Princely State

Dynasty: Chauhan

Accession: 15th April 1948

Population: 4,505 (1901)

State: Himachal Pradesh

Revenue: INR 15,000 (1901)

Privy Purse: INR 15,760

Capital: Halog

Area: 73 km²

Hindi Name: धामी

present head

Raja PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Dhami since 8th May 1987. (The Palace, Halog, Dhami, District Simla, H.P., India and Hira House, Longwood, Simla, H.P., India), born , and became Tikka of Dhami on the death of his elder brother, married 1972, Kumari Hemlata Kumari [Rani Hemlata Kumari of Dhami], daughter of Thakur Dayal Singh from District Una, H.P., and his wife, Thakurani Vidya Devi, and has issue, two children, a son and a daughter.

  • Rajkumari Hireshwari Kumari, born  at Shimla, educated at Tara Hall School, Simla and at St. Bede’s College, Simla, married 1994, Mr. Atul Sharma, born , and has issue, three children.
    • Miss Trisha Sharma, born .
    • Miss Alisha Sharma, born .
    • Master Sahil Sharma, born .
  • Tikka Jagdeep Singh, born  at Chandigarh, educated at Government Model High School and Government College, Sanjauli. He attained his Post Graduation in Personnel Management from The University of Himachal Pradesh.


The founder of the family was a Rajput, fled from Rajpura in the Ambala district, on the invasion of India by Shahab-ud-din Ghori in the 14th century, and conquered the territory of Dhami. The State was formerly a feudatory of Bilaspur, but it was made directly dependent on the British Power upon the expulsion of the Gurkhas in 1815. The Rana maintains a military force of 60 infantry (in 1893).


    • Rana DALEL SINGH, Rana of Dhami 1778/1803, married and had issue.
      • Rana Pritam Singh (qv)
    • Rana PRITAM SINGH, Rana of Dhami 1803/1813, married and had issue. He died .
      • Rana Goverdhan Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Bishan Singh, died .
      • Kanwar Gyan Singh, married and had issue. He died .
        • Kanwar Zalim Singh, married and had issue. He died .
          • Kanwar Kapur Singh, born , married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Parduman Singh, married and had issue.
              • Kumari Padmawati, married Kanwar Mangal Singh of Koti, and had issue.
    • Rana GOVERDHAN SINGH, Rana of Dhami 1813/1868, confirmed in his state by a sanad of 4th September 1815, married and had issue. He died  (or 1867).
      • Rana Fateh Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Narendra Singh
    • Rana FATEH SINGH, Rana of Dhami 1868/1894, born /1855, confirmed in the succession on 26th January 1870, married and had issue. He died .
      • Rana Hira Singh (qv)
      • Kanwar Jwala Singh, born .
      • Kumari Amba Devi, married Raja Baldev Singh of Poonch.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Baldev Singh of Poonch.
    • Rana HIRA SINGH, Rana of Dhami 1894/1920, born , C.I.E. [cr. xx.1.1913], married and had issue. He died in .
      • Raja Shri Dalip Singh Bahadur (qv)
      • Kanwar Ratan Singh, married 1stly, Kanwarani Bhagwati Devi of Jubbal, married 2ndly, 1952, Kanwarani Sudha Kumari, daughter of HH Maharaja Vir Singh Ju Deo of Orchha, and had issue.
        • Kanwar Amar Singh, married Kanwarani Vijay Kumari of Mandi.
        • Kumari Sudha Kumari, married Thakur Narender Singh of Ghund, and has issue.
        • Kanwar Dushyant Singh, married Kanwarani Kamlesh Kumari, born , daughter of Maharaj Meherban Singh of Orchha, and his wife, Rani Sheela Devi, and has issue.
        • Rani Bhavna Kumari, married Shri Gautam Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and has issue.
          • Shri Virat Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, born  in Kathmandu, to marry on 19th February 2009 at Jaipur, Kumari Himani Devi, daughter of Col. Rajkumar Manikya Dev Chand Katoch of Lambagraon, and his wife Rajkumar Rani Kiran Kumari.
        • Kumari Roopa Kumari, married Kanwar Jitendra Singh of Ramgarh in Haryana, and has issue.
      • Kanwar Bikram Singh, married Kanwarani Sheela Kumari of Jubbal, and had issue.
        • Kanwar Devinder Singh, married Kanwarani Dipti Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Nar Singh of Jubbal, and has issue.
        • Kumari (name unknown), married Kanwar Devendra Singh of Nalagarh.
    • Raja Shri DALIP SINGH Bahadur, Raja of Dhami 1920/1987, born , educated at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and Aitchison Chief’s College, Lahore; married Rajkumari Tara Devi [Rani Tara Devi of Dhami], daughter of Rana Surat Singh of Tharoch, and had issue, five children. He died  at Snowden Hospital, Simla.
      • Rajkumari Meena Devi, born on , married (div. 1959), Tikka Yashodan Singh of Mandi.
      • Tikka Shamsher Singh, born . He died unmarried in 1977.
      • Rajkumar Pratap Singh, he succeeded as Raja Pratap Singh (qv)
      • Rajkumari Indu Kumari, born , married 1978, Mr. Suresh Chand Karol, and has issue, a daughter
        • Miss Vijata Karol, born .
      • Rajkumari Pawan Kumari, born in , married Mr. Sanjeev Mohinder Singh of Harnoli in Punjab, and has issue.
        • Sukhmani Singh
    • Raja Shri PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Dhami. 
    • Kanwarani Parvati Kumari, married Kanwar Jivan Singh of Koti, and had issue.
    • Kanwarani Madhu Kumari, married Kanwar Kameshwar Singh of Kiar in Theog, and had issue.
    • Kumari Mangla Devi, married (as his fourth wife), Rajkumar Durga Singh of Jubbal, and had issue. She died .

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