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Hindi Name

राय गोविंदपुर

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28th Jul, 2017

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Kumar Santosh Kumar Singh Roy, married to Maya Debi, heiress of Thakur Kamta Singh of Satna and has issues, 2 sons, presently based in Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Kumar Suvrakanti Singh Roy, married and has issuee, 1 son and 2 daughters.
    • Sudipta Singh
    • Sheuli Singh
    • Shristi Singh
  • Kumar Suman Singh Roy, married and has issues, 1 son and a daughter.
    • Saumyakanti Singh
    • Stuti Singh
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History

The family claims descent from Ajay Raj Chauhan founder of Ajmer. Thakur Tilak Singh Chauhan came and settled from Ajmer to Kumiila, his son Thakur Chatur Singh Chauhan was in British Army and was granted Zamindari for his assistance to the Army in 1857.

Apart from the Zamindari, the family had business interests. Owned 22 brick kilns and a construction company which constructed the Assam-Bengal Railway. Zamindar Anand Chandra Singh Roy was conferred with the title of Rai Bahadur in 1912 and was the most illustrious member of the family. He was known for large endowments and social contributions and donated 29 acres and built the famous Comilla Victoria Government College, which was inaugurated on 24th September 1899, he also made the Victoria High School in Comilla (now a district in present day Bangladesh). The family made huge donation to Ram Mala Library in Comilla. Created a model farm for the benefit of his subjects. He also built a dharamshala for the Kali temple in Mehar, Comilla (now a district in present day Bangladesh). He also helped found Comilla Banking Corporation which was started by Narendra Chandra Dutta in 1914 bank which was later merged with United Bank of India. There would annual festival in Comilla called ‘Ananda Mela’ on Bengali New Year Day on property owned by Rai Bahadur Ananda Singh Roy in his honor. Rai Bahadur Anand Singh Roy was also conferred with M.B.E. by the british government towards his contributions. A Marble bust was built in front of Victoria College in as a mark of respect for his contribution, which still stands today and is one of the Hindu families, whose valuable contribution, is recognized by the Bangladesh Government.

The estate consisted of 16 parganas in 1945 extends over Parganas Homnabad, Chowdagram, Tora, Mehar and Narsingpur. The family owned residential properties in Kolkata as well. The family adopted the surname “Roy” after being granted the title of “Rai Bahadur”. Rai Govindpur was a divisible zamindari. The zamindars of Rai Govindpur were friends with the family of legendary musician Sachin Dev Burman, who would be a regular at the Singh Roys palace in Comilla.

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Genealogy

  • Thakur Tilak Singh Chauhan
    • Thakur Chatur Singh Chauhan (qv)
  • Zamindar Thakur Chatur Singh Chauhan, married and had two sons.
    • Raja Raghunath Chandra Singh Roy (qv)
    • Gopal Chandra Singh Roy, married and had no issues, adopted his youngest nephew as successor to his estates.
      • Kumar Bijoy Chandra Singh Roy (by adoption)
  • Raja Raghunath Chandra Singh Roy, married and had issues, six sons and two daughters.
    • Rai Bahadur Anand Chandra Singh Roy (qv)
    • Kumar Anukul Chandra Singh Roy, married and has issue, one daughter.
      • Kumari Nalini Debi, married to Shirish Kumar Singh Roy, third son of Zamindar of Chandipur, Hoogly district West Bengal, owned large properties in Kolkata including Minerva and Edmund Theatre etc., had no issues.
    • Rai Bahadur Satish Chandra Singh Roy, married Amritmoyee Debi Chawdhurani, elder daughter and heiress of the Zemindar of Narsingpur in Comilla District and had issues, 3 sons and a daughter.
      • Kumari Murala Debi, married and had issue.
    • Kumar Prabodh Chandra Singh Roy, married Sukritimoyee Debi Chowdhurani, younger daughter and heiress of the Zemindar of Narsingpur in Comilla District and had issues, 5 sons and 2 daughters.
      • Kumar Subodh Chandra Singh Roy, married Abha Devi, has issues, 2 sons and 2 daughters.
        • Kumar Satyen Singh Roy, died unmarried.
        • Kumar Santosh Kumar Singh Roy (qv)
        • Kumari Gayatri Devi, married to Kumar Deba Prasad Sigh Roy of Makalpur zamindari, WB and has issues, 2 sons and 2 daughters.
        • Kumari Meena Devi, married to Kumar Baren Singha Roy of Kotalpur Zamindari, WB, and has issues, 2 sons and 3 daughters.
      • Kumar Nripendra Chandra Singh Roy, married Radha Lata Debi (d. 2001), eldest daughter of Kumar Chandi Prosad Singh Roy of Zamindar of Chakdighi in Burdwan District and had issues, three daughters.
        • Rani Rupa Manjari Debi (b. 1930; fl 2015), married in 1946 to Raja Sir Narsingha Mall Deb OBE, KBE, Member of Parliament of Jhargram Raj, West Bengal (b. 1909; a. 1916; d. 1976), has issues, 1 son and 3 daughters.
        • Kumari Chameli Manjari Debi, married Satyabrata Singh Roy of Tamluk, West Bengal, has issues, 2 sons.
        • Kumari Juthika Manjari Debi, married Sushil Kumar Singh Roy of Nashibpur near Kolkata, has issues, 1 son and a daughter.
      • Kumar Amal Chandra Singh Roy, married Parul Devi, has issues, 2 sons and 2 daughters.
      • Kumar Parimal Chandra Singh Roy, unmarried and died i ssueless.
      • Kumar Nirmal Chandra Singh Roy, unmarried and died issueless.
      • Kumari Nihar Kumari Devi, married Shri Mritunjay Singh Roy, nephew of Chief Justice Hari Nath Singh Roy of Bengal High Court in Chaarpur, WB.
      • Kumari Saroj Kumari Devi, married Amarendra Nath Singh Roy, second son of Zamindar of Makalpur, Hoogly dist. West Bengal, had issues, 3 sons.
    • Kumar Bankim Chandra Singh Roy, died unmarried.
    • Kumar Bijoy Chandra Singh Roy, adopted by his uncle Kumar Gopal Chandra Singh Roy and succeeded to his estates, and died without any issues.
  • Rai Bahadur Anand Chandra Singh Roy (born ; died after 1912 ), married twice and had issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari Lavanya Debi, married.
  • Kumar Santosh Kumar Singh Roy
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