JAOLI (Thikana) 




LOCATION: Alwar DYNASTY: Naruka (Dasawat) RELIGION: Hindu


, Tazimi Sirayat of Alwar and Raja Saheb of Jaoli since
1994born 29th July 1949, educated at St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur,
Government College, Ajmer and Rajasthan University (B.A.); he served as
as Pradhan of Tehsil Laxmangarh; he contested state assembly elections
twice but was unsuccessful by only a handful of votes; later he
constructed a factory on 22 beeghas of land for the manufacture of
hydrated lime and quick lime in Sojat near Pali district, and added a
commercial complex in Jaipur, which the family still control
Director Sobhagya Limes Pvt. Ltd., teh. Sojat, dist. Pali, Rajasthan;
married 2nd July 1971 in Jaisalmer, Rani Ratan Kanwar, daughter of
Maharaj Govardhan Singh Sahib of Nachana in Jaisalmer,
she was elected unopposed as Sarpanch of Jaoli; and has issue.

  • Kunwarani Nandini Jaoli, presently (2009) working as
    foreign correspondent for The Pioneer newspaper in London, married
    Kunwar Nalin Singh Chandel from Bihar, presently (2009) working for
    B.B.C. London as an Editor, and has issue, one daughter.
  • Kunwar Indrajeet Singh, he is involved in the export
    business and is also setting up a hotel in Jaoli later this year (2009).
The founder of the clan was Rao Naru, great grandson of Raja Udaykaran
of Amber
(1367/1389). His son, Rao Dasaji, ruled independently in Mozamabad, and
was the founder of the Dasawat sub-clan. The Rajas enjoyed the right to
keep an elephant (haati band), and were granted a 3 hazari
by Padshah Mohammad Shah of Delhi, and were also holders of Maahi
from the Emperor. Rulers were….

  • Rao NARUJI, Rao of Mozamabad, married and had issue, five

    • Rao Dasaji, Rao of Mozamabad, ruled independently in
      Mozamabad, married and
      had issue, seven sons.

      • Rao Chandan Dasji, married and had issue, two sons,
        ancestors of the families of Ladana, Lava etc.
      • Rao Karam Chandji, Rao of Mozamabad, married and
        had issue, six sons. He died after 1525.

        • Rao Singhji, married and had issue, three sons.
          • Rao Jiatsiji, married and had issue.
            • Rao Chandrabhan, received Uniara in Jagir from
              Padshah Shah Jehan in 1638.
        • Rao Prithirajji, succeeded to Kumhera in Jaipur,
          married and had issue, eleven sons.

          • Rao Chaturbhujji, married and had issue, one son.
            • Rao Raikunwarji, married and had issue, two sons.
              • Rao Mukund Dasji, with his brother, he left
                Kumhera to found their fortune elsewhere, married and had issue.

                • Thakur Abhai Ram, received the Thikana of Garhi, married and had issue.
                  • Takur Andad Ram, established a fort in
                    Garhi in 1685.
              • Rao Bihari Dasji, he established his capital at
                Sonkh Talcheda near Agra during the reign of Padshah Aurangzeb; married
                and had issue, three sons.

                • Rao Vijay Ramji, left his capital and moved
                  down to the hills of present Alwar and constructed a small fort there,
                  married and had issue.

                  • Raja Gaj Singhji Sahib (see below)
      • Rao Jaimalji
    • Rao Lalaji
    • Rao Tejaji
    • Rao Chitarji
    • Rao Nathaji


  • Raja
    , Raja of Jaoli, established his capital at Jaoli in
    1720 and laid
    foundation stone of his fort with the head of his enemy, the cruel
    Thakur Shakta Chauhan; his efforts and bravery were recognized by the
    Emperor of Delhi, Muhammad Shah, for which he was granted the title of
    Raja Sahib; he continued to expand his capital, from the initial 2
    villages to a total of 176 villages; under
    the supervision of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh Sahib of Jaipur, he
    presided at a purification ceremony to return neighbouring Thakurs to
    the Hindu religion after they had been forcibly converted to Muslims by
    the Mughal (#1); before his death, he
    divided his estate into two equal parts for his sons in order to
    maintain peace and harmony amongst the brothers; married and had issue,
    two sons and one daughter.

    • Raja Dhiraj Singh Sahib (qv)
    • Raja Kirti Singhji, he was granted the Khudiyana pargana
      of 88 villages after his fathers death; married and had issue.

      • Raja Awaj Ramji of Khudiyana fl.1770
    • Baiji Lal Umaid Kanwar, married 1736, Maharaja Bakht
      Singh of Jodhpur. She died sp.
  • Raja
    , Raja of Jaoli, he too was a great warrior
    and was called
    upon by
    Padshah Alamgir II, to fight a battle in Baroda in which he was
    victorious, he was granted a request, and the Raja Sahib asked for the
    statue of Lord Vishnu and goddess Laxmi from the Baroda temple to take
    back to Jaoli, which is still worshipped today in Jaoli as a
    remembrance of that victory, he also was granted the title of Raja as a
    hereditary distinction, as well as a sword and elephant; at this time
    he was also granted a Maahi Muratib and a Dhai Hazaari
    Maharaja Madho Singh Sahib of Jaipur also called upon his services in
    his war against the Maratha, Madhavrao Scindia in the battle of
    Bhomgarh; married Rani Chandrawatji Sahiba, and had issue, one son.

    • Kunwar Anirudh Singh, married and had issue, one son. He
      died vp.

      • Bhanwar Bahadur Singh, succeded as Raja Bahadur Singh
        Sahib (qv)
  • Raja
    , Raja of Jaoli -/1814; married three times,
    including Rani
    Sahiba of Chimravali, and had issue, three sons and two daughters. He
    died 1814 (samvat 1871).

    • Kunwar Prithvi Singh Sahib, married to a Kumari of
      Salpur, but he died sp soon after the marriage.
    • Kunwar Fateh Singh Sahib, succeeded as Raja Fateh Singh
      Sahib (qv)
    • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Maharaja Sri
      Amolak Pal Sahib of Karauli. She died sp.
    • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Rao Laxman Singh
      Chandrawat, and had issue, two daughters.

      • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married HH
        Sawai Maharaja Jai Singhji III of Jaipur,
        and had issue, one son.

        • HH Sawai Maharaja Ram Singhji of Jaipur.
      • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married 1818 in
        Jaoli, Rao Raja Binay Singhji of Alwar.
    • Kunwar Ram Bakshji, adopted by Raja Awaj Ramji of
      Khudiyana, and succeeded in Khudiyana as Thakur Ram Singhji, married
      twice and had issue.

      • Kunwar Jai Singh, succeeded as Raja Jai Singh Sahib of
        Jaoli (qv)
      • Kunwar Bhairav Singh, married and had issue, one son.
        • Thakur Haathi Singh Sahib of Khudiyana, married a
          Kumari of Khariya in Jodhpur. He died sp.
      • Baiji Lal Jaiat Kanwar, married 1849, Thakur Karan
        Singh Sahib of Mudhana.
      • Baiji Lal Jatan Kanwar, married 1849, Thakur Jujhar
        Singhji of Geejgarh.
  • Raja FATEH SINGH Sahib,
    Raja of Jaoli 1814/1849; married twice and had issue, one
    daughter. He died 1849 (samvat 1906) without naming an heir, and the
    Maharaja of Alwar nominated his nephew from Khudiyana as his successor.

    • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Maharaja Sri
      Pratap Pal Sahib of Karauli.
  • Raja JAI SINGH Sahib,
    Raja of Jaoli 1906/1912 (samvat),
    married Rani Yadav
    Kumari of Bhartund, and had issue. He died samvat 1912, aged 27.

    • Raja Ganga Singhji Sahib (qv)
    • Baiji Lal Chandra Kanwarji, married the Thakur Sahib of
      Mithari in Jodhpur.
  • Raja GANGA SINGHJI Sahib,
    Raja of Jaoli 1912/1925 (samvat),
    born 1904
    samvat, married a Kumari of Gaondi, and had issue, one son. He died
    1925 (samvat).

    • Rao Bahadur Raja Durjan Singhji (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur Raja DURJAN
    , Raja of Jaoli 1869/1951,
    succeeded at the age of two and a half years, educated at
    Mayo College, Ajmer until the age of 17 years, when he returned to
    Jaoli to take the charge of the thikana; joined the Alwar state as a
    staff officer under Maharaja Mangal Singh Sahib of Alwar and became
    Prime Minister of that state in 1916, he also served as Judicial
    Minister and Honourary Member of the State Council. After the exile of
    Maharaja Jai Singh Sahib of Alwar, he was in charge of the running of
    Alwar state, and was instrumental in selecting Kunwar Tej Singh Sahib
    as the the new Maharaja of Alwar. He was granted the title of Rao
    Bahadur as personal distinction in 1904 by the Viceroy of India, Lord
    Curzon (#2); married 1stly Rani
    Yadavji Sahiba of Awagarh, died sp,
    married 2ndly, Rani Rathoriji Sahiba of Kot Khawda , married 3rdly,
    Rani Bhatianiji Sahiba of Manhorpura, and had issue, three sons and two
    daughters. He died 1951 aged 85 years.

    • Kunwar Kalyan Singhji (by Rani Rathoriji), married
      Kunwarani Chandrawatji Sahiba, sister of Thakur Umrao Singhji of Pahadi
      in Jaipur, and had issue, one son. He died 1919.

      • Bhanwar Prahlad Singhji, succeeded as Raja Sahib
        Prahlad Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Kishan Singhji (by Rani Rathoriji), he worked
      briefly as Military Secretary in Patiala State, and received a jagir
      from the Maharaja of Patiala; married 1913, into Devgarh, Gwalior, and
      had issue. He died early.

      • Bhanwar Ram Singhji, died young.
      • Bhanwar Arjun Singhji
      • Bhanwar Baisa (name unknown), married Kunwar
        Raghubir Singh Sahib of Thikana Kohada in Ajmer.
      • Bhanwar Baisa Harnath Kanwar, married Apji Sahib Shri
        Takhat Singhji of Komal in Kotah.
      • Bhanwar Baisa (name unknown), married Thakur
        Anand Singh Sahib of Sukhmanedi in Alwar.
    • Baiji Lal (name unknown) (by Rani Rathoriji)
    • Kunwar Raghubir Singhji (by Rani Bhatianiji), he served
      as the home minister in Alwar state and also represented the state
      assembly after the Independence of India and became the leader of
      opposition in the assembly; married 1919, Kunwarani Chauhanjisa of
      Badegaon in Eta, and had issue, seven children.

      • Bhanwar Parikshit Singhji Naruka, married to a daughter
        of Thakur Netrapal Singhji of Dalshapur, and had issue, four sons and
        two daughters.
      • Bhanwar Baisa (name unknown), married Kunwar
        Bhom Singh Sahib of Devli in Jodhpur, and had issue.
      • Bhanwar Baisa (name unknown), married Kunwar Ram
        Singh Sahib of Tarsing in Alwar, and had issue.
      • Bhanwar Baisa (name unknown), married Lal Sahib
        Shiv Dayal Singh Sahib.
      • Bhanwar Baisa (name unknown), married Thakur
        Bhawani Singh Sahib of Ratanpura in Alwar, and has issue.
    • Baiji Lal Arjun Kanwar (by Rani Bhatianiji) [Thakurani
      Sahiba Arjun Kanwar of Kankarwa], married
      Thakur Sahib Guman Singh Ji Ranawat of Kankarwa,
      Udaipur, and had issue, one daughter. She died spm.
    Raja of Jaoli 2008/2051
    (samvat), born 1918,
    worked as a S.D.M officer (R.A.S.) of Independent Rajasthan, but
    resigned the job after the death of Rao Bahadur Raja Sahib Durjan
    Singhji, to manage the thikana independently; married Baiji Lal
    Saubhagya Kanwar of Daspan, and had
    issue. He died 2051 (samvat)

    • Baiji Lal Kamlesh Kanwar, married Maharaj Jagjit Singh
      Sahib of Zorawarpura in Kishengarh, former twice elected M.L.A. from
      Kishengarh, and had issue, one son.
    • Kunwar Ashok Singh Sahib, succeeded as Raja Sahib Ashok
      Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Harshvardhan Singh Sahib, presently (2009) working
      for Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals, as a Senior Manager of State;
      Baiji Lal Shakti Kanwar [Thakurani Shakti Kanwar], daughter of Thakur
      Sahib Veer Bhadra Singhji Baghela of Vartol in Gujarat, and has issue,
      one son and one daughter.

      • Kunwar Siddharth Singh, presently (2009) working in
        L&T InfoTech, Pune as a Software Engineer.
      • Bai Sahiba Tripda Kumari, presently (2009) studying in
        M.G.D school of Jaipur in 12th standard.
    • Baiji Lal Mithlesh Kumari, married Maharaj Samrath Singh
      Sahib of Zorawarpura (I.P.S., ret’d.), and has issue, three daughters.
    • Baiji Lal Suresh Kumari, married Lt.-Col. Kunwar Puran
      Singh Sahib, son of Thakur Sahib Govardhan Singhji Rathore of Khanpur,
      and has issue, one daughter and one son.
  • Raja Sahib ASHOK SINGHJI,
    Raja of Jaoli (see above)


  • 3 Hazaari Mansab, Padshah Akbar started giving
    Mansabs to non Muslim People who were deserving of recognition for
    their valuable contribution. By these mansabs, it indicated the status
    of the ability of the person or his state.
  • 1 Hazaari (thousand) mansab, consisted of 104
    horses, 30 elephants, 21 camels, 4 donkeys and 42 carts for luggage.
    Salary was Rs 8000 monthly.
  • 5 Hazaari mansab, consisted of 337 horses, 100
    elephants, 80 camels, 20 donkeys for carrying luggage and 160 carts.
    Salary was Rs 30,000 monthly.
  • Maahi Muratib, a medal of gold in the shape of a
    fish. This was gifted to the very close nobles of the Emperor and only
    they were allowed to wear it. This was the highest order of honour
    given by the Mughal Emperor.




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