Information

Dynasty

Jethwa

State

Saurashtra

Gun Salutes

13

Agency

Kathiawar Agency

Revenue

INR 2,100,000

Villages

106

Area

1,663 Square Kilometers km²

Population

101,881 (1921)

Privy Purse

INR 380,000

Hindi Name

पोरबंदर

Last Updated

2nd Apr, 2017

Present Head

Flag of Porbandar
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History

Predecessor state was founded in 1193, renamed Ranpur in 1307, then Chhaya in 1574 and finally Porbandar in 1785. A First Class state, governed by the law of primogeniture.
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Genealogy

  • Rana SAGHJI, Jethwa ruler and 1st Rana 1120/1150
  • Rana SHIYOJI, Jethwa ruler
  • Rana VIKIOJI, 154th Jethwa ruler 1193/1220
  • Rana WAJSIJI, 155th Jethwa ruler 1220/1245
  • Rana BHANJI, 160th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Ranpur 1307/1360
  • .....
  • Rana KHIMAJI I, 167th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Ranpur, married (amongst others), a daughter of Jam Shri Vibhaji Ravalji of Nawanagar, and had issue.
    • Rana Ramdevji IV (qv)
  • Rana RAMDEVJI IV, 168th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Ranpur 1550/1574, married and had issue. He died .
    • generation
      • Rana Khimaji II (qv)
  • Rana KHIMAJI II, 169th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1574/1626, died .
  • Rana VIKMATJI II, 170th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1626/1671
  • Rana KHIMAJI III, 171st Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1671/1699, married and had issue.
    • Rani As Kunwarba Sahiba, married Raj Sahib Meghrajji II Amarsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Rana BHIMSINHJI, 172nd Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1699/1709, married and had issue.
    • Rani Manba Sahiba, married (as his 10th wife), Raj Sahib Meghrajji II Amarsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Rana SULTANJI, ?Rana of Chhaya?, married and had issue.
    • generation
      • Rana Khimaji IV (qv)
  • Rana KHIMAJI IV, 173rd Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1709/1728, died .
  • Rana VIKMATJI KHIMAJI III, 174th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1728/1759
  • Rana SULTANJI IV VIKMATJI, 175th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Chhaya 1759/1785 then Rana of Porbandar 1785/1804 and 1812/1813, married (amongst others), Rani Bonjiba Sahiba, daughter of Raj Sahib Gajsinhji Raisinhji of Dhrangadhra, and his second wife, Rani Phuljiba Sahiba, and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Halaji Sultanji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Abhaisinhji Sultanji, of the Kathevana branch, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Meghrajji Abhaisinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Kalubha Meghrajji, died sp.
      • Kumar Shri Gagjibhai Abhaisinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Nagsinhji Gagjibhai, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Balubha Nagsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Mohansinhji Balubha, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Sardarsinhji Nagsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Samatsinhji Nagsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Devubha Nagsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Mobatsinhji Devubha
          • Kumar Shri Manubha Nagsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Mangalsinhji Manubha
        • Kumar Shri Abhairaji Gagjibhai, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Gagubha Abhairaji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Mahipatsinhji Gagubha
  • Rana HALAJI SULTANJI, 176th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Porbandar 1804/1812, of the Shrinagar branch, married and had issue. He died .
    • Rana Khimaji Halaji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ramsinhji Halaji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Naransinhji Ramsinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Motiji Naransinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Motiji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Indrasinhji Shivsinhji Jethwa, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1949); married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji Indrasinhji Jethwa, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1976)
            • Kumar Shri Kishansinhji Shivsinhji Jethwa, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1954).
            • Kumar Shri Dharmendrasinhji Shivsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1964).
          • Kumar Shri Kesubha Motiji
          • Kumar Shri Ramsinhji Motiji
  • Rana KHIMAJI HALOJI [Pratirajji], 177th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Porbandar (1812?) 1813/1831
  • HH Rana Sahib VIKMATJI IV KHIMAJI, 178th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Porbandar 1831/1894, born , succeeded 20th June 1831, married (amongst others), HH Rani Bonjiba Sahiba, daughter of Raj Sahib Amarsinhji Raisinhji of Dhrangadhra, and his sixth wife, Rani Ram Kunwarba Sahiba, and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvraj Saheb Madhavsinhji Vikmatji, married and had issue. He died vp before 1900.
      • HH Rana Sahib Bhavsinhji Madhavsinhji Bahadur (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Pratapsinhji Vikmatji, died sp.
    • Kumar Shri Hamirsinhji Vikmatji of Bapodar, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Vajesinhji Hamirsinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Dadubha Vajesinhji Jethwa
  • INTERREGNUM 1894/1900
  • HH Rana Sahib BHAVSINHJI MADHAVSINHJI Bahadur, 179th Jethwa ruler and Rana of Porbandar 1900/1908, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; succeeded to the gaddi 15th September 1900, married (a), a daughter of Thakur Saheb Suraji II Surtanji of Virpur, married (b), 1902, a daughter of HH Thakur Sahib Takhatsinhji Jaswantsinhji of Bhavnagar, and had issue. He died .
    • Lt.Col. HH Maharaja Rana Sahib Shri Sir Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji Bahadur (qv)
  • Lt.Col. HH Maharaja Rana Sahib Shri Sir NATWARSINHJI BHAVSINHJI Bahadur, 180th Jethwa ruler and Maharaja Rana of Porbandar 1908/1979, born , Investiture was held on 26th January 1920, K.C.S.I., Maharaja Rana Sahib [cr.1918], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (Diploma 1918); Captain of the All India Cricket Team in 1932; married 1stly, 5th February 1920, HH Maharani Shri Rupaliba Sahiba, M.B.E., died , daughter of HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jashwantsinhji [Dadha Muluji] of Limbdi, married 2ndly, 20th November 1954, Maharani Anant Kunverba (a Welsh lady), died . He died sp 4th October 1979 at Porbandar. His heir was a distant cousin, Kumar Shri Udaybhan Sinhji Bahadur, who died sp in 1973, as a result, there is no representative of the Royal Family presently known, although a number of young nobles of the Morana, Ratdi, Shrinagar, Pandavadar and Baredia branches were eligible for adoption. The property was inherited by the second family of Maharani Anant Kunverba.
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Maj.-Gen. Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Desaiji Jethwa of Morana, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1951); I.A. (ret'd.), President of the Old Boys Association of Rajkumar College 1997/2000, died .
    • K.S.Rajdeepsinh Jethwa
    • Lt.Col.Krishnadeepsinh Jethwa
  • Kumar Shri Hamirsinhji Takhatsinhji Jethwa, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1952)
  • Rani Badan Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fifteenth wife), Raj Sahib Raisinhji Pratapsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Kumar Shri Pratapsinhji Jethwa of Srinagar, married 1976, Kumari Kiran Kunverba, daughter of Rana Shri Udaisinhji Mansinhji Sahib of Bhadakva, and his wife, Rani Bharati Kunwarba Sahiba.
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