LIMBDI (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)




Area: 888 km2 Privy Purse: 230,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th February
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Jhala RELIGION: Hindu
Villages: 83 Population: 35,422 (1921) Revenue: 900,000Rs



Sahib Shri
, present Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
since 1941. (Dighbuvan,



born 19th February 1940 and succeeded 6th January 1941,
married 1stly, 1960 (div.),
HH Thakorani Saheb Hemant Devi of Jaisalmer,
born 1943, married 2ndly, late 1960’s, HH Thakorani Saheb Snehlata
Kumari, daughter of Thakore Sahib Jayendra Sinhji of Kathiwada, and has issue.

  • Yuvaraj Sahib Jaideepsinhji Chhatrasalji, married 1stly,
    November 1988
    at Simla
    (div.), Rajkumari Meenakshi Kumari, born 27th June 1966 at Simla,
    of Raja Virbhadra Singh of Rampur-Bushahr,
    married 2ndly, 2003, Yuvarani Priya Kumari, and has issue.

    • Rajkumari Nandita Kumari (by 1st wife)
    • Rajkumar Digvijay Sinh Jhala (by 1st wife)
    • Rajkumari Vamakshi Kumari (by 2nd wife), born 2004.
  • Raj Kumari Varsha Kumari, married.



is a
Second Class state founded about 1500. Succession to the gaddi
is governed by the law of primogeniture. The Thakore Saheb maintains a
military force of 35 cavalry, 174 infantry and 28 guns (as of 1892).
Rulers were….

  • Raj Sahib MANGUJI, second son of Raj Sahib Harpal Dev of
    Halvad, founder
    the successor state of Limbdi, married and had issue.
  • Raj Sahib MADHUPAL [Manipal] (son), married and had issue.
  • Raj Sahib DHAVAL [Dhamal], fl.1194
  • …..
  • Thakore Sahib NAGJI I, 12th in descent from founder.
  • …..
  • Thakore Sahib KHETOJI II, 17th in descent from founder,
    married and had
    issue. He died 1486.
  • Thakore Sahib SAGHOJI (son)
  • …..
  • Thakore Sahib ASKARANJI III, 23rd in descent from founder.
  • Thakore Sahib ADERAJJI II fl.1600
  • Thakore Sahib VERISALJI II
  • Thakore Sahib HARBHAMJI I,
    Thakore Sahib of Limbdi -/1786,
    he founded the capital at
    died 1786.
  • Thakore Sahib HARISINHJI,
    Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
    1786/1825, an able and intelligent
  • Thakore Sahib BHOJRAJJI III,
    Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
  • Thakore Sahib HARBHAMJI II,
    Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
  • Thakore Sahib Shri
    , Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1856/1862, married and had
    issue. He died 1862.

    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji (qv)
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir
    K.C.I.E., Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
    1862/1907, born
    23rd May
    1859 (#1),
    he succeeded to the gadi as a
    minor on 30th January 1862, educated at
    College, Rajkot; installed as ruler on 1st August 1877, he was
    appointed an M.L.C. of Bombay in 1884; he was selected in 1887 as one
    of the representatives of the Princes of Western India to present their
    loyal congratulations to the Queen Empress on the auspicious occasion
    of the Jubilee of Her Majesty’s reign, and on that occasion he had the
    honour of receiving from the Empress in person the insignia of a Knight
    Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.); he
    is entitled to a salute of 9 guns (1892). He
    died sp in April 1907.
  • Col. HH Thakore Sahib Shri
    , Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
    born 11th July 1868 as Kumar Shri Dadbha
    Muluji of a collateral line, installed on the gaddi on 14th
    April 1908,
    K.C.I.E. [cr.1921], represented India at the opening of the Federal
    Parliament in Australia in 1901; died 30th September 1940, married with

    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji, born 23rd
      October 1902 in Limbdi, Gujarat; he was an Indian first class
      cricketer, who played for Western India; he was selected as
      vice-captain of India’s tour of England in 1932. He died 10th November
      1964 in Bhavnagar,
    • HH Maharani Rupaliba Sahiba, married 5th February 1920,
      Lt.-Col. HH Maharaja Rana Saheb Shri Sir Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji of Porbandar. She died sp 1943.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri
    , Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1940/1941,
    born 10th
    1896, married 1stly 1910, Kunwari Shri Nandkunwarba, the only daughter
    of HH Maharaja Sir Kesri Singhji of Idar,
    married 2ndly, (name unknown),
    and had issue. He
    6th January 1941.

    • Yuvraj Saheb Ramrajendrasinhji Digvijaysinhji (by
      Thakorani Nandkunwarba), born 12th
      March 1917, died vp(spm?) before 1941.
    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Chhatrasalji Digvijaysinhji (by 2nd
      marriage) (qv)
    • Kumari Premkumari, married Yuvraj Udaybhansingh of Porbandar.
    • Kumari Dharmendrakumari, married Yuvraj Jayendrasinh
      [later Rana Sahib Shri Jayendrasinhji of Kathiwada],
      and had issue, one son.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri
    , Thakore Sahib of Limbdi (see above)


  • Kumar Shri Himmatsinhji Jhala
  • Kumar Shri Muluji, married and had issue.
    • Kumar Shri Dadha Muluji, he was adopted by HH Thakore
      Sahib Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji, and succeeded as HH Thakore
      Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jashwantsinhji, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi
      (see above)
    • Kumar Shri Natwarsinhji Muluji
    • Raj Rana Pratapsinhji Muluji, married Kumari Jasvant
      Sahiba, and had issue.

      • Rajkumar Shri Janaksinhji Pratapsinhji, first person in
        India to make fibreglass cars, married Kumari Laxmi Devi of Rajpipla,
        and had
        issue, five children.

        • Kumari Shri Harinakshini Devi, married Kumar
          of Rajpipla.
        • Kumari Shri Unmani Devi, married Dr. Hasnain Patel
        • Kumar Shri Shivpalsinhji Janaksinhji, educated at
          Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1972); married Parven
        • Kumari Shri Anjali Devi, married Arjunsinhji of
        • Kumar Shri Mahipalsinhji Janaksinhji, educated at
          Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1979).
      • Wing Cdr. Rajkumar Jayvantsinhji Pratapsinhji,
        born January 1927 in Porbandar, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun
        (Class of 1945), a Fighter Pilot (GDP) serving with the
        Indian Air Force (Wing Commander 1947 to 1969), married August
        1952 in Poona, Kauverani Indira Singh, and has issue. He died December
        2003 in the U.S.A.

        • Kumar Vijit Singh Jhala, born August 1953 in
          Bombay, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun (Class of 1969), M.S.
          Environmental Studies (USA), B.A. Communications (USA),
          married October 2001 in the U.S.A., Rajkumari Ameeta Singh.
        • Kumar Shri Shivraj Singh, married Kumari Shivani
        • Kumari Meenakshi Singh
      • Rajkumar Shri Bharatsinhji Pratapsinhji, artist,
        poet, and bohemian.

        • Kumar Shri Raivirsinhji
          Bharatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1968).
        • Kumar Shri Digvijaysinhji
          Bharatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1975).
        • Kumar Shri Chandravirsinhji
          Bharatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1977).
    • Kumar Shri Jadakaka Muluji



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