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The family is a branch of Gavridad Taluk, a Fifth Class state, and itself a branch of the Rajkot Princely State. Thakore Sahib Modji Patoji of Gavridad, was the father of five sons, the eldest of whom succeeded his father in Gavridad, and the remaining brothers were granted the estate of Sanganwa as their share of their father's estate. Kumar Shri Ratansinhji Modji died without issue, and his share was divided amongst his surviving brothers, all of whom have left descendants.
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Genealogy

  • Thakore Saheb MODJI II PATOJI, 4th Thakore Saheb of Gavridad, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Meruji Modji, Thakore Saheb of Gavridad (qv).
    • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Modji, settled at Sanganwa village with his brothers, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Devisinhji Vakhatsinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Sardarsinhji Devisinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Mangalsinhji Sardarsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Kanaksinhji Mangalsinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Kishoresinhji Kanaksinhji
              • Kumar Shri Prithvisinhji Kanaksinhji
            • Kumar Shri Bahadursinhji Mangalsinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Jyotisinhji Bahadursinhji
              • Kumar Shri Jaydevsinhji Bahadursinhji
              • Kumar Shri Jayvirsinhji Bahadursinhji
              • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji Bahadursinhji
          • Kumar Shri Bhagwatsinhji Sardarsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Dilawarsinhji Bhagwatsinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Bhupatsinhji Dilawarsinhji, married and had issue.
                • Kumar Shri Mayursinhji Bhupatsinhji, married and had issue.
                  • Kumar Shri Devdattsinhji Mayursinhji
            • Kumar Shri Mohansinhji Bhagwatsinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Jagdishsinhji Mohansinhji
              • Kumar Shri Narendrasinhji Mohansinhji
                • Kumar Shri Satyajitsinhji Narendrasinhji, M.Tech in Mechanical and working as a Design Engineer in USA based company.
              • Kumar Shri Mahavirsinhji Mohansinhji
            • Kumar Shri Vajubha Bhagwatsinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Dharamsinhji Vajubha, married and had issue.
                • Kumar Shri Raghuvirsinhji Dharamsinhji
      • Kumar Shri Balubha Vakhatsinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Ramsinhji Balubha, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Chandrasinhji Ramsinhji
      • Kumar Shri Gajubha Vakhatsinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Nathubha Gajubha
    • Kumar Shri Jiyaji Modji, settled at Sanganwa village with his brothers, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Jiyaji, A.D.C. with Rajkot state and he was sent to the U.K. to look after the Jam Saheb Ranjitsinhji of Ramnagar when he went for his studies during his early childhood days, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Sursinhji Shivsinhji, educated at Bombay University (B.A.), then Cambridge University, U.K. in 1910 (where he was the first "Blue" holder for Tennis), and Cantab University, California, U.S.A.; later worked with Jam Saheb Ranjitsinhji in England; served as Revenue, Agriculture Minister, and as Education Minister with Nawanagar state for Jam Saheb Ranjitsinhji and his successor, he was responsible for the development of a Bajri crop at Nawanagar state which had height of 6ft 10 inches, called the Jamnagar Giant seeds; one of the few Indian dignitaries to attend the League of Nations convention in Geneva; he was considered to be the most highly literate Jadeja Prince prior to Independence; known to be non-corruptible, he was very popular and a highly efficient State official with Nawanagar State; on his retirement he worked as Personal assistant in Shirohi state, served as Secretary with the Saurashtra Government after Independance, appointed as Manager of Somnath Temple (one of the most popular Shiva temples on the western coast of India as it was owned by the late Shri Jamsaheb Ranjitsinhji); an author, he was a regular contributor for many Indian publications and magazines; married and had issue. He died .
          • Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Sursinhji, retired Airport Officer in the Ministry of Civil Aviation; married Kumari Hemlataba of Vaghela Bandhiya Jagir, and has issue, two sons.
            • Kumar Shri Deepaksinhji Ajitsinhji, presently working as consultant to a Civil Engineering company; married Kumari Ba Harshakumari of Manthal in Kathiawar, and has issue.
              • Kumar Shri Sandeepsinhji Deepaksinhji M.B.A., presently working with a Finance Company in Canada
              • Kumari Alpa Ba, Optametrician, married into the Shroff family. (California, U.S.A.)
              • Kumari Nidhi Ba, presently undertaking a Masters degree in International Medicine, with Waterloo University, Canada.
            • Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Ajitsinhji, presently working with an International Trading business in Mumbai; married and has issue.
              • Kumar Shri Adityasinhji, studying in Sussex, U.K.
              • Kumari Tejaswini Devi, presently doing her higher Cambridge at Mumbai.
          • Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji Sursinhji, retired General Manager, Rajkot Milk Dairy, married Ba Shri Ushaba, daughter of Zhala Shivsinhji of Dhrangadhra state A.D.C., and has issue, two sons.
            • Kumar Shri Apurvasinhji Rajendrasinhji, born in Dhrangadhra, undertook a Radio Officer's course and has been working as Signal Superintendent with Kandla Port Trust (India's Number one port) for the last 26 years; twice awarded the Best Employee Award of the year for meritorious work with the Port; married 28th November 1985 in Rajkot, Kumari Ba Diptikumari, daughter of Kumar Shri Balvirsinhji Raol of Lakhanka in Bhavnagar state, and has issue, two sons.
              • Kumar Shri Bhavyasinhji Apurvasinhji, presently undertaking an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course.
              • Kumar Shri Hershsinhji Apurvasinhji, attending school in 10th Grade.
            • Kumar Shri Satyensinhji Rajendrasinhji, Director of Hughes Escorts in Mumbai; married Kumari Ba Shri Anjali Devi, and has issue. (Mumbai, India)
              • Kumar Shri Daivyasinhji Satyensinhji
          • Ba Shri Sushil Kumari, married Kumar Shri Ramchandrasinhji Rana of Vana Jagir (near Surendranagar), and had issue, three sons.
            • Kumar Shri Harishsinhji Ramchandrasinhji, married Kumari Jyotidevi, daughter of the Thakore Saheb of Jawasia.
            • Kumar Shri Hanumansinhji Ramchandrasinhji, married Kumari Vibhuti Devi, daughter of Kumar Shri Girivarsinhji of Sanganwa (see below).
            • Kumar Shri Bhagirathsinhji Ramchandrasinhji, married Ba Shri Chandrika Devi, daughter of the present Thakore Saheb of Mehlol.
            • Maharani Ba Shri Bhavani Devi, married Maharaja HEMANT SINGH of Dholpur.
            • Kumari Ba Shri Uma Devi, born , married 21st April 1977, Kanwar Surrinder Singh of Jubbal, born , died sp September 1989 at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal,
            • Kumari Ba Shri Jagurti Devi, married Maharaj Kumar Mohanraj Kaliagaraya of Oothukoolly in South India.
            • Kumari Ba Shri Katyayani Devi, married Shri Deepak Naidu. (Chennai, India)
        • Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji Shivsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Pratapsinhji Ranjitsinhji
          • Kumar Shri Jaswantsinhji Ranjitsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Durgeshsinhji Jaswantsinhji
            • Kumar Shri Pradumansinhji Jaswantsinhji
        • Kumar Shri Navalsinhji Shivsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Shaktisinhji Navalsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumari Shri Jagrutiba Sahiba
            • Kumari Shri Aditiba Sahiba
      • Kumar Shri Jethiji Jiyaji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Jethiji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Sidhrajsinhji Balwantsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Yogibhai Sidhrajsinhji
          • Kumar Shri Mahipatsinhji Balwantsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Indrajit Mahipatsinhji
            • Kumar Shri Jaypalsinhji Mahipatsinhji
            • Kumar Shri Chhatrapalsinhji Mahipatsinhji
            • Kumar Shri Pratipalsinhji Mahipatsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Amarsinhji Modji, settled at Sanganwa village with his brothers, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Murubha Amarsinhji
        • Kumar Shri Kalyansinhji Murubha, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Girivarsinhji Kalyansinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumari Shri Chhaya Devi, married Kumar Shri Chandrajitsinhji Kiritsinhji Raol of Lakhanka in Bhavnagar.
            • Kumari Shri Vibhuti Devi, married Kumar Shri Hanumansinhji Ramchandrasinhji of Vana Jagir (see above).
          • Kumar Shri Sukhdevsinhji Kalyansinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Devavratsinhji Sukhdevsinhji
          • Kumar Shri Balbhadrasinhji Kalyansinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Omsinhji Balbhadrasinhji
        • Kumar Shri Jiwansinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Mahendrasinhji Jiwansinhji [Swamiji Bapu], married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Yadvendrasinhji Mahendrasinhji, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Javirsinhji Yadvendrasinhji
                • Kumar Shri Harshvardhansinh
    • Kumar Shri Ratansinhji Modji, settled at Sanganwa village with his brothers; he died sp.
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