|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
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
- 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
- Raja KARAN SINGH,
2nd Raja of Jhabua 1607/1610, married and had issue.
- Raja MAH SINGH, 3rd
Raja of Jhabua 1610/1677, married and had issue.
- 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 ANUP SINGH,
5th Raja of Jhabua 1723/1727, married and had issue.
- 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)
- 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,
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.
- Maharaj Gulab Singh
- Raja PRATAP SINGH,
9th Raja of Jhabua 1821/1832, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Ratan Singh
married and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1832.
- (A) Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
- 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,
11th Raja of Jhabua 1841/1895, born 22nd February
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
Bahadur of Bundi.
- (A) HH Raja Udai Singh (qv)
- 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
- (A) HH Raja Dilip Singh (qv)
- 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
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
- HH Raja AJIT SINGH,
14th Raja of Jhabua 1965/2002, educated at Daly College,
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
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.
- HH Raja NARENDRA SINGH,
15th Raja of Jhabua (see above)