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History of Kapurthala


Family of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh

Maharaja was married to Maharani Harbans Kaur, a high caste young Rajput Lady of Kangra District, in April 1886. Maharaja was carefully planned the education of young Princes; firstly under the care of competent English and French tutors in Kapurthala and then in some of the best Public Schools in England and France.

Sri Tikka Raja Sahib Paramjit Singh(19th May 1892-1955): -

He worked as President of the State Council and succeeded his father after his death in 1947. He was a devoted and helpful collaborator of his father. He was betrothed to a Rajput lady, the daughter of Kumar Gambhir Chand, of Jubbal. He was the Colonel-in-Chief of the Paramjit Infantry. He was blessed with a son Raj Kumar Sukhjit Singh in Oct 1934, who rose to the rank of Brigadier in the present Indian Army and won Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), the second highest gallantry award in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Maharajkumar Mahijit Singh: -

The second son, Maharajkumar Mahijit Singh was a very popular figure in social and official circles. He worked as Manager of His Highness’ Estate in Oudh and rose to be a Minister of Government in U.P. of Agra and Oudh. He had a sudden death in prime of his life in 1932.

Lt Col Maharajkumar Amarjit Singh, CIE: -

The third son, Lt Col Maharajkumar Amarjit Singh, CIE showed strong inclination towards active life as a soldier and selected Army as his career. He did Master of Arts from Oxford. He was the Vice-President of the State Council and Household Minister to the Maharaja. He served in the Indian Army in France from 1914 to 1916. He was awarded CIE in June 1935 and promoted to the rank of Lt Col in the Indian Army in 1943. He had a sudden death in Sep 1944 at Srinagar.

Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh: -

Maharajkumar Karamjit Singh, the fourth son of His Highness also received his education in England and France. He was appointed Vice president of State Council in 1944 after the death of Maharaja Amarjit Singh. His Son Raj Kumar Arun Singh rose to the rank of State Minister for defense of India and resigned from the govt. in 1948.He lives in the capital city of Delhi at present.

Maharajkumar Jit Singh: -

Maharajkumar Jit Singh was the youngest son of Maharaja & graduated from Cambridge and later received his military training at Military Academy, Dehra Dun. The Govt. of India appointed him as Assistant to the Indian Trade Commissioner in Argentina.

Rani Amrit Kaur: -

The only daughter of Maharaja received her education in UK and France and was married to His Highness the Raja of Mandi in 1923. She was associated and in fact was a driving force behind many welfare groups and organizations.

She was the first woman to hold a Cabinet rank serving as Minister of Health from 1947 to 1957 after which she remained a member of the Rajya Sabha until her death on Feb.2, 1964



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