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Nimaj (Thikana)

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DynastyRathore
ClanUdawat
StateJodhpur
Revenue₹ 40,000
Area67,769 acres
Population15,735
ReligionHinduism
Hindi Nameनीमज
Also known asNeemaj
Last Updated29th Nov, 2023

Present Head/Ruler

Thakur BHAGWATI SINGHJI, 15th and present Thakur of Nimaj, (Jagram Durg, Nimaj, Pali District, Rajasthan, India), married Thakurani Divya Kumari, daughter of Kunwar Pushpendra Singh of Salumber by his wife Kunwarani Himmat Kumari, and has issue.

  • Kunwar Bhuwan Singh

Short History

Thakur of Nimaj, who belongs to Udawat sept of Rathore Rajputs, is one of eight Premier Nobles of Marwar and a descendant of Rao Suja through the latter’s younger son Udai, holds an estate of eleven villages located about 60 miles southeast of Jodhpur, originally granted by Maharaja Ajit Singh of Jodhpur in 1708 to Jagram.

“Jai Pol,” the main entrance to Mehrangarh Fort, was built by Maharaja Man Singh of Jodhpur to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Jaipur and Bikaner, who attacked the fort in 1809. The door at this gate was brought from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, during the reign of Maharaja Abhai Singh of Jodhpur by Thakur of Nimaj in or about 1731, from whom Maharaja Man Singh obtained it.

Predecessors

  • Thakur JAGRAM SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj 1708/-, died after 1733.
  • Thakur KUSHAL SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj
  • Thakur AMAR SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj. Participated in the Battle of Ahmedabad between Maharajah Abhai Singh of Jodhpur and Bahlol Khan, the then Subedar of Ahmedabad, in the year 1731.
  • Thakur KALYAN SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj
  • Thakur DAULAT SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj
  • Thakur SHAMBU SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj
  • Thakur SURTAN SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj -/1820, (brother of Thakur Sur Singh, died 26th June 1820), died 26th June 1820.
  • Thakur SAMANT SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj
  • Thakur SANWANT SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Sawai Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Shiva Singh of Mohrra.
    • Kunwar Lakshman Singh
  • Thakur SAWAI SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj
  • Thakur GULAB SINGH, Thakur of Neemaj
  • Thakur CHHATAR SINGH, Thakur of Neemaj
  • Thakur CHATAR SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj 1870/-, born about 1854, adopted from the Ramgarh family, Member of the Jodhpur State Council in 1882, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Prithvi Singh (qv)
  • Thakur PRITHVI SINGH, Thakur of Nimaj -/1913, born about 1890, married and had issue. He died 1913.
    • Thakur Ummed Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur UMMED SINGHJI, Thakur of Nimaj 1913/-, born 7th June 1909, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; installed in 1930; married 1927 in Sikar, Thakurani Phool Kanwar, eldest daughter of Rao Raja Bahadur Kalyan Singh of Sikar, and had issue, seven sons and five daughters.
    • Rani Sahiba Prem Kumari, married Maharaj Bhim Singhji of Shivrati, and has issue.
    • Thakur Udai Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Daulat Singhji, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married in Gujarat, Thakurani Pratap Kumari of Danta. (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)
    • Thakur Shyam Singhji, married a Princess of Rajpipla in Gujarat, and has issue, two sons.
      • Col. Kunwar Nipendra Singh, married a Princess of Dhenkanal in Orissa.
      • Kunwar Anirudh Singh, married to Jamnagar (Nawanagar).
    • Baiji Lal Man Kanwar
    • Baiji Lal Chandra Kanwar
    • Thakur Man Singh, born 1939, married 1968, Thakurani Durga Kanwar, born 1949, daughter of Raj Rana Hari Singhji of Tana, and his wife, Rani Marudhar Kanwar, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Nandi Vardhan Singh
      • Khunwar Harsh Vardhan Singh, married Kunwarani Shrinidhi Singh, daughter of Captain Kunwar Narjeet Singh of Singhnai, and his wife, Kunwarani Keshavlata Kumari, daughter of Rana Ran Bahadur Singh Jandaive of Balsan.
    • Baiji Lal Munni Kawar
    • Brig. Thakur Pratap Singhji V.S.M., A.D.C., educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and Government College, Ajmer; served in the Indian Territorial Army and later entered politics and served as M.L.A. from Jaitaran Constituency; married Thakurani Jaikirti Kumari, daughter of Thakur Janak Singhji of Chomu, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died October 1999.
      • Capt. Thakur Ridhiraj Singh, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at St. Stephens College, Delhi; served in the Indian Territorial Army; married a grand-daughter of Maj. Thakur Shaitan Singhji P.V.C., and has issue.
        • Kunwar Amritanshu Rathore, presently (2008) studying in Jodhpur.
      • Baisa Tripti Kumari [Thakurani Tripti Kumari of Bitar], married Lt.-Cdr. Thakur Anshuman Chauhan of Bitar, U.P., son of Lt.-Gen. Thakur D.S. Chauhan (Army Commander, Central Command), and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Kunwar Tribhuvan Chauhan
        • Kumari Padmanjali
      • Thakur Himanshu Rathore, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, Loretto School, Edinburg, Scotland and Jai Hind College, Bombay; married on 15th January 2012 with Deepti Kumari Ranawat, daughter of Rao Saheb Bahadur Singhji of Dhariawad and have issues, two daughters.
        • Krishnavi Kumari Rathore, born 2012.
        • Shivanshika Kumari Rathore, born 2018.
    • Baiji Lal Shyam Kawar
    • Insp.-Gen. (ret’d.) Thakur Raghu Raj Singhji, born 5th May 1945 in Nimaj, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; at King George School, Ajmer and Government College, Ajmer (Bachelors of Arts); served in the Border Security Force and retired as Inspector General in 2005, married 26th May 1972 in Jobner, Thakurani Vijay Laxmi, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Kunwar Rishiraj Singh Rathore, born 1975 in Nimaj, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; at Delhi University (Bachelor of Commerce) and at Monash University, Melbourne (Master of Business Systems); married 28th January 2005 at Castle Bijaipur, Rajkumari Priyanka Kumari, daughter of Rawat Rao Narendra Singh of Bijaipur and his wife, Rani Harendra Kanwar.
      • Baisa Ritu Kawar, married Kunwar Jagat Singh of Sankotra.
    • Thakur Shakti Singhji, married to Roha in Kutch, and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Jaivardhan Singh
      • Kunwar Rajyvardhan Singh
  • Thakur UDAI SINGHJI, Thakur of Nimaj, born 1931, married Thakurani Pritan Kunwar, daughter of Raja Sangram Singh of Khandela-Junior, and his wife, Rani Kishore Kanwar, and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
    • Baisa Nagendra Kunwar, married Col. Kunwar Bhupendra Singhji of Nimrana.
    • Thakur Bhagwati Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Bhagirath Singh, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and St. Stephens College, Delhi; a hotelier; married in Jaipur, Thakurani Malvika Kumari of Danta, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kunwar Purnjai Rathore, born 21st December 1990, passed out from Mayo College, Ajmer, then attended The King’s School, Sydney, as an exchange student, and is currently (2009) studying at the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad.
      • Baisa Chandravali Kumari, born 25th January 1996, studied at Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, married to Kr. Pradhyuman Singh Bhati, son of Thakur Harish Chandra Singh Bhati of Bithoo and Rajeshwari Singh of Amleta.
        • Bhanwar Baisa Krishnvi Singh Bhati of Bithoo.
    • Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh, married to Thikana Haveli Amarkot in Pakistan.
      • Kunwar Vishveshwar Singh Rathore, born 14th November 1984, passed out from Mayo College, Ajmer, graduated from Symbiosis, Pune and MBA from IILM Gurgaon.
      • Kunwar Sarveshwar Singh Rathore, born 19th September 1989, passed out from Mayo College, Ajmer and graduated from Jai Hind College, Mumbai.
    • Thakur Bharat Singh, married to Dhanariya.
      • Kunwar Bhagyaveer Singh Rathore, passed out from Mayo College in 2017, Diploma in photography in 2018, graduation in BA Political Science Honours; working in Mumbai in the film industry.
  • Thakur BHAGWATI SINGHJI, Thakur of Nimaj (see above)

Other Members

  • Thakur Sahib of Neemaj, married Thakurani Lad Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Bhagwant Singh of Mandawa Line II, and his wife, Thakurani Suraj Kanwar.

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