DOMPADA (Zamindari)

LOCATION: Orissa (Cuttack Dist.)
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: An important Zamindari close to Bhubaneswar. The Raja of Banki in Cuttack District, Orissa, established the Dompada Zamindari in the 17th century, as a gift to his second son and made him the Raja of Dompada. Dompada Zamindari is abundant in forests and wildlife. It is close to Bhubaneswar, the Capital of Orissa, on the banks of the River Mahanadi. The presiding deity of Dompada is Shree Giridhari Jew, whose temple is located at Dompada. The present Chandaka-Dompada Wildlife sanctuary, particularly the elephant sanctuary is part of the old Dompada Zamindari. The estate holders were ....
  • Raja JAGANNATH MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, Raja Saheb of Dompada, married and had issue.
    • Raja Chandrasekhar Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Raja Jalesar Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Kumar Harichandan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Gauranga Singh, died sp.
      • Kumar Purushottam Singh, adopted by his uncle and succeeded as Raja Purushottam Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Kumar Krishna Chandra Rai Pitam, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Madan Singh, married and had issue. He died before 1856.
        • Kumar Chintamoni Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Dinabandhu Singh, adopted into Banki, and succeeded there as Raja Dinabandhu Srichandan Mohapatra of Banki, who ruled from 1875 to 1914.
          • Kumar Natabar Singh
          • Kumar Banamali Singh, senior living nearest agnatic relation of Raja Bhibhudendra Mansingh Bhramabhar Rai after 1922.
          • Kumar Brindabhan Singh
      • Kumar Braja Singh
      • Raja Kishori Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
      • Kumar Nagri Mohan Singh, died sp.
  • Raja CHANDRASEKHAR MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai,Raja Saheb of Dompada, died sp.
  • Raja JALESAR MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, Raja Saheb of Dompada, he adopted his nephew, Kumar Purushottam Singh; married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Raja Purushottam Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja PURUSHOTTAM MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, 24th Raja Saheb of Dompada 1796/1856, died 30th September 1856.
  • Raja KISHORI MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, 25th Raja Saheb of Dompada [30.9.1856] - [2.12.1856], married and had issue. He died 2nd December 1856.
    • Raja Ragunath Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Kumar Nildari Singh
  • Raja RAGHUNATH MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, 26th Raja Saheb of Dompada 1856/-; his Dewan was the famous freedom fighter of Orissa, Fakir Mohan Senapati; he married a daughter of the Raja of Tekkali (now in Andhra Pradesh), and had issue. He died 26th December 1903.
    • Raja Brajendra Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja BRAJENDRA MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, 27th Raja Saheb of Dompada -/1903; he reapppointed the freedom fighter, Vysya Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati, as his Dewan from 1894 to 1896; married 1stly, a Princess of Parikud, married 2ndly, Rani Indumati Debi of Kanika, and had issue, one son and two daughters.
    • Raja Bhibudendra Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • (A) Raja Amarendra Mansingh Bhramabar Rai (qv)
  • Raja BHIBUDENDRA MANSINGH Bhramarbar Rai, 28th Raja Saheb of Dompada 1903/1922; born June 1902, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur. He died unmarried 10th December 1922, drowned while swimming in the river Mahanadi at Kalika Prasad.
  • Raja AMARENDRA MANSINGH Bhramabar Rai, 29th Raja Saheb of Dompada 1922/1994; born 1912 as Rajkumar Brajesh Pratap Singh Deo, the fourth son of Raja Shura Pratap Singh Deo Mahindra Bahadur of Dhenkanal, he was adopted 18th December 1922 by Rajmata Indumati Debi of Dompada (see above); educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and Ravenshaw Collegiate School, Cuttack; he ascended the gaddi on winning the adoption case in the Privy Council (a noted case in Hindu Law) against Sanatan Singh of Dompada, his legal counsel was Mohamed Ali Jinnah, who later became the first President of Pakistan, he converted his residential Palace of 13 acres into a High School in 1958 and gifted it to his subjects, the people of Dompada. The school is named after his wife and is named Pritam Kumari Bidya Mandir; he marriedRani Pritam Kumari, daughter of Rao Ranjit Singhji of Kushalgarh in Rajasthan, and had issue, one daughter. He died 1994.
    • Rani Indira Devi (qv)
  • Rani Indira Devi, 30th Rani Saheb of Dompada 1994/2015, married Raja Rajendra Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. She died 12th March 2015.
    • Raja JAYANT CHANDRA MARDRAJ HARICHANDAN of Nilgiri, born 1956, educated at Hartley's School, Calcutta, at Stewart School, Cuttack, at Rajkumar College, Raipur and is a graduate from BJB College, Bhubaneswar; he is a very strong enthusiast and activist in the Preservation of Wild Life; Life Member and former Vice President of the Governing Council of Rajkumar College, Raipur; Member of INTACH (Indian National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage); married Rani Manoj Manjari Devi, eldest daughter of Raja Kirti Chandra Deo Harishchandra Jagadev of Surangi, and his wife, Rani Soubhagya Manjari Devi; she was educated at St. Joseph’s Convent and Sailabala Women’s College, Cuttack and has a diploma in Interior Decoration and a Post Graduate Degree in Psychological Counselling. She is a Reiki Grandmaster (Reiki is a healing therapy recognized by the W.H.O. as an alternate therapy). She is the Director of SVADHYAYA FOUNDATION involved in Reiki teaching and practising. She is also a Founder member of AOL Bhubaneswar Chapter. She is proud to have represented AOL in World Faith Conference in 1999 as its youngest delegate. She was associated with the Training Division of AMWAY INTERNATIONAL, which was awarded for its express efforts at setting up the Pick up Centre at Bhubaneswar. She is the Hereditary Trustee and President of Nilgiri Debotar and is involved in many religious and charitable services through it. She is a Trustee of VISAMO FOUNDATION involved in educating brilliant children from BPL families. Besides Social activities, her literary awards have been rewarded by Swami Tejomayananda in Chinmay International Magzines. Some of her works have been published in Asian Age, Sambad and Bhubaneswar Club Magazine of which she was on the Editorial Board. She has addressed the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar on two occasions, once on Reiki and recently on Life After Death; and has issue, one son.
      • Yuvraj Janmajay Mardaraj, born 25th May 1986.
    • Rajkumar Jagdish Chandra Mardaraj, State Co-ordinator of Reliance Group in Orissa, Member Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., married Rajkumari Jyotshna Mardaraj, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Kumari Prakriti
      • Kumari Akriti
    • Rajkumari Jaishree Devi, married Maharaj Dhruv Narain Singh of Shivrati, and has issue, one son.
      • Maharaj Raghav Raj Singh of Shivrati.
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