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The Jadeja Dynasty

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Copyright© Christopher Buyers1862 - 1890 H.H. Thakore Shri Bawajiraj Mehrmansinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot. b. at Rajkot, 30th August 1856, eldest son of H.H. Thakore Shri Mehrmansinhji IV Saroji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, by his second wife, H.H. Thakorani Shri Haribakunverbaiji Sahiba, educ. privately and at Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Succeeded as a minor on the death of his father, 8th November 1862. Reigned under the regency of his grandmother, Thakorani Shri Nanibakunverba Sahiba, until 1867. Thereafter reigned under the superintendence of seconded British officers. Granted limited ruling powers when he came of age in November 1874, during which he received additional administrative training. Formally invested with full ruling powers, at Rajkot, 17th January 1876. Granted the personal style of His Highness. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's Gold Medal (1876) and KIH Gold Medal (1877). m. (first) at Dharampur, 186x, H.H. Thakorani Shri Anandkunverbaiji Sahiba, eldest daughter of H.H. Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Narayandevji II Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur. m. (second) H.H. Thakorani Shri Hajubakunverbaiji Sahiba, elder daughter of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Kesharisinghji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Sayla. He d. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 16th April 1890, having had issue, five sons and two daughters:
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1890 - 1930 Thakore Shri Sir Lakhajiraj III Bawajiraj Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, KCIE (3.6.1918). b. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 17th December 1885, eldest son of H.H. Thakore Shri Bawajiraj Mehrmansinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Succeeded on the death of his father, 16th April 1890. Received a sanad of adoption, 16th December 1890. Reigned under the guardianship of state officials under British supervision, until her came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 21st October 1907. Attended the Imperial Coronation Durbar at Delhi in 1911. A liberal and progressive ruler, who encouraged public debate, the foundation of youth, citizens' and farmers' councils, and encouraged intellectuals and political activists to visit his state. He established a State Council in 1910, a Peoples' Assembly in 1923, and a State Bank in 1910. A first class cricketer 1908-1923. Rcvd: Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911). m. (first), Thakorani Shri Jayrajkunverba Sahiba [Shemliavala Thakorani Sahib] (d. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, November 1918), from Semlia. m. (second), Thakorani Shri Ramanikkunverba Sahiba [Lathiwala Thakorani Sahib] (d. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 1913), from Lathi. m. (third), 1915, Thakorani Krishna Kumari Sahiba [Menapurvala Thakorani Sahib], from Minapur. He d. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 2nd February 1930, having had issue, four sons:
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1930 - 1940 Thakore Shri Dharmendrasinhji Lakhajiraj Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot. b. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 4th March 1910, eldest son of Thakore Shri Sir Lakhajiraj III Bawajiraj Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, KCIE, by his second wife, Thakorani Shri Ramanikkunverba Sahiba [Lathiwala Thakorani Sahib], educ. privately, at Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and the Highgate Public Sch, Middlesex, England. Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd February 1930. Ascended the gadi, at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 14th February 1930. Reigned under a Council of administration until he was invested with full ruling powers, 21st April 1931. His unpopular rule contrasted with that of his father and grandfather, and resulted in organised opposition against his rule by the Indian National Congress and peoples' organisations. He taxed his subjects heavily, hoarded goods for his own blackmarket activities, and expended 50% of the revenues on his own pastimes. Patron Dharmendrasinhji Arts & Science Coll. 1936-1940. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. at Chote Udepur, 15th May 1931, H.H. Thakorani Shri Padmakunverba Sahiba, eldest daughter of Maharaol Shri Fatehsinhji Motisinhji Sahib, Raja of Chote Udepur. He d.s.p.m. at Rajkot, 11th June 1940 (succ. by his youngest brother).
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Copyright© Christopher Buyers1940 - [1973] H.H. Thakore Shri Pradyumansinhji [Prahladsinhji] Lakhajiraj Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot. b. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 24th February 1913, fourth and youngest son of Thakore Shri Sir Lakhajiraj III Bawajiraj Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, KCIE, by his first wife, Thakorani Shri Jayrajkunverba Sahiba [Shemliavala Thakorani Sahib], educ. St Peter's Sch, Panchgani, Satara, Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot, and the Highgate Public Sch, Middlesex, England. Succeeded on the death of his childless eldest brother, 11th June 1940. Ascended the gadi, at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 12th June 1940. Invested with full ruling powers, at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 17th August 1940. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, at Rajkot, 15th August 1947. He subsequently joined his fellow rulers and merged his state into the United State of Kathiawad, 15th February 1948 (when he ceased to enjoy sovereign powers). Granted the hereditary style of His Highness, 1st January 1948. 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. A popular and considerate ruler, who did much to reverse and alleviate his late brother's regressive and unpopular policies, and thus restored the good standing of his ancient family. A first class cricketer for Western India 1941-1951. Patron Dharmendrasinhji Arts & Science Coll 1940. Rcvd: Coron (1937) and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. 30th May 1932, H.H. Thakorani Shri Narendrakunverba Sahiba, daughter of Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji [Mama Sahib], of Agiyar, under Bhavnagar state. He d. at the Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 9th November 1973, having had issue, three sons and three daughters:
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Copyright© Christopher Buyers[1973] H.H. Thakore Shri Manoharsinhji Pradumansinhji Jadeja Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot. b. at Ranjit Villas Palace, Rajkot, 18th November 1935, eldest son of H.H. Thakore Shri Pradumansinhji [Prahladsinhji] Lakhajiraj Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, by his wife, H.H. Thakorani Shri Narendrakumariba Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll and Dharmendrasinhji Arts & Science Coll, Rajkot, and in the UK. MLA for Rajkot in the Gujarat state assembly 1967-1971 and for Rajkot-I 1980-1985 & 1990-1995, State Minister for Youth Services & Cultural Activities 1983-1984, for Health 1984-1985 and for Finance. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Rajkot, 9th November
1973. A first class cricketer for Saurashtra 1955-1964. Presdt Rajkot Dist Congress Cttee. Vice-Presdt Gujarat Pradesh Congress Cttee since 1998. Dir Magnum Organisers Pvt Ltd. m. at Alwar, 1949, H.H. Thakorani Shri Mankumari Devi Sahiba, second daughter of Colonel H.H. Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Tej Singhji Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Chand Kunwar Baiji Lal Sahiba, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Maharaj Shri Akhai Singhji Sahib, of Raoti, in Jodhpur. He had issue, one son and three daughters:
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