|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
in 1838 as a result of a long running dispute with the rulers of Kotah.
Ancestors were petty chiefs of Halvad in the district of Jhalawar, in
His Highness the Maharaj Rana maintains a military force of 403
cavalry, 3873 infantry, and 94 guns and is entitled to a salute of 15
guns (in 1893). Ancestors and rulers were…
- Kumar Shri Bhav Singh, younger son of the Chief of Halvad
in Jhalawar district,
married and had issue.
- Kumari (name unknown), married Maharao Arjun Singh
- Kumar Shri Madho Singh, Faujdar, married and had
He died after 1696.
- Kumar Shri Madan Singh, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Himmat Singh, Faujdar, died 1758.
- Kumar Shri Prithvi Singh, married a Saktawat lady of
Dhangermow, and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Sheo Singh, born 1738.
- Kumari (name unknown), married Maharao Guman
Singh of Kotah.
- Raj Rana Zalim Singh, born 1740, on the death of
one of the Kotah rajas
(1771), the state was left to the charge of Zalim Singh, from that time
on, Zalim Singh was the real ruler of Kotah. He brought it to a
state of prosperity, and under his administration, which lasted over
years, the Kotah territory was respected by all parties, he was Prime
of Kotah, and was granted the Jagir of Chiturkhaira in Mewar (Noble of
rank), he married into the Sisodia clan and had issue. He died 1824.
- Raj Rana Madho Singh, born 1775, Prime Minister
of Kotah 1824/-, married and had
issue. He died 26th February 1834.
- Maharaja Madan Singh of Jhalawar (see below)
- Rani Ganga Bai, married Rao Raja Bishan Singh of Bundi.
- Rao Raja Goverdhan Das (natural son), born 1794,
married 1821, the
daughter of the Chief of Jhabua.
- Rao Raja Puran Mal (natural son)
- Maharaj Rana MADAN SINGH,
1st Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar 1838/1845, born 1808, in
with the consent of the Maharao of Kotah, to dismember the state, and
create the new principality of Jhalawar as a separate provision for the
descendants of Zalim Singh. Madan Singh received the title of Maharaja
Rana, and was placed on the same footing as the other rulers in
married 1stly, 1822, Maharani Chandrawatiji, a daughter of the Rao of
Rampura, married 2ndly, Maharani Bhatiyaniji of Goraich in Mewar,
3rdly, Maharani Rathoriji of Badnore
married 4thly, Maharani Kachhawatiji of Bamori in Jhalawar, married
Maharani Bhatiyaniji, a niece of Maharawal Gaj Singhji of Jaisalmer,
committed sati, also
had issue by a Khawas lady. He died 1845.
- Maharaj Rana Prithvi Singh (qv)
- Rao Raja Fateh Lal (by the Khawasina)
- Maharaj Rana PRITHVI SINGH,
2nd Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar 1845/1875, born 1830,
Maharani Nathawatiji of Chomu, married
2ndly, Maharani Bhatiyaniji of
Goraich in Mewar, died
1890, married 3rdly, 1874, Maharani Solankiji, died 1883, and had
issue, 1 daughter,
an adoptive son as well as issue by secondary wives (1 son and 1
daughter). He died
- Maharajkumari (name unknown) (by 1st wife),
married 1861, Rao Raja Shivdan
Singh of Alwar.
- (A) HH Maharaj Rana Zalim Singhji Bahadur (qv)
- HH Maharaj Rana ZALIM
Bahadur, 3rd Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar 1876/1896, born
November 1865 as Kumar Shri Bakhtsinhji Kesrisinhji of Wadhwan, adopted
by his predecessor,
he succeeded to the gadi on
24th June 1876 (#1),
in 1884, educated at Mayo College,
owing to his alleged maladministration, his relations with the British
government became strained, and he was finally deposed on 2nd March
“on account of persistent misgovernment and proved unfitness for the
of a ruling chief.” He went to live at Benares, on a pension of
and the administration was placed in the hands of the British resident;
married 1stly, 1886, HH Maharani Rathoriji, fourth daughter of Maharaja
Prithvi Singhji of Kishangarh,
born 1879, died 1900, married 2ndly, 1886, HH Maharani Gohilji,
daughter of the Thakur of
Limri in Saurashtra. He died sp in 1912 in Varanasi.
1896/1899, since the late
Rana died issueless and had refused to adopt a successor, after much
the government resolved in 1897 to break up the state, restoring the
part to Kotah, but forming the two districts of Shahabad and the
into a new state, which came into existence in 1899, and of which
Bhawani Singh, a descendant of the original Zalim Singh, was appointed
Maharaj Rana Sir Shri BHAWANI SINGH Bahadur, 4th Maharaj Rana of
Jhalawar 1899/1929, born 3rd
1874, son of Thakur Chatarsal Singh of Fatehpur in Jhalawar, educated
Mayo College, Ajmer; a research student at New College, Oxford 1921/22;
Member of the Royal Society of Great Britain, built Kemball Public
and Colvin Girl’s School and Parmanand Hostel, established Rajendra
Institute, K.C.S.I. [cr.1908], married 1894, HH Maharani Brij Kunwar,
of Maharaj Saheb Durjan Sal of Kherli in Kotah, and had issue. He died
April 1929, cremated in Aden.
HH Maharaj Rana Sir Shri Rajendra Singhji Dev Bahadur (qv)
HH Maharaj Rana Sir Shri RAJENDRA SINGHJI Dev Bahadur, 5th
Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar
born 15th July 1900, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at Oxford,
as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army, keen photographer and poet,
composed poetry under the pen name of ‘Sudhakar’ and Urdu Shairi
using the name of ‘Makhmoor’, married 1stly, HH Maharani Brijraj
daughter of the Thakur of Vihedli in Kotah, married 2ndly, 6th
HH Maharani Hira Kunwarba Sahiba, a daughter of Thakur Sahib Mulvaji
of Kotda-Sangani, born 1899,
to be built the first ladies hospital in Jhalawar, which still exists
her name, opened the earliest primary school there called ‘Shudhakar
Mandir‘, died 1999, and had issue. He died 2nd September 1943.
- HH Maharaj Rana Shri Harisch Chandra Singhji Dev Bahadur
- HH Maharaj Rana Shri
HARISCH CHANDRA SINGHJI Dev
Bahadur, 6th Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar
1943/1967, born 27th
1921 at Oxford, UK, educated in India and England, joined the foreign
and served for three years in Rome and later Rangoon, returning to
in 1954, a cabinet minister 1961/1966 in the Sukhadia government,
5th May 1940 at Woodville Palace, HH Maharani Ila Devi, daughter of
Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand Bahadur of Jubbal,
Rani Bai Shri Leila Ba Kunverba Sahiba, she died
3rd February 2007 in the Sawai Man Singh
Medical College Hospital, Rajasthan, and had issue. He died 17th March
1967 in New Delhi.
- HH Maharaj Rana Shri Indrajit Singhji Dev Bahadur (qv)
- Maharaj Mahijit Singh, born 1st May 1947, married Rani
Bharati Kunwarba, daughter of Maharaj Shri Himmatsinhji Vijayrajji of Kutch, and his wife, Rani Sahiba Padmini
Kunverba, and has issue.
- Rajkumar Abhijit Singh, born 1973.
- Rajkumari Yashodara Kunwarba, born 1978.
Maharaj Rana Shri INDRAJIT SINGHJI Dev Bahadur, 7th Maharaj Rana
of Jhalawar 1967/2004, born
June 1944 at
Palace, Simla; educated at Doon School, served in the Indian Army,
19th April 1968 at New Delhi, HH Maharani Swarupa Kumari, daughter of
Col. HH Maharaja Manabendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and his wife, HH
Maharani Suraj Kanwar, and had issue. He died 24th April 2004 at New
- HH Maharaj Rana Shri Chandrajit Singhji Dev Bahadur (qv)
- Maharajkumari Rajivini Kumari, born 1978, married 3rd
April 2006 at Tehri-Garhwal House in New Delhi, Kunwar Anant Shekhar
Singh, son of Thakur K. P. Singh from Eastern U.P., and his wife,
Thakurani Manorama Singh.
- Maharaj Aprajit Singh, born 1980, married 2nd December
2007 in New Delhi.
- HH Maharaj Rana Shri
CHANDRAJIT SINGHJI Dev Bahadur, 8th Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar