KOTDA SANGANI

 

KOTDA SANGANI (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 233 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 67,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th February
1948
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Jadeja RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 9,240 (1921) VILLAGES: 20 REVENUE: 155,111Rs

 

PRESENT RULER: Thakore
Saheb
Shri (name unknown)

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
A
Fourth Class State in Kathiawar. The Ruling Family is an offshoot of
the Gondal
House. Kumbhoji I of Gondal had two sons, Sagramji and Sangoji, of whom
the former succeeded to the gaddi as the Ruler of Gondal, while
the latter received in appanage the village of Ardoi in 1654/1655.
Sangoji
conquered the neighbouring villages and raised his estate to the
position
of a Taluka. The name Sangani is derived from him. In concert with
Ranmalji
of Rajkot he conquered Sardhar. The State follows the rule of
primogeniture
in regard to succession. Jurisdictional Powers are… Civil: To the
extent
of 10,000Rs, Criminal:  Three years rigorous imprisonment and
fines
to the extent of 5,000Rs. The Thakor maintains a

military force of 8 cavalry, 142 infantry, and 4 guns (as of 1892).
Rulers were…..

    1. Thakore Saheb SANGOJI
      KUMBHOJI
      , 1st Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1655/1699, married and had issue. He
      died 1699.

      • Thakore Saheb Tejoji Sangoji (qv)
      • Kumar Togaji Sangoji, received and founded the Rajpara
        Taluka.
      • Kumar Hakoji Sangoji, received and founded the Bhadwa
        Taluka.

 

    1. Thakore Saheb TEJOJI
      SANGOJI
      , 2nd Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1699/-, married and had issue.

      • Thakore Saheb Jasaji Tejoji (qv)
      • Kumar Sartanji Tejoji, died 1755.
      • Thakore Saheb Devaji Tejoji (qv)

 

    1. Thakore Saheb JASAJI TEJOJI,
      3rd Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1727/1755, Jasaji and his
      brother,
      Sartanji
      conquered Kotda,
      and moved their capital there, but both died without issue and were
      succeeded
      by their younger brother Devaji. He died 1755.

 

    1. Thakore Saheb DEVAJI TEJOJI,
      4th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani in 1755, married and had issue.

      • Thakore Saheb Hothiji Devaji (qv)

 

    1. Thakore Saheb HOTHIJI
      DEVAJI
      , 5th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1755/1812, married and had
      issue. He died
      1812.

      • Thakore Saheb Bhojrajji Hothiji (qv)
      • Thakore Saheb Bamaniajji Hothiji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Bhagwanji Hothiji

 

    1. Thakore Saheb BHOJRAJJI
      HOTHIJI
      , 6th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1812/1825, died sp
      1825.

 

    1. Thakore Saheb BAMANIAJJI
      HOTHIJI
      , 7th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1825/1838, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakore Saheb Sabloji Bamaniajji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Veraji Bamaniaji

 

    1. Thakore Saheb SABLOJI
      BAMANIAJI
      , 8th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1838/1840, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakore Saheb Meroji Sabloji (qv)

 

    1. Thakore Saheb MEROJI
      SABLOJI
      , 9th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1840/1862, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakore Saheb Tajoji Meroji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Khengarji Meroji, received Bhagdadia and died sp.
      • Kumar Shri Merubha Meroji [Muluji], married and had issue.
        • Thakur Saheb Himatsinhji Merubha (qv)

 

    1. Thakur Saheb TAJOJI MEROJI,
      10th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1862/1879, married and had
      issue.
      He died 1879.

      • Thakore Saheb Mulvaji Tajoji (qv)

 

    1. Thakore Saheb MULVAJI
      TAJOJI
      , 11th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1879/1913, born 1873,
      he succeeded
      to the gadi on 23rd
      November
      1887 (#1),
      married Thakorani
      Hari Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Kumar Shri Gajendrasinhji of
      Bhadakva, and his wife, Kumari Shri Rupaliba Sahiba, and had issue. He
      died spm
      1913.

      • HH Maharani Anand Kunwarba Sahiba, born 1895, married
        1912, Major HH
        Maharana
        Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur of
        Dhrangadhra. She died 1979.
      • HH Maharani Hira Kunwarba Sahiba, born 1899, married 6th
        September
        1920,
        Lt. HH Maharaja Rana Sir Shri Rajendra Singhji Dev Bahadur of Jhalawar,
        and had issue. She died 1999.

 

    1. Thakore Saheb HIMATSINHJI
      MERUBHA
      , 12th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1913/1930, born 17th
      September 1892,
      installed
      2nd March 1914.

 

    1. Thakore Saheb Shri
      PRADYUMNASINHJI HIMATSINHJI
      , 13th Thakore
      Saheb of Kotda Sangani 1930/1980,
      born
      5th December 1920, succeeded his father on 23rd February 1930, the
      Investiture
      was held on 10th December 1940, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot;
      after
      Independence, he joined the India Foreign
      Service and traveled widely with his family; married about 1942,
      Yuvarajkumari Vijaya Lakshmi Ammani [Thakurani
      Vijaya Devi], born 1922, died 2005, daughter of HH Yuvaraja Sir Sri
      Kantirava Narasinharaja
      Wadiyar of Mysore, and his wife, HH
      Yuvrani
      Kempu Cheluvammanni Yavaru Urs, and had issue.He died 1980.

      • Kumari Gita Devi, married. She died sp.
      • Kumari Urmila Devi, educated in
        New York, Colombo, Rome and Delhi, finishing up school in Ooty, South
        India and at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (B.A.); she worked
        for several years in the garment export industry in Bangalore; for
        the last several years she has devoted her time to work for the
        International Music and Arts Society, Bangalore, which her mother
        founded in 1975, to promote arts; serves as the  honorary trustee
        of the Bangalore Environment Trust.
      • Kumari Usha Devi
      • Kumari Shakuntala Devi

 

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The assistance of YS Jaideepsinh Jadeja is gratefully
acknowledged, 2002

 

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