Dewas Senior

Princely State

Dynasty: Parmar

State: Madhya Pradesh

Accession: 15th July 1948

Gun Salutes: 15

Area: 1,163 km²

Hindi Name: देवास

Agency: Central India Agency

Population: 73,940 (1892)

Privy Purse: INR 145,000

present head

HH Maharaja Puar VIKRAM TUKOJIRAO PUAR, 10th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior. (Anand Bhawan Palace, Dewas, India).


  • The state was founded in 1728, when the two sons of Raja Kaloji received from Baji Rao Peshwa the grant of the Dewas State in common. The Raja maintains a military force of 70 cavalry, 594 infantry, and 14 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns (in 1893). Rulers were….
    • Raja Kaloji, married and had issue.
      • Raja Tukojirao I Kaloji Puar, Raja of Dewas Senior (qv)
      • Raja Jivajirao I Kaloji Puar, Raja of Dewas Junior (qv)
    • Raja TUKOJIRAO I PUAR, 1st Raja of Dewas-Senior 1728/1753, he died 
    • Raja KRISHNAJIRAO I PUAR, 2nd Raja of Dewas-Senior 1753/1789
    • Raja TUKOJIRAO II PUAR, 3rd Raja of Dewas-Senior 1789/1824, married and had adoptive issue.
      • (ARaja Rukmangadrao Tukojirao [Khasi Saheb] Puar (qv)
    • Raja RUKMANGADRAO TUKOJIRAO [KHASI SAHEB] PUAR, 4th Raja of Dewas-Senior 1824/1860, he succeeded by adoption in 1824, married and had adoptive issue. He died .
      • (AHH Raja Krishnajirao II Rukmangadrao Puar (qv)
    • HH Raja KRISHNAJIRAO II RUKMANGADRAO [BABA SAHEB] PUAR, 5th Raja of Dewas-Senior 1860/1899, born in , he succeeded to the gadi on 18th March 1861, married and had issue.
      • HH Maharaja Sir Tukojirao III Krishnajirao Puar (qv)
    • HH Maharaja Sir TUKOJIRAO III KRISHNAJIRAO PUAR, 6th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior 1899/1937, born , Maharaja [cr.1918], K.C.S.I. [cr.1911], educated at Daly College, Indore and at Mayo College, Ajmer; married 1908, HH Maharani Radhabai Akka Sahib of Kolhapur, and had issue. He died .
      • HH Maharaja Vikramsinharao Tukojirao [Nana Saheb] Puar (qv)
    • HH Maharaja VIKRAMSINHARAO TUKOJIRAO [NANA SAHEB] PUAR, 7th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior 1937/1948, born , Maharaja of Kolhapur 1948/1983 as HH Sir Maharajah Shahaji II Chhatrapati, married 1926, and had issue. He died 
      • HH Maharaja Puar Krishnajirao III Vikramsinhrao Puar (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Shaliniraje Puar, married Shrimant Rajaramsinhrao Bhonsle of Nagpur, and had issue.
        • HH Maharaja Shahu II Chhatrapati Rao of Kolhapur.
    • HH Maharaja Puar KRISHNAJIRAO III VIKRAMSINHRAO PUAR, 8th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior 1948/1999, born , married and had issue. He died .
      • HH Maharaja Puar Tukojirao IV Krishnajirao Puar (qv)
    • HH Maharaja Puar TUKOJIRAO IV KRISHNAJIRAO PUAR, 9th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior.
      • Maharaj Vikram Sinh Puar (qv)
      • Yuvrani Kanika Raje Puar
    • HH Maharaja Puar VIKRAM TUKOJIRAO PUAR, 10th Maharaja of Dewas-Senior.
    • Maj. Sardar Shankarrao [Appasaheb] Gambhirrao Puar, great grandson of Bhagwantrao fl.1792, Home Member of Council of State in Dewas-Snr, Premier Jagirdar of Dewas-Snr.

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