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
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.
- Yuvaraj Sahib Jaideepsinhji Chhatrasalji, married 1stly, November 1988 at Simla (div.), Rajkumari Meenakshi Kumari, born 27th June 1966 at Simla, daughter of Raja Virbhadra Singh of Rampur-Bushahr, married 2ndly, 2003, Yuvarani Priya Kumari, and has issue.
- Rajkumari Nandita Kumari (by 1st wife)
- Rajkumar Digvijay Sinh Jhala (by 1st wife)
- Rajkumari Vamakshi Kumari (by 2nd wife), born 2004.
- Raj Kumari Varsha Kumari, married.
- Raj Sahib MANGUJI, second son of Raj Sahib Harpal Dev of Halvad, ancestor of the princely state of Limbdi, married and had issue.
- Raj Sahib Madhupal [Manipal] (qv)
- Raj Sahib MADHUPAL [Manipal], married and had issue.
- Raj Sahib DHAVAL [Dhamal], fl.1194
- Thakore Sahib NAGJI I, 12th in descent from founder.
- Maharana Shri KHETOJI I, 17th in descent from founder, married and had issue, thirteen sons. He died 1486.
- Thakore Shri Nagji Khetoji, he was a cripple, and
abdicated his rights to his next younger brother.
- Thakore Shri Bhanji Khetoji of Pacham, he likewise abdicated his rights in favour of his youngest brother, who granted him the estate of Pacham; married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Hardaji of Pacham, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Mebhaji of Pacham, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Khetoji of Pacham, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Nagji of Pacham, during his reign, the
Marathas invaded Kathiawar and K.S. Nagji fell upon
some Marathas and captured booty to the value of Rs
24,000, the Marathas then attacked Limbdi and its
Chief was forced to pay a large sum of money to rid
the state of them, he then attacked Pacham, forcing
K.S. Nagji and his son to flee Pacham and seek
sanctuary in Gondal, where they were granted the two
villages of Choradi and Gundala for their
maintenance, married and had issue. He died in exile
- Kumar Shri Jamulji, married and had issue. He died in exile at Gondal.
- Kumar Shri Sujaji, he died in a skirmish against the Limbdi forces
- Kumar Shri Bhimabhai, he was made Commander-in-Chief of the Gondal State Forces; married and had issue. He died in exile at Gondal.
- Kumar Shri Haribhai of Bellara, he succeeded his father as Commander-in-Chief of the Gondal State Forces; the estate of Pacham was returned to him for his military services and he also acquired Bellara, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Vaktaji of Bellara, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Lakhobi of Bellara, he was
granted the village of Bodi in 1807 by his
brother-in-law; married Jarecha Bai Shri
Jijiba, and had issue. He died in about
1888 at the age of 98 years.
- Kumar Shri Hakobhi
- Kumar Shri Muluji, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Halaji Muluji
- Kumar Shri Bhimsinhji Muluji
- Kumar Shri Dadbha Muluji, seventh son, he was adopted by Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji of Limbdi and succeeded as Col. HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jaswantsinhji, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi (see below)
- Kumar Shri Natwarsinhji Muluji
- Kumari Shri Phuliba, married Thakur Saheb Gagubha Hamirji Sahib of Tera in Kutch, and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Jadakaka Muluji
- Kumar Shri Vakabhi
- Kumar Shri Kalubha, married HH Jam Vibhaji
- Kumar Shri Samatsinhji
- Kumari Kasuliba, married HH Jam Vibhaji of Nawanagar
- Kumari Soniba, married HH Jam Ranmalji of Nawanagar
- HH Jam Vibhaji, 5th son, married 22
wives and a further 9 secondary wives,
and had issue.
- Kumari (name unknown),
married Thakore Sahib Kumbhaji of Gondal, and had
- Thakore Sahib Sanghaji Khetoji (qv)
- Thakore Sahib SANGHAJI KHETOJI, married and had issue.
- Thakore Sahib ASKARANJI III, 23rd in descent from founder.
- Thakore Sahib ADERAJJI II fl.1600
- Thakore Sahib VERISALJI II
- Thakore Sahib HARBHAMJI I, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi -/1786, he founded his capital at Limbdi, died 1786.
- Thakore Sahib HARISINHJI,
Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1786/1825, an able and intelligent
- Thakore Sahib BHOJRAJJI III,
Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1825/1837
- Thakore Sahib HARBHAMJI II,
Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1837/1856
- Thakore Sahib Shri FATEHSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1856/1862, married and had issue. He died 1862.
- Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji (qv)
- Kumar Shri (name unknown)
Fatehsinhji, married Kumari Shri Hiraba of Belur.
- Thakore Sahib Shri Sir JASWANTSINHJI FATEHSINHJI K.C.I.E., Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1862/1907, born 23rd May 1859 (#1), he succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 30th January 1862, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; installed as ruler on 1st August 1877, he was appointed an M.L.C. of Bombay in 1884; he was selected in 1887 as one of the representatives of the Princes of Western India to present their loyal congratulations to the Queen Empress on the auspicious occasion of the Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign, and on that occasion he had the honour of receiving from the Empress in person the insignia of a Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.); he is entitled to a salute of 9 guns (1892); he married four wives. He died sp on 15th April 1907 (#2).
- Col. Thakore Sahib Shri Sir DAULATSINHJI JASHWANTSINHJI K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1907/1940, born 11th July 1868 (#3) in Bodi as Kumar Shri Dadbha Muluji of a collateral line, he was installed on the gaddi on 14th April 1908 (#5 p.321), educated at Jamnagar High School, and received military training in various British Regiments; he was invited to participate in the ceremonies associated with Australia's declaration of Federation in 1901; he attended the Delhi Coronation Durbars in 1903 and 1911; Member of the Chamber of Princes; made an K.C.I.E. [cr. 1st January 1921] and K.C.S.I. [cr. 1st January 1931], married 1stly, 1883, Kunwari Shri Baluba, born 1872, daughter of Jadeja Shri Jetiji of Panchasara, and had issue, four sons and two daughters. He died 30th September 1940.
- HH Thakore Sahib Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji (qv)
- Raj Rana Pratapsinhji Daulatsinhji, married Kumari Jasvant Kunverba Sahiba, and had issue.
- Rajkumar Shri Janaksinhji Pratapsinhji, first person in India to make fibreglass cars, married Kumari Laxmi Devi of Rajpipla, and had issue, five children.
- Kumari Shri Harinakshini Devi, married Kumar Indrapalsinhji of Rajpipla.
- Kumari Shri Unmani Devi, married Dr. Hasnain Patel
- Kumar Shri Shivpalsinhji Janaksinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1972); married Parven Masani-Cama
- Kumari Shri Anjali Devi, married Arjunsinhji of Mudhol.
- Kumar Shri Mahipalsinhji Janaksinhji, educated at
Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1979).
- Wing Cdr. Rajkumar Jayvantsinhji Pratapsinhji, born
January 1927 in Porbandar, educated at the Doon School,
Dehra Dun (Class of 1945), a Fighter Pilot (GDP) serving
with the Indian Air Force (Wing Commander 1947 to 1969),
married August 1952 in Poona, Kauverani Indira Singh, and
has issue. He died December 2003 in the U.S.A.
- Kumar Vijit Singh Jhala, born August 1953 in Bombay,
educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun (Class of 1969),
M.S. Environmental Studies (USA), B.A. Communications
(USA), married October 2001 in the U.S.A., Rajkumari
Kumar Shri Shivraj Singh, married Kumari Shivani Singh
- Kumari Meenakshi Singh
- Rajkumar Shri Bharatsinhji Pratapsinhji, artist, painter, poet, and bohemian.
- Kumar Shri Raivirsinhji Bharatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1968).
- Kumar Shri Digvijaysinhji Bharatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1975).
- Kumar Shri Chandravirsinhji Bharatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1977).
- Kumar Shri Fatehsinhji Daulatsinhji,
- Kumar Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji, born 23rd October 1902 in Limbdi, Gujarat; Khangi Karbhari of Limbdi; he was an Indian first class cricketer, who played for Western India; he was selected as vice-captain of India's tour of England in 1932. He died 10th November 1964 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
- HH Maharani Rupaliba Sahiba, married 5th February 1920, Lt.-Col. HH Maharaja Rana Saheb Shri Sir Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji of Porbandar. She died sp in 1943.
- Kumari Shri Pratapba Sahiba
- Thakore Sahib Shri DIGVIJAYSINHJI DAULATSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi 1940/1941, born 10th April 1896 (#5 p.321), married 1stly 1910, Kunwari Shri Nandkunwarba, the only daughter of HH Maharaja Sir Kesri Singhji of Idar, married 2ndly, (name unknown), and had issue. He died 6th January 1941.
- Yuvraj Saheb Ramrajendrasinhji Digvijaysinhji (by Thakorani Nandkunwarba), born 12th March 1917, engaged 1930, and married a daughter of HH Maharaja Narendra Shah of Tehri-Garhwal. He died vp(spm?) before 1941.
- HH Thakore Sahib Shri Chhatrasalji Digvijaysinhji (by 2nd marriage) (qv)
- Kumari Premkumari, married Yuvraj Udaybhansingh of Porbandar.
- Kumari Dharmendrakumari, married Yuvraj Jayendrasinh [later Rana Sahib Shri Jayendrasinhji of Kathiwada], and had issue, one son.
- HH Thakore Sahib Shri CHHATRASALJI DIGVIJAYSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi (see above)
- Kumar Shri Himmatsinhji Jhala