KHETRI (Thikana)

LOCATION: Jaipur AREA: 2,823.10 kmē VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Shekhawat SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 1954

PRESENT RULER: VACANT


PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The estate was founded in 1742, and is the second largest Thikana in Jaipur after Sikar, and is related to the families of Heerwa, Alsisar, Badangarh and Arooka. It is situated 233 kilometres to the north of Jaipur city and pays Rs 75,000 in tribute to the Jaipur Darbar. In recognition of the military assistance given by Khetri in 1803, the East India Company granted the pargana of Kotputli in Istimrar Jagir to Raja Abhay Singh, he was also conferred with the title of Raja by the Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1806, the Jagir of Kotputli was converted into a perpetual free grant in recognition of the gallant services of the Khetri Contingent on the occassion of the disastrous retreat of Colonel Monson. Estate holders were...
1. Raja Sardar Singh Bahadur, never remarried after his divorce from the Nepali Princess, and is said to have lived outside of Khetri for the remainder of his life. He died without having named or adopted a successor and the head of house is presently unknown, though claimed by the Thakur Saheb of Alsisar. He is also said to have died 28th January 1987 in Bombay. He made a will on 31st October 1985, in which he had created a trust called 'Khetri Trust' and donated the whole of the property for the promotion of education.
2. "The Times of India Directory and Year Book including Who's Who 1952/1953", Published by Bennett, Coleman & Co., Bombay. Compiled by The Times of India; 1952-1970.