Hindi Name


Present Head

Rao SHIVRAJ PAL, Rao Saheb of Inayati since 14th February 1993 born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, educated in Ajmer and Udaipur, presently (2007) in liaison, and is associated with many educational and social institutes in charity works; married 30th January 1975, Rani Gopal Kanwar, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Rajkumari Archana Singh, born , married 10th February 2003, Kunwar Kirti Sharan Singh of Mokhampura in Kushalgarh, Rajasthan.
  • Rajkumar Madhavendra Pal, born , married to Kanwrani Neharika Kumari, daughter of Thakur Jai Singh of Dheebru, Malpura (Dist. Tonk, Rajasthan) on 24th March 2013.


The Thikana was granted to Kunwar Bhup Pal, younger son of Maharaja Chhatra Pal, Maharaja of Karauli 1643/1655. At the same time he was granted the title of Rao, and succeeded in Inayati as Rao Bhup Pal.


  • Rao BHUP PAL, 1st Rao of Inayati fl.1655, he was the younger son of Raja Chhatraman/Chhatra Pal of Karauli, he was granted the jagir of Inayati, almost 40 kms southwest of the Karauli, as well as the title of Rao, he was also granted the jagir of Seva village (near Vazirpur in Dist-Sawai Madhopur) by the Maharaja of Jaipur, and the Maharaja of Jodhpur granted him a jagir in that state. He and his successors until Rao Padam Pal lived either in Seva (which is almost at the same distance from Karauli) or in Jodhpur; he married and had issue.
    • Rao Lachhman Pal
  • Rao LACHHMAN PAL, Rao of Inayati, he married and had issue.
    • Rao Amolak Pal
  • Rao AMOLAK PAL, Rao of Inayati, he married and had issue.
    • Rao Budh Pal
  • Rao BUDH PAL, Rao of Inayati, he married and had issue.
    • Rao Padam Pal
  • Rao PADAM PAL, Rao of Inayati, a great supporter of art, he began the construction of Inayati Fort in 1776, and returned to his residence to Jodhpur, entrusting the construction to his Dewan; he continued to send money to the Dewan with his instructions regarding the style of the Fort, but upon returning to Inayati he found that the Dewan had misused the money and had changed the style and size; the Dewan, in conjunction with the cook, conspired to poison the Rao Saheb at Kanota Bag near Jaipur, the Rani fled with her son to her parental home, where the son was brought up; in the meantime, the thikana of Inayati was declared khalsa by the state of Karauli, and the Jagirs in Jodhpur and Jaipur were also resumed; he married and had issue.
    • Rao Devi Pal
  • Rao DEVI PAL, Rao of Inayati, upon reaching his majority, he returned to Karauli and was given back the Jagir of Inayati, though the area and revenue was much reduced, most of which was awarded to Tanwars. His jagirs in Jaipur and Jodhpur were permanently lost to him; he married and had issue.
    • Rao Raghunath Pal
  • Rao RAGHUNATH PAL, Rao of Inayati, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Ganga Palji, died at an early age.
    • Rao Bihari Pal
    • Kunwar Chhagan Palji, married and had issue.
      • Rao Onkar Pal
  • Rao BIHARI PAL, Rao of Inayati, a great lover of Art, Culture, Music and Astrology, he was devoted to Rajput traditions; during his rule the area faced two disasterous droughts, and to provide employment to the local people, he built wells and a major part of the fort; later the state was again declared khalsa when the Rao Saheb sheltered two Muslim employees of Karauli State, an appeal to the political agent of Rajputana, was decided in his favour and the thikana was returned to the Rao Saheb; he spent his last days in Vrindawan in the temple, and it is said that he met the younger son of the Thakur of Isarda , and predicted that he would be the Maharaja of Jaipur, which came to pass; the Maharaja later visited the Rao Saheb in Vrindawan when he was on his deathbed, he married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Rao Onkar Pal
    • Daughter (name unknown) married to Raja of Garha state.
    • Daughter (name unknown) married to Thakur of Sureli near Sawai Madhopur.
  • Rao ONKAR PAL, Rao of Inayati, he was responsible for various administrative reforms, and also supervised the bridges built on Karauli and Kaila Devi roads in conjuction with a British Engineer; he married and had issue.
    • Rao Brijraj Pal
  • Rao BRIJRAJ PAL, Rao of Inayati -/1960, succeeded his father while still young, and without proper guardianship and education, he was unable to manage the thikana and almost ruined it; during his reign, India became a republic and all jagirs were merged into the republic in 1955; he married and had issue. He died .
    • Rao Rajendra Pal
  • Rao RAJENDRA PAL, Rao of Inayati 1960/1993, he was elected first Sarpanch, but gave up politics shortly afterwards to devote his life to the farm and social works; he married Rani Nand Kanwar, and had issue. He died .
    • Rao Shivraj Pal
  • Rao SHIVRAJ PAL, Rao of Inayati