PAWAYAN

 

PAWAYAN (Zamindari)

 

 

AREA: 291 km2 REVENUE: 66,000Rs (1906) ABOLITION: 1950
LOCATION: Uttar Pradesh DYNASTY: Gaur RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 537 POPULATION: 130,000

 

PRESENT RULER AND HEAD OF HOUSE: Raja SURENDRA SINGHJI, 10th Raja
Saheb of Pawayan since 1989. born
1928, educated at Colvin
Taluqdars’ College, and at Lucknow Univeristy (LL.B.); M.L.A. (Uttar
Pradesh) 1957/1962.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Founded around 1705 by Raja Udai Singh, who was the son
of Bhupat Singh, a leader of the ancient Gaur clan of Rajputs settled
at Chandra and Katesar in
Sitapur, U.P. He established Pawayan, the largest estate in the
erstwhile Rohilkhand Area and the present District Shahjahanpur in U.P.
Gaur Rajputs originated from Gaur Desh (country), in West Bengal. The
Gaur Rajputs had dispersed to various parts of Northern and Central
India after the onslaught of the Persian raider, Bhaktiar Khilji,
around
1205. Estate holders were…

  • Raja UDAI SINGH,
    founder and first Raja of Pawayan.
  • Raja JASWANT SINGH,
    2nd Raja of Pawayan
  • Raja BHAGWANT SINGH,
    3rd Raja of Pawayan
  • Raja RAGHUNATH SINGH,
    4th Raja of Pawayan 1802/1825, married Rani Raj Kunwari
    (qv), and had adoptive issue.

    • (A) Raja Jagannath
      Singh
      (qv)
  • Rani Raj Kunwari,
    5th Rani of Pawayan 1825/1850
  • Raja
    JAGANNATH SINGH
    , 6th Raja of Pawayan 1850/1880,
    born 1813, during his rule, the rebel
    leader, Maulvi
    Ahmad-ullah Shah was killed at the outer gate of the Pawayan Fortress
    in a skirmish when the Maulvi was trying to forcefully break through
    the outer gate, he adopted his nephew, married and had adoptive issue.

    • (A) Raja Fateh Singh
      (qv)

COURT OF WARDS 1880/1889

  • Raja FATEH SINGH,
    7th Raja of Pawayan 1889/1906 (PHOTO),
    born 10th October 1858, he succeeded by adoption to the gadi on 17th
    May 1889, a scholar of repute and an honourary magistrate
    for the tehsil;
    married, and had issue, two sons. He died 28th December 1921.

    • Raja Indra Vikram Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Vijai Varma, married and had issue, one daughter.
      He died 12th September 1929.

      • Shrimati Kumari Vijai Kunwari
  • Raja INDRA VIKRAM SINGH,
    8th Raja of Pawayan 1906/1928 (PHOTO),
    married 1stly, Rani Griha
    Rajya Laxmi Devi of the Shah family of Nepal, married 2ndly, Rani
    Indraj Lakshmi Devi, and had issue, two sons
    and two daughters. He died 28th May 1928.

    • Raja Ajai Varma (qv)
    • Kunwar Keshav Varma (by Rani Indraj Lakshmi Devi),
      married Kunwarani Preeti Rajya
      Lakshmi Devi, daughter of Gen. Khem Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal
      (see Kaski and Lambjung).
    • Rajkumari Rama Devi, married Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh of
      Kurwar, in Sultanpur Dist.,
      U.P.
    • Rajkumari Laxmeshwari Devi, married Raja Shri Mohan
      Prasad Singh Deo of Badagoda [Bodogodo] in Ganjam Dist., Orissa.
    • Raja AJAI
      VARMA
      , 9th Raja of Pawayan 1928/1989,
      born 1907, last
      Raja Saheb of Pawayan before the abolition of Princely states and
      Zamindaris in 1950; he contibuted
      significantly to the development of
      the Pawayan area with initiatives such as setting up the present day
      Pawayan
      Inter College; married Rani Indira
      Devi, daughter of HH Sawai Maharaja Punya Pratap Singh, Maharaja of Ajaigarh, and his wife, HH Maharani Rukmini
      Devi,
      and had issue,
      three sons and one daughter. He died in
      1989.

      • Raja Surendra Singhji (qv)
      • Wing Cmdr. (ret’d.) Rajkumar Abhay Singh, born 1941,
        married Kunwarani Asha Singh, daughter of Shri S. N. Pandita
        (Central Secretary, Indian Administrative Service), and has issue.

        • Kunwar Anirudh Singh, born 1973,
          married Kunwarani Amrita Singh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashok Lulla,
          and has issue.

          • Reavant Singh, born 2002.
          • Kumari Riya Singh, born 2005.
        • Kunwar Akshay Singh, born 1977,
          married Kunwarani Prianka Singh, daughter of Col. Rajesh Sinha, and his
          wife, Baisa Vijaya Kumari of Khandela.
      • Rajkumari Shobha Singh, born 1942,
        married Shri Amit Ray, and had issue, one daughter. She died 2003.

 

        • Sanyukta Ray, born 1978.

 

    • Rajkumar Jai Singh, born 1944, married Kunwarani Mridul
      Singh, daughter of Kunwar Lal
      Chandan Singh of Asothar, and has issue.

      • Maj. Kunwar Manujendra Singh, born
        1976, married Kunwarani Kulgauravi Singh, daughter of Raja Ganga
        Singh
        Chauhan of Baneria, and has issue.

        • Abhijay Vikram Singh, born 2006.
  • Raja SURENDRA SINGHJI,
    10th Raja of Pawayan (see above)

 

 

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