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The Deora Dynasty

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1946 - 1950 H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Tej Ram Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi. b. at Mandar, 3rd October 1943, only child of Raj Sahiban Shri Bhopal Singhji, of the Bari Panti (senior branch) of Mandar. Adopted as his heir by Maharao Shri Sir Sarup Ram Singhji and given the name Tej Ram Singhji 30th June 1944 (confirmed 20th September 1944). Selected by the Viceroy of India as successor to Maharao Sarup Ram Singhji, in accordance with the wishes of the late ruler and as the most senior lineal relative in the male line, 5th May 1946. Proclaimed at Sirohi 11th May 1946. Ascended the gadi at the Fort, Sirohi, 1st July 1946. Reigned under a Council of Regency headed by the Chief Minister 11th May 1946 to 14th August 1947. Mount Abu was restored to him, 6th July 1947. A minority administration was established on 14th August 1947 to rule on his behalf, comprising Dowager Maharani Krishna Kunverba as President, with Maharana Shri Sir Bhawani Singhji Bahadur of Danta, and his natural father Raj Sahiban Shri Bhopal Singhji as members. The state was transferred to Gujarat 1st February 1948, centrally administered from 8th November 1948, merged into the Bombay Presidency 5th January 1949, and finally transferred to Greater Rajasthan Union 16th November 1949. Removed by the Government of India 7th October 1950, and replaced by Thakuran Raj Shri Abhai Singhji of Manadar, following a lengthy investigation into the circumstances surrounding his adoption. Thereafter styled Maharaj Tej Singhji, of the Bari Panti (senior branch) of Mandar. m. Rani Roop Devi, daughter of Thakur Karan Singh, of Samuja, Jalore, under Jodhpur. He d. at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 21st January 2016, having had issue, two sons and a daughter:
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1950 - [1998] H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Abhai Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi. b. at Manadar, 28th September 1915, eldest son of Maharaj Shri Man Singhji Sahib, of Manadar and Jogapura, by his second wife, Rani Shri Gopal Kunverba, educ. Sirohi High Sch and Mayo Coll, Ajmer (?). He served as manager of his father's estates from July 1935 until their resumption by the Sirohi Durbar in February 1937. Received a new grant of the Manadar estates and granted the titles of Thakuran Raj Shri and Thakur of Manadar 7th December 1944. Recognised as successor to the gadi by the Government of India, following a lengthy investigation into his claims, 7th October 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. Patron the Sarup Club (Sirohi), Presdt. the Rajputana Club (Mount Abu), etc. m. (first) Thakuraniji Shri Ba Champa Kunwarba Sahiba (d. before 2nd December 1944), daughter of Thakur Amar Singh, of Pawa, in Jodhpur state. m. (second) 1944, Thakuraniji Ba Shri Kishore Kunverba Sahiba (d. before December 1945), sister of H.H. Umdai Rajahai Buland Makan Maharaja Shri Umdag Sumair Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Kishangarh, and daughter of Maharaj Shri Budh Singhji, of Zorawarpura, in Kishangarh. m. (third) 1951, H.H. Jadeji Maharani Shri Rajendra Kunverba Sahiba, younger daughter of Kumar Shri Dilawarsinhji Jivansinhji Jadeja, of Sarodar, in Nawanagar. He d. 7th April 1998, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
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[1998] H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Raghubir Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi. b. at Manadar, 28th January 1943, elder son of H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Abai Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi, by his first wife, Thakuraniji Shri Ba Champa Kunwarba Sahiba. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Sirohi, 7th April 1998. m. 1969, H.H. Jadeji Maharani Shri Himanshu Kumari Sahib (b. at Jamnagar, 1943), née Maharajkumari Ba Shri Himanshu Kumari Sahib, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General H.H. Maharaja Jam Shri Sir Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, GCSI, GCIE, by his wife, H.H. Deoriji Maharani Shri Gulab Kunwarba Sahib, daughter of H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharao Shri Sir Sarup Ram Singhji Bahadur, Maharao of Sirohi, GCIE, KCSI. He had issue, one son:
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