|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
Rajas of Bonai share an agnatic descent with the
rulers of Seraikhella, Kharsawan and Rairakhol. The title of Tikait is
the courtesy title of the heir-apparent, that of
Patait is borne by the second son, that of Lal by the third son, and
Babu by the younger sons. Rulers
- Raja DAYANIDHI CHANDRA DEO,
Raja of Bonai 1804/1851
- Raja CHANDRA DEO,
Raja of Bonai 1851/1876, born 1805, married and had
- Tekait Dyanidhi Deo Bahadur, rendered the British
Government, distinguished service during the Keonjhar rebellion.
- Raja INDRA DEO Bahadur,
Raja of Bonai 1876/1898,
born about 1836 (or 1838),
he succeeded to the gadi on
September 1876 (#1),
he rendered good service to the Government during the Keonjhar
disturbances in 1867-68, married and had issue. He died 1898.
- Raja Nilambar Chandra Deo (qv)
- Pattayat Bishambhar Deo
- Lal Hari Krishna Deo
- Rani Krishnapriya Devi, [daughter of the Raja of
Bonai], married Raja Mitrabhanu Sai of Sambalpur. She died sp.
- Kumari (name unknown),
married Raja Dinabandhu Mahendra Bahadur of Dhenkanal, and had issue, one son.
- Unknown generation
- Rani Maithali Devi Patta Mahadei, married Raja Braja
Sundar Deb of Aul, and had issue. [She is described as a cousin
of Rani Swarna Manjari
Devi (see below)]
- Raja NILAMBAR CHANDRA DEO,
Raja of Bonai 1898/1902, married and had issue.
He died 1902.
- Raja Dharani Dhar Deo Deb (qv)
- Lal Bir Chandra Deo, adopted by the Raja Saheb of
Rairakhol and succeeded there as Raja Bir Chandra Jadumani Deo Janamuni
- Lal (name unknown)
Deo, married and had issue.
- Tikayat Keshari Deo, born 1928, adopted by his uncle as
his intended successor.
- Rani Swarna Manjari
Devi, married Raja Pitamber Deb of Aul,
and had issue, one daughter.
- Raja DHARANI DHAR DEO Deb,
Raja of Bonai 1902/- , born 6th January 1884
19th February 1902, adopted his brother’s son as his heir; married and
had adoptive issue.
- (A) Tikayat Keshari Deo, succeeded as Raja Saheb
Kadamba Keshri Chandra Deo (qv)
- Raja Saheb Kadamba
CHANDRA DEO, Raja of Bonai (see above)
- Rajkumar Kadam
Chandra Deo of Bonai, married Rajkumari Jyotsna Moyee Devi, daughter of
Rai Bahadur Thakur Birendra Nath Singh, Zamindar Saheb of Chandrapur and Padampur
Estates, and his wife, Thakurani Leelabati Devi.
Bonai, married Raja Dinabandhu Mahendra Bahadur of Dhenkanal, and had issue.
- Kumar Pradeep Chandra
Deo, of the Bhaludungri Branch of the Bonai Royal family, married 20th
November 1972, Rajkumari Pratibha Devi of Jarada,
issue, three daughters.
- Kumar Ramanuj
Chandra Deo of the Bhaludungri branch of the Bonai Royal family,
married Rajkumari Sureshwari Devi of Khariar,
has issue, three sons.
- Kumar Devanand Chandra
Deo of Bonai, married Kumari Hira Devi, daughter of Kumar Govind Pratap
Singh Deo of the Nuagarh branch of the Seraikella
Royal Family, and his wife, Kumari
Lakshmi Kumari Devi, and has issue two daughters.
- Kumari Anuradha Devi
- Kumari Anupama Devi