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Wankaner (Princely State)

Wankaner is a Princely State of Jhala Dynasty. Wankaner is in State of Saurashtra, India. (Wankaner, Gujarat, India) http://i.indianrajputs.com/t/wankaner_coa.png http://i.indianrajputs.com/t/wankaner_flag.gif
Wankaner Wankaner, Gujarat, India IN
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Dynasty  :
Jhala
State  :
Saurashtra
Wankaner (Princely State) Flag
Flag of Wankaner (Princely State)
Gun Salutes  :
11
Accession  :
15th February 1948
Area  :
1,080 km²
Privy Purse  :
180,000
Hindi Name  :
वांकानेर
Wikipedia  :
Last Updated  :
8th Dec, 2014

Present Ruler/Head/Tikai/Thakur
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HH Maharana Raj Saheb Dr. DIGVIJAYSINHJI, Maharana Raj Saheb of Wankaner since 22nd May 2007. (Ranjit Vilas Palace, Wankaner - 363621, Gujarat, India)

History
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Founded in 1605 by a grandson of Raj Chandrasinhji, the ruler of .

Predecessors and Genealogy Tree
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  • Raj Saheb SARTANJI/SULTANJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1605/1632
  • Raj Saheb MANSINHJI SULTANJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1632/1653
  • Raj Saheb RAISINHJI MANSINHJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1653/1679
  • Raj Saheb CHANDRASINHJI I RAISINHJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1679/1721
  • Raj Saheb PRITHVIRAJJI CHANDRASINHJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1721/1728
  • Raj Saheb KESARISINHJI I CHANDRASINHJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1728/1749
  • Raj Saheb BHAROJI KESARISINHJI [Bhavaji], Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1749/1784, married (amongst others), Rani Kunkabai Sahiba, daughter of Kumar Shri Sagramji Kumbhoji Sahib of , and had issue.
    • Kumar Shri Raisinhji Bharoji, married and had issue. He died vp before 1784.
      • Raj Saheb Kesarisinhji II Raisinhji (qv)
  • Raj Saheb KESARISINHJI II RAISINHJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1784/1787
  • Raj Saheb CHANDRASINHJI II KESARINHJI [Raj Dosaji], Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1787/1839
  • Raj Saheb VAKHATSINHJI CHANDRASINHJI, Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1839/1842, married and had issue, 8 sons.
    • Kumar Shri Jaswantsinhji Vakhatsinhji, married and had issue. He died vp before 1842.
      • HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri Banesinhji Jaswantsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri BANESINHJI JASWANTSINHJI, Maharana Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1842/1881, born 1842, installed 1861, married (amongst others), HH Maharani Shri Bajirajba, daughter of Thakore Saheb Meruji Modji, 5th Thakore Saheb of , and had issue. He died 12th June 1881 ().
    • Capt. HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri Sir Amarsinhji Banesinhji (qv)
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), HH Maharana Shri Sir Chhatrasinhji Gambhirsinhji of .
    • HH Maharani Takhat Kunverba Saheba, married 1916, HH Maharaja Purna Chandra Bhanj Deo of .
    • Maharajkumari Manher Kunverba [HH Maharani Kusum Kunwari of Lunawada], married Col. HH Maharaja Sri Virbhadrasinhji Ranjitsinhji of , and had issue.
    • Rani Vilas Kunverba, married Raol Shri Sajjansinhji Takhatsinhji of , and had issue.
    • HH Maharana Raj Saheb Pratapsinhji Amarsinhji (qv)
    • Maharaj Saheb Chandra Bhanu Singhji, married Rani Kumud Manjli of Mayurbhanj, and had issue, four children.
      • Kumar Shri Jitendra Singh, married Camilla.
      • Kumar Shri Bhartendrasinhji Chandrabhanusinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1947).
      • Rajkumari Bhagyawanti Devi, born 1st February 1945 in Wankaner, Gujarat; married 24th November 1968 in Wankaner, Maharaj Devendra Pal Singh of , and has issue, one son.
    • Maharajkumar Rasikkumarsinhji Jhala, married Baijilal Chandrawali Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Pratap Singh, Yuvaraj Saheb of , and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Janakkumarsinhji Rasikkumarsinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1964).
  • Capt. HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri Sir AMARSINHJI BANESINHJI [Gangubha], Maharana Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1881/1954, K.C.I.E. [cr.1911], born 4th January 1879, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married 1stly, 1896, HH Maharani Shri Gulab Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Shri Rajadhiraj Sir Naharsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of , married 2ndly, HH Maharani Shri Devkunverba Sahiba, daughter of HH Thakore Sahib Shri Bawajiraj Mehramansinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of , married 3rdly, HH Maharani Shri Padmarajkunverba Sahiba, a lady from , married 4thly, HH Maharani Shri Phul Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Thakore Sahib Shri Vakhatsinhji Meghrajji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of , and had issue. He died 1954.
    • HH Maharani Takhat Kunverba Saheba, married 1916, HH Maharaja Purna Chandra Bhanj Deo of .
    • Maharajkumari Manher Kunverba [HH Maharani Kusum Kunwari of Lunawada], married Col. HH Maharaja Sri Virbhadrasinhji Ranjitsinhji of , and had issue.
    • Rani Vilas Kunverba, married Raol Shri Sajjansinhji Takhatsinhji of , and had issue.
    • HH Maharana Raj Saheb Pratapsinhji Amarsinhji (qv)
    • Maharaj Saheb Chandra Bhanu Singhji, married Rani Kumud Manjli of Mayurbhanj, and had issue, four children.
      • Kumar Shri Jitendra Singh, married Camilla.
      • Kumar Shri Bhartendrasinhji Chandrabhanusinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1947).
      • Rajkumari Bhagyawanti Devi, born 1st February 1945 in Wankaner, Gujarat; married 24th November 1968 in Wankaner, Maharaj Devendra Pal Singh of , and has issue, one son.
    • Maharajkumar Rasikkumarsinhji Jhala, married Baijilal Chandrawali Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Pratap Singh, Yuvaraj Saheb of , and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Janakkumarsinhji Rasikkumarsinhji Jhala, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1964).
  • HH Maharana Raj Saheb PRATAPSINHJI AMARSINHJI, Maharana Raj Saheb of Wankaner 1954/2007, born 17th April 1907, married 5th February 1929, HH Maharani Rama Kunver, born 20th February 1911, died 10th February 1991, daughter of HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Bijay Singhji Bahadur of , and his first wife, HH Maharani Devendra Kumari, and had issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 22nd May 2007.
    • Maharajkumari Padmini Kumari [Rani Sahiba Padmini Kunverba of Kutch], married Maharajkumar Saheb Himmatsinhji Vijayrajji of , and had issue. She died 4th December 2006 at Kutch after a long illness.
    • Maharajkumari Nalini Kumari, married Maharajkumar Shivbhadrasinhji Krishnakumarsinhji Gohil of .
    • HH Maharani Mohini Kumari, married HH Maharaja Govind Singh of , born 1934, died 1983, and has issue.
      • HH Maharaja Jai Singhji of Bijawar.
    • HH Maharana Raj Saheb Dr. Digvijaysinhji (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Dr. Ranjitsinhji, born 19th February 1939, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1954); an expert on Indian wildlife and natural history, he has authored many books, including "Beyond the Tiger: Portraits of Asian Wildlife", joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1961, and held several environment-related jobs. As Forests and Tourism Secretary to Madhya Pradesh, he was responsible for the creation of 14 national parks and 11 wildlife sanctuaries. Later, he drafted the key Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972, and served as India's first Director of Wildlife Preservation. He is perhaps best known for his work on Project Tiger, but he also played a crucial role in bringing back from the brink of extinction, the endangered central and eastern populations of the barasingha or swamp deer, (the eastern barasingha, cervus d. Ranjitsinhi, is named after him), married Maharajkumarani Kalpnakumari Ranjitsinhji Jhala, born 28th February 1945, daughter of Shri Laxmansinghji Dilipsinghji Rathore of , and has issue.
      • Rajkumari Meenal Kumari, married 8th December 1990, Yuvaraj Amar Jyoti Singh Deo of .
      • Rajkumari Radhika Kumari [Radhikaraje Gaekwad], married Yuvaraj Samarjitsingh Gaekwad, afterwards Maharaja of .
  • HH Maharana Raj Saheb Dr. DIGVIJAYSINHJI, Maharana Raj Saheb of Wankaner (see above)

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Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Maharaja Sahib Vikram Singh ji of Sailana with Dr. Maharaj Sahib Ranjit Sinhji of Wankaner
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Maharaja Sahib Vikram Singh ji of Sailana with Dr. Maharaj Sahib Ranjit Sinhji of Wankaner
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Capt. HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri Sir Amarsinhji Banesinhji
Capt. HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri Sir Amarsinhji Banesinhji
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Ranjit Vilas Palace, Wankaner - Gujarat
Ranjit Vilas Palace, Wankaner - Gujarat
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