|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The State of Narsinghgarh was carved out of the state of
Rajgarh by Paras Ramji, the younger brother of the then
Ruler of Rajgarh, Rawat
Mohan Singhji in 1681. Rulers were...
- Rawat Kishan Singh, Rawat of Umatwara, married and
- Rawat Dungar Singh, Rawat of Umatwara, married and
- Rawat Dudaji, Rawat of Umatwara, married and had
- Rawat Hate Singh, Rawat of Umatwara, married
and had issue.
- Dewan Ajab Singh, married and had issue.
- Raja Paras Ramji, he established
Narsingarh State (qv and cf. below)
- Rawat Jait Singh, he was granted Bhatkhera
in Jagir, married and had issue.
- Rawat Anup Singh of Bhatkhera (qv)
- Thakur Himmat Singh, he was granted
Jharkia in Jagir.
- Rawat Udaji, Rawat of Rajgarh, married and had
issue (see Rajgarh).
- Raja PARAS RAMJI,
Raja of Narsinghgarh 1681/1695, son of Raja Chhatar
Singh of Umatwara; Diwan of Rajgarh 1660/1681 and
founder of Narsinghgarh in 1681, a just and a capable
Ruler, he named his state after Shri Narsingh Bhagwan,
who was his deity and aradhya Dev; afterwards he
founded the town of Narsinghgarh and transferred his
capital there and constructed the temple of his
aradhya Dev Shri Narsingh Bhagwan, he also constructed
a tank known as Paras
Ram Sagar, married and had issue.
- Rawat DALEL SINGHJI,
Rawat of Narsinghgarh in 1695, married and had issue.
He died 1695.
- Rawat MOTI SINGHJI,
Rawat of Narsinghgarh 1695/1751, married and had
issue. He died 1751.
- Rawat KHUMAN
SINGHJI, Rawat of Narsinghgarh 1751/1766,
during his rule, Mughul power declined in Malwa and
the Marathas gained the ascendancy; he married and had
- Rawat ACHAL SINGHJI,
Rawat of Narsinghgarh 1766/1795, a brave and wise
ruler, he married the daughter of the Maharana of
Udaipur, and had issue. He died 1795.
- Rawat Sobhagh Singhji (qv)
- Rawat SOBHAGH
SINGHJI, Rawat of Narsinghgarh 1795/1827, his
reign witnessed the advent of the British in Malwa and
also the signing of treatise and engagements between
the Ruling Princes of Malwa and Sir John Malcolm, who
represented the British Government; he married the
niece of Maharana Udaipur, and had issue as well as
adoptive issue. He died 9th March 1827.
- Rajkumar Chain Singhji, born 1800, courageous,
brave and intelligent, he was placed in charge of
the administration of the state due to the illness
of his father, but he fell foul of the British
Government and a battle ensued at Sehore in 1824, a
town about 37 kilometers west of Bhopal, in he which
he died fighting valiantly. He died in battle in
1824 at Sehore. (#3)
- (A) HH Raja
Hanwant Singhji (qv)
- HH Raja HANWANT
SINGHJI, Raja of Narsinghgarh 1827/1873, Raja
(Hereditary)[cr. xx.5.1872], as the nearest heir and
rightful successor to the gaddi, he was adopted from Batkhera
by the dowager Rani of the late Rawat Saheb with the
consent of Sirdars of Narsinghgarh State in 1827; a
generous, noble and high-minded Ruler with a great
administrative capabilities for which he was rewarded
with a salute of 11 guns and the style of His Highness
by the British Government, he married and had issue,
as well as further issue. He died in March 1873.
- Rajkumar Bhawani Singhji, married Rajkumari
Rukmani Kumari, born 1842, daughter of Raja Shivnath
Singh of Khetri, and
had issue. He died vp before 1873.
- HH Raja Pratap Singhji (qv)
- HH Raja Mehtab Singhji (qv)
- Rajkumar Chhatrashalji
- Rajkumari Bijai Kunwar Bai Sahiba, married HH
Maharaja Jashwant Singhji II of Jodhpur, and had
- Maharaj Gordhan Singh, born 1865, he was granted
the jagir of Nipania in 1887; married and had issue.
- Kunwar Onkar Singh, born 1890.
- Kunwar Shambhu Singh, born 1892, he was granted
the villages of Mundli and Mundla in 1915, as
recognition of his good services; married and had
- Kunwar Hardayal Singh, born 1913.
- Maharaj Madho Singh, he was granted the jagir of
Bhojpuria, married and had issue. He died 14th
- Maharaj Kishore Singh, Thakur Saheb of
Bhojpuria, born 1900.
- HH Raja PRATAP
SINGHJI, Raja of Narsinghgarh 1873/1890, he
succeeded his grandfather to the gaddi in 1873; a
strong, brave and hardworking, he was the first Rajpt
ruler to visit England and have an audience with Queen
Victoria, in 1887; he was conferred with the degree of
D.C.L. by the University of Edinburgh; married HH Rani
Fateh Kanwar, younger daughter of Maharaj Jorawar
Singhji of Raoti in
Jodhpur, and his wife, Rani Sahiba Ranawatji, and had
issue. He died sp
in April 1890 at an early age.
- HH Raja MEHTAB
SINGHJI, Raja of Narsinghgarh 1890/1895,
succeeded 28th June 1890 (#1),
the only surviving son of Raja Hanwant Singhji, he was
as capable as his father, and often toured his state
every year and dispensed even-handed justice to all
his subjects on the spot, whenever it was required;
married and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1895.
- (A) HH Shri
Huzur Raja Sir Arjun Singhji Sahib Bahadur
- HH Shri Huzur Raja
Sir ARJUN SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur, Raja of
Narsinghgarh 1895/1924, selected by the Government of
India from Bhatkhera as successor, born 10th January
1887, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and Daly
College, Indore; trained with the Imperial Cadet Corps
in Dehradun; K.C.I.E., married 1stly, 1907, HH Rani
Shiv Kunwarji, daughter of HH Raja Sir Jashwant
Singhji Bahadur of Sailana,
D.B.E.(civil) [cr.1924], married 2ndly, a Princess of
Talsana in Gujarat, and had issue, one son and three
daughters. He died 22nd April 1924 (#4).
- HH Shri Huzur Raja Sir Vikram Singhji Sahib
Bahadur (by Rani Shiv Kunwarji) (qv)
- Rajkumari Damyanti Kumaribai Sahiba [HH Maharani
Damayanti Devi of Jaisalmer] (by Rani Shiv
Kunwarji), married 1926 (as his first wife), HH
Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Girdhar Singhji of Jaisalmer, and had
issue. She died 1997.
- Rajkumari Hemant Kumaribai Sahiba [Rani Hemant
Kanwar of Jubbal] (by Rani Shiv Kunwarji), born 13th
September 1913 in Narsingarh, married 31st January
1932, Raja Rana Digvijay Chandra of Jubbal, and had issue.
She died 11th March 1964 in Delhi.
- Rajkumari Basant Kumaribai Sahiba [Rani Basant
Kumari of Indargarh] (by the Talsana Rani), she
married Raja Sumer Singhji of Indargarh in
- HH Shri Huzur Raja
Sir VIKRAM SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur K.C.I.E.,
Raja of Narsinghgarh 1924/1957, K.C.I.E. [cr.1941],
born 21st September 1909 and succeeded his father to
the gadi on
23rd April 1924 (#4),
invested with full ruling powers in 1929; educated at
Daly College, Indore, and Mayo College, Ajmer; he also
spent a year at Bangalore; he was generally
acknowledged by all as a kind hearted and highly
respected Ruler who enjoyed good standing amongst his
brother Princes and Rulers of India; he signed the
Instrument of Accession to the Dominion of India on
15th August 1947 and concluded an agreement to form
Madhya Bharat on 15th June 1948 with other rulers; he
was engaged to Maharajkumari Jeet Kunwarba Sahiba,
daughter of HH Maharao Swaroop Ram Singhji of Sirohi,
but the princess fell ill the very morning of the
marriage and died just before the marriage ceremony,
he married in June 1929, HH Rani Dev Kumariji,
daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Mirzan Maharao Shri
Vijayarajji Khengarji Sawai Bahadur of Kutch, and his wife, HH
Maharani Shri Padmakunwar Ba Sahiba, he adopted Kunwar
Bhanuprakash Singhji, son of Maharaj Prabhunath
Singhji of Dhuwankheri
in 1942. He died sp
on 17th July 1957 dearly loved and respected by all
- HH Shri Huzur
Maharaja BHANUPRAKASH SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur,
Maharaja of Narsinghgarh (see above)