SIROHI

The Deora Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1483 - 1523 Rao Shri Jagmal I, Rao Sahib of Sirohi, eldest son of Rao Shri Lakhaji, Rao Sahib of Sirohi, educ. privately. He fought beside Maharana Raimal against the King of Delhi in 1474-1475, receiving undisputed recognition of title to Mount Abu and a bride as his reward. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1483. m. ca. 1475, a daughter of Maharana Raimal Sahib, Maharana of Mewar. He d. at Sirohi, 1523, having had issue:
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1523 - 1533 Maharao Shri Akheraj I [Akha], Rao Sahib of Sirohi, eldest son of Rao Shri Jagmal I, Rao Sahib of Sirohi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1523. He held a high reputation for bravery, having defeated and expelled the Muslim Governor of Jalor. Famous as the builder of the fortress of Lohainagarh (in Jodhpur) in 1525. He d. 1533, having had issue, at least three sons:
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1533 - 1543 Maharao Shri Raj Singhji I [Raisinghji], Rao Sahib of Sirohi, elder son of Maharao Shri Akheraj I, Rao Sahib of Sirohi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1533. He supplied a contingent of his army and helped to defend Chittor against Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in 1525. m. Rathorji Rani Shri Champa Baiji Lall Sahiba (k. on the orders of Maharao Man Singh I, at Sirohi, 1562), youngest daughter of Rao Shri Gangaji [Gango] Sahib, Rao of Jodhpur, by his seventh wife, Shri Sonagari Rani Sabira Bai Sahiba. He was k. in battle against the King of Delhi, at Bhinmal, 1543, having had issue:
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1543 - 1562  Maharao Shri Uday Singhji I, Rao Sahib of Sirohi. b. at Sirohi, 1521, son of Maharao Shri Raj Singhji I [Raisinghji], Rao Sahib of Sirohi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, as a minor, 1543. Reigned under the regency of his paternal uncle, Dudaji. Assumed full ruling powers on his uncle's death in 1553. m. Rathorji Maharani Shri Pushpavati Devi Sahiba (k. by Maharao Man Singh I, Rao of Sirohi, ca. 1571), daughter of Rao Sri Kalyan Mal, Rao of Bikaner. He d. from a disease contracted while out hunting, 1562 (when seven of his wives joined committed sati).
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1562 - 1571 Maharao Man Singhji II, Rao Sahib of Sirohi, son of Raj Sahiban Shri Dudaji Singhji, sometime Regent of Sirohi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his first cousin, 1562. m. several wives, including, Rani Shri Barmeri Sahiba (d. after 1573). He was k. (s.p.m.) in revenge for murdering his sister, on the orders of Maharaja Rai Singh of Bikaner, at Achalgarh, Mount Abu, 1571 (when five of his wives joined committed sati), having had issue, an only posthumous son and two daughters:
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1571 - 1572 Maharao Shri …Singhji, Rao Sahib of Sirohi. b. at Barmar, 1572, posthumous son of Maharao Shri Man Singhji II, Rao Sahib of Sirohi, by his wife, Rani Shri Barmeri Sahiba. Succeeded at birth, but expired on arrival at Sirohi for his formal proclamation and accession, 1572.
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1572 - 1573 Maharao Shri Surtan Singhji, Rao Sahib of Sirohi (first time) - see below.
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1573 - 1574 Maharao Shri Bija Singhji, Rao of Sirohi, son of Thakuran Raj Shri Haraj Singhji, of the Dungrawat clan, educ. privately. Musahib Ala 1570-1573. Rebelled against Surtan and ascended the gadi after he fled from the capital in 1573. Reigned for eight months before fleeing from Kalla Deora, when he arrived with troops sent by the Maharao of Udaipur. He eventually reconciled himself to Surtan and joined in attacking Kalla. Appointed Musahib Ala for a second time, he soon returned to his intriguing ways and was forced into exile. He left issue. Founder of the Bijawat clan.
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