CHANGBHAKAR (Princely State)

AREA: 2,347 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 17,300Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 117 POPULATION: 19,548 (1901) REVENUE: 13,000Rs

PRESENT RULER: (Chang Bhakar, Chota Nagpur, Bengal, India)
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The State is one of those known as the Chota Nagpur Tributary Mahals. Some time about 1790 a Zamindari was created in Korea by the name of Changbhakar. It continued to be a Zamindari under Korea State till 1818. In the Kabuliat of 1819, the East India Company separated it from Korea State and declared it a feudal dependency of Korea State. The Tribute was fixed at 376Rs which was to be paid through Korea State. In the Sanad of 1848, the tribute was to be paid direct to the East India Company. The title of Bhaiya was conferred on the family by Maharaja Amar Singh. Rulers were.....
  • Raja SAWAL SAHI DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Gajraj Singh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Dilip Singh Deo, married and had issue.
      • Raja Garib Singh Deo, Raja of Korea.
      • Lal Jorawal Singh, married and had issue.
        • Lal Man Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja GAJRAJ SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea and 1st Jagirdar of Changbhakar fl. ca1790, he died sp.
  • Lal MAN SINGH Deo, 2nd Jagirdar of Changbhakar 1819/-, he made Bharatpur his capital.
  • Bhaiya Bahadur JANGJIT SINGH Deo, 3rd Ruling Chief of Changbhakar 1848/1865
  • Bhaiya BALBHADRA SINGH Deo, 4th Ruling Chief of Changbhakar 1865/1897, born about 1825, succeeded 1st December 1865 (#1), brother of Lal Ran Bahadur Singh. He died in September 1896.
  • Raja Bhaiya MAHABIR SINGH Deo, 5th Ruling Chief of Changbhakar 1897/1930, born 15th April 1879, he succeeded his uncle to the gadi on 30th September 1896; died 1930 (1932?).
  • Bhaiya KRISHNA PRATAP SINGH Deo, 6th Ruling Chief of Changbhakar 1930/- , he was adopted from Bhaiyathan, being a minor he was only granted ruling powers in 1946. He shifted his capital from Bharatpur to Janakpur.

1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.96