Patna (princely state)

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This article is about the princely state in Odisha. For the city in Bihar, see Patna.
Patna State
ପଟନା
Princely State
1191–1948

Flag of Patna

Flag

Location of Patna
Patna State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 -  Established 1191
 -  Accession to the Indian Union 1948
Area
 -  1892 6,503 km2 (2,511 sq mi)
Population
 -  1892 257,959 
Density 39.7 /km2  (102.7 /sq mi)
Indian Princely States K-W

Patna (Oriya: ପଟନା; Hindi: पटना), or Patnagarh, was a princely state in the Central Provinces of India during the British Raj. It had its capital at Balangir (Bolangir). Its area was 6,503 km2 (2,511 sq mi).[1]

History[edit]

Until 1947, it was not part of British India but was subject to the suzerainty of the British crown, under the Orissa States Agency.

In 1947, at the time of the Indian independence, Patna's ruler did not immediately accede to the newly independent Union of India, delaying accession until 1948. The present day Balangir district is almost coterminous with the boundaries of the former state.

The last ruler of Patna, Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo, built a new career as an elected politician and served as Chief Minister of Orissa from 8 March 1967 to 9 January 1971.[1]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Patna princely state belonged to the Chauhan Rajput Dynasty[2] and were granted a hereditary salute of 9 guns by the British.[3]

Maharajas[edit]

  • 1685 - 1762 Raisingh Deo
  • 1762 - 1765 Prithviraj Deo
  • 1765 - 1820 Ramchandra Singh Deo I
  • 1820 - 1848 Bhupal Singh Deo
  • 1848 - Aug 1866 Hiravajra Singh Deo (d. 1866)
  • 1866 - 1878 Pratap Singh Deo (b. 1844 - d. 1878)
  • 25 Nov 1878 - 1895 Ramchandra Singh Deo II (b. 1872 - d. 1895)
  • 1895 - 1910 Lal Danganjan Singh Deo (b. 1830 - d. 19..)
  • 1910 - 1924 Prithviraj Singh (b. 1890 - d. 1924)
  • 1924 - 15 Aug 1947 Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo (b. 1912 - d. 1975)

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 20°43′N 83°29′E / 20.72°N 83.48°E / 20.72; 83.48