Shekhawat

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Rajput clan: Shekhawat
Vansh Suryavansh.
Descended from: Dhundhar, Amber/Jaipur
Sub-clan of: Kachwaha/Kachawa/Kushwaha
Ruled in Shekhawati
Princely states: Thikanas of Shekhawati

Shekhawat is a sub-clan of Kachwaha Rajputs found mainly in Rajasthan, India. The Shekhawat clan claims descent from Shekha of Amarsar, the Rajput, and were once rulers of Shekhawati. [1]

Notable people[edit]

  • Maha Rao Shekha (1433–1488) was a Rajput chieftain belonging to the Kachwaha clan of Amar/Jaipur. He ruled over Amar(Jaipur). The Shekhawati gets its name from him, comprising the districts of Sikar and Jhunjhunu in the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan.
  • Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, [2]Political Stalwart, Former Vice President of India, and Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan (3 terms) and one of the founders of Bhartiya Janata Party.[3]
  • Maharao Shardul Singh, ruler of Jhunjhunu
  • Raja Ajit Singh of Khetri

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shekhawat News on NDTV India". NDTV. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bhero Singh Shekhawat". jagranjunction. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "DCP Kesar Singh Shekhawat". timesofindia. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Thakur Ranbir Singh Shekhawat (Dundlod) History of Shekhawats,Jaipur, 2001 ISBN 81-86782-74-5