BHADAWAR (Zamindari)

LOCATION: DYNASTY: Chauhan (Bhadauriya clan) RELIGION: Hindu

POPULATION: 129,000 (1892)

PRESENT RULER: Maharaja Mahendra ARIDAMAN SINGH, present Maharaja of Bhadawar since 1991.
born 23rd January 1957 at Agra, succeded to the dignity of Chief of the Badauriya sept of the Chauhan clan and Maharaja Sahib of Bhadawar in 1991, educated at St. John's College, Agra (M.Com.), won the gold medal in the National Shooting Championships, Chairman of the District Co-operative Bank in 1989 onwards, elected five times to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly 1989 onwards, Minister for Electronics in the U.P. government 1998/2001, Minister for Transport 2001/2002, Minister for Health 2002/2003, married 9th May 1987, Maharani Pakshalika Singh, daughter of Raja Samar Singh of Rampura, and has issue.
  • Raj Kumar Tripurdaman Singh, born 26th June 1988, educated at St. Peter's College, Agra, at the University of Warwick, U.K. and at the University of Cambridge, U.K.
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY:Founded in 794 by Raja Chandrapal Dev, the clan is named after his son Raja Bhado Rao who established the capital at Bhadaura. Raja Shalya Dev 1194/1208, died in battle with Quttubuddin Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi. His son Raja Rajju Raut 1228/1262, re-established his rule at Hatkant. Two Bhadauria Maharajas, Badan Singh and Maha Singh served with the Mughal armies in Afghanistan. Maharaja Mahendra Gopal Singh greatly extended the boundaries of the state during the decline of the Mughal empire. On his death in 1730, the boundaries extended upto Gwalior in the south, Dholpur in the west and Etawah and parts of Mathura and Kanpur in the east, an area of close to 12,000 sq kms. During the latter years of the 18th century the Bhadaurias were attacked by the Marathas and many of their possesions were lost, leaving the small principality as we see it today (1947). The clan is one of the most loyal and illustrious and finds mention in almost all sultanate and Mughal era texts. The total family tree is spread over 56 generations as recorded over 1,300 years. Rulers and estate holders were....
  1. Raja MANIK RAE, Raja of Sambhar 720/794, he was the Chauhan ruler of Sambhar, and is generally accepted to be the patriarch of the age, the founder of the Chauhan power that would one day rule Delhi. He became King when his brother, the King of Ajmer was killed during the invasion of Mohammed bin Kasim, and he had to flee, later he recovered Ajmer from the Muslims in about 756, he married and had issue, ancestor of the 24 clans of the Chauhan dynasty.
    • Raja Chandrapal Dev (qv)

  2. Raja CHANDRAPAL DEV, Raja of Chandwar 794/816, he was the 12th son and established his rule at Chandwar around 793AD. He is credited with constructing the massive fort at Chandwar, in present day Firozabad. Chandwar remained in Bhadauria hands till 1208, he married and had issue.
    • Raja Bhado Rao (qv)

  3. Raja BHADO RAO, Raja of Bhadaura 816/842, sometimes referred to as Bhado Rana, succeeded his father in 816. He constructed the township and fortress of Bhadaura on the banks of the river Uttangan, in present day Ater tehsil. There is some confusion as to the actual date of construction, with vansavali writers accepting 832AD while British historians R.Smeaton and W.H.L. Impey estimate 820 AD. It is from this celebrated Raja Bhado Rana and the village of Bhadauragarh that this branch of Chauhans came to be called Bhadauria.

  4. Rao ALAM DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 842/857
  5. Rao BHAGWAT DEV, Raja of Bhadaura in 857 (for 6 months)
  6. Rao BHAN DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 857/858
  7. Rao PRAGYA DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 878/889
  8. Rao KANKAR DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 889/903
  9. Rao HASAN DEV,Raja of Bhadaura 903/917
  10. Rao GOPAL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 917/933
  11. Rao KHARAG SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 933/936
  12. Rao RAM SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 936/950
  13. Rao VIJAY SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 950/954
  14. Rao GUJARMAL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 954/970
  15. Rao BHOGMAL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 970/984
  16. Rao ARJUN DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 984/1008
  17. Rao PAHAD SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 1008/1025
  18. Rao KARAM SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 1025/1048
  19. Rao TATTAR DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1048/1054
  20. Rao HARDOL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1054/1066
  21. Rao TARACHAND DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1066/1081
  22. Rao TIHAR DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1081/1092
  23. Rao BILLOR DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1092/1123
  24. Rao KAJJAL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1123/1163, he expanded the state to include much of present day Bah tehsil of Agra, capturing the fortress of Hatkant in 1153.
  25. Rao AASAL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1163/1183
  26. Rao VISAL DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1183/1194

  27. Raja SHALYA DEV, Raja of Bhadaura 1194/1208, referred to as Sella Deo by British historians, he was one of the most illustrious rulers of his age. Taking advantage of the disorder prevailing in the country during Ghouri Shah's invasion, Raja Shalya Dev plundered Meerut and Farrukhabad. Qutubuddin Aibak marched on Bhadaura in 1208, and in the great battle of Bhadauragarh, which was accompanied by great slaughter, Raja Shalya Dev was slain. His pregnant wife, who was the daughter of the Rao of Sikri escaped by concealing herself in a gutter. She was taken to Sikri by two loyal servants, and while crossing the Jumna, she gave birth to a boy, the future Rajju Raut, who would resurrect and re-establish his fathers lost kingdom; he married a daughter of the Rao of Sikri and had issue. He died 1208.
    • Raja Rajju Raut (qv)

    INTERREGNUM 1208/1228

  28. Raja RAJJU RAUT, Raja of Bhadaura 1228/1262, born posthumously in 1208, he re-established Bhadauriya rule by ejecting the Meo's. In 1246 he stormed the fort of Hatkant, killing the dreaded Mewati chief Hatiyameo Beg. By 1258 he was again in possession of all his land. Emperor Nasiruddin confirmed him in posession of Bhadawar and granted him the title of Raja. He married 1stly, a daughter of Rao Khir Samad of Barsala Pinahat, married 2ndly, a daughter of Rao Gumam Singh Tomar of Asa Morena, married 3rdly, a daughter of Rao Gyan Singh Gaur of Narkejri in Rajasthan, married 4thly, a daughter of Raja Karan Singh Kachwaha of Lahar, and had issue. He died 1262.
    • Kunwar Baamdeo (by 1st marriage), ancestor of the Raut Bhadaurias, also sometimes called Rawat Bhadaurias.
    • Kunwar Maan Singh (by 2nd marriage), ancestor of the Mainu Bhadaurias.
    • Kunwar Tas Singh (by 3rd marriage), ancestor of the Tasela Bhadaurias.
    • Raja Udai Raj (by 4th marriage) (qv)

  29. Raja UDAI RAJ, Raja of Bhadaura 1262/1296, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bijai Chand, married and had issue.
      • Raja Ratan Sen (qv)

  30. Raja MADAN SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 1296/1328

  31. Raja ABHAI CHANDRA, Raja of Bhadaura 1328/1371, a celebrated Rajput ruler, he led, along with Rai Sabir Chauhan of Etawa, Raja Surysen Dev of Chakarnagar, Raja Bir Bhan of Mainpuri and Raja Jit Singh Rathor of Rampur Etah, the great Rajput rebellion in 1371. At Chandwar, Rajput forces almost overwhelmed the Imperial army, but Raja Abhai Chandra was treacherously killed by the Imperial general Malik Muqarrab-ul-mulk during a diplomatic conference at Kannauj.

  32. Raja RATAN SEN, Raja of Bhadaura 1371/1427, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jait Singh (qv)

  33. Raja JAIT SINGH, Raja of Bhadaura 1427/1464, he led the Bhadauria forces that fought Emperor Mubarak Shah at Hatkant, but was handed a crushing defeat, as a result, Jait Singh lost his capital for some time in 1428. Rao Bhav Singh left Hatkant as he had a disagreement with his brother, Raja Chandrasen. The Maharana of Udaipur gave the pargana of Hamirgarh to Rao Bhav Singh as a gift. but recovered it later in 1434. In 1440, the Nawab of Kalpi invaded the Kachwaha kingdom of Lahar, when the Raja of Lahar appealed to Jait Singh for aid, Jait Singh sent his son, Bhao Singh with 5,000 horsemen. At Gopalpura, Bhadauria soldiers thouroughly annihilated the Muslims. After killing the Nawab, Bhav Singh seized the crown or kulha of the nawab. Thus Bhav Singh's descendents are known as Kulhaiya Bhadaurias. Jait Singh founded the modern day township of Jaitpur; married and had issue.
    • Raja Chandrasen (qv)
    • Rao Bhav Singh, married and had issue, the later Raos of Bidhupura (qv).

  34. Raja CHANDRASEN, Raja of Bhadaura 1464/1480, he invaded and annexed Pinahat in 1470 and constructed a fort there in 1474. After the battle of Rapri, Raja Chandrasen sacked the camps of the imperial armies; married and had issue.
    • Raja Karan Singh (qv)

  35. Raja KARAN SINGH, Raja of Bhadaura 1480/1509, married and had issue.
    • Raja Pratap Rudra (qv)

  36. Raja PRATAP RUDRA, Raja of Bhadaura 1509/1549, married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Shyam Singh Chandel of Shivrajpur, married 2ndly, a daughter of the Raja of Lahar, married 3rdly, a daughter of Raja Madan Singh Parihar of Ramgarh Eta, married 4thly, a daughter of Rao Jayant Singh Tomar of Asa Morena, and had issue, fourteen sons.
    • Kunwar Hriday Narayan (by Rani Chandeliji), became the first Dewan of Parna around 1550.
    • Kunwar Dalpat Rae (by Rani Chandeliji)
    • Kunwar Bhopat (by Rani Chandeliji)
    • Kunwar Kesri Shah (by Rani Chandeliji)
    • Kunwar Hodal Shah (by the Lahari Rani)
    • Kunwar Sahab Rae (by the Lahari Rani)
    • Kunwar Mitra Sen (by the Lahari Rani)
    • Kunwar Angad Rae (by the Lahari Rani)
    • Raja Mukutman (by Rani Parihariji) (qv)
    • Kunwar Jamniman (by Rani Parihariji)
    • Kunwar Mangat Rae (by Rani Parihariji)
    • Kunwar Indrajit Singh (by Rani Tomariji)
    • Kunwar Bhadai Singh (by Rani Tomariji)
    • Kunwar Hira Singh (by Rani Tomariji)

  37. Raja MUKUTMAN, Raja of Bhadaura 1549/1590, he succeeded his father in preference to eight older brothers whose descendants are known as Athbhaiya Bhadaurias. In 1558, the Mughal army under Padshah Akbar's foster brother, Adham Khan, invaded Bhadawar and subdued the country. Afterwards, like many other Rajput princes, Mukutman became a mansabdar in the Mughal army with a rank of 1,000; he married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Dharmangad Chauhan of Mainpuri, married 2ndly, a daughter of Raja Radha Singh Kachwaha of Toda Tank, and had issue.
    • Raja Mahendra Bikramaditya (by Rani Kachwahaji) (qv)

  38. Raja Mahendra BIKRAMADITYA, Raja of Bhadaura 1590/1617, like his father before him, he was a Mughal mansabdar and general. He commanded the Bhadauria contingent against Bir Singh Deo Bundela in Orchha, against Maharana Amar Singh in Mewar and against rebels in Gujrat. He was granted the hereditery title of Mahendra (Lord of the Earth) by Padshah Jahangir Shah, Emperor of Delhi; he married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Keerat Singh Rathor of Rampur Etah, married 2ndly, a daughter of Raja Shobh Singh Parmar of Garhwal (Srinagar), and had issue.
    • Raja Mahendra Bhoj Singh (by Rani Parmariji) (qv)
    • Kunwar Vijay Singh (by Rani Parmariji)

  39. Raja Mahendra BHOJ SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1617/1623, he commanded his contingents in the Deccan campaign; married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Dalpat Singh Chauhan of Mainpuri, married 2ndly, a daughter of Raja Madho Singh Sikarwar of Pahargarh, and had issue.
    • Raja Mahendra Kishan Singh (by Rani Sikarwarji) (qv)

  40. Raja Mahendra KISHAN SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1623/1637, he was a prominent Mughal general enjoying a rank of 1000/600. He commanded his contingents during the first Bundela campaign under Mahabat Khan, in the Deccan during the capture of Daulatabad in 1633, against Jhujhar Singh Bundela of Orchha with Raja Amar Singh Rathor of Jodhpur and Indrasal Hada of Bundi. He married (as his only wife), a daughter of Raja Bahadur Singh Sisodia of Shahpura, and had issue.
    • Raja Mahendra Mangat Ray (qv)

  41. Raja Mahendra MANGAT RAY, Raja of Bhadawar 1637/1638, married (as his only wife), a daughter of Raja Kirat Singh Sengar of Bhaderwah, and had issue, one son.
    • Raja Mahendra Keerat Singh (qv)

  42. Raja Mahendra KEERAT SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1638/1643, married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Madho Singh Parihar of Ramgarh, married 2ndly, a daughter of Mirza Raja Jai Singh I Bahadur of Amber (Jaipur), and had (adoptive?) issue.
    • Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Mahendra Badan Singh (qv)

  43. Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Mahendra BADAN SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1644/1654, he was one of the foremost Rajput rulers of the age. There is a famous incident mentioned about him in the Badshahnaama, when during a carnival in 1648, he single handedly attacked a mad elephant and rescued an attendant from the elephants tusks. For his exemplary bravery, he was rewarded with a remission of 50,000 rupees from the 200,000 rupees that Bhadawar annually paid as assesment. In 1644 he commisioned the construction of the fort of Ater - one of the most magnificent forts in the country. In 1649 he built the 1.5 km long dam across the river Jumuna and a 27 km long diversionary canal and built the town of Bateshwar and 101 Shiv temples on this dam. Bateshwar is now famous for the largest cattle fair in India; he also accompanied the Mughal army in attacking Afghanistan; married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Manohar Singh Rathor of Shamshabad, married 2ndly, a daughter of Raja Mangal Singh Gaur of Shyampur, married 3rdly, a daughter of Raja Pratap Singh Chauhan of Mainpuri, married 4thly, a daughter of the Raja of Banelu (?), and had issue. He died while commanding the Mughal armies in Kandahar, Afghanistan with Dara Shukoh.He died 1654/1655.
    • Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Mahendra Maha Singh (by Maharani Rathoriji) (qv)
    • Kunwar Pratap Singh (by Maharani Rathoriji)
    • Rao Bhagwat Singh (by Maharani Gauriji), recieved Nowgaon in appanage.
    • Kunwar Kuchatr Singh (by Maharani Chauhaniji), recieved Barasav in appanage.
    • Kunwar Gaj Singh (by Maharani Chauhaniji), recieved Ahroli in appanage.
    • Kunwar Bakhtawar Singh (by the Baneli Maharani), recieved Pachera in appanage.

  44. Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Mahendra MAHA SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1654/1684, completed the construction of the fort at Ater. He also constructed the fort at Bhind in 1656, the Gauri tal lake at Bhind and the Bankhandeshwar temple. He commanded the Mughal armies in Afghanistan during the Yusufzai rebellion in 1667. He married 1stly, Maharani Raj Kunwar, daughter of Raja Kishore Singh Kachwaha of Lahar, married 2ndly, Maharani Sobha Kunwar, daughter of Raja Sripal Singh Jadon of Karauli, and had issue. He died 1684.
    • Maharaja Mahendra Udit Singh (by Maharani Raj Kunwar) (qv)
    • Kunwar Bhao Singh (by Maharani Sobha Kunwar)
    • Rao Ajab Singh (by Maharani Sobha Kunwar), Rao of Kachaura.
    • Kunwar Amar Singh (by Maharani Sobha Kunwar)

  45. Maharaja Mahendra UDIT SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1684/1694, Governor of Chittor (Mewar) from 1680 to 1684 and secretly assisted Maharana Raj Singh I during the Rajput rebellion. He also commanded his contingents in the Golconda campaign and played a prominent part in the capture of Ibrahimgarh in 1686. He enjoyed the high rank of 1500/1500. He married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Raj Singh of Pratapgarh, married 2ndly, a daughter of Raja Ratan Singh Chauhan of Rajaur, married 3rdly, a daughter of Raja Harchand Singh Chauhan of Mainpuri, married 4thly, a daughter of Raja Maharay Singh Gaur of Syampur, and had issue, five sons.
    • Maharaja Mahendra Kalyan Singh (by the Pratapgarh Rani) (qv)
    • Rao Sujan Singh (by the Rajauri Rani), 1st Rao of Para and ancestor of the Para and Jiwasa family (#2), married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Sabal Singh of Jiwasa, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Himmat Jai Singh, he was adopted by Maharaja Mahendra Aniruddh Singh, and succeeded as Raja Mahendra Himmat Jai Singh (see below)
        • Kunwar Bhagwant Singh of Jiwasa, married and had issue.
          • Kunwar Ajit Singh of Jiwasa, married and had issue.
            • Kunwar Pratap Singh, he was adopted by Raja Mahendra Bakhat Singh, and succeeded as Maharaja Mahendra Pratap Singh (see below)
      • Kunwar Padam Singh of Para, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Rup Singh of Para, married and had issue.
          • Kunwar Kindar Singh of Para, married and had issue.
            • Kunwar Narendra Singh of Para, married and had issue.
              • Kunwar Nawal Singh of Para, married and had issue.
                • Kunwar Pahlwan Singh of Para, married and had issue.
                  • Kunwar Man Singh, he was adopted by Maharajkumar Samarth Singh, and succeeded as Hon. Lt. Maharaja Mahendra Maan Singh (see below)
                  • Kunwar Bhup Singh of Para
                • Kunwar Mahendra Singh, he was adopted by Maharaja Mahendra Sirnet Singh, and succeeded as Maharaja Raja Mahendra Sir Mahendra Singh (see below)
    • Kunwar Surat Singh (by the Syampuri Rani), ancestor of the Vijaygarh family.
    • Kunwar Anand Singh (by the Syampuri Rani), ancestor of the Madhyapura family.
    • Kunwar Raghunath Singh (by the Syampuri Rani), ancestor of the Barh-ke-pura family (Barhpura).

  46. Maharaja Mahendra KALYAN SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1694/1707, he was a military genius and is credited with the establishment of the township of Bah in 1700. In 1707, Kalyan Singh commanded the Bhadauriya troops in person during the 1st Jat campaign. Taking the Jat army by surprise at Dholpur, he inflicted on them a sound thrashing and wrested control of Dholpur. The Dholpur fort was held by the Bhadauriya garrisons until 1761; he married (as his only wife), Maharani Hira Kunwar, daughter of Raja Surat Singh Gaur of Shyampur, and had issue.
    • Umara-i-Uzzam Maharaja Mahendra Gopal Singh (qv)
    • Rani Dwand Kunwar, married Rajawat Raja Jait Singh of Kama.

  47. Umara-i-Uzzam Maharaja Mahendra GOPAL SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1707/1730, he was appointed governor of Narwar in 1707. In 1708 he captured the Jat fort of Gohad and in 1712 stormed the fort of Rampura. He enjoyed a high rank of 4000/4000 in the Mughal court which later became 5000/5000 and was thus titled Umara-i-Uzzam. He commanded the Mughal armies during the seige of Gurdaspur in 1715. In 1719 he was appointed the governor of Agra province and held the post till 1720. But Agra became the centre of rebellion when the new governor, Ghairat Khan took over and Gopal Singh played a pivotal role in retaking Agra fort. At the Battle of Hasanpur in 1720 between Muhammad Shah and Abdullah Khan, Gopal Singh commanded the imperial rear and prevented Churaman Jat from attacking the rear. In 1724, again Gopal Singh was sent against Ajit Singh of Jodhpur and in 1729 against Hinduput Singh of Chachendi. At this time the Bhadauriya state covered some 30,000 sq kms in area i.e. the tehsil Bah in Agra, large parts of Bhind, Gwalior, Dholpur and Etawah; he married 1stly, Maharani Surat Kunwar, daughter of Raja Sonpal Jadon of Byangarh or Vaiyangarh, married 2ndly, Maharani Phul Kunwar, daughter of Raja Udot Singh Chauhan of Mainpuri, married 3rdly, Maharani Sobha Kunwar, daughter of Maharaja Abhay Singh Rathor of Jodhpur, married 4thly, Maharani Sardar Kunwar, daughter of Raja Man Singh Sengar of Ruru, married 5thly, a daughter of Raja Madho Singh Sirnet of Bansi, married 6thly, Maharani Dhir Kunwar, daughter of Rao Karan Singh Jadon of Madrayal(?), and had issue.
    • Umara-i-Uzzam Maharaja Mahendra Aniruddh Singh (by Maharani Surat Kunwar) (qv)
    • Raja Mahendra Bahadur Singh (by Maharani Surat Kunwar) (qv)
    • Raja Mahendra Himmat Jai Singh (by Maharani Phul Kanwar) (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Kanak Kunwar (by Maharani Phul Kanwar), married Raja Chattar Singh Kachwaha of Narwar.
    • Maharajkumari Basant Kunwar (by Maharani Sobha Kunwar), married Raja Kumer Singh Sisodia of Banera.
    • Maharajkumari Ratan Kunwar (by Maharani Sardar Kunwar), married Maharana Raj Singh II of Udaipur.
    • Maharajkumar Maharay Singh (by Maharani Sardar Kunwar)
    • Maharajkumari Sagun Kunwar (by the Bansi Maharani), married Maharaja Abhyadut Singh Baghel of Rewah.

  48. Umara-i-Uzzam Maharaja Mahendra ANIRUDDH SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1730/1741, he enjoyed the exalted rank of 6000/6000 and was also Governor of Kannauj. He commanded the Bhadauriya army during the Maratha war. His forces consisted of 20,000 infantry, 7,000 cavalry and 45 elephants while the Maratha host numbered 100,000 horse under Peshwa Baji Rao. After facing the Marathas in the field, he retired to Ater where he resisted them for some time. He sued for peace after a month of fighting and had to pay 2,000,000 rupees as indemnity as well as ten elephants, he married 1stly, Maharani Ser Kunwar, daughter of Raja Mangal Singh Bisen of Gonda, married 2ndly, Maharani Tej Kunwar, daughter of Raja Pahar Singh Solanki of Chitrakoot, married 3rdly, Maharani Raj Kunwar, daughter of Rao Khusal Singh Rajawat of Jhalai in Jaipur, married 4thly, Maharani Pehop Kunwar, daughter of Rao Ram Singh Rathor of Banbarha in Jodhpur, married 5thly, Maharani Hem Kunwar, daughter of Raja Surat Singh of Shyampur (?), married 6thly, Maharani Gyan Kunwar, daughter of Raja Prathipat Singh Bisen of Mankapur, married 7thly, Maharani Devi Kunwar, daughter of Rajkumar Dariyav Singh Sengarh of Bayavli(?), married 8thly, Maharani Chandra Kunwar, daughter of Raja Hinduput Singh Chandel of Chahendi, married 9thly, Maharani Man Kunwar, daughter of Raja Anuradh Singh Sengarh of Bhareh, married 10thly, a daughter of the Raja of Khwasa (?), and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1741.
    • (A) Kunwar Himmat Jai Singh, and succeeded as Raja Mahendra Himmat Jai Singh, Raja of Bhadawar (see below)

  49. Raja Mahendra BAHADUR SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1741/1743

  50. Raja Mahendra HIMMAT JAI SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1743/1755, adopted from Jiwasa, married 1stly, Rani Fateh Kunwar, daughter of Raja Surtan Singh of Banera, married 2ndly, Rani Syoraj Kunwar, daughter of Raja Marikhram Singh Kachwaha of Bakhawat (?), and had issue. He died sp in 1755.
    • Raja Mahendra Bakhat Lal Singh (qv)

  51. Raja Mahendra BAKHAT LAL SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1755/1803, he succeeded to the gadi in 1755 (see above); he lost Bah to the Jat Raja Jawahar Singh of Bharatpur in 1767, but recovered it in 1770, married Rani Saubhagya Kumari, third daughter of Raja Sardar Singh of Banera, and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh (qv)

  52. Raja Mahendra PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1803/1820, adopted from Para, he succeeded by adoption to the gadi in 1803 (see above); married and had issue.
    • Raja Mahendra Sirnet Singh [aka Sarnot Singh](qv)
    • [?Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Raja Devi Baksh Singh of Gonda.]

  53. Raja Mahendra SIRNET SINGH, Raja of Bhadawar 1820/1839, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1839.
    • (A) Maharaja Raja Mahendra Sir Mahendra Singh (qv)

  54. Maharaja Raja Mahendra Sir MAHENDRA SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1839/1902, C.I.E, K.C.S.I. [cr.1892], born 26th September 1835 (#1), adopted from Para (see above), Chief of the Bhadauriya sept of the Chauhan clan, member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, and first in the order of precedence in Agra Division; he was granted the title of Maharaja on 25th July 1881 as a personal distinction; married the daughter of Raja Bhawani Singh Sahib Bahadur C.S.I. of Mainpuri, and had issue. He died 1902.
    • Maharaj Kumar Samarth Singh, born 11th October 1875, married 1stly, 1894, a daughter of Raja Rup Shah of Jagmanpur, married 2ndly, a daughter of the Raja of Manda, and had adoptive issue. He died vp in 1896.
      • (A) Lt. Maharaja Mahendra Maan Singh M.L.C. (qv)

  55. Hon. Lt. Maharaja Mahendra MAAN SINGH M.L.C., Maharaja of Bhadawar 1902/1942, adopted from Para and brought up by the widow of Maharajkumar Samarth Singh (see above); he was granted the rank of honourary lieutenant for his support of the British government in 1940; co-founder of the Central Cooperative Bank (Parna) and honourary magistrate within Bhadawar; member of the Legislative Council of the United Provinces; he was also allowed to maintain his own police force; married 1stly, the niece of HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner, married 2ndly, the daughter of Raja Udit Narayan Singh of Tirwa, married 3rdly, the daughter of HH the Maharaja of Shahpura, and had issue. He died 1942.
    • Maharaja Mahendra Ripudaman Singh (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Chandraprabha (by the Tirwar Rani), married Rao Bahadur Raja Yadvendra Singh Judeo of Alipura, and has issue. 

  56. Maharaja Mahendra RIPUDAMAN SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar 1942/1991, elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly, Bah Constituency, Uttar Pradesh 1957/1962, 1974/1977, 1977/1980 and 1980/1985; Minister for Tourism, Forests, Sports and Youth affairs from 1977 to 1979; he married Maharani Braj Shree Devi, daughter of HH Maharaja Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo of Patna, by his wife, HH Maharani Kailash Kumari Devi, and had issue. He died 1991.
    • Maharaja Mahendra Aridaman Singh (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Madhulika Kumari, born 1951, married Maharajkumar Shiladitya Singh of Narsinghgarh, and has issue, two daughters.

  57. Maharaja Mahendra ARIDAMAN SINGH, Maharaja of Bhadawar (see above)
The help of Raj Kumar Tripurdaman Singh is gratefully acknowledged, January 2007.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.298
2. It is customary that if the ruler of Bhadawar does not have an heir, the adoption takes place form Jiwasa and Para. Rao Sujan Singh of Para, constructed the two fortresses of Para and Jiwasa, now in ruins. Para lies across the Chambal river in Bhind district. As part of the Treaty of Bassein and the later settlement between Lord Cornwallis and Daulat Rao Scindia of Gwalior, Bhadawar was forced to surrender that area to Gwalior in 1808 and in return recieved an allowance of 24,100Rs annually from the government. Thus despite Para being seperated in 1808, adoptions are still done from there.