|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The founder of the family was Jagat Bahadur Shahi, who was
a wealthy landlord living in Dumaria with his family,
consisting of three wives and many daughters, but was
still longing for a son who could succeed him. One day,
another zamindar who originally belonged to Gorakhpur in
Uttar Pradesh shifted with his family to a village called
Navendrapur (which is half a km from Dumaria). The latter
had five sons, the youngest of whom was, Ranadhwaj Singh
who was adopted by Jagat Bahadur Shahi at a very young age
but the adoption became legal only after Ranadhwaj turned
18 in 1921. After being adopted he was named Shattru
Mardan Shahi. He was single handedly responsible for
making Dumaria into what it later became. He owned about
5000 acres of land, a considerable amount in those times.
- SHATTRU MARDAN
SHAHI, Zamindar of Dumaria -/1983, born 1903
as Ranadhwaj Singh in Gorakhpur, son of the Zamindar
of Gorakhpur, a politician who shaped the politics of
Bihar, lived lavishly like any other Zamindar or
Maharaja in the Pre-Independence era. His interests
were no less than the ones of any Maharaja at that
time, particularly with his fondness for imported
luxury cars. He was elected as a member of the Bihar
Legislative Assembly in 1964 and became the Education
minister of Bihar in 1969 after declining the post of
Chief Minister and offering it to B.P. Mandal. He
married Chandra Ketki Devi, died 1954, the daughter of
the Zamindar of Panchgachhiya in Saharsa Distt., who
was one of the wealthiest landowners in Eastern India,
and had issue, three sons and three daughters. He died
- Ripudaman Shahi, born 1932, died unmarried 1954
- Ran Vijaya Shahi (qv)
- Bhargavi Kumari Devi, married Rajkumar Har Bux
Singh of Daiya near
Allahabad, (step brother of Vishwanath Pratap Singh,
Prime Minister of India 1990/1991).
- Indira Kumari Devi, married Lal Suresh Bahadur
Pal, Zamindar of Banpur near Basti in Uttar Pradesh.
- Padma Kumari Devi, married Yadavendra Bikram
Singh, Talukdar of Payagpur
in Bahraich Distt., Uttar Pradesh.
- Ajay Kumar Shahi, born 1948, married 1968, Madhavi
Devi, daughter of Akhilesh Kumar Singhof Kursela, and has
- Rananjay Shahi, born 1969, businessman and
agriculturist, married Radhika Singh of Kurri
Sidhauli in Awadh, and has issue.
- Bhavya Shahi, presently being educated at
Welham Girls School, Dehradun.
- Dhananjay Shahi, born 1973, married in Maal in
- RAN VIJAYA SHAHI,
Zamindar of Dumaria 1983/2009, born 1934,followed his
father into politics, served as an M.L.A for two terms
from 1990-2000, retiring from politics thereafter,
married 1957, Maharajkumari Roop Shri Devi, third
daughter of HH Maharaja Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo of
Patna, and had issue. He
died October 2009.
- Kirti Renu Singh, born 1957, married Rajkumar
Suraj Baksh Singh, son of the Raja of Bharawan in
Uttar Pradesh, and has issue, two children.
- Surya Kirti Singh, educated at the
University of Essex, London, U.K., presently is
working as Assistant Manager at the Tea Gardens
of Tatas in Munnar, Kerala.
- Arusha Singh, educated at the BISS
International School, Beijing, China and is a
graduate from the Parsons New School For Design,
- Arindam Shahi (qv)
- Shattrundam Shahi, born 1963, businessman and
agriculturist, married to the daughter of Ravindra
Singh, younger brother of the Raja of Basti in Uttar
Pardesh, and has issue, two children.
- Sreejamya Shahi, educated at Mayo Girls School,
Ajmer and and is planing to pursue a course in
Chartered Accountancy; married 19th May 2015,
Yuvaraj Jaivardhan Singh, son of Raja Digvijay
Singh, present Raja Saheb of Raghogarh.
- Samar Vijay Shahi, studying at Mayo Boys School,
- Ripundam Shahi, born 1972, lawyer, married to the
daughter of retired Postmaster General of India, and
has issue, one daughter.
- ARINDAM SHAHI