CHHATARPUR

 

CHHATARPUR (Princely State)

 


(11 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 2,927 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 520,000Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Parmar RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 156,139 (1901) REVENUE: 350,000Rs

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja BIKRAM
SINGH
Bahadur
, 6th Maharaja of Chhatarpur since 2006.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded
in 1785. The family motto is Agni pratap Vishweshah (“As fire
resplendent, Lord of the World”). The Raja maintains a military force
of 39 cavalry, 814 infantry, and 39 guns, and is entitled to a salute
of 1 1 guns (in 1893). The rulers were..

    1. Raja SONE SHAH,
      1st Raja of Chhatarpur 1785/1816, a Sardar of the Panna Raj, who was in
      military possession of the Chhatarpur jagir when the British acquired
      Bundelkhand, he was granted a sanad by the British Government in 1806,
      married
      and
      had issue,
      five sons. He died 1816.

      • Raja Pratap Singh Bahadur (eldest son) (qv)
      • Kunwar Bakht Singh (fifth son), made
        over his jagir
        to his brother and received a cash allowance of 2,250Rs monthly,
        married
        and had issue.

        • Kunwar (name unknown)
          Singh, married and had issue.

          • Raja Jagat Raj Singh Bahadur (qv)

 

    1. Raja PRATAP SINGH Bahadur,
      2nd Raja of Chhatarpur
      1816/1854,
      granted the
      title of Raja Bahadur in 1827. He died sp in 1854 (#2).

 

    1. Raja JAGAT RAJ SINGH
      Bahadur
      , 3rd Raja of Chhatarpur
      1854/1867,
      born 1846,
      he was granted a sanad of adoption in 1862, married and had
      issue. He
      died
      1867.

      • HH Maharaja Sir Vishwanath Singh Bahadur (qv)

 

    1. HH Maharaja Sir
      VISHWANATH SINGH
      Judeo Bahadur
      , 4th Maharaja of Chhatarpur 1867/1932,
      born 29th August 1866, succeeded 14th November 1866 (#1)(#3),
      commenced to administer his state in 1887 and received enhanced
      criminal
      powers in 1894, educated at Rajkumar College, Nowgong; Maharaja
      (Personal)[cr. 1895], (Hereditary) [cr.1919],
      married 1stly, 1884, a daughter of HH Maharaja Pratap Singh of Orchha,
      died sp in 1920, married 2ndly, a lady from Paigram, and had
      issue.
      He died 5th April 1932.

      • HH Maharaja Bhawani Singh Bahadur (by 2nd marriage) (qv)
      • The area of the State is 1169 square miles; its
        population about 167,700, chiefly Hindus, with about 5500 Muhammadans
        and 749 Jains. The Raja maintains a military force of 39 cavalry, 814
        infantry, and 39 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 1 1 guns.

 

    1. HH Maharaja BHAWANI SINGH
      Bahadur
      , 5th Maharaja of
      Chhatarpur 1932/2006, born 16th
      August 1921,
      educated at Daly College, Indore; Head of the
      Bundelkhand
      Ponwars or Pamars, a local section of the great Agnikula clan which
      separated
      from the parent branch in the 13th century, married a daughter of
      Thakur Shankar
      Pratap Singh Karaiya, a noble of Charkhari State, and had issue. He
      died 2006.

      • Yuvaraj Balwant Singh, married Yuvrani Kumkum Kumari,
        daughter of HH
        Maharaja
        Mahendra Narendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna,
        and his wife, HH Maharani Durga Rajya Laxmi Devi, and had issue, one
        son. He died 1990.

        • HH Maharaja Bikram Singh
          Bahadur (qv)

 

  1. HH Maharaja BIKRAM SINGH
    Bahadur
    , 6th Maharaja of Chhatarpur (see above)

 

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