Bhamashah originally came from the state of Alwar, and belonged to the Kavadia Oswal
Jain community. After the famous battle of Khanwar fought between Rana
Sanga, and Babar, who founded the Mughal dynasty in India, Bhamashah, along
with a number of supporters returned home with Rana Sanga, to Chittorgarh.
Bhamashah distinguished himself in the field of battle at Haldi Ghati. Rana Pratap
elevated him to the post of Prime Minister. In the decades to come, Bhanshah's
family remained closely associated with the House of Mewar. His son, Jeewanshah
and his grandson, Akshairaj were also appointed as Prime Minister's by
their Maharanas - Rana Amar Singh and Rana Karan Singh, respectively.
Bhamashah was a loyal and trusted treasurer for Rana Pratap. His responsibility was
to keep the treasury secure and provide funds for battle, whenever required.
It was in this capacity, that Bhamashah came to the rescue of Rana Pratap
on a number of occasions, when the protection and honour of Mewar was at
The Bhamashah Award is a State Award. This award was instituted to honour students
achieving the top position by securing the highest percentage in select
facilities from amongst all the universities of Rajasthan, in recognition
of selfless sacrifice, astute financial management, and devotion to duty.
The Annual State Award consists of:
of Rs. 2001/-