|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Surangi is a Zamindari in the Ganjam District of Orissa, bordering,
Jarada and Chikiti Zamindaris. Since the latter part of the 19th
century, around 1870, the Rajas of Surangi built a Palace in
Icchapurram, the border town of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh and started
staying there. Recent estate holders
- Raja DINABANDHU
Harishchandra Jagdev, Raja of Surangi, he was considered the
Guru of Abhimanyu Samant Singhar, the famous 17th century composer.
- Raja KESHAB RAJ
Harishchandra Jagdev, Raja of Surangi 1697/1715, he composed
the Rasa Sindhu Sulakshana.
- Raja MUKUND Harishchandra
Jagdev, Raja of Surangi, he was a composer and was
also a musician and played the Veena.
- Raja KISHORE CHANDRA
Chandra Harishchandra Jagdev, Raja of Surangi 1876/1931, he
composed Basant Rasa, Chandan Palla, Prahalad
many other notable compositions.
- Raja CHANDRACHUDA MANI
Jagdev, Raja of Surangi, he shifted from Surangi to Ichapurram
where a statue of the
Raja was later built, he composed Sangeeta Sarbaswa Kabya; he
married the eldest daughter (Patajema)
of Raja Sahib Mehrban-i-Dostan Sri Harihar Mardaraj Deo
Bahadur of Khallikote, and had
sons and two daughters.
- Raja Purna Chandra Deo Harishchandra
- Rajkumari Patajema Manik Prava Devi [Rani Manik Prava
Devi of Pal Lahara], married Raja Sarat Chandra Munipal of Pal Lahara.
- Rajkumar Majhia Deo Braja Chandra Deo, died unmarried.
- Rajkumari Sanajema Golap Prava Devi, married Kumar Sarat
Chandra Deba of Chikiti, and had
issue, one daughter and two sons.
- Rajkumar San Deo Hema Chandra Deo, died unmarried at an
- Raja PURNA CHANDRA Deo
Jagadev, Raja of Surangi, President of
Club; married in June 1924, Rani Hira Kumari Devi, daughter of Raja
Uday Raj Singh
of Kashipur in Nainital, and had
issue, two sons and three
- Rajkumari Patajema Snehelata Devi, married
Lal F. N. Shah Deo of Jharia in Jharkhand.
- Rajkumari Majhia Jema Kunjalata Devi,
married Kumar Bhawani Deo of Chikiti.
- Raja Kirti Chandra Deo Harishchandra
- Rajkumari Sana Jema Labangalata Devi,
married Lal Narayan Prasad Pal of Pal
Lahara, and had issue, three sons
and two daughters.
- Rajkumar San Deo Jay Chandra Deo, died
- Raja KIRTI CHANDRA Deo
Jagadev, Raja of Surangi -/1993, born 13th
June 1933, represented the Ichapuram constituency as a Member of the
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1961, and was active in District
and Local Elections in Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh; married
1stly, Rani Soubhagya Manjari
Devi, daughter of the Thakur
Saheb of Jharia in Jharkhand, married 2ndly, Rani Nirmala Devi
[née Suram Nirmala Reddy] M.Sc., LL.B., a gold medalist in
International Laws and has a double Masters Degree in Hospital
Management, sometime Principal State Attorney to Kenya and has served
in the department of Justice in Nauru, daughter of Sri Suram Venkat
Reddy, and had issue. He died 11th November
1993 in Hyderabad, cremated at Ichapuram.
- Rani Manoja Manjari Devi (by Rani Soubhagya Manjari
Devi) (Patajema: eldest
daughter), educated at St. Joseph’s Convent and
Sailabala Women’s College, Cuttack and has a diploma in Interior
Decoration and a Post Graduate Degree in Psychological Counselling. She
is a Reiki Grandmaster (Reiki is a healing therapy recognized by the
W.H.O. as an alternate therapy). She is Director of the Svadhyaya
Foundation involved in Reiki teaching and practising. She is also a
Founder member of AOL Bhubaneswar Chapter. She is proud to have
represented AOL in World Faith Conference in 1999 as its youngest
delegate. She was associated with the Training Division of Amway
International, which was awarded for its express efforts at setting up
the Pick up Centre at Bhubaneswar. She is the Hereditary Trustee and
President of Nilgiri Debotar and is involved in many religious and
charitable services through it. She is a Trustee of Visamo Foundation
involved in educating brilliant children from BPL families. Besides
Social activities, her literary awards have been rewarded by Swami
Tejomayananda in Chinmay International Magzines. Some of her works have
been published in Asian Age, Sambad and Bhubaneswar Club Magazine of
which she was on the Editorial Board. She has addressed the Rotary Club
of Bhubaneswar on two occasions, once on Reiki and recently on Life
After Death; she was adopted by the Senior Rani Srimanta Manjari Devi,
wife of Raja Kishore Chandra Deo Samanta of Athmalik; married Raja Jayant
Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri,
and has issue, one son.
- Yuvraj Janmajay Mardaraj, born 25th May 1986.
- Rajkumari Sana Jema Manjula Manjari Devi [Mrs. Manjula
Pooja Shroff] (by Rani Soubhagya Manjari
Devi), has been a first class student throughout from ICSE,
ISC, B.A. (Hons) and M.A. (Pol. Science), she has work experience as
Executive Trainee with IMFA, Bhubaneswar 1987/1988, Computer Programmer
Administrator, CPDHE, University of Delhi 1988/1989), Management
Co-ordinator Calorex India Ltd. 1989/1990, Executive Director Calorex
Group 1990/1991 and Director in Charge Calorex Group of Companies since
1992, she is also the Managing Trustee of Calorex Foundation since 1995
and has launched projects like Delhi Public School at Ahmedabad in
1996/1997, School Reconstruction Project at Dhrangadhra after the
Gujarat earthquake, Prerna, a programme for the Learning Disabled
Child, Visamo Kids, a foster home of children below the poverty line,
which provides medicine, clothes, food and education to the inmate. The
children are provided the best education in the top English Medium
Schools, The Calorex School, where the children learn by doing and
exploring instead of rote learning, she has worked in Summer Eye camps
as part of Rotary Club in 1980/1981, was awarded the Nightingale Award
in Interact Club in 1980, has worked for the betterment of leprosy
affected people, started a recreation park at Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar,
supported CRY New Delhi in 1993, supported and adopted children through
World Vision 1995, she is a Member on Advisory committee since 1999 of
the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani School, Jamnagar, Surat, Patalganga,
Gujarat, founded Coffee Drinkers Association for information Technology
in 2000, founded the Calorex Institute of Technology, an engineering
program on ASIC chip design in 2000, started the Visamo Shelter Camp
for earthquake victims in 2001 and provided Psychological healing to
women and children through various therapies, adopted the Karuna Trust
Hospital for one month to provide orthopaedic surgeries for the
earthquake victims, she has been awarded Honourary Membership Research
Advisory Board, American Biographical Society in 2002/2003, Awarded
Honourary membership of Rotary Club of Greater Ahmadabad in 2002/2003,
Awarded Honourary Membership (Lok Adalat) Legal Advisory Cell, High
Court of Gujarat 2002/2003, awarded Honourary Member of Jury, Eklavya
Education Awards 2002/2004, awarded Honourary Fellowship of Australian
Asian of Civil Leadership, 2005, awarded the 'Secular India Harmony
Award by the then President of India, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma in
1996, awarded the Bharat Vikas Award from International Business
Council in 1997, Awarded the 'Eminent Citizen of India Award by
National & International Compendium 1998, Awarded 21st Century
Millennium Award by International Institute of Education and Management
in 2000, awarded 'Educational Excellence Award' by Management Studies
Promotion Institute in 2001, awarded Vidya Ratan Award by Management
Studies Promotion Institute in 2002, Awarded 'Contemporary Who's Who
& Woman of the Year by American Biographical Society, North
Carolina, in 2002, she likes Travelling and has travelled the length
and breadth of India, USA and Europe, is fond of Indian Classical Music
and English Country music and instrumental, she likes studying Human
Behaviour and likes to read Psychology, Fiction, Human Development and
Management, Philosophy and Spirituality; married Pratul Shroff, a BE in
electronics Engineering from BITS and MS in Electrical from Cornell,
has worked 8 years with Intel and Daisy Systems, he is at present the
CEO of e-Infochips, spotting the synergy between Indian engineering
talent and the requirements of the US market, he founded e-Infochips in
1988. Today e-infochips with multiple Development Centers at India,
offers solutions and services to global clients, and has issue, one son.
- Adwait Shroff, born 1998.
- Raja Hrudaya Chandra Deo Harishchandra Jagadev (by Rani
- Rajkumar Prapurna Chandra Deo Surangi (by Rani
Nirmala Devi), born 1975, educated at Gulbarga, Karnataka (B.Sc.
Computer Science), he is presently (2008), a software professional
working for a major company in Chicago.
- Rajkumari Dr. Snigda Deo Surangi (by Rani Rani Nirmala
Devi), born 1977, educated at the University of Belarus (Bachelor of
Medecine), she has successfully completed her studies in the field on
Onchology and is presently in the USA working as a Doctor, she has
participated in various health camps held country wide, married
Ashutosh Vakharkar, an environmental engineer, son of Satish Vakharkar.
- Raja HRUDAYA CHANDRA Deo
Harishchandra Jagadev, Raja of Surangi 1993/2004,
born 9th March 1966, died unmarried 13th September 2004.
- Raja of Surangi, married and had issue.
- Rajkumari (name unknown), married Raja
Balakeshwara Singh Marda Raja Deo of Khallikote.
- Raja of Surangi, married the fifth daughter of Raja Sahib
Mehrban-i-Dostan Shri Raja Narayana Marda Raja
Deo of Khallikote.