Information

Dynasty

Raghuvansi

State

Himachal Pradesh

Accession

15th April 1948

Area

18 Square Kilometers km²

Population

2,168 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 4,200

Hindi Name

कुनीहार

Last Updated

14th Jun, 2017

Present Head

Rana SANJAY SINGH, present Rana Sahib of Kunihar since 1997, married and has issues, 2 daughters.
  • Antara Singh
  • Shraddha Singh
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History

The state was founded in 1154 by Abhoj Dev, a Raghubansi Rajput from Akhnoor/Aknur in Jammu. The Thakur maintains a military force of 20 infantry (as of 1892).
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Genealogy

  • Rai KESHO DEV, Rai of Kunihar fl.1600
  • .....
  • Rai ANANT DEV, Rai of Kunihar 1763/1795, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Maggan Dev (qv)
  • Thakur MAGGAN DEV, Thakur of Kunihar 1795/1816, born , confirmed in his state with the title of Thakur by a sanad of 4th September 1815, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rao Puran Dev (qv)
  • Rao PURAN DEV, Thakur of Kunihar in 1816, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Rao Kishen Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Bishan Singh, married and had issue. He died .
      • Kumari (name unknown), married 1853, Kanwar Surjan Singh of Sirmur.
      • Kunwar Bir Singh, born , married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Rup Singh, born .
      • Kunwar Hira Singh, born .
  • Rao KISHEN SINGH, Thakur of Kunihar 1816/1866, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Tegh Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Kahan Singh, married and had issue. He died .
      • Kanwar Bamba Singh, born , married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Narain Singh, born .
        • Kanwar Devi Singh, born .
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his second wife), 1846, HH Raja Ugar Sen of Suket, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his third wife), HH Raja Shamsher Prakash of Sirmur, and had issue.
  • Rana TEGH SINGH, Rana of Kunihar 1866/1905, born , he succeeded to the gadi in 1867, married and had issue. He died .
    • Tikka Shib Singh, born , died spvp.
    • Rana Hardev Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Gopal Singh, born .
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Raghubir Chand of Koti, and had issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Raghubir Chand of Koti, and had issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rana Jagjit Chand of Kuthar, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Raja Surendra Prakash of Sirmur, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Thakur Puran Chand of Beja, and had issue.
  • Rana HARDEV SINGH, Rana of Kunihar 1905/1964, born (1899), married Rani Laladi Kumari, daughter of Thakur Surat Singh of Tharoch, and had issue, as well as further issue. He died .
    • Rana Vijay Singh (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married into Chingrawali, and had issue.
      • Thakurani Santosh Kumari, married Thakur Akhey Singhji of Pokhran, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Kanwar Pratap Singh
    • Kanwar Narinder Singh
    • Rajkumari Kamala
  • Rana VIJAY SINGH, Rana of Kunihar 1964/1997, born , married Rani Lalita Kumari, daughter of Raja Jagat Dev Singh of Poonch, and his wife, Rani Padmawati Bhadwal, and had issue. He died .
    • Tikka Ajay Singh, born at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, married June 1995, Raj Kumari Bhavna Kumari, born at Chandigarh, daughter of Rana Narendra Singh of Kotkhai, and his wife, Rani Roop Kumari. They were both killed in an automobile accident on 3rd March 1996.
    • Kumari Versha Kumari, married Rajkumar Sarangbushn Singh of Balsan.
    • Rana Sanjay Singh (qv)
  • Rana SANJAY SINGH, Rana of Kunihar (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwarani Pratap Devi, married Kanwar Sunder Singh of Sirmur, and has issue.
  • Kanwarni Kamla Devi of Kunihar, married, Kanwar Gyan Singh of Madhan, and has issue.
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