LOCATION: Rajasthan AREA: 5,750 km˛PRIVY PURSE: Rs 2,81,000 POPULATION: 216,722 (1931) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 3,300,000 (1946) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Hada - Chauhan SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharao Raja (name unknown), 26th Maharao Raja of Bundi and Head of the Hada Chauhan clan (2010/-)
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Ruling Prince of Bundi is the head of the Hada lineage of the great clan of Chauhan Rajputs, and the country occupied by this clan has for the last six centuries been known as Hadaoti. The Chauhans came from Northern India to Sambhar about the beginning of the 8th century, and after ruling there and at Ajmer, gained the Kingdom of Delhi, which was taken by Muhammed Ghori in 1192. While the Chuhans were ruling at Sambhar towards the end of the 10th century, Lashman Raja alias Manil Rai I, set out to found a kingdom for himself and proceeded south-west to Nadol, where his descendants ruled for two centuries, when Manik Rai II, migrated and settled down in the south east corner of Mewar. Rao Hado or Har Raj, sixth in descent from Manik Rai II, was the eponymous founded of the Hada clan. About 1342, Rao Deva or Deoraj, took the town now called Bundi from the Minas and was acknowledged as their Raja, and is thus considered to be the founder. His Highness the Maharao Raja maintains a military force of 446 cavalry, 1835 infantry, 144 Guns and is entitled to a Salute of 17 Guns (as of 1892). The rulers were ...
- Rao DEVAJI, 1st Rao
of Bundi 1342/1343, son of Rao Bangaji (see Chauhan Dynasty),
he founded Bundi in 1342, and abdicated a year later, married
and had issue, three sons. He died at Umarthuna at an unknown
- Thakur Harraj [aka Hararaja], married and had issue, twelve sons.
- Thakur Aluji, he succeeded to the estate of Bambaoda, married and had issue, the Halupota Hada clan, including the Chachawat, Kumbhawat, Bhanwat, Bhojwat and Nainwat subclans.
- Thakur Lohraj
- Kunwar Hatiji [aka Hathh or Hap], ancestor of the Hathawat Hada clan
- Rao Samarsiji [aka
- Rao SAMARSI, 3rd Rao
of Bundi 1343/13xx, married and had issue, three sons.
- Rao Napuji (qv)
- Kunwar Harpalji, married and had issue, the Harpalpota Hada Clan.
- Kunwar Jethsiji, ancestor of the Jaitawat Hada clan
- Thakur Dungar Singh, founded Khijuri village, married and had issue, the Khijurika Hada clan
- Rao NAPUJI, 4th Rao of Bundi 13xx/1384; married a daughter of the Solanki Rao of Toda, and had issue, four sons.
- Kunwar Hamujiji
- Kunwar Naurangji, married and had issue, the Naurang Hadas
or Navrangpota Hadas
- Kunwasr Tharadji [aka
Thirrajji], married and had issue, the Tharad Hadas or
- Rao Hamuji (qv)
- Rao HAMUJI, 5th Rao of Bundi 1384/1400, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1400.
- Rao Birsinghji (qv)
- Thakur Lallaji [aka Lal Singhji], Thakur Saheb of Khatkar or Bambaoda, he killed Rana Khet Singh of Mewar in 1382; married and had
issue, the Lalawat Hada clan. He died after 1382.
- Kunwar Nauvarma, married and had issue, the Navbramke or Nauvarmapota clan.
- Kunwar Jetha [aka Jaita], married and had issue, the Jaitawat or Jethawat clan.
- Rao BIRSINGHJI, 6th Rao of Bundi 1400/1415, married and had issue, three sons.
- Rao Biruji [aka Bairisalji or Bar Singhji](qv)
- Rao Nimaji, married and had issue, the Nimawat clan.
- Thakur Javduji, married and had issue.
- Thakur Bachaji, married and had issue.
- Thakur Sewaji, married and had issue.
- Thakur Meoji, ancestor of the Mewawat Hada Chauhan clan.
- Thakur Seranji, married and had issue.
- Thakur Sawant Singh, ancestor of the Sawant Hada Chauhan clan.
- Rao BIRUJI, 7th Rao of Bundi 1415/1470, married and had issue, seven sons. He died about 1470 or 1457.
- Rao Banduji (qv)
- Rao Sanda, married and had issue, the Sandawat clan.
- Rao Akha [or Akhairaj, married and had issue, the Akhawat
- Rao Udoh, married and had issue, Udawat clan.
- Rao Chanda, married and had issue, the Chandawat clan.
- Rao Samar Singh, he converted to Islam and usurped the
- Rao Amar Singh, he converted to Islam and was killed in
- Rao BANDUJI, 8th Rao of Bundi 1470/1491 or 1485/1487, married and had issue. He died 1491.
- Rao Narayan Das (qv)
- Rao Nirbudh [aka Narbad Singh], he acquired the estate of Matonda; married and had issue, eight sons.
- Rao Raja Arjun Singh (qv)
- Thakur Bhim Singh, he was granted the estate of Thakurda, and was ancestor of the Bhimot Hada clan.
- Thakur Puran Singh, he was granted the estate of Hardoi, and was ancestor of the Hamirka Hada clan.
- Thakur Mapal Singh, he was granted an estate, married and had issue.
- Thakur Pachain Singh, he was granted an estate, married and had issue.
- Rao SAMARKHANDI, 9th
Rao of Bundi 1491/1499, he was carried away by the Muslin
invaders from Malwa and brought up as a Muslim, he usurped the
throne, with the help of his younger brother. He was killed in
- Rao NARAYAN DAS, 10th Rao of Bundi 1491/1527 or 1499/1533 (for 32 years), married (a), a niece of the Rana of Chitor, married (b), Rani Khetu Bai, daughter of Rao Samatsi of Khairava (see Jodhpur), and had issue.
- Rao Suraj Mal (by Rani Khetu Bai) (qv)
- Maharani Suja Bai, married Maharana Ratan Singhji of Mewar.
- Rao SURAJ MAL, 11th Rao of Bundi 1527/1531, married (amongst others), a daughter of Maharana Sangram Singhji I of Mewar, and had issue.
- Rao Surtan Singh (qv)
- Rani Rambhawanti, married Rao Maldev, Rao of Jodhpur
1532/1562, and had issue. She was killed by her husband.
- Rao SURTAN SINGH, 12th Rao of Bundi 1531/1544, married (amongst others) (a), Rani Sahiba Sisodniji, daughter of Thakur Shakta Singh of Mewar. He died sp.
- Rao Raja ARJUN SINGH, 13th Rao of Bundi 1544/1555, married and had issue, four sons.
- Rao Raja Surjan Singh (qv)
- Thakur Ram Singh, married and had issue, the Rama Hada
- Thakur Akhairaj Singh, married and had issue, the
Akhairajpota Hada Clan.
- Thakur Kandhal Singh, married and had issue, the Jasa Hada Clan.
- Rani Lakhu Devi, married (as his first wife), Maharana Sangram Singhji I of Udaipur (Mewar), and had issue.
- Rani Karmavati Devi, married (as his second wife), Maharana Sangram Singhji I of Udaipur (Mewar), and had issue.
- Rao Raja SURJAN SINGH, 14th Rao of Bundi 1555/1585, he obtained possession of the fort of Rathnambhor, whilst acting as its Governor, it was later besieged and taken by Emperor Akbar, who appointed the Rao as the Governor of 52 districts and Commander of 2,000 and was also granted the title of Rao Raja (1569); married and had issue.
- Rao Duda, he collaborated with Maharana Pratap Singh of Mewar to take control over Bundi and adjacent areas, but his father and younger brother had the support of the Mughals, and he was forced to escape to hills and the gadi was conferred on his brother; married and had issue, ancestor of the Dudawat Hada clan.
- Rao Raja Bhoj Singh (qv)
- Rao Raimal, ancestor of the Raimalot Hada Chauhan clan, married and had issue.
- Rao (name unknown), married and had issue.
- Rao Hari Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Daulat Singh of Kachnaoda
- Rao Raja BHOJ SINGH, 15th Rao of Bundi 1585/1608 or 1588/1607, married and had issue.
- Rao Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
- Rao Narayan Singh, married and had issue, the Hardawat Hada clan.
- Rao (name unknown), married and had issue.
- Thakur Khushal Singh of Karwar, he was granted the
Pargana of Phasud by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1649, he
subsequently divided it with his cousins.
- Rao (name unknown), married and had issue.
- Maharaj Amar Singh of Gainta
- Maharaj Jagat Singh of Phasud
- Maharaj Daulat Singh of Pipalda
- Rao Kesho Das, ancestor of the Bhojpota Hada clan, including the Dhipri family.
- Rani Hadiji Jas Kanwar, married Rao Gopaldas of Pali, and had issue (see Ransigaon).
- Rao Raja RATAN SINGH, 16th Rao of Bundi 1608/1632, married and had issue. He died 1632.
- Kunwar Gopinath Singh, married and had issue.
- Rao Raja Chhatra Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Indra Sal of Indargarh, married and had issue, the Indrasalot Hada clan, including the Jalodi, Indargarh and Nimola families.
- Maharaj Gaj Singh of Indargarh, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Amar Singh, founder of Khatoli.
- Maharaj Bairi Sal, 1st Thakur Saheb of Balwan, married and had issue, the Bairisalot Hada clan of Balwan, Raidhan, Filodi, Karwar and Pipalda.
- Maharaj Jait Singh, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Dev Singh
- Kunwar Nahar Singh
- Kunwar Naval Singh
- Kunwar Sobhag Singh
- Several Generations
- Maharaj Indar Sal of Raidhan (conferred in 1759, Revenue: 10,550Rs in 1893), born about 1833.
- Kunwar Mokham Singh of Anterdeh and Maghana, married and had issue, the Mokhamsinhot Hada clan.
- Several Generations
- Maharaj Balwant Singh, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Hanwant Singh of Maghana (conferred in 1824, Revenue: 5,251Rs in 1893), (adoptive son), born 1836, Kiladar of Nainwa, Member of the State Council, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Kalyan Singh, born 1868.
- Kunwar Maha Singh of Thanoh, married and had issue, the Mahesinhot Hada clan.
- Kunwar Mohan Singh of Jitgarh, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Gordhan Singh, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Daulat Singh of Rajgarh, married and had issue.
- SON, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Nath Singh, married and had issue.
- SON, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Deo Singh of Rajgarh
- Rao Madho Singh, he was given the town of Kotah and its dependencies in jagir by his father and when they together joined the Imperial Army at Burhanpur, Madho Singh was given Kotah as reward for services rendered, to be held by him and his heirs direct from the crown (see Kotah)
- Kunwar Hari Singh of Googore, ancestor of the Harijika Hada clan.
- Kunwar Jaganath Singh, dsp. [or ancestor of the Jaganathpota Hada clan]
- Rao Raja CHHATRA SINGH, 17th Rao of Bundi 1632/1658, he was considered to be one of the most gallant chiefs of Bundi and took part in many battles in the Deccan (such as Daulatabad, Bidar, Gulbargri etc.) and was finally killed leading the vanguard of the army of Prince Dara against Aurangzeb in 1658, married and had issue. He died 1658.
- Rao Raja Bhao Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Bhim Singh of Googore (Gugorha), married and had issue.
- Kunwar Kishen Singh of Googore, married and had issue.
- Rao Raja Anirudh Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Bhagwant Singh of Mow or Mau.
- Kunwar Bharat Singh, killed in 1658 at Dholpur.
- Maharani Ganga Kunwar, married Maharana Amar Singhji II of Udaipur.
- Rani Lakshman Kanwar, married (as his 4th wife), Raja Bahadur Singh of Khandela.
- Rao Raja BHAO SINGH, 18th Rao of Bundi 1658/1677, he was made Governor of Aurangabad by Emperor Aurangzeb. He died sp between March 1677 and February 1678 at Aurangabad.
- Rao Raja ANIRUDH SINGH, 19th Rao of Bundi 1677/1696, married (amongst others), Rani Nathwati Devi, died after 1699, and had issue.
- Rao Raja Budh Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Jodh Singh, [married a daughter of Raja Bhim Singhji I of Banera.]
- Rao Raja BUDH SINGH, 20th Rao of Bundi 1696/1730, in the battle for the vacant throne of Delhi in 1707, he held a permanent post and by his conduct and courage contributed largely to the victory of Bahadur Shah, for these services he was elevated to the title of Maharao Raja; later a feud arose with Jaipur and he was driven out of Bundi in 1730 and died in exile; married 1stly, in September 1708 at Samode, Rani Amar Kanwar, daughter of Raja Bishan Singhji of Amber, married 2ndly, a Chundawat Princess, daughter of Thakur Devi Singh of Begun, daughter of Kalamegh, and had issue (by 2nd wife). He died 1739 at Begun.
- Rajkumar Padam Singh, dvpsp.
- Rao Raja Umaid Singh (by Rani Chundawatiji) (qv)
- Rajkumar Dip Singh, born 173x, he was granted the estate of Kapren and the title of Maharajdhiraj, and succeeded there as Maharajdhiraj Shri Dip Singhji of Kapren; married and had issue, the Dipsinhot Hada clan.
- Several generations
- Maharaj Sahib Dhanurdhar Singh of Kapren, married and had issue.
- Rajkumar Bahadur Singh, adopted by Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Ishwari Singhji Bahadur in 1933, and succeeded there as Col. HH Maharao Raja Shri Bahadur Singhji Bahadur of Bundi (see below)
- Capt. Maharaj Kesri Singh of Kapren, adopted by Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Ishwari Singhji Bahadur of Bundi in 1933, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married 1946, Rani Devendra Kanwar, born 1928, elder daughter of Rawat Himmat Singhji of Bhainsrorgarh, and his first wife, Rani Suraj Kanwar, and had issue.
- Maharaj Balbhadra Singhji of Kapren, married 1977, Rani Rohini Kumari, daughter of Rao Saheb Narpat Singh, Thakur Saheb of Deogaon-Baghera, and his wife, Rani Sahiba Kanak Prabha, and has issue, one son and three daughters.
- Rajkumar Vanshvardhan Singh, educated at Daly College, Indore, M.P., and did his graduation from De Montfort University in Leicester, U.K., he represented his school in cricket, football and Rifle Shooting, and won a gold medal in the state championship and represented the Madhya Pradesh team in the Shooting Nationals, three times, he also represented his University for cricket in Leicester, U.K.
- Rajkumari Mridula Kumari, married Rajkumar Prabal Pratap Singhji of Banswara, and has issue, one son.
- Rajkumari Kaushika Kumari, married Kunwar Shakti Singh of Dungarpur, son of Maharaj Anirudh Singh of Dungarpur, and his wife, Baiji Lal Veena Kumari of Diggi.
- Rajkumari Kritika Kumari, educated at Daly College, Indore, M.P., and did her Masters degree in Economics from Bangalore University, she is a keen squash player and has represented her state at the national level.
- Thakurani Shrimati Narendra Kumari, married Thakur Narendra Singhji of Bidwal, and has issue.
- Rajkumar Bhawani Singh, born 30th July 1719, putative son of the first wife, but the paternity was questioned and eventually the child was put to death in 1729.
- Rao Raja DALEL SINGH, 21st Rao of Bundi 1730/1749, he was installed as the Rao on 19th May 1730; son of Maharaj Salim Singh Hada of Kharwar, married (amongst others) (a), 1730, Rani Krishna Kanwar, a daughter of Sri Sawai Maharaja Jai Singhji I of Jaipur, married (b), Bai Sringar Kanwar, daughter of the Rao of Uniara, and had issue.
- Rajkumar (name unknown)
Singh (by Rani Krishna Kanwar), born in November 1737.
- Rao Raja UMAID SINGHJI, 22nd Rao of Bundi 1749/1770 and again 1773/1804, born 14th June 1729 (Asadh Vadi 14th, VS 1786), he recovered his patrimony in 1749 with the help of Marathas who demanded in payment the town and district of Patan; he abdicated in 1770 in favour of his eldest son, but returned to the throne three years later when his son died, married and had issue. He died 1804.
- Rao Raja Ajit Singhji (qv)
- Rao Bahadur Singh, married and had issue, the
Bahadursinhot Hada clan.
- Rao Sidar Singh, married and had issue, the Sidarsinhot
- SON, married and had issue.
- Several generations
- SON, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Onkar Singh of Dugari (conferred in 1874, Revenue: 20,000Rs in 1893), born about 1867, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Shiv Singh, born about 1883.
- Maharaj Shivdan Singh, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Shivraj Singh
- Rao Raja AJIT SINGHJI, 23rd Rao of Bundi 1770/1773, he shot (apparently accidently) and killed Maharana Arsi Singh of Mewar while out hunting with him; married a Kishangarh Princess, and had issue. He died 1773.
- Rao Raja Bishen Singhji (qv)
- Rao Raja BISHEN SINGHJI, 24th Rao of Bundi 1804/1821, born 1773, he gave most efficient assistance to Colonel Monson in his disastrous retreat before the army of Holkar in 1804, and from that time till 1817, the Marathas and Pindaris constantly ravaged the State, exacting tribute and assuming supremacy; on 10th February 1818, he signed a treaty with the British and Bundi state was taken under their protection; married four Ranis, including, 1stly, Baisa Ajab Kanwar Bai, daughter of Raj Rana Zalim Singh, Faujdar of Kotah (see Jhalawar), married 4thly, a Princess of Kishangarh (as well as two others), and had issue, as well as illegitimate issue. He died 1821.
- HH Maharao Raja Ram Singhji Sahib Bahadur (by Kishangarh Rani) (qv)
- Maharaj Gopal Singh, born 1812.
- Rao Raja (name unknown)
Singh (by a paswanji), born about 1818.
- HH Maharao Raja RAM SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur G.C.S.I., 25th Maharao Raja of Bundi 1821/1889, born 1811, he was installed on 5th August 1821; during the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857, the Maharao's attitude was one of apathy, providing only lukewarm support, however he still received a sanad of adoption in 1862; he was awarded the G.C.S.I. on 1st Janaury 1877; in retrospect, his rule was old-fashioned but popular, and it was remarkable for the strict integrity he evinced in all his actions, he himself was described as the most conservative Prince in conservative Rajputana and a grand specimen of a true Rajput gentleman; married (amongst others) (a), HH Maharani Gulab Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Shyam Singh of Bissau, married (b), HH Maharani Chandrabhan Kunwari, daughter of Raja Balbhadra Singh of Nagod, married (c), another Maharani from Nagod, and had issue, as well as natural issue. He died 28th March 1889.
- HH Maharao Raja Raghubir Singhji Sahib Bahadur (by a Nagod Maharani) (qv)
- Maharaj Rangraj Singh, Thakur Sahib of Bamangaon
1884/1908, born 1871, married and had issue. He died in
- HH Maharani Kalyan Kanwar, married (as his third wife), HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Sir Jawahir Singhji Bahadur of Jaisalmer, and had issue.
- Maharaj Raghuraj Singh, Thakur Sahib of Bansi 1884/1906,
born 1875, married Rani Suraj Kanwar, daughter of Maharaj
Shri Zorawar Singhji of Raoti,
and had issue. He died in December 1906.
- Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Ishwari Singhji Bahadur
- Marjah Arjun Singh (natural son), Thakur Saheb of Gudha 1866/-, born 1831, married and had issue.
- Marjah Ranbir Singh, Thakur Saheb of Gudha -/1935, born
1882, married and had issue. He died 1935.
- Marjah Sheoprasad Singh, Thakur Saheb of Gudha 1935/-
- Marjah Gordhan Singh (natural son), Thakur Sahib of Nimana 1886/-, born 1835.
- Marjah Jagannath Singh (natural son), Thakur Sahib of Matonda 1868/-, born 1850, married and had issue.
- Marjah Harnath Singh of Matonda, born 1872, married and had issue. He died 1924.
- Marjah Yugraj Singh of Matonda
- Marjah Randhir Singh, born 1882.
- Colonel HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir RAGHUBIR SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur G.C.S.I., G.C.V.O., G.C.I.E., 26th Maharao Raja of Bundi 1889/1927 (Photo), born 21st September 1869, K.C.I.E. [cr.1894], K.C.S.I. [cr.1897], G.C.I.E. [cr.1.1.1901], G.C.V.O. [cr.10.1.1912], G.C.S.I. [cr.3.6.1919], he succeeded his father on 12th April 1889 and was invested with full ruling powers on 9th January 1890; he entertained the Queen Empress at Bundi in December 1911 and attended to the King Emperor at Bombay on the occasion of their departure from India in January 1912; during WWI (1914/1918) and the Afghan campaign in 1919, he placed his personal services and the entire resources of the state at the disposal of the Imperial Government; recipient of the 1903 and 1911 Darbar Medals; married 1stly, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of HH Maharaja Takhat Singhji of Jodhpur, married 2ndly, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Rathore Maharaj Mohabat Singh of Jodhpur (a niece of the first wife), married 3rdly, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Rathore Raja Gopal Singh of Jhabua, married 4thly, 1902 in Jodhpur, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Maharaj Kishor Singh of Jodhpur (a niece of the first wife and cousin of the second wife), married 5thly, 2nd February 1903, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, she died 31st December 1904 at Bundi, a daughter of HH Maharaja Raghuraj Singh Bahadur of Rewah. married 6thly, in August 1906, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Bhati Thakur Himmat Singh of Bhawad in Jodhpur State in August 1906. married 7thly, in August 1906, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Bhati Thakur Jagat Singh of Phali in Jodhpur State, married 8thly, 3rd January 1910, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Solanki Thakur of Aklera in Bundi State (or daughter of the Raoji of Dablana in Bundi), married 9thly, before 1916, HH Maharani Parmariji Sahiba, a daughter of Thakore Shri Takhatsinhji of Mohanpur, married 10thly, HH Maharani (name unknown) Sahiba, a daughter of Rathore Maharaj Arjun Singh, a son of Maharaj Kishor Singh of Jodhpur [Note], and had issue as well as natural issue. He died 26th July 1927 (#1).
- Maharajkumar Raghuvendra Singh (by 1st wife), born 1890, died 5th March 1899.
- Marjah Bhawani Singh, he was in receipt of an allowance
from Bundi State. He died after 1930.
- Major HH Harendra Shiromani Deo Sar Buland Rai Maharao Raja Shri Sir ISHWARI SINGHJI Bahadur G.C.I.E., 27th Maharao Raja of Bundi 1927/1945 (Photo), born 8th March 1893 (#4 p.275), he succeeded his uncle to the gadi of Bundi State on 8th August 1927 (#4 p.275) and was invested with full ruling powers on 26th September 1927 (#4 p.275); educated privately; G.C.I.E. [cr. 11.5.1937], Aide-de-Camp (Honorary) to His Majesty the King [25.1.1946], he adopted in 1933, the two sons of Maharaj Dhanurdhar Singhji of Kapren (see above), married two daughters of Thakur Lal Radha Keshwar Prasad Singh of Durjanpur in Rewah, and had adoptive issue. He died sp on 23rd April 1945 (#2).
- (A) Col. HH Maharao Raja Shri Bahadur Singhji Bahadur (qv)
- (A) Capt. Maharaj Shri
Kesri Singh of Kapren, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer;
married 1946, Rani Devendra Kanwar, born 1928, elder
daughter of Rawat Himmat Singhji of Bhainsrorgarh, and his first wife, Rani
Suraj Kanwar, and had issue (see above).
- Col. HH Harendra Shiromani Deo Sar Buland Rai Maharajadhiraj Maharao Raja Shri BAHADUR SINGHJI Bahadur, 28th Maharao Raja of Bundi 1945/1977, born 16th March 1920, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; he undertook Administrative training at the Police Training College, Moradabad in 1940; then the I.C.S. Probationers Course at Dehra Dun in 1941; he entered military service in the Indian Army in 1942 and was posted to the Officers Training School, Bangalore; commissioned in the Probyn's Horse (Indian Armoured Corps); he served in the Burma campaign and was mentioned in despatch's; he was wounded in March 1945 and awarded the Military Cross on 23rd April 1945 by the British Military for conspicuous gallantry during the attack on Melktila; he was appointed Hon. A.D.C. to HM the King, and in that capacity he attended the Victory Parade in London as well as the marriage of HRH Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh; after Independence he was appointed the Uprajpramukh of Rajathan; he was 4th in the order of precedence amongst the rulers in Rajasthan; married in April 1938 (#4 p.276), the elder daughter of Major-General HH Maharaja Sir Sajjan Singhji Bahadur of Ratlam, and had issue (#3). He died 24th December 1977.
- HH Maharao Raja Shri Ranjit Singhji Bahadur [Prince Peter] (qv)
- Maharajkumari Mahendra Kumari (Yuvarani Mahendra Kumari
of Alwar) [Princess Kitten], born 6th February 1942, Member
of the Tenth Lok Sabha 1991/1996 representing Alwar
Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan; Member of the
Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1993/1996 and House Committee 1993/1995; a former champion
of women’s pistol shooting and had special interest in
tennis, swimming and riding; Member of the Indian
Parliamentary Group of the Fourth World Conference on Women
in Beijing, China in 1995; she married 26th April 1962,
Yuvaraj Pratap Singhji of Alwar,
and had issue, one son. She died 27th June 2002 in New
- HH Maharao Raja Shri RANJIT
SINGHJI Bahadur, 29th Maharao Raja of Bundi
1977/2010, born 13th September 1939 (#3), married 11th December
1969 (div.1971), Rajkumari Durga Kumari [Princess Pinky], born
2nd April 1946 at Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, died sp on
8th April 1978 in Chamba, daughter of HH Raja Saheb Shri
Lakshman Singh of Chamba, and
his wife, HH Rani Devendra Kumari. He died sp after a
long illness on 8th January 2010 in New Delhi.
- 30th Maharao Raja of Bundi (see above)
- Rani Sardar Kunwar, married (as his 16th wife), Raja Bhim Singh I, Raja Saheb of Banera.
- Thakurani Saheba Hadiji, married Thakur Jashwant Singh of Bidwal, and had issue.