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Dynasty

Suryavanshi

State

Uttar Pradesh (Gorakhpur Dist.)

Area

518 Square Kilometers km²

Hindi Name

पदरौना

Last Updated

24th Apr, 2017

Present Head

Raja Bahadur ADITYA PRATAP NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja Sahib of Padrauna (Bade Durbar) since 28th January 2003. Educated at the Welham's Preparatory School Dehra Dun (1955-60), The Daly College Indore (1961-66), I.S.C. Brilliant Allrounder Represented School Teams in Cricket, Hockey, Football, Athletics and Squash. Captained The School in Cricket and Squash. The Colvin Taluqdar's College Lucknow (1967-68) Intermediate, The Canning College University of Lucknow 1969-74 Graduation and Law, Business Management from The Xaviers Institute of Management Studies St. Xaviers College Mumbai (1981-82). Represented The University Team in Cricket in The North Zone Inter University Tournament and Squash. Worked in the Corporate World in India and Abroad in Companies of repute. Married to Rani Anuradha Singh, died , and has a daughter.
  • Princess Samyukta Singh
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History

Ancestor of the family was Maharaja Jai Chand of Kannauj. Founding of State came into effect with the Royal Firman of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1686. The family played host to three official visits by the Viceroy of India (1930–1946), other ruling Rajas of eastern UP were in attendance on invitation. First Double Unit Sugar Mill jointly set up by Raja Bahadur Braj Narain Singh and Rai Bahadur Jagdish Narain Singh, also the Padrauna Raj Krishna Sugar Works in 1921, followed by a Sugar Unit at Khadda and Katkuiyan respectively. Padrauna Town was amongst the first few regions to have been electrified from the power generation of the sugar unit set up by the Royal Family. Employment was generated by the factories, and farmers benefited by growing cane as a cash crop in the region. Alongwith the Sugar Mills Fully mechanised farms were established. The only Rulers of the then United Provinces [Now U.P.] who ventured into Industry. The State undertook welfare schemes in Primary Health care and Education. The first Closed Motorized Ambulance was stationed at Padrauna Raj. A Secondary School was established by the State in Memory of Raja Udit Narain Singh by Raja Bahadur Braj Narain Singh and Rai Bahadur Jagdish Narain Singh. A Degree College was subsequently established in keeping with the traditions of the family's social responsibilities. Partition of Padrauna State took place in 1939. The Senior Wing was Called Bada Darbar and the Junior Chota Darbar.
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Genealogy

Padrauna State (Senior Line) [Bada Darbar]

  • Shri HARI GOVIND Rai, Rai of Padrauna, married and had issue.
    • Ginu Narain Rai
    • Ram Narain Rai, married and had issue.
      • Bisheshar Narain Rai
      • Bhawani Narain Rai, married and had issue.
        • Harkumar Narain Rai, married and had issue.
          • Nand Kumar Narain Rai
        • Ishwari Pratap Narain Rai, born , he was an Honorary Magistrate for ten years before his death, married and had issue.
          • Madan Mohan Rai, related to the Rajas of Majhauli and Tamkuhi.
          • Raj Ballabh Rai
          • Madan Gopal Rai, born , married and had adopted issue. He died .
        • Jai Prakash Narain Rai
    • Meherban Narain Rai, married and had issue.
      • Bahadur Rai, married and had issue.
        • Raghuraj Rai, married and had issue.
          • Raja Udit Narain Singhji (see below)
      • Basti Rai, married and had issue.
  • Raja UDIT NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja of Padrauna -/1900, he was granted the title of Raja as a personal distinction on 22nd June 1897, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Bahadur Braj Narain Singhji, ancestor of the Senior Line [Bade Durbar] (qv)
    • Rai Bahadur Jagdish Pratap Narain Singh, ancestor of Junior Line [Chote Darbar] (see below)
  • Raja Bahadur BRIJ NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja of Padrauna (Bade Durbar) 1900/1948, born , succeeded as Raja of Padrauna on 18th February 1900, he was granted the title of Raja as a personal distinction in 1906, Raja Bahadur [cr.1919] (personal) and the title of Raja was made hereditary in June 1921, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Krishna Pratap Narain Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Kishan Pratap Narain Singhji
    • Kunwar Ravi Pratap Narain Singhji, married the daughter of Shri Anand Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal.
  • Raja KRISHNA PRATAP NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja of Padrauna (Bade Durbar) 1948/-, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bahadur Anirudha Pratap Narain Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar Basudeo Pratap Narain Singhji, married and had issue, two sons and two daughters.
      • Kunwar Aditya Pratap Narain Singh, he succeeded as Raja Bahadur Aditya Pratap Narain Singhji. (qv)
      • Kunwar Mahendra Pratap Narain Singh, died in .
      • Kumari Shashi Prabha Singh, died in .
      • Kumari Chandra Prabha Singh
    • Kunwar Balbhadra Pratap Narain Singhji, married and has issue.
      • Kunwar Anil Pratap Narain Singh
      • Kumari Nita Singh
      • Kumari Ajita Singh
      • Kumari Rajita Singh
  • Raja Bahadur ANIRUDHA PRATAP NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja of Padrauna (Bade Durbar), married Rani Nagendra Kumari, second daughter of Raja Bir Chandra Jadumani Deo Janamuni of Rairakhol, and had issue.
    • Raja Bahadur Bhanu Pratap Narain Singhji (qv)
    • Kumari Sharat Kumari (by Rani Nagendra Kumari)
    • Kumari Anapurna Kumari (by Rani Nagendra Kumari)
  • Raja Bahadur BHANU PRATAP NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja of Padrauna (Bade Durbar) -/2003, died sp 28th January 2003.
  • Raja Bahadur ADITYA PRATAP NARAIN SINGHJI, Raja of Padrauna (Bade Durbar) (see above)

Jagdishgarh State (Junior Line) [Chota Darbar]

  • Rai Bahadur Jagdish Narain Singh, Raja of Jagdishgarh (Chote Durbar) 1923/1941, born , he was granted the Jagdishgarh Estate in 1923, granted the title of Rai Bahadur also in 1923, Managing Director of the Padrauna Raj Krishna Sugar Works Ltd. till his death; married and had issue. He died .
    • Rai Bahadur Kunwar Rudra Pratap Narain Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Laxmi Pratap Narain Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
      • Kunwar Vyjendra Pratap Narain Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
        • Kunwar Anu Pratap Narain Singh
      • Kunwar Ravindra Pratap Narain Singh, born , married and has issue.
        • Kunwar Ramendra Pratap Narain Singh, born .
        • Kunwar Shailendra Pratap Narain Singh, born .
        • Kumari Bacchi Singh
      • Kunwar Raghuvendra Pratap Narain Singh, born , married and has adoptive issue.
        • (A) Kunwar Rahul Pratap Narain Singh
      • Kumari Prabha Singh
      • Kumari Purnima Singh
      • Kumari Rani Singh
    • Kunwar Surya Pratap Narain Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
      • Kunwar Devendra Pratap Narain Singh, born , married Kunwarani Jyoti Prabha Kumari, daughter of Kumar Kumud Chandra Singh, Pattayat Saheb of Hindol, and his wife, Kumarani Shilla Kumari, and had issue, two sons. He died .
        • Kunwar Yaduvendra Pratap Narain Singh, married to Devina Dev in Dec, 2016.
        • Kunwar Digvijay Pratap Narain Singh
      • Kunwar Tribhuvan Pratap Narain Singh, born , married 2005.
      • Kumari Usha Singh
      • Kumari Geeta Singh [Mrs. Geeta Shepherd], married and has issue.
      • Kumari Bina Singh
    • Kunwar Ram Pratap Narain Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
      • Kunwar Hanuwant Pratap Narain Singh, born , married 2002.
      • Kumari Rajeshwari Singh
      • Kumari Gyaneshwari Singh
    • Kumari Shyama
    • Kumari Lalita
  • Rai Bahadur Kunwar Rudra Pratap Narain Singh, Raja of Jagdishgarh (Chote Durbar) 1941/1955, born , Managing Director of the Padrauna Raj Krishna Sugar Works Ltd. 1941/1955; married the daughter of Thakur Dalip Singhji of Bishtakura (Almora), and had issue. He died .
    • Rai Bahadur Chandra Pratap Narain Singh (qv)
    • Capt. Kunwar Dinesh Pratap Narain Singh, born , married Kuwrani Renu Singh, daughter of late Brig. R.S Pathania of Reh (Himachal Pradesh), and has issue.
      • Kunwar Veeraj Pratap Narain Singh
      • Kumari Tripti Singh
    • Kumari Padma Singh
    • Kumari Kusum Singh
  • Rai Bahadur Kunwar Chandra Pratap Narain Singh, Raja of Jagdishgarh (Chote Durbar) 1955/1989, born , married Kunwarani Mohini (Chopra) Devi, a refugee from Pakistan settled in Delhi, and had issues. He died .
    • Rai Bahadur Kunwar Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh (qv)
    • Kumari Divya Singh
  • Rai Bahadur Kunwar Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, Raja of Jagdishgarh (Chote Durbar) 1989/-, born in Delhi, educated at the Doon School, B.A. (Hons. History) and at St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi; M.L.A. (Uttar Pradesh) 1996/2009; President, Uttar Pradesh Youth Congress 1997/1999; Secretary, AICC 2003/2006; elected to the 15th Lok Sabha, 2009; Union Minister of State, Road, Transport and Highways 2009/-; Secretary, Sri Aurobindo Society Centre (Padrauna); Secretary, Udit Narain Degree College; Secretary, Udit Narain Inter College; Secretary, Udit Narain Trust; winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Gold); married 7th December 2002, Kunwarani Sonia Singh (prominent anchor and editorial director at NDTV), and has issue, three daughters. (The Palace, Padrauna Distt.- Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India)
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