AMET (Thikana)


VILLAGES: 46 in 1901 (49 in 1931)
REVENUE: Rs 55,636 (1941) ACCESSION: 1954
STATE: Udaipur DYNASTY: Sisodia (Chundawat clan, Jaggawat sub-clan) RELIGION: Hindu

Population: 12,903 (1941) SEAT: Amet



PRESENT RULER: Rawat PRABHU PRAKASH SINGHJI, 14th and present Rawat Sahib of Amet
born 1934, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; he was a special guest amongst the Chundawat nobles of Mewar at a meeting withe the Maharana of Mewar in Chittaurgarh; married Kunwarani Anand Kumari of Chanod, Marwar [Rani Sahiba Anand Kunwar of Amet], and has adoptive issue.
  • (A) Kunwar Sahib Jayvardhan Singhji Amet, born as Bhanwar Jayvardhan Singhji of Jilola, son of Kunwar Dileep Singhji of Jilola, and grandson of Thakur Purushottam Singhji of Jilola.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The estate was situated 130 kilometres north of Udaipur. Estate holders were....
  • Rawat SINHAJJI [Siha Singh], second son of Rawat Kandhalji, and his wife, Rani Bar Kanwar Sankhli, and grandson of Rao Chunda of Mewar, he was granted the jagiri of Modva but Rana Sanga exchanged this for the new Jagiri of Kotharia in 1509; he took part with Kunwar Pritviraj of Mewar in a battle against Lalla Khan Pathan of Toda; he fought, along with his ally, Rana Sanga, against Ibrahim Lodhi of Delhi in the Battle of Bankrol, he also took part in a battle at Dadmi against Kunwar Udai Singh of Mewar (who had murdered Rana Kumbha ), and again in the battle of Sameecha, when he was was Musahib of the Mewar army; married 1stly, Rani Hadiji Har Kanwar, daughter of Rahapji, married 2ndly Rani Gauriji Karmeta Bai, daugther of Bhunji, she committed sati sp in March 1527, married 3rdly, Rani Rathoriji Navrang De, daughter of Jai Singhji, and had issue, eight sons. He was killed in the Battle of Khanwa on 17th March 1527, fighting against Padshah Babar.
    • Rawat Nangaji (by Rani Har Kanwar)(qv)
    • Rawat Jaggaji [Jagga Singh] (by Rani Har Kanwar) (qv)
    • Rawat Sangaji (by Rani Navrang De), he was granted the estate of Deogarh and succeeded there.
    • Thakur Surtanji (by Rani Navrang De), he was granted the jagiri of Aspur (in Raipur Pargana).
    • Kunwar Kishanji (by Rani Navrang De)
    • Kunwar Gangaji (by Rani Navrang De)
    • Kunwar Baghji (by Rani Navrang De)
    • Kunwar Akherajji (by Rani Navrang De)
    • Baisa (name unknown), married and had issue, the Rawats of Kotharia.

  • Rawat NANGAJI, he took part in the Battle at Surajpol, Chittaurgarh against Bahadurshah of Gujarat in 1535; married 1stly, Rani Gauriji Lad Kanwar, daughter of Haluji, married 2ndly, Rani Chauhaniji Kashumbha Kanwar, daughter of Bhawani Dasji, married 3rdly, Rani Songariji Deep Kanwar, daughter of Prithirajji, and had issue, one son. He was killed in the Second Battle of Chittaur in 1535.
  • Rawat JAGGAJI, Thakur Saheb of Kotharia and Kelwa, the former of which was granted to his sister's husband, a Chauhan Sardar, he took an active part in battles fought against Vagdiya Chauhan of Dungarpur in 1554/1555; married 1stly, Rani Songariji Samandar Kanwar, daughter of Nathuji, and grand daughter of Radmalji of Pali, married 2ndly, Rani Medtiyaji Dhan Kanwar, daughter of Raidasji, married 3rdly, Rani Chavdiji Dan Kanwar, daughter of Sinhaji married 4thly, Rani Rathoriji Bal Kanwar, daughter of Ran Singhji, married 5thly, Rani Solankiji Lad Kanwar, daughter of Bhawani Dasji, and grand daughter of Samandar Singhji, and had issue, four sons, the Jaggawat sub-clan. He died fighting bravely in the Battle of Jaitana near the Som River at Aspur in 1555.
    • Kunwar Prithvirajji, he died sp.
    • Kunwar Veer Patta [Rawat Pattaji] (by Rani Samandar Kanwar), he succeeded his father (qv)
    • Thakur Bheem Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Bhadu.
    • Thakur Arjun Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Pandru.

  • Rawat PATTAJI, 2nd Rawat Saheb of Kelwa, in his time, he was a prominent Sardar of Mewar, and so Rana Udai Singhji appointed him an Adhipti of Mewar in 1567, when Padshah Akbar made an attack on Mewar, in this battle, he fought bravely against Akbar and was killed; married 1stly, Rani Solankiji Jeewa Bai, daughter of Thakur Samant Singhji of Roopnagar, married 2ndly, Rani Shekhawatiji Madalsha Bai, daughter of Thakur Sahashmalji Shekhawat of Saiwad (see Shekhawat Dynasty), married 3rdly, Rani Chauhaniji Bhagwati Bai, daugther of Balluji Chauhan of Bedla, married 4thly, Rani Jhaliji Padmavati Bai, married 5thly, Rani Rathoriji Ratan Bai, married 6thly, Rani Chauhaniji Balesha Bai, married 7thly, Rani Parmariji Vagdeshi Asha Bai, and had issue, six sons and five daughters (two sons and five daughters, died in the third Jauhar of Chittaur, along with his seven wives). He died bravely in battle (Ran Juhaar) against Padshah Akbar in the Third Battle of Chittaur in 1568.
    • Thakur Kalyan Singhji (by Rani Madalasha Bai), he was also more famously known as Kallaji Chundawat, he took part in the battle of Fatehpur in Jhunjhunu and at Haldighati; married 1stly, Thakurani Rathoriji Lad Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Ashkarnji, married 2ndly, Thakurani Sindhaliji Durga Kanwar Mahasati, daughter of Thakur Man Singhji, married 3rdly, Thakurani Jhaliji Keshar Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Chatrashaji and grand-daughter of Punjaji, married 4thly, Thakurani Rathoriji Badan Kanwar, daughter of Jaimalji, she committed sati, married 5thly, Thakurani Gauriji Lad Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Bitthaldasji, and grand-daughter of Akherajji, and had issue, two sons. He was killed in the Battle (Ran Junjhaar) of Haldighati on 18th June 1576.
      • Kunwar Surajmalji
      • Kunwar Narayandasji
      • Kunwar Bagh Singhji (by Thakurani Lad Kanwar), he died in early childhood.
    • Rawat Karn Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shekhaji, he was granted the Jagir of Lasani, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Gangpatji
  • Rawat KARN SINGHJI, 1st Rawat Saheb of Amet; he was granted Amet after his father's death, he took part in many battles against both Akbar and Jahangir of Delhi;married 1stly, Rani Rathoriji Meer Kanwar, daughter of Rao Kalyan Singhji of Bikaner, married 2ndly, Rani Kachhwahiji Kasumbha Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Benidasji of Achrol, and grand-daughter of Thakur Balbhadra Singhji, 1st Thakur Saheb of Achrol, she had built a temple to Lord Charbhujaji and one Bavdi in Amet in 1639, in the time of Rana Jagat Singhji of Mewar, married 3rdly, Rani Rathoriji Purnmeta Bai, daughter of Thakur Achaldasji, married 4thly, Rani Sindhaliji Indra Kanwar, daughter of Jaimalji, she committed sati, married 5thly, Rani Rathoriji Laxman Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Sharduldasj, married 6thly, Rani Panwariji Lad Kanwar, daughter of Viramdevji, married 7thly, Rani Solankiji Shayar Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Sinhaji of Roopnagar, married 8thly, Rani Solankiji Bhagwati Bai, daughter of Thakur Khet Singhji of Roopnagar, she committed sati, married 9thly, Rani Chauhaniji Hans Kanwar, daughter of Durgbhanji, married 10thly, Rani Rathoriji Jamwant Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Narhardasji, she committed sati, married 11thly, Rani Songariji Meer Kanwar, daughter of Narayandasji, and had issue, five sons and three daughters.
    • Kunwar Narhardasji (by Rani Kasumbha Kanwar), he was the Heir to Amet, but instead he was granted the jagiri of Koshithal; he adopted his nephew; married and had adoptive issue. He died sp.
    • Kunwar Man Singhji (by Rani Kasumbha Kanwar), he succeeded as Rawat of Amet (qv)
    • Baisa Manbhavta Bai (by Rani Kasumbha Kanwar)
    • Baisa Prem Kanwar (by Rani Kasumbha Kanwar)
    • Thakur Raaj Singhji (by Rani Purnmeta Bai), he was granted the jagiri of Tungach.
    • Thakur Keshavdasji, he was granted the jagiri of Baddu.
    • Thakur Mundasji (by Rani Purnmeta Bai), he was granted the jagiri of Seturiya, but died withoutissue and the estate was granted to the Thakur Saheb of Koshithal.
    • Baisa Rambhawata Bai (by Rani Purnmeta Bai)

  • Rawat MAN SINGHJI I, 2nd Rawat Saheb of Amet, he took part in a battle with Kunwar Jai Singhji of Mewar against ShahzadaMu'azzam of Delhi; married and had issue, five sons.
    • Rawat Madhav Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Jagnnath Singhji, he succeeded Thakur Narhar Dasji of Koshithal, as the 2nd Thakur Saheb of Koshithal, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Ram Singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Tal, married and had issue, seven sons.
    • Thakur Maha Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Nandsa Jagir.
    • Thakur Ratan Singhji, he was granted the Jagiri of Peethawas; he fought in battles against Aurangzeb in Malpura. He died in the battle of Sopur.

  • Rawat MADHAV SINGHJI, 3rd Rawat Saheb of Amet, married and had issue, nine sons.
    • Kunwar Goverdhan Singh, he succeeded as Rawat Goverdhan Singhji of Amet (qv)
    • Thakur Hari Singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Bemali, ancestor of the Meja family.
    • Thakur Manohar singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Wagad
    • Thakur Bhakhar Singh, he was granted the jagiri of Dhanoli
    • Thakur Dungar Singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Falamada
    • Kunwar Anand Singhji
    • Kunwar Kan Singhji
    • Kunwar Jagrup Singhji
    • Kunwar Amar Singhji

  • Rawat GOVERDHAN SINGHJI, 4th Rawat Saheb of Amet, married and had issue, seven sons.
    • Rawat Dulhe Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Soor Singhji
    • Kunwar Raghunath Singhji
    • Thakur Himmat Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Jeelola
    • Thakur Hathi Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Bhatwara Khurd
    • Kunwar Roop Singhji
    • Kunwar Kacharaji

  • Rawat DULHE SINGHJI, 5th Rawat Saheb of Amet, married and had issue, four sons.
    • Kunwar Prithvi Singh, he succeeded as Rawat Prithvi I Singhji of Amet (qv)
    • Thakur Khuman Singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Bhopal Singh Ji Ka Kheda, he was a brave soldier and took part in the Battle of Bandhanwara in 1711 and in a battle against Ranbaj Khan, married and had issue, two sons. He died in battle (Ran Junjhaar).
      • Thakur Bhopal Singhji, he succeeded his father as the 2nd Thakur Saheb of Kheda, married and had issue, four sons.
        • Kunwar Jorawar Singhji
        • Thakur Vishan Singhji, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Kheda, married and had issue.
          • Thakur Durjan Singhji, 4th Thakur Saheb of Kheda, married and had issue.
            • Thakur Bheem Singhji, 5th Thakur Saheb of Kheda, he served as Faujdaar of Thikana Amet, he contested for the succession in Amet after the death of Rawat Prithvi Singhji II in 1857, and fought against the Bemali contender; married and had issue, three sons.
              • Thakur Gopal Singhji, 6th Thakur Saheb of Kheda, married and had issue, three sons.
                • Thakur Nahar Singhji, 7th Thakur Saheb of Kheda, married and had issue, two sons.
                  • Thakur Devi Singhji, 8th Thakur Saheb of Kheda, married and had issue, nine sons.
                    • Thakur Naval Singhji, 9th and present Thakur Saheb of Bhopal Singhji Ka Kheda.
                  • Kunwar Pahad Singhji
                • Kunwar Rahmat Singhji
                • Kunwar Ranjeet Singhji
              • Thakur Madho Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Bhadla and also served as Faujdaar of Thikana Amet, in succession to his father, married and had issue, three sons. He died in in Amet Haveli, Udaipur.
                • Thakur Shambhu Singhji, a jagirdar in Amet, married and had issue, two sons.
                  • Thakur Mangal Singhji
                  • Thakur Rod Singhji
                • Thakur Sawai Singhji, a jagirdar in Dodiya, he served as kamdaar of Thikana Sardargarh, married and had issue, one son.
                  • Thakur Shankar Singhji
                • Thakur Gulab Singhji, married and had issue, three sons.
                  • Thakur Chatur Singhji
                  • Thakur Gaj Singhji
                  • Thakur Anoop Singhji
              • Thakur Kishor Singhji, he was granted the Jagiri of Shivnathpura by Rawat Shivnath Singhji of Amet.
            • Kunwar Amar Singhji
            • Kunwar Chatar Singhji
        • Kunwar (name unknown) Singh
        • Thakur Ratan Singhji, married and had issue, the Khajur Wali Haveli family.
      • Thakur Keshar Singhji, he died sp.
    • Thakur Uday Singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Liki
    • Thakur Himmat Singh, he was granted the Jagiri of Chapri, married and had issue, two sons.
      • Thakur Jait Singhji, 2nd Thakur Saheb of Chapri
      • Thakur Abhay Singhji, he was granted the Jagiri of Ganga Guda

  • Rawat PRITHVI SINGHJI I, 6th Rawat Saheb of Amet, he was suriously injured in the Battle of Bandhanwara against Ranbaj Khan Mewati in 1711; married and had issue, five sons.
    1. Kunwar Man Singhj, married and had issue, three sons. He was murdered in Kunwar Pada.
      1. Rawat Fateh Singhji (qv)
      2. Thakur Bharat Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Jeelola.
      3. Thakur Nath Singhji, he succeeded his brother in Jeelola, he took an active part in the Battle of Topala Mangri.
    2. Thakur Padam Singhji, he was granted the jagiri of Negdiya Kheda.
    3. Kunwar Ummed Singhji
    4. Kunwar Bhagwat Singhji
    5. Kunwar Samant Singhji

  • Rawat FATEH SINGHJI, 7th Rawat Saheb of Amet, he fought bravely in the Battle of Ujjan (also know as Chipra War) in 1769 against the Maratha, and he was seriously injured in that conflict.

  • Rawat PRATAP SINGHJI, 8th Rawat Saheb of Amet, during his reign, he fought bravely in battles along with Rawat Bheem Singhji of Salumber and Rawat Arjun Singhji of Kurabar, against the Maratha; he is said to be the real hero of the battle of Topala Mangari (near Jeelola) against Naga of Jaipur and other Sardars of Mewar; he had built the Paratap Sagar and a garden called Peethal Bagh; he was a supporter of poetry and had many poets in his court, one of whom (Mehdu Charan) authored the Pratap Chitra in Rajasthani; married (a), Rani Ratan Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Sangram Singh of Siriyari, married (b), Rani Sardar Kanwar, daughter of Rao Sangram Singh of Parsoli, and his second wife, Rani Puran Kanwar.

  • Rawat SALAM SINGHJI, 9th Rawat Saheb of Amet fl.1816, he was a popular Rawat of Amet with his people, he had built one village (called Salampura) and one lake (Salam Sagar), naming them after himself.

  • Rawat PRITHVI SINGHJI II, 10th Rawat Saheb of Amet -/1857, married (amongst others), Rani Sahiba Mertaniji, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1857.
    • (A) Kunwar Chattar Singh, adopted from Jeelola, he eventually succeeded as Rawat Chattar Sinhji, Rawat Saheb of Amet.
    • (A) Kunwar Amar Singh, second son of Rawat Zalim Singhji of Bemali, his succession was contested by Kunwar Chattar Singh of Jeelola who was more closely related to the late Rawat, he later was granted the Jagir of Meja in compensation, by HH Mahrana Shambhu Singhji of Mewar.

    INTERREGNUM 1857/1860

  • Rawat CHATTAR SINGHJI, 11th Rawat Saheb of Amet 1860/1874, born in the Jeelola family, he successfully contested the nomination of Kunwar Amar Singh of Bemali, and was eventually installed on 29th May 1860; married Rani Sobhag Kanwar, daughter of Rao Laxman Singhji of Parsoli, and his first wife, a daughter of Chundawat Rawat Tej Singh of Athana, and had issue. He died 1874.
    • Rawat Shivnath Singh (qv)

  • Rawat SHIVNATH SINGHJI, 12th Rawat Saheb of Amet 1874/1920, born 11th December 1869, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; he undertook reconstructive work on Salam Sagar and Paratap Sagar; he was present at the Delhi Durbar in 1911; he had built the village of Shivnathpura (named after himself) and granted in jagiri to his kinsman of Thakur Kishore Singhji of Bhopji ka Kheda; he also granted the jagiri of Heer Singhji Ka Kheda also known as Oda, to Thakur Raj Singhji of Devaji Ka Guda; he was an avid shikari, also a writer and musician, being the author of Shivnath Prakash (History of Amet in Dingal), published by his daughter Maharani Ram Kanwarba; he also opened a new school in Amet as well as the Shivnath Rajput Hostel in Thikana Amet; he was responsible for so many new developments in his estate, that he became known as the modern Father of Amet; he adopted his successor from Jeelola, married and had issue, one daughter, as well as adoptive issue. He died spm on 21st January 1920.
    • HH Maharani Ram Kunwarba Sahiba, born 1903, married 1917, Major HH Maharana Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra. She died 1932.
    • (A) Rawat Govind Singh (qv)

  • Rawat GOVIND SINGHJI, 13th Rawat Saheb of Amet 1920/-, born 1917, he succeeded by adoption from Jilola; married Rani Heer Kanwar, born 24th April 1920, daughter of Rao Saheb Lal Singhji II of Parsoli, and his wife, Rani Prem Kanwar, and had issue, two sons.
    • Rawat Prabhu Prakash Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Purushottam Singhji, he was adopted into Jilola and succeeded there as Thakur Purushottam Singhji, Thakur Saheb of Jilola; married Kanwarani Lakshmi Kumari of Pisangan, and has issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • Kunwar Dileep Singhji, married and has issue.
        • Bhanwar Jayvardhan Singhji, he was adopted by his great-uncle, Rawat Prabhu Prakash Singhji (see above)
      • Thakur Dheer Singhji, married and has issue.
        • Kunwar Yashvardhan Singhji
        • Baisa Baisa Sudarshana Kumari, married 2019, Tikka Vikram Aditya Singh, Tikka Sahib of Bashahr.
      • Kunwar Gyan Singhji, married and has issue.
        • Bhanwar Janmeyjay Singhji
      • Kumari Vijaya Kumari, married 21st October 1986 in Simla, Rajkumar Nagendra Singh of Baghal, and has issue, one son.
    • Baisa Kalyani Kumari, married Thakur Yogeshwar Singh of Geejgarh.

  • Rawat PRABHU PRAKASH SINGHJI, 14th Rawat Saheb of Amet (see above)
The help of Kunwar Shivpal Singh Chundawat from Amet, is gratefully acknowledged, April 2014.
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NOTE: Jagirs within the Thikana include Lasani, Tal, Tana, Bhopji ka Kheda and Jilola.