VIRPUR (Princely State)

AREA: 171 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 44,500Rs  ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
STATE: Saurashtra (now Rajkot Dist, in Gujarat) DYNASTY: Jadeja RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 13 POPULATION: 6,675 (1921) REVENUE: 65,000Rs
     
PRESENT RULER: Thakore Saheb PUSHPENDRASINHJI NARENDRASINHJI, 16th and present Thakore Saheb of Virpur.
educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1958); married and has issue.
  • Yuvraj Saheb Nirbhaysinhji Pushpendrasinhji Jadeja
  • Kumari Durga Kunverba Saheb [Kumari Durga Devi], married Kumar Girendra Narayan Bhanj Deo of Kanika, and has issue, two sons.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Ruling family of Virpur descends from the Nawanagar House. Jam Vibhaji I of Nawanagar had four sons of whom Bhaniji, the second son received Kalawad and eleven other villages in appanage. According to Colonel J.W. Watson, the village of Kharedi is said to have been included in the appanage but owing to some dispute with the parent State, Bhanji renounced all claims to the Giras and accepted a subordinate position under the Mahomedan Thanadar of Kharedi, which was then infested with gangs of marauding Kathis. His assistance to the Thanadar in the expulsion of these freebooters obtained for him a grant of one-half of Kharedi lands from the thanadar. Mokaji, the seventh in descent from Bharoji, moved to Virpur from Kharedi and repaired the old Fort of the New Capital. Virpur, a Fourth Class State, formerly in Kathiawad in pre-Independence India, follows the rule of Primogeniture in regard to succession and exercises the jurisdictional powers as follows: Criminal - Seven year's rigorous imprisonment and fine to the extent of 10,000Rs, Civil - to the extent of 20,000Rs. Rulers were.....
  1. Thakore Saheb BHANAJI VIBHAJI, 1st Thakore Saheb of Virpur, founder of Kalavad, Virpur and Kharedi, brother of Jam Satoji of Nawanagar, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Bharaji Bhanaji (qv)

  2. Thakore Saheb BHARAJI BHANAJI, 2nd Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Hardholji Bharaji (qv)

  3. Thakore Saheb HARDHOLJI BHARAJI, 3rd Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Sahebji Hardholji (qv)

  4. Thakore Saheb SAHEBJI HARDHOLJI, 4th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue. 
    • Thakore Saheb Mokaji I Sahebji (qv)

  5. Thakore Saheb MOKAJI I SAHEBJI, 5th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Muluji I Mokaji (qv)

  6. Thakore Saheb MULUJI I MOKAJI, 6th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue. 
    • Thakore Saheb Jethiji Muluji (qv)

  7. Thakore Saheb JETHIJI MULUJI, 7th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Mokaji II Jethiji [alias Bavaji] (qv)
    • Kumar Sujoji Jethiji of Khijadia.
    • Kumar Junoji Jethiji of Hadmadia.
    • Kumar Ranmalji Jethiji of Kalmeghda and Moridad.

  8. Thakore Saheb MOKAJI II JETHIJI, 8th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Suraji I Mokaji (qv)
    • Kumar Dungarji Mokaji of Bhangda.

  9. Thakore Saheb SURAJI I MOKAJI, 9th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue. He died after 1813.
    • Thakore Saheb Muluji II Suraji (qv)

  10. Thakore Saheb MULUJI II SURAJI, 10th Thakore Saheb of Virpur, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Surtanji Muluji (qv)

  11. Thakore Saheb SURTANJI MULUJI, 11th Thakore Saheb of Virpur -/1864, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Suraji II Surtanji (qv)

  12. Thakore Saheb SURAJI II SURTANJI, 12th Thakore Saheb of Virpur -/1918, born 8th October 1846, succeeded 30th July 1864 (#1), married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Hamirsinhji Suraji (qv)
    • Kumar Jethiji Suraji
    • Kumar Ramsinhji Suraji, fl.1902
    • Kumar Joravarsinhji Suraji, educated at Bombay University.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Rana Sahib Bhavsinhji Madhavsinhji Bahadur of Porbandar.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Mansinhji Sursinhji of Palitana.

  13. Thakore Saheb HAMIRSINHJI SURAJI, 13th Thakore Saheb of Virpur 1918/1938, born 1876, succeeded 18th October 1918, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Dilipsinhji Hamirsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Digvijaysinhji Hamirsinhji of Kharedi

  14. Thakur
                    Saheb DILIPSINHJI HAMIRSINHJIThakore Saheb DILIPSINHJI HAMIRSINHJI, 14th Thakore Saheb of Virpur 1938/1945, married Thakorani Takhat Kunverba Saheb [the late Rajmata Saheb of Virpur], died 1991, and had issue. He died in June 1945.
    • Thakore Saheb Narendrasinhji Dilipsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Harishchandrasinhji Dilipsinhji, born 1923, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, later he served as the Revenue Commissioner of Virpur State, married and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died 26th August 2010.
      • Kumari Sheelakumari
      • Kumar Shri Narpatsinhji Harishchandrasinhji
    • Kumar Shri Virbhadrasinhji Dilipsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Pratapchandrasinhji Dilipsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Subhadrasinhji Dilipsinhji, born 11th April 1934 in Virpur, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1954); Senior Cambridge, i.e. School Leaving certificate of Cambridge University, U.K.; B.A., LL.B from  University of Delhi. Advocate of Gujarat High Court. Attended Management Courses at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and at the Department of Management Studies, University of Leeds, U.K., Diploma in Law from Colorado, U.S.A., Retired as Advisor, National Textile Corporation, in India; married 17th June 1960 in Surendranagar, Kumar Rani Shri Dharmendra Kunverba Saheb, and has issue. 
      • Kumari Shri Asha Kumari, a venture capitalist in California, U.S.A. (U.S.A.)
      • Kumar Shri Yashwantsinhji Subhadrasinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1976); working in the travel trade. (Ahmedabad, India)
      • Kumar Shri Yogendrasinhji Subhadrasinhji, working in the travel trade. (Ahmedabad, India)
    • Kumari Shri Pratap Kunverba Saheb, married Thakore Saheb Shri Kiritsinhji of Mehlol, and had issue.

  15. Thakore Saheb NARENDRASINHJI DILIPSINHJI, 15th Thakore Saheb of Virpur 1945/-, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married Thakorani Basant Kumari, and had issue. [He died 23rd December 2001?]
    • Thakore Saheb Pushpendrasinhji Narendrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Jaduvendrasinhji Narendrasinhji Jadeja, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1965); married in Jodhpur, Baisa Chand Kanwar B.A. (Eng. Lit.), daughter of Maharaj Banney Singhji of Raoti, and his wife, Rani Rasal Kanwar, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumar Shri Devendrasinhji Jaduvendrasinhji Jadeja, a Graduate with a Bachelor in Commerce (B.Com.), Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) and Dilpoma in International Business Management (Dip. I.B.M.), presently (2012) pursuing, Master of Law (second semester), Chartered Accountant (final year) and Company Secretary (final year)
      • Kumari Shalini Devi Jadeja, born 14th January 1986 in Jodhpur, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Engish Literature, and a Master of Arts in English Literature.
    • Kumari Shri Kumud Kumari Jadeja B.A.

  16. Thakore Saheb PUSHPENDRASINHJI NARENDRASINHJI, 16th Thakore Saheb of Virpur (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumar Shri Indrasinhji Mahipatsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1948)
  • Lt. Col. Kumar Shri Hariharsinhji of Virpur, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, died in March 2001.
  • Kumar Shri Naharsinhji, married Kumari Shri Jitendra Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Govindsinhji of Hampar in Dhrangadhra, and his second wife, Kumari Shri Monghi Kunwarba Sahiba.
The help of Y.S. Jaideepsinhji Jadeja, 2002 and K.S. Subhadrasinhji D. Jadeja, 2005 is gratefully acknowledged.
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 572