WADAGAM (Princely State)

AREA: 73 km2 REVENUE: 35,000Rs ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Bombay
DYNASTY: Parmar - Rehvar clan RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 24 POPULATION: 3,080 (1922)

PRESENT RULER: Thakore Shri HAMIRSINHJI SANGRAMSINHJI, present Thakore Saheb of Wadagam
married Thakorani Saheb Janakkuvarba Hamirsinhji, daughter of Thakur Saheb of Kuda in Rajasthan.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Wadagam (or Vadagam) was a 5th Class State on the Majam river in the Rehvar district of the former Mahi Kantha, and was founded by Kumar Shri Keshavdasji Rajsinhji of Ranasan, a scion of the family of Ranasan and the former Raos of Chandrawati, being Rehvar Rajputs of the Indra race, sharing an agnatic descent with the Thakores of Mohanpur. Their seat was at Wadagam, the principal town of the state. The Thakore pays no tribute, his family holds no sanad allowing adoption and in matters of succession it follows the rule of primogeniture. Rulers were...
  • Thakore Shri KESHAVDASJI RAJSINHJI, founder and 1st Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, son of Thakore Shri Rajsinhji, founder and 1st Thakore Saheb of Ranasan.
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  • Thakore Shri UMEDSINHJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, he adopted Kumar Shri Gulabsinhji Sursinhji of Ranasan, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp.
    • (A) Thakore Shri Gulabsinhji Umedsinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Shri GULABSINHJI UMEDSINHJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, born as Kumar Shri Gulabsinhji Sursinhji of Ranasan, he succeeded by adoption.
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  • Thakore Shri RAJSINHI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam 1848/-, born 8th December 1821, succeeded 9th February 1848 (#1), married and had issue.
    • Kumar Shri Parbatsinhji Rajsinhji (qv)
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  • Thakore Shri KESRISINHJI PAHADJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Gopalsinhji Kesrisinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Shri GOPALSINHJI KESRISINHJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, born 30th September 1891, he succeeded to the gaddi of Wadagam on 12th February 1920 (#2), married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Vakhatsinhji Gopalsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Narvarsinhji, born 1929.
    • Kumar Shri Narendrasinhji, born 1930, married and has issue.
      • Kumari Nirmal Kunwer Ba, married Kumar Sahib Giriraj Singh Maharaulji of Chhaliar, and has issue, one son.
  • Thakore Shri VAKHATSINHJI GOPALSINHJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, born 17th November 1918 (#3 p.358), educated at Scott College, Sadra then at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, he succeeded to the gadi on 14th January 1929 (#3 p.358) and was installed on with full ruling powers on 29th August 1938, married 12th May 1937, Kunveri Shri Manhar Kunverba, third daughter of Thakore Shri Bharatsinhji Madhosinhji of Eral.
  • Thakore Shri SANGRAMSINHJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Hamirsinhji Sangramsinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Shri HAMIRSINHJI SANGRAMSINHJI, Thakore Saheb of Wadagam (see above)
  • Succession of Thakore Gopal Singh to the Gaddi of Vadagam Taluka owing to the death of K.S. Natwarsinghji of Vadagam in 1919. (#2)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 564
2. File 1926-27 2601 P.II Mahi Kantha, Enquiry into the conduct of Thakor Gopalsinhji of Vadagam, IOR/R/2/587/28; 1926-1927
3. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.