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Dynasty

State

Saurashtra

Gun Salutes

9

Agency

Kathiawar Agency

Accession

15th February 1948

Revenue

INR 1,000,000

Villages

64

Area

730 Square Kilometers km²

Population

60,993 (1921)

Privy Purse

INR 285,000

Hindi Name

राजकोट

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

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HH Thakore Saheb Shri MANOHARSINHJI PRADYUMANSINHJI, 15th and present Thakore Saheb of Rajkot since 9th November 1973. (Ranjit Vilas Palace, Rajkot, Gujarat, India), born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1950); married the younger daughter of HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Tej Singhji Dev Bahadur of Alwar, and his wife, HH Maharani Chand Kumari, and has issue.
  • Yuvraj Saheb Mandhattasinhji Manoharsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1982); married Shreemati Yuvrani Kadambari Devi, second daughter of Shrimant Raja Narendra Singhji of Jamnia, and his wife, Shreemati Rani Kanak Devi, and has issue.
    • Tikka Saheb Jaideepsinhji Mandhattasinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, Vishwashanti Gurukul School and College from Glion Institute of Higher Education Switzerland. Married on 24th January 2015 to Princess Shivatmika Kumari, daughter of Yuvraj Shri Harshvardhan Singh of Dungarpur. [BBC] [TOI]
    • Kumari Mrigesha Kumariba, married 17th January 2012 at the City Palace in Jaipur, Kunwar Dhananjai Singh of Khimsar.
  • Rani Uma Devi, married Maharajkumar Shri Chattrasal Singhji, son of HH Raja Shrimant Mahendra Singh Ju Dev Bahadur of Nagod, and his second wife, HH Rani Shyam Kumari, and has issue.
  • Rani Ambalika Devi, married 12th December 1977, Raja Pushpendra Singh Ju Dev of Tori Fatehpur, and has issue, two sons.
  • Rani Shanti Devi, a stout devotee of Shri Krishna and Gurudev Ranchhoddas Bapu living in Pushkar Rajasthan.
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History

Rajkot is a Second Class State founded about 1620, by Vibhaji Ajoji of Nawanagar. The state was under direct Mughal rule from 1720 to 1732.
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Genealogy

  • Thakore Saheb VIBHAJI AJOJI, 1st Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1620/1635, grandson of Jam Shri Sataji Vibhaji, Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, he was granted Kalawad and 12 other villages, married a daughter of the Vaghela Chief of Sardhar [Kanoji?], and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Saheb Mehramanji Vibhaji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb MEHRAMANJI I VIBHAJI, 2nd Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1635/1650, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Saheb Sahebji Mehramanji (qv)
    • Thakore Shri Kumbhoji Mehramanji, founder of Gondal and Kotda-Sangani.
    • Rani Lilajiba Sahiba, married Raj Sahib Meghrajji II Amarsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Thakore Saheb SAHEBJI MEHRAMANJI, 3rd Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1650/1676, died .
  • Thakore Saheb BAMANIAJI SAHEBJI, 4th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1676/1694, died .
  • Thakore Saheb MEHRAMANJI II BAMANIAJI, 5th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1694/1720, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Ranmalji I Mehramanji (qv)
    • Kumar Modji Mehramanji, founder of the House of Gavridad.
    • Kumar Kalaji Mehramanji, founder of the House of Shahpur.
    • Kumar Harbhamji Mehramanji, founder of the House of Pal.
    • Thakore Saheb Dadaji Mehramanji, he was granted 6 villages about 1733, founder of the House of Kotharia.
    • Kumar Jasaji Mehramanji, Founder of the House of Lodhika {Senior- Bhichri Branch}.
    • Kumar Fulji Mehramanji, Founder of the House of Lodhika {Junior - Khokhadad Branch}.
  • MUGHAL OCCUPATION 1720/1732
  • Thakore Saheb RANMALJI I MEHRAMANJI, 6th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1732/1746, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakor Saheb Lakhaji I Ranmalji (qv)
    • Kumar Vajeraj Ranmalji of Mankhawad.
    • Kumar Akheraj Ranmalji, Founder of the House of Gadhka.
    • Kumar Prithuraj Ranmalji, Founder of the House of Tramba.
  • Thakor Saheb LAKHAJI I RANMALJI, 7th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1746/1796, married and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvraj Saheb Mehramanji Lakhaji, married and had issue. He died vp in 1794.
      • Thakore Saheb Ranmalji II Mehramanji (qv)
      • Kumar Dadaji Ranmalji [Sangaji], died young.
    • Kumar Veraji Lakhaji of Samadhiala, Khanmbha and Suki Sajadiali.
    • Kumar Togaji Lakhaji
    • Kumar Suraji Lakhaji of Padasan and half of Kathrota.
    • Kumar Visaji Lakhaji, died young.
  • Thakore Saheb RANMALJI II MEHRAMANJI, 8th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1796/1825, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakor Saheb Surajji Ranmalji (qv).
    • Kumar Hothiji Ranmalji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Bhupatsinhji Hothiji
  • Thakor Saheb SURAJJI RANMALJI, 9th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1825/1844, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakor Saheb Mehramanji IV Surajji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Gagubha Surajji, died young.
  • Thakor Saheb MEHRAMANJI IV SURAJJI, 10th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1844/1862, married (amongst others), Thakorani Naniba Saheba, and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Bavajirajsinhji Mehramanji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ladhubha Mehramanji of Cash and half of Badpur.
    • Rani Magal Kunwarba Sahiba [Majirajba], married 1871 (as his first wife), Rajkumar Jaswantsinhji Mansinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.
  • Thakore Saheb BAVAJIRAJSINHJI MEHRAMANJI, 11th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1862/1890, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, granted limited ruling powers in 1874 and full powers in 1876, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Saheb Sir Lakhajirajsinhji II Bavajirajsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Prithvirajji Bavajirajsinhji, died young.
    • Kumar Shatrusalsinhji Bavajirajsinhji, died young.
    • Kumar Dilipsinhji Bavajirajsinhji, died young.
    • Kumar Karansinhji Bavajirajsinhji, died young.
    • HH Rani Baisai Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his sixth wife), HH Raj Sahib Sir Ajitsinhji Jashwantsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • HH Thakore Saheb Sir LAKHAJIRAJSINHJI II BAVAJIRAJSINHJI, 12th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1890/1930, born , succeeded 16th April 1890, K.C.I.E. [cr.1908], married 1stly (amongst others), HH the Shemaliawala Rani, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Thakore Saheb Shri Dharmendrasinhji Lakhajirajsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Kishorsinhji Lakhajirajsinhji, born , died young.
    • HH Thakore Saheb Shri Pradyumansinhji Lakhajirajsinhji (qv)
  • HH Thakore Saheb Shri DHARMENDRASINHJI LAKHAJIRAJSINHJI, 13th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1930/1940, born , died sp on 11th June 1940.
  • HH Thakore Saheb Shri PRADYUMANSINHJI LAKHAJIRAJSINHJI, 14th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot 1940/1973, born , married HH Thakorani Padma Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of HH Maharawal Shri Fatehsinhji Motisinhji Sahib of Chhota-Udaipur, and had issue. He died at Rajkot.
    • HH Thakore Saheb Shri Manoharsinhji Pradyumansinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Prahladsinhji Pradyumansinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1956); married and has issue.
      • Yuvrani Bhuvaneshwari Devi, married Yuvaraj Shri Rajratansinhji Rajendrasinhji, born , son of Rana Rajendrasinhji Khushalsinhji of Mandva, and has issue.
    • Kumar Jayraghurajsinhji Pradyumansinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Jitendrasinhji Jayraghurajsinhji, born in , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1980).
      • Kumar AmbikaPratapsinhji Jayraghurajsinhji, born in .
    • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Pramila Raje of Mudhol], married (as his first wife), HH Shrimant Raja Bhairavsinhrao Malojirao Ghorpade II of Mudhol.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Maharaja Madaneshwar Singh Deo of Surguja.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (div.), Raja Shri Nrusingh Narayan Bhanj Deo of Keonjhar.
  • HH Thakore Saheb Shri MANOHARSINHJI PRADYUMANSINHJI, 15th Thakore Saheb of Rajkot (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • a niece of the Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, married 1913 (as his first wife), Maj.-Gen. HH Raj Rajeshwar Maharajdhiraj Maharaja Shri Sir Hari Singh Bahadur Indar Mahindar Sipar-i-Saltanat-i-Inglishia of Jammu and Kashmir. She died .
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