BANSWARA

 

 

BANSWARA (Princely State)

 

 

(15 gun salute)

 

 

 

 

AREA: 4,160 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 126,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th September 1949
STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY:
Sisodia
(Ahra Guhilot)
RELIGION:
Hindu
POPULATION: 165,350 (1901)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharawal
JAGMAL
SINGH II Bahadur
, 24th Maharawal of Banswara, since 6th August 2002.

 

 

born 10th January 1985.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Founded in 1527 by Kunwar Jagmal Das, younger son of Rawal Udai Singhji
I
of Dungarpur.
His successors were…

    1. Rawal JAGMAL DAS, 1st Rawal of Banswara 1527/1540,
      died
      about
      1540.

 

    1. Rawal JAI SINGH, 2nd Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal PRATAP SINGH, 3rd Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal KHANA DEV, 4th Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal KALYAN SINGH, 5th Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal AGAR SINGH, 6th Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal UDAI SINGH I, 7th Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal SAMAR SINGH, 8th Rawal of Banswara

 

    1. Rawal KUSHAL SINGH, 9th Rawal of Banswara, founder
      of
      Kushalgarh and Kushalpura.

 

    1. Rawal AJAB SINGH, 10th Rawal of Banswara 1688/1702

 

    1. Rawal BHIM SINGH, 11th Rawal of Banswara 1702/1713,
      died 1713.

 

    1. Rawal BISHAN SINGH, 12th Rawal of Banswara
      1713/1737, married and had issue. He
      died
      1737.

      • Rawal Udai Singh II (qv)
      • Maharawal Prithvi Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rawal UDAI SINGH II, 13th Rawal of Banswara
      1737/1747, died
      1747.

 

    1. Maharawal PRITHVI SINGH, 14th Maharawal of Banswara
      1747/1786,
      married the daughter
      of Rana Bakht Singh of Sunth, and had issue. He died 1786.

      • Maharawal Bijai Singh (qv)
      • Thakur Bakhtawar Singh, Bhai of Khandu,
        married and had
        issue.

        • Thakur Sardar Singh, Bhai of Khandu,
          married and had issue (see Khandu).
        • Maharawal Bahadur Singh (qv)
      • Thakur Khushal Singh of Surpur,
        married and had issue.

        • Thakur Hamir Singh of Surpur,
          married and had issue.

          • Thakur Madho Singh of Surpur,
            he adopted Maharajkumar Surya Singh (see
            below), and had adoptive issue. He died sp.

            • (A) Thakur Surya Singh of Surpur
        • Thakur Bakhtawar Singh, married
          and
          had issue.

          • HH Maharawal Lakshman Singh
            (qv)

 

    1. Maharawal BIJAI SINGH, 15th Maharawal of Banswara
      1786/1816,
      married, and had issue. He died
      1816.

      • Maharawal Umaid Singh (qv)

 

    1. Maharawal UMAID SINGH, 16th Maharawal of Banswara
      1816/1819,
      married, and had issue. He died
      1819.

      • Maharawal Bhawani Singh (qv)

 

    1. Maharawal BHAWANI SINGH, 17th Maharawal of Banswara
      1819/1838, married (amongst
      others) Maharani Raj Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Bakhtawar Singh of Auwa, and his first wife, Thakurani Udai
      Kanwar. He died 6th
      November 1838 aged 34 or 35.

 

    1. Maharawal BAHADUR SINGH, 18th Maharawal of Banswara
      1838/1844,
      born
      circa 1788.
      He died 2nd February 1844.

 

    1. HH Maharawal LAKSHMAN SINGH,
      19th Maharawal of Banswara 1844/1905,
      born 1835,
      married 1stly, daughter of the Raja of Pal in Idar, married 2ndly,
      1860, HH Maharani Manika Kunwar, fourth daughter
      of Maharaja Shri Sheo Singhji of Sirohi,
      married
      3rdly,
      HH Maharani Tej
      Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Takhat Singhji of Namli
      in Ratlam, married 4thly, daughter of Thakur Jiwan Singh of Bordera in
      Gujarat, married 5thly, daughter of Thakur Zorawar Singh of Sarwan in
      Ratlam,
      married 6thly, daughter of Thakur Parbat Singh of Poshina in Idar,
      married
      7thly, daughter of Thakur Kodarji of Pithapur, married 8thly, daughter
      of Thakur Sher Singh of Bordera in Gujarat, married 9thly, daughter of
      Thakur Kodar Singh of Pithapur, married 10thly, daughter of Thakur
      Sardar
      Singh of Molan in Banswara, married 11thly, another daughter of Thakur
      Sardar Singh of Molan in Banswara and married 12thly, daughter of
      Thakur
      Gulab Singh of Bordera in Gujarat, and had issue, four sons. He died
      29th
      April 1905.

      • Maharawal Shambhu Singh (by a
        Bordera
        Maharani) (qv)
      • Maharajkumar Surya Singh (by
        another
        Bordera Maharani),
        Thakur Saheb of Surpur, born 1874, he was adopted by Thakur Madho Singh
        of Surpur, and succeeded there (see above).
      • Maharajkumar
        Shri Sawai Singhji (by the third Bordera Maharani), Thakur Saheb of
        Sagrod, born 1888, married
        and had issue, one son.

        • Maharaj Digvijay Singhji, Thakur Saheb of Sagrod, born
          24th September 1924
          at Banswara Palace, retired as Commissioner Devasthan (RAS), married at
          Kotah Palace, Kotah, Rani Phul Kunwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Mehtab
          Singh II,
          9th Thakur Sahib of Bamolia in Kotah, and
          has issue, one
          son
          and three daughters. He died July 2003.

          • Maharaj Shri Devendra Singhji,
            Thakur Saheb of Sagrod, born 10th July 1954
            at Indergarh, Kota; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and then at Vidhya
            Bhavan, B. Comm., LLB from Jodhpur University, married 24th January
            1977
            at Udaipur, Rani Sahib Devendra Kumari of Metwala, and has issue.

            • Rajkumar Pareekshit Singhji,
              born 4th December 1977
              in Udaipur, Rajasthan; educated at Maharana Mewar Public School and
              University
              of Sydney (Australia), attaining a B. Comm. in Finance; married 15th
              February 2006, Rajkumari Roopali Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Jaideep
              Singhji
              of Raoti, and his wife, Rani Susheel
              Kumari, and has issue, one
              son.

              • Bhanwar Rudrapratap Singh, born 16th February
                2009.
            • Rajkumar Krishnapal Singhji,
              born 3rd December 1982
              in Udaipur, Rajasthan; educated at the Maharana Mewar Public School and
              later at Sydnehams College of Commerce in
              Mumbai.
          • Baijilal Rajkumari Pramod
            Kumari
          • Baijilal Rajkumari Madhu
            Kumari
          • Baijilal Rajkumari Kailash
            Kumari

 

    1. HH Maharawal SHAMBHU SINGH, 20th Maharawal of
      Banswara
      1905/1914,
      born 14th October
      1868, married (amongst others), HH Maharani Krishna Kunwar, daughter of
      Thakur Fateh Singh of Mandar (Badi Patni) in Sirohi,
      and
      had issue. He died 8th January 1914.

      • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir
        Prithvi Singh Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharaj Chhatar Singh (by the
        Nathawat Maharani),
        fifth son, jagirdar of Godi Tejpur in Banswara, married Rani
        Ishwar
        Kanwar, and had issue.

        • Maharaj Lokendra Singh, born
          5th May
          1932, married 1956,
          Rani Nawal Kanwar of Tana-Mewar, born
          26th January 1935,
          and had issue. He died January 1995.

          • Rajkumari Jayshree
            Kumari, born 30th January 1958.
          • Maharaj Dashrath Singh, born 5th Janaury 1960.
          • Rajkumari Kirti Kumari, born 10th September 1963.
          • Maharaj Hershvijay Sisodia, born 10th July 1972,
            married Rani Bhanushree Devi, daughter of Lt.-Col. Kunwar Ruby Jaswal
            of Singhnai, and his wife, Kunwarani Maheshlata Kumari (see Balsan).
        • Rajkumari Jayendra Kumari, born October 1934.
        • Maharaj Surendra Singh, born August 1936, unmarried.
        • Maharaj Jagat Singh Sisodia, married and has issue.
          • Rajkumari Ruchi Sisodia
          • Rajkumar Ajay Raj Sisodia.
      • Maharaj Kishore Singhji, married a daughter of
        Maharajkumar Fatehsinghji Jashwantsinghji of Danta.

 

    1. HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir
      PRITHVI SINGH Bahadur
      , 21st Maharawal of Banswara
      1914/1944, born 15th July 1888, married 2ndly, a daughter of Maharana
      Sri Jashwantsinhji Harisinhji of Danta, married 4thly, HH Maharani Daulat
      Kanwar of Jodhpur,
      and had issue. He died 28th July 1944.

      • Maharawal Chandraveer Singh Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaj Narpat Singh (by the 4th
        wife), born 15th
        May 1921, married 20th January 1940, Rani Shukla Kumari, born 3rd June
        1924 in Nahan, younger daughter of Kanwar Ranzore Singh Sahib of Sirmur, and had issue, one son and two
        daughters.

        • Maharaj Ganga Singh, married
          1962
          (div. 1980), Rani
          Shailesh Kumari of Jodhpur, and has
          issue.

          • Baijilal Rajkumari Manisha Kumari [Rani Manisha Singh
            of Jobat], born 1965, married 21st May 1991 in Umaid Bhawan
            Palace, Jodhpur, Maharaj Bhawani Singh of Jobat,
            and
            has
            issue,
            one daughter.
          • Kunwar Maheshwar Singh, born
            1968.
        • Rani Usha Kumari, married 1971
          at
          Lucknow, Raja
          Arya Shah of Khairigarh-Singhai,
          died
          October 2000, and had issue. She died 1995.
      • Maharani Suraj Kanwar, married 4th
        February 1937,
        HH Maharaja Manabendra Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
      • Rani Komal Kumari, married 21st
        February 1930, Maj.
        Rawal Raghubir Singhji of Bissau, and had
        issue.
      • HH Maharani Amba Kunwari Sahiba
        (by
        the 2nd wife),
        married to HH Maharaja Arimardan Singhji of Charkhari.
      • Rani Mohan Kunwar, married 1949,
        Raja
        Chain Singh
        of Jaswan, and had issue.
      • Rani Sri Kumari, married Raja
        Jitendra Singh Jhala of
        Labhowa
        , son of Kumar Shri Arjunsinhji
        Jorawarsinhji
        Jhala [Raja Arjun Singh Jhala of Labhowa] (third son of
        Thakur Shri Jorawarsinhji
        Madhavsinhji of Chuda), and adopted son
        of the Raja Saheb of Labhowa,
        and
        has issue.

        • Yuvaraj Pratap Singh
          Jhala of Thikana
          Labhowa, married Yuvrani Reena Kumari, daughter of Maj. General Dewan
          Misri
          Chand, and his wife, Rani Indra Mohini of Sahaspur.

 

    1. HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal
      CHANDRAVEER SINGH Bahadur
      , 22nd Maharawal of Banswara 1944/1985,
      born 26th November 1909, succeeded to the Banswar gaddi on 28th July 1944; married 3
      wives, amongst whom, (a), HH
      Maharani
      Sajjan Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Major HH Maharana
      Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji
      Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra,
      and his second wife, HH Maharani
      Vijay Kunwarba Sahiba, and
      had issue, 18 children, including issue by secondary wives. He
      died
      6th April 1985.

      • Maharajkumari Balwant Pratap Kumari, born 1930, married
        1965, Maharaj Ramendra Singh
        of Amleta in Ratlam.
      • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal
        Suryaveer
        Singh Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Janaknandini Kumari, born 7th October 1935,
        died 17th
        December
        1974.
      • Maharaj Hanumant Singh, born 29th
        March 1939 in Banswara,
        an excellent cricketer in career spanning more than 20 years which was
        highlighted by a century on Test debut (against England); later as team
        captain, he led
        Central Zone to their first Duleep Trophy triumph in 1971-72 and ended
        up with more than 12,000 runs in first-class cricket; after retirement,
        he continued with the game as a coach, administrator, selection
        committee
        chairman and ICC match referee; he married, 1974, and had issue, one
        son
        and one daughter. He died 29th
        November 2006 died at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai of renal and
        lung failure.

        • Maharaj Sangram Singh
      • Maharajkumari (name
        unknown
        ) Kumari [Princess Tinu], born 1940.
      • Maharajkumari (name
        unknown
        ) Kumari [Princess Khilu], born 1943.
      • Maharaj Mahesh Pratap Singhji (by Rani Lalita
        Kanwar), born 24th September 1946 in Banswara Palace, Rajasthan,
        educated at The Daly College, Indore 1952/1963, and at the SGSITS,
        Indore (B.Civil E. 1968), presently holds the position of Chief of
        Irrigation Works, ­ Rajasthan State Department, since August 1969;
        he is instrumental in the restoration of lakes and healthy water levels
        in all the lakes of Udaipur region; a fine artist and cricketer who
        represented Madhya Pradesh Scools and Indore University at the national
        level; a keen philanthropist who has worked tirelessly for the welfare
        of society in general and the Rajput community in particular; greatly
        admired and respected for maintaining the values, ethics and living
        standards set by his father the late HH Maharawal Chandraveer Singhji,
        ruler of Banswara; he holds various honourary positions and
        chairmanships; married 7th April 1967 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Rani
        Meenadevi, and has issue. (Kushalbagh (#1), Banswara, Rajasthan, India)

        • Rajkumar Prabal Pratap Singhji, born 14th July
          1968,educated at the Daly College, Indore and graduated from Bombay
          University; married 3rd July 1998, Rajkumari Mridula Kumari, daughter
          of Maharaj Balbhadra Singh of Kapren-Bundi,
          and his wife Rani Rohini
          Kumari, and has issue, one son.

          • Kunwar Keshvasya Pratap Singh
        • Rajkumar Jaideep Singhji, born 1970, educated at the
          Daly College, Indore and graduated from Bombay University with a
          Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Management
          Science; an extremely talented cricketer who represented Madhya Pradesh
          State, Bombay University and Bombay U-19’s at the National Level.
      • Maharaj Nahar Singhji, born 6th May 1947, married Kumari
        Sangeeta Kumari,
        born 13th January 1954, daughter of Kanwar Jagat Bahadur Singh of Sirmur, and has issue, one daughter.
      • Maharajkumari (name
        unknown
        ) Kumari, married Rajwar Tikendra Bahadur Pal of Askote, and has issue.

 

    1. HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal
      SURYAVEER
      SINGH Bahadur
      , 23rd Maharawal of Banswara
      1985/2002, born 23rd December 1934 in Banswara, educated at Rajkumar
      College, Rajkot; former Ranji Trophy
      cricket captain,
      vice-president
      of the Rajasthan Cricket Association; married 1975, the only daughter
      of Maharaj
      Sahib Rameshwar Pratap Singh of Kachhi-Baroda,
      and
      his
      wife,
      Rani Rukmani Kumari, and had issue. He died 6th August
      2002 at Prantiki in Himmatnagar
      district
      of Gujarat in a car accident.

      • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal
        Jagmal
        Singh
        II (qv)
      • Maharajkumari (name
        unknown
        ) Kumari, died 6th August 2002 at Prantiki in Himmatnagar
        district of
        Gujarat in a car accident.

 

  1. HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal
    JAGMAL
    SINGH
    II Bahadur
    , 24th Maharawal of Banswara (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Maharaj Sahib Udaiveer Singhji of Banswara, married and has
    issue.

    • Rajkumari Bindu Kumari, married 21st April 2006, Bhanwar
      Virender Singh of Baghsuri.
  • Rani Haeth Kumari, married Apji Raghuraj Singh of Koela in Kotah, and had issue.
  • Kunwar Dharamvir
    Singh, married Kumari Mahima Kumari, born 9th April 1968, daughter of
    Kanwar Lokendra Singh of Keonthal,
    and his wife, Kumari
    Chandra Prabha.

 

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