Vikramaditya Singh

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. He was defeated by the Gujarat Sultanate and was unpopular with the nobles of Mewar because of his short-temper. Chittor was sacked by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat during his reign.[2][3]

Vikramaditya Singh
Rana of Mewar
Rana of Mewar
PredecessorRatan Singh II
SuccessorVanvir Singh
Died1537 (aged 19–20)
FatherRana Sanga
MotherRani Karnavati
Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar II
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)

Murder of VikramadityaEdit

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. 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, in which he failed due to Panna Dai's alertness and loyalty.


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