BISSAU

 

BISSAU (Thikana)

 

 

 

AREA: 648 km2 REVENUE: 600,000Rs ACCESSION: 1954
STATE: Jaipur DYNASTY: 
Shekhawat (Sadhani clan)
RELIGION:
Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER: Rawal
SANJAI SINGH
, 10th Rawal Saheb of Bissau, since the 19th July
1978.

 

born
15th December 1957, educated at Bishop Cotton School at Simla and the
University
of Rajasthan, earning a B.A. (Hons.),  Proprietor and Manager of
the
Bissau Palace Hotel in Jaipur, married Rani Vasundhara Kumari, daughter
of  Raja
Vishwaraj Pratap
Singh of Kawardha,
and his wife, Rani Shashi Prabha Devi, and has issue.

  • Yuvaraj Eklavya Singh, born 4th September 1983, educated at
    Lawrence
    School, Lovedale, Ooty and at Mayo College in Ajmer.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The estate was founded in 1746. Estate holders were…

    1. Thakur KESHRI SINGH,
      1st Thakur of Bissau 1746/1768, born
      1728, youngest
      son of Thakur Shardul Singh of the Panchpana in Shekhawati, married and
      had
      issue.
      He died 1768.

      • Thakur Suraj Mal (qv)
      • Thakur Hanumant Singh, he succeeded to Dundlod.

 

    1. Thakur SURAJ MAL,
      2nd Thakur of Bissau 1768/1787, born
      1755,
      one of the
      most outstanding warriors of his time who led the victorious Rajputs
      and
      died valiantly fighting in the battle of Tunga against the Marathas led
      by Mahji Scindhia, founded Surajgarh in 1778, constructed the Fort of
      Surajgarh; married the daughter of
      Kunwar Dip
      Singh of Dhariawad, and had issue. He died 28th July 1787 in the battle
      of Tunga.

      • Thakur Shyam Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur SHYAM SINGH,
      3rd Thakur of Bissau 1787/1831, born
      1771, the most
      famous of all the rulers of Bissau, he brought fame and fortune to the
      state of Bissau, he was considered amongst the best warriors of his
      time
      and aligned with the French in his constant battles with the British.
      Had
      also maintained very close ties with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the
      Punjab; married 1stly, Thakurani Mertaniji, married 2ndly, Thakurani
      Bikawatiji, and had issue.
      He died 20th July 1833 (Shrawan Sudi 4, 1890VS).

      • Thakur Hamir Singh (qv)
      • Thakur Chain Singh of Surajgarh
        1833/-, married and
        had issue.

        • Thakur Chiman Singh of Surajgarh, died 1906.
        • Thakur Govind Singh of Surajgarh, served
          with
          the Jaipur forces
          during 1857, married and had issue, four sons.

          • Thakur Chandra Singh (qv)
          • Kunwar Hari Singh, died sp.
          • Thakur Vijay Singh of Surajgarh, married and had
            adoptive issue. He died sp.
            • (A) Maj. Rawal
              Raghubir Singhji (see below)
          • Thakur Jiwan Singh of
            Surajgarh,
            born about 1862, died 1916.
      • Maharani Gulab Kanwar, married
        Maharao Ram Singhji
        of Bundi.

 

    1. Thakur HAMIR SINGH,
      4th Thakur of Bissau 1831/1865, born
      1806, married
      and had issue. He died 1865

      • Kunwar Jawahar Singh, born 1828,
        married and had
        issue. He died 1862.

 

    1. Thakur CHANDRA SINGH,
      5th Thakur of Bissau 1865/1878,
      born
      1847, son of Thakur Govind Singh of Surajgarh (see above), he succeeded
      by adoption, married and had issue. He died 1878.

      • Thakur Jagat Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur JAGAT SINGH,
      6th Thakur of Bissau 1878/1893, born
      1875, married Kumari (name unknown) [Thakurani Sahiba of
      Bissau],
      daughter of Thakur Devi Singh of Auwa,
      and had issue. He died 1893.

      • Rawal Bishan Singh (qv)

 

    1. Rawal BISHAN SINGH,
      7th Rawal of Bissau 1893/1945, born
      1891, educated
      at Mayo College, Ajmer, in 1939 Surajgarh and Bissau were amalgamated
      in
      the person of his son who was adopted into Surajgarh, married 1stly,
      Rani Abhay Kanwar, younger daughter
      of Maharaj Fateh Singhji of Raoti,
      married
      2ndly, 1913, Thakurani Anand Kanwar, daughter of Rao Bahadur Thakur
      Girdhar Singh of Chandawal, and his
      wife, Rani Indra Kanwar,
      and had issue. He died
      31st
      December 1945.

      • Maj. Rawal Raghubir Singhji (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar)
        (qv)
      • Baisa (name unknown) [Thakurani Sahiba of Khatoli]
        (by Rani Abhay Kanwar), married
        the
        Thakur of Khatoli
        in Kotah.
      • Rani Kamala Raje [Rani Sahiba of Masuda] (by Thakurani
        Anand Kanwar), married
        as his first wife, Rao
        Narayan Singh
        of Masuda, and had issue.

 

    1. Maj. Rawal
      RAGHUBIR SINGHJI
      , 8th Rawal of Bissau 1945/1971, born 28th
      December 1913 (#1),
      adopted by Thakur Vijay Singh
      of Surajgarh on 19th August 1915, thus uniting Bissau and Surajgarh,
      educated privately by his tutor, F.A. Jones M.A., C.B.E. and at Mayo
      College,
      Ajmer, and with the Sawai Man Singh Guards of the Jaipur State Forces;
      A.D.C. to the Maharaja of Jaipur; he was the noblest of all the rulers
      of Bissau,
      he brought Bissau back to its place of prominence after clearing the
      debts
      of the previous rulers. He was active both socially and politically and
      was immensely popular with all; married 21st February 1932, Rani Komal
      Kumari, daughter of  HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir
      Prithvi Singhji Bahadur
      of Banswara, and had issue. He died 21st
      September
      1971.

      • Rawal Chakrapani Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Ajatshatru Singh, born 4th
        May
        1937, educated
        at St. Xavier School, Jaipur and at Siddhartha College, Bombay earning
        a B.Com. degree, married Kunwarani Anand Kumari, daughter of
        Capt. Rao Manohar Singh of Bedla,
        and has issue.

        • Baiji Lal Priyadarshini Kumari,
          born 28th January
          1965, married Rajkumar Ranbir Singh of Karjali.
      • Baisa Durgesh Nandini, married 26th January 1961, Yuvaraj
        Saheb Harish Chandrasinhji of Jambugodha
        in Gujarat.

 

    1. Rawal CHAKRAPANI SINGH,
      9th Rawal of Bissau 1971/1978,
      born 1st December
      1933, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at the Institute of Science
      and
      Technology in Manchester, U.K., converted Bissau House at Jaipur into a
      successful hotel, married 5th February 1955 at Nagpur, Rani Sharda
      Kumari, daughter of Maj. Raja Bahadur Birendra Bahadur Singh
      of Khairagarh, and his wife, Rani
      Padmavati Devi, and had issue. He
      died
      19th July 1978.

      • Rawal Sanjai Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Pranai Singh, born 10th
        July
        1961, educated
        at Bishop Cotton School, Simla and at St. Xavier College, Bombay;
        married
        27th April 1990 in Simla, Kunwarani Purnima Kumari, daughter of
        Rajkumar Rajendra Singh of Bashahr,
        and his wife, Rajkumari Rajendra Kumar, and has issue.

        • Bhanwar Aanjaneya Singh, born 29th November
          1993.
        • Bhanwar Kartikeya Singh, born 26th
          August
          1998.

 

  1. Rawal SANJAI SINGH,
    10th Rawal of Bissau (see above)

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