Morbi was the capital of the former princely State of Morbi, ruled
by the Jadeja Rajput clan. The beautiful town of Morbi is located
on the banks of the Machchhu River. It is a town of Rajkot district
and located at 22°49' N and 70°54'E.
Floods devastated Morbi in 1979 AD, when Machchhu dam burst during
heavy rains. The folk song, which predicted this tragedy, years
before it happened, is still sung by the bards of the region.
The house of Morbi claimed seniority over the Jadejas of Jamnagar
and Kutch. The prosperous city-state of Morbi and much of the built
heritage and town planning is attributed to the efficient administration
of Sir Waghji, who came to the throne in 1879 AD and ruled until
1948 AD. Sir Waghji acted as a ruler, manager, patron and police
officer of the State with great authority, always keeping the citizens'
interests in mind. Sir Waghji, like other contemporary rulers of
Saurashtra, built roads, railway network of seventy miles connecting
Wadhvan and Morbi and two small ports of Navlakhi and Vavania for
exporting the state's production of salt and cloth.
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