KHETRI

 

KHETRI (Thikana)

 

 

AREA: xx km2 REVENUE:  ACCESSION: 1954
STATE: Jaipur DYNASTY: Shekhawat RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER: VACANT

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
estate was founded
in 1742, and is the second largest Thikana in Jaipur after Sikar,
and is related
to the families of Harina, Alsisar, Badangarh and Arooka. Estate
holders
were…

  • Thakur KISHAN SINGH,
    1st Thakur of Khetri 1742/1745, born 1709, married three wives, and had
    issue, eight sons. He
    died
    1745.

    • Thakur Bhopal Singh (qv)
    • Raja Bagh Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Pahar Singh of Alsisar,
      Heerwa,
      Badangarh and Arooka. He was killed by
      his older brother in or about
      1771.
    • Kunwar Dalel Singh, died young.
    • Kunwar Bhawani Singh, died young.
    • Kunwar Bhao Singh, died young.
    • Kunwar Pratap Singh, died young.
    • Kunwar Jaswant Singh, died young.
    • Kumari (name unknown) [Maharani Sahiba Shekhawatji
      of Jodhpur], married Maharaja Bijay Singh of Jodhpur.
  • Thakur BHOPAL SINGH,
    2nd Thakur of Khetri 1745/1771, born 1735, granted a mansab
    of 1000 in 1756,
    later raised to 1250, he constructed the Khetri Mahal, married
    1stly, the daughter of Thakur Amar Singh Nirban of Jasrapur, married
    2ndly, Thakurani Suraj Kanwar, she committed sati in 1771, daughter of Thakur
    Jait Singh of Auwa, and his second wife,
    Thakurani Amba
    Kanwar, married 3rdly, Thakurani Tanwariji, married 4thly, Thakurani
    Chandrawatiji, married 5thly, Thakurani Jodhiji. He died sp
    in 1771.
  • Raja BAGH SINGH,
    3rd Raja of Khetri 1771/1800, granted the title of Raja by
    Madhoji Scindia,
    married Rani Mertaniji, daughter of Thakur Karni Ram Meertia of Bhikha
    Mather, and had issue. He died 1800.

    • Kunwar Hari Singh, adopted by Thakur Pahar Singh but
      killed
      while young by his own father in about
      1771.
    • Thakur Abhai Singh (qv)
  • Raja ABHAI SINGH,
    4th Raja of Khetri 1800/1826, born 1769, the title of Raja
    is confirmed by the Maharaja
    of Jaipur, he was granted the pargana of Kotputli in 1806, married
    1stly,
    Rani Gulab Kanwar, daughter of Rajshri Thakur Sawai Singh of Pokhran, married
    2ndly,
    Rani Swaroop Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Shiv Singh of Auwa, and his first wife, Thakurani Ratan
    Kanwar, and had
    issue. He died 2nd November 1826.

    • Raja Bakhtawar Singh (by 1st wife) (qv)
  • Raja BAKHTAWAR SINGH,
    5th Raja of Khetri 1826/1829, born 1790, married 1stly, Rani
    Bhatianiji, married 2ndly, Rani Bhatianiji, married 3rdly,
    daughter of Rawat
    Sardar Singh of Salumber, she
    committed sati,
    and had issue. He
    died
    31st December 1829.

    • Raja Shivnath Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji) (qv)
  • Raja SHIVNATH SINGH,
    6th Raja of Khetri 1829/1843, born 1826, married 1841, the
    daughter of
    Thakur Gulab Singh of Kesroli in Alwar, and had issue. He died 18th
    January
    1843.

    • Rajkumari Rukmani Kumari, born 1842, married Rajkumar
      Bhawani Singh of Narsinghgarh, and
      had issue.
    • Raja Fateh Singh (qv)
  • Raja FATEH SINGH,
    7th Raja of Khetri 1843/1870, born 12th February 1843,
    he was given full administrative powers on 12th August 1861, married
    1stly, 1860
    at Diggi, Rani Chand Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Kushal Singhji of Auwa,
    married 2ndly, Rani Jodhiji, daughter of Thakur Hari Singh of Nima,
    married 3rdly, Rani Jodhiji, daughter of Raja Zorawar Singh of Bhinai, and had adoptive issue.
    He died spl on 30th November 1870 at Delhi, and was cremated at
    Khetri.

    • Kumari (name unknown) (by a concubine), married
      1879, Rao Raja Mool
      Singh of Jodhpur.
    • (A) Raja Ajit Singh
      Bahadur
      (qv)
  • Raja AJIT SINGH Bahadur,
    8th Raja of Khetri
    1870/1901, born 16th October 1861 at
    Alsisar as Kunwar Ajit Singh, son of Thakur
    Chattu Singh of Alsisar, and his wife,
    the daughter of the Thakur of Nimaj in Jodhpur, married 1876,
    Rani Champawatiji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Devi Singh of Auwa,
    died 16th May 1904 (1908), and had issue. He died 18th January 1901 at
    Sikandra,
    and was cremated at Mathura.

    • Raja Shri Jai Singh Sahib (qv)
    • HH Rani Suraj Kanwar [Surya Kumari], born 16th September
      1882, married
      1894, HH Svasti
      Shri
      Rajadhiraja Sahib Umaid Singhji II Bahadur of Shahpura, and had issue.
      She died 8th August 1913 at Shahpura.
    • Yuvrani Chandra Kumari, born 17th January 1889, married
      1903, Yuvraj Man
      Singh of Pratapgarh.
  • Raja
    Shri JAI SINGH Bahadur
    , 9th Raja of Khetri 1901/1910, born 26th
    January
    1893 at Agra, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer 1904/1910, he dedicated
    the Ajit Singh Hospital in memory of his father in 1905; invested with
    the sacred thread (yajnopavita)
    in 1908; he bequeathed 50,000Rs to charity, which enabled the enlarging
    of the Jai Singh High School in Khetri. He died sp of tuberculosis 30th March 1910
    at Jaipur.
  • Raja Shri AMAR SINGH
    Bahadur
    , 10th Raja of Khetri 1911/1927, born 27th September
    1898, son of Thakur
    Jaswant Singh of Alsisar, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married
    1stly, Rani Jhaliji, married 2ndly, Rani Jhaliji, married 3rdly, Rani
    Chauhaniji, married 4thly, Rani Champawatiji,
    and died sp 6th May 1927 at Jaipur.
  • Raja Shri SARDAR SINGH
    Bahadur
    , 11th Raja of Khetri 1927/1987, born 16th March 1920,
    educated
    at Mayo College,
    Ajmer, M.A. (Cantab), Bar-at-Law, Member of the Jaipur Legislative
    Council
    1945, the Constituent Assembly 1947/1950, the Provisional Parliament
    1950/1952
    and the Rajya Sabha 1952/1956, secretary to the Maharaja of Jaipur,
    Indian
    Ambassador to Laos in 1959, married 25th November 1948 (div.), Rani
    Bhuvan
    Laxmi Devi, daughter of Supradipta Manyabara Lt.Gen. Maharajkumar
    Singha Shumsher
    Jung Bahadur
    Rana of Nepal, and
    his wife, Rani Tara Rajya Lakshmi Devi, daughter of
    HH Maharaja
    Dhiraj
    Prithvi Bir Bikram of Nepal. He died sp 23rd February 1987 (#1).

 

 

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