MORVI

 

MORVI (Princely State)

 

(11 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 2,129 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 520,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Jadeja RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER: VACANT

 

 

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded
in 1697, and represents the senior-most branch of the Jadeja Rajputs.
Rulers
were…

    1. Thakore Sahib KANYAJI
      RAVAJI
      , 1st Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1697/1734, son of Jam Ravaji
      Rayadhanji of Kutch,
      married and had issue.

      • Kumar Shri Tejmalji Kanyaji, married Kumari Shri
        Pamba Sahiba, daughter of
        Raj Sahib Jaswantsinhji Gajsinhji of Dhrangadhra,
        and his third wife,
        Rani
        Phuljiba Sahiba. He
        died spm.
         
      • Thakore Sahib Aliaji Kanyaji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Bhimji Kanyaji of Gugan, with the villages of
        Jetpur [Machhu] and Sultanpur at Morvi.
      • Kumar Shri Lakhaji Kanyaji of Lakadia, Nagdavas, Gharana,
        Bahadurgadh at Morvi and Manaba (Vagad) etc.
      • Kumar Shri Raysangji Kanyaji of Kumbharia (Vagad).
      • Thakore Sahib Modaji Kanyaji, founder of Vandhia, Chitred
        and Malia.
      • Kumar Shri Ranmalji Kanyaji of Kumbharia (Machhu) and
        Laliana (Vagad)
      • Kumar Shri Ramsangaji Kanyaji of Jangi (Vagad).

 

    1. Thakore Sahib ALIAJI
      KANYAJI
      , 2nd Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1734/1739, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakore Sahib Ravaji Aliaji I (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Hardholji Aliaji
      • Kumar Shri Jiyaji Aliaji of Monpar

 

    1. Thakore Sahib RAVAJI
      ALIAJI I
      , 3rd Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1739/1763, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakore Sahib Panchanji Ravaji (qv)
      • Thakore Sahib Waghji Ravaji I (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Rayabji Ravaji of Khanpar
      • Kumar Shri Ajubhai Ravaji of Mitana
      • Kumar Shri Jivanji Ravaji of Lajai
      • Kumar Shri Vinoji Ravaji of Sarvad
      • Kumar Shri Veroji Ravaji of Deraru

 

    1. Thakore Sahib PANCHANJI
      RAVAJI
      , 4th Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1763/1772

 

    1. Thakore Sahib WAGHJI
      RAVAJI I
      , 5th Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1772/1783, married and had
      issue.

      • Kumar Shri Hamirji Waghji
      • Thakore Sahib Jyaji Waghji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Devaji Waghji of Sajjanpur
      • Kumar Shri Mehramanji Waghji of Bela

 

    1. Thakore Sahib JYAJI WAGHJI,
      6th Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1783/1828, married and had issue.

      • Thakore Sahib Prithirajji Jyaji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Mokadji Jyaji of Savdi

 

    1. Thakore Sahib PRITHIRAJJI
      JYAJI
      , 7th Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1828/1846

 

    1. Thakore Sahib RAVAJI II
      PRITHIRAJJI
      , 8th Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1846/1870, married and
      had
      issue. He
      died
      1870.

      • HH Thakore Sahib Waghji Ravaji II (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Harbhamji Ravaji, M.A., LL.B. (Cantab),
        educated at Rajkumar
        College, Rajkot and Cambridge University, barrister-at-law, Member of
        the
        Foreign Service in the Berars under the British Government, Assistant
        Commissioner,
        Civil Judge, Prime Minister of Bharatpur, married and had issue.

        • Shri Ranjitsinhji Harbhamji of Mota-Khijadia
          • Unknown Generations
            • Kumar Shri Manudada Jadeja of Mota-Khijadia,
              acknowledged
              as the Maharaja of
              Morvi in 1979, by the nobles of the former Princely State, as the
              nearest
              heir of the late Maharaja.
          • Generation
            • Maharaj Shri Manvendrasinhji Jadeja, married and
              had issue.
              • Kumar Shri
                Omkarsinhji
                Manvendrasinhji Jadeja of Mota-Khijadia, educated at Rajkumar College,
                Rajkot (1964).
              • Rajkumari Amrapali Devi, married Kumar Shri
                Mayurdhwajsinhji Kishorsinhji Zala of Lakhtar,
                and has issue, two daughters.
      • Shri Parbatsinhji Ravaji of Dharuvnagar

 

    1. HH Thakore Sahib WAGHJI II
      RAVAJI
      , 9th Thakore Sahib of Morvi 1870/1922, born 7th April
      1858,
      K.C.I.E.
      [cr.1887], G.C.I.E. [cr.1897], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot;
      married
      HH Thakorani Sahiba Bajirajba of Palitana,
      and had issue, as well as issue
      by secondary wives. He died 11th July 1922.

      • HH Maharaja Shri Sir Lakhdirji Waghji Bahadur (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Waghji, educated at Harrow
        1899/1901.
      • Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Waghji
      • Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Waghji (by a secondary wife),
        married Kumari Jiran Ba of Jaipur, and had
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Pruthvirajsinhji Shivsinhji Jadeja, married
          Kumari Alka Ba, daughter of Capt. Kumar Shri Raghuraj
          Sinhji Jhala,
          and
          his wife, Kumari Kusum Mehta, and has issue.

          • Kumar Shri Mahipalsinhji Pruthvirajsinhji Jadeja
            [Kumar Mahipal Sinh P. Jadeja], married Kumari Nalini Kuwar Ba,
            daughter of Thakur Narender Singhji
            Rajawat of Thikana Chandroli near Jaipur, and his wife, Thakurani Puran
            Kuwar Ba, daughter of Rao Raja Balwant Singhji [Lalaji] of Jodhpur.
      • Kumar Shri Amarsinhji Waghji Jadeja, married Kumari
        Manohar Kumari, daughter of Shri Jaysinhji Rathore from Jodhpur, and
        had issue, three sons.

        • Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Amarsinhji Jadeja, married Kumari
          Gajendra Rathore of Jhabua.
        • Kumar Shri Pritisinhji Amarsinhji Jadeja, married
          Kumari Nisha of Mumbai.
        • Kumar Shri Dilipsinhji Amarsinhji Jadeja, married
          Kumari Seema Ba Dilip Sinh Jadeja, daughter of Kunwar Shri Narendra
          Sinhji Tanwar, and his wife, Kunwarani Sukanya Kumari of Kurukshetra,
          and has issue, one daughter.

          • Kumari Yasna Ba D. Jadeja
      • Kumar Shri Pratapsinhji Waghji Jadeja, married Kumari P.
        Jadeja from Jaipur.

 

    1. HH Maharaja Shri Sir
      LAKHDHIRJI WAGHJI Bahadur
      , 10th Thakore Sahib of Morvi
      1922/1948,
      born 26th
      December
      1876, G.B.E., K.C.S.I., Maharaja [cr.1926], married (amongst others),
      HH
      HH Maharani Suraj Kunverb Sahiba, daughter of HH
      Maharawal Shri Mansinhji
      Prithvirajji
      of Baria,
      and had issue. He died 4th May 1957.

      • HH Maharaja Shri Mahendrasinhji Lakhdhirji Sahib Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharajkumar Kalikakumarsinhji Lakhdhirji Jadeja of
        Khareda, married
        and had issue.

        • Kunwar Shri Shaktisinhji Kalikakumarsinhji Jadeja of
          Khareda, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1953).
        • Ranisaheb Shrimant Devyani Raje (née Jadeja),
          married Col. Maharaj Ashok Raje of Baroda.

 

    1. HH Maharaja Shri
      MAHENDRASINHJI LAKHDIRJI Sahib Bahadur
      , 11th Thakore Sahib of
      Morvi
      1948/1957, born
      1st January 1918, married 1stly, 27th January 1932, HH Maharani Mohini
      Devi, died 1993, daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Maharana Shri Sir Vijaysinhji
      Chhatrasinhji Sahib of Rajpipla,
      married
      2ndly, HH Maharani Vijaykunverba, married 3rdly, HH Maharani Sudheer
      Kunverba,
      daughter of HH Maharaja Sahib Indrasinhji Pratapsinhji of Bansda,
      and had issue. He died 17th August 1957 at Ascot, Berkshire, UK.

      • HH Maharaja Shri Mayurdhwajsinhji Mahendrasinhji (see
        below)
      • Maharajkumari Shrimati Draupati Devi [Meera]
      • Maharajkumari Shrimati Uma Devi [Mrs. Uma Dubash] (by
        Maharani Vijaykunverba),
        married Adi Dubash, and has issue.

 

        • Lia Dubash

 

      • Maharajkumari Shrimati Raukshani Devi [Mrs. Maya Patroa]
        (by Maharani Vijaykunverba), married Roy Patroa, and has issue, one son.

 

        • Vishal Patroa

 

      • Maharajkumari Harshad Purna Devi [The Hon. Mrs. Browne]
        (by Maharani Vijaykunverba),
        born 1952,
        married
        1981, Hon. Garech Domnagh Browne of the Lords Oranmore and Browne, born
        25th June 1939.

 

  1. HH Maharaja Shri
    MAYURDHWAJSINHJI MAHENDRASINHJI
    , 12th Thakore Sahib of Morvi
    1957/1978,
    born 29th
    November
    1953, died unmarried 22nd August 1978.

 

 

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