Madhya Pradesh

Gun Salutes



Central India Agency


15th June 1948


INR 450,000


2,492 Square Kilometers km²


88,376 (1901)

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INR 140,000

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HH Raja Rawat Varunaditya Singh Bahadur, present Raja of Rajgarh.
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The predecessor state was Umatwara, whose chief received the title of Rawat in 1448. The state was divided between the two sons of the then Rawat in 1681, one receiving Narsinghgarh and the other Rajgarh.
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  • Rawat CHHATAR SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1621/1638, married and had issue.
    • Rawat Mohan Singh (qv)
    • Rawat Paras Ramji, disputed the succession of his brother, and founded the Princely State of Narsinghgarh.
  • Rawat MOHAN SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1638/1697, died .
  • Rawat AMAR SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1697/1740
  • Rawat NARPAT SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1740/1747
  • Rawat JAGAT SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1747/1775
  • Rawat HAMIR SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1775/1790
  • Rawat PRATAP SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1790/1803
  • Rawat PRITHVI SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1803/1815, married and had issue.
    • Rawat Newal Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Khok Singh, he was briefly in charge of the state from 1846 to November 1847.
  • Rawat NEWAL SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1815/1831, he adopted his nephew; married and had adoptive issue. He committed suicide in 1831.
    • (A) Rawat Moti Singh (qv)
  • Rawat MOTI SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1831/1871, due to his mismanagement, the state was placed in the care of his uncle and the Diwan until November 1847, when a British officer subordinate to the Political Agent in Bhopal was appointed, the Rawat took charge again in 1856 and in 1871 he converted to Islam, see next line.
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD ABD al-WASIH KHAN (aka Rawat Moti Singh), Rawat of Rajgarh 1871/1880, born , he was granted the title of Nawab by the British government in 1872; he abolished all transit duties on salt in 1880; married and had issue. He died in .
    • Rawat Bakhtawar Singh (qv)
    • HH Raja Rawat Sir Bane Singh (qv)
  • Rawat BAKHTAWAR SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1880/1882, married and had issue. He died in .
    • HH Raja Rawat Balbhadra Singh (qv)
  • HH Raja Rawat BALBHADRA SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1882/1902, born , succeeded 6th July 1882, he was granted the title of Raja as a hereditary distinction on 1st January 1886, married Rani Uday Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Takhat Singhji of Namli in Ratlam, and had issue. He died spm in 1902.
    • Thakurani Jadhav Kunwar, married Thakur Jodh Singhji of Ghanerao, and had issue.
  • HH Raja Rawat Sir BANE SINGH, Rawat of Rajgarh 1902/1916, born , K.C.I.E. [cr.1908], married and had issue.
    • HH Raja Rawat Sir Birendra Singh Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumari Lakshmi Kumari, died after 1947.
    • Rani Man Kanwar Sahiba, maerried Maharaj Shri Bhim Singhji Sahib, son of Maharaj Arjun Singhji of Jodhpur [1876-1933]
  • HH Raja Rawat Sir BIRENDRA SINGH Bahadur, Rawat of Rajgarh 1916/1936, born 17th Janaury 1892, succeeded 10th January 1916; K.C.I.E. [cr.1918], married (amongst others) (a), HH Rani Songariji, married (b), a daughter of Cdg. Gen. Maharajkumar Padma Jung Bahadur Rana of Lambjung and Kaski (see Nepal), and had issue, one son and a number of daughters. He died .
    • HH Raja Rawat Bikramaditya Singh Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Raja Rawat BIKRAMADITYA SINGH Bahadur, Rawat of Rajgarh 1936/-, born posthumously on 18th December 1936 and succeeded at birth on 18th December 1936, married HH Rani Indra Kumari, daughter of HH Maharao Shri Bhim Singhji II Bahadur of Kotah, and his wife, HH Maharani Shiv Kumari.
  • HH Raja Rawat Varunaditya Singh Bahadur, present Raja of Rajgarh.
  • Thakur Narayan Singh, born , thakur of Jagir Kila Amargarh (collateral branch of Rajgarh family), studied from Daly College Indore, Law degree from London and a retired IAS officer. Married to Hemant Kumari of Dhargaon in 1946 and have two issues.
    • Kanwar Nitranjan Singh married to Poornima Singh of Kothi
      • Bhanwar Aditya Singh
    • Kanwar Ajay Singh married to Amita Singh of Ransi (Rajasthan)
      • Kumari Radhika Singh
      • Kumari Ambika Singh
  • Kanwar Ram Pratap Singh of Jagir Kila Amargarh (collateral branch of Rajgarh family), married Rajkumari Amba Devi, daughter of Rana Krishen Chand of Kuthar, and his wife, Rani Krishna Devi, and has issue, four children.
    • Kumar Abhay Singh
    • Kumari Prithi Kumari
    • Kumar Viki Singh
    • Kumari Ira Kumari
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