JIGNI (Princely State)

AREA: 51.8 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs 5,950 ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Bundela RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 3,653 (1931) REVENUE: Rs 19,000 (1934)

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in 1730. The Rao Bahadur maintains a military force of 47 infantry and 3 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...
  1. Rao PADAM SINGH, 1st Rao of Jigni 1730/1790, son of Maharaja Chhatrasal, Raja of Panna, and succeeded to his maternal inheritance, married and had issue. He died 1790.
    • Rao Lakshman Singh I (qv)

  2. Rao LAKSHMAN SINGH I, 2nd Rao of Jigni 1790/1806, married and had issue.
    • Rao Prithi Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Hurthi Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Hari Singh

  3. Rao PRITHI SINGH, 3rd Rao of Jigni 1806/1830, at the time of the British occupation, he was in possession of 14 villages which were confiscated, two years later six villages were restored by a sanad from the British Government in 1810, married and had issue. He died 1830.
    • Rao Bhopal Singh (qv)

  4. Rao BHOPAL SINGH, 4th Rao of Jigni 1830/1870, born posthumously in 1830, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1870.
    • (A) Rao Lakshman Singh II Bahadur (qv)

  5. Rao LAKSHMAN SINGH II Bahadur, 5th Rao of Jigni 1870/1892, born 1860, succeeded to the gadi on 16th September 1871 (#1), younger son of Maharaja Mahendra Nirpat Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna, he was granted the additional title of Bahadur at the Delhi Durbar in 1877; married and had adoptive issue, as well as further issue. He died spl in April 1892 (#2 p.122).
    • Rao Raja Hira Singh Ju Deo, Honourary Lieutenant 1914/-
    • (A) Rao Bhanu Pratap Singh [aka Fateh Singh] (qv)

  6. Rao BHANU PRATAP SINGH, 6th Rao of Jigni 1892/1931, born 18th May 1878 (#3 p.38), son of Kunwar Ganga Singh (cousin of Raja Malkhan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Charkhari), he succeeded to the gadi by adoption on 8th April 1892 (#3 p.38); educated at the High School in Charkhari; he was granted administrative powers on 19th April 1901 (#3 p.38), married and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died 7th December 1931 (#4 p.40).
    • Rajkumar Arimardan Singh, adopted by HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Ganga Singh Ju Deo of Charkhari and succeded there as Rao Arimardan Singh later HH Maharajadhiraj Sipahdar-ul-Mulk Sir Arimardan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Charkhari.
    • Ranidhirani Thirthraj Kumari, married Rajadhiraj Hari Singhji of Achrol, and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Sathya Prema Kumari [Rajlakshmi], married (as his first wife), 15th May 1938 (sep'd.), HH Maharaja Shri Sir Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur of Mysore. She died sp in 1983.
    • (A) Kunwar Bhupendra Vijay Singh (qv)

    INTERREGNUM [7.12.1931] - [8.1.1934]

  7. Rao BHUPENDRA VIJAY SINGH, 8th Rao of Jigni 1934/- , born 13th July 1916 (#5 p.26) as Kunwar Bhupendra Vijay Singh, son of HH Sawai Maharaja Punya Pratap Singh of Ajaigarh, he succeeded by adoption on 8th January 1934 (#4 p.32), educated at Daly College, Indore (Diploma Examination, 1935) and at Ewing Christian College, Allahabad (Intermediate Examination); he was invested with ruling powers on 9th March 1938 (#6 p.76).
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.214
2. "Memoranda on Native States in India, 1907" Vol. 1, Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, India. 1908
3. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1930", corrected up to 1st January 1930, Published by Authority, Calcutta. Government of India, Central Publication Branch. 1931.
4. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1934", corrected up to 1st January 1934, Published by Authority, Manager of Publications, Delhi. 1935.
5. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1936", corrected up to 1st January 1936, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1937.
6. "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.