(Last Updated on : 01/04/2017)
rule in India (which covers both the British East India Company
rule and later the British Raj), the princely state
was ruled by different people. They served the state
as Rana and belonged to the Bamraulia Gotra of Jat
s. These rulers are given below.
Rana Kirat Singh
was the first Jat ruler of Dholpur (1805 - 1835). According to a revised treaty between the Marathas
and Britishers dated 22nd November, 1805, Gohad ruler Rana Kirat Singh was given Dhaulpur, Badi and Rajakheda in exchange for Gohad. In December, 1805 Kirat Singh moved to Dhaulpur and became the Rana ruler of Dhaulpur.
Rana Bhagwant Singh
, the Jat ruler of Dholpur (1836 -1873) was the younger son of Rana Kirat Singh. He is known to provide security to the British and Maratha refugees who arrived at Dholpur during the 1857 War of Independence. Bhagwant Singh was awarded G.C.S.I. by the British Government
Rana Nihal Singh
, the Jat ruler of Dholpur (1873 -1901) succeeded Rana Bhagwant Singh. Bhagwant Singh knew many languages
and Persian. He was also a skilled horse
rider. The Rana is credited with the construction of hospitals, ponds and a network of road
s and rail
during his tenure. He was also responsible for the restoration of buildings, during his rule. He was honored with the Major in the Central India Horse and the C.B. and Frontier Medal for services in the Tirah campaign.
Rana Ram Singh
, the Jat ruler of Dholpur State (1901-1911) was the successor of Rana Nihal Singh. He occupied the throne in 1901, after the death of Ram Singh, but had received full rights in March 1905. During his rule, the state was divided into six parganas namely, Dholpur, Rajakhedi, Badi, Basaidi, Mania and Kulari which resulted in the improved administration of the state. Some of the titles received by him are Raja Shri Ram Singh Jai Deo Bahadur, Yuvraj
Sahib of Dholpur and captain His Highness Rais Ud-Daula.
Rana Udaybhanu Singh
was the Jat ruler of Dholpur (1911-1949). Udaybhanu was the successor of his brother, Rana Ram Singh. After India attained independence
in 1947, the state was added to Union of India on 7th of April, 1949 by Rana Udaybhanu Singh. When Dholpur was merged with three neighboring states, it became Matsya Union within the union of India. Udaybhanu Singh became the Rajpramukh of the union. Later, this union merged with several other unions to form the present-day state of Rajasthan