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Raja Daya Ram: 1775-1841

After the death of Thakur Bhuri Singh 1n 1775,his son Daya Ram ascended the throne of Hathras.He was a astute ruler and was well versed in the literary circles.He was the first to assume the title of Raja of Hathras.Historians credit him to have brought the all round progress and prosperity of Hathras as a state. He expanded territories Hathras which in his time included simardhari,Tocchigarh,Gubrari,barhad,Karas,karil,Mant,Mahaban,Hasangarh,Sahapau and khandoli towards Agra.He was considered along with Raja of mursan Raja Bhagwant Singh were considered the most powerful chiefs in this part of the country by the Bristhers.hathras was said to be the strongest fort in the country.

 

Thakrur Gobind Singh 1841-1861

On his father’s death held only a portion of one village,shahgarh,and merely a motgagee,suceeded Raja Dayaram.Britishers had reduced the hathras estate to minimum during the reign of Raja Daya Ram.Thakur Gobind Singhwith his no conflict views and his loyal services to the Britishers during the 1857 mutiny ,was able to get much of Hathras estate back which also included the Mathura villages and the Koil estate of Aligarh.

 

Raja Harnarain Singh 1861-1896

When the upheaval of 1857 was over,Raja Govind Singh died in 1861.He was survived by his wife rani sahib kunwar of Bharatpur and an infant son,but the son died due to illness months after his father.The Raja had authorised to adopt a son.She selected Har Narain singh,the son of Thakur Rup singh Of Jatoi,a descendent.He resided with Rani sahib in Vrindavan at keshighat presently PMV.He married Rani Swarup kaur from Bharatpur and the second one was from Dholpur,Rani Hanumannt Kaur.He could not have any successor born out of his two ranis,hence he adopted Kunwar Kharag Singh from Mursan,who later came to be known as Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh 1886-1979

 

Raja Prem Pratap Singh 1913-1947

He was just one year old when his father left the family for the quest of freedom of India.He became the estate owner in 1924 as according to the act when he was just 11 years old.His mother passed away in 1925 when he was just 12.Hence he only had his elder sister Bhakti Devi whom he loved dearly.In 1931 when he turned 18 he became the legal owner of the estate.This is the time when he gave much of the estate on lease.the estate was also able to win some important cases under him. He married an english lady named Georgiana who unfortunately left back to England in 1946.her going back had justification.They had two children Amar Pratap and Sarla devi.After his wife left Prem Pratap Singh became a lonely man.He mysteriously passed away on 13th june 1947 in Vrindavan.He was just 34 years old.

 

Raja Amar Pratap Singh -Born in Dehradun on 4th Jan,1940. – He was just 6 years old when his mother left and went back to England.His father pased away in 1947 when he was only 7 years old. He had a similar situation as his father. After 1947 as according to the act he became the owner of the estate. He was offered to join politics by various parties, late Indira Gandhiji personally wrote to him to join the party but he stayed away from politics.He married to Balbir Kaur in 1968 in Dehradun and now he has three children Meeta,Charat and Sharad.He knew the importance of family,hence he devoted his attention to them and stayed away from the estate affairs as much as could.He inherited qualities from his grandfather as he too never had any interests and hunger for power.He now lives comfortably with his family in Dehradun Villa.

BOOKS CORNER

scan0001The book named Raja Mahendra pratap in Hindi hindi written by Dr.Ompal singh Tugania has been launched.It is the first complete hindi version.To order a copy click here.

PREM MAHA VIDHYALAYA

pmv2It was founded on May 24th 1909 by Raja mahendra Pratap singh. He converted his own residence into a technical school which stood beautifully on the bank of river Yamuna in the holy land of Vrindavan. PMV was one of its own kind and one of the first polytechnic institution in India. More

FAMILY

grandmomThis is the picture of Georgiana,my grand mother.She went back to England when my father was 6 and we still have not been able to find out about her.If any one has any information please do get in touch. To Know More.

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