|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
of this thikana are descendants of Maharana Udai Singh II
of Mewar (founder of Udaipur)
through his third son Baba Veeramdeo, the younger
brother of Rana Sagat Singh (founder of the
Shaktawat-Sisodia clan). This thikana is a Baba Ranawat thikana (that
is, a thikana from which male children were adopted to the ruling house
of Mewar, in
the absence of a male heir). The descendents of Maharana Udai Singh II
the first branch of Sisodias to carry the patronym of Ranawat.
They are a sub-branch of the jagir of Sanwar, and other Viramdevot
are found in Hamirgarh, Kherabad, Sanwar, Jaiwana, Pahuna,
Ranawaton-ki-sadri and Ranawaton-ka bangla. Estate holders were….
- Maharaj Shambhu Singh, 1st Baba Saheb of Sanwar; son of
Maharaj Sangram Singh, 4th Baba Saheb of Kherabad,
took part with the Mewar forces in a number of battles against the
Maratha ruler of Indore, Malhar Rao Holkar; married and had issue, the
Thakur Sahebs of Sanwar and Kankarwa.
He was killed in battle against the forces of Bundi in 1773 fighting on
the side of the Maharana of Udaipur.
- Maharaj Jai Singh, 2nd Baba Saheb of Sanwar.
- Maharaj Prithvi Singh (third son), 1st Baba Saheb of
- Thakur Sahib ZALIM SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Khartana,
married and had issue.
- Rawat Sahib Uday Singhji (qv)
- Thakur Saheb of Pahuna, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar
Randeep Singh, as his successor in Pahuna.
- Thakur Saheb of Jaiwana.
- Thakur Sahebs of Turkiya.
- Rawat Sahib UDAY SINGHJI, Thakur Sahib of Kankarwa,
moved to Kanakarwa and made his
home there, he was appointed to the Council of Regency (1870-1874)
during the minority of Maharana Sajjan Singh of Mewar, and the Council
of Mahadraj Sabha (an 18
member Judicial Council similar to a Supreme Court); he was invested
with the title of Rawat by Maharana Sajjan Singh; married and had
- Kunwar Randhir Singh, married Kunwarani Fateh Kanwar,
born 1866, died 1970, an Udawat Rathore lady
from Pih-Thamli in Ajmer, and had issue. He died vp.
- Thakur Sahib Guman Singh (qv)
- Hon. Thakur Mahendra Singhji Ranawat, born 31st March
1901, educated at the
Balwant Rajput College, Agra (M.A., LL.B.), Member of the Rajya
Sabha [3.4.1952] – [2.4.1954], Food and Jagirdari resettlement
Government of Rajasthan; Minister to the Princely states of Kotah,
Sirohi and Bharatpur, prominent historian of Rajasthan; married
Thakurani Gulab Kanwar Rathoriji, and had
issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 16th November 1987.
- Thakur Narayan Singh Ranawat, involved in farming and
business in Udaipur; married a lady from Danta state in Gujarat, and
had issue. He died 1983.
- Thakur Yadavendra Singh Ranawat
- Thakur Pradyuman Singh Ranawat
- Thakur Sajjan Singh Ranawat, IAS Deputy Health
Secretary, Rajasthan; married to
a Yaduvanshi lady from Bihar, and has issue.
- Veena Kunwar, married Mr. Arjun Singh Pundir, a
businessman from Aligarh.
- Kunwar Mrityunjay Singh Ranawat
- Thakurani Madhu Kanwar, married Col. Thakur Himmat
Singh Bhati, son of the Late Col. Thakur Durjan Singhji of thikana
Maluhga in Jodhpur, and has issue.
- Thakurani Shyama Kumari, married Brig. Hari Singh
Deora of thikana Galthani, Jodhpur, and had issue.
- Thakurani Nisha Kumari, married Thakur
Ashwapat Singh Rathore of Bajekan,
Haryana, and has issue.
- Justice Thakur Jawan Singh Ranawat, born 1905, educated
Balwant Rajput College, Agra
(B.A., LL.B., LL.M.); Chief Justice of Rajasthan 1963/1968, Chief
Justice of Mewar, shortlisted amongst three candidates
for the position of Chief Justice of India. Formulator of the Ranawat
Commission, Rajasthan; married and had issue. He died 1993.
- Thakur Rajendra Singh Ranawat, Commandant, Home
Rajasthan, and WW2 veteran; married and had issue. He died 1984.
- Thakur Virendra Singh Ranawat, farmer, married and
- Kunwar Ranaditya Singh Ranawat, B.A., LL.B.
- Thakurani Padma Kanwar, married Col. Thakur
Singh Naruka of Kothi Rao, Alwar, and has issue.
- Thakurani Pushpa Kanwar, married Dr. Kishen Singh.
- Thakur Parmeshwar Singh Ranawat, married Thakurani
Pushpendra Kumari (Hada
Bairisalot) from Balwan, Kotah, and has issue.
- Kunwarani Praniti Ranawat, born in Jaipur,
married Kunwar Chakovarty Singh of Thikana Ghantel in Bikaner, and has
- Kunwarani Meghna Ranawat, born in Jaipur,
married in Latoti, Marwar to Kunwar Abhimanu Singh, and has issue.
- Kunwarani Bhawna Ranawat, born in Jaipur, married
in Khejarla, Marwar, to Kunwar Nikkitesh Singh.
- Baisa Tripti Ranawat, born in Jaipur.
- Thakur Dhirendra Singh Ranawat, married Thakurani
Madhu Singh, and has issue.
- Kunwar Harshranwat Singh Ranawat B.Com., M.B.A.,
born 3rd October 1983 in Udaipur.
- Kunwar Shakti Singh Ranawat, born 10th December
- Kunwarani Jyoti Kanwar, married Kunwar Praveen
son of Thakur Madan Singhji of Bhev in
Sirohi, and has issue.
- Thakurani Anuradha Kanwar married Thakur Ranveer
Singh Rathore of Kanota, Jaipur.
- Thakur Raghubir Singh Ranawat B.A., married Thakurani
Arjun Rajvi of Hanumangarh, and had issue. He died 1998.
- Rani Meena Kanwar, married 10th
December 1981, Maharaj Shri Abhimanyu Singhji Sahib of Bambolia in Kotah, and has issue, three
- Capt. Kunwar Ravindra Singh Ranawat, Regiment of
Artillery; Commandant Home Guards, Rajasthan.
- Kunwar Anil Singh Ranawat, Rajasthan Tourism.
- Thakurani Rajshri Ranawat, married Mr. Rajendra
Kachchawa, a hotelier in New York, USA.
- Thakur Rajendra Singh Ranawat, married to a Rajawat
lady of Ranoli, and had issue.
- Kunwar Subhash Singh, he was adopted by his aunt
Baijilalsa of Raja Durjan Singh Sahib of Jaoli,
wife of Thakur Guman Singh Sahib of Kankarwa, and succeeded there
as Thakur Sahib Subhash Singh Ranawat (qv)
- Thakur Janardan Singh Ranawat
- Thakur Niranjan Singh Ranawat, married to a Rathore
lady from Kushalgarh in Banswara
- Thakur Vibhuti Singh Ranawat, married to a Rathore
lady from Ras in Ajmer.
- Wing Commander Thakur Hargobind Singh Ranawat,
to a Parmar lady from Nahan in Himachal Pradesh, and has issue.
- Maj. Kuwar
Yashwant Singh Ranawat, maried to Shekhawat lady from Sikar.
- Kumari Pratibha Singh, married to Lt.-Col. Bhanu
Pratap Singh Rathore of Para.
- Thakurani Mohan Kanwar, married Thakur Sahib Maan
Singhji of Thikana Baghpura in Mewar, and has issue.
- Thakur Bhawani Singh Ranawat, R.A.S, born 1907,
College, Agra (B.A., LL.B.), Secretary to the Government of
Rajasthan for Public Health and Education, Finance and Revenue and
Railways 1948/1954, Commissioner of Udaipur 1954/1957; married
Ranawat, born 1916, died 2007, daughter of Thakur Chaudhary Hardayal
Singh (Rawalot Bhati) Dhoom-Dadri, and
had issue. He died 1957.
- Dr Saroj Singh (Mrs. Saroj Panwar), educated at
Medical College, Jaipur; D.C. Path, Senior Medical Officer, Indian
Railways (Retd). First Rajput lady doctor from
Rajasthan; married Mr. Udaiveer Singh Panwar of Boom, Haryana, died
Alumni of Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore; Retd. Chief
Administrator, Northern Railways. Twice awarded the President’s
Commendation for distinguished services to the nation. Chief, Diesel
Component Works, Patiala. Forwarded on deputation to the Government of
Phillippines and Zimbabwe for development of their national
railworks. Introduced the first diesel engine to the Indian Railways in
1962, and had issue.
- Aprajita Panwar (Mrs. Aprajita Rana), B.E.
(Elec.), M.B.A., Lecturer in Business
Administration, DAB University, Indore; married Mr. Sumit
Rana (IIT-Delhi, Computer).
- Ashish Panwar, educated at Mayo College,
Rajasthan (M.A. (Eng), B.H.M.); employed in Dubai, married Mrs. Utpala
Chauhan, and has issue.
- Col.Thakur Ran Vijay Singh Ranawat, 2 & 3,
of the Guards,
Provost-Marshal, Corps of Military Police; married to a Rajawat lady of
Soda, Sawai Madhopur; and had issue.
- Kunwar Rohit Singh Ranawat, educated at Mayo
Ajmer, Rajasthan; involved in business in
Kathmandu, Nepal; married Mrs. Julia Ranawat, Legal Administrator for
- Bhanwar Francisco Vijay Singh Ranawat
- Kunwarani Ronilla Singh Ranawat, married to Kunwar
Dr. Pritipal Singh Sodha of Amarkot,
Sindh, Pakistan; and has
issue, two sons.
- Bhanwar Bhawani Singh Sodha
- Bhanwar Shivdan Singh Sodha
- Thakur Dr. Ran Vikram Singh Ranawat, MD (General
Medicine & Therapeutics), educated at Sawai
Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur (1965) and R.N.T. Medical College,
Udaipur (1969, MD-Medicine), St Xavier’s School, Jaipur; Ex-Assoc.
Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya; presently in
practice at Dubai, UAE; married to Thakurani Dr. Bharti Ranawat, and
- Kunwar Dr. Nishant Singh Ranawat, M.R.C.P.
M.D. (Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Vascular and Interventional
Radiology); educated at St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur; Mayo
College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
(1991), Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur (1998), Guys & St.
Thomas’ Hospital, London, U.K.; Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn,
St Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J., Case Western
Reserve University (Neurology), University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center (Vascular neurology) and University of Minnesota
(Vascular and Interventional Radiology); presently has
taken up a position as resident in internal medicine at SUNY, Brooklyn
in NY; married Kunwarani Dr. Jaya Ranawat B.D.S. (née Kumari
Shah), daughter of Shri Surendra Kumar Shah, LLB, legal advisor to the
Times of India group, and of Jagmanpur
- Kunwar Dr. Jayant Singh Ranawat, Fellow of the
Internal Medicine, U.S.; Hepatology Fellow, University of Indiana,
Indianapolis, IN.; educated at St Xavier’s School, Jaipur; Mayo
College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
(1992), Pirogov Medical Institute, Vinnitsa, Ukraine; Rosalind Franklin
University/Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL; is presently a
practicing internist in Orlando, Florida; married Dr. Khushboo
Pundir of Faridabad, and has issue.
- Bhanwar Baisa Miraya Ranawat
- Bhawar Baisa Suhana Ranawat, born 2009.
- Wg. Cdr. Thakur Ranveer Singh Ranawat (Retd.),
2218 Sqn “Desert Tigers”, educated at Defence Services Staff College,
Wellington; NDA, Khadakvasla,
Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMCOL), Deheradun. President’s
Silver Medal for the Best Cadet at RIMCOL. Presently proprietor of a
Jodhpur, married Thakurani Pavitra Jadaun, and has issue.
- Kunwar Dushyant Singh Ranawat, B. Com. (topped JNV
University, Jodhpur), M. Tech. (Computers-Australia), Assistant
Executive Manager, Barclays Bank,
Singapore; married a Rathore lady from Peelwa, Jodhpur.
- Kunwar Dhritiman Singh Ranawat, CA, Hyderabad.
- Brig. Thakur Ransher Singh Ranawat (Retd), Kirti
Chakra, Sena Medal 9; a graduate of Sainak School, Chittaurgarh and
National Defence Academy,
Khadakvasla; he was commissioned on 9th June 1968 into the Brigade of
Guards, and since then Brig. Ranawat
has held various instructional and staff appointments during his last
years of service. He commanded an elite Guards Mechanised Battalion and
the 12th RR Sector (Badgam) in Jammu and Kashmir. He also commanded an
Infantry Brigade in Rajasthan. Before becoming the Deputy-Director
General of the National Cadet Corps
(Uttaranchal & UP), he was the Deputy DG NCC at the NCC Directorate
of West Bengal and Sikkim in Kolkata. During the 1971 Indo-Pak war
(Bangladeh War-Sylhet sector), Brig Ranawat served in the eastern
sector where he was awarded Kirti Chakra as well as Sena
bravery, married to Thakurani Nilesh Gaur of Parsindi, Bihar, and
- Kunwar Digvijay Singh Ranawat, Rajasthan tours,
Udaipur; married in Vancouver, Canada, Kunwarani Laila Rathore
- Kunvarani Vaishali Chauhan, married to
Mr. Amit Chauhan in London, and has issue.
- Aryaan Chauhan
- Yuvaan Chauhan
- Kunwar Randeep Singh, adopted by the Thakur Saheb of
- Thakur Sahib GUMAN SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Kankarwa
-/1971, married 1stly, Baiji Lal (name
unknown), married 2ndly, Baiji Lal Arjun Kanwar [Thakurani Sahiba
Arjun Kanwar of Kankarwa], daughter of Rao Bahadur Raja Durjan
Singhji of Jaoli in Alwar, and had
daughter. He died
- Chandra Kanwar Baisa (by Thakurani Arjun Kanwar), died in
- Thakur Sahib SUBHASH SINGH RANAWAT, Thakur Sahib of
Kankarwa (see above)
The help of Kunwar Dr. Nishant Singh Ranawat is gratefully