Siba State

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Siba State
Princely State

 •  Foundation of the state 1450
 •  1/3rd part,Dadu-Siba jagir Annexed by the British Raj in 1849. Later on universally known as DadaSiba (Jagir ) 1947
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Siba State, was a small independent Indian hill state in the Lower Himalayas. It was centered on the town of Dadasiba, Pragpur tehsil, Kangra district, in modern-day Himachal Pradesh. The state was founded in 1450. In 1849 the territory of Datarpur was added to Siba Jagir( 1/3 part of land of Mian Devi Singh) and annexed by the British Raj as 'Dada-Siba'.[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. In 1813 it was untouched by Ranjit Singh of Lahore Sikh Empire of Pañjab (Punjab), although divided into two parts, one part was left for Raja Govind Singh as Princely state for his sustenance and the second one third part was left for Mian Devi Singh, cousin of Raja Gobind Singh. The native Raja's rule was restored by the British in 1830. The Dadu Siba (Jagir) was annexed by the British in 1849.After the death of Raja Ram Singh son of Raja Gobind Singh,Siba State became abandoned as Raja Ram Singh was issueless and his bother Sunder Singh,after revolt, left the thorn and settled in Tantpalan,Hoshiarpur[2]


The rulers of Siba State are Katoch of Sibaia Clan and had the title Raja.[3] The present titular Raja of Siba State is Raja Dr.Ashok K. Thakur from the linage of Raja Gobind Singh and present titular Raja of Dada-Siba(Jagir) is Raja Brijender Singh from the linage of Mian Devi Singh.

  • .... - .... Jaswant Chand
  • .... - .... 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 - 1830 annexed by Pañjab
  • 1830 - 1845 Govind Singh (2nd time) (s.a.)
  • 1845 - 1849 Ram Singh (died issueless) (d. 1875)
  • 1849 - 1874 Sunder Singh(migrated to Tantpalan)(d. 1874)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mark Brentnall, ed. The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh. pg. 301
  2. ^ The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  3. ^ 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