|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The thikana was founded in 1677. From about 1780, the
state was harrassed by Mahadji Scindia, who imprisoned
Raja Balwant Singh and his son, Ajit Singh. Depradations
continued to occur till 1818. Two years earlier, in 1816,
General Jean Baptiste Filose, granted the district of
Maksudangarh to Thakur Bairi Sal, whose descendants still
hold the estate. In 1818, after the death of Raja Jai
Singh, without an heir, disputes arose as to the
succession, forcing the British to intervene. Estate
- Raja LAL SINGH,
1st Raja of Raghogarh 1677/1697, he founded the Fort
of Raghogarh, which gave its name to the state.
- Raja DHIRAJ SINGH,
2nd Raja of Raghogarh 1697/1726
- Raja GAJ SINGH,
3rd Raja of Raghogarh 1726/1729
- Raja VIKRAMJEET
SINGH, 4th Raja of Raghogarh 1730/1744
- Raja BALBHADRA
SINGH I, 5th Raja of Raghogarh 1744/1770,
married and had issue.
- Raja Balwant Singh (qv)
- Raja Budh Singh, he was granted a tract of land by
his brother in 1776, which later became the state of
Maksudangarh, married and had issue (see
Maksudangarh). He died 1795.
- Raja BALWANT SINGH,
6th Raja of Raghogarh 1770/1797, married and had
- Raja JAI SINGH,
7th Raja of Raghogarh 1797/1818, died sp in 1818.
- Raja AJIT SINGH,
8th Raja of Raghogarh 1818/1857, married and had
- Raja Jaimandal Singh (qv)
- Raja JAI MANDAL
SINGH, 9th Raja of Raghogarh 1857/1900, born
1821, succeeded 1857 (#1),
married (amongst others), Rajkumari Anand Kumari [Rani
Anand Kumari of Raghogarh], daughter of Raja Udai
Singhji of Banera, and
his wife, Rani Jhaliji, and had issue.
- Raja Vikramajit Singh (qv)
- Rajkumar Raghunath Singh, he was adopted to
Maksudangarh, and succeeded there as Thakur
Raghunath Singh of Maksudangarh (qv).
- Rajkumari (name
unknown), married 1875, the Raja of
- Raja VIKRAMAJIT
SINGH, 10th Raja of Raghogarh 1900/1902, born
about 1850, he was deposed in 1902 for
maladministration, he married 1stly, Rani Daulat
Kanwar, daughter of Raja Moti Singh of Rajgarh,
married 2ndly, Rani Dip Kanwar, another daughter of
Raja Moti Singh of Rajgarh, and had adoptive issue.
- (A) Raja
Bahadur Singh (qv)
- Raja BAHADUR SINGH,
11th Raja of Raghogarh 1902/1945, born 8th March 1891,
he succeeded by adoption on 14th December 1902;
married (a), Baijilal Krishna Kumari [Rani Krishna
Kumari of Raghogarh], daughter of Raja Akshay Singh of
Banera, and his third
wife, Rani Shubhra Kumari, married (b), Baisaheb Manak
Kunverba, daughter of Maharaj Saheb Dalel Singh of Kachhi-Baroda, and
- Raja Balbhadra Singh (qv)
- Raja BALBHADRA
SINGH II, 12th Raja of Raghogarh 1945/1967,
born 1914, elected to the first Vidhan Sabha, married
Rani Aparna Kumari, died 1986, daughter of Maharaja
Bahadur Chandra Mouleshwar Prasad Singh of Gidhaur, and had issue.
He died 1967.
- Raja Digvijay Singh (qv)
Singh, B.A. (Hons), educated at St. Stephen’s
College, University of Delhi in Delhi, born 14th
January 1955 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Member of
the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1990/92 and
1993/94, Member of the 10th (1994), 11th (1996),
12th (1998), 13th (1999) and 14th (2004) Lok Sabha,
Member of the following committees.. Committee on
Labour and Welfare 1996/97; Consultative Committee,
Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources 1996/97;
Committee on Human Resource Development and its
Sub-Committee on Drug Control 1998/99; Consultative
Committee, Ministry of Tourism 1998/99; Committee on
Agriculture 1999/2004. Interests and pastimes
include.. music, travelling, social work, meeting
people and reading, squash and cricket; Member of
the Yeshwant Club, Indore, Madhya Pradesh;
represented Parliament XI in Cricket at Goa in 1996,
married 1stly, 14th December 1978, Kunwarani Jagriti
Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Bikram Bahadur Singh of
his wife, Rajkumar Rani Brijraj Kanwar, married
2ndly, 14th January 2002, Kanwarani Rubina Kumari
[née Bal], and has issue, one son and one daughter.
- Kunwar Aditya Vikram Singh, married 2012,
Kunwarani Geetanjali Singh, daughter of Ravle Uday
Bhanu Singh Panwar of Thikana Bhensola
(Khachraud), and has issue, one son.
- Bhanwar Devaditya Singh, born 2013.
- Raja DIGVIJAY SINGH,
13th Raja of Raghogarh (see above)
Bijai Singh, he was granted 52 villages which became
the Garha Estate in 1843, married and had issue.
Bhalbhadar Singh, Thakur of Garha 1881/-, born
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully
acknowledged, April 2014.
Chhatar Sal, he was granted 32 villages which became
the Dharnaoda Estate in 1843, married and had issue.
Bhim Singh, Thakur of Dharnaoda
1887/-, born 1859.