Brig.(retd) Raja KAMAKSHYA PRASAD SINGH Deo Mahendra Bahadur A.V.S.M., Raja of Dhenkanal since 1965. (P.O. Dhenkanal-759001, Orissa, India), born 6th August 1941 in Calcutta, B.Sc. (Hons) (Geology), B.L.D (Orissa), educated at La Martineire School and Jadavpur University, Calcutta and Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (Orissa). Member of the Rajya Sabha [28.1.1972] – [2.4.1976] and member of the 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 13th Lok Sabha. Represented India in rowing; Orissa in hockey and rowing; Jadavpur University in hockey, football and rowing; Utkal University in cricket; a rugby player; conducts martial arts competitions. Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegations to Canada, 1989, Nepal, 1973 and Zimbabwe, 1986. Commissioned in the Territorial Army in the Regiment of artillery and fought in 1971 Indo-Pak war Operation Cactus); qualified as 1st paratrooper of the Territorial Army in 1986, commanded the Territorial Army contingent in the Republic Day Parade, 1976; qualified instructor in Army School of Mechanical Transport, 1976 and Infantry School, Mhow 1976; qualified as the 1st Asian as International Umpire in Rowing 1981; conducted 9th Asian Games as umpire in 1982, World Championship in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989; Asian Games 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994; Olympic Games 1984, 1988; Chef De Mission, India Contingent to Olympics 1988; married 6th May 1962, Rani Savitri Devi (Krishna Devi), daughter of HH Maharaja Pratap Kesari Deo of Kalahandi, and his wife, HH Maharani Kasturika Mohini Devi, and has issue, two sons and three daughters.