|Princely State of British India|
Sakti State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
|357 km2 (138 sq mi)|
The capital was Sakti town, which had 1,791 inhabitants, according to the 1901 Census of India. Today, it is located in the state of Chhattisgarh. It had an area of 357 km2 and, in 1982, a population of 22,819 inhabitants. Its rulers were Gond and had a privy purse of 29,000 rupees. The princely state acceded to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948, thus ceasing to exist.
Sakti State's rulers were Raj Gonds. The year when the state was founded is not known. Legend says that it was founded by two twin brothers, who were soldiers of the Raja of Sambalpur. The capital was in Sakti, Janjgir-Champa district, Chhattisgarh. Sakti's last ruler was Rana Bahadur Leeladhar Singh, born on 3 February 1892, who succeeded as new rana on 4 July 1914. The princely family still exists and is headed by Raja Surender Bahadur Singh, who represented India in its hockey team and was twice a minister for the government of the State of Madhya Pradesh. On the 19 October 2021, Kunwar Dharmendra Singh, adopted son of Raja Surender Bahadur Singh was announced to be the successor as head of Royal family as King. In early January 2022, a F.I.R. was filed against Kunwar Dharmendra Singh for rape, house tre-passing and assault 
The rulers of this princely state bore the title of 'Rana'.