PARLA KHIMEDI (Zamindari)


AREA: 1,593 kmē REVENUE: Rs 3,86,000 ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Orissa (Ganjam Distt.) DYNASTY: Ganga RELIGION: Hindu

POPULATION: 256,414 (1901)




PRESENT RULER: Raja Shri Shri Shri GOPINATH GAJAPATHI NARAYAN DEO B.Tech., Raja Saheb of Parlakhimedi (Gajapathi Palace, P.O. Parlakhemundi, Distt. Ganjam-761200, Orissa, India)
born 6th March 1943 in Parlakhemundi, Ganjam Dist., Orissa; educated at A.C. College of Technology, University of Madras (I.I.E. (Chem.)); Member of the 9th Lok Sabha 1989/1991 and 10th Lok Sabha 1991/1996; Member of the Executive Committee of Rajkumar College at Raipur; Member, International Parliamentarians for Global Action, New York; Member, Subject Committee on Science and Technology; Member, Consultative Committee, Departments of Atomic Energy, Space, Electronics and Ocean Development; Member, consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology; Member, Madras, Gymkhana Club; Member, Madras Race Club; Member, Bangalore Club; Member, Bangalore Golf Club; Member, Bangalore Turf Club; Member, Ootacamund Club; Member, Lawley Institute; Member, Bhubaneswar Club; author of Design Thesis on Manufacture of Urea - formaldehyde Plastic Resin and A Treatise on the Extraction of Aluminium Metal; interests and pastimes are Games, Sports, travelling and wildlife, Reading, horticulture and social service; married 14th March 1967, Rani Purna Devi, a Princess of Dharampur, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Yuvaraj Digvijay Gajapathi Narayan Deo, he died unmarried in September 2015.
  • Rajkumari Kalyani Gajapathi
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Also known as Parlakhemundi, it is an ancient Zamindari lying in the western corner of the Southern portion of the Ganjam district, and it is bounded in the West by the district of Vizagpatnam and on the North by the Jeypur state and the Eastern ghats which are called Maliyas or tribal agencies. Founded by a younger son of Gajapati Raja Kapilendra Dev of Orissa. Estate holders were...
  • Raja KAPILENDRA DEVA, Raja of Orissa 1434/1467, he fought against the Reddies of Rajahmundry, Raja Devaraya II of Vijayanagar, Sultan Nasir-ud-din of Bengal in the north and the Bahamani Sultan, Ala-ud-din Muhammad II in the south. He occupied the entire coastal area up to the Kaveri river and used the titles of Gajapati Gaudeswar, Nava Koti Karnata and Kalavargeswara, married (amongst others), Rani Parvati Devi, a Brahmin lady, and had issue, purportedly 18 sons, from whom the Orissa Chiefs are descended. He died 1467.
    • Prince Hamvira Deva, eldest son, defeated by his younger brother in contest for the throne.
    • Raja Purushottama Deva (by Rani Parvati Devi), Raja of Orissa 1467/1497, married and had issue (see Orissa).
    • Prince Kolahomi Deva, founder of Khimedi (continued below)

  • Raja Saheb KOLAHOMI DEVA, 1st Raja of Kimedi 1467/-
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  • Raja Saheb SIBALINGA NARAYAN BHANUDEO, Raja of Khimedi 1566/1590, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Subarna Kesari Govinda Gajapati Narayan Deo (qv)
  • Raja Saheb SUBARNA KESARI GOVINDA GAJAPATI NARAYAN DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1590/1630, during his reign, in 1607, he divided his Kingdom into two parts, with the elder son succeeding to Parlakhimedi and the younger son receiving the second part which was further split into two at a later date, namely Peddakhimedi and Chinnakhimedi; married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Mukunda Rudra Gajapati Narayan Deo (qv)
  • Raja Saheb MUKUNDA RUDRA GAJAPATI NARAYAN DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1630/1656, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Mukunda Deo (qv)
  • Raja Saheb MUKUNDA DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1656/1674, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Ananta Padmanabh Gajapati Narayan Deo I (qv)
  • Raja Saheb ANNANTA PADMANABH GAJAPATI NARAYAN DEO I, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1674/1686, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Sarbajgan Jagannatha Gajapati Narayan Deo I (qv)
  • Raja Saheb SARBAJGAN JAGANNATHA GAJAPATI NARAYAN DEO I, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1686/1702, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Narahari Narayan Deo (qv)
    • Kumar Jannardan Deo
    • Kumar Guntta Narayana Deo
    • Kumar Yoshabanta Deo
  • Raja Saheb NARAHARI NARAYAN DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1702/1729, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Bira Padmanabh Narayan Deo II (qv)
    • Raja Saheb Prataprudra Gajapati Narayan Deo I (qv)
    • Kumar Narasinga Deo
  • Raja Saheb BIRA PADMANABHA NARAYANA DEO II, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1729/1748
  • Raja Saheb PRATAPRUDRA GAJAPATI NARAYAN DEO I, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1748/1751, married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Raja Saheb Jagannath Gajapati Narayan Deo II (qv)
  • Raja Saheb JAGANNATH GAJAPATI NARAYANA DEO II, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1751/1770, married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Goura Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo I (qv)
  • Raja Saheb GOURA CHANDRA GAJAPATI NARAYANA DEO I, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1771/1802, married and had issue. He died 20th January 1802.
    • Kumar Chhatrapati Deo
    • Raja Saheb Purushottam Gajapati Narayan Deo (qv)
  • Raja Saheb PURUSHOTTAM GAJAPATI NARAYANA DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1802/1805, installed 4th February 1802; married and had issue. He died 29th October 1805.
    • Raja Saheb Jagat Ballav Narayana Deo (qv)
    • Raja Saheb Jagannath Gajapati Narayan Deo III (qv)
    • Rajkumar Padmanabh Deo, born 1781, he was granted the Zamindari of Tekkali by his brother who had purchased it in 1817 from the East India Company, he divided the estate between his two sons prior to his death, married and had issue. He died 1832.
      • Gopinath Deb, he succeeded the the zamindari of Tekkali
      • Krishna Chandra, he succeeded to the zamindari of Nandigram
  • Raja Saheb JAGAT BALLAV NARAYANA DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi
  • Raja Saheb JAGANNATH GAJAPATI NARAYANA DEO III, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1821/1851, married and had issue. He died 27th November 1851.
    • Raja Saheb Shri Shri Shri Prataprudra Gajapati Narayan Deo II (qv)
    • Rajkumar Harikrushan Deo
    • Rajkumar Rajarajeswar Deo
  • Raja Saheb Shri Shri Shri PRATAPARUDRA GAJAPATI NARAYANA DEO II, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1851/1885 (abdicated), married and had issue.
    • Raja Saheb Shri Shri Shri Goura Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo II (qv)
    • Rajkumar Purushottam Deo
    • Rajkumar Jagnnatha Deo
    • Rajkumar Padmanabha Narayan Deo, born 1873, died 1904.
  • Raja Saheb Shri Shri Shri GOURA CHANDRA GAJAPATI NARAYAN DEO II, Raja of Parlakhimedi 1885/1904, born 1863, married and had issue. He died 1904.
    • Capt. Maharaja Saheb Shri Shri Shri Krishna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar Anangabhima Deo
COURT OF WARDS 1904/1913
  • Capt. Maharaja Saheb Shri Shri Shri KRISHNA CHANDRA GAJAPATHI NARAYANA DEO K.C.I.E., Raja of Parlakhimedi 1913/1974, born 28th April 1892, educated at Raja's College, Parlakimedi and Newington College, Madras; he was conferred the title of Raja as a personal distinction in 1918 and it was made hereditary in 1922, he was granted the title of Maharaja as a personal distinction on 1st January 1936, K.C.I.E. [cr.1946], Member of the Madras Legislative Council 1919, 1st Prime Minister of Orissa [1.4.1937] - [18.7.1937] and again [xx.11.1941] - [1944], a patron of education and culture, he helped establish the Utkal University, the Central Rice Research Institute and the Medical College at Cuttack. In Parlakhimedi, he set up a first grade college, Sanskrit College, Girls' High School, Industrial School, Steel Factory, Modern Farm, numerous Minor Irrigation Projects. He also extended the light railway from Parlakhemundi to Gunupur, 35 miles away; made endowments for research on problems of nutrition and agriculture; awarded scholarships to over a thousand students of Parlakhemundi to pursue higher studies in the humanities, medicine, engineering, etc. He served with distinction as a member of the Royal Agricultural Commission in 1927, the Madras Legislative Council and the Constituent Assembly of India 1947/1950; he attended the Round Table Conference, London 1930/1931 where he represented the case of Orissa; made a life member of the Royal Society of Arts and Royal Asiatic Society, London; Life member of Utkal University, which conferred the honorary degree of LL.D. He was a patron of Oriya literature as well as of cricket and a prominent figure in racing circles, he married 1913, Maharani Sri Nalini Pattamaha Devi, daughter of Thakur Mahendra Narayan Singh Deo of Kharsawan, and had issue. He died 25th May 1974.
    • Yuvaraj Shri Rama Chandra Gajapathi Narayana Deo, married Rajkumari Chandra Kiran Kumari, eldest daughter of Maharaja Ambikeshwar Saran Singh Deo of Surguja, and had issue, four children. He died vp before 1974.
      • Rajkumari Rani Devi, married to the Yuvaraj of Singramau, U.P.
      • Raja Saheb Shri Shri Shri Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo (qv)
      • Rajkumar Sarbajgan Jagannath Narayana Dev, married Rajkumari Shailaja Kumari of Daread in Gujarat, and has issue, two children.
      • Rajkumar Udaybhanu Dev, died sp.
    • Maharajkumar Shri Shri Shri Madhav Sundar Gajapathi Narayana Deo [Raja Madhav Sundar Gajapati Narayan Deo of Delang, Balaramnagar and Manikprasad], born 1919, married Rajkumari Swarnalata Manjari Devi, daughter of Raja Kishor Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and his second wife, Rani Giriraj Kumari, and had issue, one son. He died 1995.
      • Rajkumar Birendra Gajapati Narayana Deo, born 1947, died unmarried 2001.
    • Maharajkumari Shri Shri Shri Hemangini Devi
  • Raja Saheb Shri Shri Shri GOPINATH GAJAPATHI NARAYANA DEO, Raja of Parlakhimedi (see above)