Information

Dynasty

Pal

State

Himachal Pradesh

Capital

Suni

Accession

15th April 1948

Revenue

INR 23,000 (1910)

Area

243 Square Kilometers km²

Population

13,309 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 16,000

Hindi Name

भज्जी

Last Updated

21st Jul, 2013

Present Head

Rana Saheb of Bhajji since 6th January 2012. (The Palace, Sunni, Bhajji, District Simla, H.P., India)
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History

Founded in the tenth century by a younger brother of the Raja of Kutlehar. The state was overrun by the Gurkhas between 1803 and 1815, and after their expulsion, it was confirmed in the possession of the then Rana by a sanad from the British Government, dated 4th September 1815. In 1893, the Rana was allowed to maintain a military force of 60 infantry and 1 gun.
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Genealogy

  • Raja AMRIT PAL, Raja of Bhajji; married and had issue.
    • Rana Rudra Pal (qv)
  • Rana RUDRA PAL, Rana of Bhajji 1800/1842, confirmed in his state by a sanad dated 4th September 1815, he handed over control to his son in 1828 and retired to Hardwar, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Ran Bahadur Singh (qv)
GURKHA OCCUPATION 1803/1815
  • Rana RAN BAHADUR SINGH, Rana of Bhajji 1842/1875, born about 1824, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Durga Singh (qv)
    • Mian Parmatan Singh, born , married and had issue, six sons and one daughter.
      • Kumari Yamunawati, married Rana Shamsher Singh of Ratesh, and had issue.
    • Mian Bijai Singh, born , married and had issue, one son.
      • Kanwar Lakshman Singh of Thog, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Jitendra Singh, married Kanwarani Uma Devi, daughter of Kanwar Kidar Singh of Theog, and has issue.
          • Kanwar Vibhu Pal Singh
  • Rana DURGA SINGH, Rana of Bhajji 1875/1913, born , he succeeded to the gadi on 18th November 1875, married Ranis from Mandi, Suket, Kangra and Mahli, and had issue, three sons. He died .
    • Tikka Indar Singh, died young.
    • Kanwar Praja Pal, born about 1898, died young.
    • Rana Bir Pal (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Raja Mahendra Chand of Nadaun, and had issue.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married (as his second wife), Raja Mahendra Chand of Nadaun, and had issue.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), 1913, Rana Vidyadhar Singh of Kumharsain. She died sp.
  • Rana BIR PAL, Rana of Bhajji 1913/1940 (deposed), born and succeeded 9th May 1913, educated at Aitchison Chiefs' College, Lahore; Bishop Cotton School, Shimla; married 25th November 1925, Rani Sarat Kumari Devi, died , daughter of Raja Pitamber Deb of Aul, and his wife, Rani Swarna Manjari Devi, and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Ram Chandra Pal Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Shyam Chandra Pal, born in Suni, married 14th July 1959, Kunwarani Shyama Devi, daughter of Raja Brij Dev Narain Singh of Daltanganj (Chainpur), and his wife, Rani Prafulla Manjari (see Kharsawan), and has issue.
      • Kumari Punam Pal, married Kanwar Ranvijay Singh, son of Babu Ram Singh, and his wife, Babuain Sharda Devi, daughter of Kanwar Ranjit Singh of Koti.
      • Kumari Sunam Pal, married Kanwar Ravinder Singh of Ghund.
      • Kunwar Pradeep Pal, born in Bihar, married 2nd February 2000 in Jaipur, Kumari Ritu Kumari, born in Jaipur, daughter of Thakur Narain Singh of Siras, and has issue.
        • Kumar Adhiraj Pal, born in Jaipur.
  • Rana RAM CHANDRA PAL SINGH, Rana Saheb of Bhajji 1940/2012, born at Cuttack, Orissa, he was granted full ruling powers on the 17th April 1947, educated at Queen Mary's College, Lahore, Pakistan and later at Aitchison's Chief's College, Lahore, he graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University; Member of the I. A. S., retiring in 1982; he married November 1951, Rani Nirmala Devi, born , died , daughter of Col. HH Maharaja Mahendra Sir Yadvendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna, and his second wife, HH Maharani Shri Gopal Kumari, and had issue.
    • Tikka Moh Chandra Pal Singh, born at Cuttack, Orissa, educated at the Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan; graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University; married 3rd November 2000 in Simla, Tikkarani Naintara Kumari of New Delhi. He died at Delhi.
  • (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwar Moti Singh, married and had issue.
    • Thakurani Gyan Devi, married Thakur Sher Singh, Thakur of Delath, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Narender Singh, married Kumari Rekha Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Homendra Singh of Jubbal.
  • Kanwar Jawala Singh, married and had issue.
    • Rani Shanta Devi, married Rana Ranbir Singh, Rana of Mangal, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Gopal Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Sushila Kumari, married Rajkumar Devinder Singh of Kotkhai, and had issue.
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