KHAIRIGARH-SINGHAI

 

KHAIRIGARH-SINGHAI (Taluk)

 

AREA: xx REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: xx
LOCATION: Oudh (Kheri
Distt.)
DYNASTY: Kacchawa RELIGION: Hindu
PRESENT RULER:
Raja
AKSHAY
BIKRAM
SHAH
, Talukdar of Khairigarh-Singhai since October 2000. (The
Palace, Singhai, District Lakhimpur-Kheri, U.P., India)  or
(Singhai
House, 16 Mohini Road, Dalanvalla, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India)

born 25th January 1977 in Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, educated at Doon
School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal; married 16th February 2010 at Dehra
Dun, Kumari Radhika Singh, daughter of Kunwar Ranvijai Singh, and his
wife, Kunwar Rani Getteswari Kumari of Rohit
Thikana in Rajasthan.

PREDECESSORS and SHORT
HISTORY: 
The family claims descent from the Surajbansi
Khattriya Kings of
Ajudhia. The ancestors of Raja Dip Shah were settled in Nepal at Doti.
He was expelled from Nepal in 1790 and on coming
to Oudh, he attempted to settle in Khairigarh Pargana which was then
ruled by Banjara chieftains. At first be failed to get a foothold there
but eventually he succeeded in defeating the Banjaras and establishing
himself not only in that Pargana but also in parts of Bhur. In 1821,
Raja Ganga Ram Shah, one of the ten sons of Raja Dip Shah, conquered
Kanchanpur Pargana in the Terai tract at the foot of the mountains
which had been annexed by the British in 1815 after the Nepal War under
the treaty of Sigauli and given to the Nawab Wazir of Oudh in 1816 in
satisfaction of a debt of one million sterling. On the annexation of
Oudh, Khairigarh and Kanchanpur were settled in 1856 with Raja Randhwaj
Shah. The second summary settlement which took place between 1858 and
1859 after the rebellion of 1857, was also made with him. The Raja
received
a vernacular sanad for the two ilaqas from Lord Canning, the then
Governor General of India at the darbar held by him at Lucknow on
26th October 1859. Rulers
were….

 

  • Raja DIP SHAH, Raja
    of Khairigarh, son of Raja Krishna Shah, Raja of Doti in
    Nepal; married and had
    issue, ten sons.

    • Kunwar Maharaj Shah, married and had issue, three sons.
      • Raja Hansdhwaj Shah (qv)
    • Raja Ganga Ram Shah (qv)
  • Raja HANSDHWAJ SHAH,
    Raja of Khairigarh, married and had issue.

    • Kunwar Lal Bahadur Shah
  • Raja GANGA RAM SHAH,
    Raja of Khairigarh, married and had issue.

    • Raja Randhwaj Shah (qv)
    • Kunwar Jang Bahadur Shah, married and had issue. He died
      1895.

      • Raja Prithvi Dhwaj Shah (qv)
      • Kunwar Dillipat Shah, married and had issue. He died
        30th December 1950.

        • Kunwar Upendra Bahadur Shah
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba Kacchawatji
      of Khairigarh], married Raja Bahadur Suraj Baksh Singh Sahib of Kasmanda.
    • Raja RANDHWAJ SHAH,
      Raja of Khairigarh -/1866, married and had issue. He died
      18th
      December 1866.

      • Raja Indra Bikram Shah (qv)
    • Raja INDRA BIKRAM SHAH, Raja of Khairigarh 1866/1885,
      married 1stly, Rani Surat
      Kunwar (see below), born 1866, died 1936, daughter of
      Thakur Bhup Shah of Achan in
      Nepal, married 2ndly, Rani Subhadra Devi, died 22nd August 1942,
      married 3rdly, Rani
      Rajendra Lakshmi,
      died 1922. He died sp 26th November 1885 (#1),
      succeeded
      by
      his
      first
      cousin, who was his nearest living male relative.
  • Raja PRITHVI DHWAJ SHAH,
    Raja of Khairigarh 1885/1909, married and had issue.
    He died 1909.

    • Raja Pratap Bikram Shah (qv)
  • Rani Surat Kunwar,
    Taluqdarani of Khairigarh 1909/1936,
    born 1866, daughter of
    Thakur Bhup Shah of Achan in
    Nepal, married (as his first wife), Raja Prithvi Dhwaj Shah (see
    above). She died sp 1936.
    • Rani Subhadra Devi,
      Taluqdarani of Khairigarh 1936/1942,
      married (as his second wife), Raja Prithvi Dhwaj Shah (see above). She
      died sp 22nd August 1942.
  • Raja PRATAP BIKRAM SHAH,
    Raja of Khairigarh 1942/1964, born 1898, married 1914,
    Maharajkumari
    Bhuvan Rajya Lakshmi Devi, born 1900, daughter of HH Shri Tin Maharaja
    Dev Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal,
    and had issue, three children. He died 1964 in Lucknow.

    • Raja Luv Shah (qv)
    • Rajkumar Kush Shah, born 1917, died 1947.
    • Rajkumari Gita Devi, born in 1926, married Lt. General
      (retd.) Rajkumar
      Jasbir Singh of Jind, born in 1926,
      Military
      Secretary to the Government of India, retired from the Indian Army in
      1984,
      and had issue. She died in November 2005 (Dehra Dun,
      India)
  • Raja LUV SHAH, Raja
    of Khairigarh 1964/1988, born 20th February 1915, married
    1stly, a sister
    of Raja Dinesh Singh of Kalakankar,
    married
    2ndly, Rani Meenakshi Devi, born 22nd October 1926, daughter of Kanwar
    Badri Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
    He died 5th May 1988 at Lucknow.

    • Raja Arya Shah (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Rajkumari Bibhu Shah [HH Maharani Bibhu Kumari Devi of
      Tripura] (by 2nd
      wife), born 28th June 1944 in Mussorie, Uttar Pradesh, B.A., educated
      at
      I.T. College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, MP and Minister of State, married
      HH Maharaja Kirit Vikram Kishore Deb Burman Manikya Bahadur of Tripura
      and has issue.
    • Rajkumari Bibha Shah (by 2nd wife), born 2nd March 1947
      at Lucknow,
      educated
      at Loreto Convent, Lucknow and graduated from Loreto Convent College,
      Lucknow;
      married February 1979 at Lucknow, Thakur Ranvir Singh Chauhan
      (originally
      from Khilchipur, M.P., but his ancestors settled in Kotah, Rajasthan),
      a
      producer of documentary films, and has issue, two children, a son and a
      daughter.

      • Kunwar Manuraj Singh Chauhan, born
        22nd
        December
        1979 at Lucknow, married 23rd January 2007, Kuwarani Pallavi Singh,
        born 22nd June 1980, daughter of Rajkumar Prithvi Singh of Garrauli.
      • Kumari Minakshi Devi Singh, born 22nd
        November 1982 at Lucknow, married 10th February 2008 at Lucknow, Gaurav
        Agarwal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arun Agarwal of Lucknow.
    • Rajkumari Vibhuti Shah (by 2nd wife) [Kanwar Rani Vibhuti
      Singh of
      Jubbal],
      born 23rd February 1951 at Lucknow, educated at Loreto Convent School,
      Lucknow, and graduated from Loreto Convent College, Lucknow; contested
      the District Simla Zila Parishad election in December 1995 from
      Kedi-Kupvi
      ward in Tehsil Chopal (now in Southern Jubbal State) and defeated her
      opponent
      by a record margin of 8,352 votes, a member for 5 years, up to December
      2000, married 12th December 1976 at Lucknow, U.P., Kanwar Uday Singh of
      Jubbal
      and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Raja ARYA SHAH,
    Raja of Khairigarh 1988/2000, born 13th July 1941 in Lucknow,
    educated at Welham
    Boys School,
    Dehra
    Dun, Uttaranchal, and at Doon School, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal till 1959,
    graduated in 1963, from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University,
    married
    1971 at Lucknow, Rani Usha Kumari, died 1995, daughter of late Maharaj
    Narpat
    Singh
    of Banswara, and his wife, Rani
    Shukla Kumari, and had
    issue.
    He died October 2000.

    • Raja Akshay Bikram Shah (qv)
    • Rajkumari Yamini Kumari, married Rajkumar Vikram Singh of
      Luni in Jodhpur.
  • Raja AKSHAY BIKRAM SHAH,
    Raja of Khairigarh (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Rai Bahadur Kunwar Bam Bahadur Shah, born 1868, educated at
    Canning College, Lucknow; an Administrator and Honorary Magistrate
    exercising jurisdiction within the limits of the Khairigarh estate, in
    recognition of his public services the title of Rai Bahadur, as a
    personal distinction, was conferred on him in December 1911, on the
    occasion of the Delhi Durbar.
  • Kunwar Badri Shah, married 1979, Kumari Sarochi Kumari,
    daughter of Kanwar Narendra Singh of Sirmur, and his wife, Kumari
    Surendra Kumari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.

    • Siddarth Vikram Shah, born 7th April
      1981.
    • Kumari Shriya Kumari, born 1985.
  • a Kumari of Khairigarh, married Raja Balbir Sen,
    74th Raja of Keonthal, and had issue.

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