The Maharajah spent four years of his life at Fatehgarh in Uttar Pradesh, India, after he was removed from the Punjab in 1850. On Peter Bance's recent visit he uncovered some monuments to the Maharajah's residence here between 1850-54.
Entrance to the Fatehgarh Cantonment, UP, India, which now houses the Rajput Regimental Centre and the Light Sikh Infantry.
The Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie, decided to have the Maharajah removed from the Punjab, to the British camp in Fatehgarh.The Maharajah arrived at Fatehgarh on the 19 February 1850, and recalled how the local inhabitants showed sadness and sympathy towards him. The estate of the Maharajah was named ‘Fatehgarh Park.’ Dr Login bought all the bungalows within this area and broke down the compound walls, removed the out houses and converted all these small properties into one. In one of these houses Maharajah Duleep Singh lived himself.
The Church at Fatehgarh,built after the original Church where the Maharajah was steered towards Christianity was destroyed in the Mutiny of 1857.
The site of the Maharajah's bungalow at Fatehgarh. The bungalow was destroyed during the Mutiny of 1857 togther with the Maharajah's toshakhanna.
Sir JohnLogin purchased a number of bungalows at Fatehgarh Cantonment for the Maharajah's establishment which became known as Fatehgarh Park. Of the original bungalows only two have survived.
The original bungalow of Sir John Login, now the Officer's Mess for the Rajput Regiment.
The original bungalow of Rani Dukhnu, the wife of Maharajah Sher Singh, Duleep Singh's half brother. Here the Rani lived with her young son Shahzada She Deo. The house overlooks the Ganges, and Duleep SIngh had a covered walkway built for his sister-in-law so that she could bathe daily in the Ganges in privacy. The bungalow is now the house of the Commander of the Cantonment.
The monument built for the Europeans killed including the wifes and children of the British officers during the Mutiny of 1857 which was captured by the Mutineers, The Maharajah's steward Col Elliott was amongst those who were killed with his wife and children.
SIR, This Article,about the visit of Maharaja duleep Singh at Fatehgarh in Uttar Pradesh, India,provided me one one of rarest information. Although I have read many books on His life.but I was not aware of this fact.This is some thing very wonderful.Thank you Sir.
very excited to see the church since it reminds me the golden days of my school.
I am interested to know more and more about Rani Dukhno .I know that She was daughter of Mian Ghelar Singh and Mian Uttam Singh was her cousin who was Wazir of Mandi State in H.P. Mian Amolak Singh( not Mian Malik) as shown in the article was her uncle.There are so many misconceptions about Rani Dukhno. Actually she belonged to a reputed Rathore Rajput Family of Kangra Distt.
very nice article.Particularly the information about Rani Dukhno who was the daughter of Mian Ghelar Singh Rathore.Her cousin Mian Uttam Singh Rathore was Wazir of erstwhile Mandi state of H.P. and the name of her uncle was Mian Amolak Singh( not Mian Malik as shown in the article). She belonged to a reputed Rajput famiy of Mandi state which had propertiesin Kangra Distt.too.Their village is situated in the boarder of Mandi and Kangra distts.