LOCATION: Rajasthan AREA: 8,332.03 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs 5,20,000 POPULATION: 823,055 (1941) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: ~ Rs 40 lakhs (1941) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Kachhawa - Naruka clan - Lalawat subclan SEAT: Phool Bagh Kothi ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
PRESENT RULER: HH Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja JITENDRA SINGH Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Dharam Prabhakar, 9th Maharaja of Alwar since 15th February 2009 (Phool Bagh Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan, India)
B.Com., born 12th June 1971 in Delhi; secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC); crowned on 26th February 2009 by HH Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh of Jaipur at the Darbar Hall in Alwar City Palace; married 14th February 1994, HH Maharani Ambika Devi, born February 1972 in New Delhi, daughter of Raja Brijendra Singh of Dada-Siba, and his wife, Rani Devika Singh, and has issue, two daughters and a son. (Moti Dungri, Phool Bagh Kothi, Alwar Distt,. Alwar, Rajasthan, India)
- Maharajkumari Manavika Kumari, born 9th October 1996.
- Maharajkumari Janaki Kumari, born 13th July 1998.
- Yuvaraj Manavendra Pratap Singh, born 24th September 2001.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded by the Naruka Chief, Pratap Singh in 1771. The rulers were....
- Raja Udayakarna, Raja of Amber 1367/1389, married and had issue.
- Raja Nara Singh, Raja of Amber (see Jaipur)
- Rao Bar Singh, he received Mojad (Mozamabad) in jagir and was ancestor of the rulers of Alwar, Uniara, Lawa etc, married and had issue.
- Rao Maharajji, married and had issue.
- Rao Naru, eponymous founder of the Naruka clan, married and had issue.
- Rao Dasaji, married and had issue, the Dasawat clan. He was poisoned to death by Raja Prithvi Raj of Amber.
- Rao Chandan Dasji, married and had issue, two
sons, ancestors of the families of Ladana, Lawa etc.
- Rao Karam Chandji, succeeded in Mozamabad, he made
an attempt on the Amber gaddi but was
murdered; married and had issue, six sons. He was
killed shortly after 1525.
- Rao Singhji, married and had issue, three sons.
- Rao Jiatsiji, married and had issue.
- Rao Chandrabhan, received Uniara in Jagir
from Padshah Shah Jehan in 1638.
- Rao Prithirajji, succeeded to Kumhera in Jaipur, married and had issue, eleven sons.
- Rao Chaturbhujji, married and had issue, one son.
- Rao Abhai Ram, he and his brother did not receive a share in their fathers estate, and therefore left Mozamabad and settled in Manjpur in Alwar at the invitation of the Rao Raja of Alwar, who wanted the brothers to provide protection for the villagers against the Meos.
- Rao Anand Ram, with his brother, he settled in
Manjpur where they held sway over a big estate and
his descendants are said to be the Thakurs of
Garhi in Alwar.
- Rao Jaimalji of Uniara, he sided with his brother
in his attempt on the Amber gaddi.
- Rao Lalaji, ancestor of the Lalawat clan, married and had issue.
- Rao Udai Singh, married and had issue.
- Rao Lar Khan, married and had issue.
- Rao Fateh Singh, married and had issue.
- Rao Kalyan Singh (see below)
- Rao Karan Singh
- Rao Akhay Singh
- Rao Ranchor Das
- Rao Chitarji
- Rao Tejaji
- Rao Nathaji [Jeta]
- Rao Baloji, third son, granted the village of Barwara near Amarsar in 1390, married and had issue. He died 1430.
- Rao Mokalji 1430/1445 of Barwara, married 4 wives, and had issue. He died 1445
- Rao Shekhaji (Shekha of Amarsar) 1445/1488, born 1433, became independent of Jaipur in 1471 and was ancestor of the Shekhawat clan. He died 1488.
- Rao Khemraji
- Rao Kharudji, married and had issue.
- Rao Khumanji, ancestor of the Khumawats, now likely extinct.
- Rao Patalji of Loni
- Rao Sheo Brahmaji of Nidar (one of the 12 bara Kotri)
- Rao Kalyan Singh, 1st Raja Saheb of Macheri 1671/-, he received the grant of Macheri (two and a half villages) from the Mirza Raja Jai Singh of Amber in about 1671, married and had issue, five sons, ancestors of the panch thikanas and the bara kotri (12 chambers) of the Alwar nobility.
- Rao Agar Singh [aka Anand Singh], 2nd Raja Saheb of Macheri, ancestor of the rulers of Macheri, Bijnor and Alwar, married and had issue.
- Rao Hathi Singh, 3rd Raja Saheb of Macheri, married and had issue.
- Rao Mukund Singh, 4th Raja Saheb of Macheri, married and had issue.
- Rao Tej Singh, 5th Raja Saheb of Macheri, married and had issue.
- Rao Zorawar Singh, 6th Raja Saheb of Macheri, married and had issue.
- Rao Mohabat Singh, 7th Raja Saheb of Macheri, married, a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Bagri in Jodhpur, and had issue.
- Rao Zalim Singh, ancestor of the Bijnor (Bijwar) family.
- Rao Amar Singh, founder of the Khara or Khora family.
- Rao Shyam Singh, ancestor of the rulers of Para, Thana and Srichandpura, married and had issue.
- Rao Nathu Singh, ancestor of the Thakurs of Para.
- Rao Madho Singh, 1st Thakur Saheb of Thana (5 villages), married and had issue.
- Rao Budh Singh, 2nd Thakur Saheb of Thana , married and had issue.
- Rao Dhir Singh, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Thana, married and had issue.
- Rao Salah Singh, 4th Thakur Saheb of Thana, married and had issue.
- Rao Hanwant Singh, 5th Thakur Saheb of Thana (5 villages and revenue of 5,000Rs in 1893), Member of the State Council, married and had issue.
- Rao Hardeo Singh, 6th Thakur Saheb of Thana -/1872, Member of the State Council, married and had issue.
- Thakur Sultan Singh, 7th Thakur Saheb of
Thana 1872/1897, educated at Thakur School in
Alwar, Bakhshi Fauj, married and had
issue, one son and one daughter. He died in
- Raja Ram Singhji Saheb, 8th Thakur Saheb
of Thana 1897/-, born 1878 (or 1883), he was
granted the title of Raja as a personal
distinction on 10th December 1913 by the HH
the Maharaja Saheb of Alwar; he has acted as
Muntazin Jagir and on one occasion he has
officiated as Member of the State Council;
Member of the Alwar Branch of the Walterkrit
Rajputra Hitkarini Sabha; served as an
officiating Army Minister; he has the first
seat among the Tazimi nobles; he maintained
21 horse but was exempt from service by the
Darbar. He died sp after 1914 and
before August 1941.
- Baisa (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba of Nimrana], married Raja Janak Singhji of Nimrana.
- HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Mangal Singhji Virendra Shiromani Dev, 6th Maharaja of Alwar (see below).
- Baisa (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba of Junian], married Rao Kalyan Singh of Junian.
- Baisa (name unknown) [Thakurani Sahiba of Hardesar], married Thakur Bagh Singhji, Thakur Saheb of Hardesar.
- Rao Nand Singh of Srichandpura, Dungarwara and Kundroli, married and had issue.
- Rao Baldeo Singh, 2nd Thakur Saheb of
Srichandpura, married and had issue.
- Raja Ganga Singhji Saheb, 3rd Thakur of Srichandpura, born in July 1868, a Tazimi Sardar and formerly a Bakshi Jagir; married Rani Hawa Kanwar, daughter of Maharaj Salam Singhji of Nachana in Jaisalmer, and his wife, Rani Badal Kanwar, and had issue.
- Raja Nand Singhji Saheb [Karan Singh], 4th Thakur of Srichandpura, born in June 1893.
- HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Tej Singh Dev Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar (see below).
- Rajkumari Saheba Inder Kanwar, married
Maharaj Ridmal Singh of Raoti, and had
issue, two sons and one daughter.
- Rao Raja Binay Singh, 4th Rao Raja of Alwar (see below).
- Rao Raja Bakhtawar Singh, 2nd Rao Raja of Alwar (see below).
- Rao Ishri Singh of Palwa
- Rao Jodh Singh of Pai
Raja Sri Sawai PRATAP SINGH, 1st Rao Raja of Alwar
1775/1791, initially Raja of Macheri, born 1740, son of Rao
Mohabat Singh of Macheri; he defeated the Jats at the Battle
of Maonda in 1766 and was permitted to build a fort at Rajgarh
near Macheri; he established other forts and in 1779 obtained
possession of Alwar from the Raja of Bharatpur and was
regarded as Raja by other Narukas; he was granted the title of
Rao Raja and Panch Hazari Mansab by the Mughal
Emperor, Shah Alam, married (a), a daughter of Thakur Jai
Singh of Kankwari, married (b), a sister of Thakur Shiv Singh
of Kothian in Mewar, and had adoptive issue. He died sp
on 26th September 1791.
- (A) Rao Raja Bakhtawar
- Rao Raja BAKHTAWAR SINGH, 2nd Rao Raja of Alwar 1791/1815, born 1779, adopted from Thikana Thana, son of Rao Dhir Singh (see above), at the commencement of the Maratha War, he entered into an alliance with the British Government and rendered useful service to Lord Lake at the battle of Laswari; a treaty was concluded in 1803; married 1stly, 1793, a daughter of Thakur Suraj Mal of Kuchaman, Marwar, married 2ndly, Moosi, she committed sati, and had illegitimate issue. He died spml on 27th January 1815.
- Rajkumari (name unknown)
Kumari, married (as his second wife), Rao Jawahar Singhji of
Patan, and had issue, one son.
- Rao Raja Balwant Singh (natural son) (qv)
- Rao Raja BALWANT SINGH, 3rd Rao Raja of Alwar 1815/1826 (deposed), died sp in exile at Tijara in 1845.
- Rao Raja BINAY SINGH, 4th Rao Raja of Alwar 1815/1857, nephew of Rao Raja Bhaktawar Singh but was not formally adopted, he rendered good service during the Revolt in 1857 by helping the beleagured garrison at Agra; married (amongst others) (a), a daughter of Rao Laxman Singh Chandrawat, married (b), a daughter of Thakur Hanwant Singh, 2nd Thakur Saheb of Khetasar, and had issue. He died in August 1857.
- Rao Raja Shivdan Singh (qv)
- Rajkumari (name unknown) [Maharani Sahiba of Bikaner], married 13th June 1855, Maharaja Sardar Singhji of Bikaner.
- Rao Raja SHIVDAN SINGH, 5th Rao Raja of Alwar 1857/1874, born circa 1845, only installed in 1867, married 1861, a daughter of Maharaja Rana Prithvi Singhji of Jhalawar. He died spl on 11th October 1874.
- Rao Raja Jaswant Singh, Khawaswal, on the death of his father he put forward a claim to the Alwar gadi, he was unsuccessful and left Alwar for Delhi, returning in 1880, when he was granted an allowance of Rs 10,000 p.a.; he was also granted the title of Rao Raja by HH the Maharaja Saheb of Alwar on 12th December 1919; he has the first seat among the Tazimi Sardars in the left row in ceremonial Darbars; married and had issue. He died after 1934.
- Rao Raja Daljit Singh, married Rani Madan Kunwar, daughter of Rao Raja Amar Singhji (see Jodhpur), and had issue.
- Rani Rajeshwari Kumari, married Rao Raja Hukum Singh of Jodhpur, and has issue.
- Lt.-Col. HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir MANGAL SINGHJI Virendra Shiromani Dev G.C.S.I., 6th Maharao Raja of Alwar 1874/1892, born 1859, adopted from Thikana Thana, installed upon the gaddi on 14th December 1874, in preference to Kunwar Lakhdir Singh of Bijwar, Maharaja (Hereditary)[cr.1889], G.C.S.I., married (amongst others), (a) 1877, the second daughter of Maharaja Prithvi Singhji of Kishangarh, married (b), 1878, a daughter of Raja Bhairon Singhji, 12th Raja of Ratlam, and had issue. He died 23rd May 1892 in Nainital due to alcoholic poisoning.
- Col. HH Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singhji Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Dharam Prabhakar (by the Ratlam Maharani) (qv)
- Col. HH Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir JAI SINGHJI Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Dharam Prabhakar G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., 7th Maharaja of Alwar 1892/1933 (deposed), born 14th June 1882, he succeeded his father on 23rd May 1892, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer till 1901, he was granted full ruling powers by the Viceroy on 10th December 1903 (#4 p.284); he attended the Delhi Durbar in December 1911; he was appointed an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army on 1st January 1915 and an Honorary Colonel on 1st January 1921, on which date the local gun salute and the Maharajas personal salute was raised permanently from 15 to 17 guns; he represented India at the Imperial Conference in London in 1923 and the Round Table Conference in 1929; Member of Standing Committee of Indian Princes' Chamber; General-in-Chief of Alwar State Forces; he enjoyed a personal salute and a permanent local salute of 17 guns from the 1st January 1921; K.C.S.I. [cr. 1.1.1909], K.C.I.E. [cr. 12.12.1911], G.C.I.E. [cr. 1.1.1919], G.C.S.I. [cr. 3.6.1924]; married 1stly, 8th December 1897, a daughter of HH Maharaja Sardul Singh of Kishengarh, she died 20th May 1921, married 2ndly, 17th April 1914, a lady of Khirasra in Kathiawar, and a niece of the Jam of Jamnagar, died 23rd March 1919, married 3rdly, 7th December 1919, a lady of Rajpara in Kathiawar, and a relative of the Jam Saheb of Jamnagar, married 4thly, a lady of Duva in Kathiawar, and had issue, one daughter. He died spm on 20th May 1937 in Paris (#2) or 19th May 1937 (#4 p.285).
- HH Maharani Taj Kumari, born 1931, married HH Maharaja
Lokendra Krishna Singh Ju Dev Bahadur, 12th Maharaja of
Datia, and had issue (see Datia)
- HH Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir TEJ SINGHJI Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Dharam Prabhakar, 8thMaharaja of Alwar 1933/2009, born 19th March 1911 in Srichandpura, second son of Raja Ganga Singhji of Srichandpura (see above), adopted by his kinsman whom he succeeded in 1933, officially installed on 22nd July 1937 (#4 p.285) after the death of his predecessor, educated privately; K.C.S.I. [cr.2nd June 1943], married 1931, HH Maharani Chand Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Akhay Singh of Raoti in Jodhpur, and has issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 15th February 2009.
- Yuvaraj Shri Pratap Singh, born 17th June 1938 (#4 p.285), Yuvaraj of Alwar 1933/1976, married 26th of April 1962, Yuvarani Mahendra Kumari [Maharajkumari Mahendra Kumari of Bundi (Princess Kitten)], born 6th February 1942, Member of the Tenth Lok Sabha 1991/1996, died 27th June 2002 at New Delhi, and had issue. He died 27th March 1976.
- Yuvaraj Jitendra Singh, succeeded as HH Shri Sawai
Maharaja Jitendra Singhji Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat
Dharam Prabhakar (qv),
- Maharajkumar Yeshwant Singh, born 19th September 1939, he was granted the jagir of Yeshwantgarh in Alwar for his maintenance by his father on 11th August 1941 [Note]; married Kanwarani Sahiba Brinda Kumari, daughter of HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Bahadursinhji Mansinhji of Palitana, and his wife, HH Thakorani Bai Shri Sita Ba Kunverba Sahiba, and has issue, two daughters and a son.
- Bhanwar Yogendra Singh [Prince Tubby] of Yeshwantgarh, born 3rd March 1959 in New Delhi; educated at St. Stephens College, Delhi University (B.A.), National Junior Squash Champion (India) in 1977, represented India in the World Team Championship in 1978 and 1980, coach of the Indian national team 1994/1998, undertook a refereeing course with the Singapore Squash Racquet Association in 1992, an Internationally qualified squash referee, the only Indian and one of only 30 in the world, World Squash Federation (WSF) International Squash Referee since 1995; married 5th November 1987 in New Delhi, Bhanwarani Neena Singh.
- Bhanwar Baisa Bhuvneshwari Kumari [Princess Candy], born
1st September 1960 in New Delhi, educated at Delhi
University (B.A.); Womens National Squash Champion from
1977 to 1992 (16 years in a row), winner of 41 State
titles and 2 International titles (Kenyan Open 1988 and
1989); Honours and Awards include, Delhi Sports Journalist
Association Award (For The Best Sports Woman 1983),
Rajasthan Sports Award Council 1984, Maharana Mewar
Award" (For the most Outstanding Sportswoman of
the year 1990), K.K. Birla Foundation Award for Sports
(For Outstanding Performance in 1991 and Holding the
Maximum Number of Individual National Titles Won), Bombay
Sports Journalist Association Award (For Best Sportswoman
for the year 1992), listed in the Limka Book of Records
(For Sports Person of The Year 1992 and for The Most
Number of Titles Won in Indian Sports), Rajasthan Olympic
Association Award (For Best Woman Player 1993-94), awarded
the Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh Award for excellence in
sports (squash), on 27th October 2001, winner of the Arjuna Award in 1982,
and awarded the Padma
Shri in 2001.
Rajkumari Sohini Kumari, born 5th January 1968 in New Delhi, a Professional Qualified Tennis Coach, National Tennis Champion Doubles six years in a row, represented India in Federation Cup (Womens Davis Cup) 1991,1992 and 1995, Gold Medalist SAF Games 1991, represented India in Squash in Asian Games 1998 Bangkok, Asian Seniors Squash 1998 - Malaysia; received the Aravali Award for Outstanding Sportsperson 1992 - Udaipur; holds a Place in Limka Book of Records for representing India in two Sports (Tennis and Squash).
- Maharajkumari Pratap Kumari, married 20th April 1955,
(div.), Yuvraj Dr. Digvijay Sinhji [later HH Maharana Raj
Saheb Dr. Digvijaysinhji] of Wankaner.
She died August 2003.
- Maharajkumari (name unknown) Kumari, married HH Thakore Saheb Shri Manoharsinhji Pradyumansinhji of Rajkot, and has issue.
- Maharajkumari Bhanu Kumari, married Maharaj Parakram Singh of Pratapgarh.
- HH Raj Rishi Shri Sawai
Maharaja JITENDRA SINGHJI Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat
Dharam Prabhakar (see above)