LUNAWADA

 

LUNAWADA (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 1,005 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 131,000Rs ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Solanki RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 348 POPULATION: 63,967 (1901) REVENUE: 178,701Rs

 

Present Ruler: HH Maharaja
Sri BHUPENDRASINHJI
VIRBHADRASINHJI
, 24th and present Maharana of Lunawada since
1986. (Fateh
Bagh Palace, Lunavada
389230,
Gujarat, India)

 

born 14th October 1934 in Lunawada, married 31st May 1957 in
Bhadrajun,
HH Maharani Paras Kumari, and has issue.

  • Maharajkumari Harendra Kumari

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
ancestors of the family, descendants of
Sidhraj, Raja of Anhilwara Patan, are said to have established
themselves as Chiefs of Virpur in 1225, later in 1434, Rana Bhimsinghji
moved his capital to Lunawada across the Mahi, establishing his state
there. The State was tributary both to Baroda and to Gwalior, but the
rights
of the latter were transferred to the British Government in 1861.
Lunawada is a Second Class state in Rewa
Kantha Agency. The Maharana maintains a military force of 201 cavalry,
295 infantry, and 40 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were ….

  • Rana BHIM SINGHJI,
    1st Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana GANGA DASJI,
    2nd Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana UDARANAJI, 3rd
    Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana VAGH SINGHJI
    [Baghavran Singhji], 4th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana MAL SINGHJI
    [Mool Singhji], 5th Rana of Lunawada,
    married and had issue.

    • Rana Vanvirji (qv)
    • Rani Saras
      Kanwar, married (as his first wife), Rawat Chandra Bhan of Jawas, died
      1600, and had issue.
  • Rana VANVIRJI, 6th
    Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana AKHERAJJI, 7th
    Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana KHUMBHOJI, 8th
    Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana JIT SINGHJI,
    9th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana TRILOK SINGHJI,
    10th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana DAYAL DASJI,
    11th Rana of Lunawada 1629/1637; married
    and had issue.

    • Rana Chandra Singhji (qv)
  • Rana CHANDRA SINGHJI,
    12th Rana of Lunawada 1637/1674,
    married and had issue. He died 1674.

    • Rana Bir Singhji [Virv Singhji] (qv)
  • Rana BIR SINGHJI,
    13th Rana of Lunawada 1674/1711, married
    and had issue. He died 1711.

    • Rana Nar Singhji (qv)
  • Rana NAR SINGHJI,
    14th Rana of Lunawada 1711/1735, married
    and had issue. He died 1735.

    • Kumar Shri Jit Singhji, married and had issue. He died vp.
      • Rana Shri Vakhat Singhji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Budh Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Keshorbhai Budhsinhji, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Gemalbhai Keshorbhai
      • Kumar Shri Saheb Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Kasalbhai Sahebsinhji, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Prthibhai Kasalbhai, married and had
            issue.

            • Kumar Shri Mekrubhai Prithibhai
      • Kumar Shri Aad Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Bhimsinhji Aadsinhji, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Gulabsinhji Bhimsinhji, married and had
            issue.

            • Kumar Shri Surajmalji Gulabsinhji
          • Kumar Shri Makansinhji Bhimsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Jagji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Ratansinhji Jagji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Dhirajbhai Ratansinhji, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Padmabhai Dhirajbhai, married and had
            issue.

            • Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Padmabhai, adopted by Kumar
              Shri Narsinhji Daulatsinhji; married and had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Ajitsinhji, adopted by
                Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri
                Vakhatsinhji Dalelsinhji (see below)
            • Kumar Shri Arjunbhai Padmabhai, married and had
              issue.

              • Kumar Shri Dalpatsinhji Arjunbhai, adopted by
                Rana Shri Fatehsinhji Pratapsinhji, and succeed as Rana Shri
                Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji (see below)
    • Kumar Shri Umed Singhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Kubersinhji Umedsinhji, married and had
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Salamsinhji Kubersinhji, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Dalelsinhji Salamsinhji, adopted by Rana
            Shri Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri Dalelsinhji
            Dalpatsinhji (see below).
  • Rana Shri VAKHAT SINGHJI,
    15th Rana of Lunawada 1735/1757,
    married and had issue. He died 1757.

    • Rana Shri Dip Singhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Daulatsinhji Vakhatsinhji, married and had
      issue.

      • Kumar Shri Narsinhji Daulatsinhji, he adopted Kumar
        Shri Ajitsinhji Padmabhai, son of Kumar Shri Padmabhai Dhirajbhai (see
        above); married and had adoptive issue.

        • (A) Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Narsinhji, married and
          had issue.

          • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Ajitsinhji, adopted by
            Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri
            Vakhatsinhji Dalelsinhji (see below)
  • Rana Shri DIP SINGHJI,
    16th Rana of Lunawada 1757/1782,
    married and had issue. He died 1782.

    • Rana Shri Durjan Salji (qv)
  • Rana Shri DURJANSALJI,
    17th Rana of Lunawada 1782/1786,
    married and had issue. He died 1786,

    • Rana Shri Pratap Singhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri JAGAT SINGHJI,
    (18th) Rana of Lunawada 1786/-,
    married and had issue.
    • Rana Shri PRATAP SINGHJI,
      18th Rana of Lunawada 1786/1817,
      married and had issue.

      • Rana Shri Shiv Singhji (qv)
      • Rana Shri Fateh Singhji (qv)

 

  • Rana Shri SHIV SINGHJI,
    (20th) Rana of Lunawada 1817/1818
    • Rana Shri FATEH SINGHJI,
      19th Rana of Lunawada 1817/1849,
      married 1821, Rani
      Chiman Kunwari, daughter of Maharawat Sawant Singh
      of Pratapgarh, and his wife,
      Maharani Daulat Kunwari, and had adoptive issue. He died 1849.

      • (A) Kumar Shri Dalpatsinhji Arjunbhai, son of Kumar
        Shri Arjunbhai Padmabhai (see above), adopted by Rana Shri Fatehsinhji
        Pratapsinhji, and succeed as Rana Shri Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji
        (qv)

 

  • Rana Shri DALPATSINHJI
    FATEHSINHJI
    , 20th Rana of Lunawada
    1849/1851, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1851.

    • (A) Kumar Shri Dalelsinhji Salamsinhji, son of Kumar
      Shri Salamsinhji Kubersinhji (see above), adopted by Rana Shri
      Dalpatsinhji
      Fatehsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji

      (qv)

INTERREGNUM 1851/1852

    • Rana Shri DALELSINHJI
      DALPATSINHJI
      , 21st Rana of Lunawada
      1852/1867, married and had issue as well as adoptive issue. He died spm
      in June 1867.

      • (A) Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Ajitsinhji, son of Kumar
        Shri Ajitsinhji Padmabhai and adoptive son of Kumar Shri Narsinhji
        Daulatsinhji (see above), adopted by Rana Shri Dalelsinhji
        Dalpatsinhji, and succeeded as HH Maharaja Rana Shri Vakhatsinhji
        Dalelsinhji
        (qv)

 

  • HH Maharaja Shri
    VAKHATSINHJI DALELSINHJI
    K.C.I.E., 22nd Maharana of Lunawada
    1867/1929,
    born 11th August
    1860 [or 28th August 1861], he succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 7th October 1867
    (#1),
    educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he was installed as ruler in
    August 1880 on attaining his majority; he was created a Knight
    Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.) on
    25th May 1889, and is entitled to a salute of 9 guns, married and had
    issue. He died
    27th
    April 1929.

    • Yuvaraj Ranjitsinhji Vakhatsinhji, married (amongst
      others), Yuvrani Sajjan
      Kunwar, daughter of Yuvaraj Hindu Singhji of Multhan, and had issue.
      He died vp.

      • Col. HH Maharaja Sri Virbhadrasinhji Ranjitsinhji (qv)
      • Maharajkumar Harischchandrasinhji Ranjitsinhji (fourth
        son), born 27th
        August
        1924, married 2ndly (as her second husband), 11th August 1980, Rani
        Himmat Kunwarba Sahiba,
        daughter
        of Major HH Maharana Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji
        Ajitsinhji
        Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra. He
        died
        3rd December 1987.
  • Col. HH Maharaja Sri
    VIRBHADRASINHJI RANJITSINHJI
    , 23rd Maharana of Lunawada
    1929/1986, born 8th
    June 1910 in Lunawada, invested with full ruling powers on 2nd October
    1930, Member
    of the Chamber of Princes, married  Maharajkumari Manher Kunwarba
    [HH
    Maharani Kusum Kunwari of Lunawada], daughter of Capt. HH Maharana Raj
    Saheb Shri Sir Amarsinhji
    Banesinhji
    [Gangubha] of Wankaner, and had
    issue. He died 1986.

    • HH Maharaja Sri Bhupendrasinhji Virbhadrasinhji (qv)
    • Maharaj Pushpendrasinhji Virbhadrasinhji Solanki, married
      the daughter
      of Leela Mulgaonkar and Sumant Mulgaonkar [Moolgaokar] of Telco fame
      and
      chief of the Central Social Welfare Board.

      • Rajkumari Meenakshi Devi, married 1991, Rajkumar Vijit
        Singh of Jaipur.
    • Maharaj Ajeet Virbhadrasinh Solanki (by Maharani Kusum
      Kunwari), married Rani Tejal Solanki, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Ashutosh Ajeetsinh Solanki, born 27th December
        1983
      • Rajkumari Amrita Solanki, born 26th April 1987 in Pune,
        presently (2007) in third year at college, studying Commerce.
    • Maharaj Indrajeet Virbhadrasinh Solanki (by Maharani
      Kusum Kunwari), born 15th March 1948, married in Bombay, Rani Padmini
      Solanki, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Kunal Indrajeetsinh Solanki
      • Rajkumari Karishma Solanki
  • HH Maharaja Sri
    BHUPENDRASINHJI VIRBHADRASINHJI
    , 24th Maharana of Lunawada (see
    above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Maharajkumari Ratna Kumari, married (as his first wife),
    Rajkumar Pratap Singh of Banera.
  • Kumar Shri Naharsinhji, unsuccessful claimant for the gadi
    in 1930.

 

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