BEJA (Princely State)


AREA: 10.36 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs3,000 ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Tanwar RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Punjab Hill States Agency POPULATION: 981 (1931) REVENUE: Rs11,000



PRESENT RULER: Thakur VIJAY CHAND, present Thakur Sahib of Beja since 1949 (The Palace, Beja via Kasauli, Solan Dist., Himachal Pradesh, India)
born 1949, married 1stly, 1969, Raj Kumari Chandra Prabha Kumari, born 1953, daughter of Rana Sahib Krishan Chand of Khaneti, and his wife, Rani Devendra Kumari, married 2ndly, 1986, Kumari Pushpa Devi, daughter of Kanwar Guman Singh of Theog, and has issue.
  • Tikka Dharmesh Chand
  • Kumari Ritu Kumari
  • Kanwar Ajay Singh
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The ancestor of the family was Dhul Pal, a member of the ruling Tanwar dynasty of Delhi. His descendant, Thakur Govardhan Chand was the 1st ruler of Beja, around the middle of the fourteenth century. Rulers were ...
  • Thakur JAI CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1759/1773, married and had issue. He died 1773.
    • Thakur Man Chand (qv)
    • Mian Bhup Singh, married and had issue.
    • Mian Sher Singh, married and had issue.
      • Mian Sernu Singh
    • Mian Budh Singh
    • Mian Dhonkal Singh, married and had issue.
      • Mian Ram Karan, married and had issue.
        • Mian Pir Singh
  • Thakur MAN CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1773/1817, confirmed in his state by a sanad of 4th September 1815; married and had issue. He died 1817.
    • Thakur Pratap Chand (qv)
    • Mian Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
      • Mian Ratan singh
    • Mian Gyan Singh, married and had issue.
  • Thakur PRATAP CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1817/1841, married and had issue. He died 1841.
    • Thakur Udai Chand (qv)
    • Mian Alam Singh, born 1833, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Mian Zalam Singh, born 1835, married and had issue.
      • Mian Pirthi Singh
    • Mian Mohan Singh, born 1837, married and had issue.
      • Mian Ishri Singh
    • Mian Kishan Singh, born 1839, married and had issue, five sons.
      • Mian Hira Singh, born 1867.
      • Mian Amar Singh, born 1870.
      • Mian Devi Singh, born 1880.
    • Mian Dhumi Singh
  • Thakur UDAI CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1841/1905, born 1831, married and had issue. He died 1905.
    • Thakur Puran Chand (qv)
    • Mian Parduman Singh
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1914, Kanwar Ranzore Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rao of Raipur in Ambala District, Punjab.
  • Thakur PURAN CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1905/1943, born 1896, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; he was formally installed by the Superintendent, Hill States, Simla on 22nd January 1918; married a daughter of Thakur Tegh Singh of Kunihar, and had issue.
    • Tikka Durga Chand, died young.
    • Thakur Lakshmi Chand (qv)
  • Thakur LAKSHMI CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1943/1949, born 21st March 1916, married Thakurani Gavinda Dei, daughter of Rana Raghunath Singh of Darkoti, and his wife, Rani Attari Dei, and had issue. He died 1949.
    • Kumari Roop Kumari, married 21st July 1961, Rana Narendra Singh of Kotkhai, and has issue.
    • Kumari Sangita Kumari, married 1970, Kanwar Harish Kumar Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
    • Thakur Vijay Chand (qv)
  • Thakur VIJAY CHAND, Thakur of Beja (see above)