Information

Dynasty

State

Madhya Pradesh

Agency

Chhattisgarh States Agency

Accession

1st January 1948

Area

4,224 Square Kilometers km²

Privy Purse

INR 278,700

Hindi Name

कोरिया

Last Updated

2nd Apr, 2015

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Maharaja RAGHVENDRA SINGH DEV, Maharaja of Korea (Bangalore, India). Born , educated at St. Joseph's High School and received a Bachelors Degree in English Literature in Bangalore, married 1976, Maharani Sarita Rajya Laxmi Devi, daughter of Col. Shri Jay Prakash Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, born on , educated at St. Mary’s Convent Nainital and did her graduation from Nirmala Niketan College, Bombay, in Home Science.
  • Rajkumari Aditi Devi, born , educated at Sophia High School, Bangalore, at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (Bachelors Degree in Economics) and at the University of Leicester, U.K. (Masters Degree in Mass Communication [Research]), currently (2009) a freelance market recearcher and is also employed as an executive in Research International.
  • Rajkumari Aakanksha Devi, born in Bangalore, educated at Sophia High School, Bangalore; has earned her Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Mount Carmel College and is currently (2009) pursuing her Masters in Multimedia Journalism at the Bournemouth University, England.
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Genealogy

  • Bhaiya DHARAMAL SAHI, Bhaiya of Korea, he and his brother Bhaiya Dalthamban Sahi, were cousins of the Raja of Mainpuri in the early 17th century. He was granted the Jagir of Jhilmili, later renamed Bhaiyathan. The state of Korea was conquered from the Kol Rajas shortly afterwards, remaining in the family till 1948. He married and had issue.
    • Bhaiya Deoraj Sahi (qv)
    • Lal Adhoraj Deo, married and had issue.
      • Raja Narsingh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Raghoraj Deo, ancestor of Raja Sheo Mangal Singh Deo (1874-1909), see below.
  • Bhaiya DEORAJ SAHI, Bhaiya of Korea, died sp.
  • Raja NARSINGH DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jit Rai Deo (qv)
  • Raja JIT RAI DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sagar Sahi Deo (qv)
  • Raja SAGAR SAHI DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Afhar Sahi Deo (qv)
  • Raja AFHAR SAHI DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jahan Sahi DEO (qv)
  • Raja JAHAN SAHI DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sawal Sahi DEO (qv)
  • Raja SAWAL SAHI DEO, Raja of Korea, married and had issue.
    • Raja Gajraj Singh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Dilip Singh Deo, married and had issue.
      • Raja Gharib Singh Deo (qv)
      • Lal Man Singh Deo, he was granted the jagir of Changbhakar and succeeded there as Bhaiya Man Singh Deo of Changbhakar State.
  • Raja GAJRAJ SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea, died sp.
  • Raja GHARIB SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea 1795/1828, born at Nagar, during his reign, the Marathas invaded the state firstyly around 1765, and forced the Raja to pay tribute, which he did for a time and then refused to pay, in 1797, the Marathas again attacked Sonhat and forced Raja Garib Singh Deo to pay Chauth (tribute); after the final defeat of Maharaja Madhoji II of Nagpur by the E.I.C., the Chhattisgarh States came under the suzerainty of the East India Company; in the Kabuliat executed on 24th December 1819 by Raja Garib Singh Deo, it was agreed that Korea State would pay an annual tribute of 400Rs. He died .
  • Raja AMOL SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea 1828/1864, born , he entered into an agreement with the East India Company in 1848, being required to pay 400Rs p.a. as tribute; married Rani Kadam Kunwar, and had issue. He died .
  • Raja PRAN SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea 1864/1897, born /1859, he succeeded to the gadi on 4th April 1864, the title of Raja was officially confirmed as a hereditary distinction in 1875. He died sp in 1897.
  • Raja SHEO MANGAL SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea 1897/1909, born , he shifted his capital from Sonhat to Baikunthpur in the year 1900; he constructed two tanks and a temple during his reign; married and had issue. He died ( ).
    • Raja Ramanuj Pratap Singh Deo (qv)
  • Raja RAMANUJ PRATAP SINGH DEO, Raja of Korea 1909/1954 B.A., born , educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur (he was the first student to pass the Chiefs College Diploma in 1920, being also ranked first in this Examination) and at Allahabad University 1924; he was invested with full ruling powers in January 1925; a representative in the second Round Table Conference held in London in 1931 (being the youngest delegate); Vice President, All India Kshtriya Maha Sabha 1931/-; he was responsible for the construction of the Bijuri to Chirimini Railway line 1928/1931, he opened the Chirimiri Colliery in 1928, the Khurasia Colliery in 1928 and the Jhagarkhand Colliery in 1928; the Ramanuj High School was opened in 1935; married 1920, a Princess of Chhota-Nagpur, and had issue. He died at Baikunthpur.
  • HH Maharaja BHUPENDRA NARAYAN SINGH DEO, Maharaja of Korea, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur and at Allahabad University (Masters in English Literature), married HH Maharani Vasant Kumari of Wadhwan, and had issue. He died after 1985.
    • Rajkumari Manimalini Devi [Maharaj Kumari Rani Manimalini Devi of Vijayanagaram], married Maharaj Kumar A. N. V. Singh of Vijayanagaram.
    • Maharaja Raghvendra Singh Dev (qv)
    • Rajkumari Sureshwari Devi
  • Maharaja RAGHVENDRA SINGH DEV, Maharaja of Korea (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumar Shri Ram Chander Singh Deo, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; Cabinet Minister for Finance and Excise (Chattisgarh State), M.L.A. (Madhya Pradesh) for five terms, fl.2003
  • Kumar Shri Lal Ram Saran Singh, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; the first I.C.S. (1929) among the Ruling Chief's of India, later on retired as the Indian Ambassador to Italy.
  • Kumar Shri N. N. Singh Deo of Korea, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; practised law in the Federal Court of America.
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