Khilchipur State

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Khilchipur State
खिलचीपुर
Princely State
1544–1948

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History
 -  Established 1544
 -  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 -  1901 710 km2 (274 sq mi)
Population
 -  1901 31,143 
Density 43.9 /km2  (113.6 /sq mi)
Indian princely states

Khilchipur State was a princely state in India. The seat was in Khilchipur. It had an area of 273 square miles (710 km2), and a population of 31,143 in 1901. Its estimated revenue in 1911 was 70000 rupees, and it paid a yearly tribute to Sindhia of Gwalior of 700 rupees.

History[edit]

Founded in 1544 by Dewan Ugra Sen, a Khichi Rajput, a section of the great Chauhan clan, who was forced by family dissensions to migrate from the Khichi capital of Gagraun. A grant of land was subsequently made to him by the Mughal Emperor, which included the adjoining Zirapur and Machalpur parganas, later a part of Indore State, and Shujalpur, later in Gwalior State.

Khilchipur was formerly the capital of this princely state, under the Bhopal Agency of British India's Central India Agency. Its rulers were Khichi Rajputs of the Chauhan clan. The rulers acceded to the Government of India after India's independence in 1947, and the Khilchipur became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956.[1]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Khilchipur were titled "Rao Bahadur" from ca 1870 until 1928.[2]

Dewan title[edit]

  • 1679 - 1715 Anup Singh
  • 1718 - 1738 Fateh Singh
  • 1738 - 1770 ....
  • 1770 - 1787 Abhai Singh
  • 1787 - 1795? Dip Singh
  • 1795 - 1819 Durjan Sal (d. 1819)
  • 1819 Balwant Singh
  • 1819 - 1868 Shir Singh (b. 1814 - d. 1868)
  • 27 Nov 1868 - Apr 1873 Amar Singh (b. 1834 - d. ....)

Rao Bahadur title[edit]

  • Apr 1873 - 1899 Amar Singh (s.a.)
  • 1899 - 18 Jan 1908 Bhawani Singh
  • 19 Jan 1908 - 1928 Durjan Sal Singh (b. 1897 - d. 1942)

Raja title[edit]

  • 1928 - 1942 Durjan Sal Singh (s.a.)
  • 1942 - 15 Aug 1947 Yashodar Singh (b. 1918 - d. 1961)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ Khilchipur (Princely State)

Coordinates: 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57