PADRAUNA (Zamindari)

LOCATION: U.P.A.O. (Gorakhpur Dist.) AREA: 518 sq.km. VILLAGES: 364 (1908) POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: xx DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Suryavanshi - Gaharwar Rajput SEAT: xx ACCESSION: xx

PRESENT RULER: Raja Bahadur ADITYA PRATAP NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja Sahib of Padrauna (Bade Durbar) since 28th January 2003.
married and has issue, one daughter.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The modern family account makes Maharaja Jai Chand of Kannauj, as the founder, though the probable ancestry is far more clouded. The state was founded around 1650, by a Bhopal Rai of Kara in Allahabad, a kinsman of the Raja of Majhauli. Founding of State came into effect with the Royal Firman of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1686. The family played host to three official visits by the Viceroy of India (19301946), other ruling Rajas of eastern UP were in attendance on invitation. First Double Unit Sugar Mill set up by Rai Bahadur Jagdish Pratap Narain Singh, also the Padrauna Raj Krishna Sugar Works in 1921, followed by a Sugar Unit at Khadda and Katkuiyan respectively. Padrauna Town was amongst the first few regions to have been electrified from the power generation of the sugar unit set up by the Royal Family. Employment was generated by the factories, and farmers benefited by growing cane as a cash crop in the region. The State undertook welfare schemes in Primary Health care and Education. The first Closed Motorized Ambulance was stationed at Padrauna Raj. A Secondary School was established by the State in Memory of Raja Udit Narain Singh by Raja Bahadur Brij Narain Singh and Rai Bahadur Jagdish Narain Singh. A Degree College was subsequently established in keeping with the traditions of the family's social responsibilities. The title of Rai has been hereditary since about 1750, when it was conferred by the Raja of Majhauli. Estate holders were....
Monogram Kunwar Surya Pratap Narain Singh

JAGDISHGARH (Junior Line) [Chote Darbar]

1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.292