Information

Dynasty

Revenue

INR 700

Villages

4

Area

7.8 Square Kilometers km²

Population

449 (1901)

Hindi Name

रतेश

Present Head

Rana KARAN SINGH, present Rana Saheb of Ratesh since 4th February 1989. (The Palace, Kot-Ratesh, Ratesh, Tehsil Theog, District Simla, H.P., India), born at Snowden Hospital, Simla; succeeded to the throne on 4th February 1989 and was installed in Kot-Ratesh by the people on 11th November 1990, educated at Ballag High School, in Ratesh and graduated from Government College, Simla and at the Himachal Pradesh University (M.B.A.); married 27th April 1990 in Karoli, Rajasthan, Kumari Priyamvada Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Mahendra Pratap Singh of Karoli, and his wife, Kanwarani Hanumant Kumari of Devgarh in Uttar Pradesh, and has issue, two children, a daughter and a son.
  • Rajkumari Mrinalini Kumari, born in Gwalior, M.P.
  • Tikka Ruchirangad Singh, born in Gwalior, M.P.
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Genealogy

A feudatory state of Keonthal to which it pays tribute. More popularly known as Kot, it was founded by a younger brother of Raja Karam Prakash of Sirmur. Rulers were....
  • Rana RAI SINGH, 1st Rana of Ratesh, younger brother of Raja Karam Prakash of Sirmur (1616/1630) and founder of Ratesh (Kot) state.
  • .....
  • Rana JIT SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1781/1801, married a Kumari from Theog, and had issue.
    • Rana Kishan Singh (qv)
    • Kanwar Bhawani Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Madan Singh, born , married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Prem Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Basant Singh, married 1stly, a daughter of Kanwar Kanah Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Subhadra Kumari, married 2ndly, a Kumari from Sirmur, and had issue.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married a Kanwar of Theog.
        • Kanwar Nihal Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kanwar Mohan Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Sohan Singh, married Kanwarani Shanti Devi, daughter of Kanwar Ram Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Kasho Devi, and had issue.
              • Kanwar Sahib Singh, married Kanwarani Sournu Devi, daughter of Tikka Moti Singh of Balsan, and his wife, Tikka-Rani Parago Devi, and has issue.
              • Kumari Kaushalya Devi, married Kanwar Bhim Singh of Theog, and has issue.
              • Kumari Sheela Devi, married Kanwar Surender Singh of Kiri-Nerwa in Jubbal, and has issue.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married Mian Ranzore Singh of Shurala in Koti.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Narendra Singh of Nawar in Madhan.
          • Kanwar Beja Singh
        • Kanwar Mehr Singh, married a daughter of Mian Pui Lal of Darkoti, and had issue.
          • Kanwar Amar Singh
        • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Karam Singh of Theog.
        • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Chet Singh of Ghund.
      • Kanwar Dharam Singh, born , married and had issue.
        • Kanwar Sheo Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kumari Uma Devi, married Kanwar Durga Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
    • Kanwar Moti Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kanwar Lakshman Singh, born .
      • Kanwar Gopal Singh, died .
  • Rana KISHAN SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1801/1860, succeeded to the throne in 1801, married and had issue, two sons. He died .
    • Rana Ram Singh (qv)
    • Raj Kumar Raghunath Singh, died .
  • Rana RAM SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1860/1891, born , succeeded to the throne in 1860, married Kumari of Theog, and had issue, three children. He died .
    • Rana Hira Singh (qv)
    • Raj Kumar Zalim Singh, born .
    • Raj Kumar Bir Singh, born .
  • Rana HIRA SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1890/1925, born , succeeded to the throne in 1891, married 1stly, Kumari (name unknown) Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Bishan Singh of Ghund, married 2ndly, a Kumari of Theog, died , and had issue, ten children, six sons and four daughters.
    • Rana Shamsher Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dalip Singh, born , died in Ripon Hospital, Simla.
    • Rajkumar Devi Singh, born , died unmarried in 1926.
    • Rajkumar Padam Singh, born , married the sister of Thakur Gulab Singh of Bharoli, whom he later divorced.
    • Rajkumar Rattan Singh, died .
    • Rajkumar Beil Singh, died at the age of 17 years.
    • Rajkumari Gopi Devi, married Thakur Gulab Singh of Bharoli, and had issue, two sons.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Mian Surat Singh of Village Chabal, Kasauli.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown)
  • Rana SHAMSHER SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1925/1974, born in , educated at Solan, succeeded to the throne in June 1925, and signed the accession treaty with the Indian Union on 15th April 1948; married Kumari Yamuna Wati [Rani Yamuna Wati of Ratesh], daughter of Kanwar Parmatam Singh of Bhajji, and had issue, seven children. He died .
    • Rana Surendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ajan Singh, born , educated at Junga, married Kumari Kala Devi, daughter of Kanwar Udham Singh of Jagir Kanali in Theog, and has issue.
      • Kumari Leelawati Devi, born , married 1972 (as his second wife), Thakur Devender Chand of Madhan.
      • Kanwar Dhaneshwar Singh, born in Ratesh, educated at Ballagh, married February 1984, Kumari Uma Devi, daughter of Kanwar Sukham Singh of Theog, and has issue, two children.
        • Yashwant Singh, born N ovember 1984.
        • (name unknown) Singh, born .
      • Kumari Rupeshwari Wati, born .
      • Kumari Sulochna Devi, born .
      • Kumari Pushpa Devi, born , married 1983, Kanwar Krishen Singh of Madhan, and has issue, one son.
      • Kumari Urmila Wati, born .
      • Kanwar Shakti Singh, born , educated in Ballagh.
      • Kanwar Jagat Singh, born , educated in Ballagh.
    • Rajkumar Govardhan Singh, born , educated at Government High School, Kotkhai; an agriculturist by profession and Secretary to the Gram Panchayat (Village Council), married March 1957, Kumari Tara Devi, daughter of Kanwar Sunder Singh from Khanali Jagir of Theog, and has issue, four children.
      • Kanwar Vikram Singh, born , educated at Ballagh.
      • Kumari Subhadra Devi, born .
      • Kanwar Bajrang Bahadur Singh, born , educated at Ballagh.
      • Kumari Rina Devi, born .
    • Rajkumar Sudarshan Singh, born , educated at Dhamandari in Theog and in Dharampur, in Madhan State; married 1967, Kumari Savitri Devi, daughter of Kanwar Kehar Singh of Jagir Kaushya of Theog, and has issue, five children.
      • Kumari Gayatri Devi, born .
      • Kumari Bholeshwari Kumari, born .
      • Kumari Rita Kumari, born .
      • Kanwar Arun Kumar Singh, born , educated at Shai.
      • Kumari Madhu Kumari, born .
    • Rajkumari Dwarka Wati, married (as his first wife), Thakur Devender Chand of Madhan.
    • Rajkumari Padma Wati, married Kanwar Mohan Singh of Theog.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Mohan Singh of Theog.
  • Rana SURENDRA SINGH, Rana of Ratesh 1974/1989, born in Ratesh, educated at Saint Thomas' School in Simla 1933/1946, succeeded to the throne on 4th April 1974 and was installed on 16th April 1974 by the people of Ratesh, married 1962, Kumari Sharda Devi [Rani Sharda Devi of Ratesh], died , daughter of Kanwar Shiv Singh of Ghund, and his wife, Kanwarani Surti Devi, and had issue, three children. He died .
    • Kunwar (name unknown) Singh, born , died in the same year.
    • Rana Karan Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Nita Kumari, born , died of cholera eleven months later.
  • Rana KARAN SINGH, Rana of Ratesh (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumari Lakshmi Devi [Rani Lakshmi Devi of Darkoti], married Rana Shiv Singh, Rana of Darkoti, and had issue.
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