LATHI

 

LATHI (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 106 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 77,500Rs ACCESSION: 15th February
1948
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Gohil RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 9 POPULATION: 8,831
(1901)
REVENUE: 186,387Rs

 

PRESENT RULER: Thakore Saheb
Shri
KIRTIKUMARASINHJI PRALHADSINHJI
, present Thakore Saheb of Lathi

 

educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1962), married and has
issue.

  • Kumar Shri Satyajitsinhji Kirtikumarsinhji
  • Kumari Shri Hemangini Devi, married Kumar Shri Falgunsinhji
    Dharmendrasinhji
    Jhala of Chuda, and has issue, 2
    daughters.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
ancestor of the family was Thakore Sejakji,
founding Thakore
of
Sejakpur
who migrated to Kathiawar, about the year 1260, his second son, Thakore
Saheb Sarangji, founded the predecessor state of Arthila and his
descendants
ruled there for four
generations till Raja Mandalik of Junagadh conquered and sacked Arthila
and slew Thakore Saheb Dudoji, the then ruling chieftain. The Gohils of
Arthila then
withdrew to Lathi which they held till the merger of the State in 1948.
Lathi ranks as a Fourth Class state in Kathiawar. The Chief maintains a
military force of 12 cavalry, 25 infantry and 10 guns (as of 1892).
Rulers
were….

  • Thakore Saheb SARANGJI
    SEJAKJI
    , 1st Thakore Saheb of Arthila, married and had issue.

    • generation
      • Thakore Saheb Nonghanji (qv)
  • …….
  • Thakore Saheb NONGHANJI,
    3rd Thakore Saheb of Arthila fl.1350, married and had issue.

    • generation
      • Thakore Saheb Dudoji (qv)
  • ……
  • Thakore Saheb DUDOJI,
    4th Thakore Saheb of Arthila, married and had issue.

    • Thakore Saheb Limshaji Dudoji [Jijibawa] (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb LIMSHAJI
    DUDOJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi
  • …….
  • Thakore Saheb Shri JIJIBAWA,
    Thakore Saheb of Lathi, married and had issue.

    • Thakore Saheb Shri Lakhaji Jijibawa (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Prithiraj Jijibawa
  • Thakore Saheb Shri LAKHAJI
    JIJIBAWA
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi 1750/-, during his
    reign, he
    suppressed the Kathis who had harassed the people of the region around
    Lathi; married and had
    issue.

    • Thakore Saheb Shri Dajirajji Lakhaji [aka Kumar Shri
      Amarsinhji Lakhaji] (qv)
    • Thakore Saheb Shri Takhatsinhji Lakhajji (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaja Gaekwad
      Damajirao Gaekwad
      Shamsher Bahadur
      of Baroda.
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    DAJIRAJI LAKHAJJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi, married and had
    issue,
    one daughter.

    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Thakore Sahib
      Shri Dajirajji of Wadhwan.
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    TAKHATSINHJI LAKHAJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi -/1878, born 1843,
    married and
    had issue.

    • Kumar Shri Bhavsinhji Takhatsinhji, died a
      premature death whilst studying at Rajkumar College, Rajkot.
    • Thakore Saheb Shri Sursinhji Takhatsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Vijaysinhji Takhatsinhji, married and had
      issue.

      • Kumar Shri Pravinsinhji Vijaysinhji Gohil, married and
        had
        issue.

        • Kumar Arunkumar Pravinsinhji, educated at Rajkumar
          College, Rajkot (1957).
      • Kumar Shri Natwarsinhji Vijaysinhji Gohil
      • Kumar Shri Gambhirsinhji Vijaysinhji Gohil, married and
        had
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Janakkumar Gambhirsinhji Gohel, educated
          at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1951).
        • Kumar Shri Jayendrasinhji Gambhirsinhji Gohel,
          educated
          at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1951), married 1965, Kumari Shri Jyoti
          Devi, eldest daughter of Thakore Saheb Mahendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji of
          Mengni, and his wife, Thakorani Nirmala
          Kunverba Saheba, and had issue.

          • Kumar Shri Amarsinhji Jayendrasinhji, educated at
            Rajkumar
            College, Rajkot (1983)
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    SURSINHJI TAKHTSINHJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi 1878/1900, born
    1875, he succeeded
    to the gadi as a minor on 4th
    November 1878 (#1),
    educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot to 1891; he was a poet and
    published a number of works, still popular today viz. Kalapi-no-Kekarav,
    Harirji Gohel, Mala and Mudrika;
    married 1stly, Thakorani Rajba of Roha (Kutch), married 2ndly,
    Thakorani Anandiba of Kotda Sangani, and had issue. He died
    1900.

    • Thakore Saheb Shri Pratapsinhji Sursinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    PRATAPSINHJI SURSINHJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi 1900/1918, born
    21st April
    1891,
    succeeded to the gaddi on 10th June 1900, Investiture held on
    1st
    May 1911, he was a man of literary
    bent and contributed to Gujarati literature under the pseudonym
    of  Rajhamsa; married and had issue. He died 14th October
    1918.

    • Thakore Saheb Shri Pralhadsinhji Pratapsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Mangalsinhhji Pratapsinhji Gohil
    • Kumar Shri Harishchandrasinhji Pratapsinhji Gohil
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    PRALHADSINHJI PRATAPSINHJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi 1918/-, born
    31st
    March 1912 and
    succeeded 14th October 1918, married and had issue.

    • Thakore Saheb Shri Bhupendrasinhji Pralhadsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Dharmendrasinhji Pralhadsinhji Gohil
    • Thakore Saheb Shri Kirtikumarasinhji Pralhadsinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    BHUPENDRASINHJI PRALHADSINHJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi, educated
    at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1950), married Thakorani Durgaraje, and
    had issue.

    • Thakore Saheb Shri Kirtikumarasinhji Bhupendrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumari Chanchallaraje (Rani Mruganainaraje Mrugendrasinh
      Ghatge of Kagal-Junior), married 16th May 1979, Meherban Shrimant
      Rajamanya Rajashri Mrugendrasinh Ajitsinh Ghatge
      Sarjerao Deshmukh,
      5th and present
      Chief of Kagal-Junior, and has issue.
  • Thakore Saheb Shri
    KIRTIKUMARASINHJI PRALHADSINHJI
    , Thakore Saheb of Lathi (see
    above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Kumari Shri Niladevi, married Maharajkumar Divya Dip Singh
    of Dumraon.
  • Kumar Shri Mahendrasinhji
    Jitendrasinhji, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Rajkot (1967)
  • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji, married 18th March 1994 (as her
    second husband), Rajkumari Pratima Devi, born 6th June 1956, daughter
    of Raja Prasanna Chandra Deo of Jarada,
    and his wife, Rani Swarna Prabha Manjari Devi.
  • Kumar Shri Narendrasinhji Chandrasinhji Gohil B.Com., Bayat
    of Lathi, Teacher, born 3rd November 1984 in Lathi, married 3rd
    November 2008 in Lathi, Kumari Nanbhu, and has issue, one son.

    • Kumar Nilrajsinh Narendrasinhji Gohil.

 

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