|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: This
estate in Bettiah Sub-Division in the
district of Champaran in Bihar belonged to Raja Shri Prahlad
Sen, a grandson(?) of the last Raja of Tanahun in Nepal, who fled his
Rajya after it was annexed to Greater Nepal in 1781, and went to India;
after his death, the estate came into the possession
of his maternal grandson, Shri Mohan Vikram Shah, better known as
Mohan Raja. The Zamindari interest in the estate vested in the
Bihar under the Bihar Land Reforms Act in 1952. During the lifetime of
Ram Raja there
was a legal suit in the year 1942 for the partition of the
properties of the Ramnagar estate among Ram Raja and his sons. Estate
HARAKUMARADATTA SEN, last Raja of Tanahu in Nepal, and 1st Raja
Ramnagar; he lived at Ramnagar
driven out of Tanahu in 1781; married and had issue.
- Raja TEJ
PRATAP SEN, 2nd Raja of Ramnagar.
- Raja PRAHLAD SEN,
Raja of Ramnagar, married and had issue.
- Rajkumari (name unknown),
married Prince Birendra Bikram Shah of Nepal, and had issue.
- Raja Sri Panch Mohan Bikram Shah I [Mohan Raja]
- Raja Sri Panch MOHAN
SHAH I [Mohan Raja], Raja of Ramnagar -/1912, born about 1852;
Rajkumari Devi, died 1901, married 2ndly, Rani Balkumari Devi,
died 1888, married 3rdly, Rani Bishan Kumari Debi, died 1907, (aunt of
born 1878), married 4thly, before 1893, Rani Chattra Kumari Devi, Rani
Ramnagar (qv), daughter of Thakur Puran Chandra Khan of Garunkot,
and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died sp
18th April 1912.
- Rajkumar (name unknown)
(by Rani Chattra Kumari Devi), born 1897, died 1897.
- (A) Raja Shri Panch
Mohan Bikram Shah II, alias Rama Raja (qv)
- Rani Chhatra Kumari
Devi, Rani of Ramnagar 1912/1937, daughter of Thakur Puran
Chandra Khan of Garunkot, Nepal; married (as his fourth wife),
Raja Sri Panch Mohan Bikram Shah I [Mohan Raja] (see above), and had
issue, one son
(died in infancy). She died on the night of 30th/31st January 1937.
- Raja Shri Panch MOHAN
SHAH II [alias Rama Raja], Raja of Ramnagar 1937/1947, he was
31st May 1903, son of Prince Bhupendra Bikram Shah of Nepal; married Rani Sita
Rajya Lakshmi Devi [Sita Maharani], daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Tin
Juddha Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Maharaja of Kaski and Lamjung, and
had issue. He died in 1947.
- Shri Shiva Bikram Shah [Shiva Raja] (qv)
- Shri Narayan Bikram Shah
[Narayan Raja], born 10th October 1918 in Benares; he established a
Sanskrit Vidyalaya in Ramnagar in the name of his mother, called Prem
Janani Sanskrit Vidyalaya; Chairman of the Union Board in Ramnagar;
married 1950 in Benares, a daughter of
Shri Pearey Ram Singh of Darkoti in Himachal Pradesh, and had issue,
one son and one daughter.
- Kumari (name unknown),
- Kunwar (name unknown),
born in Bettiah.
- Shri Hari Bikram Shah [Hari Raja]
- Shri Manmohan Bikram Shah [Manmohan Raja], married a
daughter of Raja Harischchandraj Singh of Kashipur,
and his wife, Rani Padma Devi, and had issue.
- Kanwarani Sangita Devi Shah, married (her cousin),
Singh of Chamba (see below), and had issue.
- Rajkumari Bijaya Kumari [Bijaya Maharani], born 27th June
married 30th November 1953, Kanwar Sher Singh of Chamba, and has issue.
- Kanwar Kameleshwar Singh, married (his cousin),
Shah (see above), and has issue.
- Raja Shri SHIVA BIKRAM SHAH
[Shiva Raja], Raja of Ramnagar 1947/-, married and had
issue, at least one son.