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State

Himachal Pradesh

Accession

15th April 1948

Area

54 Square Kilometers km²

Population

4,195 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 9,000

Hindi Name

कुथार

Last Updated

14th Feb, 2017

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Rana ARUN CHAND, present Rana of Kuthar since September 1956 (The Palace, Kuthar, Via Subathu, District Solan, H.P., India). Born in Junga as Rajkumar Arun Sen of Keonthal, declared heir to the throne of Kuthar in September 1956, married Rani Sahiba Nirmala Devi, born , daughter of Kanwar Chattar Singh of Kalonta in Jubbal, and his wife, Kanwarani Murtoo Devi, and has surviving issue.
  • Tikka Siddharth Chand, born , educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar, District Solan, died in an automobile accident 11th December 1987.
  • Rajkumari (name unknown) Sahiba, died at the age of four months.
  • Rajkumari Arunima Kumari [HH Rani Arunima Kumari of Sitamau], born at The Lady Reading Hospital in Simla, married in February 2002 at New Delhi, Yuvraj Puranjay Sinh, now HH Raja Puranjay Sinh, Raja Saheb of Sitamau, and has issue, two sons.
  • Tikka Akansh Chand, born at The Lady Reading Hospital in Simla, studied at Pine Grove School, Kasauli, District Solan. He died on 10th February 2017 in a tragic accident [Times of India].
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History

The state was founded before 1700 by Rana Surat Chand who came from Kashmir. The state officially lapsed in 1956, as the adoption of Rajkumar Arun Sen of Keonthal was not recognized by the Government of India. The Rana maintains a military force of 40 infantry (as of 1892).
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Genealogy

  • Rana SAMAR CHAND, Rana of Kuthar 1776/1791, succeeded to the throne in 1776, married and had issue, one son. He died .
    • Rana Gopal Chand (qv)
  • Rana GOPAL CHAND, Rana of Kuthar 1791/1803 and 1815/1824, he succeeded to the throne in 1791, during his reign, Kuthar was overrun by the Gurkhas of Nepal and after their expulsion by the British, the state was confirmed to the Rana by a sanad dated 3rd September 1815; married and had issue, three sons. He died .
    • Rana Bhup Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Rattan Singh, married and had issue, four sons.
      • Mian Kharak Singh, died .
      • Mian Hari Singh
      • Mian Nain Singh, married and had issue, one son.
        • Mian Jiwan Singh, born .
      • Mian Bir Singh
    • Rajkumar Bahadar Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
      • Mian Hira Singh
      • Mian Bishan Singh, married and had issue, two sons.
        • Mian Basant Singh, born , married and had issue, one son.
          • Mian Durga Singh
        • Mian Gobardhan Singh
  • GURKHA OCCUPATION 1803/1815
  • Rana BHUP CHAND, Rana of Kuthar 1824/1858, married and had issue, two sons, and one daughter. He died .
    • Rana Jai Chand (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ishri Singh, born , died .
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Rana Bishen Chand, Rana of Koti, and had issue.
  • Rana JAI CHAND, Rana of Kuthar 1858/1895, born (1840), he succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 27th December 1858, married and had issue, one son. He died .
    • Rana Jagjit Chand (qv)
  • Rana JAGJIT CHAND, Rana of Kuthar 1896/1930 (abdicated), born , succeeded to the throne in 1895, educated at Aitchison Chiefs' College, Lahore; married (amongst others) (a), a daughter of Rana Tegh Singh, Rana of Kunihar, and had issue, two sons. He died .
    • Rana Krishen Chand (qv)
    • Rakumar Baldev Singh, born .
  • Rana KRISHEN CHAND, Rana of Kuthar 1930/1956, born , succeeded to the throne on his father's abdication in early 1930, educated at Aitchison Chiefs' College, Lahore, married Raj Kumari Krishna Devi of Doodrej, died in , daughter of the Rana Sahib of Doodrej in Gujarat, and had issue, seven children. He died .
    • Rajkumari Shanta Devi [Rani Shanta Devi of Keonthal], born in Kuthar, married April 1944 (as his first wife), Raja Hitendra Sen of Keonthal, and had issue, four children. She died in Simla.
      • Rajkumar Arun Sen, born in Junga, declared heir to the throne of Kuthar in September 1956, succeded his maternal grandfather as Rana Arun Chand of Kuthar (qv).
    • Rajkumari Indu Devi, born , married Tikka Prakash Chand, son of Raja Kidar Chand of Chenani in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, born in , and has issue, two sons and three daughters.
    • Rajkumari Brinda Devi, married Mandaleshwar Shriman Lal Brajendra Narayan Singh Deo of Jarasingha in Orissa, and had issue, one son.
    • Rajkumari Sita Devi, married Sukhdev Singh, son of Colonel Baldev Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, and has issue, two sons and three daughters.
    • Rajkumari Amba Devi, married to Kanwar Ram Pratap Singh of Kila Amargharh (M.P), and has issue, four children.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), died young.
    • Tikka Pratap Chand, born , Tikka of Kuthar 1936/1955. He died unmarried in 1955.
  • Rana ARUN CHAND, Rana of Kuthar (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kanwar Lakshman Singh, married and had issue.
    • Kumari Deviwati, married Mian Gopal Singh of Baghat, and had issue.
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