Vikramaditya Singh

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Vikramaditya Singh
Rana of Mewar
Rana of Mewar
Reign1531–1536
PredecessorRatan Singh II
SuccessorVanvir
Born1517
Died1537 (aged 19–20)
FatherRana Sanga
MotherRani Karnavati
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)

Vikramaditya Singh[1] (1517 – 1537) was the Maharana of Mewar Kingdom (r. 1531 – 1537). He was a Sisodiya Rajput and son of Rana Sanga and the elder brother of Udai Singh II. His mother was Rani Karnavati who send a rakhi to Mughal Emperor Humayun to help her out, after the death of Rana Sanga when Bahadur Shah of Gujarat attacked Chittor. Humayun could not reach Chittor in time, thus Karnavati committed Jauhar inside Chittor Fort.[2][3]

Murder of Vikramaditya[edit]

Vikramaditya's temperament had not improved even after the defeat in 1535 and, one day in 1536, he physically abused a respected old chieftain at the Court. This led the Mewar nobles to place Vikramaditya under palace arrest, leaving the object of Panna Dhai's love and loyalty, Udai Singh as heir-elect to the throne. The Court appointed a distant cousin, Banvir to act as his Regent. He was, allegedly, the illegitimate son of Udai's uncle, Prithviraj (Crown Prince Prithviraj had a fight with his younger brother, Sangram Singh, and was sent into exile where he died, never to succeed to his birthright as Maharana of Mewar). Banvir, who considered himself to be the rightful heir to the throne knew the time was right to act. One evening that 1537(some books writes in 1536 also), he assassinated the imprisoned Vikramaditya, then hurried towards the rawala to get rid of the only remaining barrier to his ambition, the 14-year-old Maharana-elect, Udai Singh.

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Vikramaditya Singh
Born: 1517 Died: 1537
Preceded by
Ratan Singh II
Sisodia Rajput Ruler
1531–1537
Succeeded by
Udai Singh II