KHALLIKOTE & ATAGADA (Zamindari)


AREA: 598 km2 (Khallikote) REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 29th November 1769
AREA: 686 km2 (Atagada) DYNASTY: xx
RELIGION: Hindu
STATE: Orissa (Ganjam Dist.) VILLAGES:238 (Khallikote) VILLAGES: 203 (Atagada)



PRESENT RULER: Rani Saheba V. Sugyani Kumari Deo, Rani of Khallikote
born 5th August 1937, daughter of Raja R.V.M. Neeladri Rao; educated at Madras University (M.A. in Social Work), Diploma in Homeopathy, Diploma in Stenography, Diploma in Interior Decoration, M.L.A. (Orissa) 1961/1967 and 1974/1980 and 1985/2004 (eight terms); Member, House Committee on Linguistic Minorities, 2000/-; Member, House Committee on Women and Child Welfare, 2000/-; Member, Library Committee, 2000/-2004 and 2006/-; Member, Ethics Committee, 2003/2004; Member, Subject Committee on Agriculture, 2003/2004; Member, Subject Committee on Panchayati Raj, 2004/2005; Member, Committee on Members' Amenities, 2004/-; Member, Standing Committee on H & FW, W & CD (No.5), 2005/-; Chairperson of the Women's Welfare Committee 1992/1995; Member of the Senate of Berhampur University 1985/1986; President of the Regional Co-Operative Marketing Society in Khallikote; fomer President, Ganjam District, Janata; interests and pastimes are Philately, Interior decoration, Reading, Writing Articles, Tennis, Cycling, Table Tennis and Cricket. (Rambha Palace, At/P.O-Rambha, Distt.-Ganjam, Orissa, India)
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rulers and estate holders were...
  • Raja RAGHUNATHA DEVA RANA, Raja of Khallikote, married two daughters of the Raja of Puri (#1).
  • Raja VISHVAMBHARA DEVA RANA, Raja of Khallikote, married 1stly, a daughter of Raja Rama Kesari Singh of Puri, married 2ndly, a daughter of Amir Singh of Rewah.
  • Raja RAMACHANDRA DEO, Raja of Khallikote
  • Raja GANGA PERSHAD DEO, Raja of Khallikote, married daughter of Maharaja Sivanand Singh of Benares, and had issue.
    • Raja Kirthan Deo (qv)
  • Raja KIRTHAN DEO, Raja of Khallikote, married and had issue.
    • Raja Shyam Sundar Deo (qv)
  • Raja SHYAM SUNDAR DEO, Raja of Khallikote, married two daughters of Maharaja Ratur Bhibul Singh of Benares, and had issue.
    • Raja Gangadhar Deo (qv)
  • Raja GANGADHAR DEO, Raja of Khallikote, married and had issue.
    • Raja Vikrama Deo (qv)
  • Raja VIKRAMA DEO, Raja of Khallikote, married two daughters of Maharaja Mahadeo Singh of Benares.
  • Raja HARICHARAN SINGH DEO, Raja of Khallikote, Chotra Sahib, married the grand-daughter of the Raja of Parla.
  • Raja KRISHNA SARARAN DEO, Raja of Khallikote
  • Raja NALINAKHYA Marda Raja Deo, Raja of Khallikote 1756/1789, during his reign, the state lost its sovereign powers in a treaty on 29th November 1769 (#1); his brother Kunwar Man Singh rebelled in 1771, but fled, and was eventually killed in October 1775; married and had issue. He died in 1789.
    • Raja Ramakrishna Marda Raja Deo (qv)
    • Raja Jagannath Marda Raja Deo (qv)
  • Raja RAMAKRISHNA Marda Raja Deo, Raja of Khallikote 1789/1816, he died sp in 1816 at Puri.
  • Raja JAGANNATH Marda Raja Deo, Raja of Khallikote 1816/1835, married and had issue. He died 1835 at Puri.
    • Raja Bala Keswara Singh Marda Raja Deo (qv)
  • Raja BALA KESWARA SINGH Marda Raja Deo, Raja of Khallikote 1835/1845, married the daughter of the Raja of Surangi, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1845.
    • Raja Sahib Mehrban-i-Dostan Shri Raja Narayana Marda Raja Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) [Rani Saheba of Dharakote], married Raja Braja Sundar Singh of Dharakote.
  • Raja Sahib Mehrban-i-Dostan Shri Raja NARAYANA Marda Raja Deo, Raja of Khallikote 1845/1878, born 1825, he bought the zamindari of Athgarh on 15th July 1851 for Rs51,000 from the East India Company as the Raja of Athgarh (Ramachandra Harichandan Jagadeva) was unable to pay the peshkush due; he completed the construction of the Jagannath Temple at Khallikote in 1863; he established a Sanskrit school for the dissemination of vedic lore; married 1stly, the eldest daughter of the Raja of Baudh, she died sp, married 2ndly, a daughter of Vardhaman Samanta of Ranpur of the Routh family, married 3rdly, a daughter of Raja Bishwanath Singh of Tekkali, and had issue, three sons and five daughters. He died in 1878 aged 53 (#1).
    • Raja Sahib Mehrban-i-Dostan Sri Harihar Mardaraj Deo Bahadur [Prince Eric] (by second marriage) (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) (eldest daughter), married Raja Raghunath Singh of Bali Atagada in Orissa.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) (third daughter), married the Raja of Dharakote.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) (fifth daughter), married the Raja of Surangi.
  • Raja Sahib Mehrban-i-Dostan Sri HARIHAR Mardaraj Deo Bahadur, Raja of Khallikote 1878/1909, born 10th July 1872 at Khallikote (#1), succeeded in 1887 as a minor, founder and patron of Khallikote College, married 1stly, 1894, eldest daughter of Chhota Lal Saheb Brindabhan Chandra Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj, married 2ndly, 1895, Rani Kanaka Manjari Devi, sister of the first wife, and had issue. He died 20th July 1909.
    • Son (by 2nd wife), born 1898, died aged 8 months.
    • Son (by 2nd wife), born 1899, died young.
    • Lt. Raja Bahadur Sri Ramchandra Marda Raja Deo Bahadur [Prince Eric] (by 2nd wife) (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) [Rani Sahiba of Surangi] (eldest daughter), married Raja Chandra Chudamani Harishchandra Jagadev of Surangi, and had issue, three sons and two daughters.
    COURT OF WARDS (Madras) [20.7.1909] - [14.1.1921]
  • Lt. Raja Bahadur Sri Sir RAMCHANDRA Marda Raja Deo Bahadur, Raja of Khallikote 1909/1963, born 13th January 1900, Raja Saheb of Khallikote as well as Raja Saheb of Atagada and Biridi estates, granted administrative powers on 14th January 1921; educated at Newington Institution and Madras Christian College; he was granted the titles of Raja (personal) [cr.1929], hereditary [cr.1934], Raja Bahadur [cr.1936], and Kt. [cr.1945]; President of the Ganjam District Board 1922/1937; M.L.C. (Madras) 1923/1936, Member, National Defence Council of India 1939/-; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1937/1946 and 1952/1963 (four terms); Member of the Indian Central Legislature 1945/1951; he laid the foundation of the Secondary School at Khallikote; he attended the 3rd Round Table Conference in London in December 1932 and was a forceful proponent for the formation of Orissa State, which occurred on 1st April 1936; married 1918, Rani Chandra Priya Devi, the only daughter of Lal Saheb Dhiraraj Singh Deo of ‘Nua Pacca II’ (see Seraikella), and had issue, one son. He died 23rd January 1963.
    • Raja Purna Chandra Mardaraj Deo (qv)
  • Raja PURNA CHANDRA Mardaraj Deo, Raja of Khallikote 1963/-, born 1930; educated at Presidency College, Madras; married Rani Saheba V. Sugyani Kumari Deo (qv). He died sp.
  • Rani Saheba V. Sugyani Kumari Deo, Rani of Khallikote (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • a Princess of Khallikote, married (as his second wife), Raja Bishambhar Birbar Mangraj Mahapatra of Baramba, and had issue.
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1. "The Aristocracy of Southern India"; Vadivelu, A.; Mittal Publications, 1907 rpt. 1984, 2 vols.