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Sardar Sahib JAGDEEP SINGH, present Sardar Sahib of Ramgarh (Haryana) since 2001. (Geetanjali, House No.188, Sector 6, Panchkula 134 109, Haryana, India), born , educated at Lawrence School, Sanawar 1961/1970; B.Com., M.Com., P.G. Diploma in International Trade (P.U., Chandigarh); he has worked in various managerial positions in different locations across India with Rallis India Ltd.; presently (2009) involved in the management of various personal properties, assets and investments; married 1981, Sardarni Hershvijay Kumari, daughter of Thakur Sumer Singhji of Nawalgarh Pana 3, and his wife, Thakurani Chandra Vijai Kumari, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Jaideep Singh, born , educated at Lawrence School, Sanawar, at M.I.T., Pune (Engineering (E. & T.C.), and at Wellingkar, Mumbai M.B.A); presently (2009), working with ICICI Bank.
  • Kunwar Jaivir Singh, born , educated at Lawrence School, Sanawar and at Symbiosis, Pune (B.A. LLB.), presently (2009) practising law at the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in Chandigarh.
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History

The noble family of Ramgarh, Haryana are descended from Mian Kalal Chand [Kalee Chand], a younger son of Raja Sangar Chand of Bilaspur who reigned 1197/1220. Its rulers were Chandel Rajputs who had their seat of power at Chanderi in Bundelkhand (Madhya Pradesh) and ruled over the entire Central India in the medieval period before the advent of Prithviraj Chauhan. The world-famous Khajuraho temples were built by them. Nearly 1,300 years ago, the Ramgarh family’s ancestors migrated from there to Punjab and established the State of Kot Kahlur. The Capital was later shifted to Bilaspur. One branch of the family of the raja of Bilaspur came to Ramgarh nearly 300 years ago and laid the foundation of Ramgarh. During the 1750s, Ramgarh passed from Sikh suzerainty Ramgarh was one of the 34 Cis-Sutlej states of Punjab which were given sovereign powers in the treaty signed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the British on the 25th April 1809, by which he surrendered his acquisitions South of the Sutlej. The treaty was followed up in May 1809, by a proclamation of the British Government which limited Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s powers and declared the Cis-Sutlej Chiefs sole owners of their possessions. They enjoyed these powers till 1845 when those States which did not co-operate with the British were reduced to the status of a jagir. But they maintained their independence right till 1947. Ramgarh and Raipur were the only two Rajput States in this list to that of Sirmur. In 1804, Ramgarh threw off its allegiance to Sirmur and established its independence, maintaining it until 1823, when again Ramgarh acknowledged Sirmur’s overlordship. The first ruler of note was Mian Kushal Singh, in the eleventh generation from Raja Megh Chand of Bilaspur, and with whom begins this genealogy. The family holds the estates of Dhandadru, Khatauli and Kishengarh in Haryana.
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Genealogy

  • Mian KUSHAL SINGH, Chief of Ramgarh 1763/1785, son of Mian Surat Chand, and founder of Ramgarh. The 300 year old Fort at Ramgarh has now been converted into a heritage hotel - the first in Punjab and Haryana. In earlier times, the Fort comprised a much larger area. What now survives is basically a smaller portion. It boasts of 18ft thick walls. Ravages of time have played havoc with the Fort but the family, instead of abandoning it like many others, continues to live there, painstakingly renovating and faithfully reconstructing it. Part of it has been converted into a heritage resort, a unique feature of which is that it is perhaps India’s only heritage resort serving only vegetarian food and no liquor at all. Its 37ft high gate has been declared by the Limca Book of Records to be the tallest wooden gate in the country, married and had issue. He died
    • Mian Maldeo Singh (qv)
    • Mian Narain Das, married and had issue. He died .
      • Mian Hari Singh, married and had issue. He died .
        • Mian Daya Singh, married and had issue. He died .
          • Mian Ram Singh, married and had issue. He died .
            • Mian Gulab Singh, born , married and had issue.
              • Mian Ajmer Singh, born , married and had issue, four children. He died .
                • Tikka Mohinder Singh, married. He died sp.
                • Kanwar Mohan Singh, married to the daughter of Harol Saheb Narmada Prasad Singh of Baikunthpur Thikana of Rewa State (MP). He was a close associate of Jawaharlal Nehru and finds mention in his book "Discovery of India". He was known as Vindhya Kesari. He has issues, two sons and a daughter.
                  • Tikka Amar Singh Chandel, married Rajkumari Prerna Singh, daughter of Raja Haripratap Singh of Jahangirabad (UP), and has one son.
                    • Ashutosh Singh Chandel, did his schooling from Lawrence School, Sanawar, and studied at Los Angeles (USA) as an exchange student. He is currently (2013) doing MBA from Webster University, Thailand.
                  • Sukshma Singh, married Kr Shailendra Bahadur Singh of Gutwan (UP) and has two sons.
                    • Nripendra Bahadur Singh
                    • Brijendra Bahadur Singh
                  • Kanwar Amitabh Singh Chandel, married Rajkumari Shilpika Singh, daughter of Raja Ajai Singh, Raja Saheb of Kurri-Sudauli, and his wife, Rani Jaya Singh. Has issue, one son.
                    • Ayush Singh Chandel, studying at Lawrence School, Sanawar.
                • Kanwar Rajkumar Singh, married and has issue.
                  • Kanwar Jayender Singh, Additional Advocate General, Haryana, ex A.A.G., Punjab, presently practising in Chandigarh High Court.
                  • Kanwar Yasvinder Singh, Advocate.
      • Mian Gopal Singh of Kishengarh, married and had issue.
        • Mian Jai Singh
        • Mian Sukhdarshan Singh of Khatauli, married and had issue. He died .
          • Mian Udham Singh, born , married and had issue.
            • Mian Balbir Singh, married and had issue.
              • Kumari Shashilata, married Kanwar Maheshinder Singh of Sirmur, and has issue, one daughter.
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          • Mian Govardhan Singh
  • Mian MALDEO SINGH, Chief of Ramgarh 1785/1820, married and had issue. He died .
    • Mian Devi Singh (qv)
    • Mian Dalip Singh of Dhandadru, married and had issue. He died .
      • Mian Jaswant Singh, married and had issue. He died .
        • Mian Amar Singh of Dhandadru, died sp in 1920.
  • Mian DEVI SINGH, Chief of Ramgarh 1820/1854, married and had issue. He died .
    • Mian Ranjit Singh (qv)
  • Mian RANJIT SINGH, Chief of Ramgarh 1854/1881, married and had issue. He died .
    • Sardar Bahadur Parduman Singh (qv)
    • Sardar Sahib Anrood Singh (qv)
  • Sardar Bahadur PARDUMAN SINGH, Sardar of Ramgarh 1881/1902, he was granted the title of Sardar Bahadur by the British authorities, married and had issue, one son. He died .
    • Mian Ranvir Singh, died sp in 1886.
  • Sardar Sahib ANROOD SINGH, Sardar of Ramgarh 1902/1928, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Sardar Sahib Jagdish Singh (qv)
  • Sardar Sahib JAGDISH SINGH, Sardar of Ramgarh 1928/1954, born , married 1923, the daughter of Kanwar Mohan Singh, Wazir of Keonthal, and had issue. He died .
    • Sardar Sahib Jagjit Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Jasjit Singh, born , married Kanwarani Kamla Devi, daughter of Rana Vashisht Chand of Koti, and had issue. He died O ctober 2010.
      • Kanwar Jitendra Singh, born , married 9th May 1985, Kanwarani Roopa Kumari, born in Shimla, daughter of Kanwar Ratan Singh of Dhami, and his wife, Kanwarani Sudha Kumari, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Kumari Sunandita Chandel, born , married 7th November 2011, Kunwar (name unknown) Singh.
      • Kanwar Jaidev Singh, born , died .
      • Kanwar Jaiwant Singh, born .
      • Kanwar Kiran Singh
      • Kumari Anuradha Kumari
  • Sardar Sahib JAGJIT SINGH, Sardar of Ramgarh 1954/2001, born , M.L.A. (Punjab) 1962; M.L.A. (Haryana) 1972/-; married Sardarni Gita Rani, daughter of the Raja Sahib of Gopal Khera, U.P., and had issue. He died .
    • Sardar Sahib Jagdeep Singh (qv)
    • Kumari Anjana Rani
    • Kumari Surekha Rani
    • Kumari Mamta Rani
  • Sardar Sahib JAGDEEP SINGH, Sardar of Ramgarh (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwar Amar Chand, married Kanwarani Sushila Kumari, born , daughter of Kanwar Sunder Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Kumari Shanti Devi, married Kanwar Pratap Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
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