BILKHA

 

 

BILKHA (Princely State)

 

 

 

 

BILKHA [Rawat Ram Wala Estate]

 

AREA: 350 km2
(1947)
PRIVY PURSE: 100,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th February
1948
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Wala (Virani
branch)
RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 29 (1923) POPULATION: 20,586 (1931) REVENUE: 25,000Rs
PRESENT RULER: Raja RAMENDRA SINGH,
present Raja Saheb of Bilkha since 2nd April 2011.
educated at Rajkumar
College, Rajkot (1968), First Class cricketer; married and has issue.

  • Raj Kumar Shri Hammi Bilkha
  • Raj Kumari Shri Maya Bilkha

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT
HISTORY:
A
Fifth Class Taluka originally, become a Fourth Class Taluka after 1929,
with the merger of Kathad Naja Wala Estate. The rulers jurisdictional
powers
were as follows, Criminal – Two years rigorous imprisonment and fines
of
up to 2,000Rs, Civil – fines of up to 5,000Rs. Rulers were…….

  • Darbar Shri VIRA NAJA WALA, Darbar
    Shri of Jetpur
    1747/-,
    founder of the
    Virani
    branch of the
    Wala dynasty in 1747, with his brother’s help, they conquered the city
    of
    Jetpur,
    which remained with their descendents thereafter. He married and had
    issue.

    • Kumar Shri Kanthad Vira Wala, ancestor of the
      Talukdars
      of Jetpur.
    • Kumar Shri Mulu Vira Wala
    • Kumar Shri Kumpa Vira Wala, died sp.
    • Darbar Shri Oghad Vira Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri OGHAD VIRA Wala, married and had
    issue.

    • Darbar Shri Ala Oghad Wala (see below)
    • Kumar Shri Chomla Oghad Wala, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Rawat Chomla Wala
    • Darbar Shri Sata Oghad Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri SATA OGHAD WALA, married and had
    issue.

    • Darbar Shri Bhima Sata Wala, married and had issue.
      • Darbar Shri Ala Bhima Wala, married and had issue.
        • Darbar Shri Ram Ala Wala (qv)
        • Kumar Shri Khoda Ala Wala, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Laxman Khoda Wala
        • Kumar Shri Desa Ala Wala, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Vajsur Desa Wala
        • Kumar Shri Odha Ala Wala, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Deva Odha Wala
        • Kumar Shri Valera Ala Wala, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Jiva Valera Wala
      • Darbar Shri Desa Bhima Wala, ancestor of the
        Talukdars
        of Barwala.
  • Darbar Shri RAM ALA WALA, Darbar Shri of
    Bilkha, married and had issue.

    • Kumar Shri Rawat Ram Wala, he was adopted by Darbar
      Shri
      Kanthad Naja Wala and succeeded as Darbar Shri Rawat
      Kanthad Wala (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Hathia Ram Wala
INTERREGNUM
1923/1928, administration by a Council of Administrators.
  • Darbar Shri RAWAT KANTHAD WALA,
    Darbar Shri of Bilkha
    1928/1947,
    born 16th
    January 1906,
    succeeded by adoption on attaining his majority in 1928;
    married Rani Saheb Devkuvarba Saheb, and
    had issue. He died 1947.

    • Captain Raja Jashwant Singh (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Kishor Singh Bilkha
    • Kumar Shri Ranjit Singh Bilkha ,
      educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1953); married
      Kaurani Ela Kumari, born
      1942, daughter of HH Maharawat Sir Ram Singhji II Bahadur of Pratapgarh,
      and has issue.

      • Kumar Shri Bhanupratap Sinhji Ranjit Sinhji
        Bilkha,
        B.A. (Hons.), born 19th February 1964, educated at Rajkumar College,
        Rajkot (1982), married 25th November 1988, Baijilal Narendra Kanwar,
        daughter of Maharaj Banney Singhji of Raoti,
        and
        has
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Devpratap Sinh
        • Kumari Kamakshi Kumari
      • Kumari Kiran Singh Wala Bilkha B.Com., born 8th
        June
        1966 in Rajkot, married 7th July 1988 in Jhansi, Rajkumar Bhanupratap
        Singh Ju Deo of Tori Fatehpur,
        and has issue, one son and one daughter.

        • Kumari Hireneshwari
        • Kauwar Manvendra Singhju Deo
      • Kumar Chhaya Singh Bilkha, M.A. (Econ.), B.Ed.,
        Dip. in Computer Application; born 18th October 1973 in Rajkot; a
        National Basket Ball and Throw Ball player, he has attended many
        national N.C.C. camps in India, a proficient parachute jumper, he is a
        teacher and is presently involved in administration in one of Indore’s
        best schools; married 18th June 1998 in Indore, Kumari Dr.
        Praveen Singh of Dhabla Dhir, and has issue, two daughters.

        • Kumari Revati Singh
        • Kumari Hiteshi Singh
    • Kumar Shri Hari Singh Bilkha [Kumar Shri
      Harischandrasinhji Rawatwala Wala], educated at Rajkumar College,
      Rajkot (1953), married Rajkumari Meena Kumari, daughter of HH Raja
      Shrimant
      Mahendra Singh Ju Dev Bahadur of Nagod,
      and his wife, HH Rani Shyam Kumari.
  • Captain Raja JASHWANT SINGH, Raja of Bilkha
    1947/2011, born 19th
    November 1928, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot 1939/1944; Member
    of the Rajkumar College Council 1966/2001; married 27th May
    1946, Rani Nirvana
    Devi,
    born
    12th December 1928 at Simla, daughter of HH Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi,
    and his first wife, HH Rani Amrit
    Kaur, and had issue, four sons. He died 2nd April 2011 at Pune.

    • Yuvaraj Mahendra Singh, educated at Rajkumar
      College,
      Rajkot (1967); married and had issue. He died 22nd November 2007.

      • Rajkumari Gyaneshwari Bilkha [Sirdarni
        Gyaneshwari
        Ishwar Singh],
        married
        6th January 2004, Sirdar Ishwar Singh, son of Colonel Shamsher Singh,
        Rajvallabh, M.A. (Cantab.), (married 1stly, Maharajkumari Diamond
        Balbir Kaur of Jind), and his second
        wife, Renée
        Doring,
        daughter of Professor Hans Karl Doring, Dresden, Germany, and has
        issue, one son.

        • Tikka Aryan Singh, born 9th May 2006.
      • Rajkumari Priya Bilkha
      • Rajkumari Pooja Bilkha
    • Rajkumar Ramendra Singh, he succeeded as Raja
      Ramendra Singh of Bilkha (qv)
    • Rajkumar Yajuvendra Singh, born 1st August 1952 in
      Rajkot, educated at Rajkumar
      College, Rajkot (1970); First Class cricketer 1971/1982 and a Member of
      the Indian Cricket Test Team 1977/1979 (four tests); in his Test debut,
      he took five catches in the first innings to equal the record set in
      1935/36 and then took two more catches in the second innings to equal
      the record set by Greg Chappell two years previously; married and has
      issue.

      • Kumari Shri Shubika Bilkha
    • Rajkumar Jagatshamsher Singh, educated at Rajkumar
      College, Rajkot (1974); married and has issue.

      • Kumar Shri Nikhil Bilkha
      • Kumari Shri Shivanee Bilkha
  • Raja RAMENDRA SINGH, Raja of Bilkha (see above)

 

BILKHA [Kanthad Naja Wala Estate]

 

 

AREA: 186 km2 PRIVY PURSE: N/A ACCESSION: 21st March 1923
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Wala
(Virani branch)
RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 20 POPULATION: 9,662 (1921) REVENUE: 200,000Rs
PRESENT RULER:
see above (Rawat
Ram Wala Estate)

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
A Fifth
Class State with the ruler enjoying jurisdictional powers as follows,
Criminal
– Three years rigorous imprisonment and fines of up to 5,000Rs, Civil –
fines of up to 10,000Rs. The branch of the ruling family became extinct
on the 21st March 1923 and the Estate was merged with the Rawat Ram
Wala’s
Estate. Rulers were…….

  • Darbar Shri ALA OGHAD WALA, married and had issue.
    • Darbar Shri Devdan Ala Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri DEVDAN ALA WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha
    -/1890,
    married and had
    issue. He died 1890.

    • Darbar Shri Kala Devdan Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri KALA DEVDAN WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha
    1890/1895,
    married and
    had issue. He died 1895.

    • Kumar Shri Amra Kala Wala, died sp.
    • Darbar Shri Naja Kala Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri NAJA KALA WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha
    1895/1909,
    born 1865,
    he succeeded
    14th June 1890 (#1),
    educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue. He died
    1909.

    • Darbar Shri Kanthad Naja Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri KANTHAD NAJA WALA, Darbar Shri
    1909/1923, born
    1870, died sp
    on 21st March 1923. This
    branch
    became extinct with the Darbar Shri’s death and the estate passed to
    the
    descendents of Darbar Shri Sata Oghad Wala.

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kumar Shri Rambhai Suragbhai, educated at Rajkumar College,
    Rajkot (1965)
  • Kumar Shri Anakchandra
    Gigawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1972)
  • Kumar Shri Nirmalkumar
    Punjawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1973)
  • Kumar Shri Virawala Alawala, educated at Rajkumar College,
    Rajkot (1973)
  • Kumar Shri Bavawala
    Gigawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1974)

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