RANKA (Zamindari)

VILLAGES: 484 REVENUE: 80,000Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
LOCATION: Bihar DYNASTY: Gor (Surwar Rajput) RELIGION: Hindu

PRESENT RULER: Raja GOVERDHAN PRASAD SINGH, present Raja Saheb of Ranka since 1970.
married Rani Indra Kumari of Sameroan, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Yuvaraj Gulab Singh, married Yuvrani Mukta Kumari of Bachra, and has issue.
  • Rajkumar Gaurav Singh, married Rajkumarani Sushma Kumari, and has issue.
  • Rajkumari Jaya Kumari, married Rajkumar Vikramaditya Singh Judeo of Jashpur, and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
  • Raja DUSASHAN SHAH, Raja of Ranka 1598/1632
  • Raja SHARGANDHAR SHAH, Raja of Ranka 1632/1678
  • Raja DEV SHAH, Raja of Ranka 1678/1734
  • Thakurai PURANMAL, Thakurai of Ranka 1734/1757
  • Thakurai BHARTHI CHANDRA, Thakurai of Ranka 1757/1767
  • Thakurai MADAN SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1757/1787
  • Thakurai SURAT SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1787/1798
  • Thakurai KIRIT SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1798/1805
  • Thakurai AMAR SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1805/1816
  • Thakurai SHAKTI SINGH [Sakat Singh], Thakurai of Ranka 1816/1827, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Thakurai Sanath Singh [Senath Singh] (qv)
    • Thakurai Bulaki Singh
  • Thakurai SANATH SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1827/1843, married and had issue, one son.
    • Thakurai Shiv Prasad Singh (qv)
  • Raja SHIV PRASAD SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1843/1851, married and had issue, one son.
    • Thakurai Basant Singh (qv)
  • Thakurai BASANT SINGH, Thakurai of Ranka 1851/1857, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Raja Bahadur Thakurai Krisna Dayal Singh [Kishun Dayal Singh] (qv)
    • Thakurai Mahipal Singh, he was granted the estate of Kanchanpur by way of khorposh in 1842 (#1) by his father, married and had issue, three sons.
      • Thakurai Devanath Singh, Zamindar of Kanchanpur, married and had issue, five sons.
        • Thakurai Janki Prasad Singh (qv)
        • Kunwar Tulsi Singh, died before 1886.
        • Raja Gobind Prasad Singh (qv)
        • Thakurai Lachmi Prasad Singh, married and had issue.
          • Thakurai Jagdish Prasad Singh, he was granted the estate of Khapro by way of khorposh. He died after 1950.
        • Kunwar Adit Prasad Singh
      • Rai Jadunath Singh Bahadur, Zamindar of Kanchanpur 1880/1921, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1921.
        • Thakurai Bindeshwar Prasad Singh, Zamindar of Kanchanpur 1921/-, married and had issue, one son.
          • Kunwar Kameshwar Prasad Singh, Zamindar of Kanchanpur, born 1888, he died after 1950.
          • Thakurai Ambikeshwar Prasad Singh (second son)
        • Thakurai Parmeshwari Prasad Singh, married and had issue, five sons.
          • Kunwar Baneshwar Prasad Singh (fifth son), married Mithilesh Kishori Devi. He died 1948.
      • Thakurai Dwarika Prasad Singh, he was granted the estate of Geruasoti by way of khorposh.
  • Raja Bahadur Thakurai KRISNA DAYAL SINGH, Raja of Ranka 1857/1880, he died sp in 1880.
  • Thakurai JANKI PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Ranka 1880/ca1884; married and had issue, one son. He died about 1884.
    • Thakurai Radha Binayak Singh, he died whilst still a minor.
  • Thakurai RADHA BINAYAK SINGH, Raja of Ranka ca1884/1886, he died after 16th April 1886.
  • Raja Bahadur GOBIND PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Ranka 1887/1911, he succeeded to the Raj before 26th April 1887, married Rani Sona Kuwar of Jagdishpur, and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
    • Raja Bahadur Giriwar Prasad Singh (qv)
    • Kumar Rajeshwar Prasad Singh
    • Kumar Devendra Prasad Singh
    • Kumar Saryu Prasad Singh
    • Rajkumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Maharaja Bahadur Chandra Mouleshwar Prasad Singh of Gidhaur, and had issue.
  • Raja Bahadur GIRIWAR PRASAD SINGH C.B.E., Raja of Ranka 1911/1969, he was granted the enhanced title of Raja Bahadur, and awarded the C.B.E.; he donated land at Daltonganj to build the Giriwar High School and in Garhwa to build the Gobind High School; he also donated 111,101 acres of land to the Vinoba Bhawes Boodhan Initiative; married 1stly, a Rani from Surguja, married 2ndly, Rani Gunjeshwari Kuwar of Nepal, and had issue, three sons.
    • Yuvaraj Girendra Narayan Singh, he succeeded as Raja Girendra Narayan Singh (qv)
    • Kumar Gopinath Singh, M.L.A. from Ranka, Garhwa and Minister in Bihar; married and had issue.
      • Kumar Girja Raman Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Girinath Singh, M.L.A. from Garhwa, Jharkhand; R.J.D. President, Jharkhand; married Kumarani Poonam Kumari of Sonbarsa.
    • Kumar Ganpati Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Amit Singh, married Kumarani Gayatri Kumari, daughter of Raja Anant Narayan Singh Deo, Raja of , and his wife, Rani Shanti Devi, and has issue.(U.S.A.)
      • Kumar Ashwin Singh (U.S.A.)
  • Raja GIRENDRA NARAYAN SINGH, Raja of Ranka 1969/1970, married 1stly, Rani Indra Kumari of Kalakankar, she had issue, three sons and two daughters, married 2ndly, Rani Indra Kumari, she had issue, two sons and three daughter, and had issue, five sons and five daughters.
    • Raja Goverdhan Prasad Singh (qv)
    • Kumar Gangadhar Prasad Singh [Raju Babu], Raja Saheb of Panki, an estate of Ranka; married Rani Vidya Kumari of Deelippur, Rohtas, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
      • Rajkumar Gautam Singh M.B.A., currently (2011) working as a Principal Consultant with 24x7learning (A largest E Learning Implementation Company in India), handling its Entire North and East India Operations; married Kumari Indu from Kangra, and has issue. (New Delhi, India)
        • Kumar Garv Pratap Singh
      • Rajkumar Rajan Singh M.B.A., C.F.A., presently (2011) employed as Manager with H.D.F.C. Bank.
      • Rajkumari Vijaya Raje Lakshmi, married Rajkumar Saurabh Singh of Deo Estate in Patna, B.Tech., B.I.T. Mesra, Ranchi, and has issue.
        • Kumari Kashvi Singh Sisodia
    • Kumar Girishankar Prasad Singh, married Kumarani Sandhaya Kumari of Sameroan, and has had issue, three sons and one daughter.
      • Kumar Rahul Singh
      • Kumar Atul Singh
      • Kumar Rana Singh
      • Kumari Priyanka
    • Kumar Girinath Singh [Tiku], married and has issue.
    • Kumar Giridhar Singh [Bobby], married and has issue.
  • Raja GOVERDHAN PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Ranka (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumari Minakshi Singh of Ranka, married Kumar Prithviraj Chandra Deo of Rairakhol, and has issue.
  • Kumarani Kamleshwari Kumari Devi, married Kumar Saheb Ranendra Pratap Singh Deo of Seraikella state, and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
  • Kumar (name unknown), married Rajkumari Ratna Kumari, daughter of Raja Anant Narayan Singh Deo, Raja of Dharakote, and his wife, Rani Shanti Devi, and has issue.
  • Thakurai Tarkeshwar Prasad Singh, born 1906, died after 1950.
  • Thakurai Narbadeshwari Prasad Singh, born 1920.
1. Kameshwar Prasad Singh And Ors. vs Mithilesh Kishori Devi And Ors. on 8/8/1963; AIR 1964 Pat 150; Patna High Court