Jharia Raja Durga Prasad Singh

Jharia Raja Durga Prasad Singh



Raja Durga Prasad Singh were among the notable zamindars of Jharia Raj and inherited estate in 1850s. He was still a minor that time. He died in 1916 and after that Raja Shiva Prasad Singh inherited the estate.

Raja Sri Sri Durga Prasad Singh( M.B.E) With his British political agents as well as Indian Officials
Raja Sri Sri Durga Prasad Singh( M.B.E) With his British political agents as well as Indian Officials

About Raja Durga Prasad Singh

There were many Raja’s in JHARIA.But among them Raja Durga Prasad Singh was notable for his far sightedness,Business knowledge and development idea. He commercially developed coal and expanded the name of JHARIA. He was very helpful person , he helped his friends and public.

He established JHARIA Raj school year 1866. To sort out the problem of drinking water he purified and maintained the Raja Talab , the only source of drinking water in JHARIA. The building of JHARIA police station ( JHARIA Thana ) in the time of British Period was given by The Raja of JHARIA.

He encouraged music and art. ” Gauhaar Jaan ” the famous India Fame singer and dancer , performed in the Darbaar of Raja Durga Prasad Singh.
Raja Durga Prasad Singh had 3 Ranies
(1) Rani Prayag Kumari DEVI
(2) Rani Subhadra Kumari DEVI
(3) Rani Hem Kumari DEVI

Raja Durga Prasad Singh Died issue less in the year 1916

Rani Hem Kumari Palace was in Pargha ( Kusmatand ) Rani Mahal
Rajbadi ( which is now in a dilapited state ) iwhich she gifted her all remaining properties by registered deed to Raja Bishweshwar Prasad Singh and Raja Maheshwar Prasad Singh ( Son’s of Last Raja of JHARIA Raj)

Raja Durga Prasad Singh was Honoured The title ( Medal ) of M.B.E. Member of the Most Excellent order of the British Empire , for his extraordinary service to mankind as well as British Empire.

Image below : Raja Durga Prasad Singh M.B.E Jharia

Raja Durga Prasad Singh M.B.E Jharia
Raja Durga Prasad Singh M.B.E Jharia
Rani Snehalata Kumari DEVI. JHARIA Raj .
Rani Snehalata Kumari DEVI. JHARIA Raj

Know about Jharia Raja Durga Prasad Singh and his development.

Jharia Coal Field History

Positive effects of JHARIA Coal field



Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi said that Coal was introduced in the year 1888 during the period of Raja Durga Prasad Singh. But coal activities were started in the year 1894. These were the British Period, then the Rulers of India. In JHARIA, The British authorized the Raja of JHARIA with all the underground as well as surface Powers. In the Lieu of that the British Empire received Royalty or Rent from Raja of JHARIA.

Many outsiders mainly Gujrati Community and Marwari community people took lease from Raja for Business purpose. The Positive effects that happened during this course of time were that lots of people migrated from different parts of the country and started earning money.

Jharia Coal Field History

Slowly JHARIA was converting into a business Hub from a thinly populated town. Along with it local people got opportunity to work and earn their livelihood. JHARIA is the only source of coking coal in India.

Raja Kali Prasad Singh in his early age during the year 1944 due to his modern outlook opened ” Selected Khas JHARIA colliery ” ( Coal mines) for Business purpose located back side of Purana Rajaghar area now called Bakarhata.

He supplied coal to BENGAL.( company Burn and Co and many more) .They took coal for brick factory, sugar factory, steelmaking and even personal use. Later TISCO and Khora Ramji took lease from Raja Kali Prasad Singh Ji. The economy of JHARIA people increased as lots of people were appointed in these coal mines and JHARIA Prospered.

After Nationalization of coal in 1971, only coking coal was Nationalized, Non – coking coal was not. Taking this opportunity Raja Bishweshwar Prasad Singh along with Raja Madan Mohan Singh ( Ex MLA  Baghmara Constituency, Dhanbad) of  Telmocho Zamindari started coal mines in Mohuda.

Dealers used to come from U.P and sold in Banaras Coal Mandie’s. Mining Act came into being in the year 1964 and GOVERNMENT of India took the underground rights from The Raja Of JHARIA (Shri Raja Kali Prasad Singh) and things changed.

Information Shared by Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi



Jharia Raja Kali Prasad Singh

Jharia Raja Kali Prasad Singh



Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi said that Raja Kali Prasad Singh my father in law was the owner of all the collieries,up to area 14 miles Jharia-Dhanbad which was under our jurisdiction.

Raja Sri Sri Kali Prasad Singh JHARIA Raj
Raja Sri Sri Kali Prasad Singh JHARIA Raj

He had all the underground rights as well as surface rights. He was the last Raja of Jharia. He ascended the throne in 1st January 1947. Law of Primogeniture was applicable to him.

He had all the civil powers. After zamindari was abolished many businessmen from all over India started coming to Jharia to start there coal business.

They took permission from the king after paying him royalty. Even Tisco.(Tata Iron And Steel Company Ltd) was paying royalty to my mother in Law Rani USHA DEVI till 1964.

After that Bihar government took over the charge, cocking coal was nationalised in 1971 and coal in 1973. After that some remaining amount from 1964-1973 Jharkhand government paid compensation to Rajkumar Maheshwar Prasad Singh and Rajkumar Bishweshwar Prasad Singh.

Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi said The palace is registered in the name of Raja Kali Prasad Singh because he was the last Raja of JHARIA. He ascended the throne on 1st Jan 1947 during the British Period. And country got independence on 15th August 1947.

He was the absolute Raja for 8 months. He had all the sovereign powers.In 26th Jan 1950.Constitution came into existence and our country was declared Democratic.Raja Shiv Prasad Singh knew the fact and the prevailing law, so he gave the shares, landed properties, buildings to his other sons, because elder son becomes Raja as per tradition as well as law.

But Raja Kali Prasad Singh allowed his brothers to stay in the palace for their children’s education. (Photocopy attached of JHARIA Raj palace, which is Raja Kali Prasad Singh’s property) Then naturally after death of Raja Kali Prasad Singh his Property, palace etc are inherited by his sons Raja Maheshwar Prasad Singh and Raja Bishweshwar Prasad Singh and also his daughters Rajkumari Jaya Singh (Rani of kurri sudoli) and Rajkumari Madhulika Singh ( Kunwarani of Muli Princely state ).

Rest of the brothers filed a partition suit case No 37/85 and judgment came in the favour of Raja Kali Prasad Singh. This is the judgment of Supreme Court, High Court 32 AIR, Privy Council London case No 7/34. The JHARIA Raj Estate is governed by law of Primogeniture and it is Impartible State ( which cannot be divided among brothers) For your clear concept it is also mentioned in the Imperial Gazette Record.

And for your kind information Raja Jaimangal Singh was the 9 th Raja of JHARIA according to Genealogical Record. There are two attachments sent by her. You can contact her for more information.

Photo of Raja Kali Prasad Singh and Rani USHA DEVI.

Rare photo of Jharia Raja Kali Prasad Singh
Rare photo of Jharia Raja Kali Prasad Singh
Rare Photo of Jharia Rani USHA DEVI
Rare Photo of Jharia Rani USHA DEVI

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Raja Garh

Jharia Raja Garh



Jharia Raja Garh Pic
Jharia Raja Garh Pic
Jharia Raja Garh Pic
Jharia Raja Garh Pic

Durga Puja Purana Rajaghar, Bakarhata, JHARIA

Puja done by Jharia Raja Parivar – Raja Maheshwar Prasad Singh, Raja Bishweshwar Prasad Singh, Rani Sujata Singh and Rani Snehalata DEVI

1) slaughter Place where Pantha Bali( Goat ) is sacrificed. This is one of the oldest tradition of Jharia Raj Family and Jharia people.

Every year, Jharia Raj pariwar come together at Jharia Raja Garh and worship Devi Durga Shiv Shakti and celebrate oldest and historic Durga puja with full family. There is a lot of crowd on Ashtami in Jharia Raja Garh Durga Oldest temple.

Here is the some photographs of Jharia oldest Durga Puja at Raja Garh sent by Rani Snehalata DEVI:

Durga Puja done by Raja Parivar Jharia
Durga Puja done by Raja Parivar Jharia
Durga puja done by Jharia Raja at Raja Garh
Durga puja done by Jharia Raja at Raja Garh
Puja done by Raja Parivar
Puja done by Raja Parivar
Durga worship jharia oldest puja by rani
Durga worship jharia oldest puja by rani
jharia oldest duega worship by raja
jharia oldest duega worship by raja
jharia durga puja both rani
jharia durga puja both rani
rani snehlata devi on Durga puja
rani snehlata devi on Durga puja
jharia raja garh durga statue
jharia raja garh durga statue
jharia oldest durga puja worship
jharia oldest durga puja worship
Jharia Oldest Durga Puja Belbharni ma
Jharia Oldest Durga Puja Belbharni ma
Jharia Oldest Raja Garh Durga Puja 2018
Jharia Oldest Raja Garh Durga Puja 2018 By Raja Bishweshwar Prasad Singh

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Kids Garden Secondary School Jharia

Kids Garden Secondary School Jharia



Kids Garden School has been established by Jharia Raja Late Shri Kali Prasad Singh and and Late Deonandan Prasad the doner of Indian Education Trust and in present the two sons of Raja Kali Prasad, Shri Raja Bishweshwar prasad Singh and Raja maheshwar prasad Singh is running the school.

According to Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi(Daughter in law of Late Raja kali prasad Singh and wife Of Rajkunwar Bishweshwar prasad singh):

Raja Maheshwar prasad singh has sold his share from kids Garden School Jharia. Now Partnership is between Raja Bishweshwar prasad  Singh and Mrs Sobha Sinha.

Important Information

  • Co-Educational Senior Secondary School
  • Affiliates by Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)
  • Established on 5th February, 1985
principal kids garden jharia shobha singh
principal kids garden jharia shobha singh
vice principal verma sir kids garden jharia
vice principal verma sir kids garden jharia



History of Kids Garden School Jharia

According to Maharajkumari Snehalata kumari Devi(Daughter in law of Late Raja kali prasad Singh and wife Of Rajkunwar Bishweshwar prasad singh):

In The Year 1976 Dr J.K Singh and Rajkumar Bishweshwar Prasad Singh met in Imperial school of learning now Indian School of learning(ISL Official Website)during Saraswati Puja. Dr J.K. Sinha was the principal of ISL Jharia.

Both Mr Sinha and Sri Bishweshwar prasad Singh decided to establish an English Medium school in Jharia as there was very few school. So my father in law Late Raja Kali Prasad Singh, provided the land because his son Rajkumar Bishweshwar Prasad Singh was establishing a school with Mr Sinha in 1977 in the month of february.

At that time only two rooms was constructed with one washroom by Rajkunwar Bishweshwar prasad singh he also provided chair and tables for the children. Mr Mohan Prasad, Miss Sashi Sharma( verma) and Mrs Cook were
the beginning teachers of kids Garden.



The one first student who took admission was the son of late Shri S.K. Rai ( MLA Jharia). Due to Rajkunwar’s hard labour and finical aid and also due to J.K. Sinha’s labour today the school has flourished and grown.

It was only a kinder garden school but due to public demand it is affiliated to CBSE board. At present Mr Bishweshwar prasad singh and Mrs Shobha Sinha are partners.

Official Website: www.kidsgardenjharia.in