BEDLA

 

 

 

BEDLA (Thikana)

 

 

 

VILLAGES: 111 REVENUE: 64,000Rs ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Udaipur DYNASTY:
Chauhan
RELIGION:  Hindu
POPULATION: 12,866 (1901)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Rao
HIMMAT SINGH BEDLA
, First Class noble of Udaipur, 18th and
present Rao
Saheb of Bedla.born 1981, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer
and graduated from Rajasthan University, Jaipur; he is a renowned
polo player of the country; married 2009, Rani Saheba Manisha Bedla,
daughter of Captain Shri Kuldeep Singhji Solanki of Balana in Marwar,
Rajasthan, and grand-daughter of Colonel Shri Girdhari Singhji Solanki
(A.V.S.M.).

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
ancestor
of the family was Rao Chandrabhan Chauhan, who aided Maharana
Sangram Singh
of
Udaipur, and was killed in battle in 1527 at Khanwa. For his support
his
descendants
were granted the Jagir of Bedla. Estate holders were…

    1. Rao CHANDRA BHAN,
      1st Rao
      Saheb of Bedla -/1527; married and had issue. He died 1527 in
      the Battle of Khanwa.

      • Rao Sangram Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao SANGRAM SINGH,
      2nd Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1527/1535, married and had issue. He
      died 1535 in the Siege of Chittor.

      • Rao Pratap Singh I (qv)

 

    1. Rao PRATAP SINGH I,
      3rd Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1535/1558, married and had
      issue. He died 1558.

      • Rao Balbhadra Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao BALBHADRA SINGH
      [Ballu Singh], 4th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla 1558/1583, he briefly held
      the jagir of Begun, married and had
      issue. He died 1583.

      • Rao Ram Chandra I (qv)

 

    1. Rao RAM CHANDRA I,
      5th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1583/1608, married and had
      issue. He died 1608.

      • Rao Sabal Singh (qv)
      • Rao Kesari Singh fl.1670, he was granted the
        Jagir of Parsoli.
      • Maharani Dev Kunwar, married Maharana Amar Singhji II of
        Udaipur, and had issue.

        • Maharana Sangram Singhji II of Udaipur (qv)

 

    1. Rao SABAL SINGH,
      6th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1608/1681, married and had
      issue. He died 1681.

      • Rao Sultan Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao SULTAN SINGH,
      7th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1681/1721, married and had
      issue, five sons. He died 1721.

      • Rao Bakht Singh I (qv)

 

    1. Rao BAKHT SINGH I,
      8th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1721/1738, married and had
      issue. He died 1738.

      • Rao Ram Chandra II (qv)

 

    1. Rao RAM CHANDRA II,
      9th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1738/1758, born 1731, married and had
      adoptive issue. He died sp
      1758.

      • (A) Rao Pratap Singh II (qv)

 

    1. Rao PRATAP SINGH II,
      10th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1758/1813, born as Kunwar Pratap
      Singh, a descendant of Rao Sultan Singh, and succeeded by adoption in
      1758; married and had adoptive issue. He died sp1813.

      • (A) Rao Kesari Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao KESARI SINGH,
      11th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1813/1835, also Rao of Parsoli 1795/1813,
      born as Kunwar Kesari Singh, son of Rao Sawant Singh of Parsoli, he succeeded by adoption in
      1813; married a daughter of Ranawat Raja Saheb of Shahpura in Udaipur
      State, and had issue. He died 1835.

      • Rao Bahadur Bakht Singh II (qv)
      • Rani Sringar Kanwar, married (as his first wife), Raj
        Rana Kirti Singhji II of Bari Sadri, and
        had issue, four sons and three daughters.

 

    1. Rao Bahadur BAKHT SINGH
      II
      , 12th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla 1835/1880, born 19th October
      1816, Rao Bahadur
      [cr.1877],
      C.I.E. [cr.1878], married Rani Fateh Kunwar, daughter of Raj Rana
      Bhairav Singh of Tana, and his first
      wife, Rani Deep Kanwar,
      and had issue. He died 4th February 1880.

      • Rao Bahadur Takhat Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao Bahadur TAKHAT SINGH,
      13th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1880/1892, Member
      of the Mahand
      Raj Sabha, Rao Bahadur [cr.1st January 1887](#1),
      married
      1stly,
      1862, a daughter of the Bhati Thakur of Khejarla in
      Jodhpur, married 2ndly, 1866, a daughter of
      Chundawat Rawat Deep Singh of Athana in Gwalior State (a collateral
      branch of
      Begun in Udaipur State), and had issue. He died 9th June 1892.

      • Rao Bahadur Karan Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji) (qv)
      • Kunwar Raj Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji), born 3rd August
        1871.
      • Kunwar Roop
        Singh, born 19th October 1871.
      • Thakur Govind Singh, born 2nd September 1878, married and
        had
        issue.

        • Maj.-Gen. Rao Manohar Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao Bahadur KARAN SINGH,
      14th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1892/1900, born 11th May 1865, Rao
      Bahadur
      [cr.1896],
      married
      a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Bhadrajun, and had issue.

      • Rao Nahar Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rao NAHAR SINGHJI,
      15th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla
      1900/- , born 1895, educated at Mayo
      College,
      Ajmer.

 

    1. Maj.-Gen. Rao MANOHAR
      SINGHJI
      M.B.E., 16th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla,
      born
      January 1904, educated
      at Mayo College, Ajmer; Home Minister of Council in Udaipur, Aide de
      Camp to the
      Maharana of Udaipur, Prime Minister of Udaipur, Rao [cr.1936], married
      and had
      issue. He died 1984.

      • Kunwar Ragunath Singhji, married Kawarani Samand Kuwar.
        He died sp in the 1960’s.
      • Baisa Shankar Kumari, married in Doongri (Jaipur), to
        Major Durga Das Singhji Nathawat.
      • Baisa Himmat Kumari, married in Salumbar (Udaipur,Mewar)
        to Late Rawal Pushpender Singhji.
      • Baisa Anand Kumari, married
        Kunwar Ajatshatru
        Singh of Bissau, and has issue.
      • Rao Madhav Singhji (qv)
      • Thakur Janak Singhji Bedla, married Thakurani Dharmendra
        Kumari, and had
        issue. He died 1986.

        •  Thakur Deepak Kumar Bedla, born 28th February
          1971
          in Baroda,
          Gujarat,
          educated at Mumbai University (B.A., Geography), married
          6th
          May 1997 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Kanwarani Abha Kumari, and has issue.

          • Baiji Lal Yadunandini Kumari, aged 6yrs (2003)
          • Kunwar Shatrujit Singh Bedla, aged 1 yr (2003)
      • Thakur Vijai Singhji Bedla, educated at Mayo College,
        Ajmer, married Kanwarani Sugan Kumari Bedla, and has issue, two
        children.

        • Baisa Negeshwari
          Kumari, born 1980, educated at Girl’s School, Mayo College, Ajmer,
          married Kunwar Ramratan Singhji of Palkai,
          Kota.
        • Kunwar Karan Vijay Singh Bedla, born 1988, educated at
          Mayo College, Ajmer.

 

    1. Rao MADHAV SINGHJI,
      17th Rao
      Saheb of Bedla, born 1946, educated in the
      USA, gaining an
      M.B.A. from Ohio University in 1968, married 1970, Rani Saheba Durga
      Kiran Kumari from Neri, Uttar Pradesh, died 2003, and had issue, one
      son and two daughters. He died 2008.

      • Baisa Savita Kumari
      • Baisa Tarkeshwari Kumari
      • Rao Himmat Singh Bedla (qv)

 

  1. Rao HIMMAT SINGH BEDLA,
    18th Rao
    Saheb of Bedla
    (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Rani Sahiba Chauhaniji
    of Bedla, married Maharaj MADAN SINGH of Bhindar.
    She
    died sp.

The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged,
January 2009.

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