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Seraikella (Princely State)

Seraikella (a.k.a Saraikela) is a Princely State of Rathore Dynasty. Seraikella is in State of Jharkhand, India. (Saraikela, Jharkhand, India) http://i.indianrajputs.com/t/seraikella_coa.png http://i.indianrajputs.com/t/seraikella_flag.jpg
Seraikella Saraikela, Jharkhand, India IN
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Dynasty  :
State  :
Jharkhand
Seraikella (Princely State) Flag
Flag of Seraikella (Princely State)
Accession  :
18th May 1948
Area  :
1,163 km²
Population  :
77,097 (1892)
Privy Purse  :
88,900
Hindi Name  :
सराईकिला
Also known as  :
Saraikela
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Last Updated  :
28th Oct, 2014

Present Ruler/Head/Tikai/Thakur
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Raja BIKRAM PRATAP SINGH DEO, present Raja Saheb of Seraikella since 2nd July 1993, born 1958, married to Rani Arunima Singh Deo of Rae Bareli.

History
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Founded in 1620 by the younger son of the Raja Jagannath Singh III of Porahat. Seraikella is unique in that it was never conquered by the Mughals or Marathas. Even to the British, Seraikella never paid nazrana to them as per the Peace Treaty of 1823, and the Sanads of 1899/1919. It was a rent-free, revenue-free, tribute-free State until the Merger into the Indian Union. The state enjoyed the status of an ‘A’ Class Princely State. With the blessings from the family deity, Ma Paudi, a form of the goddess Durga, there was uninterrupted rule (never an adoption) by 58 generations of Singh/Singh Deos of the Singha dynasty spanning 8 centuries. It has left an indelible mark in various fields (chivalry, administration, art, culture and dance, particularly the Chhau Mask Dance being the most famous) in the annals of Indian princely history. Seraikella has found a pride of place in its cultural heritage, primarily for Chhau. The legend of Ma Paudi, the family deity, is intimately associated with the vicissitudes of the history of Singha dynasty. It is a historical fact that, since the installation of Paudi Devi at Seraikella, the power and prestige of the Seraikella House continued to increase and eventually eclipsed that of the parent state of Porahat. The reign of Abhiram Singh, the Fourth Ruler (who brought back the goddess Ma Paudi from Porahat), is considered to be the golden age of the state.

Predecessors and Genealogy Tree
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  • Kunwar Budha BIKRAM SINGH I, Kunwar Saheb of Seraikella 1620/-, second son of Raja Jagannath Singh III of Porahat, Regent of Porahat during the minority of his nephew, he was granted the territory known as “Singhbhum Pir”, a tract of land about 130 sq. kms. in area, containing twelve villages, bound north and south by the Sanjay and Kharkai rivers, this became known as Seraikella; he quickly extended the limits of his dominion, to the north he wrested from the ruler of Patkum-Kandra (Dumra), Dugni and Bank Shahi Pirs, and to the north-east from Barabhum he seized on the Gamharia and Satar Khani Pirs, which were then a tract of uncleared jungle, and also Kharsawan, which then comprised Kharsawan and Asantalia Pirs (); he married and had issue.
    • Tikayat Nrusingh (qv)
    • Kunwar Padmalav Singh [Padmanabh Singh], ancestor of the Rajas of .
    • Kishan Singh of Asantalia, he died without a male heir and Asantalia Pir passed into the possession of Kharsawan.
    • Bishnu Singh, Samanta of Dugni.
    • Birabar Singh, Samanta of Bank Shahi.
  • Kunwar NRUSINGH, Kunwar Saheb of Seraikella, married and had issue.
    • Tikayat Satrughan Singh (qv)
  • Kunwar SATRUGHAN SINGH, Kunwar Saheb of Seraikella 1728/1743, married and had issue.
    • Tikayat Hadu Singh, died sp.
    • Raja Abhiram Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Anand Singh, died unmarried.
  • Raja ABHIRAM SINGH, Raja of Seraikella ca 1743/1818, he helped control a bhuiyan revolt in Mayurbhanj, and as a result the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj gifted certain territory to Abhiram Singh for his help. Later on he recaptured the territory of Seraikella from the Raja of Kharsawan, married, and had issue, five sons and at least one daughter. He died 1818.
    • Raja Bikram Singh II (qv)
    • Kunwar Damodar Singh, he was granted Pir by way of ‘Kharpos’ in 1803. Icha was a part of Kuchung when Raja Abhiram Singh annexed the former Zamindari of Mayurbhanj. The title of ‘Pir-Pati-Dar’ was conferred on him with revenue powers.
    • Fateh Bahadur Singh, died sp.
    • Kashinath Singh
    • Hatamber Singh, died sp.
    • Rani Jamuna Devi, Regent of Mayurbhanj 1810/1813, married (as his second wife), Raja Damodar Bhanj of , and had issue, two sons who died young.
  • Raja BIKRAM SINGH II, Raja of Seraikella 1818/1823, he and his predecessors enlarged their domains, including Kuchang Pir, in area half the size of Seraikella, which formed a part of Mayurbhanj State; he married and had issue. He died 1823.
    • Tikayat Upendra Singh, died young.
    • Kunwar Ajambar Singh (qv)
  • Kunwar AJAMBAR SINGH, Kunwar Saheb of Seraikella 1823/1837, married and had issue, five sons. He died 1837
    • Raja Bahadur Chakradhar Singh Deo (qv)
    • Kunwar Jagannath Singh Deo, founded the ‘Nua Garh’ Family of 'Bhotko', married and had issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumar Jeet Narain Singh Deo, married a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Jaganathpur in Ranchi (a freedom fighter who was hanged by the British), and had issue, four sons and four daughters.
        • Kumar Raghuraj Singh Deo (Dhadiya Babu), married in Palkot, and had issue, one daughter, died as an infant. He died 1929.
        • Kumar Deejraj Singh Deo [Dwijaraj Singh Deo], married Kumari Chandra Kumari Devi of Raj Nuagarh, Dist. Purulia, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1948.
          • Kumar Amarendra Pratap Singh Deo (Bhotko Babu), married Kumari Giriraj Kumari Devi of Palkot, and had issue, three sons.
            • Kumar Dr. Rameswar Singh Deo (+), a famous child specialist of Rourkela, married Kumar Shanti Devi (+) of Aurangabad, Bihar, and had issue, three daughters and one son.
              • Kumari Meenakshi Devi, marrried Aditya Raj Das, a journalist,and has issue, one son and one daughter.
                • Ashim Raj Das
                • Anusuya Raj Das
              • Kumari Madhuri Devi, married Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu, and has issue, one son and one daughter. (Canada)
                • Kumari Navneet Singh
                • Gursharan Singh
              • Kumar Dr. Rajeev Singh Deo, born 28th November 1965, married 20th December 1990, Kumarani Dr. Nini Singh Deo, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
                • Kumar Akshay Raj Singh Deo
                • Kumari Bhavana Singh Deo
              • Kumari Anuradha Devi, married Kumar Joginder Singh of Chaibasa, Jharkhand, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
                • Chandrashekhar Singh
                • Divya Singh
            • Kumar Jogeswar Singh Deo, married Kumari Annapurna Devi of Maheshmana, Ranchi, and has issue, five daughters.
              • Kumari Kiran Devi, married in Raj Nuagarh, Purulia and has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Kumari Sindhu Kumari, married Kumar Sangram Keshari Deo of , and has issue, one son and two daughters.
              • Kumari Sabita Devi, married in Kutumdula, Balangir, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Kumari Sunita Devi, married in Jagannathpur, Ranchi.
              • Kumari (name unknown), unmarried.
            • Kumar Ratneshwar Singh Deo (+), married Kumari Satyabhama Devi of Chainpur, and has issue, one daughter.
              • Kumari Aparajita
          • Kumari Padmavati Devi (+), married the Thakur Saheb of Khijri in Ranchi (+), and had issue, two sons and two daughters.
            • Thakur Bihari Nath Shah Deo (+) of Khijri, married in Gangpur, and had issue, three sons and four daughters.
            • Kunwar Gopal Nath Shah Deo (+), married in Icha, and had issue, three sons and three daughters.
          • Kumar Govind Pratap Singh Deo (+), married Kumari Lakshmi Kumari Devi (+) of Badkagarh Kutte in Ranchi, and had issue, one son and eight daughters.
            • Kumari Rama Devi (+), married Kumar Bharat Narain Singh (+) of Bagda, in Hazaribagh, and had issue, two sons and two daughters.
              • Kumari Ranjita Devi, married Kumar Rameshwar Singh of Panch Padua, Dist. Palamau, and has issue, one daughter and two sons.
              • Kumar Ranbir Singh, married Kumari Sunita Devi of Anandpur, Rourkela and has issue, one daughter.
                • Kumari Devika
              • Kumar Amar Singh, unmarried.
              • Kumari Ruby Devi, married Kumar Binod Kumar Bux Rai of Raisimala, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
            • Pattayet Rani Basanti Devi, married Raj Kumar Pattayet Matru Prasad Singh Deo of , and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
            • Kumar Nageswar Singh Deo, married Kumari Giriraj Kumari of Kuali near Jamshedpur, and has issue, three sons.
              • Kumar Mahesh Kumar Singh Deo
              • Kumar Rishi Kunal Singh Deo
              • Kumar Gautam Kumar Singh Deo
            • Kumari Meera Devi (+), married Kumar Suresh Singh of Ekona, Arrah, Bihar.
            • Kumari Kamla Devi, married Kumar Ram Nivas Singh of Ekona, Arrah, Bihar, and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
            • Kumari Mukta Devi, married Kumar Madhusudan Nath Shah Deo of Palkot, and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
            • Kumari Hira Devi, married Kumar Devanand Chandra Deo of Bonai, and has issue two daughters.
              • Kumari Anuradha Devi
              • Kumari Anupama Devi
            • Kumari Shefali Devi, married Kumar Pradyumna Aditya Raj Deo of Patkum, and has issue, three sons and two daughters.
              • Kumar Abhishek Aditya Raj Deo
              • Kumar Pankaj Aditya Raj Deo
              • Kumar Alok Aditya Raj Deo
              • Kumari Puja Devi
              • Kumari Pushpa Devi
            • Kumari Chandana Kumari Devi, married Kumar Kalidas Aditya Raj Deo of Patkum, and has issue, three daughters.
              • Kumari Gayatri Devi
              • Kumari Anupama Devi
              • Kumari Jaishree Devi
        • Kumar Suraraj Singh Deo, married two sisters in Rajpur Dist., Sambalpur, and had issue, two daughters, one from each wife.
          • Kumar Narayan Pratap Singh Deo, died 1945.
        • Kumar Gandharvaraj Singh Deo, married 1stly, a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Samrom , married 2ndly, in Badkagarh Kutte, and had issue, one daughter and one son.
          • Kumari Sarojini Devi (by 1st marriage), married in Chakli, Sambalpur and had issue, five sons and one daughter.
          • Kumar Hemant Singh Deo (+) (by 2nd marriage) ,married Kumari Prafula Kumari Devi (+) of Laing, Rajgangpur, and had issue, two sons and five daughters.
        • Kumari (name unknown) married in Tupudana and had issue.
        • Kumari (name unknown) married in Latma and had issue.
        • Kumari (name unknown) married in Bonai and had issue.
        • Kumari (name unknown) married in Bendi, Dist. Purulia, and had issue.
      • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Saheba of Panchkote], married the Raja Saheb of Panchkote, and had issue.
        • Raja Nilamoni Singh Deo of Panchkote.
    • Kumar Pitambar Singh Deo, founded the ‘Nua Garh’ Family of 'Balaram'.
    • Kumar Padmalochan Singh Deo [Padmanava Singh Deo], died sp.
    • Kumar Ram Mohan Singh Deo
    • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Saheba of Keonjhar], married Raja Gadadhar Narayan Bhanj Deo of .
  • Raja Bahadur CHAKRADHAR SINGH Deo, Raja of Seraikella 1837/1883, born 1808, Raja Bahadur [cr.19th February 1856], married and had issue, four sons. He died 1883.
    • Tikayat (name unknown) Singh Deo, died young.
    • Maharaja Udit Narayan Singh Deo (qv)
    • Lal Saheb (name unknown) Singh Deo, with his younger brother, he formed the ‘Bod Babu’ Family of Rabi Raj, Bod Chhunu, Phutnu and that of Joy Narayan.
    • Lal Saheb (name unknown) Singh Deo, with his elder brother, he formed the ‘Bod Babu’ Family of Rabi Raj, Bod Chhunu, Phutnu and that of Joy Narayan.
  • Maharaja UDIT NARAYAN SINGH Deo, Raja of Seraikella 1883/1931, born 15th Janaury 1849, succeeded 25th November 1883 (), installed November 1884, created Raja Bahadur in November 1884 and Maharaja in 1922 as a personal distinction in recognition of his just and able administration, he married a daughter of HH Raja Bahadur Fateh Narayan Deo of , and had issue, four sons. He died 9th December 1931.
    • Tikayat Nruparaj Singh Deo, married Tikayat Rani Prematarangini Devi, daughter of Raja Pratap Rudra Singh of , and had issue, three sons and three daughters. He died vp aged 28 years.
      • Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo (qv)
      • Kuanr Saheb Bijoy Pratap Singh Deo, B.A., F.R.A.S., M.R.S.A (London), born 3rd June 1895, ‘Paramguru’ of Chhau (Mask Dance of Seraikella). He died sp 26th June 1951.
      • Lal Saheb Ajoy Pratap Singh Deo, died unmarried in 1920 aged 27 years old.
      • Rajkumari Krushna Priya Devi, [Rani Saheba of Dhenkanal], married Raja Shura Pratap Singh Dev Mahendra Bahadur of , and had issue, six sons.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown) (twin), married to the Zamindar of Deo, Dist. Gaya, Bihar, she died sp.
      • Rajkumari (name unknown) (twin), married to the Raja of Kasipur, a Zamindari of Kalahandi and had issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Rani Anand Manjari Devi, married Sri Birakhibirabara Pratapa Sri Sri Sri Raja Ramachandra Ananga Bhim Kesari Gajapathi Dev of Bodokhemundi.
    • Pattayet Biraraj Singh Deo of ‘Nua Pacca I’, married and had issue, five sons and four daughters.
      • Kumar Saheb Sourendra Pratap Singh Deo, married and had issue.
        • Rani Jogmaya Devi, married Raja Prabodh Chandra Dhir Deb (+), Raja Saheb of ; and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
      • Kumar Saheb Jogendra Pratap Singh Deo
      • Kumar Saheb Sudhanshu Pratap Singh Deo, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Girendra Narayan Singh Deo, married Kumarani Kamala Devi, and had issue.
          • Pattayet Rani Sangeeta Singh Deo, married Pattayet Tribhuvan Chandra Deb of Baramba.
        • Kumar Romendra Narayan Singh Deo, married to Renuka Devi of the Shekhar Deo family of Purulia and had three sons and two daughters.
          • Kumar Jyoti Prakash Singh Deo, married to Indrani Devi, daughter of Shri Dhirendranath Deb of Bamra estate, Orissa and have one son and a daughter.
            • Ranbijay Singh Deo
            • Swati Singh Deo
          • Kumari Anjana Singh Deo, married to Rajkumar Rajendra Pratap Singh Deo of Kunwarmunda, Orissa and have one daughter.
            • Trishna Singh Deo, married to Sameer Singh of Patna, and has a daughter.
              • Sanjana Singh
          • Kumar Jay Prakash Singh Deo, married to Pranati Devi, daughter of Shri Jayant Kumar Singh Deo of Kutumdola, Balangir, Orissa, and have two daughters and a son.
            • Madhumita Singh Deo
            • Udit Pratap Singh Deo
            • Namrata Singh Deo
          • Kumari Archana Singh Deo, married to Dr. Nikhil Kumar Singh Roy, descendants of Majhauli Raj, presently from Dinajpur Zamindari, West Bengal and have one daughter and a son.
            • Sweta Singh Roy
            • Jyotirmoy Singh Roy
          • Kumar Bhanu Prakash Singh Deo, married to Sunita Singh Deo, daughter of Shri Akshay Lal Kumar Singh of Ranchi, and have one daughter.
            • Anushka Singh Deo
        • Kumar Sachindra Narayan Singh Deo, married to Illa Kumari Debi of in 1964 and have issue, one daughter and two sons.
          • Sasmita Singh, married to Shri Vivek Singh and has two daughters.
            • Veera Singh
            • Rewa Singh
          • Commander Sanjay Kumar Singh Deo (Indian Navy), married to Preeti Manjari Devi, only daughter of Lal Saheb Bibhas Chandra Bhanj Deo of and has issue.
            • Kumar Brijraj Singh Deo
          • Kumar Chinmoy Singh Deo, married to youngest daughter of Kumar Meenakhshi Prasad Dev of Bodokhemundi and has issue.
            • Kumar Reyansh Singh Deo
        • Kumari Kanchana Prabha Devi
        • Kumari Swayam Prabha Devi
      • Kumar Saheb Rudra Pratap Singh Deo
      • Kumar Saheb Bhupendra Pratap Singh Deo
      • Kumari (name unknown) (eldest daughter), married in Panchakote.
      • Kumari (name unknown) (second daughter), married in Korea State.
      • Kumari (name unknown) (third daughter), married in Maheshpur.
      • Kumari (name unknown) (fourth daughter), married in Maheshpur.
    • Lal Saheb Dhiraraj Singh Deo of ‘Nua Pacca II’, married and had issue, five sons and three daughters.
      • Kumar Saheb Nagendra Pratap Singh Deo, married and had issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Kumar Dhirendra Narain Singh Deo (+), retired as Aditional Secretary to Government Urban Development and Chief Engineer. P.H.D. Government of Orissa, married Kumar Rani Lalita Devi (+), daughter of Pattayet Gauri Shankar Shekhar Deo of , and had issue, one daughter and three sons.
          • Kumari Ranjeeta Singh, married in Patna, Bihar,and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Kumar Surjit Pratap Singh Deo, is in the advertisement field, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur, member Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar, member Bhubaneswar Club, married Kumar Rani Jaishree Singh Deo, and has issue, two daughters and one son.
          • Kumar Ranjeet Singh Deo, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur, married,and has issue.
          • Kumar Prasenjit Singh Deo M.B.A., educated in Rajkumar College, Raipur, where he was Head Boy, graduate from Delhi, Branch Head of Aircel, Bhubaneswar, married Kumar Rani Manvi Devi, daughter of Kunwar Anil K. Singh of .
          • Kumar Abhijeet Singh Deo
        • Kumari Manjushree Devi, married Maharajkumar Bira Kesari Deo of , and has issue, two daughters and four sons.
      • Kumar Saheb Himanshu Pratap Singh Deo
      • Kumar Saheb Ajit Pratap Singh Deo
      • Kumar Saheb Ranendra Pratap Singh Deo, married Kumarani Kamleshwari Kumari Devi of Raj, Bihar state, and had issue, four sons and one daughter.
        • Kumar Rabindra Narayan Singh Deo, married Kumari Usha Kumari Devi from Lakhanpur, daughter of Lal Amresh Prasad Singh Deo, Zamindar of in Surguja, and has issue, one son and one daughter
          • Kumar Anand Singh Deo, working with ICICI Bank, married Rajkumari Chitrangda Devi, daughter of Raja Nabin Prasad Deo of Baudh, and his wife, Rani Surokalolini Devi.
          • Kumari Manisha Singh Deo
        • Kumar Prabir Narayan Singh Deo, retired as Drugs Controller, Government of Orissa; Member of Bhubaneswar Club Ltd, he is a keen golfer and is a member of Bhubaneswar Golf Club; founder member of the Billiards and Snooker Association of Orissa, organizing and technical committee member of the 62nd National Billiards and Snooker Championship and the '96 World Cup Billiard championship held in Bhubaneswar; married Kumarani Maitrayee Singhdeo from Tripura, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Kumar Anshuman Singh Deo, working with MNC, completed engineering from Utkal University, married Kumarani Shaonli Chakraborty from Tripura.
          • Kumari Namrata Singh Deo, completed MBA from XIMB, Bhubaneswar, married Kunwar Prashant Singh Rawat from Pauri Gharwal, Uttaranchal state.
        • Kumar Uday Narayan Singh Deo B.Pharm., educated at Javdavpur University, Calcutta, died unmarried at an early age.
        • Kumar Jayant Narayan Singh Deo, married Kumar Rani Madhu Devi, daughter of Lal Umesh Prasad Singh Deo of , and his wife, Lal Saheba Kumari Pushpa, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Kumar Aditya Singhdeo
          • Kumari Nivedita Singhdeo
        • Kumari Dhiraj Devi, married in Salur, Andhra Pradesh state, Dr. Vikram Deo, retired Regional Director of Health Services, Andhra Pradesh, and has issue, three daughters and one son.
          • Dr. Surya Narayan Deo, Assistant Professor of Oncology, A.I.I.M.S., Delhi.
          • Dr. Jyoti Deo, Senior Medical Officer, Vishakhapatnam Steel plant.
          • Meena Kumari Deo M.B.A.
          • Padmaja Deo
      • Kumar Saheb Hirendra Pratap Singh Deo, I.P.S., retired Additional Inspector General, Orissa; he was a renowned Chhau dancer, and presented the dance in various countries in Europe, he also presented Chhau dance in the presence of Mahatma Gandhi, father of our nation (India); he was an excellent football (soccer) player and played for the premier club of India; married a daughter of the Raja of Gunupur in Orissa, and had issue, one son and three daughters.
        • Kumar Sourendra Narayan Singhdeo
      • Kumari Chandra Priya Devi (eldest daughter) [Rani Chandra Priya Devi of Khallikote], married Lt. Raja Bahadur Sri Ramchandra Marda Raja Deo Bahadur of Khallikote.
      • Kumari (name unnknown) (second daughter), married to the Zamindar of Agalpur.
      • Kumari (name unknown) (third daughter), married to the Zamindar of Parvatipurram.
    • Lal Saheb Brajaraj Singh Deo, unmarried.
  • Raja ADITYA PRATAP SINGH Deo, Raja of Seraikella 1931/1969, born 30th July 1887, succeeded 9th December 1931 and ruled till the merger of the Princely States into the Indian Union, he signed the Instrument of Accession and the ‘Merger’ Agreements, M.L.A. (Bihar), though he was the Raja of Seraikella he was addressed as ‘Maharaja’ by one and all out of respect for his age and administrative excellence, and also because his second son, became the Maharaja of Patna State by adoption; he married Maharajkumari Padmini Kumari Devi, only daughter of Maharaja Ram Chandra Singh Deo of , and had issue, 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died 22nd December 1969.
    • Tikayat Nrupendra Narayan Singh Deo, B.A., B.L., born 21st March 1908, M.L.A. (Bihar), Vice-President of the Seraikella State Development Council and Member of the Standing Committee of Ministers in the Chamber of Princes (Narendra Mandal) between 1934 and 1947. He assisted the Ruler in all branches of adminisration, awarded First Class Gold Medal from Durbar in 1931 and the Jubilee Medal in 1935, author of “Singhbhum, Seraikella & Kharswan – Through the Ages”, 1954; married Tikayet Rani Kusum Manjari Devi, died 1990, eldest daughter of HH Maharaja Brij Mohan Deb of , and had issue, six sons and four daughters. He died vp 23rd December 1968.
      • Raja Shata Bhanu Singh Deo (qv)
      • Rani Manju Shree Devi [Rani Manju Shree Devi of Talcher], born 1932, married Raja Soubhagya Chandra Deb of , and had issue, two sons and two daughters. She died 14th March 2008, and was cremated in the Holy Town of Puri on the following day.
      • Kunwar Saheb Sura Bhanu Singh Deo, born 1936, married in the Rana family of Nepal, and had issue, three sons and three daughters. He died 1998.
      • Rani Jaya Shree Devi (+), married Raja Ban Bihari Deb of Aul, and had issue, two daughters.
      • Lal Saheb Juga Bhanu Singh Deo, born 10th February 1938, a Graduate of Calcutta University; did Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing (JEDP) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; before any other IIMs came-up in the country. A Sportsman – awarded with a ‘University Blue’ in Athletics; excelled in indoor (Billiards and Snooker) and outdoor games. In School, Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, he was the Hockey Captain and Football Vice-Captain. A Linguist – besides, Indian languages, i.) passed B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce) with French as foreign language, ii.) German – Certificate from Max-Muller Bhawan, Calcutta, iii.) Japanese – after a two-year study obtained Certificate from the Japanese Consulate, Calcutta. A Dancer and Dance Guru – Recipient of “Senior Fellowship” in Dance, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, for research work and enrichment of Chhau – the Mask Dance of Seraikella. Has performed in India and abroad. Has written three books: "CHHAU – Mask Dance of Seraikella" - Part I (100 pages: first published in 1973 and reprinted in 2000); Part II (300 pages) and Part III (100 pages), he is the living authority of this singular art-form. An Adventurer – walked 1000 miles of the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kutch; trekked to Khumbu Glacier - the Base Camp (18,000 feet) of Mount Everest; and, as the Treasurer of the ‘Explorers Club of India’ had organized 2-Man Rowing Expedition (without sail or radio contact) from Calcutta to the Andamans in 1969, being flagged-off by the first Everest conqueror, Tenzing Norgay. Other Interests: Travelled widely several times in India and abroad, Tantra and Zen, Writing on Heritage, Music, Eco-Tourism, Nature, Naturopathy and Spiritualism; married Shrimati Lal Saheba Subhadra Devi, daughter of Lal Saheb Prafulla Bhanj Deo (+) of , and his second wife, Lal Saheba Tillottama Devi, and has issue, one son and one daughter. (The Palace, P.O. Seraikella, Dist. Seraikella-Kharsawan, Jharkhand - 833219, India and 166, Dharma Vihar, Bhubaneswar - 751030, Orissa, India)
        • Kumar Sahib Amrit Singh Deo, born 1st April 1976.
        • Kumari Amrita Devi, born 15th March 1982.
      • Rani Puspa Shree Devi, born 1939, married Raja Purna Chandra Nisanko Deo of Budharsingi, and has issue, four sons and two daughters.
      • Rani Priya Shree Devi (+), born 1944, married Raja Prasanna Chandra Deo (+) of Sukma in Madhya Pradesh, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
      • Lal Saheb Singha Bhanu Singh Deo, born 1945, an accomplished sportsman and ‘Shikar’ enthusiast, he was educated at Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh and graduated from North Bengal University at (‘North Point) St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling; married Kumari Khyana Prabha Devi of Bamra, and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
        • Kumar Saheb Abhijit Singh Deo
        • Kumar Saheb Abhisekh Singh Deo
        • Kumari Alpana Devi
      • Lal Saheb Braja Bhanu Singh Deo, born 1948, he was educated at Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh and at St. Joseph’s College (‘North Point), Darjeeling; an accomplished sportsman, he is an exponent of the world famous Chau Dance of Seraikella and devotes a lot of time for its promotion as well as the culture of Seraikella. He has also performed abroad in Europe along with his dance troupe. He is unmarried. (Seraikella, Jharkand, India)
      • Lal Saheb Dipta Bhanu Singh Deo, born 6th August 1949, an accomplished sportsman, he was educated at Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh and graduated from North Bengal University at (North Point) St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling; married 20th April 1980, Rajkumari Lokeshwari Devi, second daughter of Rao Bahadur Raja Yadvendra Singh Ju Deo of , and his wife, Rani Chandraprabha, and has issue, two sons.
        • Kumar Saheb Bheem Singh Deo
        • Kumar Saheb Tribikram Singh Deo
    • HH Maharaja Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo K.C.I.E., adopted to Bolangir State ().
    • Patayet Rajkumar Bhoopendra Narayan Singh Deo (+), married Patayet Rani Manhar Kumari Devi (née Maharajkumari Manhar Kumari of Gondal), daughter of Kumar Shri Balsinhji Jalamsinhji of Gondal, foster daughter of HH Maharajah Shri Bhojrajjisinhji Bhagwatsinhji Sahib of , and had issue. He died 1997.
      • Maharajkumar Sahib Jairaj Singh Deo, born 28th November 1950 at Seraikella House in Calcutta, West Bengal, educated at La Martiniere College, Calcutta, Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) in Kharagpur (B.Sc. in Chemistry) and at the Royal Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London (MICS); currently (2010) Director (Maritime Solutions), Singh Deo Consultants & Realty LP (Singapore/UK); Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Shiprokers, London (FICS); Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London (MICS); Fellow, Narottam Morarjee Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Mumbai; Member of The Tollygunge Club Ltd., Calcutta; an avid golfer, classic car enthusiast and maritime investor; married 1973 at Seraikella House in Calcutta, Rani Sahiba Ruponanda Devi, and has issue. (Seraikella House, Calcutta - 700045, India and The Palace, Seraikella - 833219, Jharkhand, India)
        • Rajkumar Rajvikram Singh Deo, born 7th October 1983 at Seraikella House in Calcutta, West Bengal, educated at La Martiniere College, Calcutta, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas (B.B.A. in International Marketing) and at Bournemouth University, Dorset, U.K. (M.Sc. in International Buisiness and Finance, 2010), former member of the Indian Junior Equestrian team (Dressage) and N.C.A.A. (U.S. collegiate) level squash player; Member of The Tollygunge Club Ltd., Calcutta, presently (2011) working as a private banker in Singapore; married 20th January 2011 at Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Kumari Ambica Kumari Raol, born 21st June 1984 at Mangalsinhji Mahal, Bhavnagar, educated at Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer (2002) and at Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, graduating with a Bachelors Degree (Psychology, 2007), daughter of Kumar Shri Lokendrasinhji Chandrajitsinhji Raol of , and his wife, Kumar Rani Mamta Devi.
      • Maharajkumar Sahib Padmaraj Singh Deo, married Patayet Rani A.S. Maleka Devi, and has issue.
        • Kumari Nayantara Kumari, graduated from University of Auckland, NZ.
        • Kumari Priya Kumari, presently completing her Bachelors at the Lady Shriram College, New Delhi.
    • Majhia Lal Saheb Shuvendhra Narayan Singh Deo, born about 1921, acclaimed as perhaps the best exponent of Chau Dance the world has ever seen, his performance in Europe in 1937 received rave reviews. He died unmarried in 1944 whilst swimming with friends in the River Kharkhai.
    • San-Majhia Lal Saheb Brajendra Narayan Singh Deo, he was adopted by the Zamindar Saheb of estate in Bolangir, married and had issue, one son (see Jarasingha).
    • San-Lal Saheb Sudhendra Narayan Singh Deo (+), born 1927, he carried on the art of Chau Dance after the death of his older brother, he was a dancer, choreographer and Guru par excellence, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1962 and also with the Padmashri; he married Princess Kirti Kumari Devi of Todi-Fatehpur, and had issue, three sons and one daughter. He died 2001.
      • Kumar Sahib Vijay Kirti Singh Deo, born 1956.
      • Kumar Sahib Bikram Kirti Singh Deo, born 1959.
      • Kumari Snehalata Devi, born around 1962.
      • Kumar Sahib Sanjay Kirti Singh Deo, born around 1964.
    • Rani Ratna Prabha Devi, born 11th December 1909, M.L.A. Orissa 1957/1971 (three terms); as State Commissioner of Girls' Guides, the Rani Sahiba represented India in the Washington Girl Scout Function in 1937; during Darbar Administration she was in charge of Public Health, Women Education and Endowment Department; District President, Ganatantra Parishad for the district of Dhenkanal up to 1965; District President of Swatantra Party for the district of Dhenkanal; Member of the Senate of the Utkal University; Member State National Savings Advisory Board; Executive member of the Red Cross Society State Branch; author of some books in Oriya on 'Girl Guide' and 'Health'; married to Raja Shankar Pratap Singh Dev Mahendra Bahadur of , and had issue, two sons. She died 27th April 2001.
    • Rajkumari Hem Prabha Devi [HH Maharani Hem Prabha Devi of Patiala], born 1913, married 1933, Lt.-Gen. HH Shri Maharajadhiraja Sir Yadavendra Singh Mahendra Bahadur of Patiala.
    • Rani Mani Prabha Devi, married Lt. Raja Jagannath Rajmani Raj Deo II of , and had issue, three sons and three daughters.
  • Raja SHATA BHANU SINGH DEO, Raja of Seraikella 1969/1993, born 29th June 1930, succeeded to the title 22nd December 1969 and was recognized as Raja by the Government of India, all Privy Purses and privileges were abolished in 1971; educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at Rajkumar College, Raipur and at Ashutosh College, Calcutta under Calcutta University, M.L.A. (Bihar); married 1stly, Yuvrani Gita Rajya Laxmi Devi, grand-daughter of Gen. Singha Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, and his wife, Rani Rama Rajya Laxmi Devi, (sister of HM King Tribhuban of Nepal), married 2ndly, Rani Kamal Kumari Devi [now Rajmata Kamal Kumari Devi of Seraikella] from Roruan in Mayurbhanj State, and had issue, six sons. He died 2nd July 1993.
    • Raja Bikram Pratap Singh Deo (by Yuvrani Gita Rajya Laxmi Devi) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Udayaditya Singh Deo (by Rani Kamal Kumari Devi), died aged five years.
    • Rajkumar Pratap Aditya Singh Deo (by Rani Kamal Kumari Devi), educated at Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh and graduated from Bombay University studying at Elphinstone College, Bombay; married Rajkumari Arunima Kumari Devi of Chandapur, U.P.
    • Rajkumar Nrupaditya Singh Deo (by Rani Kamal Kumari Devi), educated at Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh and graduated from Bombay University studying at Sydenham College, Bombay. By profession a Chartered Accountant; married at Ranchi, Kumari Rashmi Devi, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumar Sahib Apurvaditya Singh Deo
    • Rajkumar (name unknown) Singh Deo (by Rani Kamal Kumari Devi), died young.
    • Rajkumar Debasish Singh Deo (by Rani Kamal Kumari Devi), educated at Raj Kumar College, Raipur, Chattisgarh and graduated from Bombay University studying at Elphinstone College, Bombay (LL.B.), he passed away in 200x aged 31 before being able to practise Law.
  • Raja BIKRAM PRATAP SINGH DEO, Raja of Seraikella (see above)

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