KUTHAR

 

KUTHAR (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 54 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 9,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Himachal
Pradesh
DYNASTY: xx RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 4,195
(1901)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Rana ARUN
CHAND
, present Rana of Kuthar since September 1956 (The
Palace, Kuthar, Via Subathu, District Solan, H.P., India)

 

 

born 8th January 1949 in Junga as Rajkumar Arun Sen of
Keonthal, declared
heir to the throne of Kuthar in September 1956, married Rani Sahiba
Nirmala
Devi, born 11th August 1951, daughter of Kanwar Chattar Singh of
Kalonta in Jubbal,
and his wife, Kanwarani Murtoo
Devi, and has surviving issue.

  • Tikka Siddharth Chand, born 1975, educated at the Lawrence
    School,
    Sanawar,
    District Solan, died in an automobile accident 11th
    December
    1987.
  • Rajkumari (name unknown) Sahiba, died at the age of
    four months.
  • Rajkumari Arunima Kumari [HH Rani Arunima Kumari of
    Sitamau], born 26th March 1980 at The Lady
    Reading
    Hospital
    in Simla, married in February 2002 at New Delhi, Yuvraj Puranjay Sinh,
    now
    HH Raja Puranjay
    Sinh, Raja
    Saheb of Sitamau.
  • Tikka Akansh Chand, born 20th September 1989 at The Lady
    Reading
    Hospital
    in Simla, presently studying at Pine Grove School, Kasauli, District
    Solan.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded
before 1700 by Rana Surat Chand who came from Kashmir. The state
officially lapsed in 1956, as the adoption of Rajkumar Arun Sen of
Keonthal
was not recognized by the Government of India. The Rana maintains a
military force of 40 infantry (as of 1892). Rulers were…

  • Rana SAMAR CHAND,
    Rana of Kuthar 1776/1791, succeeded to the throne in
    1776, married and had issue, one son. He died 1791.

    • Rana Gopal Chand (qv)
  • Rana GOPAL CHAND,
    Rana of Kuthar 1791/1803 and 1815/1824, he succeeded to the
    throne in 1791,  during his reign, Kuthar was overrun by the
    Gurkhas of Nepal and after their expulsion by the British, the state
    was confirmed to the Rana by a sanad
    dated 3rd September 1815; married and had issue, three sons. He died
    1824.

    • Rana Bhup Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Rattan Singh, married and had issue, four sons.
      • Mian Kharak Singh, died 1870.
      • Mian Hari Singh
      • Mian Nain Singh, married and had issue, one son.
        • Mian Jiwan Singh, born 1888.
      • Mian Bir Singh
    • Rajkumar Bahadar Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
      • Mian Hira Singh
      • Mian Bishan Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
        • Mian Basant Singh, born 1879, married and had issue,
          one
          son.

          • Mian Durga Singh
        • Mian Gobardhan Singh

GURKHA OCCUPATION 1803/1815

  • Rana BHUP CHAND,
    Rana of Kuthar 1824/1858, married and had issue, two sons, and one
    daughter.
    He died
    1858.

    • Rana Jai Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ishri Singh, born 1844, died 1888.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown),
      married
      Rana Bishen Chand, Rana of Koti,
      and had issue.
  • Rana JAI CHAND,
    Rana of Kuthar 1858/1895, born 1845 (1840), he succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 27th
    December
    1858 (#1),
    married and had issue, one son. He died 1895.

    • Rana Jagjit Chand (qv)
    • Rana JAGJIT CHAND,
      Rana of Kuthar 1896/1930 (abdicated), born 1886,
      succeeded to the throne in 1895, educated at Aitchison Chiefs’
      College, Lahore; married (amongst others) (a), a daughter of Rana Tegh
      Singh, Rana of Kunihar, and had issue, two
      sons. He died 19th November
      1930.

      • Rana Krishen Chand (qv)
      • Rakumar Baldev Singh, born 1906.

 

    • Rana KRISHEN CHAND,
      Rana of Kuthar 1930/1956, born 23rd August 1905,
      succeeded to the throne on his father’s abdication in early 1930,
      educated at Aitchison
      Chiefs’ College, Lahore, married Raj Kumari Krishna Devi of Doodrej,
      died in 1986, daughter of the Rana Sahib of Doodrej in Gujarat, and had
      issue, seven children. He died 1956.

      • Rajkumari Shanta Devi [Rani Shanta Devi of Keonthal],
        born 26th May 1928 in Kuthar, married April 1944 (as his first wife),
        Raja Hitendra Sen of Keonthal, and had
        issue, four children. She died 16th July 1960 in Simla.

 

        • Rajkumar Arun Sen, born 8th
          January 1949 in Junga,
          declared heir to the
          throne of Kuthar in September 1956, succeded his maternal grandfather
          as Rana Arun Chand
          of Kuthar (qv).

 

    • Rajkumari Indu Devi, born 1929, married Tikka Prakash
      Chand, son of Raja Kidar Chand of Chenani
      in the state of Jammu and
      Kashmir, born in 1920, and has issue, two sons and three daughters.
    • Rajkumari Brinda Devi, married Mandaleshwar Shriman Lal
      Brajendra Narayan Singh Deo of Jarasingha
      in Orissa, and had issue, one son.
    • Rajkumari Sita Devi, married Sukhdev Singh, son of
      Colonel Baldev Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, and has issue, two sons and
      three daughters.
    • Rajkumari Amba Devi, married to Kanwar Ram Pratap Singh
      of Rajgarh State in Madhya Pradesh,
      and has issue, four children.

      • Abhay Singh (New York City, U.S.A.)
      • Kumari Prithi Kumari
      • Viki Singh
      • Kumari Ira Kumari
    • Rajkumari (name unknown),
      died
      young.
    • Tikka Pratap Chand, born 12th January 1936, Tikka of
      Kuthar 1936/1955. He died
      unmarried in 1955.
  • Rana ARUN CHAND,
    Rana of Kuthar (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

 

  • Kanwar Lakshman Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Deviwati, married Mian Gopal Singh of Baghat, and had issue.

 

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