|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state of Jashpur was ceded to the British Government by the provisional
agreement concluded with Mudhoji Bhonsle in 1818. Although noticed in
second part of this agreement as a separate state, it was at first
as a fief of Surguja to some measure. The relations of the chief are
by the provisions of the sanad granted in 1899 and later
in 1905. The Raja maintains a military force of 2 guns (in 1893).
- Raja RANJIT SINGH,
Raja of Jashpur, died circa 1813.
- Raja RAM SINGH,
Raja of Jashpur 1826/-
- Raja PRATAP NARAYAN SINGH
Deo Bahadur C.I.E., Raja of Jashpur 1845/1900, born 1822
to the gadi on 24th
1845 (#1), he
rendered good service in the military operations in 1857 against the
rebels in Udaipur and Palimau, and was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) on 21st May 1890; married
and had issue.
- Raja Bahadur BISHAN PRATAP
SINGH Deo, Raja of Jashpur 1900/1924, born 16th
December 1864, succeeded in April 1900.
- Raja DEO SARAN SINGH Ju Deo,
Raja of Jashpur 1924/1926, married Rani Mohan
Raj Lakshmi Devi, grand-daughter of Thakur Puran Chandra Khan of
Garunkot in Nepal; and had
- HH Raja Bijay Bhushan Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- HH Raja BIJAY BHUSHAN
SINGH Ju Deo, Raja of Jashpur 1926/1982, born
and succeeded 8th February 1926,
of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1952/1962, the Lok Sabha
and the Rajya Sabha 1970/1976, married, HH Rani Jaya Kumari Devi, and
issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 4th October 1982.
Uppendra Singh Ju Deo, married Yuvrani Mohini Devi [now Rajmata
Mohini Devi of Jashpur], daughter of Thatraj Raj Raj Deb of Puri, and his wife, Thatrani Purneshwari
Devi, and had issue, two sons and one
- HH Raja Ranvijay Pratap Singh Ju Deo (qv)
- Rajkumar Vikramaditya Singh Ju Deo, married, Rajkumari
Jaya Kumari, daughter of Raja Goverdhan Prasad Singh of Ranka, and has
- Yuvrani Mrinalini Devi, married Yuvraj Shivendra Bhanj
Deo of Kanika,
and has issue, one son.
Shri Dilip Singh Ju Deo, born 8th March 1949 in Jashpur, Madhya
LL.B., educated at Kalyan Ashram, Mayo College, and Rajkumar College,
Raipur and Ranchi University. President, Municipal Board, Jashpur,
Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh; previously
with Bharatiya Jana Sangh; Member of the R.S.S., Vishwa Hindu Parishad,
9th Lok Sabha, Committee on Commerce and Consultative Committee for the
Ministry of Coal; elected to the Rajya Sabha in June, 1992 and
in June, 1998 and again in 2004, served as Union Minister in the
cabinet of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for sometime; Member of the
Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., the Jashpur Club and the Puri Club. Interests
shooting, stamp collection, cycling, outdoor games, volleyball and
cricket; he married 23rd May 1975, Rajkumar Rani Madhvi Devi of Sailana, and has issue,
Rajkumari Lokeshwari Devi, married Shri Gyanendra
Chotray of Nariangarh, Dist, Khurda in Orissa, and has issue, three
Rajkumari Kalpaneshwari Devi, married Maharajkumar
Rajyavardhan Singh of Narsinghgarh,
born 1953, and has issue, two sons.
- Kunwar Veer Vikram Singh
- Kunwar Vishwa Pratap Singh
Yuvrani Sushmeshwari Devi, married Yuvraj Bir Keshari
Deo of Bonai, and has issue, one
daughter and one son.
- Rajkumari Sarveshwari Devi, married Kumar Rajeev Ranjan
Singh of Rehsa, and has issue, two sons.
- Shivraj Singh
- Jaiaditya Singh
- HH Raja RANVIJAY PRATAP
SINGH Ju Deo, Raja of Jashpur (see above)