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The Sisodia Dynasty

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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 Cncl. and State Judicial Cncl. 1930-1944. Succeeded on the death of his father, 27th July 1944. Ascended the gadi at Banswara, 7th August 1944. Installed at his Rajyabhishek, 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. 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) 20th April 1930, H.H. Parmariji Maharani Shrimati Lalita Kanwarji 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. Jhaliji Maharani Shrimati Sajjan Kanwarji Sahiba (b. at Dhrangadhra, 22nd May 1911; d. 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 Major H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladap Mahamandleshwar Maharana Shri Raj Sir Ghanisham Singhji Ajit Singhji Sahib, Maharana Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra, GCIE, KCSI, by his first wife, H.H. Jamnagarwala Maharani Ba Shri Pran Kunverba Sahiba. m. (third) ... He d. 6th April 1985, having had issue, eighteen children including, seven sons and nine daughters:
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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 …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 Prantiki, Himmatnagar dist., Gujarat, 5th August 2002 (together with his daughter and two sisters), having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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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, 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.
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