Bhagwant Singh

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Rana Bhagwant Singh, GCSI (1823 – 7 February 1873) was the Jat ruler of Dholpur state (1836 - 1873) in Rajasthan, India. He was from Bamraulia gotra of Jats. He was younger son of Rana Kirat Singh and successor of Rana Pohap Singh. After the death of Rana Pohap Singh his younger brother Rana Bhagwant Singh ascended to the throne.

Rana Bhagwant Singh was a cheerful and lively person. He helped and provided security to the British and Maratha refugees who came to Dholpur in 1857 war of independence. He was married with daughter of Jat chieftain Nand Kishor Rajauria. He was helped by his sister-in-law and wife of his elder brother Rana Pohap Singh in the matters of state affairs.

He had no issue. He adopted a boy Maharaj Singh and named him Kulender Singh. Kulender Singh was married with Basant Kaur, daughter of Maharaja Narender Singh of Patiala. Kulender Singh died young at the age of 28 prior to Rana Bhagwant Singh. Kulender Singh had a son named Nihal Singh aged 5 at the time of his death.

Rana Bhagwant Singh was awarded G.C.S.I. (cr.1869) by the British government. He died on 9 February 1873. His successor was Rana Nihal Singh.

Bhagwant Singh
Born: 1823 Died: 7 February 1873
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Kirat Singh
Maharaj Rana of Dholpur
1835-1873
Succeeded by
Nihal Singh

References[edit]

  • Dr. Ajay Kumar Agnihotri (1985) : "Gohad ke jaton ka Itihas" (Hindi)
  • Dr. Natthan Singh (2004) : "Jat Itihas"
  • Jat Samaj, Agra: October–November 2004
  • Dr. Natthan Singh (2005): Sujas Prabandh (Gohad ke Shasakon ki Veer gatha – by Poet Nathan), Jat Veer Prakashan Gwalior