THAROCH (Princely State)


AREA: 194.25 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 18,100Rs ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Himachal Pradesh DYNASTY: Sisodia RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Pun jab Hill States Agency POPULATION: 4,562 (1931) REVENUE: Rs1,30,000



PRESENT RULER: Thakur BALJIT SINGH, present Thakur of Tharoch since 1944. (The Palace, Post Office Tharoch, Sub-Tehsil Nerwa, Tehsil Chopal, District Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India)
born 24th January 1934, he succeeded to the gaddi in 1944, married 1961 at Dehra Dun, Thakurani Pratima Kumari of Patna in Bihar, and has issue.
  • Rajkumari Mrignayni Kumari, married into Jamnagar in Gujarat.
  • Tikka Saheb Rakesh Singhji, married Tikkarani Purnima Singh, second daughter of Raja Udai Pratap Singh of Gangwal, and his wife, Rani Gopal Kumari, and has issue, three children.
    • Kumar Kartikeya Singh
    • Kumari Padmakshi Singh
    • Kumar Devmanya Singh

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in the 15th century. Also known as Tiroch or Taroch. Originally titled Ranas up to the occupation by the Gurkhas, and Thakurs from 1815 onwards. The state ranks 21st in order of precedence amongst the Hill States. Rulers were.....
  • Rana KISHAN SINGH, 1st Rana of Tharoch, founder of the state fl.15th century
  • ......
  • Thakur LACCHU SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch 1787/1815, in the 19th generation from the founder, married and had issue. He died 1815.
    • Thakur Karam Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Jhobu Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Bir Singh
  • Thakur KARAM SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch 1815/1819, married and had issue. He died 1819.
    • Tikka Lal Singh, died vpsp in 1813.
    • Thakur Ranjit Singh (qv)
    • generation
      • Thakur Kesar Singh, founder of the Princely State of Dhadi. (cf. below)
  • Thakur JHOBU SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch 1819/1838, succession confirmed by a sanad of 1819, married and had issue. He died 1838.
    • Thakur Shyam Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Bhan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Kesar Singh, 1st Thakur Sahib of Dhadi. (cf. above)
      • Kanwar Kanshi Ram, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Rup Singh
      • Kanwar Mallu Ram of Behrog, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Sher Singh, married Kumarani Janki Deviji, she died in 1970ís, and had issue.
          • Kanwar Krishen Singh, married Kumari Pamela, daughter of Col. Sardar Mehr Singh of Mukerian, and has issue.
            • Kanwar Arjun Singh Sisodia
          • Kanwar Inder Singh, married Kumari Gyatri, and has issue.
            • Kanwar Jaideep Singh Sisodia
          • Kanwar Gopal Singh, married Kumari Aasha Rathour, daughter of Shri Mian Jeevan Singh of Jubbal, and has issue.
            • Kanwar Karan Singh Sisodia
          • Kanwar Govind Singh, married Kumari Neerja, and has issue.
            • Kanwar Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia
          • Kumari Padma Kumari, married Col. Sardar Jai Ganesh Singh of Mukerian, and has issue.
          • Kumari Uma Devi, married Col. Kanwar Raghubir Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
          • Kumari Sheila Devi, married Kanwar Birendra Singh of Jubbal, and has issue.
        • Kanwar Madhan Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Bahadur Singh
          • Kanwar Baldev Singh
        • Kanwar Devi Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kumari Vimla Devi, married Kanwar Narendra Singh of Jubbal, and has issue.
        • Kumari Manki Devi, married Kanwar Madan Singh of Jubbal, and had issue.
        • Kumari Dharam Devi, married Kanwar Bhim Singh of Jubbal, and had issue.
        • Kumari Jantu Devi, married (as his first wife), Kanwar Nar Singh of Jubbal, and had issue.
  • Thakur SHYAM SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch 1838/1841 (deposed)
  • INTERREGNUM 1841/1843 (under the control of Jubbal)

  • Thakur RANJIT SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch 1843/1877, succession confirmed by a sanad, married and had issue, 13 sons. He died 1877.
    • Tikka Kehar Singh, married and had issue. He died vp in 1866.
      • Thakur Kedar Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Sadia Singh, died 1867.
    • Kanwar Tikam Singh, born 1845, Regent of Tharoch for 18 years during the minority of his nephew.
    • Kanwar Dhian Singh, died 1880.
    • Kanwar Sis Ram, born 1856.
    • Kanwar Rai Singh, died 1887.
    • Kanwar Rinkhu Singh
    • Kanwar Mathra Singh, born 1861.
    • Kanwar Man Singh
  • Rana SURAT
                    SINGH (1887-1944)Thakur KEDAR SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch 1877/1902, born 1865, succeeded 20th May 1871 (#1) or 1877 (#2)., married two Ranis from Bashahr and Thakurani Jamuna Devi of Darkoti, and had issue. He died 13th July 1902.
    • Rana Surat Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Partab Singh, born 1888, died young in 1890.
    • Kanwar Murat Singh, born 1902, married 1stly, Kanwarani Durga Devi, daughter of Kanwar Gopal Singh of Baghat, died sp, married 2ndly, Kanwarani Sharda Devi, daughter of Rana Raghunath Singh of Darkoti, and had issue, five daughters. (Tharoch, Himachal Pradesh, India)
      • Kumari Kamla Kumari, married Kanwar Harinder Singh of Ghund, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumari Kanta Kumari, married Rakesh Sharma from Kangra, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Sonia Sharma
        • Divya Sharma
      • Kumari Shakuntala Kumari, married Kanwar Yashpal Singh of Dulehar, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Kanwar Rahul Singh
        • Kumari Richa Singh
      • Kumari Kunti Kumari [Rani Kunti Kumari of Dhadi], married Rana Sahib Surinder Singh of Dhadi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • Kumari Kalpana Kumari, married Kanwar Uday Singh of Jubbal, and has issue, two sons.
  • Rana SURAT SINGH, Rana of Tharoch 1902/1944 , born 24th July 1887 (#3) and succeeded 14th July 1902, he was granted the title of Rana as a personal distinction in 1932, married and had issue. He died 1944.
    • Rajkumari Ladli Kumari, married Rana Hardev Singh of Kunihar, and had issue.
    • Tikka Mahendra Singh, born 29th September 1905, married 1stly, Tikka Rani Ambika Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Rudra Singh of Koti, married 2ndly, Tikka Rani Kamla Kunwar, born 1917, died 2000, daughter of Shreeman Maharaj Bharat Singhji Sahib, Raja Sahib of Multhan, and his first wife, Rani Aman Kunwar, married 3rdly, a Kumari of Balsan. He died sp in 1938.
    • Rajkumar Sumander Singh, died young.
    • Rana Baljit Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Pratap Singh
    • Rajkumari Tara Devi, married Raja Shri Dalip Singh Bahadur of Dhami, and had issue, five children.
    • Rajkumari Rajdulari, married to Brig. Apji Nahar Singh of Kunadi in Kotah, Rajasthan.
    • Rajkumari Jeevan, married Shri Prakash Katoch of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Thakur BALJIT SINGH, Thakur of Tharoch (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwar Ishwar Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Pushpa Kumari, married Kanwar Gian Singh of Ghund, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Mahinder Singh (cf. above), married 1924, Kumari Shankri Dei, died sp in 1945, daughter of Kanwar Surjan Singh of Jubbal, and his wife, Kanwarani Govinda Devi.
  • Kanwar Jai Singh, married Kanwarani Padma Devi, daughter of Kanwar Budhi Singh of Kiri-Nerwa in Jubbal.
  • Kanwarani Gyan Devi, married Kanwar Homendra Singh of Jubbal, and had issue.
  • Mian Lal Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Krishna Kumari, married Kanwar Balbir Singh of Jubbal, and has issue, two sons.
  • Kunwarani Nitika Thakur of Tharoch, married Kunwar Parveen Singh Thakur of Dhadi.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 533
2. "Gazetteer of the Simla Hill States 1910" ; Punjab States Gazetteer Volume VIII, 19a3
3. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945