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The Rathor Dynasty

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1864 - 1893 H.H. Raja Shrimant Sir Ranjit Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Ratlam, KCIE (15.2.1887). b. at Ratlam, February 1862, only surviving son of Raja Shrimant Bhairon Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Ratlam, by his wife, Rani Shrimant Birad Kanwarji Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll., Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 27th January 1864. Reigned under a Council of Regency, headed by Khan Bahadur Mir Shahamat Ali, CSI, until he attained his majority and was invested with full ruling powers, 1st January 1880. Attended the Imperial Durbar at Delhi, where he received an increased salute of 11-guns together with the hereditary style of His Highness, 1st January 1877. Rcvd: the KIH gold medal (1877). m. (first) at Dhrangadhra, 7th March 1878, H.H. Jhaliji Maharani Shrimant Raj Kunverba Sahiba (b. at Dhrangadhra; d. at Ratlam, 1882), eldest daughter of H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladap Mahamandleshwar Maharana Shri Maharaja Raj Sir Mansinhji II Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra, KCSI, by his third wife, H.H. Raniji Ba Shri Namdar Kesaba Kunwarba Masahiba, of Palitana. m. (second) at Dhrangadhra, 28th April 1884, H.H. Jaliji Maharani Shrimant Baijiba Anup Kunverba Sahiba (b. at Dhrangadhra, 187x), daughter of Patvi Namdar Rajkumar Shri Jaswantsinhji Mansinhji Sahib. m. (third) at Bikrampur, 1889 H.H. Bhatianji Maharani Shrimant …Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Bhati Shri Amar Singh of Bikrampur. He d. from pneumonia, at Ranjit Bilas Palace, Ratlam, 20th January 1893, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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1893 - 1947 Major-General H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Sir Sajjan Singhji, Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Ratlam, GCIE (3.6.1931), KCSI (25.6.1909), KCVO (17.3.1922). b. at Ranjit Bilas Palace, Ratlam, 13th January 1880, only son of H.H. Raja Shrimant Sir Ranjit Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Ratlam, KCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Jhaliji Maharani Shrimant Raj Kunverba Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll., Indore, Mayo Coll., Ajmer, and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th January 1893 and was installed on the gadi, 28th January 1893. Reigned under a Council of Administration until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 15th December 1898. Regent of Rewa, 30th October 1918 to 31st October 1922. Granted a permanent salute of 13-guns, in recognition of his war services, 1st January 1918. Granted the hereditary title of Maharaja together with a permanent local salute of 15-guns, 1st January 1921. Hon. Capt. IA 1/2/1908, prom. Hon Maj. 12/12/1911, served in the Great War in France and Flanders 1915-1918 (MID), Hon. ADC 8/6/1915, prom. Hon Lieut-Col 3/6/1916, prom. Hon Col. 1/1/1918, served in Third Afghan War on the NW Frontier as ADC to the GOC 1st dvsn 1919, prom. Hon. Maj-Gen. IA 22/9/1936, Hon. Col. The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own), IA 3/7/1946. ADC to the King-Emperor George V 6/7/1915-1936, to the Prince of Wales during his tour of India 1921-1922, and Hon ADC to the King-Emperor George VI 23/9/1936-1946, and Hon. Extra ADC 25/1/1946-1952. Attended the Delhi Durbars of 1903 and 1911, and Coronation of the King-Emperor George VI 1937. Steward Indian Polo Assoc., Adviser and Mbr. of the Selection Cttee. of the India Army Polo Team; Vice-Presdt. Central India Rajput Hitkarini Sabha; Mbr. General Councils of Daly Coll., Indore, and Mayo Coll., Ajmer. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911), 1915 Star, British War and Victory medals (1918), IGSM (with Afghanistan-NWF clasp1919), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron. (1937) medals, and Officer of the Legion of Honour of France (1918). m. (first) at Bhuj, 29th June 1902, H.H. Maharani Shrimant …Sahiba, second daughter of Colonel H.H. Maharajadhiraj Mirza Maharao Shri Sir Khengarji III Sawai Bahadur, Maharao of Cutch, GCSI, GCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Saylawala Maharani Shri Motiba Sahib, younger daughter of daughter of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Vakhatsinhji Keshrisinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Sayla, CSI. m. (second) at Sant, 24th October 1902, H.H. Maharani Shrimant … Sahiba (d. of phthisis, at Ranjit Bilas Palace, Ratlam, June 1906), daughter of H.H. Maharana Shrimant Raja Pratapsinhji Bhawanisinhji Sahib, Raja of Sant. m. (fifth) at Bombay, 20th August 1922, H.H. Sodawala Maharani Shrimant Sodha Bai Sahiba, of the Soda Rajput family of Nawanagar, a cousin of the Jam Sahib of Nawanagar. He d. 3rd February 1947, having had issue, five children by his fifth wife, two sons and three daughters:
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1947 - [1991] H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Lokendra Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Ratlam. b. at Ranjit Bilas Palace, Ratlam, 9th November 1927, eldest son of Major-General H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Sir Sajjan Singhji, Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Ratlam, GCIE, KCSI, KCVO, by his fifth wife, H.H. Sodawala Maharani Shrimant Sodha Bai Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll., Indore; Browne's Cambridge Sch., Dehra Dun; St Columba High Sch, New Delhi, and Mayo Coll., Ajmer. Page of Honour to the Viceroy, the Marquess of Willingdon, 1934. Attended the Coronation of the King-Emperor George VI and Queen-Empress Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey, London, in 1937. Succeeded on the death of his father, 3rd February 1947. Installed, 4th August 1947. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937) and Indian Independence (1947) medals. m. at Bombay, 1947, H.H. Ranawala Maharani Shrimant Prabha Rajya Lakshmi Devi (b. at Katmandu, Nepal, 1927; d.s.p. 17th April 1993), daughter of General Supradipta-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara Pavitra-Om-Ram-Patta Jyotirmaya-Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta Suprasidha-Prasidha-Pravala-Gorkha Dakshina-Bahu Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumar Sir Shanker Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, GBE, sometime Nepalese Ambassador at the Court of St James’s, by his wife, Sri Rani Kumari Rajya Lakshmi Devi, daughter of Colonel Tej Bahadur Malla, late Nepalese Army. He d.s.p. 24th June 1991.
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[1991] H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Ranbir Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Ratlam. b. at Ranjit Bilas Palace, Ratlam, 2nd October 1932, younger son of Major-General H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Sir Sajjan Singhji, Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Ratlam, GCIE, KCSI, KCVO, by his fifth wife, H.H. Sodawala Maharani Sodha Bai Sahiba, educ. Aitchison Coll, Lahore, Punjab, and Charterhouse Sch, Godalming, Surrey. Granted Jawasha and seven villages as his jagir 1947. ACCA 1958, Chartered Accountant in the UK 1958-1960, returned to India 1960. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother as Head of the Royal House of Ratlam, 24th June 1991. m. at St Marylebone Registry Office, London, March 1958 (div. 1963), Elizabeth J. Munns (b. in Surrey, August 1935; m. second, ... Eaton Cooper), educ. St Goderich’s Secretarial Coll, St John’s Wood, London, eldest daughter of Reginald T. Munns, sometime British Rail employee and Liaison Officer with the NCB and CEGB, by his former school teacher wife. He d.s.p.m. 20th January 2011, having had issue, an only daughter (without naming an heir or adopting a son and successor):
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