SAMTHAR (Princely State)

(11 gun salute)

 
AREA: 461.02 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs51,800 ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
STATE: Uttar Pradesh DYNASTY: Badgujjar RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Bundelkhand Agency 1902 - 1948 POPULATION: 33,307 (1931)  REVENUE: Rs 3,40,000 (1934)
     
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja RANJEET SINGH III Ju Deo, 11th and present Maharaja of Samthar since 1972
born 1945, married 1972, HH Maharani Ganga Rajya Lakshmi, daughter of Lt. Gen. Maharajkumar Vijay Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife, Shrimati Sarala Devi, and has issue.
  • Yuvaraj Samarjeet Singh Judeo, born 1973.
  • Maharajkumari Niharika Raje, born 1975, married 11th December 2000, Tikka Dushyant Singh of Dholpur, and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Samthar was a Treaty state founded in 1760. The state has no hereditary jagirs. Rulers were......
  • Thakur Chandrabhan, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Daya Ram, married and had issue.
      • Raja Paras Ram Singh, married and had issue.
        • Raja Naune Shah (qv)
        • Thakur Bhopal Singh
        • Thakur Surat Singh
      • Thakur Manu Singh, married and had issue.
        • Thakur Umaid Singh, married and had issue.
          • Thakur Bahadur Singh
          • Thakur Mukund Singh, married and had issue.
            • Thakur Lachhman Singh, married and had issue.
              • Thakur Gulab Singh
            • Thakur Bijai Singh
            • Thakur Narendra Singh
          • Thakur Singh Ju
          • Thakur Harde Shah, married and had issue.
            • Raja Ranjit Singh II Ju Deo (qv)
            • Thakur Prithvi Singh, married and had issue.
              • Thakur Girwar Singh, married and had issue.
                • Thakur Takhat Singh, married and had issue.
                  • Musaheb Bahadur Thakur Ajmer Singh of Magrora
            • Thakur Aman Singh, married and had issue.
              • Thakur Jawahir Singh
  • Shri NAUNE SHAH Rajdhar, 1st Chief of Samthar 1735/1740, Diwan of Datia, he assisted the Raja of Datia in the succession dispute in 1733.
    • Shri Madan Singh Ju Deo Rajdhar (qv)
  • Shri MADAN SINGH Ju Deo Rajdhar, 2nd Chief of Samthar 1740/1745, was granted the title of Rajdhar and the governorship of Samthar Fort, as a reward for his fathers part in assisting Raja Indrajit Singh of Datia to claim the gadi in 1733, married and had issue.
    • Bishan Singh Rajdhar (qv)
    • Devi Singh Rajdhar (qv)
  • Raja Rajdhar BISHAN SINGH Ju Deo, 3rd Raja of Samthar 1745/1790
  • Raja DEVI SINGH Ju Deo, 4th Raja of Samthar 1791/1800, he was granted a jagir of five villages, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ranjit Singh I Rajdhar (qv)
    • Raja Bijai Bahadur
    • Thakur Pahar Singh
  • Raja RANJEET SINGH I Ju Deo, 5th Raja of Samthar 1800/1815
  • Raja RANJEET SINGH II Ju Deo, 6th Raja of Samthar 1815/1827, declared himself independant and was granted the title of Raja by the Marathas; he was confirmed in his lands, by the British in 1817; married and had issue. He died 1827.
    • Raja Hindupat Singh (qv)

  • HH Maharaja Chhatar
                        Singh Ju Deo BahadurMaharaja HINDUPAT SINGH Ju Deo, 7th Raja of Samthar 1827/1858 (deposed), born 1823, being of unsound mind, administration was entrusted to his Rani, he was granted a sanad of adoption in 1862, later the pargana of Amargarh was assigned for the maintenance of the ex-Maharaja, his Maharani and the younger son, which was changed to a cash allowance in 1883, he married and had issue. He died 1890.
    • HH Maharaja Chhatar Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
    • Thakur Ali Bahadur (by 2nd wife), married and had issue.
      • Thakur Arjun Singh, married and had issue.
        • Thakur Raghuraj Singh, married and had issue.
          • Thakur Jagjot Singh

  • HH Maharaja CHATUR SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur, 8th Raja of Samthar 1865/1896, born 8th October 1843, asserted his claim to rule the state in 1864, which was recognized by the Government, and succeeded 3rd February 1865 (#1), Maharaja [cr.1877], a good administrator, and improved the condition of the state considerably, married and had issue. He died 1896.
    • HH Maharaja Sir Bir Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
    • Thakur Bikramajit Bahadur Suraiya Jah [Vikramaditya], born 1871, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Raghav Narain Singh
      • Kunwar Bhan Pratap Singh
    • Thakur Lokindra Jagatraj Bahadur, born 1875, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Bijai Bahadur, Magistrate and Munsif within the State.
    • Thakur Raghubir Singh, born 1877.
  • HH Maharaja Sir BIR SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur K.C.I.E., 9th Raja of Samthar 1896/1935, born 26th August 1864 (8th November 1864) and succeeded his father to the gadi on 17th June 1896 (#2), he received the title of Maharaja as a personal distinction in 1898, he was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Medal, 1st Class in 1907, he was made a K.C.I.E. in 1915, abdicated 9th October 1935, and was allowed to retain the use of his titles; married four wives, two from the Sojna family and two from the Jakhauli family, both in Gwalior, including a daughter of Rao Bahadur Deo Singh, and had issue.
    • Yuvaraj (name unknown) Singh, born in December 1910.
    • HH Raja Radha Charan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)

  • HH Maharaja Sir Radha
                      Charan Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (1864- )HH Maharaja RADHA CHARAN SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur, 10th Raja of Samthar 1935/1972, born 15th May 1914; married 17th February 1933, HH Rani Krishna Kumari, daughter of Raja Balwant Singh, Raja of Landhaura in Saharanpur district of U.P. , and had issue. He died 1972.

  • HH Maharaja RANJEET SINGH III Ju Deo, 11th Raja of Samthar (see above)
The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, July 2011.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 475
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945