GEEJGARH (Thikana)

STATE: Jaipur DYNASTY:  Rathore - Champawat clan RELIGION:  Hindu
PRESENT RULER: Thakur VASUDEV SINGHJI, present Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh since 22nd August 2000.
born 1944, married Thakurani Madhu Kumari.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1774, when Thakur Shyam Singh of Pokhran defeated the Chauhan Rajputs of Geejgarh in battle, and established his authority there. The estate is situated 155 kilometres south-east of Jaipur and serves the Darbar with Horse.  Estate holders were...
  • Thakur SHYAM SINGH, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh 1774/1793, born 1743 as the younger son of Rajshri Thakur Devi Singhji of Pokhran, and his wife, Thakurani Sodhiji Ram Kanwar; he defeated the Chauhan Rajputs of Geejgarh in battle, and established his authority there in 1774; married 1stly, Thakurani Chatar Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Swarup Singh of Bikampur, married 2ndly, Thakurani Indra Kanwar, daughter of Deora Thakur Sahib Singh of Motagaon, married 3rdly, Thakurani Man Kanwar, daughter of Chaturbhujot Thakur Hanwant Singh of Kachhavi Pipla, married 4thly, Thakurani Chand Kanwar, daughter of Nathawat Thakur Hamir Singh of Raholi, and had issue, three sons, and one daughter. He died 1793.
    • Kunwar Jawan Singh, died in infancy.
    • Thakur Umed Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Indra Singh, born 1766, married and had issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kunwar Bharat Singh, adopted by his uncle, Thakur Umed Singh, and succeeded him as Thakur Bharat Singh of Geejgarh (see below).
      • Baisa (name unknown), married Thakur Pratap Singh of Dundlod.
    • Baisa Chandan Kanwar, married Naruka Rao Raja Bhim Singhji of Uniara.
  • Thakur UMED SINGH, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh 1793/-, married 1stly, Thakurani Chand Kanwar, daughter of Gogawat Rao Shambhu Singh of Duni, married 2ndly, Thakurani Chand Kanwar, daughter of Naruka Rao Raja Kirat Singhji of Uniara, married 3rdly, Thakurani Vijai Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Jawan Singh of Tharasani, and had issue, one daughter as well as adoptive issue. He was killed in battle spm near Tori.
    • Baisa Bakhtawar Kanwar (by Thakurani Chand Kanwar), married 1804, Thakur Kishan Singh of Chomu.
    • (A) Thakur Bharat Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BHARAT SINGH, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh -/-, born 1793 as Kunwar Bharat Singh, son of Thakur Indra Singh, and succeeded by adoption; married and had issue, one daughter, as well as adoptive issue.
    • Baisa Mahtab Kanwar, married 1835, Shekhawat Rao Vijai Singh of Manoharpur.
    • (A) Thakur Jhujhar Singh (qv)
  • Thakur JHUJHAR SINGH, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh -/1878, elder son of Thakur Takhat Singh of Daspan, adopted into Geejgarh in 1837; married 1stly, Thakurani Jatan Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Madan Singh of Takera, married 2ndly, Thakurani Anand Kanwar, daughter of Naruka Thakur Ram Singh of Jaoli, and had issue. He died 1878.
    • Kunwar Kesari Singh (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar)
    • Thakur Kanh Singh (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar) (qv)
    • Rani Lad Kanwar (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar), married Rao Shivnath Singhji of Shahpura, died sp in 1881.
    • Rani Pratap Kanwar (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar), married Rajawat Raja Pratap Singhji of Isarda.
  • Thakur KANH SINGH, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh 1878/1901, born 1862, Tazimi Sardar of Jaipur and Jodhpur, married 1stly, a daughter of Kumbhani Thakur Amar Singh of Banskhoh, married 2ndly, Thakurani Sahai Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Udai Singh of Jijanyali, and had issue, two daughters, as well as adoptive issue. He died 1901.
    • Baisa Surak Kanwar (by 1st wife), married Khangarot Thakur Nahar Singh of Boraj.
    • Baisa Gulab Kanwar (by 1st wife), married 1897, Thakur Indra Singhji of Bhainsrorgarh, and had issue.
    • (A) Thakur Khushal Singh (qv)
  • Thakur KHUSHAL SINGHJI, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh 1901/1960, born 21st February 1894 (#1) or 3rd February 1893 (#2) as Kunwar Khushal Singh, third son of Rao Bahadur Thakur Mangal Singhji of Pokhran, and succeeded by adoption in 1901; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer (MA); appointed Judge in the Jaipur Chief Court 1924; Minister of P.W.D. in Jaipur 1947/1949; Member of the Legislative Committe and Board of Management of Maharaja's College; Chairman of the the King George V Silver Jubilee Fund Jaipur 1936; Member of the Public Service Commission Jaipur; married 1916, Rajkumari Rajeshwari Devi [Rajyashree Devi] [Thakurani Sahiba of Geejgarh], daughter of Rao Bahadur Raja Chhatrapati Singh of Alipura, and had issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 1960.
    • Thakur Mandhata Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Yaduvir Singh, born 1946, married Thakurani Daphne (née Daphne Dorothy White), born 18th July 1927 in Ilford, Sussex, died 27th May 1987, daughter of Jack White, and his wife, Dorothy, and has issue, one son and one daughter. (U.K.)
    • Baisa Suniti Kumari, married in Vaghela family of Rewah.
    • Baisa Girdhar Kanwar, married in Jadeja family of Morvi.
    • Baisa Sobhag Kanwar, married Kumbhawat Rao Man Singhji of Mahar.
  • Thakur MANDHATA SINGHJI M.A., LL.B., Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh 1960/2000, born 30th March 1922 in Jaipur, he entered the Jaipur Civil Service in 1944, and afterwards entered Rajasthan Administrative Service 1949/1963, he served as Secretary to the Raj Pramukh of Rajasthan, HH Maharaja Man Singhji of Jaipur, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Mahua in Rajasthan in 1964;he was General Secretary of Swatantra Party for Rajasthan State 1964/1967; Treasurer, Rajasthan Swatantra Party 1967/1969; President, Jan Sangh – Jaipur District; Legal and Administrative Advisor to the Janta Party; President, Bhawani Niketan School, Jaipur; married Thakurani Hasendra Kumari of Chhota-Udaipur, and had issue. He died 22nd August 2000.
    • Thakur Vasudev Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Yogeshwar Singh, married Thakurani Kalyani Kumari, daughter of Rao Govind Singhji of Amet.
    • Thakur Vrajendra Singh, married Thakurani Jyoti Kumari, daughter of Rao Chandraveer Singh of Bijolian.
    • Thakur Gopal Dasji Rathore, married Thakurani Meenakshi, daughter of Kumar Shri Ashok Singhji Jadeja of Sanganwa in Gujarat.
    • Baisa Vrajraj Kumari, married Rajkumar (later Raja) Ramanuj Pratap Sahai of Deara, U.P.
    • Baisa Deveshwari Kumari, married Apji Suryaveer Singhji of Koela.
    • Baisa Madhavi Kumaru, married Kanwar Nagendra Singhji of Mohanpur in Gujarat.
  • Thakur VASUDEV SINGHJI, Thakur Saheb of Geejgarh (see above)
  • Thakur Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
    • Baisa (name unknown) [Thakurani Sahiba Rathoriji], married Thakur Bijay Singh of Khachariawas, and had issue.
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, January 2009.

1. "Who's Who in India, Supplement, Newul Kishore Press, Lucknow, 1912; p.293
2. "Chiefs And Leading Families In Rajputana" 2nd Edn. 1903. p.65.