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Itaunja – Raipur Ekdaria (Taluq)

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Revenue₹ 36,679 (1879)
Villages51 (plus 7)
Hindi Nameइताउन्जा
Last Updated26th Nov, 2022

Present Head/Ruler

Raja RAGHVENDRA PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married Kunwarani Sunita Singh, and has issue.

  • Kunwar Karni Singh
  • Kunwar Devrat Singh

Short History

Founder of the family was Rao Deoridh Rai, the eighth son of Raja Rudra Shah of Deogarh or Dharanagar in Gwalior. He is said to have come to this pargana in about the 14th century. A Large square stone is held in great reverence and is said to be the title deed of the family, brought from Delhi by their ancestors, who entered the services of the kings of Delhi and held important posts under them,


  • Rao DEORIDH RAI, a native of Dharanagar in Gwalior, he came to Delhi in the services of the Emperor of Delhi. Taking advantage of his brother’s employment under the Kurmi proprietor of Mahona, he, in concert with the former, expelled the latter out of his possessions. He also reduced the fort of Ding. He assumed the title of Raja which became hereditary within the family; married and had issue, three sons.
    • Raja Dankar Deo (qv)
    • Kunwar Balhan Deo, ancestor of Babu Jadunath Singh, Taluqdar of Mahgaon, (Makona) and Udaipur.
    • Kunwar Karan Deo, ancestor of Thakur Hari Har Baksh, Taluqdar of Sarura and Thakur Durga Baksh, Taluqdar of Nil Ganw.
  • Raja DANKAR DEO, Raja of Itaunja, also called Dinger Deo, perhaps from his father’s exploits in the capture of Ding.
  • Raja CHANDER SEN, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja NAND SEN, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja SURAJ SEN, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Madho Singh, while at Delhi, his brother assumed the title and took over the estate. Madho Singh was content with this arrangement, and only reserved for himself six villages which his descendants still hold.
    • Raja Ashokh Mal (qv)
  • Raja ASHOKH MAL, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Rup Narain
    • Kunwar Mokham Singh
    • Raja Tara Chand (qv)
    • Kunwar Ishwari Singh
    • Kunwar Gurdut Singh
  • Raja TARA CHAND, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja LOHANG SINGH, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja NIRHEY SINGH, a great hunter and athlete he let his affairs fall into disorder. His brother Bahadur Singh professed to look after the estate, but the revenue fell into arrears and the Subedar Diler Khan came against him, and in the fight that ensued, both the Raja and his brother were killed. He married and had issue.
    • Raja Madari Singh (qv)
  • Raja MADARI SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, he attended the emperor’s court and was granted a khillat and recovered his fathers estate. But he is said to have been a man of lawless habits and most inordinate pride, as a result Rai Surat of the second or the Haveli branch was elected as Raja.
  • Raja UDIT SINGH, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja PIRTHI SINGH, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja SUMER SINGH, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja SHEO SINGH, Raja of Itaunja fl. 1818, during his tenure, the whole taluqa was held kham and he was left with only ten mahals, which he held rent free.
  • Raja DUNIYAPATH SINGH, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja DHARAM SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • generation/s
      • Raja Bhagwan Bakhsh Singh (qv)
      • Raja Rampal Singh (qv)
  • Raja JOT SINGH, Raja of Itaunja
  • Raja RATAN SINGH, Raja of Itaunja, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jagmohan Singh (qv)
    • Raja Indra Bikram Singh (qv)
  • Raja JAGMOHAN SINGH, Raja of Itaunja -/1881, born 1860, he was confirmed with the title of Raja as a hereditary distinction in 1877, died sp in 1881.
  • Raja INDRA BIKRAM SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1881/1921, born 24th November 1864, educated at Canning College, Lucknow; installed on 2nd January 1886 upon attaining his majority, married the daughter of the Raja of Surajpur, and had adoptive issue, one son. He died sp in 1921.
    • (A) Raja Surendra Bikram Singh (qv)
  • Raja BHAGWAN BAKHSH SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1921/1926, died in August 1926.
  • Raja RAMPAL SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1926/1939, born 21st July 1879, died 12th/13th November 1939.
  • Raja SURENDRA BIKRAM SINGH, Raja of Itaunja 1939/1949, he succeeded by adoption, married 1stly, Rani Mahendra Kumari of Orchha – Tikamgarh Estate, married 2ndly, Rani Brijendra Kumari Sahiba of Thikana Semlia in Sailana, and had adoptive issue. After his death, there were many claimants and after litigation the Judiciary transferred the estate to his widow, Rani Brijendra Kunwar, as the outright owner and the estate was released to her by the Court of Wards.
    • (A) Raja Bhanu Partap Singh (qv)
  • Rani Brijendra Kunwar, Rani of Itaunja 1949/1978, born 1918, she adopted Kunwar Bhanu Pratap Singh as her successor. She died sp 24th April 1978.
  • Raja BHANU PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Itaunja from 24th April 1978 to 2010, (Itaunja House, Chhachhi Kuan, Lucknow – 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India or Itaunja Kothi, Town Area Itaunja, District Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India), born 18th May 1950, married Rani Kumkum Singh of Khapradih Taluq, and has issue, two sons and one daughter. He died on 26th September 2012.
    • Kunwar Raghvendra Pratap Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Digvijai Pratap Singh, married December 2005, Kunwarani Malini Singh, daughter of Thakore Saheb Tejraj Singh of Sarthal Thikana of Kotah and has issues, two daughters.
      • Baisa Narayani Singh
      • Baisa Kalyani Singh
    • Kunwarani Meenakshi Kunwar, married Bhanwar Shatrunjai Singh of Khandela-Junior, and has issue
  • Raja RAGHVENDRA PRATAP SINGH, Raja of Itaunja (see above)

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