CHHUIKHADAN (Princely State)


AREA: 396 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs 20,300 ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Bairagi RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 107 POPULATION: 26,368 (1901) REVENUE: Rs 56,497 (1889-90)



Present Ruler: Raja GHANSHYAM KISHORE DAS, 10th Raja of Chhuikhadan
married Rani Rajshree Devi, and has issue.
  • Rajkumari Bharti Devi, married Rajkumar Debendra Nath Singh, son of Rai Bahadur Thakur Sourendra Shankar Singh, Zamindar Saheb of Chandrapur and Padampur Estates, and his wife, Rani Seema Devi.
Predecessors and Short History: Founded in 1750 when the Zamindari was conferred on Mahant Rup Das by Madhoji Bhonsle. Rulers were...
  1. Mahant RUP DAS, 1st Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1750/1780

  2. Mahant TULSI DAS, 2nd Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1780/-, recognized by the Raja of Nagpur in 1780, as the Zamindar of Kondka.

  3. Mahant BALMAKUND DAS, 3rd Mahant of Chhuikhadan -/1845

  4. Mahant LAKSHMAN DAS, 4th Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1845/1887, the status of Feudatory Chief was conferred in 1865 by the British authorities.

  5. Mahant SHYAM KISHOR DAS, 5th Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1887/1896, born 1838, he succeeded to the gadi on 13th December 1887 (#1), married and had issue. He died 1896.
    • Mahant Radha Ballabh Kishor Das (qv)

  6. Mahant RADHA BALLABH KISHOR DAS, 6th Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1896/1898, married and had issue. He died 1898 (poisoned by arsenic administered by a relative).
    • Mahant Digvijay Yugal Kishor Das (qv)
    • Mahant Bhudav Kishor Das [Bhudar Kishore Das] (qv)

  7. Mahant DIGVIJAY YUGAL KISHOR DAS, 7th Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1898/1903, born circa 1883, died 1903.

  8. Mahant BHUDAV KISHOR DAS, 8th Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1903/1940, born in April 1891 and succeeded 30th September 1903 (#2), educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur.

  9. Mahant RITU PURNA KISHOR DAS, 9th Mahant of Chhuikhadan 1940/-, born 1922, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur;

  10. Raja GHANSHYAM KISHORE DAS, 10th Raja of Chhuikhadan (see above)
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.263
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N.N.Nitra,Calcutta 1945