IDAR

IDAR (Princely State)

(15 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 4,323 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 328,000Rs ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Rathore RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 884 (1901) POPULATION: 168,557 (1901)

 

PRESENT RULER: HH
Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri
RAJENDRA
SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur
, 12th Maharaja of Idar (1992/-)

 

born 25th September 1938, married HH Maharani Prakash Kumari
[Princess Pinkie],
born
October 1941, daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Vikramsinhji Bhojrajsinhji
of Gondal,
and his wife, HH
Maharani
Shri Nainkunwarba Sahiba, and has issue.

  • Maharajkumari Viveka Kumari, born 18th April 1980, engaged
    on 5th May 2010 to Kunwar Abhijeet Singh.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state
was founded
about 1257. In 1729, when Abhai Singh, Raja of Jodhpur, was
Subahdar of Gujarat under the Emperor Muhammad Shah, and his brother
Bakht Singh was the conqueror of Nagar, two other brothers,
named Anand Singh and Rai Singh, established themselves
at Idar by force of arms. The Peshwa and the Gaekwad soon despoiled the
young State, and Raja Sheo Singh, was compelled to lose part of his
territories, and to
pay tribute to the Gaekwad. This tribute is still (1893) paid by the
Maharaja of
Idar, who in return receives tribute from some other minor States. The
Maharaja maintains a military force of 54 cavalry, 100 infantry and 21
guns, and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns. Rulers were…

    1. Rao SONINGJI
      [Sonamji], 1st Rao of Idar 1257/- , originally of Sametra, younger son
      of Rao Sheoji of Marwar (Mandore); he
      conquered a large tract of Sabarmati River lands from Mosar
      in the North to Vasna State near Sadra, Ahmedabad. He died after 1275.

 

    1. Rao EMALJI, 2nd Rao
      of Idar

 

    1. Rao DHAVALMAJI, 3rd
      Rao of Idar

 

    1. Rao LUNKARANJI, 4th
      Rao of Idar

 

    1. Rao KANHATJI, 5th
      Rao of Idar

 

    1. Rao RANMALJI, 6th
      Rao of Idar

 

    1. Rao PUNJJI, 7th Rao
      of Idar -/1428

 

    1. Rao NARAYANDASJI I,
      8th Rao of Idar 1428/-, married and had issue.

      • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Maharana
        Kumbhakarna Singh, 5th Maharana of Mewar.

 

    1. Rao BHANJI, 9th Rao
      of Idar fl.1445, married and had issue, two sons.

      • Rao Suraj Malji (qv)
      • Rao Bhimji (qv)
      • Rani Lad Kanwarbai, married (as his twenty-eighth wife),
        Maharana Sangram Singh I, 8th Maharana of Mewar.

 

    1. Rao SURAJMALJI,
      10th Rao of Idar for 18 months., married
      and had issue.

      • Rao Rai Malji (qv)

 

    1. Rao BHIMJI, 11th
      Rao of Idar -1514, married and had issue.

      • Rao Bhar Malji (qv)

 

    1. Rao DHAMALJI, 12th
      Rao of Idar in 1514

 

    1. Rao RAI MALJI [Raja
      Malji], 13th Rao of Idar 1514/1515 or 1512/1514 and 1514/1517, he was
      deposed as a minor, by his uncle in early 1514, he regained the throne
      later that same year in 1514, but fled to the hills of Bijanagar in
      around 1517.

 

    1. Rao BHARMALJI, 14th
      Rao of Idar 1515/1543 or succeeded his father in 1514 but expelled
      shortly afterwards, he was re-instated in around 1517.

 

    1. Rao PUNJAJJI I,
      15th Rao of Idar 15431573.

 

    1. Rao NARAYANDASJI II,
      16th
      Rao
      of Idar 1573/-, during his reign Idar was
      conquered by the Mughals who installed Momin Khan as the Governor;
      married (amongst others), a Rani from Banswara, and had issue.

      • Rao Viramdasji (qv)
      • Rani Bhagwati Kunwari, married Rawat Bhanu Singh, 7th
        Rawat of Deoli-Pratapgarh,
        died sp 1597.
      • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Maharana Pratap
        Singhji of Mewar.

 

    1. Rao VIRAMDASJI,
      17th Rao of Idar, married and had issue.

      • Rao Gopaldasji Viramdasji, founder and first Thakore
        Sahib of Valasna; married and had
        issue, five sons.
      • Rao Kalyanmalji Viramdasji (qv)

 

    1. Rao KALYANMALJI VIRAMDASJI,
      18th
      Rao
      of Idar, he clashed with his brother at
      Lal Madva, in a battle for succession to the gadi of Idar; married Rani Deep
      Kunwar, daughter of Maharao Shri Rai Singhji II, Maharao of Sirohi, and had issue.

      • Maharani Ratan Kunwar, married Maharao Shri Akherajji II,
        Maharao of Sirohi.

 

    1. Rao JAGANNATHJI,
      19th Rao of Idar -/1656, last Rao of Idar, expelled in 1656
      by
      Murad
      Baksh, at that
      time, the subahdar of Gujarat.

 

    1. Rao PUNJAJJI II,
      20th Rao of Idar 1656/1658

 

    1. Rao ARJUNDASJI,
      21st Rao of Idar 1658/1659

 

    1. Rao GOPINATHJI,
      22nd Rao of Idar 1664/1669, married and had issue.

      • Baiji Lal (name unknown),
        married
        Thakur
        Shakti Singh of Nimaj in Sirohi,
        and had issue.

 

  1. Rao KARANSINGHJI,
    23rd Rao of Idar 1669/1679

Period of anarchy 1679/1731,
followed by Rao Anand Singh of Jodhpur
1731/1742

Rao CHANDAJI, ?24th Rao Shri of Idar and 1st Rao Shri of Pal/Pol.

  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja
    Shri ANANDSINHJI Sahib
    Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar 1731/1753, with the help of his
    brother
    Rai Singh and
    a few horseman from Palanpur and the Kolis of Gadwara, he established
    himself
    in Idar without difficulty in 1729 or 1731; married (amongst others)
    (a), 1735, Maharani Laad Kunwar, third daughter of Maharao Shri
    Chattarsal Singh, and his third wife, Rani Ropande, and had issue. He
    died 1753.

    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Shivsinhji Anandsinhji
      Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja
    Shri SHIVSINHJI ANANDSINHJI
    Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar 1753/1791, born 1736, lost
    Vijapur,
    Modasa,
    Harsol and
    more to the Peshwa, married and had issue, five sons. He died 1791.

    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Bhawanisinhji Shivsinhji
      Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sangramsinhji Shivsinhji
      Sahib Bahadur, 1st Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1791/1798, born about 1758,
      he
      was granted the estate of Ahmednagar by his father in 1773 but assumed
      independence
      from Idar in 1791; Senior member of the Council of Regency of Idar on
      behalf of his infant nephew 1791/1792; married and had issue. He died
      1798.

      • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Karansinhji Sangramsinhji
        Sahib Bahadur, 2nd Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1798/1835, born 1787, and had
        issue. He died
        6th February 1835.

        • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Prithisinhji
          Karansinhji Sahib Bahadur, 3rd Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1835/1839,
          born about 1818, married and had issue.
          He died 6th December 1839.

          • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Balwantsinhji
            Prithisinhji Sahib Bahadur, 4th Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1840/1841, born
            23rd
            May 1840, died 28th September 1841.
        • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Takhatsinhji
          Karansinhji Sahib Bahadur, 5th Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1841/1843 , Regent of Ahmednagar [6.12.1839] –
          28.9.1841], Maharaja of Jodhpur,
          married (amongst others), a lady of Pratapgarh, and had issue. He died
          1873.

          • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Pratap
            Singh
            Sahib Bahadur (see below)
          • Maharaj Bhopal Singh, married and had issue.
            • Lt.-Col. HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri
              Sir Daulat Singh Sahib Bahadur (see below)
      • Maharaj Shri Pratapsinhji Zalimsinhji, 2nd Raja Saheb
        of Morasa
        1806/1821, born about 1788, adopted on 26th August 1806 (later locally
        nullified in 1815 but later restored by the British) by
        the widow of
        Raja
        Zalim Singh (his uncle) .
        He died sp 1819 .
    • Maharaj Shri Zalimsinhji Shivsinhji, 1st Raja Saheb of
      Morasa/Modasa in
      Idar
      1792/1806, born about 1760, Regent of Ahmednagar 1798/1806, died sp
      1806.
    • Maharaj Shri Amirsinhji Shivsinhji, Raja Saheb of
      Bayar/Bayad/Baad in
      Idar
      1792/1826, born about 1762, he was granted the estate of Baad around
      1792; married and had issue, two daughters. He died spm 1823 (#4).
    • Maharaj Shri Indrasinhji Shivsinhji, blind, he was the
      Jagir
      of Soor
      (Sur)
      and three other villages for his support, married and had
      issue.
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja
    Shri BHAWANISINHJI
    SHIVSINHJI Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar in 1791, born 1755,
    survived
    his father by
    only a few
    days, married and had issue.
    He died 1791.

    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Gambhirsinhji
      Bhawanisinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja
      Shri GAMBHIRSINHJI
      BHAWANISINHJI Sahib Bahadur
      , Maharaja of Idar 1791/1833, born
      1781,
      married and had
      issue. He died 12th August 1833 .

      • Yuvaraj Shri Umaidsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib Bahadur,
        married (amongst others), Yuvrani Pran Kunwari, daughter of Maharawat
        Sawant Singh of Pratapgarh, and
        his wife, Maharani Swaroop Kunwari.
      • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Jawansinhji
        Gambhirsinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja
      Shri Sir JAWANSINHJI
      GAMBHIRSINHJI Sahib Bahadur
      K.C.S.I., Maharaja of Idar 1833/1868
      ,born 1830, Maharaja [cr.1843]
      (personal use only), confirmed in his possession of Bayad, Modasa and
      Ahmednagar
      in 1848 by the British Government; Member of the Legislative Council of
      Bombay, married (amongst others), Maharani
      Jiji Kunwarba
      Sahiba
      of Dhrangadhra, and had issue. He
      died 26th December
      1868.

      • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Kesrisinhji
        Jawansinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married 1875, HH
        Maharana Sajjan Singh of Udaipur.
        She died sp.
    • HH Maharajadhiraja
      Maharaja Shri Sir KESRISINHJI
      JAWANSINHJI Sahib Bahadur
      K.C.S.I., Maharaja of Idar 1868/1901,
      born 1861
      (1864), succeeded
      to the gadi on 26th December 1868 ,
      educated
      at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he was granted a
      sanad of adoption
      and created a Knight Commander of the Most
      Exalted Order of the Star of India on 15th February 1887, on the
      occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
      married (amongst
      others), HH Maharani
      Udai
      Kunwarba Sahiba of Sokhada in Dhrangadhra,
      and
      had
      issue. He died 20th February 1901.

      • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Krishnasinhji
        Kesrisinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
      • Kunwari Shri Nandkunwarba, married 1910 (as his first
        wife), HH Thakore Sahib Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji of Limbdi, and had issue.
    • HH Maharajadhiraja
      Maharaja Shri KRISHNASINHJI
      KESRISINHJI Sahib Bahadur
      , Maharaja of Idar in 1901 (October 4th
      to
      November 30th), born posthumously 4th
      October 1901,
      died 30th November 1901.

INTERREGNUM 1901/1902


  • HH
    Maharajadhiraja
    Maharaja
    Shri
    Sir PRATAP SINGH
    Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar 1902/1911, born October 1845 ,
    K.C.S.I. [cr.1886]
    , G.C.S.I. [cr.1897] , G.C.V.O. [cr.1911] , K.C.B. [Hon.Mil. cr.1901] ,
    Hon. LL.D., ADC, Prime Minister of Jodhpur 1878/1881, Musahib Ala
    (First
    Minister) of Jodhpur 1882/1895 and 1897/1900  Regent of Jodhpur
    1895/1897
    and 1911/1914 and 1918/1922, son of HH Maharaja Takhat Singh of Jodhpur,
    married 1stly, HH Maharani Ratan Kunwar, daughter of the Thakur Saheb
    of Jhakan,
    married
    2ndly, a daughter of Thakur Chattar Singh of Jaisalmer, married 3rdly,
    HH
    Maharani Bakhtawar Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Mohan Singh of Nawalgarh, married
    4thly, HH Maharani Kishan Kunwar, younger daughter of the Thakur Saheb
    of
    Jhakan,
    married 5thly, HH Maharani Mahtab Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Bhabhut
    Singh of Osian,
    and had issue, as well as issue by secondary wives. He died dspml
    9th September 1922 and was succeeded by his nephew and adopted son,
    Kunwar Daulat Singh, son of Maharaj Bhupal Singh of Jodhpur.

    • (A) Lt.-Col. HH
      Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Daulat Singhji Sahib Bahadur

      (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Majit Kunwar (by Maharani Ratan Kunwar),
      died young.
    • Rani Roop Kanwar (by Maharani Kishan Kunwar),
      married (as his first wife), Rao Bahadur
      Thakur
      Shivnath
      Singh of Bera, and had issue.
    • Rao Raja Narpat Singh (by a daughter of Maharaja Madho
      Singh II of
      Jaipur),
      granted the Jagirs of Palri-Marwar and Bithian
      in 1947.
    • Rao Raja Hanut Singh, born 1900, married 1stly, a
      daughter
      of HH Maharaja
      Sawai Madho Singh II of Jaipur, married 2ndly, Rani Priya Devi, born
      1910,
      daughter of HH Maharaja Amar Prakash Bahadur of Sirmur, and had issue.
      He died 1982.

      • Rao Raja Bijai Singh (by 1st wife), married Rani Kamal
        Kumari, and has issue.

        • Rao Raja Lakshman Singh [Prince Bunny], born 1951,
          married Rani Lata
          Kaiker,
          and has issue, two sons.

          • Kunwar Arjun Singh
          • Kunwar Ranjit Singh
        • Rani Harsh Kumari, born 1953, married (as his first
          wife), Raja Chandra
          Vijay Singh of Sahaspur, and
          has
          issue.
      • Rao Raja Hari Singh (by 1st wife), married Rani Nawal
        Kanwar, and has
        adopted
        issue.

        • (A) Serena Kumari
      • Rajkumari Kalyan Kanwar (by 1st wife)
      • Rao Raja Daljit Singh (by 2nd wife), married Rani
        Shakti Kumari from
        Bundi,
        and has issue.

        • Kunwar Dalpat Singh
        • Kunwar Digvijay Singh, married Kunwarani Mahima Rana
          from Nahan.
        • Rajkumari Mamta Kumari, married Kunwar Martand Singh
          from
          Kumaon.
    • Rao Raja Sagat Singh, married a daughter of HH Sir Sawai
      Maharaja Madho
      Singhji II Bahadur of Jaipur and had
      issue.

      • Rao Raja Devi Singh, married Rani Padma Devi, daughter
        of Lt.Col. HH
        Sir
        Maharaja Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and has issue.
    • Rao Raja Abhai Singh, married a daughter of Maharaja
      Madho Singhji II of
      Jaipur, and had issue.

      • Kunwar Chander Singh, married, and has
        issue, two daughters.
      • Kunwar Dulip Singh
  • Lt.-Col. HH
    Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir
    DAULAT SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar 1911/1931, born
    12th May 1878,
    K.C.S.I.
    [cr.1920], son of Maharaj Bhupal Singh of Jodhpur, adopted by HH
    Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh; married HH Maharaniji Shri Poonglianiji of
    Sattasar, and had
    issue.
    He died 14th April 1931 in Bomaby.

    • HH Rani Tej Kunwar Ba Sahiba, born 13th June 1897 in
      Himmatnagar,
      married
      1918 in Himmatnagar, Capt. HH Rana Sir Ranjit Singhji of Barwani, and had issue. She died 17th
      August 1980 in Indore.
    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Himmat Singhji
      Sahib Bahadur(see below)
    • Maharaj Shri Man Singhji, born 26th June 1906, married
      and had
      issue.

      • Maharaj Umed Singhji, married and had issue. (Dowlat
        Villas
        Palace, Himmatnagar, Dist Sabarkanta, Gujarat, India)
        .

        • Maharaj Bhagirath Singhji, married a Princess of
          Nepal, and has issue, one daughter and one son.

          • Rajkumari Maheshwari Devi
          • Rajkumar Suryavir Singh, married March 2008,
            Rajkumarani Gitanjali Kumari, daughter of Maharajkumar Jagdeshwar Saran
            Singh Deo of Surguja, and his wife,
            Kurani
            Saheb Rajshree Singh Deo.
        • Maharaj Ranvir Singhji, married a Rani from
          Jambugodha State, and has issue.

          • Bhawar Harieshvarsinghji, educated at Himmatnagar
            College; presently (2010) working in the family’s Petroleum and
            Commodities Trading business; married at Dhabladhir, M.P., and has
            issue.
        • Maharajkumar Narendra Singhji, married and has issue.
          • Bhawar Karni Singhji, educated at Rajkumar College,
            Rajkot; presently working in the family’s Petroleum and Commodities
            Trading business; married 3rd December 2005, Bhawrani Geetanjali Devi,
            born 10th April 1979, daughter of Kuwar Saheb Bhupendra Pratap
            Sahi of Dera in Uttar Pradesh, and his wife, Kawrani Saheba Usha
            Kumari, daughter of Raja Saheb Ram Singhji of Khandela-Senior, and has issue.

            • Tawar Baisa
              Hemangini Kumari, born 18th April 2005.
      • Maharaj Sahib Narpat SinghjiMaharaj Sahib Narpat Singhji, married Rani
        Sahib
        Jogmaya Devi of Dhenkanal, daughter
        of Maharajkumar Pattayet Sahib Narsingh Pratap Singh Deo of Dhenkanal,
        and his wife, Pattayet Rani Jatan Kumari Devi, and had issue. He died
        24th February 2003.

        • Maharaj Karan Singh, Managing Director – Spectrum
          International Hospitality Services,
          Sydney, Australia; married 10th July 1986 in Jaipur, Rani Aradhana
          Kumari, daughter of Rawat Sahib Nahar Singhji of Deogarh, and his wife, Rani Bhuratna
          Prabha Kumari, and has issue.

          • Rajkumar Nidhiraj Singh
          • Rajkumari Vindhya Kumari
        • Kunwarani Rajeswari Kanwar [Rani Rajeswari Singh],
          born 1960, married
          1988,
          Kunwar Jaideep Singh of Tana, and has
          issue.
        • Maharaj Prithviraj Singh, married 25th April 1993
          (div’d. April 2009),
          Rani Saheb Yogeshwari Bhati of Idar [Baijilal Yogheswari Bhati of Jaisalmer].
        • Maharaj Manjit Singh, born 25th March 1964, married
          20th June 1987 in Sydney, Australia, Rani Antoinette Marie Singh, and
          has issue.

          • Rajkumari Kelsey Vivecca Singh, born 27th April
            1994.
          • Rajkumar Keenan Joseph Krishna Singh, born 4th
            September 1996.
    • Maharaj Shri Madan Singhji, born 4th February 1912,
      married and has issue, one daughter.

      • Maharajkumari Bhavar Baisa, married Kumar Shri Dr.
        Dilavarsinhji Sahib of Lodhika, Ghar Jamaisa, and has issue,
        one daughter. (Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India)

        • Kumari Sweety Baisa, married the son of
          Maharaj Jaysinji Saheb of Binchiwada in Dungarpur.
          (Udaipur, Rajasthan, India)

  • HH Maharajadhiraja
    Maharaja Shri HIMMAT SINGHJI
    Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar 1931/1960, born 2nd September
    1899 in
    Jodhpur,
    educated
    at Mayo College, Ajmer; married 1stly, HH Maharani Jawahar Kunwar,
    elder daughter of Raja Hamir Singh of
    Khandela-Senior by his first wife, Rani Mertiji,
    married 2ndly, 1916, HH Maharani Tej Kunwar, daughter of HH Swasti Sir
    Raja Kirti Shah of Tehri-Garhwal,
    married 3rdly, HH Maharani Megh Kunwar of Sabalwad, and had issue. He
    died
    24th November 1960.

    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Daljit Singhji
      Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharaj Shri Amar Singh, born 1919, he was granted the
      jagir of Daljitgarh, comprising 10 villages, by his father on 27th
      October 1933 (abolished 1st August 1954), married Rani Surendra
      Kunwar of Osian.
  • HH Maharajadhiraja
    Maharaja Shri DALJIT SINGHJI
    Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar 1960/1992, born 10th July 1917
    in
    Jodhpur,
    married 1939,
    HH Maharani Manhar Kunwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Mohansinhji
    Jiwansinhji Jadeja of Jamnagar, and
    had issue. He died 17th May 1992.

    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Rajendra Singhji
      Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Maharajadhiraja
    Maharaja Shri RAJENDRA SINGHJI
    Sahib Bahadur
    , Maharaja of Idar (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  1. Rao Bhawanisinghji, 7th Rao of Idar fl.1406
  2. Rao Kiratsinghji, 8th Rao of Idar, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Virajmalji, founder of Malpur.

 

 

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