Limbdi (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

LOCATION: Saurashtra AREA: 888 kmē VILLAGES: 85 POPULATION: 35,422 (1921) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 7,00,000 DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Jhala PRIVY PURSE: Rs 2,30,000 SEAT: Limbdi ACCESSION: 15th February 1948

HH Thakore Sahib
          Shri Chhatrasalji Digvijaysinhji PRESENT RULER:
HH Thakore Sahib Shri CHHATRASALJI DIGVIJAYSINHJI, present Thakore Sahib of Limbdi since 1941. (Dighbuvan, Gujarat, India)
born 19th February 1940 (#4) and succeeded to the gadi on 6th January 1941, married 1stly, 1960 (div.), HH Thakorani Saheb Hemant Devi of Jaisalmer, born 1943, married 2ndly, late 1960's, HH Thakorani Saheb Snehlata Kumari, daughter of Thakore Sahib Jayendra Sinhji of Kathiwada, and has issue. PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: This is a Second Class state founded in about 1500. Succession to the gaddi is governed by the law of primogeniture. The Thakore Sahib maintains a military force of 35 cavalry, 174 infantry and 28 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were...
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