|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The origins of the State dates from 1701 when the revenues
of Titrode pargana were granted by Padshah Aurangzeb to
Rao Kesho Das, a grandson of Raja Ratan Singh of Ratlam,
and who also received sanads from the Mughal Emperors
conferring upon him the parganas of Nahargarh and Alot,
which were later lost to Gwalior and Dewas respectively,
when the Marathas established their supremacy over this
part of Malwa.
The princely state was founded in 1701 when Raja
Kesho Das of Ratlam lost his state but was compensated by
the jagir of Sailana. Rulers were.......
- Raja KESHO DAS,
1st Raja of Sitamau 1701/1748, during his reign in
Ratlam prior to 1701, an important Mughal officer was
killed in Ratlam by the state employees, as a result,
the Mughal Emperor confiscated Ratlam and Maharaja
Keshav Das went to Sitamau, which was given in jagir
to him when he was forgiven by Padshah Aurangzeb, and
he thus became the 1st Raja of Sitamau in 1701, he
married and had issue. He died 1748.
- Raja GAJ SINGH,
2nd Raja of Sitamau 1748/1752, married and had issue.
He died 1752.
- Raja FATEH SINGH,
3rd Raja of Sitamau 1752/1802, married and had issue.
He died 1802.
- Raja Raj Ram Singh I (qv)
- Raja RAJ RAM SINGH
I, 4th Raja of Sitamau 1802/1867, an able
ruler, he entered into an agreement with the Gwalior
Darbar in 1820, agreeing to pay Rs60,000 (Salim Shahi)
in tribute in return for greater autonomy in his
states internal affairs; he remained faithful to the
British Government during the mutiny of 1857, and
received a khilat valued at Rupees 2,000; in 1865 the
Chief agreed (No. CLXIV) to cede any land that might
be required for railway purposes on the same terms as
those mentioned in the cases of Ratlam and Sailana;
married and had issue. He died 1867.
- Rajkumar (name
unknown) Singh, married and had issue. He
- Raja BHAWANI SINGH,
5th Raja of Sitamau 1867/1885, born 1836, married and
had adoptive issue. He died 28th May 1885.
- (A) HH Raja Bahadur Singh (qv)
- HH Raja BAHADUR
SINGH, 6th Raja of Sitamau 1885/1899, born
1833 (or 1854), elder son of Thakur Takht Singh of
Chiklia, second cousin of Raja Bhawani Singh, he
succeeded to the gaddi by adoption on 8th
December 1885 (#1),
married and had adoptive issue.
- (A) HH Raja Shardul Singh (qv)
- HH Raja SHARDUL
SINGH, 7th Raja of Sitamau 1899/1900,
succeeded to the gaddi by adoption in 1899. He
died of cholera in 1900.
- HH Raja Sir RAM
SINH II Bahadur K.C.I.E., 8th Raja of Sitamau
1900/1967, born 2nd January 1880 as the younger son of
Thakur Dalel Sinh of Kachhi-Baroda,
educated at Daly College, Indore; he was made a
K.C.I.E. in 1911 on the occasion of the Delhi Darbar,
married 1stly, 1902, HH Chauhaniji Sahiba, she died
1903, daughter of Maharawal Shri Motisinhji Jitsinhji
married 2ndly, 1903, HH Rajawatiji Sahiba, she died
1915, daughter of the Thakur of Baleri in Bikaner,
married 3rdly, 1915, HH Batianiji Sahib,
grand-daughter of the Thakur of Marauli in Udaipur,
and had issue, three sons and two daughters. He died
25th May 1967.
- Rajkumar Dr. Raghubir Sinh M.A., D.Litt., LL.B.,
born 23rd February 1908 (#2), educated
privately, at Holkar College, Indore and at Agra
College, Agra from where he graduated with a B.A. in
1928, LL.B. in 1930 and an M.A. in 1933; he was
awarded a D.Litt. for his thesis, Malwa in Transition
in 1936; involved with Administration of Sitamau
State 1934-1938; High Court Judge, Sitamau State,
1932-1940; President of the Sitamau State Raiya
Parishad (Legislature) 1939/1941 and 1945/1946,
Member of the Rajya Sabha 1952/1960; declined
succession to the gaddi in favour of his
eldest son, author of a large number of books in
Hindi and English; married Rajkumar Rani Mohan
Kumari, daughter of Yuvraj Man Singh of Pratapgarh, and
his second wife, Yuvrani Bhuvaneshwari Devi, and had
issue, two sons and two daughters. He died 21st
- HH Raja Krishan Sinh (qv)
- Kunwar Brijraj Singh, born 12th March 1939,
married 6th May 1967, Kunwar Rani Shrimati Rama
Devi, daughter of HH Raja Lakshman Sen of Suket, and his wife, HH
Rani Kalawati. He died 20th May 1967.
- Maharani (name
unknown) Kumari, married Maharawal
Digvirendra Singhji of Bansda.
- Rani Rama Kumari, married Raja Ramkrishnaju Deo
(Orissa), and has issue.
- Rajkumar Govind Sinh, born 10th August 1911,
- H.E. Rajkumar Raghunath Sinh B.A., born 6th
December 1912, with the Indian Foreign Service,
serving as Ambassador to many countries around the
world, married Raj Kumarani Indumati Sinh, and had
- Kunwar Sahib Jay Sinhji, worked with Air India
and retired as the Deputy Commercial Director in
1997, married Kunwar Rani Sahiba Asha Kumari,
daughter of the Rana Sahib Sri Jagdishwar Prasad
Singhji of Chaugain
in Bihar, and his wife, Rani Sushila Devi of Churhat, and has
- Ajatshatru Sinhji, born 1969, educated in the
U.K., married 22nd November 2002, Kunwarani
Sahib Taruna Kumari, born 1972, daughter of
Rajkumar Dalip Singh of Keonthal, and
his wife, Rajkumar Rani Mankya Kumari, and has
- Abhyudai Sinh, born 2003.
- Ambika Kumari [Tikka Rani Sahiba Ambika Kumari
of Mandi], born in Lusaka, Zambia, educated in
Rome, Italy and the U.K. for five years, married
25th November 2001, Tikka Omeshwar Singh of Mandi, and has
- Kunwar Sahib Ajai Sinhji, married Kunwarani
Sahiba Shashi Kumari of Palaitha in Kotah,
and has issue, two children.
- Ratan Sinh Rathore, married Rohini Singh from
Una in Himachal Pradesh.
- Anshuman Sinh Rathore
- Kunwar Sahib Raj Sinhji, married Maharaj Kumari
Sahiba Brijraj Kumari, daughter of HH
Maharajadhiraj Mirzan Maharao Shri Madansinghji
Vijayrajji Sawai Bahadur of Kutch, and his wife,
HH Maharani Rajendra Kunverba, and has issue.
- Dhananjay Sinh
- Baijilal Aparajita Kumari
- Baijilal Vijayeta Kumari
- Baijilal Abhilasha Kumari
- Maharani Krishna Kumari, married (as his second
wife), Maharaja Ambikeshwar Saran Singh Deo of Surguja, and had issue.
- HH Raja KRISHAN
SINH, 9th Raja of Sitamau 1967/2008, he
joined the Indian Police Service in 1959 and was a
distinguished officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, he
had an abiding interest in equitation and owned a
number of horses; married HH Rani Yogeshwari Kumari,
daughter of Colonel HH 108 Sri Maharaj Adhiraj Raj
Rajeshwar Ravi Kula Bushana-Mahi Mahindra Yavadarya
Kula Kamaldhivakara Chattis Rajkul Singar Maharana
Shri Bhagwat Singh Bahadur Hindua Suraj Hindupati of Udaipur, and his
wife, HH Maharani Sushila Kunwari, and had issue. He
died in May 2008.
- Rajkumari Vindhyeshwari Kumari, married (div.),
7th December 1989 in Indore, Kumar
Madan Mohan Gangadeb of Bamra,
and has issue, one son.
- HH Raja Puranjay Sinh (qv)
- Rajkumar Mritunjay Sinh
- HH Raja PURANJAY
SINH, 10th Raja of Sitamau (see above)
- Princess of Sitamau, married Sawai Rao Kesri Singhji
of Bijolian, and had