20th August 1948


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HH Raja VIJAYENDRA SINGH, present Raja Sahib of Nalagarh since 5th May 1971. (Raj Mahal, Nalagarh - 174101, Himachal Pradesh, India), born in Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh (now Uttaranchal), succeded to the throne on 5th May 1971, educated at the Woodstock School in Mussoorie, Uttaranchal and later at the Yadavendra Public School (Y.P.S.) in Patiala, Punjab. He finished his schooling from the Doon School at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal in 1962 and then graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University, in 1966. Member of the Legislative Assembly in the State of Himachal Pradesh 1977/1999, Chief Parliamentary Secretary 1982/1983, Minister of State 1984/1985 and 1988/1989, married 7th April 1968 in Chandigarh, U.T., Raymon Singh [Rani Sukriti Kumari], born in Delhi, educated at Welham Girls' High School in Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, and graduated from Government Girls' College, Chandigarh, daughter of Sardar Jaspal Singh of Jandiala Guru in Amritsar District, Punjab, and of Sardarni Mohinder Kaur, daughter of the late Sir and Lady Sobha Singh of New Delhi and Hadali, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Tikka Jayatendra Singh, born at New Delhi, educated at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, District Solan, H.P. and later at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, and passed out from Bishop Cotton School, Simla, H.P., graduated from the Wesleyan College in North Carolina, U.S.A., managing The Fort, Nalagarh, as a heritage hotel since 1996, married 16th June 1992 at New Delhi, Miss Poonam Rathi, and has issue, a daughter.
    • Rajkumari Jahanvi Kumari, born , presently studying at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, District Solan, H.P.
  • Rajkumari Suhani Kumari, born , married 7th March 1996 at Nalagarh, Mr. Andaleeb Sehgal, son of Suman Sehgal, and has issue, two children.
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Founded about 1100 by the Chandela Rajputs. Rulers were...
  • Raja AJAI CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1100/1171, son of Raja Kahan Chand of Kahlur (Bilaspur).
  • Raja BIJAI CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1171/1201, born , greatly increased the internal prosperity of the state, died .
  • Raja DHAM CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1201/1236
  • Raja BAIRANG CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1236/1276
  • Raja LACHMANN CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1276/1306
  • Raja UTAL CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1306/1316
  • Raja JAIMAL CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1316/1338
  • Raja AMAR CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1338/1356
  • Raja ALAM CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1356/1406, died .
  • Raja UDHAM CHAND, Raja of Hindur 1406/1421
  • Raja BIKRAM CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1421/1435, he built Nalagarh Fort in 1421.
  • Raja KIDAR CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1435/1448
  • Raja JAI CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1448/1477
  • Raja NARAIN CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1477/1522
  • Raja RAM CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1522/1568
  • Raja SANSAR CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1568/1618
  • Raja DHARM CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1618/1701
  • Raja HIMMAT CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1701/1705, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bhup Chand (qv)
    • Mian Padam Chand
  • Raja BHUP CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1705/1761?
  • Raja MAN CHAND, Raja of Nalagarh 1761/1762, died about 1762.
  • Raja GAJE SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1762/1788, from a collateral branch of the Nalagarh Royal Family; married and had issue.
    • Raja Ram Saran Singh (qv)
    • Mian Gopal Singh
    • Mian Chapal Singh
  • Raja RAM SARAN SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1788/1848, born about 1762, married a Rani from Kangra, and had issue, as well as further issue by secondary unions. He died .
    • Raja Bije Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Pramodh Chand of Jasrota, Kangra. She died sp.
    • Mian Fateh Singh (by a Brahmin lady), passed over in the succession, as he was said to be of unsound mind; married and had issue. He died 1872.
      • Mian Kesri Singh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Bhagwan Singh, married and had issue.
          • Mian Govardhan Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Brij Mohan Singh, married and had issue.
              • Kanwar Devendra Singh, married a daughter of Kanwar Bikram Singh of Dhami.
              • Kanwar Bhupendra Singh, married a daughter of Kanwar Roop Singh of Kawalad, and has issue.
              • Kumari Hamis Kumari, married Kanwar Rajendra Singh of Kotkhai.
              • Kumari Rajpriya Kumari, married Kanwar Rajendra Singh of Kotkhai.
              • Kumari Tripta Kumari, married Kanwar Mahendra Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
              • Kumari Harpriya Kumari, married Kanwar Udai Singh of Sialba.
              • Kumari Sanyukta Kumari, married Rana Sodhi Singh of Dhuri.
          • Mian Raghbir Singh
          • Kumari (name unknown), married Rai Bahadur Megh Singh, Rai of Kullu.
          • Kumari (name unknown), married Rai Bahadur Megh Singh, Rai of Kullu.
    • Raja Ugar Singh [Agar Singh] (?by a Brahmin lady)(qv)
    • Mian Bir Singh (by a Brahmin lady), died .
  • Raja BIJE SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1848/1857 (deposed), succeeded to the gaddi in 1848 and was deposed by the British in 1857 for taking part in the rebellion of 1857, married a daughter of Raja Karam Prakash of Sirmur. He died sp in 1857.
  • INTERREGNUM 1857/1860

  • Raja AGAR SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1860/1876, born , placed on the gaddi by the British Government in 1860, Wazir of Nalagarh; married (a), daughter of a Mian of Jaswan, married (b), daughter of a Chandel Mian of Bilaspur, and had issue. He died in .
    • Raja Ishri Singh (by first mariage) (qv)
    • Raja Jogendra Singh (by 2nd marriage) (qv)
  • Raja ISHRI SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1876/1911, born , succeeded 16th December 1876, married Ranis from Guler, Kangra and Kuthar, but had no children. He died sp on 18th September 1911 and was succeeded by his younger brother.
  • Raja JOGENDRA SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1911/1946, born , educated at Aitchison Chiefs' College, Lahore; married Kumari Prathiba Kumari [?Rani Parikshita Kumari / Rani Prathiba Kumari of Nalagarh], daughter of Thakur Raghunath Chand of Mahilog, District Solan, H.P., and had issue, four children. He died .
    • HH Raja Surendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Arimardan Singh, died as a young boy in 1929.
    • Rajkumari Kalawati Kumari, married 11th July 1938, Rana Bikram Singh, son of Kanwar Govardhan Singh of Manimajra in Haryana, and had issue, three children. She died in .
    • Rajkumari Man Pyari Kumari, married 11th July 1938, Kanwar Balbir Singh, son of Kanwar Govardhan Singh of Manimajra in Haryana, twin brother of Rana Bikram Singh (see above), both born , and had issue, five children.
  • HH Raja SURENDRA SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh 1946/1971, born , educated at Aitchison's Chiefs' College in Lahore, now in Pakistan; married 7th January 1944 at Patiala, Maharaj Kumari Yadhunandan KUmari [HH Rani (now Rajmata) Yadhunandan Kumari], daughter of Maj.-Gen. HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Bhupendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur of Patiala, and had issue. He died .
    • Rajkumari Madhu Nandini (Princess Maggie), born at Patiala, married 19th November 1967 (div. 28th August 1985), Captain G. S. Bath, son of Dr. Teja Singh Bath and Bibi Badhan Kaur, born , and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Miss Ragnee Singh Bath, born , presently working in Delhi, India.
      • Mr. Iknam Singh Bath, born , married Ashima Bath (n�e Bahl), and has issue, one daughter.
        • Miss Ananyaa Bath
    • Raja Vijayendra Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Karanendra Singh, born in Patiala, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal; married 22nd January 1971, Miss Sundarjit Kaur [Kanwar Rani Rati Kumari], daughter of Colonel K. S. Dhaliwal of the Punjab, born . He died sp 16th November 1982 in an automobile accident.
  • HH Raja VIJAYENDRA SINGH, Raja of Nalagarh (see above)
  • a daughter of the Raja of Nalagarh, married Kanwar Madhan Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Mian Parmindar Singh, married Kumari Sunita Kumari, born , daughter of Kanwar Bhupinder Singh of Jubbal, and his wife, Kanwarani Chandra Prabha Devi, and has issue, one daughter.
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