SHAHPURA

The Sisodia Dynasty

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1870 - 1932 Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Sir Nahar Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura, KCIE (1.1.1903). b. at Dhanope, 7th November 1855, son of Thakur Dhirat Singh, of Dhanope, by his wife, the daughter of Thakur Megh Singh, of Kotri, in Kishangarh, educ. privately. Adopted by the widows of Raja Jagat Singhji and installed on the gadi on the same day, at Shahpura, 21st April 1870. Recognised by the government of India and formally installed, 11th June 1870. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 3rd March 1876. Attended the Coronation of the King-Emperor Edward VII and Queen-Empress Alexandra at Westminster Abbey 1903. Granted a permanent salute of 9-guns, 5th December 1925. He mortgaged the family jewels and private property to construct the irrigation tanks named Nahar Sagar and Umed Sagar to assist his drought-ridden subjects. He established a system of local government, with a large measure of representation, modelled on the London County Council. An energetic and modern ruler, he built schools, hospitals and roads, which transformed his little state out of all recognition. Chair. Paropkarini Sabha 1893-1932, Mbr Mahand Raj Sabha, etc. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1876), KIH (1877), Coron (1902), and Delhi Durbar (1903 & 1911) gold medals. m. (first) 19th August 1870, daughter of Thakur Ram Singh of Baghera, in Ajmer-Merwara. m. (second) 16th May 1874, Rani Khichanji Sahiba (d. at Shahpura, 1887), daughter of Raja Chatra Sal, Raja of Maksundnagarh, in Central India. m. (third) at Dhrangadhra, 7th July 1889, Shri Jhaliji Rani Shri Swarup Kunwarba Sahib (d. before 1893), second daughter of Raj Rana Shri Harisinhji Ranmalji Sahib, of Sokhada, sometime Chief Minister of Dhrangadhra. m. (fourth) at Chote Udepur, 4th March 1893, Rani Khichi Chauhaniji Sahiba, daughter of Maharaol Shri Jitsinhji Motisinhji Sahib, Raja of Chhota Udepur. He d. at Shahpura, 24th June 1932, having had issue, two sons and four daughters:
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