JASHPUR (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)


AREA: 5,084 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs 66,300 ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 566 POPULATION: 132,114 (1901)



PRESENT RULER: HH Raja
                Ranvijay Pratap Singh Ju Deo of JashpurHH Raja RANVIJAY PRATAP SINGH Ju Deo, present Raja of Jashpur since 4th October 1982 (Vijay Vihar, Jashpur Nagar, Distt. Jashpur - 496331, Madhya Pradesh, India)
born about 1970, he has been elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2014 for a six year term; married Rani Amrita Singh, and has issue, two sons.
  • Yuvraj Yash Pratap Singh Ju Deo
  • Rajkumar Arya Pratap Singh Ju Deo

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state of Jashpur was ceded to the British Government by the provisional agreement concluded with Mudhoji Bhonsle in 1818. Although noticed in the second part of this agreement as a separate state, it was at first treated as a fief of Surguja to some measure. The relations of the chief are regulated by the provisions of the sanad granted in 1899 and later reissued in 1905. The Raja maintains a military force of 2 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...
  • Raja RANJIT SINGH, Raja of Jashpur, died circa 1813.
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  • Raja RAM SINGH, Raja of Jashpur 1826/-
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  • Raja PRATAP NARAYAN SINGH Deo Bahadur C.I.E., Raja of Jashpur 1845/1900, born 1822 (1829, 1832), he succeeded to the gadi on 24th October 1845 (#1), he rendered good service in the military operations in 1857 against the rebels in Udaipur and Palimau, and was created a Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) on 21st May 1890; married and had issue.
    • Raja Bahadur Bishan Pratap Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja Bahadur BISHAN PRATAP SINGH Deo, Raja of Jashpur 1900/1924, born 16th December 1864, he succeeded to the gadi in April 1900 but was only given administrative powers in January 1903.
  • Raja DEO SARAN SINGH Ju Deo, Raja of Jashpur 1924/1931, born 19th November 1893, he succeeded to the gadi on 3rd January 1924; married Rani Mohan Raj Lakshmi Devi, grand-daughter of Thakur Puran Chandra Khan of Garunkot in Nepal; and had issue. He died 26th February 1931.
    • HH Raja Bijay Bhushan Singh Ju Deo (qv)
  • HH Raja BIJAY BHUSHAN SINGH Ju Deo, Raja of Jashpur 1926/1982, born 11th January 1926, he succeeded to the gadi on 8th February 1926 (#2), Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1952/1962, the Lok Sabha 1962/1967 and the Rajya Sabha 1970/1976, married, HH Rani Jaya Kumari Devi [Rajmata Jaya Kumari Devi of Jashpur], died in January 2013 at an advanced age, and had issue, two sons and three daughters. He died 4th October 1982.
    • Yuvraj Uppendra Singh Ju Deo, married YuvraniMohini Devi [now Rajmata Mohini Devi of Jashpur], daughter of Thatraj Raj Raj Deb of Puri, and his wife, Thatrani Purneshwari Devi, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • HH Raja Ranvijay Pratap Singh Ju Deo (qv)
      • Rajkumar Vikramaditya Singh Ju Deo, married, Rajkumari Jaya Kumari, daughter of Raja Goverdhan Prasad Singh of Ranka, and has issue.
      • Yuvrani Mrinalini Devi, married Yuvraj Shivendra Bhanj Deo of Kanika, and has issue, one son.
    • Rajkumar Shri Dilip Singh Ju Deo, born 8th March 1949 in Jashpur, Madhya Pradesh; B.A., LL.B., educated at Kalyan Ashram, Mayo College, and Rajkumar College, Raipur and Ranchi University. President, Municipal Board, Jashpur, 1975/82; Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh; previously associated with Bharatiya Jana Sangh; Member of the R.S.S., Vishwa Hindu Parishad, 9th Lok Sabha, Committee on Commerce and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Coal; elected to the Rajya Sabha in June, 1992 and re-elected in June, 1998 and again in 2004, served as Union Minister in the cabinet of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for sometime; Member of the Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., the Jashpur Club and the Puri Club. Interests include swimming, shooting, stamp collection, cycling, outdoor games, volleyball and cricket; he married 23rd May 1975, Rajkumar Rani Madhvi Devi of Sailana, and had issue, three sons. He died 14th August 2013.
      • Rajkumar Satrunjay Pratap Singh Judeo, born 5th March 1976, married Rajkumarani Priyamwada Singh Ju Dev, daughter of Rajkumar Mayurdhwaj Narain Singh of Ramgarh in Bihar, and his wife, Rajkumarani Shashi Prabha. He died 20th December 2012 as a result of a heart attack.
      • Rajkumar Prabal Pratap Singh Judeo, married 20th May 2013, Dr. Hina Judev from Jammu and Kashmir.
      • Rajkumar Yudhvir Pratap Singh Judeo, married 8th March 2012, Rajkumari Sanyogita Devi, daughter of Sawai Rajkumar Ashit Varn Singh Bundela of Ajaigarh, and his wife, Rajkumar Rani Anjana.
    • Rajkumari Lokeshwari Devi, married Shri Gyanendra Chotray of Nariangarh, Dist. Khurda in Orissa, and has issue, three daughters.
    • Rajkumari Kalpaneshwari Devi, married Maharajkumar Rajyavardhan Singh of Narsinghgarh, born 1953, and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Veer Vikram Singh
      • Kunwar Vishwa Pratap Singh
    • Yuvrani Sushmeshwari Devi, married Yuvraj Bir Keshari Deo of Bonai, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
    • Rajkumari Sarveshwari Devi, married Kumar Rajeev Ranjan Singh of Rehsa, and has issue, two sons.
      • Shivraj Singh
      • Jaiaditya Singh
  • HH Raja RANVIJAY PRATAP SINGH Ju Deo, Raja of Jashpur (see above)
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.210
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N.N.Nitra, Calcutta 1945