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)


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