RATESH (Zaildari)


AREA: 31.08 kmē REVENUE: Rs625 ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Shimla (H.P.) DYNASTY: Bhati RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 4 POPULATION: 449 (1901)
AGENCY: Punjab Hills State Agency
PRESENT RULER: Rana KARAN SINGH, present Rana Saheb of Ratesh since 4th February 1989. (The Palace, Kot-Ratesh, Ratesh, Tehsil Theog, District Simla, H.P., India)
born 22nd June 1964 at Snowden Hospital, Simla; succeeded to the throne on 4th February 1989 and was installed in Kot-Ratesh by the people on 11th November 1990, educated at Ballag High School, in Ratesh and graduated from Government College, Simla and at the Himachal Pradesh University (M.B.A.); married 27th April 1990 in Karoli, Rajasthan, Kumari Priyamvada Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Mahendra Pratap Singh of Karoli, and his wife, Kanwarani Hanumant Kumari of Devgarh in Uttar Pradesh, and has issue, two children, a daughter and a son.
  • Rajkumari Mrinalini Kumari, born 19th October 1992 in Gwalior, M.P.
  • Tikka Ruchirangad Singh, born 30th December 1996 in Gwalior, M.P.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A feudatory state of Keonthal to which it pays tribute. More popularly known as Kot, it was founded by a younger brother of Raja Karam Prakash of Sirmur. Rulers were....
  • Rana RAI SINGH, 1st Rana of Ratesh, younger brother of Raja Karam Prakash of Sirmur (1616/1630) and founder of Ratesh (Kot) state.
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  • Rana JIT SINGH, 30th Rana of Ratesh 1781/1801, married a Kumari from Theog, and had issue. He died 1801.
    • Rana Kishan Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Bhawani Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Madan Singh, born 1843, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Prem Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Basant Singh, married 1stly, a daughter of Kanwar Kanah Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Subhadra Kumari, married 2ndly, a Kumari from Sirmur, and had issue.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married a Kanwar of Theog.
        • Kanwar Nihal Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Mohan Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Sohan Singh, married Kanwarani Shanti Devi, daughter of Kanwar Ram Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Kasho Devi, and had issue.
              • Kanwar Sahib Singh, married Kanwarani Sournu Devi, daughter of Tikka Moti Singh of Balsan, and his wife, Tikka-Rani Parago Devi, and has issue.
              • Kumari Kaushalya Devi, married Kanwar Bhim Singh of Theog, and has issue.
              • Kumari Sheela Devi, married Kanwar Surender Singh of Kiri-Nerwa in Jubbal, and has issue.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married Mian Ranzore Singh of Shurala in Koti.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Narendra Singh of Nawar in Madhan.
          • Kanwar Beja Singh
        • Kanwar Mehar Singh, married a daughter of Mian Pui Lal of Darkoti, and had issue.
          • Kanwar Amar Singh, married Kanwarani Kala Watti of Madhan, and had issue, nine children.
            • Kumari Dhanvatti, married in 1955, a Kunwar Sahib of Nawar.
            • Kanwar Surat Singh, born 1946, educated at at Ballag and Dharmpur, presently working with (C.M.P) of India as (Hon. Captain), married Kumari Vidya Devi, daughter of Thakur Kaidar Singh of Narag Sirmour, and has issue, two sons.
              • Kanwar Rajeev Singh, married Kumari Raksha Devi of Karewathi (Narkanda), daughter of Kanwar Gurshai Rathour, and his wife, Kanwarani Sundru Rathour of Kotti Madhan, and has issue, twin sons.
                • Kanwar Shorya Veer Singh (twin), born in 2004 in P.G.I. Chandigarh.
                • Kanwar Dhairya Veer Singh (twin), born in 2004 in P.G.I. Chandigarh.
              • Kanwar Ashish Singh
        • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Karam Singh of Theog.
        • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Chet Singh of Ghund.
      • Kanwar Dharam Singh, born 1846, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Sheo Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kumari Uma Devi, married Kanwar Durga Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
    • Kanwar Moti Singh, married and had issue. He died 1859.
      • Kanwar Lakshman Singh, born 1848.
      • Kanwar Gopal Singh, died 1868.
  • Rana KISHAN SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1801/1860, succeeded to the throne in 1801, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1860.
    • Rana Ram Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Raghunath Singh, died 1915.
  • Rana RAM SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1860/1891, born 1828, succeeded to the throne in 1860, married Kumari of Theog, and had issue, three children. He died 1891.
    • Rana Hira Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Zalim Singh, born 1874.
    • Rajkumar Bir Singh, born 1886.
  • Rana HIRA SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1890/1925, born 1867, succeeded to the throne in 1891, married 1stly, Kumari (name unknown) Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Bishan Singh of Ghund, married 2ndly, a Kumari of Theog, died 1925, and had issue, ten children, six sons and four daughters. He died 1925.
    • Rana Shamsher Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dalip Singh, born 1902, died 1957 in Ripon Hospital, Simla.
    • Rajkumar Devi Singh, born 1903, died unmarried in 1926.
    • Rajkumar Padam Singh, born 1904, married the sister of Thakur Gulab Singh of Bharoli, whom he later divorced.
    • Rajkumar Rattan Singh, died 1942.
    • Rajkumar Beil Singh, died at the age of 17 years.
    • Rajkumari Gopi Devi, married Thakur Gulab Singh of Bharoli, and had issue, two sons.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Mian Surat Singh of Village Chabal, Kasauli.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown)
  • Rana SHAMSHER SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1925/1974, born in April 1897, educated at Solan, succeeded to the throne in June 1925, and signed the accession treaty with the Indian Union on 15th April 1948; married Kumari Yamuna Wati [Rani Yamuna Wati of Ratesh], daughter of Kanwar Parmatam Singh of Bhajji, and had issue, seven children. He died 4th April 1974.
    • Rana Surendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ajan Singh, born 1931, educated at Junga, married Kumari Kala Devi, daughter of Kanwar Udham Singh of Jagir Kanali in Theog, and has issue.
      • Kumari Leelawati Devi, born 1954, married 1972 (as his second wife), Thakur Devender Chand of Madhan.
      • Kanwar Dhaneshwar Singh, born 15th April 1956 in Ratesh, educated at Ballagh, married February 1984, Kumari Uma Devi, daughter of Kanwar Sukham Singh of Theog, and has issue, two children.
        • Yashwant Singh, born November 1984.
        • (name unknown) Singh, born 12th April 1987.
      • Kumari Rupeshwari Wati, born 1960.
      • Kumari Sulochna Devi, born 1962.
      • Kumari Pushpa Devi, born 1965, married 1983, Kanwar Krishen Singh of Madhan, and has issue, one son.
      • Kumari Urmila Wati, born 1969.
      • Kanwar Shakti Singh, born 1971, educated in Ballagh.
      • Kanwar Jagat Singh, born 1974, educated in Ballagh.
    • Rajkumar Govardhan Singh, born August 1939, educated at Government High School, Kotkhai; an agriculturist by profession and Secretary to the Gram Panchayat (Village Council), married March 1957, Kumari Tara Devi, daughter of Kanwar Sunder Singh from Khanali Jagir of Theog, and has issue, four children.
      • Kanwar Vikram Singh, born April 1964, educated at Ballagh.
      • Kumari Subhadra Devi, born 15th August 1965.
      • Kanwar Bajrang Bahadur Singh, born 25th April 1969, educated at Ballagh.
      • Kumari Rina Devi, born April 1971.
    • Rajkumar Sudarshan Singh, born January 1946, educated at Dhamandari in Theog and in Dharampur, in Madhan State; married 1967, Kumari Savitri Devi, daughter of Kanwar Kehar Singh of Jagir Kaushya of Theog, and has issue, five children.
      • Kumari Gayatri Devi, born 1971.
      • Kumari Bholeshwari Kumari, born 1973.
      • Kumari Rita Kumari, born 1975.
      • Kanwar Arun Kumar Singh, born 1978, educated at Shai.
      • Kumari Madhu Kumari, born 1982.
    • Rajkumari Dwarka Wati, married (as his first wife), Thakur Devender Chand of Madhan.
    • Rajkumari Padma Wati, married Kanwar Mohan Singh of Theog.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Mohan Singh of Theog.
  • Rana SURENDRA SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1974/1989, born 2nd November 1925 in Ratesh, educated at Saint Thomas' School in Simla 1933/1946, succeeded to the throne on 4th April 1974 and was installed on 16th April 1974 by the people of Ratesh, married 1962, Kumari Sharda Devi [Rani Sharda Devi of Ratesh], died 24th November 1988, daughter of Kanwar Shiv Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Surti Devi, and had issue, three children. He died 4th February 1989.
    • Kunwar (name unknown) Singh, born 1963, died in the same year.
    • Rana Karan Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Nita Kumari, born 1966, died of cholera eleven months later.
  • Rana KARAN SINGH, Rana of Ratesh (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumari Lakshmi Devi [Rani Lakshmi Devi of Darkoti], married Rana Shiv Singh, Rana of Darkoti, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Ranjeet Singh, married Kanwarani Anuradha, daughter of Thakur Shyam Singh of Dhadi, and has issue.
    • Kanwar Suraj Bhan Singh, born 6th February in Lady Reading Hospital, Shimla