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Beja (Princely State)

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StateHimachal Pradesh
Accession15th April 1948
Area13 km²
Population1,131 (1901)
Privy Purse₹ 3,000
Hindi Nameबेजा
Last Updated16th Feb, 2019

Present Head/Ruler

Thakur VIJAY CHAND, present Thakur Sahib of Beja since 1953 (The Palace, Beja via Kasauli, Solan Dist., Himachal Pradesh, India), born 1950, married 1stly, 1969, Raj Kumari Chandra Prabha Kumari, born 1953, daughter of Rana Sahib Krishan Chand of Khaneti, and his wife, Rani Devendra Kumari, married 2ndly, 1986, Kumari Pushpa Devi, daughter of Kanwar Guman Singh of Theog, and has issue.

  • Tikka Dharmesh Chand, born in 1970.
  • Ritu Kumari
  • Kanwar Ajay Singh
  • Divya Tanwar, born in May 1987.

Short History

Erstwhile state of Beja was one of the smallest Princely States in Himachal Pradesh. The ancestor of the family was Dhul Pal, a scion of the great Tanwar dynasty of Delhi. His descendant, Thakur Govardhan Chand was the 1st ruler of Beja, around the middle of the fourteenth century.


  • Pali Chand
  • Busha Chand
  • Tegh Chand
  • Git Chand
  • Hari Chand
  • Suja Chand
  • Kirpal Chand
  • Kedr Chand
  • Kishen Chand
  • Ratan Chand
  • Kanhor Chand
  • Lakshmi Chand
  • Kushal Chand
  • Bhim Chand
  • Tara Chand
  • Ajai Chand
  • Vijai Chand
  • Narayan Chand
  • Lal Chand
  • Anoop Chand
  • Atar Chand, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Jai Chand (qv)
  • Thakur JAI CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1759/1773, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Man Chand (qv)
    • Mian Bhup Singh
      • Kimat Singh
        • Sardaru Singh
        • Madhu Singh
          • Sobha Singh
      • Dalil Singh
        • Channu Singh
    • Mian Sher Singh
      • Sernu Singh
    • Mian Budh Singh
    • Mian Dhonkal Singh
      • Ram Karan Singh
        • Peer Singh
  • Thakur MAN CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1773/1817, confirmed in his state by a sanad of 4th September 1815; married and had issue. He died 1817.
    • Thakur Pratap Chand (qv)
    • Mian Bahadur Singh
      • Ratan Singh.
    • Mian Gyan Singh
      • Lakshmi Singh
        • Bir Singh
          • Lehna Singh
        • Dholu Singh
      • Peer Singh
  • Thakur PRATAP CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1817/1841, married and had issue. He died 1841.
    • Thakur Udai Chand (qv)
    • Mian Alam Singh, born 1833.
      • Durga Singh.
      • Jit Singh.
    • Mian Zalam Singh, born 1835.
      • Prithi Singh.
    • Mian Mohan Singh, born 1837.
      • Ishri Singh.
    • Mian Kishan Singh, born 1839, married and had issue.
      • Hira Singh, born 1867.
      • Amar Singh, born 1870.
      • Devi Singh, born 1880.
      • Bir Singh.
      • Tiklu Singh.
    • Mian Dhumi Singh
  • Thakur UDAI CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1841/1905, born 1831, married and had issue. He died 1905.
    • Thakur Puran Chand (qv)
    • Mian Parduman Singh
    • Kumari (name unknown), married 1914, Kanwar Ranzore Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rao of Raipur in Ambala.
  • Thakur PURAN CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1905/1943, born about 1895, married a daughter of Thakur Tegh Singh of Kunihar, and had issue.
    • Tikka Durga Chand, died young.
    • Thakur Lakshmi Chand (qv)
  • Thakur LAKSHMI CHAND, Thakur of Beja 1943/1953, born 1916, married Thakurani Gavinda Dei, daughter of Rana Raghunath Singh of Darkoti, and his wife, Rani Attari Dei, and had issue. He died in 1953.
    • Kumari Roop Kumari, born 1st March 1941, married 21st July 1961, Rana Narendra Singh of Kotkhai, and has issue.
    • Kumari Sangita Kumari, born 24th February 1947, married 11th December 1970, Kanwar Harish Kumar Singh of Sirmur, and has issue, four sons.
    • Thakur Vijay Chand (qv)
  • Thakur VIJAY CHAND, Thakur of Beja (see above)

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