Information

Dynasty

Parihar

State

Himachal Pradesh

Capital

Kumharsain

Accession

15th April 1948

Revenue

INR 25,000

Area

218 Square Kilometers km²

Population

11,735 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 15,500

Hindi Name

कुम्हारसैन

Last Updated

28th Oct, 2013

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Rana SURENDRA SINGH, 59th Rana of Kumharsain since 1996. Married Rani Sita Devi, daughter of Kanwar Shyam Singh of Sangri, and his first wife, Kanwarani Padam Prabha, and has issue.
  • Tikka Kamalendra Singh
  • Kunwar Vimalendra Singh
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History

Founded by Kirat Singh around 1000AD. Formerly a feudatory of Bashahr, the state was declared independent after the expulsion of the Gurkhas in 1815, by a sanad dated February 1816, but at the same time it lost its own tributary states of Bharauli and Madhan. The Rana maintains a military force of 45 infantry and 1 gun (as of 1892).
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Genealogy

  • Rana AJMIR SINGH, 49th Rana of Kumharsain -/1725, married and had issue.
    • Rana Anup Singh (qv)
  • Rana ANUP SINGH, 50th Rana of Kumharsain 1725/1755, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Dalip Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Ram Singh of Bashahr.
    • Mian Ram Singh, Wazir of Kumharsain, married and had issue.
      • Rana Pritam Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Devi Chand, Raja of Bilaspur.
    • Mian Surat Singh
  • Rana DALIP SINGH, 51st Rana of Kumharsain 1755/1789, married and had issue.
    • Rana Govardhan Singh (qv)
    • Rana Kehar Singh (qv)
  • Rana GOVARDHAN SINGH, 52nd Rana of Kumharsain 1789/1803, died sp in 1803.
  • GURKHA OCCUPATION 1803/1815
  • Rana KEHAR SINGH, 53rd Rana of Kumharsain 1803/1839, he took refuge in Kullu during the Gurkha occupation, the state lapsed to the British authorities on his death without surviving issue. He died sp in 1839.
  • INTERREGNUM 1839/1840, in consideration of the late Rana's early attachment to British interests during the Gurkha war, the Government confirmed the State to a collateral heir of the family.
  • Rana PRITAM SINGH, 54th Rana of Kumharsain 1840/1858, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Bhawani Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Ram Saran Singh of Kotkhai, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Ram Saran Singh of Kotkhai, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Shamsher Singh of Bashahr.
  • Rana BHAWANI SINGH, 55th Rana of Kumharsain 1858/1874, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Hira Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Indar Singh, born , married Kanwarani Janki Devi of Delath, and had issue.
      • Kanwar Baldev Singh, married Kanwarani Hemawati Kanwar, daughter of Kanwar Mahendra Singh of Suket, and had issue.
        • Kumari Ramarani Kumari, married Col. Kanwar Devinder Singh of Reh, and has issue (see Nurpur).
        • Rana Surendra Singh (qv)
        • Kumari Mahamaya Kumari, married Kanwar Prakritibhushan Singh of Balsan, and has issue.
        • Kanwar Mrigender Singh, married Sunita Singh, daughter of Kanwar Surat Singh of Krangala and has issue issue, one son.
          • Kanwar Pushpender Singh
        • Kumari Sharda Devi, married Capt. Kanwar Romesh Katoch, son of Kanwar Raghunath Chand Katoch, and his wife, Kanwarani Sansar Dei of Jalari in Nadaun, and has issue.
          • Kumari Richa Katoch, married Kanwar Arun Singh of Koti.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Raja Amar Chand Sahib Bahadur of Bilaspur.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Raja Amar Chand Sahib Bahadur of Bilaspur.
  • Rana HIRA SINGH, 56th Rana of Kumharsain 1874/1914, born , he succeeded to the gadi on 12th November 1874, he was of unsound mind and the state was controlled by the Council of Regency 1874/1896, married and had issue. He died .
    • Tikka Bedar Singh, died vpsp in 1913.
    • Rana Vidyadhar Singh (qv)
  • Rana VIDYADHAR SINGH, 57th Rana of Kumharsain 1914/1945 , born and succeeded to the gadi on 24th August 1914, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; married 1stly, 1913, a daughter of Rana Durga Singh of Bhajji, married 2ndly, 1st February 1918, Rani Pratibha Devi, daughter of Raja Dhayan Singh of Baghal, married 3rdly, 1929, a daughter of Mian Partab Singh of Baghal, died in , and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Sumeshwar Singh (by third wife)(qv)
    • Rajkumari Shahshi Kumari (by third wife), married (as his first wife), Shri Jagdish Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and had issue.
  • Rana SUMESHAWAR SINGH, 58th Rana of Kumharsain 1945/1996, born , married Rani Ishwari Rajya Lakshmi Devi, daughter of Gen. Shri Sur Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and his wife, a daughter of HH Maharaja Dhiraj Prithvi Bir Bikram of Nepal, and had issue. He died .
    • Rajkumari Pratima Kumari
    • Rajkumari Rajeshwari Kumari
  • Rana SURENDRA SINGH, 59th Rana of Kumharsain (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Fateh Prakash, Raja of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Prem Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Vimla Devi, married Mian Baldev Singh of Tehri-Garhwal, and had issue.
      • Kanwarani Sarojini Devi, married Kanwar Satdev Singh of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Kanwar Mohan Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Champa Devi, married Kanwar Jatinder Singh of Jubbal, and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Shakuntala Devi, married Kanwar Bhairav Singh of Jubbal, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Kanwar Balbir Singh, married Kanwarani Shakuntala Devi, daughter of Kanwar Bhim Singh of Jubbal, and his wife, Kanwarani Dharam Dei, and has issue.
  • Mian Mahinder Singh, married Kanwarani Krishna Devi, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Jayanti Devi, married 26th April 2001 at Simla, Kanwar Sagar Singh of Jubbal, and has issue, one daughter.
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