|PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Rao
PAL, Rao Saheb of Inayati since 14th February 1993born 21st July 1956 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, educated in Ajmer and
Udaipur, presently (2007) in liaison, and is associated with many
educational and social institutes in charity works; married 30th
January 1975, Rani Gopal Kanwar, and has issue, one son and one
- Rajkumari Archana Singh, born 22nd February 1976, married
10th February 2003, Kunwar Kirti Sharan Singh of Mokhampura in
- Rajkumar Madhavendra Pal, born 28th April 1977.
|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
Thikana was granted to Kunwar Bhup Pal, younger son ofMaharaja
Chhatra Pal, Maharaja of
Karauli 1643/1655. At the same time he was granted the title of
Rao, and succeeded in Inayati as Rao Bhup Pal. Estate holders were
- Rao BHUP PAL, 1st
Rao of Inayati fl.1655, he was the younger son of
Raja Chhatraman/Chhatra Pal of Karauli,
he was granted the jagir of Inayati, almost 40 kms southwest of the
Karauli, as well as the title of Rao, he was also granted the jagir of
Seva village (near Vazirpur in Dist-Sawai
Madhopur) by the Maharaja of Jaipur, and the Maharaja of Jodhpur
granted him a jagir in that state. He and his successors
until Rao Padam Pal lived either in Seva (which is almost at the same
distance from Karauli) or in Jodhpur; he married and had issue.
- Rao LACHHMAN PAL,
Rao of Inayati, he married and had issue.
- Rao AMOLAK PAL, Rao
of Inayati, he married and had issue.
- Rao BUDH PAL, Rao
of Inayati, he married and had issue.
- Rao PADAM PAL, Rao
of Inayati, a great supporter of art, he
construction of Inayati Fort in 1776, and returned to his residence to
Jodhpur, entrusting the construction to his Dewan; he continued to send
money to the Dewan with his instructions regarding the style of the
Fort, but upon returning to Inayati he found that the Dewan had misused
the money and had changed the style and size; the Dewan, in conjunction
with the cook, conspired to poison the Rao Saheb at Kanota Bag near
the Rani fled with her son to her parental home, where the son was
brought up; in the meantime, the
thikana of Inayati was declared khalsa by the state of Karauli, and the
Jagirs in Jodhpur and Jaipur were also resumed; he married and had
- Rao DEVI PAL, Rao
of Inayati, upon reaching his majority,
he returned to
Karauli and was given back the Jagir of
Inayati, though the area and revenue was much reduced, most of which
was awarded to Tanwars. His jagirs in Jaipur and Jodhpur were
permanently lost to him; he married and had issue.
- Rao RAGHUNATH PAL,
Rao of Inayati, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Ganga Palji, died at an early age.
- Rao Bihari Pal (qv)
- Kunwar Chhagan Palji, married and had issue.
- Rao BIHARI PAL, Rao
of Inayati, a great lover of Art,
Culture, Music and
Astrology, he was devoted to Rajput traditions; during his rule the
area faced two
disasterous droughts, and to provide employment to the local people, he
wells and a major part of the fort; later the state was again declared
khalsa when the Rao Saheb sheltered two Muslim employees of Karauli
State, an appeal to the political agent of Rajputana, was decided in
his favour and the thikana was returned to
the Rao Saheb; he spent his last days in Vrindawan in the
temple, and it is said that he met the younger son of the Thakur of
Isarda , and predicted that he would be the Maharaja of Jaipur, which
came to pass; the Maharaja later visited the Rao Saheb in Vrindawan
when he was on his deathbed, he married and had adoptive issue.
- Rao ONKAR PAL, Rao
of Inayati, he was responsible for
administrative reforms, and also supervised the bridges built on
Karauli and Kaila Devi roads in conjuction with a British Engineer; he
married and had issue.
- Rao BRIJRAJ PAL,
Rao of Inayati -/1960, succeeded his
father while still
young, and without proper guardianship and
education, he was unable to manage the thikana and
almost ruined it; during his reign, India became a republic and all
jagirs were merged into the republic in 1955; he married and had issue.
He died 1960.
- Rao RAJENDRA PAL,
Rao of Inayati 1960/1993, he was elected
but gave up politics shortly afterwards to devote his life to the
social works; he married Rani Nand Kanwar, and had
issue. He died 14th February 1993.
- Rao SHIVRAJ PAL,
Rao of Inayati (see above)