Prince of Nilgiri to tie knot with Kothi king’s granddaughter

Nilagiri: Prince of erstwhile Nilgiri princely state Janmejay Harichandan will tie the knot with the granddaughter of Kothi princely state king Raja Bahadur Govind Pratap Singh on January 22.

The ‘Tilak Utsav’ or engagement ceremony was held in a traditional way on December 9 at the Nilgiri royal palace in presence of the Kothi prince, Puri Gajapati, Dhenkanal princely state king, Kanika princely state king and other dignitaries.

Talking to newsmen, Nilgiri king Jayant Chandra Mardaraj Harichandan said, “As Janmejay Mardaraj Harichandan is my only child, the royal family decided to hold the marriage ceremony at Nilagiri.”

Notably, the Nilgiri princely state became a part of Balasore district in 1949 and is currently known as Nilagiri.