Vikram Singh Pawar is the son of the 9th Maharaja of Dewas Senior, His Highness Maharaja Tukoji Rao IV Puar and Her Highness Maharani Gayatri Raje Puar. The 10th descendant of Maratha Rajput Puar dynasty of Dewas State (Senior), Vikram Singh Rao Puar was born on 3 May 1989 in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh.
Vikram Singh Rao Puar completed his schooling from one of the most prestigious schools of India – The Daly College, Indore. He travelled to England to study at the London School of Economics and Social Sciences. After completing his Master’s Degree in Political Science, Vikram Singh Puar returned to his hometown, Dewas, with the aim of serving the people.
In terms of popularity among the masses, Vikram Singh Puar is no less than his father, Maharaja Tukoji Rao IV Puar, who was the 6th Maharaja of the Puar Dynasty of Dewas Senior. He was the 9th descendant of Raja Tukoji Rao I Puar, the founder of Dewas Senior state.
A popular and unassuming leader of the masses, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Puar was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly six times during his lifetime. Following the family tradition, Srimant Tukoji Rao Puar had always been dedicated towards the welfare of the janta of Dewas.
Maharaja Srimant Tukoji Rao Puar administered several development projects like the construction of the Shipra Dam Project, and the Dewas Bypass road. The ropeway to Maa Chamunda Devi Temple and Maa Tulja Bhawani Temple was also initiated under the patronage of Maharaja Srimant Tukoji Rao Puar, which has boosted tourism in the Tekri region.
After the death of his father Maharaja Tukoji Rao Puar, Vikram Singh Puar was crowned the 10th Maharaja of Dewas Senior in a private ceremony held at Anand Bhawan Palace, Dewas. He is carrying forward the legacy of his late father and mother Rajmata Gayatri Raje Puar.
Vikram Singh Puar is also connected with his people at the grass root level. He is a simple man, and is often seen with the people of Dewas, addressing their grievances. He takes keen interest in newly sanctioned projects for the development of Dewas, as well as the projects that were completed under the aegis of his father.
The Dewas leader is known for his eloquent speeches among the masses. He has been quite vocal about social issues like women empowerment and female infanticide, as well as environmental concerns like water pollution and organic farming. He has also shown active participation in the ‘Rally for Rivers’ movement.