|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The Maharaja of Hathwa, belongs to a Baghochhia Brahmin family, that
claims to have been settled as Rajas in the district of Saran for over
a hundred generations. Rulers were…
- Maharaja KALYAN MAL,
86th Maharaja of Hatwa, he was a fearless and able
commander, and Padshah Akbar sent him with 5000 foot and 100 horse to
check the growing revolt and declaration of
independence in Eastern Bihar, he succeeded and was entrusted him
with the responsibility of the entire administration of the conquered
area and he was granted the title of Maharaja around 1565; he
established the village of Kalyanpur about 41 kilometres to the west of
modern Gopalganj (district Siwan) and there he built a big fort; after
the death of Akbar, the Mughal administration became weak and Eastern
Bihar again rebelled; married and had issue.
- Maharaja Kshem Karan Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Van Mal Sahi, died sp.
- Maharaja KSHEM KARAN Sahi
Bahadur [Isham Karan Sahi],
87th Maharaja of Hatwa, brave like his
father, he accompanied him in several battles and after his succession
he was commanded by Padshah Jahangir
to subdue the revolt in which he succeeded; for this he was granted the
title of Bahadur Shahi and was awarded the emblem of Mahe Maratile, the Raja built an
extensive and strong
fort at Hussepur about 13 kilometres from Kalyanpur and made
it his capital; married and had
- Maharaja Bhupati Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Bikram Sahi
- Babu Shah Mal Sahi
- Babu Mansinha Sahi
- Babu Harkrishna Sahi
- Maharaja BHUPATI Sahi
Bahadur, 88th Maharaja of Hatwa, said to be a
man of religious temperament; married and had issue.
- Maharaja Sangram Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaja SANGRAM Sahi
Bahadur, 89th Maharaja of Hatwa, he was an able
administrater and a man of high military capability; married and had
- Maharaja Rudra Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Chattar Sahi
- Babu Sujjan Sahi
- Babu Sundar Sahi, married and had issue, descendants at
- Maharaja RUDRA Sahi Bahadur,
90th Maharaja of Hatwa, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Gundurha Sahi Bahadur [aka Hamir Sahi Bahadur]
- Maharaja Nripati Sahi Bahadur [aka Tribhuvan Sahi
- Babu Gambhir Sahi
- Babu Sumer Sahi
- Maharaja GUNDURHA Sahi
91st Maharaja of Hatwa, died sp.
- Maharaja NRIPATI Sahi
Bahadur, 92nd Maharaja of Hatwa, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Haldhar Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Narayan Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Harihar Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Tripta Sahi, married and had issue.
- Maharaja HALDHAR Sahi
Bahadur, 93rd Maharaja of Hatwa, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Hargovinda Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaja Juvaraj Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Bhudhar Sahi, died sp.
- Maharaja Kurtal Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaja HARGOVINDA Sahi
Bahadur, 94th Maharaja of Hatwa, died sp.
- Maharaja JUVARAJ Sahi
Bahadur, 95th Maharaja of Hatwa, during his reign he
seized Sipah pargana from an Afghan chief, who had made himself semi
independent in North Bihar; married and had issue.
- Maharaja Chett Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Brajraj Sahi, died vpsp.
- Babu Barijar Sahi, died vpsp.
- Maharaja CHETT Sahi Bahadur,
96th Maharaja of Hatwa, died sp.
- Maharaja KURTAL Sahi
Bahadur, 97th Maharaja of Hatwa, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Sardar Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Babu Inderjit Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Basant Sahi, he assisted the Government in
trying to arrest Fateh Sahi, but in 1775, he was surprised by the rebel
killed; married and had issue. He died 4th May 1775.
- Babu Mohesh Dutt Sahi [Mahes Datt Sahi], he followed
in his fathers footsteps, and the Goverment was about to
proclaim him the rightful successor of the rebel Fateh Sahi when he
died, leaving a son; married and had issue.
- Maharaja Chattardhari Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaja SARDAR Sahi
Bahadur, 98th Maharaja of Hatwa and Raja of Hussepur, he was
an able soldier and military commander; he
took part in several battles during his youth and co-operated with
Nawab Ali Verdi Khan on a number of occasions; he fought with
and defeated Majhauli Raj, and destroyed their garh or fort, and
imposed as terms of peace on
the Raja of Majhauli, the condition that he and his descendants were
not to display their nishans
and dunkas; married and had issue.
- Maharajkumar Sarvardarman Sahi, married and had issue. He
- Babu Rossan Sahi, died vpsp.
- Maharaja Fateh Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaja FATEH Sahi Bahadur,
99th Maharaja of Hatwa, he inherited the bravery
courage of his father and co-operated with Mir Qasim who continued to
get his military assistance from Monghyr up to
Buxar in Bihar, in his struggles against the Mughal Emperor; he opposed
the Dewani powers gained by the British over Bengal, Bihar and Orissa
by virtue of the Treaty of Allahabad in 1765; he joined forces with the
Raja of Bettiah in opposing the British until they reached a compromise
with Bettiah, whereupon he continued alone; the East India Company
promised his cousin, Babu Basant Sahi the throne if he would apprehend
or kill him, but he killed his cousin at Yadavpur in 1775; he later
established Tamkuhi State about 109 kilometres from Hussepur,
north-east of present day Deoria within the Kingdom of Oudh; seeing the
growing influence and power of the E.I.C., Maharaja Fateh Sahi changed
his tatctics and around 1790, he ceased his rebellious ways and handed
the administration of the state to his sons, he left home and became
Sanyasi; married and had
- Babu Arimardan Sahi, died sp.
- Babu Dalmardan Sahi, married and had issue.
- Raja Dilip Sahi (of Tamkuhi?), died sp.
- Babu Sumeshwar Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Jangajit Sahi, died sp.
- Babu Samant Sahi
- Babu Ranbahadur Sahi, married and had issue.
- Raja Prithvipal Sahi of Tamkuhi
- Babu Dalthumban Sahi
- Maharaja CHATTARDHARI Sahi
Bahadur, 100th Maharaja of Hatwa, born 1781, he was
estates of Fateh Sahi in the Decennia1 Settlement of 1790 by Lord
Cornwallis after inquiring into all the facts and the usages of the
family; he was granted the title of Maharaja Bahadur on 10th September
valuable services to the Government at the time of the Santal
insurrection, and again during the
Mutiny of 1857, and was rewarded with the grant of a portion of the
confiscated estates of
the rebel Raja of Jagdishpur, Kunwar Singh; married the
daughter of Raja Ganga Prasad of Sheohar,
and had issue. He died 16th March 1858 in Hutwa at an advanced age.
- Maharajkumar Ramsahai Sahi, married and had issue. He
- Babu Devaraj Sahi
- Babu Ugrapratap Sahi, married and had issue, he waived
his succession rights in favour of his son, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Rajendra Pratap Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Kumar Prithvipal Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Tilakdhari Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Narendra Pratap Sahi, married and had issue.
- Babu Shiva Pratap Sahi
- Babu Deoki Nandan Pratap Sahi
- Babu Bir Pratap Sahi
- Kumari (name unknown), married and had issue.
- Kumari (name unknown), married and had
- Lt.Col. HH Maharaja Shri Sir Prabhu Narayan
Bahadur of Benares.
- Maharaja RAJENDRA PRATAP
Sahi Bahadur, 101st Maharaja of Hatwa -/1871, born
1838, he was
granted the title of Maharaja Bahadur in October 1858; married
and had issue, one son. He died in July 1871.
- Maharaja Sir Krishan Pratap Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaja Sir KRISHNA
PRATAP SAHI Bahadur K.C.I.E.,
102nd Maharaja of Hatwa 1871/1896,
born in October 1857, educated privately under the direction of the
of Wards, he succeeded his father in
1871, though administration of the state was under the Court of Wards
until he attained his majority in 1874, and was duly installed on 31st
August of that same year at a Durbar during which he also was granted
the title of Maharaja Bahadur and a Medal of Distinction at the
Imperial Durbar in Delhi in 1877; he was created a Knight Commander of
the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in 1889; married and had
issue. He died 20th
1896, after a painful and lingering illness of six months.
- Maharajkumar Shiva Pratap Sahi, died vpsp.
- Maharaja Guru Mahadev Ashram Prasad Sahi Bahadur (qv)
- Maharajkumari (name unknown), born 1895.
- Maharaja GURU MAHADEV
ASHRAM PRASAD Sahi Bahadur, 103rd Maharaja of Hatwa
1896/-, born 19th July 1893, he was granted
the title of Maharaja Bahadur in 1914, and took charge of the estate
some months later in July 1914 and was installed on 2nd December 1914
in a ceremony performed by Sir Charles Stewart Bayly,
Lieutenant-Governor of Bihar and Orissa; married and had issue. He died
- Maharaja Bahadur Sri
GOPESHWAR PRASAD SAHI, 104th Maharaja of Hatwa, married
Maharani Durgeshwari Devi, and had issue.
- Maharaja Bahadur Mrigendra Pratap Sahi (qv)
- Maharaj Kumar Brajeshwar Prasad Sahi
Bahadur Sri MRIGENDRA PRATAP SAHI, 105th Maharaja of Hatwa (see