KOREA

 

KOREA (Princely State)

 

 

 

AREA: 4,224 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 278,700Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Maharaja
RAGHVENDRA SINGH DEV
, Maharaja of Korea (Bangalore,
India)

 

 

born 25th
March 1953 , educated at St. Joseph’s High School and received a
Bachelors Degree in English
Literature in Bangalore, married 1976, Maharani Sarita Rajya Laxmi
Devi, daughter of Col. Shri Jay Prakash Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, born on 18th
April 1955, educated at St. Mary’s Convent Nainital and did her
graduation from Nirmala Niketan College, Bombay, in Home Science.

  • Rajkumari
    Aditi Devi, born 11th March 1983, educated at Sophia
    High School, Bangalore, at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (Bachelors
    Degree in Economics) and at the University
    of Leicester, U.K. (Masters Degree in Mass Communication [Research]),
    currently (2009) a freelance market recearcher and is also employed as
    an executive
    in Research International.
  • Rajkumari
    Aakanksha Devi, born 10th September 1987 in Bangalore, educated at
    Sophia High School, Bangalore; has earned her Bachelors Degree
    in Mass Communication from Mount
    Carmel College and is currently (2009) pursuing her Masters in
    Multimedia Journalism at the Bournemouth University, England.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The Rajas of Korea belong to a Rajput (Hindu) family, claiming descent
from a Chauhan Rajput Chief named Dhawa! Singh, who came to Korea from
Rajputana about 700 years ago, and conquered the country. Rulers
were…

  • Bhaiya DHARAMAL SAHI,
    Bhaiya of Korea, he and his brother Bhaiya Dalthamban Sahi,
    were cousins
    of the Raja of Mainpuri in the early 17th century. He was granted the
    Jagir
    of Jhilmili, later renamed Bhaiyathan. The state of Korea was conquered
    from the Kol Rajas shortly afterwards, remaining in the family till
    1948.
    He married and had issue.

    • Bhaiya Deoraj Sahi (qv)
    • Lal Adhoraj Deo, married and had issue.
      • Raja Narsingh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Raghoraj Deo, ancestor of Raja Sheo Mangal Singh Deo
      (1874-1909),
      see
      below.
  • Bhaiya DEORAJ SAHI,
    Bhaiya of Korea, died sp.
  • Raja NARSINGH DEO,
    Raja of Korea, married and had issue.

    • Raja Jit Rai Deo (qv)
  • Raja JIT RAI DEO,
    Raja of Korea, married and had issue.

    • Raja Sagar Sahi Deo (qv)
  • Raja SAGAR SAHI DEO,
    Raja of Korea, married and had issue.

    • Raja Afhar Sahi Deo (qv)
  • Raja AFHAR SAHI DEO,
    Raja of Korea, married and had issue.

    • Raja Jahan Sahi DEO (qv)
  • Raja JAHAN SAHI DEO,
    Raja of Korea, married and had issue.

    • Raja Sawal Sahi DEO (qv)
  • Raja SAWAL SAHI DEO,
    Raja of Korea, married and had issue.

    • Raja Gajraj Singh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Dilip Singh Deo, married and had issue.
      • Raja Gharib Singh Deo (qv)
      • Lal Man Singh Deo, he was granted the jagir of
        Changbhakar and succeeded there as Bhaiya Man Singh Deo of Changbhakar
        State.
  • Raja GAJRAJ SINGH DEO,
    Raja of Korea, died sp.
  • Raja GHARIB SINGH DEO,
    Raja of Korea 1795/1828, born 1745
    at Nagar, during
    his reign, the Marathas invaded the state firstyly around 1765, and
    forced the Raja to pay tribute, which he did for a time and then
    refused to pay, in 1797, the Marathas again attacked Sonhat and forced
    Raja Garib
    Singh Deo to pay Chauth (tribute); after the final defeat of
    Maharaja Madhoji II of Nagpur by the E.I.C., the Chhattisgarh States
    came under the suzerainty of the East India Company; in the Kabuliat
    executed on 24th December 1819 by Raja Garib Singh Deo, it was agreed
    that Korea State would pay an annual tribute of 400Rs. He
    died June 1828.
  • Raja AMOL SINGH DEO,
    Raja of Korea 1828/1864, born 1785, he
    entered into
    an agreement with the East India Company in 1848, being required to pay
    400Rs p.a. as tribute; married Rani
    Kadam Kunwar, and had issue.
    He
    died 1864.
  • Raja PRAN SINGH DEO,
    Raja of Korea 1864/1897, born
    1857/1859, he succeeded
    to the gadi on 4th
    April 1864 (#1),
    the title of Raja was officially confirmed as a hereditary distinction
    in 1875. He died sp in 1897.
  • Raja SHEO MANGAL SINGH DEO,
    Raja of Korea 1897/1909, born
    1874, he shifted
    his capital
    from
    Sonhat to Baikunthpur in the year 1900; he constructed two tanks and a
    temple during his reign; married and had issue. He died
    18th November 1909 (#2 ).

    • Raja Ramanuj Pratap Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja RAMANUJ PRATAP SINGH
    DEO
    , Raja of Korea 1909/1954
    B.A., born 8th
    December 1901,
    educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur (he was the first student to
    pass the Chiefs College
    Diploma in 1920, being also ranked first in this Examination) and at
    Allahabad University 1924; he was invested
    with full ruling powers in January 1925; a representative in the second
    Round Table
    Conference
    held in London in 1931 (being the youngest delegate); Vice President,
    All India Kshtriya Maha Sabha
    1931/-; he was responsible for the construction of the Bijuri to
    Chirimini Railway line 1928/1931, he opened the Chirimiri Colliery in
    1928, the Khurasia Colliery in 1928 and the Jhagarkhand Colliery in
    1928; the Ramanuj High School was opened in 1935; married 1920, a
    Princess
    of
    Chhota-Nagpur, and had issue. He died 1954 at Baikunthpur.
  • HH Maharaja BHUPENDRA
    NARAYAN SINGH DEO
    , Maharaja of Korea,
    educated at
    Rajkumar
    College, Raipur and at Allahabad University (Masters in English
    Literature), married HH Maharani Vasant Kumari of Wadhwan, and had issue.
    He died after 1985.

    • Rajkumari Manimalini Devi [Maharaj Kumari Rani Manimalini
      Devi of Vijayanagaram], married Maharaj Kumar A. N. V. Singh of Vijayanagaram.
    • Maharaja Raghvendra Singh Dev (qv)
    • Rajkumari Sureshwari Devi
  • Maharaja RAGHVENDRA SINGH
    DEV
    , Maharaja of Korea (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS: 

  • Kumar Shri Ram Chander Singh Deo, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Raipur; Cabinet
    Minister for Finance and Excise (Chattisgarh State), M.L.A. (Madhya
    Pradesh) for five terms, fl.2003
  • Kumar Shri Lal Ram Saran Singh, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Raipur; the first I.C.S. (1929) among
    the Ruling Chief’s of India, later on
    retired as the Indian Ambassador to Italy.
  • Kumar Shri N. N. Singh Deo of Korea, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Raipur; practised
    law in the Federal Court of America.

 

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