BIDASAR (Thikana)


VILLAGES: 12 (1901)
REVENUE: Rs 13,000 (1901)
ACCESSION: 1st August 1954
LOCATION: Bikaner DYNASTY: Rathore - Bidawat clan - Keshodasot subclan
RELIGION: Hindu



PRESENT RULER: Thakur INDRAJIT SINGH, present Thakur Sahib of Bidasar, Sirayat of Bikaner and Head of the descendants of Rao Bidaji.
married and has issue.
  • Kunwar Krishanraj Singh
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The founder of this branch of the Bikaner Royal Family was Rao Bida, a son of Rao Jodha of Marwar, founder of Jodhpur. The estate comprised 12 villages worth Rs13,000 p.a. situated near Sujangarh in the region which formerly belong to the Mohil rajputs, and is now known as Bidahad. Estate holders were....
  • Rao BIDA, he accompanied his brother, Rao Bika, and helped him establish his own kingdom of Bikaner; married (amongst others), a daughter of Rao Raimal, Rao of Amarsar, and had issue, including.
    • Thakur Udaikaran Singh, he was granted the estate of Dronapur, which later came into the possession of the descendants of his brother, Thakur Sansar Chandra of Padihara; married and had issue.
    • Thakur Sansar Chandra, he was granted the estate of Padihara; married and had issue.
      • Thakur Sanga Singh, Thakur Sahib of Padihara 1529/1544, he participated in various expeditions with Maharaja Lunkaran of Bikaner; married and had issue.
        • Thakur Gopal Das, Thakur Sahib of Padihara 1544/1609, he divide his estate between his three sons; married and had issue.
          • Thakur Jaswant Singh, succeeded to Dronapur.
          • Thakur Tej Singh, he was granted the estate of Chadwas.
          • Thakur Kesho Das, he was granted the estate of Bidasar (continued below).
    • Thakur Kalyanmal of Draunpur (by the daughter of Rao Raimal)
  • Thakur KESHO DAS, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1609/1625, he was granted the estate of Bidasar as his share of his fathers property; he started construction of various buildings at Bidasar; married and had issue, two sons.
    • Kunwar Govind Das, married and had issue, two sons. He died vp in 1610 in battle.
      • Thakur Achal Das (qv)
      • Thakur Man Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Nath Raj
  • Thakur ACHAL DAS, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1625/1635, he managed his thikana poorly and was deposed and compensated with the village of Benata.
  • Thakur MAN SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1635/1641, unlike his brother he was an able administrator; married and had issue, two sons.
    • Thakur Dhanraj Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Maldeo Singh, died vp before 1641.
  • Thakur DHANRAJ SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1641/1669, married and had issue, one son.
      • Thakur Jai Singh (qv)
  • Thakur JAI SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1669/1681, married and had issue, two sons. He died in 1681 at Bijaipur, whilst serving with the Mughal army.
    • Thakur Daulat Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Kushal Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Kesari Singh, he was adopted by his uncle and succeeded him as Thakur Kesari Singh (qv)
  • Thakur DAULAT SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1681/1706, he was the owner of 15 villages in 1682 and participated in various expeditions with the Maharaja of Bikaner; he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Kesari Singh. He died sp in 1706.
  • Thakur KESARI SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1706/1727, married Thakurani Bhatianiji Chain Kunwar, and had issue, one posthumously born son. He died 1727.
    • Thakur Zalam Singh (qv)
  • Thakur ZALAM SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1727/1805, born posthumously in 1727, he took part in 26 battles; married 1stly, Thakurani Sahiba Sankhliji, married 2ndly, Thakurani Songiriji, and had issue, two sons.
    • Thakur Ummed Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Ajit Singh, born 1758, married and had issue. He died 1782 whilst protecting his animals.
      • Thakur Mohabbat Singh, he was granted the estate of Charla in recognition of his father's services, married and had issue, two sons and at least one daughter.
        • Thakur Kan Singh, Thakur Sahib of Charla, married and had issue.
          • Thakur Moti Singh, Thakur Sahib of Charla, married Thakurani Bhatianiji, and had issue.
            • Kunwar Shivnath Singh, adopted by Thakur Ram Singh, and succeded him as Thakur Shivnath Singh, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar (see below)
        • Kunwar Ram Singh, he was adopted by his grand uncle, Thakur Ummed Singh, and succeeded him as Thakur Ram Singh, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar (see below)
        • Baisa Sher Kanwar, married 1826, Thakur Kishan Singh of Chomu.
  • Thakur UMMED SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1805/1824, born 1756, a warrior like his father, he took part in 13 battles; he adopted his grand nephew, Kunwar Ram Singh of Charla, as his successor. He died sp in April 1824.
  • Thakur RAM SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1825/1842, he adopted as his successor, his grand nephew, Kunwar Shivnath Singh of Charla; married 1stly, Thakurani Bhatianiji of Rajasar, married 2ndly, Thakurani Bhatianiji of Rajasar, married 3rdly, Thakurani Tanwariji of Lakhasar, and had issue, three daughters.
    • Baisa Suraj Kanwar
    • Baisa Kundan Kanwar
    • Baisa Takhat Kanwar
  • Thakur SHIVNATH SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1842/1866, son of Thakur Moti Singh of Charla (see above), adopted by Thakur Ram Singh and succeeded by adoption; married 1stly, 1852, Thakurani Chandra Kanwar, daughter of Kangarot Thakur Badan Singh of Jadaota, married 2ndly, 1856, Thakurani Vijai Kanwar, daughter of Ladkhani Shekhawat Thakur Karni Singh of Aloda, and had issue (by first wife), an only son. He died 1866.
    • Thakur Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BAHADUR SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1866/1883 (deposed), born 1854, he was an intelligent and respected noble, but was removed and banished from the estate by the Government of India for his part in the revolt against the ruling Chief which took place in 1883, he then lived at Deoli until 1888, when he was permitted to return; he was appointed as a Public Works Member Member of the State Council and served in that capacity till 1905; President of the Municipal Committee and in charge of the Public Works Department; Member of the Bikaner branch of the Walter Krit Rajputra Hitkarni Sabha; author of "List of Kshatrya Rajput Caste", married 1stly, Thakurani Chand Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Onad Singh (son of Rawal Bakhtawar Singh of Raisar in Jaipur), married 2ndly, Thakurani Hukam Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Gudar Singh of Rajasar, and had issue, one son. He died 1915.
    • Thakur Hukum Singh (qv)
  • Thakur HUKUM SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1883/1906, born 1877 or 1878, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; he was jailed for various allegations against Bikaner state where he died; married Thakurani Raj Kunwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Nahar Singhji, Baba Saheb of Kherabad, and his second wife, Rani Jadaav Kanwar, and had issue. He died 1906 in Bikaner Jail.
    • Thakur Heer Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Khuman Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Pratap Singh, he was adopted by his uncle, and succeeded him as Thakur Pratap Singh, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar (qv)
  • Thakur HEER SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar 1906/-, he adopted his nephew as his successor. He died sp.
  • Raja PRATAP SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar, succeeded his uncle by adoption, he was granted the title of Raja in 1937, by the Maharaja of Bikaner, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Indrajit Singh (qv)
  • Thakur INDRAJIT SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Bidasar (see above)
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, March 2010.
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