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Bedla (Thikana)

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Revenue₹ 64,000
Population12,866 (1901)
Hindi Nameबेदला
Last Updated18th Mar, 2020

present Head/Ruler

Rao HIMMAT SINGH, present and 18th Rao Saheb of Bedla, first-class noble of Udaipur, born 1981, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and graduated from Rajasthan University, Jaipur; he is a renowned polo player of the country; married 2009, Rani Saheba Manisha Bedla, daughter of Captain Shri Kuldeep Singhji Solanki of Balana in Marwar, Rajasthan, and grand-daughter of Colonel Shri Girdhari Singhji Solanki (A.V.S.M.).

Short History

The Bedla family, like that of Kotharia, claims descent from Prithvi Raj, the last Hindu Emperor of Delhi and Ajmer.

Rao Chandra Bhan, ancestor of the family came to Mewar, and was killed fighting under the banner of Mewar in the famous battle of Khanwa. For his support, his descendants were granted the fief of Bedla.


  • Rao CHANDRA BHAN, 1st Rao Saheb of Bedla -/1527; married and had issue. He died 1527 in the Battle of Khanwa.
    • Rao Sangram Singh (qv)
  • Rao SANGRAM SINGH, 2nd Rao Saheb of Bedla 1527/1535, married and had issue. He died 1535 in the Siege of Chittor.
    • Rao Pratap Singh I (qv)
  • Rao PRATAP SINGH I, 3rd Rao Saheb of Bedla 1535/1558, married and had issue. He died 1558.
    • Rao Balbhadra Singh (qv)
  • Rao BALBHADRA SINGH [Ballu Singh], 4th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1558/1583, received from Maharana Amar Singh the district of Begun and Rattangarh, he briefly held the jagir of Begun [Two or three years later Begun was restored to Rawat Megh Singh and Balluji was given the jagir of Gemgrar], married and had issue. He died 1583.
    • Rao Ram Chandra I (qv)
  • Rao RAM CHANDRA I, 5th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1583/1608, visited the Courts of Jahangir and Shah Jahan on several occasion in company with Jagat Singh and his son Raj Singh (both of whom afterwards became Maharana’s of Mewar), received received khilats, horses, jewels and armour from the Emperor; married and had issue. He died 1608.
    • Rao Sabal Singh (qv)
    • Rao Kesari Singh, 1st Rao Saheb of Parosli 1656/1692 married and had issue (see Parsoli).
    • Maharani Dev Kunwar, married Maharana Amar Singhji II of Udaipur, and had issue.
      • Maharana Sangram Singhji II of Udaipur
  • Rao SABAL SINGH, 6th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1608/1681, fought several battles with the army of Maharana Raj Singh against Alamgir, married and had issue. He died 1681.
    • Rao Sultan Singh (qv)
  • Rao SULTAN SINGH, 7th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1681/1721, married and had issue, five sons. He died 1721.
    • Rao Bakht Singh I (qv)
  • Rao BAKHT SINGH I, 8th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1721/1738, one of the chief nobles at the Court of Maharana Amar Singh II, married and had issue. He died 1738.
    • Rao Ram Chandra II (qv)
  • Rao RAM CHANDRA II, 9th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1738/1758, born 1731, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1758.
    • (A) Rao Pratap Singh II (qv)
  • Rao PRATAP SINGH II, 10th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1758/1813, born as Kunwar Pratap Singh, a descendant of Rao Sultan Singh, and succeeded by adoption in 1758; married and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1813.
    • (A) Rao Kesari Singh (qv)
  • Rao KESARI SINGH, 11th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1813/1835, also Rao of Parsoli 1795/1813, born as Kunwar Kesari Singh, son of Rao Sawant Singh of Parsoli, he succeeded by adoption in 1813; married a daughter of Ranawat Raja Saheb of Shahpura in Udaipur State, and had issue. He died 1835.
    • Rao Bahadur Bakht Singh II (qv)
    • Rani Sringar Kanwar, married (as his first wife), Raj Rana Kirti Singhji II of Bari Sadri, and had issue, four sons and three daughters.
  • Rao Bahadur BAKHT SINGH II, 12th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1835/1880, born 19th October 1816, Rao Bahadur [cr.1877], C.I.E. [cr.1878], married Rani Fateh Kunwar, daughter of Raj Rana Bhairav Singh of Tana, and his first wife, Rani Deep Kanwar, and had issue. He was a man of remarkable character, noted for his high integrity and ability and for loyalty to the best interests of the Maharana as well as to the British Government. He was a trusted advisor of the late Maharanas Swarup Singh and Shambu Singh. In recognition of his distinguished services and honorable character Government of India conferred on him a sword of honor after the mutinies and the title of “Rao Bahadur” at the Imperial Assemblage, held at Delhi on the 1st January 1877. He was made Companion of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) in 1878. He died 4th February 1880.
    • Rao Bahadur Takhat Singh (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur TAKHAT SINGH, 13th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1880/1892, Member of the Mahand Raj Sabha, Rao Bahadur [cr.1st January 1887], married 1stly, 1862, a daughter of the Bhati Thakur of Khejarla in Jodhpur, married 2ndly, 1866, a daughter of Chundawat Rawat Deep Singh of Athana in Gwalior State (a collateral branch of Begun in Udaipur State), and had issue. In the Mutiny of 1857, he rendered loyal services to the State and the British Government. He died 9th June 1892.
    • Rao Bahadur Karan Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji) (qv)
    • Kunwar Raj Singh (by Rani Bhatianiji), born 3rd August 1871.
    • Kunwar Roop Singh, born 19th October 1871.
    • Thakur Govind Singh, born 2nd September 1878, married and had issue.
      • Maj.-Gen. Rao Manohar Singh (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur KARAN SINGH, 14th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1892/1900, born 11th May 1865, Rao Bahadur [cr.1896], married a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Bhadrajun in Marwar, and had issue.
    • Rao Nahar Singh (qv)
  • Rao Bahadur Rao NAHAR SINGHJI, 15th Rao Saheb of Bedla 1900/- , born 27th August 1895, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married daughter of Thakur of Chomu in Jaipur.
    • Chandra Kumari, married in 1939 to Thakur Guman Singh of Gudha (Jaipur).
  • Maj.-Gen. Rao MANOHAR SINGHJI M.B.E., 16th Rao Saheb of Bedla, born January 1904, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; Home Minister of Council in Udaipur, Aide de Camp to the Maharana of Udaipur, Prime Minister of Udaipur, Rao [cr.1936], married and had issue. He died 1984.
    • Kunwar Ragunath Singhji, married Kawarani Samand Kuwar. He died sp in the 1960’s.
    • Baisa Shankar Kumari, married in Doongri (Jaipur), to Major Durga Das Singhji Nathawat.
    • Baisa Himmat Kumari, married in Salumbar (Udaipur,Mewar) to Late Rawal Pushpender Singhji.
    • Baisa Anand Kumari, married Kunwar Ajatshatru Singh of Bissau, and has issue.
      • Baiji Lal Priyadarshini Kumari, born 28th January 1965, married Rajkumar Ranbir Singh of Karjali, and has issue.
        • Bhanwar Sudarshan Singh, married to Bhawrani Kiran Rathore, daughter of Thakur Vijay Singh Bala of Thikana Mahesh Nagar, and has issues, one son and a daughter.
          • Mrigraj Singh Ranawat
          • Baisa Himarsha Singh
    • Rao Madhav Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Janak Singhji Bedla, married Thakurani Dharmendra Kumari, and had issue. He died 1986.
      • Thakur Deepak Kumar Bedla, born 28th February 1971 in Baroda, Gujarat, educated at Mumbai University (B.A., Geography), married 6th May 1997 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Kanwarani Abha Kumari, and has issue.
        • Baiji Lal Yadunandini Kumari, aged 6yrs (2003)
        • Kunwar Shatrujit Singh Bedla, aged 1 yr (2003)
    • Thakur Vijai Singhji Bedla, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, married Kanwarani Sugan Kumari Bedla, and has issue, two children.
      • Baisa Negeshwari Kumari, born 1980, educated at Girl’s School, Mayo College, Ajmer, married Kunwar Ramratan Singhji of Palkai, Kota.
      • Kunwar Karan Vijay Singh Bedla, born 1988, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer.
  • Rao MADHAV SINGHJI, 17th Rao Saheb of Bedla, born 1946, educated in the USA, gaining an M.B.A. from Ohio University in 1968, married 1970, Rani Saheba Durga Kiran Kumari from Neri, Uttar Pradesh, died 2003, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 2008.
    • Baisa Savita Kumari
    • Baisa Tarkeshwari Kumari
    • Rao Himmat Singh (qv)
  • Rao HIMMAT SINGH, 18th Rao Saheb of Bedla (see above)

Other Members

  • Rani Sahiba Chauhaniji of Bedla, married Maharaj MADAN SINGH of Bhindar. She died sp.

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