The Royal family of
Narsinghgarh is well connected directly and indirectly in relationship
with all the important Rajput Royal families of India. The Rulers of
Narsinghgarh were patrons of Arts and Music.
The Malwa School of Arts as known today had its origin in the
Narsinghgarh School of Arts in 18th and 19th Century. Madhav Das was the
artist. His colletions of paintings were known as `Rag Ragini`. The
temples of Kunwaraniji and Chapawatji built by the Ranis of Narsinghgarh
on the banks of Paras Ram Sagar depicted the paintings of Krishna
Leela. From Narsinghgarh it was carried to Mandu and thus later on
called the Malwa School of Arts.
Ustad Rajab Ali Khan the renowed singer of "Khayal Gayaki" who
received many state, national and private awards from 1909 till 1955 was
born in Narsinghgarh in 1874. His father Mughal khan was the musician
at the Royal Court of Narsinghgarh.
Among many disciples of Ustad Rajab Ali Khan was the famous classical singer Ustad
Amir Khan. The well known TV Actor Shahbaz Khan, who played the role of
Mahadji Scindia in the “Great Maratha “serial is the son of Ustad Amir Khan.
The renowned and one of the greatest "CHHAYAWAD" poet of Hindi
literature was Mahadevi Verma. She started writing poetry when
she was at Narsinghgarh. Her father Babu Govind Prasad served the State as Naib Dewan and
her brothers were educated at the Narsinghgarh High School.
The Rulers of Narsinghgarh worked diligently and carried out
an all round development particularly in the field of temples,
buildings, education, health and transport. They gave
even-handed justice to all irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
It’s a matter of great satisfaction and pride that not a single muslim
of Narsinghgarh State migrated to Pakistan in 1947, which speaks volumes
for the Rulers of the State. To them their subjects were only their
Praja and they were their Raja and no less no more.
Whenever there was any dispute or any query regarding
traditions, customs or on any precedence in the Royal families of Parmar
Princely States in India, the matter was referred to the Ruler of Narsinghgarh for his decision.