|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT
HISTORY: Namli is situated in the Malwa plateau
region of Madhya Pradesh, about 26 kilometres north of
Ratlam City. The Namli Garh is built on an artificial
mound, held together by fortified walls. Namli is said to
get it’s name from a saint, Naamliya Baba. He had an
ashram here. He preached the spirituality of “Naad –
Braham” the Yoga of sound, mentioned in the Upanishads.
This village’s name appears in the history of the Ratlam
Rajas, when they came from Marwad. Namli was first given
to the Sanchora Chauhans of Panched, later Raja Mansingh
of Ratlam gave it to the Songara Chauhan – Bhopat Sinhji,
who fought for him. The Songaras of Namli who fought and
lost their family members in battle were given Jagirs and
made Thakurs in 1783. Kishor Sinhji was given Kandarwasa
and others were given Jhar, Sandala, Arjala, Umran,
Nalkoi, Jarkhedi and Pipal Khunta, the village of Bajeda
and Bhadwasa to Namli. They became the junior branches and
Namli remained “Patvighar – Main Branch”. The Thakur Saheb
is permitted to sound a drum and to have a nishan carried before
him only within the limits of his estate. He also holds
land from the Darbars of Gwalior and Rajgarh. Estate
- Thakur BHOPAT
SINHJI, 1st Thakur Saheb of Namli 1726/1748,
awarded the title of sena nayak by Raja Man
Singh of Ratlam and received the jagirs of Namli,
Dhanasuta, Kamed, Sakrauda and Kotdi, married 1stly,
Thakurani Chaman Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Surajmalji
Bagdi, married 2ndly, Thakurani Raaj Kunwar, daughter
of Thakur Meghrajji Sevad-Udaipur, married 3rdly,
Thakurani Maya Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Raj Sinhji
of Raipur, married 4thly, Thakurani Bakhtawar Kunwar,
daughter of Thakur Uday Sinhji of Chaldu, and had
- Thakur Tej Sinhji, fifth son, (qv)
- Thakur Anop Singhji, married and had issue, the
family of Sikhedi. He died 1801 at Hara Naru.
- Kunwar Vaje Sinhji, died 1801 at Hara Naru.
- Thakur TEJ SINHJI,
2nd Thakur Saheb of Namli 1748/1801, married 1stly,
Thakurani Suraj Kunwar, daughter of Kumar Shri Sahib
Singhji Jhala of Dabia, married 2ndly, Thakurani Bane
Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Kushal Sinhji of Bhopavar,
married 3rdly, Thakurani Guman Kunwar, daughter of
Thakur Sawant Sinhji of Datoda, married 4thly,
Thakurani Amrit Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Lal Sinhji
of Bhimsar, married 5thly, Thakurani Chain Kunwar,
daughter of Kumar Shri Fateh Sinhji Jhala of Sadadi,
married 6thly, Thakurani Maan Kunwar, daughter of
Thakur Nahar Sinhji of Guda, married 7thly, Thakurani
Ratan Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Dalpat Sinhji of
Fatehgarh, married 8thly, Thakurani Bakhtawar Kunwar,
daughter of Thakur Khuman Sinhji, and had issue. He
died in battle in 1801 at Hara Naru.
- Thakur Gaj Sinhji (qv)
- Thakur Nahar Sinhji
- Thakur Naval Sinhji
- Thakur Kishore Sinhji, received Kandarwasa
- Rani Swarup Kanwar, married Raja Padam Singh of Ratlam.
- Maharani Gulab Kanwar, married Maharawat Sawant
Singh of Pratpgarh
- Thakur GAJ SINHJI,
3rd Thakur Saheb of Namli 1801/1806, born 1779,
married 1stly, Thakurani Takhat Kunwar, daughter of
Thakur Sultan Sinhji of Karwad, married 2ndly,
Thakurani Kundan Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Guman
Sinhji of Kalyanpura. He died 1806
- Thakur FATEH SINHJI,
4th Thakur Saheb of Namli 1806/1826, married Thakurani
Saras Kunwar, daughter of Kumar Shri Bhuwan Sinhji of
Vela, married 2ndly, Thakurani Takhat Kunwar, daughter
of Kumar Shri Vad Sinhji of Isarthuni, and had issue.
- Maharani Daulat Kunwar, married Maharawat Sawant
Singh of Pratpgarh
- Thakur Takhat Sinhji (qv)
- Thakur Bakhtawar Sinhji, he was granted the estate
of Dorana from Pratapgarh.
- Thakur TAKHAT
SINHJI, 5th Thakur Saheb of Namli 1826/1898,
born 1806, married 1stly, Thakurani Suraj Kunwar,
daughter of Thakur Jorawar Sinhji of Bori, married
2ndly, Thakurani Lal Kunwar, daughter of Thakur
Gambhir Sinhji of Mewasa, married 3rdly, Thakurani
Gulab Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Mohabbat Sinhji of
Sagthali, married 4thly, Thakurani Mehtab Kunwar,
daughter of Thakur Pratap Sinhji of Sohanpur, and had
issue. He died 1898.
- HH Maharani Tej Kunwar, married HH Maharawal
Lakshman Singh of Banswara.
- Maharani Swarup Kunwar, married Maharawat Udai
Singh of Pratpgarh
- Thakur Kishore Sinhji, married 1stly, Thakurani
Deep Kunwar of Sarsi, married 2ndly, Thakurani
Pratap Kunwar of Jamli.
- Thakur Amar Sinhji (qv)
- Thakur Himmat Sinhji
- Rani Uday Kunwar, married HH Raja Rawat Balbhadra
Singh of Rajgarh,
and had issue.
- Thakur AMAR SINHJI,
6th Thakur Saheb of Namli 1898/1916, born 1866, educated at Central College, Ratlam and at Daly College, Indore; married 1stly,
1883, Thakurani Gulab Kunwar of Selarpura, married
2ndly, Thakurani Swaroop Kunwar, daughter of Thakur
Gulab Sinhji of Kalukheda, married 3rdly, 1893,
Thakurani Jadhav Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Bhairu
Sinhji of Daspan,
married 4thly, 1898, Thakurani Jijiraj Ba, daughter of
Thakur Ghagubha of Tera in Kutch,
and had issue.
- Thakur Manmahipal Sinhji (qv)
- Col. Thakur Rajendra Sinhji, maried Thakurani
Manhar Kunwarba, daughter of Thakur Nanubha of Tera
in Kutch, and had
issue. He died 6th October 1963.
- Thakur Saheb Surendra Sinhji, born 10th March
1929, married Thakurani Jitendra Kunwarba,
daughter of Thakur Shri Jashwant Sinhji of Ranasan, and had
issue. He died 30th March 1980.
born 4th October 1975, educated at Daly College,
Indore and Symbiosis College, Pune; presently
(2005) working in Dubai as a Projects Manager
with the Al Futtaim group, specializing in Nero
retail marketing (a very specialized retail
designing field); married 26th October 2010,
Thakurani Saheba Pearl Kunwar [née Pearl Rose
- Thakur Saheb Ranjit Sinhji, born 5th April
1977 in Indore, educated at Daly College, Indore
and College from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University
of Baroda, Gujarat (Bachelor Of Arts), pursued a
course study in History (Major) and English
(Minor), passing the requisite examinations with
Honours, worked as a Country Manager for
Afghanistan, taking care of the Procurement and
logistics for clients like the U.S. Army, NATO,
UNO and Non-Government organisations, presently
(2008) employed with the multi national company
“Weiss-Rohlig” from Austria, Europe and is
working as a Business development manager for
their Dubai, UAE office; married 17th November
2005, Thakurani Saheba Poonam Kuwar Namli of
Karol Thikana, Jodhpur and has issue, one son
and one daughter.
- Kuwar Sahib Jyotiraditya Singh Namli, born
12th April 2007.
- Kumari Arundhati Singh Namli, born 21st
- Thakurani Bhanu Kumari, married Maj. Thakur Dr.
Mohan Sinhji of Amleta.
- Thakurani Krishna Kumari, married Thakur Himmat
Sinhji of Sagthali, son of Maj. Thakur Parbat
- Thakurani Lalit Kunwar, married Thakur Raj Sinhji
- Thakur MANMAHIPAL
SINHJI, 7th Thakur Saheb of Namli 1916/1948,
born 1900, he succeeded his father in 1919; married
1stly, Thakurani Uday Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Modh
Sinhji of Nimbahera,
married 2ndly, Thakurani Nand Kunwarba, daughter of
Thakur Ravaji, and had issue.
- Thakur Narendra Sinhji (qv)
- Baisa Yashwant Kumari
- Thakur Jitendra Singhji, married Baisa Suman Kumari Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Saheb Shri Madan Singhji Panwar, of Bhensola, and his wife, Thakurani
Sahiba Shankar Kumari, and has issue. (Namli
- Kunwar Devraj Singhji, married Kunwarani
Omprabha Kunwar of Badlias, and has issue.
- Kunwar Novjot Singh, he has completed his High
- Kumari Vishakha, she has completed her High
School education, gaining 3rd rank overall in
- Kunwar Mahiraj Singhji, married Kunwarani Meena
Kuwar of Dungarpur, and has issue.
- Nandni Kumari
- Kunwar Mritunjay Singh
- Kunwar Raghuraj Singhji, married Kunwarani Joyti
Kunwar of Sarangi, and has issue, two daughters.
- Kanupriya Kumari
- Mandvi Kumari
- Kunwar Prithviraj Singhji, married Kunwarani
Kadambari Kunwar of Samlia, and has issue.
- Kunwar Surya Pratap Singh, born 29th November
1992 in Namli; he has completed his High School
- Kunwar Chandra Pratap Singh
- Thakur NARENDRA
SINHJI, 8th Thakur Saheb of Namli 1948/-,
born 1922, married Thakurani Mangala Kunwar, born
1927, daughter of Shreeman Maharaj Bharat Singhji
Sahib, Raja Sahib of Multhan,
and his first wife, Rani Aman Kunwar.