|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
the family was Rao Bhirji, fifth son of Rao Jodha of Marwar. His descendant, Kunwar
Kesho Das or Kishan Das, founded Jhabua in 1584. The Raja
maintains a military force of 64 cavalry, 253 infantry,
and 4 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...
- Raja KESHO DAS,
1st Raja of Jhabua 1584/1607, he was granted the title
of Raja by the Emperor of Delhi, as a reward for a
successful campaign in Bengal, and for punishing the
Bhil Chiefs of Jhabua, who had murdered an Imperial
Viceroy of Gujarat, married and had issue.
Raja KARAN SINGH,
2nd Raja of Jhabua 1607/1610, married and had issue.
Raja MAH SINGH,
3rd Raja of Jhabua 1610/1677, married and had issue.
Raja KUSHAL SINGH,
4th Raja of Jhabua 1677/1723, married and had issue.
- Raja Anup Singh (qv)
- Thakur Indar Singh of Bhagor, married and had
Raja ANUP SINGH,
5th Raja of Jhabua 1723/1727, married and had issue.
Raja SHEO SINGH,
6th Raja of Jhabua 1727/1758, ke adopted Kunwar
Bahadur Singh, son of Thakur Indar Singh of Bhagor
(see above); married and had adoptive issue. He died sp
- (A) Raja Bahadur Singh (qv)
Raja BAHADUR SINGH,
7th Raja of Jhabua 1758/1770, born as Kunwar Bahadur
Singh of Bhagor, he succeeded by adoption; married and
Raja BHIM SINGH,
8th Raja of Jhabua 1770/1821, in consequence of the
disturbed state of the country and the imbecility of
the Raja, he was required to abdicate in favour of his
son in 1821; married and had issue. He died 4th April
- Raja Pratap Singh (qv)
- Maharaj Moti Singh, he was granted the estate of Khawasa in 1826;
married and had issue.
- Maharaj Salim Singh, married and had issue.
- Maharaj Gulab Singh
Raja PRATAP SINGH,
9th Raja of Jhabua 1821/1832, he adopted his nephew,
Kunwar Ratan Singh (see above), married and had
adoptive issue. He died sp 1832.
- (A) Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
Raja RATAN SINGH,
10th Raja of Jhabua 1832/1840, adopted by his
predecessor, he was granted a khilat by the
Bengal Government in 1834; married (amongst others),
Rani Pratap Kunwar, daughter of Raja Bhim Singhji II
of Banera, and his
wife, Rani Mertaniji, and had issue. He died 1840.
HH Raja GOPAL SINGH,
11th Raja of Jhabua 1841/1895, born 22nd February
1841, succeeded October 1841 (#1); he performed
good service during the mutiny of 1857, in
consideration of which he was allowed to exercise
limited criminal powers within his State; in 1865, he
permitted the mutilation of a person confined under
suspicion of theft, the Raja was fined 10,000Rs, and
required to grant the injured man a pension, the
Rajmata was banished from Jhabua for a year, and the
Kamdar and others were expelled from the state, also
the Raja had his gun salute discontinued, which was
restored at the expiration of a year from the date of
its discontinuance, after a favourable report on his
administration; he married and had adoptive issue. He
died spm in 1895.
- Baisa (name unknown) [HH Maharani (name
unknown) Sahiba of Bundi], married Colonel HH
Maharao Raja Shri Sir Raghubir Singhji Sahib Bahadur
- (A) HH Raja Udai Singh (qv)
HH Raja UDAI SINGH,
12th Raja of Jhabua 1895/1942, born 6th May 1875 (#3), son of Maharaj Raghunath
Singh of Khawasa,
married and had adoptive issue. He dspm after
- (A) HH Raja Dilip Singh (qv)
HH Raja DILIP SINGH,
13th Raja of Jhabua 1942/1965 , born 26th February
1905 (#4), son of Maharaj
Kesar Singh of Khawasa,
educated at Agra and Aligarh, Kamdar of Ratanmal,
President of the Council of administration, Jhabua;
married HH Rani Gopal Kumari, daughter of Thakur Chain
Singh, and had issue. He died 1965.
- HH Raja Ajit Singh (qv)
- Rajkumari Girija Devi [Rajmata Saheba of Balsan],
born 31st August 1931, educated at St. Raphael's
School, Indore; married Rana Vidyabushn Singh of Balsan, and has issue,
- Maharaj Gajendrapal Singh, Thakur Saheb of
Jhaknaoda 1946/-; educated at Daly College, Indore;
he was adopted 15th July 1946, by the two surviving
widows of the late Thakur Narayan Singh of Jhaknavda
Thikana in Jhabua, who died 11th November 1945; he
married Rajkumari Somlata Kumari, born 2nd April
1943, daughter of Rana Ran Bahadur Singh Jandaive of
Balsan, and has
- Rajkumari Chandrika Kumari, married January 1991
(div. 1992), Yuvaraj Shri Manvendrasinhji
Raghubirsinhji Sahib of Rajpipla.
- Maharaj Devendra Pal Singh, married 24th November
1968 at Wankaner in Gujarat, Rajkumari Bhagyawanti
Devi [Rani Bhagyawanti Devi of Jhabua], daughter of
Maharaj Saheb Chandra Bhanu Singhji of Wankaner, and his
wife, Rani Kumud Manjli, and has issue, one son.
- Rajkumar Bhriguraj Singh, married Rajkumari
Mahima Singh, daughter of Raja Dr. Sanjay Singh of
Amethi, and his
first wife, Rani Garima Devi, and has issue, two
- Kumari Namaesha Singh, born 29th May 1999 in
- Kumari Shivalika Singh, born 4th September
2003 in San Francisco, U.S.A.
- Rani Krishna Kumari, married Rao Ran Bahadur Singh
of Churhat, and has
HH Raja AJIT SINGH,
14th Raja of Jhabua 1965/2002, educated at Daly
College, Indore; President of the General Council
(Daly College) 1968/1971 and 1980/1983; married 1951,
HH Rani Lok Rajya Lakshmi Devi, great-granddaughter of
HH Shri Madati-Prachanda Bhujadandetyadi Shri Shri
Shri Projjwala-Nepala Taradhisha Maharaja Sir Chandra
Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Maharaja of Kaski and
Lamjung and 5th Prime Minister of Nepal
1901/1929, and had issue, three sons. He died 8th
- HH Raja Narendra Singh (qv)
- Maharaj Shri Gopal Singh, educated at Daly
College, Indore; married 1980, Rani Prafulla Kumari,
daughter of Thakore Shri Janakisinhji Chandrasinhji,
Darbar Saheb of Rajpar,
and has issue. (Jhabua Farms, Indore)
- Rajkumar Mayur Singh, married 2006, Kumari
Maheshwari, daughter of Darbar Shri Shivrajsinhji
Harishchandrasinhji of Dhank,
and has issue.
- Kumari Bhavika Singh Jhabua
- Maharaj Ganesh Singh, married Rani Arunima Kumari,
and has issue.
- Rajkumari Nandini Kumari, married, Kunwar
Pitamber Pratap Singh, son of Thakur Dyanendra
Singh of Orai (see Kotla), and his wife, Thakurani
Maya Singh, M.P., Rajya Sabha, and has issue, one
- Bhanwar Rudra Pratap Singh
- Rajkumari Vijaya Kumari, married 25th February
2008 at Nahan in Sirmur, Kunwar Sangram Singh, son
of Kunwar Abhay Singh of Sirmur, and his
wife, Kumari Kunjana Devi.
HH Raja NARENDRA
SINGH, 15th Raja of Jhabua (see above)