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The Baghel Dynasty

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1854 - 1880 H.H. Samrajya Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Raghuraj Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCSI (19.10.1864). b. at Rewa Fort, 23rd October 1823, only son of H.H. Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Vishwanath Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent at birth and invested with the title of Sri Ajuthia Raghuraj Singhji Ju Deo Bapu Sahib Bahadur. Entrusted with the administration of the state by his father, 1843. Succeeded him, 12th October 1854 and was installed, 19th January 1855. Granted the districts of Sohagpur and Amarkantak for his services during the Indian Mutiny, 1857. Received a sanad of adoption, 11th march 1862. Turned over the administration of his state to a British administrator, 1st April 1875. Attended the Imperial Durbar at Delhi and received a salute of 19-guns, 1st January 1877. A great patron of the arts and learning, like his father. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales's gold medal (1876) and KIH gold medal (1877). m. (first) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Chandelin I Maharani Sahiba (d. at Rewa Fort, 1880). m. (second) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Chandelin II Maharani Mahjli Sahiba (b. at Naigaon, Panna; d. at Rewa, after 1891). m. (third) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Saylawala Maharani Ba Shri Ramba Kunverba Sahiba (d. at Rewa, after 1880), youngest daughter of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Keshrisinhji Sensabhai Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Sayla. m. (fourth) at Udaipur, 1851 H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Ranawatiji Maharani Ba Shri Soubhagya Kunverba Sahiba (b. at Udaipur 1834; d. at Rewa, 6th February 1889), second daughter of H.H. Maharana Shri Sardar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharana of Udaipur. m. (fifth) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Purharin Maharani Sahiba. m. (sixth) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Sirtaj Kanwar Sahiba, eldest daughter of Amarjit Singh, a relative of the Raja of Bijaipur, UP. m. (seventh) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Rukmini Prasad Kanwar Sahiba (d. at Rewa, after 1880), second daughter of Amarjit Singh. m. (eighth) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Janki Kanwar Sahiba (d. at Rewa, after 1880), third daughter of Amarjit Singh. m. (ninth) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Y… Kanwar Sahiba, fourth daughter of Amarjit Singh. m. (tenth) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Jageshwari Kumari Sahiba, daughter of Raja Gopal Singh, of Badri, UP. m. (eleventh) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Shivpal Kunwari Sahiba, daughter of Raja Hanuman Singh, Raja of Kalakanka, in UP.m. (twelfth) H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri …Maharani Sahiba (d. at Rewa, after 1880). Hed. at Rewa Fort, 4th February 1880, having had issue, three sons and several daughters (and seven widows):
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1880 - 1918 Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Samrajya Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Venkatesh Raman Ramanuj Prasad Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCSI (22.6.1897). b. at Rewa Fort, 14th July 1876, second son of H.H. Samrajya Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Raghuraj Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCSI, by his wife, H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Chandelin II Maharani Mahjli Sahiba, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent at birth and invested with the title of Sri Yuvraj Maharajkumar Venkatesh Raman Ramanuj Prasad Singhji Ju Deo Sahib Bahadur. Succeeded on the death of his father, 4th February 1880. Installed, 8th October 1880 and reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age. Invested with full ruling powers, 15th November 1895. Attended the Coronation Durbar at Delhi in 1903. Contributed greatly towards the War Effort during the Great War, including the provision of the "Solanki Squadron" of the Army Air Service. Hon Lieut-Col. IA 1/1/1915. A great patron of the arts and learning, like his father and grandfather before him. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar medals (1903 and 1911). m. (first) at Dumraon, 22nd February 1892, H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Ujjaimin Maharani Shivraji Kumari Sahiba (d. 16th August 1917), daughter of H.H. Maharaja Sir Radha Prasad Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Dumraon, KCIE, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Beni Prasad Kunwar Sahiba. m. (second) at Ratlam, 9th February 1896, H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Rathorin Maharani Gulab Kumari Sahiba (d. March 1913), eldest daughter of H.H. Raja Shri Sir Ranjit Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Ratlam, KCIE, by his first wife H.H. Maharani Ba Shri Rajkunverba Sahiba, the eldest daughter of H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladipati Mahamandleshwar Maharana Sriraj Sir Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharana Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra. m. (third) 1907, H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Pariharin Maharani Kirti Kumari Sahiba (d. 1984), daughter of Thakur Sahib Buz Singh Parihar, of Jharapur, Oudh. He d. during the influenza epidemic, at Rewa Fort, 31st October 1918, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
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1918 - 1946 Major-General H.H. Maharajadhiraja Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Gulab Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCIE (1.1.1931), KCSI (1.1.1927). b. at Rewa Fort, 13th March 1903, second son of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Samrajya Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Venkatesh Raman Ramanuj Prasad Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCSI, by his wife, H.H. Samrajya Bandhveshwari Sri Ujjaimin Maharani Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll., Indore. Became Heir Apparent at birth and invested with the title of Sri Yuvraj Maharajkumar Gulab Singhji Ju Deo Sahib Bahadur. Cmsnd. Lieut. Rewa State Forces. Page-of-Honour to the Queen-Empress Mary at the Delhi Durbar of 1911. Succeeded on the death of his father, 31st October 1918 and reigned under a Council of Regency until he reached his majority. Invested with full ruling powers, 31st October 1922. Recognised in the hereditary title of Maharajadhiraja 1930. Maj-Gen & C-in-C Rewa State Forces. Banished to Bhopal in February 1942, for conspiring to murder a British official. Abdicated in favour of his only son, 7th February 1946. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar (19111), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) at Jodhpur Fort, 25th June 1919, H.H. Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Sri Suraj Kanwar Baiji Lall Sahiba (b. at Mehrengarh, Jodhpur, 15th February 1901; d. 19xx), daughter of H.H. Saramad-i-Raja-i-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Sir Sardar Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, GCSI by his first wife H.H. Maharani Maji Sahib Hadiji Baiji Lall Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Maharao Raja Shri Sir Raghubir Singh Sahib Bahadur, Maharao of Bundi, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO. m. (second) at Kishangarh, 18th February 1925, H.H. Bandhveshwari Sri Rathorin Maharani Sahiba (b. at Kishangarh, December 1911), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Umdai Rajahai Buland Makan Diwan Maharaja Shri Sir Madan Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Kishangarh, KCSI, KCIE, by his first wife. He d. 13th April 1950, having had issue, an only son:
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1946 - [1995] Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Maharajadhiraja Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Martand Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa. b. at Govindgarh, 15th March 1923, only son of Major-General H.H. Maharajadhiraja Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Sir Gulab Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, GCIE, KCSI, by his first wife, H.H. Bandhveshwari Sri Maharani Sri Suraj Kanwar Baiji Lall Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll, Indore, Mayo Coll, Ajmer and Indian Civil Service Camp, Dehra Dun. Became Heir Apparent at birth and invested with the title of Sri Yuvraj Maharajkumar Martand Singhji Ju Deo Sahib Bahadur. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 7th February 1946 and was installed, 1st April 1946. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Merged his state into the Vindhya Pradesh Union and served as Rajpramukh, 4th April 1948 -1949. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. MP (Lok Sabha), 1971-1977, 1980-1989. Established the Bandhogarh National Park 1968. Chair. Maharaja Martand Singh Ju Deo Charitable Trust 1971-1995, Dir Madhya Pradesh Udyog Vikas Nigam (Bhopal). Patron Daly Coll, Indore. Mbr Daly Coll General Council, Managing Cttee of King Edward Medical Sch (Indore), All India Wildlife Preservation Brd, etc. m. at Dariya Mahal, Bombay 23rd August 1943, H.H. Bandhveshwari Sri Jadejin Maharani Sri Pravin Kumari Sahiba [Parveen Kumari] (b. at Bhuj, after 1921), an active BJP politician previously in the Congress Party and who contested the Lok Sabha elections twice, third daughter of Colonel H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharao Mirza Shri Vijayarajji Sawai Bahadur, Maharao of Cutch, GBE, by his wife, H.H. Sirohiwala Chauvan Maharani Bai Shri Padma Kunwarba Sahib, daughter of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Sarup Ram Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi, GCIE, KCSI. He d. at Rewa, 20th November 1995, having had issue, an only son:
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[1995] H.H. Maharajadhiraja Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Pushpraj Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa. b. 3rd July 1960, only son of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Maharajadhiraja Bandhvesh Sri Maharaja Martand Singhji Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Rewa, by his wife, H.H. Bandhveshwari Sri Jadejin Maharani Sri Parveen Kumari Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll, Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th November 1995. MLA for Rewa in the Madhya Pradesh State Assembly 1990-2003, Minister of Urban Development & Local Self-Government 1997-1998, Minister of State for Education 1998-2002. Chair Maharaja Martand Singh Ju Deo Charitable Trust 1995, Bandhavgarh Fndn Trust since 1997, HHR Group of Hotels, National Seminar on the Environment in Rewa 1982, and Rewa Re-discovered 2004, etc. Convenor Madhya Pradesh State Tiger Cttee, and of the Rewa Chapter fo the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and INTACH Co-Convenor for Madhya Pradesh State. Patron Daly Coll, Indore. Mbr Tiger Fndn Soc, All India Wildlife Preservation Brd, Govt of India Wildlife Brd, etc. m. Madhu Sharman [Yuvarani Ragini Singh]. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
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