Information

Dynasty

Clan

Kahluria

State

Uttar Pradesh

Accession

1952

Revenue

INR 1,300,000 (1934)

Villages

484 (+1 town)

Area

1,909 Square Kilometers km²

Hindi Name

साहसपुर

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

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Raja CHANDRA VIJAY SINGH, present Raja of Sahaspur since 18th December 1950, born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, educated at The Doon School in Dehra Dun, followed by Hindu College (Delhi University) for his under graduation and thereafter studied law (LLB) at the Faculty of Law in New Delhi. An active politician in the state of Uttar Pradesh, he has been a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms) 1989/1991 and 1993/1995 and has also been a Member of Parliament (13th Lok Sabha - 1999/2004). He is a Member of numerous committees and the former editor of the Rohilkhand Yuva Awaz 1979-1990. Founder of R.P.K. Schools in Moradabad and Bilari. Life Member of the India International Centre (IIC) in Delhi, the India Habitat Centre in Delhi, the Delhi Gymkhana Club, and the Boat House Club in Nainital; ISKON, etc., married 1stly (div.), 28th February 1975 in Jaipur, Rani Harsh Kumari, born , daughter of Rao Raja Bijai Singh of Idar, and his wife, Rani Kamal Kumari, married 2ndly, Rani Sushma Kumari, daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Raghunath Singh of Jaisalmer, and his wife, HH Maharani Mukut Rajya Lakshmi Devi, and has issue from his first marriage, one son and two daughters; and no issue from his second marriage..
  • Rajkumari Uttara Kumari, born , married May 1997, Maharaj Suryaveer Singh of Jodhpur and has issues, two sons.
  • Rajkumari Mallika Kumari, born , married Kunwar Dhananjai Singh Jamwal and has issue, one daughter.
  • Yuvraj Surya Vijay Singh
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History

Sahaspur was the largest Zamindari in Moradabad and Badaun districts of Uttar Pradesh. An ancestor, Prithvi Singh, of the present Raja went along with the Lodi kings when they were at Sambhal, Moradabad district, and after their defeat in 1526 at Panipat, by the Moghul Emperor, Babur, they settled peacefully in Punjab. They however kept in touch with Badaun and Katehr (old name of Moradabad) and at the insistence of Rao Pahar Singh Gaur, a relative, came back at the end of Aurangzeb's reign to receive the title of 'Rai' and were made 'Chakladars' of Bijnor District in 1713. Raja Jagat Kumar Singh, the present Raja's grandfather and predecessor, died in . He left behind a widow, Rani Pritam Kunwar, and a young daughter, Rajkumari Indra Mohini (Diamond), who are the grandmother and mother of the present Raja. As per the law (court of wards) and family custom, Raja Chandra Vijay Singh, being the male heir, succeeded to the title of Raja at birth. Rani Pritam Kunwar, the present Raja's maternal grandmother was the granddaughter of Baba Khem Singh Bedi (K.C.I.E), one of the founders of the Singh Sabha movement and fourteenth spiritual head of the Sikhs by direct descent from Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith. The Raja was extremely close to his grandmother and named the schools he founded in his lifetime after his maternal grandmother.

His father's family is from Bilaspur State (founded about 880AD). About 200 years ago an ancestor from his father's side (the younger brother of Raja Udai Chand of Bilaspur) was exiled, and whose family ultimately found their way to serve as hereditary Prime Ministers of Bahawalpur (Pakistan). The present Raja's paternal grandfather, Dewan Tek Chand, broke that chain after he joined the Indian Civil Service(officially known as the Imperial Civil Service) in 1894 becoming the Deputy Commissioner and later Commissioner of Punjab Province (of undivided India). He was a member of the Imperial Legislative Council (1915-1916) and a Member of the Council of State (1923-1925). He was educated at the Christ Church College at Cambridge University and trained as a barrister in England thereafter. He was a member of the The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, commonly known simply as Middle Temple, in London. The Raja's father, Major General Dewan Misri Chand (b.1907), served in the army being commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in 1927. He saw active in the North West Frontier (Afghanistan). He was an avid flyer and took part in a number of air races like the King's Cup Air Race, the Viceroy's Cup Air Race and the Schlesinger African Air Race. In 1936, he became the very first native Indian to win the Viceroy's Cup Air Race. In 2009, the Indian Government issued postal stamps to honour Major General Misri Chand.

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Genealogy

  • Rai ATMA RAM, Zamindar of Sahaspur, on the cession of Rohilkhand, he was chakladar of Bijnor, and subsequently he entered the service of the British Government, married and had issue.
    • generation
      • Rai Pradhuman Kishan Singh (qv)
  • Rai PRADHUMAN KISHAN SINGH, Zamindar of Sahaspur -/1880, born , he rendered good services during the Mutiny of 1857-58, assisting the British officers who had taken refuge at Nainital by sending them money and information, for these services he was rewarded with a grant of estates; married and had issue. He died .
  • Rai ANIRUDH SINGH, Zamindar of Sahaspur 1880/1910, born , he died .
  • Raja Bahadur KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH, Rai of Sahaspur 1910/-, born , he was granted the title of Raja as a personal distinction on 24th May 1882; he received a Medal of Honour at the Imperial Assemblage of Delhi on 1st January 1877, on the occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of India; and a khilat at the Agra Darbar of 10th February 1879; married and had issue.
    • Raja Raj Kumar Singh (qv)
  • Raja RAJ KUMAR SINGH, Raja of Sahaspur
  • Raja JAGAT KUMAR SINGH, Raja of Sahaspur -/1934, born , married Rani Pritam Kunwar, born , dies 1972, granddaughter of Baba Khem Singh Bedi (K.C.I.E), one of the founders of the Singh Sabha movement and fourteenth spiritual head of the Sikhs by direct descent from Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith. He died in .
    • Rajkumari Indra Mohini, -/2005, born , married Maj. General Dewan Misri Chand, (son of Diwan Tek Chand, K.C.I.O, he was an Imperial Civil Service (I.C.S) officer and was awarded the Imperial Star), and had issue. She died .
      • Raja Chandra Vijay Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumari Reena Kumari, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, Minister in the State of Uttar Pradesh Government; married Yuvaraj Pratap Singh Jhala of Thikana Labhowa, son of the Raja Jitendra Singh Jhala of Labhowa (grand son of Thakur Shri Jorawarsinhji Madhavsinhji, the Thakore Saheb of Chuda), and his wife, Rani Sri Kumari, daughter of HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir Prithvi Singh Bahadur of Banswara, and has issue.
        • Rajkumar Digvijay Singh Jhala, born in Lucknow, educated at the Doon School, Dehradun 1993/1999 and at St. Stephens College, New Delhi 1999/2001
        • Rajkumari Chandrika Kumari, educated at Welham Girls School, Dehradun and at the Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, presently (2006) studying for her masters degree in interactive media at the London School of Music, London, U.K.
  • COURT OF WARDS 1934/1950
  • Raja CHANDRA VIJAY SINGH, Raja of Sahaspur (see above)
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