BISSAU (Thikana) Shekhawat (Sadhani clan)


1746/1768, born in 1728, youngest son of Thakur Shardul Singh of the Panchpana in Shekhawati, married and had issue. He died in 1768.

  • Thakur SURAJ MAL (qv)
  • Thakur HANUMAT SINGH of Dundlod

  • 2. Thakur SURAJ MAL

    1768/1787, born in 1755, one of the most outstanding warriors of his time who led the victorious Rajputs and died valiantly fighting in the battle of Tunga against the Marathas led by Mahji Scindhia, founded Surajgarh in 1778, constructed the Fort of Surajgarh; married to the daughter of Kunwar Dip Singh of Dhariawad, and had issue. He died on 28th July 1787.

  • Thakur SHYAM SINGH (qv)

  • 3. Thakur SHYAM SINGH

    1787/1831, born 1771, the most famous of all the rulers of Bissau, he brought fame and fortune to the state of Bissau, he was considered amongst the best warriors of his time and aligned with the French in his constant battles with the British. Had also maintained very close ties with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the Punjab; married and had issue. He died on 20th July 1833.

  • Thakur HAMIR SINGH (qv)
  • Thakur Chain Singh of Surajgarh 1833/-, married and had issue.
  • Thakur Chiman Singh of Surajgarh, died 1906.
  • Thakur Govind Singh of Surajgarh, served with the Jaipur forces during 1857, married and had issue, four sons.
  • Thakur CHANDRA SINGH (qv)
  • KunwarHariSingh, died sp.
  • Thakur VIJAY SINGH of Surajgarh, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp.
  • (A) Maj.Rawal RAGHUBIR SINGHJI (see below)
  • Thakur Jiwan Singh of Surajgarh, born about 1862, died 1916.
  • Maharani Gulab Kanwar, married Maharao RAM SINGH of Bundi

  • 4. Thakur HAMIR SINGH

    1831/1865, born in 1806, married and had issue. He died in 1865

  • KunwarJawahar Singh, born 1828, married and had issue. He died in 1862.

  • 5. Thakur CHANDRA SINGH

    1865/1878, born in 1847, adopted from Surajgarh, married and had issue. He died in 1878.

  • Thakur JAGAT SINGH (qv)

  • 6. Thakur JAGAT SINGH

    1878/1893, born in 1875, married Kumari (name unknown) [ThakuraniSahiba of Bissau], daughter of Thakur DEVI SINGH of Auwa and had issue.

    He died in 1893.

  • Rawal BISHAN SINGH (qv)

  • 7. Rawal BISHAN SINGH

    1893/1945, born in 1891, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, in 1939 Surajgarh and Bissau were amalgamated in the person of his son who was adopted into Surajgarh, married 1stly, Rani AbhayKanwar, younger daughter of Maharaj Fateh Singh ji of Raoti married 2ndly, 1913, Thakurani Anand Kanwar, daughter of Rao Bahadur Thakur GIRDHAR SINGH of Chandawal and his wife, Rani Indra Kanwar, and had issue.

    He died on31st December 1945.

  • Major Rawal RAGHUBIR SINGH JI (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar) (qv)
  • Baisa (name unknown) [Thakurani Sahiba of Khatoli] (by Rani Abhay Kanwar), married the Thakur of Khatoli in Kotah.
  • Rani Urmila Devi [Rani Sahiba of Masuda] (by Thakurani Anand Kanwar), married Rao NARAIN SINGH of Masuda

  • 8. Maj. Rawal RAGHUBIR SINGHJI

    1945/1971, born on 28th December 1913 adopted by Thakur VIJAY SINGH of Surajgarh on 19th August 1915, thus uniting Bissau and Surajgarh, educated privately by his tutor, F.A. Jones M.A., C.B.E. and at Mayo College, Ajmer, and with the Sawai Man Singh Guards of the Jaipur State Forces; A.D.C. to the Maharaja of Jaipur; he was the noblest of all the rulers of Bissau, he brought Bissau back to its place of prominence after clearing the debts of the previous rulers. He was active both socially and politically and was immensely popular with all; married 21st February 1932, Rani KomalKumari, daughter of HH Sri Raj-i-Rajan Maharawal Sir PRITHVI SINGH Bahadur of Banawara and had issue. He died 21st September 1971.

  • Kunwar Ajatshatru Singh, born on 4th May 1937, married Kunwarani Anand Kumari, daughter of Capt. Rao Manohar Singh of Bedla and has issue.
  • Baiji Lal Priyadarshini Kumari, born on 28th January 1965, married Rajkumar Ranbir Singh of Karjali.
  • Baisa (name unknown), the Yuvaraj Saheb of Jambugodha in Gujarat.


    1971/1978, born on 8th December 1933, married on 5th February 1955 at Nagpur, Rani Sharda Kumari, daughter of Maj. Raja Bahadur BIRENDRA BAHADUR SINGH of Khairagarh and his wife, Rani Padmavati Devi, and had issue. He died on 19th July 1978.

  • Rawal SANJAI SINGH (qv)
  • Kunwar Pranay Singh, born on 11th July 1960; married on 27th April 1990 in Simla, Kunwarani Purnima Kumari, daughter of Raj kumar Rajendra Singh of Bashahr and his wife, Rajkumari Rajendra Kumar, and has issue.
  • Anjaniya Singh, born 29th December 1993.
  • Tathagat Singh, born 21st August 1998