JHABUA (Princely State)

(11 gun salute)



AREA: 3,460 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 127,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Rathore RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: 110,000Rs



15th and present Raja of Jhabua since 8th November 2002. (“Jhabua Kothi”, Ravindra
Tagore Marg, Indore 452001, Madhya Pradesh, India)



married, and has issue, two sons.

  • Yuvraj Kamlendra Singh, married 25th November 2007 in New
    Delhi, Maharajkumari Vindeshwari
    Shah [Yuvrani Vindeshwari Kumari of Jhabua], eldest daughter of HH
    Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Bundelkhand Maharaja Mabindra Sawai Shri Madhukar
    Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja Saheb of Orchha,
    his wife, HH Maharani
    Snehlata Devi, and has issue.

    • Bhanwar Baisa Vaishnavi Kumari Jhabua, born 19th November
  • Maharajkumar Jai Singh, married 10th December 2009 in
    Bhubaneshwar, Maharajkumari Rajyashree Manjari Bhanj Deo, eldest
    daughter of HH Maharaja Shri
    Chandra Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj,
    and his wife, HH
    Rashmi Bhanj Deo.



of the family was Rao Bhirji, fifth son of Rao Jodha of Marwar.
His descendant, Kunwar Kesho Das or Kishan Das, founded Jhabua in 1584.
The Raja maintains a military force of 64 cavalry, 253 infantry, and 4
guns (in 1893). Rulers

    1. Raja KESHO DAS, 1st
      Raja of Jhabua 1584/1607, he was granted the title of Raja by the
      Emperor of Delhi, as a reward for a
      successful campaign in Bengal, and for punishing the Bhil Chiefs of
      Jhabua, who had murdered an Imperial Viceroy of Gujarat, married and
      had issue.

      • Raja Karan Singh (qv)


    1. Raja KARAN SINGH,
      2nd Raja of Jhabua 1607/1610, married and had issue.

      • Raja Mah Singh (qv)


    1. Raja MAH SINGH, 3rd
      Raja of Jhabua 1610/1677, married and had issue.

      • Raja Kushal Singh (qv)


    1. Raja KUSHAL SINGH,
      4th Raja of Jhabua 1677/1723, married and had issue.

      • Raja Anup Singh (qv)
      • Thakur Indar Singh of Bhagor, married and had issue.
        • Raja Bahadur Singh (qv)


    1. Raja ANUP SINGH,
      5th Raja of Jhabua 1723/1727, married and had issue.

      • Raja Sheo Singh (qv)


    1. Raja SHEO SINGH,
      6th Raja of Jhabua 1727/1758, ke adopted Kunwar Bahadur Singh,
      son of Thakur Indar Singh of Bhagor (see above); married and had
      adoptive issue. He died sp 1758.

      • (A) Raja Bahadur Singh (qv)


    1. Raja BAHADUR SINGH,
      7th Raja of Jhabua 1758/1770, born as Kunwar Bahadur Singh
      of Bhagor, he succeeded by adoption; married and had issue.

      • Raja Bhim Singh (qv)


    1. Raja BHIM SINGH,
      8th Raja of Jhabua 1770/1821, in consequence of the disturbed
      state of the country and the
      imbecility of the Raja, he was required to abdicate
      in favour of his son in 1821; married and had issue. He died
      4th April 1829 (#2).

      • Raja Pratap Singh (qv)
      • Maharaj Moti Singh, he was granted the estate of Khawasa
        1826; married and had issue.
      • Maharaj Salim Singh, married and had issue.
        • Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
      • Maharaj Gulab Singh


    1. Raja PRATAP SINGH,
      9th Raja of Jhabua 1821/1832, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Ratan Singh
      (see above),
      married and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1832.

      • (A) Raja Ratan Singh (qv)


    1. Raja RATAN SINGH,
      10th Raja of Jhabua 1832/1840, adopted by his predecessor,
      he was granted a khilat by the Bengal Government in 1834;
      married (amongst others), Rani Pratap Kunwar, daughter of Raja Bhim
      Singhji II of Banera, and his wife,
      Mertaniji, and had issue. He died 1840.

      • HH Raja Gopal Singh (qv)


    1. HH Raja GOPAL SINGH,
      11th Raja of Jhabua 1841/1895, born 22nd February
      1841, succeeded
      October 1841 (#1);
      he performed good service during the mutiny of 1857, in consideration
      of which he was allowed to exercise limited criminal powers within his
      State; in 1865, he permitted the mutilation of a person
      confined under suspicion of theft, the Raja was fined 10,000Rs, and
      required to grant the injured man a pension, the Rajmata was banished
      from Jhabua for a year, and the Kamdar and others were expelled from
      the state, also the Raja had his gun salute discontinued, which was
      restored at the expiration of a year from the date of its
      discontinuance, after a favourable report on his administration; he
      married and had adoptive issue.
      died spm 1895.

      • Baisa (name unknown) [HH Maharani (name unknown)
        of Bundi], married Colonel HH Maharao
        Raja Shri Sir
        Raghubir Singhji
        Bahadur of Bundi.
      • (A) HH Raja Udai Singh (qv)


    1. HH Raja UDAI SINGH,
      12th Raja of Jhabua 1895/1942, born 6th May 1875, son of
      Maharaj Raghunath Singh of Khawasa,
      married and had adoptive issue. He dspm
      after 1945.

      • (A) HH Raja Dilip Singh (qv)


    1. HH Raja DILIP SINGH,
      13th Raja of Jhabua 1942/1965 , born 26th February 1905,
      son of Maharaj Kesar Singh
      of Khawasa, educated at Agra and
      Kamdar of Ratanmal, President of the Council of administration, Jhabua;
      married HH Rani Gopal Kumari, daughter of Thakur Chain Singh, and had
      issue. He died 1965.

      • HH Raja Ajit Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumari Girija Devi [Rajmata Saheba of Balsan], born
        31st August
        educated at St. Raphael’s School, Indore; married Rana Vidyabushn Singh
        of Balsan, and has issue, two sons.
      • Maharaj Gajendrapal Singh, Thakur Saheb of Jhaknaoda
        1946/-; educated at Daly College,
        Indore; he was adopted
        15th July 1946, by the two surviving widows of the late Thakur Narayan
        Singh of Jhaknavda
        Thikana in Jhabua, who died 11th November 1945; he married Rajkumari
        Somlata Kumari, born 2nd April 1943, daughter of Rana Ran Bahadur Singh
        Jandaive of Balsan, and has issue.

        • Rajkumari Chandrika Kumari, married January 1991 (div.
          1992), Yuvaraj Shri Manvendrasinhji Raghubirsinhji Sahib of Rajpipla.
      • Maharaj Devendra Pal Singh, married 24th November 1968 at
        Wankaner in Gujarat, Rajkumari Bhagyawanti Devi [Rani Bhagyawanti Devi
        of Jhabua], daughter of Maharaj Saheb Chandra Bhanu Singhji of Wankaner,
        and his wife, Rani Kumud Manjli, and has issue, one son.

        • Rajkumar Bhriguraj Singh, married Rajkumari Mahima
          Singh, daughter of Raja Dr.
          Sanjay Singh of Amethi, and his first
          wife, Rani Garima Devi.
      • Rani Krishna Kumari, married Rao Ran Bahadur Singh of Churhat, and has


    1. HH Raja AJIT SINGH,
      14th Raja of Jhabua 1965/2002, educated at Daly College,
      Indore, married
      and had issue, three sons. He died 8th November 2002.

      • HH Raja Narendra Singh (qv)
      • Maharaj Gopal Singh, educated at Daly College,
        Indore; married 1980, Rajkumari Prafulla Singh, daughter of Darbar
        Saheb Janak Sinhji of Rajpar, Saurasthra, and has issue. (Jhabua

        • Rajkumar Mayur Singh, married 2006, Kumari
          Maheshwari, daughter of Darbar Shri Shivrajsinhji Harishchandrasinhji
          of Dhank, and has issue.

          • Kumari Bhavika Singh Jhabua
      • Maharaj Ganesh Singh, married Rani Arunima Kumari, and

        • Rajkumari Nandini Kumari, married, Kunwar Pitamber
          Pratap Singh, son of Thakur Dyanendra Singh of Orai (see Kotla), and
          his wife,
          Thakurani Maya Singh, M.P., Rajya Sabha, and has issue, one

          • Bhanwar Rudra Pratap Singh
        • Rajkumari Vijaya Kumari, married 25th February 2008 at
          Nahan in Sirmur, Kunwar Sangram Singh, son of Kunwar Abhay Singh of Sirmur, and his wife, Kumari Kunjana Devi.


    15th Raja of Jhabua (see above)




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