MANKAPUR

 

MANKAPUR (Taluq)

 

 

VILLAGES: 189 REVENUE: N/A ACCESSION: N/A
STATE: Uttar Pradesh (Gonda Dist.) DYNASTY: Bisen RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja ANAND SINGHJI, present Raja of
Mankapur since 1964. (Mankapur House, 17
Kaiser Bagh, Lucknow-226001, Uttar Pradesh)

 

born 1939, Member of Parliament; President of
Raghvendra Rural Development and Research Organisation (RRDRO); married
Rani Veena Kumari of Kotwa, and has issue,
one son and three daughters.

  • Rajkumar Kirti
    Vardhan Singhji, born 1st March 1966 in Lucknow, M.Sc.
    (Geology),
    educated at Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Member of the
    12th
    Lok Sabha; Member of the Committee on Industry 1998/1999, Member of the
    Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence 1998/1999; re-elected to
    the
    14th Lok Sabha in 2004, Member of the Committee on Science and
    Technology,
    Environment and Forests; interests include.. travelling, photography
    and
    adventure sports; married 16th November 2002, Rajkumarani Madhushree
    Kumari of Daspan. (
    Mankapur Kot, PO.
    Mankapur,
    Dist. Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • Rajkumari Niharika Kumari, married Rajkumar Abhai Pratap
    Singh of Manda,
    and has issue, one son and one daughter.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Raja Dutt Singh of Gonda seized the
Bandhalgoti
rai of Mankapur and gave it to his younger son, Kunwar Ajmat Singh who
was
still
an infant at the time. Estate holders
were…

  • Raja AJMAT SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur fl.1681
  • Raja GOPAL SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur, married and had issue.

    • Raja Bahadur Singhji (qv)
    • Rajkumar (name unknown)
      Singhji, married and had issue.

      • Kunwar (name unknown)
        Singhji, married and had issue.

        • Raja Jai Prakash Singhji (qv)
  • Raja BAHADUR SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur, married and had issue.

    • Raja Bakht Singhji (qv)
  • Raja BAKHT SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur, married and had issue.

    • Raja Prithvipat Singhji (qv)
  • Raja PRITHVI PAT SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur, married Rani Saltanat Kanwar,
    and had issue, one son who died as an infant, and a daughter.

    • Maharani Gyan Kunwar, married (as his sixth wife),
      Umara-i-Uzzam
      Maharaja Mahendra Aniruddh Singh of Bhadawar.
  • Raja JAI PRAKASH SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur -/1884
    • Raja RAGHURAJ SINGHJI,
      Raja of Mankapur 1884/1932, O.B.E., M.L.C., born 20th
      April 1870; he was conferred with the title of Raja as a hereditary
      distinction in June 1912; married
      1stly, a daughter of the Raja of Gangwal, she died sp, married 2ndly, a daughter of
      the Zamindar of Malethu, and had issue, one son, married 3rdly, Rani
      Sultanat Umedan Bi of
      Bahraich (she was known as Uttar Sarkar), and had issue, one son and
      one
      daughter, married 4thly, Rani Josephine
      Singh (née Carr), (known as Purab
      Sarkar), died sp, married
      5thly, a daughter of the Taluqdar of
      Paraspur in Gonda, and by her had issue, two sons and two daughters. He
      died 1932.

      • Raja Ambikeshwar Pratap Singhji (by the second wife)
        (qv)
      • Kunwar Adya Rudra Pratap Singhji B.A., L.L.B. (1926) (by
        the
        third wife) [popularly known as Bhaiyya Saheb], born 1906, a bright
        scholar he was educated at Colvin Taluqdar’s College, Lucknow,
        Commissioned into then I.P.S. (then known as
        Imperial Police Service); Superintendent of Police, Moradabad, U.P.,
        resigned from service due to political reasons, married Kuwarani
        Buddhi Rajeshwari Devi from a Nepalese Noble Family, and had
        issue, four
        sons. He died 1935.

        • Kunwar Uday Pratap Singhji B.Sc. (Agriculture, 1949),
          born 1930, married Kunwarani Prema Singh
          (a descendant of Bhagwan Shri Ramji Maharaj of the Suryavansi Clan),
          and had issue, two sons and two daughters.
          He
          died 1997.

          • Smt. Kumari Kalpana Singh, died unmarried in 1990.
          • Col. (ret’d.) Ashok Singhji, married and has issue,
            two sons.

            • Sh. Akshay Singh, presently working as an Officer
              with M.N.C. in Holland.
            • Capt. Arvind Singh, a Commissioned Officer,
              gazetted Class 1A in the Indian Army.
          • Smt. Kumari Lila Singh, married Dr. Santosh Kutty,
            son of the late Brigadier S. Kutty; presently is a C.M.O, Central
            Research Institute, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, and has issue, one son.

            • Varun Kutty, presently training for the
              Hospitality Industry.
          • Col. (ret’d.) Anup Singhji, born 12th August 1959 in
            Mankapur,
            educated at La Martiniere College, Lucknow, gaining Indian School
            Certificate
            (Erstwhile Senior Cambridge) in 1st Division with 14 points (Commerce)
            under the
            previous system, B.A., Dip. Part-1 French, Dip. Senior Level Defence
            Management, undertook a number of Army Courses, and in addition to
            being awarded a number of medals for Operational Service, he was also
            awarded the
            Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card on two occassions, has held
            the
            rank of Full Colonel (Selection Grade); Commanding Officer, 8th
            Batallion, The Dogra Regiment and Deputy Brigade
            Commander, of an Infantry
            Brigade
            ; took P.M.R. (Pre-Mature Retirement) in 2004 to
            be able to spend time at Mankapur; a versatile sportsman, he has played
            or participated in boxing, hockey, football (soccer), athletics,
            swimming and horse riding; hobbies include, reading, writing,
            photography, internet browsing and travelling. He is unmarried.
        • Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singhji, married into a Nepalese
          Noble Family, and has had issue, two
          sons and two daughters.

          • Sh. Abhay Singhji, married in Nepal, and had issue,
            one son.

            • Son,
              pursuing further studies at Alabama University, Buffalo, USA.
          • Sh. Ajay Singhji, Captain (Merchant Navy), presently
            employed as Marine Manager in Singapore; married into a Nepalese
            family, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Smt. Jaya Chhetri (née Singh), presently
            employed as
            Senior General Manager, Parag Dairy,in Dehradun, Uttarakhand; married
            Sh. Vikram Chhetri, Captain (Merchant Navy), working with a Canadian
            Liner, and has issue, two daughters.

            • Megha Chhetri, presently doing a course
              with the Hospitality Industry.

            • Barkha Chhetri, presently studying in
              Dehradun.
        • Kunwar Bir Pratap Singhji, married into a Nepalese
          Noble Family, and had issue, one
          son. He
          died 1992.

          • Brigadier General Ajit Singhji, (Nepal Army), married and has
            issue, one son and one daughter.

            • Son is an Army Officer in the
              Nepal Army.

            • Daughter is working and
              pursuing further
              studies at Minnesota University, USA.
        • Kunwar Jai Pratap Singh, married into a Nepalese Noble
          Family, and had issue, two
          sons and three daughters. He
          died 1982.

          • Smt. Shobha Singh, married and settled down in nepal,
            no issue.
          • Smt Usha Rana (née Singh), married in Nepal,
            K. N. Rana (+), Member of the Royal Scientific Planning Commission of
            Nepal, and has issue, one son.

            • Son, working with a MNC in USA, and pursuing
              further studies there.

 

        • Smt. Veena Singh, married and has issue, two
          daughters.
        • Sh. Manoj Singhji, unmarried.
        • Sh. Sandeep Singhji, married and has issue, one son.
    • Kuwarani Munni Bachcha (by the third wife), married Rao
      Bahadur Bhoop Singhji Mertia from the Mertia Family (Meerabai
      Branch) of Rajasthan, and has issue. (Faridabad, India)
    • Raja Raghvendra Pratap Singhji (by the fifth wife)
      (qv)
    • Kunwar Devendra Pratap Singhji (by the fifth wife),
      married, and has
      issue.

      • Kunwar Dr. V. K. Singhji, married and had issue, two
        daughters and one son. He died
        1990.

        • Kumari (name unknown), married Kunwar Praveen
          Singh of Daspan.
        • Kunwar Vikram Singhji, born 1978.
        • Kumari Shalini Singh
      • Kunwar Anil K. Singhji, married and has issue, two
        daughters.

        • Kumarani Manvi Singh, married Kumar Prasenjit
          Singh Deo of Seraikella.
        • Kumari Namita Singh, married Shri Arjun Vishwanathan.
      • Kunwar Atul Singhji, married and has issue.
        • Kumari Vartika Singh, married, Kunwar Shashank Pratap
          Singh Deo, son of Maharaj Kumar Shankar
          Pratap Singh Deo of Kharsawan, and
          his wife, Maharajkumari Santosh Devi.
    • Rani Shaileshwari Kumari (by the fifth wife), born 1915,
      married Raja Kashi
      Nath Bahadur
      Pal of Mahson,
      and had issue, one son. She died 2007.
  • Raja AMBIKESHWAR PRATAP
    SINGHJI
    , Raja of Mankapur 1932/1943, popularly known as Sadhu
    Raja, he was a learned Raja, he established a beautiful
    library in the Palace precincts; married into the Royal Family of
    Vijaygarh, Mirzapur
    Distt. He died sp in 1943.

 

  • Raja RAGHVENDRA PRATAP
    SINGHJI
    , Raja of Mankapur 1943/1964, married and had
    issue, one son and one daughter. He died 1964.

    • Raja Anand Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwarani Aruna Kumari, married (as his first
      wife), Kunwar
      Diwakar Vikram Singh of Athadama
      (U.P.), and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Raja ANAND SINGHJI,
    Raja of Mankapur (qv)

 

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