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Bagru (Jagir)

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Hindi Nameबगरू
Also known asBagroo
Last Updated16th Jul, 2022

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Bagru, or Bagroo, a fief of Jaipur, was one among the Bara Kotri (twelve great fiefs) of Jaipur. Thakur of Bagru, one of the foremost nobles of Jaipur, belongs to the Rajawat branch of the Chaturbhujot Rajputs, a branch of the Kachwaha Rajputs, and is descended from Chaturbhuj Singh, a son of Raja Prithviraj Singh of Amber.

Thakur of Bagru enjoyed certain privileges which were not possessed by the other nobles of Jaipur. He occupies the first seat on the left hand of His Highness the Maharaja of Jaipur. In the absence of the Durbar from Jaipur, he has, by custom, charge of the city and the palaces, and by hereditary right performs the Bhait and other ceremonies in place of His Highness. The estate, which is situated 18 miles to the west of Jaipur serves the Durbar with horse and pays no tribute.

The Bagru family has always been blessed with its own issue and has never had an occasion of adopting.

The title of Adhiraj was bestowed upon Chaturbhuj Singh as an hereditary distinction by Raja Baharmalla of Amber.


  • Raja PRITHVIRAJ SINGH I, Raja of Amber; married (amongst others) (a). Rathorji Rani Apurva Devi, daughter of Rao of Bikaner, (b). Sisodiji Rani Damodar Kanwar, daughter of Maharana of Mewar, (c). Rani Sohag Devi, daughter of Rao Gyan Gaud, and had issue.
    • Raja Bhim Singh, Raja of Amber
    • Raja Puran Mal, Raja of Amber
    • Raja Baharmalla, Raja of Amber
    • Kunwar Sanga Singh, founder of Sanganer, which lapsed to the parent state on his death without issue.
    • Rao Sheo Singh
    • Rao Gopal Singh, he was granted the Jagirs of Chomu and Samode
    • Kunwar Rupsi Singh, received the Jagir of Daosa.
    • Rao Jag Mal, he was granted the Jagir of Diggi.
    • Kunwar Pachayan Singh, founder of Samriya.
    • Kunwar Balbhadra Singh, founder of Achrol.
    • Kunwar Surtan Singh, founder of Surothe.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Chaturbhuj Singh (qv).
    • Kunwar Kalyan Das, granted the Jagir of Kalwar.
  • Adhiraj Thakur CHATURBHUJ SINGH, 1st Thakur of Bagru, founded Bagru in 1548 A.D., for taking the, part of Raja Baharmalla against Askaran, he received the title of Adhiraj, which is hereditary in the family; married and had issue, the Chaturbhujot clan.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Kirat Singh (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur KIRAT SINGH, 2nd Thakur of Bagru, slain in battle against the Pathans, married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Kesho Das (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur KESHO DAS, 3rd Thakur of Bagru, married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Pratap Singh (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur PRATAP SINGH, 4th Thakur of Bagru, accompanied the Maharaja of Jaipur on his visit to Burhanpur and received a khillat from Mughal Emperor, married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Sur Singh I (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur SUR SINGH I, 5th Thakur of Bagru, assisted Maharaja Jai Singh I of Jaipur in his battle against Shah Shuja, 1645 A.D., when the latter was captured and brought to Delhi. The Thakur was wounded, and as a sign of his favour the Maharaja conferred upon him his own dress; married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Jaswant Singh I (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur JASWANT SINGH I, 6th Thakur of Bagru, fought at the battle of Hodal Palwal on the side of Maharaja Ram Singh I of Jaipur, and received a khillat from the Emperor; married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Padam Singh (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur PADAM SINGH, 7th Thakur of Bagru, took part in two battles at Agra, in the second of which he distinguished himself by capturing a Sayyid flag and drum, served governor of the Maroti district; received two khillats, one from Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shah, and other from Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, together with kiran ki pagh or Durbar Pagri (turban); married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Sawant Singh (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur SAWANT SINGH I, 8th Thakur of Bagru; fought a battle in 1748 A.D. on the side of Maharaja Ishwari Singh of Jaipur against the Maharaja’s younger brother Madho Singh, and Sardar Malharrao Holkar. This battle was won by Maharaja Ishwari Singh of Jaipur.; married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Gulab Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Nawal Singh, as a reward of meritorious deeds of his father he was made Governor of the fort of Kandahar.
  • Adhiraj Thakur GULAB SINGH, 9th Thakur of Bagru, served as Prime Minister of Jaipur and Governor of fort of Ranthambore during the reign of Maharaja Madho Singh I of Jaipur, killed in a battle against the Mahrattas; married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Jujhar Singh (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur JUJHAR SINGH, 10th Thakur of Bagru, as General of the Jaipur forces, defeated the Raja of Bharatpur, but was severely wounded in the battle. The Maharaja gave him as a reward a village, an elephant, and a house close to the palace. He married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Bagh Singh (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur BAGH SINGH, 11th Thakur of Bagru, fought for Jaipur against Scindia, Jodhpur, and Tonk, and on each occasion was successful. He assisted Mr. Ochterlony in arranging the affairs of Haraoti. Being offended at the maladministration of two officials, he refused to take part in the government of Jaipur, but was conciliated on the intervention of the British Government, who induced the Queen-Regent to send the Thakur a khas rukka. He married and had issue.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Sur Singh II (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur SUR SINGH II, 12th Thakur of Bagru, Member of the Jaipur State Council, Judge of the Appellate Court during the reign of Maharaja Sir Ram Singh II of Jaipur. In 1847, he assisted the Political Agent, Major Laidlaw, in capturing Dungar Singh and Jawahir Singh, two notorious dacoits. In the days of the Mutiny, aided by his son and successor Sawant Singh, he drove out the mutineers from Jaipur territory and gained the thanks of the British Government. He married and had issue. He died in 1863.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Sawant Singh II (qv)
  • Adhiraj Thakur SAWANT SINGH II, 13th Thakur of Bagru, born 1841, succeeded to the gadi in 1863, rendered meritorious service during the Mutiny and the Afghan and Chitral wars, served as Member of the Jaipur State Council and Judge of the Appellate Court, received thanks of His Excellency the Viceroy and Governor-General of India for his exertions in maintaining order in the State on the death of Maharaja Sir Ram Singh II of Jaipur, subscribed a handsome amount (Rs. 1000) to Indian Famine Charitable Relief Fund at Calcutta, married and had issue, three sons. He conveyed, at considerable personal risk, the Jaipur treasury from Ranthambore Fort to Jaipur. He died on 14th November 1906.
    • Kunwar Prithvi Singh, born 8th May 1869; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer from 1875 to 1881, where he distinguished himself and acquired much of liberal education both Indian and English, he received their H.E. the Viceroy’s Gold Medal in 1881 as well as many other prizes; studied at the Jaipur College and matriculated at the Allahabad University;  awarded an estate of the annual value of Rs. 5,000 by Jaipur Durbar; appointed a Judge of Civil Court in Jaipur in 1883; married and had issue. He died of consumption on 27th January 1885.
      • Adhiraj Thakur Jaswant Singh II (qv)
    • Kunwar Partap Singh, born 1882,  sent to Mayo College, Ajmer; passed the Entrance Examination of the Allahabad University
    • Kunwar Hari Singh, born 1878
  • Adhiraj Thakur JASWANT SINGH II, 14th Thakur of Bagru, succeeded his grandfather in 1906, educated at the Mayo College, Ajmer; Judge of the Appellate Court, married and had issue, two sons. He died in July 1934.
    • Adhiraj Thakur Kirat Singh (qv)
    • Bhim Singh
  • Adhiraj Thakur KIRAT SINGH, 15th Thakur of Bagru, married 1924, Thakurani Mohan Kanwar, daughter of Rao Bahadur Thakur Fateh Singh of Asope in Jodhpur.

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