|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state was founded in 1663, by Raja Makrand Shah, a Raj
Gond ruler who was from a family that owned land in Harda
tehsil. The family originally held the taluka of Kalibhit
in Hoshangabad district. The Rajas of Makrai struggled
against the Peshwas, the Scindias and Pindaris until 1844,
when the state was taken under British protection. In
December 1890 the British government took over Makrai
State owing to bad administration. Power was restored to
the native ruler in 1893 under the condition that he
appoint a Diwan (Minister) duly approved by the British
Head Commissioner. The title of Hathriya Rai is said to have been
conferred by the Mughal Emperor. Rulers were...
- Raja MAKRAND SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja
of Makrai 1663/-, it is said that around 1663, he took
advantage in the decline of Mughal powers, left
Kalibhit, and built a fort at Makrai, where he
succeeded in annexing fifty villages.
- Raja FATEH SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja
of Makrai, married Rani Birj Kune (qv).
- Rani Birj Kune,
Rani of Makrai 1749/-
- Raja DHAR SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja
- Raja BHARAT SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja
of Makrai 1765/-
- Raja UDAI SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja
- Raja DEVI SHAH
Hathriya Rai, Raja of Makrai 1832/1866,
married and had adoptive issue.
- Raja Lacchu Shah Hathriya Rai [aka Bharat Shah]
- Raja LACCHU SHAH
Hathriya Rai, Raja of Makrai 1866/1911, born
1846, succeeded 5th December 1866 (#1).
He died 1920.
- Raja CHHATRASAL
SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja of Makrai 1911/1918,
he was granted a sanad in 1911, recognizing him as a
Feudal Chief, married Rani Bhup Kunwar, Regent of
Makrai 1918/1919, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1918.
- (A) Raja
Drigpal Shah Hathriya Rai (qv)
- Raja DRIGPAL SHAH
Hathriya Rai, Raja of Makrai [30.10.1918] -
[17.4.1929], born 24th September 1904, he succeeded
his cousin and adoptive father to the gadi on 30th
October 1918 (#2); he was
invested with the powers of a ruling Chief on 20th
October 1925. He died sp on 17th April 1929.
POLITICAL AGENT, Raipur
[17.4.1929] - [23.4.1932]
- Raja Sahib TODAR
SHAH Hathriya Rai, Raja of Makrai 1929/1987,
born 20th March 1908, he succeeded his distant
relative to the gadi
17th April 1929; he was invested with the powers of a
ruling Chief on 23rd April 1932; married Rani Uma
Kanwar, and had issue. He died 1987.
- Yuvaraj Devi Shah, born 4th August 1931, married
Yuvarani Sita Rana [now Rajmata Sita Rani Devi of
Makrai], daughter of Shri Thir Jung Rana of Nepal,
and his wife, Rani Saheb Padma Kumari, and had
issue, four sons and four daughters.
- Raja Ajay Kumar Shah (qv)
- Kunwar Vijay Shah, presently an M.L.A. from
Harsood and formerly a Cabinet Minister in the
B.J.P. government of Madhya Pradesh, married
Kunwarani Bhawna Kushwaha of Bagli Jagir, District
Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, and has issue, one son.
- Kunwar Dhananjay Shah, he is Additional
Superintendent of Police in Madhya Pradesh;
married Kunwarani Priti Chakrawarti of Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh (see Orchha), and has issue, one
son, and one daughter.
- Kunwar Apratim Shah
- Kumari Advitiya Shah
- Kuwar Sanjay Shah, he is an M.L.A. from Timarni,
Madhya Pradesh, married Kunwarani Shailja of
Bardibas, Mahottari, Nepal, and has issue, one
daughter and one son.
- Kumari Raima Shah
- Kunwar Ravya Shah
- Kumari Kiran Shah, married Thakur Mahipal Singh
of Bendi, Anuppur, Additional Commissioner, and
has issue, one daughter and two sons.
- Kumari Sukriti Shah
- Kunwar Rudra Pratap Shah
- Kunwar Narmada Pratap Shah
- Kumari Uma Shah, married Shri Dr. Krishna Hamal
of Pipal Bhanjyang, Udaypur district of Nepal, and
has issue, two daughters.
- Natasha Hamal
- Abhilasha Hamal
- Kumari Purnima Shah, married Shri Yogendra Singh
of Dhamkan Jagir, Muraina district, Madhya
Pradesh, and has issue, two sons.
- Kunwar Yuvraj Singh
- Kunwar Dushyant Singh
- Kumari Archana Shah, married Shri Naresh Thapa
of Chandanpur, Sankhuwa Sabha district of Nepal,
and has issue, one daughter.
- Rajkumar Bharat Shah, born 3rd May 1934.
- Rajkumar Vikram Kesri Shah
- Raja Sahib AJAY
KUMAR SHAH, Raja of Makrai (see above)