CUTCH

The Jadeja Dynasty

GENEALOGY

1490 - 1510 Jam Shri Amarji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, son of Jam Shri Kanyoji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, educ. privately. Succeeded his father, 1490. Invaded by the King of Kabul, who attempted to levy a tribute known as SwariVero. He d. from wounds received in battle against the Kabulis, 1510, having had issue, two sons: Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1510 - 1525 Jam Shri Bhimji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, son of Jam Shri Amarji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, educ. privately. Succeeded his father, 1510. Some authorities suggest that he became regent for his younger, posthumous brother, Amarani, after his father had extracted a promise from him on his deathbed. He d. at Lakhiyarviyaro, 1525, having had issue, a son:
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1525 - 1537 Jam Shri Hamirji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, son of Jam Shri Bhimji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1525. He was k. in retribution for his murder of Jam Lakhoji of Nawanagar, at Lakhiyarviyaro, 1537, having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
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1537 - 1548 Interregnum, ruled by Jam Rawal of Nawanagar.
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1548 - 1585 Rao Shri Khengarji I Sahib, Rao of Cutch. b. at Lakhiyarviyaro, 1496, second son of Jam Shri Hamirji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Cutch, educ. privately. Fled to Ahmedabad after the murder of his father in 1537. Granted the protection of the Sultan of Gujarat, after he saved his life while hunting lions. Raised to the title of Rao and granted the state of Morvi, as his reward, in 1538. Waged an eleven year war to recover his patrimony, and finally succeeded in expelling Jam Rawal in 1548. Installed on the gadi at Rapur, 1548. Founded a new capital at Bhuj in 1549, and established the port of Mandvi in 1580. He d. at Bhuj, 1585, having had issue, including two sons: Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1585 - 1632 Rao Shri Bharmalji I Sahib, Rao of Cutch, elder son of Rao Shri Khengarji I Sahib, Rao of Cutch, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1586. Attempted to establish his independence after the Mughals had extinguished the Gujarat sultanate, but forced to accept their suzerainty after two major military defeats in 1590 and 1591. Visited Ahmedabad to pay homage to Emperor Jahangir in 1617. After presenting him with 100 Cutchi horses, 100 ashrafi and Rs 2,000, he gained the Emperor's friendship. Granted a horse, sword of honour, a dagger, the right to mint his own coins, and freed from paying tribute on condition that he eased the passage of those going on pilgrimage to Mecca through his territories. He d. at Bhuj, 1632, having had issue, including seven sons and a daughter:
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1632 - 1645 Rao Shri Bhojrajji Sahib, Rao of Cutch, elder son of Rao Shri Bharmalji I Sahib, Rao of Cutch, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1632. He d. 1645, having had issue, including seven sons:
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1645 - 1655 Rao Shri Khengarji II Sahib, Rao of Cutch, elder son of Kumar Shri Meghasinhji [Meghji] Sahib, educ. privately. Adopted by his uncle, Rao Shri Bhojrajji. Succeeded on his death, 1645. He d. 1655, having had issue, including a son
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1655 - 1662 Rao Shri Tamachi Sahib, Rao of Cutch, younger son of Kumar Shri Meghasinhji [Meghji] Sahib, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1655. Twice harboured Prince Dara Shikoh. He d. 1662, having had issue, including five sons and a daughter:
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1662 - 1698 Rao Shri Rayadhanji II Sahib, Rao of Cutch, son of Rao Shri Tamachi Sahib, Rao of Cutch, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1662. He d. at Bhuj, 1698, having had issue, ten sons, including:
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