GHANERAO (Thikana)

STATE: Jodhpur DYNASTY: Rathore - Mertia clan - Gopinathot subclan
PRESENT RULER: Thakur SAJJAN SINGHJI, 17th Thakur Sahib of Ghanerao since 1982.
one of 16 Sirayat (Feudal Barons) of Mewar, 4th in the order of Precedence in the Durbar, as well as a First Class Sirayat of Marwar, married Thakurani Sushila Kumari, daughter of Col.Thakur Mohan Singhji of Osian, and his wife, Thakurani Dasot Kunwar, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Himmat Singh, married Kunwarani Sarita Kumari of Amarkot, and has issue, two sons.
    • Bhanwar Shakti Singh
    • Bhanwar Janmejay Singh
  • Kunwar Suryabhan Singh Rathore, married Kunwarani Jairaj Kumari, daughter of Rao Indrajit Singhji of Garhi, and his wife, Rani Sampat Kumari, and has issue.
    • Bhanwar Karanveer Singh, born 30th November 1985, educated at Cavendish College London (Diploma in Business Management) and at Kingston University, Greater London (Honours degree in International Business).
  • Kunwarani Seema Kumari, married Kunwar Amar Jaswal from Gagret (brother of HH Maharani Sahiba of Kishangarh), and has issue, three children, two daughters and one son.
    • Kumari Shivani S. Jaswal
    • Kumari Shruti S. Jaswal
    • Yudhishter S. Jaswal.
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1552 when the thikana was granted to Thakur Pratap Singhji I, son of Rao Viram Deoji of Merta, himself a grandson of Rao Jodha of Marwar. Due to itís strategic nature, Ghanerao had the unique distinction of a having a seat of nobility in both the houses of Mewar (Udaipur) and Marwar (Jodhpur). Rulers were.....
  • Thakur PRATAP SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1552/1568, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Gopaldasji (qv)
    • Thakur Bhagwandasji
    • Thakur Haridasji
  • Thakur GOPALDASJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1568/1626, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Kishan Singhji [Kishandasji] (qv)
  • Thakur KISHAN SINGHJI [Kishandasji], Thakur of Ghanerao 1626/1649, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Durjan Singhji I (qv)
  • Thakur DURJAN SINGHJI I, Thakur of Ghanerao 1649/1675, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Gopinathji (qv)
  • Thakur GOPINATHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1675/1704, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Surat Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Anop Singhji, married and had issue, the Thakur Sahebs of Chanod.
    • Thakur Abhay Singhji, married and had issue, the Thakur Sahebs of Narlai, Barkana and Falna.
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        • Thakur Prithvi Singh, Thakur of Narlai, married and had issue.
          • Thakur Ranjit Singh, he was granted the estate of Barkana.
          • Thakur Bakhtawar Singh, he was granted the estate of Falna, married and had issue.
            • Thakur Bhabhut Singh, Thakur Saheb of Falna, married and had issue.
              • Thakur Juhar Singh, Thakur Saheb of Falna, married and had issue.
                • Kunwar Chandan Singh, he was adopted into Barkana, and succeeded there as Thakur Chandan Singh, Thakur Saheb of Barkana (qv)
    • Thakur Himmat Singhji, he was granted the thikana of Sindarli in 1704; married and had issue, the Thakur Sahebs of Sindarli.
  • Thakur SURAT SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1704/1714, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Pratap Singhji II (qv)
  • Thakur PRATAP SINGHJI II, Thakur of Ghanerao 1714/1720, married Baisa Chaman Kanwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Bhairon Singhji, Baba Saheb of Sanwar, and his 2nd wife, Rani Bakht Kanwar, and had issue.
    • Thakur Padam Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur PADAM SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1720/1742, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Viramdeoji (qv)
  • Thakur VIRAM DEOJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1743/1778, the Thikana was transferred to Marwar about this time; married and had issue.
    • Thakur Durjan Singhji II (qv)
    • Baijilal (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Raja Hameer Singhji of Banera, and had issue.
  • Thakur DURJAN SINGHJI II, Thakur of Ghanerao 1778/1799
    • Thakur Hamir Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Ajeet Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur HAMIR SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1799/1800
  • Thakur AJEET SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1800/1856, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Nahar Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Himmat Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur NAHAR SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1856/1866
  • Thakur HIMMAT SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1866/1874, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Jodh Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur JODH SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1874/1929, married 1stly, in 1890, Thakurani Jadaav Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Tej Singh of Bawad, married 2ndly, Thakurani Jadhav Kunwar, daughter HH Raja Rawat Balbhadra Singhji of Rajgarh, and his wife, Rani Uday Kunwar, and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Thakur Laxman Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur LAXMAN SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao 1929/1982, born 1909, adopted from Kotri; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; exercises First Class Judicial powers, married Thakurani Prem Kumari of Kanod, and had issue, four sons and five daughters. He died 1982.
    • Thakur Sahib Sajjan Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Sahib Pushpendra Singh, married Thakurani Rajeshwari Kumari, daughter of Raja Padam Dev Singh of Poonch, and his wife, Rani Manek Kunwar, and had issue. He died 1998.
      • Thakur Khem Singh
      • Kunwarani Bhavna Kumari, married Kunwar Shatrunjai Singh of Deogarh.
    • Thakur Sahib Mahendra Singh of Kotri, married Kumari Pratap Kanwar [now Thakurani Pratap Kumari], daughter of Rawat Shri Khuman Singhji of Salumber, and has issue.
      • Thakur Sahib Lokendra Singh of Kotri, married 27th March 1995, Thakurani Bhargavi Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Arvind Singh of Udaipur, and his wife, Rani Raj Vijayraj Kumari, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Baiji Lal Kumari Lokaviaa Rathore, born 1997.
      • Thakurani Gayatri Kumari married to Thakur Veer Vijay Singh of Umaidnagar.
    • Thakur Sahib Mahavir Singh married to Rani Devendra Kumari of Barwara, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Aayush Singh married Kunwarani Shivali Kumari, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Baiji Lal Samriddhi Kumari, born 27th April 2003.
        • Bhanwar Sanat Singh Rathore
      • Kunwar Siddharth Singh, married 12th December 2008, Baisaheb Rohini Singh, daughter of Thakur Randhir Vikram Singh of Mandawa, and his wife, Thakurani Manjul Kumari.
      • Kunwarani Shivani Kumari married to Maharaj Kushalpal Singh Jadeja of Jamnagar.
    • Baiji Lal Daulat Kumari, married 1949, Kunwar Sangram Singh of Nawalgarh, and has issue.
    • Baiji Lal Phulendra Kumari (+), married Bada Kumar Shri Pratap Gang Deo, second son of Raja Dibyashankar Sudhal Deb of Bamra, and had issue, four sons.
    • Baiji Lal Prafullat Kumari, married to Khejarla.
    • Baiji Lal Jaswant Kumari [Thakurani Jaswant Kumari of Palaitha], married to Apji Thakur Jaswant Singhji of Palaitha.
    • Baiji Lal Jitendra Kumari [Thakurani Jitendra Kumari of Kudsu], married to Thakur Devendra Singh of Kudsu.
  • Thakur SAJJAN SINGHJI, Thakur of Ghanerao (see above)
  • Baisa (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Thakur Chaman Singh of Tana.
  • Thakur (name unknown), younger brother of the Thakur Sahib of Ghanerao, married the elder daughter of Raj Rana Devi Singhji of Tana, and his second wife, Rani Naval Kunwar.
The generous help of Kunwar Suryabhan Singh Rathore is gratefully acknowledged, March 2010.