KALAKANKAR

KALAKANKAR (Taluq)

 

 

AREA: xx km2 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Oudh, Uttar
Pradesh
DYNASTY: Bisen RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER:  (Raj
Bhawan, P.O. Kalakankar, Distt. Pratapgarh-230 001, Uttar Pradesh)

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
estate was also
known as Rampur Dharupur. The founder of the family was Raja Hom Mull,
a younger son of Raja Prithvi Mull of Majhauli in Gorakhpur. Estate
holders were…

    • Raja TEJ SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar fl.1628
  • …….
  • Rai BAIRI SAL, Rai of Kalakankar, married and had
    adoptive issue. He died sp.

    • (A) Kunwar Hanumant Singh [Hanumant Singh] (qv)
  • Raja
    HANWANT SINGH
    , Raja of Kalakankar, he was adopted by the widow of
    Rai
    Bairi Sal in 1826; he was granted the title of Raja by the King
    of Oudh in 1849,
    married and had issue. He died 1885.

    • Rajkumar Lal Pratap Singh, married and had issue. He was
      killed vp
      1857 in the Battle of Charda.

      • Raja Rampal Singh (qv).
      • Rao Saheb Ramdeen Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Rajkumari Sharda Kumari [Rani Sharda Kumari of Agori
          Barhar], married (as his first wife), Raja Sharda Mahesh Prasad Singh
          Shah of Agori Barhar, and had
          issue.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married and had issue.
      • Raja Rampal Singh (qv)(#2).
  • Raja RAMPAL SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar 1885/1909,
    born 22nd August 1849 (#2)
    or 1848 (#1) in Dharupur, Pratapgarh
    District,
    UP; married 1stly, Rani Subhag Kunwar, died about 1871 in London,
    married
    2ndly,
    Rani Alice (an English lady), married 3rdly, Rani Radha (Muslim). He
    died sp
    28th February 1909 in Kalakankar.
  • Raja RAMESH SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar 1909/-, died
    after 1910 and before 1930.
    • Raja AUDHESH SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar, married and
      had issue. He died
      1930/1933.

      • Raja Avadesh Singh (qv)
      • Kunwar Brijesh Singh [Brajesh Singh], married 1stly,
        Kunwarani Laxmi Devi, married 2ndly, Leela (an Austrian lady), married
        3rdly, 1963 (as her third husband), Svetlana Alliluyeva [née
        Svetlana
        Iosifovna Stalina], born 28th February 1926 in Moscow, daughter of
        Joseph
        Stalin [Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili], and his wife, Nadezhda
        Alliluyeva, and
        had issue. He
        died 31st October 1966 and his cremated remains were returned to
        Kalakankar.

        • Kumari Asha (by Kunwarani Laxmi Devi)
        • Kumari Usha (by Kunwarani Laxmi Devi)
        • Kunwar Victor Singh (by Leela), Photographer (U.K.)

 

  • Raja AVADESH SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar, married Rani
    Lakshmi Kumari and had
    issue. He died after 1933.

    • Raja Dinesh Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba of
      Khairigarh], married (as his first wife), Raja Luv Shah of Khairigarh,
      and had issue.

  • Raja DINESH SINGH
    ,
    Raja of Kalakankar, born 19th July 1925 in Kalakankar, educated at Doon
    School, Dehradun,
    U.P.,
    Colvin College, Lucknow, U.P. and University of Lucknow, U.P. Member of
    the India International Centre, Indian Council for Child Welfare,
    Bharat
    Krishak Samaj, Bharatiya Natya Sangh and Indian delegations to many
    international
    organisations such as FAO, ECAFE, ECOSOC and U.N. General Assembly;
    Deputy
    Minister in the Ministry of External Affairs 1962/66, Minister of State
    in the Ministry of External Affairs 1966/67; Minister of Commerce
    1967/69;
    Minister of External Affairs 1969/70; Minister of Industrial
    Development
    and Internal Trade 1970/71; Minister of Water Resources in 1988;
    Minister
    of Commerce 1988/89 and Minister of External Affairs 1993/-; Member of
    the Second Lok Sabha 1957/62, Third Lok Sabha 1962/67, Fourth Lok Sabha
    1966/70, Fifth Lok Sabha 1971/77, Rajya Sabha 1977/82, Eighth Lok Sabha
    1984/89, Ninth Lok Sabha 1989/91 and re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in
    July
    1993. Member of the following clubs: Cricket Club of India, Bombay,
    Delhi
    Gymkhana Club, New Delhi and Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi. Author of:
    “Towards
    New Horizons”, 1971, “India and the Changing Asian Scene”, 1973,
    articles
    in many magazines and National dailies; married Rani Neelima Kumari,
    daughter of Lt.Col. HH Sir Maharaja Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and his wife, HH
    Maharani Indu Mati
    Devi
    Sahiba, and had issue, six
    daughters. He died 30th November 1995 in New Delhi.

    • Maharani Rewa Kumari, married 1967, Maharaja
      Indrajitendra Narain Singh
      of Ramgarh, and has issue.
    • Rajkumari Ravija Kumari [Rani Ravija Kumari of Delwara],
      married Raj Rana Vikram Singh of Delwara,
      and
      has issue.
    • Yuvrani Rajitha Devi, born 11th April 1950 in
      Narendranagar,
      Tehri-Garhwal,
      married 9th May 1974 in Delhi to Yuvraj Anirudh Singh of Barwani.
    • Rajkumari Renuka Devi [HH Maharani Sahiba Renuka Devi of
      Barwani], born 26th May 1952 in Mussoorie,
      married 21st
      January
      1979 in New Delhi, Rajkumar Manvendra Singh [now HH
      Maharana
      Sahib
      Manvendra Singhji
      of Barwani],
      and has issue.
    • Rajkumari Ratna Devi, born 29th April 1959 in New
      Delhi.
      B.Com.,
      educated
      at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, Delhi. Member,
      Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Uttar Pradesh 1991/-, General
      Secretary,
      P.C.C., Uttar Pradesh 1996/-, member of the 11th and 13th Lok Sabha,
      re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha on 16th May 2009; Member
      of the Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament 1996/-, Member
      of the  Committee on Communications 1999/2000, Member of the
      Consultative
      Committee Ministry of Information Technology 2000/- ; Vice-President of
      the Raja Avadesh Singh Memorial Educational Society, Pratapgarh; the
      M.R.
      Trust; and the Raja Hanumat Rampal Trust, Pratapgarh; Secretary of the
      Madanmohan Malviya Post Graduate College, Pratapgarh; Manager of the
      Hanumat
      Inter College, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh; Chairperson of the Raja
      Dinesh
      Singh Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pratapgarh. Interests include.. gardening,
      music, reading, travelling and photography, horse-riding and squash.
      Member
      of the Delhi Gymkhana Club; India International Centre; Rotary Club,
      Garden
      City, New Delhi; and Cricket Club of India, Mumbai; married 30th May
      1987,
      Yuvraj Shri Jai Singh Sisodia of Pratapgarh,
      and
      has issue.

      • Bhanwar Bhuvanyu Singh

      • Bhanwar Baisa Tanushree Kumari

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Abha Kumari, married Vijay Singh of Khajurgaon, and has
    issue, one daughter and one son.

 

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