Madhya Pradesh

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15th June 1948




523 Square Kilometers km²

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INR 480,000

Hindi Name


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10th Mar, 2017

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HH Raja PURANJAY SINH RATHORE, 10th and present Raja Saheb of Sitamau since May 2008. Vice President and General Manager of the Oberoi Group (LinkedIn). The Hotelier India bestowed him with the "Best General Manager in India" Award for the year 2012; married February 2004 at New Delhi, HH Rani Arunima Kumari, born at The Lady Reading Hospital in Simla, daughter of Rana Arun Chand of Kuthar, and his wife, Rani Sahiba Nirmala Devi, and has issue.
  • Yuvaraj Parakram Sinh Rathore, born .
  • Rajkumar Rannvikram Sinh Rathore, born .
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The princely state was founded in 1701 when Raja Kesho Das of Ratlam lost his state but was compensated by the jagir of Sailana. Rulers were.......
  • Raja KESHO DAS, 1st Raja of Sitamau 1701/1748, during his reign in Ratlam prior to 1701, an important Mughal officer was killed in Ratlam by the state employees, as a result, the Mughal Emperor confiscated Ratlam and Maharaja Keshav Das went to Sitamau, which was given in jagir to him when he was forgiven by Padshah Aurangzeb, and he thus became the 1st Raja of Sitamau in 1701, he married and had issue.
    • Raja Gaj Singh (qv)
  • Raja GAJ SINGH, 2nd Raja of Sitamau 1748/1752, married and had issue.
    • Raja Fateh Singh (qv)
  • Raja FATEH SINGH, 3rd Raja of Sitamau 1752/1802, married and had issue.
    • Raja Raj Singh(qv)
  • Raja RAJ SINGH, 4th Raja of Sitamau 1802/1867, an able ruler, he remained faithful to the British Government during the mutiny of 1857, and received a khilat valued at Rupees 2,000; in 1865 the Chief agreed (No. CLXIV) to cede any land that might be required for railway purposes on the same terms as those mentioned in the cases of Ratlam and Sailana; married and had issue. He died .
    • Rajkumar (name unknown) Singh, married and had issue. He died .
      • Raja Bhawani Singh (qv)
  • Raja BHAWANI SINGH, 5th Raja of Sitamau 1867/1885, born , married and had adoptive issue. He died .
    • (A) HH Raja Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • HH Raja BAHADUR SINGH, 6th Raja of Sitamau 1885/1899, born (or 1854), elder son of Thakur Takht Singh of Chiklia, second cousin of Raja Bhawani Singh, he succeeded to the gaddi by adoption on 8th December 1885, married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) HH Raja Shardul Singh (qv)
  • HH Raja SHARDUL SINGH, 7th Raja of Sitamau 1899/1900, succeeded to the gaddi by adoption in 1899.
  • HH Raja Sir RAM SINH II Bahadur, 8th Raja of Sitamau 1900/1967, adopted by his predecessor, son of Thakur Dalel Sinh of Kachhi-Baroda, born , K.C.I.E. [cr.1911], married 1stly, 1902, HH Chauhaniji Sahiba died , daughter of Maharawal Shri Motisinhji Jitsinhji of Chhota-Udaipur, married 2ndly, 1903, HH Rajawatiji Sahiba, died , daughter of the Thakur of Baleri in Bikaner, married 3rdly, 1915, HH Natyaniji Sahib, grand-daughter of the Thakur of Marauli in Udaipur, and had issue. He died .
    • Rajkumar Dr. Raghubir Sinh, born , M.A., LL.B., D.Litt., declined succession to the gaddi in favour of his eldest son, President of the Sitamau State Raiya Parishad (Legislature) 1939/1941 and 1945/1946, Member of the Rajya Sabha 1952/1960, author of a large number of books in Hindi and English; married Rajkumar Rani Mohan Kumari, daughter of Yuvraj Man Singh of Pratapgarh, and his second wife, Yuvrani Bhuvaneshwari Devi, and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died .
      • HH Raja Krishan Sinh (qv)
      • Kunwar Brijraj Singh, born , married 6th May 1967, Kunwar Rani Shrimati Rama Devi, daughter of HH Raja Lakshman Sen of Suket, and his wife, HH Rani Kalawati. He died .
      • Maharani Usha Kumari, married Maharawal Digvirendra Singhji of Bansda.
      • Rani Rama Kumari, married Raja Ramkrishnaju Deo of Jeypore (Orissa), and has issue.
    • H.E. Rajkumar Raghunath Sinh, born , with the Indian Foreign Service, serving as Ambassador to many countries around the world, married Raj Kumarani Indumati Sinh, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Sahib Jay Sinhji, worked with Air India and retired as the Deputy Commercial Director in 1997, married Kunwar Rani Sahiba Asha Kumari, daughter of the Rana Sahib Sri Jagdishwar Prasad Singhji of Chaugain in Bihar, and his wife, Rani Sushila Devi of Churhat, and has issue.
        • Ajatshatru Sinhji, born , educated in the U.K., married 22nd November 2002, Kunwarani Sahib Taruna Kumari, born , daughter of Rajkumar Dalip Singh of Keonthal, and his wife, Rajkumar Rani Mankya Kumari, and has issue.
          • Abhyudai Sinh, born .
        • Ambika Kumari [Tikka Rani Sahiba Ambika Kumari of Mandi], born in Lusaka, Zambia, educated in Rome, Italy and the U.K. for five years, married 25th November 2001, Tikka Omeshwar Singh of Mandi, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Sahib Ajai Sinhji, married Kunwarani Sahiba Shashi Kumari of Palaitha in Kotah, and has issue, two children.
        • Ratan Sinh Rathore, married Rohini Singh from Una in Himachal Pradesh.
        • Anshuman Sinh Rathore
      • Kunwar Sahib Raj Sinhji, married Maharaj Kumari Sahiba Brijraj Kumari, daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Mirzan Maharao Shri Madansinghji Vijayrajji Sawai Bahadur of Kutch, and his wife, HH Maharani Rajendra Kunverba, and has issue.
        • Dhananjay Sinh
        • Baijilal Aparajita Kumari
        • Baijilal Vijayeta Kumari
      • Baijilal Abhilasha Kumari
    • Maharani Krishna Kumari, married (as his second wife), Maharaja Ambikeshwar Saran Singh Deo of Surguja, and had issue.
  • HH Raja KRISHAN SINH, 9th Raja of Sitamau 1967/2008, he joined the Indian Police Service in 1959 and was a distinguished officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, he had an abiding interest in equitation and owned a number of horses; married HH Rani Yogeshwari Kumari (now Rajmata), daughter of Colonel HH 108 Sri Maharaj Adhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Ravi Kula Bushana-Mahi Mahindra Yavadarya Kula Kamaldhivakara Chattis Rajkul Singar Maharana Shri Bhagwat Singh Bahadur Hindua Suraj Hindupati of Udaipur, and his wife, HH Maharani Sushila Kunwari, and had issue. He died in .
    • Rajkumari Vindhyeshwari Kumari
    • HH Raja Puranjay Sinh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Mritunjay Sinh
  • HH Raja PURANJAY SINH, 10th Raja of Sitamau (see above)
  • Princess of Sitamau, married Sawai Rao Kesri Singhji of Bijolian, and had issue.
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