MANIPUR

 

MANIPUR (Princely State)

(11 gun salute)

 

AREA: 22,372 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 300,000Rs ACCESSION: 21st September 1949
STATE: Assam DYNASTY:  RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja SANAJAOBA
LEISEMBA
, Maharaja of Manipur since 1996.

 

 

PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: Founded
in 35AD, though the present dynasty starts in 1714. Rulers were…

  • Raja GHARIB NAWAZ
    [Pamhaiba],
    Raja of Manipur 1714/1754, he was engaged in warfare with Burma for
    most of his reign; married and had issue, three sons. He was murdered
    by his second son in 1754.

    • Rajkumar Sham Shah, he was murdered by his younger
      brother in 1754, married and had issue.
      • Raja Guru Sham (qv)
      • Raja Jai Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ugat Shah
    • Raja Barat Shah (qv)
  • Raja BARAT SHAH,
    Raja of Manipur 1754/1756
  • Raja GURU SHAM,
    Raja of Manipur 1756/1764, died 1764.
  • Raja JAI SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1764/1798, married and had issue.

    • Rajkumar Sanahal Singh died vp.
    • Rajkumar Tulsijit Singh
    • Raja Rohinchandra Singh [Rabinchandra Singh?] (qv)
    • Raja Madhuchandra Singh (qv)
    • Raja Chaurajit Singh (qv)
    • Raja Ganavira Singh [Gambhir Singh] (qv)
    • Raja Marjit Singh (qv)
  • Raja ROHINCHANDRA SINGH
    [Rabinchandra Singh?], Raja of Manipur 1798/1801,
    married and
    had
    issue. He died 1801.

    • Rajkumar Hirachandra Singh
  • Raja MADHUCHANDRA SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1801/1806, died 1806.
  • Raja CHAURAJIT SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1806/1812, married and had issue. He
    died 1812.

    • Rajkumar Ram Singh
    • Rajkumar Narendrajit Singh, died after 1857.
  • Raja MARJIT SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1812/1819, married and had issue. He died
    1824.

    • Rajkumar Kanai Singh, he made an attempt to gain the
      throne in 1852. He died after 1865.
    • Rajkumar Durjai Singh
    • Rajkumar Jogindra Singh
  • Raja SHUBOL, Raja
    of Manipur 1819/1823
  • Raja PITAMBARA SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1823/1824
  • Raja GANAVIRA SINGH
    [Gambhir Singh], Raja of Manipur 1824/1834, married and
    had issue. He
    died 9th January 1834 (#1).

    • Raja Chandrakirti Singh (qv)
  • Raja CHANDRAKIRTI SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1834/1844 and 1850/1886, born 1831,
    he was deposed in 1844, after his mother tried to poison the Regent,
    who then succeeded in his own right; married
    (amongst
    others), (a) Rani Chongtham Chanu Kouseswari Devi, married (b), Rani
    Chongtham
    Chanu Naha Lukeswari, married (c), Rani Haobam
    Chanu, and
    had issue, eight sons. He died in May 1886.

    • Raja Surachandra Singh (qv)
    • Raja Kulachandra Singh (by Chongtham
      Chanu Naha
      Lukeswari) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Tikendrajit Singh (by Chongtham
      Chanu
      Kouseswari
      Devi), Kotwal, Senapati
      (during
      the period of Surachandra) and Yuvraj (during the period of
      Kulachandra), born
      1858, married eleven wives and had issue. He died 13th August 1891 at
      Pheida
      Pung.

      • Rajkumar Chaoba Singh.
    • Rajkumar Gandhar Singh
    • Rajkumar Kesharjit Singh
    • Rajkumar Bhairabjit Singh
    • Rajkumar Angousana Singh (by Haobam
      Chanu), born about 1866, Senapati
      since October 1890.
  • Raja NARA SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1844/1850, Regent of Manipur 1834/1844; a great
    grandson of Raja Gharib
    Nawaz,
    married
    and had issue, three sons. He died 1850.

    • Rajkumar
      Borachaoba Singh, the eldest son, he made an attempt to take the throne
      in 1886, but failed and was captured and exiled to Hazaribagh, along
      with his two brothers and a son.
    • [Chowbi Yaima], married and had issue.
      • generation
        • HH Maharaja Sir Churachandra Singh
          (qv)
  • Raja DEVENDRA SINGH
    (brother), Raja of Manipur in 1850 for three months, married and had
    issue. He died 1871.

    • Rajkumar Gokul Singh, he perpetrated a raid in Manipur in
      1866, which failed, he escaped but two years later he was captured and
      sentenced for seven years.
  • Raja SURACHANDRA SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1886/1890
    (abdicated on 22nd September), died 3rd December 1891.
  • Raja KULACHANDRA SINGH,
    Raja of Manipur 1890/1891
    (deposed), died 26th January 1934 at Radhakund,
    Uttar
    Pradesh.
  • HH Maharaja Sir CHURACHANDRA
    SINGH
    , Maharaja of Manipur
    1891/1941, born 15th
    April 1885 and
    succeeded 18th September 1891, a great grandson of Raja Nar Singh,
    K.C.S.I.,
    C.B.E.(civil) [cr.1917], married (amongst others) (a), HH Maharani
    Shyamasakhi, married (b), Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi, and had
    issue, at least two sons and five daughters. He died September 1941.

    • HH Maharaja Bodhachandra Singh (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Priyobrata Singh, born 17th February 1911,
      educated at Mount Pleasant School near Bournemouth
      before pursuing further studies at Rajkumar College, Raipur and
      graduating from Allahabad University, member of the Manipur State
      Durbar 1936/1941, 1st Chief
      Minister of Democratic Manipur 1947/1949, served with the Indian Army,
      Managing Trustee of Charles Frederik Jeffery Memorial Education Trust,
      a great lover of peace and
      painter in his own right, a naturalist and environmentalist, with more
      than 100 papers and articles related
      to different aspects of life in Manipur to his credit, Manipur
      University
      recognised and honoured his contribution by conferring a
      Doctorate on 14th May 1988. He died unmarried 29th
      October 2005.
    • Maharajkumari Binodini Devi [Princess Wangol](youngest
      daughter, by Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi), born
      7th February 1922 in Manipur, a novelist and a writer of short stories,
      essays, plays and award-winning screenplays, lyrics and ballet scripts;
      married 1950, Dr. L. Nanda Babu Roy, a surgeon, and had issue, two
      sons.
      She died 17th January
      2011 in Manipur.

      • L. Debabrata Roy 
      • L. Somi Roy
  • HH Maharaja BODHACHANDRA
    SINGH
    , Maharaja of Manipur 1941/1955, born
    1909, crowned 1st December 1944,
    married 1stly, HH Srimati
    Maharani Tharendra Kishori [Ram Priya Devi],
    died 1942, married 2ndly, a Princess of Nepal, married
    3rdly, 1944, a
    Manipuri dancing girl, and had issue.  He died 9th
    December
    1955.

    • Maharajkumari (name
      unknown
      ), born 26th November 1941.
  • HH Maharaja OKENDRAJIT
    SINGH
    , Maharaja of Manipur
    1955/1996, born 1951, succeeded to the gaddi of Manipur on 9th December
    1955. He died 1996.
  • HH Maharaja SANAJAOBA
    LEISEMBA
    (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • RK Dorendra Singh, born 3rd September 1934, son of RK
    Tombisana Singh;
    M.A., LL.B.; Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly 1961/1965;
    Member
    of the Manipur Legislative Assembly 1974/1988; Chief Minister of
    Manipur
    1974/1977 and 1980; Member of the Rajya Sabha 1988/1990; General
    Secretary
    of the Socialist Party, Manipur 1964/1966; President of the Manipur
    Congress
    1978/1980, married Shrimati S. Shanta Devi, and has issue, three sons
    and two
    daughters. (Moiranghom, Imphal, Manipur, India) 
  • RK Jaichandra Singh, born 28th February 1942, son of Shri
    RK Birchandra
    Singh, M.A, LL.B; Member of the Rajya Sabha 1984/1988, Union Minister
    of
    State holding portfolios of Youth Affairs and Sports and Chemicals and
    Petro-Chemicals 1984/1988, married Shrimati Sarojini Devi, and has
    issue, two sons and two daughters. (Sagolband Road,
    Vijai Govind,
    Imphal,
    Manipur, India)

 

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