Kankarwa (Thikana)

Kankarwa is a Thikana of Sisodia Dynasty's Viramdevot clan. (Kankarwa Fort)
Kankarwa Kankarwa Fort IN
24.835659040737173 74.14362699985508
Dynasty  :
Clan  :
Hindi Name  :
Last Updated  :
10th Jun, 2014

Present Ruler/Head/Tikai/Thakur

Thakur SUBHASH SINGH RANAWAT, present Thakur Sahib of Kankarwa since 1971 married to Thakurani Suchana Kumari of Ranoli, and has issue.
  • Kunwar Divyarishi Singh Ranawat
  • Baisa Tapasha Ranawat
  • Baisa Diksha Ranawat


The Thakurs of this thikana are descendants of Maharana Udai Singh II of Mewar (founder of ) through his third son Baba Veeramdeo, the younger brother of Rana Sagat Singh (founder of the Shaktawat-Sisodia clan). This thikana is a Baba Ranawat thikana (that is, a thikana from which male children were adopted to the ruling house of Mewar, in the absence of a male heir). The descendents of Maharana Udai Singh II were the first branch of Sisodias to carry the patronym of Ranawat. They are a sub-branch of the jagir of Sanwar, and other Viramdevot Ranawats are found in Hamirgarh, Kherabad, Sanwar, Jaiwana, Pahuna, Ranawaton-ki-sadri and Ranawaton-ka bangla.

Predecessors and Genealogy Tree

  • Maharaj Shambhu Singh, 1st Baba Saheb of ; son of Maharaj Sangram Singh, 4th Baba Saheb of , he took part with the Mewar forces in a number of battles against the Maratha ruler of Indore, Malhar Rao Holkar; married and had issue, the Thakur Sahebs of Sanwar and Kankarwa. He was killed in battle against the forces of Bundi in 1773 fighting on the side of the Maharana of Udaipur.
    • Maharaj Jai Singh, 2nd Baba Saheb of Sanwar.
    • Maharaj Prithvi Singh (third son), 1st Baba Saheb of Mahua.
  • ......
  • Thakur Sahib ZALIM SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Khartana, married and had issue.
    • Rawat Sahib Uday Singhji (qv)
    • Thakur Saheb of Pahuna, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Randeep Singh, as his successor in Pahuna.
    • Thakur Saheb of Jaiwana.
    • Thakur Sahebs of Turkiya.
  • Rawat Sahib UDAY SINGHJI, Thakur Sahib of Kankarwa, moved to Kanakarwa and made his home there, he was appointed to the Council of Regency (1870-1874) during the minority of Maharana Sajjan Singh of Mewar, and the Council of Mahadraj Sabha (an 18 member Judicial Council similar to a Supreme Court); he was invested with the title of Rawat by Maharana Sajjan Singh; married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Randhir Singh, married Kunwarani Fateh Kanwar, born 1866, died 1970, an Udawat Rathore lady from Pih-Thamli in Ajmer, and had issue. He died vp.
      • Thakur Sahib Guman Singh (qv)
      • Hon. Thakur Mahendra Singhji Ranawat, born 31st March 1901, educated at the Balwant Rajput College, Agra (M.A., LL.B.), Member of the Rajya Sabha [3.4.1952] - [2.4.1954], Food and Jagirdari resettlement Commissioner, Government of Rajasthan; Minister to the Princely states of Kotah, Bundi, Sirohi and Bharatpur, prominent historian of Rajasthan; married Thakurani Gulab Kanwar Rathoriji, and had issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 16th November 1987.
        • Thakur Narayan Singh Ranawat, involved in farming and business in Udaipur; married a lady from Danta state in Gujarat, and had issue. He died 1983.
          • Thakur Yadavendra Singh Ranawat
          • Thakur Pradyuman Singh Ranawat
        • Thakur Sajjan Singh Ranawat, IAS Deputy Health Secretary, Rajasthan; married to a Yaduvanshi lady from Bihar, and has issue.
          • Veena Kunwar, married Mr. Arjun Singh Pundir, a businessman from Aligarh.
          • Kunwar Mrityunjay Singh Ranawat
          • Thakurani Madhu Kanwar, married Col. Thakur Himmat Singh Bhati, son of the Late Col. Thakur Durjan Singhji of thikana Maluhga in Jodhpur, and has issue.
            • Baisa Pitanjali Bhati
        • Thakurani Shyama Kumari, married Brig. Hari Singh Deora of thikana Galthani, Jodhpur, and had issue, 2 daughters and a son.
          • Thakurani Nisha Kumari, married Thakur Ashwapat Singh Rathore of , Haryana, and has issue.
          • Jayendra Singh, married Shailendra Kanwar of Bhukarka, and has issue.
          • Anju Kumari, married Thakur Ganga Singh Ranawat of Nana, and has issue.
      • Justice Thakur Jawan Singh Ranawat, born 1905, educated at the Balwant Rajput College, Agra (B.A., LL.B., LL.M.); Chief Justice of Rajasthan 1963/1968, Chief Justice of Mewar, shortlisted amongst three candidates for the position of Chief Justice of India. Formulator of the Ranawat Finance Commission, Rajasthan; married and had issue. He died 1993.
        • Thakur Rajendra Singh Ranawat, Commandant, Home Guards, Rajasthan, and WW2 veteran; married and had issue. He died 1984.
          • Thakur Virendra Singh Ranawat, farmer, married and has issue.
            • Kunwar Ranaditya Singh Ranawat, B.A., LL.B.
            • Kunwarani Nidhi Ranawat
          • Thakurani Padma Kanwar, married Col. Thakur Rajendra Singh Naruka of Kothi Rao, Alwar, and has issue.
          • Thakurani Pushpa Kanwar, married Dr. Kishen Singh.
          • Thakur Parmeshwar Singh Ranawat, married Thakurani Pushpendra Kumari (Hada Bairisalot) from Balwan, Kotah, and has issue.
            • Kunwarani Praniti Ranawat, born in Jaipur, married Kunwar Chakovarty Singh of Thikana Ghantel in Bikaner, and has issue.
              • Jai Singh Rathore
            • Kunwarani Meghna Ranawat, born in Jaipur, married in Latoti, Marwar to Kunwar Abhimanu Singh, and has issue.
              • Baisa Priyamvadha
            • Kunwarani Bhawna Ranawat, born in Jaipur, married in Khejarla, Marwar, to Kunwar Nikkitesh Singh.
            • Baisa Tripti Ranawat, born in Jaipur.
          • Thakur Dhirendra Singh Ranawat, married Thakurani Madhu Singh, and has issue.
            • Kunwar Harshranwat Singh Ranawat B.Com., M.B.A., born 3rd October 1983 in Udaipur.
            • Kunwar Shakti Singh Ranawat, born 10th December 1984.
          • Kunwarani Jyoti Kanwar, married Kunwar Praveen Singh, son of Thakur Madan Singhji of in Sirohi, and has issue.
          • Thakurani Anuradha Kanwar married Thakur Ranveer Singh Rathore of Kanota, Jaipur.
        • Thakur Raghubir Singh Ranawat B.A., married Thakurani Arjun Rajvi of Hanumangarh, and had issue. He died 1998.
          • Rani Meena Kanwar, married 10th December 1981, Maharaj Shri Abhimanyu Singhji Sahib of in Kotah, and has issue, three daughters.
          • Capt. Kunwar Ravindra Singh Ranawat, Regiment of the Artillery; Commandant Home Guards, Rajasthan.
          • Kunwar Anil Singh Ranawat, Rajasthan Tourism.
          • Thakurani Rajshri Ranawat, married Mr. Rajendra Singh Kachchawa, a hotelier in New York, USA.
        • Thakur Rajendra Singh Ranawat, married to a Rajawat lady of Ranoli, and had issue.
          • Kunwar Subhash Singh, he was adopted by his aunt Baijilalsa of Raja Durjan Singh Sahib of , and wife of Thakur Guman Singh Sahib of Kankarwa, and succeeded there as Thakur Sahib Subhash Singh Ranawat (qv)
          • Thakur Vibhuraj Singh Ranawat, married to Prem Kumari of in Ajmer district, has issue, one daughter.
            • Baisa Uma Ranawat
          • Thakur Janardan Singh Ranawat
          • Thakur Niranjan Singh Ranawat, married to a Rathore lady from in Banswara
        • Wing Commander Thakur Hargobind Singh Ranawat, married to a Parmar lady from Nahan in Himachal Pradesh, and has issue.
          • Maj. Kuwar Yashwant Singh Ranawat, maried to Shekhawat lady from .
          • Kumari Pratibha Singh, married to Lt.-Col. Bhanu Pratap Singh Rathore of Para.
        • Thakurani Mohan Kanwar, married Thakur Sahib Maan Singhji of Thikana Baghpura in Mewar, and has issue.
      • Thakur Bhawani Singh Ranawat, R.A.S, born 1907, educated at Balwant Rajput College, Agra (B.A., LL.B.), Secretary to the Government of Rajasthan for Public Health and Education, Finance and Revenue and Railways 1948/1954, Commissioner of Udaipur 1954/1957; married Thakurani Kamla Ranawat, born 1916, died 2007, daughter of Thakur Chaudhary Hardayal Singh (Rawalot Bhati) Dhoom-Dadri, and had issue. He died 1957.
        • Dr Saroj Singh (Mrs. Saroj Panwar), educated at S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur; D.C. Path, Senior Medical Officer, Indian Railways (Retd). First Rajput lady doctor from Rajasthan; married Mr. Udaiveer Singh Panwar of Boom, Haryana, died 2008; Alumni of Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore; Retd. Chief Administrator, Northern Railways. Twice awarded the President's Commendation for distinguished services to the nation. Chief, Diesel Component Works, Patiala. Forwarded on deputation to the Government of the Phillippines and Zimbabwe for development of their national railworks. Introduced the first diesel engine to the Indian Railways in 1962, and had issue.
          • Aprajita Panwar (Mrs. Aprajita Rana), B.E. (Elec.), M.B.A., Lecturer in Business Administration, DAB University, Indore; married Mr. Sumit Rana (IIT-Delhi, Computer).
            • Avi Rana
          • Ashish Panwar, educated at Mayo College, Rajasthan (M.A. (Eng), B.H.M.); employed in Dubai, married Mrs. Utpala Chauhan, and has issue.
            • Saumil Panwar
        • Col.Thakur Ran Vijay Singh Ranawat, 2 & 3, Brigade of the Guards, Provost-Marshal, Corps of Military Police; married to a Rajawat lady of Soda, Sawai Madhopur; and had issue.
          • Kunwar Rohit Singh Ranawat, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan; involved in business in Kathmandu, Nepal; married Mrs. Julia Ranawat, Legal Administrator for U.N.H.C.R., and has issue.
            • Bhanwar Francisco Vijay Singh Ranawat
          • Kunwarani Ronilla Singh Ranawat, married to Kunwar Dr. Pritipal Singh Sodha of , Sindh, Pakistan; and has issue, two sons.
            • Bhanwar Bhawani Singh Sodha
            • Bhanwar Shivdan Singh Sodha
        • Thakur Dr. Ran Vikram Singh Ranawat, MD (General Medicine & Therapeutics), educated at Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur (1965) and R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur (1969, MD-Medicine), St Xavier's School, Jaipur; Ex-Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya; presently in private practice at Dubai, UAE; married to Thakurani Dr. Bharti Ranawat, and has issue.
          • Kunwar Dr. Nishant Singh Ranawat, M.R.C.P. (Ireland); M.D. (Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology); educated at St. Xavier's School, Jaipur; Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan (1991), Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur (1998), Guys & St. Thomas' Hospital, London, U.K.; Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.; St Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J., Case Western Reserve University (Neurology), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Vascular neurology) and University of Minnesota (Vascular and Interventional Radiology); presently has taken up a position as resident in internal medicine at SUNY, Brooklyn in NY; married Kunwarani Dr. Jaya Ranawat B.D.S. (née Kumari Jaya Shah), daughter of Shri Surendra Kumar Shah, LLB, legal advisor to the Times of India group, and of in Bundelkhand.
            • Bhanwaranisa Niharika Kanwar Ranawat.
          • Kunwar Dr. Jayant Singh Ranawat, Fellow of the Board of Internal Medicine, U.S.; Hepatology Fellow, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN.; educated at St Xavier's School, Jaipur; Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan (1992), Pirogov Medical Institute, Vinnitsa, Ukraine; Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL; is presently a practicing internist in Orlando, Florida; married Dr. Khushboo Pundir of Faridabad, and has issue.
            • Bhanwar Baisa Miraya Ranawat
            • Bhawar Baisa Suhana Ranawat, born 2009.
        • Wg. Cdr. Thakur Ranveer Singh Ranawat (Retd.), I.A.F.; 2218 Sqn “Desert Tigers”, educated at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; NDA, Khadakvasla, Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMCOL), Deheradun. President’s Silver Medal for the Best Cadet at RIMCOL. Presently proprietor of a hotel at Jodhpur, married Thakurani Pavitra Jadaun, and has issue.
          • Kunwar Dushyant Singh Ranawat, B. Com. (topped JNV University, Jodhpur), M. Tech. (Computers-Australia), Assistant Executive Manager, Barclays Bank, Singapore; married a Rathore lady from Peelwa, Jodhpur.
          • Kunwar Dhritiman Singh Ranawat, CA, Hyderabad.
        • Brig. Thakur Ransher Singh Ranawat (Retd), Kirti Chakra, Sena Medal 9; a graduate of Sainak School, Chittaurgarh and National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla; he was commissioned on 9th June 1968 into the Brigade of Guards, and since then Brig. Ranawat has held various instructional and staff appointments during his last 36 years of service. He commanded an Infantry Brigade in Rajasthan. Before becoming the Deputy-Director General of the National Cadet Corps (Uttaranchal & UP), he was the Deputy DG NCC at the NCC Directorate of West Bengal and Sikkim in Kolkata. During the 1971 Indo-Pak war (Bangladeh war Sylhet sector), Brig Ranawat served in the eastern sector where he was awarded Kirti Chakra as well as Sena Medal for bravery, married to Thakurani Nilesh Gaur of Parsendi, District Sitapur (U.P), daughter of Thakur Lt.Col (Retd.) Avdesh Kumar Singh and Kusum Kumari of Ajaygarh family), and has issue.
          • Kunwar Digvijay Singh Ranawat, Rajasthan tours, Udaipur; married in Vancouver, Canada, Kunwarani Laila Rathore
          • Kunvarani Vaishali Chauhan, married to Mr. Amit Chauhan in London, and has issue.
            • Aryaan Chauhan
            • Yuvaan Chauhan
    • Kunwar Randeep Singh, adopted by the Thakur Saheb of Pahuna.
  • Thakur Sahib GUMAN SINGH, Thakur Sahib of Kankarwa -/1971, married 1stly, Baiji Lal (name unknown), married 2ndly, Baiji Lal Arjun Kanwar [Thakurani Sahiba Arjun Kanwar of Kankarwa], daughter of Rao Bahadur Raja Durjan Singhji of in Alwar, and had issue, one daughter. He died 1971.
    • Chandra Kanwar Baisa (by Thakurani Arjun Kanwar), died in infancy.
  • Thakur Sahib SUBHASH SINGH RANAWAT, Thakur Sahib of Kankarwa (see above)

Map and Directions