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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