KUSHALGARH

 

KUSHALGARH (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 881 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 34,775Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
STATE: Banswara DYNASTY: Rathore (Ramawat
clan)
RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 60 POPULATION: 16,222 (1901) REVENUE: 60,000Rs (1893)

 

PRESENT RULER: Rao
MANVENDRA
SINGHJI
, present Rao of Kushalgarh since 1967.

 

born 13th September 1947, married Rani Gyaneshwari Kumari,
and has issue, one son.

  • Rajkumar Hemendra Singh Kushalgarh

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Two
versions
exist for the founding of the state, the Banswara version
states
that the country was taken from the Bhils by Kushal Singh of Banswara
and
given to Akhai Raj as a reward for services rendered; but the
Kushalgarh
version states that it was taken from the Bhils by Akhai Raj himself,
and
that it was named after the Bhil chief, Kushla, whom he defeated. As a
result of frequent attempts on the part of the Maharawal of Banswara,
to
claim rights over the estate to which he was not entitled, Kushalgarh
was
finally declared to be practically independent of Banswara for all
purposes
other than payment of tribute and personal attendance on certain
occasions.
The Rao’s position may be described in general terms as that of a
mediatized
or guaranteed feudatory. He deals directly with the assistant to the
Resident
in Mewar, he exercises civil and criminal powers in his own estate.
Ancestors
and rulers were….

  • Rao Jodhaji, founder of Jodhpur,
    married (amongst others), a daughter of Raja Kheema Santawat of the
    Sonigra
    Chauhan clan of Jalore, and had
    issue.

    • Kunwar Bar (by Rani Chauhaniji) (qv)
    • Rao Dudaji (by Rani Chauhaniji), born 15th
      June
      1440 at Mandaur, he was granted the Jagir of Merta in 1461 and
      became ancestor of
      the Mertia Rathore clan, including the Thakurs of Rian,
      Bijathal
      and Jiliya, married and had
      issue. He
      died 1515.

 

    1. Thakur BAR SINGH,
      Thakur of Merta, he was granted the Jagir of
      Merta in 1461, married and had issue, the Barsinghot Rathore clan.

      • Kunwar Sinhaji, married and had issue, the rulers of Jhabua.
      • Kunwar Askaranji, he succeeded as Thakur Askaranji of
        Merta (qv)

 

    1. Thakur ASKARANJI,
      Thakur of Merta, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakur Malaji (qv)

 

    1. Thakur MALAJI,
      Thakur of Merta, married and had issue.

      • Thakur Rama Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur RAMA SINGH,
      Thakur of Merta, married and
      had issue, the Ramawat BarSinghot Jodha clan. He died about 1631.

      • Thakur Akhairaj (qv)

 

    1. Thakur AKHAIRAJ,
      Thakur of Kushalgarh, he was granted the Jagir of Kushalgarh in
      1671, married and had issue.

      • Thakur Ajab Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur AJAB SINGH,
      Thakur of Kushalgarh, married and had issue.

      • Thakur Kirat Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur KIRAT SINGH,
      Thakur of Kushalgarh, married and had issue.

      • Thakur Achal Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur ACHAL SINGH,
      Thakur of Kushalgarh, married and had issue.

      • Thakur Bhagwat Singh (qv)

 

    1. Thakur BHAGWAT SINGH,
      Thakur of Kushalgarh, married and had issue.

      • Rao Zalim Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Salam Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Hamir Singh, he was adopted by his uncle, Rao
          Zalim Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Sardar Singh, he was granted the Jagir of
        Himmatgarh as his share of the patrimony.

 

    1. Rao ZALIM SINGH,
      Rao of Kushalgarh, he was granted the title of Rao by the
      Maharana
      Bhim Singhji of Udaipur, married and had adoptive issue.

      • (A) Kunwar Hamir
        Singh, son of Kunwar Salam Singh, he succeeded as Rao Hamir Singh

        (qv)

 

    1. Rao HAMIR SINGH,
      Rao of Kushalgarh, he succeeded by adoption, married and had
      issue.

      • Rao Zorawar Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Takhat Singh, he was granted the Jagir of
        Tambesara as his share of the patrimony.

 

    1. Rao ZORAWAR SINGH,
      Rao of Kushalgarh -/1891, married and had issue. He died
      1891.

      • Kunwar Daulat Singh
      • Rao Udai Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Jaswant Singh, born 1862, he was granted the Jagir
        of Chudabar (Ramgarh) as his share of the patrimony.
      • Kunwar Deep Singh
      • Rani Nath Kanwar, married 1886 (as his third wife), Raj
        Rana Rai Singhji III of Bari-Sadri.
        She died sp.

 

    1. Rao UDAI SINGH, Rao
      of Kushalgarh 1891/1916, born 1855 (1858), married 1stly,
      at Panched in Ratlam, married 2ndly, Kumari Shri Nalini Kunwarba
      Sahiba, daughter of Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Govindsinhji of Hampar in Dhrangadhra, Halvad, and his second
      wife, Kumar-Rani Shri Monghi Kunwarba Sahiba, and had issue, three
      sons.
      He died 1916.

      • Yuvraj Ranjit Singh (by 2nd wife), he succeeded as Rao
        Ranjit Singhji (qv)
      • Rajkumar Laxman Singh (by 1st wife), he was granted the
        Jagir of Mohkampura (Pargana Patan) as his share of the patrimony,
        married Thakurani
        Chauhanji from Juwasa in Dungarpur State, and had issue two sons and
        one daughter.

        • Kunwar Raghubir Singh, died young.
        • Thakur Sahib Yagyanarayan Singh, married Thakurani
          Krishna
          Kumari Ba Sahiba, sixth daughter of Rana Gulabsinhji Gammelsinhji of Pratappur in Khandesh, and had issue,
          three sons and one daughter.

          • Thakur Bhupendra Vijay Singh, married 1stly, 17th
            May 1967, Thakurani
            Neeti Kumari, died 5th April
            1972, daughter of Thakur Dr. Ripudaman Singh of Khandela Jnr., married 2ndly, Thakurani
            Sanyukta Kumari of Kutlehar, and has
            issue,
            four children.

            • Kunwar Giriraj Singh (by Rani Neeti Kumari),
              married 20th February 1994, Bhatyanisa Kunwrani Mahendra Kunwar,
              daughter of Rawlot Thakur Gulab Singh
              of Satto in Jaisalmer State, and has
              issue, one son.

              • Bhanwar Akhairaj Singh Rathore, born 18th
                December 1994.
            • Kumari Anurita Kumari (by Rani Sanyukta Kumari),
              unmarried.
            • Yuvrani Sahiba Aditi Kumari (by Rani Sanyukta
              Kumari), married 27th April 2002, Maharajkunwar Shri Indreshwar Singhji
              Sahib, Yuvaraj
              of Sirohi.
            • Kunwar Aditya Vijai Singh (by Rani Sanyukta Kumari)
          • Kunwarani Praveen Prabha, married Maj. Kumar Shri
            Pradeep Singh Raol of Lakhanka,
            Bhavnagar State.
          • Thakur Dushyant Kumar Singh, married 19th January
            1971, Thakurani Ranawatji Subhadra Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Narendra
            Singh Ranawat of Sarvanya in
            Gwalior State, and has issue, one son.

            • Kunwar Samar Singh, married 19th March 2011,
              Kunwarani Ekta Kumari, and has issue.

              • Bhanwar Prithvi Singh
              • Bhanwar Dhruv Singh
          • Thakur Luv Kumar Singh,  married Rani Anusuya
            Kumari,
            sister of Thakur Mahendra Singh (former Member of Parliament and former
            Minister in M.P. State Government, former P.S. to the late Maharaja
            Madhava Scindia of Gwalior) and daughter of Thakur Mohan Singhji of
            Kalukheda Thikana, Gwalior, and has issue, two sons.

            • Kunwar Shakti Sharan Singh, married 11th December
              1998, Kunwarani Chauhanji Dharmeshwari Kumari, daughter of Thakur
              Jitendra Singhji of Bankora in Dungarpur State, and has issue.

              • Bhanwar Kartikey Sharan Singh
              • Bhanwar Guru Sharan Singh
            • Kunwar Kirti Sharan Singh, married
              10th February 2003, Rajkumari Archana Singh, born 22nd February 1976,
              daughter of Rao Shivraj Pal Singh of Inayati,
              Karauli State, and his wife, Rani Gopal Kanwar.
        • Kuwarani Padam Kunwar, married Kunwar Vijai Singhji,
          son of Thakur Madho Singhji of Eral in Panchmahal, Gujrat.
      • Rajkumar Chattar Singh (by 1st wife), he was granted the
        Jagir of Sarwa (Pargana Patan)as
        his share of the patrimony, married and had adoptive issue. He died spm.

        • (A) Rajkumar Inderjeet Singh, son of Rao
          Harendra Singhji of Kushalgarh, and his second wife, Rani Niranjana
          Kumari (see below)
          .

 

    1. Rao RANJIT SINGHJI,
      Rao of Kushalgarh 1916/-, born 2nd May 1882, succeeded
      27th
      January 1916; married 1stly, at Bansi in Mewar, married 2ndly, at
      Kundla, and had issue, four sons and four daughter.

      • Yuvaraj Brijbihari Singh (by 1st wife),
        married in Khajurgaon, and had issue, one son. He died vp.

        • Bhanwar Harendra Singhji, he succeeded as Rao Harendra
          Singhji of Kushalgarh (qv)
      • Rajkumar Bharat Singh (by 2nd wife)
      • Rajkumar Dr. Ramchander Singh (by 2nd wife)
      • Rajkumar Udai Narayan Singh (by 2nd wife)
      • Kunwarani Goverdhan Kunwar (by 1st wife), married (as his
        second wife), Maharaj Shivdan Singhji of Shivrati
        in Mewar.
      • Rajkumari Mohan Devi (+), married Raj Kumar Sri Shesh
        Pratap Singh Deo
        (+), third son of Raja Shura Pratap Singh Dev Mahendra Bahadur of Dhenkanal, and his wife, Rani Krushna
        Priya Devi, and had issue, two
        daughters and one son.
      • Rani Pritam
        Kumari, married Raja Amarendra Mansingh Bharambar Rai, Raja Saheb of Dompada in Orissa, and had issue, one
        daughter.
      • Rani Jaswant Kumari, married 1947, Rawat Shambhu Singhji
        of Lunda,
        and has issue.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown), married the Thakur of
        Kalwad in Jaipur State.

 

    1. Rao HARENDRA SINGHJI,
      Rao of Kushalgarh -/1967, born 11th May 1924, educated
      at
      Mayo
      College,
      Ajmer, married 1stly, 23rd May 1943 (separated 1948), Maharajkumari
      Jayvant
      Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Major HH Maharana
      Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji
      Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra, and
      his fifth wife, HH Maharani Nawal Kunwarba
      Sahiba,
      married 2ndly, Rajkumari Niranjana Devi, born 14th November 1929,
      eldest daughter of Maharaj Prithi Singh of Baria,
      and
      had
      issue.
      He died 21st February 1967.

      • Rao Manvendra Singhji (qv)
      • Rajkumar Indrajeet Singh (by Rani Niranjana Devi), born
        19th December 1950,
        he was adopted by Rajkumar Chattar Singh of Kushalgarh (see above) and
        succeeded to his jagir of Sarwa; married Rajkumari Madhu Kumari (sister
        of Rani Gyaneshwari Kumari of
        Kushalgarh, see above), and has issue, a son and a daughter.

        • Kumari Urvashi Singh
        • Kunwar Bhartendu Singh
      • Rajkumari Prasanyta Kumari, born 6th September 1956,
        married 1stly, Kanwar Upendra Singh Jamwal of Barnai, born 31st August
        1952,
        married
        2ndly, Captain Arpan Anand, and has issue, one son and three
        daughters. –

        • Kumari Harshaeta Jamwal (by Upendra Singh
          Jamwal),
          born 1977, married Rajkumar Mrinal Singh of Dumraon,
          born
          1971,
          and has issue.
        • Kunwar Hitendra Singh Jamwal (by
          Upendra
          Singh
          Jamwal)
        • Kumari Mahagrita Jamwal (by
          Upendra Singh Jamwal)
        • Arpanyta Sevati Anand (by Captain Arpan Anand)

 

  1. Rao MANVENDRA SINGHJI,
    Rao of Kushalgarh (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS: 

  • Maharani Moti Kunwari, married Maharawat Dalpat Singh of Pratapgarh
    1808-1864
  • Unnamed Princess, married Thakur Niranjan Singh Ranawat of Kankarwa.
  • Maharaj Bhanupratap Singh (P.O.Tambesara,
    Kushalgarh, via Udaigarh (W. RLY.), Banswara, Rajasthan, India)

 

 

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