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Wadhwan (Princely State)

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DynastyJhala
StateSaurashtra
Gun Salutes9
AgencyKathiawar Agency
Accession15th February 1948
Revenue₹ 375,000
Area627 km2
Privy Purse₹ 142,000
ReligionHinduism
Hindi Nameवाधवान
Last Updated24th Sep, 2023

Present Head/Ruler

HH Thakore Sahib Shri CHAITANYADEVSINHJI SURENDRASINHJI, born 1945, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan since 1985, married 20th November 1971 to HH Maharani Ba Shri Kalpana Devi Sahiba, daughter of Namder Yuvraj Shirmant Shri Narhar Devji, Vijaydevji of Dharampur by his wife Indira Kunverba Sahiba and has issues, one son and a daughter.

  • Rajkumari Maheshwari Devi Jhala, born 1972.
  • Yuvraj Sahib Shi Siddharthsinhji Chaitnyadevsinhji, born 13th April 1977, married 23rd November 2005 to Yuvrani Karnika Kumari (born 27th April 1979, died 29th April 2016), daughter of Raja Shri Digvijay Singhji of Raghogarh by his first wife Maharani Asha Devi Ji and has issue, one son.
    • Tikka Saheb Shri Prabhavodaysinhji Jhala, born 5th August 2008.

Short History

A 2nd Class state founded about 1630 as an offshoot of the state of Dhrangadhra. Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan is a Rajput of the Jhala family. Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan is entitled to a salute of 9 guns.

Predecessors

  • Kumar Shri Prithirajji Chandrasinhji (s/o Raj Sahib Chandrasinhji Raisinhji, Raj Sahib of Dhrangadhra), married and had issue. He died as hostage at Ahmedabad during his father’s lifetime.
    • Kumar Shri Udaibhan Prithirajji Jhala
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Rajoji Prithirajji (qv)
    • Raj Sahib Shri Sartanji [Sultanji] Prithirajji, Raj Sahib of Wankaner (see Wankaner)
  • Thakore Sahib Shri RAJOJI PRITHIRAJJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1630/1643, married and had issue. He died 1643.
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Sabalsinhji Rajoji I (qv)
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Udaisinhji Rajoji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Bhavsinhji Rajoji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Bhavsinhji, Faujdar, married and had issue. He died after 1696.
        • Thakore Sahib Shri Arjansinhji Madhavsinhji (qv)
        • Kumar Shri Mohansinhji Madhavsinhji of Jhamar in Kathiawar, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Bhawanisinhji Mohansinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Fatehsinhji Bhawanisinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Ladgarsinhji Fatehsinhji, married and had issue.
                • Kumar Shri Bakhtsinhji Ladgarsinhji, married and had issue.
                  • Kumar Shri Bhojrajji Bakhtsinhji
            • Kumar Shri Kalyansinhji Bhawanisinhji
          • Kumar Shri Sultansinhji Mohansinhji
        • Kumar Shri Abhaysinhji Madhavsinhji of Chuda.
        • Kumar Shri Madansinhji Madhavsinhji, Faujdar, ancestor of the rulers of Jhalawar.
        • Kumar Shri Bhimsinhji Madhavsinhji
        • Kumar Shri Karansinhji Madhavsinhji
        • Kumar Shri Samatsinhji Madhavsinhji
        • Kumar Shri Agarsinhji Madhavsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Jetsinhji Rajoji
  • Thakore Sahib Shri SABALSINHJI RAJOJI I, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1643/1666, died sp 1666.
  • Thakore Sahib Shri UDAISINHJI RAJOJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1666/1681, married and had issue. He died 1681.
  • Thakore Sahib Shri BHAGATSINHJI UDAISINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1681/1707
  • Thakore Sahib Shri ARJANSINHJI MADHAVSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1707/1739, married (amongst others), Thakorani Devkunverba Sahiba, committed sati 1739, and had issue. He died 1739.
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Sabalsinhji Arjansinhji II (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Sardarsinhji Arjansinhji
    • Kumar Shri Manobhai Arjansinhji
    • Kumar Shri Ramobhai Arjansinhji
    • Kumar Shri Kashiyabhai Arjansinhji
  • Thakore Sahib Shri SABALSINHJI ARJANSINHJI II, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1739/1765, married and had issue. He died 1765.
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Chandrasinhji Sabalsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Patabhai Sabalsinhji, founder of Rajpur Taluka in 1775.
    • Kumar Shri Lakhabhai Sabalsinhji
  • Thakore Sahib Shri CHANDRASINHJI SABALSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1765/1778, died 1778.
  • Thakore Sahib Shri PRITHIRAJJI CHANDRASINHJI [Pratapsinhji?], Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1778/1807, died 1807.
  • Thakore Sahib Shri JALAMSINHJI PRITHIRAJJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1807/1827, died 1827.
  • Thakore Sahib Shri RAISINHJI JALAMSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1827/1875, married and had issue. He died 1875.
    • Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Raisinhji, married and had issue.
      • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Dajirajji Chandrasinhji (qv)
      • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Balsinhji Chandrasinhji [Kalubha] (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Keshrisinhji Raisinhji (by a Jadeja lady of Morvi), married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Bakhatsinhji Keshrisinhji [born as Baneysinhji], adopted by the Maharaja Rana of Jhalawar, and succeeded there as HH Maharaja Rana Zalim Singh Bahadur of Jhalawar.
    • Kumar Shri Becharsinhji Raisinhji, married and had issue.
      • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Jaswantsinhji Becharsinhji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Jivansinhji Becharsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Raisinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Jalamsinhji Madhavsinhji
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri DAJIRAJJI CHANDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1875/1885, born 20th January 1861, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; during his minority the State was administered by the chief Karbhari, under the supervision of the Political Agent; invested with full ruling powers in 1881; married 1stly, a daughter of Thakore Saheb Shri Dajirajji Lakhaji of Lathi, married 2ndly, the elder daughter of Sri Maharaja Sir Goday Narayana Gajapathi Rao Garu, Zamindar of Ankapalli. He died spm 5th May 1885.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri BALSINHJI CHANDRASINHJI [Kalubha], Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1885/1910, born 1863, succeeded 20th May 1885, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue. He was very fond of old institution and was known as a supporter of the orthodox, principles of Rajput dignity and manners. Famine, successive bad seasons, and several other causes handicapped his ruler, which was embarrassed by financial difficulties. He died sp 25th May 1910.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Bahadur Bhagwant Singh, heir-apparent of Orchha.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri JASHWANTSINHJI BECHARSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1910/1918, married Bama Saheb Sunderba Devi, daughter of Kumar Khengarji Jalamsinhji, grandson of Thakore Saheb Sataji Dosaji of Malia and son of Kumar Jalamsinhji Sataji of Vardusar and had issue. He died 22nd February 1918.
    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Jorawarsinhji Jaswantsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri [name unknown], married and had issue, one son.
      • Kumar Shri Vikramsinhji, married Kumari Shri Ila Devi of Bhavnagar, and has issue, one son.
        • Kumar Shri Yaduvendrasinhji Jhala.
    • Kumar Shri Karansinhji Jaswantsinhji, married and had issue, one daughter.
      • Kumari Shri Durga Devi, married into the Jadeja family of Bhuj.
    • Kumar Shri Banesinhji Jaswantsinhji, married and had issue, two sons and three daughters.
      • Kumar Shri Jaisinhji Banesinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1953); married to Kumari Shri Veena Devi, daughter of Maharaj Champaksinhji of Rajpipla, and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Ajaisinh Jaisinh Jhala, born 14th March 1961 in Rajpipla, married 16th July 1989 in Delhi, Kumari Shri Rachna Durgapal, and has issue.
          • Kumar Shri Jahan Ajaisinh Jhala
          • Kumar Shri Kabir Ajaisinh Jhala
        • Kumar Shri Brijrajsinh Jaisinh Jhala, married to Benaifer Jhala, and has issue.
          • Kumari Natasha Sinh Jhala
          • Kumar Shri Armand Sinh Brijrajsinh Jhala
      • Kumar Shri Kishoresinhji Banesinhji Jhala
      • Thakorani Sahiba Dharmendra Kunwarba, married Thakore Saheb Laxmansinhji Bhawanisinhji, 9th Thakore Saheb of Gavridad, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
      • Thakorani Nirmala Kunverba Saheba, married Thakore Saheb Mahendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji of Mengni, and has issue.
    • Kumar Shri Sursinhji Jaswantsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Sudhirsinhji Sursinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1965); married Kumari Shri Jai Shakti Devi, daughter of Rana Jaidevsinhji Gulabsinhji of Pratappur, and had issue.
        • Kumari Shri Meera Devi, married 2000, Rajkumar Abhijeet Singh, son of Maharaj Indrajeet Singh of Jodhpur, and his wife, Rani Priyamvada Kumari, and has issue.
        • Kumari Shri Supriya Devi, married 2005, Kumar Karan Singh, son of Thakur Daleep Singh of Khatipura (Jaipur).
        • Kumari Shri Bhavani Devi.
      • Kumari Shri Hansa Devi [Thakorani Saheba Hansakumariba Pravinsinhji Solanki of Mogar], married Thakore Saheb Pravinsinhji Natwarsinhji Solanki of Mogar, and has issue.
        • Thakore Saheb Jairajsinhji Pravinsinhji Solanki, born 9th April 1961 in London, Thakore Saheb of Mogar since 24th April 2006; married 23rd April 1985 in Surendranagar, Thakorani Saheba Shri Devi Jairajsinh Solanki, daughter of Kumar Shri Mayurdhwajsinhji Kishorsinhji Zala of Laktar, and his wife, Kumar Rani Amrapali Devi, daughter of Maharaj Shri Manvendrasinhji Jadeja of Khijadiya in Morvi, and has issue.
          • Kumari Mamtakumariba Jairajsinh Solanki
          • Kumar Dhruvkumar Jairajsinh Solanki
      • Kumari Shri Rasik Kunverba Sahiba, married into the royal family of Danta, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumari Shri Gayatri Devi, unmarried.
      • Kumari Shri Purna Devi, married into the Sarvaiya family of Daatha.
    • Kumar Shri Harishchandrasinhji Jaswantsinhji, married and had issue, one daughter.
      • Kumari Shri Usha Devi, married Kumar Shri Chandrajitsinhji Mangalsinhji Gohil of Bhavnagar.
    • Kumari Shri (name unknown), married (as his first wife), HH Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Bundelkhand Maharaja Mahendra Sawai Shri Sir Vir Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, Maharaja of Orchha, and had issue, one son.
    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Surendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji (qv)
    • HH Maharani Vasant Kumari, married HH Maharaja Bhupendra Narayan Singh Deo of Korea, and had issue.
    • Kumar Shri Virendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1943).
    • Kumar Shri Vikramsinhji Jorawarsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1946), married Kumari Ila Devi, and has issue.
      • Kumar Shri Dr. Yadvendradev Vikramsinh Jhala, born 27th February 1962 in Mumbai, Resident Scientist at the Wildlife Institute of India; married 12th March 1990 in Wadhwan City, Kumari Rajeshwari Devi, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
        • Kumari Harshinidevi, aged 12 years (2008)
        • Kumar Dhananjaysinh, aged 4 years (2008)
      • Kumari Pritidevi, born 22nd May 1964 in Mumbai, married 30th January 1982 in Haidakhand Vishwa Mahadham, Aditya Raj Kapoor, born 1st July 1956 in Mumbai, and has issue.
        • Viswapratapraj Kapoor
        • Tulsi Kapoor
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri SURENDRASINHJI JORAWARSINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1934/1983, born 4th January 1922, married Maharaj Kumari Jayaba Sahiba [HH Thakorani Jayaba Sahiba of Wadhwan], born 1922, died 3rd March 2010 at Bangalore, daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Bhojrajjisinhji Bhagwatsinhji Sahib of Gondal, and his wife, HH Maharani Raj Kunverba Saheba, and had issue. He died 5th December 1983.
    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Kedarendadevsinhji Surendrasinhji (qv)
    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Chaitanyadevsinhji Surendrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Atmanayadevsinhji Surendrasinhji, born 1947, married Maharajkumari Kamakshi Devi Yavaru, daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Sir Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur of Mysore, and his wife, HH Maharani Tripura Sundarammani Yavaru, and has issue.
      • Kumar Shri Om Upamanyu Dev Sinhji Jhala, married Kumari Darshika Kumari of Vizianagram, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Rajkumari Jahnavi Kumari (twin daughter), married 16th February 1997, Tikka Yudhister Singh, elder son of HH Maharaja Hanuwant Singh Malvinder Bahadur of Nabha, and his wife, HH Maharani Deergh Kaur, and has issue.
      • Rajkumari Gautami Devi (twin daughter), married 9th May 1997, Maharajkumar Kirat Singh, younger son of HH Maharaja Hanuwant Singh Malvinder Bahadur of Nabha, and his wife, HH Maharani Deergh Kaur, and has issue.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri KEDARENDADEVSINHJI SURENDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan 1983/1985, married Ranisaheb Jayshree Kumari of Sailana, and had issue, one daughter. He died spm 1985.
    • Kumari Jaylakshmi Devi, married 5th May 1992, Kunwar Devrajsinhji Dilipsinhji, son of Maharaj Shri Dilipsinhji Godji Jadeja of Kutch, and has issue.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri CHAITANYADEVSINHJI SURENDRASINHJI, Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan (see above)

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