BEJA

 

 

BEJA (Princely State)

 

 

 

AREA: 13 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 3,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Tanwar RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 1,131 (1901)

 

PRESENT RULER: Thakur VIJAY
CHAND
, present Thakur Sahib of Beja since 1949 (The
Palace, Beja via
Kasauli, Solan Dist., Himachal Pradesh, India)

 

born 1949, married 1stly,
1969, Raj
Kumari Chandra Prabha Kumari, born 1953, daughter of Rana Sahib
Krishan
Chand of Khaneti, and his wife, Rani
Devendra Kumari, married 2ndly, 1986,
Kumari Pushpa Devi, daughter of Kanwar Guman Singh of Theog, and has issue.

  • Tikka Dharmesh Chand
  • Kumari Ritu Kumari
  • Kanwar Ajay Singh

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
ancestor of the family was Dhul Pal, a member of the ruling Tanwar
dynasty of Delhi. His descendant, Thakur Govardhan Chand was the 1st
ruler of Beja, around the middle of the fourteenth century. Rulers were

  • Thakur JAI CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja 1759/1773, married and had issue.

    • Thakur Man Chand (qv)
    • Mian Bhup Singh
    • Mian Sher Singh
    • Mian Budh Singh
    • Mian Dhonkal Singh
  • Thakur MAN CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja 1773/1817, confirmed in his
    state by a sanad
    of 4th September 1815; married and had issue.

    • Thakur Pratap Chand (qv)
    • Mian Bahadur Singh
    • Mian Gyan Singh
  • Thakur PRATAP CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja 1817/1841,
    married and had issue. He died 1841.

    • Thakur Udai Chand (qv)
    • Mian Alam Singh, born 1833.
    • Mian Zalam Singh, born 1835.
    • Mian Mohan Singh, born 1837.
    • Mian Kishan Singh, born 1839, married and had issue.
      • Mian Hira Singh, born 1867.
      • Mian Amar Singh, born 1870.
      • Mian Devi Singh, born 1880.
    • Mian Dhumi Singh
  • Thakur UDAI CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja 1841/1905,
    born 1831, married and had issue. He died 1905.

    • Thakur Puran Chand (qv)
    • Mian Parduman Singh
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1914, Kanwar
      Ranzore
      Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rao of Raipur in
      Ambala.
  • Thakur PURAN CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja 1905/1943, born about 1895, married a
    daughter of Thakur Tegh Singh of Kunihar,
    and
    had issue.

    • Tikka Durga Chand, died young.
    • Thakur Lakshmi Chand (qv)
  • Thakur LAKSHMI CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja 1943/1949, born 1916, married
    Thakurani Gavinda Dei, daughter of Rana Raghunath Singh of Darkoti, and his wife, Rani Attari Dei,
    and had
    issue. He died 1949.

    • Kumari Roop Kumari, married 21st July 1961, Rana
      Narendra Singh of Kotkhai, and has
      issue.
    • Kumari Sangita Kumari, married 1970, Kanwar Harish Kumar
      Singh
      of Sirmur, and has issue.
    • Thakur Vijay Chand (qv)
  • Thakur VIJAY CHAND,
    Thakur of Beja (see above)

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