History of Princely State of Chhuikhadan
The title of the native ruler of the princely state was Mahant and he exercised the authority and powers of a ruling chief and took charge of the administration of Chhuikhadan. The Sisodia Rajputs, bearing the name Dass, claimed to be the ruling family of the territory. Chhuikhadan was founded as a zamindari in 1750, which given to the first Mahant of the family, Rup Dass, by the Bhonsla rulers of Nagpur in payment of a debt. Later he went to the Bhonslas of Nagpur and became a cavalry officer. For his support in repressing the revolt of the local zamindar, Rup Dass was granted the zamindari of Khondka, which was the center of the state. After the lapse of Nagpur in the year 1853, the zamindari came under control of the British administration. Later in 1865, Mahant Lakshman Dass was bestowed with the status of feudatory chief. The final native ruler of the state was the 9th of his line.
After the country achieved independence, the princely state of Chhuikhadan was acceded to the newly formed Union of India.
Rulers of Princely State of Chhuikhadan
The chronology of the rulers of the princely state of Chhuikhadan is mentioned as follows-
Mahant Rup Dass (1750- 1780)
Mahant Tulsi Dass (1780- 1845)
Mahant Balmakund Dass (1845)
Mahant Lakshman Dass (1845- 1887)
Mahant Shyam Kishor Dass (1887- 1896)
Mahant Radha Ballabh Kishor Dass (1896- 1898)
Mahant Digvijay Yugal Kishor Dass (1898- 1903)
Mahant Ritu Purna Kishor Dass (1940)
Raja Ghanshyam Kishore Dass