PATNA

 

PATNA (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 6,503 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 249,600Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Orissa DYNASTY: Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu
CAPITAL: Bolangir POPULATION: 257,959 (1892) REVENUE: 91,232Rs (1892)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja KANAK
VARDHAN
SINGH DEO
B.A., 32nd Maharaja of Patna since April 2004. (Shailashree
Palace, Distt.
Bolangir,
Sambalpur – 768019, Orissa, India)
born 14th June 1956, educated at Delhi University (B.A.), an
agriculturist by profession who is interested in wildlife preservation; Member of the Orissa Legislative
Assembly 1995/- (4th Term) from Patnagarh
constituency in Bolangir district and is the Leader of the B.J.P.
Legislative Party in the Assembly;
Chairman, House Committee on Orissa Engineering College, 2000/2001;
Cabinet Minister of Industry and Public Enterprise 2000/2004 and
2004/2009; Cabinet Minister for Urban Development and Public Enterprise
2004/2009; ; as Minister he has introduced a number of bills from The
Orissa
University of Technology Bill, 2001

to The Orissa
Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2007
; Member of the Bhubaneswar Club,
Bhubaneswar
and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; he enjoys playing basket ball and
cricket as well as meeting people and
listening to music; married 15th October 1985,
HH Maharani Sangeeta Kumari Devi, daughter of Thakur Amar Singh of
Kerote,
born 3rd December 1961 in New Delhi, B.A. (Hons.) Political Science,
Diploma
in Computer Programming Educated at Jesus and Mary College, University
of Delhi and Institute of  Electronics and  Telecommunication
Engineers (New Delhi), Member of the 12th and 13th Lok Sabha, Member
1998/1999
of the following committees:- Committee on Agriculture; Joint Committee
on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Appraisal of Laws
relating to Women-Criminal Laws; Consultative Committee, Ministry of
Human
Resource Development; Committee on Defence 1999/2000; Committee on
Public
Undertakings 1999/2001; Committee on Empowerment of Women 2000/2001;
Consultative
Committee, Ministry of Information Technology 2000/-, interests include
reading, listening to music and playing the piano, tennis, basketball
(played
at school and national levels); and has issue, one daughter.

  • Maharaj Kumari Nivritti Kumari (Photo),
    educated at
    The Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi up to year
    9, then at The British School, New Delhi, completing her GCSE’s
    (O-Levels) and her GCE’s (A-Levels); she then did her college from the
    Glion Institute of Higher Education (G.I.H.E) in
    Switzerland where she completed her B.A. in Hospitality, Finance and
    Revenue Management; while at college she was part of the Supplemental
    Instruction (SI)
    Leaders team which is formed for seniors to tutor their juniors in
    particular subjects and in her senior year at G.I.H.E she was also part
    of the Student Government and held the post of Secretary; she interned
    with the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces at the Crowne
    Plaza London St. James and 51 Buckingham Gate in London as a Front
    Office Management Trainee from June till December 2007; after
    completing her studies she also worked with the Taj Hotels,
    Resorts and Palaces as a Sales Representative from June 2010 till May
    2011 and was based out of Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi; currently (2012)
    she is helping to restore the family’s palace, developing their
    properties
    and helping out her parents in politics as a party worker.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Founded
by Raja Ramai Deo in around 1191. Rulers were…..

  • Raja RAMAI DEO, 1st
    Raja of Patna 1191/1223, ruled 32 years.
  • Raja MAHALING SINGH DEO,
    2nd
    Raja
    of Patna 1223/1229, ruled 6 years.
  • Raja BAIJAL DEO I,
    3rd Raja of Patna 1229/1294, ruled 65 years.
  • Raja BAIKRAJ DEO,
    4th Raja of Patna 1294/1307, ruled 13 years.
  • Raja BUJANG DEO,
    5th Raja of Patna 1307/1341, ruled 34 years.
  • Raja PRATAP RUDRA DEO,
    6th
    Raja
    of Patna 1341/1380, ruled 39 years.
  • Raja BHUPAL DEO,
    7th Raja of Patna 1380/1391, ruled 11 years.
  • Raja NAGSINGH DEO,
    8th Raja of Patna 1391/1421, ruled 30 years.
  • Raja VIKRAMADITYA DEO,
    9th
    Raja
    of Patna 1421/1455, ruled 34 years.
  • Raja BAIJAL DEO II,
    10th Raja of Patna 1455/1485, ruled 30 years.
  • Raja BHANJAN HIRADHAR DEO,
    11th
    Raja
    of Patna 1485/1515, ruled 30 years.

    • Raja Narsingh Deo (qv)
    • Raja Balrama Dev, founder and 1st Raja of Sambalpur,
      married
      and had
      issue (see Sambalpur).
  • Raja NARSINGH DEO,
    12th Raja of Patna 1515/1522, ruled 7 years.
  • Raja CHHATRAPAL DEO,
    13th
    Raja
    of Patna 1522/1525, ruled 3 years.
  • Raja BAIJAL DEO III,
    14th
    Raja
    of Patna 1525/1588, ruled 63 years.
  • Raja HRIDAYA NARAYANA DEO,
    15th
    Raja
    of Patna 1588/1603, ruled 15 years.
  • Raja PRATAP DEO,
    16th Raja of Patna 1603/1625, ruled 22 years, married and had issue.

    • Raja Vikramaditya Deo (qv)
    • Raja Gopal Rai, founder and 1st
      Raja of Khariar in about 1600, married and had issue (see Khariar).
  • Raja VIKRAMADITYA DEO,
    17th
    Raja
    of Patna 1625/1640, ruled 15 years.
  • Raja MUKUND DEO,
    18th Raja of Patna 1640/1670, ruled 30 years.
  • Raja BALRAM DEO,
    19th Raja of Patna 1670/1678, ruled 8 years.
  • Raja HIRDE SHAH DEO,
    20th
    Raja
    of Patna 1678/1685, ruled 7 years.
  • Maharaja RAI SINGH DEO,
    21st
    Maharaja
    of Patna 1685/1762 or ruled for 80 years.
  • Maharaja PRITHVIRAJ DEO,
    22nd
    Maharaja
    of Patna 1762/1765
  • Maharaja RAMCHANDRA SINGH
    DEO I
    , 23rd Maharaja of Patna 1765/1820, married and had
    issue.

    • Maharaja Bhupal Singh Deo (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Yuvraj Singh Deo, he was granted the estate
      of Jarasingha
      in 1765.
  • Maharaja BHUPAL SINGH DEO,
    24th
    Maharaja
    of Patna 1820/1848
  • Maharaja HIRAVAJRA SINGH
    DEO
    , 25th Maharaja of Patna 1848/1866, married and had
    issue. He died in August 1866.

    • Maharaja Sur Pratap Singh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Bishnath Singh Deo, married and had issue.
      • Maharaja Ramchandra Singh Deo (qv)
    • Maharaja Danganjan Singh Deo (qv)
  • Maharaja SUR PRATAP SINGH
    DEO
    , 26th Maharaja of Patna 1866/1878, born 1844, married and
    had issue. He died spm in
    1878.
  • Maharaja RAMCHANDRA SINGH
    DEO
    , 27th Maharaja of Patna 1878/1895, born 1872,
    succeeded
    25th November 1878 (#1), educated at
    Rajkumar College, Jabalpur; married and had
    issue, one daughter. He died 1895.

    • Maharajkumari Padmini Kumari Devi [Maharani Padmini
      Kumari Devi of Seraikella], born 1893, married Raja Aditya Pratap
      Singh Deo of Seraikella, and
      had
      issue. She died 1960.

      • HH Maharaja Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo (see
        below)
  • Maharaja DANGANJAN SINGH
    DEO
    , 28th Maharaja of Patna 1895/1910, married and had
    issue.

    • HH Maharaja Prithviraj Singh Deo (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Raghuraj Singh Deo, third son, born about
      1890, married
      a daughter
      of the Raja Sahib of Tarla in Madras Presidency.
    • HH Maharani
      Brinda Devi, married HH Maharaja
      Sir Brijnath Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Maihar,
      and
      had
      issue.
  • HH Maharaja PRITHVIRAJ
    SINGH DEO
    , 29th Maharaja of Patna 1910/1924, born 1890,
    married (amongst others) (a), the eldest daughter of Raja Jogendra Deo
    of Baudh, married (b), the sister of Lal
    Saheb Sarat Chandra Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj. He died sp
    in 1924.
  • HH
    Maharaja Sir RAJENDRA NARAYAN SINGH DEO
    , 30th Maharaja of Patna
    1924/1975, born
    31st March
    1912, younger son of Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo Seraikella,
    and his wife, Rani Padmini Kumari Devi, only daughter of Maharaja
    Ramchandra
    Singh Deo of Patna (see above), granted ruling powers in 1933 on
    attaining his majority; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and St.
    Columbia’s College, Hazaribagh (B.A.); undertook Administrative
    Training at Ranchi and Monghyr;
    an enlightened ruler, he was responsible for the allround development
    of the state and was one of the first Rulers to sign the Merger
    Agreement with Indian Union; during his rule he removed untouchability
    and the bar on
    temple entry for Harijans and also banned
    forced labour; Member, Chamber of Princes; Vice-President, Council of
    Rulers of the Eastern States Agency and
    Chairman, Eastern States Board of Forestry and Agricology; Member,
    Eastern States Post-War Reconstruction Committee and Standing Committee
    of Eastern States Union; Member, General Council of Rajkumar College,
    Raipur; Chief Patron of the Fifth All-India Cultural Unity Conference;
    Patron, All India Cattle Show Society; Kalinga Historial Research
    Society; Koshal Kala Mandal and other cultural literary and reasearch
    societies; President of Ganatantra Parishad in 1950, which he founded,
    and which merged with the Swatantra Party Orissa Unit in 1962;
    President, Utkal Sammilani,
    1953; Secretary-General, National Democratic Party; Member of the Rules
    Committee and several select Committees in the Lok Sabha; Chairman,
    Public Accounts Committee, Orissa; Member, Public Funds Development
    Enquiry Committee, Orissa; established Rajendra
    College at Bolangir; Member,
    General Council, National Executive Parliamentary Board, Swatantra
    Party; Member of the First Lok Sabha 1952/1957; M.L.A. (Orissa)
    1957/1977 (five terms); Leader of Opposition (1.4.1957) – (22.5.1959),
    (21.6.1961) – (1.3.1967) and (14.6.1972) – (9.2.1973); Minister,
    Finance (22.5.1959) – (25.2.1961); Minister, Mining and Geology
    (22.5.1959) – (25.2.1961); Minister, Industries (22.5.1959) –
    (25.2.1961); Minister, Law (22.5.1959) – (25.2.1961); Chief Minister
    (8.3.1967) – (9.1.1971); Minister, Planning and Coordination (8.3.1967)
    – (9.1.1971); Minister, Finance  (8.3.1967) – (9.1.1971);
    Minister, Home (Exc Jail Reformation & P.R.)  (8.3.1967) –
    (9.1.1971); Minister, Tourism (8.3.1967) – (5.9.1967)
    and (31.8.1969) – (9.1.1971); Minister, Political & Services
    (Exc R.V.D.) (3.4.1971) – (14.6.1972); Minister, Industries (3.4.1971)
    – (14.6.1972); Minister, Home (Public Relations& Tourism)
    (3.4.1971) – (14.6.1972); author of many
    articles, leaflets and pamphlets; he embodied a unique combination of
    an erudite scholar, enlightened
    statesman and an able administrator who worked with a single minded
    devotion for development of Orissa since 1948;  he married
    1932, HH Maharani Kailash Kumari Devi, daughter of Maj.-Gen.
    HH Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Amir-ul-Umra
    Maharaja
    Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan Bhupendra Singh Mahendra
    Bahadur
    of Patiala,
    and had issue. He died 23rd February 1975.

    • HH Maharaja Raj Raj Singh Deo (qv)
    • Pattayet Anang Uday Singh Deo B.A., born 11th November
      1945, he is a founding member of the ruling BJD party in Orissa
      and has been a Cabinet minister for 15 years in Orissa; Member,
      NRAI (National Rifle Association of
      India, New Delhi); Member, Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural
      Heritage and Ex-convenor Member, Indian International Centre, New
      Delhi; Member, S.A.I. (Sports Authority of India) Stadium, New Delhi;
      Member Indian Habital Centre, New Delhi; Chairman, Orissa Tourism
      Development Corporation; Chairman, Orissa Council of Sports; M.L.A.
      (Orissa) 1974/1977 and 1990/- (five terms); Minister
      of State, Forest Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, (29.12.1976) –
      (30.4.1977); Minister,
      Tourism (2.1.1991) – (15.3.1995) and (6.8.2002) – (16.5.2004);
      Minister,
      Sports, Culture and Youth Services (Sports & Youth Services)
      (25.1.1993) – (15.3.1995); Minister,
      Energy (6.3.2000) – (6.8.2002); Minister,
      Steel and Mines (6.3.2000) – (16.5.2004); Minister,
      Information Technology (6.8.2002) – (16.5.2004); Minister,
      Works (18.5.2004) to present; Minister,
      Housing (18.5.2004) to present; married Pattayet Rani Vijay Laxmi
      Kumari
      Devi, convenor
      for Intach and World Wildlife Fund in Orissa, and
      works extensively with weavers to promote local tribal crafts, daughter
      of Thakur Shiv Mangal Singh (a freedom fighter and a member of the
      Indian National Congress, M.L.A. for over 40 years, and Cabinet
      Minister
      for Agriculture and Sugar Cane, Zamindar of Jigirsar, Balia, Uttar
      Pradesh), and his wife, Thakurani Kamlesh Kumari of Kothi, Madhya
      Pradesh, and has
      issue, three sons. (Shailashree Palace,
      Distt.
      Bolangir,
      Sambalpur – 768019, Orissa, India)

      • Lal Sahib Kalikesh Narain Singh Deo, born 26th May
        1974,
        educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St. Stephen’s College,
        Delhi University (B.A. (Hons.) in Economics); he was a
        nationals
        basketball and shooting sportsman and is currently the youngest M.L.A.
        in Orissa (2004/-); Member, Public Accounts Committee, 2004/2005 and
        2007/-; Member, House Committee on Forest Protection, 2005/2006;
        Member, House Committee on Power Generation/ Transmission/
        Distribution, 2005/-; Member, Library Committee, 2005/2006; Member,
        Standing Committee on Home, GA, Law, PGPA (No.1), 2005/-; Member,
        Bhubaneswar Club; Member, Bhubaneswar
        Golf Club; interests are Golf, Mountaineering, scuba diving, trap
        shooting and Reading non fiction works; married 8th December 2008 at
        Puri, Lal Sahiba Meghna Raj Lakshmi Kumari, daughter of Sri Gaurav
        Shumsher
        Jung Bahadur Rana.
      • Lal Sahib Manmath Vijay Singh Deo, born 1976, educated
        at
        the Doon School and at SRCC, Delhi University, graduating in Economics,
        married 25th November 2009 in Jaipur, Rajkumari Deepshikha Kumari,
        daughter of Rajkumar Divyakar Pratap Singh of Kasmanda, and his wife, Rajkumar Rani
        Jaya Rajya
        Lakshmi.
      • Lal Sahib Arkesh Narain Singh Deo, born 1986,
        educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St. Stephen’s College,
        Delhi University, graduating in economics. He captained the Under 19
        Indian Basketball team.
    • Maharajkumari Raj Shree Devi [Thakurani Raj Shree Devi of
      Sayla], married Thakur
      Saheb Prithvirajsinhji
      Surendrasinhji of Sayla,
      and has issue.
    • Maharajkumari Braj Shree
      Devi [Maharani Braj Shree Devi of Bhadawar], married Maharaja Mahendra
      Ripudaman Singh of Bhadawar, and has
      issue.
    • Maharajkumari Roop Shri Devi, married Shri Ran Vijay
      Shahi,
      Zamindar Sahib of Dumaria
      in Bihar, and has issue.
    • Maharajkumari Krishna Kumari Devi, married Captain Baldev
      Singh from
      Jalalpur-Aligarh, former M.L.A. from Aligarh,
      and has issue, three sons.

      • Chandra Chur Singh, born 11th October
        1968 in New Delhi, film
        actor; educated at The Doon School, Dehradun and at St. Stephen’s
        College, New Delhi; winner of the 1996 Filmfare Best Debut Award for Maachis, nominated in 1998 for the
        Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kya Kehna; other film credits
        include, Tere Mere Sapne
        (1996) to Sarhad Paar (2006);
        married Avantika Kumari, daughter of Shri Ajai Singh, and has issue,
        one son.

        • Shraanajai Singh
      • Aditya Narain Singh, a television
        producer and co-owner of
        Contiloe Films.
      • Abhimanyu Singh, a television
        producer
        and co-owner of Contiloe
        Films.
  • HH Maharaja RAJ RAJ SINGH
    DEO
    , 31st Maharaja of Patna 1975/2004, born 1934,
    educated at
    Rajkumar College, Raipur; Member of the Lok Sabha for two terms,
    married 18th
    January 1955, HH
    Maharani Premlata Kumari Devi (now HH the Rajmata of Patna), daughter
    of
    HH Maharana Shri Rajendrasinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla,
    and his wife, HH Maharani Rasik Kunverba Sahiba, and had issue. He died
    April 2004.

    • HH Maharaja Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo (qv)
    • Maharaj Kumari (now Thakur Rani Saheb) Mitrabinda Kumari
      Panwar, married 19th May 1983, Late Col. Kunwar
      Yudhister
      Singh Panwar S.M., V.S.M.,
      of Mahendragarh (Sanwar) in Haryana, the family belong to the clan of
      Panwar Rajputs who are
      descendent’s of Raja Vikramaditya from Dhar, Madhya Pradesh and who
      moved to
      Haryana after WWII, he served in the Indian Army (3rd Parachute
      Regiment) as the Defence Attache at the Indian Embassy in Jakarta,
      Indonesia, died 20th June 2002, and has issue, one son and one daughter.

      • Kumari Tritiksha Panwar, born 23rd February
        1984, a post graduate in Customer Relationships Management and
        Marketing from Amity University, Noida (Uttar Pradesh), she is
        presently working in the service sector.
      • Kunwar Brahmaditya Singh Panwar, born 28th
        January 1988, a graduate in B.A. (English) from Delhi University; he is
        presently assisting his sister in her business.
    • Patayat Sri Vardhan Singh Deo, married Patayat Rani
      Prakriti Kumari Devi, born 1965, elder daughter of Thakur Rattan Singh
      of Umaidnagar, and his wife
      Kunwarani Kamleshwari Kumari, daughter of Raja
      Padam Dev Singh of Poonch, and his wife,
      Rani Manek Kunwar, and has issue.

      • Lal Sahib Damaitre Vardhan Singh Deo
      • Kumari Pradamini Kumari
    • Maharajkumari Satyarajeshwari Singh, married Kunwar
      Sanjay
      Singh of Badnore,
      and has issue.
  • HH Maharaja KANAK VARDHAN
    SINGH DEO
    , 32nd Maharaja of Patna (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Princess of Patna, married (as his first wife), Raja
    Bibhudendra Deo Samant of Athmalik,
    and had issue.

 

 

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