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 of Superintendence 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. six wives including (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:
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