JODHPUR

The Rathor Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1911 - 1918 Colonel H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sumair Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, KBE (m 1.1.1918). b. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 14th January 1898, eldest son of Colonel H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sardar Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, GCSI, by his first wife, H.H. Shri Hadoji Maharani Shri Lakhsman Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and Wellington Coll, Crowthorne, Berks. Succeeded on the death of his father, 21st March 1911. Ascended the gadi at the Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 6th April 1911. Reigned under the Regency of his grand uncle, Maharaja Sir Pertab Singh,  until he came of age. Page-of-Honour to the King-Emperor at the Delhi Coronation Durbar, 1911. He came of age and was invested with full ruling powers by the Viceroy, Lord Hardinge, in person, at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 26th February 1916. Volunteered for active duty and cmsnd as Hon Lieut British Army 15/10/1914, attached as Hon Officer 3rd Skinner’s Horse, and served with the Jodhpur Risala (Imperial Service Lancers) in the Great War in France and Flanders 1914-1918, prom Hon Maj 1/8/1917. Colonel-in-Chief Sardar Risala (Jodhpur Imperial Service Lancers) 1916-1918. Patron-in-Chief Sardar Club (Jodhpur) 1911-1918. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medal (1911), 1914 star (with 1915 clasp), British War and Allied Victory medals (1918), GC of the Order of the Nile of Egypt (1918). m. (first) at Durbargadh Palace, Jamnagar, 9th December 1915, H.H. Shri Jarechiji Maharani Shri Pratapha Kanwarji Maji Sahiba (b. at Saroda, Nawanagar, 190x), daughter of Kumar Shri Jivansinhji Jhalamsinhji Sahib, of Sarodar, under Nawanagar, by his second wife, Kanwarani Shri Sajuba Sahib, from Harassan. m. (second) 23rd May 1918, H.H. Shri Chauhaniji Maharani Shri Umrao Kanwarji Sahiba (d. at Vrindavan. 30th November 1949), daughter of Thakur Shri Suraj Malji, of Sointra, under Jodhpur Marwar. He d. at Ratanada Palace, Jodhpur, 3rd October 1918 (cremated at Jaswant Thara, Mehrangarh), having had issue, an only daughter:
  • 1) Maharajkumari Shri Kishor Kumariji Baiji Lall Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Shri Kishor Kumari Sahiba, of Jaipur] [Jo Didi]. b. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 20th September 1916 (d/o Pratapha Kanwarji), educ. privately. m. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 24th April 1932, as his second wife, Lieutenant-General H.H. Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Raj Rajendra Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sir Sawai Man Singh II Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur, GCSI, GCIE (b. at Isarda, 21st August 1911; d. suddenly at Cirencester while playing polo, 24th June 1970), second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Raja Shri Sawai Singhji, Raja of Isarda, in Jaipur, by his wife, Thakuraniji Shri Sugan Kunwar Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Umrao Singh, of Kotla, in the Agra district of UP. She d. at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, 30th April 1958, having had issue, two sons and one daughter – see India (Jaipur).
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1918 - 1947 Lieutenant-General H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Umaid Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, GCSI (23.6.1936, KCSI 3.6.1925), GCIE (1.1.1930), KCVO (17.3.1922), Assoc KStJ (24.6.1946). b. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 8th July 1903, second son of Colonel H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sardar Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, GCSI, by his first wife, H.H. Shri Hadoji Maharani Shri Lakhsman Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 3rd October 1918. Installed on the gadi at the Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 24th October 1918. Reigned under the Regency of his grand uncle until he came of age and was personally invested with full ruling powers by the Viceroy, the Marquess of Reading, at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 27th January 1923. Hon Capt IA 24/10/1921, Hon ADC to the Prince of Wales during his Indian tour 1921-1922, prom Hon Maj 2/6/1923, Hon Lieut-Col 23/8/1933, Hon Col 23/9/1936, and Hon Lieut-Gen 15/10/1946, Hon Col The Poona Horse, IA 23/9/1936-1947, Col-in-Chief the Kachhawa Horse in the Jaipur State Forces, and the Bikaner Bijey Battery 1932-1947, Col-in-Chief Jodhpur Bodyguard May 1941-1947, Sardar Risala (Jodhpur Lancers), and Jodhpur Sardar Infantry. Hon Air Cdre RAF 27/2/1939, served in WW2 1939-1945, additional Staff Officer to AOC-in-C SEA 14/8/1944, prom Hon Air Vice-Marshal 15/8/1945, Hon Extra ADC to the King-Emperor George VI 25/1/1946-1947. Reformed and reorganised the Jodhpur State Forces and the Judicial department, introduced a scheme for extending primary education, revised the land revenue settlement and established state pensions and a Provident Fund for state employees. Hon LL.D. (1939). Presdt Mayo Coll General Council 1936-1941. Patron Marwar Muslim Educational Soc 1929-1947. Patron-in-Chief Sardar Club (Jodhpur) 1918-1947, Umaid Club (Jodhpur) 1922-1947, and Jodhpur Flying Club 1931-1947, etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver (1911), Prince of Wales’s Visit (1922), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), 39/45 and Africa stars, British War, India Service (1945), Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek 1st class (posthumous 25.3.1948) medals, and the GC of the Order of the Dragon of Annam (1940). m. at Jodhpur, 11th November 1921, as his only wife, H.H. Shri Bhatianiji Maharani Shri Badan Kanwarji Maji Sahiba [H.H. Rajdadaji Shri Badan Kanwarji Sahiba] (b. 1905; d. at Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur, 28th November 1975), rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals, daughter of Rao Bahadur Thakur Shri Jai Singhji, Thakur of Osian, in Umednagar. He d. at Lake House, Mount Abu, 9th June 1947 (cremated at Jaswant Thara, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur), having had issue, five sons and one daughter:
  • 1) H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur – see below.
  • 2) Colonel Maharajadhiraj Shri Himmat Singhji Sahib. b. at London, 21st June 1925, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and Police Trng Coll, Phillaur. MEC and Home Minister 1947-1948, Mbr Constituent Assembly of India 1947, MLA Rajasthan state assembly. Rcvd: Raj Tilak (1947) and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. at the Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, 1951, Rani Shri Shailendra Kumariji Sahiba [Joy/Kuku] (b. at the Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, 22nd June 1929; d. 21st July 2016), née Maharajkumari Bibiji Shailendra Kumariji Sahiba, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan Shri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh Mahendra Bahadur, Maharaja of Patiala GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, by his fourth wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Vimalavati Kaur Sahiba [Ubhawalwale Chhote Shri Maharani Sahib-ji]. He had issue, two sons:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Yaswant Singhji Sahib. b. 20th March 1953, as Inderjit and renamed Yashwant at the age of five. unm.
    • b) Rajkumar Shri Rajendra Singhji Sahib. b. 16th February 1954. Trustee Sardar Club (Jodhpur). m. Rani Shri Durgesh Nandini Kumariji Sahiba (b. 1960), daughter of Kanwar Ravinder Singh Solan, of Mahlog, by his wife, Kanwarani Yashoda Kumari, youngest daughter of Kanwar Gopal Singh, of Baghat. He has issue, two daughters:
      • i) Bhanwar Baisa Padmaja Kumariji. b. 16th August 1988. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
      • ii) Bhanwar Baisa Rudrani Kumariji. b. 8th July 1992.
  • 3) Major Maharaj Shri Hari Singhji Sahib. b. 21st September 1929, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and the RIMA, Dehra Dun. Household Minister 1947-1948. Rcvd: Raj Tilak (1947) and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) at the Fort, Jaisalmer, December 1946, Rani Shri Harsha Kumariji Sahiba (b. 1930; d. 1960), eldest daughter of H.H. Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Param Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Girdhari Sinhji Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Muzaffar Jang, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Damayanti Devi Sahiba, Maharani of Jaisalmer, elder daughter of H.H. Raja Shri Sir Arjunsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Narsingarh, KCIE. m. (second) 1963, Rani Shri Mahendra Kanwariji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Girdhar Singhji, of Lawarki. He d. 22nd September 1966, having had issue, an only daughter by his first wife:
    • a) Rajkumari Prem Kanwarji Baiji Lall Sahiba [Kunwarani Prem Kanwar, of Loharia]. b. 5th May 1948 (d/o Harsha Kumariji). m. Kunwar Nand Kishore Singh (b. 27th January 1941), educ. St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ (BA) and Delhi Sch of Economics (MA), IAS 1964, Under Sec for Trade Policy in the Ministry of Commerce, Minister (Economic) Tokyo 1981-1985, Chair Bihar State Electricity Brd, Financial Sec Bihar, Industry Sec Bihar, Joint Sec in the Ministry of Home Affairs (GOI) 1990-1991 and Ministry of Economic Affairs 1991-1993, Additional Sec 1993-1995, Expenditure Sec Ministry of Finance 1995-1996, Revenue Sec 1996-1998, Sec to the Prime Minister 1998-2001, Mbr Plannin Cmsn (ranking as Minister of State) 2001-2004, Chair Mngmt Dvpt Inst of India, Snr Visiting Fellow Stanford Univ, Dir Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd since 2005, HT Media Ltd, Mbr Indian Advisory Brd of Coca-Cola Pvt Ltd, author “The Politics of Change” (2007), son of Kunwar Tribhuvan Prasad Singh, of Loharia, in the Champaran district of Bihar. She had issue, one son and two daughters:
      • i) Kunwar Abhayjeet Singh. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
      • i) Minakshi Devi.
      • ii) Madhvi Devi.
  • 4) Maharaj Shri Devi Singhji Sahib. b. 20th September 1933, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Presdt Chopasni Shiksha Samiti 1969-1972. m. 1968, Rani Shri Dharma Rajya Lakshmi Sahiba, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General Supradipta-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara Jyotirmaya-Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta Suprasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumar Bijaya Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, sometime Nepalese Ambassador to India, by his wife, Sri Rani Sarala Kumari Rajya Lakshmi, daughter of Mian Mahendra Singh, of Suket. He d.s.p. 26th August 1998.
  • 5) Maharaj Shri Dalip Singhji Sahib, of Luni. b. 20th October 1937, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Presdt Chopasni Shiksha Samiti 1990-1995, and Sardar Club Trust (Jodhpur). m. 7th May 1966, Rani Shri Madhu Deviji Sahiba, youngest daughter of Thakur Nishant Chand Katoch, of Bijapur, in the Kangra district of the Punjab, by his wife, Thakurani Har Devi Sahiba, from Suket. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Veer Vikram Singhji. b. 25th September 1967. m. Kunwarani Yamini Kumariji (b. at Dehra Dun, 1973), educ. Welham Girl’s Sch., daughter of Sri Raja Arya Shah, Raja of Khairigarh-Singahi, in the Kheri district of UP, by his wife, Srimathi Rani Usha Kumari Sahiba, daughter of daughter of Maharaj Shri Narpat Singh Sahib, of Kalianjera, in Banswara. He has issue, one son:
      • i) Bhanwar Shri Aditya Singhji. b. 21st July 1996. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • a) Rajkumari Mriganka Kumariji Baiji Lall Sahiba [Kunwarani Mriganka Kumari, of Suket]. b. at Jodhpur, 18th August 1974. m. at Fort Chanwa, Luni, 11th December 1999, Kunwar Jai Singh (b. 21st September 1971), son of Kunwar Rameshwar Singh, of Suket, by his wife, Kunwarani Kamlesh Kunwar, younger daughter of Colonel Maharaj Shri Prem Singhji Sahib, of Jodhpur. She has issue, one son and one daughter - see India (Suket).Maharajkumari Shri Rajendra Kanwarji Baiji Lall Sahiba alias Sujoo Baisa [H.H. Maharani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Padmavati Devi Sahib Gaekwad]. b. 14th December 1930. m. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 22nd April 1950, Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Maharaja Shrimant Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shumshere Bahadur, Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda (b. 2nd April 1930; d.s.p. at Bombay, 1st September1988), eldest son of, Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Maharaja Shrimant Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shumshere Bahadur, Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda, GCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shanta Devi Sahib, daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Mansinhrao Ghorpade [Appa Sahib], of Kolhapur. She d.s.p. at Bombay, May 1982 - see India (Baroda).
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