CHHOTA UDAIPUR (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)


AREA: 2,305.1 kmē PRIVY PURSE: 212,000Rs ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Khichi-Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 546 POPULATION: 144,640 (1941) REVENUE: 14,76,391Rs (1930)
AGENCY: Rewa Kantha Agency (1930)





Present Ruler: HH Maharawal Shri JAI PRATAP SINHJI VIRENDRASINHJI Saheb, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur since 27th June 2005. (Kusum Vilas Palace, Chhota Udaipur, Bombay, India)
born 30th November 1973, installed 9th July 2005.
Predecessors and Short History: The ancestor of the ruling family was Patai Rawal the last King of Champaner fl.1484. The state was founded in 1743, and is a Second Class state in the Rewa Kantha Agency. The Maharawal maintains a military force of 50 cavalry, 256 infantry and and 4 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...
  • Jayasinghji Patai Rawal, last Raja of Champaner -/1484, married and had issue.
    • [Rawal Pratapsinghji, married and had issue.] (#2)
      • Rawal Raisinghji, married and had issue.
        • [Rawal Trimbaksinghji, married and had issue, two sons.](#2)
            • Rawal Prithirajji, he became the founder of Chhota-Udaipur, married and had issue.
              • generation
                • Rawal Baji, said to be the founder of Chhota-Udaipur (#3)
              • generation
                • Rawal Durjansinhji
                • generation
                  • generation
                    • Rawal Amarsinhji, married and had issue.
                      • Maharawal Abhaysinhji, married and had issue.
                        • Maharawal Raisinhji, married and had issue. He died 1819.
                          • Maharawal Prithirajji, he died 1822.
                        • generation
                          • Maharawal Gumansinhji (qv)
                          • generation
                            • Maharawal Jitsinhji (qv)
            • Raja Dungarsinghji, became the founder of Baria in or about 1524.

  • Maharawal PRATAPSINHJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1743/1762
  • Maharawal ARSISINHJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1762/1771
  • Maharawal HAMIRSINHJI II, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1771/1777
  • Maharawal BHIMSINHJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1777/1819, died 1819.
  • Maharawal PRITHIRAJJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1819/1822, died 1822.
  • Maharawal GUMANSINHJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1822/1851, died 1851 and was succeeded by his nephew.
  • Maharawal JITSINHJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1851/1881, born 1832, married and had issue. He died in July 1881.
    • Maharawal Shri Motisinhji Jitsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Jitsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Raisinhji Chandrasinhji, married and had issue. He died after 1931.
        • Kumar Shri Apaarsinhji Raisinhji
        • Kumar Shri Prakramsinhji Raisinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Prithvirajsinhji Prakramsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960), married and had issue.
            • Kunwar Karnaraj Sinhji Prithvirajsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot.
            • Kunwar Kamakshya Raj Sinhji Prithvirajsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married 25th April 2008, Kunwari Padmini Kumari, born 25th January 1981, daughter of Raja Yadvendrapal Singh of Awagarh, and his wife, Rani Shermishta Kumari, and has issue.
              • Kumari Devika Kumari
            • Rani Sridatri Sinh, educated at MGD, Jaipur; married Thakur Saheb Jaishiv Sinhji of Sanand.
          • Kumar Shri Pradumansinhji Prakramsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1965), married Kuwarani Kalpana Devi, daughter of Raja Saheb Rajendra Shah of Jagmanpur, U.P., and has issue.
            • Kunwar Dhiren Singhji Pradumansinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married Kunwarani Minakshi Singh, daughter of Lalsaheb Shree Ranjeet Pratap Singh Deo of Lakhanpur (see Surguja), and has issue, one son.
              • Kumar Prajyaraj Singhji
            • Kunwar Shukrit Sinhji Pradumansinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, adopted by his maternal grandfather as heir to Jagmanpur, taking the name Yuvraj Sukrit Shah.
            • Kunwari Kamakshi Sinh, educated at Mayo Girls College, married Yuvraj Narendra Chand Singh, Yuvraj Saheb of Kashipur, and has issue.
        • Kumar Shri Pushpsinhji Raisinhji
      • Kumari (name unknown), married 1902 (as his second wife), HH Raja Pratap Singhji of Alirajpur.
    • Kumar Shri Ishsinhji Jitsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Bhaisinhji Jitsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Khumansinhji Jitsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Gajendrasinhji Khumansinhji, married and had issue.
        • Maharaj Rajendrasinhji Gajendrasinhji, married Kumari Shri Sita Kunwarba, daughter of Kumar Shri Narsisinhji Parbatsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and his second wife, Kumari Shri Jayvant Kunwarba Sahiba.
        • Maharaj Surendrasinhji Gajendrasinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; died 24th December 2003.
        • Maharaj Virendrasinhji Gajendrasinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1943);
    • Kumar Shri Himmatsinhji Jitsinhji, died after 1931.
    • Kumar Shri Bhawanisinhji Jitsinhji, died after 1931.
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown) Kunverba Sahiba, married (as his 4th wife) in 1893, HH Rajadhiraj Sir Nahar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Shahpura.
  • Maharawal Shri MOTISINHJI JITSINHJI, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1881/1895, born 1859, he succeeded to the gadi on 7th July 1881 (#1), married and had issue. He died 1895.
    • HH Maharawal Shri Fatehsinhji Motisinhji (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Sardar Kunverba Sahiba, married HH HH Maharana Shri Sir Chhatrasinhji Gambhirsinhji of Rajpipla, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown) [HH Chauhaniji Sahiba], married 1902, HH Raja Sir Ram Singhji II Bahadur of Sitamau. She died 1903.
    GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATOR, from 1895, till March 1906
  • HH Maharawal Shri FATEHSINHJI MOTISINHJI Sahib, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1895/1923, born 1884 (#6), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married 1stly, HH Maharani Samaj Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of the Raja of Rajpipla, married 2ndly, HH Maharani Gulab Kunverba Sahiba of Mandwa, and had issue. He died 29th August 1923.
    • HH Maharawal Shri Natwarsinhji Fatehsinhji Sahib (qv)
    • Major Maharaol Maharaj Naharsinhji Fatehsinhji, born 13th March 1909 (#7 p.41), educated at Boys' High School, Panchgani and St. Xavier's School, Bombay and Rajkumar College, Rajkot; Military training with the 5/12th F.F. Regiment at Mardan; awarded Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, Silver Jubilee Medal 1935, Coronation Medal 1937; Commander of the Chhota-Udaipur Forces 1935/-; married 1stly, 1927, Ranisaheb Bashri Pushpakunvarbasaheb, daughter ofMaharaj Prakram Singhji of Rajpipla, married 2ndly, 1944, Rajkumari Kamlesh Manjari Devi, daughter of Raja Kishor Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and his first wife, Rani Anand Kumari, and had issue. He died 1966.
      • Rajkumari Mohini Kumari, born 1928.
      • Maharaj Sajjansinhji Naharasinhji, born 1929, married, Rani Geeta Devi, and has issue.
        • Rajkumari Purnima, born in Ajmer, educated at St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad (B.A., English Lit.); married in Gwalior, Sirdar Uday Singh Phalke, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Kanwar Abhimanyu Singh Phalke
          • Kumari Ambika Singh Phalke
        • Rajkumari Harshad, born in Jamnagar, educated at St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad (B.A., Psychology with Hons.); married in Ahmedabad, Surender Amarnath, and has issue, two sons.
          • Kanwar Harshvijay Amarnath, born in Jamnagar, educated at Scindia School, Gwalior, at Punjab University, Chandigarh and at the Mudra Institute of Communication and Advertising (M.B.A. in Marketing); married Kanwarani Priti Kumari of Bhavnagar.
          • Kanwar Digvijay Amarnath, born in Ahmedabad, educated at Scindia School, Gwalior and M.S. University, Baroda.
        • Rajkumari Kumkum, born in Jamnagar, educated at St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad (B.A., Psychology with Hons.); married in Jaipur, Kunwar Chander Vijay Singh of Bikaner, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Kumari Pranati Singh
          • Bhanwar Suryavir Singh
        • Rajkumari Jyotee Kumari, born in Jamnagar, educated at Sophia H.S. School, Ajmer, graduated from St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad with a B.A. (Hons.) in English Lit.; married, Rajkumar Shatrushal Bahadur Singh of Khairagarh, M.P.
        • Rajkumar Udayrajsinhji Sajjansinhji Chauhan
      • Rani Jairaj Kunwarba Sahiba, born 14th May 1933, married 23rd February 1951, Maharajkumar Virendrasinhji Ghanshyamsinhji Jhala of Dhrangadhra, and has issue.
      • Maharaj Tarundevji Naharsinhji (by Rani Kamlesh Manjari Devi)
    • Maharajkumari Rasik Kunverba Sahiba [HH Maharani Rasik Kunverba Saheba of Rajpipla], married 5th March 1934, HH Maharana Shri Rajendrasinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari Raj Kunverba Sahiba [HH Thakorani Raj Kunverba Sahiba of Dhrol], married HH Thakore Saheb Shri Jorawarsinhji Dipsinhji Saheb, 19th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol. She died sp.
    • Maharajkumari Padma Kunverba Sahiba, married HH Thakore Saheb Shri Pradyumansinhji Lakhajirajsinhji of Rajkot, and had issue.
    STATE MANAGER [29.8.1923] - [1928]
  • HH Maharawal Shri NATWARSINHJI FATEHSINHJI Sahib, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1923/1946, born 16th November 1906 (#7 p.41), he succeeded his father to the gadi on 29rd August 1923 (#7 p.41);  he was educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, he was invested with full ruling powers on 20th June 1928 (#7 p.41); Member of the Chamber of Princes in his own right; Member, Willingdon Sports Club, Bombay; Member; Royal W.I. Turf Club, Bombay; British Union Club, London; S.F. Gymkhana, Chhota-Udaipur; The Cricket Club of India, India; married 1stly, 1927, HH Maharani Padma Kunverba Saheba, daughter of HH Maharana Shri Sir Chhatrasinhji Gambhirsinhji of Rajpipla, she died 1928, married 2ndly, 5th December 1928 (#8 p.1241), HH Maharani Kusum Kunverba Saheba, elder daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Maharana Shri Sir Vijaysinhji Chhatrasinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and his first wife, HH Maharani Uday Kunverba Sahiba, married 3rdly, 1942, HH Maharani Premlata Kumari, died sp in 1943, daughter of HH Maharaja Amar Prakash of Sirmur, and his third wife, HH Maharani Madalasa Rajya Lakshmi Devi. He died 15th October 1946 in Lisbon, Portugal (#4).
    STATE MANAGER [15.10.1946] - [10.6.1948]
  • HH Maharawal Shri VIRENDRASINHJI NATWARSINHJI Sahib, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur 1946/2005, born 24th October 1937 (#5), married 1stly, HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, daughter of Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Bahadursinhji Mansinhji of Palitana, and his wife, Thakorani Bai Shri Sita Ba Kunverba Sahiba, married 2ndly, 1970, HH Maharani Nirmal Kumari, died 30th July 2014, daughter of Raja Kirat Singhji of Kama, and had issue. He died 27th June 2005 in Jaipur.
    • HH Maharawal Shri Jai Pratap Sinhji Virendrasinhji Saheb (qv)
    • Maharaj Kumar Saheb Bhawani Pratap Sinhji, born 12th December 1975, married Kunwarani Amrit Manjuli Sinhji.
    • Maharaj Kumar Saheb Ashwarya Pratap Sinhji, born 3rd December 1979.
  • HH Maharawal Shri JAI PRATAP SINHJI VIRENDRASINHJI Saheb, Maharawal of Chhota Udaipur (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumar Shri Harishchandrasinhji Narsinhsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1952)
  • Kumar Shri Mandhatasinhji Amirsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1957)
  • Rani Jahanvi Devi, married Raja Narendra Singhji of Bhinai, and has issue.
  • HH Rani Hamji Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fifth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Kumari Jaishree Devi, married Kumar Anang Bhaskar Deb of Puri, and has issue.
  • Kumar Shri of Chhota-Udaipur, married the eldest daughter of Rana Gulabsinhji Gammelsinhji of Pratappur.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p. 100
2. "Bombay Gov. Sel. XXIII, 118
3. One account makes Rawal Baji, sixth in descent from Rawal Prithirajji, "Bombay Chiefs, Rewa Kantha, 9
4. "Who Was Who 1941-1950" ; Volume IV ; London 1952 ; Adam & Charles Black ; p.212
5. "Indian India" ; Volumes 1-2 ; 1946/1947 this source incorrectly gives 24th October 1907 as the birthdate.
6. "The Indian Biographical Dictionary 1915" by C. Hayavadana Rao (Editor), Pillar & Co., Madra, 1916, p.88
7. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931
8.The Times of India Directory and Year Book including Who's Who Among Indian Princes, Rajas and Chiefs, Nobles 1941-42