Tirath Singh Bakshi

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Rai Bahadur Tirath Singh joined the United Province Police Force during the British Raj and later became Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG Police) of the state.

Rai Bhadur Tirath Singh was awarded the Indian Service Order by King George V, after successfully capturing Sultana, one of the region's most feared dacoits (bandits) in Rohilkhand and Chambal. In the 1940s, he was again honoured by King George VI with the title, Rai Bahadur. He later settled in Dholpur (now located in Rajasthan). Adored by the citizens, who proudly called him Bubba Sahibor, he was responsible for bringing order to the Chambal Ravines.

Rai Bahadur Tirath Singh died in February 1946. His burial site is in Dholpur.

Sardar Ranbir Singh died on January 2, 1960 at the young age of 55.


He is the second son of S Hoshiar Singh and Chanan Devi.

His eldest son Raghunath Singh, a close compatriot of Govind Vallabh Pant the Home Minister of India, was seriously involved in India's independence. He died before he could see his dream come true. His second son, Sardar Ranbir Singh, was a lawyer by profession, who rose to the position of a judge in Dholpur. Like his father Sardar served the Maharaja of Dholpur. He moved to Punjab after India's independence. One of the first to join the Indian Administrative Service, Sardar was the last Chief Secretary Of Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU). He served as Additional Chief Secretary Punjab when PEPSU and Punjab were merged. He then returned to Patiala and served as Chairman Of the state's Public Service Commission.