Maharana Gambhir Singhji
The owners of the Rajvant Palace Resort are the descendants of The Gohil Rajput rulers of princely Rajpipla, its State area covering about 1,800sq miles, mostly of forest, agricultural land and river valleys. It grew to be one of the most prosperous princely states in Gujarat, with a salute of 13 guns. second only to Baroda in south eastern Gujarat, Chokrana, a Parmar Rajput prince of Ujjain in Malwa (now the western part of the state of Madhya Pradesh), following disputes with his father settled in Pipla town.
Maharana Chhatra Singhji
the builder of modern and affluent Rajpipla was his son, Vijay Sinhji, who came to the throne in 1915 AD, and proved to be a great administrator. He was conferred the Knight commander rank, the hereditary title of Maharajah and the gun salutes for the ruler of Rajpipla were increased from 11 to 13. He introduced free Primary education, nominal high school fees, scholarships, a hospital, 5 dispensaries and a veterinary hospital in the state, good public works, a criminal-and-civil court, good motorable roads, a 40 mile railway line connecting Rajpipla to Ankleshwar, a junction on the Delhi-Ahmedabad-Bombay line, and a 19 mile steam rail-road & tramway connecting the towns along the river Narmada with villages in the interior and a power house supplying water and electricity to the town.
MAHARAJA RAGHUBIR SINGH GOHIL
Matriculation from Daly College, Indore,(Madhya Pradesh)1959,Graduation from N.Wadia College Pune,(Maharashtra) in Economics, Hons (special) 1963, Diploma in Business and Industrial Management from I.C.S. London (U.K.) Doctorate of Law from Geneva Theological College, N. Carolina (U.S.A) Hon Consul for Barbados (West Indies)in Mumbai, (Former), Rank of Colonel from Kentucky (U.S.A.) Honours-Knight Commander Bylorussia, (now Belarus) Knight of Justice from (Poland) Knight Order of St.George from (U.K.), Commandeur from Paris,(France), Knight Order of St.Gereon, Koln (Germany), Member of Police Chiefs (U.S.A.) Special Executive Magistrate, (Maharashtra), Conservator of Wild Life (Govt. of Gujarat), Director/Partner R.R.Hotels Ltd. and Raj Enterprises of Rajvant Palace Resort and Vijayraj Palace Hotel, Trustee of G.S.L English Medium Public School, R.R. Charitable Trust, Rajeshwar Mahadeo Trust, Tatya Baba Trust, Publication in National Geographic Magazine, (U.S.A.) Men of Achievement, Cambridge (U.K.) Faces of India (U.K.), Married Rukmani Devi, a Princess from Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) in 1964.
MAHARANI RUKMANI DEVI,
Daughter of late Maharawal of Jaisalmer and wife of Maharaja Raghubir Singhji of Rajpipla is an MA in philosophy from Rajasthan university, and has done catering diploma from Insitute of catering(Bombay), Correspondence course in journalism(ICS, Bombay), Yogic course(Yoga institute, Santacruz, Bombay) and training in Vocal Hindustani sangeet under Pandit Manikbua Thakoredas of Bhaskar Gharana. She is Convenor (Rajpipla chapter) of INTACH, Director of Hotel Taj Ganges(Banares hotel Ltd, Varanasi), a dealer of Indian Oil corporation in Jaisalmer, Patron member of PEN(All India center, Bombay), Chairperson of Shri Laxminath charitable trust, trustee of RR charitable trust, Rajeshwar Mahadev trust and Shri Tatya Baba trust, and founder member of Raj Swachick Sewa Sanstha, Rajpipla. She is the author of Aashadi badaal, a book of poems in Hindi with connotations in Gujarati and English.