Information

State

Orissa

Agency

Orissa States Agency

Accession

1st January 1948

Area

526 Square Kilometers km²

Population

36,539 (1892)

Privy Purse

INR 25,000

Hindi Name

रणपुर

Present Head

Raja Shri DILEEP CHANDRA SINGH DEO BAJRADHAR NARENDRA MAHAPATRA, 182nd Raja Saheb of Ranpur since 1982. (The Palace, P.O. - Ranpur, Dist. Puri, Orissa, India). Educated at St. Paul's Darjeeling, Life member of Rajkumar College, Raipur, Governing Council, married in Pallahara, and has issue.
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Genealogy

A very old Princely house, said to be 3,700 years old. Rulers were...
  • Raja RAMACHANDRA NARENDRA, 173rd Raja of Ranpur 1692/1727, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sarangadhar Bajradhar Narendra (qv)
  • Raja SARANGADHAR BAJRADHAR NARENDRA, 174th Raja of Ranpur 1727/1754
  • Raja NARSINGH BAJRADHAR NARENDRA, 175th Raja of Ranpur 1754/1789, married and had issue.
    • Raja Brujdaban Bajradhar Narendra (qv)
  • Raja BRUJDABAN BAJRADHAR NARENDRA, 176th Raja of Ranpur 1789/1821, married and had issue.
    • Raja Brajsundar Bajradhar Narendra (qv)
  • Raja BRAJSUNDAR BAJRADHAR NARENDRA, 177th Raja of Ranpur 1821/1842, married and had issue.
    • Raja Benudha Bajradhar Narendra Mahapatra (qv)
  • Raja BENUDHA BAJRADHAR NARENDRA MAHAPATRA, 178th Raja of Ranpur 1842/1899, born about 1817 (or 1823), succeeded 16th March 1845 ( ), married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Harihar Birbar Jagadeb
  • Raja BIRBAR KRISHNA CHANDRA NARENDRA MAHAPATRA, 179th Raja of Ranpur 1899/1945, born , and succeeded 12th July 1899, married and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvaraj Shri Biranchi Narayan Singh Deo Bahadur, married 1928, Rani Basant Manjari Devi, born , died , daughter of Raja Shyam Chandra Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and had issue. He died before 1945.
      • Raja Shri Brajendra Chandra Singh Deo Bajradhar Narendra Mahapatra (qv)
  • Raja Shri BRAJENDRA CHANDRA SINGH DEO BAJRADHAR NARENDRA MAHAPATRA B.A., LL.B., 180th Raja of Ranpur 1945/1980, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1967/1971, an exceptional pilot, a great host, Hon. Flight Lieutenant in the Air Force and was ADC to the First President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad; Member, Council of Management, Aero Club of India; Chairman, Managing Committee, Rajkumar College, Raipur; Honourary Secretary, Orissa Flying Club; Member, State Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Board, Orissa; Singles Champion in tennis, Orissa; Ex-rotarian, ex-Lion and other service clubs; Vice-President, Orissa State Rifle Association; Chairman, Orissa T.B. and Cancer Hospitals Fund Society; also the youngest ruler to sign the merger agreement with the Indian Union, from Orissa; interests and pastimes were Flying, Photography, Classical music , Tennis, Billiards and Shooting, Reading, Writing and social welfare; he married Rani Durgeshnandini Devi, daughter of Raja Brajendra Singh of Patiala, and had issue, three sons and one daughter. He died .
    • Raja Shri Pradeep Chandra Singh Deo Bajradhar Narendra Mahapatra (qv)
    • Raja Shri Dileep Chandra Singh Deo Bajradhar Narendra Mahapatra (qv)
    • Rajkumar Purnendu Chandra Singh Deo, Vice Principal of St. Xavier's High School, Bhubaneswar, educated at St. Paul's Darjeeling and Rajkumar College, Raipur. Unmarried.
    • Rajkumari Gayatri Irani, married Diniar Irani, who represented India in basketball at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, presently (2008) a coach with the Sports Authority of India, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
      • Dil Nawaz Irani, former Exchange student of Rotary International to the USA, now based at Moscow, undergoing training at the biggest Russian Bank - Nestor Bank.
      • Xerxes Irani, studying at Cuttack.
  • Raja Shri PRADEEP CHANDRA SINGH DEO BAJRADHAR NARENDRA MAHAPATRA, 181st Raja of Ranpur 1980/1982, educated at St. Paul's, Darjeeling. He died unmarried in a tragic accident at Bhubaneswar.
  • Raja Shri DILEEP CHANDRA SINGH DEO BAJRADHAR NARENDRA MAHAPATRA, 182nd Raja of Ranpur (see above)
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