|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
was also known as Rampur Dharupur. The founder of the
family was Raja Hom Mull, a younger son of Raja Prithvi
Mull of Majhauli in Gorakhpur. Estate holders were...
- Raja TEJ SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar fl.1628
- Rai BAIRI SAL, Rai of Kalakankar, married and
had adoptive issue. He died sp.
- (A) Kunwar Hanwant Singh [Hanumant Singh]
- Raja HANWANT SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar
182x/1881, he was adopted by the widow of Rai Bairi
Sal in 1826; he was granted the title of Raja by the
King of Oudh in 1849; in 1857 he raised a battalion of
1000 soldiers under the command of his eldest son and
it saw action in February 1858 when the British under
Colin Campbell attempted to recapture Lucknow, the
battalion was defeated and his son was killed in
action; married and had issue. He died 30th June 1881.
- Rajkumar Lal Saheb Pratap Singh, he was made
commander by his father of a battalion of troops
which was decimated at the Battle of Charda; married
Rajkumarani Dirgaj Kunwar, and had issue. He was
killed in action vp on 19th February 1858 at
the Battle of Charda.
- Raja Rampal Singh (qv)(#1).
- Babu Lachmann Singh, married and had issue.
- Lal Ram Prasad Singh, married and had issue. He
- Raja Ram Gulem Singh [alias Ramesh Singh] (qv)
- Rao Saheb Ramdeen Singhji, married and had
- Rajkumari Sharda Kumari [Rani Sharda Kumari
of Agori Barhar], married (as his first wife),
Raja Sharda Mahesh Prasad Singh Shah of Agori Barhar,
and had issue.
- Babu Narain Singh, married and had issue, three
sons. He died before 3rd July 1923.
- Raja RAMPAL SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar
1881/1909, born 22nd August 1849 (#2)
or 1848 (#1) in Dharupur,
Pratapgarh District, UP; married 1stly, Rani Subhag
Kunwar, died about 1871 in London, married 2ndly, Rani
Alice (an English lady), married 3rdly, Rani Radha
(Muslim). He died sp on 28th February 1909 in
- Raja RAMESH SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar
1909/1910, married and had issue. He died in August
- Raja Avadhesh Singh (qv)
- Kunwar Brijesh Singh [Brajesh Singh], married
1stly, Kunwarani Laxmi Devi, married 2ndly, Leela
(an Austrian lady), married 3rdly, 1963 (as her
third husband), Svetlana Alliluyeva [née Svetlana
Iosifovna Stalina], born 28th February 1926 in
Moscow, daughter of Joseph Stalin [Iosif
Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili], and his wife, Nadezhda
Alliluyeva, and had issue. He died 31st October 1966
and his cremated remains were returned to
- Kumari Asha (by Kunwarani Laxmi Devi), married
Air Commodore Y. S. Pal.
- Kumari Usha (by Kunwarani Laxmi Devi), married
Group Captain Diwarker Pandey.
- Kunwar Victor Singh (by Leela), Photographer (U.K.)
- Kanwar Suresh Singh
- Raja AVADHESH SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar
1910/193x, he succeeded as a minor; married Rani
Lakshmi Kumari, and had issue. He died after 1933.
- Raja Dinesh Singh (qv)
- Rajkumari Usha Kumari [Rani Usha Kumari Sahiba of
Khairigarh], married 1stly, (div.), (as his first
wife), Raja Luv Shah of Khairigarh,
had issue, one son, married 2ndly, Shri D. K.
Bharti, had issue, three sons and two daughters,
educated at Colvin Talukdars College, Lucknow, and
- Rashmi Bharti, educated at La Martiniere
College, Lucknow, married Wing Commander K. J.
'Kojak' Bhatt, and has issue, two sons.
- Vishrut Bhatt, educated at Leicester,
U.K., presently (2012) working in an MNC
- Vashisht Bhatt B.A., M.Sc., educated at
Exeter, presently (2012) proprietor of his
firm in London.
DINESH SINGH, Raja of Kalakankar, born 19th
July 1925 in Kalakankar, educated at Doon School,
Dehradun, U.P., Colvin College, Lucknow, U.P. and
University of Lucknow, U.P. Member of the India
International Centre, Indian Council for Child
Welfare, Bharat Krishak Samaj, Bharatiya Natya Sangh
and Indian delegations to many international
organisations such as FAO, ECAFE, ECOSOC and U.N.
General Assembly; Deputy Minister in the Ministry of
External Affairs 1962/66, Minister of State in the
Ministry of External Affairs 1966/67; Minister of
Commerce 1967/69; Minister of External Affairs
1969/70; Minister of Industrial Development and
Internal Trade 1970/71; Minister of Water Resources in
1988; Minister of Commerce 1988/89 and Minister of
External Affairs 1993/-; Member of the Second Lok
Sabha 1957/62, Third Lok Sabha 1962/67, Fourth Lok
Sabha 1966/70, Fifth Lok Sabha 1971/77, Rajya Sabha
1977/82, Eighth Lok Sabha 1984/89, Ninth Lok Sabha
1989/91 and re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in July
1993. Member of the following clubs: Cricket Club of
India, Bombay, Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi and
Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi. Author of: "Towards New
Horizons", 1971, "India and the Changing Asian Scene",
1973, articles in many magazines and National dailies;
married Rani Neelima Kumari, daughter of Lt.Col. HH
Sir Maharaja Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and
his wife, HH Maharani Indu Mati Devi Sahiba, and had
issue, six daughters. He died 30th November 1995 in
- Maharani Rewa Kumari, married 1967, Maharaja
Indrajitendra Narain Singh of Ramgarh, and has
- Rajkumari Ravija Kumari [Rani Ravija Kumari of
Delwara], married Raj Rana Vikram Singh of Delwara, and has
- Yuvrani Rajitha Devi, born 11th April 1950 in
Narendranagar, Tehri-Garhwal, married 9th May 1974
in Delhi to Yuvraj Anirudh Singh of Barwani.
- Rajkumari Renuka Devi [HH Maharani Sahiba Renuka
Devi of Barwani], born 26th May 1952 in Mussoorie,
married 21st January 1979 in New Delhi, Rajkumar
Manvendra Singh [now HH
Maharana Sahib Manvendra Singhji of Barwani], and has
- Rajkumari Ratna Devi, born 29th April 1959 in New
Delhi. B.Com., educated at Jesus
and Mary College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Member, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Uttar
Pradesh 1991/-, General Secretary, P.C.C., Uttar
Pradesh 1996/-, member of the 11th and 13th Lok
Sabha, re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha on 16th May
2009; Member of the Executive Committee, Congress
Party in Parliament 1996/-, Member of the
Committee on Communications 1999/2000, Member of the
Consultative Committee Ministry of Information
Technology 2000/- ; Vice-President of the Raja
Avadesh Singh Memorial Educational Society,
Pratapgarh; the M.R. Trust; and the Raja Hanumat
Rampal Trust, Pratapgarh; Secretary of the
Madanmohan Malviya Post Graduate College,
Pratapgarh; Manager of the Hanumat Inter College,
Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh; Chairperson of the Raja
Dinesh Singh Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pratapgarh.
Interests include.. gardening, music, reading,
travelling and photography, horse-riding and squash.
Member of the Delhi Gymkhana Club; India
International Centre; Rotary Club, Garden City, New
Delhi; and Cricket Club of India, Mumbai; married
30th May 1987, Yuvraj Shri Jai Singh Sisodia of Pratapgarh, and
- Bhanwar Bhuvanyu Singh
- Bhanwar Baisa Tanushree Kumari
- Abha Kumari, married Vijay Singh of Khajurgaon, and
has issue, one daughter and one son.