ALI RAJPUR

ALI RAJPUR (Princely State)

 

 

(11 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 2,165.24 km PRIVY PURSE: 95,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th June
1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Rathore RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 307 (1901) POPULATION: 112,754 (1941) REVENUE: 100,000Rs
Capital:
Rajpur (Malwa Agency, Central India)
PRESENT RULER: HH Raja
KAMLENDRA SINGH
, present Raja Saheb of Ali Rajpur since 30th
March 1996.
a
retired B.S.F. officer.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded
in 1437. In 1893, the Rana was allowed to maintain a military force of
1 1 cavalry, 169 infantry, and 7 guns. Rulers were….

  • Rana ANAND DEO, 1st
    Rana of Alirajpur 1437/1440, founder of
    the state in 1437,
    married and
    had issue.

    • Rana Pratap Deo (qv)
  • Rana PRATAP DEO,
    2nd Rana of Alirajpur 1440/-, married and
    had issue.

    • Rana Chanchal Deo (qv)
  • Rana CHANCHAL DEO,
    3rd Rana of Alirajpur, married and had
    issue.

    • Rana Gugal Deo (qv)
    • Kunwar Kesar Deo, he was the founder
      of Jobat.
  • Rana GUGAL DEO, 4th
    Rana of Alirajpur
  • Rana BACHCHHARAJ DEO,
    Rana of Alirajpur
  • Rana DIP DEO, Rana
    of Alirajpur
  • Rana PAHAD DEO I,
    Rana of Alirajpur
  • Rana UDAI DEO, Rana
    of Alirajpur
  • Rana PAHAD DEO II,
    Rana of Alirajpur -/1765, died 1765.
  • [Rana RAYA SINGH fl.1650, married Rani Devimati of Barwani
    .]
  • [Rana PRITHI DEO, married and had issue.
    • Rana SURAT DEO (qv)]
  • [Rana SURAT DEO -/1765, married and had issue.
    • Rana PRATAP SINGH (qv)
    • generation
      • Kunwar Kesari Singh, he attempted to supplant his
        cousin, Rana Jashwant Singh in 1818 after the death of Rana Pratap
        Singh, but was driven out by Musafir.]
  • Rana PRATAP SINGH I,
    Rana of Ali Rajpur 1765/1818
    (deposed), married and had issue. He died
    1818.

    • Rana Jashwant Singh (qv)
  • Musafir Mekran, an adventurer, a long-time manager of the
    state, he usurped the gaddi after the death of
    Rana Pratap Singh, but was deposed later that same year in 1818,
    he  made himself useful in expelling his countrymen and other
    foreigners
    and was therefore recognised as Manager of the State during the
    minority of Jashwant Singh.
REGENCY
1818/1839
  • Rana JASHWANT SINGH,
    Rana of Ali Rajpur 1839/1862, born
    posthumously in 1818,
    he was granted ruling powers on attaining his majority in 1839; married
    and had
    issue. He died 17th March 1862 leaving a will by which he divided the
    State between his two sons.

    • Rana Ganga Deo (qv)
    • Rana Rup Deo (qv)
  • Rana GANGA DEO,
    Rana of Ali Rajpur 1862/1869 (deposed),
    born about 1845, on his succession, a dress of honour was
    conferred on him by the British Government and a nazrana of Rupees
    1,500 was taken; his incompetency and the anarchy which had
    prevailed since he was entrusted with power, compelled the British
    Government in 1869 to depose him and take the State under management,
    Muhammad Najaf Khan was appointed Superintendent; the deposed Rana was
    granted an allowance fixed at Rupees 1,000 per mensem; his
    excesses had rendered him an imbecile for several months previous to
    his death, he died in March 1871.
  • Rana RUP DEO, Rana
    of Ali Rajpur 1869/1881, born 1847,
    he was recognized as his successor, but was only entrusted tentatively
    with the management of affairs in 1873 on the
    understanding that his continuance in power would depend on the manner
    in which he carried on the administration; he adopted Kunwar Bijai
    Singh from
    Sondwa, married and had adoptive issue.
    He died spm on 29th
    October 1881.

    • (A) Rana Bijai Singh (qv)
REGENCY
1881/1890

 

    • Rana BIJAI SINGH,
      Rana of Ali Rajpur 1881/1890, he
      succeeded by adoption, educated at
      Daly College, Indore then at Rajkumar College, Indore till 1888; he was
      succeeded by his cousin, Kunwar Pratap Singh, son of Thakur Bhagwan
      Singh of Sondwa, who was selected by the Government of India in 1891;
      he married twice and
      had issue, a daughter. He died spm on 16th
      August 1890.

      • Rajkumari (name unknown)
        (by the Senior Rani), born 2nd September 1890.
      • (A) HH Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh II Bahadur (qv)

INTERREGNUM 1890/1891

STATE MANAGER 1891/1899

 

  • HH Maharaja Sir PRATAP
    SINGH II Bahadur
    K.C.I.E., 1st Raja of Ali Rajpur 1891/1941
    (abdicated) and Regent of Ali
    Rajpur 1941/1948, born 12th
    September 1881 as Kunwar Pratap Singh, son of Thakur Bhagwan Singh of
    Sondwa, educated at Daly
    College, Indore; succeeded 14th February 1891, he was formally
    installed in March 1892; during his minority the State was managed by a
    Kamdar under the supervision of the Political Agent till 1904 when he
    was granted full ruling powers; made a Magistrate First
    Class in 1902; C.I.E.
    [cr.1915],
    K.C.I.E., Raja [cr.1911], Maharaja (Personal)
    [cr.1941],
    salute raised to 11 guns in 1920 and made hereditary in 1921, married
    1stly, 1900, a daughter of Thakore Bahadur Sinh of Kathiwada, married 2ndly, 1902, a
    daughter of Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Jitsinhji of Chhota-Udaipur, and had issue, one
    son and two daughters. He died after 1950.

    • HH Raja Fateh Singh (by 1st marriage) (qv)
    • Rani Anand Kumari, married 28th February 1922 (as his
      first wife), Raja Kishor Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and had issue.
  • HH Raja FATEH SINGH,
    2nd Raja of Ali Rajpur in 1941, born
    22nd August 1904, engaged
    19th July 1915 to Kunwari Sahiba Rajendra Kunwar Ba, daughter of
    Lt.-Col. HH Maharawal Sir Shri Ranjitsinhji Mansinhji, 16th
    Raja Saheb of Baria, maried and had
    issue. He died 23rd
    October
    1941 .

    • HH Raja Surendra Singh (qv)
    • HH Raja Kamlendra
      Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Rohini Devi, married (as his first wife) 1945
      (div.), Raja Narendra Singh of Sarila.
    • [Rajkumari (name
      unknown), married (as his first wife), Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Swaroopsinghji Chhatrasinghji,
      Thakore Saheb of Chorangala, and
      had
      issue.]
  • HH Raja SURENDRA SINGH,
    3rd Raja of Ali Rajpur 1941/1996,
    born 1923, educated at
    Marlborough
    College,
    England;
    served with the I.F.S., Indian Ambassador to Spain around 1980, married
    (div.). He died sp on 30th
    March 1996 at the Shreemaya Hotel in
    Indore.
  • HH Raja KAMLENDRA
    SINGH
    , 4th Raja of Ali Rajpur (see above)

 

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