KHAJURGAON and THALRAI (Taluq)


VILLAGES: 201 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 1st July 1952
STATE: Oudh (Rai Bareli Distt.) DYNASTY: Bais RELIGION: Hindu



PRESENT RULER: Sri Rana SHIVNATH SARAN SINGH, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon and Head of the Saibasi branch of Bais Rajputs.
President of British Indian Association, married Rani Sandhya Kumari, third daughter of Justice Raja Shri Chandra Shekhar Prasad Singh, Raja Saheb of Daiya in U.P., and his wife, Rani Padma Devi, and has issue, two sons.
  • Rajkumar Amar Singh
  • Rajkumar Shalivahan Singh
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: For predecessors see Bais clan. Estate holders were.......
  • Rana AJIT MAL, Rana of Khajurgaon, he succeeded to the estate of Khajurgaon; married and had issue, two sons.
    • Rana Kharag Singh (qv)
    • Rao Gulal Shah, Rao of Gaura, married and had issue, the Taluqdars of Narindpur Charhar, Gaura-Kasehti and Deogaon (qqv).
  • Rana KHARAG SINGH, Rana of Khajurgaon, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Rana Amar Singh (qv)
    • Rana Narind Shah, he built the fort of Shankarpur, famous as the home of Rana Shiv Prashad Singh, and his still greater son; married and had issue, the Taluqdars of Shankarpur.
  • Rana AMAR SINGH, Rana of Khajurgaon and Head of the Saibasi branch of the Bais clan, he tried to recover the Bais clan's possessions of old in Patan and Bihar, but he ultimately failed, afterwards the Governor of Allahabad, seized the whole of the Saibasi estates; married and had issue.
    • Rana Sangram Singh (qv)
  • Rana SANGRAM SINGH, Rana Saheb of Khajurgaon, married and had issue.
    • Rana Pahar Singh [aka Pher Singh or Pher Shah] (qv)
  • Rana PAHAR SINGH, Rana Saheb of Khajurgaon, he recovered the estates in about 1730, that were lost by his grandfather, and resumed his position as head of the clan, married and had issue.
    • Rana Chain Singh (qv)
  • Rana CHAIN SINGH, Rana Saheb of Khajurgaon, married and had issue.
    • Rana Budh Singh (qv)
  • Rana BUDH SINGH, Rana Saheb of Khajurgaon, married and had issue.
    • Rana Aman Singh (qv)
  • Rana AMAN SINGH, Rana Saheb of Khajurgaon, married and had issue.
    • Rana Raghunath Singh (qv)
  • Rana RAGHUNATH SINGH, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon -/1861, a cousin of Rana Beni Madho Bakhsh Singh of Shankarpur, he initially sided with the rebels in 1857, but submitted early in 1858, and thereafter rendered good service to the Government, by maintaining its authority in his district and by guarding the bridge at Bithoraghat; he was invested with the powers of an Assistant Commissioner in 1860; married and had issue. He died in November 1861.
    • Kunwar Jadunath Singh, married and had issue. He died vp.
      • Rana Sir Shankar Bakhsh Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Bishannath Singh, he remained loyal to the Government in 1857, and was rewarded with some of the confiscated property of Rana Beni Madho Bakhsh Singh, under the name of Katghar estate, comprising ten villages in Dalmau and one in Sareni pargana; married and had issue.
      • Babu Shiv Singh, of unsound mind, the property was managed by his wife, married Babuain Ratan Kanwar, and had adoptive issue.
        • (A) Babu Shimbhu Nath Bakhsh Singh of Katghar (see below)
  • Rana Sir SHANKAR BAKHSH SINGH K.C.I.E, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon 1861/1897, born 27th December 1839 (#1), Head of the younger branch of the Simbasi House of Bais-Tilokchandi Rajputs; the title of Rana was formally recognised as a hereditary distinction on 4th December 1877; he was awarded a Medal of Honour at the Imperial Darbar in Delhi on 1st January 1877; created C.S.I. [cr.1882], and K.C.S.I. (K.C.I.E.?)[cr.1887]; he was appointed an Additional Member of the Viceroy's Legislative Council in 1886; Honorary Magistrate and Honorary Musif; Vice President of the British Indian Association 1877/1897; married and had issue. He died 1897.
    • Kunwar Lal Chandra Shukan Singh [ Lal Chandra Bhukhan Singh], born 1860, died 7th August 1894.
    • Rani Vaishni, married (as his first wife), married Raja Akshay Singhji of Banera.
  • Rana Sir SHEORAJ SINGH, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon 1897/1913, born 1865, Honorary Magistrate, 2nd Class for the thanas of Dalmau and Sareni; Member of the Legislative Council, United Provinces; K.C.I.E. [cr.12.12.1911] (#2), he relinquished his rights to his son by a document (dastbardari) on 9th May 1913; married and had issue, as well as further issue by Musammat Sarwar. He died 14th April 1920.
    • Rana Uma Nath Baksh Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Shimbhu Nath Bakhsh Singh, he was adopted by Babuain Ratan Kanwar, wife of Babu Shiv Singh of Katghar (see above).
    • Shri Jang Bahadur (by Musammat Sarwar), attained his majority on 2nd May 1930.
    • Shri Bam Bahadur (by Musammat Sarwar)
  • Rana UMA NATH BAKSH SINGH, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon 1913/1946, born 19th November 1889; he succeeded to the gadi on 14th April 1920; Honorary Magistrate, 2nd Class; a nominated Member of the Legislative Assembly; married a daughter of Cdg. Gen. Maharajkumar Padma Jung Bahadur Rana (see Nepal-Rana), and had issue. He died 27th July 1946.
    • Rana Shivamber Singh [Rana Swayamber Singh] (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married in June 1922, Yuvaraj Brijbihari Singh of Kushalgarh, and had issue, one son.
    • Kunwar Sri Durga Baksh Singh
    • Kunwar Sri Rudra Pratap Singh, he moved to the estate of Moosapur.
  • Rana SHIVAMBER SINGH, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon 1946/-, born 1905, married 1stly, in June 1933, Rani Mahendra Rajya Laxmi Kumari Devi, daughter of Supradipta Manyabara Cdg. Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharajah Sir Mohun Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife, HH Bada Maharani Dikshya Kumari Devi, had issue, one son, married 2ndly, Rani Laxmi Devi of Sanjauha, had issue, two daughters, married 3rdly, Rani Shanti Devi of Samaspur, had issue, three sons and one daughter, and had issue, four sons and three daughters.
    • Rana Shiv Mohan Nath Bux Singh (by Rani Mahendra Rajya Laxmi Kumari Devi), married Rani Ravija Devi, and had issue.
      • Rana Shivendra Nath Bux Singh, present Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon,
      • Rajkumari Poornima Devi [Tikka Rani Poornima Devi of Baghal], married 28th April 1979, Tikka Pramod Singh, Tikka Saheb of Baghal, born 26th August 1949, died 18th June 2005 at Simla, and has issue, two sons.
    • Rani Vishalakshi Kumari (by Rani Laxmi Devi), married the Rao Sahib of Maihar in Rajasthan.
    • Rani Ranjana Kumari (by Rani Laxmi Devi), married Rawal Devendra Singhji of Nawalgarh, and has issue.
    • Rajkumar Amresh Kumar Singh [Vijay Singh], married Rajkumari Abha Kumari from Kalakankar, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
      • Kumari Indrani Singh, married Kanwar Manavjeet Singh of Raipur.
      • Kunwar Shivraj Singh
    • Rana Shivnath Saran Singh (by Rani Shanti Devi) (qv)
    • Kunwarani Rudrani Kumari (by Rani Shanti Devi), married Kunwar Kirtivardhan Singh of Khandela-Junior.
    • Rajkumar Devendra Pratap Singh (by Rani Shanti Devi)
    • Rajkumar Anantesh Singh (by Rani Shanti Devi)
  • Rana SHIVNATH SARAN SINGH, Rana Saheb of Thalrai and Khajurgaon (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Rajkumari (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba of Bhinai], married Raja Sardul Singh of Bhinai.
  • Kunwar (name unknown), younger brother of the Rana Sahib of Khajurgaon, married Rajkumari Krishna Devi, daughter of Raja Padmanabh Singh Deo of Dharakote.
  • Raja Saheb of Khajurgaon, married a daughter of Raja Raghunath Shah of Agori-Barhar, and his wife, Rani Beni Kanwar.
  • Smt. Rani Malvika Singh, married Raja Vikram Singh, present Raja Saheb of Daiya, and has issue.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 494
2. Whittakers Almanac, p.720