KOTI (Zaildari)


AREA: 129.5 km˛ REVENUE: Rs94,000 ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Shimla DYNASTY: Pal RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Punjab Hill States Agency POPULATION: 9,228 (1931)
PRESENT RULER: Rana ANIRUDH CHAND, present Rana Sahib of Koti since 24th December 2008, (Koti House, Kelti, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh, India)
born 27th January 1977, elected as a Zila Parishad member from the Mashobra Ward in Simla District in December 2005, married Rani Chetna Singh, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
  • Rajkumari Tejaswani Singh, born 28th July 2006.
  • Tikka Sahib Dharyavardhan Singh, born 24th January 2009.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded by a younger son of the 24th Raja of Kutlehar. The state was made subordinate to Keonthal by a sanad of September 1815. Rulers were....
  • Raja CHAND PAL, Raja of Koti, younger son of Raja Jas Pal, 24th Raja of Kutlehar, and founder of Kothi state.

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  • Thakur JAJHAR CHAND, Thakur of Koti, married and had issue.
    • Mian Dhir Chand
    • Mian Gambhir Chand
  • ......

  • Thakur GOPI CHAND, Thakur of Koti -/1777, 10th in descent from the founder, married and had issue. He died 1777.
    • Thakur Padam Chand (qv)

  • Thakur PADAM CHAND, Thakur of Koti 1777/1793, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Partab Chand (qv)

  • Thakur PARTAB CHAND, Thakur of Koti 1793/1838, born 1790, 8th in descent from Thakur Gopi Chand, married and had issue, He died 1838.
    • Rana Hari Chand (qv)

  • Rana HARI CHAND, Rana of Koti 1838/1873, born 1818, granted the title of Rana for his help to British authorities in the mutiny of 1857, married and had issue. He died 1873.
    • Rana Bishen Chand (qv)
    • Mian Shiv Saran Singh, born 1840, married and had issue. He died 1903.
      • Kanwar Nur Singh, died 1896.
      • Kanwar Amar Singh, born 1889.

  • Rana BISHEN CHAND, Rana of Koti 1873/1891, born 1836, married a daughter of Rana Bhup Chand, Rana of Kuthar, and had issue. He died 1891.
    • Rana Raghubir Chand (qv)
    • Kanwar Ghuman Singh, born 1870, married 1stly, a Kumari of Mangal, married 2ndly, a Kumari of Mahilog, and had issue.
      • Kanwar Rudhra Singh, married a Kumari of Kunihar, and had issue.
        • Kumari Chandika Kumari, married Kanwar Bhagwant Singh of Guler, and had issue.
        • Kumari Ambika Kumari, married (as his first wife), Tikka Mahinder Singh of Tharoch.
      • Kanwar Bhairav Singh
      • Kanwar Mangal Singh, married Kanwarani Padmawati, daughter of Kanwar Parduman Singh of Dhami, and had issue.
        • Kumari Gita Kumari, married Kanwar (later Raja) Ishwari Singh of Baghat.
        • Kumari Chitra Kumari, married Kanwar Raghbir Chand of [?Sangri], and had issue.
        • Kumari Shoba Kumari, married (as his second wife), Thakur Narendra Chand of Mahilog.
      • Kanwar Shankar Singh, married Kanwarani Sushila Devi, daughter of Shri Bir Jung Shah of Nepal, and his wife, Rani Yashoda Devi of Askote, and had issue.
        • Kumari Chhaya Devi, married Kunwar Dushyant Singh of Kangra, and had issue.
        • Kumari Pingla Devi, married Kunwar Santoram Singh of Panyal, and has issue.
          • Kavita Kumari, married Kanwar Bhupinder Singh Mankotia, and has issue (see Mankot).
        • Kunwar Krishen Singh, married Kanwarani Druba Devi, and has issue.
          • Rajesh Singh, he was adopted by his aunt Rani Bhuvaneshwari Kumari (see below), married and had issue.
          • Arun Singh, married Kumari Richa Katoch, daughter of Capt. Kanwar Romesh Katoch, and his wife, Kanwarani Sharda Devi, daughter of Kanwar Baldev Singh of Kumharsain.
        • Kunwar Upendra Singh, married Kunwarani Sumitra Devi, daughter of Thakur Kirpa Ram of Rajnagar, and his wife, Thakurani Durga Devi of Chamba, and had issue.
          • Kunwar Bhavender Singh, married Kunwarani Digsha Dei, daughter of Kanwar Krishen Singh of Jubbal.
        • Kumari Bhuvaneshwari Kumari, married Shri Jagdish Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and had adoptive issue, her nephew.
          • (A) Rajesh Rana (né Singh), married Kumari Shalini Singh, daughter of Tikait Vishwadeo Narain Singh of Chainpur, and his wife, Kumari Kumudini Devi, daughter of Thakur Bateshwar Prasad Singh of Bangarah, and has issue.
            • Shreya Rana
      • Major Kanwar Inder Singh, married Kanwarani Sita Devi, daughter of Kanwar Man Singh of Manaswal, and had issue.
        • Kumari Rama Kumari, married Kanwar Anand Singh of Dada-Siba, and has issue.
        • Kumari Krishna Kumari, married Kanwar Raghbir Chand of [?Sangri], and has issue, one son.
        • Kumari Ahalya Kumari, married 7th May 1980, Rana Omkar Chand of Khaneti, and has issue.
      • Kanwar Chandar Singh
      • Kunwar Devki Singh, married a daughter of Kanwar Lal Singh of Madhan, and had issue.
        • Kumari Kiran Kumari, married Kanwar Randhir Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
      • HH Rani Kalawati Devi, married 1925, HH Raja Lakshman Sen Bahadur, Raja of Suket, and had issue.
    • Kanwar Gopal Singh, born 1870.
    • Kanwar Nihal Singh, born 1873.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Tikka Raghunath Singh of Bashahr, and had issue, four daughters.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Tikka Raghunath Singh of Bashahr, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married into Dhami.

  • Rana RAGHUBIR CHAND, Rana of Koti 1891/1944, born 1865, succeeded to the throne on 10th July 1891, married 7 wives, three wives were from Kishengarh, two were from Kunihar State in H.P. (daughters of Thakur Tegh Singh of Kunihar), and two wives were from Ratesh State in H.P. (no issue), and had issue. He died 1944.
    • Tikka Sahib (name unknown) Singh (by one of the Kishengarh Ranis), born 1894, died 1906.
    • Rana Vashisht Chand (by one of the Kishengarh Ranis) (qv)
    • Rajkumari Radha Devi (by a Kunihar Rani), married (as his second wife), Raja Bhim Sen of Suket State in H.P., and had issue, one daughter. She died June 1939.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Devi (by a Kunihar Rani), married into the royal family of Balsan State, H.P.
  • Rana VASHISHT CHAND, Rana of Koti 1944/1970, born 22nd April 1898, succeeded to the gaddi 28th September 1944, married the daughter of Thakur Padam Chand of Theog, and had issue, as well as issue by Saryu Devi, a secondary wife. He died 8th July 1970 (#1).
    • Rana Devesh Chand (by the Theog Rani) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Tara Singh (by the Theog Rani), born 26th January 1927, married Maharaj Kumari Janaknandani Kumari, daughter of HH Maharawal Chandravir Pratap Singh of Banswara State, born 7th October 1935, died 17th December 1974 at Chandigarh, and had issue, an only son. He died 2nd September 1992.
      • Kanwar Purujit Singh, born 10th July 1970 in Jaipur, married 1stly, 4th February 1995 (div. May 2004), Maharajkumari Krishna Kumari, daughter of HH Maharaja Mahendra Manvendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna, married 2ndly, 2nd March 2006, Maharajkumari Shalini Kumari, daughter of HH Maharaja Prithvi Bir Singh Deo of Sonepur, and has issue (by second marriage).
        • Kumar Ojayit Singh Tanwar, born 8th October 2009 in New Delhi.
    • Rajkumari Tara Devi (by the Theog Rani), married Rana Gajendra Chand of Manswal.
    • Rajkumari Shakuntala Devi (by the Theog Rani), married Rana Gajendra Chand of Manswal.
    • Rajkumari Kamla Devi (by the Theog Rani), married Kanwar Jasjit Singh of Ramgarh in Haryana, and has issue.
    • Shri Madan Singh (by Saryu Devi), married Kumari Sheila Kanwar of Junga, Keonthal State, and has issue.
      • Kumari Shakuntala Devi, married Professor Vijay Vir Singh Jaswal, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Kumari Salochna Devi, married Colonel M. K. Chauhan, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Shri Kuldeep Singh, married Kumari Reena Devi, and has issue, two sons.
        • Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh
        • Shri (name unknown) Singh
      • Kumari Uma Devi, married Madhan Verma, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Shri Bhupender Singh, married Kumari Sangita Devi, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Kumari Jyoshna Devi
        • Kumari Ragini Devi
      • Shri Yogendra Singh, married Kumari Anupama Devi, and has issue, two sons.
    • Shri Mohan Singh (by Saryu Devi), born in September 1931. He died unmarried in 1966.
    • Shri Prem Singh (by Saryu Devi), born 8th January 1934. He is unmarried.
    • Kumari Kaushalya Devi (by Saryu Devi), born 16th June 1937 at Simla, married 22nd May 1964 in Simla, Brigadier (ret'd.) Mehar Ranjan Dutt, Military Cross (M.C.), son of the late Rai Bahadur G. R. Dutt from Tripura State in Eastern India, born 14th December 1919, Commandant of the 6th Batallion, Rajputana Rifles, later commanded the 3rd Batallion of the Sikh Regiment. Later still, he commanded the 15th Batallion of the Dogra Regiment and lastly, he commanded the Prince of Wales Own Regiment, later known as the 1st Batallion of the Dogra Regiment, died sp in Simla in April 2004 of heart failure.
  • Rana DEVESH CHAND, Rana of Koti 1970/1998, born 25th July 1921, succeeded to the throne on 8th July 1970, married Rajkumari Jayanti Devi [Rani Jayanti Devi of Koti], died 10th March 2010, daughter of Maharajkumar Karan Singh of Orchha, and had issue, five children. He died 10th October 1998 at Chandigarh.
    • Rana Trivikram Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumari Meera Devi, born 1942, married 1962, Mian Bhupender Singh [Late Mr. B. Singh Rathore], Deputy Headmaster of the Lawrence School, Sanawar, son of Mian Budhi Singh of Kolhara in Jubbal; and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumari Pratibha Singh, married Dr. Ravi Shankar Singh from Sultanpur, U.P., and has issue, two children.
        • Kalyani Singh
        • Parikshit Singh
      • Kanwar Deependra Singh Rathore, married Kanwarani Pratima Kumari Singh (Ritu) from Pahuna in Udaipur, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Kumari Jayavantika Singh
    • Rajkumar Ranvijay Singh, born 1946, married Kumari Prabha Devi of Datia State, M.P., and had issue, two daughters. He died 14th January 1996.
      • Kumari Shelja Kumari, born 5th November 1992.
      • Kumari Girija Kumari, born 14th January 1994.
    • Rajkumari Neera Kumari, married Colonel Dr. Vishwanath S. Rana, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Miss Shreepanchmi Rana, married Shri Bhaskar Tomar, and has issue, one son.
        • Virvikram Singh Tomar.
      • Miss Priyadarshini Rana, married April 2009, Mr. Achal Singh Unwal, from the Unwal family (the present Raja's brother's second son).
    • Rajkumari Veera Kumari, married Mr. Arvind Raghav, and has issue, a daughter and a son.
      • Miss Anchal Raghav
      • Raghuvinder Raghav
  • Rana TRIVIKRAM CHAND, Rana of Koti 1998/2008, born 12th September 1940, succeeded to the throne on 10th October 1998, married Kumari Adarsh Kumari [Rani Adarsh Kumari of Koti, now the Rajmata of Koti] of District Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, born 27th December 1951, and had issue, two children, a daughter and a son. He died 24th December 2008.
    • Rajkumari Shefali Singh, born 10th December 1975, married, Shri Karni Singh, and has issue, one daughter.
      • Kumari Kaveri Singh, born 30th July 2008.
    • Rana Anirudh Singh (qv)
  • Rana ANIRUDH CHAND, Rana of Koti (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwar Bharat Singh, married Kumari Padmawati, daughter of Kunwar Virendra Singh of Suket.
  • Kanwar Jivan Singh, married, Kanwarani Parvati Kumari of Dhami, and had issue.
    • Kumari Nirmala Kumari, married (as his second wife) 1957, Raja Ishwari Singh, Raja of Baghat.
  • Kanwar Ranjit Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Sharda Devi, married Babu Ram Singh, and has issue.
      • Kanwar Ranvijay Singh, married Kumari Punam Pal, daughter of Rana Bir Pal, Rana of Bhajji, and his wife, Rani Sarat Kumari Devi.
    • Kumari Sheela Kumari, married (as his second wife), 1964, Raja Hitendra Sen, 77th Raja of Keonthal, and had issue.
  • Mian Ranzore Singh of Shurala in Koti, married a daughter of Kanwar Mohan Singh of Ratesh, and had issue.
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1. Indian Year Book for 1947 (courtesy of S. Ruelberg, June 2005)