JASDAN (Princely State)


AREA: 766.64 km² REVENUE: Rs ~6 lakhs
ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
STATE: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Kathi Kshatriya Religion: Hindu

Villages: 56 (1892) Population: 36,632 (1931)



PRESENT RULER: Darbar Shri SATYAJITKUMAR SHIVRAJ KHACHAR, 11th and present Chief of Jasdan since 1989. (Anant Vilas Palace, Gujarat, India)
born 1961, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1980); married 1988, Maharajkumari Alaukika Raje Gaekwad, daughter of HH Maharaja Gaekwad Ranjitsinhrao Gaekwad Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia of Baroda, and his wife, HH Maharani Subhangini Devi, and has issue, two sons.
  • Yuvraj Saheb Shri Ravirajkumar Satyajitkumar Khachar
  • Kumar Shri Shivrajkumar Satyajitkumar Khachar
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Third Class state founded by conquest about 1665. It is the premier Kathi State and succession is governed by primogeniture, though provision is made with equal division for the younger sons according to Kathi custom. the Chief exercises the jurisdictional powers as follows:- Civil - unlimited and Criminal - full powers with the exception that the state may not try persons other than its own subjects for capital offences and provided that sentences of death are confirmed by the Hon'ble the Resident for the States of Western India. The Chief maintains a military force of 60 cavalry, 354 infantry and 5 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...
  1. Darbar Shri VIKA KHACHAR, 1st Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1665/1683, married and had issue. He died 1683.
    • Darbar Shri Chela Vika Khachar I (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Manasia Vika Khachar, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Vika Manasia Khachar
    • Kumar Shri Kandho Vika Khachar
    • Kumar Shri Lunvir Vika Khachar

  2. Darbar Shri CHELA VIKA KHACHAR I, 2nd Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1683/-, married and had issue.
    • Darbar Shri Odha Chela Khachar (qv)

  3. Darbar Shri ODHA CHELA KHACHAR, 3rd Darbar Saheb of Jasdan, married and had issue.
    • Darbar Shri Vajsur Odha Khachar (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Vagha Odha Khachar, married and had issue..
      • Kumar Shri Odha Vagha Khachar
      • Kumar Shri Jiwa Vagha Khachar, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Surag Jiwa Khachar
    • Kumar Shri Punaj Odha Khachar, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Ugo Punaj Khachar, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Nag Ugo Khachar
        • Kumar Shri Lakha Ugo Khachar

  4. Darbar Shri VAJSUR ODHA KHACHAR, 4th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan -/1809, married and had issue. He died 1809.
    • Darbar Shri Chela Vajsur Khachar II (qv)

  5. Darbar Shri CHELA VAJSUR KHACHAR II, 5th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1809/1851, married and had issue. He died 27th October 1851.
    • Darbar Shri Ala Chela Khachar (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Vajsur Chela Khachar

  6. Darbar Shri ALA CHELA KHACHAR, 6th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1852/1904, born 30th April 1831 (1833 (#1)), C.S.I. [cr.1897], he was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Gold Medal in 1900, married and had issue. He died 1904.
    • Darbar Shri Odha Ala Khachar II (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Jiwa Ala Khachar, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Raning Jiwa Khachar
      • Kumar Shri Rawat Jiwa Khachar
      • Kumar Shri Meram Jiwa Khachar
    • Kumar Shri Mansur Ala Khachar, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and Cambridge University (Magdalen College).
    • Kumar Shri Ram Ala Khachar, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Amra Ram Khachar
      • Kumar Shri Vira Ram Khachar

  7. Darbar Shri ODHA ALA KHACHAR II, 7th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1904/1912, married and had issue. He died 21st December 1912.
    • Darbar Shri Vajsur Odha Khachar II (qv)

  8. Darbar Shri
                    VAJSUR ODHA KHACHAR II ( - 1919)Darbar Shri VAJSUR ODHA KHACHAR II, 8th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1912/1919, married Bai Shri Kamribai, she was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Gold Medal, and had issue. He died 10th July 1919.
    • Darbar Shri Ala Vajsur Khachar (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Jiwa Vajsur Khachar
    • Kumar Shri Amra Vajsur Khachar, Chief Karbhari of Jasdan, married and had issue, one daughter.
      • Rajkumari Sushiladevi, married Shrimant Prabhat Gaekwad of Baroda (now known as Sarkar Hirojirao Patankar), and has issue.
        • Chote Sarkar Udaysinghrao Patankar, married 26th February 1993 in Mandi, Rajkumari Sidheshwari Kumari, born 14th January 1967 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, daughter of HH Raja Sri Ashokpal Sen of Mandi, and his wife, HH Rani Sahiba Kiran Kumari, and has issue, one daughter.
          • Kumari Chitrangana U. Patankar

  9. Darbar Shri ALA VAJSUR KHACHAR, 9th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1919/1973, born 4th November 1905 (#3 p.331) and succeeded to the gadi on 11th June 1919 (#2), he was installed on the gadi on 1st December 1925 (#3 p.331), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, has provided free education throughout the state and also provided free medical relief at the hospital; married 1stly, Bai Shri Rani Kamlabai Sahib, born 1909, died 23rd April 2010, married 2ndly, Rani Madhvi Devi, daughter of Rajkumar Gambhir Chand of Jubbal, and had issue. He died 11th April 1973.
    • Rajkumari Leela Ba (by Rani Kamlabai), married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Yashadhara Ba, married Erach Khavar, a businessman of Mumbai, and has issue.
        • Ms. Eshaya Khavar
      • Mahendra Singh, presently working as a Saturation Diving Superintendent, married Kumari Alka Devi, sister of the Thakore Sahib of Gunavati, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Miss Aradhana Singh
    • Darbar Shri Shivrajkumar Ala Khachar (by Rani Kamlabai) (qv)
    • Rajkumari Indumati Devi (by Rani Madhvi Devi), born 1933, married 1956, Wing Cdr. (retd.) Maharajkumar Ran Vijay Singh of Dumraon, and has issue, three children.
    • HH Maharani Gita Devi (by Rani Madhvi Devi), born 19th March 1936, married 1957 at New Delhi, Brig. HH Maharaja Sri Sukhjit Singh Sahib Bahadur of Kapurthala, and has issue.
    • Rajkumar Pratap Singh (by Rani Madhvi Devi), born 28th November 1937, educated at The Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St. Stephens College, Delhi; married Rajkumarani Sushila Devi [née Hem Rajya Lakshmi Devi], daughter of His Excellency Cdg. General Maharajkumar Sir Bahadur Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, First Nepalese Ambassador to England, and his second wife, Rani Lakshmi Kumari Devi, and has issue, a daughter and a son. (Mumbai, India)
      • Kumari Abhilasha Devi, born 1971, presently (2012) an Art dealer in Mumbai since 2007.
      • Kunwar Abhimanyu Singh Jasdan, born 1974, educated at Greenlawns High School, at St. Xaviers College (B.A. Economics/Commerce) and at Wellingkar Institute of Management (MBA in Mktg & Sales), married February 2004 in Mumbai, Zareen Sequeira, daughter of Capt. Meryn Sequeira of the Merchant Navy, and his wife, Smt. Shanthi Sequeira, and has issue, two children, one son and one daughter.
        • Master Arhaan Singh, born 29th September 2007.
        • Miss Alika Singh, born 27th August 2012.
    • Kumar Shri Nirmalkumar Ala Khachar

  10. Darbar Shri SHIVRAJKUMAR ALA KHACHAR, 10th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan 1973/1989, born 9th October 1930, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1946), married Rani Pramila Raje Gaekwad Sahib of Baroda, and had issue. He died 1989.
    • Kumari Gayatri Devi, born 30th April 1955 in Bombay, married Shri DaulatraoY. Chowgule, an industrialist from Goa, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Uttara Chowgule
      • Tillottama Chowgule
    • Darbar Shri Satyajitkumar Shivraj Khachar (qv)

  11. Darbar Shri SATYAJITKUMAR SHIVRAJ KHACHAR, 11th Darbar Saheb of Jasdan (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.209
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.