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Dynasty

Clan

Sodha

State

Pakistan (Sindh Prov.)

Area

48.6 Square Kilometers km²

Population

≅12,000

Hindi Name

अमरकोट

Also known as

Umerkot, Umarkot

Last Updated

28th Aug, 2017

Present Head

Rana HAMIR SINGH, 26th and present Rana Saheb of Amarkot since 2009 (Rana Jagir, Pakistan), born , Minister for Agriculture in the Sindh Government, married Rani Nalini Prabha Kanwar, daughter of Rao Gansham Singh of Tantoti, and his wife, Rani Partap Kanwar, and has issue, one son and three daughters.
  • Kumari Deval Sodha, married 10th February 2004, Bhanwar Rudra Pratap Singh, son of Kanwar Gajendra Singh of Auwa, and his wife, Kanwarani Vishalakshi Devi, and has issue, one son.
  • Kumari Aprajita Sodha [Yuvrani Aprajita Devi of Awagarh], married April 2004, Yuvraj Ambrish Pal Singh, son of Raja Anirudh Pal Singh of Awagarh.
  • Maharaj Kumarani Mahalaxmi Sodha, married February 2008, Maharaj Kumar Jayendra Pratap Singh, son and heir of Maharaja Bahadur Dharmendra Prasad Singh of Balrampur, and his wife, Maharani Vandana Rajya Lakshmi.
  • Kunwar Karni Singh Sodha, married on 20th February 2015 to Baijilal Padmini Singh, daughter of Thakur Man Singh Rathore of thikana Kanota and has issue, one son. [TOI] [NDTV] [India-Today] [Asian-Age] [Rajasthan Patrika]
    • Bhanwar Vishwaraj Singh Sodha, born .
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History

Also known as Rana Jagir, the story of the protection and assistance extended by the Amarkot Ranas to the Mughal Emperor Humayun when he was escaping the Afghan usurper Sher Shah Suri, is legendary and it became the birthplace of Padshahzada Akbar, future Emperor of Delhi.
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Genealogy

  • Raja Dharnivrah, Raja of Nokoti in Marwar
  • Rana Sodha, Rana of Ratakot, he moved to Amarkot and captured Ratakot, married and had issue, the Sodha clan of the Parmar Dynasty,
  • Rana Raisi, Rana of Ratakot,
  • Rana Chachakdev, Rana of Amarkot and Ratakot, in 1155 he captured Amarkot from the Umra Parmar Rajputs, a clan of the Parmar Dynasty
  • Rana Jaibhram, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Jasahad, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Someshwar, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Dharavarsh, Rana of Amarkot, married and had issue.
    • Rana Durjanshal [aka Dalji] (qv)
    • Rana Aasrao (see Parkar)
  • Rana Durjanshal, Rana of Amarkot, married and had issue.
    • Rana Avtarde (qv)
    • Rani Natalde, married to Rao Ramdevji, son of Raja Ajmalji of Pokhran (see Ramdevra)
  • Rana Avtarde, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Thira, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Hamir I, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Beesa, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Tejsi, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Kumpa, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Champa, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Ganga, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana PARSHAD SINGH [aka Patta], Rana of Amarkot -/1540, he was a contemporary of the Mughal Emperor Humayum (1530/1556)
  • Rana CHANDRASEN, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana BHOJRAJ, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana ISHWARDAS, Rana of Amarkot (1708)
  • .......
  • Rana BAHABUT SINGH, Rana of Amarkot, ancestor of the later Rana Sahebs of Amarkot.
  • .......
  • Rana MEHRAJ SINGH, 23rd Rana of Amarkot; married and had issue.
    • Rana Arjun Singh (qv)
  • Rana ARJUN SINGH, 24th Rana of Amarkot -/1947, married Rani Dev Kumari, daughter of Thakur Bheru Singhji of Khatipura and had issues. He died .
    • Rana Chander Singh (see above)
    • Thakur Saheb Inder Singhji, born .
    • Thakur Saheb Balbeer Singhji, born , married Rani Indira Kumari, youngest daughter of Rawat Jai Singhji, 3rd Rawat Saheb of Meja.
  • Rana CHANDER SINGH, 25th Rana of Amarkot 1947/2009, born in Rana Jagir, Tharparkar District, he was one of the founder members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Umerkot, seven times with the PPP between 1977 and 1999; he served as Minister for Agriculture and Revenue, and was Chairman of the National Commission of Minorities; married Rani Subhadra Kumari, daughter of Rawat Tej Singhji of Rawatsar in Bikaner, and his wife, Rani Lakshmi Kumariji, and had issue, four sons and one daughter. He died in Karachi and was cremated at Rana Jagir.
    • Kunwar Jungvijay Singh, born .
    • Kunwar Hamir Singh, succededed as Rana Hamir Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Bhopal Singh, born . (U.S.A.)
    • Kunwar Dr. Pritipal Singh Sodha, presently employed with the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi; married Kunwarani Ronilla Singh Ranawat, Administrative Coordinator of the Foundation Public School, daughter of Col. Thakur Ran Vijay Singh Ranawat of Kankarwa, and has issue, two sons.
      • Bhanwar Shivdan Singh Sodha
      • Bhanwar Bhawani Singh Sodha
    • Rajkumari Sangeeta Kumari, married to Thakur Narpat Singh Ranawat of Shahpura in Jaipur, and has issue, two children.
      • Kunwar Shatrunjay Pratap Singh, Conservationist working for the survival of tigers in India.
      • Kunwar Aditya Singh
  • Rana HAMIR SINGH, 26th Rana of Amarkot (qv)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Thakur Aidan Singh, born about 1893 in Rana Jagir, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Jagat Singh
  • Thakur Bher Singh, married and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Sahib Hawa Kanwar, married 1927 (as his second wife), HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Girdhar Singhji of Jaisalmer, and had issue. She died .
  • Kunwar Rajvir Singh, nephew of Rana Chander Singh, married Kanwarani Uma Kanwar, daughter of Rawat Sawai Hari Singhji II of Begun, and his first wife, Rani Kanchan Kunwar.
  • Kunwarani Sarita Kumari, married Kunwar Himmat Singh, son of Thakur Sajjan Singhji of Ghanerao.
  • HH Maharani Sahib Jadau [Het] Kanwar of Amarkot(?Umarkot), married (as his second wife), HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Sir Jawahir Singhji Bahadur of Jaisalmer.
  • Kaurani Prakash Kanwar Sodha ji, married Maharaj Chanderveer Singhji of Ratlam.
  • Thakur Verishal Singhji, married and had issue.
    • Rani Nain Kanwar Sodisa, married Capt. Maharaj Mohan Singhji of Raoti, and has issue.
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