BUNDI

     

    BUNDI (Princely State)

     

     

     

    (17 gun salute)

     

     

     

    AREA: 5,750 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 281,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
    STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY:  Hada-Chauhan RELIGION:
    Hindu

     

    PRESENT RULER: 
    HH Maharao Raja (name unknown),
    26th
    Maharao of Bundi
    (2010/-)

     

     

    PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
    Founded in 1342 by Rao Devaji, a descendant of Rao
    Visaladeva, King of Ajmer. The rulers were …

      1. Rao DEVAJI, 1st
        Rao of Bundi 1342/1343, founder of Bundi in 1342,
        married and had
        issue.

        • Rao Napuji (qv)
        • Rao Harpal, married and had issue.
        • Rao Jaetsi

     

      1. Rao NAPUJI, 2nd
        Rao of Bundi 1343/- ; married and had issue.

        • Rao Hamuji (qv)

     

      1. Rao HAMUJI, 3rd
        Rao of Bundi 1384/1400, married and
        had
        issue. He died
        1400.

        • Rao Birsinghji (qv)
        • Rao Lalla, married and had issue.
          • Rao Novarma, married and had
            issue.
          • Rao Jaita, married and had
            issue.

     

      1. Rao BIRSINGHJI,
        4th Rao of Bundi 1400/1415, married and
        had
        issue.

        • Rao Biruji (qv)
        • Rao Nima
        • Rao Jubdu, married and had issue.
          • Rao Bacha, married and had
            issue.

            • Rao Sewaji, ancestor of the
              Mewawat Hada Chauhan
              clan.
            • Rao Seranji, ancestor of the
              Sawant Hada Chauhan
              clan.

     

      1. Rao BIRUJI, 5th
        Rao of Bundi 1415/1470, married and had
        issue. He died about 1470.

        • Rao Banduji (qv)
        • Rao Sanda
        • Rao Aka
        • Rao Udoh
        • Rao Chanda
        • Rao Samar
        • Rao Amar

     

      1. Rao BANDUJI, 6th
        Rao of Bundi 1470/1491, married and
        had
        issue. He died
        1491.

        • Rao Narayan Das (qv)
        • Rao Nirbudh [Narbad Singh], married and had
          issue.

          • Rao Raja Surjan Singh (qv)
          • Rani Lakhu Devi, married (as his first wife), Maharana
            Sangram Singhji I of Udaipur
            (Mewar), and had issue.
          • Rani Karmavati Devi, married (as his second wife),
            Maharana Sangram Singhji I of Udaipur
            (Mewar), and had issue.

     

      1. Rao NARAYAN DAS,
        7th Rao of Bundi 1491/1527, married and had
        issue.

        • Rao Suraj Mal (qv)
        • Maharani Suja Bai, married
          Maharana
          Ratan Singhji of Udaipur (Mewar).

     

      1. Rao SURAJ MAL, 8th
        Rao of Bundi 1527/1531, married (amongst others),
        a
        daughter of Maharana
        Sangram Singhji I of Mewar,
        and
        had
        issue.

        • Rao Surtan Singh (qv)

     

      1. Rao SURTAN SINGH,
        9th Rao of Bundi 1531/1544, married (amongst
        others), (a), Rani Sahiba Sisodniji,
        daughter of Kunwar
        Shakta Singh of Udaipur (Mewar). He
        died sp.

     

      1. Rao Raja SURJAN SINGH, 10th Rao of Bundi
        1544/1585,
        married
        and had issue.

        • Rao Raja Bhoj Singh (qv)
        • Rao Duda
        • Rao Raimal, ancestor of the
          Raimalot
          Hada Chauhan
          clan, married and had issue.

          • Rao (name unknown),
            married
            and
            had
            issue.

            • Rao Hari Singh, married and had issue.
              • Thakur Daulat Singh of Kachnaoda

     

      1. Rao Raja BHOJ SINGH,
        11th
        Rao of Bundi 1585/1608, married and
        had
        issue.

        • Rao Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
        • Rao Narayan Singh, married and had issue.
          • Rao (name unknown),
            married
            and
            had
            issue.

            • Thakur Khushal Singh of Karwar, fl.1649
          • Rao (name unknown),
            married
            and
            had
            issue.

            • Maharaj Amar Singh of Gainta
            • Maharaj Jagat Singh of Phasud
            • Maharaj Daulat Singh of Pipalda
        • Rao Kesho Das, ancestor of the
          Dhipri
          family.

     

      1. Rao Raja RATAN SINGH,
        12th
        Rao of Bundi 1608/1632,
        married
        and had issue.
        He died 1632.

        • Kunwar Gopinath Singh, married
          and
          had issue.

          • Rao Raja Chhatra Singh (qv)
          • Kunwar Indra Sal of Indargarh,
            married
            and
            had
            issue
            (Jalodi,
            Indargarh and Nimola families).

            • Maharaj Gaj Singh of
              Indargarh,
              married and had issue.

              • Maharaj Amar Singh, founder
                of Khatoli.
          • Kunwar Bairi Sal of Balwan,
            Raidhan, Filodi, Karwar
            and Pipalda, married and had issue.

            • Several Generations
              • Maharaj Indar Sal of
                Raidhan
                (conferred in 1759,
                Revenue: 10,550Rs in 1893), born about 1833.
          • Kunwar Mokham Singh of Anterdeh
            and
            Maghana, married
            and had issue.

            • Several Generations
              • Maharaj Balwant Singh,
                married
                and had issue.

                • Maharaj Hanwant Singh of
                  Maghana (conferred in 1824,
                  Revenue: 5,251Rs in 1893), (adoptive son), born 1836, Kiladar of
                  Nainwa,
                  Member of the State Council, married and had issue.

                  • Maharaj Kalyan Singh,
                    born
                    1868.
          • Kunwar Maha Singh of Thanoh.
          • Kunwar Mohan Singh of Jitgarh,
            married and had issue.

            • Maharaj Gordhan Singh,
              married
              and had issue.

              • Maharaj Daulat Singh of
                Rajgarh, married and had
                issue.

                • SON, married and had
                  issue.

                  • Maharaj Nath Singh,
                    married
                    and had issue.

                    • SON, married and had
                      issue.

                      • Maharaj Deo Singh
                        of
                        Rajgarh
        • Rao Madho Singh of Kotah.
        • Kunwar Hari Singh of Googore.
        • Kunwar Jaganath Singh, dsp.

     

      1. Rao Raja CHHATRA SINGH,
        13th
        Rao of Bundi 1632/1658,
        married and had
        issue. He died 1658.

        • Rao Raja Bhao Singh (qv)
        • Kunwar Bhim Singh of Googore,
          married
          and had issue.

          • Kunwar Kishen Singh of Googore,
            married and had issue.

            • Rao Raja Anirudh Singh (qv)
        • Kunwar Bhagwant Singh of Mow.
        • Kunwar Bharat Singh, died 1658.
        • Maharani Ganga Kunwar, married
          Maharana Amar Singhji
          II of Udaipur.
        • Rani Lakshman Kanwar, married Raja
          Bahadur Singh of Khandela.

     

      1. Rao Raja BHAO SINGH,
        14th
        Rao of Bundi 1658/1682, died
        1682 sp.

     

      1. Rao Raja ANIRUDH SINGH,
        15th
        Rao of Bundi 1682/1696,
        married and had
        issue.

        • Rao Raja Budh Singh (qv)
        • Kunwar Jogh Singh, [married
          a
          daughter
          of
          Raja
          Bhim
          Singhji I of Banera.
          ]

     

      1. Rao Raja BUDH SINGH,
        16th
        Rao of Bundi 1696/1735,
        married
        1stly, a daughter
        of Raja Bishan Singhji of Amber,
        married
        2ndly, a
        Chundawat
        Princess of Begun, and had issue (by 2nd wife). He died 1739 at Begun.

        • Rajkumar Padam Singh, dvpsp.
        • Rao Raja Umaid Singh (by Rani Chundawatiji) (qv)
        • Rajkumar Dip Singh, born 173x, he was granted the estate
          of Kapren
          and the title of Maharajdhiraj, and succeeded there as Maharajdhiraj
          Shri Dip Singhji of Kapren; married and had issue.

          • Several generations
            • Maharaj Sahib Dhanurdhar Singh of Kapren, married and
              had issue.

              • Rajkumar Bahadur Singh, adopted by Major HH Maharao
                Raja Shri Sir Ishwari Singhji Bahadur in 1933, and succeeded there as
                Col. HH Maharao
                Raja Shri Bahadur Singhji Bahadur of Bundi (see below)
              • Capt. Maharaj
                Kesri Singh of Kapren, adopted by Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir
                Ishwari Singhji Bahadur of Bundi in 1933, educated at Mayo College,
                Ajmer; married 1946,
                Rani Devendra Kanwar,
                born 1928, elder daughter of Rawat Himmat Singhji of Bhainsrorgarh, and his first wife, Rani
                Suraj Kanwar, and had issue.

                • Maharaj Balbhadra Singhji of Kapren, married
                  Rani Rohini Kumari of Baghera, and has
                  issue, one son and three
                  daughters.

                  • Rajkumar Vanshvardhan Singh, educated at Daly
                    College, Indore, M.P., and did his graduation from De Montfort
                    University in Leicester,
                    U.K., he represented his school in cricket, football and Rifle
                    Shooting, and won a gold medal in the state championship and
                    represented the Madhya Pradesh team in the Shooting Nationals, three
                    times, he also
                    represented his University for cricket in Leicester, U.K.
                  • Rajkumari Mridula Kumari, married Rajkumar
                    Prabal
                    Pratap Singhji of Banswara, and has issue,
                    one son.
                  • Rajkumari Kaushika Kumari, married Kunwar
                    Shakti
                    Singh
                    of Dungarpur, son of Maharaj Anirudh
                    Singh of Dungarpur, and his wife, Baiji Lal Veena Kumari of Diggi.
                  • Rajkumari Kritika Kumari, educated at Daly
                    College, Indore, M.P., and did her Masters degree in Economics from
                    Bangalore University, she is a keen squash player and has represented
                    her state at
                    the national level.
                • Thakurani Shrimati Narendra Kumari, married
                  Thakur
                  Narendra Singhji of Bidwal, and has issue.
        • Rajkumar Bhawani Singh, born
          1720, putative son of
          the first wife, but the paternity was questioned and eventually the
          child was put to
          death
          in 1729.

     

      1. Rao Raja DALEL SINGH,
        17th
        Rao of Bundi 1735/1749, son
        of
        Maharaj Salim Singh
        Hada of Karwar, married (amongst others), a daughter of Sri Sawai
        Maharaja Jai Singhji I
        of Jaipur.

     

      1. Rao Raja UMAID SINGHJI,
        18th
        Rao of Bundi 1749/1770 and
        again 1773/1804, born 14th June 1729, married and had issue. He
        died 1804.

        • Rao Raja Ajit Singhji (qv)
        • SON, married and had issue.
          • Several generations
            • SON, married and had issue.
              • Maharaj Onkar Singh of
                Dugari
                (conferred in 1874,
                Revenue: 20,000Rs in 1893), born about 1867, married and had issue.

                • Maharaj Shiv Singh, born about 1883.
            • Maharaj Shivdan Singh,
              married
              and had issue.

              • Maharaj Shivraj Singh

     

      1. Rao Raja AJIT SINGHJI,
        19th
        Rao of Bundi 1770/1773, married and had
        issue. He
        died
        1773.

        • Rao Raja Bishen Singhji (qv)

     

      1. Rao Raja BISHEN SINGHJI,
        20th
        Rao of Bundi 1804/1821,
        married (amongst others), a
        Princess of Kishangarh (as well as three others), and had issue. He
        died
        1821.

        • HH Maharao Raja Ram Singhji Sahib Bahadur (by Kishangarh
          Rani) (qv)
        • Maharaj Gopal Singh, born 1812.

     

      1. HH
        Maharao
        Raja RAM SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur
        , 21st Maharao of Bundi
        1821/1889,
        born 1811, married
        (amongst others) (a), HH Maharani Gulab Kanwar, daughter of Raja Abhai
        Singh
        of Khandela-Senior,
        married (b), HH Maharani Chandrabhan
        Kunwari, daughter of Raja Balbhadra Singh of Nagod,
        married
        (c), another Maharani from Nagod, and had issue, as well as
        natural
        issue.
        He died 1889.

        • HH Maharao Raja Raghubir Singhji
          Sahib
          Bahadur (by
          a Nagod Maharani) (qv)
        • Maharaj Rangraj Singh of
          Bamangaon
          (conferred in
          1884, Revenue: 20,000Rs in 1893), born 1871, married and had issue.

          • HH Maharani Kalyan Kanwar,
            married
            (as his third
            wife), HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Sir Jawahir Singhji Bahadur of Jaisalmer,
            and had issue.
        • Maharaj Raghuraj Singh of Bansi
          (conferred in 1884,
          Revenue: 20,000Rs in 1893), born 1875, married Rani Suraj Kanwar,
          daughter of Maharaj Shri Zorawar Singhji of Raoti,
          and
          had
          issue.

          • Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Ishwari Singhji Bahadur
            (qv)
        •  Maharaj Arjun Singh of Gudha
          (natural
          son) (conferred
          in 1884, Revenue: 10,000Rs in 1893), born 1831, married and had issue.

          • Maharaj Ranbir Singh, born 1882.
        • Maharaj Gordhan Singh of Nimana
          (natural son) (conferred
          in 1886, Revenue: 10,000Rs in 1893), born 1835.
        • Maharaj Jagannath Singh of
          Matonda
          (natural son) (conferred
          in 1854, Revenue: 10,000Rs in 1893), born 1850, married and had issue.

          • Maharaj Harnath Singh, born
            1872.
          • Maharaj Randhir Singh, born
            1882.

     

      1.  Colonel HH Maharao
        Raja Shri Sir RAGHUBIR SINGHJI
        Sahib
        Bahadur
        , 22nd Maharao of Bundi 1889/1927 ,
        born
        21st
        September
        1869,
        K.C.I.E.
        [cr.1894], K.C.S.I.
        [cr.1897], G.C.I.E. [cr.1.1.1901], G.C.V.O. [cr.10.1.1912], G.C.S.I.
        [cr.3.6.1919], married 1stly, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba,
        a daughter of HH Maharaja Takhat Singhji of Jodhpur,
        married
        2ndly,
        HH
        Maharani
        (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of
        Rathore Maharaj Mohabat Singh of Jodhpur
        (a niece of the first wife),
        married 3rdly, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of
        Rathore Raja Gopal Singh of Jhabua,
        married 4thly, 1902 in Jodhpur, HH
        Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Maharaj Kishor
        Singh of Jodhpur (a niece of the first
        wife and cousin of the second
        wife), married 5thly, 2nd February 1903, HH Maharani (name unknown)
        Sahiba,
        she
        died
        31st
        December 1904 at Bundi, a daughter of HH
        Maharaja Raghuraj Singh Bahadur of Rewah.
        married
        6thly,
        in August 1906, HH
        Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Bhati Thakur
        Himmat Singh of Bhawad in Jodhpur State in August 1906. married 7thly,
        in August 1906, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of
        Bhati Thakur Jagat Singh of Phali in Jodhpur State, married 8thly, 3rd
        January 1910, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of
        Solanki Thakur of Aklera in Bundi State, married 9thly, before 1916, HH
        Maharani Parmariji Sahiba, a daughter of Thakore Shri Takhatsinhji of Mohanpur, married 10thly, HH Maharani (name
        unknown
        )
        Sahiba,
        a daughter of Rathore Maharaj Arjun Singh, a son of Maharaj
        Kishor Singh of Jodhpur , and had issue. He
        died
        26th July 1927.

        • Maharajkumar Raghu Indar Singh,
          born
          1890, died young.

     

      1. Major HH Maharao Raja
        Shri Sir ISHWARI SINGHJI
        Bahadur
        , 23rd Maharao of Bundi
        1927/1945,
        born
        8th
        March
        1893,
        G.C.I.E.
        [cr. 11.5.1937], Aide-de-Camp (Honorary)
        to His Majesty the King [25.1.1946], he adopted in 1933, the two sons
        of Maharaj
        Dhanurdhar Singhji of Kapren (see above). He died sp
        on 23rd April 1945.

        • (A) Col. HH Maharao
          Raja Shri Bahadur Singhji Bahadur
          (qv)
        • (A) Capt. Maharaj
          Shri Kesri Singh of Kapren, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married
          1946,
          Rani Devendra Kanwar,
          born 1928, elder daughter of Rawat Himmat Singhji of
          Bhainsrorgarh, and his first wife, Rani Suraj Kanwar,
          and had issue (see above).

     

      1. Col. HH Maharao Raja
        Shri BAHADUR SINGHJI
        Bahadur
        , 24th Maharao of Bundi
        1945/1977,
        born
        17th March 1920, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; awarded the Military
        Cross by the British Military for gallantry during WWII; married April
        1938, a daughter of Major-General HH Maharaja
        Sir
        Sajjan Singhji Bahadur of Ratlam, and
        had
        issue. He died 24th December 1977.

        • HH Maharao Raja Shri Ranjit Singhji Bahadur [Prince
          Peter] (qv)
        • Maharajkumari Mahendra Kumari
          (Yuvarani Mahendra
          Kumari of Alwar) [Princess Kitten], born 6th February 1942, Member
          of the Tenth Lok Sabha 1991/1996 representing Alwar Parliamentary
          Constituency
          of Rajasthan; Member of the Committee on Science and Technology,
          Environment
          and Forests 1993/1996 and House Committee 1993/1995; a former champion
          of women’s pistol shooting and had special interest in tennis, swimming
          and riding; Member of the Indian Parliamentary Group of the Fourth
          World
          Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995; she married
          26th April 1962, Yuvaraj Pratap Singhji of Alwar,
          and
          had
          issue,
          one
          son.
          She died 27th June 2002 in New Delhi.

     

      1. HH
        Maharao
        Raja Shri RANJIT
        SINGHJI Bahadur
        , 25th Maharao of Bundi 1977/2010,
        born 13th September 1939, married 11th
        December
        1969 (div.1971), Rajkumari Durga Kumari
        [Princess
        Pinky], born 2nd April 1946 at Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, died sp
        8th April 1978 in Chamba, daughter of HH
        Raja
        Saheb Shri Lakshman Singh of Chamba,
        and his wife, HH Rani Devendra Kumari. He died sp after a long
        illness on
        8th January
        2010 in New Delhi.

     

    1. 26th Maharao of Bundi (see
      above)

    OTHER MEMBERS:

     

    • Rani Sardar Kunwar, married (as his 16th wife), Raja Bhim
      Singh I, Raja Saheb of Banera.
    • Thakurani Saheba Hadiji, married Thakur Jashwant Singh of Bidwal, and had issue.

    The help of Deepak Aggarwal
    is gratefully
    acknowledged, June 2011.

     

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