KHANETI

 

KHANETI (Princely State)

 

AREA: 49.2 km2 REVENUE: 7,000Rs ACCESSION: 
LOCATION: Shimla DYNASTY: Parihar RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES:  POPULATION: 2,575 (1901) CAPITAL: Deori

 

PRESENT RULER: Rana OMKAR
CHAND
, Rana
Sahib of Khaneti since 1998 (The Palace,
Deori,
Khaneti, District Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India)

born 24th February 1947 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and succeeded to
the throne on the death of his father on 2nd November 1998, educated at
Solan, married 7th May 1980, Kumari Ahilya Kumari [Rani Sahiba
Ahilya
Kumari of Khaneti], daughter of Major Kanwar Inder Singh of Koti, and his wife, Kanwarani Sita Devi,
and has issue, two sons.

  • Tikka Gaurav Chand ,
    born in February 1982, married in 2008, Kumari Madhvi Kumari (Tikkarani
    Madhvi Kumari of Khaneti), daughter of Kanwar Raj Pal Singh of Bashahr, and his wife, Kanwarani Romila
    Kumari, and has issue, a daughter.

    • Kumari Aprajita Kumari
  • Kanwar Saurav Singh, in born March 1984, presently (2007)
    undertaking an M.B.A. in Australia.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A
Shimla Hill state tributary to Bashahr, founded about the the 10th
century.
Rulers were….

  • Rana UGGAN CHAND,
    Rana of Khaneti, married and had issue.

    • Rana Sansar Chand of Karangla.
    • Rana Sabir Chand, married and had issue.
      • Several Generations
        • Rana Duni Chand of Khaneti
        • Rana Ahimal Singh of Kotgarh and Kotkhai.
    • Rana Jai Singh of Kumharsain.
    • …..

 

    • Rana TARA CHAND,
      Rana of Khaneti fl.1495

 

  • Rana BIR CHAND,
    Rana of Khaneti fl.1550
    • …..

 

    • Rana PARTAB CHAND,
      Rana of Khaneti

 

    • Rana RASAL CHAND,
      Rana of Khaneti 1802/1829, the state was overrun by the
      Gurkhas in 1803 until 1815, and during that time, the Rana was in self
      imposed exile at Bashahr; married and had issue. He died 1829.

      • Rana Nain Chand (qv)
      • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Chandra Kuar of
        Kotkhai], married Rana Bhagwan Singh
        of Kotkhai, and had issue.

 

    • Rana NAIN CHAND,
      Rana of Khaneti 1829/1858, married and had issue. He died
      1858.

      • Rana Saran Chand (qv)
      • Mian Puran Singh
      • Mian Bhagirat Singh
      • Mian Alam Singh

 

  • Rana SARAN CHAND,
    Rana of Khaneti 1858/1888 ,
    married and had issue. He
    died 1888.

    • Rana Lal Chand (qv)
    • Mian Zalim Singh, born 1864, Regent for his brother
      1888/1898
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Thakur Narindar
      Singh of Delath, and had issue.
    • Rana LAL CHAND,
      Rana of Khaneti 1888/1899, born 1861, of unsound mind, the
      state was
      under
      the control of his brother, married and had issue. He died 1899.

      • Rana Amogh Chand (qv)
      • Kumari Kamla Kumari, married Rana Jai Singh of Kotkhai,
        and had issue.

 

    • Rana AMOGH CHAND,
      Rana of Khaneti 1899/1961 ,
      born 1891, educated at
      Aitchison College,
      Lahore; married seven wives, and had issue, eight children. He died
      1961.

      • Rajkumar Bahadur Chand
      • Rajkumari Gajgamini,
        married into Isanagar (Isengarh).
      • Rana Krishan Chand (qv)
      • Rajkumar Tilak Raj Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kumari Kiran Bala Kumari, married Kanwar Pradyuman
          Singh of Kotkhai.
        • Kumari Vijay Jyoti Kumari, born 14th September 1971 in
          Khaneti, married 18th February 1994 in Junga, Raja Veer Vikram Sen of Keonthal, and has issue.
      • Rajkumari Sharda Devi, married Rana Raghubir Singh of Sangri.
      • Rajkumar Vikram Singh, married (a), Rajkumarani Vidhya
        Devi,
        daughter of Kanwar Katar Singh of Jubbal,
        married (b), Rajkumarani Maheshwari Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Durga
        Singh of Jubbal.
      • Rajkumar (name unknown)
        Singh
      • Rajkumari Sumitra Kumari

 


  • Rana KRISHAN CHAND
    , Rana of Khaneti
    1961/1998,
    born 1921, installed
    on the gaddi in 1962, educated at the Dharamsala College,
    married Rani Devendra
    Kumari , daughter
    of Kanwar Shiv Singh
    of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Surti
    Devi , daughter
    of Kanwar Gulab
    Singh of Jubbal, and had issue, eleven
    children. He died 2nd
    November
    1998.

    • Tikka (now the Rana Sahib) Omkar Chand (qv)
    • Raj Kumar Someshwar Singh, born 1951, educated at Solan,
      obtained a
      degree
      as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and is an agriculturist, married in June
      1984,
      Kumari Vidya Kumari, daughter of Mian Kaur Singh of Jubbal, and his
      wife, Kanwarani Chandra Kanta, and has
      issue, two sons.

      • Kunwar Anirudh Singh, born in February 1987.
      • Kunwar Aditya Singh
    • Raj Kumari Chandra Prabha Kumari, born 1953, married
      1968, Thakur Vijay
      Chand of Beja State.
    • Raj Kumar Verinder Singh, born 1956, educated at Solan,
      married 7th
      April
      1987, Kumari Sarla Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Devi Singh of Kashu in
      Theog, and his wife, Kanwarani Satya Devi.
    • Raj Kumari Sneh Prabha Kumari, born 1957, married,
      Kanwar Surinder Singh of Jubbal,
      born
      1953, and has issue, three daughters.
    • Raj Kumari Kanti Prabha Kumari, born 1957, married 1985,
      Lieutenant
      Kanwar
      Lalit Kumar Singh of Manswal, and has issue, one daughter.

      • Kumari Ganeshwari Kumari, born 1987.
    • Raj Kumar Bhuvaneshwar Singh, born 1960, educated at
      Deori, married and has issue, two sons.
    • Raj Kumari Kirti Prabha Kumari, born 1963.
    • Raj Kumari Shashi Prabha Kumari, born 1967, married and
      has issue, two sons.
    • Raj Kumar Bhopinder Singh, born 1968, educated at Deori,
      married and has issue, two daughters.

      • Kumari Geetanjali Kumari
      • Kumari Nandini Kumari
    • Raj Kumar Lokinder Singh, born 1973, educated at
      Chandigarh Khalsa College, married and has issue.

      • Kunwar Aryavir Singh
  • Rana OMKAR CHAND,
    Rana of Khaneti (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kumari
    Rajeshwari
    Kumari, married Kanwar Kuldeep Singh of Jubbal,
    born 1962, and has issue, two sons.

 

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