BANSWARA

The Sisodia Dynasty

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1913 - 1944 H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharawalji Sahib Shri Sir Prithvi Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara, KCIE (2.1.1933). b. at Banswara, 15th July 1888, eldest son of H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharawalji Sahib Shri Shumbhu Singhji Sahib Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara, by his second wife, H.H. Shrimthi Rathorjisa Maharani Kesar Kunwar Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajputana, and Allahabad Univ, Allahabad, UP. Appointed as Heir Apparent on the accession of his father 29th April 1905, and invested with the title of Maharaj Raj Kumar Shri Prithvi Singhji Sahib, Yuvaraj Sahib of Banswara, at the Durrih Khana, Banswara Palace, 30th April 1905. His father abdicated administrative powers in his favour in September 1908. The government of the state was then placed under the direct supervision of the Political Agent for the Southern Rajputana States, until he underwent sufficient training and experience before assuming power. Attached to Rao Bahadur Raj Singh, of Bedla (Udaipur Mewar) for a period of political and administrative training. Mbr Banswara State and State Judicial Councils 1911-1913, Mbr for Revenue & Customs Depts 1911-1912, Police, Forests and PWD 1912-1913, and Vice-Presdt State Council 1912-1913. Assumed full administrative powers to govern the state on his father’s behalf, September 1913. Succeeded on the death of his father and ascended the gadi on the same day, at the Durrih Khana, Banswara Palace, 27th December 1913. Formally installed on the gadi, at the Durrih Khana, Banswara Palace, 8th January 1914. Invested with full ruling powers, 18th March 1914. He introduced several innovative political reforms, including the creation of a legislative assembly with an overwhelming majority of elected members. He reformed the administration, set up a State and Judicial Council, village panchayats, a printing press, electricity and telephone services, an orphanage, Ayuvedic medical services, and promoted education, particularly female education. Presdt Prithvi Club (Banswara) 1937-1944, Mbr Mayo Coll General Council and Management Cttee, Rajputana Club (Mount Abu), etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron. (1937) medals, and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class (posthumous 25.3.1948). m. (first) at Sirohi, 10th December 1905, Sihoriwala Maharaj Raj Kumarani Shrimati Anand Kunverba Sahiba (b. at Sirohi, 1890; d. in childbirth, at Banswara, 24th December 1909), third daughter of H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Sir Keshri Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi, GCIE, KCSI. m. (second) H.H. Danta Maharani Sahiba (d. in childbirth, at Banswara, 25th March 1916), a daughter of H.H. Rajadhiraja Maharana 108 Shri Hamir Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharana of Danta. m. (third) at Malia, February 1917, H.H. Malia Maharani Shrimati Dev Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Thakore Shri Rai Singhji Modji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Malia, by his second wife, Thakurani Bai Shri Ba Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Rana Shri Vaje Singhji, of Malvan, under Dhrangadhra. m. (fourth) at Himatnagar, 19th May 1920, H.H. Shri Jodhpurwala Maharani Shrimati Daulat Kunverba Sahiba (b. at Kishore Bagh, Jodhpur, 1890; d. 1994), daughter of Colonel Maharaj Shri Bhupal Singhji Sahib Bahadur, of Jodhpur. He d. at the Shrigarh Palace, Banswara, 27th July 1944, having had issue, three sons and eight daughters:
  • 1) Shriman Maharaj Raj Kumar Shri Chandraveer Singhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara see below (s/o Anand Kunverba).
  • 2) Maharajkumar Shri Rajendra Singhji Sahib. b. at Banswara, 25th March 1916 (s/o Danta Maharani). He d. at Banswara, 13th April 1916.
  • 3) Maharaj Shri Narpat Singhji Sahib, of Kalianjera. b. at Banswara, 15th May 1921 (s/o Daulat Kunverba), educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Granted Kalianjera in jagir 1933. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. 20th January 1940, Rani Shrimati Shukla Kumari Sahiba (b. at Ranzor Palace, Nahan, 3rd June 1924), youngest daughter of Shri Maharaj Ranzor Singh Sahib Bahadur [Rangare Singh], of Pavanwala, under Sirmur, by his third wife, a daughter of Thakur Udai Chand, Thakur of Bija. He had issue, one son and two daughters:
    • a) Maharaj Shri Ganga Singhji Sahib, of Kalianjera. m. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 1962 (div. 1980), Maharajkumari Shailesh Kanwar Sahiba (b. at Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur, 6th May 1945), younger daughter of Group Captain H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, by his first wife, H.H. Shri Jhaleji Maharani Shri Krishna Kunwarba Baiji Sahiba, daughter Major H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladap Mahamandleshwar Maharana Shri Maharaja Raj Sir Ghanshyam Singhji Ajit Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra, GCIE, KCSI. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Maharaj Shri Maheshwar Singhji Sahib, of Kalianjera. b. 4th June 1970, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Film maker. Producer of “Yahan Se Desh Ko Dekho” (2001). m. Rani Srimathi Navneet Sahiba, from Bijna. He has issue, one son:
        • (1) Rajkumar Shri Vaidant Singh Sisodia. b. 28th January 2000.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
      • i) Rajkumari Manisa Kumari Sahiba [Kunwarani Manisa Kumari Sahiba,UP, of Jobat]. b. 28th May 1968. m. at Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur, 22nd May 1991, Kunwar Bhawani Singh (b. at Indore, 16th June 1965), younger son of Rana Shri Arjun Singh, Rana of Jobat, by his wife, Rani Shakuntala Devi [Rajmata Shakuntala Devi], daughter of Kunwar Kesari Singh, of Danta, in Jaipur state. She has issue, one daughter see India Non-Salute (Jobat).
    • a) Rajkumari Usha Kumari Sahiba [Srimathi Rani Usha Kumari Sahiba, of Khairigarh-Singahi]. m. at Lucknow, UP, 1971, Sri Raja Arya Shah, Raja of Khairigarh-Singahi (b. at Surat Bhawan Palace, Singhai, Kheri, 1942; d. at Chandra Bhawan, Gokhle Marg, Lucknow, UP, October 2000), only son and heir of Raja Shri Luv Shah, Raja of Khairigarh-Singahi, in the Kheri district of UP, by his first wife, the daughter of Raja Avadesh Singh, Raja of Kalakankar, in the Pratapgarh district of UP. She d. 1995, having had issue, one son and one daughter see India Zamindars (Khairigarh).
    • b) Rajkumari Poornima Kumari Sahiba [Srimathi Kumarani Poornima Kumari Sahiba, of Mansa]. m. Rajkumar Shri Divyabhanusinhji Sajjansinhji [Dr Divyabhanusinh Chavda] (b. 1941), sometime Vice-Presdt Northern TAJ Group of Hotels, and Presdt World Wide Fund for Nature-India, third son of Raolji Shri Sajjansinhji Takhatsinhji, Raolji of Mansa, by his wife, Rani Shri Vilas Kunverba Sahiba, third daughter of Captain H.H. Maharana Raj Shri Sir Amarsinhji Sahib, Maharana Raj Sahib of Wankaner, KCSI, KCIE see India Non-Salute (Mansa).
  • 1) A d/o Danta Maharani. b. at Banswara, before 30th September 1909. She d. young, 1911.
  • 2) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Amba Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Shri Amba Kanwarji Sahiba, of Charkhari]. b. at Banswara, 16th September 1912 (d/o Danta Maharani), educ. privately. m. at Banswara, 1928, H.H. Sipahdar ul-Mulk, Maharajadhiraja Shri Shri Arimardan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Charkhari (b. 29th December 1903; d. 8th November 1941), son of Rao Bhau Pratap Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, Rao of Jigni see India (Charkhari).
  • 3) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Komal Kanwarji Sahiba [Rani Shri Majisa Komal Kumari Sahiba, of Surajgarh and Bissau] (d/o Danta Maharani), educ. privately. m. at the Shrigarh Palace, Banswara, 9th February 1931, Major Rawal Raghubir Singhji, of Surajgarh and Bissau (b. 28th December 1913; d. 21st September 1971), sometime ADC to the Maharaja of Jaipur, son of Rawal Bishan Singhji, of Bissau, in Jaipur, by his second wife, a daughter of the Thakur of Chandawal. She had issue, two sons and one daughter.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 4) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Suraj Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Shri Suraj Kunwarba Sahiba, of Tehri Garhwal]. b. 1922 (d/o Daulat Kunverba), educ. privately. Rcvd: Coron Medal (1937). m. at the Shrigarh Palace, Banswara, 4th February 1937, Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Swasti Shri 1008 Badrish Charya Prayana Garh-Rajya Mahi Mahendra Dharam, Vaibhav Dharam Rakshah Shiromani Shri 108 Maharaja Manabendra Shah Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal (b. at Pratapnagar, Tehri Garhwal, 26th May 1921; d. at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, 5th January 2007), second son of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Swasti Shri 1008 Badrish Charya Prayana Garh-Rajya Mahi Mahendra Dharam, Vaibhav Dharam Rakshah Shiromani Shri 108 Maharaja Sir Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, KCSI, by his second wife, H.H. Maharani Indumati Devi Sahiba, younger daughter of Raja Shri Bijaya Sen Bahadur, Raja of Keonthal. She has issue, one son and three daughters - see India (Tehri Garhwal).
  • 5) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Bir Kanwarji Sahiba [Thakurani Shrimati Sire Kanwarji Sahiba, of Labhowa] (d/o Daulat Kunverba). m. Thakur Jitendra Singh Sahib, Thakur of Mohammadpur Labhowa, eldest son of Thakur Arjun Singh Sahib, Thakur of Mohammadpur Labhowa, in the Agra district of UP, by his first wife, Thakurani Shrimati Dev Kunwar Sahiba, daughter of Jadeja Shri Pratapsinhji Jethuba, of Bela and Andarda, under Morvi. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
  • 6) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Mohan Kanwarji Sahiba [Rani Shri Mohan Kunverba Sahiba, of Jaswan]. b. 1926 (d/o Daulat Kunverba), educ. privately. m. at Banswara, 1949, Raja Chain Singh, Raja of Jaswan (b. 1932), elder son of Raja Lakshman Singh, Raja of Jaswan, by his first wife, Rani Tottan Devi, daughter of Raja Kidar Chand, Raja of Chinani, in Jammu and Kashmir State. She had issue, two sons see India Zamindars (Jaswan).
  • 7) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Prem Kumariji Sahiba [Rani Prem Kumari, of Koela] [Haeth Kumari] (d/o Dev Kunverba). m. Major Apji Raghuraj Singhji, of Koela (b. at Kotah, 7th January 1911; d. 12th January 1965), eldest son of Brigadier-General Rao Bahadur Apji Gobind Singhji, of Koela, under Kotah, sometime Chief of Staff Kotah state forces. She had issue, two sons and two daughters see India (Kotah-Koela).
  • 8) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Kishore Kunwariji Sahiba [Thakurani Kishore Kunwar, of Renewal]. b. 1930 (d/o Daulat Kunverba). m. Thakur Giriraj Singh, of Renewal, under Jaipur. She d. 1988.
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1944 - [1985] H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara. b. at Banswara, 24th December 1909, eldest son of H.H. Rai Rayan Maharawal Shri Sir Prithvi Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara, KCIE, by his first wife, Sihoriwala Maharaj Raj Kumarani Shrimati Anand Kunverba Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Installed as Heir Apparent with the title of Shriman Maharaj Raj Kumar Sahib, 8th January 1914. Senior Mbr State Council and State Judicial Council 1930-1944. Succeeded on the death of his father, 27th July 1944. Ascended the gadi at the Durrih Khana, Banswara Palace, 7th August 1944. Installed at his Rajyabhishek, at the Durrih Khana, Banswara Palace, 20th November 1945. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 1947. Entered into a covenant with his fellow rulers to form the United State of Rajasthan on 25th March 1948, by which his state merged with that union effective from 18th April 1948 (when he ceased to enjoy any sovereign powers). Consented to a further covenant creating the Greater Rajasthan union on 10th March 1949, by which his state merged with that union effective 30th March 1949. He ceased enjoying sovereign powers on the acceptance of the Constitution of the Union of India by Rajasthan, 26th November 1950. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1947) medals, the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. (first) at Banswara, 20th April 1930, H.H. Parmarijisa Maharani Shrimati Shardul Kumariji Sahiba, daughter of Meherban Rana Shri Chhatrasalji Parvatsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Kadana, CIE. m. (second) at Ajit Nivas Palace, Dhrangadhra, 11th February 1932, H.H. Jhalijisa Maharani Shrimati Sajjan Kanwarji Sahiba (b. at Dhrangadhra, 22nd May 1911; d. at Ranjit Vilas, Banswara Palace, 7th January 1982), Rcvd: the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948), rcvd: the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948), eldest daughter of H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladipati Mahamandleshwar Maharana Sriraj Maharaja Sir Ghanshyamsinjhi Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra, GCIE, KCSI, by his second wife, H.H. Bhadarwawala Maharani Shri Prem Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Shrimant Meherban Namdar Thakore Fatehsinhji Sardarsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Bhadarwa. m. (third) H.H. Jadejisa Maharani Shrimati Pravin Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Kumar Shri Balvirsinhji Raisinhji, of Malia. m. (1) Shrimati Lalita Bai, Paswanji Sahiba, a Rajput lady from Kadana. m. (a) Shrimati Parvati Sahiba, a non-Rajput widow or divorcee. m. (b) Shrimati Roopsagar Devi Sahiba, a non-Rajput commoner. He d. 6th April 1985, having had issue, five sons and ten daughters:
  • 1) Shriman Maharaj Raj Kumar Shri Suryaveer Bhupatipratap Singhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Rai Rayan Maharawal Shri Suryaveer Bhupatipratap Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara(s/o Sajjan Kanwarji) - see below.
  • 2) Maharaj Shri Hanumant Pratap Singhji Sahib. b. at Banswara, 29th March 1939 (s/o Sajjan Kanwarji), educ. Daly Coll, Indore, MP, and Kirori Mall Coll, Delhi Univ. Cricketer Indian National Team 1963-1970, ICC match referee 1995-2002, Dir National Cricket Acad in Bangalore 2001-2006. Chair World Cricket Acad, Rajasthan Cricket Selection Cttee, Trustee Vagad Sewa Sansthan Trust, etc. m. at Bombay, 1974 (sep.), [Rani] Shrimati Asha [Asha Hanumant Singh], sometime All-India Sales Mngr for Pan American Airways (PAN-AM), Patron Shraddha Rehabilitation Fndn, Mbr SBI Pensioners’ Andheri Club since 2006, etc, youngest daughter of Shri Gajendra Kotawala Sahib, from a merchant family of Karachi, Sind, now in Pakistan, by his wife, Shrimati Jashwanti, daughter of Shri Sitapchand Zaveri, merchant, of Bombay. He d. complications arising out of dengue fever and a hepatitis B infection, at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, 29th November 2006, having had issue, one son:
    • a) [Maharaj] Shri Sangram Pratap Singh. b. 1975. Vice-Presdt and Head of Equity Sales for India with Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Ltd in Mumbai since 2007. m. [Rani] Shrimati Tineka Agarwal, daughter of Shri Anil Agarwal, from Ambala Cantonment, Haryana. He had issue, a son and a daughter:
      • i) [Rajkumar] Sumer Singh.
      • i) [Rajkumari] Tanishka Kumari.
  • 3) Maharaj Shri Bhawanipratap Singhji Sahib [Bhawanipratap Chandraveer Singh]. b. at Banswara, 25th October 1941 (s/o Shardul Kumariji-in some family accounts, but more likely Sajjan Kanwarji), educ. Daly Coll, Indore, MP, Univ of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Colorado Sch of Mines (CSM) (B. Geol E. 1968, M.E. 1969), Golden, Jefferson Co, Colorado, USA. Geological engineer, settled in Colorado, USA. Mbr Colorado Sch of Mines Alumni Assoc 1969. m. Rani Shrimati Vijaya Kumari Sahiba [Vijaya B. Singh] (b. 13th August 1949), only daughter of Shreeman Maharaj Rajendra Singh, of Dhampur, in the Bijnor district of UP, by his wife, Rani Dibya Rajya Laxmi [Choree Maharani], daughter of Field Marshal H.H. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Ati-Projjwala-Nepal-Taradisha Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Bhim Shumshere Jang Bahadur Rana, T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, GCSI, GCMG, KCVO, sometime Prime Minister & C-in-C of Nepal. He had issue, one son:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Sumer Bhawanipratap Singh. b. 4th April 1971, educ. Golden High Sch, Golden, and the Univ of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Employed with FirstBank Holding Co. Settled in Lakewood, Colorado, USA. m. 30th April 2005, Kunwarani Vrinda Raj Kumari [Vrinda Raj Singh] (b. 1977), daughter of Thakur Narendra Singh Rathore, Thakur of Sarsi, under Jaora, by his wife, Thakurani Yash Kanwar, second daughter of Thakur Jaswant Singh Jhala, Thakur of Talawada, under Udaipur Mewar.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 4) Maharaj Shri Narhari Pratap Singhji Sahib [Narhari Singh]. b. at Banswara, 6th May 1947 (s/o Shardul Kumariji), educ. Daly Coll, Indore, MP, St Xavier’s Sch, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Maharaja Sayaji Univ of Baroda (MSU) (1967), and Heriot Watt Univ (1970), Edinburgh, Scotland. Settled in Frankfurt-am-Main, Hesse, Germany. m. Rani Shrimati Sangeeta Kumari Sahiba (b. at Ranzor Palace, Nahan, 13th January 1954), educ. Welham Girls’ Sch, Dehradun, settled in Rottendorf, Germany, employed with Frankonia Handels GmbH & Co, younger daughter of Maharaj Jagat Bahadur Singh, of Sirmur, by his wife, Sri Rani Leela Kumari Sahiba, daughter of Raja Girja Pratap Singh, of Makrai. He had issue, one daughter:
    • a) Rajkumari Damini Kumari Sahiba [Kunwarani Shrimati Damini Kumari Sahiba, of Gondal] [Damini K Singh]. b. 1977. m. 4th March 2017, Rajkumar Shri Jyotirmayasinhji Upendrasinhji [Jyotirmaya Jadeja] (b. at Gondal, 1st April 1981), elder son of Maharaj Shri Upendrasinhji Shivrajsinhji Sahib [Upendrasinh Jadeja], of Gondal, by his wife, Rani Shrimati Gauri Rajya Lakshmi Sahiba [Gauri Rajyalaxmi Jadeja], from Nepal see India (Gondal). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 5) Maharaj Shri Ambika Pratap Singhji Sahib (s/o Pravin Kanwarji). Trustee Vagad Sewa Sansthan Trust. m. at New Delhi, 18th January 1975, Rani Shrimati Shree Kumariji Sahiba (b. at Bombay, 14th May 1950), Mbr Brd of Governors of The Palace Sch (Jaipur), elder daughter of H.H. Umdai Rajahai Buland Makan Maharaja Shri Umdag Summair Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Kishangarh, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Gita Kumari Sahiba, third daughter of H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Sir Bahadursinhji Mansinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Palitana, KCSI, KCIE. He had issue, two daughters
    • a) Rajkumari Aditi Kumari Sahiba. b. 1978.
    • b) Rajkumari Vinati Kumari Sahiba [H.H. Rani Vinati Kumari Devi Sahiba, Rani of Khilchipur]. b. 1981. m. at Jaipur, 8th December 2004, H.H. Rao Raja Shri Priyavrat Singh Bahadur [Priyavrat Singh Khichi], Raja of Khilchipur (b. 5th December 1977), younger son of Major H.H. Rao Raja Shri Bhartendra Singh Bahadur, Raja of Khilchipur, by his wife, H.H. Rani Gayatri Kumari Devi Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Maharaja Lokendra Shri Krishna Singh Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Datia - see India (Khilchipur).
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Surendra Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba [Haripratap Baisa] [Rani Shrimati Hari Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba, of Askote]. b. 1931 (d/o Shardul Kumariji). m. Rajwar Takendra Bahadur Pal, Rajwar of Askote (d. November 2000), eldest son of Rajwar Bikram Bahadur Pal, Rajwar of Askote, in the Pithorgarh tahsil of the Almora district, UP now Uttarakhand, by his wife, Rani Tribhuwaneswari Devi Sahiba, daughter of Sri Sri Sri Raja Bikram Bahadur Singh, Raja of Bajang, Nepal. She d. 2009, having had issue, one son see India Zamindars (Askote).
  • 2) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Balwant Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba [Ballu Baisa] [Rani Balwant Pratap Kunverba Sahiba, of Amleta]. b. 2nd March 1932 (d/o Shardul Kumariji). m. 1965, Maharaj Shri Ramendra Singhji Sahib, of Amleta, under Ratlam, youngest son of Maharaj Shri Nahar Singhji Sahib, of Dhonswas, under Ratlam, sometime Military Sec & ADC to the Maharaja and Mbr Ratlam State Council. She had issue, one son see India (Ratlam).
  • 3) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Bhagwati Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba [Bachu Baisa] [Rani Shrimati Bhagwati Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba, of Gopalpura]. b. at Banswara, 1934 (d/o Shardul Kumariji). m. Rao Shri Krishna Pal Singh Ju Deo, Rao of Gopalpura (b. 1930), son of Rao Shri Udaiveer Singh Ju Deo, Rao of Gopalpura, in the Jalaun district of UP. She d. 2015, having had issue, four sons.
  • 4) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Balbhadra Pratap Kumari Sahiba [Jhinka Baisa] [Jhinkajija]. b. at Dhrangadhra, 7th October 1935 (d/o Sajjan Kanwarji). She was k. in a motor crash at Prantij, Himmatnagar district, Gujarat, 5th August 2002 (together with her younger sister, brother, and his daughter).
  • 5) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Janaknandani Kumari Sahiba [Janak Baisa] [Kanwarani Janaknandani Kumari Sahiba, of Kothi]. b. 1935 (d/o Shardul Kumariji). m. at Banswara, Kanwar Tara Singh Tanwar (b. 26th January 1927; d. 2nd September 1992), second son of Rana Vashisht Chand, of Koti, under Keonthal, by his wife, a daughter of Thakur Padam Chand, Thakur of Theog, under Keonthal. She d. in childbirth, at Chandigarh, 17th December 1974, having had issue, one son see India Non-salute (Keonthal-Koti).
  • 6) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Ghanshayam Pratap Kumari Sahiba [Ghanu Baisa] [Rani Shri Ghanshayam Kumari Sahiba, of Raoti]. b. 1939 (d/o Shardul Kumariji). m. as his first wife, Maharaj Shri Bheru Singhji Sahib (b. at Kishore Bagh, Jodhpur, 13th September 1939), only son of Maharaj Shri Bhim Singhji Sahib, of Kishore Bagh, Jodhpur. She d. 2009, having had issue, one daughter see India (Jodhpur).
  • 7) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Lakshmi Pratap Kumari Sahiba [Tinu Baisa]. b. at Dhrangadhra, 1940 (d/o Sajjan Kanwarji). She was k. in a motor crash at Prantij, Himmatnagar district, Gujarat, 5th August 2002 (together with her elder sister, brother, and his daughter).Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 8) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Uma Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba [Uma Baisa] [Ms Uma Sisodia]. b. at Banswara, 1st August 1941 (d/o Shardul Kumariji), educ. Univ of Iowa, Iow City, Iowa, and the Univ of Wisconsin, Maddison, Wisconsin, USA. Settled in the USA, where she worked as a teacher of languages at the Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and of Indian dialects to US Peace Corps volunteers. She d. unm. from a self inflicted pistol wound while visitng the home of a fellow countryman and classmate in Westernport, Maryland, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, Mineral Water, West Virginia, USA, 24th November 1965, aged 24 years.
  • 9) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Ganesh Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba [Khilu Baisa]. b. at Dhrangadhra, 1943 (d/o Sajjan Kanwarji). m. Narendra Singh, Tala, Rewa. She d. 2000.
  • 10) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Bhanu Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba [Vimu Baisa]. b. at Banswara, 1944 (d/o Shardul Kumariji). m. Major Narpat Singh, of Dabri Shekhawati, Sikar, under Jaipur.
Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji had further issue by his morganatic wife, Shrimati Lalita Bai Sahiba, three sons and one daughter (the sons were entitled Rao Raja and daughters Baisa at birth, but were subsequently granted the courtesy title of Maharaj and the daughters Rajkumari in 1948):
  • 6) Maharaj Shri Narayan Pratap Singhji Sahib (s/o Lalita).
  • 7) Maharaj Shri Mahesh Pratap Singhji Sahib. b. at Banswara, 24th September 1946 (s/o Lalita), educ. Daly Coll, and Shri Govindram Seksaria Inst of Technology & Science (SGSITS), Indore Univ (B.Eng. 1968). Civil Engineer. Chief of Irrigation Works Rajasthan State PWD 1969. Trustee Vagad Sewa Sansthan Trust, etc. Proprietor Lake View Villa Premium Homestay in Udaipur. m. at Indore, 7th April 1967, Rani Shrimati Meena Devi Sahiba [Mrs Meena Singh], née Patel, from Ahmedabad. He had issue, two sons:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Prabal Pratap Singh. b. 14th July 1968, educ. Daly Coll, Indore, and Bombay Univ (BA). m. at Ishwari Niwas, Bundi, 3rd July 1998, Kunwarani Shrimati Mridula Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Shri Balbhadra Singhji, of Kapren, under Bundi, by his wife, Rathorji Rani Shri Rohini Devi Sahiba, a lady from the Baghera family, in Ajmer-Merwara. He has issue, one son:
      • i) Bhanwar Shri Keshvasya Pratap Singh.
    • b) Rajkumar Shri Jaideep Pratap Singh [Jaideep Banswara]. b. at Banswara, 1970, educ. Daly Coll, Indore, MP, Mithibai Coll, and Narsee Monjee Inst of Management Studies (NMIMS) (B.Com.), Mumbai. Proprietor Lake View Villa. m. Kunwarani Raj Rajeshwari Singh. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Bhanwar Shri Yash Vardan Singh [Yash Vardan Singh Banswara]. b. at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6th August 2014.
      • i) Bhanwar Baisa Lal Tejaswini Singh [Princess Bosky Baisa]. b. 17th May 2000, educ. Mayo Coll Girls’ Sch, Ajmer, Rajasthan.
  • 8) Maharaj Shri Bhanu Pratap Singhji Sahib (s/o Lalita), educ. Daly Coll, Indore.
  • 11) Rajkumari Rama Kumari Sahiba (d/o Lalita).
Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji also had further natural issue (the sons officially entitled as Rao Raja and daughters Baisa):
  • 9) Rao Raja Shri Manmahipal Singhji [Manmahipal Singh Banswara] [Manmahipal Ahara] (s/o Roopsagar), educ. Daly Coll, Indore. Tariff Administrator Trade Administration & Dispute Resolution Dvsn with the Dept of National Revenue 1999, Science Policy Advisor for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Ottawa, Science Policy Adviser. m. Hansa Ahara. He had issue, three daughters:
    • a) Devika Ahara [Devyika Maunders]. m. Kristopher Maunders, educ. St Patrick’s High Sch, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, employed with Bearskins Airways, son of Eddie Maunders (probably Edwin James Maunders, of Embrun, Ontario, Canada), by his wife, Lynda Maunders, youngest daughter of William Christopher Greer [Christie Greer], of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. She has issue, three sons and one daughter.
    • b) Uttara Ahara, educ. Merrivale High Sch, and Carleton Univ, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Policy Analyst (Strategic Policy Health Products & Food) with Health Canada 2004-2011, Snr Policy Advisor (Strategic Policy & Portfolio Coordination) Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada 2011-2015, Snr Analyst (Strategic Policy & Portfolio Coordination) Industry Canada 2015-2016, Snr Policy Adviser (Health Products & Food) Health Canada 2016-2017, Senior Policy Advisor Global Affairs Canada since 2017. Chair Nelson House Ottawa-Carleton 2010-2012 (Dir 2009-2010), Dir Bruce House 2014.
    • c) Purva Ahara-Collings. m. 4th February 2016, Todd Collings.
  • XXX, who had issue, a daughter:
    • a) Reetika Singh Ahara. Lives in Indore, MP. (cousin of Devika Ahara, Kartikeshwar Pratap Singh Banswara, niece of Manmahipal Ahara, Dilip Singh Banswara and Madhav Singh Banswara, and grand daughter of Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji).
  • XXX, who had issue, a son:
    • a) Kunwar Kartikeshwar Pratap Singh Banswara. b. at Indore, 12th September 1974, educ. Daly Coll, Indore. m. Lekha, educ. Christ Snr Secondary Sch, Guna. He has issue, one son:
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  • 10) Rao Raja Shri Dilip Singhji [Dilip Singh Banswara] (s/o Parvati), educ. Daly Coll, and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore.
  • 11) Rao Raja Shri Himmat Singhji [Himmat Singh Banswara] (s/o Roopsagar), educ. Indore Christian Coll, Indore. He had issue:
    • a) ? Maheshwar Singh Sisodia. b. 16th April 1989, educ. St Joseph’s Convent Sch, and Prestige Inst of Management & Research (MBA 2014), Indore, MP. Snr Exec Dealer (Solutions Team) at Automotive Exchange Pvt Ltd (CarWale) 2014-2016, Assist Mngr at CarWale since 2016.
  • 12) Rao Raja Shri Madhav Singh [Madhav Singh Banswara]. b. 25th October 19xx (s/o Roopsagar), educ. Indore Christian Coll, Indore. Employed with Voltas, Electrolux, Adstr Gujarati Professional Coll, Indore. m. 8th December 1984, Rao Rani Shrimati Ragini Kumariji Sahiba [Dr Ragini Singh], educ. Jodhpur Univ, Assist Professor Gujrati Innovative at Indore, née Rathore. He had issue, two sons:
    • a) Kunwar Kartik Pratap Singh Sisodia. b. at Indore, 5th July 1986, educ. Agarwal Public Sch, and Daly Coll, Indore. Sales Officer with India Infoline Ltd 2005-2009, and HDFC since 2009.
    • b) Kunwar Pramay Pratap Singh, educ. Agarwal Public Sch, Daly Coll, and Malwa Inst of Science & Technology, Indore.
  • 12) Baisa Hemlata Devi Sahiba (d/o Parvati).
  • 13) Baisa Pramesh [Mrs Pramesh S. Rao]. b. at Banswara, educ. St Mary’s Convent Sch, Mhow, and Girls’ Degree Coll, Indore, MP. m. 18th May 1975, Dr Shekhar D. Rao, of Piploda, MD, General Practitioner at Sampadak Agniban Rajbada, Indore, Vice-Presdt Indore Branch of Indian Medical Assoc (IMA) 2013-2014. She had issue, two sons.
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1985 - 2002 H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Suryaveer Bhupatipratap Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara. b. at Rajmandeer Mahal, Banswara, 23rd December 1936, eldest son of H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara, by his second wife, H.H. Maharani Shrimati Sajjan Kunwarba Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and Daly Coll, Indore. Installed as Heir Apparent with the title of Shriman Maharaj Raj Kumar Sahib, 20th November 1945. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Banswara, 6th April 1985. First Class Cricketer for Madhya Pradesh 1959-1972. Vice-Presdt Rajasthan Cricket Assoc (RCA). Rcvd: the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. 1975, H.H. Maharani Shrimati Neera Kunwarba Sahiba (b. 1952), daughter of Maharaj Shri Rameshwar Pratap Singh, of Kachhi Baroda, in Ratlam, by his wife, Maharani Rukmani Kumari Sahiba. He was k. in a motor crash at Prantij, Himmatnagar district, Gujarat, 5th August 2002 (together with his daughter and two sisters), having had issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Jagmalji II Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara - see below.
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shrimati Baiji Lal Shri Kadambini Kanwarji Sahiba. She was k. with her father in a motor crash at Prantij, Himmatnagar district, Gujarat, 5th August 2002.
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[2002] H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Jagmalji II Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara. b. 10th January 1985, only son of H.H. Rai Rayan Maharawal Shri Suryaveer Bhupatipratap Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shrimati Neera Kumari Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll, Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Banswara, 5th August 2002. Trustee Vagad Sewa Sansthan Trust, etc. Mbr Mayo Coll General Council.
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