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KAWARDHA (Princely State)

LOCATION: ChattisgarhAREA: 2,084.95 km² VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: 77,253 (1941) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 92,936 (1890-91) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Raj Gond SEAT: Palace Kawardha ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
AGENCY: Chhattisgarh States Agency PRIVY PURSE: Rs 63,800

PRESENT RULER: Raja YOGESHWAR SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Kawardha since 14th May 2007 (Palace Kawardha, Kawardha - 491995, Distt. Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh, India)
born 1967, a Congress MLA of Kawardha, married 19th February 2003, Rani Kriti Devi [née Maharaj Kumari Kriti Deb Burman], born 3rd June 1971, younger daughter of HH Bisam-Samar-Bijayi Mahamahodya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Kirit Bikram Kishore Dev Varman Manikya Bahadur of Tripura, and his second wife, HH Maharani Bibhu Kumari Devi, and has issue.
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. Rulers were... OTHER MEMBERS:
1. "The Golden Book of India"; Sir Roper Lethbridge, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.239
2. "Indian Annual Register" ; N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945