has issue.
  • Raja KARAN CHAND SINGH BABA, Raja of Kashipur (see above)
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