CHUDA

 

CHUDA (Princely State)

 

 

Area: 202 km2 Privy Purse: 51,250R Accession: 15th February 1948
State: Saurashtra Dynasty: Jhala Religion: Hindu
Villages: 14 Population: 11,333 (1921) Income: 160,000Rs

 

Present Ruler: Thakore
Shri KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI DHARMENDRASINHJI
, Thakore Sahib of Chuda.

 

educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1970), married
Thakorani Joy Kumari, daughter of Thakur Shivraj Singh of
Khatipura, and his wife, Thakurani Sushil Kumari, daughter of Raja
Mahipal Singh Ju Deo of Sarila.

 

Predecessors and Short History: A
Third
Class Rajput state of the Jhala clan, founded by Kumar Shri Abhaisinhji
Madhavsinhji, a younger brother of Thakore Sahib Shri Arjansinhji
Madhavsinhji of Wadhwan. Rulers
were….

  • Thakore Shri ABHAISINHJI
    MADHAVSINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda 1707/1747,
    married and had
    issue. He died 1747.

    • Thakore Shri Raisinhji Abhaisinhji
      (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Umedsinhji Abhaisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Rajsinhji Abhaisinhji
  • Thakore Shri RAISINHJI
    ABHAISINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1747/1768, married
    and had issue. He died 1768.

    • Thakore Shri Gajsinhji Raisinhji
      (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Kashalsinhji Raisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Veroji Raisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Prathirajji Raisinhji
  • Thakore Shri GAJSINHJI
    RAISINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1768/1780, married
    and had issue. He died 1780.

    • Thakore Shri Hathisinhji Gajsinhji
      (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Bhavsinhji Gajsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Daulatsinhji Gajsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Abhaisinhji Gajsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Gajsinhji
  • Thakore Shri HATHISINHJI
    GAJSINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1780/1820, married
    and had issue. He died 1820.

    • Thakore Shri Abhaisinhji Hathisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Naharsinhji Hathisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Ratansinhji Hathisinhji
  • Thakore Shri ABHAISINHJI
    HATHISINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1820/1830, married and
    had issue.

    • Thakore Shri Raisinhji Abhaisinhji
      (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ummedsinhji Abhaisinhji
  • Thakore Shri RAISINHJI
    ABHAISINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1830/1854,
    married and had issue.

    • Thakore Shri Becharsinhji Raisinhji
      (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Raisinhji
  • Thakore Shri BECHARSINHJI
    RAISINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1854/1908, born
    9th February 1840, succeeded 27th July 1854 (#1),
    married and had issue. He died 13th January 1908.

    • Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Becharsinhji, married and
      had issue. He died vp before 1908.

      • Thakore Shri Jorawarsinhji Madhavsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Javansinhji Becharsinhji,
      died young.
    • HH Maharani Nanaba
      Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH
      Maharaja Shri Sir Bhagwatsinhji Sagramsinhji Sahib of Gondal. She died sp.
  • Thakore Shri JORAWARSINHJI
    MADHAVSINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda
    1908/1920,
    born 19th April 1886, ascended the gaddi on 22nd February 1908,
    married and had issue. He died 20th January 1921.

    • Thakore Shri Bahadursinhji Jorawarsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji
      Jorawarsinhji
      Jhala, married and had issue.

      • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji
        Ranjitsinhji
        Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1949).
    • Kumar Shri Arjunsinhji
      Jorawarsinhji
      Jhala [Raja Arjun Singh Jhala of Labhowa], adopted
      by the Raja Saheb of Labhowa, married and had issue.

      • Raja Jitendra Singh Jhala of
        Labhowa, married Rani Sri Kumari,
        daughter of HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir
        Prithvi Singhji Bahadur of Banswara,
        and has issue. (The Palace,
        Sahaspur-Bilhari, Moradabad, Uttar
        Pradesh, India)

        • Yuvaraj Pratap Singh Jhala,
          married Yuvrani Reena Kumari, Member of the Legislative
          Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, Minister in the State of Uttar Pradesh
          Government; daughter of Maj. General Dewan Misri
          Chand, and his wife, Rajkumari Indra Mohini of Sahaspur, and has issue.

          • Rajkumar Digvijay Singh Jhala,
            born
            18th August 1981 in Lucknow,
            educated at the Doon School, Dehradun 1993/1999 and at St. Stephens
            College,
            New Delhi 1999/2001
          • Rajkumari Chandrika
            Kumari,
            educated at
            Welham Girls School,
            Dehradun and at the Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, presently (2006)
            studying for her masters degree in interactive media at the London
            School of Music, London, U.K.
      • Rajkumar Virendra Singh Jhala
      • Rajkumar Devendra Singh Jhala
    • Kumar Shri Chhatrasinhji
      Jorawarsinhji Jhala
  • Thakore Shri
    BAHADURSINGHJI
    JORAWARSINGHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda 1920/-
    , born 23rd April 1909, succeeded to gaddi
    on 21st December 1920,
    married
    and had issue.

    • Thakore Shri Dharmendrasinhji Bahadursinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Virendrasinhji
      Bahadursinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar
      College, Rajkot (1951)
    • Kumar Shri Pravinsinhji
      Bahadursinhji
      Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1954); died 29th March
      2001.
  • Thakore Shri
    DHARMENDRASINHJI
    BAHADURSINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda, married
    and had issue.

    • Thakore Shri Krishnakumarsinhji Dharmendrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Puransinhji
      Dharmendrasinhji Jhala
    • Kumar
      Shri Falgunsinhji Dharmendrasinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College,
      Rajkot (1976); resides at Ahmedabad and is
      an
      environmentalist having worked as the education officer with the World
      Wildlife Fund India from 1981 to 1983. He started the eco tourism
      safari
      lodge in 1983 at Endhania House in the gir forest
      (property
      of Maharajkumar Shardul Wala of Jetpur) 1992/1996. As an aqua-farmer he
      has achieved record production in Saurashtra for carp and fresh water
      giant
      prawns (rosenbergii) at the vassal reservoir near Chuda which was
      contracted
      for ten years. Presently he is consultant for heritage and eco tourism
      projects and since October 2000, he has been working full time in a
      senior
      management post with Louis Berger International Inc., at
      Gandhinagar
      in Gujrat, as well as pursuing post graduation studies in Ecology,
      in 2005 he worked briefly with Carl Bro A/S of Denmark as
      Senior Manager on the ADB funded East West Corrider Highway Project, in
      March 2006 he joined Nagarjun
      Construction Ltd
      . as Liaison Officer – Gujarat Projects;
      since February 2006 he has been involved with a Project
      for the restoration of 350 year old heritage structures at the
      hill fort of Roha in Kutch and its conversion to a resort; married
      Kumari Hemangini Devi, eldest daughter of Thakore Saheb
      Kirtikumarsinhji
      Prahladsinhji,
      the present ruler of Lathi, and has
      issue.

      • Kumari Jayati, born 7th January
        1992 in Rajkot; presently being
        educated in 12th Standard at the Delhi
        Public School in Bopal Ahmedabad.
      • Kumari Rudrika, presently being
        educated at the Delhi
        Public School in Bopal Ahmedabad.
    • Kumar Shri Suketusinhji
      Dharmendrasinhji Jhala, educated at
      Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1979);
  • Thakore Shri
    KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI
    DHARMENDRASINHJI
    , Thakore of Chuda (see
    above)

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