BANSDA (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

 
AREA: 557 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 160,000Rs  ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay  DYNASTY: Solanki (Vansdia)
RELIGION:  Hindu
POPULATION: 34,908 (1892)    
     
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja Sahib Shri DIGVIRENDRASINHJI INDRASINHJI, 22nd Raja of Bansda (19xx/-) (Digvi Niwas, Gujarat, India)
born 1st October 1927, married the elder daughter of Rajkumar Dr. Raghubir Sinh of Sitamau.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: In 1893, the Maharawal was allowed to maintain a military force of 24 cavalry, 111 infantry, and 1 gun. Rulers were...
  • Raja Sahib (name unknown), 1st Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib MULDEVJI, 2nd Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib KADHALDEVJI, 3rd Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib BALDEVJI, 4th Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib KARANDEVJI, 5th Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib UDAISINHJI I, 6th Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib MALKARANJI, 7th Raja of Bansda
  • Raja Sahib UDAISINHJI II, 8th Raja of Bansda; married and had issue.
    • Raja Sahib Virsinhji I Udaisinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib VIRSINHJI I UDAISINHJI, 9th Raja of Bansda -/1716; married and had issue. He died 1716.
    • Raja Sahib Raybhanji Virsinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib RAYBHANJI VIRSINHJI, 10th Raja of Bansda 1716/1739; married and had issue. He died 1739.
    • Raja Sahib Ghulabsinhji Raybhanji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Jorawarsinhji Raybhanji, he was granted the estate of Bisanpur after his father's death, but it was taken by the Maharaja of Baroda in 1763, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Virsinhji Jorawarsinhji, he disputed the succession of Raja Sahib Udaisinhji III Ghulabsinhji, but it was confirmed by the Peshwa and he was granted five villages in compensation; he was adopted by Raja Sahib Kiratsinhji Udaisinhji, and succeeded as Raja Sahib Virsinhji II Kiratsinhji, 14th Raja of Bansda (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Naharsinhji Jorawarsinhji, adopted by his brother, Raja Sahib Virsinhji Kiratsinhji and succeeded as Raja Sahib Naharsinhji Virsinhji, 15th Raja of Bansda (qv)
  • Raja Sahib GHULABSINHJI RAYBHANJI, 11th Raja of Bansda 1739/1753; married and had adoptive issue. He died 1753.
    • (A) Raja Sahib Udaisinhji III Ghulabsinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib UDAISINHJI III GHULABSINHJI, 12th Raja of Bansda 1753/1770; a distant cousin of his predecessor, he succeeded by adoption; married and had. He  died about 1770.
    • Raja Sahib Kiratsinhji Udaisinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib KIRATSINHJI UDAISINHJI, 13th Raja of Bansda 1770/1780; married and had adoptive issue. He died 1780.
    • (A) Raja Sahib Virsinhji II Kiratsinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib VIRSINHJI II KIRATSINHJI, 14th Raja of Bansda 1780/1789; born as Kumar Shri Virsinhji Jorawarsinhji (see above), succeeded by adoption; married and had issue. He died 1789.
    • (A) Raja Sahib Naharsinhji Virsinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib NAHARSINHJI VIRSINHJI, 15th Raja of Bansda 1789/1793, born as Kumar Shri Naharsinhji Jorawarsinhji (see above), succeeded by adoption; married and had issue. He died 1793.
    • Raja Sahib Raisinhji Naharsinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib RAISINHJI NAHARSINHJI, 16th Raja of Bansda 1793/1815, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1815.
    • (A) Raja Sahib Udaisinhji IV Raisinhji (qv)
  • Raja Sahib UDAISINHJI IV RAISINHJI, 17th Raja of Bansda 1815/1828, a distant cousin of his predecessor; married and had adoptive issue. He died 27th October 1828 (#2).
    • (A) Raja Sahib Hamirsinhji Udaisinhji  (qv)
  • Raja Sahib HAMIRSINHJI UDAISINHJI, 18th Raja of Bansda 1828/1862, born in or about April 1826, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1862.
    • (A) Raja Sahib Ghulabsinhji II Hamirsinhji  (qv)
  • Raja Sahib GHULABSINHJI II HAMIRSINHJI, 19th Raja of Bansda 1862/1876, born 26th December 1858 (1838), cousin of his predecessor; married and had adoptive issue. He died 13th February 1876.
    • (A) HH Maharaja Maharawal Sahib Shri Pratapsinhji Ghulabsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharaja Maharawal Sahib Shri PRATAPSINHJI GHULABSINHJI, 20th Raja of Bansda 1876/1911, born 23rd November 1864 or 6th December 1863, succeeded 6th March 1876 (#1), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue. He died 21st September 1911.
    • HH Maharaja Maharawal Sahib Shri Indrasinhji Pratapsinghji (qv)
    • Thakur Pravinsinghji Pratapsinghji, married and had issue.
      • Thakur Narendrasinghji Pravinsinghji
      • Thakur Ghanshyhamsinghji Pravinsinghji
      • Thakur Vikramsinghji Pravinsinghji
      • Thakur Bhupendrasinghji Pravinsinghji, married and has issue.
        • Thakur Shree Ajaypalsinghji Bhupendrasinghji, Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise and Customs, Baroda, married Thakurani Krishanakunverbasaheb of Sapar in Morvi, and has issue, one son.
          • Kanwar Harshwardhan Singh, born 1980, working for Jetairways Baroda, married Kumari Dhaneshwari Devi, daughter of Kumar Shri Shivrajsinhji Surendrasinhji of Sayla, and has issue, one son.
            • Kumar Chandraaditya Sinhji Harswardhan Sinhji Solanki
      • Thakur Pradumansinghji Pravinsinghji
      • Thakur Nrupendrasinhji Pravinsinghji
    • Thakur Natwarsinhji Pratapsinhji, born 20th October 1894, died 13th November 1912.
    • Thakur Kishorsinhji Pratapsinghji
  • HH Maharaja Maharawal Sahib Shri INDRASINHJI PRATAPSINHJI, 21st Raja of Bansda 1911/-, K.C.I.E., born 16th February 1888 (#3) and succeeded 21st September 1911, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, married and had issue.
    • Kunwari Shri Sushil Kunwarba [HH Maharani Sushil Devi of Ajaigarh], born 10th July 1914, married HH Sawai Maharaja Devendra Vijaya Singh of Ajaigarh, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumar Shri Digvirsinhji Indrasinhji, born 21st July 1916.
    • Maharajkumar Shri Harshadkumarsinhji Indrasinhji, born 24th February 1918, died 30th December 1920.
    • HH Maharaja Sahib Shri Digvirendrasinhji Indrasinhji (qv)
    • Maharani Sudheer Kunverba, married HH Maharaja Shri Mahendrasinhji Lakhdhirji of Morvi
    • Rani Sahiba (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Raja Shri Amar Krishna Narain Singhji, Raja of Ramnagar-Dhameri.
  • HH Maharaja Maharawal Sahib Shri DIGVIRENDRASINHJI INDRASINHJI (see above)
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893, p.50; gives date of birth as 6th December 1863.
2. ref. IOR/F/4/1409/55607 - date: Jul 1828-Apr 1832
3. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945