|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded in 1305, when land comprising two villages,
Sonkha and Mohuri (now amalgamated into the present town of Sonkhameri,
was granted by the
then King of Orissa, Kishore Narsingh, to
the founder, Hatakeshwar Rawat, in recognition of his valour. The
present Raja (1893) maintains a military force of 709 infantry and 3
guns. The family emblem is a leopard. Rulers were…
- Raja HATAKESHWAR
RAWAT, 1st Raja of Baramba 1305/1327, he drove away the Khonds,
who inhabited the two villages granted to him by the Raja of Orissa,
and made his capital at Baramba, about 9 kilometres further south, he
doubled the size of his grant by conquest, and was succeeded by his
- Raja MALAKESHWAR RAWAT,
2nd Raja of Baramba 1327/1345, he made further additions to his state,
extending the limit to Agalpur, where he discovered the temple of the
Goddess Votaika or Bruhadamba or Bodama, and named the state Baramba,
in her honour.
- Raja DURGESWAR
RAWAT, 3rd Raja of Baramba
- Raja JAMBESWAR
RAWAT, 4th Raja of Baramba 1375/1416, he defeated the Khond
Chief of Kharod and added the conquered territory to his own.
- Raja BHOLESWAR
RAWAT, 5th Raja of Baramba 1416/1459, he defeated the Khandayat
Chief of Amatia and extended the limit of his state to Ratapat (now the
present boundary between Baramba and Narsinghpur), this was the limit
of Baramba in the western direction, and his successors increased their
possessions to the east of their headquarters.
- Raja KANHU RAWAT,
6th Raja of Baramba 1459/1514, he extended the state eastwards to
- Raja MADHAB RAWAT,
7th Raja of Baramba 1514/1537
- Raja NABIN RAWAT,
8th Raja of Baramba 1537/1560, during his reign the state attained its
largest area, which was maintained to the present time.
BRAJADHARA RAWAT, 9th Raja of Baramba 1560/1584
CHANDRASHEKHAR MANGARAJ, 10th Raja of Baramba 1584/1617
- Raja NARAYAN
CHANDA MANGARAJ, 11th Raja of Baramba 1617/1635
- Raja KRUSHNA
CHANDA MANGARAJ, 12th Raja of Baramba 1635/1650, during his
reign, the Marathas invaded the country and he was forced to
acknowledge their supremacy and pay a tribute annually.
- Raja GOPINATH CHANDRA
MANGARAJ, 13th Raja of Baramba 1650/1679
- Rawat BALBHADRA MANGRAJ,
14th Rawat of Baramba
- Rawat FAKIR MANGRAJ,
15th Rawat of Baramba 1711/1743
- Rawat BANADHAR MANGRAJ,
16th Rawat of Baramba 1743/1748
- Rawat PADMANAVA BIRBAR
MANGRAJ, 17th Rawat of Baramba
1748/1793, he was a weak ruler, and during his reign, the Raja of
Khandpara invaded the state, and drove him out and retained possession
for some thirteen months, the Rawat sought the help of the Raja of
Khurda, and together they succeeded in driving the Raja of Khandpara
out of the state, in 1775, the Raja of Narsinghpur invaded the state
and took control of two forts, Kharad and Ratapat, he appealed to the
Marathas for their assistance and was able to regain possession of the
- Rawat PINDIKA BIRBAR
MAHAPATRA, 18th Rawat of Baramba 1793/1842
- Rawat GOPINATH BIRBAR
MAHAPATRA, 19th Rawat of Baramba 1842/1869, married and had
- Raja Dasrathi Birbar Mangraj
- Raja DASRATHI BIRBAR
MAHAPATRA, 20th Raja of Baramba 1869/1881,
born 1851, Raja [cr.1874], married (a), a Princess of
(b), a Princess of Manjusha, and had issue, one daughter and one son.
- Rani Padmamali Devi, married Raja Raghunath Singh
Mandhata of Nayagarh.
- Raja Bishambhar Birbar Mangraj
- Raja BISHAMBHAR BIRBAR
MAHAPATRA, 21st Raja of Baramba 1881/1922,
born 12th April 1880, succeeded to the gadi on 15th July 1881 (#1),
married 1stly, a Princess of Parikud, she died sp, married
2ndly, a Princess of Khallikote,
married 3rdly, Rani Mukta Mali Devi of
Purana Patna, and had issue, two daughters and one son.
- Rani Raseshwari Patta Mahadei (by the Khallikote Rani),
married the Raja Raghunath Bhanj Birbar Jagdeb of Haldia (Dist. Khurda,
Orissa), born 1907, and had issue,
- Raja Narayan Chandra Bhanj Deo of Haldia,
married the Princess of Chikiti, and had issue, one son.
- Rajkumar (name unknown), adopted to
Biruli, and succeeded there as the Raja Saheb of Biruli, Dist. Ganjam,
- Raja Sri Narayan Chandra Birbar Mangraj
Rani Mukta Mali Devi) (qv)
- Rani Laxmi Priya Devi (+) (by Rani Mukta Mali Devi),
married the Raja Saheb Birabar Natabar Singh Narendra Mahapatra (+) of
Pachikote, Orissa, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
- Raja Sri NARAYAN CHANDRA
BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA, 22nd Raja of Baramba 1922/- ,
born 10th January
1914 and succeeded 20th August 1922, installed 16th January 1935;
educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur and at Allahabad University,
Allahabad, U.P.; he married Rani Sushila Devi, grandaughter of Raja Sir
Raja of Bamra, and had issue, two sons. He died 15th October 1954.
- Raja Sri Krushna
Deb Birbar Mangraj
- Pattayet Brundavan Chandra Deb, born 1939, educated at
Rajkumar College, Raipur and St Xavier’s College, Calcutta; he married
Pattayet Rani Manoj Manjari Devi, daughter
of Lal Saheb of Bamra, and had issue, one daughter and two sons. He
died March 2003.
- Kumari Sushmita Devi, born 1970, unmaried.
- Kumar Bir Bikram Chandra Deb, born 1976, unmarried.
- Kumar Niladri Bikram Chandra Deb, born 1980,
- Raja Sri KRUSHNA
DEB BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA, 23rd Raja of Baramba 1954/1978,
born 1935, educated at Rajkumar
College, Raipur and Allahabad University, Allahabad, U.P.; he married
Devi, born 1939, died 1987, eldest daughter of Raja Anup Singh
Deo of Khariar, and his wife, Shrimati
Rani Soubhagya Manjari Devi, third daughter of HH Maharaja
Brij Mohan Deb of Kalahandi, and had
issue, two sons and three
daughters. He died 1978.
- Raja Tribikram Chandra Deb Birbar Mangraj
- Rajkumari Jyoti Devi,
born 7th December 1958, a Past President of the Inner Wheel Club of
Bhubaneswar and had been adjudged Best President and Best Secretary in
the Inner Wheel Movement. She has been Chairperson of Calcutta Alipore
Ladies Circle – 3 and Bhubaneswar Mid Town Ladies Circle – 12.
She was twice the Conference Convenor of Ladies Circle Annual
General Meeting, at Calcutta in 1992 and at Bhubaneswar in 1995. She
was the National Secretary of Ladies Circle India in 1992. She is also
the General Secretary of Orissa Pradesh Mahila Congress and Charter
Secretary of the newly formed Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar New Horizon,
which has only ladies as members, it has taken up notable projects for
the welfare of the community, particularly the downtrodden. She runs a
Travel Agency and Guest House at Bhubaneswar; married
29th June 1980 in Baramba, Rajkumar Bikram Kesari Singh
Deo of Manjusha, M.A. (Political
Science ), he is a quizmaster of
repute, he has been Master of Ceremonies on many occasions, including
theIIth Asian Rowing Championships held at Hyderabad in November
2005, and has also given live running commentary for Rowing events
through Door Darshan; President of the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar
2006/2007, durng his term as
President, the club received as many as 30 awards in Rotary
International District 3260 and he was adjudged the Outstanding
President for 2006/2007 and the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar was adjudged
the Outstanding Club; member and past Joint Secretary of
Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., Member 41 Club No. 37, Bhubaneswar, past
and Chairman of Bhubaneswar Mid Town Round Table 93 and Calcutta
Round Table 12, founder President of Kalinga Rifle Club, Bhubaneswar;
and has issue, two
- Kunwar Digvijay Singh Deo, born
23rd May 1981, educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar and
graduated from BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar, where
hestood Ist class third in English Honours, Post Graduate from
the Indian Institute of Mass Communication New Delhi. Has Worked for
Star News and Door Darshan. Presently Special Correspondent CNN IBN in
Delhi. He has made a mark as a Sports journalist in the electronic
- Kunwar Ranvijay Singh Deo, born
1984, educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar, Graduate in Hotel
Management from Chanakya Institute Vishakhapatnam, represented school
in Kho Kho at the National level (gold medalist), presently working
with Hotel Trident Hilton in Chennai.
- Rani Kiran Devi [Rani Saheba of Jarada], born 13th
married 10th February 1982, Raja
Deepak Chandra Deo of Jarada,
and has issue, one son.
- Yuvraj Viswaroop Chandra Deo, born 23rd January
Rajkumar College, Raipur and graduate from Christ College, Cuttack.
- Pattayet Tribhuvan Chandra Deb, born 1967, educated at
Stewart School, Bhubaneswar and Rajkumar College, Raipur, an excellent
sportsman, he married Pattayet Rani Sangeeta Singh Deo, daughter of
Girendra Narayan Singh Deo
of “Nua Pacca I” (see Seraikella),
and his wife, Kumarani Kamala Devi, no issue.
- Rajkumari Rashmi Devi, born 1969, married Kunwar
Sailesh Bux Rai, M.A. (English), B.Ed., presently (2008) working as a
teacher in English with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Patna Region; son of
Kunwar Narendra Bux Rai of Bishrampur,
and his first wife, Rajkumari
Padmini Raj Lakshmi, and has issue, one
daughter and one son.
- Kumari Shraddha Buxrai, born 13th August 1995.
- Kunwar Shivendra Buxrai, born 15th January
- Raja TRIBIKRAM CHANDRA DEB
BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA, 24th Raja of Baramba (see
The help of Rajkumar Bikram Kesari
Singh Deo of Manjusha is gratefully acknowledged, November 2007.