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Raja DIG VIJAY SINGH, present Raja of Jagdishpur since 1939. born , educated at the Theosophical National School, Varanasi 1933/1940 and at Besant College, Varanasi 1940/1943 (Graduation); General Manager, Laxmi Talkies, Mysore, Karnataka 1954/1959; Founder Trustee, Maharaja Narendra Shah Trust, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal 1958/1979; Chief Architect, Indumati Andh Shihu Sharnalaya and Narendra Mahila Vidyalaya, Tehri, Uttaranchal 1959/1964; Member Managing Committee Indumati Andh Shihu Sharnalaya and Narendra Mahila Vidyalaya ,Tehri, Uttaranchal 1964/1979; President, Durga Devi Mela Trust, Babuganj, Pratapgarh, U.P. 1989/1995; Administrator Raja Bajarang Bahadur Singh Degree College, Kunda, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator Rani Girija Devi Mahila Inter College, Kunda, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator B. P. Inter College, Derwan, Pratapgarh, U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator Raja Bajarang Bahadur Singh Inter College, Bhadri, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator T.P.Inter College, Kunda, Pratapgarh U.P. 1990/1995; Member Managing Committee, Raja Bajarang Bahadur Singh High School, Shakardaha, Pratapgarh, U.P. 1990/1995; Administrator Maharaja Complex, Jagdispur, Bhojpur, Bihar 1995 to the present time; married 19th November 1961, Rani Bhavna Kumari, born in Shimla, daughter of HH Raja Lakshman Sen of Suket, and has issue.
  • Rajkumar Divya Vijay Singh, born in Mussoorie.
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History

In the early fourteenth century, the Parmars of Ujjain were defeated by Alaudin-Khilji but didn't compromise with the forces of Alaudin-Khilji and settled in Shahabad (Bihar).They were locally known as Ujjain or Ujjainia Parmar Rajputs because of the place of their origin. They rank almost highest among Rajput clans because of their direct ancestry to Samrat Vikramaditya and Raja Bhoj.
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Genealogy

  • Raja BHOJRAJ, Raja of Shahbad 1320/1333, younger brother of Raja Mulkdev, last Parmar ruler of Dhar, migrated to Shahabad around 1320, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Devraj [Santan Singh] (qv)
  • Raja DEVRAJ [Santan Singh / Sanatana Shahi], Raja of Bhojpur 1324/1344, named the area Bhojpur after his father, married and had issue. He died /1344.
    • Raja Somraj (qv)
  • Raja SOMRAJ, Raja of Bhojpur 1344/1388, married and had issue. He died /1389.
    • Raja Hariraj (qv)
    • Raja Gajraj (qv)
    • Raja Jagdev (qv)
  • Raja HARIRAJ, Raja of Bhojpur 1389/1394, he died in a battle with the Nawab of Jaunpur.
  • Raja GAJRAJ, Raja of Bhojpur 1394/1414, he continued the fight with the Nawab of Jaunpur.
  • Raja JAGDEV, Raja of Bhojpur 1414 or 1417/1424, he also continued the fight with the Nawab of Jaunpur; married and had issue.
    • Raja Sangramdev (qv)
  • Raja SANGRAMDEV, Raja of Bhojpur 1424/1453, married and had issue. He died /1454.
    • Raja Ishwari Singh (qv)
  • Raja ISHWARI SINGH, Raja of Bhojpur 1454/1456, he was captured and killed by Jaunpur forces; married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Omkar Dev (qv)
  • Raja OMKAR DEV, Raja of Bhojpur 1456/1489, he effectively thwarted the onslaught of the Nawabs of Jaunpur; married and had issue.
    • Kanwar Dev Shahi, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Dariyau Shahi, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Padam Shahi, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Gopal Shahi
    • Raja Durlabh Dev (qv)
    • Kanwar Pratap Singh, by the early 16th century the Ujjainia rajputs had split into mutually hostile and warring groups. Out of this fratricidal struggle, Bhojpur was divided into three parts, namely, Jagdishpur, Dumraon and Chaugain, the latter falling to Kanwar Pratap Singh, who became the first independent Raja of Chaugain.
  • Raja DURLABH DEV, Raja of Bhojpur 1489/1519, his reign ushered in an era of peace and prosperity for the Parmars (Ujjains) of Bhojpur (Shahbad) after 100 years of struggle with the Nawabs of Jaunpur, however by the early sixteenth century the Ujjainia?s had split into mutually hostile and warring groups, represented by the three sons of Durlabh Dev; Badal, Shivram and Mahipal. Out of the tripartite fratricidal struggle Shivram came out successfully for the time being. Badal?s wife with her two minor sons, Gajpati and Bairisal, abandoned Jagdispur and retired into the jungles, married and had issue. He died .
    • Kanwar Badal Shahi, married and had issue.
      • Raja Gajapathi Shahi (qv)
      • Kanwar Bairisal Singh
    • Raja Shivram Singh / Shahi (qv)
    • Raja Mahipal Shahi (qv)
    • Kanwar Devendra Shahi
    • Kanwar Dalip Shahi
  • Raja MAHIPAL SHAHI, Raja of Bhojpur -/1519, married a daughter of Raja Birbhan of Arrail, and had issue. He died .
    • Raja DALPAT SHAHI (qv)
  • Raja SHIVRAM SINGH [Shahi], Raja of Bhojpur 1519/1534; he shifted the capital to Bihta near Dauwar in Shahabad; married and had issue. He was killed by his nephew, Gajapati Shahi in 1534.
    • Kanwar Ugrasen Shahi, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Horil Shahi, married and had issue.
        • Raja Narayan Mull (qv)
        • Raja Rudra Pratap Narayan Singh (qv)
        • Kanwar Kirat Singh
      • Kanwar Kangali Shahi
      • Raja Mukutman Shahi (qv)
    • Kanwar Chintameni
    • Kanwar Jitwar Shahi
  • Raja GAJAPATI SINGH [Gajan Shahi], Raja of Bhojpur 1534/1577, born , he moved his capital to Naya Bhojpur; with the help of Sher Shah Suri, he fought and defeated Shivram Singh and ascended the gaddi in 1534. He rendered substantial help to Sher Shah in the crucial battle of Surajgarh in 1534, who rewarded him for his services, by conferring upon him the jagirs of Buxar, Sasaram and Rohtas. He rebelled against the Mughals, but was defeated and was forced to abandon his stronghold at Jagdishpur and flee to the jungles of the Rohtas hills. He died around 1577.
  • Raja DALPAT SHAHI, Raja of Bhojpur 1577/1601, towards the end of the Akbar?s reign the Ujjainia?s again sought to defy the imperial authority, but were reduced to submission by Prince Danyal, the governor of Allahabad, married and had issue. He died .
  • Raja MUKUTMAN SHAHI [Mukuthani], Raja of Bhojpur 1601/1607, a thoroughly incompetent man and highly unpopular amongst his kinsmen, he was forced to abdicate in 1607 in favour of his nephew.
  • Raja NARAYAN MAL, Raja of Bhojpur 1607/1622, through his friendship with Mughal Prince Khurram, he received the title of Raja and a mansab of one thousand horses; he put down a rebellion of Chero tribes, and in the Battle of Buxar 1607-1608, he routed the Chero and Munda forces; he chose Jagdishpur as his capital; married and had issue. He was assassinated in 1622 at Basudhar (near Ithari) in a family feud.
    • Raja Amar Singh I (qv)
    • Kunwar Prabal Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
      • Raja Mandhata Singh (qv)
      • Raja Sujan Singh (qv)
  • Raja RUDRA PRATAP NARAIN SINGH, Raja of Bhojpur 1622/1638, born , rebelled during the reign of Shah Jahan who sent a double pronged expedition which led to his defeat. He was taken prisoner and brought to Patna, where he was executed at the Paschhim Darwaza of the City in 1638.
  • Raja AMAR SINGH I, Raja of Bhojpur 1638/1665, born , he played a promiment part in the Mughal succession wars; he constructed the new capital at Mathila (nine miles south of Dumraon); married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Rudra Singh (qv)
  • Raja RUDRA SINGH, Raja of Bhojpur 1665/1699, born , he moved at his capital to Naya Bhojpur, initially loyal to the Mughal Government, he eventually rebelled, Naya Bhojpur was sacked and he was captured and executed in Patna. He died spm 1699.
  • Raja MANDHATA SINGH, Raja of Bhojpur 1699/1708 (at Buxar), he shifted the capital to Buxar, but later returned to Mathila; he improved administration and constructed several buildings near Mathila. He was killed as a result of family intrigues in 1708.

JAGDISHPUR

  • Raja SUJAN SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1702/1708, re-established himself at Jagdishpur in 1702, married and had issue, three sons. He died in a dispute at the hands of the Faujdar of Shahabad in 1708.
    • Raja Horil Shah of Dumraon.
    • Raja Udwant Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Budh Singh, he received Buxar.
  • Raja UDWANT SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1708/1765, he came into conflict with Nawab Fakruddaulah, the last Mughal Governor of Bihar, who defeated him and destroyed Jagdispur. Udwant Singh soon recovered his territories, captured and beheaded the Mughal officals in Shahabad, in spite of this, the period of Udwant Singh?s chieftainship was characterized by internal prosperity within his jurisdiction and the development of Jagdispur. He married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Gajraj Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Umraon Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Sahabzada Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Ran Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Ram Bux Singh, married and had issue.
        • Raja Ishwari Prasad Singh (qv)
        • Kanwar Laxmi Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Brijraj Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Bhavani Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Hanuman Bux Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Jageshwar Prasad Singh, died at the Battle of Jagdishpur.
            • Kanwar Bhagirathi Prasad Singh, married and had issue. He died .
              • Kanwar Gaya Prasad Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
                • Kanwar Narsingh Prasad Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
                • Raja Shriniwas Prasad Singh (qv)
            • Kanwar Ambika Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Balwan Bux Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Teg Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kanwar Deega Singh
  • Raja GAJRAJ SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1765/1773, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Shivraj Singh (qv)
  • Raja SHIVRAJ SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1773/1779, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Bhup Narayan Singh (qv)
  • Raja BHUP NARAYAN SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1779/1794, succeeded by his 2nd cousin. He died sp 10th February 1794.
  • Raja ISHWARI PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1794/1804 (deposed)
  • Raja SAHABZADA SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1804/1826, born , belonged to the Jagdishpur branch of the family, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Kunwar Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Rajpati Singh, went to Mithaha in 1830.
    • Raja Amar Singh II
    • Kanwar Dayal Singh, went to Dalippur in 1830.
  • Raja KUNWAR SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 1826/1858, born about 1778, succeeded to the gadi in 1826, which comprised two pargranas and several talukas of the Shahabad district. The total annual income of the estate was about rupees six lakhs. But several factors, including family litigations, extravagant living, generosity beyond his means and, above all, the machinations of his own staff with unscrupulous creditors, combined to put the estate under ruinous debts which amounted to rupees twenty lakhs on the eve of the Rising of 1857. He played a prominent part in the events of 1857/1858, he fought in the battle of Kanpur. Subsequently, he arrived in Lucknow, where the King of Oudh awarded him a robe of honour and a farman for the area comprising the Azamgarh district. He decided in April 1858 to return to his home district. Fighting a careful rearguard action, he crossed the Ganges at Sheopur Ghat, and re-entered Jagdishpur on 22 April 1858. He was greviously injured during the retreat and lost his right hand. Four days later, Kunwar Singh died o f injuries and exhaustion. A man of generous disposition, Kunwar Singh gave numerous grants to individuals and for the maintenance of shrines, including a Muslim shrine in the Patna City. On the establishment of the Arrah Zilla School in 1846, he not only donated the land for the building but also gave a cash donation of rupees one hundred. He got a Shiva temple and a tank constructed at Jagdishpur. He was an admirer and a patron of men well versed in martial sports, such as riding, shooting, archery etc. He invited such experts to Jagdishpur and retained them for long periods to train his men in those arts. He married the daughter of Raja Fateh Narain Singh of Deo, a wealthy zamindar of Gaya district, and had issue. He died .
    • Kanwar Dal Bhanjan Singh, married and had issue. He died at the Battle of Kanpur.
      • Bhanwar Vir Bhanjan Singh, died at the Battle of Banda.
    • Kanwar Veer Bhahab Singh
    • Kumari Pratibha, married Raja Baksh Singh, son of Rana Beni Madho Baksh Singh of Shankarpur.
  • INTERREGNUM 1858/19xx, after the Indian Mutiny, the estates belonging to the family were confiscated by the British Authorities, and in the case of Jagdishpur, was sold to Mr. Ernest Mellon, who was succeeded on his death by his son, as the Zamindar of Jagdishpur. Sometime in the 1900's it was sold to Raja Shriniwas Prasad Singh, thus being returned to its original owners.
  • Raja SHRINIWAS PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur 19xx/1939, born , married 1923, Rani Savitri Devi, born , died , daughter of HH Sawai Maharaja Punya Pratap Singh of Ajaigarh, and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Dig Vijay Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Virendra Vijay Singh, born , died .
    • Rani Vina Kumari, born , married 27th May 1954 at Bombay, Maharaj Indrajeet Singh of Rajpipla, and has issue.
  • Raja DIG VIJAY SINGH, Raja of Jagdishpur (see above)
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