| Predecessors and Short History:
The ancestor of the family was Raja Sham Chand. The state
was founded in 1751 and is a branch of the Pandari family.
It was conferred by Raja Raghoji for military services.
The elder branch of the Kawardha family holds the Pandaria
zamindari, to which the son by a Senior wife succeeds to
the exclusion of his elder brother by a Junior wife. By
this custom, Ram Singh became the zamindar of Pandaria.
- Thakur MAHABALI
SINGH, Thakur of Kawardha 1751/1801
- Thakur UJIYAR SINGH,
Thakur of Kawardha 1801/1848
- Thakur TOK SINGH,
Thakur of Kawardha 1848/1852
- Thakur BAIJNATH
SINGH, Thakur of Kawardha fl.1860, married
and had issue.
- Thakur Bahadur Singh (qv)
- Thakur Ram Singh (qv)
- Thakur RAM SINGH,
Thakur of Pandaria -/1863, married and had issue.
- Thakur Rajpal Singh (qv)
- Thakur Gajpal Singh, Thakur of Pandaria.
- Thakur BAHADUR
SINGH, Thakur of Kawardha 1863/1864, he was
recognized as the Chief of Kawardha in 1863, but died
the following year in 1864.
- Thakur RAJPAL SINGH,
Thakur of Kawardha 1864/1891, born 13th November 1849,
he was 13th in descent from Raja Sham Chand, he
succeeded to the gadi
on 11th December 1874 (#1),
in consequence of his maladministration, he was
removed from power in 1884. He died 31st December 1891
and was succeeded by his nephew.
- Thakur JADUNATH
SINGH, Thakur of Kawardha 1891/1920, born
1885 as Kritpal Singh, married and had issue. He died
- Raja Dharamraj Singh (qv)
- Raja DHARAMRAJ
SINGH, Raja of Kawardha 1920/- , born 18th
August 1910 and succeeded to the gadi on 4th
February 1920 (#2), he
was invested with ruling powers on 15th April 1932;
educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur, where he took
the Chief's Diploma in 1931; married in February 1932,
a daughter of Thakur Janarohan Singh, Jagirdar in
Maihar State, and had issue, two sons and one
daughter. He died 20th August 1959.
- Raja Vishwaraj Pratap Singh (qv)
- Raja VISHWARAJ
PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Kawardha 1959/2007,
educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur, he succeeded to
the gadi of
Kawardha on the death of his father on 20th August
1959, M.L.A. (Madhya Pradesh), Member of the Executive
Committee of Rajkumar College at Raipur, married Rani
Shashi Prabha Devi [?of Oel] (now the Rajmata of
Kawardha), and had issue. He died 14th May 2007 at
- Rajkumari Manjari Kumari [Princess Chinky], born
1959, married 14th December 1987, Kunwar Rudra Dev
Singh of Orchha,
- Rani Vasundhara Kumari [Princess Twinky], married
28th April 1982, Rawal Shri Sanjai Singhji of Bissau, and has issue.
- Raja Yogeshwar Singh (qv)
- Raja YOGESHWAR
SINGH, Raja of Kawardha (see above)
- Kumar Shri Yashwant Raj Singh of Kawardha, M.L.A.