SHAHPURA

The Sisodia Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1932 - 1947 Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Umaid Singhji II Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura. b. at Shahpura, 7th March 1876, eldest son of Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Sir Nahar Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura, KCIE, by his second wife, Rani Khichanji Sahiba, daughter of Raja Chatra Sal, Raja of Maksundnagarh, in Central India, educ. privately and at Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Maharajkumar Sahib at birth. Attended the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Queen-Empress Victoria in London, 1897. Appointed as Chief Minister of Shahpura with the title of Musahib-i-Ala from 8th July 1912. Assisted his father in the administration, introducing many reforms and innovations, modernising and developing the state beyond anything the region had seen in centuries. Succeeded as ruler on the death of his father, 24th June 1932. Installed on the gadi at Shahpura Bagh, 10th July 1932. Abdicated in favour of his eldest son, having been responsible for the administration for a period of thirty-five years, 3rd February 1947. Granted special permission to retained his styles and titles as personal distinctions for the rest of his life. Rcvd: Diamond Jubilee (1897), Coron (1911), Delhi Durbar silver (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. (first) at Jaipur, 1894, Shekhawatiji Rani Suraj Kanwar Sahiba (b. at Khetri Mahal, Jhunjhunu, Jaipur, 16th September 1882; d. from phthisis, at Shahpura, 8th August 1913),  daughter of Musfik Meherban Dostan Raja Shri Ajit Singhji Bahadur, of Khetri, in Jaipur, by his wife, Champawat Rani Sahib, daughter of Thakur Devi Singh, Thakur of Auwa, in Jodhpur Marwar. m. (second) at Kishangarh, December 1914, Rani Ralaotaji Sahiba, a daughter of Raja Shri Samvat Singhji Sahib, of Ralaota, in Kishangarh. He d. at the Nahar Niwas Palace, Shahpura, 13th March 1955, having had issue, an only daughter by his first, and one son and two daughters by his second wife:
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1947 - [1992] H.H. Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Sudharshandev Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura. b. at Shahpura, 18th December 1915, only son of Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Umaid Singhji II Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura, by his second wife, Rani Ralaotaji Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Cmsnd as Hon 2nd-Lieut IA attached 11th Btn 4th Bombay Grenadies (TA) 1935-1936, Dir Mahkma Khas dept 1942-1947. Succeeded on the abdication of his father and invested and installed on the gadi by him on the same day, at Shahpura Bagh, 3rd February 1947. Granted the hereditary style of His Highness 1948. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Consented to a covenant creating the Greater Rajasthan union on 10th March 1949, by which his state merged with that union effective 6th April 1949. He ceased enjoying sovereign powers on the acceptance of the Constitution of the Union of India by Rajasthan, 26th November 1950. 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, the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. at the Zanana Palace, Dhrangadhra, 24th May 1934, H.H. Shri Rani Harshavant Kunwarba Sahiba (b. at Dhrangadhra, 21st January 1916; d. 13th January 1975), rcvd: the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948), third daughter of Major H.H. Shri Shaktimant Jhaladipati Mahamandleshwar Maharana Sriraj Maharaja Sir Ghanshyamsinjhi Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra, GCIE, KCSI, by his  third wife, H.H. Kotdawala Maharani Ba Shri Rajni Anand Kunverba, eldest daughter of Meherban Dostan Thakore Shri Mulvaji Singhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Kotda Sangani. He d. 1992, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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[1992] H.H. Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Indrajeet Deoji Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura. b. at Dhrangadhra, 9th March 1935, only son of Svasti Shri Rajadhiraja Sudharshandev Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura, by his wife, H.H. Shri Rani Harshwant Kunwarba Sahiba, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Shahpura, 1992. Rcvd: the Halvad-Dhrangadhra State Rajyabhisek Medal 1st class and the Halvad-Dhrangadhra Accession to India Medal (25.3.1948). m. (first) 1960 (div. 1975) Rajeshvari Devi Sahiba [Princess Tummy Bhaibhisa], née Ba Shri Rajesh Kunwarba Sahib, daughter of Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Chandrasinhji Jadeja, of Mengni, in Nawanagar. m. (second) 1975, H.H. Shri Rani Gajendra Kumari Sahiba, second daughter of Maharaj Shri Zabar Singhji, of Raoti, in Jodhpur Marwar, by his first wife, Rani Hem Kanwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Swaroop Singhji, of Dudu, in Jaipur. No issue.
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