SAILANA

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1850 - 1895 H.H. Raja Shreeman Dule Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana. b. at Sailana, 1840, only son of H.H. Raja Shreeman Takht Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, ca. 17th September 1850. Reigned under a British appointed Administrator until 1857, when the principal widow of his father assumed the regency and ruled on his behalf until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1859. The state remained loyal to the British during the Indian Mutiny, when the members of the council performed several useful services, for which they were each rewarded with khilats. Received a sanad of adoption, 11th March 1862. Granted a permanent salute of 11-guns, 26th June 1867. Appointed his adopted son as administrator and retired from the active government of the state, 1893. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1875) and KIH (1877) gold medals. He d.s.p.m. at the Raj Mahal, Sailana, 11th October 1895 (succ. by his adopted son), having had issue, two daughters:
  • 1) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Juhar Kunwari Sahiba [H.H. Bada Rathorji Maharani Ba Shri Juhar Kunwari Sahiba, of Partabgarh]. m. at the Raj Mahal, Sailana, July 1883, H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharawat Shri Udai Singhji Bahadur, Maharawat of Partabgarh (b. at Partabgarh, 29th June 1848; d. 15th February 1889), only surviving son of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharawat Shri Dalpat Singhji Bahadur, Maharawat of Partabgarh, by his second wife, H.H. Bada Rathorji Maharani Ba Shri Moti Kunwarji Sahiba, a lady from Kushalgarh. She d. at Sailana, March 1895 - see India (Partabgarh). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 2) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Phul Kunwari Sahiba [H.H. Chhota Rathorji Maharani Ba Shri Phul Kunwari Sahiba, of Partabgarh]. m. at the Raj Mahal, Sailana, July 1883, H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharawat Shri Udai Singhji Bahadur, Maharawat of Partabgarh (b. at Partabgarh, 29th June 1848; d. 15th February 1889), only surviving son of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharawat Shri Dalpat Singhji Bahadur, Maharawat of Partabgarh, by his second wife, H.H. Bada Rathorji Maharani Ba Shri Moti Kunwarji Sahiba, a lady from Kushalgarh - see India (Partabgarh).
Raja Dule Singhji also adopted a son and heir from the Semlia family in 1884:
  • 3) Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Jaswan Singhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Raja Shreeman Sir Jaswant Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana - see below.
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1895 - 1919 H.H. Raja Shreeman Sir Jaswant Singhji II Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, KCIE (24.6.1904), KIH 1st Class (29.5.1900). b. at Semlia, 3rd September 1864, only son of Shreeman Maharaj Bhawani Singhji Sahib, of Semlia, by his wife, Shrimati Raniji Chatar Kunwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Bhairon Singhji, of Jajli, in Partabgarh, educ. Rajkumar Coll., Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father to the Semlia jagir, 1876. Adopted by Raja Dule Singhji and invested with the title of Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Jaswant Singhji Sahib, 1884 (recognised by the GOI, 1885). Transferred Semlia to his younger brother, 1888. Appointed as Administrator of Sailana 1893, and assumed responsibility for the government. Succeeded on the death of his adopted father, 11th October 1895. Ascended the gadi, at the Raj Mahal, Sailana, 13th October 1895. Invested with full ruling powers, 23rd December 1895. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 & 1911). m. (first) 1882, H.H. Shrimati Rani Devindra Kunwar Baiji Sahiba (d. at Sailana, 1898), daughter of the jagirdar of Barodia, in Ratlam state. m. (second) 1888, H.H. Shrimati Kachhawaiji Rani Govind Kunwar Baiji Sahiba (b. 1873; d. at Sailana, 1906), daughter of the Raja of Marchand in Gwalior. m. (third) 1888, H.H. Shrimati Ranawatiji Rani Sahiba, daughter of the Rao of Dhariawad, in Udaipur Mewar. m. (fourth) at the Sagar Vilas Rajmahal Palace, Barwani, May 1895, H.H. Shrimati Sisodniji Rani Shrimant Chandra Kanwarba Sahiba (d. ca 1950), daughter of Rana Shri Indrajit Singhji Bahadur, Rana of Barwani, by his wife, H.H. Hiralwali Rani Shri Dhan Kunverbai Sahiba, sometime Rani Regent of Barwani, daughter of Kumar Shri Daulat Singh Chauhan, of Ayral [Hiral]. He d. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 13th July 1919, having had issue, six sons and four daughters:
  • 1) Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Dilip Singhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Bharat Dharma Nidhi Raja Shreeman Sir Dilip Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana - see below.
  • 2) Shreeman Rajkumar Bal Singhji Sahib. b. at Sailana, 18th January 1894. Adopted by the widow of Maharaj Shri Dalpat Singhji of Multhan (guaranteed estate) and  succeeded as Dharmalanka Dharam Bhusan Sharam Divarkar, Sahitya Bhusan Shrimant Maharaj Shri Bharat Singhji Sahib, Raja of Multhan - see India Non-salute (Multhan).
  • 3) Colonel Shreeman Maharaj Sri Mandhata Singhji Bahadur, of Adwaria, CSI (1.1.1942). b. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 6th January 1900 (s/o Govind Kunwar), educ. Mayo Coll., Ajmer. Page-of-Honour to the Queen-Empress Mary at the Delhi Durbar of 1911. Succ. to the Raoti jagir 1907, but left the state in 1919. Entered Bikaner State service 1923, Sec. Revenue Dept 1923-1927, Cmsnr. Sardar Divsn 1927-1928, Acting Minister for Revenue 1928-1929, Minister for Commerce and Industry 1929-1934, Minister for Finance and Revenue 1934-1941, and for Public Works 1938-1941, Vice-Presdt. State Exec. Cncl. 1938-1941, Prime Minister 1941-1943, Advisor to the Maharaja of Idar 1947, Mbr. (Eastern Rajputana States) Constituent Assembly of India 1947-1949. Hon. Col. Ganga Risala (1st Bikaner Imperial Service Lancers), 30/10/1941. Dir. Richardson & Cruddas Ltd. (Bombay). Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron. (1937) medals, Bikaner Badge of Honour 1st class (30.10.1937), Meritorious Service Medal of Bikaner (22.10.1939), etc. m. (first) 1921, Shrimati Rani Lad Kanwar Sahiba. m. (a) Manohar Kumari. He d. 1952, having had issue, an only son:
    • a) Shreeman Rajkumar Shalivan Singh. He d. young. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 4) Shreeman Maharaj Ramchandra Singhji Sahib, of Barmawal. b. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 20th March 1900, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Succ. to the jagir of Kaneri 1907. Page-of-Honour to the Queen-Empress Mary at the Delhi Durbar of 1911. Adopted by the widow of Thakur Moti Singh of Barmawal, in Sailana, and succeeded to his estates. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911). m. at Gwalior, 20th May 1918, a  daughter of Maharaj Shri Dheonkal Singhji, of Bardia, in Gwalior state.
  • 5) Shreeman Rajkumar Krishnachandra Singhji Sahib. b. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 24th December 1903. He d.v.p. young.
  • 6) Shreeman Maharaj Ajatshatru Singhji Sahib, of Mordar. b. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 11th November 1904 (s/o Govind Kunwar), educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Left the state in 1919. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911). m. before 1931, Shrimati Rani Krishna Kumari Sahiba, only daughter and heiress of Shrimati Rani Phul Kunwari Sahiba, Rani of Dhampur, in the Bijnor district of UP, by her husband, Rai Bahadur Chaudhri Ranjit Singh. He had issue, three sons:
    • a) Shreeman Maharaj Rajendra Singh Sahib, of Dhampur. m. at Lucknow, 1945, Rani Dibya Rajya Laxmi [Choree Maharani] (d. at New Delhi, 30th September 1960), daughter of Field Marshal H.H. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Ati-Projjwala-Nepal-Taradisha Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Bhim Shumshere Jang Bahadur Rana, T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, GCSI, GCMG, KCVO, sometime Prime Minister & C-in-C of Nepal, by his second wife, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Sita Bada Maharani Deela Kumari Devi. He d. at Dhampur, Bijnor, UP, 22nd January 1973, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
      • i) Shreeman Maharaj Inderjeet Singh. m. Rani Sahiba Madhuri Singh.
      • ii) Shreeman Maharaj Bikamjeet Singh. m. 12th December 1977, Rani Sahiba Anant Prabha, daughter of Thakur Shri Bir Singh, of Bhiwani, sometime Minister in the Haryana State government. He d. 19th March 2005, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
        • (1) Shreeman Maharaj Sangram Vijay Singh. b. 4th July, 1980, educ. Bishop Cotton Sch, Simla, and St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi.
        • (1) Rajkumari Deepanjali Kumari [Kanwarani Deepanjali, of Tekari]. b. 4th January , 1979, educ. Convent of Jesus and Mary (CJM), Chelsea, Simla and Delhi. Settled in Melbourne, Australia. m. Rajkumar Ripu Daman Singh, of Tekari, Rae Bareilly, UP, an Australian citizen and financial consultant in Melbourne, Australia – see India Zamindars (Tekari).
        • (2) Rajkumari Deepshikha Kumari. b. 23rd June, 1983, educ. Convent of Jesus and Mary (CJM), Chelsea, Simla, St Stephen’s and Lady Sri Ram Colls, Delhi, and Oxford Univ.
      • iii) Shreeman Maharaj Bishwajeet Singh, of Dhampur. m. 13th June 1977, Rani Sahiba Anita Singh. He has issue, an only son:
        • (1) Rajkumar Agni Vijay Singh Rathore, educ. the Doon Sch, Dehradun, Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS), Cambridge, and the London Sch of Economics (LSE) (BSc), London. Exec with KPMG in London.
      • i) Rajkumari Vijaya Kumari [Rani Shrimati Vijaya Sahiba, of Banswara]. m. Maharaj Shri Bhawani Pratap Singh Sahib (b. at Banswara, 25th October 1941), third son of H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj Maharawalji Sahib Shri Chandraveer Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara. She had issue, one son – see India (Banswara).
    • b) Shreeman Maharaj Virendra Singh Sahib, of Dhampur. b. 8th November 1930. m. at Benares, 1949, Rani Shashi Kiran Kumari Sahiba (b. at the Rajdhani, Ambikapur, Surguja, 12th August 1935; d. 16th September 1976), second daughter of Maharaja Ambikeshwar Saran Singh Ju Deo, Maharaja of Surguja, by his second wife, Yuvrani Krishna Kumari Sahiba, younger daughter of H.H. Raja Sir Ram Singhji II Bahadur, Raja of Sitamau, KCIE. He d. at Gurgaon, Haryana, 17th January 2000, having had issue, two sons:
      • i) Colonel Maharaj Ranvir Vikram Singh. b. 23rd March 1951, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut IA 1973, and served with The Poona Horse. m. 17th February 1976, Rani Padmini Kumari Sahiba (b. 17th October 1952; d. 7th June 2009), youngest daughter of Durbar Saheb Ranvir Sinhji Gohil, of Dared, in the Bhavnagar dist of Gujarat, by his wife, Rani Kishore Kumari Ba Sahib, daughter of Durbar Sahib Pratap Sinhji, of Panchesra, in Kathiawar, Gujarat. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Rajkumar Narpat Singh. b. 20th October 1983, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer.
        • (1) Rajkumari Rukmani Kumari. b. 22nd June 1981, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and Lady Shri Ram Coll, Delhi.
      • ii) Shreeman Maharaj Ajit Vikram Singh. b. 26th November 1955, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, and St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ. m. 26th April 1982, Shrimati Rani Rati Singh (b. 23rd February 1958), educ. St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ, WSL International Baccalaureate, daughter of Shriman Raghbans Bahadur, from the  Mathur sub-clan, by his wife, Shrimati Shahzad Raghbans Bahadur [Kamla Rani], daughter of Lal Bahadur. He has issue, two sons:
        • (1) Rajkumar Jairaj Singh. b. 7th March 1986, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and Middlebury Coll (MA), Vermont, USA. Editor with “Hindustan Times”.
        • (2) Rajkumar Udairaj Singh. b. 16th May 1987, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer and Univ of Mumbai (MA).
    • c) Shreeman Maharaj Narendra Singh. He d. at Nainital.
  • 1) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Devendra Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Devendra Kumari Sahiba]. b. before 1900 (d/o Govind Kunwar). m. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 19th January 1907, as his first wife, H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Shri Sir Bijaya Singhji Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur, KCIE (b. 17th July 1887; d. 15th November 1918), eldest son of Yuvraj Maharaj Kumar Shri Khuman Singhji Bahadur. He had issue, three sons and one daughter - see India (Dungarpur).
  • 2) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Shiva Kanwarji Sahiba [H.H. Jodhpuriji Shri Huzur Rani Bapu Shiv Kanwarji Sahiba, Rani of Narsingarh], DBE (c 3.6.1924), KIH 1st class (1.1.1916). b. before 1900 (d/o Govind Kunwar). m. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 1907, H.H. Shri Huzur Raja Sir Arjunsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Narsingarh, KCIE (b. 10th January 1887; d. 22nd April 1924), son of Maharaj Shri Moti Singhji, of Dkuankher, in Narsingarh - see India (Narsingarh).
  • 3) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Lakshmi Kanwarji Sahiba. b. at Sailana, 1900/04 (d/o Govind Kunwar). m. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 10th March 1916, Rao Raja Shri Sir Durjan Sal Singh Bahadur, Raja of Khilchipur, KCIE (b. 26th August 1897; d. 1942), son of Rao Shri Bhawani Singh Bahadur, Rao Sahib of Khilchipur, in  Central India. She had issue, one son and one daughter - see India (Khilchipur).
  • 4) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu …Kanwarji Sahiba. She d. young.
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1919 - 1961 H.H. Bharat Dharma Nidhi Raja Shreeman Sir Dilip Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, KCIE (1.1.1936). b. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 18th March 1891, eldest son of H.H. Raja Shreeman Sir Jaswant Singhji II Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, KCIE, KIH, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th July 1919. Ascended the gadi at the Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 14th July 1919. Invested with full ruling powers, 24th July 1919. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. He entered into a covenant with his fellow rulers by which he merged his state into the Madhya Bharat Union 15th May 1948. Presdt Shree Bharat Dharma Mahamandal Council (Benares), Kurukshetra Restoration Soc, and All-India Religious Organisation. Gen-Sec & Vice-Presdt All-India Kshatriya Mahasabha (Presdt 1920-1930). Mbr General Council of Daly Coll (Indore), and Mayo Coll (Ajmer), etc. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) at Partabgarh, November 1909, H.H. Shrimati Rani Sailana Wali Maji Sahib Shri Nani Bai Sahiba (d. at Sailana, January 1911), née Maharajkumari Shri Raj Kunwarji Sahiba, second daughter of H.H. Maharawat Shri Raghunath Singhji Bahadur, Maharawat of Partabgarh. m. (second) at Meja, Merwar 1915, H.H. Shrimati Sisodiniji Rani Preetam Kanwar Sahiba, daughter of Rawat Raj Singhji Sahib, Rao of Meja, under Udaipur Mewar, by his wife, Rani Devsharan Kanwar Sahiba, second daughter of The Hon Raja Shri Udai Partab Singh Ju Deo Varma Somayaji, Raja of Bhinga, CSI, in the Bahraich district of UP. He d. at the Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 8th February 1961, having had issue, two sons and three daughters:
  • 1) Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Digvijaya Singhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Raja Shreeman Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana (s/o Sisodiniji Rani) - see below.
  • 2) Shreeman Maharaj Lakshman Singhji Sahib, of Adwaria. b. at Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 20th February 1921 (s/o Sisodiniji Rani), educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajputana, and Benares Hindu Univ (BA), Beenres, UO. Life Mbr National Rifle Assoc of India. m. at Nahan, 16th January 1940, Shrimati Rani Hemant Kumari Sahiba (b. at Ranzor Palace, Nahan, 1918), third daughter of Shri Maharaj Ranzor Singh Sahib Bahadur [Rangare Singh], Jagirdar of Pavanwala, under Sirmur, by his third wife, a daughter of Thakur Udai Chand, Thakur of Bija. He had issue, one son and five daughters:
    • a) Shreeman Maharaj Jaideep Singhji Sahib, of Adwaria. b. 1960. m. 1989, Shrimati Rani Naresh Kumari Sahiba, granddaughter of the Thakore of Dorana, under Partabgarh. He had issue:
      • i) Rajkumar Amar Singh Rathore Sailana. b. 2nd November 19xx, educ. St Joseph’s Convent Snr Secondary Sch, Ratlam, and IES Coll of Technology (BE), Bhopal, MP.
    • a) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Bhanwar Kalpana Kanwarji Sahiba [Maharajkumarani Kalpana Kanwarji Sahiba, of Wankaner]. b. at Benares, 30th November 1941. m. 1966, Maharajkumar Shri Ranjitsinhji Pratapsinhji Jhala [Dr. M.K. Ranjitsinh Jhala] (b. at Ranjit Vilas Palace, Wankaner, 19th February 1939), second son of Captain H.H. Maharana Raj Shri Pratapsinhji Sahib, Maharana Raj Sahib of Wankaner, by his wife, H.H. Sisodiji Maharani Sri Rama Kanwar Sahiba, eldest daughter of H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra, Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Shri Sir Bijaya Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharawal of Dungarpur, KCIE. She had issue, two daughters - see see India (Wankaner).
    • b) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Bhanwar Nalini Kanwarji Sahiba [Shrimati Rani Nalini Kanwarji Sahiba, of Udaipur]. b. 1946. m. Raja Shri Vijay Singh Deo, Raja of Udaipur, second son of Raja Shri Chandra Chur Prasad Singh Deo, Raja of Udaipur, by his wife, Rani Srila Sorashri Devi Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Bisam-Samar-Bijojee Mahamopadhyaya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Radhakrishnapada Sri Sri Sri Kirit Birendra Kishore Deb Manikya Barman Bahadur, Maharaja of Tripura. She had issue, one son and two daughters - see India Non-Salute (Udaipur-CP).
    • c) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Bhanwar Kavita Kanwarji Sahiba, educ. St Mary's Convent, Mhow. m. Maharaja Shri Prithvi Bir Singh Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Sonepur, son of Maharaja Shri Bir Pratap Singh Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Sonepur, by his wife, Maharani Drupad Kumari Sahiba, second daughter of H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Sir Bahadursinhji Mansinhji Sahib, Maharaja of Palitana, KCSI, KCIE. She had issue, one son and two daughters - see India (Sonepur).
    • d) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Bhanwar Kumudini Kanwarji Sahiba [Sri Rani Kumudini Kanwarji Rana]. m. Amrit Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, of Nepal.
    • e) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Bhanwar Kiran Kanwarji Sahiba [Thakurani Kiran Kumari, of Bera]. b. at Indore, 20th July 1956. m. 18th April 1980, Thakur Baljeet Singhji (b. at Jodhpur, 10th April 1955), younger son of Thakur Janjit Singhji, Thakur of Bera, under Jodhpur. She had issue, one son and two daughters – see India (Idar).
  • 1) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Lakshmi Kanwarji Sahiba [Rani Srimathi Lakshmi Kanwarji Sahiba, Rajmata of Shivagarh Raj]. b. 28th August 1922 (d/o Sisodiniji Rani), educ. privately. m. at Sailana, June 1939, Raja Sri Udairaj Singh, Raja of Shivagarh, elder son of Raja Sri Barkhandi Mahesh Partab Narayan Singh, Raja of Shivagarh (Birsinghpur), in the Rai Bareli district of UP. She had issue - see India Zamindars (Shivagarh).
  • 2) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Rama Kanwarji Sahiba [Sri Rani Rama Rajya Lakshmi Rana]. b. 6th June 1932 (d/o Sisodiniji Rani), educ. privately. m. 1949, Lieutenant-Colonel Suprasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta The Rt Hon. Subarna Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana (b. 1920), sometime Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, second son of Lieutenant-General Yekaraj Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, KCIE, of Nepal. She d at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 23rd September 2006, having had issue, one son and one daughter - see Nepal (Lambjang & Kaski).
  • 3) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Narendra Kanwarji Sahiba [Rani Narendra Kanwarji Sahiba, of Karauli]. b. 13th August 1934 (d/o Sisodiniji Rani), educ. privately. m. Maharajkumar Shri Surendra Pal Deo Bahadur, younger son of H.H. Maharajadhiraj Shri Ganesh Pal Deo Bahadur, Yadukul Chandra Bhal, Maharaja of Karauli. Sh had issue - see India (Karauli).
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1961 - [1990] H.H. Raja Shreeman Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana. b. at Meja, Udaipur Marwar, 15th October 1918, elder son of H.H. Bharat Dharma Nidhi Raja Shreeman Sir Dilip Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, KCIE, by his second wife, H.H. Shrimati Sisodiniji Rani Sahiba,, educ Mayo Coll, Ajmer, Rajasthan, Agra Univ (BA), Agra, and Benares Hindu Univ (MA), Benares, UP. Presdt Sailana State Council 1946-1948. Succeeded on the death of his father, 8th February 1961. Ascended the gadi at the Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 9th February 1961. 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. A celebrated plant collector and expert on roses, cacti and succulents, painter and illustrator, gourmet and gastronome, and author of ""Cooking Delights of the Maharajas" (1982) now in its thirteenth edition. Life Mbr National Rifle Assoc of India. m. (first) at Rajgarh, June 1937, H.H. Shrimati Rani Suraj Kanwarji Sahiba, third daughter of H.H. Raja Rawat Shri Sir Birendra Singh, Raja of Rajgarh, KCIE. m. (second) H.H. Shrimati Rani Mohini Kumari Sahiba (b. 1928), daughter of Major Maharaj Shri Naharsinhji Fatehsinhji, of Chhota Udepur, by his first wife, Rani Shri Pushpa Kunverba Sahiba, second daughter of Kumar Shri Parakramsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib, of Rajpipla. He d. at the Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 1990, having had issue, two sons and five daughters:
  • 1) Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Vikram Singhji Sahib, who succeeded as H.H. Raja Shreeman Vikram Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana (s/o Mohini Kumari) - see below.
  • 2) Shreeman Maharaj Jai Singhji Sahib [Jai Singh Sailana]. b. at the Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, 23rd November 195X (s/o Mohini Kumari), educ. Daly Coll, Indore, MP, and Maharaja Sayajirao Univ (MSU) of Baroda (BA), Baroda, Gujarat. Painter and illustrator.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 1) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Vijaya Lakshmi Devi Sahiba [Rani Shri Vijaya Lakshmi Devi Sahiba, of Lunawarda]. b. at Indore, 11th July 1940 (d/o Suraj Kanwarji). m. Shrimant Maharaj Shri Dhirendrasinhji Virbhadrasinhji Sahib [Dhirendrasinh Virbhadrasinhji Solanki] (b. 25th December 1935), second son of Colonel H.H. Maharana Shri Virbhadrasinhji Ranjitsinhji Sahib, Maharana Sahib of Lunawada, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shrimant Shri Manhar Kunverba Sahiba, fourth daughter of Captain H.H. Maharana Raj Shri Sir Amarsinhji Banesinhji Sahib, Maharana Raj Sahib of Wankaner, KCSI, KCIE. She had issue  - see India (Lunawada).
  • 2) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Chandra Mohini Devi Sahiba [Kunwarani Chandra Mohini Devi Sahiba, of Vizianagram] (d/o Suraj Kanwarji). m. Kunwar J.R. Mritunjaya Singh [Mrityunjay Singh], elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel The Hon Maharajkumar Sir Vijayanada Gajapathi Raj, of Vizianagaram, by his wife, Maharajkumarani Baghirathi Devi, daughter of Raja Udai Raj Singh, Raja of Kashipur, in the Naini Tal district of HP. She had issue, two daughters - see India Zamindars (Vizianagram).
  • 3) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Jaishree Kumariji Sahiba [H.H. Maharani Shri Jaishreekumari Sahiba, of Wadhwan]. m. 1966, H.H. Maharana Thakore Shri Kedarendra Dev Surendrasinhji Jhala Sahib, Maharana Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan (b. 30th March 1943; d.s.p. 7th June 1985), eldest son of H.H. Maharana Thakore Shri Surendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji Jhala Sahib, Maharana Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Bai Shri Jaya Kunverba Sahiba, youngest daughter of H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Bhojirajsinhji [Bhojirajji] Sahib, Maharaja Thakore Sahib of Gondal - see India (Wadhwan).
  • 4) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Devyani Kumariji Sahiba [Rani Devyani Kumariji Sahiba, of Bara-Shankargarh] (d/o Suraj Kanwarji). m. Maharao Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, of Kasauta, Raja of Bara-Shankargarh, son of Maharao Raja Kamalaker Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, of Kasauta, Raja of Bara-Shankargarh, in the Allahabad district of UP. She had issue - see India Zamindars (Shankargarh).
  • 5) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Madhavi Devi Sahiba [Rajkumarni Shrimati Madhavi Devi Sahiba, of Jashpur] (d/o Mohini Kumari). m. 23rd May 1975, Rajkumar Shri Dalip Singh Deo (b. at Jashpur, 8th March 1949), younger son of Raja Shri Bijay Bhusan Singh Deo, Raja of Jashpur, by his wife, Rani Shri Jaya Kumari Devi Sahiba, eldest daughter of Captain Maharaj Shri Bijey Singhji Bahadur, of Bikaner. She has issue - see India Non-salute (Jashpur).
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[1990] H.H. Raja Shreeman Vikram Singhji Bahadur [Vikram Singh Sailana], Raja of Sailan. b. 13th December 1951, elder son of H.H. Raja Shreeman Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, by his second wife, H.H. Shrimati Rani Mohini Kumari Sahiba, educ. Daly Coll, Indore, MP, and Allahabad Agricultural Inst (BSc 1971), Allahabad, UP. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Sailana, 1990. A celebrated gourmet and gastronome, like his father. Independent food & beverage professional. m. 1973, H.H. Shrimati Rani Chandra Kumariji Sahiba (b. 1955), second daughter of H.H. Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Parama Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Raghunath Singhji Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Muzaffar Jung, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Mukut Rajya Lakshmi Devi, eldest daughter of General Supradipta-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara Jyotirmaya-Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta Suprasidha-Prasidha-Pravala-Gorkha Dakshina-Bahu Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumar Sharada Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana, of Nepal. He had issue, one son and three daughters:
  • 1) Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Divyaraj Singhji Sahib.
  • 1) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Shailja Kumari Sahiba [Tikarani Shrimati Shailja Kumari Sahiba, of Lambagraon] [Shailja Katoch], educ. Sophia High Sch, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, Sophia High Sch, Bangalore, AP, Daly Coll, Indore, MP, and St Xavier’s Coll, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. MD Happy Hours Public Sch. Dir Kangra Hotels Pvt Ltd, and Kangra Contemporary Art. m. at New Delhi, 1997, Tikaraj Shri Aishwarya Chandra Katoch (b. 16th January 1970), son of Maharaja Shri Aditya Dev Chandra Katoch, of Lambagraon, by his wife, Maharaja Shrimati Chandreshwari Kumari Sahiba, eldest daughter of Group Captain H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur. She has issue, one son - see India (Lambagraon).
  • 2) Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Smriti Kumari Sahiba [Kanwarani Smriti Kumari Sahiba, of Tehri Garhwal] [Smriti Kumari Shah], educ. Sophia High Sch, Bangalore, AP. m. Kunwar Raviraj Vikram Shah, son of Rajkumar Shri Jai Vikram Shah, of Tehri Garhwal, by his wife, Kunwarani Urwala Raje Sahiba, only daughter of Captain Shrimant Maharajkumar Udaysinhrao Shivajirao Gaekwad, of Baroda. She has issue, one son - see India (Tehri Garhwal).
  • 3) Shrimati Rajkumari Shivani Kumari Sahiba [Shivani K. Sailana], educ. Progressive Education Sch, Indore, MP. Graphic Designer with Apricot Publications 2008-2009, Marketing Exec with Indiabulls Real Estate 2010-2011, Marketing Mngr with Indiabulls Real Estate since 2011. Partner Sparkle & Shine Salons LLP since 2016.
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