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THE RAWATS OF AMET 

The Thikana (noble territory) of Amet is situated 100 kms. north east of Udaipur on the river Chandarabhaga. This thikana is of supreme historic importance in Mewar. The origin of the Amet family can be traced down from Chunda Ji. He was the eldest son “The heir – apparent’’ of Rana Lakha of Chittor, Mewar. He gave up the throne of Mewar state in favour of his young step brother Mokal Ji. For this great sacrifice he is referred to in folklore as Bhishma Pitamah of Mewar. He served the Mewar state unselfishly till his last breath.

Chunda Ji’s Great grandson was Jagga Ji. He was known for his chivalry and loyalty to the throne of Mewar. During his time the heir of Mewar throne, Rana Udai Singh (the founder of Udaipur city) was sheltered at Kumbhalgarh fort Near Amet while Mewar war ruled by slave son Banbir. At the right moment Jagga Ji took Rana Udai Singh to Chittor and seated him on the throne of Mewar. He also protected the young Pratap (Maharana Pratap) in the battle of Jaitana in which he was also martyred. His cenotaph is still present on the bank of river Som near Aaspur in Bansawara District of Rajasthan.

His son and heir Patta Ji is enshrined in history of India as one of the immortal young heroes of Chittor battling against Akbar. At the minor age of 16 he was the commanding-officer of the Mewar army. For three months Patta Ji kept the Mughal army at bay not allowing them to enter the fort from any side. Before the final face to face showdown against the Mughals all the Royal and Noble ladies committed JOHAR to save their pride and honor with dignity. This incident is famous in history as the 3rd Johar of Chittor. In this war Patta Ji died fighting the Mughal army with his brother-in-law Jaimal Mertiya at the Rampol of Chittor fort. His cenotaph is still standing tall, at this very gate of Chittor. Pattaji ki Haveli also stands strong in Chittor near the Kalika Mata Ji temple. The mughal emperor Akbar was so impressed by the chivalry and loyalty of Patt Ji and Jaimal Mertiya that he installed statutes of this young heroes of Mewar in the Agra fort. The statutes were however destroyed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

For this great sacrifice Patta Ji son Karan Singh was awarded the Jagir of Amet. Before that they were the jagirdars of Kothariya and Kelwa near Rajnagar. The descendants of this Thikana are Jaggawats after Jagga ji. They hold many Jagirs chief of which are Jilola, Tal, Lasani, Bemali, Meja, Peethawas, Thana etc. Later during the period of Rawat Shivnath Singh of Amet Raja Ravi Verma, the famous painter of Travancor state, Stayed at Amet Haveli at the invitation of Maharana Fateh Singh Ji to Paint the portrait of Maharana Pratap and the other rulers of Mewar. The famous face of Maharana Pratap as we see today was painted in the Badi Mahal of Amet Haveli. Rawat Shivnath Singh of Amet Also attended the famous Delhi Darbar of 1903 With Maharana Fateh Singh Ji from which he finally absented. Currently the Amet family resides in the private wing of the haveli.

 

Rawats of Amet:

  • Rawat SIHA SINGH, grandson of Rao Chunda of Mewar, married and had issue.

    • Rawat Jagga Singh

  • Rawat JAGGA SINGH, married and had issue, the Jaggawat sub-clan, fl.1515 .

  • Rawat PATTA SINGH, married and had issue. He died 1567.

    • Rawat Karan Singh

    • Kunwar Shekha Singh, fourth son, he was granted the Jagir of Lasani, married and had issue.

  • Rawat KARAN SINGH, 1st Rawat of Amet.

  • Rawat MAN SINGH I, 2nd Rawat of Amet, married and had issue.

    • Rawat Madho Singh

    • Kunwar Ram Singh, he was granted the Jagir of Tal.

    • Kunwar Ratan Singh, he was granted the Jagir of Peethawas.

  • Rawat MADHO SINGH, 3rd Rawat of Amet, married and had issue.

    • Rawat Goverdhan Singh

    • Kunwar Hari Singh, third son, he was granted the Jagir of Bemali, ancestor of the Meja family.

  • Rawat GOVERDHAN SINGH, 4th Rawat of Amet

  • Rawat DULE SINGH, 5th Rawat of Amet

  • Rawat PRITHVI SINGH I, 6th Rawat of Amet

  • Rawat MAN SINGH II, 7th Rawat of Amet

  • Rawat FATEH SINGH, 8th Rawat of Amet

  • Rawat PRATAP SINGH, 9th Rawat of Amet, married (a), Rani Ratan Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Sangram Singh of Siriyari, married (b), Rani Sardar Kanwar, daughter of Rao Sangram Singh of Parsoli, and his second wife, Rani Puran Kanwar.

  • Rawat SALAM SINGH, 10th Rawat of Amet fl.1760

  • Rawat PRITHVI SINGH II, 11th Rawat of Amet -/1857, married (amongst others), Rani Sahiba Mertaniji, but had adoptive issue. He died sp 1857.

    • (A) Kunwar Amar Singh, second son of Rawat Zalim Singhji of Bemali, his succession was contested by Kunwar Chattar Singh of Jilola who was more closely related to the late Rawat, he later received the Jagir of Meja.

 

INTERREGNUM 1857/1860

  • Rawat CHATTAR SINGH, 12th Rawat of Amet 1860/1874, born in the Jilola family, he successfully contested the nomination of Kunwar Amar Singh of Bemali, and was eventually installed on 29th May 1860; married Rani Sobhag Kanwar, daughter of Rao Laxman Singhji of Parsoli, and his first wife, a daughter of Chundawat Rawat Tej Singh of Athana, and had issue.

    • Rawat Shivnath Singh

  • Rawat SHIVNATH SINGH, 13th Rawat of Amet 1874/-, born 1869, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; he adopted his successor, married and had issue.

    • HH Maharani Ram Kunwarba Sahiba, born 1903, married 1917, Major HH Maharana Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra. She died 1932.

    • (A) Rawat Govind Singh

  • Rawat GOVIND SINGH, 14th Rawat of Amet, married Rani Heer Kanwar, born 24th April 1920, daughter of Rao Saheb Lal Singhji II of Parsoli, and his wife, Rani Prem Kanwar, and had issue.

    • Rawat Prabhu Prakar Singh

  • Rawat PRABHU PRAKAR SINGH, 15th Rawat of Amet (Present Head See Above)

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