|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Predecessor Kingdom of Orissa was founded around 915, and
continued to 1568, when it was annexed by the Bengal
Kingdom. The Raja of Khurda
was styled as King of Orissa and his line continued as
Rajas of Khurda till 1808, when the zamindari of Puri was
granted to the son of the last Raja. Rulers were...
- Sri Gajapati Raja RAMCHANDRA DEVA III,
Raja of Puri 1808/1857 (or 1817/1856 or 1810/1857),
son of Raja Mukunda Deva II, the last Raja of Khurda,
who rebelled against the British authorities in 1808,
and the state was abolished, with the zamindari of
Puri, being granted to the family for their
- Sri Gajapati Raja BIRAKISHORE DEVA II,
Raja of Puri 1856/1862
- Sri Gajapati Raja DIBYASINGHA DEVA III,
15th Raja of Puri 1862/1878 (or 1857/1871), tried for
murder, convicted and sentenced to transportation for
- Sri Gajapati Raja MUKUNDA DEVA III,
Raja of Puri 1878/1926, attained his majority in 1897,
granted the title of Raja for personal use only on the
29th March 1884, being a representative of the
Gangavansa Dynasty of the ancient Kings of Orissa, he
adopted 1stly on 2nd March 1916, Jagadananda Deb,
younger son of the Zamindar of Bada Khemidi, he
adopted 2ndly, on 2nd October 1918, Lal Mohini Mohan
Deb, third son of Raja Satchidananda Tribhuban Deb of
Bamra, married and had
adoptive issue. He died 1926.
- (A) Sri Jagannath Jenomi, he succeded as Sri
Gajapati Raja Ramchandra Deb IV of Puri (qv)
- (A) Sri Jagadananda Deb, born 1915, died 23rd
- Bira Sri Gajapathi
Goudeshwar Nabakotikar Natotkala Biradhibirabar
Raoutaraj Atulabalaparakram Sanmgrama-sahasra-Bahu
Kshetriyakuladhumaketu Maharajadhiraj Raja Sri RAMCHANDRA IV DEBPURI,
Raja of Puri 1926/1957, born 6th November 1898, as Lal
Mohini Mohan Deb, third son of Raja Satchidananda
Tribhuban Deb of Bamra,
he married Rani Chandramani Pattamahadei, and had
issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1957.
- Sri Gajapathi Maharaj Bira Kishore Deb [né Sri Sri
Sri Nilkantha Deb Jenamoni Saheb](qv)
- HH Maharani Kasturika Mohini Devi (+), married HH
Maharaja Pratap Kesari Deo of Kalahandi, and had
issue, two sons and two daughters. She died 1983.
- Thatraj Raj Raj Deb B.A., born 8th May 1933,
educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; prior to
joining politics he was Captain of the Puri District
Football team; he served as Manager, Shri Jaganath
Temple 1956/1961; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1961/1967; his
interests included, Riding, Swimming, Photography,
Driving and Hiking, as well as Music, Football,
Hockey and Boxing; married Thatrani Purneshwari
Devi, daughter of Thakur Saheb Surendra Nath Shah
Deo of Gingo Thakurgaon, and had issue, one son and
three daughters. He died 17th May 1982. (Srinahar,
P.O. - Puri, Dist. - Puri, Orissa, India)
- Yuvrani Mohini Devi [now Rajmata Mohini Devi of
Jashpur], married Yuvraj Uppendra Singh Ju Deo of
Jashpur, and has
issue, two sons and one daughter.
- Rani Rajshree Devi, married Raja Jitamitra Singh
Deo of Khariar,
and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
- Kumar Anang Bhaskar Deb, married Kumari Jaishree
Devi of Chhota
Udaipur in Gujarat, and has issue, one son
and one daughter.
- Kumar Uday Raj Singha Deb, pursuing training
to be a Pilot, in Florida, U.S.A.
- Kumari Kriti Devi
- Kumari Utkala Devi, married Lt.-Col. Kunwar A.K.
Singh of Tarsendi, Dist. Sitapur, U.P., and has
issue, one son and one daughter.
- Sri Gajapathi
KISHORE DEB B.A., Raja of Puri 1957/1970,
born 2nd July 1929, educated at Rajkumar College,
Raipur where he was Wrestling Champion, All-round
Athlete for 1944-45 and 1946 consecutively; he
represented Orissa in Sontosh Trophy 1947/1948;
entered politics in 1967; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1967/1971;
interests and pastimes were Reading, Music and
Painting, Riding, Swimming and Football; married
Maharani Suryamani Pattamahadebi [née Rajkumari
Snehalata Manjari Devi], born 1935, died 1994,
daughter of Raja Kishor Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of
Nilgiri, and his
second wife, Rani Giriraj Kumari, and had issue, two
sons and one daughter. He died 1970.
- Gajapathi Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb IV (qv)
- Pattayet Rani Nayanshree Devi, married Pattayet
Bikram Kesari Deo of Kalahandi,
and has issue, one son and two daughters.
- Thatraj Ranarnab Deb, married Thatrani Soma Devi,
daughter of Kumar Jagadananda Singh Deo of Panchkot, and has issue,
- Kumar Deb Raj Deb, an accomplished sportsman in
- Sri Gajapathi
DEB IV, Raja of Puri (see above)