|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded in 1785. The family motto is Agni
pratap Vishweshah ("As fire resplendent, Lord of the
World"). The Raja maintains a military force of 39
cavalry, 814 infantry, and 39 guns, and is entitled to a
salute of 1 1 guns (in 1893). The rulers were..
- Raja SONE SHAH,
1st Raja of Chhatarpur 1785/1816, a Sardar of the
Panna Raj, who was in military possession of the
Chhatarpur jagir when the British acquired
Bundelkhand, he was granted a sanad by the
British Government in 1806, married and had issue,
five sons as well as further illegitimate issue. He
- Raja Pratap Singh Bahadur (eldest son) (qv)
- Kunwar Prithi Singh of Rajgarh
- Kunwar Hindupat Singh of Aktohan
- Kunwar Bakhat Singh (fifth son), made over his
jagir to his brother and received a cash allowance
of Rs2,250 monthly, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Jit Singh, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Balwant Singh
- Raja Jagat Raj Singh Bahadur (qv)
- Kunwar Sattarjit Singh
- Kunwar Umrao Singh
- Kunwar Madho Singh
- Kunwar Pahar Singh
- Kunwar Sajan Singh
- Kunwar Harai Singh
- Kunwar Hira Singh (illegitimate)
Raja PRATAP SINGH
Bahadur, 2nd Raja of Chhatarpur 1816/1854, he
was granted the title of Raja Bahadur in 1827, married
and had issue as well as adoptive issue. He died sp
in 1854 (#2).
- Yuvaraj Kamod singh, died vpsp in 1830.
- (A) Raja Jagat
Raj Singh Bahadur (q)
Raja JAGAT RAJ
SINGH Bahadur, 3rd Raja of Chhatarpur
1854/1867, born 1846, he was granted a sanad
of adoption in 1862, married and had issue. He died in
- HH Maharaja Sir Vishwanath Singh Bahadur (qv)
HH Maharaja Sir
VISHWANATH SINGH Judeo Bahadur K.C.I.E., 4th
Maharaja of Chhatarpur 1867/1932, born 29th August
1866 (#4 p.112),
succeeded 14th November 1866 (#1)(#3) or
4th November 1867 (#4 p.112),
he was invested with full administrative powers in
August 1887 and received enhanced criminal powers in
1894, educated at Rajkumar College, Nowgong; Maharaja
(Personal)[cr. 1895], (Hereditary) [cr.3.6.1919], he
was created a K.C.I.E. in January 1928; married 1stly,
1884, a daughter of HH Maharaja Pratap Singh of Orchha, she died sp
in April 1921 (#5 p.43),
married 2ndly, in May 1920, a lady from Paigram, and
had issue. He died 5th April 1932.
- HH Maharaja Bhawani Singh Bahadur (by 2nd
- Shrimati Baiju Raja Sahiba
BHAWANI SINGH Bahadur, 5th Maharaja of
Chhatarpur 1932/2006, born 16th August 1921 (#6 p.30), he succeeded to the
gadi on 5th
April 1932, educated at Daly College, Indore; Head of
the Bundelkhand Ponwars or Pamars, a local section of
the great Agnikula clan which separated from the
parent branch in the 13th century, he was formally
betrothed to a daughter of the Maharaja of Patiala in
1928, he married a daughter of Thakur Shankar Pratap
Singh Karaiya, a noble of Charkhari State, and had
issue. He died 2006.
- Yuvaraj Balwant Singh, married Yuvrani Kumkum
Kumari, daughter of HH Maharaja Mahendra Narendra
Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna,
and his wife, HH Maharani Durga Rajya Laxmi Devi,
and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died
- HH Maharaja Vikram Singh Bahadur (qv)
- Yuvarani Padam Kanwar, married Yuvaraj Shri
Deovrat Singh of Khairagarh.
HH Maharaja VIKRAM
SINGH Bahadur, 6th Maharaja of Chhatarpur
- Kunwar Karan Singh Panwar
- Raja Govind Singhji Parmar, married and had issue.
- Thakurani Sharmila Kumari, married Thakur Girver
Sen Rathore of Pisangan,
and has issue.
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully
acknowledged, July 2011.