Bhim Singh of Mewar

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Bhim Singh of Mewar
Ruler of Udaipur State
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Maharana Bhim Singh
1st Maharana of Udaipur State
Reign1818–1828
SuccessorJawan Singh
25th Maharana of Mewar
Reign1778–1818
PredecessorHamir Singh II
Born(1768-03-10)10 March 1768
Died30 March 1828(1828-03-30) (aged 60)
SpouseArsajabde
IssueJawan Singh
FatherAri Singh II
ReligionHinduism
Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar II
(1326–1884)
Hammir Singh (1326–1364)
Kshetra Singh (1364–1382)
Lakha Singh (1382–1421)
Mokal Singh (1421–1433)
Rana Kumbha (1433–1468)
Udai Singh I (1468–1473)
Rana Raimal (1473–1508)
Rana Sanga (1508–1527)
Ratan Singh II (1528–1531)
Vikramaditya Singh (1531–1536)
Vanvir Singh (1536–1540)
Udai Singh II (1540–1572)
Pratap Singh I (1572–1597)
Amar Singh I (1597–1620)
Karan Singh II (1620–1628)
Jagat Singh I (1628–1652)
Raj Singh I (1652–1680)
Jai Singh (1680–1698)
Amar Singh II (1698–1710)
Sangram Singh II (1710–1734)
Jagat Singh II (1734–1751)
Pratap Singh II (1751–1754)
Raj Singh II (1754–1762)
Ari Singh II (1762–1772)
Hamir Singh II (1772–1778)
Bhim Singh (1778–1828)
Jawan Singh (1828–1838)
Sardar Singh (1828–1842)
Swarup Singh (1842–1861)
Shambhu Singh (1861–1874)
Sajjan Singh (1874–1884)
Fateh Singh (1884–1930)
Bhupal Singh (1930—1955)

Bhim Singh (10 March 1768 – 30 March 1828), was the 25th Maharana (r. 1778–1828) of the Mewar region and the 1st Maharana of the Princely state of Udaipur. He was a son of Maharana Ari Singh II and younger brother of Maharana Hamir Singh II.[citation needed]

At ten years of age, Bhim Singh succeeded his brother, Hamir Singh II, who had died at 16 years of age from a wound when a rifle burst in his hand. Hamir Singh II had ruled an unstable state with an empty treasury under a regency by Maharaj Baghsingh and Arjunsingh. Bhim Singh inherited this unstable state, after its unpaid Maratha soldiers had looted Chittor. The soldiers' depredations continued and more territory was lost during Bhim Singh's rule.[1] Bhim Singh had a daughter Krishna Kumari,[citation needed] who died by drinking poison, at the age of 16, to save his dynasty in 1810.[citation needed]

Bhim Singh was a weak ruler in a succession of ineffectual leaders. Mewar had once been considered the strongest Rajput state because of its lengthy resistance to the foreign emperors, but by 13 January 1818, Bhim Singh had to sign a treaty with the British, accepting their protection.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhawan Singh Rana, Maharana Pratap, Udaipur, Diamond Pocket Books (2004), pp. 139–140. ISBN 81-288-0825-7
  2. ^ The Essential Guide, Art Institute of Chicago (2009), p. 14.
  3. ^ Treaties, Engagements and Sanads of Indian States: A Contribution in Indian Jurisprudence, p. 59.
  4. ^ The Law of the Indian Constitution: Being a Legal Interpretation of the Government of India Act, 1935 (26 Geo. V. C. 2) and a Study of the Structure of the Indian Constitution, Before and After the Federation, p. 66.