(Last Updated on : 12-04-2017)
rule in India (which covers both the British East India Company rule and later the British Raj), the princely state
was ruled by different people. Given below are the rulers of Patiala.
Ala Singh was the first Maharaja of Patiala. His rule coincides with the period from 1761 to 1765.
was the 2nd Maharaja of Patiala from 1765 to 1767. He ruled Patiala under the title of Raja-e-Rajgan from 1767 to 1781.
Sahib Singh ruled Patiala under the title of Raja-e-Rajgan from 1781 to 1810. He ruled Patiala under the title of Maharaja-e Rajgan from 1810 to 1813. In 1810, he was granted the title of Maharaja by Badshah Akbar
II of Delhi
Karam Singh ruled Patiala as the Maharaja-e Rajgan from 1813 to 1845. Singh is known to provide aid to the British in 1814 in checking Gurkha
incursions into the Punjab hill
s and secured in return a large tract in the Himalaya
n foothills. He is credited with the construction of shrines in honor of the Gurus at many historical sites within his state and outside and making endowments for their maintenance.
Narendra Singh ruled Patiala as the Maharaja-e Rajgan from 1845 to 1862.
Mahendra Singh ruled Patiala as the Maharaja-e Rajgan from 1862 to 1876. Singh is credited with development in Patiala. He funded colleges and a new canal and provided relief in famine-stricken areas. He is the founder of Mohindra College in Patiala, which is named after him.
ruled Patiala as the Maharaja-e Rajgan from 1876 to 1900. The colonial government
awarded the Grand Cross of the Star of India to Rajinder Singh for his bravery in 1897. He is credited with the implementation of reforms. More specifically, he made endowments for a woman's hospital, orphanages and training of troops. He played polo
, field hockey
and English billiards
ruled Patiala as the Maharaja-e Rajgan from1900 to 1938. He was a sports
man and represented India at the League of Nations in 1925 and at the Round Table Conference
. He is credited with the construction of buildings with bold architectural designs in Patiala like the Kali Temple
and the Chail
ruled Patiala as the Maharaja-e Rajgan from 1938 to 1947. He agreed to merge his state with India on 5th of May, 1948. He was Rajpramukh of the new Indian state of Patiala and East Punjab States Union until it was merged with Punjab in 1956.