Raja Bahadur Pratap Singh died in 1873 leaving three sons: Kunwar Jagat Singh, Kunwar Shiam Singh and Kunwar Shiv Nath Singh. After His Death His Eldest Son Raja Jagat Singh Sahib Succeeded as the Raja of the Tajpur Estate and was given the personal title of Raja Bahadur.
Raja Bahadur Pratap Singh Sahib’s eldest son Kunwar Jagat Singh Sahib succeeded as the Raja of the Tajpur Estate in 1873. He obtained the personal distinction of the title of “Raja Bahadur” conveyed by the notification No: 2913 P of 23 December 1873 issued by Northbrook, The Viceroy and Governor General of India. A “Coat of Arms” dated 18 December 1880 was presented to Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib on behalf of the Queen Victoria and a Crest was assigned to the Tajpur State. The title of “Raja” was bestowed on all the successive heads of the family and was declared hereditary the Descendants of (Line – 1).
Koer Jaggut Singh
In recognition of the valuable services rendered to the Government during the mutiny 1857-58 by your late father, Raja Pratab Sing Bahadur, I hereby confer upon you the title of” Raja Bahadur,” as a personal distinction.
Dated for William, the 23rd December 1873.
Viceroy and Governor General of India
Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib Ruled Over The Tajpur Estate For Twelve Years. He Was Very Dynamic And Daring Person, He Further Consolidated The Tajpur Estate. Under Him, The Estate Developed In All Spheres. He Was Presented With The “Coat of Arms” By The Queen, For The Contribution Of The Raja’s Of Tajpur Estate Towards The Well-being Of Their Subjects And Protecting The Hindu From The Atrocities Of The Tyrant Nawabs Of The Region Who Were Loyal To The Mughals Of Delhi Sultanate. He Also Rendered Support To The British Government In Maintaining Peace And Stability In The District.
Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib, During His Period, Devoted Attention Towards The Overall Development Of The People, He Focused On Improvement Of Agriculture In The Region And founded the “Agriculture Institute” in his palatial Kothi at Ram Ka Chaurah in Bijnor, popularly known as “Agriculture Kothi”. He was also concerned about the Improvement Of Health Of the Subjects of His State, he made few Dispensaries in the State. Education Was Given Due Importance, He made additions in “Pratap Singh Hindu Girls Inter College” in Moradabad, UP. In Order To Promote Education For Girls In The State. He Was Religious, He Constructed The Famous “Hathi Wala Temple” (The Elephant Temple) In Moradabad, UP. He Also Constructed A Magnificent “Ram Bagh Palace” In 1866 In Tajpur, Which Had Italian Chandeliers And It Was constructed In The Centre Of 100 Bighas Of Land. This Palace Had Variety Of Plants And Trees Which was brought From Italy. He constructed a Fort in Dhampur, which is 20 Kms from Raja-Ka-Tajpur.
Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib was blessed with two sons, Kunwar Randheer Singh Sahib and Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh Sahib. In the year 1885 when the Raja died, his sons were minors, therefore Kunwar Shiam Singh, his younger brother succeeded as the Raja of The Tajpur Estate in 1888. It is not known how the Tajpur Estate was run between 1885 to 1888, as no records for this period are available. Raja Shiam Singh and his younger brother Kunwar Shiva Nath Singh, in 1899, were Baptized in the Catholic Church by the legendary Fr. Romulus and embraced Christian religion. They changed their names to Raja Francis Xavier Shiam Rikh and Kunwar Sylvester Norbert Shiva Nath Rikh, their descendants adopted Christianity whereas, the descendants of the late Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib remained Hindus. Thus, the Tajpur family was divided broadly into two branches, the Line-1 and Line-2 are the Hindu Branch and the Line - 3 are Christian Branch.
a) Was Awarded The Title Of “Raja Bahadur”.
b) He Was Presented By The “Coat Of Arms”.
c) The Title Of “Raja” Was Bestowed On All The Successive Heads Of The Family And Was Declared Hereditary on his Descendants (Line – 1).
d) He made additions in the “Pratap Singh Hindu Girls Inter College” in Moradabad, UP.
e) He Constructed The Famous “Hathi Wala Temple” (The Elephant Temple) In Moradabad, UP.
f) He Constructed A Magnificent “Ram Bagh Palace” In 1866 In Tajpur.
g) He constructed “Agriculture Institute” In his palatial Kothi in Bijnor,UP.
h) He constructed a Palace at Dhampur.
Raja Randheer Singh Sahib was the elder son of Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib, he was born in 1876. In 1885, he was a minor at the time of the death. By the virtue of seniority of line Raja Randheer Singh Sahib should have succeeded as the Raja of the Tajpur Estate which was not so as he was a minor. Instead it was given to Kunwar Shiam Singh, the second son of Raja Bahadur Pratap Singh Sahib, who was from the junior line of the Tajpur family.
Raja Randheer Singh Sahib and his younger brother Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh Sahib studied at Stonehurst a Public School in England for twelve years. Raja Randheer Singh Sahib remained there even after he became mature. He fought for Great Britain in first Boer war in south Africa in 1880-81 against the Boer settlers and ended with the establishment of an independent Boer Republic under British suzerainty. During the Boer was he served as an Honorary Officer and his services were highly appreciated by Her Majesty the Queen Victoria. During his stay in Britain he came in contact with a Princess of Kapurthala Estate and they fell in love. but this love story could not come to a happy ending.
On their return from England, the Tajpur Estate was divided into three parts in a family compromise in the year 1902. Raja Randheer Singh Sahib and Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh Sahib received one part, Raja F.X. Shiam Rikh received the second part and Kunwar S.N. Shiva Nath Rikh received the third part. Raja Randheer Singh Sahib, in his share of the Tajpur Estate received 14 Villages and four parts in Dhampur and 15 Villages and eight shares in Afzalgarh, with a revenue demand of Rupees 19,115/- and Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh Sahib, his younger brother, who lives at Roshanpur near Nagina received 19 villages in Nagina and seven villages and one share in Nihtaur paying revenue of Rs 13,257/.
Raja FX Shiam Rikh received 25 villages and share in five others in Pargana Barapur, ten villages and one share in Nihtaur, Eight villages and one share in Dhampur, Seven villages in Bashta, five villages in Chandpur and one village and two shares in Daranagar. The total comprises 56 villages and nine shares, with a present revenue demand of Rs 15,917/-.
His younger brother Kunwar Sheonath Singh is also a Christian and for years resided in England, his property comprising 30 villages and shares in 33 others in four parganas od Dhampur tehsil and in Daranagar, Chandpur, Bashta and Afzalgarh. The total assessment being Rs 20,674/-.
Raja Jagat Singh left two sons, of whom the elder Kunwar Randheer Singh, after twelve years residence in England settled in the Ram Bagh Kothi at Tajpur. His share of the Estate consists of 14 villages and four parts in Dhampur and four parts in Dhampur and 15 villages and eight shares in Afzalgarh with a revenue demand of Rs 19,115/-. Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh his younger brother, who lives at Roshanpur near Nagina owns 19 villages in Nagina and seven villages and one share in Nihtaur paying revenue of Rs 13,257/.
In 1902, he returned to India and settled in Sherkote, District Bijnor, UP. Raja Randheer Singh Sahib started living in formidable fort built by Sher Shah Suri at Sherkote. This fort was captured by Tajpur Estate. Whenever he visited Tajpur, he stayed in the Ram Bagh Palace, a magnificent, huge palace on the outskirts of Tajpur built by his father, Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh in 1866. Raja Randheer Singh Sahib married M L Hira Dei; they were issueless. Rani ML Hira Dei gained popularity among her subjects after the death of her husband. She even today is remembered as Rani Hira Devi.
Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib was the younger son of late Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib of Tajpur Estate, District Bijnor, UP. He was born in 1880 and was very young when his father died. Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib along with his elder brother Raja Randheer Singh Sahib studied at Stonehurst a Public School in England for twelve years.
After his return to Tajpur, he lived in Roshanpur Pratap near Nagina. The village Roshanpur was created by Raja Bahadur Pratap Singh Sahib, hence the village was called Roshanpur Pratap. In his share of the Estate he received 19 Villages and share in Nagina and seven Villages and one share in Nihtaur, paying revenue of Rupees 13,267/-. His share of property was looked after by the wife of his elder brother, Rani ML Hira Dei since he was a minor.
” The Estate of Raja Jagat Singh is in the possession of Rani M.L Hira Dei, the widow of Kunwar Randhir Singh, Kunwar Jasjit Singh, son of Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh, is still a minor under the Court of Wards.”
“The Estate of Raja Jagat Singh is in possession of Rani M L Hira Dei, widow of Kunwar Randheer Singh and Kunwar Jasjit Singh Son of Kunwar Dig Bijai Singh is still minor and is under Court of Law.
Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib succeeded as the head of the Hindu branch (Line – 1) of the Tajpur family, after the death of Raja Randheer Singh Sahib in 1913. There was dispute between Rani ML Hira Dei and Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib, regarding the share of the Tajpur Estate of Raja Randheer Singh Sahib as he was issueless. Rani ML Hira Dei wanted to give the share of her husband to her nephew Kunwar Amar Singh of Dhampur. The property dispute cases went to Privy Council, England. The orders were that Rani ML Hira Dei can neither sell the property nor transfer it to her nephew. She however could enjoy the privileges till she was alive. After the death if Rani ML Hira Dei, Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib and his son Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, gifted Kunwar Amar Singh a huge palace made by Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Sahib, Elephants and few villages in Dhampur (Pakka Bagh). The entire property of Line 1 of Tajpur Estate, thereafter went to Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib.
Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib had two wives. The first wife was Rani Lado Kunwar. They were blessed with one daughter, Rajkumari Hiravati, who was married to Kunwar Hari Raj Singh of Seohora Estate. Rani Hiravati was blessed with one son Kunwar Premraj Singh, and five daughters Rajkumari Prem Lata, Rajkumari Hemlata, Rajkumari Krishen Lata, Rajkumari Indra and Rajkumari Kusum Lata.
The second wife was Rani Swaroop Dei. They were blessed with one son Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib. Raja Dig Vijai Singh Sahib constructed Mahal Sarai palace in 1913 for Rani Swaroop Dei, which was extension of the Tajpur Fort, it is located adjacent to Bijai Niwas Palace.
He also built temples in Raja-Ka-Tajpur like the famous Goddess “Sheetla Mata” Temple and the “Lord Shiva” Temple.
When Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib died in 1922 his son, Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib was a minor, therefore the entire property was being looked after by the Court of Wards till such time he became major.
a) He consolidated the land holdings of Line -1 of Tajpur Estate after the death of his elder brother.
b) He constructed the Mahal Sarai Palace in Tajpur.
c) He constructed Goddess “Sheetla Mata” Temple and the “Lord Shiva” Temple in Tajpur
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib was born on 02 January 1915. He inherited the Tajpur Estate (The largest Tyagi Estate) after the death of his father Raja Dig Bijai Singh Sahib in 1922. He was a Minor at that time; therefore, the Estate was looked after by the “Court of Wards” till such time he became a Major. He also inherited the property of his Uncle, Raja Randheer Singh Sahib in 1938, after the death of Rani M L Hira Dei, the wife of the late Raja Randheer Singh Sahib, thus he became the head of the No: 1 Line of the Tajpur Estate, District Bijnor, UP.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib was educated in the prestigious boarding school Colvin’s Talukdars in Lucknow. He was the premier Rais of Bijnor District and the biggest shareholder of the well-known Tajpur Estate. He lived in “Rain Basera” in Chouwala Farm, near Afzalgarh, District Bijnor, UP. Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, after completing the education assumed the affairs of the vast Tajpur Estate.
He was very fond of “Shikar “and Cars”. He possessed two Rolls Royce, Phantom- I, which was customized and Phantom II, they were named “Kamala and Padmini”. and other latest models of cars like Packard, Pointek, Chevrolet, Singer and a fleet of Hunting Jeeps.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, re-constructed the temple of the families Kul Devi (Family Goddess), Goddess “Chamunda Devi” (Family Deity) on the out skirts of Tajpur town, close to Bijai Niwas Palace.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib rendered support to the District administration all important issues pertaining to the Bijnor District. He pledged all the resources of the Tajpur Estate. He rendered whole hearted support to the British Government during the World War II, by making generous contributions and donations in India’s War efforts. He gave generous financial contributions in the “War Purposes Funds”. He gifted his favorite personal weapon, a Webley W G Army Model Pistol and auctioned his shikar trophies to generate funds. He volunteered to join Army in Mechanized Cavalry and fight the World War II.
a) He offered all the money that the Court of Wards had paid in excess revenue to the Government that was due to the Estate amounting to Rupees 7000/- with interest.
b) He lent the services of his manager of the Estate, Major John Weikfield, (Retired) for field. Who was sent to OTS Mhow and he went to F V School Ahmed Nagar for training.
c) He contributed Rupees 1000/- annually till the period of World War II, in the War Fund.
d) On 09 September 1940 in a letter to His Excellency Governor of the United Province, he” Pledged all the resources of the Tajpur State” at the disposal of the Government.
e) On September 1940, He also volunteered to serve in any Respectable Officer in the district for the duration of War.
f) In January 1941 He donated his personal Pistol, Webley WG Army Model, Registration No: 20756 as contribution to India’s War effort.
g) In 1941-42, During the Congress insurrection, he helped to restore the Law and Order and also assisted in suppressing the rebels who attacked the Police station Nurpur, District Bijnor,UP.
h) In 1942 he offered the Nurpur House in Village Nurpur, which is 8 Kms from Tajpur in district Bijnor, UP for “The use of Evacuees”.
i) On 14 February 1942, at the age of 27 years he offered his services in the Mechanized Cavalry.
j) On the request of the Collector Bijnor, for the Red Cross week from 17 to 24 March 1943 for the Fancy Fare in Bijnor, he instructed his manager Pundit Roop Narian Sharma to send Shikar Trophies for sale.
k) He also donated huge quantity of Silver Ornaments of his fleet of Elephants.
l) In 1944 He gave Rupees 10,000/- as a loan to the Government.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahibs dedicated support and generous contributions in India’s War efforts during the World War II were appreciated by The Viceroy at Delhi, His Excellency the Governor of the United Provinces, Commissioner Bareilly, British Army’s Commander-in-Chief in India, The Military Secretary, district Magistrate of Bijnor and The Collector Bijnor. The Government and the Governor of the United Province had appropriately recognized the efforts of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib. He received appreciations along with two” Sanad’s”. In 1941 from The Commissioner of the Rohilkhand Division and in 1942 from His Excellency the Governor of the United Provinces.
District Bijnor U.P
February 24, 1943.
My dear Kr. Jasjit Singh Sahib,
I very much regret that your descriptive roll photos and specimen signatures (in duplicate) have not been received. As you know, I have recommended you for grant of an assignment and this is specially wanted at once. All the others have already sent it. There should be no difficulty and I hope you will send it at once.
We are holding the Red Cross week from the 17th to 24th of March in this town. His Excellency the Governor has appealed that the district of Bijnor too should give its quota of help for the sick and wounded soldiers and the prisoners of war. In this connection I will not only request you to come to the aid of the sick and wounded soldiers in the form of cash contribution but also request you to send us some articles for this fancy fair. We are holding a fancy fair in Bijnor in which the sale will go to the sick and wounded. I am appealing to all the Raises of this district to send to me as many fancy things from their houses s they can easily spare for being sold to the public in aid of the Red Cross. I am sure that you will be able to spare a few fancy articles from your houses, e.g.; Tiger skin or a Sambhar skin or Horns or Paper weights or Pens and Ink pots or Purdah or a Carpet or a Toy or any other fancy thing which you can easily spare.
Not only would this but I request you to relieve me by collecting some fancy things from the Tajpur family as a whole. In fact, I would have asked you to establish a stall of the Tajpur Family of yourself on the lines of stalls that are established in fancy fairs in Nanital or Mussoorie. Perhaps I need not tell you more and I am sure you will do all you can to help me in this matter.
With best wishes and kindest regards,
C/O Maharaj Amawan & Tikari.
Dstt : Fyzabad.
28th February 1943
My dear Khan Bahadur Sahib,
I thank you for your kind note of 24th instant please excuse delay in the acknowledgement. I was to come over to this place I was very busy. We have after all reached here in the train. I am glad to know that you are holding a FANCY Fair in aid of Red Cross. Please be rest assure that I am ready to do my share. I am ashamed I shall not be there personally because I have to be here for some religious ceremony till 10th March. However, I have asked Pandit Roop Narain Sharma (my manager) to send you some Shikar Trophies for the fancy Fair. Regarding the Cash, I am at your services. I shall help you as much as I can. Please let me know the dates by which I may send you the Cheques. With best wishes and kindest regards.
I have the pleasure in certifying that Kunwar Jasjit Singh Sahib, the owner of Tajpur Estate No: 1 comes from the senior most branch of the Tajpur family being the direct descendants (grandson) of Raja Jagat Singh Sahib, who was the premier Rais of the district and the biggest shareholder of the well-known Tajpur Estate.
Kunwar Jasjit Singh Sahib Himself has been very loyal to the British Government and since the outbreak of the present war has been subscribing towards the war fund and gives an annual donation of Rupees 1,000/- per annum for the period of War.
During the last Congress insurrection, Kunwar Jasjit Singh Sahib rendered great help on the side of law and ordered and assisted in suppressing the rebel who tried attacked the Police Station Nurpur and set a unique example to all loyalists of the district,
February 11, 1943.
Just a few lines in connection with my War Services. I presume that Your Excellency knows that I have already offered every resource of my Estate and personal Services soon after the War broke, for the duration of the War.
Not only that Your Excellency, I have already paid over Rupees 2000/- towards Your Excellency’s War Funds. I have offered the whole amount, which the Court of Wards Bijnor had paid by mistake in excess of Government Revenue during the period when my Estate was under Court of Wards. This sum is well over Rupees 5000/-. I am also paying a thousand rupees every year for the duration of the War. Further I have presented my Military pattern revolver for the fighting purposes.
In spite of all these services I do not feel convinced. I would like to go for Active Service too. I wish to keep the old family tradition of the family in a much better way.
I shall be grateful to Your Excellency’s nominees to save me all the trouble of so many interviews and other formalities.
As regards my age, I am 27 Years old. I have been educated in Colvin Talukdar’s College Lucknow. Owing to some unavoidable circumstances I could not sit for the High School examination. Now as regards my physique, Your Excellency has seen me during the Your Excellency’s recent visit to our district.
Your Excellency, this is one of the greatest sacrifices I am ready to do for the Government. Although I am the only one in my family. My family is consisted of three minor sons and my Wife (4th Raj Kumari of Amawan & Tikari). Whatever the circumstances may be, I cannot overlook the old family traditions. I must do my very best to help the Government in every possible way.
My hobby is Machinery and Shikar. I shall be grateful to Your Excellency if I am taken as one of Your Excellency’s nominees for the Mechanized Cavalry only.
I wanted to request Your Excellency during the period of interview but I found Your Excellency rather busy and hence did not think it proper to trouble Your Excellency then I have very hope that Your Excellency will very kindly appreciate my spirit and will certainly give me a helping hand.
I beg to remain,
Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant,
Kunwar Jasjit Singh of Tajpur
H.E Sir Maurice Garnier Hallett.
G.C.I., K.C.S.I., C.I.E., I.C.S.
Governor United Province.
May it please Your Excellency that during your Excellency’s recent visit to Bijnor. I gave over three thousand rupees towards Your Excellency’s War Purpose Funds and had also offered my honorary services for the duration of the War
I have already given your Excellency some of the services I consider myself fit enough to render to the best of my ability. Since I have heard nothing about it.
In case my honorary personal services are required, I shall be too glad to accept any respectable office in the district. It will be a pleasure to me to serve our benign Government honorary as a pucca Recruiting Officer or as a War Welfare Officer of the district
Pray to be excused for all the trouble caused by this humble letter.
I beg to remain,
Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant.
Kunwar of Tajpur Estate No: 1
During the Congress insurrection in January 1943, Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib rendered his full support to the district administration in maintaining law and ordered in the district. He assisted in suppressing the rebel who tried attacked the Police Station Nurpur and set a unique example to all loyalists of the district.
After this incident the people of the villages under the Tajpur Estate started violent protests. The villagers of Gopalpur, Mussepur, Jamalpur and Fena damaged the roads and the Government property. The British Government planned to burn these villages. Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib got this information, he immediately left for Bijnor, he intervened and convinced the District Administration and prevented them from burning these villages, hence they were saved.
I have the pleasure in certifying that Kunwar Jasjit Singh Sahib, the owner of Tajpur Estate No: 1 comes from the senior most branch of the Tajpur family being the direct descendants (grandson) of Raja Jagat Singh Sahib, who was the premier Rais of the district and the biggest shareholder of the well-known Tajpur Estate.
Kunwar Jasjit Singh Sahib Himself has been very loyal to the British Government and since the outbreak of the present war has been subscribing towards the war fund and gives an annual donation of Rupees 1,000/- per annum for the period of War.
During the last Congress insurrection, Kunwar Jasjit Singh Sahib rendered great help on the side of law and ordered and assisted in suppressing the rebel who tried attacked the Police Station Nurpur and set a unique example to all loyalists of the district,
February 11, 1943.
Raja Jasjit Singh sahib completed the pilot course from Flying Club Patna. He purchased L – 5 two-seater plane. It was named “PRIYATAMA”. He had made two runways one at Karula Raja – Ka – Tajpur at his farm and the second one was made at Dhampur Viran (Near Nabka) near Kalagarh, it was the collection Tehsil of Tajpur Estate) close to Chauwala Farms of Tajpur Estate, Bijnor, UP.
The plane was flown by Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, his eldest son Raja Satenderjit Singh Sahib. In addition, Mr Ghosh who was employed as a pilot. Mr Ghosh once while landing at Tajpur air strip over shot the runway and damaged the under carriage of the plane badly. There after it was not used.
He was married to a princess, Rajkumari Kanak Viharini Devi who was the daughter of Raja Bahadur Hari Har Prasad Narayan Singh of Amawan & Tikari Estate in Bihar. They were blessed with eight children, Six sons and two daughters.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib renovated the “Bijai Niwas” Palace and dedicate the dining hall for the Shikar Trophies of Tigers, Leopards, Deer’s, Bears and other animals. In addition, the trophies were displayed in all rooms of Bijai Niwas Palace.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, established the famous Shikar Company “Kumaon and Hunters Private Limited” in 1961, which was a recognized Shikar outfitters by the Government of India. They were professional Big Game Hunters, Photographers and Shikar Outfitters. They were members of the Indian Shikar Outfitters Association. In Shikar Company, hunting was organized for clients from different countries on trained Elephants. They specialized in assured hunt of Royal Bengal Tiger, Panthers, Leopard and other Small & Big Games. His sons Raja Satendrajit Singh, Kunwar Surendrajit Singh, Kunwar Verendrajit Singh, Kunwar Snehendrajit Singh, Kunwar Mahendrajit Singh and Kunwar Shailendrajit Singh were very good hunters too and they very actively supported in managing the Shikar Company “Kumaon and Hunters Private Limited”. Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib was the managing director. It was established at the Tajpur Farms in Post Office Afzalgarh, District Bijnor UP.
Raja Jasjit Singh sahib of Tajpur Estate, District Bijnor, UP.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib of Tajpur Estate, District Bijnor, UP
1. Kunwar Premraj Singh of Seohara Estate, District Bijnor, UP.
2. Kunwar Raghu Pratap Singh of Seohara Estate, District Bijnor, UP.
3. Kunwar Surendrajit Singh Of Tajpur Estate, District Bijnor, UP.
4. Major John Weikfield, (Retd).
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, was religious person. When he saw that his subjects who follow Sikhism, did not have a place for offering prayers, he donated the land and constructed The Gurudwara, “SHRI SINGH SABHA” which is a place of assembly and worship for Sikhs. The gurudwara is located near the Mahal Sarai Palace in Raja-Ka-Tajpur. Rajkumar Inderjit Singh grandson of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib donated additional land for expansion of the Gurudwara.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib was one of the main founder members of the District Rifle Association (DRA) at Bijnor. At present his grandson Rajkumar Inderjit Singh who also is a very good shooter is the member of the District Rifle Association (DRA), Bijnor, UP.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib had a passion for shooting different types of weapons. He rarely missed the target during hunting. His passion for Shooting different types of Guns motivated him to create a shooting team which could compete in shooting competitions, therefore he created his shooting team and named it the “Tajpur Wanderers”. He was the captain and his team comprised of Choudhry Raghuvir Singh of Neahtaur, Kunwar Raghu Pratap Singh, Mr Abardhwaj (Lallan) Retd as Major General, Kunwar Premraj Singh and his six sons, Kunwar Satendrajit Singh Kunwar, Surendrajit Singh Kunwar, Kunwar Verendrajit Singh, Kunwar Snehenderjit Singh, Shailendrajit Singh & Kunwar Mahendrajit Singh. They won medals in all events and also the Trophies in all competitions held at DRA, Bijnor, UP.
Sitting l to r: kunwar shailendrajit singh kunwar mahendrajit singh
Standing first row l to r: kunwar verendrajit singh, kunwar surendrajit singh, kunwar raghu pratap singh, raja jasjit singh sahib, mr abardwaj (lallan) retd as major general, kunwar prem raj singh, kunwar satendrajit singh, mr vibhuti narayan singh
Standing second l to l to r: unknown. choudhry raghuvir singh of neataur, unknown, kunwar snehendrajit singh, unknown
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib sustained two major injuries. The first incident was in Mussoorie, where he had gone along with his family during the summers. When he went for small birds hunting with his son, Kunwar Verendrajit Singh Sahib and his Gun Dog. The Rai Bahadur Raghu Raj Singh of Seohara, who was staying in the adjacent house. His pet dogs came running to fight with the two Gun dogs. In a hurry to separate the dogs, Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib used his loaded rifles butt and the rifle fired accidentally and the bullet hit him below his heart puncturing his lower portion of his lungs. As he was of a strong and muscular built, he walked back to the Bungalow on his own. Due to the clotting of the blood inside, his heart shifted slightly to one side. At the hill resort adequate medical aid was not available at that time. His condition became serious. His father in law who was also with him, immediately requested for medical help from the Military Hospital at Dehradun cantonment, from where doctors reached for treatment. Doctors were also called from Calcutta and after a long treatment he was saved. The second incident took place in the year 1963. He was one of the founder member of District Rifle Association (DRA) Bijnor. He along with the members of the managing committee of the club went to Delhi for purchase weapons for the club. At the gun shop, National Arms (Shakti Arms) in Connaught place, New Delhi. While the shop keeper was checking the weapons one of the weapons fired accidentally and the bullet hit him in his abdomen, which resulted in 17 punctures in intestines, 18 inches of his intestines was removed. This injury restricted his movement and his health started falling thereafter. He died in 1969. After his death his eldest son Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib succeeded as head of the Line -1 of Tajpur Estate.
Once Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, along with Raja Vishwa Nath Rikh, Kunwar Narender Nath Rikh, and Kunwar Gajender Nath Rikh reached Rampur to grace the ceremony of wedding of their brother, Kunwar Hemender Nath Rikh. The moment the Nawab of Rampur came to know about the presence of Royals of Tajpur. The Nawab of Rampur Estate sent his Chief Minister Colonel Bashir Ahmed to invite them on Dinner at “Khas Bagh Palace” and extended a grand welcome to the Royals of Tajpur. He conveyed his displeasure for not informing him about their arrival in his Estate.
Colonel Sandeep Sharma, in the year 2005, while collecting relevant information about the history of Tajpur Estate, met Shri Surender Singh Tyagi who lived in Seohara. His father Late Chaudhry Maharaj Singh was one of the managers of the Tajpur Estate under Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib. He gave the following information:
a) Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib constructed two ways Lal Surkhi road (two strips of gravel) on which the vehicle could move. This road was made from Tajpur to Police Station Seohara. This road was called “The English Road” and was the first metal road of the district. A stone was also placed in front of the MQM College in Seohara on which the date of inauguration, the person who inaugurated the road and that the road was made by the Tajpur Estate was engraved. This stone broke in 1975. This road was very useful for the local people as this area was like desert and vehicular movement was very difficult as the vehicles often got stuck in the sand.
b) Once when the Governor visited the Tajpur Estate, he was very happy to see administration and the developments made in Tajpur. He gave the title of Raja to the Tajpur town and it was thereafter known as Raja-Ka –Tajpur.
c) The Estate had a two- seater plane, L- 5 and was named “Priyatama”, there were two Rolls Royce cars and were named “Kamala and Padmini.”
d) After the marriage of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib there were celebrations for one month. During this all the artists from different parts of the country had performed.
Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib appointed Major John Weikfield (Retd) as the manager of the Tajpur Estate. Major John Weikfield served in British Army before coming to Tajpur. He was very intelligent, honest, sincere and dedicated person, who looked after the Tajpur Estate. He used to accompany Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib where ever he went. The Raja was very fond of him and had full trust on major John Weikfield. He was one of the directors in the Shikar Company the “Kumaon and hunters Private Limited”. His younger brother Mr Arthur Weikfield joined him later and stayed with him at Tajpur for few years. Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib during the World war II sent him to serve in the Army and he was sent to OTS Mhow and he further went to F V School Ahmed Nagar for training.
1. Consolidated the land holdings of Line- 1 of Tajpur Estate after the death of Rani ML Hira Dei, widow of Kunwar Randheer Singh. It is the biggest” Tyagi Estate “in the Country.
2. He extensively contributed toward India’s efforts during World War II. He pledged all the resources of his Estate and made huge financial contributions to British Government.
3. During the World War II he offered to serve in the Army in Mechanized Cavalry and Gifted his Pistol Webley for the world War.
4. After the Congress Insurrection he prevented the British Government from burning the villages; They were, Gopalpur, Mussepur, Jamalpur and Fena .
5. Purchased “Priyatama” Two-Seater L-5 Air Craft.
6. Renovated the Bijai Niwas Palace at Tajpur Constructed a Gurudwara on his land and donated it.
7. Constructed “Lal Surkhi Road” also called “English Road” from Tajpur to Seohara.
8. Tajpur was renamed as Raja – Ka – Tajpur.
9. Re-Constructed the Goddess “Chamunda Mata” temple at Raja-Ka-Tajpur.
10. Opened Shikar company “The Kumaom & Hunters Private Limited”.
11. Created shooting Team The “Tajpur Wanderers”.
12. Was the Founder Member of DRA (District Rifle Association), Bijnor,UP.
13. He constructed Gurudwara “Shri Singh Sabha” at Raja-Ka-Tajpur.
Sitting L to R: - Kr Hector Rikh, Unknown, Kr Vikramjit Rikh s/o Victor Rikh (served in Indian Air force, he died while flying in Poona), Unknown, Unknown, Kr Tiny Rikh, Kr Vijai Rikh, Kr Virender Nath Rikh, Kr Prem Raj of Seohara Estate
Sitting on Chair L to R: - Rani Molly Rikh, w/o Kr Birtie Rikh, Rani Lillain Mary, Colonel Gyan Chand Dubey ( Groom), Rk Monica (Bride) D/O Kr Victor Rikh, Rani Kuntala Rikh W/O Kr Victor Rikh, Rani Phool Kumari of Dhampur Estate, Rani Bhawani Devi w/o Raja Gajender Nath Rikh, Rani Durga Rose Rikh w/o of Kr Hari Nath Rikh, Bar at Law, Rk Kitty Rikh who belonged to Lord family of Great Britain w/o of Kr Jaswant Rikh, RkLolita D/O Kr Hari Nath Rikh
Standing first row L to R: - 1 to 7 Unknown, Major John Wakefield Retd Manager of Raja Bahadur Jasjit Singh Sahib, Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, Brig Maha Singh Rikh, Kr Bertie Rikh S/O Kr Shiva Nath Rikh, Kr Padvender Rath Rikh, Kr Victor (Ashok) Rikh, Kr Hari Raj Singh of Seohara State married to Sister of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib, Kr Jaswant Rikh S/o Raja Shiam Rikh, Unknown,Raja Vishwanath Rikh S/o Raja Shiam Rikh, Unknown, Kr Gajender Nath Rikh S/O Vishwanath Rikh, Rai Bahadur Rahu Raj Singh of Seohara Estate, Unknown, kr Narendra Nath Rikh, Kr Ranveer Singh of Garhi, Kr Rajeshwar Nath Rikh, Kr Gajpati Rikh
Last Row Standing L to R:- Unknown, Mr Arthur brother of John Weikfield, unknown, Dr Rajkumar Mishra, unknown, Unknown, Unknown, unknown, Mahender Nath Tyagi of Mujadpur. Unknown, unknown, Chaudhary Bagheswar Nath Tyagi,
clock wise: raja satendrajit singh, raja snehendrajit singh, rajkumari sushma singh, raja mahendrajit singh, raja inderjit singh, raja surendrajit singh, raja verenderjit singh, raja shailenderjit singh and Raja jamdagnijit singh
Rani Kanak Viharini Devi belonged to the famous Amawan & Tekari estate of Bihar in the central India. Her father was Raja Bahadur Hari Har Prasad Narayan Singh of Amawan and Tikari Raj Estate. She was very stylish and elegant lady. She enjoyed visiting places and had deep concern for the women and children of Tajpur Estate. She was blessed with Six sons, Raja Satendrajit Singh (Bade Raja), Kunwar Surendrajit Singh (Bichle Raja), Kunwar Verendrajit Singh (Manjhle Raja), Kunwar Snehendrajit Singh (Baby Raja), Kunwar Mahendrajit Singh (Kanjhle Raja) and Kunwar Shailendrajit Singh (Chote Raja) and two daughters Rani Sushma Singh (Baby Rani) and Choti Baby Rani who died at the age of 2 years. She was a very caring, devoted and affectionate mother.
She used to visit very frequently to Amawan & Tekari Estate in Bihar in he own two-seater plane “Priyatama” which was flown by her eldest son Raja Satenderjit Singh. The Estate had its own runway in Raja-ka-Tajpur for the two-seater plane.
In her later years she became very religious and devoted her time in prayers. She used to celebrate all religious functions with devotion. She was very much attached to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rani Sahiba was very religious and kind hearted lady. She had a very strong will power and was very Charismatic. People of the village respected and loved her a lot. The Raj Mata of Tajpur Estate died at the age of 84 years on 31 May 2006 at Bijai Niwas Palace at Raja- Ka- Tajpur. On the day of her death thousands of people gathered to pay their homage. She was very religious and kindhearted lady.
raja satendrajit singh sahib (bade raja) was born on 03 december 1935 in lucknow, up. he was the eldest of the eight children of raja jasjit singh Sahib . he completed his education along with his younger brothers kunwar surendrajit singh and kunwar verendrajit singh from the prestigious colvin’s talukdars college in lucknow up to class x and thereafter did his class xii from christian college at lucknow. he was of medium height, well-built and very handsome. he was a man with a great vision and a strong will power which made him take calculated risks. his pleasing manners and charismatic personality made him very popular amongst the other royal families. he was very social and well connected with ministers and senior government officials. he was attached to his younger brothers and sister, he cared for them and gave them the fatherly support.
Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, after schooling went to Patna and stayed with his maternal grandfather, Raja Bahadur Hari Har Prasad Naryan Singh of Amawan & Tikari Raj in Patna, Bihar. He like his farther Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib had a passion to fly, therefore, he learned flying at the “Bihar Flying Club” and acquired Private Flying License. He flew “Priyatama” the L-5 two-seater aircraft of Tajpur Estate. He was a very good Pilot. He along with his mother flew frequently from Raja-Ka-Tajpur to Patna. Maharaja Kamakhya Prasad Narayan Singh of Ramgarh Estate purchased the first helicopter in private sector in the country from Russia, he requested Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib to go to Russia to bring the helicopter, as at time was assisting him as a Labour and Legal officer in the Ramgarh Bukharo Coal Field Limited, owned by Ramgarh Estate.
Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib was very fond of traveling and seeing new places. The aim was to meet influential people, gain experience and knowledge about the latest developments. He was a visionary and wanted to start new projects in Tajpur Estate as the Government had already brought the zamindari Abolition Act and was planning to impose ban on hunting. He visited European countries frequently.
Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, since his childhood had a passion for hunting. He accompanied his father when he went out for hunting. He actively helped his father, Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib in running the Shikar Company “Kumaon and Hunter Private Limited”. His favorite car was the Pointek Safari model and his personal weapon was 16-Bore Gun.
Maharaja Kamakhya Naryan Singh, of Ramgarh Estate in Bihar, owned the Bukharo & Ramgarh Coal Field Limited. He was very Close friend of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib. He appointed Kunwar Satendrajit Singh as the Labour Officer so that he could understand the management of the labours. He also served as a Legal Officer for two years in the Coal Field and later on he served as a transport officer in Patna in the Head Office of Swatantra Party. In 1962, had to come back to Raja-Ka-Tajpur to look after the legal affairs of the Estate.
Maharaja Kamakhya Naryan Singh, of Ramgarh Estate in Bihar, stated a Political Party called “The Swatantra Party”. Its Head Quarter was located at Patna, Bihar. Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib held few important posts in the party and actively assisted Maharaja of Ramgarh Estate in smooth functioning of the Swatantra Party.
Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, in 1962 came back to Raja-Ka-Tajpur to look after the legal affairs of the Tajpur Estate, as the Government of India had wrongly acquired Bhogpur forest under the Thakedari Abolition Act. The Bhogpur forest area was part of Tajpur Estate on a 99 years Perpetual Lease deed, which as per law would automatically get renewed after expiry. The Government acquired it forcibly and started cutting the trees on large scale. Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib filled a writ petition at Allahabad high court.
He was supported by very senior Advocate Mr Brij Narain Saproo and his junior Mr KC Shrivastava and he won the case. This case was requoted later on. It was very famous case at that time thousands of people closely followed the proceedings as the case from the Governments side was defended by Mr Ashok Sen, the Law Minister. Since the court’s verdict was in favor of Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, the court released all the cut trees which were estimated at Rupees Fifty Lacs, unfortunately all trees got washed away in the flood in river Ram ganga.
Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, in 1967 married Kumari Usha Singh, daughter of wealthy landlord Chaudhry Sukhbir Singh of Sultanpur, District Saharanpur, UP. They were blessed with four children, Rajkumari Archi Singh in 1968, In 1969 a son, Rajkumar Jamdagnijit Singh, In 1970, Second daughter Raj Kumari Anusuya Singh and Third daughter Raj Kumari Aditi Singh in 1972. All the children were educated in Saint Mary’s Convent boarding school in Dehradun. He was very caring husband and father. Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib was just 36 years old when he died on 06 January 1972 due to heart attack
a) Had commercial Flying License.
b) Flew Tajpur Estates plane “Priyatama”.
c) Served as Labour and Legal Officer in Bukaro & Ramgarh Coal Fields.
d) Assisted in functioning of Swatantra Party of Maharaja Kamakhya Naryan Singh, of Ramgarh Estate in Bihar.
e) Won the famous Bhogpur Forest Case against the Government of India.
Raja Surendrajit Singh Sahib was born on 21 March 1936 at Calcutta. He spent his early childhood at Raja-Ka-Tajpur. He along with his elder and younger brother completed his education from the Colvin Talukdars. He was a keen sportsman and participated in all the games, he was physically very fit. While in school he excelled in the shooting competitions and was judged as a marksman in the NCC camp in Lucknow. Since his childhood he showed interest on Archery, Shooting and Hunting. He accompanied his father while hunting. This was his first step to hunting which later on became his favorite hobby. He had a very attractive personality and was very popular amongst the clients from different countries visiting the Shikar Company.
Raja Surendrajit Singh Sahib, in 1951 returned to Raja-Ka- Tajpur to help his father in managing the agriculture farms in Chouwala, Kiratpur and Kandla in Afzalgarh. It’s during this time he developed interest in social service of the backward and poor people of the region. Here he learned horse riding and often did hunting on horseback, because of his good reputation in the area he had developed many followers and was respected by one and all. He was a daring, hardworking and courageous. He was very naughty since his childhood and had a good sense of humour. He was popularly known as “Bichle Sarkar”.
He was very good at skeet shooting and had won one Silver and one Bronze medal in the National Level Championship and also won many prizes at the Estate and district level in Rifle, Pistol and Skeet Shooting. Later on, he was nominated as a member of the District Rifle Association managing (DRA) Bijnor, UP. He had number of weapons, like 375 Magnum, 333 Jeffries Rifle, Short Gun Paradox etc.
Raja surendrajit Singh Sahib, helped his father in running the Shikar Company, “The Kumaon and Hunters Private Limited”. He was a very energetic and an active member of the Shikar team. He had very good knowledge of wild life. He was one of the Directors in the Shikar Company. He used to accompany the clients from different countries and high-ranking officers of the civil administration for hunts. His exploits included many Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Dears, and Wild Boars etc. It is during this time he met Mrs. Liliyana Ganz of USA, who was a regular client of The Shikar company. She proved to be a true friend. She extended her moral and emotional support and remained a sincere friend as long as he was alive. She was attached with the other members of the family as well. Everyone in the family respected and liked her. She was very popular amongst the children and the grand children of the family.
Raja Surendrajit Singh took keen interest in politics and was elected un apposed in many Political Appointments in the District. He was also involved in active Politics in the district and had many good contacts with the people high up in the administration and with many Royal families of Northern India. His dear friend Kunwar Raghu Pratap Singh of Seohara, who was also a keen hunter, he accompanied him in helping the local administration in killing few man eaters Leopards in the District.
During the latter part of his life he moved to the Mahal Sarai Palace at Raja-Ka-Tajpur. Here he opened a school in the Palace and dedicated the school to his great grandfather. He named it “Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Memorial School. He provided free education to poor people of Raja-Ka-Tajpur and nearby villages.
Raja Surendrajit Singh Sahib followed disciplined life throughout, which he maintained till the last and in the later part of his life he developed faith in religion. He was very fond of dogs. He remained Bachelor and was fond of drinks, which he enjoyed with his friends as he was a very social person. He was also very fond of the grand children’s and taught them naughty prangs.
He was a religious person. He installed idols of Lord Shiva, Shiv Linga, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha at Chajmal Wala (Fatehpur Dhara) in Paragana Afzalgarh in village Kallu Wala in the foot hills of Shivalik Ranges. The Idols were installed under a Banyan tree under which a very sacred Saint used to meditate. He also worshiped Goddess Kali Temple popularly known as “Ma Ratroi Temple” in Aligarh district, UP. He used to visit the temple of Goddess “Ratroi Ma”, in district Aligarh regularly. He was follower of Swami Bharmanand Ji, the spiritual Guru of Tajpur family and regularly visited his Ashram in Deoband, District Saharanpur, UP.
Raja Surendrajit Singh Sahib spent his last years at Mahal Sarai Palace in Raja-Ka-Tajpur. He was to visit “Ratroi Ma” temple on 10 April. On 09 April 06 after saying good bye to other family members he went to bed early and told his younger brother Kunwar Verendrajit Singh to wake him up early in the morning so that they could leave early. On 10 April 06 at 0400 AM when he went to wake him, he found him dead. He died in sleep. His untimely death came as a shock to all the family members and to the people of the region. His last rights were performed on the banks of river Ganges near the Bijnor barrage and thousands of villagers were present during the last rights.
a) Managed all Farms of Tajpur Estate.
b) Actively involved in Social Service of poor people.
c) Was Director in the Shikar Company the Kumaon and Hunters Private Limited.
d) Was one of the members of District Rifle Association (DRA), Bijnor, UP.
e) Won many medals in Shooting Competition’s.
f) Was Politically very active.
g) Opened “Raja Bahadur Jagat Singh Memorial School” at Tajpur.
h) Killed many Man Eater Tigers.
i) Installed the Idols of lord Shiva, goddess Parvati and lord Ganesha in village Chajmal Wala, in Afzalgarh.
Raja Verendrajit Singh Sahib, was the third son of late Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib. He was born on 20 Nov 1948 at 7, Prithvi road, New Delhi. He along with his two elder brothers went for his schooling to the Colvin Talukdars, Lucknow in 1945 where he studied up to class V, and thereafter went to Patna where he completed his Class X and XII. He spent the early childhood at Raja-Ka- Tajpur. As a child he liked site seeing and hunting. He was attached with his elder brother Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib.
Raja Verendrajit Singh Sahib enjoyed swimming, playing squash and Short Races. He excelled in swimming and won many medals in school. He was very good at shooting. He was well built and physically very fit. He was very handsome and well mannered.
Raja Verendrajit Singh Sahib, too had a passion for hunting and had very sound knowledge of wild life. He was an active member in the management Shikar Company “The Kumaon and Hunters Private Limited”. His personal car was eight cylinders Packard and weapons included 333 Jeffries, 12 Bore gun and .32 Pistol. He pursued hunting for fun.
He stayed for one year with his elder brother, Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib at Calcutta, thereafter in 1962, he came back to Raja-Ka- Tajpur and joined his elder brother, Raja Surendrajit Singh in managing the Tajpur Farms. He re organized and managed the Tajpur Farms at Kiratpur , where he spent most of his time. He was fond of his drinks and occasionally made alcohol at home, which was very popular and called it Mother land Scotch . He enjoyed hosting family members and friends at the Farm.
He became religious in later years of his life. He installed idols of Lord Shiva, in lord Shiva temple in Raja-Ka-Tajpur and in his will he donated land to Gurudwara: “Shri Singh Sabha” in Raja-Ka- Tajpur. His last wish was fulfilled by Rajkumar Inderjit Singh in 2012. He also worshiped Goddess Kali Temple popularly known as “Ma Ratroi” temple in Aligarh district, UP. he also was a follower of Swami Bhramanand Ji Of Deoband, District Saharanpur, UP.
Raja Verendrajit Singh Sahib spent last few years of his life at Raja-Ka- Tajpur in Mahal Sarai Palace along with his elder brother Raja Surendrajit Singh Sahib. He was very fond of children and enjoyed playing with grandchildren. There was a special bond between him and his elder brother whom he assisted in running the school at Raja-Ka- Tajpur. He fell ill in the later part of his life, his condition did not improve despite treatment and he died on 2016 while undergoing in a hospital in Meerut, UP.
a) Reorganized and managed the Tajpur Farm at Kiratpur.
b) Was an active member in the Shikar Company.
c) Installed the Idol of Lord Shiva at the temple in Tajpur.
d) Donated additional land to the gurudwara “Shri Singh Sabha” at Tajpur.
Raja Snehenderjit Singh Sahib, was the fourth son of Raja Jasjit Singh and was born in 1946 in Lucknow. He spent most of his childhood at Patna and studied there up to class X. After that he came back to Raja-Ka- Tajpur. He was very fond of horse riding and used to enjoy hunting on horseback. He was the favorite son of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib. He only had the permission to fire his father’s favorite Gun Churchill.
Raja Snehenderjit Singh Sahib was well built, physically fit and a good sportsman. He was fond of shooting and enjoyed horse riding and hunting. As a person he had loving nature and was dedicated to the family. He was strikingly handsome and an extrovert. He had tremendous initiative and was courageous & with a business mind. He started a venture by the name of “Sneh Refinery” (Oil based company). Which was a very successful venture, but after his death it suffered heavy losses due to mismanagement by the Managers, therefore had to be closed.
Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib like his elder brothers was actively involved in the functioning of the Shikar Company “The Kumaon and Hunters Private Limited”. He used to take the clients independently for hunting and had personally killed many Tigers and Leopards. He also assisted his brothers in managing the Agriculture Farms of the Tajpur Estate.
Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib in 1975, he was married to Kumari Sushma Singh, daughter of Chaudhry Sukhbir Singh of Sultanpur. He was blessed with a son Rajkumar Inderjit Singh in 1976 and one daughter Raj Kumari Kirti Singh in 1977. He was actively involved in the family affairs and also looked after the family farms. On 11 April 1976, he died of heart attack in Varanasi while undergoing treatment.
a) Started “Sneh Refinery”.
b) Was an active member in the Shikar Company.
c) Assisted in managing the Agriculture Farms of Tajpur Estate.
Rajkumari Sushma Singh (Baby Rani) was born in 1948 in Patna and spent most of her childhood in Patna, where she completed her education from Saint Joseph Convent School. After finishing her education, she came back to Raja-Ka- Tajpur. She was studious, loving and emotional by nature. All the family members loved her.
She was attached with the wives of her elder brothers and was very fond of her Nieces and Nephews. She was very Graceful and Charming lady. She died at a very young age (28 Years) in Raja-Ka- Tajpur.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh sahib was the sixth child of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib and was born on 23 December 1950 at Patna, where he spent his early childhood and completed his initial schooling. He returned to Raja-Ka- Tajpur in the early sixties and thereafter remained at Raja-Ka- Tajpur.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib, like the other members of the family had a strong liking for hunting which was his favorite hobby and so was driving all types of vehicles. At a very young age he started helping his father and brothers in The Shikar Company and also in the farm works. His hunting exploits included many Leopards and Tigers.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib was attached to his elder brothers, Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib and Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib. The death his brothers was a big setback to him, at the time of their death he and his younger brother Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib were in their early twenties. He along with his younger brother took on the responsibilities of the families of their elder brothers, which they took on very sincerely and dedicated their life for the family. They sacrificed their own interest for the sake of the family.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib was bold at taking decisions and risks. He tried new ventures after the Hunting was banned by the Government. He started a Movie Theater which was a successful venture. It was made near the entry gate of Bijai Niwas Palace. Since it interfered in the privacy of the family, it had to be closed. He then started Narayani Textile Mill at Raja-Ka-Tajpur, which ran into loss due to mismanagement by the manager, therefore had to be closed. He later on installed a ”Mentha Plant” which was successful. After few years it had to be closed as the local farmers stopped cultivating Mentha.
He took on the responsibilities of managing the Tajpur Farms at Kiratpur, near Kalagarh and spent his maximum time in management of the Farm. He had a dream of opening a Wild Life Resort at Kiratpur Farm. He was very Social and Generous, all villages surrounding the Kiratpur Farms respected him.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib, later married Rani Sushma Singh wife of his elder brother Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib who died in 1977. They were blessed with a daughter, Raj Kumari Devhuti Singh, who presently runs her own business by the brand name “Dharohar” in Nioda. He as a person was very responsible, sincere and hardworking with immense energy who was ever ready to take on any responsibility, both those concerning the family as well as outside the family. He spent most of his time looking after the family farm at Kiratpur near Kalagarh. He has sailed through the ups and downs in the family cheerfully and very maturely.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib was very fond of hunting and had very good knowledge about the wild life. He used to enjoy taking his children and grandchildren on jungle Safari. He was very daring and good at hunting, he shot few Maneater Tigers on the request of the civil administration. He was passionate about the Jeeps and Jonga’s. His favorite was his Red color Jeep.
During the latter part of his life he became religious. He had faith on “Ratroi Mata” and the Chadi Wale Babaji of Ratroi. He was a follower of Swami Bhramanad ji of Deoband whom all members of Tajpur family follow as their Spiritual Guru. He also was a follower of Guru Vedantiji Maharaj of Ajodhya purified all male members of Tajpur family by performing the “Janeyu” Ceremony.
Raja Mahendrajit Singh was attached to grandchildren and he enjoyed playing with them. The later part of his life he spent more time at Raja-Ka- Tajpur. On 13 Mar 2015 night he fell down from the rear balcony of Bijai Niwas Palace and suffered head injury. He was declared dead by the doctor.
a) Was an active member in the Shikar Company.
b) Made a Cinema Hall in Tajpur.
c) Started Narayani Textile Mill at Tajpur.
d) Installed Mentha Plant at Tajpur.
e) Managed the Tajpur Farm at Kiratpur.
f) He killed Maneater Tigers.
Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib, is the youngest son of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib and was born on 04 January 1953 at Patna. thereafter, he moved along with his elder brother Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib to Raja-Ka- Tajpur.
Since his Childhood he was interested in shooting different types of weapons. He was marksman in shooting. He was fascinated towards the wild life and loved watching them. He had Deer’s, Peacocks and Ducks as pets at Bijai Niwas Palace. He enjoyed long rides in the jungles. Hunting never fascinated him as he disliked killing animals, hence remained away from the activities of the Shikar Company. He was religious since his childhood and is a vegetarian.
He was attached to his eldest brother, Raja Satenderajit Singh Sahib who was also very fond of him. The death of his elder brother Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib came as a shock to him as he was very young at that time. He thereafter took on the responsibilities of the families of Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib and Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib who died in 1977. These setbacks made him very strong, he faced the ups and down very boldly.
Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib was attached to his mother since his childhood. He was a very devoted son, he looked after his mother till her end. He ensured that all her wishes were fulfilled.
Raja Shailenderjit Singh Sahib, is a very strong pillar of the family, he sacrificed his entire life for the family. Though was born with a silver spoon, he possesses all the qualities of head and heart, all the adjectives simply seem too short to describe his noble personality. He looked after the Legal Affairs of the family at Raja-Ka- Tajpur. Since the time the Land Ceiling act was evoked. till date handling these cases in various courts. He is attached to his grand-children and is very caring and affectionate.
Raja Shailenderjit Singh Sahib, assisted his elder brother, Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib in running many projects like running a Cinema hall and Nayayani” Textile Mill at Raja-Ka- Tajpur. He is very actively involved in the local politics and also in the conduct of Ramlila at Raja-Ka- Tajpur for many years.
Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib installed idols of God and Goddesses at Ma Chamunda Devi Temple, Goddess Sheetla Temple and Lord Shiva Temple and also renovated the temples in early 1990’s at Raja-Ka-Tajpur. He constructed a Dharamshala at Lord Shiva Temple, where a Sanskrit Patshala (School) was run and it’s here Pandit Padam Dutt Sharma studied, who later on became a professor in the prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The samadhi’s of the ancestors of the Tajpur family are located in Kachha Bagh near Bijai Niwas Palace at Raja-Ka-Tajpur, these were in open. He made a covered shelter on the Samadhi of the ancestors. He also donated 350 Meters of land for construction of road linking the part of Tajpur town near Gurudwara, Shri Singh Sabha with Nurpur – Seohara main Road.
As a person he is very cool headed, generous and kindhearted person, when the family faced one tragedy after the other, he maintained a cool composer and handled the situations. He has immense faith in God and is very religious. His day starts with long prayer and in the evenings again he is regular with his prayers. He is a devotee of Swami Bhramanand Ji of Deoband in District Saharanpur, UP. He along with the family members regularly visit the Ashram at Deoband. Like his elder brothers he too has faith in “Ratroi Mata” and also on Chadi Wale Baba Ji of “Ratroi Temple. He is very hospitable and loves to look after anyone who visits “The Bijai Niwas Palace” and any saint visiting Raja-Ka- Tajpur, never went empty handed.
a) Handled all Legal Affairs of the Tajpur State.
b) Installed idols of God and Goddesses at Ma Chamunda Devi Temple, Sheetla Temple and Lord Shiva Temple and also renovated the temples in early 1990’s at Raja-Ka-Tajpur.
c) He constructed a Dharamshala at Lord Shiva Temple, where a Sanskrit Patshala (School) was run and it’s here Pandit Padam Dutt Sharma studied, who later on became a professor in the prestigious Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
d) Made a covered shelter on the Samadhi of the Ancestors in Kachha Bagh near Bijai Niwas Palace at Raja-Ka-Tajpur.
e) Donated 350 Meters of land for construction of road linking the part of Tajpur town near Gurudwara, Shri Singh Sabha with Nurpur – Seohara main Road.
Rani Usha Singh, was born on 23 September 1945 in Sultanpur, District Saharanpur (UP). Her father Chaudhary Sukhbir Singh Tyagi Raees, was a very prominent Zamindar of Saharanpur District. He built his Haveli in Sultanpur, his wife Mrs Prem Lata Tyagi was a very religious and poise lady. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother.
Rani Usha Singh completed her education from HV Inter College, Saharanpur and in 1967 She married Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib of Tajpur Estate. The marriage function was a grand event where members of other prominent Royal Families, Political leaders, Friends from Foreign Countries and Senior Government officials were the guests.
Rani Usha Singh had a blissful married life with all the luxuries and comforts. She was liked by one and all because of her caring and affectionate nature. They were blessed four children Rajkumari Archi Singh in 1968, Rajkumar Jamdagnijit Singh in 1969, Rajkumari Anusuya Singh in 1970 and Rajkumari Aditi Singh in 1972. She has concern for the Women and Children of Tajpur Estate, even today she is respected by the local people and is popularly called “Rani Sahiba”
Rani Usha Singh was a devoted wife and very caring mother. Unfortunately, her happiness’s were very short as she suffered the first setback in 1972 when she lost her husband, Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, thereafter she lost her only son, Raja Jamdagnijit Singh in 1976, she could not bear these loses and was emotionally shattered, this affected her health and remained ill thereafter. In 1994, She lost her daughter, Rajkumari Aditi Singh. In 2004, She lost her Son in Law, Major Amit Sharma, husband of her elder daughter Rajkumari Archi Singh. These two deaths led to further deterioration of her health.
Rani Usha Singh devoted most of her life looking after her children and was attached with her mother-in-law Raj Mata Kanak Viharini Devi, she was concerned about her health and looked after her very sincerely till her death. She is very religious and devotes most of her time in prayers. She has remained a vegetarian since her childhood.
Rani Usha Singh has concern for each member in the family and specially loves her Grand-children. At present she stays in the Bijai Niwas Palace, Raja-Ka-Tajpur and occasionally visits her daughters and grand-children.
Rani Sushma Singh was born on 14 Jan 1948 in Imalia, Tehsil Chandpur, District Bijnor (UP). Her father Chaudhary Sukhbir Singh Tyagi Raees, was a very prominent Zamindar of Saharanpur District. He built his Haveli in Sultanpur, his wife Mrs Prem Lata Tyagi was a very religious and poise lady.
Rani Sushma Singh completed her education from Saharanpur, she completed her MA in Political Science from Munna Lal Degree College, Saharanpur (UP). In 1975 she married Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib of Tajpur Estate, District Bijnor (UP). Her elder sister Rani Usha Singh was earlier married to Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib, elder brother of Raja Snehendrajit Siingh Sahib. She was a very devoted wife and a caring mother. In 1976 they were blessed with a son, Rajkumar Inderjit Singh and in 1977 they were blessed with a daughter, Rajkumari Kirti Singh.
Rani Sushma Singh lost her husband Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib in 1977, he passed away due to heart attack at Kashi (Varanasi). She married for the second time in 1979 to Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib, the fourth son of Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib of Tajpur Estate. They were blessed with a daughter Rajkumari Devhuti Singh in 1980.
Rani Sushma Singh devoted most of her life looking after her children and was also attached with her mother-in-law Raj Mata Kanak Viharini Devi and along with her elder sister, Rani Usha Singh, looked after her very sincerely till her death. She is very religious and devotes most of her time in prayers. She has remained a vegetarian since her childhood.
Rani Sushma Singh has concern for each member in the family and specially loves her Grand-children. At present she stays in the Bijai Niwas Palace, Raja-Ka-Tajpur and occasionally visits her daughters and grand-children.
Chaudhary Sukhbir Singh was a very well-known Tyagi in Saharanpur District, UP. He had a very large land holding with many villages under him. He was a styled Chaudhary, who was known for his kind and large heart. He was very helpful towards poor people and carried out many developments in the area.
He was a styled Chaudhary, he constructed the Mahal of Bhat Kanjawar, his land holdings covered the present pargana of Sultanpur. In Sarsawa, near Saharanpur, he had a Brick Fort and gave the name Mahal. He contributed a force of 30 Horses and 200-foot Soldiers
His elder daughter, Kumari Usha Singh was married to Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib and the younger daughter, Kumari Sushma Singh, was married to Kunwar Snehendrajit Singh Sahib of the Tajpur Estate.
Rajkumari Archi Singh is the eldest daughter of Late Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib and Rani Usha Singh, she was born on 02 April 1968 in Delhi. She is the eldest sibling in the joint family.
Rajkumari Archi Singh, since her early childhood has shown tremendous potential and character. She was a disciplined, affectionate, caring and soft spoken. She lost her father Raja Satendrajit Singh Sahib at the age of 4 years. She was attached to her grandmother Rani Kanak Viharini Devi who was from Amawan & Tikari Estate, an influential Royal family of Bihar. She learnt the traditions and values from her. She was a very caring sister to her younger brothers and sisters
Rajkumari Archi Singh was sent to Saint Mary’s convent, a boarding school in Clement Town, Dehradun. She studied in this school till her class tenth. In her school she was very active apart from her studies she excelled in sports too. She was part of school basketball team. She has a very close bonding with the missionaries since her childhood as she started her early education from the school run by the missionaries from the famous Tajpur Church Constructed by her great grandfather, Raja Shiam Singh (Changed his name to Raja Francis Xavier). Since her early days till her class tenth she was brought up under the strict supervision of Nuns and Fathers which helped her to build a strong personality. She completed her class eleventh, twelfth and Graduation from MKP College, Dehradun.
During her schooling in Dehradun she saw the Army from very close and was fascinated by the Parades of IMA cadets as all this reminded her of her Great Grandfather Brigadier Maha Singh Rikh, (Dikki Baba Ji). She vowed to marry Army Officer and on 02 February 1995, she married Captain Amit Sharma, who was serving in 9th Deccan Horse which is 250 years old Regiment, raised by the Nizam of Hyderabad. They were blessed with a boy, Kunwar Adhiraj Singh on 9 December 1996.
Rajkumari Archi Singh’s happiness was for a very short period as she lost her husband after 9 years of marriage. Major Amit Sharma attained martyrdom on 13 March 2004, while fighting terrorists on the high reaches of Pir Panjal Ranges in Jammu & Kashmir while serving with 27 Rashtriya Rifles (Maratha).
After the death of her husband, she took some time to reconcile and thereafter she stood very boldly and faced all the challenges which she overcame one by one. She completed her Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) and started teaching in Army Public School, Meerut, UP since 2006. She devoted her life for her Son Kunwar Adhiraj Singh, who has completed his Mechanical engineering from MIET, Meerut and is persuing MBA from FMS College New Delhi.
In her house she has dedicated one room for her husband, Major Amit Sharma, SM (Sena Medal Gallantry). She has displayed his ceremonial dresses, Medals, National Flag in which he was wrapped the last time, his letters to Kunwar Adhiraj Singh and the newspaper clippings.
Major Amit Sharma was born on 5 July 1967, in Meerut. His father Col HS Sharma served in the Indian Army for 34 years and his mother Mrs Hemlata Sharma is a home maker, she is a devoted wife and mother. Captain Manoj Sharma, his elder brother also served in the Indian Army in 16 Cavalry (Armoured Regiment).
Major Amit Sharma completed his early education from different schools all over the country as his father was in the Army. He completed his graduation, BSc with distinction from Meerut College in the year 1987. He since his childhood had a passion to join Indian Army. He joined IMA (Indian Military Academy), Dehradun in Jun 1988. In December 1989 he was commissioned in 9 DH (Deccan Horse) which is 250 years old Armoured Regiment. Apart from his unit, 9 Deccan Horse, he served in Zakhama in North East, 2 Kumaon in Jammu and Kashmir and in 27 Rashtriya Rifles in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir
Major Amit Sharma was professionally very competent, physically very fit and bold. He along with his team was sent for flood relief mission in Hissar, Haryana in 1993, where he saved the life’s civilians. He was awarded with the prestigious CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF COMMENDATION CARD for his sincere and dedicated efforts which resulted in saving the life of hundreds of villagers.
He was very lively and energetic person. He was very fond of wild life, during his vacations he used to spend most of his time at Tajpur Farms in Kalagarh, as it is located in the buffer zone of Jim Corbet Park. He used to enjoy long drives specially in the forest areas. He was a caring husband and a loving father to his son Adhiraj Singh. He respected his elders and was attached to relations younger to him.
Major Amit Sharma, in 2002 he was posted to counter insurgency Unit, 27 Rashtriya Rifles raised by the brave Maratha Regiment. On 13 March 2004, he sacrificed his life fighting terrorists in the thick forest in the high reaches of Pir Panjal Mountains Ranges in Bafliaz sector in Poonch District in Jammu and Kashmir. He very boldly led the operation against heavily armed militants. In a very close fierce gun fight, he shot dead a dreaded and hardened militant Abu Muslim Zarar R/O Pakistan of Tanzeem LeT Lashker – e – Toeba. In the fierce fire fight Maj Amit Sharma was hit by a burst of three rounds on upper right thigh and stared bleeding profusely. His last words to his commanding officer were “Sir, I have been hit”. He was immediately evacuated to Army Hospital at Surnkote. He was given life-saving drugs, but could not recover and laid down his life for the nation. He was awarded “SENA MEDAL” Gallantry for his brave and exemplary act.
Kunwar Adhiraj Singh was born on 09 December 1996 in Meerut. As a child he was very naughty and darling of all family members as he was the first grandchild in Tajpur family. He was pampered by all. He was very affectionate and playful.
Kunwar Adhiraj Singh as a child was docile and always smiling, he entertained every one by narrating incidents which were the tales of his imaginations. He along with his maternal grandparents enjoyed going to jungle as he Like his father is fond of wild life. He was very attached to his father. When his father got posted to Rashtriya Rifles he used to write letters to him and eagerly wait for his father to come home on leave. He lost his father at a very tender age, at that time he was studying in class 3rd and was preparing to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors with his father when the sad news of his father’s death reached him. He is very proud that his father is a Martyr, who laid down his life fighting bravely fighting the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
He is very fascinated by automobiles since his childhood, which later on became his passion. He completed his Class XII from Army Public School, Meerut. He is good in studies and after completing his class 12th he joined the MIET Engineering College (U.P.T.U), Meerut from where he completed his B Tech in July 2019. He passed the tough entrance exam for MBA and Indian Army. He got call from the Prestigious Business School in India, The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New Delhi. He was the first person to clear FMS in Meerut. His efforts were highly appreciated by his college and his success was covered in the leading newspapers in Meerut. Due to clash of dates he could not appear in the SSB, Interview to join Indian Army.
Raja Jamdagnijit Singh was born on 22 September 1969 in New Delhi. He was loved by everyone in the family. His grandmother Raj Mata Kanak Viharini Devi was very attached to him. As a child he was very respectful, caring and affectionate. He respected everyone associated with the family and was very polite with the servants.
He too was attached to his grandmother and learnt Sanskrit. He was very sharp and intelligent since childhood. He could pick up things quickly. He could read holy books in Sanskrit along with his grandmother.
He could open Gramophone and assemble it all by himself. He had technical bent of mind. He was ill since early years and his condition did not improve despite best treatment. He passed away in 1976, when he was 7 years old. His death came as a shock to his mother Rani Usha Singh and other members of the family.
Raja Satendrajit Singh and Rani Usha Singh, were blessed with their third child, a daughter, Rajkumari Anusuya Singh, she was born on 01 Nov 1970, New Delhi.
Rajkumari Anusuya Singh, as a child she was very naughty and cheerful, she was attached to her uncles. She was very fond of pets, her favorite pet was her dog Nancy, who she loved her a lot. She along with her sisters and brother were sent to Saint Mary’s hostel, Calment Town, Dehradun. She had a keen interest in Sketching and was exceptionally good at it. Thereafter she completed her graduation from Saharanpur.
Rajkumari Anusuya Singh is attached to all members of the family and has lot of concern for each and every one. She is very soft-spoken and humble to her juniors. She was very close to her younger sister Rajkumari Aditi Singh the sudden demise of her younger sister was big shock, it took her years to stabilize. She as a person is a very affectionate and caring. She is a very devoted daughter and has deep concern about the health of her mother, Rani Usha Singh and her Chachas (uncles)
Rajkumari Anusuya Singh, on 05 Feb 1996, was married to Captain Sandeep Sharma, he is currently serving in the Indian Army. They were blessed with one daughter, Rajkumari Akshita on 30 Nov 1997. Rajkumari Anusuya Singh is a very devoted wife and an affectionate mother.
She is very religious and is very regular with her prayers. She carries out all religious functions as per the customs and traditions. She is also a devotee of Goddess Durga temple at “Ratroi” and is a follower of Swami Bhramanand Ji of Deoband, Saharanpur, UP. She never misses an opportunity of visiting Religious Places.
Colonel Sandeep Sharma, he is currently serving in the Indian Army. He worked for years compiling the family history of Tajpur. He was supported by Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib, Kunwar (Dr) Vijay Rikh and Rani Kusum Rikh in compiling the history of Tajpur Estate.
Rajkumari Akshita, was born on 30 November 1997 as a child she was very cheerful and disciplined. She was very good in studies. As an individual she is very affectionate, kind hearted, helpful and has very friendly nature. She has a large circle of friends.
She excelled in Drawing and Sketching. She learned Belly Dancing in Mumbai from a renowned Belly dancer. Frequent changes of schools did not affect her academic performance as she could very soon and easily accommodate to changing atmosphere. She was good in studies and due to her artistic skills, she was always associated with the school’s annual magazines.
Rajkumari Akshita, started her schooling from Angle hearts School Pune, thereafter she continued her studies in Army School Lekhapani, Maharishi Patanjali Vidya Mandir Allahabad, APS Binaguri, APS Colaba Mumbai, APS Meerut and her class XI and XII from DPS Siliguri.
She excelled in her class XII board exams and got distinction in all subjects. After finishing her Class XII. She went to achieve her dream of pursuing Fashion Designing. She joined the prestigious Pearl Academy, New Delhi, which is affiliated to Nottingham Trent University, UK. She pursued a four-year course in Fashion Styling and Image Designing (2015-2019). She excelled in all semesters at Pearl Academy and won accolades from all. She Graduated with First Division and was awarded a degree in BA (Honors) in Fashion Styling and Image Designing from Pearls Academy, New Delhi in May 2019
Rajkumari Akshita went to Millan, Italy for six months to gain knowledge about the latest Fashion Trends of Europe and she excelled there too. In the Final Semester her project was selected by the external jury and was displayed during the exhibition. Her mentor and Faculty Teachers admired and acknowledged her work. Her efforts hard work is applaudable in all her eight Semesters. With their blessing and guidance, she wrapped up with flying colors.
Rajkumari Aditi Singh was born on 25 January 1972 in New Delhi. Since childhood she was a quiet child. She along with her brothers and sisters went to Saint Mary’s convent School in Dehradun. She was popular in school and favorite of her teachers and senior students. She was very intelligent, soft spoken and good at studies. She was fond of pet animals.
Rajkumari Aditi Singh, was liked by all because of her affectionate nature. She was very respectful and was attached to all her sisters and brother. Latter part of her life she Fell seriously ill. She was given the best treatment, but her condition did not improve. Despite her illness and pain, she had deep concern for her Uncles (Chacha’s), Mother and other members of the family. She died in 1994 while undergoing treatment in hospital.
raja Inderjit Singh, The Scion of Tajpur Estate was born on 21st July 1976. He lost his father Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib, when he was two and half years old. When he was four years old, he was sent to a Prestigious Boarding School in Dehradun. He completed his studies from St. Mary’s Convent School and Cambrian Hall School at Dehradun.
During his School days he was an all-rounder, who liked to play Cricket and Football. He perused Trap Shooting at the age of twelve years thereafter he participated in the District level and State level Championships in Trap Shooting and won many medals. He also qualified for the Pre-National Champions in Trap Shooting event at the age of Eighteen years.
After Completing his studies, he took on the family responsibilities at a very young age and started assisting Raja Mahendrajit Singh Sahib and Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib in the Court cases and Litigations. He was successful in settling few pending cases. He took on the responsibility of managing the Tajpur Farms at Kiratpur, near Kalagarh. At present he is occupied in managing the Tajpur Farms at Kiratpur and the Legal issues of the Tajpur Estate.
raja Inderjit Singh who is affectionately known as “Raja Bhaiya” in District Bijnor, followed the footsteps of his uncle Raja Surendrajit Singh Sahib and got involved in politics at a young age. In 2005, at the age of Twenty-Eight years he contested the elections District Board of Bijnor as an Independent Candidate. He fought against the two-time MLA and won the election with a land slide victory. He got huge support from all sections of the Society. As Member of the District Board (Zila Panchayat), he very honestly and sincerely carried out many developmental works which were required by the local people for the past many years. The works under taken by him are appreciated till date.
raja Inderjit Singh was involved in local politics at a very young age. He fought and won the Zila Panchayat elections in 2005. In 2014, parliamentary elections during the Election rally was invited to Share Stage with Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi and Senior leaders of BJP. He took plunge into active politics in 2017 when he joined BJP, He very actively contributed towards the party functioning in the Bijnor District.
raja Inderjit Singh has a very keen interest in wild life and enjoys Jungle Safari’s. He was appreciated by the Uttarakhand Government to help them in tracking and neutralising the Man Eater Leopard. He along with his team thereafter, he helped the Forest department of Uttra Khand and Uttar Pradesh in hunting few man eaters.
raja Inderjit Singh (Raja Bhaiya) since his childhood is very good at shooting all types of weapons. He has won many medals in shooting competitions held in Bijnor, UP. On 11 December 2018 Inter District Shot Gun Competition was held at DRA, Bijnor, where he participated and won many Medals in Different events. He has been nominated as the Member of the District Rifle Association, Bijnor, of which one of the founding members was his Grandfather Raja Jasjit Singh Sahib of Tajpur Estate.
raja Inderjit Singh (Raj Bhaiya) is in constant touch with the Priest of sacred heart church build by his fore fathers, Raja Francis Xavier Shiam Rikh and Kunwar Sylvester Shiva Nath Rikh, at Raja-ka- Tajpur. He occasionally goes to the church with family members to pay homage to his Ancestors. During the Centenary Celebration of The Sacred Heart Church at Raja Ka Tajpur on 07 November 2013, he invited all his relations from the Christian branch from different parts of India and other countries to participate and ensured smooth conduct of the event. He helps the Head priest of the Church in local issues.
At present he has dedicated himself towards Social Service towards the Society. He taken up their issues and problem with the District Administration. He has very good relations with the senior officers of Civil Administration and he also has hold over the local Politicians. He resolves the personal disputes of the local people and stands beside them at the time of Grief.
raja Inderjit Singh (Raj Bhaiya) as member of Zila Panchayat Constructed a Road from the Gurudwara to the main road for the people of Tajpur town. The land for the road was donated by donated by Raja Shailendrajit Singh Sahib. He also fulfilled the wish of his uncle Raja Verendrajit Singh Sahib by donated land to the Gurudwara “Shri Singh Sabha” at Raja-Ka-Tajpur in 2012.
raja Inderjit Singh carried out extensive repairs in the mahal Sarai Palace. He has made a beautiful Banquet Hall in the Lawns of the Palace with is very popular in and around Tajpur. People from far of towns come here to celebrate their family functions. As a charity he gives the banquet hall free of cost for Medical Camps, Religious functions and for Yoga during the International Yoga Day celebrations.
raja Inderjit Singh celebrates all festivals with the local people of Tajpur. The Holi festival (Festival of Colours) is celebrated with fanfare, hundreds of people visit The Bijai Niwas Palace at Raja -Ka-Tajpur to participate. The other festival which he personally gets involved is Dussehra celebrations when all family members get together at Bijai Niwas Palace to offer prayers. As part of the rituals all weapons are worshiped. The other festivals that are celebrated are Eid, Diwali and Christmas. raja Inderjit Singh visits the Sacred Heart Church at Raja-Ka-Tajpur on 25 December every year.
a) Handles the Legal Issues of Tajpur estate.
b) On request of State Government and Forest Department he has killed few Maneater Leopards.
c) Manages the Tajpur Farm at Kiratpur.
d) Elected as a Member in the District Board, Bijnor.
e) Constructed Road in Tajpur.
f) Won many Medals in Inter District Shooting Competition.
g) Donated land for Gurudwara “Shri Singh Sabha” at Tajpur.
h) Elected as a member in the District Rifle Association Bijnor.
i) Renovated the Mahal Sarai Palace.
raja Inderjit Singh married Kumari Sonali Tyagi on 23 Feb 2008. Her father Shri Balraj Singh Tyagi (Died in 1995) was zamindar of Rattangarh in District Bijnor, UP and mother Mrs Kamlesh Tyagi (Died in 1991). Kunwar Rani Sonali Singh completed her graduation from New Delhi. She is devoted house wife and an affectionate mother. She is vegetarian. She is very cheerful, active and physically fit.
Shri Mahavir Singh Tyagi is her paternal uncle. He was the Honorable Defence Minister of our country. He was very close to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Shri Mahavir Singh Tyagi performed Kanya Daan ceremony during Mrs Indira Gandhi’s marriage function.
They are blessed with two daughters, Rajkumari Sharanya Singh and Rajkumari Aadhya Singh. She takes personal care of the Studies and Grooming of her daughters, both of them excel in studies and extra-curricular activities. They are studying in a reputed Convent School in Moradabad, UP.
Rajkumari Sharanya Singh was born on 25 February 2005, she is very cheerful and has a friendly nature. She is studying in a reputed convent School at Moradabad. She is an all-rounder in her school, She excels in Academics, Sports and Extracurricular Activities in school. She has won many Medals and Certificates in various events. She is good at Swimming, Athletics and Dancing. She has picked up Air Pistol shooting as passion like her father and does practice daily. she is attached to her younger sister Rajkumari Aadhya Singh and is fond of non-vegetarian food.
Rajkumari Aadhya was born 20 December 2012. She is very Active, Fearless and Cheerful. She is very attached to her father. She is very caring and has many friends. She is loved by everyone in the family. She like her mother is a vegetarian. She is studying in a reputed Convent School at Moradabad. She excels in academics and Extra Curricular activities in the school.
Rajkumari Kirti Singh, was born on 11 July 1977, in Saharanpur (UP). Her father Raja Snehendrajit Singh Sahib died when she was one year old and mother is Rani Sushma Singh. She started her early education from the school run by the Missionaries from the Sacred Heart Church at Tajpur, which was constructed by her Great Grandfathers, Raja Raja Francis Xavier Shiam Rikh and Kunwar Sylvester Norbert Shiva Nath Rikh.
Rajkumari Kirti Singh was sent to Saint Mary’s convent, a boarding school in Clément Town, Dehradun. She studied in this school till her class tenth. In her school she was very quiet, soft spoken and very disciplined. She was good in her studies and actively participated in the extracurricular activities in school. After completing her schooling from Dehradun, she came back to Raja-ka-Tajpur and completed her graduation from Dhampur, District Bijnor (UP). After her marriage she completed her B.Ed. course from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (UP).
Rajkumari Kirti Singh, on 22 Feb 2002 married to Kunwar Rahul Vansh Narayan Tyagi, son of Late Kunwar Jai Vansh Narayan Singh of Asaura Estate (Tyagi Estate), Hapur, District Meerut (UP). They were blessed with one son, Kunwar Aryavansh Narayan Singh, on 14 March 2004 in Meerut.
Rajkumari Kirti Singh devotes her time in grooming her son and accompanying him to different places during shooting practice and competitions. In her spare time, she is involved in doing charity by organizing events for children’s and poor people.
Kunwar Rahul Vansh Tyagi, completed his initial education from Meerut Public School, Meerut (UP) and BBA and MBA from New Port University, New Delhi. He is cheerful, helpful and a God-fearing person. He is very social and has a large friend circle. His hobbies are latest Electronic Gazettes, Shooting and playing Cricket. He is also very fond of Cars & Motor cycles and is adventurous. He enjoys long mountain rides and Jungle Safaris. He is one of the leading dealers in Arms and Ammunition in western UP. The Gandhi Ashram and Tyagi Hostel in Western Kachuri Road, Meerut were made on the land purchased by his Great Grandfather Raja Raghuveer Narayan Singh of Asaura Estate from Begum Samru of Meerut
Kunwar Aryavansh Narayan Singh was born on 14 March 2004 in Meerut, UP. As a child he was cheerful and well mannered. He has passion for cars and motor cycles.
Kunwar Aryavansh He joined the prestigious Saint Mary’s Convent School in Meerut. He is good in studies as well as in other games like Shooting and Football. While studying in class VIII in Saint Mary’s Academy in Meerut (UP), he developed interest in Shooting in the year 2014 at the tender age of 10 Years.
Kunwar Aryavansh developed interest in Air Pistol and spent most of his time training at the shooting range. He started his training under a famous coach, Mr Swanilheen Sheikh He has represented Uttarakhand State in many competitions and has won many medals in Air pistol in Sub junior category, thereafter took it as a passion with a sole aim of representing the country in international events and brings laurels to the Nation. He has achieved many laurels in various competitions in Sub Junior and junior category in Air Pistol. His coach Mr Swanilheen Sheikh shifted him from Air Pistol to Shot Gun Events.
Kunwar Aryavansh in 2016 switched from Air Pistol to Shotgun, he participated in 60th National Shooting Championship in Trap and Double Trap events. Which he qualified in the first attempt and was a great achievement for him as he was the youngest renowned shot in India. In 2017 he participated in Uttarakhand State Shooting Championship and won individual Bronze Medal in Trap and double Trap events and Gold Medal in Team event. He also participated in North Zone Shooting Championship and stood in 7th position. Recently he participated in the 61st National Shooting Championship held at Dr Karni Singh Range in New Delhi and achieved 15th position with a score of 102/125, his performance was appreciated by all.
His aim is to win a medal at international level for which he is working very hard. He travels three to four times in a week from Meerut to Dr Karni Sigh Range in New Delhi His present coach Mr Manavjit Singh Sandhu, an international fame shooter is refining his shooting skills.
Rajkumari Devhuti Singh, was born to Kunwar Mahendrajit Singh and Rani Sushma Singh on 18 December 1980. She started her early education at saint Mary’s Convent School Dehradun, there after she studied in Translam Academy International school Meerut, where she completed her class tenth and she her class 11th and 12th from Marshals Convent School Dehradun, thereafter she completed her master’s in Business Management from Greater Noida.
Rajkumari Devhuti Singh in 2006 was married to Mr Sumit Minocha. They are blessed with two children, one son Kunwar Harshit and one daughter Rajkumari Dhriti. They live in Noida.
Through her hard work, commitment and sincerity, Rajkumari Devhuti Minocha laid the founding stone of Dhrohar in January 2015. Rajkumari Devhuti wishes to experiment with the comfortable handloom fabric and use it to its best potential. She wants to make handloom mainstream and keep the wheels of the rural artisans churning by proving them with regular work. Dhrohar is a brand that aspires to make trendy and upbeat natural fabric products. Prior to Dhrohar Rajkumari Devhuti worked in different capacities with various multinational organizations in India.
1. Super Woman Award - 2019 - Cloud Nine Hospital.
2. Women Entrepreneur Development Program – 2017 – Walmart.
3. Nari Udyami Award 2017 – 2017 - August - Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Women Entrepreneur Association.
4. Rising Stars Award - 2016 - October – We Are The City India