KHARIAR (Zamindari)

LOCATION: Orissa (Nuapara Dist.) DYNASTY: Chauhan

PRESENT RULER: Raja JITAMITRA SINGH DEO, present Raja Saheb of Khariar (The Palace, P.O. Khariar, Dist. Nuapara, Orissa, India)
a historian of repute; married Rani Rajshree Devi, daughter of Thatraj Raj Raj Deb (+) of Puri, and his wife, Thatrani Purneshwari Devi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Yuvraj Deb Deb Singh Deo
  • Rajkumari Srikala Devi, married Rajkumar Prithvi Singh Ju Dev of Datia, and has issue, one son.
  • Rajkumar Ambarish Singh Deo
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1600 by Raja Gopal Rai, a younger son of Raja Pratap Deo of Patna. Estate holders were....
  • Raja GOPAL RAI, 1st Raja of Khariar 1600/1625, married and had issue. He died 1625.
    • Raja Ramsai Deo I (qv)
    • Raja Padman Rai (qv)
  • Raja RAMSAI Deo I, 2nd Raja of Khariar 1625/-
  • Raja PADMAN RAI, 3rd Raja of Khariar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Vishnu Rai (qv)
  • Raja VISHNU RAI, 4th Raja of Khariar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ghansi Rai Deo (qv)
  • Raja GHANSI RAI Deo, 5th Raja of Khariar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Gopinath Sai Deo (qv)
  • Raja GOPINATH SAI Deo, 6th Raja of Khariar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ramsai Deo II (qv)
  • Raja RAMSAI Deo II, 7th Raja of Khariar, married and had issue.
    • Raja Balabhadra Sai (qv)
  • Raja BALABHADRA SAI, 8th Raja of Khariar -/1793, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ratan Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja PRATAPRUDRA SINGH, 9th Raja of Khariar 1793/1818
  • Raja RATAN SINGH Deo, 10th Raja of Khariar 1818/1835, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sudarsan Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja SUDARSAN SINGH Deo, 11th Raja of Khariar 1835/1849, married and had issue.
    • Raja Krishna Chandra Singh Deo (qv)
    • Raja Padma Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja KRISHNA CHANDRA SINGH Deo, 12th Raja of Khariar 1849/1867
  • Raja PADMA SINGH Deo, 13th Raja of Khariar 1867/1889, married and had issue.
    • Raja Brajraj Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja BRAJRAJ SINGH Deo, 14th Raja of Khariar 1889/1907, married and had issue.
    • Raja Vir Vikram Singh Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar (name unknown), married the third daughter of Raja Jogendra Deo of Baudh.
  • Raja VIR VIKRAM SINGH Deo, 15th Raja of Khariar 1907/1913, married the second daughter of Raja Jogendra Deo of Baudh, and had issue.
    • Raja Artatran Singh Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Devi, married (as his 1st wife) in 1912, Raja Bahadur Naba Kishore Chandra Singh Mardaraj Jagadev, Raja of Hindol.
  • Raja ARTATRAN SINGH Deo, 16th Raja of Khariar 1913/1946, born 1900, installed on the gaddi in 1921, a great patron of Art, Culture and Education; a sportsman of distinction, member of many committees and Organisations; he sponsored Scholarships for deserving students for higher education; patronised the “Beer Bikram Theatre” of Khariar, the first permanent Oriya Stage in the State; nominated member of Orissa Advisory Council; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1937/1952 (two terms); he played a pivotal role in the formation of Orissa as a separate province in the year 1936, it was at his instance and under his enlightened leadership that Khariar Zamindari merged with the State of Orissa leading to full Statehood; married the second daughter of Raja Narpat Singh of Porahat, and had issue. He died 1946.
    • Raja Anup Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja ANUP SINGH DEO, 17th Raja of Khariar 1946/2003, born 24th February 1920, educated at Cambridge (Senior); he was a member of the Orissa Legislative Assembly for eight terms 1952/1973, 1974/1977 and 1980/1990 and was also a Minister in the Orissa Government onsix occasions; Member, District Board, Sambalpur, 1940/1941; President, Union Board, Khariar, 1941; District Leader, National War Front and Assistant Recruiting Officer during World War II, 1942/1945 at Chaudwar, Cuttack, Member, General Counci and Standing Member, Manging Committee, Rajkumar College, Raipur; Hon. Magistrate Khariar 1941/1942; a known literary figure of Orissa and has authored 14 books on poetry and Oriya Literature including Arati, Urmi, Latika, Murchhana, Hillola Bireaha, Baridhi, Chayantika, Tripatri, Paritosh, Spandana, Rasa Majusha, Samcuhaya, and others; honoured with the title of Kavi Saurabh, by the Sahitya Kala Akademi of Orissa; interests were Hunting, Music and Politics, Reading and Writing; he married Shrimati Rani Soubhagya Manjari Devi, daughter of HH Maharaja Brij Mohan Deb of Kalahandi, and his wife, HH Maharani Suratarangini Devi, and had issue, three sons and five daughters. He died 4th October 2003.
    • Rajkumari Shrimati Jyotsna Devi [Rani Jyotsna Devi of Baramba], born 1939, married Raja Sri Krishna Chandra Deb Birbar Mangraj Mahapatra of Baramba, and has issue, two sons and three daughters. She died 1987.
    • Raja Jitamitra Singh Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar Pattayet Nilolohit Singh Deo, a poet of repute; married to the daughter of a Lal Saheb of Bamra, and has issue, one son and three daughters.
      • Kumar Asandh Singh Deo
      • Kumari Manisha Devi, married in Katras Zamindari, Jharkhand, and has issue, one son.
      • Kumari Vidisha Devi, married in Berhampur Ganjam, and has issue, one son.
      • Kumari Sharmistha Devi, unmarried.
    • Rajkumar Bhubaneshwar Singh Deo, married Rajkumari Pushpalata Devi of Sodoka Zamindari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumar Ankit Singh Deo
      • Kumari Rashmi Devi
    • Rajkumari Shrimati Sushree Devi [now Rajmata Sushree Devi of Aul], born 10th October 1950 in Raipur (Chhattisgarh), B.A., educated at S.B. Women's College, Cuttack (Orissa); M.L.A. (Orissa) 1990/1995; Member, Rajya Sabha (3.4.2002) - (2.4.2008); Member, Committee on Industry 2002/2008; Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Water Resources 2002/2008; Participated in the peasant movement against the hike in agriculture water tax in 1971 at Aul and Kendrapara sub division and in the relief operation for the flood victims in the 1971 cyclone in the area; spearheaded the movement in Kendrapara district to set up Girls High School in 1977 and carried out extensive relief operation in Aul in the 1999 Super Cyclone; has a keen interest in conservation of ancient heritage and important archeological monuments as well as aquaculture activities; inclined towards experimenting various aquaculture production activities such as prawn and fisheries in Kendrapara district; interests and pastimes are Reading, touring new places, cooking, wildlife protection and conservation, folk theatre in rural areas and agriculture; Director, Lift Irrigation Corporation, Orissa, for three years; Member, Board of Secondary Education, Orissa, for five years; Member, TAC, Orissa, for four years; Member, Consultative Irrigation Committee, Orissa for four years; Member, Sri Vihar Sanskrit University, Puri (Orissa) for two years; previously associated with the Janata Dal; married 27th January 1969, Raja Sarat Kumar Deb of Aul, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
    • Rajkumari Asha Poorna Devi, married Kumar Bharat Bhushan Deo, eldest son of Pattayet Bir Keshari Deb of Kalahandi, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Rajkumari Sureshwari Devi, married Kumar Ramanuj Chandra Deo of the Bhaludungri branch of the Bonai Royal family, and has issue, three sons.
      • Kumar Debashish Chandra Deo
      • Kumar Digvijay Chandra Deo
      • Kumar Debraj Chandra Deo
    • Rajkumari Tarakeshwari Devi, married into a branch of the Raidihi family, which is settled at Baripada, Mayurbhanj, and has issue, one daughter.
  • Raja JITAMITRA SINGH DEO, 18th Raja of Khariar (see above)
  • Lal Saheb Dhurandhar Singh Deo (+), married Rajkumari Shashikala Devi, daughter of Raja Chandra Bhanu Deb of Aul, and his wife, Rani Ramraj Kumari Pattamahadei, and had issue, two sons and four daughters.
    • Kumar Tarani Prasad Singh Deo, married Rajkumari Pritilata Devi, younger daughter of Raja Ban Bihari Deb of Aul, and his wife, Rani Jayshree Devi, and has issue one son and one daughter.
      • Kumari Priyanka Devi, studying in USA
      • Kumar Adideb Singh Deo
    • Kumari Chinmayee Devi, married in Padma, Ramgarh, and has issue.
    • Kumari Anita Devi, married to the Zamindar of Khijri, a Zamindari of Chota Nagpur.
    • Kumar Susanta Singh Deo (+), married in Latma, and has issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari Nibedita Devi, married Col. Rajiv Patra, and has issue,two daughters.
    • Kumari Sanjukta Devi, married Kumar Prithviraj Singh Deo of Rampur-Madanpur, and has issue, one daughter.
  • Lal Saheb Shree Shivnarayan Deo
  • Lal Saheb Shree Rudramaha Deo
  • Lal Saheb Shree Satyabrath Singh Deo
  • Lal Saheb Shree Balindam Singh Deo
  • Lal Saheb Shree Arindam Singh Deo
  • Lal Saheb Shree Fanindam Singh Deo
  • Lal Saheb Shree Ramkinkar Singh Deo, married and has issue.
    • Kumar Deb Singh Deo, B.Tech. (IT)
  • Kumar S. B. Singh Deo (David)
  • Kumar C. B. Singh Deo