Kirandul was a crucial part of the princely state of Bastar before India attained independence. This city prospered under the reign of King Annama Deva, the brother of Kakatiya king Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal (Andhra Pradesh). During the 19th century, the city came under the administration of the British rule. It was included as part of Central Provinces and Berar for the sophistication of British administration. Eventually, it was acceded to the Indian Union on January 1, 1948, and the city became a part of the district of Madhya Pradesh and later in 2000, it was included in the newly-formed Chhattisgarh district.
During the 1940s and 1950s, a Japanese delegation visited Kirandul to check the quality of Iron Ore (Hematite). Eventually, National Mineral Development Corporation of India (NMDC), with the assistance of Japan set up the first iron ore plant in Kirandul.
The Kakatiyas, King Annama Deva, King Pratapa Rudra Deva and the British were the prominent rulers.
Kirandul is popular among not just the people of Chhattisgarh alone but also the people of India. The city is held in high esteem from an industrial viewpoint. Several temples could be found in most parts of the city. It is also known for the presence of iron ore mining that offers employment on a large scale to the local people.
Famous personalities - King Annama Deva, King Pratapa Rudra Deva.