Chib Rajgan

Chib Rajgan

Chib Rajgan

Sitting L-R, Raja Sir Sher Muhammad Khan, Khan Bahadur Raja Afzal Khan of Dhamawa, Kas Gumma AJK and former Governor Jammu (F/O Current President AJK), Raja Muhammad Akbar Khan of Jhelum(Ruler of Bhimber), Raja Muhammad Khan of Choa-Gujrat. (The photo was taken before partition)







Raja Muhammad Akbar Khan

Raja Muhammad Akbar Khan , sitting third seat from Left to right, was the great-great grandson of Raja Sultan Khan of Princely State of Bhimbar. Raja Sultan Khan allied himself with Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and furnished him with a large contingent of Dogras for the conquest of Kashmir. But the friendship was not of long duration. The brothers Dian Singh and Gulab Singh were alarmed at the prospect of an extension of Sultan Khan's territories, and determined to be rid of him. He was invited to visit Jammu, and was there assassinated by Gulab Singh’s servants while engaged in prayer on the walls of the newly-built Mandi Palace. The Maharaja- professed great anger at the news of this treacherous murder, and permitted Sultan Khan's son Faiz Talib Khan, to succeed to the chief ship, then worth nearly nine lakhs of rupees per annum.But he was dispossessed by Raja Gulab Singh on the death of Ranjit Singh. After the giving over of Jammu and Kashmir to Maharaja Gulab Singh, because of the protection and maintenance of the minor hill chiefs, who, much against their will had been included in the “properties” forming part of the contract. The matter was arranged in 1847 by Sir Henry Lawrence and Sikhs on other part. It was agreed that such of the chiefs as elected to settle in British territory should receive perpetual pensions.The Raja Faiz Talib Khan, styled ( Bhimbarwala ) by Sir Henry Lawrence, was allowed hereunder a cash pension of Rs. 10,000 per annum, the same being declared perpetual in his family, to be enjoyed undivided by one individual at a time.His son Fazldad Khan was appointed a Risaldar-Major on the Frontier, but became insane after a few years service, and died without recovering his health. The perpetual family pension passed to his grandson, Raja Ali Bahadur Khan, who was a Provincial Darbari and served as Extra Assistant Commissioner in the Rawalpindi Division. His son, Raja Muhammad Akbar Khan (mentioned above), was a Naib-tahsilar, but was compelled to resign on account of the precarious state of his father's health. He is now (1910) a Member of the Jhelum Municipality and since his father’s death in 1908 has succeeded to the family pension and seat in Provincial Darbari, and to the hereditary title of Raja.



Friday, 10 August 2012

Raja Porus (Raja Parmanand Chand Katoch)

Raja Porus (Raja Parmanand Chand Katoch)
Facing Alexender of Meccedonia -Year 326 BC

Battle of Hydaspes

The battle of Hydaspes River was a battle fought by Alexander the Great 326 BC against the Indian king Porus on the Hydaspes River (now the jhelum) in punjab.That area was included in the the kingdom of king Porus and it's capital was Nagar-Kot (Now kangra-Hamchal pardesh India). The battle was the last major war fought by Alexander.The original name of Raja Porus was Raja Parmanand Chand Katoch and was the 280th king of the royal line of Katoch dynasty.He was titled PORUS by the King of Persia. In persian language the word PORUS means BRAVE.As mentioned in the history below the Chibs are the decendents of 455th king of Katoch dynasty.