|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Jasnagar
was the Jagir granted to Sir Sukhdeo Prasad Kak by the Maharaja of
Jodhpur State. Originally it was called Kalukeki, but it
was renamed Jasnagar in honour of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
35,000 Bighas (approximately
87.5 square kilometres), it is located near Merta in Rajasthan. Sir
Prasad Kak was granted two more Jagirs, Gole Sayla [in District
Jalore] and Rani Kalan in [District Pali]. These
were also called Umaidabad and Sardargarh respectively after the
Maharajas of Jodhpur.
- Pandit Bhola Nath Kak, he left the Kashmir Valley in the
beginning of the 19th century and settled in Bhopal state in
central India, where he became a tutor
to the daughter of the Begum of Bhopal at the
palace; he received some villages as in jagir from the Nawab Begum in
gratitude for his services; married and had issue.
- Pandit Shiv Narain Kak (qv)
Shiv Prasad Kak, migrated from Bhopal state to the imperial capital,
Delhi and attended Delhi College, afterwards he moved to Bharatpur
- Pandit Shiv Narain
Kak, educated at Delhi College; joined the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s
service in 1848, as a tutor to
the Yuvraj, as he was a matriculate and was fluent in English; later he
headed the newly created Criminal Court and was Private
Secretary to HH Maharaja Takhat Singh, and later his successor, a post
until his death; he married Rukma Gurtu, and had issue, three sons and
four daughters. He died 1892 in
- Pandit Dina Nath Kak
- Rai Bahadur Pandit Sir Sukhdeo Prasad Kak (qv)
- Pandit Lasoo Kak
- Sukhbai Kak, married Pandit Suraj Prakash Wattal of
- Girwarbai Kak, married Pandit Mohan Kishan Bakshi.
- Mansarovarbai Kak, married Pandit Niranjan Nath Kaul.
- Kalabai Kak, married Pandit Radhey Nath
Rai Bahadur Pandit Sir
SUKHDEO PRASAD KAK, B.A., Kt.,
Thakur of Jasnagar, born March 1862 in Jodhpur, educated locally in
and at Calcutta University (graduated around 1883), Member of council
judicial secretary to the Council at Jodpur from 1887/1888; chief
minister at Udaipur
1911/1918 and again in the 1930s, famine secretary 1899/1900;
joint musahib ala of Jodhpur
(Prime Minister) 1900/1901; senior
member mahakma khas
(secretariat) 1902/1908; Minister 1908/1911; he retired briefly in
1911, returning in 1918 to form a new regency in Jodhpur; served as
revenue member and senior member, mahakma khas and judicial
member until 1926 until he was forced to resign; he attended the Round
Table Conference in London as the
Representative of the Rajputana Princely States; he was granted the
of Rai Bahadur in 1895 for his service to Jodhpur princely state, he
was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind
in 1901, and made C.I.E. in 1903, he was
knighted in 1922 (the only civilian/non Princely family member
in the Rajputana States to be so honoured); he married
Mohini Hukku, daughter
of Pandit Jialal Hukku and grand daughter of Pandit Motilal Hukku of
Bijnore state, and had
issue. He died 7th October 1935.
- Pandit DHARAM NARAIN KAK (qv)
- Pandit Kripa Narain Kak, born 31st October 1898 in
Jodhpur, educated in Jodhpur and Aberdeen, Scotland, former
and Rural Development Officer in Udaipur; member of Jawaharkhana (Royal Treasury) in
Jodhpur state, married
Kailash Atal, sister of Raja Amarnath Atal, and daughter of Dewan Jai
Nath Atal of Jaipur state, and had issue.
- Pandit Vijendra Narain Kak [Ramji], born about 1920;
joined Textile Mfg. Co.; undertook progressive farming on his own farm
‘Vasundhara’ near Jaipur; has held the posts of Sports, and Tourism
adviser to the Rajasthan Government, married
Shyama Kaul, and has issue, two daughters.
- Sudha Kak, married Captain Tej Raina.
- Nandita Kak, married Vidhu Dar.
- Pandit Hari Narain Kak, M.A., LL.B. I.P.S. [Indian
Police Service]; born 20th December 1929, has
in Rajasthan in various posts, including, A.D.C. to the Governor of
Rajastan, Delhi Police, the Indian Railway Board and the Cabinet
Secretariat, Government of India; he retired as the Additional
Secretary, Secretariat, Government of India; married Indu Wanchoo,
Justice Kailas Nath Wanchoo, the former Chief Justice of
India, and has issue.
- Pavan Sukhdev B.Sc. (Hons.), educated at Oxford
University, Director with Deutsch Bank, presently (2009) on deputation
U.N. and is heading the ‘Economics of Environment’ project, married and
has issue, two daughters.
- Mahima Bhavani, educated at Yale University.
- Ashima Ragya, educated at the University of
- Sameer Kak B.Sc., educated at Delhi University
(B.Sc.) and at Boston University (M.Sc. in Business Administration), he
is a Senior
Executive, and a Writer, having had published books on English Poetry,
- Pandit Dr. Jai Nath Kak, educated at Leeds University,
U.K. (Medicine Degree), undertook a specialist course in E.N.T from
Vienna, and has practised in Allahabad; married Kamla, daughter of
Pyare Lal Atal from Jaipur state, and had issue, three
- Pandit Sukh Kumar Kak, educated in Allahabad and the
has held senior Executive Posts in British
Firms; married Maya, daughter of Pandit Rameshwar
Nath Muttoo of Lucknow.
- Pandit Siddarth Kumar Kak, Indian Revenue Service
General Customs and Excise.], worked in the Ministry of Commerce,
G.O.I., posted in Hongkong, Member of the I.R.S Board, married Manju
- Pandit Tilak Kumar Kak, I.P.S. [Indian Police Service]
cadre, worked in the State, C.R.P.F. [Central Reserve Police
Force], Additional Director General, U.P., Director General, Seema
Suraksha Dal [S.S.B.], married Kanak, daughter of Pandit Amar Nath
Wanchoo of Gurgaon city in Haryana.
- Sukhraj Kak, married Pandit
Maheshwar Nath Kaul
- Roop Kumari Kak, married Pandit
Manmohan Nath Chak
NARAIN KAK, Jagirdar of Jasnagar, Gole and Rani Kalan in Jodhpur
born 25th December 1888 at Jodhpur, initially educated in
Jodhpur, then at Downing College, Cambridge University, U.K.
(Graduated), and later Bar at Law from Inner Temple; served as sub
Judge in Jodhpur State 1915/1917, on the invitation of Maharana
Fateh Singh of Udaipur state went
from Jodhpur to Udaipur and became a Senior Minister there in 1917,
appointed Musahab Ala [chief
Minister] of Udaipur in 1935 on his father’s death, he was granted the
jagir of Soniana by the Maharana Saheb of Udaipur, and later served
Jodhpur state as the Deputy Chief Minister, and represented the Indian
States at the League of Nations conderence; he was granted the title of
Diwan Bahadur and also awarded the C.I.E.; he married Sushila Watil
sister of the renowned Indian Film Star, Chandramohan, and had issue,
three sons and six daughters. He died 1971.
- Pandit Krishna Prasad Kak, his early education in the
curtailed due to WWII forcing his return to India where he joined
Jodhpur service; he married Roop Kumari
Wattal of Lahore, and had issue. He died at a young age.
- Bharat Kumar Kak, presently farming on agricultural
land in the former family jagir of Rani Kalan.
- Pandit Ravinder Nath Kak, he served as Magistrate in the
Rajasthan Government; joined Vizag Shipping and later Mughal
Lines where he served as senior Executive, married Asha Bukshi,
Pandit Shyam Sunder Narain Bakshi of
Lucknow, and had issue.
- Susheel Narain Kak, has held top jobs in Foreign
and Indian Banks.
- Pandit Kapil Deo Kak, a Corporate Executive.
- Chandra Mohini Kak, married Pandit Niranjan Nath Wanchoo
- Shakuntala Kak, married Pandit Maheshwar Nath Zutshi
- Krishnawati Kak, married Pandit
Mankameshwar Nath Zutshi
- Padmawati Kak, married Pandit
Satendra Nath Kaul
- Sulakshana Kak, married Pandit Kapil Raina
- Kamla Kak, married Pandit Brij