POKHRAN (Thikana)


VILLAGES: 110 REVENUE: 107,812Rs (1947) ACCESSION: 1956
STATE: Jodhpur DYNASTY: Rathore (Champawat clan) RELIGION: Hindu



PRESENT RULER: Rajshri Thakur NAGENDRA SINGH, present Thakur Saheb of Pokhran (Fort Pokhran , P.O. Pokhran-345021, Distt. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India)
born 1960, one of eight Premier Nobles of Marwar (Sirayat), married 1984, Thakurani Yashwant Kumari, born 1964, daughter of Thakur Shri Sunder Singhji of Sodawas, and his wife, Thakurani Chanda Kanwar, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Sahib Param Vijay Singh Pokaran, born in December 1984; married 8th February 2015, Kunwarani Kamakshi Singh, daughter of Raja Raghuraj Singh of Tilokpur (see Bhadu) in Kangra, H.P., and his wife, Rani Deeplata Kumari.
  • Baisa Bhavini Kumari, born 1990.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Jagir of Pokhran was granted to Rajshri Thakur Maha Singh in 1729 by Maharaja Abhay Singhji of Jodhpur. Estate holders were...
  • Rajshri Thakur MAHA SINGH, 1st Thakur of Pokhran 1729/1744, born 1687, younger son of Thakur Bhagwan Dasji Champawat of Bheenmal (see Daspan), he succeeded in Bhinmal on the death of his father in 1715, which was exchanged for Pokhran with 100 villages in 1729 by Maharaja Abhai Singh; married 1stly, Thakurani Bane Kanwar, daughter of Chauhan Thakur Fateh Singh, married 2ndly, Thakurani Hast Kanwar, daughter of Chauhan Thakur Benidas, married 3rdly, Thakurani Pratap Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Guman Singh, married 4thly, Thakurani Kesar Kanwar, daughter of Deora Thakur Pratap Singh, married 5thly, Thakurani Vijai Kanwar, daughter of Sisodia Thakur Bhagwandas, married 6thly, Thakurani Jadav Kanwar, daughter of Chawda Thakur Surat Singh, married 7thly, Thakurani Fateh Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Devi Singh of Bikampur, and had issue, one son. He died in 1744.
    • Rajshri Thakur Devi Singh (by Thakurani Bane Kanwar) (qv).
  • Rajshri Thakur DEVI SINGH, 2nd Thakur of Pokhran 1744/1760, born 1721, married 1stly, Thakurani Madan Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Sujan Singh of Lawera, married 2ndly, Thakurani Ram Kanwar, daughter of Sodha Thakur Bhairu Das of Kheda, married 3rdly, Thakurani Birad Kanwar, daughter of Sonigra Thakur Gulab Singh, married 4thly, Thakurani Padam Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Sangram Singh, and had issue, two sons and three daughters. He was killed by Maharaja Vijai Singh of Jodhpur in 1760.
    • Rajshri Thakur Sabal Singh (by Thakurani Madan Kanwar) (qv)
    • Thakur Shyam Singh (by Thakurani Ram Kanwar), he defeated the Chauhan Rajputs of Geejgarh in battle, and established his authority there in 1774; married and had issue (see Geejgarh).
    • Baisa Umed Kanwar (by Thakurani Madan Kanwar), married Shekhawat Rao Ram Singh of Kansli (Rao Puranmal was her son who was deposed by Rao Devi Singh of Sikar).
    • Thakurani Birad Kanwar, married (as his fourth wife), Thakur Keshri Singh of Dundlod and Bissau, she committed sati in 1768.
    • Thakurani Shyam Kanwar (by Thakurani Ram Kanwar), married Thakur Narsinghdas of Nawalgarh.
  • Rajshri Thakur SABAL SINGH, 3rd Thakur of Pokhran 1760/1761, born 1736, married 1stly, Thakurani Jatan Kanwar, daughter of Deora Thakur Sagat Singh of Adava, married 2ndly, Thakurani Jas Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Keerat Singh of Bikampur, married 3rdly, Thakurani Fateh Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Ram Chandra of Dangri, married 4thly, Thakurani Sringar Kanwar, daughter of the Bhati family of Sanwana, and had issue, one son. He died 1761.
    • Rajshri Thakur Sawai Singh (by Thakurani Fateh Kanwar) (qv)
  • Rajshri Thakur SAWAI SINGH, Thakur of Pokhran 1761/1808, born 1750, married 1stly, Thakurani Pane Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Swarup Singh of Chab, married 2ndly, Thakurani Nath Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Anop Singh of Jhijhanya, married 3rdly, Thakurani Bakhtawar Kanwar, daughter of Chundawat Rawat Arjun Singh of Kurabar, married 4thly, Thakurani Chiman Kanwar, daughter of Ranawat Thakur Pahad Singh of Sanwad, married 5thly, Thakurani Roop Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Aaidan Singh of Rampura, married 6thly, Thakurani Pane Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Hriday Singh of Uchkala, and had issue, three sons and four daughters. He died in March 1808 in the battle of Mundwa.
    • Rajshri Thakur Salam Singh (by Thakurani Pane Kanwar) (qv)
    • Thakur Himat Singh (by Thakurani Nath Kanwar), married Thakurani Suraj Kanwar, daughter of Solanki Thakur Jawan Singh of Kot, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Bhabhoot Singh [Vibhuti Singh], he was adopted by his uncle, Thakur Salam Singh and succeeded by adoption in 1821 as Rao Bahadur Thakur Bhabhoot Singh of Pokhran (qv).
    • Thakur Jalim Singh (by Thakurani Nath Kanwar)
    • Thakurani Ratan Kanwar (by Thakurani Pane Kanwar), married (as his first wife), Thakur Ranjit Singh of Dundlod , and had issue.
    • Baisa Jas Kanwar (by Thakurani Pane Kanwar)
    • Rani Gulab Kanwar (by Thakurani Pane Kanwar), married Raja Abhai Singh of Khetri, and had issue.
    • Rani Sohan Kanwar (by Thakurani Pane Kanwar), married Ranawat Rajadhiraj Amar Singh of Shahpura.
  • Rajshri Thakur SALAM SINGH, Thakur of Pokhran 1808/1821, born 1773, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Babhoot Singh, married 1stly, Thakurani Kundan Kanwar, daughter of Chauhan Thakur Vijai Singh of Roicha, married 2ndly, Thakurani Sireh Kanwar, daughter of Chauhan Thakur Jagatram Singh of Bapusar, married 3rdly, Thakurani Ajan Kanwar, daughter of Gogawat Rao Raja Shambhu Singh of Dhuni, married 4thly, Thakurani Sahai Kanwar, daughter of Ranawat Thakur Arjun Singh, son of Rajadhiraj Tanjit Singh of Shahpura, married 5thly, Thakurani Chandan Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Karan Singh of Badu, and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died spm 1821.
    • Baisa Chand Kanwar [Maharani Chand Kanwar of Jaipur] (by Thakurani Sireh Kanwar), married 1805, HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Jagat Singhji II Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur.
  • Rao Bahadur Thakur BHABHOOT SINGH, Thakur of Pokhran 1821/1876, born 1813, he adopted Kunwar Guman Singh, younger son of Thakur Samel Singhji of Daspan in 1876, married 1stly, Thakurani Anand Kanwar, daughter of Nathawat Rawal Bairisal (18??-38) of Samode, married 2ndly, Thakurani Phool Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Sardul Singh of Balarwa, married 3rdly, Thakurani Jatan Kanwar, daughter of Chauhan Thakur Ajit Singh of Sointra, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1876.
    • (A) Rao Bahadur Thakur Guman Singh (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur Thakur GUMAN SINGH, Thakur of Pokhran 1876/1877, born 1847, as Kunwar Guman Singh, younger son of Thakur Samel Singhji of Daspan, adopted by Rao Bahadur Thakur Bhabhoot Singhji in 1876; he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Mangal Singhji, son of Thakur Sagat Singhji of Daspan in 1877, married 1stly, Thakurani Indra Kanwar, daughter of Khangarot Thakur Karan Singh of Palri, married 2ndly, Thakurani Indra Kanwar, daughter of Bhati Thakur Surat Singh of Rampura, married 3rdly, Thakurani Son Kanwar, daughter of the Chauhan family of Kotharia, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1877.
    • (A) Rao Bahadur Thakur Mangal Singh (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur Thakur MANGAL SINGH C.I.E., Thakur of Pokhran 1877/1928, born 1869 as Kunwar Mangal Singhji, son of Thakur Sagat Singhji of Daspan, and adopted by his uncle, Thakur Guman Singh in 1877; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; hereditary Pradhan of Jodhpur State, Member of the Maharaja's State Council for over thirty years, C.I.E.; he married a daughter of Nathawat Thakur Govind Singh (1862-1900) of Chomu, and had issue. He died 1928.
    • Rao Bahadur Thakur Chain Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Sukh Singh, born 1891, he was granted the estate of Pato Ka Bara by his father; served as Judicial Superintendent in Jodhpur State.
    • Kunwar Khushal Singh, adopted by Thakur Kanh Singh of Geejgarh, and succeeded there as Thakur Khushal Singh of Geejgarh.
    • Thakur Ganga Singh, born 1896, he was granted the estate of Rampura by his father; served as Assistant Traffic Superintendent on the Jodhpur Railway; married and had issue.
      • Thakur Anop Singh of Rampura, M.L.A. 1957/1962
  • Rao Bahadur Thakur CHAIN SINGH M.A., LL.B., Thakur of Pokhran 1928/-, born 1889, Thikanedar of Pokhran and Taluqdar of Ralpur in Rae Bareli Distt., Oudh, Pradhan of the Champawat clan (17th in descent from Rao Champa and 9th in descent from Rao Bhagwan Das, 1st Pradhan of the family), M.A., LL.B., F.R.E.S., he succeeded to the estate on 19th July 1929; educated at the Jaswant College, Jodhpur and at Muir Central Collage, Allahabad; Judicial Member of the State Council; he was granted the title of Rao Bahadur on 4th June 1928; Senior Advocate of the Federal Court of India, Advocate of the High Court of Allahabad, Puisne Judge of the Chief Court 1922/1927, Chief Judge of the Chief Court 1927/1929, Acting Chief Minister 1934, Member of the Agra University Court 1930/36, Member of the Benares University Court 1918/- ; married and had issue, four sons and at least two daughters.
    • Rajshri Thakur Bhawani Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Fateh Singh, he was granted the estate of Dunara by his father, married Thakurani Prem Kunwar, daughter of the Rao Sahib of Karjali, he adopted his nephew Kunwar Ajai Singh, son of his younger brother, Thakur Akhey Singhji. He died sp.
      • (A) Thakur Ajai Singh of Dunara (see below).
    • Thakur Akhey Singhji, married Thakurani Santosh Kumari, daughter of the Thakur Sahib of Chingrawali, and his wife, a daughter of Rana Hardev Singh of Kunihar, and had issue.
      • Thakur Ajai Singh of Dunara, he was adopted by his uncle and succeeded him as the Thakur Sahib of Dunara; married Thakurani Sandhya Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Dr. Sajjan Singh of Churhat, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Baisa Darshika Kumari, born 6th October 1983.
      • Baisa Madhulika Kumari
    • Thakur Bhim Singh
    • Thakur Prithvi Singh
    • Rani Sohan Kunwari, married Rawat Man Singh of Kotharia.
    • Rani Kishore Kanwar, married Raja Sangram Singh of Khandela-Junior.
  • Rajshri Thakur BHAWANI SINGH B.A. Hons. (Cantab.), Thakur of Pokhran, born 1911, Barrister-at-Law, M.P. 1952/1957; married and had issue, 3 sons.
    • Rajshri Thakur Bikram Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Banney Singh, he was granted the estate of Kala by his father; married 1961, Thakurani Rajendra Kumari, daughter of Rawat Raghuraj Singh of Bohera, and his wife, Rani Pratap Kanwar, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • Thakur Dilip Singh of Kala
      • Thakur Digvijay Singh of Kala
      • Baisa Gayatri Kumari
    • Thakur Birendra Singh, he was granted the estate of Khetolai by his father; married Thakurani Sushila Kumari, daughter of Raja Chattar Dev Singh of Poonch, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Baisa Poonam Singh
      • Baisa Priya Singh
  • Rajshri Thakur BIKRAM SINGH, Thakur of Pokhran, born 1930, married 1956, Thakurani Shobha Rani of Pratapgarh in U.P., and had issue.
    • Rajshri Thakur Nagendra Singh (qv)
    • Baisa Urmija Kumari, born 1958.
    • Baisa Urvashi Kumari, born 1966.
    • Baisa Geetanjali Kumari, born 1968, married February 1990, Rajkumar Gopendra Singh of Tiloi, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Rajshri Thakur NAGENDRA SINGH, Thakur of Pokhran (see above)
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, February 2009.
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