DHENKANAL

 

DHENKANAL (Princely State)

 

AREA: 3,789 km2 Privy Purse: 89,700Rs Accession: 1st January 1948
STATE: Orissa Dynasty: Bhuyavamsha Religion: Hindu
REVENUE: 219,000Rs (1901) Population: 273,662 (1901)

 

Present Ruler: Brig.(retd)
Raja
KAMAKSHYA PRASAD SINGH Deo Mahendra Bahadur
A.V.S.M., Raja of
Dhenkanal since 1965. (P.O. Dhenkanal-759001, Orissa, India)
born
6th
August
1941 in Calcutta, B.Sc. (Hons) (Geology), B.L.D (Orissa), educated at
La
Martineire School and Jadavpur University, Calcutta and Ravenshaw
College,
Cuttack (Orissa). Member of the Rajya Sabha [28.1.1972] – [2.4.1976]
and member of the 4th,
7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 13th Lok Sabha. Represented India in rowing;
Orissa
in hockey and rowing; Jadavpur University in hockey, football and
rowing;
Utkal University in cricket; a rugby player; conducts martial arts
competitions.
Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegations to Canada, 1989, Nepal, 1973
and
Zimbabwe, 1986. Commissioned in the Territorial Army in the Regiment of
artillery and fought in 1971 Indo-Pak war Operation Cactus); qualified
as 1st paratrooper of the Territorial Army in 1986, commanded the
Territorial
Army contingent in the Republic Day Parade, 1976; qualified instructor
in Army School of Mechanical Transport, 1976 and Infantry School, Mhow
1976; qualified as the 1st Asian as International Umpire in Rowing
1981;
conducted 9th Asian Games as umpire in 1982, World Championship in
1983,
1985, 1987 and 1989; Asian Games 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994; Olympic
Games
1984, 1988; Chef De Mission, India Contingent to Olympics 1988; married
6th May 1962, Rani Savitri Devi (Krishna Devi), daughter of HH
Maharaja Pratap Kesari Deo of Kalahandi,
and
his wife, HH Maharani Kasturika Mohini Devi, and has issue, two
sons and
three daughters.

  • Rajkumar Yuvaraj Amar Jyoti Singh Deo, married
    8th December
    1990,
    Rajkumari Meenal Kumari, elder daughter of Maharajkumar Ranjitsinhji of
    Wankaner,
    and has issue, one son and one daughter.

    • Yuvraj Kumari Yashashwani Devi
    • Yuvraj Kumar Vidhwatam Singh Deo
  • Raj Kumari Annapurna Devi, married Kunwar Vikramaditya
    Ranawat of Bhupalgarh, and has
    issue, three daughters and one son.
  • Raj Kumari Anuradha Devi, married Kunwar Chandraveer
    Singh, son of Maharaj Amarendra Singh Ji of Salumber, and has issue, one son.
  • Raj Kumar Pattayet Ashok Vardhan Singh Deo, a pilot
    with Kingfisher Airlines, married Pattayet Rani Ritu Devi, and has
    issue, one son and one daughter.

    • Kumari Ananya Devi
    • Kumar Jai Vardhan Singh Deo
  • Raj Kumari Anusuya Devi

 

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