SANT (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

AREA: 1,021.0 km² PRIVY PURSE: Rs 1,12,000 ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Parmar - Mahipawat clan
VILLAGES: 291 POPULATION: 70,957 (1921) REVENUE: Rs 500,882
AGENCY: Rewa Kantha Agency (1930)
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharana Shri PARANJAYADITYASINHJI KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI, 31st and present Raja of Sant Rampur since 1991.
born 7th February 1969, married 9th December 1993, HH Maharani Mandakini Kumari, born 13th February 1973, daughter of Raja Digvijay Singhji of Raghogarh, and his wife, Rani Asha Kumari, and has issue.
  • Maharajkumari Kritiranjani Kumari, born 20th April 1996.
  • Yuvaraj Vrisharankadityasinhji Paranjayadityasinhji, born 29th June 1998.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Sant Rampur, also known as Sunth, was a Second Class state in the Rewa Kantha agency. The ancestor of the family was Rao Jalamsinhji I, a scion of the ruling Parmar Dynasty of Ujjain, who in either the 10th or 11th century, left the Mount Abu area and travelled to Gujarat in search of fortune. He founded the city of Jhalor and made it his capital. Rao Jalamsinhji II, fifth in descent, was killed by Muslim invaders in 1247, together with his family, with the exception of the youngest son and an uncle (or brother, Rao Limdevji, founder of Kadana). They remained landless till 1255, when Rao Sant, son of Rao Jalamsinhji II, founded the village of Sunth, which he named after himself. The ruler has unlimited powers in Civil and Criminal cases, and is entitled to a salute of nine guns. Rulers were....
  • Rao SANTJI JALAMSINHJI, 1st Rana of Sant Rampur 1255/-, married and had issue.
    • Rao Navghanji Santji (qv)
  • Rao NAVGHANJI SANTJI, 2nd Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue.
    • Rao Napaji Navghanji (qv)
  • Rao NAPAJI NAVGHANJI, 3rd Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue.
    • Rao Prithisinhji Napaji (qv)
  • Rao PRITHISINHJI NAPAJI, 4th Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue.
    • Rao Surajji Prithisinhji (qv)
  • Rao SURAJJI PRITHISINHJI, 5th Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue.
    • Rao Jesinhji Surajji (qv)
  • Rao JESINHJI SURAJJI, 6th Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue.
    • Rao Akherajji Jesinhji (qv)
    • Rao Gajsinhji I Jesinhji (qv)
    • Rao Kumbhkaranaji Jesinhji (qv)
  • Rao AKHERAJJI JESINHJI, 7th Rana of Sant Rampur
  • Rao GAJSINHJI JESINHJI, 8th Rana of Sant Rampur
  • Rao KUMBHARANAJI JESINHJI, 9th Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue, two sons. He lived around 1443.
    • Rao Ramsinhji Kumbharanaji (qv)
    • Thakore Saheb Jetmalji Ramsinhji, he was granted the estate of Hirapur, married and had issue, the Thakore Sahebs of Hirapur.
  • Rao RAMSINHJI KUMBHARANAJI, 10th Rana of Sant Rampur, married and had issue.
  • Rao RAYMALJI RAMSINHJI, 11th Rana of Sant Rampur -/1536, married and had issue.
    • Rao Mandlikji Raymalji (qv)
  • Rao MANDLIKJI RAYMALJI, 12th Rana of Sant Rampur ca 1536/1565, married and had issue.
    • Rao Surajmalji Mandlikji (qv)
  • Rao SURAJMALJI MANDLIKJI, 13th Rana of Sant Rampur 1565/-, married and had issue.
    • Rao Ratansinhji Surajmalji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Vaghsinhji Surajmalji, married and had issue.
      • Rao Prithisinhji Vaghsinhji (qv)
  • Rao RATANSINHJI SURAJMALJI, 14th Rana of Sant Rampur
  • Rao PRITHISINHJI VAGHSINHJI, 15th Rana of Sant Rampur -/1607, married and had issue.
    • Rao Sabalsinhji Prithisinhji (qv)
  • Rao SABALSINHJI PRITHISINHJI, 16th Rana of Sant Rampur 1607/1635, married and had issue.
    • Rao Gajsinhji Sabalsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Jagatsinhji Sabalsinhji, married and had issue.
      • generation or two
        • Rao Mahusinhji, this is an alternate affiliation, which makes him a great grandson of Jagatsinhji.
  • Rao GAJSINHJI I SABALSINHJI, 17th Rana of Sant Rampur 1635/1688
  • Rao MAHUSINHJI, 18th Rana of Sant Rampur 1688/1705, married and had issue.
    • Rao Prithisinhji Mahusinhji (qv)
  • Rao PRITHISINHJI MAHUSINHJI, 19th Rana of Sant Rampur 1705 or 1728/1735, married and had issue.
    • Rana Shri Ratansinhji Prithisinhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri RATANSINHJI II PRITHISINHJI, 20th Rana of Sant Rampur 1735/1753, married and had issue. He died 1753.
    • Rana Shri Badansinhji Ratansinhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri BADANSINHJI RATANSINHJI, 21st Rana of Sant Rampur 1753/1774, married and had issue. He died 1774.
    • Rana Shri Shivsinhji Badansinhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri SHIVSINHJI BADANSINHJI, 22nd Rana of Sant Rampur 1774/1803, during his rule, he entered into a treaty agreement with the British in 1803; married and had issue.
    • Rana Shri Kesrisinhji Shivsinhji (qv)
    • Rana Shri Kalyansinhji Shivsinhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri KESRISINHJI SHIVSINHJI, 23rd Rana of Sant Rampur 1803/1819, married and had issue. He died 1819.
    • Rana Shri Gajsinhji Kesrisinhji  (qv)
  • Rana Shri GAJSINHJI II KESRISINHJI, 24th Rana of Sant Rampur in 1819, died sp in 1819.
  • Rana Shri KALYANSINHJI SHIVSINHJI, 25th Rana of Sant Rampur 1819/1835, soon after his succession, troops from Gwalior attacked the state but were repulsed by British forces, married and had issue. He died 1835.
    • Rana Shri Bhawanisinhji Kalyansinhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri BHAWANSINHJI KALYANSINHJI, 26th Rana of Sant Rampur 1835/1872, born 1832, succeeded under the guidance of his mother as Regent of Sant, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1872 (#2).
    • (A) Maharana Shri Pratapsinhji Bhawanisinhji (qv)
  • Maharana Shri PRATAPSINHJI BHAWANISINHJI, 27th Raja of Sant Rampur 1873/1896, born 24th March 1860, from a distantly related branch of the family, he was installed as Raja of Sant on 17th April 1873 (#3), and invested with full ruling powers in 1880, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he was granted a sanad of adoption in 1890, married and had issue as well as adoptive issue. He died sp in 1896.
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), she married (as his 2nd wife) in October 1902, Maj.-Gen. HH Maharaja Sir Sajjan Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Ratlam.
    • (A) HH Maharana Shri Jorawarsinhji Pratapsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharana Shri JORAWARSINHJI PRATAPSINHJI, 28th Raja of Sant Rampur 1896/1946, born 24th March 1881 (#4 p.45) , he was adopted from the Babrol family and succeeded by adoption on 31st August 1896 (#1), he was invested with ruling powers on 10th May 1902 at a Durbar attended by the Political Agent for Rewa Kantha; educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married a daughter of HH Rajadhiraj Sir Nahar Singhji Sahib Bahadur K.C.I.E., Raja of Shahpura, and his second wife, the daughter of Thakur Chattar Sal of Maksundangarh, and had issue. He died 22nd December 1946.
    • HH Maharana Shri Pravinsinhji Jorawarsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharana Shri PRAVINSINHJI JORAWARSINHJI, 29th Raja of Sant Rampur 1946/1948, born 1st December 1907 (#4 p.45), educated initially at home then at Rajkumar College, Rajkot at Princes' School (School Leaving Certificate, 11925), Baroda and at Baroda College; he was awarded the Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935 and the Coronation Medal in 1937; Member, Willingdon Sports Club, Bombay; the Royal Western India Turf Club, Bombay; the Cricket Club of India, Bombay; married on 15th May 1928, HH Maharani Hansa Kumari (née Kumari Shri Rajkunverba Sahiba), daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Mirzan Maharao Shri Vijayrajji Khengarji Sawai Bahadur of Kutch, and his wife, HH Maharani Shri Padmakunwar Ba Sahiba, and had issue.
    • HH Maharana Shri Krishnakumarsinhji Pravinsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharana Shri KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI PRAVINSINHJI, 30th Raja of Sant Rampur 1948/1991, married HH Maharani Goverdhan Kumari, born 23rd June 1938, died 12th January 2013 in Singapore, she was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award from Government of India for her contribution for the development of folk dances, daughter of HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Yagyanarayan Singhji Bahadur of Kishangarh, and had issue. He died 24th October 1991.
    • HH Maharana Shri Paranjayadityasinhji Krishnakumarsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharana Shri PARANJAYADITYASINHJI KRISHNAKUMARSINHJI, 31st Raja of Sant Rampur (see above)
1. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
2. leaving, as it was alleged, a will, by which he designated Prithi Singh, one of his Bhayad, as his successor. Enquiry showed that the alleged will could not be regarded as a record of the wishes and intentions of the late Chief, and that Prithi Singh was neither a fit person nor the nearest of kin. As the British Government was desirous that the State should be continued in the person of some fit successor, the widow of the late Chief was allowed to select one from amongst the collaterals. Her choice fell upon Partab Singh, and was confirmed by the British Government. The right of adoption was conferred on the Rana in 1890 (No. XC).
3. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.519
4. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931