Samthar State

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Samthar state
समथर रियासत
Princely state of British India


Coat of arms of Samthar

Coat of arms
Location of Samthar
Samthar State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Established 1760
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1950
 •  1901 461 km2 (178 sq mi)
 •  1901 33,472 
Density 72.6 /km2  (188.1 /sq mi)

Samthar State was a princely state in India during the British Raj. The state was administered as part of the Bundelkhand Agency of Central India. Its capital was Samthar town, located in a level plain in the Bundelkhand region crossed by the Pahuj and the Betwa rivers.


Samthar was formerly known as Samshergarh. Samthar State was an independent principality governed by Gujjar of the Khatana clan who had migrated from Rajasthan.

The independent state of Samthar was created by Chandrabhan singh and his grandson Madan Singh, governors of the state of Datia.[1] After India's independence in 1947, the Maharaja of Samthar acceded unto the Dominion of India, which later merged with the Union of India. Samthar, together with the rest of the Bundelkhand agency, became part of the new state of Vindhya Pradesh in 1950. In 1956, Vindhya Pradesh state was merged with other territories to form the state of Madhya Pradesh within the Union of India.[2][3]


The rulers of Samthar State had the right to an 11 gun salute.[4] They bore the title 'Maharaja' after 1877, when Chhatar Singh distinguished himself as an able administrator.[5]


  • 1817 - 1827 Ranjit Singh II (d. 1827)
  • 1827 - 1864 Hindupat Singh (b. 1823 - d. 1890)
  • 1858 - 3 Feb 1865 Rani .... (f) -Regent
  • 3 Feb 1865 - 1877 Chhatar Singh (b. 1843 - d. 1896)


  • 1877 - 16 Jun 1896 Chhatar Singh (s.a.)
  • 17 Jun 1896 - 9 Oct 1935 Bir Singh (b. 1864 - d. 1936) (from 3 Jun 1915, Sir Bir Singh)
  • 9 Oct 1935 – 15 Aug 1947 Radha Charan Singh (b. 1914 - d. 1972)
  • 1972 ------ Ranjeet singh ju dev

See also

Sumit soni samthar


  1. ^ National Information Center, Jhansi. "Samthar".
  2. ^ "Ranjeet Singh Judeo Gujjar". Times of India.
  3. ^ "Ranjeet Singh Judeo". Daily Mail UK England.
  4. ^ Samthar Princely State (11 gun salute)
  5. ^ Princely States of India

Coordinates: 25°51′N 78°55′E / 25.850°N 78.917°E / 25.850; 78.917

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