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Dynasty

Bhanj

State

Chhattisgarh

Agency

Chhattisgarh States Agency

Accession

1st January 1948

Villages

2,525

Area

33,831 Square Kilometers km²

Population

306,501 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 210,000

Hindi Name

बसतर

Last Updated

30th Mar, 2016

Present Head

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HH Maharaja Saheb KAMAL CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, 22nd Raja of Bastar (1996/-), born about 1984, educated at Coventry University, U.K. (Master of Science Degree in International Business) and at L.S.E., U.K. (Master of Political Science Degree). Member at BJP state executive committee, member at Managing committee, general council and a life member at Rajkumar College, Raipur. He is the founder of Pravir Sena (social organization) at Bastar. He serves as the president of Sarv Samaj at Bastar. A youth leader of BJP in the state and was a star campaigner for Vidhan Sabha, Chhattisgarh, Minister of state for Chhattisgarh Government, President of Youth Commission, Chhattisgarh State.
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Genealogy

Founded in the 15th century, the 11th largest Princely State by area. Rulers were...
  • Raja ANNAM DEV, 1st Raja of Bastar 1324/1369, traditional founder, brother of the Kakatiya Raja of Warangal, Pratap Rudra Dev, said to have established himself at Bastar, defeating the Nagvanshi Raja, and established his capital at Mudhota under the protection of the goddess, Danteshwari, still the family deity.
  • Raja HAMIR DEV, 2nd Raja of Bastar 1369/1410
  • Raja BHAITAI DEV, 3rd Raja of Bastar 1410/1468
  • Raja PURUSHOTTAM DEV, 4th Raja of Bastar 1468/1534, he shifted his capital to Old Bastar.
  • .....
  • Raja PRATAP RAJ DEV, Raja of Bastar 1602/1625, married and had issue, extinct in the 3rd generation,
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  • Raja DIGPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar 1680/1709
  • Raja RAJPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar 1709/1721, descended from the younger brother of Raja Pratap Raj Dev, married 1stly, a Baghela Princess, married 2ndly, a Chandel Princess, and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Dakhin Singh (by 1st wife)
    • Raja Dalpat Deo (by 2nd wife) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Pratap Singh (by 2nd wife)
  • Raja MAMA, Raja of Bastar 1721/1731
  • Raja DALPAT DEO, Raja of Bastar 1731/1774, moved his capital to Jagdalpur; he married (amongst 7 wives), 1stly, a daughter of Raja Goor Sai Deo of Kanker, and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Ajmer Singh (by 1st wife), usurped the gaddi for a short time.
    • Raja Daryao Deo (by 2nd wife) (qv)
  • Raja DARYAO DEO, Raja of Bastar 1774 and 1777/bef 1819, married and had issue.
    • Raja Mahipal Deo (qv)
  • Raja MAHIPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar fl. 1819, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bhopal Deo (qv)
    • Lal Dalganjan Singh, Dewan of Bastar 1846/1863, married and had issue. He died .
      • Lal Kalendra Singh, Dewan of Bastar 1882/-; deported to Illichpur for his part in the Bastar rebellion of 1910, where he died . He died 1916 at Illichpur.
      • Kunwar Chakar Singh
  • Raja BHOPAL DEO, Raja of Bastar 1830/1853, married and had issue, as well as further issue.
    • Raja Bhairam Deo (qv)
    • Kunwar Durjan Singh (by a secondary union), Dewan of Bastar -/1881, died
  • Raja BHAIRAM DEO, Raja of Bastar 1853/1891, born , succeeded 27th August 1853, recognized as a Feudatory Chief by the British Government in 1865; he married (amongst others), Senior Rani Subra Kanwar, died O ctober 1910 at Raipur, (a) Nawabai (concubine), and had issue, as well as illegitimate issue. He died .
    • Raja Rudra Pratap Deo (qv)
    • Maharanidhirani Padmalaya Devi, married Maharajadhiraj Nahar Deo of Kanker, and had issue.
    • Kunwar Bahadur Singh (by a secondary union)
    • Kunwar Arjun Singh (by a secondary union)
  • Raja RUDRA PRATAP DEO, Raja of Bastar 1891/1921, born , succeeded 20th July 1891, installed in January 1908, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; married 1stly, Rani Kusumlata Devi, daughter of Raja Sir Basudeb Sudhal Deb of Bamra, she died , married 2ndly, Rani Chandra Kumari, she died sp, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died 1921.
    • Yuvaraj (name unknown) (by Rani Kusumlata Devi), died at the age of ten months.
    • Rani Prafulla Kumari Devi (by Rani Kusumlata Devi) (qv)
  • HH Maharani Saheba Prafulla Kumari Devi, Rani of Bastar 1921/1936, born , married 1927, Lal Sahib Prafulla Chandra Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj, born , Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, for two terms: 1952 -1954 / 1954 - 1960, Member Committee of Parliament on Official Language 1957, died , and had issue. She died in London.
    • Rajkumari Kamla Devi (by Rani Prafulla Kumari Devi), born , married in Bijwa U.P. She died .
    • Maharaja Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumari Geeta Kumari Devi, born , married Raja Saheb Kadamba Keshri Chandra Deo of Bonai, and had issue. She died .
    • Maharaja Vijay Chandra Bhanj Deo (qv)
  • HH Maharaja Saheb PRAVIR CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, Maharaja of Bastar 1936/1966, born (or 25th June 1929), educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; succeeded 28th October 1936, deposed by the Indian authorities in 1961, M.L.A. (Madhya Pradesh), married 4th July 1961, Maharani Shubhraj Kumari, born , died sp on 11th September 1996, daughter of Rao Sahib Udaya Singhji of Patan. He died sp on 25th March 1966.
  • Maharaja VIJAY CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, Maharaja of Bastar 1966/1970, born , married Maharani Hitendra Kumari, daughter of Thakore Saheb Surendrasinhji Karansinhji of Sayla, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharaja Bharat Chandra Bhanj Deo (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Shri Devesh Chandra Bhanj Deo, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Mohit Chandra Bhanj Deo
      • Kumari Juhika Devi Bhanj Deo
    • Maharajkumar Shri Harihar Chandra Bhanj Deo, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1974); a practising lawyer in the capital Jagdalpur, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Suryaveer Chandra Bhanj Deo
    • Rani Saheba Puspa Devi, married Raja Rajendra Chandra Deb Birabara Harichandan Mahapatra, 25th Raja Saheb of Talcher, and has issue, two sons.
  • HH Maharaja Saheb BHARAT CHANDRA BHANJ DEO, Maharaja of Bastar 1970/1996, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1972); married a Maharani from Tharad, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharaja Kamal Chandra Bhanj Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumari Gayatri Devi Bhanj Deo
  • HH Maharaja Saheb KAMAL CHANDRA BHANJ DEO (see above)
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