KUNIHAR (Princely State)


AREA: 20.72 kmē PRIVY PURSE: 4,200Rs ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Raghubansi RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Punjab Hill States Agency POPULATION: 2,168 (1901) REVENUE: Rs6,900



PRESENT RULER: Rana SANJAY SINGH, present Rana Sahib of Kunihar since 1997.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in 1154 by Abhoj Dev, a Raghubansi Rajput from Akhnoor/Aknur in Jammu, and is also related to the Rajas of Isanagar in United Provinces. The Thakur maintains a military force of 20 infantry (as of 1892). Rulers were....
  • Rai KESHO DEV, Rai of Kunihar fl.1600
  • .....
  • Rai ANANT DEV, Rai of Kunihar 1763/1795, born 1715, married and had issue. He died 1795.
    • Thakur Maggan Dev (qv)
  • Thakur MAGGAN DEV, Thakur of Kunihar 1795/1816, born 1752, confirmed in his state with the title of Thakur by a sanad of 4th September 1815, married and had issue. He died 1816.
    • Rao Puran Dev (qv)
  • Rao PURAN DEV, Thakur of Kunihar in 1816, born 1769, married and had issue. He died 1816.
    • Rao Kishen Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Bishan Singh, married and had issue. He died 1876.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married 1853, Kanwar Surjan Singh of Sirmur.
      • Kunwar Bir Singh, born 1866, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Rup Singh, born 1887.
      • Kunwar Hira Singh, born 1873.
  • Rao KISHEN SINGH, Thakur of Kunihar 1816/1866, born 1803, married and had issue. He died 1866.
    • Rana Tegh Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Kahan Singh, married and had issue. He died 1879.
      • Kanwar Bamba Singh, born 1858, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Narain Singh, born 1878.
        • Kanwar Devi Singh, born 1882.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his second wife), 1846, HH Raja Ugar Sen of Suket, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his third wife), HH Raja Shamsher Prakash of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Rana TEGH SINGH, Rana of Kunihar 1866/1905, born 4th August 1834, he succeeded to the gadi in 1867 (#1), married and had issue. He died 7th October 1905.
    • Tikka Shib Singh, born 1872, died spvp in 1883.
    • Rana Hardev Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Gopal Singh, born 1901.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Raghubir Chand of Koti, and had issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Raghubir Chand of Koti, and had issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Jagjit Chand of Kuthar, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Raja Surendra Prakash of Sirmur, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Thakur Puran Chand of Beja, and had issue.
  • Rana HARDEV SINGH, Rana of Kunihar 1905/1964, born 26th August 1898, he was installed on 7th October 1905; married Rani Laladi Kumari, daughter of Thakur Surat Singh of Tharoch, and had issue, as well as further issue. He died 1964.
    • Rana Vijay Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married into Chingrawali, and had issue.
      • Thakurani Santosh Kumari, married Thakur Akhey Singhji of Pokhran, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Rana VIJAY SINGH, Rana of Kunihar 1964/1997, born 1931, married Rani Lalita Kumari, daughter of Raja Jagat Dev Singh of Poonch, and his wife, Rani Padmawati Bhadwal, and had issue. He died 1997.
    • Tikka Ajay Singh, born 9th July 1956 at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, married June 1995, Raj Kumari Bhavna Kumari, born 12th November 1969 at Chandigarh, daughter of Rana Narendra Singh of Kotkhai, and his wife, Rani Roop Kumari. They were both killed in an automobile accident on 3rd March 1996.
    • Kumari Versha Kumari, married Rajkumar Sarangbushn Singh of Balsan.
    • Rana Sanjay Singh (qv)
  • Rana SANJAY SINGH, Rana of Kunihar (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwarani Pratap Devi, married Kanwar Sunder Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
  • Kanwarni Kamla Devi of Kunihar, married, Kanwar Gyan Singh of Madhan, and has issue.
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.272