Sakti State

Sakti State was one of the princely states of India during the British Raj. It belonged to the Chhattisgarh States Agency, which later became the Eastern States Agency.

Sakti State
सक्ती रियासत
Princely State of British India
TBD–1948
Sakti-Raigarh-Imperial Gazetteer.jpg
Sakti State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1892
357 km2 (138 sq mi)
Population 
• 1892
22,819
History 
• Established
TBD
1948
Succeeded by
India

The capital was Sakti town, which had 1,791 inhabitants, according to the 1901 Census of India. Today, it is located in the state of Chhattisgarh. It had an area of 357 km2 and, in 1982, a population of 22,819 inhabitants. Its rulers were Gond and had a privy purse of 29,000 rupees. The princely state acceded to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948, thus ceasing to exist.

HistoryEdit

Sakti State's rulers were Raj Gonds. The year when the state was founded is not known. Legend says that it was founded by two twin brothers, who were soldiers of the Raja of Sambalpur. The capital was in Sakti, Janjgir-Champa district, Chhattisgarh.[1] Sakti's last ruler was Rana Bahadur Leeladhar Singh, born on 3 February 1892, who succeeded as new rana on 4 July 1914. The princely family still exists and is headed by Raja Surender Bahadur Singh, who represented India in its hockey team and was twice a minister for the government of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

RulersEdit

The rulers of this princely state bore the title of 'Rana'.[2]

  • .... – .... Rudra Singh
  • .... – .... Udai Singh
  • .... – .... Kiwat Singh
  • .... – .... Kagan Singh
  • .... – 1837 Kalandar Singh
  • 1837–19 Jun 1850 Vacant
  • 19 Jun 1850 – 1875 Ranjit Singh (b. 1836 – d. ....)
  • 1875 – Feb 1892 Vacant
  • Feb 1892 – Jul 1914 Rup Narayan Singh
  • 4 July 1914 – 15 August 1947 Liladhar Singh (b. 1892 – d. 19..)

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Coordinates: 22°02′N 82°58′E / 22.03°N 82.97°E / 22.03; 82.97