TEKKALI (Zamindari)

LOCATION: Orissa (Ganjam Dist.)
DYNASTY: Kadamba / Jena (Jagaddevu)

PRESENT RULER: see below
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The estate was founded by Raja Chandrasekhara Jena, a member of the Kadamba dynasty, in around the last quarter of the 16th century. In 1797, the last zamindar, died without an heir, and the estate was taken over by the East India Company, declaring it a haveli estate. It was later purchased in 1817, by the Raja of Parlakhimedi for his brother, who, afterwards divided the estate between his two sons, with the elder, Raja Gopinath Deb, succeeding to Tekkali and the the younger to Nandigram, the former died without a male heir and the zamindari was inherited by a maternal grandson. Estate holders were...
  • Raja CHANDRASEKHARA Jena, 1st Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja NARSIMHA Jena, 2nd Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja LAKSHMINARAYANA Jena, 3rd Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja ANANGA Mangaraju, 4th Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja DRVARAJA Mangaraju, 5th Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja CHANDRASEKHARA Mangaraju Jagaddevu, 6th Raja of Tekkali, he was granted the title of Jagaddevu by the Raja of Parlakhimedi.
  • Raja RAGHUNATHA Jagaddevu I, 7th Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja RAMAKRISHNA Jagaddevu I, 8th Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja RAGHUNATHA Jagaddevu II, 9th Raja of Tekkali -/1767, died 1767.
  • Raja RAMAKRISHNA Jagaddevu II, 10th Raja of Tekkali 1767/1797, after his death without issue, the estate was taken over by the East India Company, under the doctrine of lapse, and was declared as a haveli estate. He died sp in 1797.
  • Raja HARIKRISHNA Jagaddevu, ?11th Raja of Tekkali
  • Raja CHANDRASEKHARA Jagaddevu, ?12th Raja of Tekkali
    INTERREGNUM 1797/1817
  • Raja PADMANABH DEB, Raja of Tekkali 1817/1832, born 1781, he was granted the zamindari of Tekkali by his brother, the Raja of Parla Khimedi, who had purchased it in 1817 from the East India Company, he divided the estate between his two sons prior to his death, married and had issue. He died 1832.
    • Raja Gopinath Deb, he succeeded the the zamindari of Tekkali (qv)
    • Raja Krishna Chandra, he succeeded to the zamindari of Nandigram, married 2ndly, Sri Gajapathi Rani Radhamani Mahadevi Garu, the Junior Rani, she died after 1883, and had issue.
  • Raja GOPINATH DEB, Raja of Tekkali 1832/1852, married Rani Radhika Patamahadevi [Sri Sri Sri Gajapathi Rani Radhika Pattamahadevi Garu], Zamindarani of Tekkali 1852/1876, died 1893, daughter of the Maharaja of Patnagarh, and had issue, three daughters.
    • Rajkumari Ratnamala Devi, married Raja Raghunath Mansingh Bhramarbar Rai, Raja of Dompada, and had issue. She died before 1893.
    • Rajkumari Muktamala Devi, married 1873, Sri Raja Chaitanya Chandra Harichandan Jagadeb, Baghela Raja of Athagada, died 1875, and had issue. She died in September 1909.
      • Raja Brundavan Chandra Harichandan Jagadeb (qv)
    • Rajkumari Manikyamala Devi, married Rajkumar Joginder Bhupati Mohapatro of Sukinda. She died in June 1909.
  • Rani Radhika Patamahadevi, Zamindarani of Tekkali 1852/1876, daughter of the Maharaja of Patnagarh, married and had issue (see above). She died 1893.
  • Raja BRUNDAVAN CHANDRA Harichandan Jagadeb, Raja of Tekkali 1876/-, born 1876, he succeeded as Zamindar of Tekkali at birth; after his death, the estate was divided into two portions for his two surviving sons; married and had issue, three sons.
    • Raja Lakshminarayan Harichandan Jagadeb, Raja of Tekkali Senior (see below)
    • Raja Gopinath Harichandan Jagadeb, Raja of Tekkali Junior (see below)
    • Kumar Balunkeswar Harichandan, died young.


  • Raja LAKSHMINARAYAN Harichandan Jagadeb, Raja of Tekkali Senior, M.L.C. (Madras); author of several books, articles, historical research papers, stories and poems in English, Sanskrit, Telugu and Oriya; married and had issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Raja Govind Chandra Harichandan Jagadeb (qv)
    • ??Rani Khirod Kumari Devi, daughter of the Raja of Tekkali, married (as his third wife), Raja Kishor Chandra Deo Samant of Athmalik.
  • Raja GOVIND CHANDRA Harichandan Jagadeb, Raja of Tekkali Senior, married and had issue.
    • Raja Durga Sankar Prasad Deb (qv)
    • Rajkumari Indira Devi, married Rajkumar Pratap Chandra Deb of Talcher,
  • Raja DURGA SANKAR PRASAD Deb, present Raja of Tekkali Senior


  • Raja GOPINATH Harichandan Jagadeb, Raja Saheb of Tekkali Junior and of Athagada; married twice, including, Rani Ratnamala Devi, and had issue, three sons.
    • Rajkumar Ramachandra Harichandan (by first wife)
    • Raja Madhusudan Harichandan Jagadeb (by first wife) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Jagannath Harichandan [Jagannath Deo Varma] (by second wife), a poet and violinist (he has given several recitals for All India Radio); married 1stly, Rani Kamal Kumari Devi, daughter of Raja Sudharshan Birabara Kshatriya Chamupati Singh Mahapatra of Tigiria, and his wife, Rani Bilaswati Devi, married 2ndly, Rajkumari (name unknown), daughter of Raja Gaura Chandra Rajendra Debo of Chikiti, and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died 1984.
      • Kumari Nadasree Kumari
      • Kumari Lasyasree Kumari
      • Kumar Kundendu Kumar Deo
      • Kumar Subhendu Kumar Deo
  • Raja MADHUSUDAN Harichandan Jagadeb M.A., B.L., A.M.I.E.T., M.R.A.S., Raja Saheb of Tekkali Junior and of Athagarh 1946/-; born 8th November 1920, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; married in Garhjaipur, West Bengal, Rani Bilasmanjari Devi, and has issue, two sons and three daughters.
    • Rajkumar Jujutshu Kumar Deb, married Rajkumarani Pranati Deb of Parikud in Orissa.
    • Rajkumar Prof. Lalit Kumar Deb, Principal of Lingaraj Law College at Berhampur; married Rajkumarani Dipanwita Deb of Maheshpur Raj in Bihar (now Jharkhand).
    • Rajkumari Vedasree Kumari Devi, married Dr. Harihara Samant.
    • Rajkumari Kalasree Kumari Devi, married Rai Krutibas Deo of Baudh Raj.
    • Rajkumari Padmasree Kumari Devi, married Kumar Susant Prasad Dev of Bodokhemundi estate.
  • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Raja Bishambhar Birbar Mangraj Mahapatra of Baramba. She died sp.
  • Bishwanath Singh of Tekkali, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his third wife), Raja Sahib Mehrban-i-Dostan Shri Raja Narayan Marda Raja Deo of Khallikote.
  • Raja Saheb of Tekkali, married Rajkumari (name unknown), sixth daughter of Raja Pratap Rudra Singh of Sonepur.