KATHIWADA (Princely State)


AREA: 181.3 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs32,000 ACCESSION DATE: 15th June 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Jadon RELIGION: Hindu

POPULATION: 6,096 (1931) REVENUE: Rs~42,000 (1931)



PRESENT RULER: Rana Sahib Shri DIGVIJAY SINH, Thakur Saheb of Kathiwada since the 12th January 2010.
born 8th October 1985 in Bombay, India; I.C.S.E. (12th Grade Graduate) Indian Board Examination, educated at the University of Southern California, USA (B.A), presently involved in Urban Development and Software.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Thakur maintains a military force of 39 infantry (as of 1892). Rulers were...
  • Thakur ZORAWAR SINH, Thakur of Kathiwada -/1865, died sp in 1865.
  • Thakur BAHADUR SINH, Thakur of Kathiwada 1865/-, born 1839, succeeded his brother in 1865 (#1) with the consent of the Government of India, married and had issue.
  • Thakur BHAGWAN SINH, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1900 (as his first wife), HH Raja Pratap Singhji of Alirajpur, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Rana Thakur Sahib Shri ONKAR SINH, Thakur of Kathiwada 1903/1969, born 5th December 1891 and succeeded 8th June 1903 (#2), he received administrative powers on 4th July 1912; married and had issue. He died 1969.
    • Rana Sahib Shri Jayendra Sinh (qv)
    • Thakur Gajendra Sinh, born 18th August 1921.
    • Rani Pushpendra Kumari, married 1938 in Kathiwada, Raja Pratap Chandra Singh Mardaraj Jagadev of Hindol, and has issue.
  • Rana Sahib Shri JAYENDRA SINH, Thakur of Kathiwada 1969/2010, born 13th May 1917, President of the General Council (Daly College) 1991/1995; married Rani Dharmendra Kumari, daughter of HH Thakur Sahib Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji of Limbdi, and his first wife, HH Thakurani Nandkunwarba, and had issue. He died 12th January 2010.
    • Yuvaraj Bharat Singh Kathiwada, born 18th October 1958, married Sangita Kailash Sureka [Yuvrani Sangita Singh Kathiwada], born 4th May 1960, she manages a very successful fashion business in Mumbai called Melange, also actively involved with charitable work with the Morarka Foundation, founded by her uncle, Mr. Kamal Morarka, in conjunction with her son, she is renovating the Royal mansion in Kathiwada, and is developing the surrounding 100 acres to grow organic produce; he had issue. He died 21st February 2005.
      • Yuvraj Digvijay Singh Kathiwada (succeeded as Rana Sahib Shri Digvijay Sinh) (qv)
    • HH Thakurani Saheb Snehlata Kumari, married late 1960's (as his second wife), HH Thakur Sahib Shri Chhatrasalji Digvijaysinhji of Limbdi.
    • Rajkumari Urmila Kumari
  • Rana Sahib Shri DIGVIJAY SINH (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Thakur Sahib Bhawani Sinh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Kumar Shri Jayendrasinh of Pal Jagir in Gujarat, and has issue.
  • Thakur Moti Singh, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Suryaveer Singh
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.239
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945