Siba State

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Siba State
Princely State

 •  Foundation of the state 1450
 •  Annexed by the British Raj 1849
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 precolonial Indian hill state in the Lower Himalayas. It was centered around 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 State 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 conquered by Ranjit Singh of Lahore and annexed to the Sikh Empire of Pañjab (Punjab), although a part was left for Raja Govind Singh as jagir for his sustenance. The native Raja's rule was restored by the British in 1830 and Siba became a British protectorate. After Raja Ram Singh, son of Govind, died witout issue the British annexed the state in 1849.[2]


The rulers of Siba State were Rajputs of the Katoch dynasty and the Sibaia clan.[3] They bore the title 'Raja'This titile is still recognised in Sibaia Clan Rajputs of India.The present titled Raja of Siba State is Raja Dr.Ashok K.Thakur is from the linage of Raja Gobind Singh and present titled Raja of Dada-Siba(Siba jagir) is Raja Barjinder Singh from the linage of Mian Devi Singh.[4]


  • .... - .... 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 (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. ^ Siba (Jagir)
  4. ^ 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