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Dev Rai

Accession

16th May 1951

Hindi Name

नाल्दंगा

Last Updated

23rd Jul, 2014

Genealogy

  • Raja CHANDI CHARAN DEV RAI [Dev Rai], he became master of the pargana of Mahmudshahi, he was awarded a khilat and the title of Raja in 1656 by Prince Shah Sujah, the Governor of Bengal, married and had issue, four sons. He died shortly after 1656.
    • Raja Indra Narayan Dev Rai (qv)
    • Kumar Janaki Ballabh, died sp.
    • Kumar Kali Charan,
    • Kumar Bisheshwar, died sp.
  • Raja INDRA NARAYAN DEV RAI 165x/-, he was a pious man who devoted much time to religious rites, married and had issue, four sons.
    • Raja Surya Narayan Dev (qv)
    • Kumar Rudra Narayan Dev
    • Kumar Ram Narayan Dev, died sp.
    • Kumar Krishna Narayan Dev, died sp.
  • Raja SURYA NARAYAN DEV RAI, married and had issue, six sons. He died 1698 or 1685.
    • Raja Uday Narayan Dev (qv)
    • Raja Ram Dev (qv)
    • Kumar Ghanshyam Dev, he received a small portion of the zamindari (Taraf Kusabaria) as his share of the patrimony, and was ancestor of the Taluqdars of Kusabaria (extinct).
    • Kumar Narayan Dev, he received a small portion of the zamindari (Taraf Belwari) as his share of the patrimony, and was ancestor of the Taluqdars of Belwari, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Rajkishore Dev Rai, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Bishweshwar Dev Rai, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Anangamohan Dev Rai, founded a new village of Chhandra, about 26 kms south-east of Naldanga, marriedf and had issue.
            • Kumar Mathureschandra Dev Rai, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Surendrakumar Dev Rai [@ Kalidas Dev Rai @ Khoka Babu], married and had issue.
                • Kumar Haranchandra Dev Rai
    • Kumar Ramkrishna Dev, he received one village of the zamindari (Taraf Benga) as his share of the patrimony, and was ancestor of the Taluqdars of Benga.
    • Kumar Rajaram Dev, died sp.
  • Raja UDAY NARAYAN DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1685/1698, fell into debt due to his indolence and addiction to luxury, married and had issue. He was stabbed to death in 1698 on the orders of Nawab Shaista Khan.
    • Kumar Ramchandra Dev, he received a portion of the zamindari (Taraf Joradah) for his maintenance, and was ancestor of the Taluqdars of Joradah, married and had issue, three sons.
      • Kumar Bhairabchandra Dev Rai, married Shrimati Maheshwari Devi, and had issue.
        • Kumar Fakirchand Dev Rai, married Shrimati Joydurga Devi, and had adoptive issue.
          • (A) Kumar Jadabchandra Dev Rai, married 1stly, Shrimati Bhubanmohini Devi, married 2ndly, Shrimati Haribala Devi, and had adoptive issue.
            • (A) Kumar Kesabchandra Dev Rai, married Shrimati Hemangini Devi, and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
              • Kumar Nagendranath Dev Rai
              • Kumar Jnanendranath Dev Rai
              • Kumar Jitendranath Dev Rai
              • Kumar Rabindranath Dev Rai
      • Kumar Jagannath Dev Rai, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Kalikumar Dev Rai, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Rajiblochan Dev Rai, married and had issue, four sons.
            • Kumar Chandrabhushan Dev Rai, married Shrimati Rakhadasundari Devi, and had issue.
              • Kumar Girijabhushan Dev Rai
            • Kumar Bhababhushan Dev Rai, died sp.
            • Kumar Kuladabhushan Dev Rai, married Shrimati Lakshmipriya Devi. He died sp.
            • Kumar Bidyabhushan Dev Rai, died sp.
      • Kumar Nilkantha Dev Rai, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Tarinicharan Dev Rai, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Harabhushan Dev Rai, married and had issue.
            • (A) Kumar Prabhasbhushan Dev Rai, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Kalidas Dev Rai, married Shrimati Harimati Devi, and had issue.
                • Kumar Bibhutibhushan Dev Rai
  • Raja RAM DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1698/1727, he was a man of charitable disposition and presented many rent-free lands to the family gods, and to virtuous men, irrespective of their caste and creed; married and had issue, two sons. He died .
    • Raja Raghu Dev Rai (qv)
    • Raja Krishna Dev Rai (qv)
  • Raja RAGHU DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1727/1737 and 1740/1748, he was liberal like his father but he was deprived of the zamindari for failing to answer a summons from the Viceroy of Bengal, and Naldanga was given to the zamindar of Natore (Raja Ramkanta Roy), but it was restored to him in 1740. He died sp 1748.
  • Raja KRISHNA DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1748/1773, married 1stly, Rani Lakshmipriya Devi, married 2ndly, Rani Rajrajeshwari Devi, died , and had issue. He died .
    • Kumar Kalikaprasad Dev Rai (by Rani Lakshmipriya Debi), married and had adoptive issue. He died vp.
      • (A) Kumar Durgaprasad Dev Rai, he received Taraf Sanchani for his maintenance and was ancestor of the Taluqdars of Sanchani, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Guruprasad Dev Rai, married Shrimati Harasundari Devi, and had issue.
          • Kumar Gopalprasad Dev Rai, married Shrimati Nistarini Devi.
    • Raja Mahendrachandra Dev Rai (by Rani Rajrajeshwari Debi), he received the western division of the estate (two-fifths share) and was known as Raja of Grada Paschim (western division), but was better known as Bara Raja (senior Raja), he remained joint with his brother and the shares were managed equally till 1796, after which they were separate and each brother was Raja of his particular division; in 1796 his share was sold and was bought by Babu Radhamohan Banerji; married and had issue, two sons.
      • Kumar Anandachandra Dev Rai, he and his brother brought a suit against the purchaser of their father's share, and managed to recover a seven anna share, which was sold in 1840 to the Babus of Narail, who later purchased the remaining shares of this portion, after which, the two sons lost their right to the title of Raja, though they still retain it privately; married and had issue, three sons.
        • Kumar Umeshchandra Dev Rai, married and had issue. He died .
          • Kumar Kamaleshchandra Dev Rai, married and had issue, three daughters.
            • Kumari (name unknown) Devi (second daughter), married Babu Bijaychandra Ganguli, son of Babu Harabhushan Ganguli (see below).
          • Kumar Byamkeshchandra Dev Rai, married and has issue, three sons.
        • Kumar Tareshchandra Dev Rai, died sp.
        • Kumar Bhumishchandra Dev Rai, died sp.
      • Kumar Banichandra Dev Rai
    • Raja Ramshankar Dev Rai (by Rani Rajrajeshwari Debi) (qv)
    • (A) Kumar Hara Dev Rai, he was adopted by Rani Lakshmipriya Devi, he separated from his family and later he received Taraf Koolbaria for his maintenance and was ancestor of the Taluqdars of Koolbaria, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Kamalakanta Dev Rai, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Ramkanai Dev Rai, married Shrimati Harakali Devi, and had issue, two daughters, as well as an adoptive son.
          • Kumari Chandimani Devi
          • Kumari Chandramani Devi
          • (A) Kumar Abhilaschandra Dev Rai, married Shrimati Bamasundari Devi, and had issue, three sons.
            • Kumar Satishchandra Dev Rai, married and had issue, one daughter.
                Kumari (name unknown), married the son of Babu Nilamber Mukhurji, Minister of Kashmir and Vice-Chairman of the Calcutta Municipality.
            • Kumar Ksitishchandra Dev Rai, married and has issue, three sons and one daughter.
            • Kumar Sukeshchandra Dev Rai, educated at Calcutta University (M.A.), Deputy Magistrate and Deputy Collector, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
            • Kumari Bibhabati Devi, married Babu Jyotindranath Mukhurji.
    • (A) Raja Gobinda Dev Rai, he was adopted by Rani Lakshmipriya Devi, after his adoptive brother left the family; in 1773 he received one-fifth share in the estate and he was known as Raja of Tinani (three annas), he separated from the family at the same time; married and had issue.
      • Raja Rajendrachandra Dev Rai, married and had issue.
        • Raja Maheshchandra Dev Rai, the estate was sold in order to meet the arrears as a result of over-assesment; after which, the zamindar lost his title of Raja; married and had issue.
          • Kumari Kasishwari Devi
          • Kumari Brajeshwari Devi
          • (A) Kumar Upendra Dev Rai, died young.
          • (A) Kumar Amareshchandra Dev Rai, married and had issue.
            • (A) Kumar Saureshchandra Dev Rai, married Shrimati Tarangini Devi, and had issue, one son.
              • Kumar Adrishchandra Dev Rai
  • Raja RAMSHANKAR DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1796/1812, he received the eastern division of the estate (two-fifths share) and was known as Raja of Grada Poorba (eastern division), but was better known as Chhota Raja (junior Raja); he remained joint with his brother and the shares were managed equally till 1796, after which they were separate and each brother was Raja of his particular division; married Rani Radhamani Devi, committed sati on or about 7th November 1812, and had issue, as well as an adoptive daughter. He died .
    • Kumar Mohanchand Dev Rai, married Rani Taramani Devi, born , died in Benares, and had issue. He died vp 24th October 1811.
      • Raja Sashi Bhushan Dev Rai (qv)
    • (A) Kumari (name unknown) Devi, married Babu Krishnachandra Mukhurji, and had issue.
      • Babu Dwarakanath Mukherji, married and had issue.
        • Babu Gangacharan Mukherji, married and had issue.
          • Babu Kaliprasanna Mukherji.
  • Raja SASHI BHUSHAN DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1813/1834, born in November or December 1811, the estate was made over to the minor Raja on 1st January 1813, under the care of a guardian; after attaining his majority he constructed many buildings and also purchased the 8 anna share of Sanchani, Pratappur, Kanejpur and Kusabaria and the 4 and one eight share pargana of Nasratshahi; married Rani Joydurga Devi, died , she managed the state after her husbands death until 1836, and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died .
    • Rajkumari Manadasundari Devi, married Babu Purnachandra Ganguli, and had issue, three sons.
      • Babu Harabhushan aka Babdas Ganguli, married and had issue.
        • Babu Bijoychandra Ganguli
        • Babu Bankimchandra Ganguli
        • Babu Akhilchandra aka Ananta Ganguli
        • Babu Anilchandra aka Haridas Ganguli
        • Babu Amilchandra aka Manu Ganguli, died young.
        • Giribala Ganguli
        • Surajbala Ganguli
        • Sibarani Ganguli
      • Babu Jogendrabhushan aka Sibadas Ganguli, died sp.
      • Babu Surendrabhushan aka Gatinath Ganguli, he became a hermit after losing his property; married and had issue.
        • Babu Samarjitbhushan Ganguli
        • Babu Umabhushan Ganguli
        • Babu Brajendranath Ganguli
        • Susilabala Ganguli
    • (A) Raja Indu Bhushan Dev Rai (qv)
  • COURT OF WARDS 1836/1853
  • Raja INDU BHUSHAN DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1853/1870, born or 1835, he was adopted in 1836 by the widow of the late Raja; educated at Jessore Zila School, he was active in constructing, hospitals, schools, roads and libraries; he established a charitable dispensary at his home for the benefit of his people; during the mutiny in 1857 he provided a number of elephants for the use of the British suthorities; he was confirmed in his title of Raja in 1860; married 1stly, Rani Madhumati Debi, died in , married 2ndly, Rani Sukhadamayi Devi, died , and had issue. He died in .
    • Raja Bahadur Pramatha Bhushan Dev Rai (by Rani Madhumati Debi) (qv)
  • Raja Bahadur PRAMATHA BHUSHAN DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga 1870/-, born , an accomplished zamindar, he was placed in charge of the estate in December 1879 on attaining his majority; he was granted the title of Raja as a personal distinction on 26th June 1885, later he was granted the enhanced title of Raja Bahadur as a personal distinction, in January 1913; married in May 1873, Rani Patitpabani Devi, and had issue, two sons and four daughters.
    • Rajkumari Surasaibalini Devi, born in Calcutta, married 1889, Babu Girindranath Mukhurji of Subarnapur, educated at the University of Calcutta (Law), and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
      • Kshitindranath Mukhurji
      • Rabindranath Mukhurji
      • Manindranath Mukhurji
      • Jnanendranath Mukhurji
      • Basantibala Devi
    • Rajkumari Pankajini Devi, married Babu Narendranath Mukhurji, son of Babu Bhutnath Mukhurji. She died young.
    • Rajkumari Binapani Devi, married Babu Narendranath Mukhurji, son of Babu Bhutnath Mukhurji. She died young.
    • Rajkumari Sarojini Devi, married 1891, Babu Surendranath Mukhurji, son of Babu Jhadunath Mukhurji
    • Raja Pannaga Bhushan Dev Rai (qv)
    • Kumar Mriganka Bhushan Dev Rai, born , married 1906, a daughter of Babu Panchanna Mukhopadhyay, First Class Honorary Magistrate, second son of Rai Bahadur Radhikaprasanna Mukhurji C.I.E., and has issue.
  • Raja PANNAGA BHUSHAN DEV RAI, Zamindar of Naldanga, born , married 1897, a daughter of the Raja Bahadur of Hetampur in Birbhum, and had issue, three daughters.
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