BERI (Princely State)
LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh
AREA: 82.88 kmē
POPULATION: 4,299 (1931)x
REVENUE: Rs 25,000 (1931)
ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
AGENCY: Bundelkhand Agency 1902 - 1948
PRIVY PURSE: Rs 7,750
PRESENT RULER:HH Raja SURENDRA SINGH Ju Deo,
10th Raja of Beri since 1984.
born 2nd March 1938 (#4 p.71),
married and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The holders are Bundela Ponwars claiming descent from the
great Agnikula clan of Paramaras. The ancestor of the Beri
jagirdars was Diwan Mahma Rai of Karaiha in Gwalior, whose
son, Diwan Achharaj Singh migrated to Sandi in Jalaun
District, at the end of the eighteenth century. The jagir
was taken under Agency supervision in 1930, but
administrative powers were restored to the Rao Saheb in
August 1936, with certain restrictions. In 1893, the Rao
was allowed to maintain a military force of 10 cavalry, 66
infantry, and 2 guns. Rulers were.....
- Rajkumari Divya Kumari [HH Maharani Divya Kumari of
Bharatpur], born 6th November 1963 in Lucknow, B.A.,
educated at Isabella Thorburn College, Lucknow, Uttar
Pradesh; Member of the Zila Parishad, Bharatpur; elected to
the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996; she was declared elected
on 12th May 2006 to the Vidhan Sabha from Deeg constituency
(BJP) in a bye election as a result of the death of
Shri Arun Singh (Rajkumar Arun Singhji of Bharatpur;
her leisure interests include wildlife photography;
she married 15th February 1989, HH Shri Maharaja
Vishvendra Singh Bahadur, 15th Maharaja of Bharatpur, and has issue,
- Diwan ACHARJYA
SINGH [Achharaj Singh], 1st Diwan of Beri
1753/-, married the daughter of Maharaja Jagat Raj of
Jaitpur, and received a jagir worth 12 lakhs,
including the villages of Umri, Dadri and Chili,
married and had issue, four sons.
- Diwan Kuman Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Gandharab Singh, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Raoju Singh, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Umrao Singh
- Kunwar Vijay Singh
Diwan KUMAN SINGH,
2nd Diwan of Beri -/1780, married and had issue. He
- Rao Jugal Prasad Singh (qv)
Rao JUGAL PRASAD
SINGH, 3rd Rao of Beri 1780/1814, received a
sanad from Nawab Ali Bahadur Banda, confirming
him in his possession of the three villages (see
above), however on the establishment of British
supremacy, he was, in 1809, confirmed in his
possession of Umri only. Two years later, in 1811, his
claim to the two other villages was admitted, but due
to an inexpediency, they were exchanged for land of
equal value, including the village of Beri, married
and had issue.
Rao PHERAN SINGH,
4th Rao of Beri 1814/1857, he succeeded by adoption,
married and had issue.
- Rao Vishwanath Singh (qv)
SINGH, 5th Rao of Beri 1857/1861, he adopted
his nephew as his successor. He died sp in
Rao VIJAY SINGH,
6th Rao of Beri 1861/1880, born 14th February 1848, he
succeeded to the gadi
on 18th March 1862 (#1),
married and had issue.
Rao RAGHURAJ SINGH,
7th Rao of Beri 1880/1904, he succeeded to the gadi in October
1892; married 2ndly, the Junior Rani, died after 1904,
daughter of Maharaja Lokpal Singh of Panna, and had
issue, two sons. He died 7th June 1904 (#2 p.117).
- Rao Lokendra Singh (qv)
- Diwan Ghanraj Singh, born 10th August 1893,
educated at Daly College, Indore;
Rao LOKENDRA SINGH,
8th Rao of Beri 1904/1945, born 29th August 1891 (#2 p.112), he succeeded to the
gadi on 8th
June 1904 (#2 p.112),
which was recognized by the Government in October
1904, educated at Daly College, Indore; he was
invested with full powers of administration on 3rd
June 1914 (#5 p.119)
or 25th May 1915 (#3 p.41);
he attended the Coronation Darbar at Delhi in December
1911; married 12th July 1910 (#3
p.41), a daughter of HH Maharaja Sawai Sir
Sawant Singh of Bijawar,
and had issue.
- HH Raja Yadavendra Singh Ju Deo (qv)
HH Raja YADAVENDRA
SINGH, 9th Raja of Beri 1945/1984, born 27th
June 1918 (#3 p.41),
educated at Daly College, Indore; married Rajkumari
Laxmi Kumari [HH Rani Laxmi Kumari of Beri], daughter
of Rao Bir Singh Ju Deo of Bihat,
and had issue. He died 1984.
- HH Raja Surendra Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- Rajkumar Brijendra Singh, born 1944, married 1966,
Kunwarani Pushpa Kumari, daughter of Raja Pratap
Singh of Garrauli,
and has issue, three daughters.
- Raj Kumari Mandakini Singh, married.
- Raj Kumari Kirti Singh, married Kumar Shailendra
Shah of Jagmanpur,
and has issue twin sons.
- Raj Kumari Janhavi Singh.
HH Raja SURENDRA
SINGH Ju Deo (see above)
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully
acknowledged, July 2011.
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