BEDLA (Thikana)

VILLAGES: 111 (62 in 1931)
REVENUE: Rs 86,468 (1931)
STATE: Udaipur DYNASTY: Purabia Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu

POPULATION: 12,866 (1901)

PRESENT RULER: Rao HIMMAT SINGH BEDLA, First Class noble of Udaipur, 18th and present Rao Saheb of Bedla.
born 1981, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and graduated from Rajasthan University, Jaipur; he is a renowned polo player of the country; married 2009, Rani Saheba Manisha Bedla, daughter of Captain Shri Kuldeep Singhji Solanki of Balana in Marwar, Rajasthan, and grand-daughter of Colonel Shri Girdhari Singhji Solanki (A.V.S.M.).
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rao Himmat SinghjiThe ancestor of the family was Rao Chandrabhan Chauhan, who aided Maharana Sangram Singh of Udaipur, and was killed in battle in 1527 at Khanwa. For his support his descendants were granted the Jagir of Bedla. Estate holders were...
  1. Rao CHANDRA BHAN, 1st Rao Saheb of Bedla -/1527; married and had issue. He died 1527 in the Battle of Khanwa.
    • Rao Sangram Singh (qv)

  2. Rao SANGRAM SINGH, 2nd Rao Saheb of Bedla 1527/1535, married and had issue. He died 1535 in the Siege of Chittor.
    • Rao Pratap Singh I (qv)

  3. Rao PRATAP SINGH I, 3rd Rao Saheb of Bedla 1535/1558, married and had issue. He died 1558.
    • Rao Balbhadra Singh (qv)

  4. Rao BALBHADRA SINGH [Ballu Singh], 4th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1558/1583, he briefly held the jagir of Begun, married and had issue. He died 1583.
    • Rao Ram Chandra I (qv)

  5. Rao RAM CHANDRA I, 5th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1583/1608, married and had issue. He died 1608.
    • Rao Sabal Singh (qv)
    • Rao Kesari Singh fl.1670, he was granted the Jagir of Parsoli.
    • Maharani Dev Kunwar, married Maharana Amar Singhji II of Udaipur, and had issue.
      • Maharana Sangram Singhji II of Udaipur (qv)

  6. Rao SABAL SINGH, 6th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1608/1681, married and had issue. He died 1681.
    • Rao Sultan Singh (qv)

  7. Rao SULTAN SINGH, 7th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1681/1721, married and had issue, five sons. He died 1721.
    • Rao Bakht Singh I (qv)

  8. Rao BAKHT SINGH I, 8th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1721/1738, married and had issue. He died 1738.
    • Rao Ram Chandra II (qv)

  9. Rao RAM CHANDRA II, 9th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1738/1758, born 1731, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1758.
    • (A) Rao Pratap Singh II (qv)

  10. Rao PRATAP SINGH II, 10th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1758/1813, born as Kunwar Pratap Singh, a descendant of Rao Sultan Singh, and succeeded by adoption in 1758; married and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1813.
    • (A) Rao Kesari Singh (qv)

  11. Rao KESARI SINGH, 11th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1813/1835, also Rao of Parsoli 1795/1813, born as Kunwar Kesari Singh, son of Rao Sawant Singh of Parsoli, he succeeded by adoption in 1813; married a daughter of Ranawat Raja Saheb of Shahpura in Udaipur State, and had issue. He died 1835.
    • Rao Bahadur Bakht Singh II (qv)
    • Rani Sringar Kanwar, married (as his first wife), Raj Rana Kirti Singhji II of Bari Sadri, and had issue, four sons and three daughters.

  12. Rao Bahadur BAKHT SINGH II C.I.E., 12th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1835/1880, born 19th October 1816, he was conferred with the title of Rao Bahadur by the British Government on 1st January 1877 at the Imperial Assemblage in Delhi; C.I.E. [cr.1878], married Rani Fateh Kunwar, daughter of Raj Rana Bhairav Singh of Tana, and his first wife, Rani Deep Kanwar, and had issue. He died 4th February 1880.
    • Rao Bahadur Takhat Singh (qv)

  13. Rao Bahadur TAKHAT SINGH, 13th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1880/1892, Member of the Mahand Raj Sabha, Rao Bahadur [cr.1st January 1887](#1), married 1stly, 1862, a daughter of the Bhati Thakur of Khejarla in Jodhpur, married 2ndly, 1866, a daughter of Chundawat Rawat Deep Singh of Athana in Gwalior State (a collateral branch of Begun in Udaipur State), and had issue. He died 9th June 1892.
    • Rao Bahadur Karan Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji) (qv)
    • Kunwar Raj Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji), born 3rd August 1871.
    • Kunwar Roop Singh, born 19th October 1871.
    • Thakur Govind Singh, born 2nd September 1878, married and had issue.
      • Maj.-Gen. Rao Manohar Singh (qv)

  14. Rao Bahadur KARAN SINGH, 14th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1892/1900, born 11th May 1865, he was conferred with the title of Rao Bahadur by the British Government in 1896; Member, Mahendraj Sabha; married a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Bhadrajun, and had issue. He died in August 1900.
    • Rao Nahar Singh (qv)

  15. Rao Bahadur NAHAR SINGHJI, 15th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1900/- , born 27th August 1895, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; Member of the Mewar State Council; he was conferred with the title of Rao Bahadur by the British Government in June 1925; married 1914, a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Chomu, and had issue, four daughters.

  16. Maj.-Gen. Rao MANOHAR SINGHJI M.B.E., 16th Rao Saheb of Bedla, born January 1904, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; Home Minister of Council in Udaipur, Aide de Camp to the Maharana of Udaipur, Prime Minister of Udaipur, Rao [cr.1936], married and had issue. He died 1984.
    • Kunwar Ragunath Singhji, born about February 1927, married Kawarani Samand Kuwar. He died sp in the 1960's.
    • Baisa Shankar Kumari, married in Doongri (Jaipur), to Major Durga Das Singhji Nathawat.
    • Baisa Himmat Kumari, married in Salumbar (Udaipur,Mewar) to Late Rawal Pushpender Singhji.
    • Baisa Anand Kumari, married Kunwar Ajatshatru Singh of Bissau, and has issue.
    • Rao Madhav Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Janak Singhji Bedla, married Thakurani Dharmendra Kumari, and had issue. He died 1986.
      • Thakur Deepak Kumar Bedla, born 28th February 1971 in Baroda, Gujarat, educated at Mumbai University (B.A., Geography), married 6th May 1997 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Kanwarani Abha Kumari, and has issue.
        • Baiji Lal Yadunandini Kumari, aged 6yrs (2003)
        • Kunwar Shatrujit Singh Bedla, aged 1 yr (2003)
    • Thakur Vijai Singhji Bedla, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, married Kanwarani Sugan Kumari Bedla, and has issue, two children.
      • Baisa Negeshwari Kumari, born 1980, educated at Girl's School, Mayo College, Ajmer, married Kunwar Ramratan Singhji of Palkai, Kota.
      • Kunwar Karan Vijay Singh Bedla, born 1988, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer.

  17. Rao MADHAV SINGHJI, 17th Rao Saheb of Bedla, born 1946, educated in the USA, gaining an M.B.A. from Ohio University in 1968, married 1970, Rani Saheba Durga Kiran Kumari from Neri, Uttar Pradesh, died 2003, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 2008.
    • Baisa Savita Kumari
    • Baisa Tarkeshwari Kumari
    • Rao Himmat Singh Bedla (qv)

  18. Rao HIMMAT SINGH BEDLA, 18th Rao Saheb of Bedla (see above)
  • Rani Sahiba Chauhaniji of Bedla, married Maharaj Madan Singh of Bhindar. She died sp.
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, January 2009.

1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 531