BONAI

 

 

BONAI (Princely State)

 

 

 

AREA: 8,907 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 80,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th April 1948
STATE: Orissa DYNASTY: Rathore RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 24,026 (1892)

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja Saheb KADAMBA
KESHRI
CHANDRA DEO
, present Raja Saheb of Bonai

 

born 1928, succeeded by adoption; married Rani Saheba Geeta
Kumari Devi, born 29th October
1930, died 17th December 2002, daughter of Lal Sahib Prafulla Chandra
Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj,
and his wife, Rani
Prafulla Kumari Devi of Bastar, and has issue, two sons and three
daughters.

  • Tikayet Kiran Kesari Deo, died young, unmaried.
  • Yuvraj Bir Keshari Deo, Member of the Executive
    Committee of Rajkumar College at Raipur; married Yuvrani Sushmeshwari
    Devi, daughter HH Raja Bijay Bhushan Singh Ju Deo of Jashpur,
    and his wife, HH Rani Jaya Kumari Devi, and has issue, one son and one
    daughter.
  • Rajkumari Jaishree Devi (+)
  • Rajkumari Minakshi Devi, married Shri Samarendra Singh Deo,
    Zamindar of Madanpur-Rampur, and has
    issue, two daughters.
  • Rajkumari Enakshi Devi, married Shri Shankar Singh
    Adhikari,
    Vice-Principal of Rajkumar College, Raipur; and
    has issue.

    • Kamakshi Devi, born about 1987.

 

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
were…

  • Raja DAYANIDHI CHANDRA DEO,
    Raja of Bonai 1804/1851
  • Raja CHANDRA DEO,
    Raja of Bonai 1851/1876, born 1805, married and had
    issue.

    • 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
    12th
    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
      (see Rairakhol)
    • 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
    and succeeded
    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
    KESHRI
    CHANDRA DEO
    , Raja of Bonai (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • 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.
  • a
    Princess of
    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,
    and has
    issue, three daughters.
  • Kumar Ramanuj
    Chandra Deo of the Bhaludungri branch of the Bonai Royal family,
    married Rajkumari Sureshwari Devi of Khariar,
    and
    has issue, three sons.

    • Kumar Debashish Chandra Deo
    • Kumar Digvijay Chandra Deo
    • Kumar Debraj Chandra Deo
  • 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

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