KHILCHIPUR

 

KHILCHIPUR (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 707 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 60,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Khichi-Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 283 POPULATION: 31,143
(1901)
REVENUE: 110,000Rs

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Raja Rao
Bahadur PRIYAVRAT SINGH
, present Raja of Khilchipur since 31st
July 2006.

 

born 5th December 1977,
M.L.A., installed on the gaddi
on 14th August 2006, married 8th
December
2004 in Jaipur, HH Rani Vinati Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Saheb
Ambikapratap
Singhji of Banswara, and his wife,
Rani Saheb Shree Kumari, daughter of HH Maharaja Saheb Sumer Singhji of
Kishangarh, and has issue.

  • Rajkumari Vaibhavi Kumari, born 4th September 2007 in
    Jaipur.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Founded
in 1544 by Dewan Ugra Sen, a Khichi Rajput, a section of the great
Chauhan
clan, and who was forced by family dissensions to migrate from the
Khichi
capital
of Gagraun. A grant of land was subsequently made to him by the Mughal
Emperor, which included the adjoining Zirapur and Machalpur parganas,
later
a part of Indore state, and Shujalpur, later in Gwalior state.
They became tributary to Gwalior in 1793. The Rao Bahadur maintains a
military force of 45 cavalry, 202 infantry,
and 2 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 9 guns (as of 1892). Rulers
were…

  • Dewan ANUP SINGH,
    Dewan of Khilchipur 1679/1715
  • Dewan FATEH SINGH,
    Dewan of Khilchipur 1718/1738
  • ……
  • Dewan ABHAI SINGH,
    Dewan of Khilchipur 1770/1787, he lost some territories in 1770
    when he
    was forced to
    make terms with Maharaja Scindia.
  • Dewan DIP SINGH,
    Dewan of Khilchipur 1787/-
  • Dewan DURJAN SAL
    (by Rani Gauriji), Dewan of Khilchipur -/1819, married 1stly,
    Rani Rajawatiji, married 2ndly, Rani Umatiji. He died sp 1819.
  • Dewan BALWANT SINGH,
    Dewan
    of Khilchipur in 1819, he was placed on the throne by
    the mother and wife of the late Dewan, but an enquiry by the British
    authorities found Thakur Aman Singh to be more suitable, but because he
    was
    feuding with his relatives, his infant son was place on the throne
    instead.
  • Dewan SHER SINGH,
    Dewan of Khilchipur 1819/1868, born about 1814, son of Thakur
    Aman
    Singh, a nearer relative of Dewan Durjan Sal. He died 1868.
  • Rao Bahadur AMAR SINGHJI,
    Rao
    Bahadur of Khilchipur 1868/1899, born 1834,
    he succeeded his uncle to the gadi
    on 27th November
    1868 (#1), Rao
    Bahadur
    (Hereditary) [cr. xx.4.1873], he abolished all transit duties in the
    state in 1884,
    except
    those on opium; he married and had issue.

    • Rao Bahadur Bhawani Singh (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur BHAWANI SINGH,
    Rao
    of Khilchipur 1899/1908
  • Raja Rao Bahadur Sir
    DURJANSAL SINGH
    , Raja of Khilchipur
    1908/1942, born 26th
    August 1897 and
    succeeded 19th January 1908. Raja [cr.1928]. He died 1942.
  • HH Raja Rao Bahadur
    YASHODAR SINGH
    , Raja of Khilchipur
    1942/1961, born 1918,
    married
    HH Rani Saraswati Devi, daughter of Raja Bahadur Bhagwant Singh,
    Yuvaraj Saheb of Orchha, and had issue.
    He died 25th December 1961

    • Rajkumari Indu Kumari [Rani Indu Kumari of Rawatsar],
      married 25th February
      1963
      in Khilchipur, Wing Cdr. (retd.)
      Rawat
      Ghanshyam Singhji of Rawatsar, and
      has issue, two children.
    • Rajkumari Meenakshi Kumari, married the Late Rajkumar
      Sahib Arjun Singh of Barwari Bihar.
    • HH Raja Rao Bahadur Bhartendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Jaishree Kumari
      [Princess Pinky], born 28th May 1955 in Indore, married 10th November
      1981 in New Delhi, Maharaj Saheb Prithviraj Singhji, born 1955, son of
      HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sumar
      Singh
      Bahadur of Kishangarh,
      and has issue, two sons.

      • Rajkumar Kraturaj Singh, born 5th October 1985.
      • Rajkumar Adhiraj Singh, born 24th January 1991.
  • HH Raja Rao Bahadur
    BHARTENDRA SINGH
    , Raja of Khilchipur
    1961/-, born 9th April
    1945, married 20th May
    1970,
    Maharajkumari
    Gayatri Kumari [HH Rani Gayatri Kumari of Khilchipur, now Rajmata
    Gayatri Kumari], daughter of HH Maharaja
    Lokendra
    Krishan Singh Ju Dev of Datia, and had
    issue.

    • Maj. HH Raja Rao Bahadur Devvrat Singh (qv)
    • HH Raja Rao Bahadur Priyavrat Singh (qv)
  • Maj. HH Raja Rao Bahadur
    DEVVRAT SINGH
    , Raja of Khilchipur
    -/2006, born 21st
    January 1972, married 4th February 1999, HH Rani
    Yogeshwari
    Kumari, and had issue. He died of a brain haemorrhage on 31st July 2006
    in Ethiopia in Northern Africa, and was
    accorded a state funeral in India at Khilchipur.

    • Rajkumari Katyayni Kumari, born 2002.
  • HH Raja Rao Bahadur
    PRIYAVRAT SINGH
    , Raja of Khilchipur
    (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Rani Sev Kunwar, married (as his eleventh wife), Raja Bhim
    Singh I of Banera.
  • Rajkumar (name unknown), married Baiji Lal (name
    unknown
    ) Kumari, daughter of Raja
    Mangal Singh Bahadur of Bhinai.

 

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