Information

Dynasty

State

Himachal Pradesh

Accession

15th April 1948

Area

13 Square Kilometers km²

Population

518 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 3,000

Hindi Name

दार्कोटी

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

Present Head

Rana RAGHUBIR SINGH, present Rana of Darkoti since 1996, married, Rani Nirmala Wati, daughter of Thakur Pratap Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Thakurani Rama Wati, and has issue.
  • Tikka Diveshwar Singh
  • Kunwar Jitinder Singh
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History

Reportedly founded by Raja Durga Singh Kachhawa in the 11th century or founded by a Rajput who came from Marwar at an unknown date and settled in the Simla Hills. The Gurkhas overran this State, with others in the Simla Hills, and when they were expelled by the British in 1815 the then Rana was confirmed in his possession of the state. The Rana maintains a military force of 10 infantry.
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Genealogy

  • Rana BAL RAM, Rana of Darkoti 1787/-, married and had issue.
    • Rana Jathu Ram (qv)
  • Rana JATHU RAM, Rana of Darkoti -/1815, married and had issue.
    • Rana Sutes Ram (qv)
  • Rana SUTES RAM, Rana of Darkoti 1815/1854, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Paras Ram (qv)
    • Mian Chhumal Singh
  • Rana PARAS RAM, Rana of Darkoti 1854/1856, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Ram Singh (qv)
    • Mian Nahar Singh, married and had issue. He died .
      • Mian Lakshman Singh, born .
      • Mian Hari Singh, born .
      • Mian Arjan Singh, born .
      • Mian Anant Ram, born .
    • Mian Sita Ram, married and had issue. He died .
      • Mian Zalim Singh, born .
  • Rana RAM SINGH, Rana of Darkoti 1856/1883, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Ram Saran Singh (qv)
    • Mian Hemant Singh, born .
    • Mian Hari Ram Singh, born , died .
  • Rana RAM SARAN SINGH, 23rd Rana of Darkoti 1883/1918, born /1849, succeeded 15th October 1883, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Raghunath Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Lakshman Singh, married and had issue.
  • Rana RAGHUNATH SINGH, Rana of Darkoti 1918/1951, born , married 1stly, a Rani from Koti, married 2ndly, Rani Attam Dei, daughter of Kunwar Sadh Singh of Jubbal, married 3rdly, a Rani from Rawingarh, married 4thly, a Rani from Ghunde, and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Shiv Singh (by Koti Rani) (qv)
    • Kunwar Attar Singh (by Koti Rani)
    • Thakurani Govinda Devi (by Rani Attam Dei), married Thakur Lakshmi Chand of Beja, and had issue.
    • Kunwar Udham Singh (by Rawingarh Rani), educated at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla (Lefroy) 1942/1949.
    • Kunwar Pratap Singh (by Rawingarh Rani), educated at Colonel Brown School, Dehradun and at Khalsa College, Amritsar.
    • Kunwar Madan Singh (by Rawingarh Rani), served in the I.A.F., married Kumari Leela, daughter of Thakur Surat Singh of Shari, Jubbal, and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Tejinder Singh, proprietor and owner of apple orchards..
      • Kunwar Lokinder Singh, currently based and working in New Delhi.
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by Rawingarh Rani), married Kunwar Chattar Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
    • Kunwarani Sharda Devi (by Rawingarh Rani), married (as his second wife), Kunwar Murat Singh of Tharoch, and had issue, five daughters.
    • Maharani Manzila Devi, married HH Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.
    • Maharani Padmani Devi, married HH Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.
  • Rana SHIV SINGH, Rana of Darkoti 1951/1996, married Rani Lakshmi Devi of Ratesh, and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Raghubir Singh (qv)
    • Kumari Chand Prabha, married Kunwar Brijraj Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
    • Kumari Kalawati Devi, married Kunwar Mohan Lal Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
    • Kunwar Gyaninder Singh
    • Kumari Radha Kumari, married Thakur Narain Singh of Pojhota in Sirmur.
  • Rana RAGHUBIR SINGH, Rana of Darkoti (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Thakurani Mathura Kumari of Darkoti, married Thakur Govind Singh from Tehri Garhwal, and had issue.
    • Kumari Mandal, married married 21st November 1983, Kunwar Nirbhaya Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Piari Singh of Darkoti, married and had issue.
    • Usha Kumari, married (as his second wife), Kunwar Partap Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Kunwar Sar Singh, married Kunwarani Bindra Devi, daughter of Kunwar Jogi Ram of Jubbal, and had issue.
  • Kunwar Gyan Singh of Kiar in Darkoti, married Kumari Gopi Dei, daughter of Kunwar Surjan Singh of Kalonta in Jubbal, and his wife, Kunwarani Govinda Devi, and has issue.
  • Mian Pui Lal, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Kunwar Mehr Singh of Ratesh, and had issue.
  • Thakurani Jamuna Devi, married Thakur Kidar Singh, Thakur of Tharoch, and had issue.
  • Capt. Kunwar Sher Singh, married Kumari Tara Devi, daughter of Mian Man Singh of Kotkhai, and his wife, Kunwarani Shanti Devi of Jubbal, and had issue.
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