|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Kothi
was a small sanad state of about 169 square miles, now included in the
Raghuraj Nagar tehsil. The state was formerly ruled by chiefs of the
tribe but Jagat Rai Singh Baghel drove out the original Bhar chief and
founded the jagir. On the establishment of British supremacy Kothi was
held to be subordinate to Panna, because in the eighteenth century when
Chhatrarao Bundela was in power in Panna, the Kothi chiefs were his
Thereafter, however, during the domination of Alibahadur of Banda, and
afterwards, the Kothi chiefs maintained their independence. In view of
this the British granted in 1810 a sanad (No, XCI) to Rais Lal
making him directly dependent on British Government. The Raja maintains
a military force of 35 cavalry, 210 infantry, and 4 guns (as of 1892).
- Rais DUNIYAPATI SINGH,
Rais of Kothi fl.1810, married and had issue.
- Rais ABDHUT SINGH,
Rais of Kothi, married and had issue.
- Rao Ran Bahadur Singh (qv)
- Rais RAN BAHADUR SINGH,
Raja of Kothi 1862/1887, born 1829, he was
Raja Bahadur as a hereditary distinction on
1st January 1878 in recognition of his loyalty, public spirit, and
benevolence; married and had issue. He died 5th June 1887.
- Raja Bahadur Bhagwat Bahadur Singh (qv)
- Raja Bahadur BHAGWAT
BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Kothi 1887/1895, born 1852,
he succeded to the gadi on
5th June 1887 (#1).
- Raja Bahadur AVADHENDRA
SINGH, Raja of Kothi 1895/1914
- Raja Bahadur SITARAM
PRATAP BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Kothi 1914/1935, born
succeeded 8th August 1914, married and had issue.
Bahadur Kaushalendra Pratap Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Raghavendra Pratap Singh, born 1916.
- Kunwar Narendra Pratap Singh, born 1922.
- Raja Bahadur KAUSHALENDRA
PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Kothi 1934/-, born 1912,
married to a daughter of Raja Narendra Bahadur Pal of Mahson in Basti district of U.P., and had
- Raja Bahadur KRISHNA
PRATAP BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Kothi fl.1970
- ???Kunwarani Shraddha Singh, married 18th February 2006,
Kunwar Hanumant Singh, son of Raja
RAKESH PRATAP SINGH of Birsinghpur,
and his wife, Rani Mandakini Prabha
- Kumari Vanshika Singh, married Capt. Kunwar Hameer Singh of
- Thakurani Kamlesh Kumari, married Thakur Shiv Mangal Singh,
Zamindar of Jigirsar, Balia, U.P., and had issue.
- Pattayet Rani Vijay Laxmi Kumari
Devi, married Pattayet Anang Uday Singh Deo of Patna, and has issue, three sons.
- Thakur Sanjeev Singh B.A. (Hons.), born 22nd June 1959
in Lucknow, U.P., son of the late Thakur C. K. Singh, died 5th December
1999, and his wife Thakurani Ibha Devi; married 14th November 1991 in
New Delhi, Thakurani Sharika Singh, and has issue, one son.
- Kunwar Abhimayu Singh, born 19th October 1993.