LAKHTAR (Princely State)

Lakhtar Monogram
Area: 640 km2 Privy Purse: 91,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
STATE: Saurashtra Dynasty: Jhala Religion: Hindu
Villages: 51 Population: 21,123 (1921) Revenue: 275,778Rs



PRESENT RULER: Thakore Sahib Shri BALBHADRASINHJI INDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar
born 19th November 1929 (#4 p.343).
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1604 by Thakore Abhaisinhji, a younger son of Raj Saheb Chandrasinhji of Dhrangadhra, Lakhtar ranks as a third class state in Kathiawar. The Talukdar of Lakhtar exercises jurisdictional powers, as follows:- Civil - unlimited and Criminal - full powers with the exception that the state may not try persons other than its own subjects for capital offences and provided that sentences of death are confirmed by the Hon'ble the Resident for the States of Western India. Rulers were...
  • Thakore ABHAISINHJI CHANDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1604/1639, son of Raj Saheb Chandrasinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Thakore VAJERAJJI ABHAISINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1639/1665, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Sheshmalji Vajerajji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Kanaji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Rayadhanji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Kalinaji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Karansinhji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Laxmansinhji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Samatsinhji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Shaktiji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Abherajji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Kashiaji Vajerajji
    • Kunwar Shri Ratanji Vajerajji
  • Thakore Sahib SHESHMALJI VAJERAJJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1665/1696, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Gopalsinhji Sheshmalji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Jesangji Sheshmalji
    • Kunwar Shri Sangramji Sheshmalji
    • Kunwar Shri Ranmalji Sheshmalji
    • Kunwar Shri Keshavdasji Sheshmalji
  • Thakore Sahib GOPALSINHJI SHESHMALJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1696/1714, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Karansinhji Gopalsinhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Vikaji Gopalsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Chandaji Gopalsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Kashiaji Gopalsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Bhagaji Gopalsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Hathisinhji Gopalsinhji
  • Thakore Sahib KARANSINHJI GOPALSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1714/1741, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Abherajji Karansinhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Punjaji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Adaji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Jivajji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Akherajji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Raghaji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Modji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Tamayji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Bamaji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Sujoji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Muluji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Jesangji Karansinhji
  • Thakore Sahib ABHERAJJI KARANSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1741/1769, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Raydhanji Abherajji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Hardholji Abherajji
    • Kunwar Shri Rayabji Abherajji
    • Kunwar Shri Kashiaji Abherajji
    • Kunwar Shri Sahebji Abherajji
  • Thakore Sahib RAYDHANJI ABHERAJJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1769/1798, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Sangramji Raydhanji (qv)
    • Thakore Sahib Chandrasinhji Raydhanji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Akherajji Raydhanji
    • Kunwar Shri Gondji Raydhanji
  • Thakore Sahib SANGRAMJI RAYDHANJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar in 1798
  • Thakore Sahib CHANDRASINHJI RAYDHANJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1798/1803
  • Thakore Sahib PRITHIRAJJI CHANDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1803/1835, married and had issue. He died 1835.
    • Thakore Sahib Vajirajji Prathirajji (qv)
    • Maharani Gena Bai, married Maharaja Gaekwad Govindrao Gaekwad Shamsher Bahadur of Baroda.
  • Thakore Sahib VAJIRAJJI PRITHIRAJJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1835/1846, died 15th June 1846.
  • Thakore Sahib KARANSINHJI VAJIRAJJI C.S.I., Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1846/1924, born March 1846, succeeded 15th June 1846 (#3), C.S.I. [cr. 12.12.1911] (#1), married and had issue. He died 8th August 1924.
    • Thakore Sahib Balvirsinhji Karansinhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Mansinhji Karansinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Bhagwatsinhji Karansinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumari Prankuverba [Panuba], married HH Thakore Saheb Shri Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji Saheb of Dhrol, and had issue, one daughter.
  • Thakore Sahib BALVIRSINHJI KARANSINHJI C.S.I., Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1924/1940, born 11th January 1881 (#4 p.340), he succeeded his father on 8th August 1924 (#4 p.340), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he attended the Viceroy's Darbar at Rajkot on 24th November 1924; married and had issue, six sons.
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Indrasinhji Balvirsinhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Shri Vikramsinhji Balvirsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Juwansinhji Balvirsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Mahendrasinhji Balvirsinhji
    • Kunwar Shri Natversinhji Balvirsinhji, Barrister educated at the Inns of Court in London, fl.1974
    • Kunwar Shri Kishorsinhji Balvirsinhji (Photo), born 27th March 1920, educated at Panchgani High School; married Kumar Rani Jaychandra Kunwarba, daughter of Darbar Saheb Prabhatsinhji of Shapar, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Shri Girirajsinhji Zala, married Kumari Dilherkunwarba, daughter of Thakore Saheb Kishorsinhji of Metral, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Shri Rudraduttsinhji Girirajsinhji, married Kumari Durgeshwari Devi, daughter of Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji of Panched, and has issue.
          • Kumari Devyani
          • Kumar Manvendrasinh Zala
        • Kumari Mohini, married Kumar Shri Kalikakumar Chudasama of Gamph.
        • Kumari Padmini, married Kumar Shri Girirajsinhji Chudasama of Rojka.
        • Kumari Yogini, married Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji Rathore of Bakrol.
        • Kumari Brijeshwari, married Kumar Shri Pratapsinhji Jadeja of Roha.
        • Kumari Rajeshwari, married Kumar Shri Surendrasinhji Parmar of Abhra.
        • Kumari Meenakshi, married Kumar Shri Abhimanyusinhji Ranavat of Rajpur.
      • Kunwar Shri Mayurdhwajsinhji Zala, married Kumari Amrapali Devi, daughter of Maharaj Shri Manvendrasinhji Jadeja of Khijadiya in Morvi, and has issue.
        • Kumari Shri Devi, married Thakore Saheb Jayrajsinhji Solanki of Mogar, and has issue (see Wadhwan).
        • Kumari Bhuneshwari Devi, married Kumar Shir Kirtirajsinhji Chouhan of Bhawaniya.
      • Kunwar Shri Divyarajsinhji Zala, married Kumar Rani Nirmala Kumari, daughter of Thakore Saheb Bhimsinhji of Tharad, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Shri Yashpalsinhji Divyarajsinhji Zala, married Kumar Rani Yogeshwari Devi, daughter Kumar Shri Kailashsinhji of Thana in Udaipur, and has issue.
          • Kumar Rudrapratapsinhji Yashpalsinhji Zala
    • Kunwar Shri Jayvirsinhji Balvirsinhji
  • Thakore Sahib Shri INDRASINHJI BALVIRSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar 1940/- , born 5th April 1907 (#4 p.343) and succeeded 2nd July 1940 (#2), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Balbhadrasinhji Indrasinhji (qv)
    • Rani Jayendra Kumari, married 10th December 1952, Maharaj Shri Pramodsinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and has issue, four daughters.
    • Rani Kusum Kumari, married (as his first wife), Maharaj Rameshwar Singhji of Multhan, and had issue, one daughter.
  • Thakore Sahib BALBHADRASINHJI INDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Lakhtar (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumari of Lakhtar, married Thakur Nahar Singh of Auwa, and had issue.
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2. "Indian Annual Register", N.N.Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "The Golden Book of India", LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.537
4. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.