BHAJJI (Princely State)




AREA: 243 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 16,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Pal RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 13,309 (1901) REVENUE: 23,000Rs (1910) CAPITAL: Suni


PRESENT RULER: Rana Saheb of
Bhajji since 6th January 2012. (
The Palace,
Sunni, Bhajji, District Simla, H.P., India)



PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in the tenth century by a younger brother of
the Raja of Kutlehar.
state was overrun by the Gurkhas between 1803 and 1815, and after their
expulsion, it was confirmed in the possession of the then Rana by a sanad from the British Government,
dated 4th September 1815. In 1893, the Rana was
allowed to maintain a
military force of 60 infantry and 1 gun. Rulers were… 

  • Raja
    Raja of Bhajji; married and had issue.

    • Rana Rudra Pal (qv) 
  • Rana
    Rana of Bhajji 1800/1842,
    confirmed in his state
    by a sanad dated 4th September 1815, he handed over control to
    his son in 1828 and retired to Hardwar, married and had issue. He died

    • Rana Ran Bahadur Singh (qv)
OCCUPATION 1803/1815
  • Rana
    Rana of Bhajji 1842/1875,
    born about 1824, married and had
    issue. He died 1875.

    • Rana Durga Singh (qv)
    • Mian Parmatan Singh, born 1844,
      married and
      issue, six sons and one daughter.

      • Kumari Yamunawati, married Rana
        Shamsher Singh of Ratesh, and had issue.
    • Mian Bijai Singh, born 1850,
      married and had
      issue, one son.

      • Kanwar Lakshman Singh of Thog,
        and had issue.

        • Kanwar Jitendra Singh, married
          Kanwarani Uma Devi, daughter of Kanwar Kidar Singh of Theog, and has

          • Kanwar Vibhu Pal Singh
  • Rana
    Rana of Bhajji 1875/1913, born
    he succeeded
    to the gadi on 18th November
    1875 (#1)
    Ranis from Mandi, Suket, Kangra and Mahli, and had issue, three
    sons. He died 1913.

    • Tikka Indar Singh, died young.
    • Kanwar Praja Pal, born about 1898, died young.
    • Rana Bir Pal (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown),
      (as his first wife), Raja Mahendra Chand of Nadaun,
      and had issue.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown),
      (as his second wife), Raja Mahendra Chand of Nadaun,
      and had issue.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown),
      (as his first wife), 1913, Rana Vidyadhar Singh of Kumharsain. She died sp.
    • Rana BIR PAL, Rana of Bhajji 1913/1940 (deposed), born 19th
      April 1906 and
      9th May
      1913, educated at Aitchison Chiefs’ College, Lahore; Bishop Cotton
      School, Shimla; married 25th November 1925, Rani Sarat Kumari Devi,
      died February 1968, daughter of Raja Pitamber Deb of Aul, and
      his wife, Rani Swarna Manjari Devi, and had issue. He died 17th
      November 1961.

      • Rana Ram Chandra Pal Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumar Shyam Chandra Pal, born 27th May 1931 in Suni,
        married 14th July 1959, Kunwarani Shyama Devi, daughter of Raja Brij
        Dev Narain Singh of Daltanganj (Chainpur), and his wife, Rani Prafulla
        Manjari (see Kharsawan), and has

        • Kumari Punam Pal, married Kanwar Ranvijay Singh, son of
          Babu Ram Singh, and his wife, Babuain Sharda Devi, daughter of Kanwar
          Ranjit Singh of Koti.
        • Kumari Sunam Pal, married Kanwar Ravinder Singh of Ghund.
        • Kunwar Pradeep Pal, born 14th May 1969 in Bihar,
          married 2nd February 2000 in Jaipur, Kumari Ritu Kumari, born 6th
          December 1978 in Jaipur, daughter of Thakur Narain Singh of Siras, and
          has issue.

          • Kumar Adhiraj Pal, born 28th December 2001 in Jaipur.


    Rana Saheb of Bhajji 1940/2012,
    born 27th January 1928 at Cuttack, Orissa, he was granted
    ruling powers on the 17th April 1947, educated at Queen
    College, Lahore, Pakistan and later at Aitchison’s Chief’s College,
    Lahore, he graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University;
    Member of the I. A. S.,
    in 1982; he married November 1951, Rani Nirmala Devi, born
    1931, died 24th December 2002, daughter of Col.
    HH Maharaja Mahendra Sir Yadvendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna, and his second wife, HH Maharani
    Shri Gopal Kumari, and had issue.

    • Tikka Moh Chandra Pal Singh, born 7th September 1953 at
      educated at the Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan; graduated from Hindu
      College, Delhi University; married 3rd November 2000 in Simla,
      Kumari of New Delhi. He died 13th December 2011 at Delhi.
  • (see above)


  • Kanwar Moti Singh, married and had issue.
    • Thakurani Gyan Devi, married Thakur Sher Singh, Thakur of
      Delath, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Narender Singh, married Kumari Rekha Kumari,
    daughter of Kanwar Homendra Singh of Jubbal.
  • Kanwar Jawala Singh, married and had issue.
    • Rani Shanta Devi, married Rana Ranbir Singh, Rana of Mangal, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Gopal Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Sushila
      Kumari, married Rajkumar Devinder Singh of Kotkhai,
      had issue.

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