DUMARIA (Zamindari)

LOCATION: Bihar AREA: 5,000 acres VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Bisen SEAT: xx ACCESSION: xx


PRESENT RULER: ARINDAM SHAHI, Zamindar of Dumaria since October 2009.
born 1959, businessman and agriculturist, married 1985, Rajkumari Praveen Kumari, daughter of Raja Kushal Surendra Singh of Narauli, and his wife, Rani Indu Kumari, and has issue, three children.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The founder of the family was Todder Shahi. Jagat Bahadur Shahi, son of Shattru Bhanjan Shahi, 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.

 
(L to R), Ripumardan Shahi, Arindam Shahi, Kritika Shahi, Praveen Kumari Devi, and Arimardan Shahi Ran Vijaya Shah, Zamindar of Dumaria, and his wife, Roop Shri Devi