THEOG (Zaildari)


AREA: 372.96 kmē REVENUE: Rs27,000 ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Shimla DYNASTY: Chandela RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Punjab Hill States Agency POPULATION: 6,912 (1931)



PRESENT RULER:  Thakur KIRTI CHAND, present Thakur Saheb of Theog since 22nd March 2015. (The Palace, Sainj, Tehsil Theog, District Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India)
born 23rd February 1954 at Sainj; educated at Saint Edward's School, Simla and the DAV College at Chandigarh; married Kumari Nirupama Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Bhopal Singh of Jubbal, and has issue, two children.
  • Tikka Shardul Chand, born 26th March 1997 at Lady Reading Hospital, Simla.
  • Kumari Shivani Kumari, born 20th March 1998 at the Government Hospital, Jubbal.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The rulers share a common line of descent with the founders of Ghund and Madhan, who were all together sons of a Chandel Rajput of Jaipur or Bilaspur. The state was made subordinate to Keonthal by a sanad of September 1815. Estate holders were....
  • Thakur BHUP CHAND, Thakur of Theog 1847/1866, succeeded to the throne in 1847, he was removed in 1856, for misconduct and his son was appointed in his stead; married and had issue, three children. He died 1866.
    • Thakur Hari Chand (qv)
    • Mian Nand Singh, born 1855, married and had issue, one son.
      • Kanwar Hira Singh, married and had issue, four sons.
        • Kanwar Jai Singh
        • Kanwar Narayan Singh
        • Kanwar Parmatma Singh
        • Kanwar Kishan Singh
    • Mian Nitu Singh, born 1860.
  • Thakur HARI CHAND, Thakur of Theog 1866/1893, born 1840, succeeded to the throne in 1866, married two wives, including a daughter of Rana of Balsan, and had issue, five children.He died 1893.
    • Thakur Shumsher Chand (qv)
    • Kanwar Madan Singh , born 1864.
    • Kanwar Goverdhan Singh (by 2nd wife), born 1870, married and had issue, one son.
      • Kanwar Dalip Singh
    • Kanwar Bijey Singh alias Lachhmi Singh, born 1876, married and had issue, one son.
      • Kanwar Amar Singh
    • Kanwar Karam Singh, born 1880, married a daughter of Kanwar Madan Singh of Ratesh, she died in 1909.
  • Thakur SHUMSHER CHAND, Thakur of Theog 1892/1909, born 1859/1860, succeded in 1892, married and had issue, three children. He died 1909.
    • Thakur Padam Chand (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Rana Ram Saran Singh of Khotkhai.
    • Kanwar Kharak Singh, born 1889, married a Kumari of Khaneti, and had issue, four children.
      • Kanwar Shiv Singh
      • Kanwar Kedar Singh
      • Kanwar Inder Singh
      • Kanwar Guman Singh, married and had issue, six children, three sons and three daughters.
        • Kumari Tara Devi, born 10th September 1956, married Rajkumar Gandharva Singh, third son of Rana Raghunath Singh of Kotkhai.
        • Kumari Pushpa Devi [Thakurani Pushpa Devi of Beja], married (as his second wife), 1986, Thakur Vijay Chand of Beja, and has issue.
  • Thakur PADAM CHAND, Thakur of Theog 1909/1940, born 1886, succeeded to the throne and was installed in 1909, married 1stly, a Kumari of Keonthal, married 2ndly, Rajkumari (name unknown), daughter of the Rana Sahib [?Attar Singh] of Balsan, and had issue, one son and one daughter by 1st wife, and two sons by the 2nd wife. He died June 1940.
    • Thakur Karan Chand (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by 1st wife), married Rana Vashisht Chand of Koti in Shimla, and had issue, five children.
    • Kunwar Mohan Singh (by 2nd wife), married (a), Kumari Padmawati Devi, daughter of Rana Shamsher Singh of Ratesh, married (b), another daughter of Rana Shamsher Singh of Ratesh, and had issue.
    • Kunwar Kidar Singh (by 2nd wife), Thakur of Kiar in Theog, married the daughter of Kanwar Shiv Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Surti Devi, and had issue, five children.
      • Kanwar Raghubir Singh, Thakur of Kiar in Theog, born 1942.
      • Kumari Uma Devi, born 1944, married 1961, Kanwar Jitender Singh, son of Mian Lachchman Singh of Thog in Bhajji, and has issue, one son.
      • Kanwar Kameshwar Singh, born 1946, married 1982, Kanwarani Madhu Kumari of Dhami, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Kanwar Rajinder Singh, born 1948, married Kanwarani Shakuntala Kumari, daughter of Thakur Devinder Singh of Madhan, and his first wife, Thakurani Dwarka Devi, and has issue, two sons and a daughter.
      • Kanwar Someshwar Singh, born in 1950, married December 1985, a Kumari of Madhan, and has issue, a daughter.
        • Kumari (name unknown), born 29th May 1987.
  • Thakur KARAN CHAND, Thakur of Theog 1940/1962, born 30th November 1904 at Parala, Theog; educated privately and succeeded to the throne in December 1940, he signed the merger treaty with the Union Government of India in 1948, married 1stly, a Kumari from Rawingarh, married 2ndly, Kumari Triveni Devi, sister of Rao Madho Singh of Suwhli estate in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, born 1911, died 1938, and had issue, three children. He died 10th August 1962 at Simla.
    • Thakur Krishan Chand (qv)
    • Kumari Savitri Devi, born December 1935, died unmarried May 1977.
    • Kumari Shakuntala Devi, born 30th December 1937, married 26th February 1971, Thakur Baiju Singh from Kumaon, born 1934, and has issue, two children, a son and a daughter. (New Delhi, India).
      • Kunwar Siddarth Singh, born April 1973, died November 1986.
      • Kumari Urvashi Devi, born 8th September 1974 at New Delhi, married Shri Sagar Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal.
  • Thakur KRISHAN CHAND, Thakur of Theog 1962/2015, born 8th August 1933 at Lady Reading Hospital, Simla; he succeeded to the throne on 10th August 1962 and was installed in January 1963, educated in Sainj and the Butler High School, Simla; married 26th February 1952, Kumari Vidya Devi, daughter of Mian Ranjit Singh of Koti State, born 12th September 1933, and had issue, four children. He died 2015.
    • Kumari Vindeshwari Kumari, born 1st March 1953 at Sainj, married February 1973 at Chandigarh, Kanwar Ari Daman Singh Doad, youngest brother of Rana Gajender Chand of Manswal, born 1947, and has issue, a daughter,
      • Kumari Gita Singh, born 1st February 1975.
    • Tikka Kirti Chand, born 23rd February 1954 at Sainj; educated at Saint Edward's School, Simla and the DAV College at Chandigarh; married Kumari Nirupama Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Bhopal Singh of Jubbal, and has issue, two children.
    • Kunwar Bhim Singh, born 19th November 1955 at Sainj, educated at Saint Edward's School, Simla; married 6th July 1981, Kumari Kaushalya Devi, daughter of Mian Sohan Singh of Ratesh, born 30th December 1957, and has issue, two children.
      • Kanwar Vapush Man Singh, born 16th July 1982 at the Government Hospital, Theog.
      • Kanwar Anshuman Singh, born 10th May 1985 at Sainj.
    • Kumari Veereshwari Kumari, born 8th January 1958 at Snowdon Hospital, Simla; married 7th December 1978, Kanwar Ravender Pal of Kutlehar, born 1948, and has issue, a daughter and a son.
  • (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumari Kasho Devi, married Mian Ram Singh of Ghund, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Bhim Singh, married Kumari Kaushalya Devi, daughter of Kanwar Sohan Singh of Ratesh, and his wife, Kanwarani Shanti Devi, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Udham Singh of Jagir Kanali in Theog, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Kala Devi, married Rajkumar Ajan Singh of Ratesh, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Sunder Singh from Khanali Jagir of Theog, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Tara Devi, married Rajkumar Govardhan Singh of Ratesh, and has issue.
  • Kanwar Kehar Singh of Jagir Kaushya in Theog, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Savitri Devi, married Rajkumar Sudarshan Singh of Ratesh, and has issue.
  • Kanwar Sukham Singh, married and has issue.
    • Kumari Uma Devi, married Kanwar Dhaneshwar Singh of Ratesh, and has issue.
  • Kumari Vidya Devi, married (as his second wife), Raja Rajendra Chand, 5th Raja of Nadaun, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Durga Singh of Theog, and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Leela Kumari, married Kanwar Someshwar Singh of Kotkhai, and has issue.