JHALAWAR

The Jhala Dynasty

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1899 - 1929 H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Sir Bhawani Singhji Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar, KCSI (26.6.1908). b. at Fatehpur, 2nd September 1874, son of Thakur Shri Chhatarsal, of Fatehpur, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, and New Coll, Oxford. Nominated by the Government of India to the then vacant throne of Jhalawar, 10th November 1897. A new state of Jhalawar was created in his favour on 1st January 1899, out of the Chaumahala, Patan and the southern portions of Suket tahsils, and amounting to 808 square miles of territory with a population of 100,000 souls. Granted the hereditary title of Raj Rana and a permanent salute of 11-guns, and installed on the gadi, at the new capital of Brijnagar, 6th February 1899. He placed all the resources of his state and his person and that of his officers at the disposal of the King-Emperor at the outbreak of War in 1914. Granted the hereditary title of Maharaj Rana 1st January 1918, and raised to a permanent salute of 13-guns 1st January 1921, both in recognition of services during the Great War. Always interested in education and scholarly pursuits throughout his life, he greatly expanded educational facilities within the state by building a large number of schools for both boys and girls. Many of these continued to serve the community for many decades after the state acceded to independent India in 1947. He also introduced a good number of administrative and political innovations, including urban municipal self-government and a bi-cameral legislature elected on a wide basis. Author of “Travel Pictures: The Record of a European Tour” (1912), “Rabies and its Treatment”, etc. Indian Delegate for the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Soc in 1912. Patron-in-Chief Kemball Public Library, Colwin Girl’s Sch, Quir ud-Daula High Sch, Rajendra Literary Institute, Rajendra Amateur Dramatic Company, Shakespeare Soc of Jhalawar, Saraswati Parishad, etc. Presdt Indian Soc of London. Vice-Presdt Astronomical Soc of India. Fellow of the Chemical, Royal Astronomical (1912), the Zoological, and Royal Geographical (1922) Socs. Mbr of the Working Cttees of the Chamber of Princes, and of the Courts of Benares Hindu Univ, Mayo Coll (Ajmer), Daly Coll (Indore), and the Archaeological Soc of Rajputana. Mbr Royal Institution of Great Britain 1904-1929, Royal Soc of Arts (RSA), Royal Geographical Soc (RGS), Royal Asiatic Soc, Royal Botanic Soc, Royal Aeronautical Soc 1921-1929, Royal Colonial Institute, Royal Sanitary Inst, East India Assoc, Central Asian Soc 1920-1929, Punjab Historical Soc, Empire Forestry Assoc, Norman Lockyer Observatory Corp, International Arbitration & Peace Assoc, the League of Nations Union, American Chemical Soc, Societé Astronomique de France 1911-1929, Botanical Soc & Exchange Club of the British Isles, Hurlingham, Ranelagh, Phyllis Court (Henley), Sussex County Cricket, Calcutta, Orient, and Bombay Clubs. Hon Mbr Royal Automobile Club (MRAC). Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911). m. at Kherli, Kotah, 1894, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Brijraj Kunverba Sahiba (d. at Prithvi Vilas, Brijnagar, 1918), daughter of Maharaj Durjan Sal, of Kherli, under Kotah. He d. suddenly on board the steamer Ranpura, near Aden, 13th April 1929 (cremated there), having had issue, an only son:
1) Maharajkumar Shri Rajendra Singh Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Rajendra Singhji Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar - see below.
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1929 - 1943 H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Sir Rajendra Singhji Deo Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar, KCSI (9.6.1938). b. at Prithvi Vilas, Brijnagar, 15th July 1900, only son of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Sir Bhawani Singhji Deo Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar, KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Brijraj Kunverba Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, New Coll and the Sch of Rural Economy, Oxford Univ. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th April 1929. Installed at the Garh Palace, Jhalawar. Cmsnd as Hon 2nd-Lieut 11th Btn, 19th Hyderabad Regt (ITF) 16/8/1927, and served with the regiment at Fort Sandeman in Baluchistan in 1929, prom Hon Lieut 1st Btn, 19th Hyderabad Regt (Russell’s) IA 13/1/1931. Once a famous hunter who shot three tigers within three minutes, he later became a keen conservationist and animal photographer. A poet under the pen-names Sudhakar and Makhmoor. Author of “Pratidin Dagar Bahurat Harijan”, “Madhushala Madhubala”, etc. Mbr Standing Cttee of the Chamber of Princes 1932-1937, and Rewa Enquiry Cmsn 1942. Presdt All India Kshattriya Maha Sabha 1934-1936. Fellow of the Royal Geographical, Royal Zoological, Royal Horticultural, and Royal Agricultural Socs. Knight of the Round Table (England). ARPS. Life Mbr Indian Research Inst (Calcutta). Mbr Royal Asiatic Soc, Royal Institution of Great Britain, Royal Agri-Horticultural Soc of India, Bombay Natural History Soc, East India Assoc, Automobile Assoc (London), British Assoc for the Advancement of Science, British Soc of Dowsers, Calcutta Literary Soc, Kennel Club of India (Dehra Dun), Cricket Club of India, Punjab Wanderers Cricket, Western India States Cricket (Rajkot), Delhi Flying, Eccentric, Pinewood Gun, Bisley Gun, London Gun, Stratford-on-Avon Gun, Shri Bhawani, and Brijnagar Clubs. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar (1903 & 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class (15.2.1942) and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (posthumous 25.3.1948).  m. at Kotda Sangani, 25th September 1920, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Mahendra Kumari Ba Sahiba [H.H. the Rajdadisa] (b. at Kotda Sangani, 1899; d. at Prithvi Vilas, Brijnagar, 30th January 1999), née Ba Hira Kunverba Sahiba, rcvd: KIH Medal 1st class in gold (1.1.1942), the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class (15.2.1942) and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948), younger daughter of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Mulvaji Singhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Kotda Sangani, by his first wife, Bhadarwawala Thakorani Ba Shri Hari Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Shrimant Meherban Namdar Thakore Fatehsinhji Sardarsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Bhadarwa. He d. from heart failure, at Prithvi Vilas, Brijnagar, 2nd September 1943, having had issue, an only son:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Virendra Singh Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Harish Chandra Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar - see below.
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1943 - 1967 H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Harish Chandra Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar. b. at Oxford, England, 27th September 1921, as Maharaj Kumar Virendra Singh Bahadur, only son of H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Sir Rajendra Singhji Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar, KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Mahendra Kumari Ba Sahiba, KIH, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, Aldenham Sch, Elstree, Hertfordshire, St Joseph’s Acad and the Indian Civil Service (ICS) Camp, Dehra Dun, and the Indian Police Training Sch, Moradabad. Became Heir Apparent at birth. Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd September 1943. Installed at the Garh Palace, Jhalawar, 18th October 1943. 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. 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. Joined the Indian Foreign Service 1950, served in the Indian Embassies at Rangoon and Rome, retd. 1954, MLA in the Rajasthan state assembly for Dag (SC)-Jhalawar 1957-1962, and Khanpur-Jhalawar 1967, and served as a State Minister 1966. Presdt Chopasni Shiksha Samiti (Jodhpur) 1963-1967, etc.  Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals, Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class (15.2.1942) and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948).  m. at Woodville Palace, Simla, 9th May 1940, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Ila Devi Sahiba (b. at Jubbal Palace, 16th April 1923; d. at the Sawai Man Singh Medical College Hospital, Jaipur, 3rd February 2007), younger daughter of Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand Sahib, Raja of Jubbal, KCSI, by his second wife, H.H. Rani Bai Shri Leilaba Kunverba Sahiba, second daughter of H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Sir Bhagwatsinhji Sagramsinhji Sahib, Maharaja of Gondal, GCSI, GCIE. He d. at New Delhi, 17th March 1967, having had issue, two sons:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Shri Indrajit Singh Deo Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Indrajit Singh Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar - see below.
  • 2) Maharaj Shri Mahijit Singh Sahib. b. 1st May 1947, educ. Welham Boys’ Sch, and the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun, and St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ. m. Rani Shrimati Bharti Kumari Sahiba, only daughter of Maharaj Shri Himmatsinhji Vijayrajji Sahib, of Cutch, by his wife, Rani Shri Padmini Kumari Ba Sahiba, daughter of Captain H.H. Maharana Raj Shri Pratapsinhji Amarsinhji Sahib, Maharana Raj Sahib of Wankaner. He had issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Abhijit Singh. b. 6th December 1973. He d.v.p. 16th November 2013. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • b) Rajkumar Shri Jaisal Zalim Singh Jhala. b. 7th November 1997. Hotelier.
    • a) Rajkumari Yashodara Kumari Sahiba [Kunwarani Shrimati Yashodarakumari Sahiba, of Devpur]. b. 5th December 1978. m. at Jhalawar, 17th November 2002, Kumar Shri Krutarthsinh Mahipatsinhji Jadeja (b. 23rd June 1971), son of Thakore Shri Mahipatsinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, of Devpur, under Cutch, sometime Principal Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. She has issue, a son and a daughter:
      • i) Kumar Shri Mrityunjai Singh Jadeja. b. 7th November 2004.
      • i) Baisa Padmini Kumari.
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1967 - [2004] H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Indrajit Singh Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar. b. at Simla, 12th June 1944, elder son of H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Harish Chandra Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar, by his wife, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Ila Devi Sahiba, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut IA. Succeeded on the death of his father, 17th March 1967. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. m. at New Delhi, 19th April 1968, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Swarupa Kumari Sahiba, youngest 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 Shri Suraj Kanwarji Deviji Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Rai Rayan Maharawal Shri Sir Prithvi Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Banswara, KCIE. He d. at New Delhi, 24th April 2004, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Shri Chandrajit Singh Deo Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Chandrajit Singh Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar - see below.
  • 2) Maharaj Shri Aprajit Singh [Aprajit Singh Jhala]. b. at New Delhi, 1980, educ. at the Modern Sch, New Delhi. m. at New Delhi, 2nd December 2007, Rani Tripti (b. 1981), educ. Denison Univ (BA 2003), Granville, Ohio, USA, Publishing Mngr at Allied Publishing Ltd, younger daughter of Ravi Sachdev, of Sundernagar, Delhi, by his wife, Anita.
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shrimati Rajivini Sahiba [Kunwarani Shrimati Rajivini Sahiba, of Tikri]. b. at New Delhi, 27th January 1978. m. at New Delhi, 3rd April 2006, Kumar Shri Anant Shekher Singh, son of Thakur Shri K. P. Singh, of Tikri, UP, by his wife, Thakurani Manorama Devi.
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[2004] H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Chandrajit Singh Deo Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar. b. at New Delhi, 5th October 1971, elder son of H.H. Dharam Divakar Prajavatsal Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri Indrajit Singh Deo Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar, by his wife, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Swarupa Kumari Sahiba, educ. at the Modern Sch, New Delhi. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Jhalawar, 24th April 2004. Installed at the Garh Palace, Jhalawar, 9th May 2004. m. at New Delhi, 29th January 2001, H.H. Shrimati Maharani Ira Kumari Sahiba (b. at Benares, 1st February 1974), daughter of Sri Raja Sharad Chand Padam Sharan Shah, Raja of Bijaygarh, in the Mirzapur district of UP, by his wife, Srimathi Rani Madhuri Devi, eldest daughter of Sri Maharaja Chintamani Sharan Nath Shah Deo, Maharaja of Chhota Nagpur, in Bihar. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Maharajkumar Shri Divyodaya Singh Bahadur. b. at New Delhi, 6th June 2008.
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shrimati Bhavya Sahiba. b. at Benares, 5th December 2001.
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