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Thakur INDRABHAN SINGH RATHORE, Tazim Naresh, present Thakur Saheb of Jiliya since 2004 (Jiliya Fort, Jiliya-Charanwas, via Kuchaman City, Rajasthan, India), married February 1975, Kunwarani Sajjan Kunwar Sahiba [Thakurani Sajjan Kunwar Sahiba of Jiliya], died , elder daughter of Maharaj Shri Bagh Singh Saheb of Thikana Maukala (Chauhan), and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
  • Kunwar Shri Sultan Singh Rathore, born , educated in Dehradun and Jaipur, married 2003, and has issue.
    • Bhanwar Yuvraj Singh, born .
  • Kumari Baiji Lal Rajshree Rathore, born , educated in Dehradun and Jaipur, married 2003, Vijay Pratap Singh of Zorawar Nagar.
  • Kumari Baiji Lal Padmani Rathore, born , educated in Jaipur, married 2005, Dr. Mukesh Shekhawat of Kali Pahari in Rajasthan, and had issue, one daughter. She died in a road accident in 2009.
  • Kunwar Shri Shakti Singh, born , educated in Jaipur and Jodhpur, married 2006, and has issue, one son.
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The Thikana was originally known as Abhaypura, but is now known as Jiliya after the name of the village where the seat of the family is situated. The ancestor of the family was Rao Dudaji, fourth son of Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur, and his wife Rani Chauhaniji. The estate is one of five thikanas belonging to the descendants of Raja Raghunath Singh of Maroth.
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  • Raja RAGHUNATH SINGH, Thakur of Maroth, son of Thakur Sanwal Das, and his wife, the daughter of the Thakur Sahib of Bagru-Mahal in Jaipur, he established the Five Magnificent Forts in Maroth near Nawa/Nawan (better known as Panchmahal Maroth), he took part in a number of battles against Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Marwar and his General, Durgadas Rathore, in 1658 after the Battle of Dharmat, he captured the pargana of Maroth from the Gaur Rajputs and established an independent state of about 160 villages, married and had issue, eight sons (three died young), the Raghunathsinghot branch of the Mertia Rathores.
    • Thakur (name unknown) Singh, founder of Thikana Minda, in the East of Maroth, near the Mendhawa river.
    • Thakur Vijay Singh (eldest son) (qv)
    • Thakur (name unknown) Singh, founder of Thikana Narayanpura, comprising 12 villages, to the South-West of Maroth.
    • Thakur (name unknown) Singh, founder of Thikana Panchota
    • Thakur (name unknown) Singh, founder of Thikana Bhanwata
  • Thakur VIJAY SINGH, Thakur of Jiliya, founder of Thikana Abhaypura (later Jiliya) towards the North-West of Maroth, married and had issue, the Vijaysinghot branch of the Mertia Rathores.
    • Thakur Bagh Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BAGH SINGH, Thakur of Jiliya, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Nahar Singh (qv)
  • Thakur NAHAR SINGH, Thakur of Jiliya, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Sher Singh (qv)
  • Thakur SHER SINGH, Thakur of Jiliya, married Thakurani Gopal Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Madho Singh, Thakur Sahib of Mundota, he adopted his nephew. He died sp.
    • (A) Thakur Bakhtawar Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BAKHTAWAR SINGH, Thakur of Jiliya, adopted by his childless uncle, Thakur Sher Singhji, as his son and heir, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Bijay Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BIJAY SINGH [Thakursa Shri Bijay Singhji Rathore], Thakur of Jiliya, Tazeem Naresh Panchmahal Maroth, Thakur Saheb of 14 villages of Panchmahal Maroth, founder of Thikana Jiliya, married 1stly, Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad (Lallan Sahiba Ambika Prasad of Nagod), daughter of Thakursa Lal Saheb Bhargavendra Singh, Yuvaraj Saheb of Nagod, and his wife, Lal Saheba Ranchod Kunwar of Shankargarh, she had issue, one son (died young) and two daughters, he married 2ndly, Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar, daughter of Thakursa Pane Singh Khangarot (Bhakarsinghot) of Jadawata, Thakursa of two villages, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 17th January 2004.
    • Bada Kumari Shrimati Hem Kanwar (by Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad), married Thakur Raghuveer Singh of Seva, and has issue, three sons.
      • Kunwar Bhanwar Singh
      • Kunwar Mool Singh
      • Kunwar Gopal Singh
    • Chhota Kumari Shrimati Sharad Kanwar (by Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad), married Thakur Yadvendra Vikramdev of Gangiasar (Jhunjhunu), and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Sudarshan Vikramdev
      • Kunwar Yogendra Vikramdev
    • Thakur Indrabhan Singh [Thakursa Shri Indrabhan Singh Rathore] (qv)
    • Bada Kumari Shrimati Kiran Kumari, married February 1968, Brigadier Thakur Umaid Singh Shekhawat of Sarwari in Sikar, he was commissioned in the Indian Army into the Rajputana Rifles Regiment. He commanded 13 Raj Rif at Bikaner and later 71 Mountain Brigade at Shahjahanpur. He was also an Instructor at OTA Chennai from 1985 to 1987. He also had a posting as A.Q.M.G in SFF and undertook parajumps, and has issue, one son.
      • Rajkumar Dinesh Singh Shekhawat, born , educated in Shillong, Chennai, Jodhpur and Jaipur, presently working at Falna, married 1994, and has issue.
    • Chhota Kumari Shrimati Krishna Kumari, graduated from Jodhpur University; married 22nd June 1978, Col. Kunwar Anand Singh Shekhawat of Mundru, born in Mundru, Sikar Distt., Rajasthan, educated Sainik School, Chittorgarh (B.A., N.D.A.), Khadakvasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, commissioned in the Indian Army in 1979, into the 14th Battalion of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Regiment. He has excelled in horse riding at the NDA and won Spurs. During his training at IMA Dehradun, he voluntarily undertook five parachute jumps at Sarsawa (U.P). He also learnt Tibetan language during his training at NDA and IMA. He participated in Himalayan Car rally in 1986 and stood First in Desert Rally in 1995. He was given the honour of looking after the security of the Honourable President of India, Shri Giani Zail Singh in 1986 and Shri R. Venkataraman in 1987 during their visits to Army Units. He was also associated with the Security arrangements for the launch of Agni missile tests in 1998 and 1999. He has had staff appointments as General Staff Officer (Intelligence) Grade III in a Mountain Brigade and Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General in an Infantry Division. Besides various appointments in the Indian Army he also served in Defence Research & Development Organisation and the National Cadet Corps; and has issue, a daughter and two sons.
      • Kumari Pooja Shekhawat, born N ovember 1986, educated in Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun and the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur; she is a graduate in Law (Stood First at the Institute in Business Law Group scoring 70% marks); has secured First Position in National Essay Competition, 2006 (Senior category) conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University in collaboration with the Ministry of Personal and Public Grievances and Dept. of Information Technology, awarded by Honourable Governor of Kerala, Mr. H.L. Bhatia; Awarded First Prize in Poetry writing Competition conducted by DRDO, Delhi in 1998-99 by His Excellency the Honourable President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Besides being a keen sports person having been the Best Athlete of her Schools and making new records in M. G. D. Girls' School she has also held the Student Editorship of the A.I.L. Law Journal.
      • Kunwar Shri Vikram Singh, born , educated in Dehradun, Meerut, Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur; currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Law from the Army Institute of Law, Mohali (Punjab); he holds the Editorship of the College magazine and is a member of the Institute Placement Cell.
      • Kunwar Shri Ravindra Singh, born , educated in Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur, Bikaner and A.P.S Dagshai (Shimla).
  • Thakur INDRABHAN SINGH, Thakur of Jiliya (see above)
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