Orissa States Agency


1st January 1948


526 Square Kilometers km²


36,539 (1892)

Privy Purse

INR 25,000

Hindi Name


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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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.
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