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Dynasty

Clan

Ahra Guhilot

State

Rajasthan

Gun Salutes

15

Agency

Rajputana Agency

Accession

7th September 1949

Area

4,160 Square Kilometers km²

Population

165,350 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 126,000

Hindi Name

बाँसवाड़ा

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

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HH Maharawal JAGMAL SINGH II Bahadur, 24th Maharawal of Banswara, since 6th August 2002, born .
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Genealogy

Founded in 1527 by Kunwar Jagmal Das, younger son of Rawal Udai Singhji I of Dungarpur. His successors were...
  • Rawal JAGMAL DAS, 1st Rawal of Banswara 1527/1540, died about 1540.
  • Rawal JAI SINGH, 2nd Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal PRATAP SINGH, 3rd Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal KHANA DEV, 4th Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal KALYAN SINGH, 5th Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal AGAR SINGH, 6th Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal UDAI SINGH I, 7th Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal SAMAR SINGH, 8th Rawal of Banswara
  • Rawal KUSHAL SINGH, 9th Rawal of Banswara, founder of Kushalgarh and Kushalpura.
  • Rawal AJAB SINGH, 10th Rawal of Banswara 1688/1702
  • Rawal BHIM SINGH, 11th Rawal of Banswara 1702/1713, died .
  • Rawal BISHAN SINGH, 12th Rawal of Banswara 1713/1737, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rawal Udai Singh II (qv)
    • Maharawal Prithvi Singh (qv)
  • Rawal UDAI SINGH II, 13th Rawal of Banswara 1737/1747, died .
  • Maharawal PRITHVI SINGH, 14th Maharawal of Banswara 1747/1786, married the daughter of Rana Bakht Singh of Sunth, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharawal Bijai Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Bakhtawar Singh, Bhai of Khandu, married and had issue.
      • Thakur Sardar Singh, Bhai of Khandu, married and had issue (see Khandu).
      • Maharawal Bahadur Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Khushal Singh of Surpur, married and had issue.
      • Thakur Hamir Singh of Surpur, married and had issue.
        • Thakur Madho Singh of Surpur, he adopted Maharajkumar Surya Singh (see below), and had adoptive issue. He died sp.
          • (A) Thakur Surya Singh of Surpur
      • Thakur Bakhtawar Singh, married and had issue.
        • HH Maharawal Lakshman Singh (qv)
  • Maharawal BIJAI SINGH, 15th Maharawal of Banswara 1786/1816, married, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharawal Umaid Singh (qv)
  • Maharawal UMAID SINGH, 16th Maharawal of Banswara 1816/1819, married, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharawal Bhawani Singh (qv)
  • Maharawal BHAWANI SINGH, 17th Maharawal of Banswara 1819/1838, married (amongst others) Maharani Raj Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Bakhtawar Singh of Auwa, and his first wife, Thakurani Udai Kanwar. He died aged 34 or 35.
  • Maharawal BAHADUR SINGH, 18th Maharawal of Banswara 1838/1844, born circa 1788. He died .
  • HH Maharawal LAKSHMAN SINGH, 19th Maharawal of Banswara 1844/1905, born , married 1stly, daughter of the Raja of Pal in Idar, married 2ndly, 1860, HH Maharani Manika Kunwar, fourth daughter of Maharaja Shri Sheo Singhji of Sirohi, married 3rdly, HH Maharani Tej Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Takhat Singhji of Namli in Ratlam, married 4thly, daughter of Thakur Jiwan Singh of Bordera in Gujarat, married 5thly, daughter of Thakur Zorawar Singh of Sarwan in Ratlam, married 6thly, daughter of Thakur Parbat Singh of Poshina in Idar, married 7thly, daughter of Thakur Kodarji of Pithapur, married 8thly, daughter of Thakur Sher Singh of Bordera in Gujarat, married 9thly, daughter of Thakur Kodar Singh of Pithapur, married 10thly, daughter of Thakur Sardar Singh of Molan in Banswara, married 11thly, another daughter of Thakur Sardar Singh of Molan in Banswara and married 12thly, daughter of Thakur Gulab Singh of Bordera in Gujarat, and had issue, four sons. He died .
    • Maharawal Shambhu Singh (by a Bordera Maharani) (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Surya Singh (by another Bordera Maharani), Thakur Saheb of Surpur, born , he was adopted by Thakur Madho Singh of Surpur, and succeeded there (see above).
    • Maharajkumar Shri Sawai Singhji (by the third Bordera Maharani), Thakur Saheb of Sagrod, born , married and had issue, one son.
      • Maharaj Digvijay Singhji, Thakur Saheb of Sagrod, born at Banswara Palace, retired as Commissioner Devasthan (RAS), married at Kotah Palace, Kotah, Rani Phul Kunwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Mehtab Singh II, 9th Thakur Sahib of Bamolia in Kotah, and has issue, one son and three daughters. He died .
        • Maharaj Shri Devendra Singhji, Thakur Saheb of Sagrod, born at Indergarh, Kota; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and then at Vidhya Bhavan, B. Comm., LLB from Jodhpur University, married 24th January 1977 at Udaipur, Rani Sahib Devendra Kumari of Metwala, and has issue.
          • Rajkumar Pareekshit Singhji, born in Udaipur, Rajasthan; educated at Maharana Mewar Public School and University of Sydney (Australia), attaining a B. Comm. in Finance; married 15th February 2006, Rajkumari Roopali Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Jaideep Singhji of Raoti, and his wife, Rani Susheel Kumari, and has issue, one son.
            • Bhanwar Rudrapratap Singh, born .
          • Rajkumar Krishnapal Singhji, born in Udaipur, Rajasthan; educated at the Maharana Mewar Public School and later at Sydnehams College of Commerce in Mumbai.
        • Baijilal Rajkumari Pramod Kumari
        • Baijilal Rajkumari Madhu Kumari
        • Baijilal Rajkumari Kailash Kumari
  • HH Maharawal SHAMBHU SINGH, 20th Maharawal of Banswara 1905/1914, born , married (amongst others), HH Maharani Krishna Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Fateh Singh of Mandar (Badi Patni) in Sirohi, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir Prithvi Singh Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharaj Lal Singh, married and had issue.
      • Rajkumari Kusum Kumari, married Thakur Narendra Singh of Bagsuri.
    • Maharaj Chhatar Singh (by the Nathawat Maharani), fifth son, jagirdar of Godi Tejpur in Banswara, married Rani Ishwar Kanwar, and had issue.
      • Maharaj Lokendra Singh, born , married 1956, Rani Nawal Kanwar of Tana-Mewar, born , and had issue. He died .
        • Rajkumari Jayshree Kumari, born .
        • Maharaj Dashrath Singh, born 5th Janaury 1960.
        • Rajkumari Kirti Kumari, born .
        • Maharaj Hershvijay Sisodia, born , married Rani Bhanushree Devi, daughter of Lt.-Col. Kunwar Ruby Jaswal of Singhnai, and his wife, Kunwarani Maheshlata Kumari (see Balsan).
      • Rajkumari Jayendra Kumari, born O ctober 1934.
      • Maharaj Surendra Singh, born , unmarried.
      • Maharaj Jagat Singh Sisodia, married to Prabhibha Kumari of Kila Amargharh and has issue.
        • Rajkumari Ruchi Sisodia
        • Rajkumar Ajay Raj Sisodia.
    • Maharaj Kishore Singhji, married a daughter of Maharajkumar Fatehsinghji Jashwantsinghji of Danta.
  • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir PRITHVI SINGH Bahadur, 21st Maharawal of Banswara 1914/1944, born , married 2ndly, a daughter of Maharana Sri Jashwantsinhji Harisinhji of Danta, married 4thly, HH Maharani Daulat Kanwar of Jodhpur, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharawal Chandraveer Singh Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharaj Narpat Singh (by the 4th wife), born , married 20th January 1940, Rani Shukla Kumari, born in Nahan, younger daughter of Kanwar Ranzore Singh Sahib of Sirmur, and had issue, one son and two daughters.
      • Maharaj Ganga Singh, married 1962 (div. 1980), Rani Shailesh Kumari of Jodhpur, and has issue.
        • Baijilal Rajkumari Manisha Kumari [Rani Manisha Singh of Jobat], born , married 21st May 1991 in Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Maharaj Bhawani Singh of Jobat, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Kunwar Maheshwar Singh, born .
      • Rani Usha Kumari, married 1971 at Lucknow, Raja Arya Shah of Khairigarh-Singhai, died O ctober 2000, and had issue. She died .
    • Maharani Suraj Kanwar, married 4th February 1937, HH Maharaja Manabendra Shah of Tehri-Garhwal.
    • Rani Komal Kumari, married 21st February 1930, Maj. Rawal Raghubir Singhji of Bissau, and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Amba Kunwari Sahiba (by the 2nd wife), married to HH Maharaja Arimardan Singhji of Charkhari.
    • Rani Mohan Kunwar, married 1949, Raja Chain Singh of Jaswan, and had issue.
    • Rani Sri Kumari, married Raja Jitendra Singh Jhala of Labhowa, son of Kumar Shri Arjunsinhji Jorawarsinhji Jhala [Raja Arjun Singh Jhala of Labhowa] (third son of Thakur Shri Jorawarsinhji Madhavsinhji of Chuda), and adopted son of the Raja Saheb of Labhowa, and has issue.
      • Yuvaraj Pratap Singh Jhala of Thikana Labhowa, married Yuvrani Reena Kumari, daughter of Maj. General Dewan Misri Chand, and his wife, Rani Indra Mohini of Sahaspur.
  • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal CHANDRAVEER SINGH Bahadur, 22nd Maharawal of Banswara 1944/1985, born , succeeded to the Banswar gaddi on 28th July 1944; married 3 wives, amongst whom, (a), HH Maharani Sajjan Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Major HH Maharana Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra, and his second wife, HH Maharani Vijay Kunwarba Sahiba, and had issue, 18 children, including issue by secondary wives. He died .
    • Maharajkumari Balwant Pratap Kumari, born , married 1965, Maharaj Ramendra Singh of Amleta in Ratlam.
    • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Suryaveer Singh Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Janaknandini Kumari, born , died .
    • Maharaj Hanumant Singh, born in Banswara, an excellent cricketer in career spanning more than 20 years which was highlighted by a century on Test debut (against England); later as team captain, he led Central Zone to their first Duleep Trophy triumph in 1971-72 and ended up with more than 12,000 runs in first-class cricket; after retirement, he continued with the game as a coach, administrator, selection committee chairman and ICC match referee; he married, 1974, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died died at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai of renal and lung failure.
      • Maharaj Sangram Singh
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown) Kumari [Princess Tinu], born .
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown) Kumari [Princess Khilu], born .
    • Maharaj Mahesh Pratap Singhji (by Rani Lalita Kanwar), born in Banswara Palace, Rajasthan, educated at The Daly College, Indore 1952/1963, and at the SGSITS, Indore (B.Civil E. 1968), presently holds the position of Chief of Irrigation Works, ? Rajasthan State Department, since August 1969; he is instrumental in the restoration of lakes and healthy water levels in all the lakes of Udaipur region; a fine artist and cricketer who represented Madhya Pradesh Scools and Indore University at the national level; a keen philanthropist who has worked tirelessly for the welfare of society in general and the Rajput community in particular; greatly admired and respected for maintaining the values, ethics and living standards set by his father the late HH Maharawal Chandraveer Singhji, ruler of Banswara; he holds various honourary positions and chairmanships; married 7th April 1967 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Rani Meenadevi, and has issue. (Kushalbagh, Banswara, Rajasthan, India)
      • Rajkumar Prabal Pratap Singhji, born ,educated at the Daly College, Indore and graduated from Bombay University; married 3rd July 1998, Rajkumari Mridula Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Balbhadra Singh of Kapren-Bundi, and his wife Rani Rohini Kumari, and has issue, one son.
        • Kunwar Keshvasya Pratap Singh
      • Rajkumar Jaideep Singhji, born , educated at the Daly College, Indore and graduated from Bombay University with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Management Science; an extremely talented cricketer who represented Madhya Pradesh State, Bombay University and Bombay U-19's at the National Level.
    • Maharaj Nahar Singhji, born , married Kumari Sangeeta Kumari, born , daughter of Kanwar Jagat Bahadur Singh of Sirmur, and has issue, one daughter.
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown) Kumari, married Rajwar Tikendra Bahadur Pal of Askote, and has issue.
  • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal SURYAVEER SINGH Bahadur, 23rd Maharawal of Banswara 1985/2002, born in Banswara, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; former Ranji Trophy cricket captain, vice-president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association; married 1975, the only daughter of Maharaj Sahib Rameshwar Pratap Singh of Kachhi-Baroda, and his wife, Rani Rukmani Kumari, and had issue. He died at Prantiki in Himmatnagar district of Gujarat in a car accident.
    • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Jagmal Singh II (qv)
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown) Kumari, died at Prantiki in Himmatnagar district of Gujarat in a car accident.
  • HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal JAGMAL SINGH II Bahadur, 24th Maharawal of Banswara (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Maharaj Sahib Udaiveer Singhji of Banswara, married and has issue.
    • Rajkumari Bindu Kumari, married 21st April 2006, Bhanwar Virender Singh of Baghsuri.
  • Rani Haeth Kumari, married Apji Raghuraj Singh of Koela in Kotah, and had issue.
  • Kunwar Dharamvir Singh, married Kumari Mahima Kumari, born , daughter of Kanwar Lokendra Singh of Keonthal, and his wife, Kumari Chandra Prabha.
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