JAGATJĪT SIṄGH, MAHĀRĀJĀ (1872-1949), son of Rājā Khaṛak Siṅgh, was born on 23 November 1872 and ascended the throne of Kapūrthalā state on 16 October 1877. He assumed full ruling powers in November 1890 and then commenced his unusual career as a world traveller and a Francophile. He received the title of Mahārājā in 1911. He was a man of high aesthetic taste and turned Kapūrthalā into a city of beautiful palaces and gardens. His main palace at Kapūrthalā was modelled on the Versailles Palace. He also built in the city a mosque and a handsome gurdwārā at Sultānpur Lodhī, sacred to Gurū Nānak. Jagatjīt Siṅgh was one of the representatives of India at the League of Nations in 1926, 1927 and 1929. On the lapse of British paramountcy in August 1947, Kapūrthalā state acceded to the Indian Union and joined the Paṭiālā and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU) as constituted in 1948. Mahārājā Jagatjīt Siṅgh was appointed Up-Rājpramukh of the Union.

        Mahārājā Jagatjīt Siṅgh died on 19 June 1949.


  1. Ganda Singh The Patiala and the East Punjab States Union. Patiala, 1951
  2. Griffin, Lepel, The Rajas of the Punjab [Reprint]. Delhi, 1977

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā