ITAUNJA - RAIPUR EKDARIA

(Taluq)

VILLAGES: 53 plus 3 pattis (1921)
REVENUE: Rs 36,679 (1879) ACCESSION: xx
LOCATION: U.P.A.O. (Lucknow Dist.)
DYNASTY: Puar - Basisht gotra
RELIGION: Hindu



Raja
                BHANU PRATAP SINGHPRESENT RULER: Raja BHANU PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Itaunja since the 24th April 1978, (Itaunja House, Chhachhi Kuan, Lucknow - 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India or Itaunja Kothi, Town Area Itaunja, District Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)
born 18th May 1950, married Rani Kumkum Singh of Khapradih Taluq, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Kunwar Raghvendra Pratap Singh, married Kunwarani Sunita Singh, and has issue.
    • Bhanwar Karni Singh
  • Kunwar Digvijai Pratap Singh, married December 2005, Kunwarani Malini Singh, daughter of Thakore Saheb Tejraj Singh of Sarthal Thikana of Kotah.
  • Kunwarani Meenakshi Kunwar, married Bhanwar Shatrunjai Singh of Khandela–Junior, and has issue
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: Founder of the family was Rao Deoridh Rai or Deo Rudh Rai, the eighth son of Raja Rudra Shah of Deogarh or Dharanagar in Gwalior. He is said to have come to this pargana in about the 14th century. A Large square stone is held in great reverence and is said to be the title deed of the family, brought from Delhi by their ancestors, who entered the services of the kings of Delhi and held important posts under them. In 1921, the estate comprised 53 villages and 3 pattis in Mahona pargana and the village of Agasada in Barabanki, with a total revenue demand of Rs40,473. Estate holders were....
  • Raja RUDRA SHAH, Raja of Dharanagar (see Parmar Dynasty), married and had issue.
    • Rao Deo Rudh Rai, eighth son (qv)
    • Kunwar Ram Singh, he was sent by Muhammad bin Tughlaq, Emperor of Delhi to chastise the refractory zamindars of Mahona; married and had issue, the Thanapatti Panwar Rajputs.
  • Rao DEO RUDH RAI, a native of Dharanagar in Gwalior, he came to Delhi in the services of the Emperor of Delhi. Taking advantage of his brother's (Ram Singh) employment under the Kurmi proprietor of Mahona, he, in concert with the former, expelled the latter out of his possessions. He also reduced the fort of Ding. He assumed the title of Raja which became hereditary within the family; married and had issue, three sons, who divided the estate between them.
    • Raja Dankar Deo [aka Dingar Deo](qv)
    • Kunwar Balhan Deo, he received as his share, 2 tappas which became the Haveli estate and was ancestor of Babu Jadunath Singh, Taluqdar of Mahgaon (Mahgawan), (Makona) and Udaipur.
    • Kunwar Karan Deo, he received as his share, 2 tappas which became the estate of Rewan and was ancestor of the Taluqdar of Rewan and Thakur Hari Har Baksh, Taluqdar of Sarura and Thakur Durga Baksh, Taluqdar of Nil Ganw.
  • Raja DANKAR DEO, Raja of Itaunja, also called Dinger Deo, perhaps from his father's exploits in the capture of Ding, he received as his share, 4 tappas which became the estate of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Chander Sen (qv)
  • Raja CHANDER SEN, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Nand Sen (qv)
  • Raja NAND SEN, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Suraj Sen (qv)
  • Raja SURAJ SEN, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Madho Singh (qv)
    • Raja Ashokh Mal [aka Asukh Mal)(qv)
  • Raja MADHO SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, while at Delhi, his brother assumed the title and took over the estate. Madho Singh was content with this arrangement, and only reserved for himself six villages which his descendants still hold.
  • Raja ASHOKH MAL, Raja of Itaunja, he deposed his brother while he was in Delhi, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Rup Narain
    • Kunwar Mokham Singh
    • Raja Tara Chand (qv)
    • Kunwar Ishwari Singh
    • Kunwar Gurdut Singh
  • Raja TARA CHAND, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Lohang Singh (qv)
  • Raja LOHANG SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Nirhey Singh [aka Nirahai Singh] (qv)
    • Kunwar Bahadur Singh, he got into trouble with the Subahdar, Dilar Khan, who attacked the Puar rajputs, and killed both the brothers.
  • Raja NIRHEY SINGH, a great hunter and athlete he let his affairs fall into disorder. His brother Bahadur Singh professed to look after the estate, but the revenue fell into arrears and the Subedar Diler Khan came against him, and in the fight that ensued, both the Raja and his brother were killed. He married and had issue.
    • Raja Madari Singh (qv)
  • Raja MADARI SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, he attended the emperor's court and was granted a khillat and recovered his fathers estate. But he is said to have been a man of lawless habits and most inordinate pride, as a result Rai Surat of the second or the Haveli branch was elected as Raja; married and had issue.
    • Raja Udit Singh [aka Udwat Singh] (qv)
  • Raja UDIT SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sobha Singh [?aka Raja Pirthi Singh] (qv)
  • Raja PIRTHI SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sumer Singh (qv)
  • Raja SUMER SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sheo Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Balwant Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Bhagwant Singh [?aka Raja Duniyapath Singh] (qv)
  • Raja SHEO SINGH, Raja of Itaunja fl.1818, during his tenure, the whole taluqa was held by direct management and he was left with only ten mahals, which he held rent free (nankar); in the course of time, most of the villages were recovered.
  • Raja DUNIYAPATH SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jot Singh (qv)
  • Raja DHARAM SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • generation/s
      • Raja Bhagwan Bakhsh Singh (qv)
      • Raja Rampal Singh (qv)
  • Raja JOT SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Gaman Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Bhagwan Bakhsh Singh (qv)
      • Raja Rampal Singh (qv)
  • Raja RATAN SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jagmohan Singh (qv)
    • Raja Indra Bikram Singh (qv)
  • Raja JAGMOHAN SINGH, Raja of Itaunja -/1881, born 1860, he succeeded as a minor; he was confirmed with the title of Raja as a hereditary distinction on 4th December 1877, died sp in 1881.
    COURT OF WARDS
  • Raja INDRA BIKRAM SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1881/1921, born 24th November 1864 (#1), educated at Canning College, Lucknow; installed on 2nd January 1886 upon attaining his majority, appointed an Honorary Magistrate, 3rd Class in October 1905, within the limits of Itaunja thana; he founded a dispensary and endowed it with Rs400 p.a. for its maintenance; married the daughter of the Raja of Surajpur (#2), and had adoptive issue, one son. He died sp on 22nd January 1921 (see Note #3).
    • (A) Raja Surendra Bikram Singh of Riwan Kalan (qv)
  • COURT OF WARDS 1881/1886
  • Raja BHAGWAN BAKHSH SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1921/1926, died in August 1926.
  • Raja RAMPAL SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1926/1939, born 10th July 1879, he succeeded to the gadi on 25th Augsut 1926; died 12th/13th November 1939.
  • Raja SURENDRA BIKRAM SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1939/1949, he succeeded by adoption, married 1stly, Rani Mahendra Kumari of Orchha - Tikamgarh Estate, married 2ndly, Rani Brijendra Kunwar of Thikana Semlia in Sailana, and had adoptive issue. After his death, there were many claimants and after litigation the Judiciary transferred the estate to his widow, Rani Brijendra Kunwar, as the outright owner and the estate was released to her by the Court of Wards.
    • (A) Raja Bhanu Partap Singh (qv)
  • Rani Brijendra Kunwar, Rani of Itaunja 1949/1978, born 1918, she adopted Kunwar Bhanu Pratap Singh as her successor. She died sp 24th April 1978.
  • Raja BHANU PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Itaunja (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.196
2. Private papers of the Itaunja Royal Family, per Kunwar Raghvendra Pratap Singh, August 2004
3. Being childless he had adopted Lal Surendra Vikram Singh with the appropriate pomp and celebration, but as there had not been a legal deed of adoption, upon his death litigation ensued between Lal Surendra Vikram Singh and the cousins of the late Raja, namely, Bhagwan Bakhsh Singh and Rampal Singh regarding the transfer of the estate. A compromise was arrived at on 13th September 1923, wherein the two cousins would hold the estate in turn for their lifetime only, after which it would revert to Lal Surendra Vikram Singh.