Princely State

Dynasty : Bundela

Hindi Name : अजैगढ

Religion : Hindu

Gun Salutes : 11

Area : 2,077.18 km²

State : Madhya Pradesh

Agency : Central India Agency

Revenue : ₹ 2,25,000 (1893)

Privy Purse : ₹ 74,700

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HH The Sawai Maharaja Ajay Raj Singh Sahib Bahadur, 10th Maharaja of Ajaigarh Since 1984, born , married Sheeba Singh (HH Maharani Sheeba Singh of Ajaigarh), daughter of Lal Saheb Pradeep Narayan Singh and Annapurna Devi of Darigaon, Bihar on 5th July 2015 at Lucknow; has issues, one son and a daughter.

  • Raja Bahadur Saheb Mrityunjaya Singh, born .
  • Rajju Raja Saheba Mrinalika Singh, born .


The state was founded in 1765 by Kunwar Guman Singh, a great grandson of Maharajadhiraja Chhatrasal of Mahewa (see Orchha). The Maharaja, in 1893, was allowed to maintain a military force of 97 cavalry, 544 infantry and 13 guns.

Ajaygarh Coat-of-Arms:
Arms: Parted per fess embattled Gules and Vert, a pale Or gutty de sang.
Crest: On a helmet to the dexter lambrequined Gules and Vert, a tower proper.
Supporters: A tiger (Panthera tigris – Felidæ) and a sambur (Rusa unicolor – Cervidæ) proper.
Motto: Ranadhira Ajayyavira (Steadfast in Battle, Invincible Hero)


Original Flag of the State: State flag, properly royal standard, granted by Queen Victoria to the sovereign Ranjor Singh Bahadur in January 1877. Raised in the form of banner had the two different sides. On the front side bore the coat of arms was designed for the occasion. On the back there were floral patterns and an inscription.
New Version of the Flag of the State:Flag has been in use until 1948. Drape formed by two overlapping triangles unequal. Different sides. On the obverse of the flag features Hanuman without the colors on the smaller triangle at the top, and a yellow sun with the initials of Raja on the large triangle. The toward, a flower and showed an increasing moon both included in the larger triangle. The camp was violet on both sides.

Ruler of Ajaigarh is entitled to a salute of 11 guns, and maintains a military force of 97 cavalry, 544 infantry, and 13 guns.


    • Raja GUMAN SINGH, 1st Raja of Ajaigarh 1765/1792, formerly Raja of Banda, he was the nephew of Raja Pahar Singh of Jaitpur, and was succeeded by his own nephew; married and had issue. He died .
      • Raja Bakht Singh (qv)
    • Raja BAKHT SINGH, 2nd Raja of Ajaigarh 1792/1793 (deposed) and 1807/1837, Raja of Banda 1792/1798; he was driven from his territory by Nawab Ali Bahadur, who allowed the Raja an allowance of 2 rupees daily, he was granted a pension of 3,000Rs p.m., by the British when they occupied Bundelkhand in 1803, they later restored him to some of his original territory in 1807, and granted him a sanad, and later the same year the usurper was made to hand over the fort of Ajaigarh; married and had issue. He died .
      • Raja Madho Singh (qv)
      • Raja Mahipat Singh (qv)
    • Raja MADHO SINGH, 3rd Raja of Ajaigarh 1837/1849, died .
    • Raja MAHIPAT SINGH, 4th Raja of Ajaigarh 1849/1853, married and had issue, as well as secondary issue. He died .
      • Raja Vijay Singh (qv)
      • HH Sawai Maharaja Sir Ranjor Singhji Sahib Bahadur (by a secondary wife) (qv)
    • Raja VIJAY SINGH, 5th Raja of Ajaigarh 1853/1855, he died during his minority on 12th September 1855 and the state escheated to the British Government.
INTERREGNUM 1855/1858, Ajaigarh escheated to the British Government, but in 1858 after the Mutiny, the late Raja’s mother was allowed to adopt Kanwar Ranjor Singh, who the succeeded to the state. REGENT The Rajmata of Ajaigarh 1858/1868.
  • HH Sawai Maharaja Sir RANJOR SINGH Sahib Bahadur K.C.I.E., C.S.I., 6th Raja of Ajaigarh 1859/1919, born , he succeeded to the Raj on 9th September 1859, the title of Sawai Maharaja was recognized in 1877 at the Delhi Durbar on the occasion of the proclamation of Her Majesty as Empress of India, K.C.I.E. [cr.1897], married and had issue. He died .
    • HH Sawai Maharaja Bhopal Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Diwan Senapati Maharajkumar Jaipal Singh, born .
    • Maharaj Pakshapal Singh Ju Deo, Dewan (Prime Minister) of Ajaigarh; married and had issue
      • Col. Sanjhale Maharaj Sawai Deshpal Singh Ju Deo, born , educated at Daly College, Indore (1921/1928), at the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College, Dehradun (1928/1931), graduated in Arts and Law; Looked after States political administration in British services, served as Dewan for revamp of Chhatarpur and Baraundha State’s under the British Raj; President of the All Indian Kshatriya Maha Sabha (Highest Royal Assembly Association of Princely States of India) ; a keen sportsman ; married Maharaj Kanwarani Gayatri Devi of Basaratpur Estate, Uttar Pradesh, and had issue.
        • Sawai Rajkumar Ajayveer Singh Ju Deo, educated at Madhav Engineering College (B.Eng.); married Rajkumar Rani Ajaya Singh, and has issue.
          • Rajkumari Vijya Singh, married Kunwar Vikram Singh.
          • Rajkumari Harshita Singh
        • Majhale Raja Sawai Ashit Varn Singh Ju Deo, born  at Palace Ajaigarh, married Rajkumar Rani Anjana Singh, daughter of Kunwar Ram Singh Deo of Barai, Uttar Pradesh and his wife Kunwarani Usha Kumari daughter of Shri Rao Hira Singh Ju Deo of Jagir Karahia (U.P.)and niece of H.H. Bharat Dharmendra Maharaja Sir Sawant Singhji of Bijawar, and has issues. He died o f a car accident following multiple organ damages on 21st January 2017.
          • Rajkumar Sawai Hraday Shah Ju Deo, born  at Rewa; married 12th December 2008 to Rajkumar Rani Rachana Kumari daughter of Kunwar Pushpendra Singh and Kanwrani Mithlesh Kumari of Daharra (Division of Jagir Jharkua of Panna) and has issues,
            • Kumari Sahiba Devanjana Singh, born .
            • Kumar Devaditya Singh Judeo, born 
          • Rajkumari Sanyogita Singh, now Rani Sahiba Sanyogita Singh of Jashpur, born , married 25th February 2012 to Shriman Rajkumar Yudhvir Singh Judev, M.L.A.- Chandrapur (2008-2018), Ex. Parliament Secretary (State Minister Rank), Ex. Chair – C.G. State Beverages Corporation (Cabinet Minister) Son of Late Raja Dilip Singh Judev of Jashpur State – Former Central Union Minsiter of Forest and Environment – Government of India (In Atal Bihari Bajpayee’s Tenure) and his wife Rani Madhvi Devi D/o of His Highness Raja Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur of Sailana State ‘Ruling Chief of Sailana’.
            • Rajkumari Udhyanajana Singh Judeo born .
        • Sawai Rajkumar Anil Kumar Singh, married Rajkumar Rani Arpana Raje, daughter of Rao Gulab Singh Ju Dev of Jagir Jharkua of Panna State, and has issue.
          • Kumari Vashundera Singh, born 23rd September 19xx.
          • Kunwar Madhvendra Singh, born 13th November 1998.
        • Flt.-Lt. (Ret’d.) Sawai Rajkumar Neel Burn Singh, born N ovember 1964, married Rajkumar Rani Renu Singh, daughter of Thakur Sahib Sambhu Saran Singh from Rai-Bareli, and has issue.
          • Kunwar Jaiditya Singh, born .
          • Kunwar Shaurya Bundela, born 
        • Sawai Rajkumar Jayant Singh, married Rajkumar Rani Jaya Singh, daughter of Kunwar Mangal Singh of Barai, and has issue.
          • Kunwar Vijyant Singh born 20th July 200x
          • Kumari Janhvi Singh Born 6th September 200x
  • HH Sawai Maharaja BHOPAL SINGH Sahib Bahadur K.C.I.E., 7th Raja of Ajaigarh 1919/1942, born , succeeded his father on the gaddi on 7th June 1919; married 1882, HH Maharani Beni Kunwar, daughter of Musahib Ranjore Singh of Chauka in Charkhari State, and had issue, an only son. He died .
    • HH Sawai Maharaja Punya Pratap Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Sawai Maharaja PUNYA PRATAP SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 8th Raja of Ajaigarh 1942/1958, born , succeeded his father on the gaddi in 1942; married 1907, HH Maharani Rukmini Devi, daughter of HH Swasti Sir Raja Kirti Shah of Tehri Garhwal, and had issue. He died .
    • Rani Indira Devi, married Raja Ajai Varma Singh of Pawayan, and had issue.
    • Rani Savitri Devi, born , married 1923, Raja Shriniwas Prasad Singh of Jagdishpur, and had issue. She died .
    • Rani Girija Devi, married Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh of Bhadri, Lieutenant Governor of Himachal Pradesh 1955/1963.
    • HH Sawai Maharaja Devendra Vijaya Singh Sahib Bahadur(qv)
    • Rajkumar Bhupendra Vijay Singh, adopted by Rao Arimardan Singh of Jigni and succeeded there as Rao Bhupendra Vijay Singh of Jigni.
  • HH Sawai Maharaja DEVENDRA VIJAYA SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 9th Raja of Ajaigarh 1958/1984, born , married Kunwari Shri Sushil Kunwarba, the eldest daughter of HH Maharaja Sahib Shri Indrasinhji Pratapsinhji of Bansda, and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvaraj Kaushalendra Singh, born , married Yuvarani Hansa Devi, daughter of Lt. HH Maharaja Shri Sir Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavsinhji of Bhavnagar, and had issue, four children. He died .
      • Kumari Mrinalini Devi born .
      • Kumari Shivranjini Devi born .
      • HH Sawai Maharaja Ajayraj Singh Sahib Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaj Prithviraj Singh, born .
    • Maharaj Mahipendra Singh, born , married Rani Prabha Kumari, daughter of Maharajkumar Chandikeshwar Saran Singh Deo, and his wife, Maharajkumar Rani Saheb Bhupeswari Kumari of Surguja, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Shailendra Singh, born , married Rajkumari Keerti Malini Devi, daughter of Sirdar Rama Chandra Raj Urs (adopted son of Rajkumari Leelavati and Sirdar Basava Raj Urs of Mysore), and Maharajkumari Gayatri Devi Yavaru, eldest daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Sir Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur of Mysore.
        • Kunwar Varunendra Singh, born .
    • Maharaj Surendra Singh, born , married and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Tarunendra Singh, born , married Baiji Lal Shobal De, daughter of Kunwar Kirti Vardhan Singh of Khandela-Junior, and his wife, Kunwarani Rudrani Kumari, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Kumari Nandini Singh.
  • HH Sawai Maharaja AJAYRAJ SINGH Sahib Bahadur, 10th Raja of Ajaigarh  

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