BRIJINDAR SIṄGH, MAHĀRĀJĀ (1896-1918), son of Kaṅvar Gajindar Siṅgh, ascended the throne of Farīdkoṭ state in March 1906. He had his education at Aitchison College, Lahore. A council of regency headed by Sardār Bahādur Dyāl Siṅgh Mān was appointed during his minority to carry on the administration. Brijindar Siṅgh earned the title of Mahārājā by the help he gave the British during the First World War (1914-19). The last of the four volumes of the first ever commentary on the Gurū Granth Sāhib prepared under the aegis of the royal house of Farīdkoṭ and popularly known as Farīdkoṭ Ṭīkā was published during his time. As the first edition of the work ran out, he ordered a reprint to be brought out.

        Mahārājā Brijindar Siṅgh died on 22 December 1918. He was succeeded by his son, Harindar Siṅgh (1915-89).


  1. Griffin, Lepel, The Rajas of the Punjab. Delhi, 1977
  2. Ganda Singh, The Patiala and East Panjab States Union : Historical Background. Patiala, 1951
  3. Harbaṅs Siṅgh, Farīdkoṭ Itihās Bāre. Faridkot, 1947

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā