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Dynasty

State

Uttar Pradesh (Jalaun Dist.)

Revenue

INR 65,000

Villages

48

Hindi Name

रामपुरा

Last Updated

20th Aug, 2017

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Raja SAMAR SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Rampura since 1976. (Fort Rampura, Uttar Pradesh, India) born , educated at Doon School (1948) and at Lucknow University; worked for James Finlays later Tata Tea, and after retirement, he settled in Lucknow, married 17th February 1957, Rani Giriraj Kumari, daughter of Rao Himmath Singhji of Garhi, and his wife, Rao Rani Phool Kumari, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Rajkumari Pakshalika Singh (Pinky) [Maharani Pakshalika Kumari of Bhadawar], born , married 9th May 1987, Rajkumar Aridaman Singh, later Maharaja Mahendra Aridaman Singhji of Bhadawar, and has issue, one son.
    • Rajkumar Tripudaman Singh (Dee), born , educated at St. Peter's College, Agra and presently (2007) studying at the University of Warwick, U.K.
  • Rajkumar Devendra Singh (Devu), born , married 14th April 1993, Rajkumarani Bhuvaneshwari Singh, born , daughter of Maj. Raja Chandrakant Singh of Kotla, and his wife, Rani Lakshmi Kumari, and has issue.
    • Kunwar Amarendra Singh (Amar), born .
    • Kumari Gayatri Singh, born .
  • Rajkumar Keshvendra Singh (Keshu), born , married 19th February 2000, Rajkumari Padmini Kumari, daughter of Raja Manvendra Singh of Sanjeli, and his wife, Rani Geeta Devi, and has issue.
    • Kunwar Avinendra Singh (Avi)
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History

Traditionally, the ancestor of the family was Raja Baikul Dev, son of Raja Duleh Rai of Narwar (Dausa). The Rajas shifted their capital from Indurkhi to Biswari to Lahar (now in Madhya Pradesh), and finally to Rampur. One of his descendants was Raja Ram Shah, the founder of the Rampura family, and who built a fort at Rampura in the late 16th century, after defeating the Meaus, the original inhabitants of the area. The area of the state originally consisted of 48 villages, which extended from present Madhya Pradesh to the borders of districts Jalaun, Etawah and Aurraiyya. Historically Rampura has been and continues to be the base for the leader of the Kacahawa clan of Rajputs of this area, which is referred to as Kacchawagarh. The title of Raja is hereditary. They belong to the Surajbansi family, or family of the Solar race, claiming descent from the illustrious Kachhawa clan of Rajputs, through the princely Houses of Narwar, and Lahar. The descendants of Kush, son of the legendary hero Rama, ruled successively at Amber and Narvar, and in modern times at Jaipur and Lahar. In 1619 A.D. the Raja Jaswant Singh obtained an additional jagir (52 villages) in the district of Jalaun, from the Mughal Emperor of Delhi, but a large part of these possessions was resumed by Maharaja Sindhia. When the Pargana of Jalaun was handed over to the British by Sindhia in 1844, the Raja of Rampura was confirmed in his property.
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Genealogy

  • Raja NAL, Raja of Ayodhya, he left Ayodhya and moved to Narvar, where he built a Fort, and remained there till 1129; married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Kaikul Dev, he left Narvar (reason unknown), while his father was still alive, and went and established himself at Amber. He was ancestor of the Rajasthan branch of the Kachhawa clan. When Raja Nal died , his younger son Kunwar Baikul Dev, succeded as Raja of Narvar.
    • Raja Baikul Dev (qv)
  • Raja BAIKUL DEV, initially Raja of Narvar then Raja of Indurkhi and later Biswari; married and had issue.
    • Raja Indra Pal (qv)
  • Raja INDRA PAL, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Narsinghdeo
    • Raja Girdhar Pal (qv)
    • Kunwar Rajan Shah
  • Raja GIRDHAR PAL, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Raja Udal Brahm (qv)
  • Raja UDAL BRAHM, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Raja Hans Rao (qv)
  • Raja HANS RAO, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ram Pal (qv)
  • Raja RAM PAL, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bir Pal (qv)
  • Raja BIR PAL, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Raja Rup Pal (qv)
  • Raja RUP PAL, Raja of Biswari, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bhuwan Pal (qv)
    • Kunwar Ram Raj, the founder of Gopalpura
  • Raja BHUWAN PAL, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bhupal Man (qv)
  • Raja BHUPAL MAN, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Karan Shah (qv)
  • Raja KARAN SHAH, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Rudra Shah (qv)
  • Raja RUDRA SHAH, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Biram Deo (qv)
  • Raja BIRAM DEO, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue, four sons.
    • Raja Narhar Deo (qv)
    • Kunwar Sukhpat Deo, founder of either Sikri or Machand.
    • Kunwar Pahar Deo, founder of either Sikri or Machand.
    • Kunwar Banjan Deo, founder of Kaksis.
  • Raja NARHAR DEO, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Harisingh Deo (qv)
  • Raja HARISINGH DEO, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Birsingh Deo (qv)
  • Raja BIRSINGH DEO, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Dharmangad (qv)
  • Raja DHARMANGAD, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bharamjit (qv)
  • Raja BHARAMJIT, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Makat Man (qv)
  • Raja MAKAT MAN, Raja of Lahar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ram Shah (qv)
  • Raja RAM SHAH, Raja of Rampura, he built the Rampura fort, if legends are to be believed, on the spot where the present Fort stands, a goat was seen chasing away a wolf. This was taken as a sign of strength and valour and an appropriate place for a Fort; married and had issue.
    • Raja Parbat Singh (qv)
  • Raja PARBAT SINGH, Raja of Rampura, married and had issue.
    • Raja Gaj Singh (qv)
  • Raja GAJ SINGH, Raja of Rampura, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jaswant Singh (qv)
  • Raja JASWANT SINGH, Raja of Rampura, in addition to which, he received a Jagir comprising 52 villages in 1619 from the Mughal Emperor, Jahangir; part of this was later taken by the Scindia ruler; married and had issue.
    • Raja Chhartar Singh (qv)
  • Raja CHHARTAR SINGH, Raja of Rampura, married and had issue, three sons.
    • Raja Fateh Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Kalyan Singh
    • Kunwar Jit Singh
  • Raja FATEH SINGH, Raja of Rampura, married and had issue.
    • Raja Madho Singh (qv)
  • Raja MADHO SINGH, Raja of Rampura, he was confirmed in his possessions by the British in 1844; he is said to have cut his wife�s head off for snooping around during a darbar (court) session, the head was put in a bag and hung in the temple, when it was finally opened in the 1940s�, a coconut with a few blue bangles was found, since then blue bangles are said to be unlucky for females of the family; he married and had issue.
    • Raja Man Singh (qv)
  • Raja MAN SINGH, Raja of Rampura -/1873, conquered Gwalior for a day and rendered valuable service to the British in 1857, later in June 1858, his propertywas plundered by the rebels and the Raja narrowly escaped death, on the restoration of order, he was granted a khilat of 5,000 rupees as well as a sanad; he adopted Kunwar Ram Singh of Mai; married and had adoptive issue. He died .
    • (A) Raja Ram Singh (qv)
  • Raja RAM SINGH, Raja of Rampura 1873/1915, born , C.I.E. [cr. 1.1.1909], Honourary Magistrate, both he and his wife were granted the M.B.E.; married 1stly, Rani Saheba from Bansi (Sword Wife), died sp after having adopted a son, married 2ndly, Rani Saheba from Khanpur, married 3rdly, Rani Saheba from Sipai, and had issue. He died 7th March 1915.
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by second marriage), married into Umari.
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by second marriage), married into Kunadi, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Gopal Singh
      • Kunwar Gulab Singh
      • Baisa Mohan Kumari, married Gen. Thakur Bhagwathi Singh of Chomu.
    • Raja Chittar Singh (by third marriage) (qv)
    • (A) Kumar (name unknown) [Lal Saheb of Tihar], he was adopted by the Bansi Rani; married and had issue.
  • Raja CHITTAR SINGH, Raja of Rampura 1915/1976, born , succeeded at the age of four years, estate was managed by a British caretaker until he attained his majority, awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.); a well known dog breeder and founder Member of the Rampura Kennel Club, he was an Independent M.L.A.; married 1933, Rani Shivraj Kunwar, daughter of Raja Harpal Singh of Singramau, born , and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died .
    • Raja SAMAR Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Kalpana Devi, married Thakur Saheb Virvikramsinhji Mulvaji of Lodhika-Senior, and has issue.
  • Raja SAMAR SINGH, Raja of Rampura (see above)
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