Information

Dynasty

Wala

Clan

Virani

State

Saurashtra

Accession

21st March 1923

Revenue

INR 200,000

Villages

20

Area

186 Square Kilometers km²

Population

9,662 (1921)

Hindi Name

बिलखा

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

Present Head

Raja RAMENDRA SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Bilkha since 2nd April 2011. Married to a German lady and has issues, one son and a daughter.
  • Rajkumar Shri Hammi Bilkha
  • Rajkumari Shri Maya Bilkha
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Genealogy

BILKHA [Rawat Ram Wala Estate]

A Fifth Class Taluka originally, become a Fourth Class Taluka after 1929, with the merger of Kathad Naja Wala Estate. The rulers jurisdictional powers were as follows, Criminal - Two years rigorous imprisonment and fines of up to 2,000Rs, Civil - fines of up to 5,000Rs. Rulers were.......
  • Darbar Shri VIRA NAJA WALA, Darbar Shri of Jetpur 1747/-, founder of the Virani branch of the Wala dynasty in 1747, with his brother's help, they conquered the city of Jetpur, which remained with their descendents thereafter. He married and had issue.
    • Kumar Shri Kanthad Vira Wala, ancestor of the Talukdars of Jetpur.
    • Kumar Shri Mulu Vira Wala
    • Kumar Shri Kumpa Vira Wala, died sp.
    • Darbar Shri Oghad Vira Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri OGHAD VIRA Wala, married and had issue.
    • Darbar Shri Ala Oghad Wala (see below)
    • Kumar Shri Chomla Oghad Wala, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Rawat Chomla Wala
    • Darbar Shri Sata Oghad Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri SATA OGHAD WALA, married and had issue.
    • Darbar Shri Bhima Sata Wala, married and had issue.
      • Darbar Shri Ala Bhima Wala, married and had issue.
        • Darbar Shri Ram Ala Wala (qv)
        • Kumar Shri Khoda Ala Wala, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Laxman Khoda Wala
        • Kumar Shri Desa Ala Wala, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Vajsur Desa Wala
        • Kumar Shri Odha Ala Wala, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Deva Odha Wala
        • Kumar Shri Valera Ala Wala, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Jiva Valera Wala
      • Darbar Shri Desa Bhima Wala, ancestor of the Talukdars of Barwala.
  • Darbar Shri RAM ALA WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha, married and had issue.
    • Kumar Shri Rawat Ram Wala, he was adopted by Darbar Shri Kanthad Naja Wala and succeeded as Darbar Shri Rawat Kanthad Wala (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Hathia Ram Wala
  • INTERREGNUM 1923/1928, administration by a Council of Administrators.
  • Darbar Shri RAWAT KANTHAD WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha 1928/1947, born , succeeded by adoption on attaining his majority in 1928; married Rani Saheb Devkuvarba Saheb, and had issue. He died .
    • Captain Raja Jashwant Singh (qv)
    • Kumari Bensaab Ba, married to Kunwar Rajeshwar Singh of Neri, UP, had issues, 1 son and 2 daughters.
    • Kumar Shri Kishor Singh Bilkha
    • Kumari Bhanu Ba, married in 1959 to Raja Kameshwar Singh, Member of Parliament of Shakarpura Raj, Bihar and has issues, 1 son and 2 daughters.
    • Kumar Shri Ranjit Singh Bilkha, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1953); married Kaurani Ela Kumari, born , daughter of HH Maharawat Sir Ram Singhji II Bahadur of Pratapgarh, and has issue.
      • Kumar Shri Bhanupratap Sinhji Ranjit Sinhji Bilkha, B.A. (Hons.), born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1982), married 25th November 1988, Baijilal Narendra Kanwar, daughter of Maharaj Banney Singhji of Raoti, and has issue.
        • Kumar Shri Devpratap Sinh
        • Kumari Kamakshi Kumari
      • Kumari Kiran Singh Wala Bilkha B.Com., born in Rajkot, married 7th July 1988 in Jhansi, Rajkumar Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo of Tori Fatehpur, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Kumari Hireneshwari
        • Kauwar Manvendra Singhju Deo
      • Kumar Chhaya Singh Bilkha, M.A. (Econ.), B.Ed., Dip. in Computer Application; born in Rajkot; a National Basket Ball and Throw Ball player, he has attended many national N.C.C. camps in India, a proficient parachute jumper, he is a teacher and is presently involved in administration in one of Indore's best schools; married 18th June 1998 in Indore, Kumari Dr. Praveen Singh of Dhabla Dhir, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Kumari Revati Singh
        • Kumari Hiteshi Singh
    • Kumar Shri Hari Singh Bilkha [Kumar Shri Harischandrasinhji Rawatwala Wala], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1953), married Rajkumari Meena Kumari (born ), daughter of HH Raja Shrimant Mahendrasinhji Judev Parihar of Nagod and Ranat Maharani Jaswant Kumari Parihar of Nagod and has issues.
      • Kumar Shri Vijaychandrasinhji Harishchandrasinhji Bilkha, born , studied at Rajkumar College Rajkot, married to Kumari Shri Urvashidevi Maharaoji, daughter of K.S.Karansinhji Maharaolji of Chaliar and has issue.
        • Kumar Shri Prithvirajsinh Bilkha, studied at Rajkumar College.
      • Kumar Shri Bhavanichandrasinhji Harishchandrasinhji Bilkha, born , studied at Rajkumar College Rajkot, married to Kumari Shri Yagnakumari, daughter of K.S Kishorsinhji Devisinhji Jadeja of Sapar (Morvi) and has issue.
        • Kumari Shri Rajrajeshwari Bilkha
  • Captain Raja JASHWANT SINGH, Raja of Bilkha 1947/2011, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot 1939/1944; Member of the Rajkumar College Council 1966/2001; married 27th May 1946, Rani Nirvana Devi, born at Simla, daughter of HH Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi, and his first wife, HH Rani Amrit Kaur, and had issue, four sons. He died at Pune.
    • Yuvaraj Mahendra Singh, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1967); married and had issue. He died .
      • Rajkumari Gyaneshwari Bilkha [Sirdarni Gyaneshwari Ishwar Singh], born , married 6th January 2004, Sirdar Ishwar Singh, son of Colonel Shamsher Singh, Rajvallabh, M.A. (Cantab.), (married 1stly, Maharajkumari Diamond Balbir Kaur of Jind), and his second wife, Renée Doring, daughter of Professor Hans Karl Doring, Dresden, Germany, and has issue, one son.
        • Tikka Aryan Singh, born .
      • Rajkumari Priya Bilkha
      • Rajkumari Pooja Bilkha
    • Rajkumar Ramendra Singh, he succeeded as Raja Ramendra Singh of Bilkha (qv)
    • Rajkumar Yajuvendra Singh, born in Rajkot, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1970); First Class cricketer 1971/1982 and a Member of the Indian Cricket Test Team 1977/1979 (four tests); in his Test debut, he took five catches in the first innings to equal the record set in 1935/36 and then took two more catches in the second innings to equal the record set by Greg Chappell two years previously; married and has issue.
      • Kumari Shri Shubika Bilkha
    • Rajkumar Jagatshamsher Singh, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1974); married and has issue.
      • Kumar Shri Nikhil Bilkha
      • Kumari Shri Shivanee Bilkha
  • Raja RAMENDRA SINGH, Raja of Bilkha (see above)

BILKHA [Kanthad Naja Wala Estate]

A Fifth Class State with the ruler enjoying jurisdictional powers as follows, Criminal - Three years rigorous imprisonment and fines of up to 5,000Rs, Civil - fines of up to 10,000Rs. The branch of the ruling family became extinct on the 21st March 1923 and the Estate was merged with the Rawat Ram Wala's Estate. Rulers were.......
  • Darbar Shri ALA OGHAD WALA, married and had issue.
    • Darbar Shri Devdan Ala Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri DEVDAN ALA WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha -/1890, married and had issue. He died .
    • Darbar Shri Kala Devdan Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri KALA DEVDAN WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha 1890/1895, married and had issue. He died .
    • Kumar Shri Amra Kala Wala, died sp.
    • Darbar Shri Naja Kala Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri NAJA KALA WALA, Darbar Shri of Bilkha 1895/1909, born , he succeeded 14th June 1890, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue. He died .
    • Darbar Shri Kanthad Naja Wala (qv)
  • Darbar Shri KANTHAD NAJA WALA, Darbar Shri 1909/1923, born , died sp on 21st March 1923. This branch became extinct with the Darbar Shri's death and the estate passed to the descendents of Darbar Shri Sata Oghad Wala.
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumar Shri Rambhai Suragbhai, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1965)
  • Kumar Shri Anakchandra Gigawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1972)
  • Kumar Shri Nirmalkumar Punjawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1973)
  • Kumar Shri Virawala Alawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1973)
  • Kumar Shri Bavawala Gigawala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1974)
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