DUNGARPUR

 

The Sisodia Dynasty

GENEALOGY

continued from the previous page.
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
1846 - 1898 H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharawal Shri Udai Singhji II Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur. b. at Sabli, 22nd May 1839, second son of Maharaj Shri Jaswant Singh, of Sabli, in Sirohi, educ. privately. Adopted by his kinsman H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharawat Shri Dalpat Singhji Bahadur, Maharawat of Partabgarh. Succeeded on the death of his adoptive grandfather, 19th December 1846. Installed on the gadi, at Dungarpur, 28th September 1847. Reigned under the Regency of his adoptive father, the Maharawat of Partabgarh 1846-1852, and under a Council of Administration from 1852. He came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at Dungarpur, 1857. He patronised art and literature, beatified Dungarpur and constructed the famous Udai Bilas Palace, a masterpiece of Rajput architecture. m. (first) at Sirohi, 1855, H.H. Shri Derawalji Maharani Maharani Shri Umaid Kunwar Sahiba (d. at Dungarpur, 1881), daughter of H.H. Maharao Shri Sheo Singhji Bahadur, Rao Sahib of Sirohi. m. (second) after 1881, H.H. Shri Maharani Maharani Shri Shiv Kumari Sahiba, daughter of the Thakur of Mota Gaon, in Banswara. m. (a) Shri Paswanji Suraj Kanwar (d. at Dungarpur, 1919). He d. at Sirohi, 13th February 1898, having had issue, one son and several daughters, including:
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
1898 - 1918 H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Ravi Kula Bhushan Sri Sri 108 Maharawal Shri Sir Bijaya Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur, KCIE (14.6.1912). b. at Dungarpur, 17th July 1887, eldest son of Maharaj Kumar Shri Khuman Singhji Bahadur, Yuvraj of Dungarpur, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Succeeded on the death of his paternal grandfather, 13th February 1898. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 27th February 1909. Raised to a permanent salute of 15-guns 1912. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911). m. (first) at Sailana, 19th January 1907, H.H. Maharani Bapu Devendra Kunwarji Sahiba, eldest daughter of  H.H. Bharat Dharma Nidhi Raja Shrimant Sir Jaswant Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, KCIE, KIH. m. (second) 13th June 1917, H.H. Maharani Sujan Kanwarji Sahiba (b. 23rd September 1901; d. 7th December 1952), rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943), daughter of the Thakore Shri Ranvirsinhji Ranmalsinhji Jhala, of Sindhavadar, under Wankaner. He d. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 15th November 1918, having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
1918 - [1989] H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Ravi Kula Bhushan Sri Sri 108 Maharawal Shri Sir Lakshman Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur, GCIE (14.8.1947), KCSI (3.6.1935). b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 7th March 1908, eldest son of H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Ravi Kula Bhushan Sri Sri 108 Maharawal Shri Sir Bijaya Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur, KCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Bapu Devendra Kanwarji Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Succeeded on the death of his father, 15th November 1918. Reigned under a Council of Regency presided over by the British Political Agent, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 16th February 1928. Mbr Standing Cttee of the Chamber of Princes 1931-1947. Established an interim responsible government in 1947, comprising a cabinet of five popular ministers, as well as a state Legislative Council. 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. 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. MP (Raj Sabha) for Aspur 1952-1958, MLC for Chittor in the Rajasthan state assembly 1962-1989, Leader of the Opposition 1962-1977 and 1979, Speaker 1977-1979. The Government of India amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Presdt Swatantra Party of Rajasthan 1961-1969, and All-India Kshatriya Mahasabha 1962-1989, Patron Rajputana Cricket Assoc, and Cricket Club of India (CCI), Mbr Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), etc. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee (1943), and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. (first) at Benares, 8th February 1920, H.H. Biswanji Maharani Shri Brijraj Kunwari Ba Sahiba (b. at Bhinga, 26th November 1907; d. at Udai Bilas Palace, Dungapur, 21st January 1982), rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943), daughter of Kunwar Mahendra Bikram Singh Deo, of Bhinga, in the Bahraich district of UP, by his wife, Kumarani Srimati Krishna Kumari Devi Sahiba, younger daughter of Raja Baldeo Singh, Raja of Kama, under Jaipur. m. (second) at Kishangarh, 8th March 1928, H.H. Rathorji Maharani Shri Manhar Kunwar Ba Sahiba (b. at Kishangarh, 2nd May 1914; d. 8th October 1975), rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943), second daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Umdai Rajahae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Sir Madan Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kishangarh, KCSI, KCIE, by his first wife, the sister of the Raja Bahadur of Maksundnagarh. He d. at Udai Vilas, Dungapur, 6th June 1989, having had issue, three sons and four daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Ravi Kula Bhushan Sri Sri 108 Maharawal Shri Mahipal Singhji II Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur (s/o Manhar Kunwar) - see below.
  • 2) Maharaj Shri Jai Singhji Sahib, of Patta-Sabli. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 19th May 1934 (s/o Manhar Kunwar). Rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943). m. 1963, Rani Shrimathi Anupama Kumari Sahiba (b. at Narendranagar, Tehri Garhwal, 16th February 1938), eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Swasti Sri 1008 Badrish Charya Prayana Garh-Rajya Mahi Mahendra Dharam, Vaibhav Dharam Rakshah Shiromani Shri 108 Maharaja Manabendra Shah Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Suraj Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Rai-i-Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Shri Sir Prithvi Singhji Bahadur, Maharawal of Banswara, KCIE. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
    • a) Kunwar Yashraj Singh. m. Kunwarani Neha Kumari [Sweety Baisa], daughter of Kumar Shri Dr Dilavarsinhji Jadeja, of Lodhika Senior, by his wife, Kanwarani Jeetendra Kanwari, only daughter of Captain Maharaj Shri Madan Singhji Sahib, of Pratapgarh, under Idar.
    • a) Kunveri Jhanvani Kumari.
  • 3) Maharaj Shri Raj Singhji Sahib, of Patta-Baroda [Raj Singh Dungapur]. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 19th December 1935 (s/o Manhar Kunwar), educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, and Daly Coll, Indore. First class cricketer with Rajasthan as a medium-fast bowler 1955-1971, Mgr Indian Cricket team to England 1982 and 1986 and to Pakistan 1984-1985 and 2005-2006, Presdt Brd of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) 1996-1999, and the Cricket Club of India (CCI) 1995-2008. Hon Consul for Trinidad & Tobago in Bombay. Chief Patron Save the Children India (STCI). Patron Vagad Sewa Sansthan Trust. Mbr Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), etc. Rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943). He d. unm. at Worli, Bombay, 12th September 2009.
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shri Rajendra Kanwarji Sahiba [Thakurani Sahiba of Muli]. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 16th January 1928 (d/o Brijraj Kunwari). Rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943). m. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 25th November 1944, Thakore Shri Dharmendrasinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Muli (b. 25th May 1921; d. ...), eldest son of Thakore Shri Harischandrasinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Muli, by his wife, Thakurani Shri Nand Kunverba Sahib, daughter of Rao Bahadur Raj Shri Bijey Sinhji of Kunadi, in Kotah. She had issue, two sons - see India Non-Salute (Muli). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 2) Maharajkumari Shri Sushila Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Sisodiji Maharani Sri Sushila Kanwarji Sahiba, Maharani of Bikaner]. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 25th July 1929 (d/o Brijraj Kunwari). Rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943). m. at the Old Palace, Dungarpur, 25th February 1944, Colonel H.H. Sri Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Maharaja Shiromani Karni Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner (b. Sadul Niwas, Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner, 21st April 1924; d. at Bikaner House, New Delhi, 4th September 1988), elder son of Lieutenant-General H.H. Sri Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Maharaja Shiromani Sir Sadul Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner, GCSI, GCIE, CVO, KStJ, by his wife, H.H. Baghelji Maharani Sri Sudarshan Prasad Kumariji Sahiba, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Samrajya Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Venkatesh Raman Ramnjau Prasad Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCSI. She had issue, one son and two daughters - see India (Bikaner).
  • 3) Maharajkumari Shri Hemant Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Shri Hitendra Kanwarji Sahiba, Maharani of Danta]. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 26th July 1930 (d/o Manhar Kunwar). Rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943). m. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 30th January 1948, H.H. Maharana Prithiraj Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharana of Danta (b. 22nd July 1928; d. 10th July 1989), eldest son of H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Bhawani Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharana of Danta, KCSI, by his wife, a sister of Maharaj Shri Bijay Singh, of Raoti, in Jodhpur state - see India (Danta).
  • 4) Maharajkumari Shri Krishna Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Shrimati Krishna Kumari Sen, Rani of Suket]. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 4th January 1933 (d/o Manhar Kunwar). Rcvd: Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee Medal (1943). m. 21st February 1951, H.H. Maharaja Shri Lalit Sen, Raja of Suket (b. at Simla, 21st April 1932; d. at Delhi, 18th October 1985), eldest son of Major H.H. Raja Shri Lakshman Sen Bahadur, Raja of Suket. She d. at Delhi, 24th February 2009, having had issue, one son and one daughter - see India (Suket).
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
[1989] H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Ravi Kula Bhushan Sri Sri 108 Maharawal Shri Mahipal Singhji II Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur. b. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 14th August 1931, eldest son of H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Ravi Kula Bhushan Sri Sri 108 Maharawal Shri Sir Lakshman Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur, GCIE, KCSI, by his second wife, H.H. Rathoji Maharani Shri Manhar Kunwar Ba Sahiba, educ. privately and Delhi Univ (BA). Succeeded as Head of the Royal House of Dungarpur, on the death of his father, 6th June 1989. Conservationist and ornithologist. Patron Maharshi Ragunandan Das Teachers Training Coll. (MSRDTTC). Rcvd: Coron Medal (1937), Dungarpur State Silver Jubilee (1943), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. at the Har Mandir, Junagarh, Bikaner, 3rd May 1955, H.H. Maharani Shrimati Dev Kanwarji Sahiba (b. January 1932), rcvd: Sadul Singh Golden Jubilee (1937), and Accession (1943) medals of Bikaner, youngest daughter of Captain Maharaj Sri Bijey Singhji Bahadur, of Chhatargarh, in Bikaner, by his wife, Rani Manohar Kanwar Sahiba, daughter of a family descended from the house of Jaisalmer. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Shri Harshvardhan Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Yuvraj of Dungarpur. b. 6th June 1956. Heir Apparent. Managing Trustee Laxman Devsthan Nidhi. m. (first) 1988 (div.) Mahesri Kumari Sahiba, elder daughter of Kunwar Mritunjay Singh, of Vizianagaram, by his wife, Kunwarani Chandra Mohini Devi, daughter of H.H. Raja Shreeman Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana. m. (second) at Jodhpur, 23rd April 2001, Yuvrani Priyadarshini Kanwarji Sahiba, youngest daughter of Thakur Shri Sunder Singhji, Thakur of Sodawas, under Jodhpur Marwar, by his wife, Thakurani Chandar Kanwar Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Madho Singhji, Thakur of Bhenswara, under Jodhpur Marwar. He had issue, two daughters by his first wife:
    • a) Bhanwar Kunveri Shivatmika Kumariji Sahiba [Tikarani Shivatmika Kumariji Sahiba, of Rajkot]. b. 1989, educ. at Bangalore. m. at Ranjit Vilas Palace, Rajkot, 23rd January 2015, Bhanwar Shri Jaideepsinhji Mandhattasinhji [Jaideepsinh Jadeja], Tika Sahib of Rajkot (b. 1991), only son of Kumar Shri Mandhatasinhji Manoharsinhji Jadeja [Mayurraj], Yuvraj Sahib of Rajkot, by his wife, Yuvrani Shri Kadambaridevi Sahiba, second daughter of Shrimant Bhumia Narendra Singhji, Bhumia of Jamnia, in Gwalior – see India (Rajkot).
    • b) Bhanwar Kunveri Trishika Kumariji Sahiba [H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Trishika Kumari Ju Devi Ammanni Avaru, of Mysore]. b. 1994, educ. Jyoti Nivas Coll, Bangalore. m. at the Kalyana Mandapa, Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore, 27th June 2016, H.H. Maharaja Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore (b. 24th March 1992), adopted son of H.H. Soubhagyavati Maharani Sri Satya Pramoda Kumari Ju Devi Ammanni Avaru, of Mysore, and only son of Professor Sri Swarup Anand Gopalaraj Urs, by his wife, Soubhagyavati Rajakumari Sri Leela Tripurasundari Devi Ammanni Avaru, eldest daughter of Soubhagyavati Maharajakumari Sri Gayathri Devi Ammanni Avaru, daughter of Major-General H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore, GCB, GCSI – see India (Mysore).
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shri Kirti Kanwarji Sahiba [Rani Shri Kirti Kanwarji Sahiba, of Sirohi]. b. 25th October 1959. m. at Udai Vilas, Dungarpur, 26th February 1982, Maharaj Shri Daivat Singhji Sahib Bahadur (b. at Mount Abu, 29th January 1955), second son of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Abai Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi. has issue, a daughter - see India (Sirohi).
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
END.
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
DUNGARPUR 1 DUNGARPUR 2 DUNGARPUR 3 MAIN
Copyright© Christopher Buyers
I would be grateful to hear from anyone who may have changes, corrections or additions to contribute. If you do, please be kind enough to send me an e-mail using the contact details at:
Copyright© Christopher Buyers

Copyright©Christopher Buyers, April 2004 - April 2017