|PRESENT RULER: Raja PANCHAM SINGH,
Raja Saheb of Pahargarh from 1910.
M.L.A from Murena in Madhya Pradesh for 25 years; educated
at Sardar School, Fort Gwalior (now Scindia School) and at
Mayo College, Ajmer, graduating in Administration, Law and
State affairs; he succeeded as a minor in 1910, during his
rule, the state was converted into a Class I Jagir of
Gwalior in 1921; President of the Gwalior Municipality for
over 9 years and also a Mayor of the Corporation
1959/1960; the corporation has named a new road in Gwalior
in his honour on the occassion of his 100th birthday; he
served as President, chairman and executive member of many
organizations like Gwalior Mela, Gwalior Development
Authority (Vikas Samiti), Theosophical society, Wild Life
Board, Madhya Pradesh Olympic Association etc.; in 1952 he
merged Pahargarh with the state of Madhya Bharat in the
Republic of India; Agra Vidya Peeth University honoured
him by conferring the degree of Sathya Ratna for
his work in Hindi and Sanskrit; married and has issue.
- Rajkumar Nihal Singh, born 1926, married Rajkumari
Jyotishna of Korea State (Chattishgarh) and had issue.
He died 1987.
- Kunwer Deependra Singh, born 1958, married Rajkumari Rashmi of
- Kunwar Shivendra Singhji, born 1960, married 6th March 1992,
Raj Kumari Bandana Kumari, born 16th November 1964,
daughter of Rao Sahib Bir Bikram Singhji of Patan, and his wife, Rani
Sahiba Raghuraj Kumari.
- Rajkumar Padam Singh, born 1930, married Rajkumari
Padma Devi of Boorda (M.P.), and had issue. He died 2004.
- Kunwer Ravindra Singh, born 1959, married Rajkumari Reena
Singh of Jindora State (U.P); and has issue.
- Kumari Aparna, married Maj. Rajkumar Janmaijay
Singh of Kerote in Ajmer.
- Kunwer Shailenra Singh, born 1961, married Rajkumari Kalpna
Singh of Basti State (U.P.).
- Kunwer Shatrudaman Singh, born 1969, married Rajkumari Jaya
Singh of Paron (M.P.), and has issue.
- Bhanwar Yashraj Singh, born 2002.
- Rajkumar Hari Singh, born 1940, married Rajkumar
Rani Uma Raje, born 1944, and has issue.
- Kunwar Abhaidev Singh, born 1966, married
Kunwarani Neeti Raje of Manana (Rajasthan), born
1970, and has issue, twin sons.
- Bhanwar Abhiraj Singh Dev Pahargarh, born 1996.
- Bhanwar Adhiraj Singh Dev Pahargarh, born 1996.
- Kunwar Arjundev Singh, born 1968, married
Kunwarani Arundhati Raje of Jhelum (now in
|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Predecessor state was founded when Rao Akheypal conquered
the fort of Sarsaini on the bank of the river Chambal in
1347; Pahargarh was established by the Sikri Rajputs after
it fell to Padshah Babar's cannons in the battle of
Khanwa, as an independent kingdom of Sikarwari on both
sides of the river Chambal, now in Madhya Pradesh; it
remained independent till the British brought it under
their control, and during the minority rule of its last
Ruler, Raja Pancham Singh it was settled as a 1st class
jagir of Gwalior state after the end of World War One.
Estate holders were...
- Rao DALPAT SINGH
[Dalkoo Baba], Rao of Sarsaini; married two
Ranis and had issue, seven sons. He lived around 1390.
- Rao Ratanpal Singh (by Senior Rani) (qv)
- Kunwar Bheron Singh (by Senior Rani)
- Kunwar Hewat Singh (by Senior Rani)
- Rao RATANPAL SINGH,
Rao of Sarsaini
- Rao DAAN SINGH,
1st Rao of Pahargarh 1446/1503
- Rao BHARAT CHAND
SINGH, Rao of Pahargarh 1503/1504 (8 months)
- Rao NARAYAN DAS,
Rao of Pahargarh 1504/1540
- Rao PATROKARNA
SINGH, Rao of Pahargarh 1540/1584
- Rao JAGAN SINGH,
Rao of Pahargarh 1584/1613
- Rao VEER SINGH,
Rao of Pahargarh 1613/1646
- Rao DALEL SINGH,
Rao of Pahargarh 1646/1722, he was first in the
Dynasty to be titled as the Maharaja; he lead a
Sikarwar army of 17 thousand strong, to assist
Maharaja Chattrasal Bundela against Padshah Aurangzeb
in which they were successful.
- Maharaja KUNWAR RAI,
Rao of Pahargarh 1722/1725
- Maharaja BASANT
SINGH, Rao of Pahargarh 1725/1734
- Maharaja PRITHVIPAL,
Rao of Pahargarh 1734/1744
VIKRAMADITYA, Rao of Pahargarh 1744/1803, in
1767 the Marathas of Gwalior annexed Mangarh and
Hassenpur from Pahargarh; in 1792 Maharaja
Vikramaditya entered into a treaty with the Peshwa’s
Subedar, Daulat Rao Shinde, who later became the
Maharaja of Gwalior (which consisted of Ujjain, Malwa,
Tawarghar, Bhadawarghar, part of Sikarwari and
- Maharaja APARBAL
SINGH, Rao of Pahargarh 1803/1841, he
revolted against the Scindias but, in the end, he
accepted a treaty in which he lost most of his
possessions, and in return he was granted the title of
Raisuddaulah Raja Bahadur.
- Raja MANOHAR SINGH,
Raja of Pahargarh in 1841 (6 months)
- Raja GANPAT SINGH,
Raja of Pahargarh 1841/1870, in 1857 the Raja with
other Pahargarh Sikarwars, assembled their forces at
Lohagarh and went to the assistance of the Rani of
Jhansi at Gwalior, but all perished with her defeat,
the Raja and the Rao of Devgarh gave shelter to Tatiya
Tope from the British.
- Raja AJMER SINGH,
Raja of Pahargarh 1870/1910
- Raja PANCHAM SINGH,
Raja of Pahargarh (see above)