Suraj Mal

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Not to be confused with Suraj Mal of Nurpur.
Suraj Mal
Maharaja of Bharatpur
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Suraj Mal
Suraj Mal
Reign r. 1755 – 1763 AD
Coronation Deeg, 22 May 1755
Predecessor Badan Singh
Successor Jawahar Singh
Born February 1707
Died 25 December 1763
near Delhi
Issue Jawahar Singh
Nahar Singh
Ratan Singh
Nihal Singh
Ranjit Singh
House Sinsinwar Jat Dynasty
Father Rup Singh
Mother Devki (Deoki)
Religion Hinduism

Maharaja Suraj Mal (February 1707–25 December 1765) or Sujan Singh was ruler of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India. A contemporary historian has described him as "the Plato of the Jat people" and by a modern writer as the "Jat Odysseus", because of his political sagacity, steady intellect and clear vision.[1]

There are claims that he caused two large silver doors at the entrance of the Taj Mahal to be stolen and melted down in 1764.[2]

His large cenotaph is at Kusum Sarovar, Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed]


  1. ^ R.C.Majumdar, H.C.Raychaudhury, Kalikaranjan Datta: An Advanced History of India, fourth edition, 1978, ISBN 0-333-90298-X, Page-535
  2. ^ "Social Sciences Division Departments". 
Suraj Mal
Sinsiniwar Jat Dynasty
Born: 1707 Died: 1763
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Badan Singh
Maharaja of Bharatpur
1755–1763 AD
Succeeded by
Maharaja Jawahar Singh