CHHOTA UDAIPUR

 

CHHOTA UDAIPUR (Princely State)


(9 gun salute)

 

AREA: 2,305 km2 PRIVY PURSE:  212,000Rs ACCESSION:  10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: 
Khichi-Chauhan
RELIGION:  Hindu
VILLAGES: 546 POPULATION:  64,621
(1901)
REVENUE:  215,391Rs

 

Present Ruler: 
HH Maharawal Shri JAI PRATAP SINHJI VIRENDRASINHJI Saheb
,
Maharawal
of Chhota Udaipur since 27th June 2005.
(Kusum Vilas Palace, Chhota Udaipur, Bombay, India)

 

born 30th November 1973, installed 9th July 2005.

 

Predecessors and Short History: The
ancestor
of the ruling family was Patai Rawal the last King of Champaner
fl.1484. The state was founded in 1743, and is a Second Class state in
the Rewa Kantha Agency. The Maharawal maintains a military force of 50
cavalry, 256 infantry and and 4 guns (in 1893). Rulers were…

  • Jayasinghji Patai Rawal, last Raja of Champaner -/1484,
    married and had issue.

    • [Rawal Pratapsinghji,
      married and had issue.
      ] (#2)

      • Rawal Raisinghji, married and had issue.
        • [Rawal
          Trimbaksinghji, married and had issue, two
          sons.
          ](#2)
            • Rawal Prithirajji, he became the founder of
              Chhota-Udaipur, married and had issue.

              • generation
                • Rawal Baji, said to be the founder of
                  Chhota-Udaipur (#3)
              • generation
                • Rawal Durjansinhji
                • generation
                  • generation
                    • Rawal Amarsinhji, married and had issue.
                      • Maharawal Abhaysinhji, married and had
                        issue.

                        • Maharawal Raisinhji, married and had
                          issue. He died 1819.

                          • Maharawal Prithirajji, he died 1822.
                        • generation
                          • Maharawal Gumansinhji (qv)
                          • generation
                            • Maharawal Jitsinhji (qv)
            • Raja Dungarsinghji,
              became the founder of Baria in or about
              1524.

  • Maharawal PRATAPSINHJI,
    Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1743/1762
  • Maharawal ARSISINHJI,
    Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1762/1771
  • Maharawal HAMIRSINHJI II,
    Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1771/1777
  • Maharawal BHIMSINHJI,
    Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1777/1822
  • Maharawal GUMANSINHJI,
    Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1822/1851, died 1851 and was
    succeeded by his nephew.
  • Maharawal JITSINHJI,
    Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1851/1881, born 1832,
    married and had issue. He died 1881.

    • Maharawal Shri Motisinhji Jitsinhji
      (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Jitsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Raisinhji Chandrasinhji, married and had
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Apaarsinhji Raisinhji
        • Kumar Shri Prakramsinhji Raisinhji, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Prithvirajsinhji
            Prakramsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960), married and
            had issue.

            • Kunwar Karnaraj Sinhji Prithvirajsinhji,
              educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot.
            • Kunwar
              Kamakshya Raj Sinhji Prithvirajsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College,
              Rajkot; married 25th April 2008, Kunwari Padmini
              Kumari, born 25th January 1981, daughter of Raja Yadvendrapal Singh of Awagarh, and his wife, Rani Shermishta
              Kumari, and has issue.

              • Kumari Devika Kumari
            • Rani
              Sridatri Sinh, educated at MGD, Jaipur; married Thakur Saheb Jaishiv
              Sinhji of Sanand.
          • Kumar Shri Pradumansinhji
            Prakramsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1965), married
            Kuwarani Kalpana Devi, daughter of Raja Saheb Rajendra Shah of Jagmanpur, U.P., and
            has issue.

            • Kunwar
              Dhiren Singhji Pradumansinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot;
              married Kunwarani Minakshi Singh, daughter of Lalsaheb Shree Ranjeet
              Pratap Singh Deo of Lakhanpur, and has issue, one son.

              • Kumar Prajyaraj Singhji
            • Kunwar
              Shukrit Sinhji Pradumansinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot,
              adopted by his maternal grandfather as heir to Jagmanpur, taking the
              name Yuvraj Sukrit Shah.
            • Kunwari
              Kamakshi Sinh, educated at Mayo Girls College, married the Yuvraj Saheb
              of Kashipur.
        • Kumar Shri Pushpsinhji Raisinhji
      • Kumari (name unknown), married 1902 (as his
        second wife), HH Raja Pratap Singhji of Alirajpur.
    • Kumar Shri Ishsinhji Jitsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Bhaisinhji Jitsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Khumansinhji Jitsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Gajendrasinhji Khumansinhji, married and had
        issue.
        • Maharaj Rajendrasinhji Gajendrasinhji, married Kumari
          Shri Sita Kunwarba, daughter of Kumar Shri Narsisinhji Parbatsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and his second wife,
          Kumari Shri
          Jayvant Kunwarba Sahiba.
        • Maharaj Surendrasinhji Gajendrasinhji, educated at
          Rajkumar College, Rajkot; died 24th December 2003.
        • Maharaj Virendrasinhji Gajendrasinhji, educated at
          Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1943);
    • Kumar Shri Himmatsinhji Jitsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Bhawanisinhji Jitsinhji
  • Maharawal Shri MOTISINHJI
    JITSINHJI
    , Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur
    1881/1895,
    born 1859, succeeded 7th July 1881 (#1),
    married and had issue. He died 1895.

    • HH Maharawal Shri Fatehsinhji
      Motisinhji (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Sardar Kunverba Sahiba, married HH HH
      Maharana Shri Sir Chhatrasinhji Gambhirsinhji of Rajpipla, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari (name
      unknown
      ) [HH Chauhaniji Sahiba],
      married 1902, HH
      Raja Sir Ram Singhji II Bahadur of Sitamau.
      She died 1903.
  • HH Maharawal Shri
    FATEHSINHJI
    MOTISINHJI Sahib
    , Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1895/1923,
    born 1884, married 1stly, HH Maharani Samaj Kunverba Sahiba, daughter
    of the Raja of Rajpipla, married
    2ndly, HH Maharani Gulab Kunverba Sahiba of Mandwa,
    and had issue. He
    died 1923.

    • HH Maharawal Shri Natwarsinhji
      Fatehsinhji Sahib
      (qv)
    • Major Maharaol Maharaj
      Naharsinhji
      Fatehsinhji, born
      13th March 1909, educated at Boys’ High School, Panchgani and St.
      Xavier’s
      School, Bombay and Rajkumar College, Rajkot; Military training with the
      5/12th F.F. Regiment at Mardan; awarded Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, Silver
      Jubilee Medal 1935, Coronation Medal 1937; Commander of the
      Chhota-Udaipur
      Forces 1935/-; married 1stly, 1927, Ranisaheb Bashri
      Pushpakunvarbasaheb, daughter of Maharaj Prakram Singhji of Rajpipla, married 2ndly,
      1944, Rajkumari Kamlesh Manjari Devi, daughter
      of Raja Kishor Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and his first
      wife, Rani Anand Kumari, and
      had
      issue. He died 1966.

      • Rajkumari Mohini Kumari, born
        1928.
      • Maharaj Sajjansinhji
        Naharasinhji,
        born 1929, married, Rani Geeta Devi, and has issue.

        • Rajkumari Purnima, born in Ajmer, educated at St.
          Xaviers College, Ahmedabad (B.A., English Lit.); married in Gwalior,
          Sirdar Uday Singh Phalke, and has issue, one son and one daughter.

          • Kanwar Abhimanyu Singh Phalke
          • Kumari Ambika Singh Phalke
        • Rajkumari Harshad, born in Jamnagar, educated at St.
          Xaviers College, Ahmedabad (B.A., Psychology with Hons.); married in
          Ahmedabad, Surender Amarnath, and has issue, two sons.

          • Kanwar Harshvijay Amarnath, born in
            Jamnagar,
            educated at Scindia School, Gwalior, at Punjab University, Chandigarh
            and at the Mudra Institute of Communication and Advertising (M.B.A. in
            Marketing); married Kanwarani Priti Kumari of Bhavnagar.
          • Kanwar Digvijay Amarnath, born in Ahmedabad,
            educated at Scindia School, Gwalior and M.S. University, Baroda.
        • Rajkumari Kumkum, born in Jamnagar, educated at St.
          Xaviers College, Ahmedabad (B.A., Psychology with Hons.); married in
          Jaipur, Kunwar Chander Vijay Singh of Bikaner, and has issue, one son
          and one daughter.

          • Kumari Pranati Singh

          • Bhanwar Suryavir Singh
        • Rajkumari Jyotee Kumari, born in Jamnagar, educated
          at Sophia H.S. School, Ajmer, graduated from St.
          Xaviers College, Ahmedabad with a B.A. (Hons.) in English Lit.;
          married, Rajkumar Shatrushal Bahadur Singh of Khairagarh, M.P.
        • Rajkumar Udayrajsinhji Sajjansinhji Chauhan
      • Rani Jairaj Kunwarba Sahiba, born 14th May 1933,
        married 23rd February
        1951, Maharajkumar Virendrasinhji Ghanshyamsinhji Jhala of Dhrangadhra,
        and has issue.
      • Maharaj Tarundevji Naharsinhji (by Rani Kamlesh Manjari
        Devi)
    • Maharajkumari Rasik Kunverba Sahiba [HH Maharani Rasik
      Kunverba Saheba of Rajpipla], married 5th March
      1934, HH Maharana
      Shri Rajendrasinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla,
      and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari Raj Kunverba Sahiba [HH Thakorani Raj
      Kunverba Sahiba of Dhrol], married HH Thakore Saheb Shri
      Jorawarsinhji Dipsinhji Saheb, 19th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol. She died sp.
    • Maharajkumari Padma Kunverba Sahiba, married HH Thakore
      Saheb Shri Pradyumansinhji Lakhajirajsinhji of Rajkot, and had issue.
  • HH Maharawal Shri
    NATWARSINHJI
    FATEHSINHJI Sahib
    , Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur
    1923/1946, born 16th November 1906, educated at Rajkumar College,
    Rajkot,
    married 1stly, 1927, HH Maharani Padma Kunverba Saheba, daughter of HH
    Maharana Shri Sir Chhatrasinhji Gambhirsinhji of Rajpipla,
    she died 1928, married 2ndly, 5th December 1928, HH Maharani
    Kusum
    Kunverba Saheba, elder daughter of Lt.-Col.
    HH Maharana Shri Sir Vijaysinhji Chhatrasinhji Sahib
    of Rajpipla, and his first wife, HH
    Maharani Uday Kunverba
    Sahiba, married 3rdly, 1942, HH Maharani Premlata Kumari, died sp
    1943, daughter of
    HH Maharaja Amar Prakash of Sirmur,
    and his third wife, HH Maharani Madalasa Rajya
    Lakshmi Devi. He died 15th October
    1946 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • HH Maharawal Shri
    VIRENDRASINHJI
    NATWARSINHJI Sahib
    , Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur
    1946/2005, born 24th October 1937, married 1stly, HH Maharani Gayatri
    Devi, daughter of Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Bahadursinhji Mansinhji of Palitana, and his wife, Thakorani Bai
    Shri Sita Ba Kunverba
    Sahiba, married 2ndly,
    1970, HH Maharani Nirmal Kumari,
    daughter of Raja Kirat Singhji of Kama,
    and
    had issue. He died 27th June 2005 in Jaipur.

    • HH Maharawal Shri Jai Pratap
      Sinhji
      Virendrasinhji
      Saheb (qv)
    • Maharaj Kumar Saheb Bhawani
      Pratap
      Sinhji, born 12th December 1975, married
      Kunwarani Amrit Manjuli Sinhji.
    • Maharaj Kumar Saheb Ashwarya
      Pratap
      Sinhji, born 3rd December 1979.
  • HH Maharawal Shri JAI
    PRATAP SINHJI
    VIRENDRASINHJI
    Saheb
    , Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kumar Shri Harishchandrasinhji
    Narsinhsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1952)
  • Kumar Shri Mandhatasinhji
    Amirsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1957)
  • Rani Jahanvi Devi, married Raja Narendra Singhji of Bhinai, and has issue.
  • HH Rani Hamji Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fifth wife),
    HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Kumari Jaishree
    Devi, married Kumar Anang Bhaskar Deb of Puri,
    and has issue.
  • Kumar Shri of Chhota-Udaipur, married the eldest daughter
    of Rana Gulabsinhji Gammelsinhji of Pratappur.

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