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1862 - 1907 H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, KCIE (30.6.1887). b. at the City Palace, Limbdi, 23rd May 1859, elder son of H.H. Maharana Shri Fatehsinhji Bhojraji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, by his wife, H.H. Rani Shri Hariba Kunverba Sahiba, sometime Regent of Limbdi, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and in England. Succeeded on the death of his father, 30th January 1862. Reigned under a Council of Regency presided over by his mother, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at the City Palace, Limbdi, 1st August 1877. MLC representing the rulers of Saurashtra in the Bombay Legislative Council 1884-1886 (the first such appoinment of an Indian prince). Received a sanad of adoption, 15th October 1890. Attended the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Queen-Empress Victoria at Westminster Abbey London in 1887, and the Coronation Durbar at Delhi in 1903. An able administrator who introduced a large number of reforms, established a municipal council, instituted modern law courts, constructed fine irrigation works and schools, and was deeply interested in literature, religion and philosophy. He was one of the first ruling princes of India to visit and tour Europe, bringing back the most up to date modern ideas for improving the lot of his people. He was also one of the first Indian princes to visit Canada and the United States of America. Mbr Rajkumar Coll Cttee 1879-1907, Calcutta Literary Soc 1882-1907, United Grand Lodge of England (Lodge of Harmony) 1887-1907, etc. Granted the personal style of His Highness 1887. Rcvd: Prince of Wales’s silver medal (1875), KIH gold medal (1877), Golden Jubilee medal (1887), and Durbar gold medal (1903). m. (first) Rani Shri Monglibakunverba Sahiba (d. at the City Palace, Limbdi, November 1896), of Bella. m. (second) at the Fort, Rajpipla, 1879, H.H. Rani Shri Bama Bairajbakunverba Sahiba [Rani Bama Sahib] (d. after 1935), eldest daughter of H.H. Maharana Shri Gambhirsinhji Verisalji Sahib, Raja of Rajpipla. m. (third) Rani Shri ...kunverba Sahiba m. (fourth) Rani Shri ...kunverba Sahiba He d.s.p. at Limbdi, 15th April 1907, when he was succeeded by his kinsman and adopted heir.
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1907 - 1940 Colonel H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jasvatsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, KCSI (1.1.1931), KCIE (1.1.1921). b. at Bodi, 11th July1868, seventh child of Rana Shri Muluji Sahib, of Bodi, by his wife, Rani Shri Jijibakunverba Sahiba, educ. Anglo-Vernacular Sch and Jamnagar High Sch, Jamnagar, Nawanagar, and the Imperial Service Musketry Sch, Meerut, UP. Entered Nawanagar State Service and served as Col Cdt Nawanagar State Forces 1892-1903, attached 5th Royal Irish Lancers 1896-1903, C-in-C (Senapati) Porbandar State Forces 1903-1907. Represented India at the State opening of the first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia in Melbourne, 1901. Designated as his Heir Apparent by H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji Sahib, shortly before his death. Recognised as successor by the Government of India, with effect from 15th April 1907. Installed on the gadi, at the City Palace, Limbdi, 14th April 1908 and formally adopted in public Durbar by the widow of his predecessor, H.H. Rani Shri Bama Bairajbakunverba Sahiba, 6th May 1908. Hon Col Nawanagar Lancers (Dadubha Risala). Vice-Patron National Indian Assoc in Aid of Social Progress & Education in India. Fellow Royal Geographical Soc (FRGS). Hon Fellow Royal Empire Soc. Presdt Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Club (Limbdi), Worshipful Master No 59 Kathiawar Masonic Lodge 1913-1914. Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc, National Indian Assoc in Aid of Social Progress & Education in India (Lond) 1912, Willingdon Sports Club (Bombay), Roshanara Club (Delhi) and Rajputana Club (Mount Abu). Granted a personal salute of 11-guns, in recognition of his services towards the War effort during the Great War, 1st January 1918. An energetic and supremely able ruler who continued the fine traditions of his predecessor, and who embelished his little capital and state with fine buildings, municipal and public works, patronised schools and supported scholarships. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1903) and gold medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. at Jamnagar, Nawanagar, 1882, H.H. Jadeji Rani Shri Balubhakunverba Sahiba (b. at Panshasara, 1857), daughter of Shri Jetijisinhji Jadeja, of Panshasara, under Nawanagar. He d. at the Digbhuvan, Limbdi, 30th September 1940, having had issue, four sons and three daughters
  • 1) Yuvaraj Kumar Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Maharana Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi ľ see below.
  • 2) Raj Rana Shri Pratapsinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib, of Liyad. b. at Jamnagar, 18th June 1899, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Rcvd: Coron Medal (1937), the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. Rani Shri Jaswant Kunverba Sahiba, from Vala. He had issue, three sons and two daughters:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Janaksinhji Pratapsinh, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun. The first person to produce fibreglass cars in India. Registrar of Co-operative Soc Gujarat State. Dir Saurashtra Co-operative Spinning Mills Ltd 1955. m. Kumarani Shri Lakshmi Devi Sahiba, of Rajpipla. He d. 1970, having had issue, two sons and three daughters:
      • i) Kumar Shri Shivpalsinh Janaksinhji Jhala, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and Inst of Hotel Management, Bombay. m. Kanwarani Parveen Jhala, educ. Bhavan’s Coll and Gujarat Law Soc, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Mngr ‘Cafe on the Rocks’ in Surat, née Masani-Cama. He had issue, a son and a daughter:
        • (1) Kumar Shri Janaksinh Shivpalsinh Jhala, educ. St Xavier’s High Sch, Surat.
        • (1) Kunveri Bai Shri Amrita Kunverba [Amrita Jhala Khambhati], educ. Lourdes Convent High Sch, Saligao, and Sophia Coll, Mumbai Univ (BA), Mumbai, Maharashtra. m. Anuj Khambhati, educ. G.D. Somani Memorial Sch, and Sydenham Coll, Mumbai. She has issue, three daughters.
      • ii) Kumar Shri Mahipalsinh Janaksinhji Jhala. b. 21st June 1961, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
      • i) Kunveri Bai Shri Harinakshinidevi Sahiba [Kumarani Harinakshinidevi Sahiba, of Rajpipla]. m. Kumar Shri Indrapalsinhji, of Rajpipla.
      • ii) Kunveri Bai Shri Unmanidevi Sahiba [Mrs Unmanidevi Patel]. m. Dr Hasnain Patel, Consultant in the general medicine and clinical cardiology since 1981, Hon Professor of Medicine at the Grant Medical Coll, Hon Physican JJ Medicine, Jaslok Hospital & Medical Research Centre, and the Noor Hospital, Hon Medical Supt and Hon Physician Habib Hospital, Hon Physician, Mbr Assoc of Physicians of India, Assoc of Medical Consultants (India), WIAA and the ICMR Cttee.
      • iii) Kunveri Bai Shri Anjalidevi Sahiba [Kumarani Anjalidevi Sahiba]. m. Kumar Shri Arjunsinh Jadeja (b. 24th April 1953), of Mudhol, educ. Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military Sch (SSPMS), Poona, and St Xavier’s Coll, Bombay Univ (BA 1974). She has issue, a daughter.
    • b) Wing Commander Rajkumar Jayvant Singh Jhala. b. at Porbandar, 28th January 1927, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun. Cmsnd as Pilot Officer RIAF 15/4/1950, served during the Chinese invasion 1961, c/o No 17 Sqd, Goa ops 1961, and in the Indo-Pak War 1965, retd as Wing Cdr 1969. m. (first) at Poona, August 1952, Kanwarani Indira Devi. m. (second) at Reno, Nevada, USA, 8th November 1979 (div.), Carolyn Lee Sall (b. at Los Angeles, California, USA, 9th January 1945; m. at Zephyr Cove, Nevada, USA, William Stone Smillie), former wife of Roger Michael Reil, previously of William E. Otto, and daughter of Ernest A Sall, of Phelan, San Bernardino, California, USA, by his wife, Dorothy Lee Arnold, of James William Arnold, of El Paso, Texas, USA. He d. from congestive heart failure, at Simi Valley, Ventura, California, USA, 3rd December, 2002, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
      • i) Kumar Shri Vijit Singh Jhala. b. at Bombay, August 1953, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun, and in the USA (BA Coms., MSc. Environmental Studies). Senior Management Analyst for the City of Simi Valley Household Hazardous Wast Programme 2003. m. October 2001, Kanwarani Ameeta Devi. He has issue, a son and a daughter:
        • (1) Kumar Shri Aditya Singh Jhala.
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      • ii) Kumar Shri Shivraj Sinh Limdi, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun. m. Kanwarani Shivani Devi. He has issue, two sons:
        • (1) Kumar Shri Arjun Singh Jhala, educ. Rowntree Montessori Sch.
        • (2) Kumar Shri Rahul Singh Jhala, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehra Dun, HP.
      • i) Kunveri Bai Shri Meenakshi Devi.
    • c) Rajkumar Shri Bharatsinhji Pratapsinhji [Bharat Sinh Jhala]. b. at Yashwant Mahal, Limbdi, 1930, educ. Welham Boys&rsquo Sch, and the Doon Sch, Dehradun, and Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Licensed airline pilot 1948-1953, Mayor of Limri. Artist, painter, musician and poet. Author of “With All My Heart” (2001). Life Mbr National Rifle Assoc of India. m. 1951, Kunwarani ..., educ. JJ Sch of Art, Bombay, artist. He d. 12th March 2017, having had issue, three sons:
      • i) Kumar Shri Rajvirsinhji Bharatsinhji [Rajvir Sinh Jhala]. b. 11th April 1952, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
      • ii) Kumar Shri Digvijaysinhji Bharatsinhji Jhala, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
      • iii) Kumar Shri Chandravirsinhji Bharatsinhji [Chandravir Sinh Jhala]. b. 1961, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
    • a) Rajkumari Ba Shri Virendra Kunverba Sahiba. m. Major V.P. Singh, of Bulandshahr.
    • b) Rajkumari Ba Shri Lilaba Kunverba Sahiba [Leela Rajendra]. Adopted daughter of her aunt, H.H. Maharaj Rani Bai Shri Rupaliba Sahib, Maharani of Porbandar, MBE. m. at Porbandar, 25th February 1940, Maharajkumar Shri Fatehsinhji Sahib (b. 1920), fourth son of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Mirza Maharao Shri Sir Vijayaraji Sinhji Sahib Sawai Bahadur, Maharao of Cutch, GBE - see India (Cutch).Copyrightę Christopher Buyers
  • 3) Raj Rana Shri Fatehsinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib, of Natwargadh. b. at Jamnagar, 7th August 1901, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, Boys’ High Sch, Panchgani, Fergusson Coll, Poona, Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA 1922, LLB 1922, MA 1926), and Inner Temple, London. Barr-at-Law 1924, Dewan of Limbdi 1924-1928 & 1937-1946, Private Sec to Nawab of Palanpur ac Indian Delegate to League of Nations in Geneva 1928, Chief Karbhari 1935-1937, Chief Mbr Council of Administration 1941-1942, Judge of the High Court 1946-1947, Chief Mbr Council of Regency 1947-1948, Mbr of the Presidium of the United State of Saurashtra 1948-1956. Chair The Fatehsinhji Ginning, Pressing & Manufacturing Co Ltd 1951-1970. FRGS 1920. Mbr Cttee National Indian Assoc in Aid of Social Progress & Education in India (Lond) 1920, East India Assoc, Amateur Riders Club (Bombay), Western India Turf Club (Bombay), etc. Rcvd: Coron (1937), Indian Independence (1948) medals, Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. at Nanod, Rajpipla, January 1929, Rani Shri Nirmalkumari Sahiba (d. 25th September 1944), educ. Kanyashala Sch, Rajpipla, and St Josephs Convent, Panchgani, daughter of Colonel Kumar Prithirajsinhji Ramsinhji, of Rajpipla, sometime Master of Ceremonies and Minister-in-Waiting to the Maharaja of Rajpipla, by his wife, Kunwarani Tara Kunverba, elder daughter of Kumar Shri Khumansinhji Jitsinhji Sahib, of Chote Udepur. He d. after 1975, having had issue, two sons:
    • a) Rajkumar Shri Shri Narharisinhji Fatehsinhji Sahib. b. 13th July 1932, educ. Bombay Univ (BA, MA), and Oxford (MA). Dir Asia Publishing House Pvt Ltd, Devkaran Nanjee Insurance Co Ltd (Bombay), etc. m. (first) 1958 (div.) Maharajkumari Harshad Kumari Sahiba (b. 1936; m. second, 18th December 1970, Rahul Kumar Sharma), eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Maharaja Jam Shri Sir Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja Bahadur, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, GCSI, GCIE, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Gulab Kunwarba Sahiba [Kanchan Kunwarba], daughter of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Sir Sarup Ram Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi, GCIE, KCSI.
    • b) Rajkumar Shri ... Singh Fatehsinhji Sahib.
  • 4) Captain Raj Rana Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib, of Gunjar. b. at Jamnagar, 23rd October 1902, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and The Leys Sch, Cambridge. Chief Karbhari 1937-1941, Guardian to th minor Thakore Shri Chhatrasalji 1941, Mbr Council of Administration 1941-1942, Mbr Council of Regency 1947-1948. Capt Limbdi State Forces. Hon Officer RIAF. A first-class cricketer for Western India 1930-1943, Vice-Capt of the Indian team that toured England in 1931-1932. Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc 1947, Bombay Flying Club, Willingdon Sports Club, etc. Rcvd: Coron (1937), Indian Independence (1948) medals, Accession Medal of Baroda (1939), the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. Rani Shri Rajendra Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Raja Ranjit Singh Sahib Bahadur, Rais of Kalsia, by his wife, Rani Ranbir Kaur Sahiba, daughter of Maharajkumar Sri Balbir Singh Sahib, Tikka Sahib Bahadur, of Jind. He d. at Bhavnagar, 10th November 1964.
  • 1) Kunveri Bai Shri Rupalibai Sahiba [H.H. Rani Bai Shri Rupalibai Sahiba, of Porbandar], MBE (c 1.1.1919). b. at Jamnagar, 1898, educ. privately. m. at Limbdi, 5th February 1920, as his first wife, Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Rana Sahib of Porbandar, KCSI (b. 30th June 1901; d.s.p. 5th November 1979), son H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Bhavsinhji Madhavsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Rana Sahib of Porbandar, by his wife H.H. Maharani Bama Sahib Ramba Kunwarba Sahiba. She d. at Porbandar 26th October 1943 - see India (Porbandar).
  • 2) Rajkumari Bai Shri Ramnik Kunverba Sahiba. m. ... Vala.
  • 3) Rajkumari Bai Shri Pratapha Kunverba Sahiba [Nanaba Sahib].
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1940 - 1941 H.H. Maharana Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi. b. at Jamnagar 10th April 1896, eldest son of Colonel H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jasvatsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, KCSI, KCIE, by his wife, H.H. Rani Shri Balubha Kunverba Sahiba. educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, Eton Coll, Windsor, Berkshire, and with the Imperial Cadet Corps at Dehradun. Mbr of the staff Indian States (Nawanagar) Delegtion Indian Round Table Conference in London 1932. Succeeded on the death of his father, 30th September 1940. Presdt Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Club (Limbdi). Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc, St John’s Ambulance Assoc, Willingdon Sports Club (Bombay), Rajputana Club (Mount Abu), etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) at Himatnagar, Idar, 20th May 1910, H.H. Bada Rathorji Rani Shri Nandkunverba Sahiba (b. at Ahmadnagar, 1898), eldest daughter of H.H. Maharajadhiraja Maharajaji Sir Keshrisinhji Jowansinghji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar, KCSI, by his third wife, H.H. Zaliji Maharani Baiji Udai Kunwarba Maji Sahib, daughter of Raj Rana Shri Harisinhji [Haribha] Ranmalji Sahib, of Sokhada, sometime Chief Minister of Dhrangadhra. m. (second) H.H. Ladi Rathorji Rani Shri Pravinkunverba Sahiba [H.H. The Rajmata Sahiba of Limbdi] (d. at Limbdi, 26th September 2013), a lady from Jodhpur. He d. at Limbdi 6th January 1941, having had issue, two sons and two daughters by his first wife, and one son by his second wife:
  • 1) The eldest son (s/o Nand Kunverba), d. at Matheran, 1915, aged six-months.
  • 2) Kumar Shri Ramrajendrasinhji Digvijaysinhji Sahib. b. at Limbdi, 12th March 1917 (s/o Nand Kunverba), educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. (beth. 25th November 1929 to) Maharajkumari Sin Giri Kumari Sahiba, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Maharaja Sir Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, KCSI, by his wife, daughter of the Raja of Koenthal. He d.v.p. 1931.
  • 3) H.H. Maharana Shri Chatrashailyasinhji Digvijaysinhji Sahib Bahadur, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi (s/o Pravin Kuverba) - see below.
  • 1) Rajkumari Bai Shri Prem Kunverba Sahiba (d/o Nand Kunverba). m. at Limbdi, 3rd July 1941, Patvi Namdar Maharajkumar Shri Udaybhansinhji Natwarsinhji Sahib, Heir Apparent of Porbandar (b. 6th October 1910; d.v.p. 1977), son of Rana Shri Shivsinhji Motiji Jethwa, of Srinagar, and adopted son and successor of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Maharaja Rana Shri Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Rana Sahib of Porbandar, KCSI - see India (Porbandar).
  • 2) Rajkumari Bai Shri Dharmindra Kunverba Sahiba [Rani Shri Dharmindra Kunverba Sahiba, of Kathiwara] (d/o Nand Kunverba). m. (first) (div.) Major H.H. Raja Shri Surendra Singhji Sahib, Raja of Alirajpur (b. at Devgad-Baria, 17th March 1923; d.s.p. at the Shreemaya Hotel, Indore, 30th March 1996), eldest son of Captain Maharajkumar Shri Fateh Singhji, Yuvraj Sahib of Alirajpur, by his first wife, Maharajkumari Shri Rajendra Kunverbaiji Sahib, eldest daughter of Colonel H.H. Maharaol Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Mansinhji Sahib, Maharaol of Baria, KCSI. m. (second) Thakur Rana Jayendra Singh, Thakur of Kathiwara (b. at Kathiwara, 13th May 1917; d. at Mumbai, Maharashtra, 12th January 2010), elder son of Thakur Rana Onkar Singh, Thakur of Kathiwara. She had issue, by her second husband - see India Non-Salute (Kathiwara).
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1941 H.H. Maharana Shri Chatrashailyasinhji [Chhatrasalji] Digvijaysinhji Sahib Bahadur [Lalji Bapu Sahib], Thakore Sahib of Limbdi. b. at Limbdi, 19th February 1940, second son of H.H. Maharana Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, by his second wife, H.H. Ladi Rathorji Rani Shri Pravin Kunverba Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his father, 6th January 1941. Reigned under a Council of Administration until 1st August 1947, then under a Council of Regency composed of his uncles Fatehsinhji and Ghanshyamsinhji under the superintendence of the Maharaja Rana Sahib of Porbandar. The state merged into the United State of Kathiawad 15th February 1948, which was subsequently renamed the Union of Saurashtra on 15th April 1948. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his guaranteed position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Hotelier, businessman and motor car enthusiast.Trustee Rajkumar Coll Rajkot. Vice-Chair Saurashtra Co-operative Spinning Mills Ltd 1955. Dir Limbdi Hotels Pvt Ltd since 1971, Gujarat Briquettes Pvt Ltd since 1983, etc. Life Mbr National Rifle Assoc of India. Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc 1956, SMS Alumni Assoc. Rcvd: Indian Independence medal (1948), Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. (first) at the Fort, Jaisalmer, 1960 (div.), Maharajkumari Baiji Lal Shri Hemanth Devi Sahiba (b. at Jaisalmer, 1943), Kathak dancer, artist and painter, second daughter of H.H. Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Parama Bhattarak Sri Maharawal Ji Shri Girdhar Singhji Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Muzaffar Jung, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer, by his first wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Damayanti Devi Sahiba, elder daughter of H.H. Raja Shri Sir Arjun Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Narsingarh, KCIE. m. (second) H.H. Thakorani Shri Snehlatakumari Sahiba [Snehlatakumari Chhatrasalji Jhala], Dir Limbdi Hotels Pvt Ltd since 1972, daughter of Thakur Rana Jayendra Singh, Thakur of Kathiwara, by his wife, Rani Shri Dharmindra Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Maharana Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
  • 1) Yuvaraj Shri Jaideepsinh Chhatrasalji [Jaideep Sinh Jhala]. bb. at Limbdi, 1st December 1962 (s/o Hemanth Kumari), educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, Daly Coll, Indore, and St Xavier’s Coll (BA 1985), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Proprietor Avantika Motel & Restaurant. m. (first) at Limbdi, 25th November 1988 (div.), Rajkumari Meenakshi Kumari Sahiba (b. at Holy Lodge, Jakhu, Simla, HP, 27th June 1966; m. second, at Shimla (civil) and at the Sankat Mochan Temple, Bagh, Taradevi, HP, 26th September 2015 (relig.), as his second wife, Kanwar Ravi Inder Singh Brar [Prince Attie Brar], of Faridkot ľ see India (Faridkot)), educ. Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, and St Bede’s Coll, and Shimla, HP, fourth daughter of Captain The Hon Raja Shri Virbhadra Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Bashahr, sometime Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, by his first wife, Rani Rattan Kumari Sahiba, younger daughter of Raja Rana Digvijay Chand Sahib, Raja Rana of Jubbal. m. (second) 15th January 2004, Yuvarani Shri Priyamvada Kumari Sahiba [Priya Jhala] (b. 26th June 1962), educ. Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Sch, Jaipur, Rajasthan, younger daughter of Kanwar Rameshwar Singh Jaswal, IPM, of Ramkote (Jaswan), under Jammu & Kashmir, sometime Inspector-Gen of Armed Police Srinagar, by his wife, Kunwarani Kamla Kumari, from Bhikamkor, under Jodhpur Marwar. He had issue, one son and one daughter by his first wife, and one son and one daughter by his second:
    • a) Bhanwar Shri Digvijaysinh Jaideepsinhji Jhala (s/o Meenakshi). Severely disabled.
    • b) Bhanwar Shri Mrigajdevsinh Jaideepsinhji Jhala (s/o Priya). Presumptive heir.
    • a) Bhanwar Baisa Nandita Kumari Sahiba. b. 27th May 1991 (d/o Meenakshi). m. 3rd September 2017, ... Singh, a Sikh from the Punjab.
    • b) Bhanwar Baisa Vamakshi Kumari Sahiba [Vamakshi Kumari Jhala]. b. 2004 (d/o Priya), educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and Mahatma Gandhi International Sch, Sri Madhopur, Sikar Rajasthan.
  • 1) Rajkumari Shri Varsha Kumari Sahiba. m. ...
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