KANOTA (Thikana)



    STATE: Jaipur DYNASTY: Rathore (Champawat clan) RELIGION: Hindu


    , 5th and present Thakur Saheb of Kanota since 1977.


    born 1937, co-author of `Reversing the Gaze’, a book based on
    the famous
    diary of Thakur Amar Singh of Kanota, he was awarded the Maharaja Sawai
    Singh Award, 27th October 2001; he married Thakurani Narendra Kanwar,
    daughter of Gogawat Rao Bhagwat Singh of Duni, and
    has issue, two sons and five daughters.

    • Baiji Lal Krishna Kumari, born 8th March 1960, married
      1981, Khangarot Kunwar Yudhbir Singh, son of Rawal Ajit Singh of Jobner.
    • Baiji Lal Vijai Kumari, born 26th April 1963, married 1982,
      Naruka Kunwar Karan Singh, son of Thakur Bhim Singh of Mahru.
    • Kunwar Man Singh, born 16th February 1965, married
      Kunwarani Ila Kumari, died 1988, daughter of Col. Mahendra Singh of
    • Baiji Lal Uma Kumari, born 28th August 1967, married 1988,
      Hada Kunwar Jitendra Singh, son of Thakur Karan Singh of Pipalda.
    • Baiji Lal Marudhar Kanwar, born 5th February 1969.
    • Kunwar Prithvi Singh, born 18th January 1971, married
      February 1996.
    • Baiji Lal Madhu Kanwar, born 25th December 1972.



    The estate was founded
    in 1862. Estate holders were…

    • Thakur ZORAWAR SINGH, 1st Thakur of Kanota
      1862/1908, born 24th February 1827, son of Thakur Jivraj Singh
      of Peelwa,
      married 1stly, Thakurani Amrit Kanwar,
      daughter of Inda Thakur Pahar Singh of Jojiali,
      married 2ndly, Thakurani Raj Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Ratan
      Singh of Bhundana, and had issue, three sons and one daughter. He
      2nd February 1908.

      1. Thakur Narain Singh (by Thakurani Amrit Kanwar) (qv)
      2. Thakur Bhim Singh (by Thakurani Amrit Kanwar), born 18th
        January 1853, Deputy
        Inspector General of
        Police in Jaipur from 1881, married twice and had issue, two sons and
        two daughters. He died 19th

        1. Thakur Hem Singh, born 1876, died 1945.
        2. Thakur Gordhan Singh, died 1926.
        3. Thakurani Anand Kanwar, married Thakur Kesri Singhji of
          Achrol, and had issue, two
          sons and three
        4. Thakurani Lal Kanwar, married Ranawat Thakur Vijai
          Singh of Jhalamand.
      3. Thakur Gambhir Singh (by Thakurani Raj Kanwar), born 29th
        August 1863, married
        Kanwarani Pratap
        from Dego in Jaipur, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died
        3rd October 1900.

        • Thakur Tikam Singh, died 1911.
      4. Thakurani Shiv Kanwar [Dhap Kanwar] (by Thakurani Raj
        Kanwar), married Thakur
        Bahadur Singh of Mukangarh,
        and had issue.
    • Thakur NARAIN SINGH, 2nd Thakur of Kanota 1908/1924
      , born January 1851, Chief of
      Police in
      State till 1924, married 1stly, Thakurani Jadav Kanwar, daughter of
      Nathawat Thakur Hanut Singh of Bhuteda, married 2ndly,
      Thakurani Saman Kanwar, daughter of Shekhawat Thakur Kishan Singh of
      Kachhore, and had issue, six sons and one daughter, all by second wife.
      He died
      September 1924.

      1. Maj.-Gen. Raja Bahadur Thakur Amar Singh (qv)
      2. Thakur Shivnath Singh (qv)
      3. Thakur Sardar Singh, born 5th June 1887, married a
        daughter of the
        of Bagoli (sister of his elder brother’s wife) and had issue, seven
        sons and two daughters. He died
        January 1955.

        1. Baiji Lal Laxman Kanwar, married Raja Kirti Singh of Kama.
        2. Baiji Lal Uchab Kanwar, married Kalyanot Thakur
          Girdhari Singh of Badiali.
      4. Thakur Barisal Singh, born 30th November 1890, married
        1stly, married in Bijwar Chauhans in the State of Alwar, married 2ndly,
        Kumbhawat lady from
        and had issue, two sons and a daughter. He died 4th July 1964.

        • Thakurani Rajendra Kanwar, married Thakur Hem Singh of Danta in Jaipur.
      5. Col. Thakur Keshri Singh, born 1st January 1892, educated
        at Mayo
        Ajmer (Class-Captain 1914/15), married 1stly, a Bhati lady from
        married 2ndly, a Nathawat lady from Ashti, and had issue, two sons and
        four daughters, by second wife. He died 3rd August

        1. Baiji Lal Kushal Kanwar, married Khangarot Thakur
          Raghunath Singh of Dudu.
        2. Rani Sugan Kunwar,
          married Shivbrahmpota Rao Hari Singh of Nindar,
        3. Baiji Lal Chatur Kanwar, married Thakur Karan Inder
          Singh of Mahilog.
        4. Baiji Lal Laxmi Kanwar
      6. Thakur Govind Singh, born 17th April 1894, married a
        Rajawat lady
        from Pathrej
        and had issue, four sons and two daughters. He died 6th June 1952.

        1. Baiji Lal Gopal Kanwar, married Naruka Thakur Bhawani
          Singh of Jagannathpura.
        2. Baiji Lal Madhav Kanwar, married Naruka Thakur Durjan
          Singh of Garhi.
      7. Kanwar Ishwari Singh
      8. Thakurani Chander Kanwari, married September 1902, Thakur
        Karan Singh
        of Garhi in Alwar.
    • Maj.-Gen. Raja Bahadur Thakur AMAR SINGH, 3rd Thakur
      of Kanota 1924/1942,
      Commander of the
      State Forces, born 25th July 1878 , married about 5th September 1901,
      Rasal Kanwar of Satheen, died 1945, and had issue, six daughters (five
      young). He died 2nd November 1942.

      • Baisa (name unknown), married Naruka Thakur
        Bhawani Singh of Garhi in Alwar.
    • Thakur SHIVNATH SINGH, 4th Thakur of Kanota
      1942/1977, born 20th January 1882,
      married 1stly,
      Thakurani Lad Kanwar, daughter of Shekhawat Thakur Phool Singh of
      died sp, married 2ndly,
      Ratan Kanwar Badgujar of Tashin in Alwar and had issue, one son and
      sixx daughters, all by 2nd
      He died 1977.

      1. Baiji Lal Ganga Kanwar, born 1923, married Rajawat Thakur
        Raghubir Singh, son of Thakur Nathu Singh of Pahadia.
      2. Baiji Lal Mohan Kanwar, born 1925, married Naruka Thakur
        Mohan Singh, son of Thakur Madhav Singh of Dhiptu.
      3. Baiji Lal Pane Kanwar [Thakurani Panney Kanwar of
        Alsisar], born 16th December 1927, married Thakur Arjun Singh of Alsisar,
        and had issue.
      4. Baiji Lal Gajender Kanwar, born 7th September 1929,
        married Naruka Thakur Udaibhan Singh, son of Thakur Arjun Singh of Garh
      5. Baiji Lal Budh Kanwar, born 1931, married Shekhawat
        Thakur Mahavir Singh of Kolida.
      6. Baiji Lal Gyan Kanwar, born 1933, married Khangarot
        Thakur Daulat Singh, son of Thakur Amar Singh of Sawarda.
      7. Thakur Mohan Singh (qv)
    • Thakur MOHAN SINGH, 5th Thakur of Kanota (see above)