Madhya Pradesh

Gun Salutes



Central India Agency


1st January 1950


INR 350,000


2,927 Square Kilometers km²


156,139 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 520,000

Hindi Name


Last Updated

4th Apr, 2014

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HH Maharaja VIKRAM SINGH Bahadur, 6th Maharaja of Chhatarpur since 2006. Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Chhatarpur Seat 2003/2008 and for Rajnagar Seat since 2008.
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The state was founded in 1785. The family motto is Agni pratap Vishweshah ("As fire resplendent, Lord of the World"). The Raja maintains a military force of 39 cavalry, 814 infantry, and 39 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 1 1 guns (in 1893). The rulers were..
  • Raja SONE SHAH, 1st Raja of Chhatarpur 1785/1816, a Sardar of the Panna Raj, who was in military possession of the Chhatarpur jagir when the British acquired Bundelkhand, he was granted a sanad by the British Government in 1806, married and had issue, five sons. He died .
    • Raja Pratap Singh Bahadur (eldest son) (qv)
    • Kunwar Bakht Singh (fifth son), made over his jagir to his brother and received a cash allowance of 2,250Rs monthly, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar (name unknown) Singh, married and had issue.
        • Raja Jagat Raj Singh Bahadur (qv)
  • Raja PRATAP SINGH Bahadur, 2nd Raja of Chhatarpur 1816/1854, granted the title of Raja Bahadur in 1827. He died sp in 1854.
  • Raja JAGAT RAJ SINGH Bahadur, 3rd Raja of Chhatarpur 1854/1867, born , he was granted a sanad of adoption in 1862, married and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharaja Sir Vishwanath Singh Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Maharaja Sir VISHWANATH SINGH Judeo Bahadur, 4th Maharaja of Chhatarpur 1867/1932, born , succeeded 14th November 1866, commenced to administer his state in 1887 and received enhanced criminal powers in 1894, educated at Rajkumar College, Nowgong; Maharaja (Personal)[cr. 1895], (Hereditary) [cr.1919], married 1stly, 1884, a daughter of HH Maharaja Pratap Singh of Orchha, died sp in 1920, married 2ndly, a lady from Paigram, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharaja Bhawani Singh Bahadur (by 2nd marriage) (qv)
  • HH Maharaja BHAWANI SINGH Bahadur, 5th Maharaja of Chhatarpur 1932/2006, born , educated at Daly College, Indore; Head of the Bundelkhand Ponwars or Pamars, a local section of the great Agnikula clan which separated from the parent branch in the 13th century, married a daughter of Thakur Shankar Pratap Singh Karaiya, a noble of Charkhari State, and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvaraj Balwant Singh, married Yuvrani Kumkum Kumari, daughter of HH Maharaja Mahendra Narendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna, and his wife, HH Maharani Durga Rajya Laxmi Devi, and had issue, one son. He died .
      • HH Maharaja Vikram Singh Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Maharaja VIKRAM SINGH Bahadur, 6th Maharaja of Chhatarpur (see above)
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