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Location of Phul (Rampura Phul) in Bhatinda district

Phul (फूल), also called Choudhari Phul, Phul Chaudhary, Phul Singh Chaudhary, was the Originator of the Phulkian Dynasty. Phul is a village in Rampura Phul tahsil in Bhatinda district of Punjab, India.

Phul’s descendants founded 3 States in India: Jind, Nabha and Patiala.

Genealogy of Phul

Genealogy of Phul
The Nabha rulers genealogy

Lepel H. Griffin writes:[1] Phul was the second son of Rup Chand, by Mai Umbi, a Jitani Jat woman. In the year 1627, Phul left Mehraj and founded a village five miles distant, which he called after his own name Phul.

Phul had seven children from whom have descended many noble families.

By his first wife, Bali, the daughter of a zamindar of Dilami in Nabha, he had three sons, 1.Tilokha, 2. Rama, and 3. Rughu, and one daughter, 4. Rami Ram Kour or Fatoh, whom he married to a Sirdar of Ram Das.

By his second wife, Rajji, of Sidhani, he had also three sons, Channu, Jhandhu and Takht Mal.

In 1627 Phul founded and gave his name to a village Phul, in Rampura Phul tahsil of Bhatinda district. His two eldest sons founded Bhai Rupa while Rama also built Rampura Phul.

Nabha State

Genealogy of Phul, Nabha State

Nabha was a state of Siddhu Jats founded by grandson of Chaudhary Phul Singh in 1755.

Phul Singh had six sons namely,

2.Ram Singh
5. Jhandu and

Tiloka had two sons namely,

1. Gurudutta - Gurudatta's descendants ruled Nabha state.
2. Sukh Chain - Sukh Chain's descendants ruled Jind state

Gurudatta's only son was Surat Singh. Surat Singh died in 1742 prior to Gurudatta in 1744. Surat Singh had two sons

1. Hamir Singh (1755-1783 ) and
2. Kapur Singh.

Hamir Singh's son Raja Jaswant Singh (1783-1840) became the ruler. He had two sons namely

1. Raja Devendra Singh and
2. Ranjit Singh.

Raja Devendra Singh had two sons namely,

1. Raja Bharpur Singh and
2. Raja Bhagwan Singh.

Raja Bharpur Singh died in 1863 prior to Raja Devendra Singh.

Raja Bhagwan Singh ruled from 1864-1871. He had no son, so he adopted Raja Hira Singh (1871-1911), who ruled from 1871-1911. He was honoured with G.C.S.I. and G.C.I.I. titles by British. His only son was Maharaja Ripudman Singh (1911-1923) or Gurcharan Singh, who became ruler in 1912 after Raja Hira Singh. His only son was Maharaja Tika Pratap Singh (1923-1995) born in 1919.

Founder of Philor city

According to British Jullundur District and Kapurthala state Gazetteer-301, 1904, as well other references Hari Ram Gupta [2] wrote, "Tradition traces its (Phillaur) origin to a Jat named Phul who called it "Phul-nagar" or "Phul-city". (Semi-independent states of the British Punjab, such as Patiala and Nabha, were called "Phulkia States", after their founder, a Phul Jat).[3]

Jind State

External links


  1. The Rajas of the Punjab by Lepel H. Griffin/The History of the Patiala State, pp.6-7
  2. Gupta, H.R., editor, Panjab or Punjab on the eve of First Sikh War, Published by the Publication Bureau of the Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, 1956, pp. 212, 295, 135, 266.
  3. History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. 105

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