|PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The
of the family was Raja Bir Vikram Singh who belonged to the clan of
builders of the Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh. His ancestors had
come from Mahoba in Bundelkhand, and settled at Bardi in Rewah, and he
the younger brother of the Raja of Bardi. From him, the ninth in
is said to have built the temple of Baidyandth. Rulers were...
- Raja PURAN MAL,
Raja of Gidhaur, living around 1596,
- Raja DALAR SINGH,
14th Raja of Gidhaur, he received a farman from the Emperor
Shah Jahan in 1651
- Raja BHARAT SINGH,
Raja of Gidhaur fl.1798
- Raja GOPAL SINGH,
Raja of Gidhaur, he was recognised by the British
Government as the Raja of Gidhaur, married and had issue. He died in or
about October 1812.
- Raja Jaswant Singh (qv)
- Raja Nawab Singh (qv)
- Raja JASWANT SINGH,
Raja of Gidhaur 1812/1820, died
- Raja NAWAB SINGH,
Raja of Gidhaur 1820/-
- Raja SHIV PRASAD SINGH,
Raja of Gidhaur 1869/-; fl.1882
- Maharaja Bahadur Sir JAI
MANGAL SINGH K.C.S.I., Maharaja of Gidhaur -/1889, he was
conferred the title of Maharaja Bahadur
as a personal distinction for his eminent services during the Santal
insurrection and the Mutiny
of 1857, on the occasion of the Proclamation of
Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of India, on 1st January 1877,
Maharaja Sir Jaimangal Singh
received the hereditary title of Maharaja Bahadur, married and had
issue. He died 1889.
- Maharaja Bahadur Shiv Prasad Singh (qv)
- Maharaja Bahadur SHIV
PRASAD SINGH, Maharaja of Gidhaur 1889/-, married and had
- Maharaja Bahadur Ravneshwar Prasad Singh (qv)
- Rao Saheb Maheshwari Prasad Singh
- Maharaja Bahadur
RAVNESHWAR PRASAD SINGH K.C.I.E., Maharaja of Gidhaur -/1923,
educated in Sanskrit, Persian, Hindi and English, he is well known for
his benevolence and loyalty, he received a khilat from the Lieutenant-Governor
of Bengal on
succeeding to the title, as well as the privilege of exemption from
attendance in Civil Courts, K.C.I.E.
M.L.C. (Bengal); married 1886, and had issue. He died 1923 (#1)(#2)(#3).
- Maharaja Bahadur Chandra Mouleshwar Prasad Singh (qv)
- Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Rawat Saheb
Kesri Singhji of Kanore.
- Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Rao Saheb
Umrao Singhji of Nimrana.
- Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Thakur
Sangram Singhji of Diggi.
- Maharaja Bahadur CHANDRA
MOULESHWAR PRASAD SINGH, Maharaja of Gidhaur 1923/-,
(a), daughter of Raja Giriwar Prasad Singh, Raja of Ranka, married (b), daughter of the Raja
of Kama, married (c), daughter of
the Raja of Mallapur, and had issue.
- Maharaja Bahadur Chandra Chur Singh (qv)
- Thakurani Indumati Devi, married Thakur Saheb Ranjit
Singhji of Bakhatgarh.
- Maharajkumari Bimla Kumari, married Raja Saheb Maheshwari
Prasad Singh, Talukdar of
Makhari/Makrai (UP), and had issue.
- Rajkumar Amar Singh, married Rajkumarani Manhar
Kumari, daughter of Colonel Rajkumar Guman Singh of Banera, and his
wife, Rajkumarani Anand Kunwar, and had issue.
- Lal Saheb Gyanendra Singh of Makrahi.
- Rajkumari Mahima Kumari, married December 1966
House in New
Delhi, Rajkumar Sagar Vikram Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
- Maharaj Kumari Aparna Kumari, married Raja Saheb
Balbahadur Singh of Raghogarh.
- Maharaja Bahadur CHANDRA
CHUR SINGH, Maharaja of Gidhaur -/1937, born 1914,
Girija Kumari, daughter of Lt.Col. HH Sir Maharaja Narendra Shah Sahib
Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal,
and his wife, HH Maharani Indu Mati Devi, and
had issue. He died 1937.
- Maharaja Bahadur Pratap Singh (qv)
- Maharaja Bahadur PRATAP
SINGH, Maharaja of Gidhaur (see above)
The help of Rajkumari Richa Manjari Devi is
gratefully acknowledged © 2001
- Shri Kumar Surendra Singh, married Shrimati Sona Devi, and
- Shri Kumar Digvijay Singh M.A.,
M.Phil.; J.D. (Bihar); born 4th November 1955, an
Indian politician from the state of Bihar; educated at Patna
University, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (M.A. and
and at Tokyo University; Member of the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999 and
2009; Member of the Rajya Sabha [10.4.1990] - [9.4.1996] and 2004;
Union Minister of State
1990/1991 and 1999/2004; he served as the President of The National
Association of India (NRAI) from 1999 until his death; Vice-President
of the Indian Olympic Association; he built the Sona Devi Charitable
Gidhaur; he created the Gidhaur
Foundation, which organized the 'Gidhaur
Mahotsav' during the Durga Puja in Gidhaur, between 2001 and 2007;
married Shrimati Putul Kumari, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
24th June 2010 in London. (Lal
Kothi, Gidhaur, Munghyr, Bihar, India)
- Kumari Mansi Singh
- Kumari Shreyasi Singh