It is a Hindu Jagir of an area of 48.6 km2
in Sindh. Umerkot (Amarkot) is also known as Rana Jagir. It
was the birthplace of Akbar, Emperor of Delhi. The name of
Umerkot as reported by historians is behind the famous King Umer
Soomro. On the other side it is also mentioned that the name of Town
was behind the then ruler of Umerkot Rana Amer Singh and written as
"Amerkot". Once, Umerkot was the capital of Greater Sindh (including
some parts of present Rajasthan state of India). A memorial at the
birth place of King Akber has been erected in the west of Umerkot
town. There is an ancient Fort famous for the folk story of Umer and
Hamir Soomra................................1355 - 1390
Rana Arjun had
three sons: Chander Singh (born: 1931), Inder Singh (born 1934)
and Balvir Singh (born: 1938).
Chander Singh S/o Arjun Singh...................1947 - 01 Aug
Born 1931 in Rana Jagir, Tharparkar
District. He started his career as MPA from Thar in 1956. He is elected Minister in the Pakistan Assembly from
1985 (a record of 9 times). He breathed his last on 01 Aug 2009 in
silence from his long illness in Karachi at the age of 78. Some of his elected details on reserve
seat for minorities are as follow:
Assembly: 14 Apr 1972 - 07 Mar 1977:
Assembly: 26 Mar 1977 - 05 Jul 1977:
Elected based on PPP.
Assembly (Non-party based Election) 20 Mar 1985 - 29 May 1988:
Assembly: 30 Nov 1988 - 06 Aug 1990:
Assembly: 03 Nov 1990 - 18 Jul 1993:
Assembly: 15 Oct 1993 - 05 Nov 1996:
Assembly: 15 Feb 1996 - 12 Oct 1999:
Assembly: 16 Nov 2002 - 15 Nov 2007:
"There is no need of Holy Gita to take
an oath on it. With regret I would say that some honourable
members of parliament who are present in this very august house
let down on their sacred books. I know they are the very
religiously respected people of their parties and known to be
very pious persons", Rana Chander Singh roared on the floor of
the National Assembly after the vote of no confidence in 1990
against PPP Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Rana Chander Singh married to Rani Subhadra Kumari,
daughter of Rawat Tej Singh of Rawatsar in Bikaner, and has
following four sons and one daughter.
Rajkumar Jungvijay Singh, born 5th February 1956.
Kunwar Hamir Singh, born March 1957, Minister for
Agriculture in the Sindh Government, married a lady from the
Ajmer Royal Family, and has three daughters.
Kunwar Bhopal Singh, born 7th October 1959.
Kunwar Dr. Pritipal Singh Sodhia, married Kunwarani Ronilla
Singh Ranawat, daughter of Col. Thakur Ran Vijay Singh Ranawat
of Kankarwa, and has two sons: Bhanwar Shivdan Singh Sodha and
Bhanwar Bhawani Singh Sodha.
Rajkumari Sangeeta Kumari, married to Thakur Narpat Singh
Ranawat of Shahpura-Jaipur, and has two children: Kunwar
Shatrunjay Pratap Singh [conservationist working for the
survival of tigers in India] and Kunwar Aditya Singh.
Hamir Singh S/o Chander Singh...........01 Aug 2009 - date
Chanderís elder son Kanwar Hamir Singh was
installed as his successor, the 26th Rana of
Tharparkarís Thakurs. During the ceremony a
tilak of human blood was put on his
forehead, a symbol of the martial quality of