BHARPŪR SIṄGH, RĀJĀ (1840-1863), born on 4 October 1840, replaced his father, Rājā Devinder Siṅgh, on the throne of Nābhā state in January 1847 after he was removed by the British. During his minority, the state affairs were managed by his grandmother, Rāṇī Chand Kaur. An enlightened ruler, Rājā Bharpūr Siṅgh was a devout Sikh. He had a good knowledge of Persian, English, Punjabi and Hindi and wrote his orders with his own hand. Rājā Bharpūr Siṅgh helped the British during the mutiny of 1857 and was rewarded with the grant of the divisions of Bāval and Kāṇṭī with permission, later on, to purchase a portion of Jhajjar territory. Like other Phūlkīāṅ chiefs, he was granted the right of adoption, the power of life and death over his subjects and the promise of non-interference by the British in the internal affairs of his state. In September 1863, he was nominated a member of the Viceroy's Council but shortly thereafter he died childless at Nābhā on 9 November 1863.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā