|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: This
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 Government of 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 holders were......
HARAKUMARADATTA SEN, last Raja of Tanahu in
Nepal, and 1st Raja of Ramnagar; he lived at Ramnagar
after being driven out of Tanahu in 1781; married and
- 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 Sri Panch
MOHAN BIKRAM SHAH I [Mohan Raja], Raja of
Ramnagar -/1912, born about 1852; married 1stly, Rani
Rajkumari Devi, died 1901, married 2ndly,Rani
Balkumari Devi, died 1888, married 3rdly, Rani Bishan
Kumari Debi, died 1907, (aunt of Dambar Dwaja Khan,
born 1878), married 4thly, before 1893, Rani Chattra
Kumari Devi, Rani of Ramnagar (qv), daughter of Thakur
Puran Chandra Khan of Garunkot, Nepal; and had issue,
as well as adoptive issue. He died sp 18th
- Rajkumar (name
unknown) (by Rani Chattra Kumari Devi),
born 1897, died 1897.
- (A) Raja Shri
Panch Mohan Bikram Shah II, alias Rama Raja
- 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
- Raja Shri Panch
MOHAN BIKRAM SHAH II [alias Rama Raja], Raja
of Ramnagar 1937/1947, he was adopted on 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), born in Benares.
- Kunwar (name
unknown), born in Bettiah.
- Shri Hari Bikram Shah [Hari Raja]
- Shri Manmohan Bikram Shah [Manmohan Raja], married
Rajkumari Nanda Devi, daughter of Raja
Harischchandraj Singh of Kashipur, and his
wife, Rani Padma Devi, and had issue.
- Kanwarani Sangita Devi Shah, married (her
cousin), Kanwar Kameleshwar Singh of Chamba (see
below), and had issue.
- Shri Sanjay Bikram Shaha
- Saranga Shah
- Rajkunmari Ishwari Devi [HH Maharani Ishwari Devi
of Manipur], married (as his second wife), HH
Maharaja Bodhchandra Singh of Manipur.
- Rajkumari Bijaya Kumari [Bijaya Maharani], born
27th June 1924, married 30th November 1953, Kanwar
Sher Singh of Chamba,
and has issue.
- Kanwar Kameleshwar Singh, married (his
cousin), Sangita Shah (see above), and has
- Raja Shri SHIVA
BIKRAM SHAH [Shiva Raja], Raja of Ramnagar
1947/-, married and had issue, at least one son.