|Princely State of British India
Kota State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
|14,828 km2 (5,725 sq mi)
|Today part of
Kota State, also known as Kotah State, was a state in India, centered on the city of Kota, now located in Rajasthan State of the India.
The average revenue of Kota state in 1901 was Rs.31,00,000. 
The rulers of Kota were from the Hada sect of the Chauhan Rajput clan and bore the title of Maharao.
On 18 April 1948, the Maharao merged his state with the Union of India and the state thus ceased to have independent existence. The Maharao lost his ruling powers but continued to hold certain titles and privileges until the year 1971, when everything was withdrawn. Nevertheless, the Maharao remains the head of the erstwhile royal family and an important cultural figure in Kota. The non-ruling Maharaos are listed below:
Maharao Bhim Singh II in history, the day of 12 February is associated with the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi .On the same day in 1948, his ashes were flown to several holy ponds including the Ganges River in Allahabad,Chambal River Ghat in Kota, Rajasthan. 13 days before this, i.e. on January 30, 1948, Gandhiji was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. On the 13th day of his death, a kalash was reverentially flown on the banks of the Chambal river as a nation-wide expedition, in the presence of thousands of thousands of male women, the urns of Mahatma Gandhi were flown by aircraft by Kota Maharao Shri Bhim Singh Ji During this time, thousands of people were present at the Ghat besides the former Maharao Bhim Singh of Kota. This inscription was installed by the then Home Minister Rajchandra Sena in memory of it, this inscription still remains on Rampura Chhoti Samaj which represents this historical site as a memorial. Is the place where immersion of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes was executed.