PAHARGARH

 

PAHARGARH (Jagir)

 

VILLAGES: xx REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 1952
LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Sikarwar RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT
RULER:
Raja PANCHAM SINGH,
Raja Saheb of Pahargarh from 1910.
M.L.A from Murena in Madhya
Pradesh; educated at Sardar
School,
Fort Gwalior (now Scindia School) and at Mayo College,
Ajmer, graduating in Administration, Law and State affairs; he
succeeded as a minor in 1910, during his rule, the state was converted
into a Class I Jagir of Gwalior in 1921; President of the Gwalior
Municipality for over
9 years and also a Mayor of the Corporation 1959/1960; the
corporation has named a new road in Gwalior in his honour on the
occassion of his 100th
birthday; he served as President, chairman and executive member of many
organizations like Gwalior Mela, Gwalior Development Authority (Vikas
Samiti), Theosophical society, Wild Life Board, Madhya Pradesh Olympic
Association etc.; in 1952 he merged Pahargarh with the state of Madhya
Bharat in the Republic of India; Agra Vidya Peeth
University honoured him by conferring the degree of Sathya Ratna
for
his work in Hindi and Sanskrit; married and has issue.

  • Rajkumar Nihal Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Shivendra Singhji, married 6th March
      1992, Raj Kumari Bandana Kumari, born 16th November 1964, daughter of
      Rao Sahib Bir Bikram Singhji of Patan, and
      his wife, Rani Sahiba Raghuraj Kumari.
  • Rajkumar Hari Singh, born 1940, married Rajkumar Rani Uma
    Raje, born 1944, and has issue.

    • Kunwar Abhay Dev, born 1966, married Kunwarani Neeti
      Raje, born 1970.
    • Kunwar Arjun Dev, born 1968.
  • Rajkumar Nawal Singh Sikarwar, English Lecturer, married a
    Princess from Karauli Raj, and has issue.

    • Kunwar Dr. Anurag Sikarwar Ph.D., M.V.Sc. (Pharmacol.),
      born 7th February 1979 in Jhalrapatan, Rajasthan; educated at Ivri Izat
      Nagar, Bareilly.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Predecessor state was founded when Rao Akheypal conquered the fort of
Sarsaini on the bank of the river Chambal in 1347; Pahargarh was
established by the Sikri Rajputs after it fell to Padshah Babar’s
cannons in the battle of Khanwa, as an
independent kingdom of Sikarwari on both sides of the river Chambal,
now in Madhya Pradesh; it remained independent till the British brought
it under their control, and during the minority rule of its last Ruler,
Raja
Pancham Singh it was settled as a 1st class jagir of Gwalior state
after
the end of World War One. Estate holders were…

  • Rao DALPAT SINGH,
    Rao of Sikargarh
  • Rao RATANPAL SINGH,
    Rao of Sikargarh
  • Rao DAAN SINGH, 1st
    Rao of Pahargarh 1446/1503
  • Rao BHARAT CHAND SINGH,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1503/1504 (8 months)
  • Rao NARAYAN DAS,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1504/1540
  • Rao PATROKARNA SINGH,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1540/1584
  • Rao JAGAN SINGH,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1584/1613
  • Rao VEER SINGH, Rao
    of Pahargarh 1613/1646
  • Rao DALEL SINGH,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1646/1722, he
    was first in the Dynasty to be titled as the Maharaja; he lead a
    Sikarwar
    army of 17 thousand strong, to assist Maharaja Chattrasal Bundela
    against Padshah Aurangzeb in which they were successful.
  • Maharaja KUNWAR RAI,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1722/1725
  • Maharaja BASANT SINGH,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1725/1734
  • Maharaja PRITHVIPAL,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1734/1744
  • Maharaja VIKRAMADITYA,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1744/1803, in 1767 the Marathas of
    Gwalior annexed Mangarh and Hassenpur from
    Pahargarh; in 1792 Maharaja Vikramaditya entered into a treaty with
    the Peshwa’s Subedar, Daulat Rao Shinde, who later became the Maharaja
    of
    Gwalior (which consisted of Ujjain, Malwa, Tawarghar, Bhadawarghar,
    part of Sikarwari and Jandonwati)
  • Maharaja APARBAL SINGH,
    Rao of Pahargarh 1803/1841
  • Raja MANOHAR SINGH,
    Raja of Pahargarh in 1841 (6 months), he revolted against the
    Scindias but, in the end, he accepted a treaty
    in which he lost most of his possessions, and in return he was granted
    the title of Raisuddaulah Raja Bahadur.
  • Raja GANPAT SINGH,
    Raja of Pahargarh 1841/1870, in 1857 the Raja with other
    Pahargarh Sikarwars, assembled their forces at
    Lohagarh and went to the assistance of the Rani of Jhansi at Gwalior,
    but all perished
    with her defeat, the Raja and the Rao of Devgarh gave shelter to
    Tatiya Tope from the British.
  • Raja AJMER SINGH,
    Raja of Pahargarh 1870/1910
  • Raja PANCHAM SINGH,
    Raja of Pahargarh (see above)

 

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