KOTI (Zaildari) 



AREA: 114 km2 REVENUE: 25,000Rs ACCESSION: 
POPULATION: 7,959 (1901)


present Rana Sahib of Koti since 24th December 2008, (Koti
Kelti, Shimla – 171 001, Himachal Pradesh, India)

born 27th January 1977, elected
as a Zila Parishad member from the Mashobra Ward in Simla District in
December 2005, married Rani Chetna Singh, and has issue, one daughter
and one son.

  • Rajkumari Tejaswani Singh, born 28th July 2006.
  • Tikka Sahib Dharyavardhan Singh, born 24th January 2009.
The state was founded
by a younger son of the 24th Raja of Kutlehar. The state was made
to Keonthal by a sanad of September 1815. Rulers were….

    • Raja CHAND PAL,
      Raja of Koti, younger son of Raja Jas Pal, 24th Raja of
      Kutlehar, and
      founder of Kothi state.
    • …..
  • Thakur JAJHAR CHAND,
    Thakur of Koti, married and had issue.

    • Mian Dhir Chand
    • Mian Gambhir Chand
    • ……
    • Thakur GOPI CHAND,
      Thakur of Koti -/1777, 10th in descent from the founder,
      married and had issue.
      He died 1777.

      • Thakur Padam Chand (qv)
    • Thakur PADAM CHAND,
      Thakur of Koti 1777/1793, married and had issue.

      • Thakur Partab Chand (qv)
    • Thakur PARTAB CHAND,
      Thakur of Koti 1793/1838, born 1790, 8th in descent
      from Thakur Gopi
      Chand, married and had issue, He died 1838.

      • Rana Hari Chand (qv)
    • Rana HARI CHAND,
      Rana of Koti 1838/1873, born 1818, granted the
      title of Rana for
      his help to British authorities in the mutiny of 1857, married and had
      issue. He died 1873.

      • Rana Bishen Chand (qv)
      • Kanwar Shiv Saran Singh, born 1840.
    • Rana BISHEN CHAND,
      Rana of Koti 1873/1891, born 1836, married a daughter
      of Rana Bhup Chand, Rana of Kuthar, and had

      • Rana Raghubir Chand (qv)
      • Kanwar Ghuman Singh, married 1stly, a Kumari of Mangal,
        married 2ndly, a Kumari of Mahilog,
        and had issue.

        • Kanwar Rudhra Singh, married a Kumari of Kunihar, and
          had issue.

          • Kumari Chandika Kumari, married Kanwar Bhagwant Singh
            of Guler, and had issue.
          • Kumari Ambika Kumari, married (as his first wife),
            Tikka Mahinder Singh of Tharoch.
        • Kanwar Bhairav Singh
        • Kanwar Mangal Singh, married Kanwarani Padmawati,
          daughter of Kanwar Parduman Singh of Dhami,
          and had issue.

          • Kumari Gita Kumari, married Kanwar (later Raja)
            Ishwari Singh of Baghat.
          • Kumari Chitra Kumari, married Kanwar Raghbir Chand
            of [?Sangri], and had issue.
          • Kumari Shoba Kumari, married (as his second wife),
            Thakur Narendra Chand of Mahilog.
        • Kanwar Shankar Singh, married Kanwarani Sushila Devi,
          daughter of Shri Bir Jung Shah of Nepal, and his wife, Rani Yashoda
          Devi of Askote, and had issue.

          • Kumari Chhaya Devi, married Kunwar Dushyant Singh of
            Kangra, and had issue.
          • Kumari Pingla Devi, married Kunwar Santoram Singh of
            Panyal, and has issue.

            • Kavita Kumari, married Kanwar Bhupinder
              Singh Mankotia, and has issue.
          • Kunwar Krishen Singh, married Kanwarani Druba Devi,
            and has issue.

            • Rajesh Singh, he was adopted by his aunt Rani
              Bhuvaneshwari Kumari (see below), married and had issue.
            • Arun Singh, married Kumari Richa Katoch, daughter
              of Capt.
              Kanwar Romesh Katoch, and his wife, Kanwarani Sharda Devi, daughter of
              Baldev Singh of Kumharsain.
          • Kunwar Upendra Singh, married Kunwarani Sumitra Devi,
            daughter of Thakur Kirpa Ram of Rajnagar, and his wife, Thakurani Durga
            Devi of Chamba, and had issue.

            • Kunwar Bhavender Singh, married Kunwarani Digsha
              Dei, daughter of Kanwar Krishen Singh of Jubbal.
          • Kumari Bhuvaneshwari Kumari, married Shri Jagdish
            Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and had adoptive issue, her nephew.

            • (A) Rajesh Rana
              (né Singh), married Kumari Shalini Singh, daughter of Tikait
              Vishwadeo Narain Singh of Chainpur, and his wife, Kumari Kumudini Devi,
              daughter of Thakur Bateshwar Prasad Singh of Bangarah, and has issue.

              • Shreya Rana
        • Major Kanwar Inder Singh, married Kanwarani Sita Devi,
          daughter of Kanwar Man Singh of Manaswal, and had issue.

          • Kumari Rama Kumari, married Kanwar Anand Singh of
            Dada-Siba, and has issue.
          • Kumari Krishna Kumari, married Kanwar Raghbir Chand
            of [?Sangri], and has issue, one son.
          • Kumari Ahalya Kumari, married 7th May 1980, Rana
            Omkar Chand of Khaneti, and has issue.
        • Kanwar Chandar Singh
        • Kunwar Devki Singh, married a daughter of Kanwar Lal
          Singh of Madhan, and had issue.

          • Kumari Kiran Kumari, married Kanwar Randhir Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
        • HH Rani Kalawati Devi, married 1925, HH Raja Lakshman
          Sen Bahadur, Raja of Suket, and had
      • Kanwar Gopal Singh, born 1870.
      • Kanwar Nihal Singh, born 1873.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Tikka Raghunath
        Singh of Bashahr, and had issue, four
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Tikka Raghunath
        Singh of Bashahr, and had issue.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married into Dhami.
    Rana of Koti 1891/1944, born 1865, succeeded to
    the throne on
    10th July 1891, married 7 wives, three wives were from Kishengarh, two
    were from Kunihar State in H.P. (daughters of Thakur
    Singh of Kunihar), and two wives were from
    Ratesh State in H.P. (no
    and had issue. He died 1944.

    • Tikka Sahib (name
      ) Singh (by one of the Kishengarh
      Ranis), born 1894,
      died 1906.
    • Rana Vashisht Chand (by one of the Kishengarh Ranis) (qv)
    • Rajkumari Radha Devi (by a Kunihar Rani), married (as his
      second wife), Raja
      Bhim Sen of Suket
      State in H.P., and had issue, one daughter. She died June 1939.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown)
      Devi (by a Kunihar Rani), married into
      the royal
      of Balsan State, H.P.
    Rana of Koti 1944/1970, born 22nd April 1898,
    succeeded to the gaddi
    28th September 1944, married the daughter of Thakur Padam Chand of Theog,
    and had issue, as well as issue by Saryu Devi, a secondary wife. He
    8th July 1970 (#1).

    • Rana Devesh Chand (by the Theog
      Rani) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Tara Singh (by the Theog Rani), born 26th
      January 1927,
      Maharaj Kumari Janaknandani Kumari, daughter of HH Maharawal Chandravir
      Pratap Singh of Banswara State, born
      October 1935, died 17th December 1974 at Chandigarh, and had issue, an
      only son. He died 2nd September 1992.

      • Kanwar Purujit Singh, born 10th July 1970 in Jaipur,
        married 1stly, 4th
        1995 (div. May 2004), Maharajkumari Krishna Kumari, daughter of HH
        Mahendra Manvendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna,
        married 2ndly, 2nd March 2006, Maharajkumari Shalini Kumari, daughter
        of HH Maharaja Prithvi Bir Singh
        Deo of Sonepur, and has issue (by
        second marriage).

        • Kumar Ojayit Singh Tanwar, born 8th October 2009 in
          New Delhi.
    • Rajkumari Tara Devi (by the Theog Rani), married Rana
      Gajendra Chand of
    • Rajkumari Shakuntala Devi (by the Theog Rani), married
      Rana Gajendra
      of Manswal.
    • Rajkumari Kamla Devi (by the Theog Rani), married Kanwar
      Jasjit Singh
      of Ramgarh in Haryana,
      and has issue.
    • Shri Madan Singh (by Saryu Devi), married Kumari Sheila
      Junga, Keonthal
      and has issue.

      • Kumari Shakuntala Devi, married Professor Vijay Vir
        Jaswal, and has
        a son and a daughter.
      • Kumari Salochna Devi, married Colonel M. K. Chauhan,
        and has
        issue, a son and
        a daughter.
      • Shri Kuldeep Singh, married Kumari Reena Devi, and has
        issue, two

        • Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh
        • Shri (name unknown)
      • Kumari Uma Devi, married Madhan Verma, and has issue, a
        and a daughter.
      • Shri Bhupender Singh, married Kumari Sangita Devi, and
        issue, two

        • Kumari Jyoshna Devi
        • Kumari Ragini Devi
      • Shri Yogendra Singh, married Kumari Anupama Devi, and
        issue, two
    • Shri Mohan Singh (by Saryu Devi), born in September 1931.
      died unmarried
      in 1966.
    • Shri Prem Singh (by Saryu Devi), born 8th January 1934.
      He is
    • Kumari Kaushalya Devi (by Saryu Devi), born 16th June
      1937 at
      Simla, married
      May 1964 in Simla, Brigadier (ret’d.) Mehar Ranjan Dutt, Military Cross
      (M.C.), son of the late Rai Bahadur G. R. Dutt from Tripura State in
      India, born 14th December 1919, Commandant of the 6th Batallion,
      Rifles, later commanded the 3rd Batallion of the Sikh Regiment. Later
      he commanded the 15th Batallion of the Dogra Regiment and lastly, he
      the Prince of Wales Own Regiment, later known as the 1st Batallion of
      Dogra Regiment, died sp in Simla in April 2004 of heart failure.
    Rana of Koti 1970/1998, born 25th July 1921, succeeded
    to the
    on 8th July 1970, married Rajkumari Jayanti Devi [Rani Jayanti Devi of
    Koti], died 10th March 2010, daughter of Maharajkumar
    Karan Singh of Orchha, and had issue,
    children. He died 10th October
    1998 at Chandigarh.

    • Rana Trivikram Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumari Meera Devi, born 1942, married 1962, Mian
      Bhupender Singh [Late Mr. B. Singh Rathore], Deputy Headmaster of the
      School, Sanawar, son
      of Mian Budhi Singh of Kolhara in Jubbal;
      and has
      issue, one son and one daughter.

      • Kumari Pratibha Singh, married Dr. Ravi Shankar
        Singh from Sultanpur, U.P., and has issue, two children.

        • Kalyani Singh
        • Parikshit Singh
      • Kanwar Deependra Singh Rathore, married
        Kanwarani Pratima Kumari Singh (Ritu) from Pahuna in Udaipur, and has
        issue, one daughter.

        • Kumari Jayavantika Singh
    • Rajkumar Ranvijay Singh, born 1946, married Kumari Prabha
      Devi of Datia
      State, M.P., and had issue, two daughters. He died 14th January

      • Kumari Shelja Kumari, born 5th November 1992.
      • Kumari Girija Kumari, born 14th January 1994.
    • Rajkumari Neera Kumari, married Colonel Dr. Vishwanath S.
      Rana, and has
      issue, two daughters.

      • Miss Shreepanchmi Rana, married Shri
        Tomar, and has issue,
        one son.

        • Virvikram Singh Tomar.
      • Miss Priyadarshini Rana, married
        April 2009, Mr. Achal Singh Unwal, from the Unwal family (the present
        Raja’s brother’s second son).
    • Rajkumari Veera Kumari, married Mr. Arvind Raghav, and
      has issue, a
      and a son.

      • Miss Anchal Raghav
      • Raghuvinder Raghav
    Rana of Koti 1998/2008, born 12th September 1940,
    succeeded to the throne on 10th October 1998,
    married Kumari Adarsh Kumari [Rani Adarsh Kumari of Koti, now the
    Rajmata of Koti] of District
    Uttar Pradesh, born 27th December 1951, and had issue, two children, a
    and a son. He died 24th December 2008.

    • Rajkumari Shefali Singh, born 10th December 1975,
      married, Shri Karni Singh, and has issue, one daughter.

      • Kumari Kaveri Singh, born 30th July 2008.
    • Rana Anirudh Singh (qv)
    Rana of Koti (see above)


  • Kanwar Bharat Singh, married Kumari Padmawati, daughter of
    Kunwar Virendra Singh of Suket.
  • Kanwar Jivan Singh, married, Kanwarani Parvati Kumari of
    Dhami, and
    had issue.

    • Kumari Nirmala Kumari, married (as his second wife) 1957,
      Raja Ishwari Singh,
      Raja of Baghat.
  • Kanwar Ranjit Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Sharda Devi, married Babu Ram Singh, and has issue.
      • Kanwar Ranvijay Singh, married Kumari Punam Pal,
        daughter of Rana Bir Pal, Rana of Bhajji,
        and his wife, Rani Sarat Kumari Devi.
    • Kumari Sheela
      Kumari, married (as his second wife), 1964, Raja Hitendra Sen, 77th
      Raja of Keonthal, and had issue.
  • Mian Ranzore Singh of Shurala in Koti, married a daughter
    of Kanwar Mohan Singh of Ratesh, and
    had issue.



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