KARAM SIṄGH, MAHĀRĀJĀ (1798-1845), who ascended the throne of Paṭiālā on 30 June 1813, was born on 16 October 1798 at Paṭiālā, the son of Rājā Sāhib Siṅgh and Rāṇī Ās Kaur. He was married to Rūp Kaur, daughter of Bhaṅgā Siṅgh of Thānesar. Mahārājā Karam Siṅgh helped the British in 1814 in checking Gurkhā incursions into the Punjab hills and secured in return a large tract in the Himālayan foothills. He was an able ruler and a devout Sikh. He had shrines built in honour of the Gurūs at many historical sites within his state and outside, making endowments for their maintenance.

         Mahārājā Karam Siṅgh died at Paṭiālā on 23 December 1845.


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

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā