CHENANI

 

CHENANI (Jagir)

 

 

AREA: REVENUE: ANNEXATION: 1822
STATE: Jammu and Kashmir DYNASTY:
Chandrabansi
(Himtal clan)
RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: 
PREDECESSORS and SHORT
HISTORY: 

Ancestor of the family was Raja Gambhir Chand, a son of Raja Harihar
Chand of
Chanderi
in Bandelkhand, and younger brother of Raja Bir Chand, founder of
Bilaspur,
45 Rajas ruled till 1822. Rulers were….

  • Raja Harihar Chand, 70th Chanderi
    King, married
    and had issue. He died 697 or 880.

    • Raja Govind Chand, 71st Chanderi
      King in succession to his father.
    • Raja Bir Chand, founder and first Raja of Bilaspur.
    • Mian Sabir Chand, died 697 or 880.
    • Raja Kabir Chand, founder and
      first Raja of
      Kumaon.
    • Raja Gambhir Chand (qv)
  • Raja Gambhir Chand, founder and
    first Raja of
    Chenani.
  • Raja Amar Chand
  • Raja Sansar Chand
  • Raja Amir Chand I
  • Raja Purav Chand
  • Raja Bhup Chand
  • Raja Narsingh Pal
  • Raja Agam Pal
  • Raja Sidh Pal, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Raja Hatti Pal (qv)
    • Rajkumar Rup Pal, ancestor of the Ranvaliya sub-clan
  • Raja Hatti Pal
  • Raja Gyan Pal
  • Raja Abhay Pal
  • Raja Sasi Pal
  • Raja Dharam Pal
  • Raja Devi Pal
  • Raja Duryodhan Pal
  • Raja Yogh Chand
  • Raja Harish Chand
  • Raja Vajra Chand
  • Raja Bhag Chand
  • Raja Sushil Chand
  • Raja Hamir Chand
  • Raja Bhumi Chand
  • Raja Uday Chand, married and had issue, three sons.
    • Raja Trilok Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Bhagat Chand
    • Rajkumar Bagam Chand
  • Raja Trilok Chand
  • Raja Deep Chand
  • Raja Gangar Chand
  • Raja Aji Chand
  • Raja Guthe Chand
  • Raja Amir Chand II
  • Raja Madan Chand
  • Raja Agam Chand
  • Raja SHOBHAN CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, two sons.

    • Raja Samir Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Larkari Chand, he was granted the estate of
      Karodi in jagir.
  • Raja SAMIR CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani
  • Raja MIR CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani
  • Raja RAM CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani fl. about 1600.
  • Raja JALAL CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, three sons.

    • Raja Anirudh Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Deep Chand
    • Rajkumar Sumel Chand, he was granted the estate of Kahri
      in jagir.
  • Raja ANIRUDH CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, two sons.

    • Raja Garud Mal (qv)
    • Rajkumar Bhiravam Chand
  • Raja GARUD MAL,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, two sons.

    • Raja Sen Chand
    • Rajkumar Dyora Chand, he was granted the estate of Vated
      in jagir.
  • Raja SEN CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, three sons.

    • Raja Jai Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Sukh Chand
    • Rajkumar Nar Chand
  • Raja JAI CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, four sons.

    • Raja Guge Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Vani Chand, granted the estate of Kasturia in
      jagir.
    • Rajkumar Ganga Chand, granted the estate of Ramnagar in
      jagir.
    • Rajkumar Atar Chand, Akhnoor wale.
  • Raja GUGE CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, five sons.

    • Raja Bhupal Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Alam Chand
    • Rajkumar Mahan Chand
    • Rajkumar Dhamil Chand
    • Rajkumar Vayantra Chand
  • Raja BHUPAL CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue.

    • Raja Shamsher Chand (qv)
    • Mian Jahagar Chand
    • Mian Badan Chand, married and had issue.
      • Mian Basu Chand
  • Raja SHAMSHER CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, he succeeded to the gaddi of Chenani
    in around 1760; Ahmad Shah Durrani then ruled the Punjab, which had
    been ceded to him by the Emperor of Delhi in 1752, Sukh Jewan was his
    Governor of Kashmir and being in revolt a force was sent against him by
    Ahmad Shah Durrani in about 1764, with a contingent from Raja Ranjit
    Dev of Jammu and Raja Shamsher
    Chand of Chaneni being called upon to accompany the force with his
    contingent, the expedition was successful and Sukh Jewan was defeated
    and
    captured and as a reward for the Rajas assistance a Jagir was granted
    to him in Kashmir
    which remained in the possession of the State till the
    conquest of the valley by the Sikhs in 1819; married and had issue,
    four sons. He was killed by the Raja of Nurpur.

    • Tikka Kishore Chand, died sp within the lifetime of his
      father.
    • Raja Bhagad Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Bahadur Chand
    • Rajkumar Madan Chand
  • Raja BHAGAD CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, four sons.

    • Raja Dayal Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Shane Chand
    • Rajkumar Abhay Chand
    • Rajkumar Chatur Chand
  • Raja DAYAL CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani fl.1820, married and had issue, three sons.

    • Raja Gajendra Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Vijay Chand
    • Rajkumar Moit Chand
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), 1825,
      Raja Charhat Singh, Raja of Chamba. She
      committed sati
      in 1844.
  • Raja GAJENDRA CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married and had issue, two sons.

    • Tikka Badri Chand
    • Raja Kedar Chand (qv)
  • Raja KEDAR CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married to a daughter of Maj.-Gen. HH
    Maharaja Sir Pratap Singhji Sahib Bahadur of Jammu and Kashmir, and had
    issue, four sons.

    • Tikka Jagdeep Chand, died young.
    • Raja Ram Chand (qv)
    • Major Rajkumar Jai Chand, he was a great polo player,
      and had represented the Jammu and Kashmir polo team in many tournaments
      with HH Maharaja Hari Singh; married Kunwarani Kamla Kumari, daughter
      of Raja Basant Singh, Raja of
      Basantpur state in Himachal Pradesh (see Baghal),
      and had issue, one son and one
      daughter.

      • Kunwar Balbhadra
        Chandji, educated at Presentation
        Convent College, Srinagar and Burnhall Cambridge School, Srinagar and
        then at the College of Engineering, Pune, he joined the Public Works
        Department in 1957, and worked for the State Government of Jammu and
        Kashmir in various capacities until he retired in 1991 as Jt. Dev.
        Commissioner (Works); his services were recognized by the State
        Government with a Medal and a certificate of Merit; he was of a
        religious and spiritual mind and painstakingly reconstructed the temple
        of the family deity, Mata Bhagwatiji, after the temple was gutted in a
        fire at Chenani Palace; married Kunwarani Prabha
        Kumari of Bakhatgarh State in Madhya Pradesh, and had issue, two sons
        and one daughter.
        He died 27th August 2011.

        • Kunwar Ranvijay Chand, educated at National Institute
          of Technology Srinagar; married Kunwarani Namrata
          Chand Sahiba, daughter of Kunwar Hitendra Dev Singh of Poonch,
          and his wife, Kunwarani Ravi
          Prabha, and has issue, two sons.

          • Kunwar Harshvardhan Chand, educated at Maharaja
            Hari Singh Agricultural Collegiate School, Jammu
            and presently pursuing Engineering from  Jaypee University of
            Information and Technology, Simla.
          • Kunwar Jaivardhan Chand, educated at Maharaja Hari
            Singh Agricultural Collegiate School, Jammu
            and presently pursuing Engineering from  Jaypee University of
            Information and Technology, Simla.
        • Kunwar Digvijay Chand, educated at the National
          Institute of Technology Srinagar, married Maharajkumari
          Minakshi
          Kumari Sahiba [Kunwar Rani Minakshi Kumari of Chenani], born 13th March
          1968 at Bombay, daughter of HH Maharana Raghubir Singh of Rajpipla, and his wife, HH
          Maharani
          Rukmani Devi Sahiba, and has issue, one son and one
          daughter.

          • Kunwar Ranajay Chand, born 11th March 1993,
            educated at Jasudben M.L. School in Mumbai and currently (2011)
            studying Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway,
            University of London.
          • Kumari Dharini Kumari, educated at Podar
            International School.
        • Baisa Ratan Kumari, married 10th December 1987,
          Thakur Surendra Singh of Shahpura,
          and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwarani Kanta Kumari
    • Rajkumar Tirath Chand, married Kunwarani Sahiba of
      Kalhota state in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Raja RAM CHAND,
    Raja of Chenani, married Kunwarani (name unknown) of
    Shahzadpur state in Himachal Pradesh.

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Raja Kidar Chand, married and had issue.
    • Tikka Prakash Chand, born 1920, married Rani Indra Devi
      [Indu Devi], born 1929/1930, daughter of Rana Krishen Chand of Kuthar,
      and had
      issue, two sons and three daughters.
      • Rajkumari Meenakshi Devi, married 20th June 1978 at New
        Delhi, Lt. Col.
        Mandaleshwar Shriman Lal Pushp Mitr Singh Deo, Zamindar of Jarasingha,
        and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Raja Kidar Chand, married the only daughter of Raja Ran
    Singh of Jammu, and had issue.

    • Rani Tottan Dei, married Raja Lakshman Singh of Jaswan,
      and had issue.
  • Kumari (name unknown), daughter of the Raja of
    Chenani,
    married Raja Charhat Singh 1808/1844 of Chamba.
  • Kunwar Jogeshwar Chandji of Chinani
    (J.
    & K.), married and has issue.

    • Kuwarani Anjani Kumari, married, Kuwar Himmat Singh of
      Bakhatgarh, born 22nd October 1962, and has issue.
  • Princess of Chanehni, married (as his second wife), Raja
    Bhupat Pal of Basohli, and had issue.

 

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