Gujarat States Agency


10th June 1948


88 Square Kilometers km²


3,751 (1892)

Privy Purse

INR 29,150

Hindi Name


Last Updated

5th Nov, 2017

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(c/o Pushpa Nivas Palace, Sanjeli 389175, Gujarat, India)
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In 1159, Sanjeli state was founded by a Rajput of the Sogira Chauhan (or Songara Chauhan) clan. The same dynasty rules this tiny principality for nearly 900 years. The ruler was styled Thakur. It became a British protectorate in 1820. During the period 1820 to 1937, the territory of the state remained stable at 88 square kilometers of beautiful undulating land inhabited mainly by simple, good tribal people. In 1892, the state had a population of 3,751.

It became a third class state in Rewa Kantha Agency's Rewa Kantha division (until its 1937 merger with Baroda State into Baroda and Gujarat States Agency). The Thakurs enjoyed a privy purse of 40,000 rupees. In 1901 - 1914 it was under direct British India administration due to minority rule.

On 10 June 1948, it ceased to exist by accession to the Bombay State at India's independence.

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  • Thakore Shri PRATAPSINGHJI, Thakore Shri of Sanjeli, born .
  • Thakore Shri PUSHPASINGHJI PRATAPSINGHJI, Thakore Shri of Sanjeli 1902/-, born , succeeded 1902, married and had issue. He died after 1948.
    • Raja Narendra Singh (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Mohan Singh, married Rajkumari Devi Shiv Kumari, daughter of Thakore Shivsinghji Gohil of Lakhanka in Bhavnagar, and had issue.
      • Kunwer Prithviraj Singh Chauhan, married Maharajkumari Laxmikumari, daughter of Maharajkunwer Himmatsinhji Solanki of Gorada in Lunawada State.
      • Kunwer Dharmaraj Singh Chauhan
      • Kunwer Digvijay Singh Chauhan
    • Kumar Shri Rajendra Singh Pusph Singh, married Kumarani Susila Kumari, a daughter of Thakor Saheb Pravin Singh Jadeja of Adesar in Kutch, and has issue, three sons and two daughters.
      • Kumar Shri Bhavin Pratap Singh, married Kumarani Girja Kumari, daughter of the Thakor Saheb of Ranpur.
      • Kumar Shri Ajay Pratap Singh, an advocate, married Kumarani Vandana Kumari, a grand daughter of the Late Thakur Amar Singh of Chomu.
      • Kumar Shri Chandraj Singh, married Kumarani Bhuvnashvari Kumari.
      • Durga Kumari, married to Bharatsingh Mahida (Distt. Judge) of Rajpipla and has issue, one son.
        • Mahirajsingh Mahida
      • Sahaydri Kumari, married to Mahrajkunwar Mahendra Palsingh of Bhavarani (Marwad) and has issues, two daughters and a son.
  • Thakore Shri NARENDRA SINGH, Thakore Shri of Sanjeli, born , married Rani (later Rajmata) Laxmi Kunwar, daughter of Raj Rana Jaswant Singh of Delwara, and his wife, the sister of the Maharaj of Khatoli in Kotah, and had issue. He died after 1970.
    • Rajkumari Bhuwaneshwari, married Kunwar Dharmendra Singh Parihar of Nagod (C.I.), and has issue.
      • Kumari Dr. Bhawna Singh, a Cardiac Surgeon, married Kunwar Piyush Singh.
      • Kumari Namrata Singh, married Kumar Debjit Prasad Singh Deo of Panchkote Raj in West Bengal.
      • Capt. Kunwar Bharatendra Singh Parihar, born in Dahod, Gujrat; educated at the University of Delhi (B.Com. with Hons.) and at Bond University, Gold Coast, Q.L.D., Australia (M.B.A.), presently serving as a Captain in the Indian Territorial Army, married 29th February 2004 in Ranchi, Kunwarani Manideepa, daughter of Kumar Dinamani Nath Shah Deo of Chhota Nagpur, and has issue.
        • Kumari Shivranjini Parihar, born at Kolkatta, India.
    • Yuvraj Manvendra Singh Chauhan, he succeeded as Thakore Shri Manvendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Maheshwari, married Rana Rajendra Singh of Barwah, and has issue.
      • Kumari Devija Rana
      • Kumari Ravija Rana
      • Kunwar Mrityunjay Rana
    • Rajkumar Kalika Kumar Chauhan, married to Maharajkumari Giriraj Kumari, daughter of the Raja Saheb of Verawar, younger brother of the Maharaja of Vijaynagar, and has issue, one son.
      • Kumar Kamakhya Chauhan
  • Thakore Shri MANVENDRA SINGH, Thakore Shri of Sanjeli -/2006, educated at Daly College, Indore; married to Maharajkumari Geeta Devi [Thakorani Geeta Devi of Sanjeli], daughter of HH Maharaja Pratap Kesari Deo of Kalahandi, and had issue, two daughters. He died at Indore after a prolonged illness.
    • Rajkumari Padmini Kumari, married 19th February 2000, Rajkumar Keshvendra Singh of Rampura in Uttar Pradesh, and has issue, one son.
    • Rajkumari Sarvani Kumari.
  • (see above)
  • Rani Chauhaniji Dariao Kanwar, married Maharaj Madho Singh of Bhindar, and had issue, one daughter.
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