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Varuna Sriraya of Purvanchal

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Varuna Sriraya
Rashtradhyaksh II
Maharaja of Purvanchal
Rashtradhyaksh
Reign1 August 2020 – present
(Acting: 29 July – 31 July 2020)
Installation23 August 2020
PredecessorTanishkaa Patranabish
DeputyTanishkaa Patranabish
Bishnu Chetry
Prime Ministers
See list
Maharaja of Purvanchal

Rajpramukh until 10 November 2023
Reign8 June 2020 – present
RegentsSenior Prince Abhiraj
Crown Princess Sarala
Princess Mother Krishna
Chief MinistersPrincess Bishakha
Shivangi Roy
2nd and 4th National Leader of Vishwamitra
Assumed office
1 August 2020
Prime Minister
List
  • Anoushkaa Patranabish
  • Prince Abhiraj (acting)
  • Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
  • Casper Naverović
  • Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
  • Farhaz Hazarika
  • Phillip Joseph Pillin
  • Farhaz Hazarika
DeputyTanishkaa Patranabish
Bishnu Chetry
Preceded byTanishkaa Patranabish
In office
12 January 2010 – 30 April 2020
President
List
  • Tanishkaa Patranabish
  • Self
  • Sarala Baishya
  • Self
  • Tanishkaa Patranabish
  • Anoushkaa Patranabish
  • Sarala Baishya
  • Self
  • Anoushkaa Patranabish
  • Self
Prime Minister
List
  • Self
  • Sarala Baishya
  • Tanishkaa Patranabish
  • Sarala Baishya
  • Self
  • Sarala Baishya
  • Tanishkaa Patranabish
  • Self
  • Tanishkaa Patranabish
  • Anoushkaa Patranabish
  • Tanishkaa Patranabish
DeputyTanishkaa Patranabish
Preceded byTanishkaa Patranabish
Other senior government offices
President of Friends Society
In office
15 April 2007 – 31 December 2009
Prime MinisterArnisha Phatowali
Vice PresidentTanishkaa Patranabish
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byTanishkaa Patranabish
In office
22 May 2012 – 15 July 2014
Prime MinisterSelf
Sarala Baishya
Vice PresidentAnoushkaa Patranabish
Preceded byTanishkaa Patranabish
Succeeded bySarala Baishya
In office
6 December 2015 – 21 March 2016
Prime MinisterSarala Baishya
Vice PresidentBishnu Chetry
Preceded bySarala Baishya
Succeeded byTanishkaa Patranabish
In office
12 April 2017 – 25 December 2017
Prime MinisterSarala Baishya
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Vice PresidentBishnu Chetry
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Sarala Baishya
Preceded bySarala Baishya
Succeeded byAnoushkaa Patranabish
In office
11 September 2018 – 30 April 2020
Prime MinisterVacant
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Vice PresidentAnoushkaa Patranabish
Sarala Baishya
Preceded bySelf
as Supreme Leader
Succeeded byTanishkaa Patranabish
Supreme Leader of Friends Society
In office
14 May 2018 – 11 September 2018
DeputyAnoushkaa Patranabish
Preceded byAnoushkaa Patranabish
as President
Succeeded byAnoushkaa Patranabish
as Acting Head of State
Chairman of the Council of State
In office
1 May 2020 – 7 June 2020
PresidentTanishkaa Patranabish
Prime Minister of Friends Society
In office
1 January 2010 – 21 May 2014
PresidentTanishkaa Patranabish
Self
Vice PresidentSelf
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Preceded byArnisha Phatowali
Succeeded bySarala Baishya
In office
27 December 2014 – 22 February 2015
As Acting Chairman of the Council of Ministers
PresidentSarala Baishya
Vice PresidentAnoushkaa Patranabish
Preceded bySarala Baishya
Succeeded byTanishkaa Patranabish
In office
11 April 2016 – 12 April 2017
PresidentTanishkaa Patranabish
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Sarala Baishya
Vice PresidentBishnu Chetry
Arnab Sil
Bishnu Chetry
DeputyAnoushkaa Patranabish
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Abhiraj Kar
Preceded bySarala Baishya
Succeeded bySarala Baishya
In office
25 December 2017 – 13 May 2018
PresidentAnoushkaa Patranabish
Vice PresidentSarala Baishya
DeputyTanishkaa Patranabish
Arnab Sil
Asmi Patranabis
Preceded byTanishkaa Patranabish
Succeeded byTanishkaa Patranabish
as President of the
Council of Ministers
Organizational offices
Chairman of the Association of South Asian Micronations
In office
25 August 2020 – 1 September 2021
Vice-ChairmanVishwam Khandelwal
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byVishwam Khandelwal
Chair of the Cupertino Alliance
In office
15 August 2021 – 6 November 2021
Lt. ChairTyler Mullins
Preceded bySimon Reeve
Succeeded byTyler Mullins
Asia Secretary of the Grand Unified Micronational
In office
2 January 2021 – 11 July 2021
ChairJack Dean
Terry T (acting)
Anthony Clark
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byNicolás Millán
Recruitment Secretary of the Grand Unified Micronational
In office
11 July 2021 – 22 August 2021
ChairAnthony R. Clark
Preceded byTomáš Falešník
Succeeded byPosition vacant,
later filed by Otto Green
Membership Development Secretary of the Grand Unified Micronational
In office
5 July 2022 – 14 August 2022
ChairAnthony Barauskis
Preceded byPosition vacant
Succeeded byPosition vacant,
later filed by Rory Leonard
Deputy Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs of Cupertino Alliance
In office
9 November 2020 – 14 November 2020
ChairJayden Lycon
MinisterDaniel Hamilton
Preceded byPosition vacant,
last held by Pun Watta
Succeeded byPosition vacant
In office
15 April 2021 – 28 July 2021
ChairSimon Reeve
MinisterDaniel Hamilton
Preceded byPosition vacant
Succeeded byJayden Dagsa
Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs of Cupertino Alliance
In office
28 July 2021 – 15 August 2021
ChairSimon Reeve
DeputyJayden Dagsa
Preceded byDaniel Hamilton
Succeeded bySelf, ex-officio as Chair
Minister of Membership Attainment of Cupertino Alliance
In office
6 November 2021 – 17 December 2021
ChairTyler Mullins
DeputyJames Murray
Succeeded byJames Murray
Bornc.2002 (age 22)
 India
Names
Hindi: ध्रुबज्योति रॉय
Bengali: ধ্রুবজ্যোতি রায়
FatherDebajyoti, Prince Father
MotherKrishna, Princess Mother
ReligionHindu
Relatives
Military career
Allegiance Vishwamitra
 Baustralia
Service/branch Royal Defence Forces
 Baustralian Army
Years of service2018 – present
2020 – present
Rank Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Commands heldCommander-in-Chief
Aide-de-Camp General
AwardsSee list

His Illustrious and Royal Majesty Rashtradhyaksh Varuna Sriraya (born 2002) is a founder and the reigning Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra since 1 August 2020[1] following the sudden abdication of Tanishkaa Patranabish.[2] Apart from being the reigning supreme monarch of the nation, he is also the Rajpramukh of Purvanchal having being proclaimed on 8 June 2020 following the establishment of monarchy. On 14 January 2024, four years into his reign, he announced his abdication with effect from 31 July 2024.

Prior to his installation as the monarch, he had served on various capacities in the nation including being its longest-serving President as well Prime Minister. Often regarded as the most-respected and most-influential political figures in Vishwamitran history, he has played a pivotal role in the nation's popularising and growth and has received numerous accolades for his services to the state.

Apart from being a micronational figure, he is an amateur phaleristicist, numismaticist and takes keen interest in politics. He is also an active editor on MicroWiki and an administrator since 26 November 2021. He has also served as the Chair of the Cupertino Alliance, Chairman of the Association of South Asian Micronations and held various other portfolios in the Cupertino Alliance and the Grand Unified Micronational.

Early life and education

Varuna Sriraya was born in 2002 to Prince Debajyoti and Princess Krishna as their first and only child. He is also an elder first cousin of Tanishkaa Patranabish, Princess Anoushkaa, Princess Sarala, Prince Abhiraj and Princess Bishakha.

Micronational career

Vishwamitra

Varuna Sriraya along with his cabinet colleagues and President Tanishkaa Patranabish (center) on 10 July 2016.
Varuna Sriraya being conferred the Padma Ratna by President Sarala Baishya on 30 December 2016.
Varuna Sriraya and his deputy Tanishkaa Patranabish at the launch of the official WhatsApp group of the nation on 1 January 2017.
Varuna Sriraya being sworn-in as the Prime Minister for the sixth time by President Anoushkaa Patranabish on 21 March 2018.
Varuna Sriraya being sworn-in as the President by the Chief Advisor Sarala Baishya on 7 January 2019.
President Varuna Sriraya administering oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister-elect Tanishkaa Patranabish on 22 March 2020.
Screenshot from the installation ceremony of Varuna Sriraya on 23 August 2020.

Varuna Sriraya started micronationalism at a very young age of five along with his cousin Tanishkaa Patranabish and relative Arnisha Phatowali who together founded the Children's Group on 15 April 2007 as a group of few children which eventually become a micronation. Following the foundation of the Children's Group, he became the first President and remained in office until 31 December 2009. During this tenure as the president, he also served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Sports under Prime Minister Arnisha Phatowali. Following Phatowali's departure, he assumed the office of the Prime Minister on 1 January 2010 and was formally elected to the office on 12 January 2010. He was succeeded to the presidency by his Vice President Tanishkaa Patranabish. He was also named as the National Leader and continued to remain in that position for ten long years until formally stepping down in 2020 in favour of Tanishkaa Patranabish. In May 2012, he was re-elected as the nation's premier and also assumed the office of the President for the second time, which made him the nation's first individual to simultaneously hold the positions of both the head of state and head of government. It was in 2014 that he made a decision to step down from both the positions of the President and Prime Minister thereby allowing a battle for the positions between a long-time associate Tanishkaa Patranabish and newcomer Sarala Baishya who had quickly rose through ranks on the basis of her merit and services.

A general election was held on 21 May 2014 to elect his successor as the prime minister and Sarala Baishya was elected as the nation's third prime minister. The same year in July, she succeeded him as the president. Despite stepping down from both the powerful position, he continued to be the nation's de facto leader in his capacity as the Speaker of the Parliament and the National Leader which made him the nation's top policy and decision maker. He continued to serve as the parliament's speaker until December 2015. Following the breakdown of the government in December 2014 following the dispute between President-Prime Minister Baishya and the leader of opposition Tanishkaa Patranabish, he played a pivotal role in handling the nation's affairs assuming the office of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. He served as the acting head of government for almost two months until the assumption of office of the Prime Minister by Tanishkaa Patranabish in February 2015 following her victory in the February 2015 general election. He was appointed as the Minister of Education in the new government and re-elected as the Speaker of the Parliament. In October 2015, the Ministry of Education was renamed the Ministry of Culture and he assumed the duties as the new minister.

He won the 2015 presidential election against incumbent president Sarala Baishya and assumed the presidency for the third term on 6 December 2015 and simultaneously served as the deputy speaker of the parliament. He continued to serve as the president until his unsuccessful bid for re-election in March 2016 and was defeated by Chief Justice Tanishkaa Patranabish. Soon after his defeat in the election, he assumed the duties of the Chief Justice on 21 March 2016. A month later, in April 2016, he contested the general election against sitting Prime Minister Sarala Baishya in the nation's first partisan elections leading his party, the Friends Society Secular Party to victory in the election. On 11 April 2016, he assumed the office of the Prime Minister for the third time. In a surprise move, he chose outgoing premier Sarala Baishya to be a part of the government as a cabinet minister, however her stay within the government was not long-lasting and she left the government expressing her "distaste" and "dissatisfaction" at serving in the government in July 2016. He led the Secular Party to a decisive unprecedent victory in the December 2016 election winning 90% of the total seats in the parliament and assumed the office of the prime minister for the fourth term. However in February 2017, the Secular Party suffered one of its biggest loses with him along with some of his close associates shifting allegiance towards the Sarala Baishya-led Independent Party thereby making the Secular Party, a junior party in the coalition rather than the ruling party. Secular Party President Tanishkaa Patranabish was immediately removed from the union cabinet by him citing "she needs to look into party matters as the leader as there are others to lead the government".

The government completed its year in office on 11 April 2017 and the next day, he in a position swap with then President Sarala Baishya, assumed the highest constitutional position of the President of the nation for the fourth time while he was replaced as the prime minister by the outgoing president Sarala Baishya. His fourth presidential term is one of the most important in the history of the nation. The general election held in July 2017 gave a hung verdict as no single party would reach the majority mark in the parliament. As the President, the constitution permitted him to invite the leader of the majority party or coalition to form the government and appoint them as the nation's prime minister. As no party was able to receive the required mandate, he decided to invite the leader of the single-largest party to form an unity government along with the other two parties. Accordingly, then leader of opposition and President of the Secular Party Tanishkaa Patranabish in her rights of being the leader of the single-largest party was invited to form an unity government and become the nation's prime minister, while leaders of the other two parties – Sarala Baishya and Arnab Sil of the Independent Party and Freedom Party respectively, were appointed as deputy prime ministers. He continued to serve as the President until his sudden resignation on Christmas Day in 2017 and once again assumed the duties of the Prime Minister replacing Tanishkaa Patranabish. He continued the same unity government under Patranabish's administration and it was the first time that a leader from the Friends Societal Congress had served at Prime Minister. He continued to serve as the nation's head of government and led his party and coalition with the Secular Party to a popular victory in the 2018 March general election and was once again elected as Prime Minister. The government under his leadership decided to create honorary military ranks for top government officials officials.

On 13 May 2018, he proposed the formal creation of the honorary military ranks and forced President Anoushkaa Patranabish to sign the accordance and make the appointment valid. Being the senior-most leader in the nation, he assumed the title and rank of the Marshal of the State. The next day, in a constitutional coup, he deposed president Anoushkaa Patranabish and assumed the role of the Supreme Leader and briefly suspended the constitution, the parliament and the supreme court. His action was not questioned by any of the top officials of the nation as he appointed almost all of the deposed leaders to various administrative positions under his leadership. Deposed President Anoushkaa Patranabish was named as Deputy Supreme Leader, Tanishkaa Patranabish as the President of the Council of Ministers while Sarala Baishya as the Prime Minister. However, his rule as the Supreme Leader was short-lived and his administered was termed as illegal and unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. As per the direction of the Supreme Court, he decided to step down temporarily and installed his deputy, Anoushkaa Patranabish as the Acting Head of State on 11 September 2018 and was immediately elected by the parliamentarians as the President of the nation. He assumed the office of the President on 11 September 2018 and remained in such position until 30 April 2020.

Following his stepping down as the President on 30 April 2020, he was succeeded as the National Leader and head of state by his Prime Minister and heir Tanishkaa Patranabish on 1 May 2020 and she appointed him to be the Chairman of the Council of State with the same status and position of that of a co-head of state. Despite not holding the top position, he continued to be the principal decision maker and a chief advisor to his successor. It was under his chairmanship that the Council of State met on 2 June 2020 to discuss on the potential transition to a monarchy. Finally, on 6 June 2020, a decision was made by the Council, following which the nation transitioned to an federal elective absolute monarchy on 8 June 2020. President Tanishkaa Patranabish became the first Rashtradhyaksh and she chose him to serve as the Uparashtradhyaksh and Regent.

However, on 29 July 2020, Rashtradhyaksh Tanishkaa Patranabish suddenly announced her abdication and by law, she was to be succeeded by her deputy. Later that day, the Conference of Rulers under the chairmanship of the Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal, Bishnu Chetry, Sriraya was formally declared to be elected as the nation's second Rashtradhyaksh and that he would ascend to the throne on 1 August 2020. He amended the Monarchy Act of 2020 to install his predecessor Tanishkaa Patranabish as the co-monarch of the nation with the title of Sah-Rashtradhyaksh, however the position was abolished on 31 December 2020 and she was appointed as the Deputy Rashtradhyaksh. He was formally installed on the throne on 23 August 2020 in the presence of many state and foreign dignitaries. He appointed his first cousin and then Deputy Prime Minister Prince Abhiraj as the Regent pro tempore of the throne of Purvanchal. On 6 February 2021, he named his other first cousin Princess Sarala as the heir presumptive and Regent of Purvanchal. It was under his reign that the Constitution of Vishwamitra was adopted on 1 August 2021.

Snagov

His interactions with the Snagovian Federation dates back to August 2020 following the establishment of bilateral relations between Vishwamitra and Snagov. Within a short span of time, he and Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu, the founder President of Snagov, became good friends and he was invited to become a citizen in Snagov in November 2020. Within days of joining the nation as a citizen, he was appointed as the first Senior Minister by the President on 2 December 2020 and was tasked to form a cabinet. He also assumed the position of the Minister of External Affairs. He continued to serve as the Senior Minister until February 2021 when he announced his resignation citing undemocratic ideals and principles in the nation which were initiated by the President himself. However, his resignation was rejected by the President and he continued to serve in the position until 4 May 2021. Following the announcement of presidential election in May 2021, he resigned from his position in the cabinet to oversee the nation's first democratic presidential poll. After incumbent President Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu's unopposed election, he pledged to work on the drafting of the nation's constitution and Varuna was invited to advise him in this process.

On 18 June 2021,[3] the nation's constitution was adopted and later in the day, he was appointed as the first Prime Minister of Snagov under the nation's semi-presidential mandate. Apart from being the Prime Minister, he served as the Minister of Finance, Information and Broadcasting, Art and Culture and was also the leader of the Snagovian National Congress. He resigned from all positions in the nation on 27 October 2021 and subsequently relinquished his citizenship.

Cheskgariya-Litvania

Varuna's first interactions with the Cheskgariyan-Litvanian Commonwealth dates back to February 2021 after he met Michal Nowacki, the Grand Duke of Litvania and a co-monarch in the Commonwealth at the GUM venue and invited him to learn more about Vishwamitra. Mr Nowacki eventually gained some affection for the nation and joined to serve Vishwamitra and eventually rose through ranks. Michal, who grew to become a close friend of Varuna, invited him to help him while constructing the Commonwealth's discord server and eventually asked him to join the Commonwealth as a citizen. In the initial days, Varuna helped Michal to work on the honours system of the nation and made various designs for the orders. Varuna was then appointed to be an Advisor in the Crown Council in late March 2021 and he remained in that position until relinquishing his positions and titles in the nation on 16 April 2021. He also served as the nation's first Ambassador in India between March and April 2021.

He was re-invited to become a citizen in the nation in June 2021 and was re-instated with all his titles. He is an ennobled Count of Piaski, a title which he received for his services to the nation in April 2021. He served as the Crown Chamberlain to the Co-Monarchs of Cheskgariya and Litvania between June and July 2021. However, with the sudden abdication of Christian, the King of Cheskgariya on 20 July 2021 and the election of the serving Chancellor Charles Burgardt as the King of Cheskgariya, he became one of the potential candidates to succeed Charles as the Chancellor of the Crown alongside Foreign Secretary Carson Snyder. Finally on 30 July 2021,[4] he was appointed as the nation's second Chancellor of the Crown by the Grand Duke and also serves as the Royal Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

Karnia-Ruthenia

Varuna became a citizen of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire in August 2020 taking deep interest in the nation's politics and governance. Due to his close friendship and relation with Oscar I, Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia, he was offered to serve as the first Karno-Ruthenian Ambassador to India on 11 February 2021. In July 2021, in a surprise move, he was offered the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Emperor-King and was formally appointed on 14 July 2021.

Sayville

Varuna Sriraya attained citizenship of the Kingdom of Sayville in December 2021 and was appointed as the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on 2 January 2022 by Prime Minister Peter Joyce.

Ikonia

Varuna was ennobled as the Duke of Kinderry by King Abrams I of Ikonia on 29 August 2020 and he became an honorary citizen in the nation. On 29 December 2020, he was appointed as the first Ambassador to India and he eventually joined the Ikonian Army and is currently the ceremonial Lieutenant Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Reserves Regiment. He was appointed as member of the Privy Council of Ikonia on 22 April 2021 and was appointed as the Principal Private Secretary to the King on 19 June 2021.

Other micronations and organizational leaderships

Micronations

Apart from serving in various important positions in Vishwamitra, Snagov, Cheskgariya-Litvania, Karnia-Ruthenia and Ikonia, he has been associated with various other nations as well. He is an honorary subject of Austenasia and has been serving as the serving as the Austenasian Consul General in Northeast India since 19 July 2021.

In Aenopia, he is the Governor of the Aenopian overseas territory of Bryn Glaw located in India which was gifted to the nation as a part of the land exchange program between Vishwamitra and Aenopia. He is also titled as the Baron of Bryn Glaw.

In Baustralia, he is an ennobled viscount with the title of Viscount Gloucester and has been a member of the House of Lords since January 2021. He joined the Baustralian Army in November 2020 and currently holds the rank of Brigadier. He also serves as the Baustralian Ambassador in India.

In Monmark, he holds various noble titles most prominently being a Prince in the empire. He serves in the Privy Council and has been a member since 26 December 2020. He is also the Chief Herald of Monmark and the Lord Chamberlain of the Emperor of Monmark.

In Novus Hierosolymis, he is the ennobled Marquess of Lalraja[5] since June 2021 and has been serving as the Novohierosolymian Ambassador in India.

Organizations

Varuna Sriraya at the 2020 ASAM summit on 12 December 2020.
Varuna Sriraya at the Atlia-Vishwamitra Summit on 15 July 2021 alongside Prince Luis Marcel, the Regent of Atlia.

Apart from holding various positions in micronations, he has played a proactive in various intermicronational organizations. He first became the Secretary-General of the Assembly of OMENU in June 2020 under the presidency of the late King Raniel I of Tovaria. In August 2020, he alongside President Vishwam Khandelwal of the AVR founded the Association of South Asian Micronations and eventually assumed the presidency. He was re-elected to the position of the Chairman during the Rajagriha summit on 12 December 2020. On 14 September 2020, he was appointed as the Vice Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Alliance and also served as the Acting Secretary-General between November and December 2020.

Ever since Vishwamitra's joining the Grand Unified Micronational in September 2020, he has been serving as the nation's primary delegate in the organization. On 2 January 2021, he was nominated to become the first Asia-Pacific Secretary under the chairmanship of Jack Dean and played an important role towards the development of the Asia-Pacific sector. He was reappointed to an executive staff member position as the Recruitment Secretary on 11 July 2021 by Chairman Anthony Clark.

He also serves as the primary delegate for Vishwamitra in the Cupertino Alliance and served as the Deputy Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs on two separate occasions. He was first apppointed in that position on 12 November 2020, however was removed from the position two days later following his suspension. With Vishwamitra's re-joining the alliance in March 2021, he was appointed to the same position a month later and served until his appointment as the Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs following the resignation of his senior colleague Daniel Hamilton on 28 July 2021. He is one of the two candidates in the August 2021 Cupertino Alliance election alongside Lawrence Martin. His running mate is Tyler Mullins. He eventually won the election and assumed the office of the Chair of the Cupertino Alliance[6] on 15 August 2021, succeeding Simon Reeve. He quit as the Chair on 6 November 2021 following a motion of no-confidence being moved against him by several delegates and was succeeded by his deputy, Tyler Mullins. He was later on the same day appointed as the Minister of Membership Attainment, however he chose to voluntary resign from the position on 17 December 2021.

Citizenships

Personal life

Sriraya identifies himself as a secularist, social democrat and is a strong supporter of the Indian National Congress party and is a criticizer of the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a staunch supporter of women rights, LGBT+ rights and child protection rights. He is also a supporter of the Thai monarchy and keeps high regards for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. As an amateur collector, he has a collection of coins, banknotes, flags, souvenirs being prominent of those. He has been referred to as a phaleristicist by several of his peers due to his large amount of knowledge and interest of orders, fraternities, and award items.

He speaks four languages which include, English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese with fluency. He is passionate towards painting and also has a graduate equivalent diploma course in fine arts.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Styles of
Varuna Sriraya of Purvanchal
Reference styleHis Illustrious and Royal Majesty
Spoken styleYour Illustrious and Royal Majesty
Alternative styleSir

Titles, and styles

  • 2002 – 15 April 2007: Master Varuna Sriraya
  • 15 April 2007 – 16 May 2020: His Excellency Varuna Sriraya
  • 16 May – 8 June 2020: His Highness Varuna Sriraya, Chairman of the Council of State
  • 8 June – 31 July 2020: His Royal Highness Varuna Sriraya, Uparashtradhyaksh and Regent of Vishwamitra
  • 1 August 2020 – present: His Majesty The Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
  • 4 August 2021 – present: His Illustrious and Royal Majesty The Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
    • 4 August 2021 – present: His Exalted Highness The Rajpramukh of Purvanchal (within Purvanchal)

Full title

His Illustrious and Royal Majesty, Dhrubajyoti Roy, of the House of Sriraya, the Rashtradhyaksh, Rajpramukh of Purvanchal, Protector of the Constitution and Rights, Defender of All Faiths', Sovereign of the Vishwamitran Overseas Territories of New Holland, New Alamo and Cangun Llus, Sovereign of the Privy Council, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Vishwamitran Armed Forces, Field Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Army, Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy and Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force, Sovereign of the Most Noble Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra, Most Honourable Order of the Lotus, Most Auspicious Order of the Sanghamitra, Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra, Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra, Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka, Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Order of the First Ladies, Most Distinguished Order for Merit and Public Service, Most Exalted Supreme Order of the Royal House of Purvanchal, Most Noble Royal Family Order of Purvanchal, Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Purvanchal, Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Dhrubajyoti, Most Honourable Order of the Heron, Member First Class of the Most Exalted Royal Family Order of Beltola, Commander Grand Cross of the Most Faithful Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Beltola, Knight of the Most Exalted Order of the Royal Family of Kamrupa, Commander Grand Cross of the Premier and Exalted Order of Kamrupa, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the State of Kamrupa, Sovereign of the Royal Vishwamitran Chain, Sovereign of the National Service Medal, Hero of the Nation.

Places named in his honour

  • On 13 February 2020, then government under Prime Minister Tanishkaa Patranabish announced that the central conference hall at the Rajya Niwas, Beltola would be renamed as the Varuna Sriraya Convention Hall to commemorate the long continuous service of Varuna Sriraya towards the nation.
  • On 19 July 2021, a Revalian coastal fort was named Fort Sriraya.
  • On 5 September 2021, the main military base of Lurdentania known as the Imperial Fort was renamed as Fort Sriraya.

Standards and arms

Coat of arms as Rashtradhyaksh
(2023 – present)
Royal cypher as Rashtradhyaksh
(2020 – present)
Personal escutcheon
Royal Standard as Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
(2021 – present)

Ikonia Duke of Kinderry
(2020 – present)
Baustralia Earl of Westminster
(2022 – present)
Kingdom of Gradonia Marquess of Olching
(2021 – present)

Banners

Vishwamitra Personal banner
(2021 – )
Ikonia Diaconus banner
(2021 – )
Baustralia Gadus banner
(2021 – )

References