Maharaja Jaswant Singh was born at Deeg on 1 March 1851. He was the only son of Maharaja Balwant Singh. He was educated privately. He had knowledge of the Hindi, English and Persian languages.
Ascended the throne
Jashwant Singh succeeded on the death of his father on 21 March 1853. He ascended the gaddi (throne) on 8 July 1853, reigning under a Council of Regency until he came of age. He assumed limited ruling powers on 10 June 1869 and was invested with full ruling powers on 28 March 1872.
He married at Patiala on December 1859 with Maharani Bishan Kaur, the third daughter of Narendra Singh of Maharaja Patiala. His second marriage was at Deeg in 1870 with Darya Kaur, the sister of Chaudhari Birbal Singh of Jagina in Bharatpur.
He received a sanad of adoption on 11 March 1862 like the other Maharajas of India. He attended the Imperial Durbar at Delhi in January 1877. The Maharaja Phaltan Regiment of Infantry was raised in his name in 1857. Bharatpur supported British rule in the 1857 war of independence.
A popular ruler
Jashwant Singh received the Prince of Wales's gold medal (1876) and the KIH gold medal (1877). He did manage the affairs of state with success in the interest of the public. The people of Bharatpur still remember his love and justice to the people. He removed the levy on all items except intoxicating items. He got surveyed the land titled maphi by the patwaris in 1886.
Name and titles
- Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992.
- Dr Natthan Singh: Jat - Itihas (Hindi), Jat Samaj Kalyan Parishad Gwalior, 2004
Sinsiniwar Jat DynastyBorn: 1 March 1851 Died: 12 December 1893
Maharaja Balwant Singh
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