Ajaigarh was the capital of a princely state of the same name during the British Raj. Ajaigarh was founded in 1765 by Guman Singh, a Bundela Rajput who was the nephew of Raja Pahar Singh of jaitpur. After Ajaigarh was captured by the British in 1809, it became a princely state in the Bundelkhand Agency of the Central India Agency. It had an area of 771 mile² (1997 km²), and a population of 78,236 in 1901. The rulers bore the title of sawai maharaja. He commanded an estimated annual revenue of about £15,000/-, and paid a tribute of £460/-. The chief resided at the town of Nowgong, at the foot of the hill-fortress of Ajaigarh, from which the state took its name. This fort, situated on a steep hill, towers more than 800 ft (244 m) above the eponymous township, and contains the ruins of several temples adorned with elaborately carved sculptures. The town was often afflicted by malaria, and suffered severely from famine in 1868-1869 and 1896-1897.
The state acceded to the Government of India on January 1, 1950; the ruling chief was granted a privy purse of Rs. 74,700/-, and the courtesy use of his styles and titles. All of these were revoked by the government of India in 1971, at the time when these privileges were revoked from all erstwhile princes. The former princely state became part of the new Indian state of Vindhya Pradesh, and most of the territory of the former state, including the town of Ajaigarh, became part of Panna District, with a smaller portion going to Chhatarpur District. Vindhya Pradesh was merged into Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 1956.
1731 Ajaygarh state founded.
1855 - 1859 Occupied by British India.
1731 - 1758 Jagat Raja
1758 - 1765 Pahar Singh (d. 1765)
1765 - 1792 Guman Singh (d. 1792)
1792 - 1793 Bakht Singh (1st time) (b. 17.. - d. 1837)
1793 - 1802 `Ali Bahadur
1802 - 1804 Shamsher Bahadur
1804 - 1807 Lakshman Dada
1807 - 21 Jun 1837 Bakht Singh (2nd time) (s.a.)
1837 - 1849 Madho Singh (d. 1849)
1849 - 22 Jun 1853 Mahipat Singh (d. 1853)
1853 - 12 Sep 1855 Bijai Singh (d. 1855)
12 Sep 1855 - 4 Sep 1859 Interregnum
4 Sep 1859 - 1877 Ranjor Singh (b. 1848 - d. 1919)
1858 - 1868 Rajmata of Ajaigarh -Regent
Rulers (title Sawai Maharaja)
1877 - 1919 Ranjor Singh (s.a.)
7 Jun 1919 - 1942 Bhopal Singh (b. 1866 - d. 1942)
11 Jul 1942 - 15 Aug 1947 Punya Pratap Singh (b. 1884 - d. 1958)
The Royal Family tree Of Ajaygarh:
Pancham Singh Bundela : 1048-1071(A.D) | Virbhadra Singh : 1071-1087 | Karanpal Singh : 1087-1112 | Kinnar Shah : 1112-1130 | Shaukan Dev : 1130-1152 | Nanak Dev : 1152-1159 | Mohanpal Singh : 1159-1197 | Abhaybhupati Singh : 1197-1215 | Arjunpal Singh : 1215-1231 | Virpal Singh : 1231-1251 | Sohanpal Singh : 1251-1259 | Sahjendra Singh : 1259-1283 | Nanak Dev II : 1283-1307 | Prithviraj Singh : 1307-1339 | Ram Singh : 1339-1375 | Ramchandra Singh : 1375-1384 | Mednepal Singh : 1384-1437 | Arjun Dev : 1437-1468 | Malkhan Singh : 1468-1501 | Raja Rudrapratap : 1501- (First Ruler of Orchha) __________________________|____________________________ Bhartichandra Madhukarshah Udayjeet Singh (Orchha) (Orchha) (Mahewa) _________________________| | Ramshah Virsingh Dev(1605–1626) | (Banpur) (Orchha) | _________________________|______________________ | Pahar Singh Jujhar Singh Bhagwan Rao| (Orchha & Kaniyadana) (Orchha) (Datia) | (Killed by Aurangzeb) | _____________________________| Premchandra | Bhagwandas | Champat Rai : 1635-1641—Ruled Orchha after Jujhar Singh (Mahewa) was killed by Aurangzeb. | Maharajadhiraja Chhatrasal : 1649-1731 (founder Ruler of many Kingdoms) ___________________________|______________________________ Hirdeshah Jagatraj Bhartichandra (Panna) (Jaitpur) (Jaso) ____________________________|______________________________ Vir Singh Kirat Singh Pahar Singh(1758–1765) ____________________________|______________________________ Khuman Singh Guman Singh(1765–1792) Durg Singh (Charkari) (Banda)(No issues) | |__________________Son of______| Bhakhat Singh :b.1792-d.1837</a> (Founder ruler of Ajaigarh) _____________________________|_______________________________ Madho Singh(R.1837-1849) Mahipat Singh(R.1849-1853) (No male issue) | | Ranjore Singh(K.C.I.E)___________Vijay Singh(R.1853-1855) (b.1844 d.1919) (Died early, fell from horse) _____________________________|______________________________ Jaipal Singh Bhopal Singh(b.1866-d.1942) Pakshapal Singh (b. | | Deshpal Singh __________|_______________ Punyapratap Singh :b.1884-d.1958 AjayVeer Singh(Noissue),AshitBarn Singh | Hraday Shah | Bhupendra Vijay Singh Devendra Vijay Singh :b.1913-d.1984 (Adoption to Jigni) (Privy Purses,titles abolished) __________________________|_________________________________ | Kaushalendra V. Singh | Mahipendra V. Singh (b.1934-d.1982) Surendra V. Singh (b.1935- (Predeceased his father) (b.1940- | | | Shailesh V. Singh Ajayraj Singh Tarunendra V. Singh (b.1969- (b.1971- (b.1971- / Deepak Singh Courtesy: Tarunendra V. Singh Note: the above information is taken from following links.. http://adaniel.tripod.com/princely.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajaigarh