OF MAHARAJA DULEEP SINGH
Maharaja Duleep Singh was the youngest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the “Lion of the Punjab”, who belonged to the Sukarchakia Misal, one of the 12th Sikh Confederacies, and who established his rule in the North West of lndia in 1799 A.D. The following is the genealogy :-
1. Bhai Kalu - Death about 1488 A.D.
He shifted from village Bhatian, District Lahore (now in Pakistan), to village Sansara, now in Tehsil Ajnala, District Amritsar, where he settled down along with his wife. His family further moved to village Sand about six kms from Wazirabad (now in Pakistan).
2. Bhai Jaddoman - Death about 1515 A.D.
3. Bhai Galeb or Mannu - Death about 1549 A.D.
4. Bhai Kiddoh - Death about 1578 A.D.
He moved from village Sand to village Sukarchak, then a small village about three kms from Gujranwala (now in Pakistan) and settled there with his family.
5. Bhai Rajadab - Death about 1620 A.D.
6. Bhai Takhat Mal - Death about 1653 A.D.
7. Bhai Bara - Death about 1679 A.D.
He was a follower of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh Faith (Sikhism). He passed away during the time of Guru Gobind Singh, Nanak X, (1666-1708 A.D.). His dying advice to his son Buddha or Buddha Singh was that he should go to Amritsar to get Sikh baptism, recite Guru Granth Sahib and become a Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh.
8. Sardar Buddha Singh - (Original name Desu) (1670-1716)
He was the first member of his family to become a Sikh during the times of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708). Buddha (or Buddha Singh) went to Amritsar and adopted the Sikh Faith (Baptism) according to the wishes of his father, Bhai Bara.
9. Sardar Naudh Singh 9-A Sardar Chanda Singh - (D-1752AD) brother of Sardar Naudh Singh)
10. Sardar Charhat Singh - (1732-1770 AD)
11. Sardar Mahan Singh (1760-1790 AD)
12. Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780- 1839 AD)
1. Maharaja Kharak Singh (1801-1840) Poisoned to death on Nov 5, 1840
Manahraja Naunihal Singh (Suspected killed on Nov. 6, 1840 AD)
2. Prince Ishar Singh (1804-1805 AD)
3. Maharaja Sher Singh (1807 - 1843 AD) (killed Sept 15, 1843 AD)
Prince Partap Singh Prince Sheodev Singh Bakhshish
(killed Sept. 15, 1843) Singh (adopted)
4. Prince Tara Singh (1807-1859)
5. Prince Kashmira Singh (1819-1844) (killed May 7, 1844)
6. Prince Peshaura Singh (1823 - 1845) (killed - August 30, 1845)
7. Prince Multana Singh ( 1819- 1846)
8. Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838-1893)
i. Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh (1866-1918)
ii. Prince Fredrick Victor Duleep Singh (1868- 1926)
iii. Prince Albert Edward Alexander Duleep Singh (1879-1893)
iv. Princess Bamba Sofia Jindan Duleep Singh (1869 - 1957)
v. Princess Catherine Hilda Duleep Singh (1871-?)
vi. Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh (1876 - 1948)
From Second marriage
vii. Princess Alexandra Duleep Singh (1887-?)
viii. Princess Ada Irene Helen Benyl Duleep Singh (1889 - 1926)
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