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Dynasty

Area

29,767 Square Kilometers km²

Hindi Name

आगोरी बरहार

Last Updated

20th Sep, 2015

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Raja ABUSHAN BRAHAM SHAH, present Raja of Agori-Barhar since 1971. born , educated at Welham Boys School, Dehra Dun; married 1982, Rani Sharda Singh, daughter of Kunwar Bharat Singh of Gangwal, and his wife, Kunwarani Mandavi Devi, and has issue. Rajkumari Shri Deeksha Kumari, born . Rajkumari Shri Monisha Kumari, born . Rajkumar Shri Abhyudai Singh, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur.
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History

An impartible estate, it originally was comprised of the present districts of Sonbhadra and part of Mirzapur district. It was divided into two parganas of Agori, which was 18,477 km2 and Barhar, which was 11,290 km2 in area, thus making it the largest estate in area in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. Raja Paramardideva of Mahoba, ancestor of the family and contempory of Raja Prithviraj III of Delhi, who attacked Mahoba as the Raja was the ally of Raja Jaichand of Kannauj, and occupied it for a time. Raja Paramardi Deva fled for his life with his friends and family, and though Mahoba was re-occupied by the Raja with the help of Jaichand of Kannauj, the glory of the capital never returned. During this time one of the sons of Raja Paramardi Deva, called Ashajit, fled eastwards in the turmoil that followed. His sons or grand sons called Barimal and Bharimal, captured Agori from the Kaharwar Raja and made them selves the independent rulers of Agori and Barhar. The elder brother Barimal took the kingdom of Agori and Barhar, and the younger brother Bharimal became the independent ruler of Bardi. Within this zamindari, sixteen taluqas have been assigned for the maintenance of the Babus (collateral agnates).
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Genealogy

  • Raja PARAMARDI DEVA, 15th Raja of Mahoba 1165/1200 or 1164/1182 or 1167/1202, during his reign he lost Khajuraho to his contemporary, Raja Prithviraj III of Delhi, who appointed an administrator for a time, Raja Paramarda Deva fled with his family, and later was able to recover Mahoba briefly, married and had issue.
    • Raja Samarjit [Ashajit] (3rd or 4th son) (qv)
    • Raja Trailokya Varman I, briefly regained the throne of Khajuraho after 1203.
  • Raja SAMARJIT, Raja of Mahoba, drove out the administrator appointed by Raja Prithviraj III, but in 1203 lost the Kingdom to Qutbuddin Aibek of Delhi, married and had issue.
    • Raja Barimal (qv)
    • Raja Bharmal, became the independent ruler of Bardi
  • Raja BARIMAL, Raja of Agori, with his brother, he captured the kingdom of Agori from the Kharwar Raja Madan Shah Baland, and with Barhar became an independent ruler; married and had issue.
    • Raja Narayan Braham (qv)
  • Raja NARAYAN BRAHAM, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Harisingh Braham (qv)
  • Raja HARISINGH BRAHAM, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sansar Braham (qv)
  • Raja SANSAR BRAHAM, Raja of Agori, in about the year 1290, the Karwars made an attempt to recover their lost kingdom under the leadership of Jham Shah Kharwar, the Chandels were defeated and the Kharwar took the fort and palace of Agori by surprise. Tradition affirms that the Kharwar killed every male Chandel in order to strongly and safely establish themselves over the kingdom. But one of the Chandel queens was pregnant at that time and she fled to save herself from the general massacre, and eventually gave birth to a son called Oren Dave. The mother died soon afterwards and the child was taken to Belwan, where he was brought up by his faithful nurse, he married and had issue.
    • Raja Oren Dave (qv)
  • Raja OREN DAVE, Raja of Agori, when he grew up, he was restored to his ancestral kingdom, by defeating the Kharwar with the help of the Geharwar Raja of Kantit (Bijaipur), who married his daughter to Raja Oren Dave, in about 1310. Thus the Chandels were able to re-establish themselves in the area, married and had issue.
    • Raja Ramji Shah (qv)
    • Raja Madhukar Shah, became the independent ruler of Bijaigarh.
  • Raja RAMJI SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Surya Shah (qv)
  • Raja SURYA SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Shalivahan Shah (qv)
  • Raja SHALIVAHAN SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Dandurai Shah (qv)
    • Babu Gumanbhajan Singh
  • Raja DANDURAI SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Dipanarayn Singh (qv)
    • Babu Chaturbhuja Singh
  • Raja DIPANARAYAN SINGH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Madan Shah (qv)
    • Babu Madan Singh
    • Babu Bariar Singh
    • Babu Ram Singh
  • Raja MADAN SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sujan Shah (qv)
  • Raja SUJAN SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Lal Shah (qv)
    • Babu Udai Gulal Singh
  • Raja LAL SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Achal Shah (qv)
    • Babu Gaj Singh
  • Raja ACHAL SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Fateh Bhadur Singh Shah (qv)
  • Raja FATEH BHADUR SINGH SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Shankar Shah (qv)
    • Babu Ananta Singh
    • Babu Subhavan Singh
    • Babu Kalyan Singh
  • Raja SHANKAR SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue.
    • Raja Shambhu Shah (qv)
    • Babu Datta Singh
    • Babu Shakta Singh
  • Raja SHAMBU SHAH, Raja of Agori, in 1745, he was forcibly dispossessed of his kingdom by Raja Balwant Singh of Banaras (who maintained possession for around 40 years), married and had issue.
    • Raja Sudishta Narayan Shah (qv)
  • Raja SUDISHTA NARAYAN SHAH, Raja of Agori, married and had issue, three sons.
    • Raja Adil Shah (qv)
    • Babu Bhupan Narayan Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Ranbahadur Shah (qv)
    • Babu Richhapal Singh [Rachpal Singh], he was granted the taluqa of Bishrekhi, now called Jamgaon, for his family's maintenance; married and had issue. He died .
      • Babu Bisheshwar Baksh Singh of Jamgaon, married and had issue. He died after 1819.
        • Generation
          • Generation
            • Lal Jagannath Prasad Singh of Jamgaon, born about 1857, married and had issue. He died .
              • Raja Tejbali Singh Shah (qv)
              • Babu Baijnath Prasad Singh
            • Babu Bishanath Prasad
          • Babu Bindeswari Prasad Singh, died before 1913.
  • Raja ADIL SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar 1781/1794, he wanted to regain his lost territory from the Raja of Banaras, and in this period the famous rebellion of Chet Singh of Banaras took place against the British authorities. Raja Adil Shah ingratiated himself with Warren Hastings, the then Governor General of India, by several acts of noteworthy services and at one time by actually saving the Governor Generals life. In recognition of his service and sacrifice he was restored to the entire zamindari of Agori-Barhar in view of his old and ancestral rights by recognizing him as the Raja of Agori-Barhar in a sanad dated 9th October 1781. He died spm in 1794.
  • Raja RANBAHADUR SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar 1794/-, married and had issue. He died /1828.
    • Raja Makaradhwaja Shah (qv)
    • Babu Birbahadur Singh, married and had issue.
      • Raja Raghunath Shah (qv)
  • Raja MAKARADHWAJA SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar, married Rani Jai Chand Kunwar, died after 1828. He died spm.
  • Raja RAGHUNATH SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar -/1852, married Rajkumari Beni Kanwar, daughter of the Raja of Bettiah in Champaner, Bihar, and had issue, one son and four daughters. He died .
    • Raja Kaishav Sharan Shah (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Kunwar (eldest daughter), married the Raja Saheb of Basti Taluk in Oudh.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Kunwar (second daughter), married Maharaja Sir Radha Prasad Singh Bahadur of Dumraon in Bihar, and had issue.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife), Lt. Col. HH Samrajya Maharajadhiraja Bandhresh Shri Maharaja Sir Venkat Raman Ramanuj Prasad Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Rewah.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Kunwar (third daughter), married the Raja Saheb of Khajurgaon Taluq in Oudh.
    • Rajkumari Murar Kunwar [Rani Murar Kunwar of Bhinga], married Raja Udai Pratap Singh of Bhinga Taluq in Oudh, and had issue.
  • Raja KAISHAV SHARAN SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar 1852/1871, initially under the Court of Wards, he attained his majority in 1868, married Rani Vedsharan Kunwari (see below), daughter of the Raja of Bettiah in Champaner, Bihar. He died sp on 4th March 1871.
  • Rani Vedsharan Kunwari, Rani of Agori-Barhar 1871/1913, born , married Raja Kaishav Sharan Shah (see above). She died sp in March 1913.
  • INTERREGNUM 1913/1916
  • Raja TEJBALI SINGH SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar 1916/1918, installed on the gaddi in 1916, married 1stly, a daughter of the Raja Saheb of Birapur Taluq in Oudh, married 2ndly, the daughter of the Lal Saheb of Ilaka Bara Itma in Rewa State, and had issue, two sons and four daughters. He died .
    • Rajkumari Brijraj Kunwar, married Rajkumar Jaiendra Singh of Lachmanpur, fourth son of Raja Rajendra Bahadur Singh of Bhinga Taluq in Oudh. She died sp.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Kunwar, married Rajkumar Yogendra Kant Singh, third son of Raja Rajendra Bahadur Singh of Bhinga Taluq in Oudh, and had issue.
    • Raja Sharda Mahesh Prasad Singh Shah (qv)
    • Rajkumar Siddheshwari Prasad Singh, died young.
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Kunwar, married the Raja Saheb of Shankargarh.
    • Rajkumari Shyamraj Kanwar, married 13th July 1936, Kunwar Chamendra Kant Singh, born , son of Raja Virendra Kant Singh Saheb of Bhinga Taluq in Oudh, and had issue, four sons and three daughters.
  • Raja SHARDA MAHESH PRASAD SINGH SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar 1918/1946, born , installed on the gaddi on 20th April 1918, appointed special magistrate by the government of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in 1933, worked as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Provincial Court of Ward Estates for several years, elected to the United Province Legislative Assembly in 1937, married 1stly, Rani Sharda Kumari, daughter of Rao Saheb Ramdeen Singhji, younger brother of Raja Rampal Singhji of Kalakankar Taluq in Oudh, married 2ndly, Rani Sewati Kumari, daughter of Lal Saheb Shiva Pratap Singhji of Ilaka Turkaha in Nagod State, and had issue, four daughters and three sons. He died .
    • Rajkumari Indu Kumari, born , married 1946, Raja Chaudhri Kushal Surendra Singhji of Narauli in Moradabad, U.P., and had issue. She died .
    • Raja Anand Braham Shah (qv)
    • Rajkumari Savitri Devi, born , married 1947, Lal Krishna Pratap Singh of Siwan Simrauta Taluq in Oudh, and had issue. She died .
      • Kunwar Vidya Vinod Singh, born , educated at the Boy's High School, Allahabad, and at Allahabad University, Allahabad; married Kunwarani Anju Singh of Jagdishpur in Bihar, and has issue, four daughters.
      • Kunwar Vinay Kumar Singh, 2nd July 1950, educated at the Boy's High School, Allahabad; married Kunwarani Veenita Singh of Semri Taluq in Oudh, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kunwar Aditya Pratap Singh, born , educated at Colvin Taluqdars College, Lucknow; married Kunwarani Kusum Lata Singh, and has issue, two sons.
    • Rajkumar Rukmani Raman Braham, born , married 8th March 1950, Rajkumarani Kamlesh Kumari, daughter of Dewan Sahab Bhagwati Pratap Singhji of Ramganj Taluq in Oudh, by his wife, Rajkumari Brija Kumari, fifth daughter of Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo of Panchkote, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Harsh Raman Bharam, born , educated at Colvin Taluqdars College, Lucknow; married 9th March 1988, Kunwarani Kanak Lata Singh, daughter of Lal Jharkhand Pratap Singhji of Ilaka Padaria in Bijaipur estate, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Apoorva Raman Braham, born .
        • Kumari Harshita Singh, born .
      • Mayank Kumari, born , educated at the Girl's High School, Allahabad; married 22nd April 1990, Kunwar Neeraj Singh Ji, and has issue.
        • Shashwat Sagar Singh, born .
        • Ayushi Singh, born .
        • Nitya Singh, born .
        • Rishika Singh, born .
      • Kunwar Vivek Raman Bharam, born , educated at Bharwari Public School, and at Allahabad University, Allahabad; married 10th June 1998, Kunwarani Sunita Singh, and has issue.
        • Satyavrat Raman Braham, born .
    • Rajkumari Jagdish Kumari, born , married 1953, Kunwar Arimardan Singhji, son of Lal Yaswant Singhji of Ilaka Tala in Rewah State, and has issue.
      • Kumari Mandvi Singh, married Kunwar Jai Singh, son of Thakur Shiv Pal Singh Ji of Ilaka Kataha in Rewa State, and has issue.
      • Kumari Urmila Singh, married Ravindra Singh Ji, and has issue.
      • Abhay Singh
    • Rajkumari Girish Kumari, born , married 1953, Lal Bhagat Singhji of Bikrampur Taluq in Oudh, and has issue,
      • Kunwar Vijay Ratan Singh, married Kunwarani Bindhu Singh, daughter of Raja Krishna Pratap Singh of Katiyari Taluq in Oudh, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Abhay Ratan Singh, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumari Mandakini Kumari, married Kunwar Vijay Singh, second son of Thakur Shivpal Singh Ji of Ilaka Kataha in Rewa State, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Sanjay Kumar Singh, married and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Ajay Kumar Singh, married and has issue.
    • Rajkumar Janki Raman Braham, born , married Rajkumarani Bhusan Kumari, daughter of Lal Ganga Singhji of Ilaka Bara Itma in Rewah State, and has issue.
      • Kumari Kanchan Lata Singh, married.
      • Kunwar Virendra Raman Singh, born , married 1stly, Shri Anjali Singh, married 2ndly, Shri Aprajita Singh, daughter of Lal Saheb Umashankar Pratap Singhji of Ilaka Jignahat in Nagod State, and had issue. He died .
        • Vir Vikram Singh
      • Kunwar Dependra Singh, married Kunwarani Neelam Singh, and has issue.
      • Kumari Kanack Singh, married and has issue.
      • Kumari Kamini Singh, married.
      • Kumari Garvita Singh, married and has issue.
  • Raja ANAND BRAHAM SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar 1946/1971, succeeded in July 1946, born , twice elected as the M.L.A of Mirzapur constituency, first term 1957/1963 and second term 1969/1971; a very popular politician who enjoyed the support and respect from his people; an ardent wildlife lover and member of the Wild Life Society of India {Cheetal}, as well as many other organizations; married 1st June 1947, Rani Padma Kumari, born , died , daughter of Raja Udai Pratap Singhji Ji of Katiyari, and his wife from Dumraon, and had issue. He did 1971.
    • Rajkumari Nidhi Singh, born , educated at Welham Girls School, Dehra Dun; married 1974, Thakur Khem Singh Ji of Thetra, son of Rawal Kuber Singhji of Dhula in Jaipur, and adopted son of Thakur Raghunath Singh Ji of Thetra in Jaipur, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Bodaishwar Singh Rajawat, born , educated at Daly College, Indore (Hotel Management); self employed, runs a jungle camp in Bhandav Garh National Park.
      • Kunwar Hemang Singh Rajawat, born , educated at Daly College, Indore and Allahabad University (B.A.), presently working in a leading travel firm in Jaipur (2005).
    • Raja Abushan Braham Shah (qv)
    • Rajkumar Kranti Braham Shah, born , educated at Welham Boy's School, Dehra Dun; married 23rd January 1988, Rajkumarani Neelam Singh, born , daughter of Lal Bahadur Sadhu Saran Singh ji of Ilaka Dhourpur patta Binjpur in Surguja State by his wife, Shri Jayanti Devi, daughter of the Raja Sahab of Deara Taluqa in Oudh, and has issue.
      • Devansh Braham, born , presently studying at the Daly College, Indore.
      • Vatsala Kumari, born , presently studying at the Doon Girl's School, Dhera Dun.
  • Raja ABUSHAN BRAHAM SHAH, Raja of Agori-Barhar (see above)
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