Karni Singh Sodha (of Amarkot district of Sindh in Pakistan) is the son of Rana Hamir Singh Sodha who is a member of Pakistan People’s Party. The family of Rana Hamir Singh has been an important part of Pakistan’s politics for the past 80 years.
Karni Singh Sodha had recently tied the knot with Padmini Rathore of Kanota royal family of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The young couple, had exchanged rings at a Roka ceremony in Jaipur and tied the wedding knot on February 20, 2015 in Narayan Niwas of Jaipur.
The interesting fact about this marriage was that it will be the first time since independence that ‘lagan’ and ‘tika’ was sent to Pakistan ahead of wedding.
Karni Singh Sodha is a lawyer by training, getting his LLB Honours degree from University of London’s external program.
These days he is looking after the family farms, and rises before dawn to do his daily rounds.
The family of Karni Singh has an impressive legacy. They had given refuge to Akbar’s father, Humayun, and his wife in Amarkot (now Umerkot in Pakistan’s Sindh province) as he fled to the desert region after being defeated by Sher Shah Suri in 1540.
Karni Singh’s father Rana Hamir Singh Sodha maintains very close relations with Pakistani leaders.
Karni Singh is fond of hunting. He is often seen going on hunts with his friends.
When he goes for hunting, he is accompanied by several bodyguards, equipped with AK-47 and shotguns.
Pakistani muslims believe that the family of Rana Hamir Singh Sodha are the descendants of King Puru (Paras), which is why they always stand with them.
Rana Hamir Singh’s mother Rajmata Sahiba Subhdra Kumari came from Bikaner, India, when she married his father the legendary, late Rana Chander Singh, who belongs to the ruling famaily of Amarkot.
Karni Sodha’s three sisters married Rajputs on the Indian side.