Alelal Jagir

Amarkot

Jagir

Dynasty : Parmar

Hindi Name : अमरकोट

Area : 48.6 km²

Also known as : Umerkot, Umarkot

Clan : Sodha

State : Pakistan (Sindh Prov.)

present head

Rana HAMIR SINGH, 26th and present Rana Saheb of Amarkot since 2009 (Rana Jagir, Pakistan), born , Minister for Agriculture in the Sindh Government, married Rani Nalini Prabha Kanwar, daughter of Rao Gansham Singh of Tantoti, and his wife, Rani Partap Kanwar, and has issue, one son and three daughters.

  • Kumari Deval Sodha, married 10th February 2004, Bhanwar Rudra Pratap Singh, son of Kanwar Gajendra Singh of Auwa, and his wife, Kanwarani Vishalakshi Devi, and has issue, one son.
  • Kumari Aprajita Sodha [Yuvrani Aprajita Devi of Awagarh], married April 2004, Yuvraj Ambrish Pal Singh, son of Raja Anirudh Pal Singh of Awagarh.
  • Maharaj Kumarani Mahalaxmi Sodha, married February 2008, Maharaj Kumar Jayendra Pratap Singh, son and heir of Maharaja Bahadur Dharmendra Prasad Singh of Balrampur, and his wife, Maharani Vandana Rajya Lakshmi.
  • Kunwar Karni Singh Sodha, married on 20th February 2015 to Baijilal Padmini Singh, daughter of Thakur Man Singh Rathore of thikana Kanota and has issue, one son. [TOI] [NDTV] [India-Today] [Asian-Age] [Rajasthan Patrika]
    • Bhanwar Vishwaraj Singh Sodha, born 

History

A Parmara ruler named Bahada Rao, popularly known as Bar Rao, founder of Barmer (Juna Barmer) also known as Raja Dharnivrah of Naukoti Marwar, he had two sons named Rao Sodha and Rao Sankhla also known as “Shankh Kula”, Sodha is derived from the Sanskrit word Sodh that means Brave and Powerful. Sodha moved to Ratakot (a Sindhi language which word means “Red Fort”) modern day Khipro. Sodhas invaded and captured Ratakot from Umra Parmars now Soomra, later on Sodha earned the title of Rana means “Raja” in Sindhi. The lineage of Sodha is given below.

Also known as Rana Jagir, the story of the protection and assistance extended by the Amarkot Ranas to the Mughal Emperor Humayun when he was escaping the Afghan usurper Sher Shah Suri, is legendary and it became the birthplace of Padshahzada Akbar, future Emperor of Delhi.

GENEALOGY

  • Raja Dharnivrah, Raja of Nokoti in Marwar
  • Rana Sodha, Rana of Ratakot, he moved to Amarkot and captured Ratakot, married and had issue, the Sodha clan of the Parmar Dynasty,
  • Rana Raisi, Rana of Ratakot,
  • Rana Chachakdev, Rana of Amarkot and Ratakot, in 1155 he captured Amarkot from the Umra Parmar Rajputs, a clan of the Parmar Dynasty
  • Rana Jaibhram, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Jasahad, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Someshwar, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Dharavarsh, Rana of Amarkot, married and had issue.
    • Rana Durjanshal [aka Dalji] (qv)
    • Rana Aasrao (see Parkar)
  • Rana Durjanshal, Rana of Amarkot, married and had issue.
    • Rana Avtarde (qv)
    • Rani Natalde, married to Rao Ramdevji, son of Raja Ajmalji of Pokhran (see Ramdevra)
  • Rana Avtarde, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Thira, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Hamir I, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Beesa, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Tejsi, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Kumpa, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Champa, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana Ganga, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana PARSHAD SINGH [aka Patta], Rana of Amarkot -/1540, he was a contemporary of the Mughal Emperor Humayum (1530/1556)
  • Rana CHANDRASEN, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana BHOJRAJ, Rana of Amarkot
  • Rana ISHWARDAS, Rana of Amarkot (1708)
  • Rana BAHABUT SINGH, Rana of Amarkot, ancestor of the later Rana Sahebs of Amarkot.
  • Rana MEHRAJ SINGH, 23rd Rana of Amarkot; married and had issue.
    • Rana Arjun Singh (qv)
  • Rana ARJUN SINGH, 24th Rana of Amarkot -/1947, married Rani Dev Kumari, daughter of Thakur Bheru Singhji of Khatipura and had issues. He died .
    • Rana Chander Singh (see above)
    • Thakur Saheb Inder Singhji, born .
    • Thakur Saheb Balbeer Singhji, born , married Rani Indira Kumari, youngest daughter of Rawat Jai Singhji, 3rd Rawat Saheb of Meja.
      • Kunwar Vikram Singh, married Rajkumari Kirti Kumari, daughter of Indrajit Singh Ji, Rao Saheb of Garhi and Rani Sampat Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Shri Ajit Singh Sahib of Jodhpur and has issue, one daughter.
        • Baisa Kiran Kumari, married in 2015 to Kanwar Dhruv Singh of Alsisar.
  • Rana CHANDER SINGH, 25th Rana of Amarkot 1947/2009, born  in Rana Jagir, Tharparkar District, he was one of the founder members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Umerkot, seven times with the PPP between 1977 and 1999; he served as Minister for Agriculture and Revenue, and was Chairman of the National Commission of Minorities; married Rani Subhadra Kumari, daughter of Rawat Tej Singhji of Rawatsar in Bikaner, and his wife, Rani Lakshmi Kumariji, and had issue, four sons and one daughter. He died  in Karachi and was cremated at Rana Jagir.
    • Kunwar Jungvijay Singh, born .
    • Kunwar Hamir Singh, succededed as Rana Hamir Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Bhopal Singh, born . (U.S.A.)
    • Kunwar Dr. Pritipal Singh Sodha, presently employed with the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi; married Kunwarani Ronilla Singh Ranawat, Administrative Coordinator of the Foundation Public School, daughter of Col. Thakur Ran Vijay Singh Ranawat of Kankarwa, and has issue, two sons.
      • Bhanwar Shivdan Singh Sodha
      • Bhanwar Bhawani Singh Sodha
    • Rajkumari Sangeeta Kumari, married to Thakur Narpat Singh Ranawat of Shahpura in Jaipur, and has issue, two children.
      • Kunwar Shatrunjay Pratap Singh, Conservationist working for the survival of tigers in India.
      • Kunwar Aditya Singh
  • Rana HAMIR SINGH, 26th Rana of Amarkot (Present Head See Above)

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