|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded in 1437. In 1893, the Rana was
allowed to maintain a military force of 1 1 cavalry, 169
infantry, and 7 guns. Rulers were....
- Rana ANAND DEO,
1st Rana of Alirajpur 1437/1440, founder of the state
in 1437, married and had issue.
- Rana PRATAP DEO,
2nd Rana of Alirajpur 1440/-, married and had issue.
- Rana CHANCHAL DEO,
3rd Rana of Alirajpur, married and had issue.
- Rana Gugal Deo (qv)
- Kunwar Kesar Deo, he was the founder of Jobat.
- Rana GUGAL DEO,
4th Rana of Alirajpur
- Rana BACHCHHARAJ
DEO, Rana of Alirajpur
- Rana DIP DEO,
Rana of Alirajpur
- Rana PAHAD DEO I,
Rana of Alirajpur
- Rana UDAI DEO,
Rana of Alirajpur
- Rana PAHAD DEO II,
Rana of Alirajpur -/1765, died 1765.
- [Rana RAYA SINGH fl.1650, married Rani Devimati of Barwani .]
- [Rana PRITHI DEO, married and had issue.
- [Rana SURAT DEO -/1765, married and had issue.
- Rana PRATAP SINGH (qv)
- Kunwar Kesari Singh, he attempted to supplant
his cousin, Rana Jashwant Singh in 1818 after the
death of Rana Pratap Singh, but was driven out by
- Rana PRATAP SINGH I,
Rana of Ali Rajpur 1765/1818 (deposed), married and
had issue. He died 1818.
- Musafir Mekran, an adventurer, a long-time manager
of the state, he usurped the gaddi after the death of
Rana Pratap Singh, but was deposed later that same
year in 1818, he made himself useful in
expelling his countrymen and other foreigners and was
therefore recognised as Manager of the State during
the minority of Jashwant Singh.
- Rana JASHWANT SINGH,
Rana of Ali Rajpur 1839/1862, born posthumously in
1818, he was granted ruling powers on attaining his
majority in 1839; married and had issue. He died 17th
March 1862 leaving a will by which he divided the
State between his two sons (#3).
- Rana Ganga Deo (qv)
- Rana Rup Deo (qv)
- Rana GANGA DEO,
Rana of Ali Rajpur 1862/1869 (deposed), born about
1845, on his succession, a dress of honour was
conferred on him by the British Government and a
nazrana of Rupees 1,500 was taken; his incompetency
and the anarchy which had prevailed since he was
entrusted with power, compelled the British Government
in 1869 to depose him and take the State under
management, Muhammad Najaf Khan was appointed
Superintendent; the deposed Rana was granted an
allowance fixed at Rupees 1,000 per mensem; his
excesses had rendered him an imbecile for several
months previous to his death, he died in March 1871.
- Rana RUP DEO,
Rana of Ali Rajpur 1869/1881, born 1847, he was
recognized as his successor, but was only entrusted
tentatively with the management of affairs in 1873 on
the understanding that his continuance in power would
depend on the manner in which he carried on the
administration; he adopted Kunwar Bijai Singh from
Sondwa, married and had adoptive issue (#4). He died spm on
29th October 1881.
- (A) Rana Bijai Singh (qv)
- Rana BIJAI SINGH,
Rana of Ali Rajpur 1881/1890, he succeeded by
adoption, educated at Daly College, Indore then at
Rajkumar College, Indore till 1888; he was succeeded
by his cousin, Kunwar Pratap Singh, son of Thakur
Bhagwan Singh of Sondwa, who was selected by the
Government of India in 1891; he married twice and had
issue, a daughter. He died spm on 16th August
- Rajkumari (name
unknown) (by the Senior Rani), born 2nd
- (A) HH Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh II Bahadur
STATE MANAGER 1891/1899
- HH Maharaja Sir
PRATAP SINGH II Bahadur K.C.I.E., 1st Raja of
Ali Rajpur 1891/1941 (abdicated) and Regent of Ali
Rajpur 1941/1948, born 12th September 1881 (#4) as Kunwar Pratap Singh,
son of Thakur Bhagwan Singh of Sondwa, educated at
Daly College, Indore; succeeded 14th February 1891 (#1),
he was formally installed in March 1892; during his
minority the State was managed by a Kamdar under the
supervision of the Political Agent till 1904 when he
was granted full ruling powers; made a Magistrate
First Class in 1902; C.I.E. [cr.1915], K.C.I.E., Raja
[cr.1911], Maharaja (Personal) [cr.1941], salute
raised to 11 guns in 1920 and made hereditary in 1921,
married 1stly, 1900, a daughter of Thakore Bahadur
Sinh of Kathiwada,
married 2ndly, 1902, a daughter of Kumar Shri
Chandrasinhji Jitsinhji of Chhota-Udaipur,
and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died
- HH Raja Fateh Singh (by 1st marriage) (qv)
- Rani Anand Kumari, married 28th February 1922 (as
his first wife), Raja Kishor Chandra Mardraj
Harichandan of Nilgiri,
and had issue.
- HH Raja FATEH SINGH,
2nd Raja of Ali Rajpur in 1941, born 22nd August 1904,
engaged 19th July 1915 to Kunwari Sahiba Rajendra
Kunwar Ba, daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Maharawal Sir Shri
Ranjitsinhji Mansinhji, 16th Raja Saheb of Baria, maried and had
issue. He died 23rd October 1941 (#2)
- HH Raja Surendra Singh (qv)
- HH Raja Kamlendra Singh (qv)
- Rajkumari Rohini Devi, married (as his first wife)
1945 (div.), Raja Narendra Singh of Sarila.
- [Rajkumari (name
unknown), married (as his first wife), Raj
Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Swaroopsinghji
Chhatrasinghji, Thakore Saheb of Chorangala, and
- HH Raja SURENDRA
SINGH, 3rd Raja of Ali Rajpur 1941/1996, born
1923, educated at Marlborough College, England;
President of the General Council (Daly College)
1983/1987; he served with the I.F.S., Indian
Ambassador to Spain around 1980, married (div.). He
died sp on
30th March 1996 at the Shreemaya Hotel in Indore.
- HH Raja KAMLENDRA
SINGH, 4th Raja of Ali Rajpur (see above)