KochRoyals unite to save history – Descendants of Princely families form consortium

Cooch Behar, Sept. 30: The descendants of princely families of Koch lineage have come together to highlight their history, culture and heritage. Members of the families of the princely houses in Cooch Behar, Assam and Bangladesh met at a hotel in Guwahati on September 20 to form the Consortium of Koch Royal Families.

The first general body meeting of the consortium was held at Ranibagan of the erstwhile Beltola estate on September 27 and an executive body was formed.

At the meeting to form the consortium, Kumar Supriya Narayan of the Cooch Behar family, Kumar Joyes Narayan Dev of the Sidhli family of Assam and Kumar Trilokya Narayan Dev of the Darang family of Assam were present.

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1st General body meeting of Consortium of Koch Royal Families (CONKORF) held

Senior Member of Darrang Koch Royal Family Kumar Samarendra Narayan Deb  in the Meet (Standing)

Senior Member of Darrang Koch Royal Family Kumar Samarendra Narayan Deb in the Meet (Standing)

The first General body meeting of the recently constituted Consortium of Koch Royal Families (CONKORF) met at Ranibagan of the erstwhile Beltola Estate yesterday on 27th September 2015, to form the executive body.

The meeting was presided over by Smt. Uma Devi of Beltola royal family. Attended among others by Smt. Madhuri Choudhuri (writer) and princess of Beltola royal family, Kumar Jitendra Narayan & Kumar Supriyo Narayan of Koch Behar royal family, Kumar Samarendra Narayan Deb (Film maker), Dr. Kumar Amarendra Naryan Dev both from Darrang royal family, Kumar Dilip Narayan Dev of Fakiragram, Bijni royal family & Kumar Jayesh Narayan Dev of Sidli royal family, Kumar Arijit Narayn Koer of Panga Estate, Ranpur, Bangladesh, Kumari Indrani Choudhurani of Lakhipur royal family, besides all representative members from  Koch Behar, Darrang, Beltola, Panga, Morigoan, Bijni, Sidli royal family members.
The members of the executive committee was formed to chalk out future agenda of the Consortium. The newly constituted Executive Body with the office bearers had anonymously elected Kumar Indrajit Narayan Dev as President of Ranibagan Estate, Beltola, followed by Kumar Troilokya Vijay Narayan Dev of Darrang as Vice President, Smt. Anangarekha Devi Borua of Sidli as Vice President & Kumar Pranab Narayan Dev of Darrang & Kumar Supriyo Narayan of Koch Behar both as Secretaries.

The meeting resolved to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahavir Chilarai who was the founder along with king Naranarayan of the Koch dynasty of the 16th century covering the entire region of north Bengal, Assam & Tripura which was known as Kamatapur.
Several members expressed contentment that the family members of the glorious Koch Dynasty ultimately have come together under one umbrella in a much needed historic moment. They pledged to work cohesively to uplift the neglected culture the of this vast community of the Koch royals and the Koch Rajbanshis being one ethnic stock. Historically, all the present Koch and Koch Rajbanshi royal families originated from Maharaj Naranarayan and his brother Mahavir Chilarai. The meeting was convened by Kumar Indrajit Narayan Dev and hosted by his wife Smt Vikeyeno Zao Devi of Kohima, Nagaland with a grand dinner.

The meeting ended with an oath by all members present to maintain and uphold dignity and to restructure the lost glory and heritage of the Koch Dynasty.

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