BAMRA (Princely State)

AREA: 5,148.92 kmē (1907)
PRIVY PURSE: Rs 95,300 ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
DYNASTY: Gangabasi RELIGION: Hindu
STATE: Orissa
POPULATION: 123,378 (1901) REVENUE: Rs 49,567 (1890-91)

PRESENT RULER: Raja NITISH GANGA DEB B.Com., Raja Saheb of Bamra since 20th October 1997 (The Palace, Deogarh Town, P.O./Dist. - Deogarh, Orissa - 768108, India)
born 22nd July 1972, educated (Diploma in Fashion Designing and Commercial Arts, B.Com.); M.L.A. (Orissa) 2004/-; Member, Library Committee 2004/-; Member, Committee on Members' Amenities 2004/2006; Member, House Committee on Forest Protection 2005/2006; Member, Standing Committee on S & ME, S & YS, S & T, IT (No.4) 2005/-; Member, Bhubaneswar Club Ltd.; Life Member of General Council, Rajkumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh; President of Deogarh College Governing Body; President of Bamanda Cricket Cup, Deogarh; Arbitrator in Deogarh District; interests and pastimes are Painting, photography and music, Billiards/Pool and Golf; married Rani Arundhati Kumari Devi, daughter of Pattayet Bikram Keshari Deo of Kalahandi, and his wife, Pattayet Rani Nayanshree Devi, and has issue, two sons.
  • Yuvraj Naman Gang Deb
  • Rajkumar Ranesh Gang Deb
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: According to tradition, the first Raja of Bamra belonged to the ruling family of Patna, who was stolen as a child, and made Raja by the Bhuiyas and Khonds around 1545AD. Rulers were...
  • Raja RAM CHANDRA DEB, Raja of Bamra 1545/1578
  • Raja BIKRAM DEB, Raja of Bamra 1578/1625
  • Raja HARU DEB, Raja of Bamra 1625/1641
  • Raja CHANDRA SEKHAR, Raja of Bamra 1641/1673
  • Raja BHAGIRATH DEB, Raja of Bamra 1673/1713
  • Raja PRATAP DEB, Raja of Bamra 1713/1745
  • Raja SIDASAR DEB, Raja of Bamra 1745/1779
  • Raja ARJUN DEB, Raja of Bamra 1779/1819
  • Raja BALUNKABRUSABHA DEB [Sujal Singh], Raja of Bamra 1819/1834 or 1820/1832, married and had issue.
    • Raja Khageshwar Deb (qv)
    • Raja Brajasundar Deb [Tribhuban Singh] (qv)
    • Lal Saheb Harihar Deb, married and had issue.
      • Raja Sudhal Deb (qv)
  • Raja KHAGESHWAR DEB, Raja of Bamra in 1832
  • Raja TRIBHUBHAN DEB, Raja of Bamra 1832/1869, died 12th May 1869.
    REGENT 1869/1871
  • Raja Sir SUDHAL DEB K.C.I.E., Raja of Bamra [12.5.1869] - [19.11.1903], born 16th May 1850, he succeeded his uncle to the gadi on 12th May 1869 (#1), adopted by his uncle in 1865, K.C.I.E. [cr.1895], C.I.E. [cr.1889], an enlightened ruler, he did much to further conditions in the state, married 1stly, 1871, Rani Giriraj Kumari, died circa 1873 (#3), daughter of HH Raja Bahadur Udit Pratap Deo of Kalahandi, married 2ndly, 3rdly, 4thly, by whom he had eight sons and eleven daughters. He died 10th November 1903 in Calcutta.
    • Raja Sachitananda Tribhuban Deb (qv)
    • Rani Kusumlata Devi, married (as his first wife), Raja Rudra Pratap Deo of Bastar, and had issue, one son and one daughter. She died 18th August 1911.
    • Rajkumar Padmalochan Deb, married and had issue, five sons and six daughters.
      • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba of Dharakote]
      • Lal Saheba Akshaya Kumari Debi, married Lal Saheb Nalin Chandra Bhanjdeo of Mayurbhanj, M.L.A. (Orissa) 1957/1961, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • Lal Saheb Prabir Ganga Deb, born 5th December 1937, married 27th June 1971, Kumari Reeta Debi of Deo Zamindari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Kumari Debashree Debi
        • Kumar Sanjib Ganga Deb B.Com., born 23rd July 1974 in Deogarh, educated in Madhya Pradesh and later at Rajkumar College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh; married 10th December 2002, Kumari Garima Debi, and has issue, two daughters.
          • Kumari Ishani Debi
          • Kumari Tanushree Debi
    • Rajkumar Dayanidhi Deb, married and had issue.
      • Rani Sushila Devi, married Raja Sri Narayan Chandra Birbar Mangraj Mahapatra, 22nd Raja of Baramba 1922/-, and had issue.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) (fourth daughter), married Raja Kishor Chandra Dev Birabar Harichandan Mahapatra, 22nd Raja of Talcher, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
    • Rani Amravati Devi, married 1901, Raja Dharanidhar Deb, Raja of Bonai. She died sp.
  • Raja SACHITANANDA DEB Tribhuban Deo, Raja of Bamra 1903/1916, born 3rd May 1872 (#4 p.204), he succeeded to the gadi on 10th November 1903 (#4 p.204), married and had issue, three sons and one daughter. He died 11th March 1916.
    • Raja Dibyashankar Sudhal Deb (qv)
    • Pattayet Hruday Nath Deb, married in Panchkote and had issue, one son.
      • Kumar Keshari Gang Deb, died June 2008. (The Palace, Deogarh, Orissa, India)
    • Lal Mohini Mohan Deb, adopted into Puri, and succeeded there as Sri Gajapati Raja Ramchandra Deb IV of Puri.
    • Rajkumari Suratarangini Devi [HH Maharani Suratarangini Devi of Kalahandi], married 1916, HH Maharaja Brij Mohan Deo of Kalahandi, and had issue.
  • Raja DIBYASHANKAR DEB Sudhal Deo, Raja of Bamra 1916/1920, born 18th September 1891, he was granted a C.B.E.(civil) on 1st January 1919 for services in connection with WWI, married, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1st January 1920.
    • Raja Bhanuganga Deb Tribhuban Deo (qv)
    • Rani Ras Sundari Devi, married Raja Kishor Chandra Deo Bhanj, 23rd Raja Saheb of Daspalla, and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
    • Bada Kumar Shri Pratap Gang Deo, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; Member of the Lok Sabha for two terms, married Baiji Lal Phulendra Kumari [Badakumar Rani Fulendra Kumari Debi of Bamra], daughter of Thakur Shri Laxman Singhji of Ghanerao, and his wife, Thakurani Prem Kumari, and had issue, four sons.
      • Kumar Tribhuban Gang Deb (+)
      • Kumar Bir Bijoy Gang Deb, married Kumari Trupti Devi, daughter of Kumar Pradyut Chandra Deb (+) of Talcher, and his wife Kumar Rani Dolendra Manjari Devi, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
        • Kumari Vaishnavi Devi
        • Kumar Sachitananda Gang Deb
      • Kumar Madan Mohan Gangadeb, born 5th January 1956 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; Passed out in First Division besides being Headboy and at Delhi University, graduating with B.A. (Hons.) and LL.B., also attended Summer School, University of Oxford, England; Advocate, Supreme Court of India since 1981; he was appointed Volunteer by U.N.D.P. as Law (Specialist) in its Geneva roster; he was nominated by the Governor of Odisha to the General Council of Rajkumar College Society, Raipur 2009-2014; he was Government of India Counsel in the Supreme Court for 9 years; married (div.), 7th December 1989 in Indore, Rajkumari Vindheshwari Kumari, daughter of HH Raja Krishan Sinh, 9th Raja of Sitamau, and his wife, HH Rani Yogeshwari Kumari, and has issue.
        • Kumar Anant Varman Gangadeb
      • Kumar Gajendra Gang Deb
    REGENCY 1920/1935
  • Raja BHANUGANGA DEB Tribhuban Deo, Raja of Bamra 1920/1982, born 25th February 1914 and succeeded to the gadi on 1st January 1920 (#2), educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur (Diploma 1933) and at Sambalpur; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1961/1980 (for four terms); Minister in the Government of Orissa; as a ruler he achieved great improvement in the sphere of public welfare, industries, public health, education, roads and transport; Member of several Boards and Committees formed for social activities; took keen interest in the affairs of the people of the constituency; a poet and author (Rajkavi Satchidananda Tribhuban Deb); interests and pastimes were Gardening, Photography and Painting as well as Music, indoor games and Hunting; married in April 1935, Rani Jyoti Manjari Devi, Member of the Orissa Legislative Assembly, second daughter of HH Maharaja Brij Mohan Deo of Kalahandi, and his wife, HH Maharani Suratarangini Devi of Bamra (see above), and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1982.
    • Raja Pradipta Ganga Deb (qv)
    • Pattayet Prasun Ganga Deb, born 9th June 1939, married to Pattayet Rani Rajlakshmi Devi of Tori (Ratu), and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 12th September 2008 in New Delhi.
      • Kumar Rohit Ganga Deb, married Kumar Rani Madhvi Kumari Devi, daughter of Maharajkumar Shri Shailendra Singhji of Nagod, and his wife, Rani Usha Devi, daughter of the Zamindar of Jaitpur-Rewah, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Kumari Suratarangini Devi
        • Kumari Aadishree Devi
      • Kumari NiveditaSingh, married Lal Saheb Aparnesh Pal Singh Judeo of Gopalpura, Dist. Jalaun, U.P., and has issue, one son.
        • Lal Saheb Shantanu Raj Singh Judeo
      • Kumari Alka Singh, married Yuvraj Raj Rajeshwar Singh of Jhandi, U.P, and has issue.
        • Kumari Devika
        • Kunwar Adirahj Singh
    • Rani Prem Manjari (+), born in June 1936, married 1952, Maharaja Chintamani Saran Nath Shah Deo of Chota Nagpur, and had issue. She died 1986.
  • Raja PRADIPTA GANGA DEB B.A., Raja of Bamra 1982/1997, born 11th June 1937, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1990/1997 (two terms); Member of Indian Parliamentary Group, Orissa Chapter from 4th July 1991 to 20th October 1997; he took a keen interest in helping the destitute and the disabled of his constituency; interests and pastimes were Preservation of wild life and Music, Painting and Writing; married 7th February 1965, Maharajkumari Vimala Kumari Sahiba (Rani Vimala Kumari Sahiba of Bamra), daughter of HH Maharana Shri Rajendrasinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and had issue, one son. He died 20th October 1997.
    • Raja Nitish Ganga Deb (qv)
  • Raja NITISH GANGA DEB, Raja of Bamra (see above)
  • Unknown, married and had issue.
    • Pattayat Balabhadra Deb, married and had issue.
      • Rai Bahadur Thakur Birendra Nath Singh, Zamindar Saheb of Chandrapur and Padampur Estates, he succeeded by adoption.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Devi, married Kunwar Rudra Pratap Singh, son of Rai Bahadur Thakur Bhawani Shankar Singh of Chandrapur, and his wife, Thakurani Srimati Devi, and had issue.
  • Lal Saheb of Bamra, married and had issue.
    • Pattayet Rani Anuma Devi, married Pattayet Arun Chandra Deo of Athmalik, and had issue, one son.
  • Lal Saheb of Bamra, married and had issue.
    • Pattayet Rani Manoj Manjari Devi, married Pattayet Brundavan Chandra Deb of Baramba, and has issue, one daughter and two sons.
  • Lal Saheb of Bamra, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Rajkumar Pattayet Nilolohit Singh Deo of Khariar, and has issue, one son and three daughters.
  • Lal Saheb Mitra Ganga Deb of Bamra, married and had issue.
    • Kunwarani Sarita Devi, married Kunwar Saheb Amareswar Prasad Singh of Nayagarh, and has issue, one son.
  • Bada Kumar Saheb of Bamra, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married, Dewan Bahadur Pramod Chandra Deb of Talcher, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Kumari Khyana Prabha Devi of Bamra, married Lal Saheb Singha Bhanu Singh Deo of Seraikella, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
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