|Predecessors and Short History:
The state was founded about 1510 or 1515. It became a
Feudatory State by virtue of the Treaty of 1773. The
Maharaja maintains a military force of 9 cavalry, 176
infantry, and 4 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 13
guns (as of 1892). Rulers were...
- Raja Haridas Mondal, ruler of an area near the
Chikna Mountains, belonged to the Mech caste of the
Haihoi dynasty, married 1stly, Rani Jira, elder
daughter of Bhuiyan Hajo, married at the same
time, 2ndly, Rani Hira, died before 1545, younger
daughter of Bhuiyan Hajo, and had issue.
- Kunwar Madan (by Rani Jira, eldest son), died
about 1510 in battle.
- Maharaja Chandan Narayan (by Rani Jira) (qv)
- Raja Sisya Singha [Sishu] (by Rani Hira), Raikat
[=family guardian], King of Baikunthapur, married a
daughter of the last governor of Chikna, and had
issue, the later Prime Ministers of Cooch Behar and
the Raikat Kings of Jalpaiguri.
- Raja Monahar Dev, married and had issue.
- Raja Manikoth Dev, married and had issue.
- Raja Bhaba Dev, married and had issue.
- Raja Dharma Dev, married and had issue.
- Raja Darpa Dev, married and had issue.
- Several generations
- Raja Fanindra Dev Raikot, said to be
the 20th Raikat in succession and had
provided good service in the Bhutan
War. He died after 1891.
- Raja Prosanna Dev Raikot, last
Raja of Baikunthapur in Jalpaiguri
District, West Bengal; married
1stly (in Gandharba
form), Rani Renchi Devi, a Lepcha
by birth, married 2ndly, Rani
Asrumati Devi, died 5th January
1954, and had issue, three sons
and one daughter. He died 4th
- Kumar Rupendra Dev Raikot (by
Rani Renchi Devi), he filed a
suit on 7th August 1947 for
recovery of a large estate in
Jalpaiguri District in West
Bengal named Baikunthapur Raj;
died after 1963.
- Kumar Shiva Prasad Dev (by
Rani Renchi Devi)
- Kumar Deva Prasad Dev (by Rani
- Kumari Prativa Devi [Mrs.
Prativa Bose] (by Rani Asrumati
- Maharaja Viswa Singh [Vishu] (by Rani Hira) (see
- Maharaja CHANDAN
NARAYAN, 1st Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1510/1523, born 1484, on the defeat and death of the
last governor of Chikna, he was proclaimed king, and
thereafter he expanded the territory greatly, he
married a daughter of the last governor of Chikna. He
died sp in 1523.
- Maharaja VISWA
SINGHA, 2nd Maharaja of Cooch Behar 1523/1554
(abdicated), born on or about 21st March 1502, he
succeeded his cousin on his death without issue in
1523; he conquered the Saumara country, Bijni,
Vijayapur etc., and next demanded tribute from the
Deva and Dharma Rajas of Bhutan who treated the demand
with contempt and insulted his ambassador, war ensued
with the Maharaja being successful in his advance on
the capital of Bhutan, a treaty was negotiated by
which Bhutan was obliged to pay tribute; he then
seized the western portion of the modern Jalpaiguri
District in Bengal from the Gaur King in about 1545
and settled in Baikunthpur and obtained from the king
the whole tract of country known as Pargana
Baikanthpur in the District of Jalpaiguri; he shifted
the capital from Chikna in the mountains to Hingulabas
on the plains, in 1554 he abdicated the throne and
spent the remainder of his life in close meditation
and prayer; married many times (including a daughter
of the last governor of Chikna), and had issue, three
sons (#4). He died after
- Raja Nri Singha [Narasinha], Raja of Panga, the
eldest son, he was learned and devout, and given to
ascetism, on his fathers abdication he too abdicated
the throne, in favour of his younger brother;
Pargana Panga, which now forms part of the District
of Rangpur, was set apart for his maintenance, and
his family dwelt there; married and had issue.
- Raja Anirudhra, Raja of Panga, he was killed in
a battle with the muslim troops of Padshah Akbar's
General, Ali Kuli Khan [Sher Afghan].
- Sri Sri Maharaja Nar Narayan [Mallanarayana] (qv)
- Raja Shukladhaj [Chilarai], Raja of Assam, the
youngest son, he was appointed the army commander
conquering Assam in 1562, he was granted a portion
of the new territories, which included East Assam,
married Rani Chandraprabha, niece of Pratap Roy, and
had issue, the Rajas of Darrang, Beltala and Bijni.
He died 1571.
- Raja Raghudev Narayan, Raja of Darrang, married
and had issue (see Darrang).
- Maharajkumar Kamal Narayan [Gosain Kamala]
Sri Sri Maharaja
NAR NARAYAN, 3rd Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1554/1587, a celebrated wrestler early on, he captured
Manipur and Tripura, forcing their Rajas to pay
tribute in gold, silver and elephants, married
(amongst others), Rani Bhanumati, daughter of Pratap
Roy, Buiyan of Pandu, and had issue, one son.
He died 1587.
- Maharaja Lakshmi Narayan (qv)
- Rani Kshama Devi, married 23rd December 1596,
Mirza Raja Man Singh I of Jaipur, and had issue.
She committed sati in 1614.
NARAYAN, 4th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1587/1621, he was a weak king and negelected state
duties, in 1596 he professed himself a vassal of the
Emperor of Delhi before Raja Man Singh; married and
had issue, 18 sons. He died 1621.
- Maharajkumar Braja Narayan, died vp.
- Maharajkumar Bhim Narayan, died vp.
- Maharajkumar Vil Narayan
- Maharaja Bira Narayan (by the Patrani or
Senior Queen) (qv)
- Maharajkumar Gosain Mahi Narayan, Najir Dev,
he attempted to seize the throne in 1665, but his
sons quarrelled and he therefore installed the late
King's second son as the new ruler, who was kept in
check until in 1666 he forced him to flee and was
eventually captured and killed; married and had
issue, four sons, ancestors of the Nazir Deo family
of Balarampur. He died 1666.
- Kumar Shri Darpa Narayan, along with his
surviving brothers and forces from Butan, he
invaded the Cooch Behar kingdom, but they were
ultimately defeated, married and had issue. He
- Kumar Shri Shanta Narayan, Najir Dev,
he founded a city 16 kilometres south-east of
the Kingdomd capital, and called it Balarampur,
after the image of Balaram, and made his
residence there; married and had adoptive issue.
- (A) Kumar
Shri Lalit Narayan, born as the son of Kumar
Shri Viswa Narayan (see below), he was
adopted and succeeded to his adoptive
- Kumar Shri Satya Narayan, appointed as the Chhatra Nazir
in 1690 after his uncle's death, and Dewan
(financial minister) in 1693 after the
Maharaja's death, he was deposed for his
suspected complicity in his son's rebellion
about 1737?, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Deena Narayan, adopted by
Maharaja Upendra Narayan, but rebelled and
died before being able to succeed.
- Kumar Shri Jagat Narayan, married and had issue.
He died after 1682 and before 1687.
- Maharaja Rup Narayan (qv)
- Kumar Shri Viswa Narayan, married and had
- Kumar Shri Lalit Narayan, he was adopted by
Kumar Shri Shanta Narayan, the Nazir Deo (see
- Kumar Shri Yajna Narayan [Jagnanarayan], he was
Nazir in 1687. He died sp in 1690.
- Kumar Shri Chandra Narayan, died 1665/1666.
NARAYAN, 5th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1621/1625, his reign was marked by loss of martial
glory, and a rapid loss of territories, Bhutan broke
off allegiance and ceased to pay tribute, the Raikat
ceased to be a tributary, and did not not hold the
umbrella over the king's head at his coronation; he
moved his capital to Atharakotha; he was a great
believer in learning, and was the first ruler of his
dynasty to establish schools in his kingdom, he gave
his sons a good education all of whom grew up to be
learned men; married and had issue. He died 1625.
- Maharaja Pran Narayan (qv)
- Maharani Rupamati Devi, married (as his first
wife), Maharajadhiraja Paramesvara Paramabhattaraka
Sri Sri Pratapamalla Vijayarajye Nepala, Raja of Kathmandu
in Nepal. She died before 1649.
Ananta Priya Devi, married (as his third wife),
Maharajadhiraja Paramesvara Paramabhattaraka Sri
Sri Pratapamalla Vijayarajye Nepala, Raja of Kathmandu in Nepal.]
NARAYAN, 6th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1625/1665, the armies of the Emperor of Delhi invaded
the kingdom in 1638 but did not make any impression;
he invaded Ghoraghat, the centre of Mughal power in
Banga (Bengal) and in 1661, he captured Dhaka, capital
of Bengal, but was forced to capitulate, a peace
treaty being signed in 1664, he was a learned Sanskrit
scholar in grammar, literature and the Smriti Shastra,
a clever poet, and a man of remarkable memory, an
expert in the art of singing and dancing, he wrote a
treatise on the subject; married and had issue, three
sons. He died 1665.
- Maharajkumar Vishnu Narayan (eldest son), married
and had issue. He died vp.
- Kumar Shri Man Narayan, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Mahendra Narayan (qv)
- Maharaja Mod Narayan (qv)
- Maharaja Vasudeo Narayan (qv)
NARAYAN [Madan Narayan], 7th Maharaja of
Cooch Behar 1665/1680, initially all power was in the
hands of Mahi Narayan, Najir Dev, but he
managed to win over enough of the army to send Mahi
Narayan fleeing the kingdom; he completed the
construction of Jalpesh temple; in 1665 he helped Raja
Ram Singh, army commander of the Delhi sultanate and
king of Amber, with 5 thousand soldiers in the war
against the king of Assam. He died sp in 1680.
NARAYAN [Basudev Narayan], 8th Maharaja of
Cooch Behar 1680/1682, the Nazir Deo's three sons
again attempted to seize the throne with the
assistance of Bhutias, but they only managed to
plunder the capital and take away the royal insignia;
after two years rule, the three sons with the help of
troops from Butan again attempted to seize the throne,
in the ensuing battle the Maharaja's army was routed
and he tried to flee but was caught and beheaded,
Jajnanarayan contemplated seizing the throne, but news
of the disaster had reached Baikunthapur, and the
ruling Raikats, Jagadev and Bhujadev, forthwith
advanced upon Cooch Behar with a large army and a
battle was fought on the left bank of the Manshai in
which Mahinarayan's sons were defeated . He died sp
NARAYAN, 9th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1682/1693, born about 1677, he was placed upon the
throne by the ruling Raikats of Baikunthapur, but
after their death around 1687, much territory was lost
to State Officials declaring their independence and to
a Muslim invasion from Delhi, under Ibadat Khan. He
died sp in 1693.
NARAYAN, 10th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1693/1714, shifted his capital, later called Behar,
from Atharokotha to Guriahati Gram on the eastern bank
of river Torsha, soon after his accession, the Muslim
invaders renewed their attack upon Chaklas of Boda,
Patgram and Purvabhag, and a treaty was made with them
in 1711, by which the Chaklas were nominally ceded to
them, he was thus the last of the Koch Kings who held
sway over Western Kamarupa, from his time the extent
of the kingdom was virtually confined to the present
State of Cooch Behar; he was profoundly versed in all
religious character of knowledge, and became
celebrated for his sanctity; married and had issue. He
- Maharaja Upendra Narayan (qv)
- Maharajkumar Kharga Narayan, he was appointed 2nd
Dewan Deo in about 1737?, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Rajendra Narayan (qv)
- Kumar Shri Ram Narayan, 3rd Dewan Deo -/1770,
married and had issue. He was murdered on the
orders of his brother, the Maharaja in 1770.
- Kumar Shri Bijendra Narayan
- Kumar Shri Surendra Narayan, 4th Dewan Deo
1770/-, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Nagendra Narayan
- Kumar Shri Jivendra Narayan, he was appointed
in 1785, married (amongst others), Rani (name unknown),
died 1838, last surviving widow, and had issue.
He died 1819.
- Kumar Shri (name unknown) Narayan, died
- Maharaja Dhairjendra Narayan (qv)
- Maharajkumar Vidya Narayan, died vp.
- Maharajkumar Narendra Narayan, died vp.
NARAYAN, 11th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1714/1763, during this reign, the Bhutias, whose
territory had ended at the foot of the hills,
gradually extended their conquest to the plains, and
the Maharaja was not powerful enough to oppose them,
the Faujdar of Rangpur, at the instigation of Deena
Narayan, who had aspired to the throne, invaded the
western portion of the country, a battle was fought at
Singeswar Jhar, a place on the west bank of the modern
Tista, between the Muslims and the king's army, in
which the latter were defeated, the king now made a
treaty with Bhutan, and with the assistance of the
Bhutias drove back the Muslim general into Rangpur; he
adopted Kumar Shri Deena Narayan, son of Dewan Satya
Narayan, conferring upon him all authority to run the
state administration, married 1stly, Rani (name unknown),
she committed sati
in 1763, married 2ndly, Rani Lalbai, and had issue. He
- Maharaja Debendra Narayan (by Rani Lalbai) (qv)
NARAYAN, 12th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1763/1765, born 1757, he succeeded as a minor, with
the administration being carried out by the chief
ministers of the State; during his rule, the Bhutias
gradually became very powerful and extended their
authority over the State, the administration of the
state totally broke down, with Bhutan invading the
Kingdom and demanding tribute from the Maharaja, only
two years after his accession, the young Maharaja was
assasinated on the orders of Kamunanda Gosain, by
beheading with a single blow of a sword. He died 12th
DHAIRJENDRA NARAYAN, 13th Maharaja of Cooch
Behar 1765/1770 and 1774/1783, he ordered the
murder of the Dewan Deo in 1770, but this was
considered an affront to the authority of Bhutan, and
the Deva Raja caused the Maharaja and the Dewan Deo to
be seized during the annual feast at Chechakhata and
carried off as prisoners to Bhutan, the Nazir Deo
making good his escape by flight; the prisoners were
finally released in April 1774 and the Maharaja took
up the governance of the kingdom, though without any
enthusiasm for the task, with the Maharani and her
favourite handling the affairs of state; married six
wives, including, Maharani Kamteswari Devi, and had
issue. He died 1783.
- Maharaja Dharendra Narayan (qv)
- Maharaja Harendra Narayan (qv)
NARAYAN, 14th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1770/1772, Maharaja in name only, he was raised to the
throne by the Bhutias, but died after a short reign,
married in 1772, and died five days later of a fever.
He died sp in 1772.
NARAYAN, 15th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1772/1774, he was placed on the throne by the Nazir
Deo, Khargendra Narayan in 1772, but the Deva Raja was
against the installation and ordered the Nazir Deo to
replace the Maharaja, but he refused to comply, and
the Bhutias invaded with a strong force of 20,000 men,
and occupied the capital, they made Kumar Shri
Bijendra Narayan the new Maharaja, but he was opposed
by the Nazir Deo's selection until the former was
driven out of the country, with the exception of
Rahimgunj, the whole country came under the occupation
of the Bhutias, who built forts in various parts of
the country, among which were the fortifications at
Gitaldah, Bheladanga and Mawamari, the Bhutia General,
had a fortification thrown around the palace in the
town of Cooch Behar, and occupied it with a strong
Bhutia force; the Nazir Deo appealed to the Government
of India for aid, which was given on condition of a
treaty signed on 5th April 1773, who helped drive out
the Bhutias, restoring peace in the country, the
deposed Maharaja and the Dewan Deo were freed and both
returned to Cooch Behar. He died sp in 1775.
NARAYAN, 16th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1783/1840, born 1780, he succeeded to the throne aged
three years and nine months and was granted ruling
powers in 1799, married 1stly, in 1793, a daughter of
Jadunath Ishore, married 2ndly, in 1793, a daughter of
Padmanath Kerji [Karjee], married 3rdly, 1797, the
Bara Madhyama Aye Devati, a niece of Bijayesvar
Kerji and grand-daughter of Darpa Deo of Baikunthpur,
married 4thly, 1800, the Chhota Madhyama Aye Devati,
second grand-daughter of Darpa Deo, and had issue, six
sons. He died 29th July 1839 whilst on pilgrimage in
- Maharaja Shivendra Narayan (qv)
- Maharajkumar Brajendra Narayan, married and had
issue. He died 1857.
- Maharaja Narendra Narayan [Chandra Narayan]
(fourth and youngest son)(qv)
- Maharajkumar Meghendra Narayan, born 1796.
- Maharajkumar Mahendra Narayan, died 30th March
- Maharajkumar Nilendra Narayan
- Maharajkumar Yogendra Narayan
NARAYAN, 17th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1839/1847, born in November 1796, his succession was
confirmed on 28th August 1839, he adopted Kumar Shri
Karindra Narayan, son of Kumar Shri Shambhu Narayan of
Balarampur, who was then eight years old, dying in
1845, he adopted his nephew, married 1stly, 1840, Sri Sri Dangar Aye
Devati Maharani Kamteswari Devi, the daughter
of Bajradhar Karjee of Chapagur Gram, married 2ndly, Bara Aye Devati
Maharani Brindeswari Devi, a daughter of ex-Jowar
Brajendra Narayan Chowdhury of Parvatjoyar. He died sp
on 23rd August 1847 at Benares.
NARAYAN, 18th Maharaja of Cooch Behar
1847/1863, born 1841, adopted in 1845 by his uncle,
granted full ruling powers in 1860, banned the
practise of sati, married five wives,
including, (a), Patrani
Maharani Nistarini Devi, married (b), Maharani
Nishimayi Devi Aye Devati, married (c), Maharani
Vrindeshwari Devi, married (d), Maharani Brajeshwari
Madhyam Aye Gharani, and had issue. He died 6th August
- Maharajkumar Jatindra Narayan
- Col. HH Maharaja Sir Nripendra Narayan (by
Maharani Nishimayi Devi) (qv)
- Maharajkumari Anandamoyee
Col. HH Maharaja
Sir NRIPENDRA NARAYAN G.C.I.E., 19th Maharaja
of Cooch Behar 1863/1911, born 4th October 1862, he
succeeded to the gadi
on 6th August 1863, educated in the Wards Institute at
Benares then under the guardianship of Mr. H. St. J.
Kneller, in the Bankipur College, Patna, and next, he
was admitted to Presidency College to study Law till
1881, he was presented with a medal and sword in 1877
at the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, on the occasion
of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India; formally installed on the gadi on 8th
November 1883, the titles of Maharaja Bhup Bahadur were
recognised as hereditary by the Government of India in
1885; he was appointed Honorary Major in the British
Army also in 1885; he was invested with the Insignia
of Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire by Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen
Empress herself in 1887; he was made Honorary
Aide-de-camp to His Royal Highness the Prince of
Wales, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonelin the
British Army; he established the India Club at
Calcutta in 1882, founded Nripendra Narayan Hall at
Jalpaiguri in 1883, and established the "Anandamayi
Dharmasala" (almshouse) in 1889; married in March
1878, HH Maharani Suniti Devi, born 1864, died 1932,
daughter of Maharishi Keshub Chandra Sen, invested with
the Imperial Order of the Crown of India in 1887, and
had issue, four sons and three daughters. He died 18th
- HH Maharaja Rajendra II Narayan Bhup Bahadur
[Prince Rajey] (see below)
- HH Maharaja Jitendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur [Prince
Jit] (see below)
- Lt.Col. Maharajkumar Shri Victor Nitendra Narayan,
born 21st May 1888, Godson of Queen Victoria;
married Rani Nirupama Devi, a distant cousin, and
had issue, two sons. He died 1937.
- Rajkumar Gautam Narayan, married 1952, Patricia
Joan Quinn, and had issue, two daughters. He died
- Kumari Victoria Pia Narayan, born 21st March
1954 in Calcutta, married 15th March 1984,
Michael John Anderson, born 29th July 1949, and
has issue, one son and one daughter. (Australia)
- Tana Victoria Narayan Anderson, born
21st December 1985.
- Nicholas Peter Narayan Anderson, born
28th January 1990.
- Kumari Deepa Elizabeth Narayan, born 2nd
December 1956 in Calcutta .
- Rajkumar Nidhendra Narayan, died young.
- Lt.Col. Maharajkumar Shri Hitendra Narayan [Prince
Hitty], born 1st July 1890 at Cooch Behar, played
First-Class cricket for Somerset. He died 7th
December 1920 at Darjeeling (#1).
- Maharaj Kumari Sukriti Devi [Princess Girlie],
born 1884, married 28th November, 1899 (sep'd.),
Jyotsanath Ghosal, C.I.E. [cr.1918], Zamindar of
Belgaum, and had issue. She died 1958.
- Archie Ghosal
- Romas Ghosal
- Maharaj Kumari Pratibha Devi [Princess Pretty],
born 22nd November 1891 in Calcutta, married 21st
February 1912 in Calcutta, (div. 1921), Lionel Henry
Mander, born 14th February 1888, died 27th February
1946, son of Samuel Theodore Mander, and his wife,
Flora Paint. She died sp 23rd July 1923 in
- Maharaj Kumari Sudhira Devi [Princess Baby], born
1894, married 25th February 1914 at Woodlands, Alan
Jocelyn Mander, born 28th January 1891, died 21st
December 1967, son of Samuel Theodore Mander, and
his wife, Flora Paint, and had issue. She died 1968.
- Pamela Geeta (Ghita) Mander,
born 8th July 1920 in London, died 27th June
- Derek Anjum Mander, born 1928,
married 1stly, Edwina, married 2ndly, and had
- Monisha Vida Garbo Mander,
born 1934, married 1952, George Leslie John
Garnham, and had issue.
RAJENDRA II NARAYAN Bhup Bahadur, 20th
Maharaja of Cooch Behar 1911/1913, born 11th April
1882 in Calcutta, educated at Mayo College in Ajmer in
1893, then sent to England in 1894 for further
studies, gained entry to Oxford College in 1900, he
died unmarried 1st September 1913 in London, and was
buried in Cooch Behar.
JITENDRA NARAYAN Bhup Bahadur, 21st Maharaja
of Cooch Behar 1913/1922, born 20th December 1886 at
Cooch Behar Palace, educated privately under a British
home tutor, admitted to Itan School in 1900, then
admitted to Edinburgh University, married 25th August
1913 in London, HH Maharani Indira Devi, born 1892,
died 1968, daughter of HH Maharaja Gaekwad Sir
Sayajirao III Khanderao Gaekwad Sena Khas Khel
Shamsher Bahadur Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia
of Baroda, and his
second wife, HH Maharani Gajra Bai, and had issue. He
died 20th December 1922.
- Lt.Col. (Hon) HH Maharajah Sir Jaggadipendra
Narayan Bhup Bahadur (see below)
- Maharaj Kumar Indrajitendra Narayan, born 1918 in
Poona, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, married Rani
Kamala Devi, born 1920, died 198x, daughter of Raja
Saheb Meharban-I-Dostan Sri Raja Rao Venkata Kumara
Mahipati Suryarao Bahadur Garu, Maharaja of Pithapuram, and
his wife, Sri Rani Chinnamamba Devi, allegedly
married Billie Evelyn Bridges, a Texan, and had
issue. He died 4th April 1951 in Darjeeling.
- HH Maharaja Virajendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur (see
- Maharani Uttara Devi, born 1942, married 1963,
HH Maharao Brijraj Singhji of Kotah.
- Maharajkumari Ila Devi, born 1914, married
Maharajkumar Ramendra Kishore Dev Varma of Tripura, and had
issue. She died 1945.
- HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, born 23rd May 1919 in
London, educated at Shantiniketan, Laussane,
Switzerland, London School of Secretaries,
Brilliantmont and Monkey Club London; President of
the All India Badminton Association, and Rajasthan
State Swatantra Party, Vice-President of the All
India Lawn Tennis Association and All India
Swatantra Party, Director Rambagh Palace Hotel,
Jaipur, and Gee Stud Farm Pvt Ltd., Chairman of the
Governing Council of Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls
Public School, Jaipur, Chairman of the Board of
Trustee of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh Benevolent
Trust, Jaipur, the Maharani Gayatri Soldier's
Welfare Fund, Jaipur; the Sawai Ram Singh Shilp Kala
Mandir, Jaipur; M/s Jaipur Durries Pvt Ltd, Jalpur
and Rajasthan State Tourist Development Corporation,
Jaipur; Member of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Lok Sabha,
author of: "A Princess Remembers" and "A
Government's Gateway", interests include
photography, Fine Arts and Museums, married (as his
third wife), 9th May 1940, HH Saramad-i-Rajahai
Hindustan Raj Rajendra Shri Maharajadhiraj Sir Sawai
Man Singhji II Bahadur of Jaipur, and had issue.
She died 29th July 2009 at the Satokben Durlabh
Memorial Hospital in Jaipur and was cremated the
following day in Jaipur.
- HH Maharani Menaka Devi, born 1920, married 1942,
HH Maharaja Sir Yeshwantrao Sadashivrao [Bhau Sahib]
Puar of Dewas-Junior,
and had issue. She died 2011.
Lt.-Col. (Hon.) HH Maharaja Sir JAGADDIPENDRA
NARAYAN Bhup Bahadur, 22nd Maharaja of Cooch
Behar 1922/1970, born 15th December 1915 at Cooch
Behar Palace, educated at Harrow 1927/1929 and Trinity
Hall, Cambridge 1929/1934, K.C.I.E. [cr.1945], 7th
Light Cavalry Indian Army, served in World War II,
granted full ruling powers on 6th April 1936, married
1stly, 1949 (div.), Nancy Valentine, born St. Albans,
Long Island, an Hollywood actress, married 2ndly,
Maharani Gina (née Egan), and had issue. He
died spm on 11th April 1970 in Calcutta.
VIRAJENDRA NARAYAN Bhup Bahadur, 23rd
Maharaja of Cooch Behar 1970/1992, born 1944, married
1stly, Reena, married 2ndly, Anna, married 3rdly,
Surekha Guring. He died sp in 1992.
- Maharajkumar Rudrendra Narayan, Nazir Deo
-/1769. He died 1769.
- Kumar Shri (name
unknown) Narayan, Dhungar Deo,
- Kumar Shri Kargendra Narayan, Raja of
Balarampur, he was appointed Nazir Deo in
1769, he proclaimed himself the Maharaja after the
death of the previous ruler, but he was
imprisoned, his property confiscated and deposed
from the Nazirship in 1785; after he was released
he went to Rangamati in Assam and raised a small
force in 1788, with the help of his
brother-in-law, Birchand Barua and elder brother,
who succeeded in rushing the Palace and seizing
the Maharaja and his mother; all his remaining
property was confiscated and he was driven out of
the country; married a daughter of Bulchand Barua
of Rangamati, and had issue, one son and a further
three sons by concubines. He died 29th May 1808.
- Kumar Shri Birendra Narayan (by the wife), Nazir Deo
and Raja of Balarampur. married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Tuta Narayan (by the wife), last
and Raja of Balarampur, on his father's death,
his uncles seized the Jagir of Balarampur, but
were recompensed with a grant of a pension of
40Rs per month for the duration of their
lives, married and had issue. He died 23rd
- Kumar Shri Harendra Narayan, born about
- Kumar Shri Gajendra Narayan (by a concubine),
he was appointed manager of the Balarampur Jagir
in 1826, married and had issue. He died 28th
- Kumar Shri Shambhu Narayan (by a concubine),
he was appointed manager of the Balarampur Jagir
in 1835; married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Karindra Narayan, adopted aged
eight years, by Maharaja Narendra Narayan. He
died 1845 without succeeding.
- Kumar Shri Jogendra Narayan (by a concubine)