|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Founded by Raja Ramai Deo in around 1191. Rulers were.....
- Raja RAMAI DEO,
1st Raja of Patna 1191/1223, ruled 32 years.
- Raja MAHALING SINGH
DEO, 2nd Raja of Patna 1223/1229, ruled 6
- Raja BAIJAL DEO I,
3rd Raja of Patna 1229/1294, ruled 65 years.
- Raja BAIKRAJ DEO,
4th Raja of Patna 1294/1307, ruled 13 years.
- Raja BUJANG DEO,
5th Raja of Patna 1307/1341, ruled 34 years.
- Raja PRATAP RUDRA
DEO, 6th Raja of Patna 1341/1380, ruled 39
- Raja BHUPAL DEO,
7th Raja of Patna 1380/1391, ruled 11 years.
- Raja NAGSINGH DEO,
8th Raja of Patna 1391/1421, ruled 30 years.
- Raja VIKRAMADITYA
DEO, 9th Raja of Patna 1421/1455, ruled 34
- Raja BAIJAL DEO II,
10th Raja of Patna 1455/1485, ruled 30 years.
- Raja BHANJAN
HIRADHAR DEO, 11th Raja of Patna 1485/1515,
ruled 30 years.
- Raja Narsingh Deo (qv)
- Raja Balrama Dev, founder and 1st Raja of
Sambalpur, married and had issue (see Sambalpur).
- Raja NARSINGH DEO,
12th Raja of Patna 1515/1522, ruled 7 years.
- Raja CHHATRAPAL DEO,
13th Raja of Patna 1522/1525, ruled 3 years.
- Raja BAIJAL DEO III,
14th Raja of Patna 1525/1588, ruled 63 years.
- Raja HRIDAYA
NARAYANA DEO, 15th Raja of Patna 1588/1603,
ruled 15 years.
- Raja PRATAP DEO,
16th Raja of Patna 1603/1625, ruled 22 years, married
and had issue.
- Raja Vikramaditya Deo (qv)
- Raja Gopal Rai, founder and 1st Raja of Khariar in
about 1600, married and had issue (see Khariar).
- Raja VIKRAMADITYA
DEO, 17th Raja of Patna 1625/1640, ruled 15
- Raja MUKUND DEO,
18th Raja of Patna 1640/1670, ruled 30 years.
- Raja BALRAM DEO,
19th Raja of Patna 1670/1678, ruled 8 years.
- Raja HIRDE SHAH DEO,
20th Raja of Patna 1678/1685, ruled 7 years.
- Maharaja RAI SINGH
DEO, 21st Maharaja of Patna 1685/1762 or
ruled for 80 years.
- Maharaja PRITHVIRAJ
DEO, 22nd Maharaja of Patna 1762/1765
- Maharaja RAMCHANDRA
SINGH DEO I, 23rd Maharaja of Patna
1765/1820, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Bhupal Singh Deo (qv)
- Maharajkumar Yuvraj Singh Deo, he was granted the
estate of Jarasingha
- Maharaja BHUPAL
SINGH DEO, 24th Maharaja of Patna 1820/1848
- Maharaja HIRAVAJRA
SINGH DEO, 25th Maharaja of Patna 1848/1866,
married and had issue. He died in August 1866.
- Maharaja Sur Pratap Singh Deo (qv)
- Lal Bishwanath Singh Deo, married and had issue.
- Maharaja Ramchandra Singh Deo (qv)
- Maharaja Dalganjan Singh Deo (qv)
- Maharaja SUR PRATAP
SINGH DEO, 26th Maharaja of Patna 1866/1878,
born 1844, in 1869 the tyranny of he and his brother
resulted in an uprising of the Khands, which was
speedily put down with many atrocities; after a
Government inquiry the Maharaja was deposed in 1871
and his brother deported from the state; married and
had issue. He died spm
- Maharaja RAMCHANDRA
SINGH DEO, 27th Maharaja of Patna 1878/1895,
born 1872, succeeded 25th November 1878 (#1), educated at Rajkumar
College, Jabalpur; married and had issue, one
daughter. He died 1895.
- Maharajkumari Padmini Kumari Devi [Maharani
Padmini Kumari Devi of Seraikella], born 1893,
married Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo of Seraikella, and
had issue. She died 1960.
- HH Maharaja Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh
Deo (see below)
- Maharaja DALGANJAN
SINGH DEO, 28th Maharaja of Patna 1895/1910,
born 1857, he constucted Dalganjan Press at Balangir;
married and had issue.
- HH Maharaja Prithviraj Singh Deo (qv)
- Patayat Saheb Batshya Raj Singh Deo
- Lal Saheb Raghu Raj Singh Deo, born about 1890, he
served as Judge of Bolangir Court; married a
daughter of the Raja Sahib of Tarala in Madras
Presidency (now in Andhra Pradesh).
- Lal Saheb Kalindra Singh Deo
- Lal Saheb Mahendra Singh Deo, he served as
Superintendant of Jails in Bolangir
- Lal Saheb Virendra Singh Deo, he served as
Superintendant of Police in Bolangir; married a
Rajkumari of Tarala.
- HH Maharani Brinda Devi, married HH Maharaja Sir
Brijnath Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Maihar, and had issue.
- HH Maharaja
PRITHVIRAJ SINGH DEO, 29th Maharaja of Patna
1910/1924, born 1890, married (amongst others) (a),
the eldest daughter of Raja Jogendra Deo of Baudh, married (b), the
sister of Lal Saheb Sarat Chandra Bhanj Deo of
Mayurbhanj. He died sp in 1924.
- HH Maharaja Sir RAJENDRA
NARAYAN SINGH DEO, 30th Maharaja of Patna
1924/1975, born 31st March 1912 (#2),
younger son of Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo Seraikella, and his
wife, Rani Padmini Kumari Devi, only daughter of
Maharaja Ramchandra Singh Deo of Patna (see above),
granted ruling powers in 1933 on attaining his
majority; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and St.
Columbia's College, Hazaribagh (B.A.); undertook
Administrative Training at Ranchi and Monghyr; an
enlightened ruler, he was responsible for the allround
development of the state and was one of the first
Rulers to sign the Merger Agreement with Indian Union;
during his rule he removed untouchability and the bar
on temple entry for Harijans and also banned forced
labour; Member, Chamber of Princes; Vice-President,
Council of Rulers of the Eastern States Agency and
Chairman, Eastern States Board of Forestry and
Agricology; Member, Eastern States Post-War
Reconstruction Committee and Standing Committee of
Eastern States Union; Member, General Council of
Rajkumar College, Raipur; Chief Patron of the Fifth
All-India Cultural Unity Conference; Patron, All India
Cattle Show Society; Kalinga Historial Research
Society; Koshal Kala Mandal and other cultural
literary and reasearch societies; President of
Ganatantra Parishad in 1950, which he founded, and
which merged with the Swatantra Party Orissa Unit in
1962; President, Utkal Sammilani, 1953;
Secretary-General, National Democratic Party; Member
of the Rules Committee and several select Committees
in the Lok Sabha; Chairman, Public Accounts Committee,
Orissa; Member, Public Funds Development Enquiry
Committee, Orissa; established Rajendra College at
Bolangir; Member, General Council, National Executive
Parliamentary Board, Swatantra Party; Member of the
First Lok Sabha 1952/1957; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1957/1977
(five terms); Leader of Opposition (1.4.1957) -
(22.5.1959), (21.6.1961) - (1.3.1967) and (14.6.1972)
- (9.2.1973); Minister, Finance (22.5.1959) -
(25.2.1961); Minister, Mining and Geology (22.5.1959)
- (25.2.1961); Minister, Industries (22.5.1959) -
(25.2.1961); Minister, Law (22.5.1959) - (25.2.1961);
Chief Minister (8.3.1967) - (9.1.1971); Minister,
Planning and Coordination (8.3.1967) - (9.1.1971);
Minister, Finance (8.3.1967) - (9.1.1971); Minister,
Home (Exc Jail Reformation & P.R.) (8.3.1967) -
(9.1.1971); Minister, Tourism (8.3.1967) - (5.9.1967)
and (31.8.1969) - (9.1.1971); Minister, Political
& Services (Exc R.V.D.) (3.4.1971) - (14.6.1972);
Minister, Industries (3.4.1971) - (14.6.1972);
Minister, Home (Public Relations& Tourism)
(3.4.1971) - (14.6.1972); author of many articles,
leaflets and pamphlets; he embodied a unique
combination of an erudite scholar, enlightened
statesman and an able administrator who worked with a
single minded devotion for development of Orissa since
1948; he married 1932, HH Maharani Kailash Kumari
Devi, daughter of Maj.-Gen. HH
Amir-ul-Umra Maharaja Dhiraj Rajeshwar Sir Sri
Maharaja-i-Rajgan Bhupendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur of
Patiala, and had issue. He
died 23rd February 1975 (#3).
- HH Maharaja Raj Raj Singh Deo (qv)
- Pattayet Anang Uday Singh Deo B.A., born 11th
November 1945, he is a founding member of the ruling
BJD party in Orissa and has been a Cabinet minister
for 15 years in Orissa; Member, NRAI (National Rifle
Association of India, New Delhi); Member, Indian
National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage and
Ex-convenor Member, Indian International Centre, New
Delhi; Member, S.A.I. (Sports Authority of India)
Stadium, New Delhi; Member Indian Habital Centre,
New Delhi; Chairman, Orissa Tourism Development
Corporation; Chairman, Orissa Council of Sports;
M.L.A. (Orissa) 1974/1977 and 1990/- (five terms);
Minister of State, Forest Fisheries and Animal
Husbandry, (29.12.1976) - (30.4.1977); Minister,
Tourism (2.1.1991) - (15.3.1995) and (6.8.2002) -
(16.5.2004); Minister, Sports, Culture and Youth
Services (Sports & Youth Services) (25.1.1993) -
(15.3.1995); Minister, Energy (6.3.2000) -
(6.8.2002); Minister, Steel and Mines (6.3.2000) -
(16.5.2004); Minister, Information Technology
(6.8.2002) - (16.5.2004); Minister, Works
(18.5.2004) to present; Minister, Housing
(18.5.2004) to present; married Pattayet Rani Vijay
Laxmi Kumari Devi, convenor for Intach and World
Wildlife Fund in Orissa, and works extensively with
weavers to promote local tribal crafts, daughter of
Thakur Shiv Mangal Singh (a freedom fighter and a
member of the Indian National Congress, M.L.A. for
over 40 years, and Cabinet Minister for Agriculture
and Sugar Cane, Zamindar of Jigirsar, Balia, Uttar
Pradesh), and his wife, Thakurani Kamlesh Kumari of
Kothi, Madhya Pradesh, and has issue, three sons. (Shailashree
Palace, Distt. Bolangir, Sambalpur - 768019,
- Lal Sahib Kalikesh Narain Singh Deo, born 26th
May 1974, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun
and at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
(B.A. (Hons.) in Economics); he was a nationals
basketball and shooting sportsman and is currently
the youngest M.L.A. in Orissa (2004/-); Member,
Public Accounts Committee, 2004/2005 and 2007/-;
Member, House Committee on Forest Protection,
2005/2006; Member, House Committee on Power
Generation/ Transmission/ Distribution, 2005/-;
Member, Library Committee, 2005/2006; Member,
Standing Committee on Home, GA, Law, PGPA (No.1),
2005/-; Member, Bhubaneswar Club; Member,
Bhubaneswar Golf Club; interests are Golf,
Mountaineering, scuba diving, trap shooting and
Reading non fiction works; married 8th December
2008 at Puri, Lal Sahiba Meghna Raj Lakshmi
Kumari, daughter of Sri Gaurav Shumsher Jung
- Lal Sahib Manmath Vijay Singh Deo, born 1976,
educated at the Doon School and at SRCC, Delhi
University, graduating in Economics, married 25th
November 2009 in Jaipur, Rajkumari Deepshikha
Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Divyakar Pratap Singh
of Kasmanda, and
his wife, Rajkumar Rani Jaya Rajya Lakshmi.
- Lal Sahib Arkesh Narain Singh Deo, born 1986,
educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St.
Stephen's College, Delhi University, graduating in
economics. He captained the Under 19 Indian
- Maharajkumari Raj Shree Devi [Thakurani Raj Shree
Devi of Sayla], married Thakur Saheb
Prithvirajsinhji Surendrasinhji of Sayla, and has issue.
- Maharajkumari Braj Shree Devi [Maharani Braj Shree
Devi of Bhadawar], married Maharaja Mahendra
Ripudaman Singh of Bhadawar,
and has issue.
- Maharajkumari Roop Shri Devi, married Shri Ran
Vijay Shahi, Zamindar Sahib of Dumaria in Bihar, and
- Maharajkumari Krishna Kumari Devi, married Captain
Baldev Singh from Jalalpur-Aligarh, former M.L.A.
from Aligarh, and has issue, three sons.
- Chandra Chur Singh, born 11th October
1968 in New Delhi, film actor; educated at The
Doon School, Dehradun and at St. Stephen's
College, New Delhi; winner of the 1996 Filmfare
Best Debut Award for Maachis, nominated in 1998 for
the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kya Kehna;
other film credits include, Tere Mere Sapne
(1996) to Sarhad
Paar (2006); married Avantika Kumari,
daughter of Shri Ajai Singh, and has issue, one
- Aditya Narain Singh, a television
producer and co-owner of Contiloe Films.
- Abhimanyu Singh, a television producer
and co-owner of Contiloe Films.
- HH Maharaja RAJ RAJ
SINGH DEO, 31st Maharaja of Patna 1975/2004,
born 1934, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur;
Member of the Lok Sabha for two terms, married 18th
January 1955, HH Maharani Premlata Kumari Devi (now HH
the Rajmata of Patna), daughter of HH Maharana Shri
Rajendrasinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and his
wife, HH Maharani Rasik Kunverba Sahiba, and had
issue. He died April 2004.
- HH Maharaja Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo (qv)
- Maharaj Kumari (now Thakur Rani Saheb) Mitrabinda
Kumari Panwar, married 19th May 1983, Late Col.
Kunwar Yudhister Singh Panwar S.M., V.S.M., of
Mahendragarh (Sanwar) in Haryana, the family belong
to the clan of Panwar Rajputs who are descendent's
of Raja Vikramaditya from Dhar, Madhya Pradesh and
who moved to Haryana after WWII, he served in the
Indian Army (3rd Parachute Regiment) as the Defence
Attache at the Indian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia,
died 20th June 2002, and has issue, one son and one
- Kumari Tritiksha Panwar, born 23rd
February 1984, a post graduate in Customer
Relationships Management and Marketing from
Amity University, Noida (Uttar Pradesh),
presently working in the service sector, she is
now engaged to Kunwar Kartikey Dev Singh Tanwar,
son of Thakur Rajpal Singh Tanwar and Thakurani
Sunita Singh of Banethi in Rajasthan.
- Kunwar Brahmaditya Singh Panwar B.A.,
born 28th January 1988, a graduate from Delhi
University with a Bachelor of Arts (English); he
is presently (2014) a professional Basketball
Coach at St. Stephen's College, Delhi
University, New Delhi and is also a F.I.B.A. Level 1 Coach and
is currently working to develop the game with
young kids in different schools and colleges.
- Patayat Sri Vardhan Singh Deo, married Patayat
Rani Prakriti Kumari Devi, born 1965, elder daughter
of Thakur Rattan Singh of Umaidnagar, and
his wife Kunwarani Kamleshwari Kumari, daughter of
Raja Padam Dev Singh of Poonch,
and his wife, Rani Manek Kunwar, and has issue.
- Lal Sahib Damaitre Vardhan Singh Deo
- Kumari Pradamini Kumari
- Maharajkumari Satyarajeshwari Singh, married
Kunwar Sanjay Singh of Badnore,
and has issue.
- HH Maharaja KANAK
VARDHAN SINGH DEO, 32nd Maharaja of Patna
- Princess of Patna, married (as his first wife), Raja
Bibhudendra Deo Samant of Athmalik, and had