JODHPUR

The Rathor Dynasty

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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:
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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:
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