BOHMONG (Kingdom) 

 
AREA: 4,479 km2
REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: N/A
LOCATION: Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills Tract)
DYNASTY: Tungoo RELIGION: Theravadda Buddhist
CAPITAL: Bandarban POPULATION: 292,000 (2001)

   
PRESENT RULER: Raja U SAW PRUE CHOWDHURY, The 17th Magh of the Bohmong since 2013.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The first ruler of Boh Mong circle was Mong Saw Pru who was the son of King Nanda Bayin of Pegu, Burma. Although the Rajas are the descendants of the Burmese, they speak the Arakanese dialect and take Arakanese names. The Bangladesh Government still recognises these Hereditary Kingdoms (under the 1900 Chittagong Hill Tracts Agreement). The successor is usually nominated from within the Royal Family on the basis of seniority. Rulers were....
  1. Raja MONG SAW PRU, 1st Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1599/1631, son of King Nanda Bayin of Pegu, Burma; he was subject to the Arakan Kingdom, married and had issue.
    • Raja Men Rai Pru (qv)

  2. Raja MEN RAI PRU, 2nd Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1631/1665, married and had issue.
    • Raja Hari Pru (qv)
    • Generation
      • Raja Hari Gneo (qv)

  3. Raja HARI PRU, 3rd Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1665/1687

  4. Raja HARI GNEO, 4th Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1687/1727, married and had issue.
    • Generation
      • Raja Koung Hla Pru (qv)

  5. Raja KOUNG HLA PRU, 5th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1727/1811, born 1708, he was the first Raja to actually enter the Chittagong hill tracts region with his followers, and they settled in the Sangu valley now known as Bandarban Rajbari; married and had issue. He died 1811.
    • Raja Sathun Pru (qv)
    • Generation
      • Raja Kong Hla Gneo (qv)
    • Generation
      • Raja Mong Pru (qv)

  6. Raja SATHUN PRU, 6th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1811/1840

  7. Raja KONG HLA GNEO, 7th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1840/1866

  8. Raja MONG PRU, 8th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1866/1875

  9. Raja SANA YEO [Sa Nhine Nyo], 9th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1875/1901, he introduced the system of Bohmong Raj Punnyah or annual revenue collection in 1879; he entered into an agreement with the British by signing the Chittagong Hill Tracts;

  10. Raja CHOW HLA PRU, 10th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1901/1923, he succeeded his uncle in 1901.

  11. Raja MONG CHOW GNEO, 11th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1916/1923, he succeeded his cousin as Joint Raja

  12. Raja KYAW ZAN PHROO, 12th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1923/1933, he succeeded his cousin as Raja in 1923; married and had issue.
    • Raja Kyaw Zaw San (qv)
    • Raja Maung Shwe Pru (qv)

  13. Raja KYAW ZAW SAN, 13th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1933/1948 (abdicated), died 1953.

  14. Raja MAUNG SHWE PRUE, 14th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1948/1959

  15. Raja AUNG SHWE PRUE CHOWDHURY, 15th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1959/2012, State Minister for Food in the Ziaur Rahman Government of Bangladesh; married and had issue, six sons and two daughters. He died on 8th August 2012 aged 98 years.

  16. Raja
                      Kasine Prue ChowdhuryRaja KASINE PRUE CHOWDHURY, 16th Raja of the Bohmong Circle [8.8.2012] - [6.2.2013], he succeeded to the throne on 8th August 2012 and was crowned on 20th November 2012; married and had issue, two sons and five daughters. He died 6th February 2013 aged 80 years, at the Royal Palace following a cardiac arrest, the funeral was held on 22nd February.

  17. Raja U SAW PRUR CHOWDHURY, 17th Raja of the Bohmong Circle  (see above)
The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully acknowledged, January 2011.
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