Prince of the erstwhile royal house of Rajpipla, now in the province of Gujarat, India, and descendant of the ancient Gohil Rajput dynasty. Entrepreneur, writer, editor, publisher, heritage resort promoter. Author of ‘Test Cricket – End of the Road?’ (1992) ‘World Cup Cricket’ (2002) ‘The Little Big Book of World Cup Cricket’ (2007 and 2011 editions), ‘The Big Book of World Cup Cricket’ (2011), ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’ (2011) on the triumph of his grandfather Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla in the Epsom Derby 1934, ‘Don’s Century’ (2011) which is a biography of Don Bradman and a panorama of batting from the 1860s to present times, ‘Crowning Glory’ (2011) special supplement on the ICC World Cup 2011, and Índian Spring’ (2015) on India’s triumph in the ICC World Cup 2011 and a look ahead to the ICC World Cup . Now in the process of setting up a heritage resort in Rajpipla.
Very detailed and informative blog!
Thank you, Darpan.
JAI JAI MAA !!! VERY INTERESTING N INFORMATIVE.
Pleasure talking to you and love to stay connected forever. Jai Mataji
My pleasure. Yes, we shall be in touch. Jaymataji and all good wishes.
Antiquity and Heritage of our bygone era. bow head to all great inspiration and icon.
My self Sanjay Gohel From Anand.i want to know diffance between gohel and gohil because sometimes people ask me what is your caste than I said I am gohel rajput.but he said gohel is not rajput.so please give the information about it.recently I ask this question but reply is “change your surname as you want”.but I don’t want change my surname.im also ask this question to my father and he said we are from angadh village it is near to baroda.i want to know why our surname is gohel and why it is not gohil.?. Please send me the reply and if you have article or pdf file than sent me.please be needfull and send the reply in given email id or whatsapp number.
Thanks and Regards
Gohil and Gohel are the same. People write it either way. It is possible that your family settled near Baroda many centuries ago, having migrated from Gohilwad in Saurashtra or from Rajpipla.
Indra Vikram Singh
I am a student of Architecture from Ahmedabad and I am really interested in knowing more about Vadia Palace.
Please let me know via email if you can help with it.
I can share more details about my study via email.
Thank you so much for your comment.
Do let me know what you would like to know about Indrajit-Padmini Mahal (Vadia Palace), Rajpipla. I shall be most happy to help you in your study. I am replying to you on email too.
Indra Vikram Singh
This is Veejai Mehta from Ahmedabad
Am a friend of THAKOR SAHEB OF POSHINA SHRI GOPALSINHJI N LATE RANI HEMLATAJI
Sir I would like to visit Rajpipla n would like to stay there for 2 nights.Its comfort to stay there? I shall be very happy if yr honour response me immed.
Have a nice days ahead.
Good afternoon Mr. Mehta,
I am in Delhi and have not yet finalised my plan regarding return to Rajpipla.
There are some comfortable places to stay in and around Rajpipla. In fact, my cousin Shri Harendra Pal Singh of Poshina will also be able to guide you.
Indra Vikram Singh
Hello. I’m contacting you from Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA. I don’t know if this is the correct forum to do this but we are trying to use an image that we believe is held in the private collections of Prince Indra Vikram Singh and need to obtain proper permissions. Can you assist me with this?
Hello Kealy, Nice to hear from you. Which image would you like to use? You could write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Regards, Indra Vikram Singh
Hello Sir – Can you let me know if you are the same Vikram Singh who promoted cultural exchanges in 1983. Specifically Uriah Heep concerts in Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai? Apologies if I am mistaken but I thought I recognised you. I worked for Uriah Heep. Yours Sincerely
Hello Peter, I am not the person who promoted Uriah Heep concerts, though I am quite fond of music. Nice to hear from you nonetheless. Sincerely, Indra Vikram Singh
Jay mataji hukam🙏🏻, I’m Chintan Singh Solanki from Althan-Bhatar, Surat, I’m carrying out a research study on Solanki and Gohil Rajputs of South-Gujarat region and would like to ask you few questions about the History of Rajpipla and adjoining region around the state. Specially about sub-clans and Bhayats of Gohil Rajputs of Rajpipla line. It would do a great help to me. Regards. 🙏🏻
Jaymataji. You are welcome to send me your questions. Regards and goodnight.
Hukam could you kindly send me you email address or contact number so I can send my questionnaire and if you are in Rajpipla then I would love to have conversation with you in person. Thank you. Regards. 🙏🏻
My email ID is email@example.com, and mobile # is 9899579063. I will be coming over to Rajpipla soon. All good wishes.
Khammaghani Yuvrajsaib ne,
My self Vishwajeet Singh Gohil. I’m from Chomal, a Lathi bhayati village. Your knowledge on our dynasty is very vast. Bapu I want to know more about our dynasty. Please suggest me books. I’ll be very grateful to receive your answer. Thank you.
Jaymataji and Khamaghani, We have already connected on Instagram. As I mentioned, I have not come across a book on the Gohil dynasty, but there is a lot in this blog. Best wishes.