A Kachhwaha Rajput Warrior Clan of Suryavansham origin from Rajputana (Rajasthan). Simply, Shekhawat is a clan of Rajputs in Rajasthan, India. The descendants of great warrior MahaRao Shekha Ji are called Shekhawat.
The Shekhawat Rajputs ruled over the Shekhawati region for over 500 yrs . Raja Raimal,Raja Raisal ,Raja Sheo Singh of Sikar, Bhojraj ji,Raja Ajit Singh of Khetri, Raja Kalyan Singh of Sikar, Raja Sardar Singh Khetri, Thakur Shyam Singh Bissau, freedom fighter Thakur Dungar Singh & Thakur Jawahar Singh Shekhawat are the prominent figures of this Clan. Shekhawat is a very common name in Indian armed forces. Many of them had won gallantry awards including Param Vir Chakra (read Piru Singh Shekhawat,PVC winner) Mahavir Chakra , V S Shekhawat has commanded the Indian Navy as an Admiral.
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