RAJPIPLA

The Gohil Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1860 - 1897 H.H. Maharana Shri Gambhirsinhji Verisalji Sahib, Raja of Rajpipla. b. at Nandod, December 1846, only surviving son of H.H. Maharana Shri Verisalji II Naharsinhji Sahib, Raja of Rajpipla, educ. privately. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 17th November 1860. Granted a permanent salute of 11-guns, 1860. Reigned under a Council ofSuperintendence until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1863. Granted a sanad of adoption, 11th March 1862. Due to financial mismanagement, the state was placed under joint administration by a British officer and state officials in 1884. The system proved a failure, and a sole British administrator assumed charge of affairs in 1887. During his reign, the first efforts at a modern infrastructure were begun with the bulding of a road between Nandod and Ankleshwar, schools, a dispensary and jail, and the reform of the police. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales's gold medal (1875), and the KIH gold medal (1877). m. (first) H.H. Maharani Shri Rupaliba Kunverba Sahiba (d. at Chattra Niwas Palace, Nandod, 4th October 1889). m. (second) H.H. Maharani Shri Wakhat Kunverba Sahiba (d. at Chattra Niwas Palace, Nandod, 1915). m. (third) H.H. Maharani Shri Gulab Kunverba Sahib (d. at Chattra Niwas Palace, Nandod, 1915). m. (fourth) H.H. Maharani Shri Hari Kunverba Sahiba (d. from the effects of snakebite, at Rajpipla, 17th July 1923). m. (fifth) 25th May 1886, H.H. Maharani Shri Rattan Kunverba Sahib (d. at Ali Rajpur, 10th April 1928), third daughter of Rana Shri Rupdeo Sinhji Sahib, Rana of Ali Rajpur. m. (sixth) H.H. Maharani Shri … Kunverba Sahiba. He d. at Nandod, 10th January 1897, having had issue, seven sons and four daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Chhatrasinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib, Raja of Rajpipla - see below.
  • 2) Rajkumar Shri Ramsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib. b. at Nandod, 16th July 1869, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. m. (first) Kunwarani Tej Kunverba Sahiba m. (second) … (d. of lung failure at Nandod, 17th August 1896). He had issue, three sons and three daughters:
    • a) Maharaj Keshrisinhji Ramsinhji Sahib. Palace Supt at Chhota Udepur 1921-1932. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • b) Captain Kumar Vikramyadityasinhji Ramsinhji. b. at Nandod, 13th October 1889, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Cmsnd as Lieut Rajpipla State Forces, Staff Officer 1/2/1920. m. Kunwarani Manhar Kunverba, sister of Tara Kunverba, and daughter of Kumar Shri Khumansinhji Jitsinhji Sahib, of Chote Udepur. He had issue, a daughter:
      • i) Kumari Shyamlata Kumari [Rani Shyamlata Kumari Sahiba]. m. Maharaj Shri Naharsinhji Sahib, third son of Maharaj Shri Godjisinhji [Manubha] Sahib, of Cutch, by his wife, Maharaj Kunverji Bai Shri Roop Kuberba Sahiba, daughter of Maharaj Shri Jaisinhji, of Bamolia, in Kotah state - see India (Cutch).
    • c) Colonel Kumar Prithirajsinhji Ramsinhji. b. at Nandod, 29th April 1893 (s/o Tej Kunverba), educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. ADC and Military Sec to the Maharaja 19/3/1926-1943, prom Lieut-Col Rajpipla State Forces 7/4/1933, Master of Ceremonies and Minister-in-Waiting to the Maharaja. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937), medals. m. Kunwarani Tara Kunverba, sister of Manhar Kunverba, and daughter of Kumar Shri Khumansinhji Jitsinhji Sahib, of Chote Udepur. He had issue, two sons and two daughters:
      • i) Kumar Bahadursinhji Prithirajsinhji. He d. young. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
      • ii) Lieutenant-Colonel Kumar Duleepsinhji Prithirajsinhji [Duleep Sinhji]. b. at Nandod, 8th April, 1921,educ. Gujarati Sch, Rajpipla, Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Cmsnd as 2nd Lieut IA, served in WW2 with Special Observer Corps in Burma, Instr at National Defence Acad at Khadakwasla to 1962, cdt 4/3rd Gorka Rifles 1962-1965, GSO Army HQ 1965-1967, Military attaché Canberra 1967-1971. Mbr Cricket Club of India (Bombay), Sussex Cricket Club, Indian Gymkhana (London), etc. m. 23rd April 1946, Kunwarani Shanta Devi Sahiba (d. at Rajpipla, February 2013), daughter of Kanwar Shiv Pal, of Kutlehar, sometime Conservator of Forests for Mandi State, by his first wife, Kanwarani Dhanwati Devi Sahiba, only daughter of Sri Raja Bhawani Sen Bahadur, Raja of Mandi. He d. at Rajpipla, September 2012, had issue, three sons and one daughter:
        • (1) Major-General Kumar Randhir Sinh, UYSM (26.1.1998), AVSM (26.1.2004), SM (26.1.1986). b. 6th April 1947, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut IA, attached 4th Btn, 3rd Gorkha Rifles, IA, served in Indo-Pak War 1971 (MID 26.1.1972), prom Brig 2000, BGS 16th Corps at Nagrota HQ 2000-2003, GOC 25th Infantry Dvsn 2003. m. 9th December 1974, Kunwarani Ba Shri Gayatri Devi Sahiba (b. 29th December 1954), daughter of Thakore Shri Mahendrasinhji Jorawarsinhji Jadeja, Thakore Sahib of Mengni, under Rajkot, by his wife, his wife, Thakurani Nirmala Kunverba Sahiba. He has issue, a son:
          • (a) Major Kumar Abhay Sinh. b. 1st December 1976, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Cmsnd as 2nd Lieut IA, attached 4/3rd Gorkha Rifles, served in Kashmir 2001 (wounded). m. 20th November 2003, Kunwarani Karuna Kumari Sahiba (b. 8th May 1981), daughter of Thakur Shri Gajendra Singhji, of Bikamkore, under Jodhpur Marwar, Rajasthan.
        • (2) Major Kumar Yashoraj Sinh. m. 5th April 1979, Kunwarani Nalini Kumari Sahiba, paternal niece of H.H. Maharani Shri Vijay Kunverba Sahib, Rajmata of Morvi, and daughter of Bahadur Sinhji Jhala, of Rangpur. He has issue, two sons.
        • (3) Captain Kumar Bharat Sinh, SM. m. January 1995, a daughter of Devi Singhji Jodha, of Bikaner. He has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • (1) Bapuraja Ayesha Kunverba.
      • i) Rajkumari Bapuraja Nirmal Kunverba [Kunwarani Nirmal Kunverba Sahiba, of Limbdi], educ. Kanyashala Sch, Rajpipla, and St Joseph’s Convent, Panchgani. m. at Nandod, January 1929, Rajkumar Shri Fatehsinhji Daulatsinhji Sahib (b. at Jamnagar, 7th August 1900), third son of Colonel H.H. Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jasvatsinhji Sahib Bahadur, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, KCSI, KCIE, by his wife H.H. Thakurani Bai Shri Balubha Sahib, daughter of Shri Jetiji Singh, of Panshasara, in Nawanagar state. She d. 25th September 1944, having had issue two sons - see India (Limbdi).
      • ii) Rajkumari Bapuraja Kusum Kumari [H.H. Rani Kusum Kumari Sahiba, of Mandi], KIH Gold Medal (13.6.1946). b. at Nandod, 27th August 1913, educ. Kanyashala Sch, Rajpipla. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals. m. at Nandod, 13th May 1930, as his second wife, Colonel H.H. Raja Sir Jogendra Sen Bahadur, Raja of Mandi, KCSI (b. at Mandi, 20th August 1904; d. 16th June 1986), son of Mian Kishan Singh Sahib, of Mandi. She d. June 1998, having had issue, one son and one daughter - see India (Mandi).Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 3) Captain Rajkumar Shri Kiritsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib. b. at Nandod, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. ADC and companion to the Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda 1897, Capt Baroda State Forces, sometime City Magistrate and Mankari of Baroda City. m. Kunwarani Durpat Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Rao Umedsinghji Solanki, Thakur of Dhargaon, under Indore, by his wife, Thakurani Raj Kunwar Sahiba, from the family of the Parmar Thakur of Badiya. He d. at Nandod, April 1924, having had issue one son and four daughters:
    • a) Kumar Hirasinhji Kiritsinhji Gohil. b. at Nandod, 20th May 1915, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. m. Kunwarani Ansi Kunverba Sahiba, niece of The Hon Moraji Desai, sometime Prime Minister of India. He had issue, two sons:
      • i) Kumar Vikramsinh Hirasinhji Gohil, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
      • ii) Kumar Jaisinh Hirasinhji Gohil, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. He had issue:
        • (1) Kumar Virajsingh Jaisinh Gohil, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
    • a) Rajkumari Bapuraja Drupad Kunverba [Rani Drupad Kunverba Sahiba, of Baria]. b. at Nandod, 1889. m. Lieutenant-Colonel Maharaj Shri Naharsinhji Mansinhji Sahib, CIE (b. at Baria, 12th December 1887), second son of H.H. Maharaol Shri Mansinhji Prithurajsinhji, Maharaol of Baria, by his first wife, H.H. Gohel Rani Shrimant Shri Chandra Kunverba Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Maharana Shri Verisalji II Narsinhji Sahib, Raja of Rajpipla. She d. 1990, having issue, one son and two daughters - see India (Baria).
    • b) Rajkumari Bapuraja Dilhar Kunverba [H.H. Maharani Shrimant Dilhar Kunverba Sahiba, of Baria]. b. at Nandod, 6th March 1897, educ. privately. m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, 13th February 1918, a his third wife, Colonel H.H. Maharaol Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Mansinhji Sahib, Maharaol of Baria, KCSI (b. at Devgad, Baria, 10th July 1886; d. 7th September 1949), elder son of Maharaol Shri Mansinhji II Prithvirajsinhji Sahib, Maharaol of Baria, by his wife, Gohel Rani Shrimant Shri Chandra Kunverbaiji Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Maharana Shri Verisalji II Naharsinhji Sahib, Raja of Rajpipla. She had issue, three sons and one daughter - see  India (Baria).
    • c) Rajkumari Bapuraja Manwar Kunverba [Rani Manwar Kunverba Sahiba, of Badvani]. m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, 1914, as his first wife, Maharaj Dashrath Singh, of Badvani (b. at Rajpur, 19th October 1893; d. at Indore, 10th October 1946), third son of Rana Shri Indrajit Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Rana of Barwani. She d. at Barwani, 7th October 1918, having had issue, one son and one daughter - see India (Barwani).
    • d) Rajkumari Bapuraja Jayaraj Kunverba [Rani Jayaraj Kunverba Sahiba, of Saroda]. b. at Nandod, m. at Rajpipla House, Bombay, 3rd May 1936, Captain Maharaj Shri Duleepsinhji (b. at Saroda, 13th June 1905; d. at Bombay, 5th December 1959), fifth and youngest son of Maharaj Shri Jawansinhji Jivansinhji Sahib, of Saroda, under Nawanagar - see India (Nawanagar).
  • 4) Captain Rajkumar Shri Naharsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib alias Balwantsinhji. b. at Nandod, 22nd August 1874, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot and Girassia Sch, Wadhwan. Cmsnd Bhavnagar State Forces 1897, State Forest Officer for Rajpipla 1918-1920, Supt of the Rajpipla Hunt 1920-1923. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911). He d. January 1923, having had issue, one son:
    • a) Captain Kumar Himatsinh Naharsinhji. b. at Nandod, 1st September 1899, educ. Rugby Sch, and RMA, Sandhurst. Cmsnd as Lieut Rajpipla State Forces, Supt of the Rajpipla Hunt 1923-1932, Capt & cdt Rajpipla State Infantry 1/4/1927-1932. m. (first) Smt Gulabkunverba Sahib. m. (second) at the Register Office, St Marylebone, London, 12th August 1933, Mary Elizabeth Squires [Mrs Mary Himat] (b. at Liverpool, 1907; d. at Camberwell, London, 1973), daughter of Francis Squires. He d. at Camberwell, London, 1980, having had issue, two sons and one daughter by his second wife:
      • i) Malcolm John Himat. b. at The Hall, Great Bentley, Tendring, Essex, 19th October 1933, educ. St Lawrence Coll, Ramsgate, Kent. Dir & Coy Sec Teltscher Brothers Ltd 1970-1998, and Abbey of London (Wine Merchants) Ltd 1991. Settled in Alicante, Spain 2003. m. at the Register Office, St Marylebone, London, 1964, Brenda A... White.
      • ii) Brian Anthony Himat. b. at The Hall, Great Bentley, Tendring, Essex, 25th January 1936. Employed with American Express New York for 25 years, Dir Amsterdam International Travel Service (AITS) Ltd since 1980. m. (first) at Paddington, London, 1962 (div. 1964), June A... MacIntyre. m. (second) at Lambeth, London, 1972 (div.), Bianca Verschuren. m. (third) at Bromley, Kent, 1984, Mariandel Himat Van Breemen, Dir Amsterdam International Travel Service (AITS) Ltd. He had issue, two daughters:
        • (1) Kim Joanna Himat. b. at Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1977 (d/o Bianca).
        • (2) Georgia Alexandra Himat. b. at Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1985 (d/o Miriandel).
      • i) Elaine Himat [Mrs Elaine Jeffrey]. b. at Bacup, Lancashire, 1944. m. (first) at Barkston Ash, Yorkshire, 1966 (div.), Timothy Procter. m. (second) at Lambeth, London, 1972 (div.), Ian M. Jeffrey (b. at Bromley, Kent, 1940). She had issue, one son and one daughter by her second husband.
  • 5) Major Rajkumar Shri Digvijaysinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib.b. at Nandod, 28th July 1875, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot and Girassia Sch, Wadhwan. Superintendent of Fauj 1897, Maj Rajpipla State Forces, Military Sec to the Maharaja until 1926. m. at Sanor, 25th January 1896, a daughter of the Thakur Sahib of Sanor. He d. at Nandod, 17th April 1926, having had issue two sons:
    • a) Major Kumar Pravinsinhji Digvijaysinhji. b. at Nandod, 29th October 1902, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Capt Rajpipla Lancers 16/4/1926, cdt Rajpipla State Cavalry 1/4/1927-1933, Maj & cdt HH's Bodyguard 7/4/1933. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron. (1937), medals.
    • b) Kumar Pushpasinhji Digvijaysinhji. b. at Nandod, 12th April 1911.
  • 6) Rajkumar Shri Parakramsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib.b. at Nandod, 1880, d. there 1882.
  • 7) Rajkumar Shri Parakramsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib.b. at Nandod, 2nd August 1889 (s/o Rani Rattan Kunverba), educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun. Named after his late brother. He d. at Nandod, 1932, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
    • a) Kumar Harendrasinhji Parakramsinhji. b. at Nandod, 9th November 1914, educ. Daly Coll, Indore. m. February 1936, Kunwarani Pritikunverba Sahiba, eldest daughter of Raja Shri Umed Singhji Sahib, Raja of Dahi, under Indore. He d. 1946, having had issue, one daughter:
      • i) Kunveri Bapuba Usha Devi. b. 30th November 1936. m. Sripatisinh Ranawat, eldest son of Keshri Singh Ranawat, of Karoi, under Udaipur Mewar. She had issue, one son and two daughters.
    • a) Rajkumari Pushpa Kunverba [Rani Pushpa Kunverba Sahiba]. m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, 1927, as his first wife, Major Maharaj Shri Naharsinhji Fatehsinhji Sahib. b. 13th March 1909), second son of Maharaol Shri Fatehsinhji Motisinhji Sahib, Raja of Chote Udepur. She had issue, one son and two daughters - see India (Chote Udepur). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 1) Rajkumari Bapuraja Bama Kunverba Sahiba [H.H. Rani Shri Bama Sahiba, Thakorani Sahib of Limbdi]. m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, 1879, as his second wife, H.H. Maharana Shri Sir Jaswantsinhji Fatehsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, KCIE (b. at Limbdi, 23rd May 1859; d.s.p. at Limbdi, 15th April 1907), son of H.H. Maharana Shri Fatehsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Limbdi, by his wife, H.H. Rani Bai Shri Hariba Kunverba Sahib - see India (Limbdi).
  • 2) Rajkumari Bapuraja Nand Kunverba Sahiba [Gohelji Maharajkumari Shri Nand Kunverba Sahiba, Yuvrani Sahib of Morvi]. b. at Nandod, 1883 (d/o Rani Rattan Kunverba). m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, May1898, as his first wife, H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Sir Lakhdhiraji alias Jilubha Waghji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Morvi, GBE, KCSI (b. 26th December 1876; d. 4th May 1957), eldest son of H.H. Thakore Shri Sir Waghji Rawalji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Morvi, GCIE, by his first wife, H.H. Palitanawala Raniji Shri Bajirajba Kunverba Sahib, daughter of Thakore Shri Pratapsinhji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Palitana. She d. at Morvi, 1915, having had issue, three sons and two daughters - see India (Morvi).
  • 3) Rajkumari Bapuraja Rasik Kunverba Sahiba [Shri Akhand Soubhagyavati Rasik Kunverba Sahiba, Yuvrani Sahib of Dharampur]. b. at Nandod, 1890. m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, 1905, as his first wife, H.H. Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Vijayadevji II Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur (b. 3rd December 1884; d. 5th May 1952), eldest son of H.H. Namdar Shrimant Maha Mandaleshwar Maharajadhiraj Maharana Shri Mohandevji Dharma Dev Rana Raja, Raja of Dharampur, by his H.H. Jadeja Rani Shri Maji Rajba Sahiba, daughter of Namdar Thakore Shri Suroji II Sultanji Sahib, Thakore Sahib of Virpur. She d. at Dharampur, 1907, having had issue, an only son - see India (Dharampur).
  • 4) Rajkumari Bapuraja …Kunverba Sahiba [Rani Shrimati Sahiba of Nagod] (d/o Rani Rattan Kunverba). m. at the Fort, Rajpipla, before 1916, Raja Shrimant Jadavendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, Raja of Nagod (b. 30th December 1855; d. at Benares after a prolonged illness, 4th November 1922), son of Raja Shrimant Raghubindh Singh Ju Deo Bahadur, Raja of Nagod - see India (Nagod).
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