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Maharaja Bahadur KAMAL SINGH, 15th Maharaja of Dumraon since 13th November 1949. Born , educated at the Colonel Brown School, Dehradun, at D.A.V. College, Dehradun, and at Patna Law College; Managing Director of Dumraon Industries (Pvt) Ltd. 1948/-; Elected to Parliament in 1952 and again in 1957; he formally handed over Dumraon Raj to D.M. (Shahbad) in June 1952; he established Maharaja Bahadur Ram Ran Vijay Prashad Singh College (now Maharaja College) at Arrah and donated land for educational institutions in Shahbad and Ballia in 1954; that same year the Maharani Usha Rani Girls School was founded at Raj Garh Dumraon by the Maharani Saheba, it was the first Girls School in the Area; he donated 15 acres of land to the Methodist Church for the T.B. Hospital, PratapSagar; Vice President, Bihar Chamber of Commerce, 1975/1976; President, Bihar Chamber of Commerce, 1977; married Maharani Usha Rani, died in Delhi, daughter of Raja Bahadur Bishwanath Saran Singh of Tiloi, and his second wife, Rani Phanindra Rajya Lakshmi Devi, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
  • Yuvraj Chandra Vijay Singh, born , married 1stly, 1972 (div.1983), Rajkumari Ahalya Devi of Champrajpur in Gujarat, married 2ndly, 11th March 1986, Maharajkumari Kanika Deb Burman [Yuvrani Kanika Devi], daughter of HH Bisam-Samar-Bijayi Mahamahodya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Kirit Bikram Kishore Dev Varman Manikya Bahadur of Tripura, and his first wife, HH Maharani Padma Devi, and has issue.
    • Bhanwar Sumair Vijay Singh (by first marriage), born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married 13th December 2001, Bhanwar Baisa Pritika Kumari, third daughter of Shrimant Raja Narendra Singhji of Jamnia, and his wife, Shreemati Rani Kanak Devi, and has issue.
      • Kumari Siddhangana Kumari, born .
      • Kumar Durv Vijay Singh, born .
    • Bhanwar Shivang Vijay Singh (by second marriage), born , educated at Sela Qui School in Dehradun and presently (2010) studying Hotel Management at the Indian Institute of Hotel Management in Aurangabad.
    • Bhanwar Samridh Vijay Singh (by second marriage), born , educated at Sela Qui School in Dehradun and is presently (2010) studying Animation from the Picasso Animation College in New Delhi.
  • Rani Mridula Kumari, married Maharaj Samar Singh of Dungarpur, and has issue, two sons.
  • Maharajkumar Manvijay Singh, married 24th November 1986, Kumari Arunima Devi Jamwal, daughter of Col. D. S. Jamwal of Akhnoor in Jammu, and has issue, two daughters.
    • Rajkumari Aakriti Kumari, born , educated at Mayo College Girl's School, Ajmer and at Marinda House, Delhi University.
    • Rajkumari Rohini Kumari, born , educated at Mayo College Girl's School, Ajmer and is presently studying Advertisement Designing at the Perl Academy of Fashion Designing in New Delhi.
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Founded by a branch of the Parmar rulers of Jagdishpur. Rulers were....
  • Raja NARAYAN MAL, 1st Raja of Dumraon 1604/1622 and Raja of Bhojpur 1607/1622, through his friendship with Mughal Prince Khurram, he received the title of Raja and a mansab of one thousand horses; he put down a rebellion of Chero tribes, and in the Battle of Buxar 1607-1608, he routed the Chero and Munda forces; he chose Jagdishpur as his capital; married and had issue. He was assassinated in 1622 at Basudhar (near Ithari) in a family feud.
  • Raja PRABHAL SINGH, 2nd Raja of Dumraon 1622/1672.
  • Raja SUJAN SINGH, 3rd Raja of Dumraon 1672/1708,
  • Raja HORIL SHAH [Haril Singh], 4th Raja of Dumraon 1708/1746, his capital was at Mathila, but later moved to Dumraon; his kinsmen from Jagdishpur and Buxar combined against him and drove him out of Mathila, but with Mughal help, he was restored to Dumraon; he constructed extensive buildings in Dumraon (or Horilnagar as it was then called); married and had issue.
    • Raja Chhatardhari Singh (qv)
  • Raja CHHATARDHARI SINGH, 5th Raja of Dumraon 1746/1770, he faced difficulty in clearing revenue dues and ultimately rebelled against the Mughal government, later he also resisted the Bengal government, took part in the Battle of Buxar in 1764 against the East India Company and came under the protection of the British authorities as a zamindar; married and had issue.
    • Raja Vikramaditya Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dust Daman Singh, married and had issue.
      • Maharaja Jai Prakash Singh (qv)
  • Raja VIKRAMADITYA SINGH, 6th Raja of Dumraon 1770/1805
  • Maharaja JAI PRAKASH SINGH, 7th Maharaja of Dumraon 1805/1838, Maharaja [cr.1816], a philanthropist and a great builder, he constructed the Biharriji temple at Raj Garh (Dumraon) in about 1824; married and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvaraj (name unknown) Singh, married, and had issue. He died vp.
      • Maharaja Janki Prasad Singh (qv)
    • Maharaja Maheshwar Bakhsh Singh (qv)
  • Maharaja JANKI PRASAD SINGH, 8th Maharaja of Dumraon 1838/1844, born , died sp in 1844 after returning from Jagannath Puri where he had gone for pilgrimage.
  • Maharaja MAHESHWAR BAKHSH SINGH, 9th Maharaja of Dumraon 1844/1881, born , an able administrator; married and had issue. He died .
    • Maharaja Bahadur Sir Radha Prasad Singh (qv)
  • Maharaja Bahadur Sir RADHA PRASAD SINGH, 10th Maharaja of Dumraon 1881/1894 , born , Maharaja Bahadur (personal) [cr.1882], K.C.I.E, an indolent ruler, he left the affairs of state to the Dewan, Jai Prakash Lal, who opened several public institutions in and around Dumraon e.g. Raj School, Model Agriculture and Cattle Farm, and made donations to public causes in Bihar and Calcutta, acquired the Burmah (Burma) Property for cane and later founded the Zirawadi Sugar Mill; married (amongst others), (a), Maharani Beni Prasad Kuari (see below), married (b), Maharani (name unknown) Kunwar, second daughter of Raja Raghunath Shah of Agori Barhar, and had issue. He died spm on 5th May 1894.
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Raja Ram Pratap Singh of Manda.
    • HH Maharani Shivraj Kumari Devi, married 1892, Lt.Col. HH Samrajya Maharajadhiraja Bandhresh Shri Maharaja Sir Venkat Raman Ramanuj Prasad Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Rewah, and had issue. She died .
  • Maharani Beni Prasad Kuari, 11th Maharani-Regent of Dumraon 1894/1907, she conducted the affairs of the Raj much more efficiently than her late husband; married Maharaja Sir Radha Prasad Singh Bahadur (see above), and had adoptive issue. She died sp on or about 13th December 1907.
    • (A) Kunwar Jung Bahadur Singh, he succeeded as Maharaja Srinivas Prasad Singh (qv)
  • Maharaja Bahadur SRINIVAS PRASAD SINGH, 12th Maharaja of Dumraon 1907/1911, born , he succeeded by adoption; the estate remained under the Court of Wards, due to litigation and his minority, which eventually went in favour of Kunwar Keshav Prasad Singh in 1911, he sought to re-open the compromise made after the title was decided in 1911, and the Leave petition went up to Privy Council, where leave to re-open was obtained by the claimant but lost both in the 1st and 2nd appeals (1947) whereupon the matter was finally decided by Privy Council in 1949 in favour of Maharaja Bahadur Ram Ranvijay Prashad Singh. He died after 1949.
  • Hon. Maharaja Bahadur Sir KESHAV PRASAD SINGH C.B.E., 13th Maharaja of Dumraon 1911/1933, born , educated at Raj High School, Dumraon; on the death of the late Maharani in 1907, he became entitled to succeed to the Raj as the nearest male heir, but her alleged adoptive son succeeded, and litigation ensued, he was successful and came into possession of the estate on 18th September 1911 as a result of a compromise effected by the government and the Court of Wards in the High Court; C.B.E. (civil) [cr.1919], he was conferred the title of Maharaja Bahadur in 1914; Member of the Council of State, India 1921/1925; Member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Bihar and Orissa 1926/-, he also served as Finance Member till 1929; Vice President of the Executive Council and Leader of Legislative Council, Bihar and Orissa, 1927/1929; he was knighted in January 1930; he introduced mechanized farming, sunk tube wells, and encouraged sugarcane cultivation; married 1stly, a Princess of Jamrorh, she died sp, married 2ndly, Maharani Rashbansi Devi of Baraon, and had issue, two sons and five daughters. He died 23rd September 1933.
    • Maharaja Bahadur Ram Ranvijay Prasad Singh (qv)
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Raja Udai Pratap Singhji of Katiyari, and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Meghraj Kumari, married 1932, HH Maharawat Ram Singhji II of Pratapgarh.
    • Rani Krishna Kumari, married Rawat Sangram Singh of Deogarh.
    • Maharajkumar Vishwanath Prasad Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; the Benaras Hindu University, and the Allahabad University, married Rani Padmini Devi of Sajjanpur Darbar of Morvi state, born , and had issue, three children. He died .
      • Rajkumar Divyadip Singh, born , educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun; Allahabad University and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; this highly qualified gentleman has been instrumental in setting up various textile, ceramic and chemical industries all over India, married to Kumari Shri Nila Devi of Lathi in Gujarat, born , and has issue, three children.
        • Rajkumar Mrinal Singh, born , studied at the Rajkumar College, Rajkot and did his masters from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Has a vast experience in the banking and financial domain. Having worked as Vice President with Citi Bank & Standard Chartered banks is now working as the Group Head & Vice president Collections with Au Financiers India Ltd., at Jaipur. Heading the country for all their business verticals. His vast experience in the industry has gained respectability and would urge fellow community members to work for some time to gain knowledge & experience. Married to Harshaeta Jamwal of Barnai (Jammu), born , and has issue.
          • Kunwar Dhiraj Raj Singh Dumraon, born , passed out from Lawrence School Lovedale, Ooty. Pursuing further studies in Hotel Management.
          • Kumari Tejasvi Kumari Singh Dumraon, born , studying at Mayo College Ajmer.
        • Rajkumar Pushpraj Singh, born , married Rajkumar Rani Bharti Kumari, born , and has issue, one daughter.
          • Kumari Riddhima Kumari, born .
        • Rajkumari Mandakini Singh, born , married Rajkumar Aditya Singh of Thikana Dabri in Kotah State, and has issue, one daughter.
      • Wng-Cdr. (ret'd.) Rajkumar Kanak Singh, born , educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and the National Defence Academy, went on to join the Indian Air Force and retired as Wing Commander in 1991, he headed the 'Adventure Cell' of the Indian Air Force, has sailed around the world on a 20 foot sailboat, been a land survival trainer for army commandos and a poultry farmer, amongst other things, married Maharajkumari Shri Urvashi Devi, born in Devgadh-Baria, daughter of HH Maharawal Jaideepsinhji Sobhagsinhji of Baria, and his wife, HH Maharani Prem Kumari, and has issue.
        • Rajkumar Tushar Singh (Baba) [Kumar Shri Tusharsinhji Kanaksinhji], born , educated at boarding schools in Shimla, a District Panchayat Member, Chairman of the Panchayat Construction Committee, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat from Devgadh Baria; married Maharajkumari Ambika Kumari, born , daughter of Raja Aniruddh Pal Singh of Awagadh, and his wife, Rani Anjali Devi, and has issue, two sons.
          • Kunwar Arunoday Singh, born .
          • Kunwar Nirbhay Singh, born .
      • Rajkumar Mayur Singh, born , educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St. Xavier's College, Calcutta; has worked with Dumraon Textiles Ltd and has been a full time farmer since 1980, now presently making forays into Real Estate development, married Kumari Nirmala Devi of Jabadee (Sitamarhi), born , and has issue, two sons.
        • Kunwar Sidharth Singh, born , educated at Welham Boys' School, Dehra Dun and at Hindu College, Delhi University, an independent filmmaker, presently working with a television production house called Procam Mediatel in Mumbai.
        • Kunwar Anshuman Singh, born , educated at Welham Boys' School, Dehra Dun and at Pune University, formerly with the human resources department of Ananda in the Himalayas- a luxury spa; presently studying Law at the Faculty of Law at Delhi University.
  • Maharaja Bahadur RAM RANVIJAY PRASAD SINGH, 14th Maharaja of Dumraon 1933/1949, born in , he succeeded to the gaddi on death of his father in September 1933 and inherited a depleted treasury and a large debt owing to continuous litigation; educated at Raj High School, Dumraon and at Mayo College, Ajmer; Squad Commander of the college riding team 1924/1926, Captain of the Polo team in 1925 and 1926; Chairman, District Board, Shahbad 1930/1932; elected to the Central Legislative Assembly; Vice President of all Kshatriya Mahasabha 1938/1945; Member of Bihar Land Owners Association; patron and founder member of Bihar Veterinary College in Patna; he set up the Bihar lantern Factory in 1941; he donated 20 acres of land for the H. D. Jain College, Arrah; he enjoyed horse riding, pig sticking, polo, and hunting, accounting for nearly 40 tigers and other big game not only in the forest of Sasaram and Rohtas but all over India and Nepal; he augmented and increased the income of the Raj substantially by rehabilitating large uncultivated areas and attracting tenants thereon; he encouraged the government of Bihar with its project of Haryana Cattle breeding and he made available in 1947, over 500 acres of land at Dumraon at a nominal price; married 1925, Maharani Kanak Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Nahar Singhji of Devgarh Baria, and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died in Shillong.
    • Maharaja Bahadur Kamal Singh (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Sangeeta Kumari, born .
    • Group Captain (retd.) Maharajkumar Ranvijay Singh, born , served with the Indian Air Force, retiring as Group Captain, married 1956, Rajkumari Indumati Devi, born , daughter of Darbar Shri Ala Vajsur Khachar of Jasdan, and had issues. He died .
      • Rajkumar Vir Vijay Singh, born , died in a motor cycle accident in 1979.
      • Rajkumari Urvashi Kumari, born , married 1986, Mr. Bommie Cooper, a Parsi gentleman from Mumbai, and has issue, two sons.
        • Kaizad Cooper
        • Kamran Cooper
      • Rajkumar Karan Vijay Singh, born .
    • Maharajkumari Ujjalla Kumari [Rani Ujjalla Kumari of Tiloi], born , married 21st May 1952, Raja Bahadur Pasupati Nath Saran Singh of Tiloi, and has issue.
  • Maharaja Bahadur KAMAL SINGH (see above)
  • Rai Bahadur Harihar Prasad Singh, Honorary Magistrate, the title of Rai Bahadur was conferred upon him in June 1912, in recognition of his public sources.
  • Babu Babu Chandrika Prasad Singh, fl.1918
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