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Rao RAJENDRA SINGH, B.A Hons., present Rao Saheb of Shahpura since 24th June 1974. (Shahpura House, A-24, Bhairu Marg, Hanuman Nagar, Khatipura, Jaipur, Rajasthan), born in Shahpura. He is the Head of all the Shekhawats. He was MLA in the 12th and presently the 13th Vidbhan Sabha (Rajasthan) and Vice President for BJP Rajasthan; married 10th December 1980, Rani Bhuvaneshwari Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Shri Daulatsinhji of Nawanagar, and has issue, one son.
  • Rajkumar Devayush Singh
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History

The predecessor state was known as Manoharpur. Shahpura is the head seat of all the Shekhawats and Rao Sahab is the Head of all the Shekhawats.
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Genealogy

  • Rao MANOHAR, Rao of Shahpura 1584/1616, granted a mansab of 1000 zat and 600 sawars later increased to 1000 zat and 800 sawars, founder of the Thikana named after himself, Manoharpur, married and had issue. He died in the Deccan.
    • Rajkumar Rai Chand, married and had issue. He died in the battle of Bangash.
      • Rao Tilok Chand (qv)
    • Rao Prithvi Chand (qv)
  • Rao PRITHVI CHAND, Rao of Shahpura 1616/1620, granted a mansab of 500 zat and 300 sawars later increased to 700 zat and 500 sawars, died in the siege of Kangra Fort in 1620.
  • Rao TILOK CHAND, Rao of Shahpura 1620/1655, granted the jagir of Manoharpur and a mansab of 1000 zat and 600 sawars.
  • Rao ANAND CHAND, Rao of Shahpura 1655/1686, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Amar Chand, married and had issue. He died vp.
      • Rao Jagat Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumar Shiv Singh
      • Rajkumar Arjun Singh
      • Rajkumar Kalyan Kanwar [Jamilatunnissa Begum], married 10th August 1681, Shahazada Kaim Baksh of Delhi.
  • Rao JAGAT SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1686/1702, married and had issue.
    • Rao Sagat Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Sardar Singh of Deobandh-Bakri
  • Rao SAGAT SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1702/1738, married and had issue.
    • Rao Jaswant Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married 1719, Maharaja Ajit Singh of Jodhpur. She committed sati in June 1724.
  • Rao JASWANT SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1738/1756, he was killed in 1756 by Sawai Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, who proclaimed Shahpura as khalsa land.
  • Rao NATHU SINGH, Rao of Ajitgarh 1756/1793, married and had issue. He died at Ajitgarh.
    • Rao Bishan Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Prithvi Singh of Garh, married and had issue.
      • Rao Hanuwant Singh (qv)
      • Several generations
        • Rao Balwant Singh, married and had issue.
          • Rao Pratap Singh (qv)
          • Rajkumar Harnath Singh
          • Rajkumari Sahiba Shekawatji, married 1904, (as his fourth wife), Maharaj Sher Singh of Chokelov in Jodhpur.
    • Rajkumar Berisal Singh of Palri.
  • Rao BISHAN SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1793/1810, shifted the capital from Manoharpur to Shahpura, died sp 3rd August 1810.
  • Rao HANUWANT SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1810/1856, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Lakshman Singh, died vp 3rd May 1854.
    • Rao Baldeo Singh (qv)
    • Rao Shivnath Singh (qv)
  • Rao BALDEO SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1856/1858, died sp 1858.
  • Rao SHIVNATH SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1858/1881, he succeeded by adoption, married Rani Lad Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Jhujhar Singh of Geejgarh, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1881 at Allahabad.
    • (A) Rao Pratap Singh Bahadur (qv)
  • Rao PRATAP SINGH Bahadur, Rao of Shahpura 1881/1942, born , son of Thakur Balwant Singh of Garh, he succeded by adoption, he was granted the title of Bahadur by HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, married 1stly, Rani Udawatji of Ras, married 2ndly, Rani Hadiji of Ratangarh, and had issue. He died (18th October 1939).
    • Rajkumar Kalyan Singh (by 1st wife), married twice, and had issue. He died vp 30th November 1938.
      • Rao Dhir Singh (by 2nd wife)(qv)
      • Thakur Veer Singh (by 2nd wife), married and has issue.
        • Baisa Manjula Kumari married to Yogendra Singh of Bajekan-Dhingsra.
        • Thakur Dilip Singh married to Preity Kumari of Gudha (Barmer).
        • Baisa Madhu Kumari, married 7th March 1991, Kunwar Rajveer Singh of Bhainsrorgarh, born , and has issue.
        • Baisa Parshvani Kumari married to Mandaata Singh of Jawali.
  • Rao DHIR SINGH, Rao of Shahpura 1942/1974, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and then at Maharaja College, Jaipur, earned his B.A. LL.B. from Rajasthan University, married Rani Gunwant Kumari, daughter of Thakur Mukund Singh of Chanod in Marwar, and had issue. He died .
    • Rao Rajendra Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Surendra Singh, born , married 10th December 1987, Thakurani Ratan Kumari, daughter of Kunwar Balbhadra Chand of Chenani in Jammu, and his wife, Kunwarani Prabha Kumari, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Digraj Singh
      • Kunwar Adhiraj Singh
    • Rajkumari Anurekha Kumari, married 1974, Kunwar Yaduvendra Singh Bhati
    • Rajkumari Chandrakala Kumari, married 1976, Kunwar Chandan Singh Rathod.
  • Rao RAJENDRA SINGH, Rao of Shahpura (see above)
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