Anoushkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of Basistha
|Rajpramukh of Basistha|
Princess of Beltola
|Rajpramukh of Basistha|
|Reign||18 March 2022 – present|
|Heir presumptive||Abhirup, Crown Prince|
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu as Rajyapal
|Prime Minister of Vishwamitra|
8 June 2020 – 28 January 2021
|Preceded by||Position re-created|
|Succeeded by||Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu|
3 March 2020 – 22 March 2020
|Preceded by||Tanishkaa Patranabish|
|Succeeded by||Tanishkaa Patranabish|
|Born||27 January 2010|
|Father||Prince Father Sumit|
|Mother||Princess Mother Lipi|
Her Majesty Anoushkaa Patranabish, formerly known as Princess Anoushkaa, the Princess Debarajakumari (born 27 January 2010) is a senior Vishwamitran royal and former politician who is the Rajpramukh of Basistha since the restoration of the monarchy on 18 March 2022. She had also served as the Prime Minister on two different occasions, first in March 2020 and then between June 2020 and January 2021. Prior to the nation's transition to a monarchy, she also served as the President for two non-consecutive tenures. She is also the longest-serving Vice-President of the nation with a tenure of more than four years.
Early and personal life
Princess Anoushkaa was born on 27 January 2010 as the second child and daughter of Their Royal Highnesses Princess Lipi, the Princess Mother of Beltola and Prince Father Patranabish. She is the younger sister of Tanishkaa Patranabish, the current Deputy Rashtradhyaksh and Rajpramukh of Beltola, and is also a first cousin of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy, Princess Sarala, Princess Asmi, and Prince Abhirup. She is currently pursuing her secondary school education from a reputed educational institution in her home city. She keeps interest to art, music, and dance.
Princess Anoushkaa is considered to have received her citizenship in Vishwamitra at the time of her birth. Her first introduction to micronationalism was at the age of 2 when she was appointed as the Vice-President of the nation on 22 June 2012 under the presidency of her older cousin Dhrubajyoti Roy. She continued to serve as the Vice-President alongside other important ministerial portfolios such as the Minister of Social Welfare. Her tenure as Vice-President ended on 2 October 2015 and she was replaced by Bishnu Chetry.
By the time that she turned 5, she got actively interested in the affairs of the state and was nominated to serve as the first Minister of Home Affairs under the premiership of Sarala Baishya on 6 December 2015. Following the re-election of Dhrubajyoti Roy as the nation's Prime Minister on 11 April 2016 under the banner of the Friends Society Secular Party, she was named as the Deputy Prime Minister, a position which was not in use since 2010. She was also appointed as the Minister in the Ministry of Sanitation and Cleanliness Campaign.
In October 2016, she was named as the official candidate of the ruling-Friends Society Secular Party for the presidential election to be held in order to replace sitting President Tanishkaa Patranabish who had declined the offer for a re-election in order to become active in the politics. Princess Anoushkaa was successful in defeating Sarala Baishya, who was the opposition-backed candidate and assumed the presidency on 2 October 2016. However, her tenure as the President became the shortest of all when a vote of no-confidence was voted by Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy leading to her removal from the position of the President on 13 December 2016. She is also the first and till date the only head of state to have been removed by a vote of no-confidence. She was succeeded by her former rival Sarala Baishya as the Acting President, being the only eligible individual to temporarily succeed her as President. Following her departure as President, she was appointed as the Governor of Beltola with the additional charge of the Administrator of Central Guwahati by the Acting President. She tendered her resignation from her gubernatorial assignments on 30 December 2016 after being appointed as the Minister of States, Regional Affairs, and Cabinet Affairs in the Council of Ministers of Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy. She also became the Minister of All Party Affairs on 17 February 2017.
Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy resigned on 12 April 2017 to become the nation's President and was succeeded by Sarala Baishya as the Prime Minister. Moments prior to taking oath as the Prime Minister, Sarala Baishya forged the existing coalition between her party, the Friends Society Independent Party and the Friends Society Secular Party, which had suffered severe defections in the recent months and formed a coalition with the Friends Society Freedom Party. Anoushkaa, who now belonged to the opposition, was appointed as the Governor of Beltola for the second time on 12 April 2017 by newly appointed President Dhrubajyoti Roy. Her tenure as the Governor of Beltola came to an end with her transfer and subsequent appointed as the Governor of Purvanchal on 7 May 2017. She relinquished her duties on 5 July 2017.
Anoushkaa was appointed as the Minister of Culture, Information and Broadcasting under Prime Minister Tanishkaa Patranabish on 5 July 2017, however within days of her appointment as a Minister, she was nominated to the position of the Vice-President of the nation following the sudden resignation of Bishnu Chetry on 22 July 2017. She assumed the office of the Vice-President on 23 July 2017 and continued serve until 25 December 2017 when she was elected as the President.
Princess Anoushkaa was elected as the President following the sudden resignation of sitting President Dhrubajyoti Roy who took over as the Prime Minister. She continued to serve as the nation's President until the constitutional coup d'état which took place on 13 May 2018 when she was replaced as the head of state after Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy assumed absolute powers. Despite being removed as the head of state, she was nominated as the Deputy Supreme Leader.
Presidency and later career
On 25 December 2017, following the resignation of Dhrubajyoti Roy as President, she was elected as the President and continued to be President until 13 May 2018. Following Dhrubajyoti Roy becoming the Supreme Leader, she was appointed as the Heir and Deputy Supreme Leader and remained in office until the Supreme Court declared the mandate unconstitutional and hence, she was elected to be the Acting Head of State for 15 minutes on 11 September 2018 and then joined the Vice-Presidency under the President Dhrubajyoti Roy and remained in office until 29 September 2019, when she indicated to step down.
She had also filled in the duties as the Acting President from 29 January to 31 January 2019, when then-President Dhrubajyoti Roy was on a three-day educational leave.
Union Council of Ministers and Caretaker Prime Minister
Soon after stepping down as the Vice President, she joined the Union Council of Ministers and was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister with the responsibilities of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Finance, etc. On 4 March 2020, she was appointed as the Caretaker Prime Minister to oversee fair elections in the State and remained in office until 19 March 2020, when Tanishkaa Patranabish was elected as the Prime Minister and she joined the Cabinet again as the Deputy Prime Minister with the responsibilities of the Cabinet Minister of Home Affairs.
Deputy President and subsequent premiership
On 3 May 2020, she was elected by the Council of State to be the Deputy President, a position established under the new executive Presidency and served under Tanishkaa Patranabish. But this system was short-lived, and an absolute monarchy was established and she was appointed as the Prime Minister. She has been the Prime Minister of the State of Vishwamitra since 8 June 2020, she is also the Cabinet Minister for Finance.
Titles, styles, and honours
Rajpramukh of Basistha
|Reference style||Her Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Majesty|
Titles and styles
- 27 January 2010 – 22 June 2012: Miss Anoushkaa Patranabish
- 22 June 2012 – 7 June 2020: Her Excellency Anoushkaa Patranabish
- 8 June 2020 – 1 August 2021: Her Royal Highness Princess Anoushkaa
- 1 August 2021 – 17 March 2022: Her Royal Highness Princess Anoushkaa, the Princess Debarajakumari
- 18 March – 20 July 2022: Her Exalted Highness Anoushkaa Patranabish, the Rajpramukh of Basistha
- 20 July 2022 – present: Her Majesty Anoushkaa Patranabish, the Rajpramukh of Basistha
Her Majesty Rashtriyanayak Sushri Anoushkaa Patranabish, S.U.K., D.K., D.K. I (Beltola), D.K.P., D.K. I (Purvanchal), D.K. (Uttaranchal), D.K. II (Kamrupa), D.K., S.U.B.B., S.U.M.P., D.U.B.M., D.U.R.D., S.U.R.K., D.U.M.M., D.S.U.K., D.S., S.U.D.S., T.P.U.P., R.S.P., P.R.S., C.S.P., Commander of the Most Eminent Order of Merit of Prince Philip of Edinburgh Province, Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Gardenia of Queensland, Special Class of the Most Admirable Order of the Praising Grace of Huai Siao, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Blessed Order of the Loyalty Defender of the State Carl Gustaf City of Carl Gustaf, Rajpramukh of Basistha, Princess of Beltola and Purvanchal, Sovereign of the Royal Orders of Basistha.
Honours of Basistha
- Sovereign Grand Mistress and Member of the Most Esteemed Family Order of Basistha (DK I) (24 January 2023)
- Sovereign Grand Mistress and Extraordinary Member of the Most Distinguished Order of Basistha (DB) (18 March 2022)
- Sovereign Grand Mistress and Grand Companion of the Most Excellent Order of Merit of Basistha (SUBB) (18 March 2022)
Vishwamitra and its states
- Friends Society:
- Dame of the Most Noble and Most Auspicious Order of the Commonwealth (4 August 2019)
- Member of the Order of Service Merit (31 December 2019)
- Friends Society Ratna (17 April 2018)
- Padma Ratna (30 December 2016)
- Bhushan Ratna (27 January 2016)
- Shri Ratna (15 April 2015)
- Recipient of the Medal "For Services to National Leader II" (30 April 2020)
- Recipient of the Investiture Medal of National Leader III (3 May 2020)
- Collar of the Most Esteemed Supreme Order of the Hibiscus (SUK) (25 October 2022)
- Recipient 1st Class of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal (SUDS) (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Tanishkaa Patranabish Medal for Excellence (TPUP) (8 March 2022)
- Recipient of the National Service Medal (RSP) (15 April 2021)
- Recipient of the Royal Service Medal (PRS) (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Civil Service Medal (CSP) (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 20th Birthday of the First Prime Minister (11 November 2020)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy (8 June 2021)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the Crystal Jubilee of the Foundation of Vishwamitra (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy (11 January 2023)
- Former honours
- Royal Lady of the Most Exalted Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra (15 April 2021 – 24 October 2022)
- Grand Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus (15 April – 24 October 2022)
- Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus (1 January 2021 – 15 April 2022)
- Grand Cordon of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (8 June 2021 – 24 October 2022)
- Grand Cordon of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra (12 February 2021 – 24 October 2022)
- Grand Commander of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka (23 January 2021 – 24 October 2022)
- Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra (3 July 2020 – 12 February 2021)
- Dame Grand Cross of the Most Noble Order of the Precious Crown (8 June – 24 October 2022)
- Dame First Class of the Most Noble Order of the Precious Crown (27 January 2021 – 8 June 2022)
- Dame of the Most Esteemed Order of the Royal Family of Kamrupa (DK I) (1 April 2023)
- Member of the Most Esteemed Order of the Royal Family of Kamrupa (DK II) (22 March 2021)
- Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the State of Kamrupa (SURK) – Datin Paduka (2 November 2021)
- Commander Grand Dame of the Premier and Exalted Order of Kamrupa (DPUK) (22 February 2021)
- Madhya Prant:
- Dame Grand Companion of the Most Esteemed Supreme Order of the Royal House of Purvanchal (DKP) (2 January 2023)
- Dame Companion of the Most Esteemed Supreme Order of the Royal House of Purvanchal (DPP) (4 July 2021)
- Grand Dame of the Most Noble Royal Family Order of Purvanchal (DK I) (7 September 2020)
- Grand Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Purvanchal (SUMP) – Datin Sri Utama (25 July 2021)
- Grand Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of the Rajpramukh Dhrubajyoti Roy (DURD) – Datin Utama (12 February 2022)
- Member of the Most Eminent Order of Loyalty and Faithful Service (13 August 2021)
- Huai Siao:
- Special Class of the Most Admirable Order of the Praising Grace (14 February 2021)
- First Class of the Most Exalted Order of the Dragon Pearl (27 March 2021)
- Second Class of the Most Illustrious Order of Dignity of a Royal Family (6 November 2020)
- First Class of the Decoration of Honour for Personnel (1 January 2021)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the Ascension of Emperor Pao (1 January 2021)
- Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Gardenia (22 March 2021)
- Dame Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the Royal House of Helmond-Bernhard (2 January 2022)
- Lady Grand Cross of the Most Noble Royal Family Order of the Crown of Queensland (24 November 2020)
- Lady Grand Cross with Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Three Builders of Queensland (13 February 2021)
- Lady Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of Queen Elizabeth II (13 February 2021)
- Lady Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Queen Catherine Precious Crown (3 April 2021)
- Lady Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Order of the Saint Michael and Saint Olav (28 April 2021)
- Lady Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Royal Order of the Queen Elizabeth of Merit (19 December 2020)
- Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (1 June 2022)
- Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the Queenslandian Empire (2 January 2022)
- Recipient of the 7th National and Independence Day Medal (2 January 2022)
- Recipient of the Queen Benedikte X Inauguration Medal (8 April 2022)
- Carl Gustaf Province:
- Dame Grand Cross of the Most Blessed Order of the Loyalty Defender of the State Carl Gustaf City (26 November 2022)
- Dame Grand Cross of the Most Esteemed Royal Family Order of Carl Gustaf City (12 February 2022)
- Carl Gustaf Province:
- Karnia-Ruthenia: Dame of the Most Noble Order of St. Peter (3 August 2022, returned 10 October 2022)
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Royal House of Sildavia (23 December 2021, returned 10 October 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Queen's Day (23 December 2021, returned 10 October 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the Cotton Jubilee (17 February 2022, returned 10 October 2022)
Ribbon bars of the orders and decorations that are worn regularly by the Rajpramukh of Basistha are noted in accordance with customary Vishwamitran conventions applicable to the occasion, the location and to the form of dress worn. The ribbon bars are worn according to the protocol and the precedence of the wear as issued by the Chancellery of the orders. It is to note that the ribbons of the foreign honours are worn below the national and state honours of Vishwamitra.
Arms and standards
|Royal Banner||Arms as lady companion of the Order of the Gardenia (Queensland)|
- "Royal Decree No. 248-2022". Google Docs. Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra. 2022. Retrieved 11 September 2023.
- Jha, Ishan (7 May 2023). "First Inductions to the Order of the Juniperian Star". Retrieved 29 May 2023.
- von Goetzon, Oscar (3 August 2022). "Imperial and Royal Decree n. 234-2O22, O3 August 2O22.: Empire's Day List of Honors 2022". Retrieved 29 May 2023.
- Mentioned as "Lady Commander" in the original edict issued on 7 November 2020.