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Jam Sahib (Gujarati: જામ સાહેબ), is the title of the ruling prince of Nawanagar, now known as Jamnagar in Gujarat, an Indian princely state. The Jam Sahebs were from the Jam Jadeja clan,[1] who are a branch of Yaduvanshi Rajput. The name of Jamnagar formerly known as Nawanagar was derived from the same root, while the word Jam itself means Sardar, or King, Saheb is an Arabic term which literally translates to "Owner" or "Proprietor". Further, Jam Rawalji was the first, Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, in 1540, when he founded the new city of Nawanagar in the region of Halar which was conquered by him & it consists of 999 villages, after migrating from Kutch.

Jam Sahibs of NawanagarEdit

S. No. Rulers Reign Born Died
1. Raisinhji Lakhaji 1661 - 1663
2. Raisinhji Tamachi 1663 - 2 October 1690
3. Lakhaji Tamachi 2 October 1690 – 13 October 1708 1708
4. Raisinhji Lakhaji 13 October 1708 – 13 August 1711 1711
5. Tamachi Raisinhji 13 August 1711 – 1743 1743
6. Lakhaji Tamachi September, 1743 - 2 November 1767 1743 1767
7. Jasaji Lakhaji 2 November 1767 – 6 August 1814 1814
8. Sataji II Lakhaji 6 August 1814 – 24 February 1820 1820
9. Ranmalji Sataji II 24 February 1820 – 22 February 1852 1852
10. Vibhaji II Ranmalji 22 February 1852 – 28 April 1895 1827 1895
11. Jashwantsinhji Vibhaji II 28 April 1895 – 14 August 1906 1882 1906
12. Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji 12 March 1907 – 2 April 1933 1872 1933
13. Digvijaysinhji 2 April 1933 – 15 August 1947 1895 1966
14. Digvijaysinhji 15 August 1947 – 3 February 1966 1895 1966
15. Shatrushalyasinhji Digvijaysinhji 3 February 1966 – 28 December 1971 1939 Present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nawanagar State". The Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, London. 1909. p. 420.

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