Shekhawat are the most prominent of the all the Kachawahas. They are offsprings of the great Kachawaha Rajput warrior Rao Shekha ( 1443 - 1488). He ruled over the region called 'Shekhawati' , comprising of the districts of Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu.
He was son of Thakur of Nan Mokal Kachawaha and Nirwan Queen. He was
born on 24 sept. 1433, at Amra Dhabai ki Dhani. Later in the memory Amra
Rao shekh founded Amarsar.On death of his old father Rao Mokal, Rao
Shekha took over the reigns in 1459, at that time he was only 12.
Shekhawt's and Shekhawati (area in which they reside) has given maximum
number of soldiers to the country. And about 30,000 of this regions
soldiers have died in first and second world war. Maximum causalities of
soldiers in Kargil conflict were of Shekhawati region. This area is also
recipient of the first Param veer chakra in India, which was won by Piru
Singh Shekhawat of village Rampura beri (district- Churu). He was from
6th Rajputana Rifles. Most of the Rajput troops from shekhawati are
enrolled in Rajputana Rifles, rajput regiment and grenadiers regiment.