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Dynasty

Revenue

INR 66,000 (1906)

Villages

537

Area

291 Square Kilometers km²

Population

130,000

Hindi Name

पवायन

Last Updated

15th May, 2017

Present Head

Wing Cmdr. (ret'd.) Raja ABHAY SINGH, 11th Raja Saheb of Pawayan since 2010. born , married Rani Asha Singh, daughter of Shri S. N. Pandita (Central Secretary, Indian Administrative Service), and has issue.
  • Rajkumar Anirudh Singh, born , married Kunwarani Amrita Singh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashok Lulla, and has issue.
    • Kunwar Reavant Singh, born .
    • Kumari Riya Singh, born .
  • Rajkumar Akshay Singh, born .
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History

Founded around 1705 by Raja Udai Singh, who was the son of Bhupat Singh, a leader of the ancient Gaur clan of Rajputs settled at Chandra and Katesar in Sitapur, U.P. He established Pawayan, the largest estate in the erstwhile Rohilkhand Area and the present District Shahjahanpur in U.P. Gaur Rajputs originated from Gaur Desh (country), in West Bengal. The Gaur Rajputs had dispersed to various parts of Northern and Central India after the onslaught of the Persian raider, Bhaktiar Khilji, around 1205.
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Genealogy

  • Raja UDAI SINGH, founder and first Raja of Pawayan.
  • Raja JASWANT SINGH, 2nd Raja of Pawayan
  • Raja BHAGWANT SINGH, 3rd Raja of Pawayan
  • Raja RAGHUNATH SINGH, 4th Raja of Pawayan 1802/1825, married Rani Raj Kunwari (qv), and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Raja Jagannath Singh (qv)
  • Rani Raj Kunwari, 5th Rani of Pawayan 1825/1850
  • Raja JAGANNATH SINGH, 6th Raja of Pawayan 1850/1880, born , during his rule, the rebel leader, Maulvi Ahmad-ullah Shah was killed at the outer gate of the Pawayan Fortress in a skirmish when the Maulvi was trying to forcefully break through the outer gate, he adopted his nephew, married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Raja Fateh Singh (qv)
  • COURT OF WARDS 1880/1889
  • Raja FATEH SINGH, 7th Raja of Pawayan 1889/1906, born , he succeeded by adoption to the gadi on 17th May 1889, a scholar of repute and an honourary magistrate for the tehsil; married, and had issue, two sons. He died .
    • Raja Indra Vikram Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Vijai Varma, married and had issue, one daughter. He died .
      • Shrimati Kumari Vijai Kunwari
  • Raja INDRA VIKRAM SINGH, 8th Raja of Pawayan 1906/1928, married 1stly, Rani Griha Rajya Laxmi Devi of the Shah family of Nepal, married 2ndly, Rani Indraj Lakshmi Devi, and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died .
    • Raja Ajai Varma Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Keshav Varma Singh (by Rani Indraj Lakshmi Devi), married Kunwarani Preeti Rajya Lakshmi Devi, daughter of Gen. Khem Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal (see Kaski and Lambjung).
    • Rajkumari Rama Devi, married Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh of Kurwar, in Sultanpur Dist., U.P.
    • Rajkumari Laxmeshwari Devi, married Raja Shri Mohan Prasad Singh Deo of Badagoda [Bodogodo] in Ganjam Dist., Orissa.
  • Raja AJAI VARMA SINGH, 9th Raja of Pawayan 1928/1989, born , last Raja Saheb of Pawayan before the abolition of Princely states and Zamindaris in 1950; he contibuted significantly to the development of the Pawayan area with initiatives such as setting up the present day Pawayan Inter College; married Rani Indira Devi, daughter of HH Sawai Maharaja Punya Pratap Singh, Maharaja of Ajaigarh, and his wife, HH Maharani Rukmini Devi, and had issue, three sons and one daughter. He died in .
    • Raja Surendra Singhji (qv)
    • Wing Cmdr. (ret'd.) Rajkumar Abhay Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Shobha Singh, born , married Shri Amit Ray, and had issue, one daughter. She died .
      • Sanyukta Ray, born .
    • Rajkumar Jai Singh, born , married Kunwarani Mridul Singh, daughter of Kunwar Lal Chandan Singh of Asothar, and has issue.
      • Maj. Kunwar Manujendra Singh, born , married Kunwarani Kulgauravi Singh, daughter of Raja Ganga Singh Chauhan of Baneria, and has issue.
        • Abhijay Vikram Singh, born .
  • Raja SURENDRA SINGHJI, 10th Raja of Pawayan 1989/2010, born , educated at Colvin Taluqdars' College, and at Lucknow Univeristy (LL.B.); M.L.A. (Uttar Pradesh) 1957/1962. He died .
  • Wing Cmdr. (ret'd.) Raja ABHAY SINGH, 11th Raja of Pawayan (see above)
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