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HH Raja VIKRAM SINGHJI Bahadur, 13th Raja of Sailana, born , educated at Daly College, Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Sailana, 1990. A celebrated gourmet and gastronome, like his father. Married 1973, H.H. Shrimati Rani Chandra Kumariji Sahiba (born ), second daughter of H.H. Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Parama Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Raghunath Singhji Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Muzaffar Jung, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Mukut Rajya Lakshmi Devi, eldest daughter of General Supradipta-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara Jyotirmaya-Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta Suprasidha-Prasidha-Pravala-Gorkha Dakshina-Bahu Sri Sri Sri Maharajkumar Sharada Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana, of Nepal. He had issues, one son and three daughters.
  • Shreeman Yuvraj Sahib Maharajkumar Divyaraj Singhji Sahib
  • Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Shailija Kumari Sahiba [Tikarani Shrimati Shailija Kumari Sahiba, of Kangra-Lambagraon], educated from St Xavier's College, Ahmedabad. Director of Kangra Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Proprietor Happy Hours Public School, Dharamsala, etc. Married at New Delhi in 1997 to Tikaraj Shri Aishwarya Chandra Katoch (born ), son of Maharaja Shri Aditya Dev Chandra Katoch, of Kangra-Lambagraon, by his wife, Maharaja Shrimati Chandreshwari Kumari Sahiba, eldest daughter of Group Captain H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur. She has issue, one son, see Kangra-Lambagraon.
  • Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Smriti Kumari Sahiba [Kanwarani Smriti Kumari Sahiba, of Tehri-Garhwal], married Kumar Sri Ravinaj Shah, son of Kumar Sri Jai Bikram Shah, of Tehri-Garhwal, by his wife, Kunwarani Urwala Raje Sahiba, only daughter of Captain Shrimant Maharajkumar Udaysinhrao Shivajirao Gaekwad, of Baroda, see Tehri-Garhwal.
  • Shrimati Rajkumari Bapu Shivani Kumari Sahiba
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The Royal Family of Sailana are a branch of the great Rathore house, cadets of the Royal House of Jodhpur. The state owes its origins to the jagir created for Raja Jai Singhji the great-grandson of Ratan Singh of Ratlam, in 1716. He subsequently conquered or annexed further territories in the region and established himself as an independent ruler in 1731. Sailana was made the capital of the Sailana State in 1736, a princely state during the British Raj. In 1867 the principality ranked as an eleven-gun state.
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  • Raja JAI SINGH, 1st Raja of Sailana 1730/1757, took revenge against his uncle for the murder of his father, and with his elder brother they shared the three estates amongst themselves, with his brother receiving Dharad (Ratlam) and Dhamnod, whilst he retained the estate of Raoti in 1730, later in 1730, he built the present capital of Sailana, and became its first ruler in 1730, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jaswant Singh (qv)
    • Raja Ajab Singh (qv)
  • Raja JASWANT SINGH, 2nd Raja of Sailana 1757/1772, married and had issue.
    • Maharaj Shri Daulat Singh, received Semalia/Semlia/Semilya, as his share of his father's property, married and had issue.
      • Maharaj Shri Bakhtawar Singh, Thakur Saheb of Semalia, married and had issue.
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          • Maharaj Shri Bhawani Singh, Thakur Saheb of Semalia, married and had issue.
            • Kunwar Jashwant Singh, he was adopted by Raja Duleh Singhji, and succeeded as HH Raja Sir Jashwant Singhji Bahadur, 10th Raja of Sailana (see below)
            • Maharaj Shri Chattar Singh, Thakur Saheb of Semalia, 1888/-, educated at Daly College, Indore, succeeded to Semlia on his brothers adoption in 1888; married and had issue.
              • Deewan Saheb Maharaj Vishvanath Singh Ji Sa Rathore married 1stly Rani (name unknown) and 2ndly Rani Panwar Ji Chapla Kumari of Lavera, Jhadol, Kishangarh.
                • Maharaj Narendrasingh Vishwanathsingh, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1947).
                • Maharaj Virendrasinhji Vishwanathsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1948).
                • Maharaj Surendrasinhji Vishwanathsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1949).
              • Baiji Lal Rajkumari (name unknown) [HH the Shemaliawala Rani], married (as his first wife), HH Thakore Saheb Sir Lakhajirajsinhji II Bavajirajsinhji of Rajkot, and had issue.
              • HH Maharani Surendra Kumari Devi, married HH Maharaja Sir Brijnathsinhji Randhirsinhji Ju Deo Bahadur K.C.I.E., 9th Maharaja Saheb of Maihar, and had issue.
              • Rani Brijendra Kumari, born , married Raja Surendra Bikram Singh of Itaunja, and had adoptive issue. She died sp on 24th April 1978.
            • HH Maharani Kesar Kunwari, married (as his second wife), HH Maharawal Raghunath Singhji of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan. She died .
            • Baiji Lal Rajkumari (name unknown), married Rao Sangram Singhji of Garhi.
  • Raja AJAB SINGH, 3rd Raja of Sailana 1772/1782, married and had issue.
    • Raja Mokham Singh (qv)
  • Raja MOKHAM SINGH, 4th Raja of Sailana 1782/1797, married and had issue.
    • Raja Lakshman Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar (name unknown) Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Nahar Singh (qv)
  • Raja LAKSHMAN SINGH, 5th Raja of Sailana 1797/1826, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
  • Raja RATAN SINGH, 6th Raja of Sailana 1826/1827, died spm 1827.
  • Raja NAHAR SINGH, 7th Raja of Sailana 1827/1842, married and had issue.
    • Raja Takhat Singhji (qv)
  • Raja TAKHAT SINGHJI, 8th Raja of Sailana 1842/1850, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Duleh Singhji (qv)
    • Rani Ejan Kanwar, married (as his first wife), 1841, Raj Rana Shiv Singh of Bari-Sadri.
  • Raja DULEH SINGHJI, 9th Raja of Sailana 1850/1895, born /1839, he adopted Kunwar Jashwant Singh of Semlia as his successor, married and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died spm in 1895.
    • HH Maharani Juhaar Kunwari, born , married (as his second wife), HH Maharawat Udai Singh, Maharawat of Pratapgarh.
    • HH Maharani Phool Kunwari, married (as his third wife), HH Maharawat Udai Singh, Maharawat of Pratapgarh.
    • (A) HH Raja Sir Jashwant Singhji Bahadur Sahib (qv)
  • HH Raja Sir JASHWANT SINGHJI Bahadur Sahib, 10th Raja of Sailana 1895/1919, son of Maharaj Bhawani Singhji, Jagirdar of Semlia, born , K.C.S.I. [cr.1904], educated at Daly College, Indore,, he was granted the Kaiser-i-Hind Medal in 1901, married 1stly, HH Rani Yashwant Kunwar, daughter of the Rao Sahib of Dhariawad, married 2ndly, HH Rani Govind Kanwar, died , daughter of the Raja of Machhand, married 3rdly, HH Rani Chandra Kunwar Baiji Sahiba, daughter of Rana Indrajit Singhji of Barwani, and had issue, five sons and three daughters. He died .
    • HH Raja Sir Dileep Singhji Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumar Bharat Singh, adopted to Multhan and succeeded there on 26th August 1901, as Dharmalankar Dharm-Bhushan Dharm-Diwaker Sahityabhusan Shreeman Maharaj Bharat Singhji Sahib, Raja Sahib of Multhan.
    • Shreeman Maharaj Ramchandra Singh, educated at Mayo Collge, Ajmer (Class-Captain 1919/20); graduated with an M.D.H. degree in Homeopathic Medicine; he was granted the estate of Kaneri, Barmawal Jagir in 1907 by his father, and succeeded there as the Maharaj Sahib of Kaneri / Barmawal; married 1stly, a daughter of Maharaj Sahib Dhonkal Singhji of Baidia in Gwalior state, married 2ndly, a daughter of the Maharaj Sahib of Tejpur in Pratapgarh state, and had issue.
      • Maharaj Sahib Krishnachandra Singhji of Kaneri/Barmawal, born in , educated at Daly College, Indore, married Rani Gulab Kunwar, daughter of Rao Sahib Umaid Singhji of Bawal in Gwalior state, and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
        • Rajkumari Baisa Vijaya Kumari married to Thakur Dr. Umrao Singhji in Neemuch (M.P).
        • Maharaj Bhupendra Singhji Kaneri, born , succeed as Maharaj Saheb of Kaneri, married Rani Giriraj Kunwar, has issue, two sons.
    • Maharaj Mandhata Singhji, with his brother, he left Sailana and moved to Bikaner in 1919, where he joined the Bikaner State services under HH Maharaja Ganga Singhji, and worked with him till his end as his last Prime Minister.
    • Maharaj Ajatshatru Singhji of Mordar, born in Jaswant Vilas Palace, Sailana, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer (where he was awarded the Viceroy’s medal for Excellence in Academics), and at Benaras Hindu University; with his brother he left Sailana and moved to Bikaner in 1919; married Shrimati Rani Krishna Kumari, only daughter and heiress of Rai Bahadur Choudhary Ranjit Singh, and his wife, Shrimati Rani Phool Kumari Sahiba of Dhampur in Bijnor District, U.P., and had issue, three sons.
      • Maharaj Rajendra Singhji Sahib of Dhampur, married Chhoree Maharani Dibya Laxmi Devi, daughter of Supradipta Manyabara Cmdr-in-Chief Gen. HH Shri Shri Shri Maharaja Sir Bhim Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Maharaja of Kaski and Lambjung, Prime Minister of Nepal, and his wife, HH Shri Tin Kancha Bada Maharani Deel Kumari Devi, and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
        • Maharaj Inderjeet Singh, married Rani Madhuri Singh.
        • Maharaj Bikamjeet Singh, married 12th December 1977, Rani Anant Prabha, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died .
          • Rajkumari Deepanjali Singh, born , educated at Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla and at the Jesus and Mary College, Delhi; married Rajkumar Ripu Daman Singh of Tekari state, Rae Bareilly, UP.
          • Maharaj Sangram Vijay Singh, born , educated at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
          • Rajkumari Deepshikha Kumari, born , educated at Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla, at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, at L.S.R. College, Delhi and at the University of Oxford, UK.
        • Maharaj Bishwajeet Singh, married 13th June 1977, Rani Anita Singh, and has issue, one son.
          • Rajkumar Agni Vijey Singh Rathore, educated at the Doon School, Dehradun and at the London School of Economics in London; an Executive with K.P.M.G in London.
        • Rajkumari Vijaya Singh, married Maharaj Bhawani Pratap Singh of Banswara, and has issue, one son.
          • Rajkumar Sumer Pratap Singh
      • Maharaj Virendra Singhji Sahib of Dhampur, born , married 1949 in Varanasi, Rani Shashi Kiran Kumari Sahiba, second daughter of Maharaja Ambikeshwar Saran Singh Deo, Maharaja of Surguja, and his second wife, Maharani Krishna Kumari, daughter of HH Raja Sir Ram Sinh II Bahadur of Sitamau, and had issue, two sons. He died .
        • Colonel Maharaj Ranvir Vikram Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at St. Stephen's College, New Delhi; he was commissioned into the Poona Horse in 1973, one of the most decorated cavalry regiments of the world; married 17th February 1976, Rani Padmini Kumari of Dared, District Bhavnagar, youngest daughter of Durbar Saheb Ranvir Sinhji Gohil, and his wife, Rani Kishore Kumari Ba Saheb, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Rajkumari Rukmani Kumari, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi.
          • Rajkumar Narpat Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer.
        • Maharaj Ajit Vikram Singh, born N ovember 1955, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and St. Stephen's College, New Delhi; married 1982, Rani Rati Kumari, educated at Welham Girls' High School and at St. Stephen's College, and has issue, two sons.
          • Rajkumar Jairaj Singh, born .
          • Rajkumar Udairaj Singh, born .
      • Maharaj Narendra Singhji Sahib of Dhampur
    • HH Rani Shiv Kanwar, married 1907, HH Shri Huzur Raja Sir Arjun Singhji Sahib Bahadur of Narsingarh.
    • HH Maharani Devendra Kunwar, married 19th January 1907, HH Maharawal Bijaya Singhji of Dungarpur.
  • HH Raja Sir DILEEP SINGHJI Bahadur, 11th Raja of Sailana 1919/1961, born , K.C.I.E., married 1stly, 1909, HH Rani Raj Kunwar, daughter of HH Maharawat Sir Raghunath Singhji Bahadur of Pratapgarh, married 2ndly, 1915, HH Rani Preetam Kanwar, daughter of Rawat Raj Singhji, 2nd Rawat Saheb of Meja, and his wife, Rani Devsharan Kanwar of Bhinga, and had issue, two sons and three daughters. He died .
    • HH Raja Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharaj Laxman Singh, born , married Rani Hemant Kumari, born , daughter of Kanwar Ranzore Singh Sahib of Sirmur, and has issue, five daughters and a son.
      • Rajkumari Kalpana Kumari [Maharajkumarani Kalpnakumari Ranjitsinhji Jhala of Wankaner], born , married Maharajkumar Dr. Ranjitsinhji Jhala of Wankaner, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Rajkumari Nalini Kumari, married to Maharaj Vijay Singh Ji of Dharamjaigarh.
      • Rajkumari Kavita Kumari, married to H.H. Maharaja Prithvi Bir Singh Deo of Sonepur.
      • Rajkumari Kiran Kumari, married to Thakur Baljeet Singh of Bera.
      • Rajkumari Kumudini Kumari, married to Amrit Shamsher Thapa of Nepal.
      • MaharajKumar Jaideep Singh Ji Rathore, married to Kunwarani Naresh Kumari of Dorana and has issues, one daughter and a son.
        • Rajkumari Aprajeeta Kumari
        • Maharaj Amar Singh Rathore
    • Rani Lakshmi Kuwar, married Raja Udairaj Singh of Birsinghpur, and had issue.
  • HH Raja DIGVIJAYA SINGHJI Bahadur, 12th Raja of Sailana 1961/- , born .
  • HH Raja VIKRAM SINGHJI Bahadur (see above)
  • Rajkumar Rani Madhvi Devi, married 23rd May 1975, Rajkumar Shri Dilip Singh Ju Deo of Jashpur, and has issue, three sons.
  • Ranisaheb Jayshree Kumari, married HH Thakore Sahib Shri Kedarendadevsinhji Surendrasinhji of Wadhwan, and has issue, one daughter.
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