KHAIRAGARH

 

KHAIRAGARH (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 2,411 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 102,300Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Naagvanshi RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 166,138 (1892)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja
Shri RAVINDRA
BAHADUR SINGH
, 4th and present Raja Saheb of Khairagarh (Kamal
Niwas, Khairagarh, Chattisgarh,
India)

 

 

born 1940, Member of the Executive Committee of Rajkumar
College at Raipur, married and has issue.

  • Yuvaraj Shri Deovrat Singh, educated at Rajkumar College,
    Raipur; Member of the Rajya Sabha,
    M.L.A. (Madhya Pradesh) for two terms.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Khairagarh
was originally
a Jagir (or Zamindari), but it was elevated to a Princely State in
1898.
The Rajas of Khairagarh are related to the Rajas of Chhota-Nagpur. The
rulers of Khairagarh claim descent from the ancient royal family of
Garha Mandla. The
rulers
were….

Lal FATEH SINGH,
Thakur Saheb of Khairagarh 1833/1874 (deposed)

Lal UMRAO SINGH, Thakur
Saheb of Khairagarh 1874/1891, died 19th February 1891 (#1).

    1. Raja KAMAL NARAYAN SINGH,
      Thakur Saheb of Khairagarh 1891/1898 and 1st Raja Saheb of Khairagarh
      1898/1908, born 1867 (#1),
      succeeded to the gadi as
      Zamindar on 19th February 1891,
      he was granted the title of Raja
      as a Hereditary distinction in 1898, married and had issue. He died 7th
      October 1908.

      • Raja Lal Bahadur Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumari Bhuvaneshwari Kumari, married Raja Bahadur Ram
        Gopal Singh of Manda in the United
        Provinces.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Shri Kharag Jung
        Bahadur Rana, son of Cdg. Gen. Maharajkumar Padma Jung Bahadur Rana
        (see Lambjung and Kaski).

 

    1. Raja LAL BAHADUR SINGH,
      2nd Raja Saheb of Khairagarh 1908/1918, born June 1889, formally
      installed 13th December 1912, married a daughter of Cdg. Gen.
      Maharajkumar Padma Jung Bahadur Rana (see Lambjung and Kaski),
      and had issue. He died October
      1918.

      • Maj. Raja Bahadur Birendra Bahadur Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumar Bikram Bahadur Singh, born December 1915,
        educated at Rajkumar
        College, Raipur; was the first Officer of
        Imperial Police (Scotland Yard, England); married Rajkumari Brijraj
        Kanwar, daughter of Rawal Harnath Singhji Bahadur
        of Dundlod,
        and his wife, Rani
        Sireh Kanwar,
        and had issue.

        • Kunwarani Jagriti Kumari,
          married
          14th December 1978,
          Kunwar Lakshman Singh of Raghogarh,
          and has issue.

 

    1. Maj. Raja Bahadur BIRENDRA
      BAHADUR SINGH
      , 3rd Raja Saheb of Khairagarh 1918/- , born 9th
      November
      1914
      and succeeded 22nd October 1918, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur
      (Diploma
      1932), Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and Mayo College, Ajmer;
      M.L.A. (Madhya Pradesh) for four terms, married
      Rani Padmavati Devi, born 17th July 1918 in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh,
      daughter of Raja Bahadur Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh of Pratapgarh,
      and
      had issue.

      • Raja Ravindra Bahadur Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumar
        Shivendra
        Bahadur Singh, born 7th January 1943 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, B.A.,
        educated
        at Doon School, Dehradun and Bombay University, Bombay; elected to the
        Lok Sabha for three terms, agriculturist,
        Political and Social worker, Musician and Management Consultant,
        married
        19th April 1968, Kumari Geeta Devi, born 1946, State Social Welfare
        Minister, daughter of Rajkumar Chandra Bhan Singh of Kashipur, and his wife, Rajkumar Rani
        Rashal Manjari Devi, and
        had issue, two sons. He
        died 1998. (Lal Niwas, P.O. Dungargarh,
        Distt.
        Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh)

        • Kunwar Bhawani Bahadur Singh
      • Rajkumari Indira Devi, died young.
      • Rani Sharda Kumari, married 5th
        February 1955, Rawal
        Chakrapani Singh of Bissau, and has
        issue.

 

  1. Raja RAVINDRA BAHADUR SINGH,
    4th Raja Saheb of Khairagarh (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kumari Rashmi Devi
  • Shri Lal Shankar Bahadur Singh, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Raipur; represented the University
    Lawn Tennis Team which visited Sri Lanka in
    1950.
  • Rajkumar Shatrushal Bahadur Singh, married Rajkumari Jyotee
    Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Sajjansinhji
    Naharasinhji of Chhota Udepur,
    and his wife, Rani Geeta Devi.

 

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