AREA: 1,554 km2 REVENUE:

ACCESSION: 26th January 1950
LOCATION: Madras (Ganjam Dist.)
(now Andhra Pradesh)


(Ret’d.) Meherban-i-Dostan Raja CHHATRAPATI SINGH Deo
, present
and 51st Raja Saheb
Mandasa (Manjusha) since the 26th January 1976. (Manjusha
House, 33-17/2, Officers Colony, P.O. Ramkrishnapurram, Secunderabad
550056, A.P., India)

born 3rd January 1942, educated at La
Martiniere College, and at St. Xaviers College Calcutta, A.D.C. to the
President of India, served with
distinction in the Indian Army, as a Captain in 7th Light Cavalry, he
participated actively in the India Pakistan War of 1971, which saw the
birth of Bangladesh, he is responsible for the greening of
Mussoorie Hills as Commanding Officer of the Ecological Battalion of
Territorial Army at Dehra Dun and is a recipient of the Indira Gandhi
Award; Secretary General of the Rowing Federation of India,
Rowing Umpire, Vice President Asian Rowing Federation, elected as
President of he Rowing Federation of India for 2008 to 2012, Executive
Committee Member Indian Olympic Association, Deputy Chef-de-Mission
Busan Asian Games, member Secunderabad Club, member Bhubaneswar Club
Ltd; the Centenary Celebrations of the Srinivasa Raja Mani Zilla
Parishad High School, were held in the year 2005. Raja Chatrapati Singh
Deo and Rani Rajlaxmi Singh Deo graced the function as Honoured Guests,
which was also attended by many prominent personalities, including past
students, who are now well settled in India and abroad. The School, was
set up by the Manjusha Royal Family during the reign of Raja Vasudev
Rajamani Raj Deo, in the year 1905 and handed over to the
Government after the abolition of the Zamindari System. On the
occasion, two statues, one of Capt. Raja Sreenivasa Rajamani Raj Deo
another of Lt. Raja Jaganath Rajmani Raj Deo were installed in the
school premises; he is also the Hereditary trustee of the Temple of
Lord Jagananth, which is within the Palace compound. The building had
become old and dilapidated and with the initiative of Raja Chatrapati
Singh Deo and the cooperation of the well wishers, namely the people of
Manjusha, a brand new Temple has been constructed and has become an
important  landmark; he
married Rani Rajlaxmi Singh Deo, only daughter of Raja Rabindra
Narayan Bhanj Deo of Kanika, and has
issue, two sons.

  • Yuvraj Akshay Pratap Singh
    Deo, born 11th September 1980, MBA from Xavier’s Institute of Business
    Management, Bhubaneswar, presently working for a Multi National Company
    at Singapore.
  • Rajkumar Vishal Pratap Singh
    Deo, born 20th August 1986, Graduate and working for Max New York Life
    Insurance at Hyderabad.
The past glory of Manjusha, which had a very important place in the
Kalinga era, is evident even today, through oriya books and documents
available with libraries and individuals. Also known as Mandasa, it is
a very old princely house, the first Raja
of Manjusha being, Raja Vaman Singh Deo, a Rajput from the North, who
established the Kingdom in 1206 A.D. It is said that he gave up his
kingdom to his uncle in the North of India and came to the Mahendra
Hills for penance and established the kingdom of Manjusha thereafter.
Legend has it that while doing penance, he had a vision that his
Kingdom would be established at a place where a sign from him would be
found. At that moment a gold ring slipped from his finger and fell into
the river. It was found downstream at a certain place and the Kingdom
of Manjusha was established there. The river still flows and its name
is very apt, “Suna Muddi” [Golden Ring]. The head of the family
continues to bear the the hereditary title of Raja. Manjusha was
initially in
Ganjam District of Madras Presidency then it became part of Vizag
Distirct of Madras Presidency, when Orissa was formed in 1936 and is
now in Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh. It can be approached from
the NH-5 between Sompeta and Palasa. While there is a Railway Station,
Mandasa Road, for important trains the Railway Station is Palasa about
11 km away . It is a
place of scenic beauty with the Mahendra Giri Hills of
the Eastern Ghats in the West and the Bay of Bengal in the East. The
Manjusha (Mandasa Zamindari) is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the
east, Tarla and Parlakhimidi Zamindaris in the South, the Mahendra Giri
Hills in the West and Jalantara and Budharsingi Zamindaris in the
North. Two rivers , namely the Sunnamuddi and the Mahendra Tanaya flow
from the Mahendra Giri mountains and fall into the Bay of Bengal. ‘Lord
Vasudev’ is the presiding deity of Manjusha, while ‘ Ma Khillamonda’ is
worshipped as the presiding Devi. Manjusha is also noted for the
Manjusha Library, which is
more than 115 years old, and was earlier the personal Library of the
Raja Jaganath Rajamni Raj Deo I of Manjusha. Nowadays, it is managed by
a Trust, and is
perhaps the oldest Oriya Library in the world. Manjusha is a place of
religious and mythological importance. It is said that the Pandavas, in
the course of their wanderings stayed for sometime in the Mahendra Giri
Hills. There are Temples dedicated to the Pandavas as well as a Shiv
Temple. On the day of Shivaratri, a big festival is held which attracts
thousands of pilgrims to the Hill top. The Raja Saheb of Manjusha is
the Hereditary Trustee of these Temples. It is also recorded in Indian
Mythology that Hanuman jumped from the Mahendra Giri Peak to Lanka, in
search of Devi Sita. Mahendra Giri is also supposed to be the abode of
the ancient Sage Parsurama. ‘Lord Vasudev’ is the presiding deity of
Manjusha, while ‘ Ma Khillamonda’ is worshipped as the presiding Devi.
Manjusha is also noted for the Manjusha Library, which is more than 115
years old, and was earlier the personal Library of the Raja Jaganath
Rajamni Raj Deo I of Manjusha. Nowadays, it is managed by a Trust, and
is perhaps the oldest Oriya Library in the world. Rulers were….

    , 1st Raja of Manjusha 1208/1227,he  was the
    first Raja of Manjusha, he originally had his kingdom somewhere in the
    North of India – Panchala (modern day Punjab). He was a Chandra Vanshi
    Rajput, who gave up his kingdom to his uncle and came to do penance and
    worship Lord Gokuneswara in the Mahendra Giri mountains in 1206AD.
  • Raja MADHUSUDAN SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1227/1238
  • Raja GOPINATH SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1238/1253
  • Raja NIRANJAN SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1253/1265
  • Raja YOGENDRANATH SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1265/1276
  • Raja MAHIMAD SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1276/1286
  • Raja NILAMBAR SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1286/1294
  • Raja SADASHIV SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1294/1302
  • Raja NILAKANTH SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1302/1317
  • Raja MUKUND SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1317/1334
  • Raja AMAR SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1334/1355
  • Raja NARASINGH SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1355/1360
  • Raja MRUTANJAY SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1360/1375
  • Raja GAUR CHANDRA SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1375/1389
  • Raja ANANG SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1389/1401
  • Raja VIJAY SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1401/1404
  • Raja PARASHURAM SINGH Deo I, Raja of Manjusha 1404/1421
  • Raja JANARDAN SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1421/1430
  • Raja VISHAMBAR SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1430/1457
  • Raja GOPAL SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1457/1476
  • Raja GOVIND SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1476/1490
  • Raja HARI SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1490/1505
  • Raja SHIV SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1505/1511
  • Raja VENKATESH SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1511/1515
  • Raja KURMA SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1515/1542
  • Raja SHRIRAM SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1542/1565
  • Raja MAHAKAL SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1565/1596
  • Raja RAMCHANDRA SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1596/1609
  • Raja SHRIDAR SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1609/1611
  • Raja PARASHURAM SINGH Deo II, Raja of Manjusha 1611/1620
  • Raja VANMALI SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1620/1625
  • Raja KRISHNA CHANDRA SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1625/1636
  • Raja MUKUND SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1636/1646
  • Raja GOVIND SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1646/1662
  • Raja JAI SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1662/1673
  • Raja PITAMBER SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1673/1676
  • Raja VENKATESHWAR SINGH Deo, Raja of Manjusha 1676/1683
  • Raja BANDI SINGH Deo,
    38th Raja of Manjusha 1683/1696, Manjusha
    had a very
    existence till the reign of Raja Bandi Singh Deo, who fought many wars
    neighbouring kingdoms.
    39th Raja of Manjusha 1696/1710
    40th Raja of Manjusha 1710/1725, established the present town of
    Manjusha and built the present Manjusha
    Palace, Damodarpuram, Agraharan and dug the Damodar Sagar, married and
    had issue. He died in 1716.

    • Raja Ganagadhar Rajmani Deo (qv)
    41st Raja of
    Manjusha 1725/1735,
    he is responsible for the Sankujoda pond near Makarjhola village. He
    died in 1735.
    42nd Raja of Manjusha 1735/1744
    , 43rd Raja of
    Manjusha 1744/1761, he built a fort at Gopalpurram and while residing
    there had
    the Gopalnagar and Hari Sagar Tanks dug. He was responsible for the
    construction of the Radhakanta Swami Temple at the old fort.
    RAJ Deo
    , 44th Raja of
    Manjusha 1761/1779, he developed a number of Mango orchards. He fought
    with the
    Mohamedans living in Patharkonda fort and captured the same. He was
    responsible for the construction of the Chandishwar Temple in the
    Manjusha Fort. He died in 1779.
    , 45th Raja of
    Manjusha 1779/1823, he
    was a warrior King and had extended the territories of Manjusha
    considerably. He constructed the Vasudeva Temple and introduced the
    system of worshipping the deity for nine days (Brahma Utsav). On
    the advice of the High Priests, he took to Vaishnavism according to a
    legend which records that while the Raja used to have a
    shave, a young Brahmin boy used to hold the mirror and he used to do
    this very competently. One day he faltered and could not hold the
    mirror properly. The Raja gave him a slap and he died. After that, it
    is said that the Raja started hallucinating and always felt the
    presence of the boy and whenever he looked in the mirror he would see
    the boy’s apparition sitting on his shoulders. This caused him so much
    worry and agony that he almost became insane. During that time Manjusha
    also lost some territories to its neighbours. The High priest
    Venketabarad Acharya was
    consulted and he advised a particular puja, which was then held and
    the ritual called Brahma Utsav became a regular affair in
    Manjusha year after year. The Raja thus got rid of the uncomfortable
    experience. There are stories that the Brahmin boy would be sighted
    whenever the Brahma Utsav would be held. There was a perpetual boundary
    dispute between the kingdoms of Manjusha and Budharsingi. In May 1790,
    the Raja of Budharsingi attacked and set fire to 16 villages of
    Manjusha. In retaliation, Raja Lakshman Rajmani attacked Budharsingi in
    August 1790. The Raja of Budharsingi was seriously injured in the
    battle and fled to the Mahendra mountains for three years.
    RAJ Deo I
    , 46th
    Raja of
    Manjusha 1823/1860, and ruled around the beginning of the 19th century.
    He was a
    benevolent King, religious and well meaning  and constructed many
    temples, embankments, tanks etc. for the benefit of his subjects.
    There are many rock edicts and stone inscriptions around Manjusha,
    which are his proclamations and which tell of his good work. He came
    back to stay in the old Fort, which is the present Palace. He developed
    a mango orchard behind the Palace, which became famous under his
    grandson for housing tigers. He constructed the Raghunath Math, Balaji
    Math, Rajagopal Math. He also developed a mango orchard called the
    Jagannatha Vallabha garden on the banks of the River Sunnamuddi and
    which is a favourite picnic spot for the inhabitants of Manjusha in
    modern times and is called “Rakta Chandan Tota“. He also built
    Garuda Govindaswamy Temple on top of Anand Giri Hill and the Travellers
    Bunglow at Haripuram Town. He constructed a dam on the river Sunnamudi
    near Hansrali and created a reservoir. He had a good respect for the
    scholars in
    languages and music in his court. He had encouraged the translation of
    sanskrit books of music, Vedasara Sangraha, Natya Chandrika and other
    books into Oriya. The Raja Saheb used to recite the Vishnu
    and had composed many works of prose and poetry. He had
    translated ‘Amaru Satak’, ‘Mitakshara’ and ‘Bhagvat’.
    He was also the author of ‘Mukta Latavali’.
    Deo I
    , 47th Raja of Manjusha 1860/1890, C.I.E., he earned fame
    as Andhra
    Bhasa Visharad
    and Tarka Vedanta Kavi. He used to hold
    discourses on the Mahabharata. Queen Victoria, who was then the Empress
    of India, had honoured the Raja with the title of C.I.E. (Companion of
    the most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire), on 1st January 1877, a
    rare honour which had not been bestowed previously on any ‘Oriya King’
    before him. It is said that Raja Jagannath Rajamani I was the most
    enlightened ruler of that region in his time. The Viceroy of India,
    Lord Dufferin had honoured him with two cannons on 2nd August 1887. He
    constructed the Narasimha and Durga Temples and
    established the Manjusha Library. He
    installed a metallic Dhwajathambha in the Vasudev Temple. He had some
    areas deforested and converted them into paddy fields. He greatly
    increased the income of the Zamindari. A bungalow was constructed by
    him at the foot hills of Mahendra Giri (#2)
    tallest peak in the Eastern Ghats) which
    was a Royal Rest House during trips to Mahendra Giri by the Royal
    family (only the ruins are there today). He was a great patron of the
    famous astronomer Pathani Samanta. Raja Jagannath had sent intricate
    local handirafts along with craftsmen, to an exhibition in London and
    had presented the handicrafts of Manjusha to the world in this way.
    These exhibits were greatly appreciated and two gold medals were
    awarded. He established the first English School of Ganjam District at
    Manjusha and had instituted the Prince of Wales scholarships for
    meritorious students. He had also established a Sanskrit school which
    runs even to this day. It was during his reign that the Clacutta Madras
    Trunk Road (now NH – 5), the Calcutta Madras Railway Line, Railway
    stations at Mandasa Road and Summadevi were constructed. The land was
    donated by him free of cost for the purpose. He had contributed for a
    Hospital Ward at the Gosha Hospital at Madras, he married and had
    issue, three sons and three daughters.

    • Rajkumar Laxmi
      Narayan Patta Deo, died vpsp.
    • Raja Meherban-i-Dostan Vasudev Rajmani Raj
      Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar (name unknown), known as Thatraj
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married to the Raja of
      in Ganjam District.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married to the Raja of
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married to the Raja
      of Parikud.
  • Raja Meherban-i-Dostan
    , 48th Raja of Manjusha 1890/1914, he constructed the Gopal
    reservoir near Manjusha Town, adjacent to the Vasudeva Temple along
    with a Mandap. He was an expert at taming wild animals like tigers,
    bears, etc. During his reign, the Telegu language assumed importance in
    the area. He started the practice of observing the Khillamonda Puja for
    16 days every year, in honour of the presiding Devi of Manjusha. He was
    responsible for the constuction of the Vallabha NarayanTemple at Ratti
    village, on the sea shore. He introduced the practice of Dolo Utsav
    there every year on 1st January 1901, the Raja and his mother, the
    Rajmata contributed to the Queen Victoria Memorial Fund, a sum of
    2000Rs and also for a Hospital ward at the Gosha Hospital at Madras.
    Raja Vasudev Rajamani established the Hostel at the Berhampur College,
    he had instituted scholarships for meritorious BA students at the
    Vizianagram College and had also established a Girls school at
    Manjusha. For his magnanimity and well meaning activities for the
    people, he was honoured with the title of Meherban-I-Dostan. He
    was a member of the Ganjam Welfare Board and had proved his mettle. He
    was a pioneer in the formation of a separate province of Orissa and
    presided over the Utkal Samilani in its initial years; he married a
    Princess of Parikud, and had issue, one son.

    • Capt. Raja Meherban-i-Dostan Sreenivasa Rajamani Raj
      Deo II (qv)
  • Capt.
    Raja Meherban-i-Dostan SREENIVASA RAJMANI RAJ
    Deo II
    , 49th Raja of Manjusha 1914/1930, a very popular ruler
    instigated a lot of gaiety
    and festivities in Manjusha during his reign, the most prominent of
    which was the Brahma Utsav, a festival of the
    presiding deity, Lord Vasudev. He liked wrestling and had the title of Mallavidya
    . He also hosted the durbar of the
    Manjusha Raja in honour of visiting Rajas and Maharajas. The Raja Saheb
    a keen shikari and had to his credit 108 Royal Bengal Tigers,
    for which the people of Manjusha presented their Raja with a revolver,
    with the title of “Tiger Slayer”. His hunting expeditions were talked
    about in the region and beyond.
    He had a mango orchard called “Bagho Ghara Tota” which literally
    meant an orchard which is Tiger’s Abode. He had kept some tigers in
    cages in this orchard. In Manjusha Palace, in the South East corner,
    there was a cage which used to house a Tiger. There was also a painting
    in the Manjusha Palace, which showed the Raja Saheb in mock battle with
    a Tiger. All this added to to the folklore in the region and even to
    this day, when one talks about the Rajas of Manjusha, they ask about
    the Raja who used to fight with Tigers. It is said that during his
    reign, there was a severe drought and many people started migrating to
    Rangoon in search of work. When the Raja Saheb came to know of it, he
    immediately ordered the construction of a Palatial Building on the
    North side of the Manjusha Palace, so that the people could be given
    work. The Building is called ‘Panidwar Medho‘ (building
    overlooking a pond) and still stands even to this day. He also
    presided over the Utkal Samilani and was custodian of the very
    well known weapon collection of Manjusha,
    known as Mandasa Armoury, the Raja established a school for teaching
    the Girijans (Savara Tribes) in their own language. The Srinivasa
    Rajamani High School, which celebrated its centenary recently, was also
    set up in 1905, he donated the Hostel Building at the Onslow
    Institution at Chatrapur. It is named after him as the Srinivas Hostel.
    He patronized art and culture and recognized many deserving people in
    these fields; married
    Rani Ratnamala Devi of Tigiria, died
    1934, Regent of Manjusha 1930/1934, during the minority of her adopted
    son, in this period, a bridge was built over
    the River Suna Muddi, on the Manjusha-
    ParlakhimidiRoad, which is called Srinivasa
    , in memory of Capt. Raja Srinivasa
    Rajamani Raj Deo. He
    died sp 1930 and was succeeded by
    his adopted son, Raja Jaganath Rajmani Raj Deo, eldest born son of Raja
    Sudarshan Singh Deo
    of Tigiria.

Rani Ratnamala Devi, Regent
of Manjusha 1930/1934

COURT OF WARDS 1934/1939

  • Lt. Raja
    Meherban-i-Dostan JAGANNATH RAJMANI
    Deo II
    , 50th Raja of Manjusha 1930/1976, born 5th May 1918,
    educated at
    the Ravenshaw
    Collegiate School, Cuttack and thereafter at
    Vishakapatnam and Madras Christian College, Madras; granted ruling
    pwers in 1939 on attaining his majority, as a ruler he was
    popular, a great host and a keen shikari. He was the youngest President
    of the Utkal Samilani at Puri in 1942, he was assisted by his
    able Dewans (#1).
    After the abolition of the
    Zamindari system, he continued to stay at Mandasa and contributed to
    the development of the region; married to Rani Mani Prabha
    Devi, third daughter of Maharaja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo of Seraikella, and had issue, three sons
    and three daughters.

    • Rajkumari Manasi Devi,
      born 6th October 1939, married to Kunwar
      Diwakar Vikram Singh of Athadama,
      passed away 12th April 2008, and has issue, one son.

      • Kuwar Shashank Vikram Singh, born 13th October
    • Col.
      (Ret’d.) Raja Meherban-i-Dostan Chhatrapati Singh Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumari Rajosi Devi,
      born 20th March 1946, married Subhas Bose, from Kolkata.
    • Lt. Rajkumar Pratap
      Kesari Singh Deo, (Ret’d. TA Officer), born 28th March 1948,
      retired from a Government of Orissa Undertaking, presently he is a
      Security Consultant; Member of Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., Member of War
      Veterans Association, he trained in Karate and Judo, and is a former
      golfer and cricketer,
      married Pattayet Rani Suneeta Singh Deo, youngest daughter of Kunwar
      Lal Chandan Singh of Asothar, U.P., and has issue, one daughter. (314
      Kharvellanagar, Unit III, Bhubaneswar 751 00, India)

      • Kumari Jema Mayurika
        Singh Deo, born 25th September 1983, educated at St. Joseph’s High
        School, Bhubaneswar and is a graduate from Rama Devi, Women’s
        Autonomous College, she topped the college in Political Science, and
        worked for HDFC and then Reliance Mutual Funds and continues now on her
        own as a Mutual Fund Consultant.
    • Rajkumari Rupasi Devi,
      born 16th July 1950, unmarried, runs a school in Bhubaneswar.
    • Rajkumar Bikram Kesari
      Singh Deo M.A. (Political Science ),
      born 22nd June 1952, educated at Miss B. Hartley’s School and St.
      Lawrence High School, Calcutta and at BJB College and Utkal University
      (Vani Vihar), Bhubaneswar, he is a quizmaster of
      repute, he has been Master of Ceremonies on many occasions, including
      the IIth Asian Rowing Championships held at Hyderabad in November
      2005, and has also given live running commentary for Rowing events
      through Door Darshan; Presdent of the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar
      2006/2007, durng his term as
      President, the club received as many as 30 awards in Rotary
      International District 3260 and he was adjudged the Outstanding
      President for 2006/2007 and the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar was adjudged
      the Outstanding Club; member and past Joint Secretary of
      Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., Member 41 Club No. 37, Bhubaneswar, past
      and Chairman of Bhubaneswar Mid Town Round Table 93 and Calcutta
      Round Table 12, founder President of Kalinga Rifle Club, Bhubaneswar;
      married 29th June 1980 in Baramba, Rajkumari Jyoti Devi, daughter of
      the last Raja Saheb of Baramba,
      Raja Krishna Chandra Deb, and his wife, Rani Jyotsna Devi, daughter of
      Raja Anup
      Singh Deo of Khariar, a Past President
      of the Inner Wheel Club of Bhubaneswar and had been adjudged Best
      President and Best Secretary in the Inner Wheel Movement. She has been
      Chairperson of Calcutta Alipore Ladies Circle – 3 and Bhubaneswar Mid
      Town Ladies Circle – 12. She  was twice the Conference Convenor of
      Ladies Circle Annual General Meeting, at Calcutta in 1992 and at
      Bhubaneswar in 1995. She was the National Secretary of Ladies Circle
      India in 1992. She is also the General Secretary of Orissa Pradesh
      Mahila Congress and Charter Secretary of the newly formed Rotary Club
      of Bhubaneswar New Horizon, which has only ladies as members, it has
      taken up notable projects for the welfare of the community,
      particularly the downtrodden. She runs a Travel Agency and Guest House
      Bhubaneswar; and has issue,
      two sons. (N-3/382, IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar 751
      015, India)

      • Kunwar Digvijay Singh Deo
        23rd May 1981, educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar and
        graduated from BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar, where
        he stood Ist class third in English Honours, Post Graduate from
        the Indian Institute of Mass Communication New Delhi. Has worked for
        Star News and Door Darshan. Presently Special Correspondent CNN IBN in
        Delhi. He has made a mark as a Sports journalist in the electronic
        media. For sports coverage, he has travelled to Pakistan for cricket,
        to Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games, to Doha for the Asian Games,
        to Kuwait for the Asian Games Bid and has just returned back to India
        after successfully covering the Olympic games at Beijing for his
        employers, CNN IBN. He was the only journalist in India
        and the only person from Orissa, who was invited to run with the
        Beijing Olympic Torch Relay at New Delhi on 17th April 2008. A very
        rare honour indeed!
      • Kunwar Ranvijay Singh Deo, born 27th September
        1984, educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar, Graduate in Hotel
        Management from Chanakya Institute Vishakhapatnam, represented school
        in Kho Kho at the National level (gold medalist), presently working
        with Hotel Trident Hilton (Oberoi Group) in Chennai.
  • Col.
    (Ret’d.) Raja Meherban-i-Dostan CHHATRAPATI SINGH Deo
    , 51st Raja
    Mandasa (Manjusha) (see above)



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