RAGHBĪR SIINGH, RĀJĀ (1834-1887), son of Rājā Sarūp Siṅgh, ascended the throne of Jīnd on 31 March 1864 after the death of his father. He was an able and enlightened ruler, indefatigable in his efforts to promote the prosperity of his people. He built the town of Saṅgrūr on the model of the Rajpūt city of Jaipur. He helped the British with men and money during the second Afghān war (1878-80) and was rewarded with the title of Rājā-i-Rājgān in perpetuity.

         Rājā Raghbīr Siṅgh died in 1887, and was succeeded by his grandson, Raṇbīr Siṅgh, as his only son, Balbīr Siṅgh, had predeceased him.


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  2. Ganda Singh, The Patiala and the East Panjab States Union: Historical Background. Patiala, 1951

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā