SĀHIB SIṄGH, RĀJĀ (1773-1813), born on 18 August 1773 to Rājā Amar Siṅgh and Rāṇī Rāj Kaur, ascended the throne of Paṭiālā after his father's death in February 1781. In 1787 he was married, at Amritsar, to Ratan Kaur, daughter of Gaṇḍā Siṅgh, the Bhaṅgī chief. Five years later, he contracted a second marriage, with Ās Kaur, daughter of Gurdās Siṅgh Chaṭṭhā. During his minority, Dīwān Nānū Mall, first with the advice and counsel of Māī Hukmāṅ, grandmother of Sāhib Siṅgh, and after her death with the help of Bībī Rājindar Kaur, the aunt of the Rājā, managed the affairs of the state. Even when he assumed ruling powers, Sāhib Siṅgh, was guided and helped by his sister, Sāhib Kaur, who by her strong leadership saved the state in 1794 from usurpation by the Marāṭhās. After Sāhib Kaur's death the real power passed into the hands of Rāṇī Ās Kaur, the Rājā's wife.

        Rājā Sāhib Siṅgh died at Paṭiālā on 26 March 1813. It was during his rule that the state came under British protection.


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  2. Ganda Siṅgh, The Patiala and the East Panjab States Union. Patiala, 1951

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā