COSSIM BAZAR

 

COSSIM BAZAR (Zamindari)

 

 

Area: xx km2 rEvENue: xx Accession: xx
State: Bengal Dynasty: xx Religion: Hindu

 

Present Ruler: Maharaja PRASANTA
RAY
, Zamindar of Kassimbazar since 1952.

 

married Maharani Suparna Ray fl.1995

 

Predecessors and Short History:
One of the biggest zamindaris of Bengal. Estate holders
were….

  • Shri Dewan KRISHNAKANTA
    NANDI
    ,
    founder of the Kasimbazar Raj, he was
    more commonly
    known as
    Kanta
    Babu, originally a grocer, then a trader of multiple commodities like
    silk,
    salt and cotton and finally a banian to Warren Hastings, Kanta
    Babu
    began
    his landed career with the acquisition of the Baharbund pargana (now
    mainly
    Gaibandha and Kurigram districts), married and had issue. He died in
    1794 (or 1778).

    • Maharaja Lokenath Rai Bahadur (qv)
  • Maharaja LOKENATH Rai
    Bahadur
    ,
    Zamindar of Kasimbazar 1794/1804, extended the
    zamindari to many
    other parts of Bengal, he was granted the title of Maharaja by the
    Nawab
    of Murshidabad; married and had issue. He died in 1804.

    • Raja Harinath Rai Bahadur (qv)

COURT OF WARDS
1804/1820

  • Raja HARINATH Rai Bahadur,
    Zamindar of Kasimbazar 1820/1832, he was granted the title of Raja
    Bahadur by Lord Amherst; married Rani Harasundari, and had issue.
    He died 1832.

    • Raja Krishnanath Rai Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumari Gobinda Sundari, married Sri (name unknown), died 1872, and had
      issue. She died 1862.

      • Sri (name
        unknown
        ), died 1873.
      • Maharaja Sir Manindra Chandra Nandy (qv)

COURT OF WARDS
1832/1841

  • Raja KRISHNANATH Rai
    Bahadur
    ,
    Zamindar of Kasimbazar 1833/1844, born 1822, the
    zamindari was
    managed by the
    Court of Wards from 1833 to 1841, he was educated privately by English
    and Indian tutors, and became fluent in the English language; he
    purchased a printing press in 1838 and on the 10th May 1840,
    the first Bengali newspaper outside
    Calcutta, appeared under his patronage; Member of the Landholders’
    Society; he was granted the title of Raja Bahadur, married 1838, Rani
    Swarnamoyi (qv). He died sp
    1st November 1844 or committed suicide on 31st October 1848 while in a
    state of temporary insanity.

COURT OF WARDS
1844/1847

  • Maharaja ASHUTOSH NATH ROY,
    Zamindar of Kasimbazar 1847/-,
    married
    and had issue.

    • Maharani Jyotirmoyi Devi, married
      Maharaja Kshaunish Chandra Ray Bahadur of Nadia.
  • Maharani Swarnamoyi Devi,
    Zamindarani of Kasimbazar -/1897, born 1827 in Batakul village, Burdwan
    District, she was granted the title of Maharani as a personal
    distinction on 11th August 1871 (#1),
    married and had issue. She died 25th August 1897.

    • Maharaja Sir Manindra Chandra Nandy (qv)
  • Maharaja Sir MANINDRA
    CHANDRA
    NANDY
    K.C.I.E., Zamindar of Kasimbazar 1897/1929, born 1860,
    K.C.I.E.
    [cr. xx.6.1915], Education: Hindu
    School.
    Chairman,
    Berhampur Municipality, 1900-1915; Chairman, Murshidabad District Board
    since 1922; Honorary Fellow of Calcutta University; President, All
    India
    Hindu Sabha; President, Bengal Landholders’ Association, 1918/1920;
    President,
    British Indian Association, Calcutta, 1922, 1923 and 1929. President,
    Murshidabad
    Association, since 1897; President, All India Exhibitions, Calcutta,
    1918
    and 1922; Member, Indian Legislative Council, 1913-1921; Member,
    Council
    of State, since 1921; founder of a Chair in the Benares Hindu
    University
    and one of Science in Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose Laboratory in Calcutta;
    takes a keen interest in public and political affairs, and is a
    munificent
    patron of education, agriculture, literature, art, music, science and
    development
    of home industries. Publications: Upasana; B.S. Panjika; The Indian
    Medicinal
    Plant; A History of Indian Philosophy; Great Baisnava Granthas; Part 10
    of Sree Matbhagbat; Fundamental Unity of India; History of Indian
    Shipping
    and Indian Maritime Activity, he was granted the title of Maharaja on
    30th May 1898; married and had issue, one son and four
    daughters. He died 1929.

    • The Hon. Maharaja Srish Chandra Nandy (qv)
  • The Hon. Maharaja SRISH
    CHANDRA
    NANDY
    , Zamindar of Kasimbazar 1929/1952, born 1897,
    M.A., MLA for Bengal 1937/-, Minister in the cabinet of Ak
    Fazlul
    Huq 1937/1942, married Maharani Nilima Devi. He
    died
    1952.
  • Maharaja PRASANTA RAY
    (see above)

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