JAMBUGODHA (Princely State)

 
AREA: 370.37 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 70,000Rs  ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay  DYNASTY: Parmar Religion: Hindu
Population: 9,540 (1921) REVENUE: 101,400 Rs (1921)
 
     
PRESENT RULER: Meherban Rana VIKRAM SINGHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha since the 3rd of December 2003.
married Rani Gyaneshwari Devi, the only daughter of Maharaj Nirbhay Singhji of Karjali, and his wife, Rani Shri Sajjan Kunwar, and has issue, one son and one daughter. 
  • Yuvraj Karmveer Singh, born about 1980.
  • Rajkumari Chandramohini Devi, born about 1984.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Also known as Narukot-Jambughoda, the state was founded at the end of the 14th century by Thakore Vachhaji, scion of the Ruling House of Malwa. Rulers were....
  • Thakore Shri AMARSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha -/1820, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Jagatsinhji Amarsinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Shri JAGATSINHJI AMARSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha 1820/1870, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Dipsinhji Jagatsinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Shri DIPSINHJI JAGATSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha 1870/1911, born 1841 (#1), married and had issue. He died 1911.
    • Thakore Shri Gambhirsinhji Dipsinhji (qv)
  • Meherban Thakore Shri GAMBHIRSINHJI DIPSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha 1911/1917, he was granted the title of Meherban in 1911; married and had issue. He died 27th September 1917.
    • Meherban Thakore Shri Ranjitsinhji Gambhirsinhji (qv)
    AGENCY MANAGER [27.9.1917] - [19xx]
  • Meherban Rana Shri RANJITSINHJI GAMBHIRSINHJI C.I.E., Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha [27.9.1917] - [1948] (abdicated), born 4th January 1892 and succeeded 27th September 1917 (#2), installed 2nd February 1918, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; Patron of the All-India Kshatriya Mahasabha, Member of the Willingson Sports Club (Bombay), Member of the Chamber of Princes; he was granted the title of Rana after 1931; married and had issue. He died 25th April 1962.
    • Meherban Rana Shri Digvijay Singhji (qv)
  • Meherban Rana Shri DIGVIJAI SINGHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha [1948] - [3.12.2003], born 12th August 1922, married Rani Krishna Kumari, died 1998, and had issue. He died 3rd December 2003.
    • [?Rajkumari (name unknown), married Maharaj Shri Ranvir Singhji of Idar, and has issue.?]
  • Meherban Rana VIKRAM SINGHJI, Thakore Sahib of Jambugodha (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Yuvaraj Saheb Harish Chandrasinhji of Jambugodha, married 29th January 1961, Baisa Durgesh Nandini, daughter of Maj. Rawal Raghubir Singhji of Bissau, and his wife, Rani Komal Kumari.

The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully acknowledged, July 2014.
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 382
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "The Rewa Kantha Directory" 1921