Madhya Pradesh

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1st April 1950


INR 410,000 (1933)




1,054 Square Kilometers km²


68,991 (1931)

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INR 56,500

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HH Maharaja Shrimant Saheb AKSAYRAJ SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur, 12th Maharaja Saheb of Maihar, born , married to Swarnim Kumari, daughter of Shri Aditya Vardhan Singh Hazari of Hatta.
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Founded in 1778, Maihar was located in the Bundelkhand Agency, Central India States. The family apparently migrated from Alwar in the 17th or 18th century with Bhim Singh, and obtained land from the Orchha chief.
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  • Thakur BENISINHJI, 1st Thakur Saheb of Maihar 1778/1788, born , grandson of Bhim Singh, became minister to Raja Hindupat of Orchha, who granted him the territory that now forms most of the Maihar tehsil in 1778, which originally was part of Rewah, he constructed numerous tanks and buildings, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Rajdharsinhji Benisinhji (qv)
    • Thakur Durjansinhji Benisinhji (qv)
  • Thakur RAJDHARSINHJI BENISINHJI, 2nd Thakur Saheb of Maihar 1788/1790, born about 1765, his lands were occupied by Nawab Ali Bahadur of Banda, married and had issue. He died .
  • Thakur DURJANSINHJI BENISINHJI, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Maihar 1790/1825, born , Durjan Singh received sanads from the British Government in 1806 and 1814, confirming him in the possession of his lands, the state was divided between his two sons after his death, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Bishansinhji Durjansinhji (qv)
    • Thakur Pragdasji Durjansinhji of Kunwara, served as Kamdar to the Raja of Panna in 1829; obtained Bijai Raghogarh of 1,036sq. kms. in 1826, which was confiscated in 1858 owing to the rebellion of the chief; married and had issue. He died .
      • Thakur Surjuprasadji Pragdasji of Bijai Raghogarh 1845/1858
  • Thakur BISHANSINHJI DURJANSINHJI, 4th Thakur Saheb of Maihar 1826/1850, born , the Bengal Government in 1828/1831, recognized the right of the Thakur Sahib to the Taluka of Khatoli which had been leased to Lal Jagmohan Singh, Jagirdar of Simeria and a tributary of the Raja of Rewa; married and had issue.
    • Thakur Mohanprasadsinhji Bishansinhji (qv)
  • Thakur MOHANPRASADSINHJI BISHANSINHJI, 5th Thakur Saheb of Maihar 1850/1852, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Raghubirsinhji Mohanprasadsinhji (qv)
  • REGENCY 1852/1865
  • Raja RAGHUBIRSINHJI MOHANPRASADSINHJI, 6th Raja Saheb of Maihar 1852/1908, born , succeeded 1852, Raja [cr.1869] (Hereditary), a personal salute of 9 guns was granted on 1st January 1877 and made hereditary in 1878; married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Jadubirsinhji Raghubirsinhji (qv)
    • Raja Randhirsinhji Raghubirsinhji (qv)
  • Raja JADUBIRSINHJI RAGHUBIRSINHJI, 7th Raja Saheb of Maihar 1908/1910, born , died sp 7th January 1910.
  • Raja RANDHIRSINHJI RAGHUBIRSINHJI, 8th Raja Saheb of Maihar 1910/1911, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharaja Sir Brijnathsinhji Randhirsinhji Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
    • Kunwar Brijdeosinhji Randhirsinhji
  • REGENCY 1911/1917
  • HH Maharaja Sir BRIJNATHSINHJI RANDHIRSINHJI Ju Deo Bahadur K.C.I.E., 9th Maharaja Saheb of Maihar 1911/1968 , born , he was granted the title of Maharaja [193x]; married nine wives, including (a), HH Maharani Surendra Kumari Devi, daughter of the Maharaj Chhatar Singh of Semalia in Rajasthan, married (b), HH Maharani Brinda Devi, daughter of Maharaja Danganjan Singh Deo of Patna, married (c), Maharani Tej Kumari, married (d), a daughter of Thakore Shri Daulatsinhji of Dhrol, she died , and had issue, three sons and five daughters. He died .
    • HH Maharaja Govind Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (by HH Maharani Surendra Kumari Devi) (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Ram Chandra Singh (by HH Maharani Surendra Kumari Devi), born .
    • Maharajkumari Mahendra Kumari Devi (by HH Maharani Surendra Kumari Devi), married Raja Jagdish Pratap Sahi of Deara Raj in Sultanpur District, Oudh, U.P., and had issue.
    • Maharajkumar Narayan Singh Judeo, third son, M.L.A. (Maihar); married Rajkumari Sarat Kumari Devi, daughter of Raja Saheb Anirudh Pratap Narayan Singh of Padrauna, and has issue, four children.
      • Rajkumari Sharda Kunwar, born , married 2nd May 1986 in Salempur, Kunwar Sanjay Singh of Salempur, Azamgarh, and has issue.
        • Kumari Rajlaxmi Singh
        • Kumari Rajeswari Singh
        • Bhanwar Rudra Raj Singh
      • Rajkumari Jayanti Kunwar
      • Rajkumar Brij Raj Singh Judeo
      • Rajkumari Jyoti Kunwar
    • Kanwarani Rajendra Kumari, born , married 20th June 1957, Kanwar Rajendra Singh of Bashahr, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari Shakuntala Kumari (by HH Maharani Brinda Devi), married Rajkumar Narayan Singh of Chamba, and had issue.
    • Maharajkumari Narendra Kumari (by Maharani Tej Kumari), born in Jabalpur, married 17th June 1966 at Labhowa, Rana Surendra Singh Jhala of Labhowa (see Chuda), and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Rajkumari Yogeshwari Devi, born , married Mr. Krishnakant Sharma of Ahmedabad, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Miss Twinkle Sharma
        • Miss Ritu Sharma
      • Rana Hanumant Singh Jhala, born .
  • HH Maharaja GOVIND SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur, 10th Maharaja Saheb of Maihar 1968/1981, born about 1924, married 1stly, HH Maharani Yaduvansh Kumari, daughter of Maj.Gen. HH Maharajadhiraj Raj Bhupinder Singh Mahendra Bahadur of Patiala, and his wife, HH Maharani Vimal Kaur, married 2ndly, HH Maharani Kanak Kumari, and had issue, as well as futher issue by secondary wives, including Rani Giriraj Kumari. He died .
    • Maharajkumari Durgesh Kumari (by Maharani Yaduvansh Kumari), married Jitender Rangar, and has issue, two sons.
      • Kumar Dhawanender Rangar
      • Kumar Dheerander Rangar
    • Maharajkumari Kaushalindra Kumari (by Maharani Yaduvansh Kumari), married Man Mohan Singh Puri, and has issue, three daughters.
      • Kumari Ketki Singh
      • Kumari Gauri Singh
      • Kumari Jyoti Singh
    • Maharajkumari Mithalindra Kumari (by Maharani Yaduvansh Kumari), married Madhukar Gupta, and has issue, a son and a daughter.
      • Kumari Bhavana Gupta
      • Kumar Shivashish Gupta
    • HH Maharaja Shrimant Saheb Charnamirit Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (by Maharani Kanak Kumari) (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Shailendra Kumari (by Maharani Kanak Kumari)
    • Maharajkumar Raghuvir Singh (by Rani Giriraj Kumari), born at New Delhi, married 22nd May 1997 in Bikaner, Kaurani Ambika Kumari, and has issue.
      • Kumar Yashwardhan Singh, born .
      • Kumar Harshwardhan Singh, born .
  • HH Maharaja Shrimant Saheb CHARNAMIRIT SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur, 11th Maharaja Saheb of Maihar 1981/- , born , married HH Shreemati Maharani Kaviteshwari Devi, eldest daughter of Shrimant Raja Narendra Singhji of Jamnia, and his wife, Shreemati Rani Kanak Devi, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
    • HH Maharaja Shrimant Saheb Aksayraj Singh Ju Deo Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Vigyani Kumari, married 2010 at Maihar Palace, Raja Samarendra Shekhar Deo, Raja Saheb of Gangpur.
  • HH Maharaja Shrimant Saheb AKSAYRAJ SINGH Ju Deo Bahadur (see above)
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