Kirat Singh

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Kirat Singh
Maharaj Rana of Gohad
Reign 1803-1805 CE
Predecessor Chhatar Singh
Successor Title replaced with that of Maharaj Rana of Dholpur
House Bamraulia Dynasty
Born 1763
Died 12 November 1835
Religion Hindu

Kirat Singh Rana or Rana Kirat Singh (c. 1763–1835) was the last Jat ruler of Gohad state (1803-1805) in Madhya Pradesh, India. He was the first Jat Rana ruler of Dholpur (princely state) (1805 - 1835). He was from Bamraulia gotra of Jats.

After the death of Rana Chhatar Singh in 1785 the entire Gohad area suffered from anarchy, killing and other disruptive crimes for the next 18 years. The Jat rebels could be controlled neither by Marathas nor by the British. The revolutionary Jats unanimously declared Kirat Singh son of Samant Tarachand of village Neerpur in 1803. Samant Tarachand was a cousin of Rana Chhatar Singh. The coronation ceremony of Kirat Singh took place at ‘Bagathara fortress’, situated at a distance of 12 miles from Gohad, as Gohad and Gwalior were in possession of Sindhias.

In the Second Anglo-Maratha War at Laswari on 1 November 1803, Lord Lake defeated Sindhia and tarnished his reputation. In this war the Jats helped the British. The British army officers had great affection for Jats. Later, the British entered a treaty with Jats and with their help defeated Marathas and won back Gwalior and Gohad from them. The British kept Gwalior with them and handed over Gohad to Jats in 1804.

Kirat Singh moved to Dhaulpur[edit]

Gohad was handed over to Marathas under a revised treaty dated 22 November 1805 between Marathas and Britishers. Under this treaty Gohad ruler Rana Kirat Singh was given Dhaulpur, Badi and Rajakheda in exchange for Gohad. Rana Kirat Singh moved to Dhaulpur in December 1805. Maharaja Kirat Singh ruled Dhaulpur up to 1836. He died in 1836 ( on baishakh sudi 5 samvat 1892). Thus he was the first Rana ruler of Dhaulpur. He had two sons namely, Rana Pohap Singh and Rana Bhagwant Singh. His successor was Rana Pohap Singh.


  • 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
Kirat Singh
Born: 1763 Died: 12 November 1835
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Chhatar Singh
(as Maharaja of Gohad)
Maharaj Rana of Gohad
Succeeded by
Title replaced with that of Maharaj Rana of Dholpur
Preceded by
Maharaj Rana of Gohad
Maharaj Rana of Dholpur
Succeeded by
Bhagwant Singh