NARSINGHPUR (Princely State)


AREA: 515 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 28,100Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Orissa DYNASTY: RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 198 POPULATION: 39,613 (1901) REVENUE: 66,000Rs



PRESENT RULER: Raja Shri DEBASHISH SINGH DEO, present Raja Saheb of Narsinghpur since 17th July 2007 (The Palace, P.O. - Narasinghpur, Dist. - Cuttack, Orissa, India)
born 1963, married to Rani Anjali Devi, and has issue, two sons.
  • Yuvraj Ankit Singh Deo
  • Rajkumar Arpit Singh Deo
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Traditionally said to have been founded in 1292 by a Rajput, named Dharma Singh, who conquered two Khond chiefs names Narsingh and Poro. Rulers were...
  • Raja MANDARDHAR HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1671/1701
  • Raja KOCHALI HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1701/1723
  • Raja BISHWAMBAR HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1723/1765
  • Raja KRISHNA CHANDRA HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1765/1775
  • Raja NIMAI CHARAN HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1775/1798
  • Raja JAGANATH HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1798/1826
  • Raja SOMANATH HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1826/1859
  • Raja BRAJA SUNDAR HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1859/1884
  • Raja SADHU CHARAN MANSINGH HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1884/1912, born 24th January 1883, he succeeded to the gadi on 4th December 1884 (#1), married and had issue, two sons.
    • Raja Ramchandra Mansingh Harichandan Mahapatra (qv)
    • Raja Ananta Narayan Mansingh Harichandan Mahapatra (qv)
  • Raja RAMCHANDRA MANSINGH HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1912/1921, born 16th May 1906, he succeeded to the gadi on 18th July 1912, died sp in 1921.
  • Raja ANANTA NARAYAN MANSINGH HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA, Raja of Narsinghpur 1921/-, born 9th September 1908 and succeeded 5th July 1921 (#2), educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur and Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, married 1929, Rani Kanak Lata Devi, M.L.A. (Orissa), the only daughter of Raja Bahadur Sir Rajendra Narayan Bhanj Deo Bahadur of Kanika, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 15th November 1963.
    • Yuvaraj (name unknown), died young.
    • Raja Trilochan Mansingh Harichandan Mahapatra [aka Trilochan Singh Deo] (qv)
    • Rani Lalit Manjari Debi, married Raja Saheb Sri Satchidananda Gajapathi Narayana Deo of Chikiti, and has issue, two sons.
  • Raja TRILOCHAN MANSINGH HARICHANDAN MAHAPATRA LL.B., Raja of Narsinghpur 1963/2007, born 14th September 1932, M.L.A. (Orissa) 1971/1980 and 1990/1995 (for four terms);  Member of Indian Parliamentary Group, Orissa Chapter from 8th April 1991 to 17th July 2007; engaged in the study of the flora of Orissa and other states; interests and pastimes were Horticulture and introducing new plants in Orissa forests and collecting rare plants, and observing their growth as well as contributing articles on the subject; married Rani Manjul Manjari Devi, (now Rajmata Manjul Manjari Devi of Narsinghpur), daughter of Lal Saheb Sarat Chandra Bhanj Deo of Sompata in Mayurbhanj, and had issue, one daughter and three sons. He died 17th July 2007.
    • Rani Dr. Padmalaya Devi, born 1959, she is an acclaimed oncologist, married Raja Prabir Chandra Dhir Deb of Balarampur, Orissa, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Raja Shri Debashish Singh Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar Subhashish Singh Deo, born 1968, married Kumari Sneha, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
      • Kumar Adarsh Singh Deo
      • Kumari Prarthna
      • Kumari Upaasna
    • Rajkumar Shivashish Singh Deo, born 1973, died 1990.
  • Raja Shri DEBASHISH SINGH DEO, Raja of Narsinghpur (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Thakurani Anuradha Kumari, married Kanwar Gireshwar Singh of Bansi, and has issue, two sons.
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 382
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945