CHUDA (Princely State)


Area: 202 km2 Privy Purse: 51,250Rs Accession: 15th February 1948
State: Saurashtra Dynasty: Jhala Religion: Hindu
Villages: 14 Population: 11,333 (1921) Income: 160,000Rs



Present Ruler: Thakore Shri KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI DHARMENDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Chuda.
educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1970), married Thakorani Joy Kumari, daughter of Thakur Shivraj Singh of Khatipura, and his wife, Thakurani Saral Kumari, daughter of Raja Mahipal Singh Ju Deo of Sarila.
Predecessors and Short History: A Third Class Rajput state of the Jhala clan, founded by Kumar Shri Abhaisinhji Madhavsinhji, a younger brother of Thakore Sahib Shri Arjansinhji Madhavsinhji of Wadhwan. The jurisdictional powers of the ruling Chief are as follows:- Civil - suits up to Rs20,000 and Criminal - sentences up to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and Rs10,000 fine. Rulers were....
  • Thakore Shri ABHAISINHJI MADHAVSINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1707/1747, married and had issue. He died 1747.
    • Thakore Shri Raisinhji Abhaisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Umedsinhji Abhaisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Rajsinhji Abhaisinhji
  • Thakore Shri RAISINHJI ABHAISINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1747/1768, married and had issue. He died 1768.
    • Thakore Shri Gajsinhji Raisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Kashalsinhji Raisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Veroji Raisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Prathirajji Raisinhji
  • Thakore Shri GAJSINHJI RAISINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1768/1780, married and had issue. He died 1780.
    • Thakore Shri Hathisinhji Gajsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Bhavsinhji Gajsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Daulatsinhji Gajsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Abhaisinhji Gajsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Gajsinhji
  • Thakore Shri HATHISINHJI GAJSINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1780/1820, married and had issue. He died 1820.
    • Thakore Shri Abhaisinhji Hathisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Naharsinhji Hathisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Ratansinhji Hathisinhji
  • Thakore Shri ABHAISINHJI HATHISINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1820/1830, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Raisinhji Abhaisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ummedsinhji Abhaisinhji
  • Thakore Shri RAISINHJI ABHAISINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1830/1854, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Becharsinhji Raisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Raisinhji
  • Thakore Shri BECHARSINHJI RAISINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1854/1908, born 9th February 1840, succeeded 27th July 1854 (#1), married and had issue. He died 13th January 1908.
    • Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Becharsinhji, married and had issue. He died vp before 1908.
      • Thakore Shri Jorawarsinhji Madhavsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Javansinhji Becharsinhji, died young.
    • HH Maharani Nanaba Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH Maharaja Shri Sir Bhagwatsinhji Sagramsinhji Sahib of Gondal. She died sp.
  • Thakore Shri JORAWARSINHJI MADHAVSINHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1908/1920, born 19th April 1886, ascended the gaddi on 22nd February 1908, married and had issue, four sons. He died 20th January 1921 or 21st December 1920 (#3 p.342).
    • Thakore Shri Bahadursinhji Jorawarsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji Jorawarsinhji Jhala, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji Ranjitsinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1949).
    • Kumar Shri Arjunsinhji Jorawarsinhji Jhala [Raja Arjun Singh Jhala of Labhowa], born 1913, he was adopted by the Raja Saheb of Labhowa, married 1stly, Rani Dev Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Jadeja Shri Pratap Singhji Jadeja of Bela in Morvi, married 2ndly, Rani (name unknown) Kunwarba Sahiba of Lakhankha, she died sp, and had issue, three sons.
      • Raja Jitendra Singh Jhala of Labhowa, married Rani Sri Kumari, daughter of HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir Prithvi Singhji Bahadur of Banswara, and has issue. (The Palace, Sahaspur-Bilhari, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India)
        • Yuvaraj Pratap Singh Jhala, married Yuvrani Reena Kumari, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, Minister in the State of Uttar Pradesh Government; daughter of Maj. General Dewan Misri Chand, and his wife, Rajkumari Indra Mohini of Sahaspur, and has issue.
          • Rajkumar Digvijay Singh Jhala, born 18th August 1981 in Lucknow, educated at the Doon School, Dehradun 1993/1999 and at St. Stephens College, New Delhi 1999/2001
          • Rajkumari Chandrika Kumari, educated at Welham Girls School, Dehradun and at the Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, presently (2006) studying for her masters degree in interactive mediaat the London School of Music, London, U.K.
      • Rajkumar Virendra Singh Jhala, married Rajkumarani Dharmendra Ba Sahiba of Nawanagar, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Devendra Singh Jhala, married Rajkumarani Preeti Kumari of Khirasra, and had issue.
        • Kumari Devyani Kumari, married 1999, Thakur Mayurdhwaj Singh, Thakur Saheb of Jana (see Danta), and has issue, one son.
    • Kumar Shri Chhatrasinhji Jorawarsinhji Jhala, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Bhawanisinhji Chhatrasinhji Jhala, married Kumarani Nirmala Devi, daughter of Rajkumar Udai Narayan Singhji of Kushalgarh.
      • Kumar Shri Surendrasinhji Chhatrasinhji Jhala
      • Maharani Kumud Kumari, married (as his 2nd wife), Rana Ruddraduttsinhji Jaiwantsinhji of Sanand, and had issue.
  • Thakore Shri BAHADURSINGHJI JORAWARSINGHJI, Thakore of Chuda 1920/- , born 23rd April 1909 (#2)(#3 p.342) and succeeded to gaddi on 21st December 1920 (#3 p.340) (or 20th January 1921 (#2)), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he attended the Viceroy's Darbar at Rajkot on 24th November 1924; he was invested with ruling powers on 7th February 1929 (#3 p.342); married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Dharmendrasinhji Bahadursinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Virendrasinhji Bahadursinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1951)
    • Kumar Shri Pravinsinhji Bahadursinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1954); died 29th March 2001.
  • Thakore Shri DHARMENDRASINHJI BAHADURSINHJI, Thakore of Chuda, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Krishnakumarsinhji Dharmendrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Puransinhji Dharmendrasinhji Jhala
    • Kumar
                      Shri Falgunsinhji Dharmendrasinhji JhalaKumar Shri Falgunsinhji Dharmendrasinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1976); resides at Ahmedabad and is an environmentalist having worked as the education officer with the World Wildlife Fund India from 1981 to 1983. He started the eco tourism safari lodge in 1983 at Endhania House in the gir forest (property of Maharajkumar Shardul Wala of Jetpur) 1992/1996. As an aqua-farmer he has achieved record production in Saurashtra for carp and fresh water giant prawns (rosenbergii) at the vassal reservoir near Chuda which was contracted for ten years. Presently he is consultant for heritage and eco tourism projects and since October 2000, he has been working full time in a senior management post with Louis Berger International Inc., at Gandhinagar in Gujrat, as well as pursuing post graduation studies in Ecology, in 2005 he worked briefly with Carl Bro A/S of Denmark as Senior Manager on the ADB funded East West Corrider Highway Project, in March 2006 he joined Nagarjun Construction Ltd. as Liaison Officer - Gujarat Projects; since February 2006 he has been involved with a Project for the restoration of 350 year oldheritage structures at the hill fort of Roha in Kutch and its conversion to a resort; married Kumari Hemangini Devi, eldest daughter of Thakore Saheb Kirtikumarsinhji Prahladsinhji, the present ruler of Lathi, and has issue.
      • Kumari Jayati, born 7th January 1992 in Rajkot; presently being educated in 12th Standard at the Delhi Public School in Bopal Ahmedabad.
      • Kumari Rudrika, presently being educated at the Delhi Public School in Bopal Ahmedabad.
    • Kumar Shri Suketusinhji Dharmendrasinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1979);
  • Thakore Shri KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI DHARMENDRASINHJI, Thakore of Chuda (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.102 or 1st January 1844.
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.