KUMHARSAIN

 

KUMHARSAIN (Princely State)

 

 

AREA:  218 km2 PRIVY PURSE:  15,500Rs ACCESSION:  15th April 1948
STATE:  Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Surajvanshi Rajput

RELIGION:  Hindu
CAPITAL: Kumharsain POPULATION:  11,735
(1901)
REVENUE:  25,000Rs

 

PRESENT RULER: Rana SURENDRA
SINGH
, 59th
Rana of Kumharsain since 1996.

 

married Rani Sita Devi, daughter of Kanwar Shyam Singh of Sangri, and his first wife, Kanwarani
Padam Prabha, and has issue.

  • Tikka Kamalendra Singh
  • Kunwar Vimalendra Singh

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Founded
by Kirat Singh around 1000AD. Formerly a feudatory of Bashahr, the
state
was declared independent after the expulsion of the Gurkhas in 1815,
by a sanad dated February
1816, but
at the same time it lost its own tributary states of Bharauli and
Madhan.
The Rana maintains a military force of 45 infantry and 1 gun (as of
1892). Rulers were…

  • Rana AJMIR SINGH,
    49th Rana of Kumharsain -/1725, married
    and had issue.

    • Rana Anup Singh (qv)
  • Rana ANUP SINGH,
    50th Rana of Kumharsain 1725/1755, married and had issue. He died 1755.

    • Rana Dalip Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Ram Singh of Bashahr.
    • Mian Ram Singh, Wazir of Kumharsain, married and had
      issue.

      • Rana Pritam Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married  Raja Devi
      Chand,
      Raja of Bilaspur.
    • Mian Surat Singh
  • Rana DALIP SINGH,
    51st Rana of Kumharsain 1755/1789, married and had issue.

    • Rana Govardhan Singh (qv)
    • Rana Kehar Singh (qv)
    • Rana GOVARDHAN SINGH,
      52nd Rana of Kumharsain 1789/1803, died sp in 1803.

GURKHA OCCUPATION 1803/1815

    • Rana KEHAR SINGH,
      53rd Rana of Kumharsain 1803/1839, he took refuge in
      Kullu during the
      Gurkha occupation,
      the state lapsed to the British authorities on his death without
      surviving
      issue. He died sp in 1839.

INTERREGNUM 1839/1840, in
consideration of the late Rana’s early attachment to British interests
during the Gurkha war, the Government confirmed the State to a
collateral heir of the family.

  • Rana PRITAM SINGH,
    54th Rana of Kumharsain 1840/1858, married and had issue. He died
    1858.

    • Rana Bhawani Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Ram Saran
      Singh of Kotkhai, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Ram Saran
      Singh of Kotkhai, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Shamsher Singh
      of Bashahr.
  • Rana BHAWANI SINGH,
    55th Rana of Kumharsain 1858/1874, married and had issue. He
    died 1874.

    • Rana Hira Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Indar Singh, born 1872, married Kanwarani Janki
      Devi of Delath, and had issue.

      • Kanwar Baldev Singh, married Kanwarani Hemawati Kanwar,
        daughter of Kanwar Mahendra Singh of Suket,
        and had issue.

        • Rana Surendra Singh (qv)
        • Kumari Ramarani Kumari, married Col. Kanwar Devinder
          Singh of Reh, and has issue (see Nurpur).
        • Kumari Mahamaya Kumari, married Kanwar
          Prakritibhushan Singh of Balsan, and
          has issue.
        • Kumari Sharda Devi, married Capt. Kanwar Romesh
          Katoch, son of Kanwar Raghunath Chand Katoch, and his wife, Kanwarani
          Sansar Dei of Jalari in Nadaun, and has issue.

          • Kumari Richa Katoch, married Kanwar Arun Singh of Koti.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Raja Amar Chand
      Sahib Bahadur of Bilaspur.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Raja Amar Chand
      Sahib Bahadur of Bilaspur.
  • Rana HIRA SINGH,
    56th Rana of Kumharsain 1874/1914, born
    1851,
    he succeeded
    to the gadi on 12th November
    1874 (#1),
    he was of unsound mind and the state was controlled by the Council of
    Regency
    1874/1896, married and had issue. He died 24th August 1914.

    • Tikka Bedar Singh, died vpsp
      in 1913.
    • Rana Vidyadhar Singh (qv)
  • Rana VIDYADHAR SINGH,
    57th Rana of Kumharsain 1914/1945 , born 1895
    and
    succeeded
    to the gadi on 24th August
    1914, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; married 1stly,
    1913, a daughter of Rana Durga Singh of Bhajji,
    married 2ndly, 1st February 1918, Rani Pratibha
    Devi, daughter of Raja Dhayan Singh of Baghal,
    married 3rdly, 1929, a daughter of Mian Partab Singh of Baghal, died in 1936, and
    had issue. He died 1945.

    • Rana Sumeshwar Singh (by third wife)(qv)
    • Rajkumari Shahshi Kumari (by third wife), married (as his
      first wife),
      Shri Jagdish Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and had issue.
  • Rana SUMESHAWAR SINGH,
    58th Rana of Kumharsain 1945/1996, born 1930, married Rani
    Ishwari Rajya
    Lakshmi Devi, daughter of Gen. Shri Sur Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife, a
    daughter of HH
    Maharaja
    Dhiraj Prithvi Bir Bikram of Nepal, and had issue. He died 1996.

    • Rajkumari Pratima Kumari
    • Rajkumari Rajeshwari Kumari
  • Rana SURENDRA SINGH,
    59th Rana of Kumharsain (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kumari (name unknown),
    married Raja Fateh Prakash, Raja of Sirmur,
    and had issue.
  • Kanwar Prem Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari
      Vimla Devi, married Mian Baldev Singh of Tehri-Garhwal, and had issue.

      • Kanwarani Sarojini Devi, married Kanwar Satdev
        Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Mohan Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Champa
      Devi, married Kanwar Jatinder Singh of Jubbal,
      and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Shakuntala Devi, married Kanwar Bhairav Singh
      of Jubbal, and had issue, two sons and
      one daughter.
  • Kanwar Balbir
    Singh, married Kanwarani Shakuntala Devi, daughter of Kanwar Bhim Singh
    of Jubbal, and his wife, Kanwarani
    Dharam Dei, and has issue.
  • Mian Mahinder Singh, married Kanwarani Krishna Devi,
    married and had issue.

    • Kumari Jayanti Devi, married 26th April 2001 at
      Simla, Kanwar Sagar Singh of Jubbal,
      and has issue,
      one daughter.

 

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