Information

Dynasty

State

Saurashtra

Accession

15th February 1948

Revenue

INR 91,629

Villages

17

Area

267 Square Kilometers km²

Population

12,660 (1921)

Privy Purse

INR 47,500RS

Hindi Name

मालिया

Also known as

Maliya

Last Updated

6th Jun, 2017

Present Head

Thakore Saheb BHUPENDRASINHJI HARISHCHANDRASINHJI, 10th and present Thakore Sahib of Malia since 1939 Married, Thakorani Dilhar Kumari, eldest daughter of Shrimant Raja Mahendra Singh Ju Deo of Nagod, and his second wife, HH Rani Shyam Kumari, and has issue.
  • Yuvraj Saheb Rajvirsinhji Bhupendrasinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1971); married 10th December 1974, Yuvarani Madhulika Kumari, born , daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Narendra Shiromani Maharajah Sri Dr. Karni Singhji Bahadur of Bikaner, and his wife, HH Maharani Sushila Kumari, and has issue.
    • Tika Saheb Raisinhji Rajvirsinhji, born .
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History

A Fourth Class Princely State, the Ruling Family is descended from the same stem as that of the Kutch and Morvi Houses. Kanyaji, the founder of the Morvi State had eight sons of whom Modaji, the sixth son, received in appanage Malia with three other villages in Machhu Kantha and Vandhia with several others in Vagad. Modji desiring to throw off allegiance to the parent State imported the Mianas, a criminal tribe from Sindh and induced them to settle within his territory. With their aid, he seized several other villages in Machhu Kantha and established a separate Chiefdom. The rule of succession is by Primogeniture. The State had the following powers; Criminal: Three year's rigorous imprisonment and fines to the extent of 5,000Rs, Civil: To the extent of 10,000Rs.
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Genealogy

  • Thakore Sahib KANYAJI RAVAJI, founder of Morvi in 1697, representing the senior-most branch of the Jadeja Rajputs, son of Jam Ravaji Rayadhanji of Kutch, married 1stly Keshar Kanwarba in Jhala family of Kotharia, 2ndly Suraj Kanwarba in Chauhan family of Vaveti, 3rdly Dhanjiba of Ganf, 4thly [name-unknow] of Bet-Dwarka, 5thly Surajba of Wadhwan and had issues.
    • Kumar Shri Tejmalji Kanyaji, married Kumari Shri Pamba Sahiba, daughter of Raj Sahib Jaswantsinhji Gajsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and his third wife, Rani Phuljiba Sahiba. He died spm.
    • Thakore Sahib Aliaji Kanyaji, succeeded in Morvi.
    • Kumar Shri Bhimji Kanyaji of Gugan, with the villages of Jetpur [Machhu] and Sultanpur at Morvi.
    • Kumar Shri Lakhaji Kanyaji of Lakadia, Nagdavas, Gharana, Bahadurgadh at Morvi and Manaba (Vagad) etc.
    • Kumar Shri Raysangji Kanyaji of Kumbharia (Vagad).
    • Thakore Saheb Modaji Kanyaji, sixth son, married and had issue.
      • Thakore Saheb Nathaji Modaji (see below)
      • Thakore Saheb Devaji Modaji (see below)
    • Kumar Shri Ranmalji Kanyaji of Kumbharia (Machhu) and Laliana (Vagad)
    • Kumar Shri Ramsangaji Kanyaji of Jangi (Vagad).
  • Thakore Saheb DEVAJI MODAJI, 1st Thakore Sahib of Malia, he was the younger son and received Malia, Khakhrechi and Vadharava in Machhukantha, as well as the Bhimadevka area of Fulpara - Sikarpur in Vagad, he chose to remain in Vadharva thikana, with administrators looking after affairs in Malia, an arrangement which continued till independence, he married and had issue, four surviving sons.
    • Kumar Shri Vajesangji Devaji, overlooked in the succession in Vadharva, but was compensated with a share in the jagir which was divided into five parts.
    • Kumar Shri Agarsinhji Devaji of Vadharva, received two of five shares in the jagir, as the successor in Vadharva.
  • Thakore Saheb NATHAJI MODAJI, 2nd Thakore Sahib of Malia, his younger brother succeeded in Malia, and in an arrangement he was granted Wandhia and several villages, and eventually succeeded in Malia when his brother and his sons opted to stay in Vadharva, he married and had issue, nine sons.
    • Thakore Saheb Vibhaji Nathaji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb VIBHAJI NATHAJI, 3rd Thakore Sahib of Malia, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Dosaji Vibhaji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb DOSAJI VIBHAJI, 4th Thakore Sahib of Malia 1802/1810, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Sataji Dosaji (qv)
    • Rani Ram Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his sixth wife), Raj Sahib Amarsinhji Raisinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Thakore Saheb SATAJI DOSAJI, 5th Thakore Sahib of Malia, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Mulvaji Sataji (qv)
    • Kumar Kaliansinhji Sataji of Khiraj.
    • Kumar Jalamsinhji Sataji of Vardusar.
      • Bawasaheb Shri Khengarji Jalamsinhji, 1st Head of Vardusar, married and had issue.
        • Bawasaheb Shri Narubha Khengarji, married and had issue.
          • Bawasaheb Shri Dadubha Narubha
            • Bawasaheb Shri Natubha Dadubha
            • Bawasaheb Shri Mangalsinh Dadubha
        • Bawasaheb Shri Gagubha Khengarji, married and had issue.
          • Bawasaheb Shri Vajubha Gagubha (later ADC/Minister of Wadhwan), married and had issue.
            • Bawasaheb Shri Kumar Jilubha Vajubha, married in Jhala family and has issue.
            • Bawasaheb Shri Kumar Bahadursinhji Vajubha, married in Gohil family and has issue.
          • Bawasaheb Shri Madhubha Gagubha, married in Jhala family of Modhavana and had issue.
            • Bawasaheb Shri Kumar Nagubha Madhubha, married in Rathore family of Vejalpar and had issue.
          • Rani Saheb Vijay Kunwarba Saheb, married Rana JAIDEVSINHJI GULABSINHJI, Rana of Pratappur, maternal niece of the Rani Sunderba Devi, wife of HH Thakore Sahib Shri JASHWANTSINHJI BECHARSINHJI of Wadhwan
        • Bama Saheb Sunderba Devi (later HH Thakorani Sunderba Devi), married HH Thakore Sahib Shri JASHWANTSINHJI BECHARSINHJI of Wadhwan.
        • Bawasaheb Shri Chandubha Khengarji, married in Rathore family of Vejalpar and died s.p.m. and his wife became sati.
  • Thakore Saheb MULVAJI SATAJI, 6th Thakore Sahib of Malia -/1875, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Modji Mulvaji (qv)
    • Kumar Lagdhiraji Mulvaji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Nathaji Lagdhiraji
      • Kumar Bhimsinhji Lagdhiraji
  • Thakore Saheb MODJI MULVAJI, 7th Thakore Sahib of Malia 1875/1907, born , succeeded 23rd June 1875, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Saheb Raisinhji Modji (qv)
    • Kumar Abhaisinhji Modji
  • Thakore Saheb RAISINHJI MODJI, 8th Thakore Sahib of Malia 1907/1930, born and succeeded 20th October 1907, married Bai Shri Bakunverba, daughter of Rana Shri Udaisinhji of Vanod, and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Saheb Gumansinhji Raisinhji, married and had issue. He died vp 1922.
      • Thakore Saheb Harishchandrasinhji Gumansinhji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Narendrasinhji Gumansinhji
      • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji Gumansinhji, married Kumar Rani Mehendrakumariba of Lakhanka, and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Krishnakumarsinhji Rajendrasinhji, married Kumar Rani Hasvantkumariba, daughter of Kumar Shri Ghanshyamsinhji of Vana, and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Pruthvirajsinhji Krishnakumarsinhji, born , married 11th May 1987, Kumar Rani Nayanaba, daughter of Shri Bapubha Agarsinh Zala of Bhoika, and has issue.
            • Kumar Shri Purvarajsinh Pruthvirajsinh Jadeja, born on , married on 17th May 2017 to Kumar Rani Nilamkunvarba, daughter of Shri Dilipsinh Ranjitsinh Vaghela of Vasna (Iyava).
            • Kumar Shri Siddharthsinh Pruthvirajsinh Jadeja, born .
          • Kumar Shri Hemendrasinhji Krishnakumarsinhji, married and has issue.
            • Kumar Shri Prayagrajsinh Hemendrasinh Jadeja
        • Kumar Shri Laherisinhji Rajendrasinhji
    • Kumar Shri Bharatsinhji Raisinhji
    • Kumar Shri Balvirsinhji Raisinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Surendrasinhji Balvirsinhji
  • Thakore Saheb HARISHCHANDRASINHJI GUMANSINHJI, 9th Thakore Saheb of Malia 1930/1939, married Thakorani Jayvant Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Thakore S. Sinhji of Adpur, and his wife, Thakorani Makunvarba Sahiba, and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Bhupendrasinhji Harishchandrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumari Shri Premila Kuvarba Saheb, married Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji of Gangad, and has issue.
      • Kumar Shri Raghuvirsinhji Balwantsinhji
  • Thakore Saheb BHUPENDRASINHJI HARISHCHANDRASINHJI, 10th Thakore Saheb of Malia (see above)
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