Information

Dynasty

Sombanshi

State

Uttar Pradesh (Pratapgarh Distt.)

Villages

276 (1869)

Hindi Name

प्रतापगढ़

Last Updated

10th Nov, 2017

Present Head

Raja ANIL PRATAP SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Pratapgarh since 7th August 2013 (9 Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India), born , educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad.
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History

Originally known as Taroul or Tiroul. The ancestor of the family was Babu Sujan Shah, son of Raja Sangram Shah of Tiroul.

To perpetuate the graceful memory of His Excellency Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh CIE (Pratapgarh State) laid foundation stone of “AJEET” Anglo Oriental Somvanshi school in 1898. It was recognized for High School status in the year 1904. It is dedicated to the sacred memory of his father Late Maharaja Ajeet Singh to pioneer, in this almost backward and rural region to open the corridors of knowledge for the society and established Pratap Bahadur charitable Trust in 1916 dedicated to promote & serve educational, social and cultural courses of the society.

In1942 the school was recognized for intermediate status and thus eternalized the memory of Late Maharaja Pratap Bahadur Singh late Raja Ajeet Pratap Singh named after him as Pratap Bahadur Intermediate College. Pratap Bahadur Post Graduate College, an offshoot of the above such deep rooted institute and also an off spring of the philanthropic P. B. Charitable Trust was subsequently visualized in 1963 got affiliation from Gorakhpur University to conduct B.A. & B.Sc. courses by the virtue of consistent and strong efforts of Late Raja Ajeet Pratap Singh. It followed by a grand inauguration on 25th July 1964 by the present Vice Chancellor of Gorakhpur University, Dr. Avinash Chandra Chatterjee. His Excellency the governor Sri Vishwanath Dass laid the foundation stone of the college on 5th September 1964.

In 1991 the college got affiliation to conduct courses in Pol. Sce., Economics from the Avadh University. M.Sc. in Chemistry was started in 2001-02 and M.Sc. in Physics was started in 2005-06. From the session 2005-06 English Literature and sociology was added to the subjects to offer more choices for the students.

College was allowed to start B.Ed. course in 2005-06 and B.P.Ed. course in 2008-09 under the U.G.C. scheme. The college is offering vehement certificate courses in Fashion Designing, Tourism, Applied Psychology, Computer Application by the session 2008-09. To this unending academic journey of the college, the courses for Biotechnology and Applied Sociology are to be introduced by the session 2009-10

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Genealogy

  • Raja Sukhram Singh, Raja of Jhusi, married and had issue.
    • Raja Nivahan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Bir Sen, he was cursed by a Fakir and lost Jhusi around 1359, married and had issue.
        • Raja Lakhan Sen, founder of the Raj of Aror, married and had issue.
          • Raja Goharwar Deo of Aror.
          • Babu Muluk Singh, becomes a Muslin convert and is murdered soon afterwards.
          • Raja Jai Singh, married and had issue.
            • Babu Khan Deo, married and had issue.
              • Babu Prithi Singh, married and had issue.
                • Babu Lodh Singh, married and had issue.
                  • Babu Murar Singh
                  • Babu Sultan Singh, married and had issue.
                    • Babu Muniar Shah, married and had issue.
                      • Babu Ghatam Deo, married and had issue.
                        • Babu Sangram Shah, married and had issue.
                          • Babu Sujan Shah, married and had issue.
                            • Babu Ajit Singh of Taroul, married and had issue.
                              • Babu Pratap Singh (qv)
                          • Babu Ramchandra, married and had issue.
                            • Babu Lakshmi Narain, married and had issue.
                              • Babu Tej Singh
    • Babu Indra Dutt, had descendants in Nepal.
    • Babu Suraj Dutt, had descendants at Sandi Pali.
  • Babu PRATAP SINGH, 1st Babu of Pratapgarh 1628/1682, fixed his headquarters at Rampur near old town of Aror, there he built a fort (garh), naming it after himself.
    • Babu Jai Singh (qv)
  • Babu JAI SINGH. Babu of Pratapgarh 1682/1728.
    • Babu Chhatradari Singh (qv)
  • Babu CHHATRADARI SINGH, Babu of Pratapgarh fl.1722
    • (name unknown) (qv)
    • Babu Prithvipat Singh
      • Raja Balbhaddar Singh
      • Babu Duniapat Singh
    • Babu Hindupat Singh
      • Babu Bariar Singh
  • Babu (name unknown) Singh, Raja of Pratapgarh, married and had issue.
    • Babu Abhiman Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Sarnam Singh, married and had issue.
      • Babu Gulab Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Medni Singh, he established a town in Pratapgarh, presently known as Katra Medniganj.
  • Babu ABHIMAN SINGH, Babu of Pratapgarh, married and had issue. He died after 1800.
    • Kunwar Bhairon Baksh Singh, father of four sons.
    • Kunwar Audhan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Bishnath Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Sitla Bakhsh Singh
        • Kunwar Devamangal Singh
      • Raja Ajit Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Sarabjit Singh
    • Kunwar Umand Singh, father of two sons.
  • Babu GULAB SINGH, Babu of Pratapgarh fl.1857
  • Raja AJIT SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh -/1889, Raja [cr. 1.1.1877], married and had issue. He died .
    • Kunwar Sukhdeo Singh, overlooked in the succession.
    • Kunwar Jagdeo Singh, overlooked in the succession.
    • Raja Bahadur Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh (qv)
    • generation (vonnection conjectural)
      • Kunwar Jang Bahadur Singh, migrated to the Caribbean in the early part of the 20th Century, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Harnanan Singh, married Dolly (Harnanan Singh), and had issue.
          • Kunwar Kunj Beharry Singh B.Sc., born in Trinidad and Tobago, B.Sc. in Industrrial Engineering and the Technical Marketing Program at General Electric. President and CEO of Cenosystems Incorporated in New York City, a consulting and advisory services company.
  • Raja Bahadur Raja PRATAP BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh 1889/1921, title of Raja made hereditary in 1898, Vice President of the British Indian Association 1911/1918, married 1stly (aged 9), a sister of Thakur Raghunath Singh of Isanpur, married 2ndly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of Antu, married 3rdly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of Antu (sister of the 2nd wife), married 4thly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of Dhingwas, married 5thly, a niece of the Taluqdar of Antu (paternal 1st cousin of the 2nd and 3rd wives), and had issue. He died .
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Yuvraj Dewakar Praksh Singh of Kasmanda.
    • Raja Ajit Pratap Singh (qv)
    • Rani Padmavati Devi, born in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh; married Maj. Raja Bahadur Birendra Bahadur Singh of Khairagarh, and had issue.
      • Rani Sharda Devi, married to Rawal Chakrapani Singh of Bissau.
  • Raja AJIT PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh 1921/2000, born , educated at Cambridge, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1946/1952 and 1967/1977, Cabinet Minister for Forests, Sports, Tourism, Animal Husbandry, Jail, Civil Defence and Homeguard for Uttar Pradesh 1969/1977, Member of the Rajya Sabha 1958/1962, Member of the 3rd and 7th Lok Sabha, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council 1985 (Bi-election) and 1988/1992, Minister for Excise 1985, Minister for Excise and Forests -/1988, Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission, Uttar Pradesh 1986/1988, President of the British India Association (Avadh) 1998/2000, Secretary-cum-Manager for the Colvin Taluqdars' College, LKO, 1998/2000, married 1stly, Rani Lakshmi Devi, (possibly sister of Raja Dinesh Singh of Kalakankar), and had issue, four sons and one daughter, married 2ndly, Rani Nikhat Devi, and had issue, one son and four daughters. He died at Lucknow. (Raja Ajit Pratap Singh Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
    • Raja Abhay Pratap Singh (by Rani Lakshmi Devi) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Akhil Pratap Singh (by Rani Lakshmi Devi), fourth son, married and has issue.
      • Kunwar Amaresh Pratap Singh, married Rajkumari Gitanjali Devi, daughter of Raja Sarat Kumar Deb, Raja Saheb of Aul, and his wife, Rani Sushree Devi, and has issue, one son.
        • Kumar Abhyuday Pratap Singh
    • Rajkumar Ajai Pratap Singh (by Rani Nikhat Devi), married and has issue.
      • Kunwar Anshuman Singh
  • Raja ABHAY PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh [6th January 2000 - 7th August 2013], born , married 1st March 1955, Rani Asha Kumari, and has issue. He died .
    • Raja Anil Pratap Singh (qv)
    • Kanwarani Archana Kumari, married Kanwar Ranjay Singh of Badnore and has issue, two daughters.
  • Raja ANIL PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Pratapgarh (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kunwar Sachin Pratap Singh of Pratapgarh (UP)
  • Thakurani Shobha Rani, married 1956, Thakur Bikram Singh of Pokhran, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Abhay Pratap Singh [Bade Raja] of Pratapgarh (UP)
  • Kunwar Akhilendra Pratap Singh
  • Kunwar Ram Swaroop Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Kunwar Fateh Bahadur Singh
    • Kunwar Lal Bahadur Singh, married and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • Shri Girjesh Bahadur Singh, married and had issue, two sons and four daughters.
        • Shri Amresh Bahadur Singh
        • Shri Tarurendra Pratap Singh
      • Shri Brijesh Singh, born , Kanoongo, married and had issue, four sons and two daughters. He died .
        • Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh (aka Vinod Singh), he is a contractor in Indian Railway, married and has issue, four daughters and one son.
          • Shri Akhilesh Singh
        • Shri Yogendra Pratap Singh (aka Manoj Singh), an agriculturist, married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
          • Shri Amit Singh
          • Shri Raj Singh
        • Shri Satish Kumar Singh (aka Munna), Deputy Project Manager with N.C.C.l. construction company, Manesar Gurgaon, married and has issue, two daughters and one son. (New Delhi, India)
          • Kumari Shubhangi Singh
          • Shri Shubham Singh
          • Kumari Aaradhya Somvanshi
        • Shri Shushil Kumar Singh, presently (2016) working in B.S.F., married and has issue, one son. (Lucknow, India)
      • Shri Avadhesh Bahadur Singh, retired A.D.M., married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
        • Shri Neeraj Singh, Inspector.
        • Shri Nitesh Singh, Manager, M.N.C.
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