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Ajabpur (Zamindari)

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DynastyChandel
Villages16
ReligionHinduism
Hindi Nameअजबपुर
Last Updated26th Nov, 2012

Present Head/Ruler

Rawat Thakur RAJ DEO SINGH, present Rawat of Ajabpur since 29th April 1997. born 5th February 1964, educated at Welham Boys School, Dehra Dun and at St. Paul’s School, Jaipur 1974/1980; graduated from Rajasthan College of Arts, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 1981/1983, presently looking after the farmlands in Ajabpur Kalan and Niranjanpur Tea Estate in Dehra Dun (ancestral properties), married 2nd February 1995 in Jaipur, Thakurani Jyoti Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Raghubir Singhji of Thikana Banskhoh, and his wife, Thakurani Sudhir Kumari, born July 18th 1973, educated at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girl’s School, Jaipur; and has issue, one son.

  • Kunwar Dhritimaan Deo Singh Chandella, born 7th January 1996 in Jaipur, educated at Sanskar International School, Dehra Dun and at Sela Qui International School, Sela Qui, Dehra Dun, India.

Short History

Ajabpur is one of the largest Zamindaris in the state and was founded by the Chandella’s of Ajubpore, who migrated from Budelkhand to Cawnpore after fighting the Mughals, they later shifted to Dehra Dun with Nuwada as their capital. Some of them also settled in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. The Zamindari of Ajabpur (then Ajubpore) had its capital and fortress at Nuwada. The revenue in 1804 was Rs. 97,645.00 and consisted of 15 Villages and 5 Pargana’s that were Nuwada, Ajubpore, Kurnpore, Kaulaghir, Kyarkoolee, Bhat Beer, Bhogpore, Suhumspore, Pirtheepore, Kulyanpore, Nagul, Rajpore, Bhugwuntpore, Thano and Dudlee. The village of Dudlee was given to the Mahant of Daat Mandir. Rani Kurnavatee made the famous Rajpore Canal that started from Rajpore stretching through East Canal Road to Ajubpore. The famous Mata Mandir of Ajubpore was made in 1905 and is still run by the elected members of the family. Ajboo Kunwar was the Viceroy of Dehra Dun during the British Raj. The Rani Sati Mandir was also built in this era in Ajubpore. Their Pitr Wada and a mandir was built on the hills of Shashtradhara that still exists. The mandir of their Kul Devta Nar Singhji is in Ajubpore.

Predecessors

  • Rawat Thakur PRITHVI SINGH, Rawat of Ajabpur, he was granted the title of Rawat.
  • Rawat Thakur SHYAM SINGH, Rawat of Ajabpur, married and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Champa Devi, married Kanwar Narayan Singh of Sirmur, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kanwar Ajit Singh, married Kanwarani Archana Kumari, and has isssue.
      • Nirza Kumari, married Kanwar M. S. Mankotia, son of Kanwar Rathan Singh of Mankot, and his wife, Kanwarani Kaushalya, and has issue.
  • Rawat Thakur DIGVIJAI SINGH, Rawat of Ajabpur, married 7th March 1962 in Jaipur, Thakurani Rajendra Kunwar, daughter of Rawal Harnath Singhji of Dundlod, and his wife, Rani Sireh Kanwar, and had issue.
    • Rawat Thakur Raj Deo Singh (qv)
  • Rawat Thakur RAJ DEO SINGH, Rawat of Ajabpur (see above)

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