DHRANGADHRA

The Jhala Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1843 - 1869 H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladipati Mahamandleshwar Maharana Sriraj Sir Ranmalsinhji II Amarsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharana Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra, KCSI (24.5.1866). b. at the Manmahelat Palace, 20th July 1809, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 9th April 1843. Ascended the gadi at the Amar Mahal, Jhallisvara Vat Palace, Halvad, 21st April 1843. Raised to a permanent salute of 11-guns in 1866, and prom. to 13-guns in 1867. He succeeded to an empty treasury and a state in heavy debt, which he remedied within a few years by implementing a series of agricultural and economic reforms. Established a Public Works Department, which repaired the Dhrangadhra Fort and the Chandra Sar tank at Sitha. Constructed the new lake of Ranmal Sar, the forts of Sitha and Umarda, the village of Ranmalpur, and the palace at Halvad. A great scholar and poet with an extensive knowledge of Sanskrit, Persian, Urdu and Gujarati. m. (first) at Rajkot, 1828, H.H. Raniji Ba Shri Vraj Kunverba Sahib, daughter of H.H. Thakore Shri Bhabhuji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot. m. (second) at Gondal, 1828, H.H. Raniji Ba Shri Sundar Bai Sahib, daughter of H.H. Thakore Shri Nathuji alias Nathubhai Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Gondal. m. (third) at Jamnagar, 18xx, H.H. Jadeji Raniji Ba Shri Bairajba Kunverba Sahib, daughter of Kumar Shri Raghoji [Radhubhai] Jasoji Sahib, of Nawanagar. He d. at the Manmahelat Palace, Dhrangadhra, 16th October 1869, having had issue, six sons and three daughters:
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