|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The family is descended from Raja Phul Singh Dodia of
Girnar, the thikana was originally named Lawa, but the
name was changed in 1738. The origin of the estate is that
once, on a pilgrimage to Gujarat, the mother of Maharana
Lakha of Mewar and her party were attacked by dacoits, and
Rao Siha Dodiya came to the aid of the party, he was
killed in the skirmish, but two of his sons, Kalu and
Dhawal, took the royal travellers to safety in the Dodiya
residence, then later escorted them back to the Mewar
border. Maharana Lakha later invited the two sons to
Mewar, and granted them the jagir of Lawa. Estate holders
- Thakur DHAWAL SINGH,
1st Thakur of Lawa, son of Rao Siha, married and had
issue. He died after 1387.
- Thakur SAB SINGH,
2nd Thakur of Lawa
- Thakur NAHAR SINGH,
3rd Thakur of Lawa, he was killed in battle at
- Thakur KISHAN SINGH,
4th Thakur of Lawa fl.1500, he was killed in a battle
fighting for Maharana Raimal against Ghiasuddin of
- Thakur KARAN SINGH,
5th Thakur of Lawa -/1527, he was killed in battle at
Khanwa on 17th March 1527.
- Thakur BHAN SINGH,
6th Thakur of Lawa 1527/1534, he was killed in battle
at Chittor in 1534.
- Thakur SANDA SINGH,
7th Thakur of Lawa 1534/1567, he was killed in battle
at Chittor in 1567.
- Thakur BHIM SINGH,
8th Thakur of Lawa 1567/1576, he was killed in battle
at Haldighati on 18th June 1576.
- Thakur GOPAL DAS,
9th Thakur of Lawa, he was killed in a battle near the
temple of Ranapur in the Aravallis
- Thakur JAI SINGH,
10th Thakur of Lawa, first of the Saktawat clan (??).
- Thakur NAWAL SINGH,
11th Thakur of Lawa
- Thakur INDRABHAN
SINGH, 12th Thakur of Lawa
- Thakur SARDAR SINGH,
13th Thakur of Sardargarh -/1782, he built the fort of
Sardargarh, married aznd had issue. He died 1782.
- Thakur SAMANT SINGH,
14th Thakur of Sardargarh 1782/-
- Thakur ROR SINGH,
15th Thakur of Sardargarh
- Thakur ZORAWAR
SINGH, 16th Thakur of Sardargarh -/1859, he
was made a Noble of the Second Class in 1848, and the
fort was restored at the same time; married and had
- Thakur Manohar Singh (qv)
SINGH, 17th Thakur of Sardargarh 1859/-, born
1830, he was granted some additional villages by
Maharana Shambhu Singh and was made a Noble of the
First Class; Member of the Mahand Raj Sabha,
married and had issue, two sons (both died young), as
well as an adopted son.
- (A) Thakur Sohan Singh (qv)
Thakur SOHAN SINGH,
18th Thakur of Sardargarh 1903/- , born 1872, he
succeeded by adoption in 1903; married Thakurani
Saubhagya Kanwar, daughter of Rawat Ratan Singh of Bohera.
SINGH, 19th Thakur of Sardargarh -/1930,
married and had issue. He died 1930.
Thakur AMAR SINGH,
20th Thakur of Sardargarh 1930/-, born 1914.
Thakur MAN SINGH,
21st Thakur of Sardargarh, married Rani Chandra Kumari
of Danta in Gujarat, and had issue.
- Kunwar Mahipal Singh Dhodia, born 2nd February
1961, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer (1979);
married 4th December 1986, Kumari Dharitri Raol of Lakhanka in
Bhavnagar, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
- Kumari Brinda Singh, born 1st April 1990.
- Kumari Radhika Singh, born 22nd April 1993.
- Kunwar Akhairaj Dhodia, born 7th January 1997.
- Kunwar Pratap Singh Dhodia, married Kunwarani Uma Kumari, youngest
daughter of Thakore Gumansinhji Vaghela of Deodar (Gujarat), and has
issue, one son.
- Maharajkumar Mahipalsinhji Girnar, married Kumari
Monica Devi, daughter of Kumar Shri Pradeepsinhji
Bahadursinhji, of Lakhanka
in Bhavnagar, and his wife, Kumari Shri Praveenprabha.