Siba State

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Siba State
Princely State

1450–1849 Dada Siba(Jagir)only
 -  Foundation of the state 1450
 -  Annexed by the British Raj 1849 Dada Siba(Jagir)only
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Siba State, was a small princely state of India hill states in the Lower Himalayas. It was centered on the town of Dadasiba, Pragpur tehsil, Kangra district and Hoshiarpur district, in modern-day Himachal Pradesh. The state was founded in 1450. In 1849 the territory of Datarpur was added to Siba Jagir of Mian Devi Singh,1/3rd part of Siba State and annexed by the British Raj as 'Dada-Siba(Jagir)'.[1]


Siba State was founded by Raja Sibarna Chand, a younger brother of the Raja of Guler State about 1450. The state was seized by Guler State in 1808. Raja Gobind Singh,once again made hold on the Siba State in 1813 and thereafter, in 1813 it was conquered by Ranjit Singh of Lahore and annexed to the Sikh Empire of Pañjab (Punjab), although one third part was given to Mian Devi Singh,cousin of Raja Gobind Singh by Ranjit Singh and rest State was left for Raja Govind Singh. Raja Ram Singh,later on,defeated the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and also annexed the Jagir of Mian Devi Singh with Siba State. The native Raja's rule was restored by the British in 1830 and only Siba Jagir became a British protectorate. Sunder Singh,brother of Raja Ram Singh revolted against British Empire,killed some of them,as a result left the thorn and established his own domense named as Tantpalan. After the death of Raja Ram Singh Siba State became abandoned and in 1947,incorporated in India .[2][3]


The rulers of Siba State were Rajputs of the Katoch Dynasty ( Sibaia clan).[4] They bore the title 'Raja' Until 1946. The title was also kept by the rulers of Siba State and the rulers of Dada-Siba (Siba Jagir). The Current Raja of Siba State & Tantpalan Domense is Raja Dr.Ashok K.Thakur,from the linage of Raja Gobind Singh and current Raja of Siba(Jagir) is Raja Brijender Singh,from the linage of Mian Devi Singh.[5]


  • .... - .... Jaswant Chand
  • .... - .... Bhoe Singh @ Bhag Singh
  • .... - 1750 Lakel Singh
  • 1750 - 1770 Madho Singh (d. 1770)
  • 1770 - 1800 Sher Singh (d. 1800)
  • 1800 - 1803 Govind Singh (1st time) (d. 1845)
  • 1803 - 1813 occupied by Guler
  • 1813 - 1845 Govind Singh (2nd time) (s.a.)
  • 1845 - 1875 Ram Singh (d. 1875)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mark Brentnall, ed. The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh. pg. 301
  2. ^ Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press,1908.
  3. ^ The Gazetteer of India. Lahore Press, 1906.
  4. ^ Siba (Jagir)
  5. ^ Princely states of India

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Coordinates: 31°55′12″N 76°07′03″E / 31.91989°N 76.11749°E / 31.91989; 76.11749