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family ; was born about the year 1847,
and succeeded to the gadi in 1878. Re-
sidence: Bichhrod, Western Malwa,
Central India.

BICHU SINGH, Thakur, CLE. The
title of CLE. was conferred on May 24,
1883. Residence: Dholpur, Rajputana.

BIDH00. See Bidhu.

BIDHU BHUSAN BANERJI, Rai Saheb.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Public Works De-
partment, Simla.



BIHARI LAI, Seth, Rai Saheb. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence : Hoshangabad, Central Pro-
vinces.

BIHARI LAL BARICK, Babu, Rai Ba-
hddur. Is a Gayawal of Gaya. Received
the title on January 2, 1899. Resi-
dence : Gaya, Bengal.

BIHARI LAL KHAZANCHI, Rao Bahd-
dur. The title of Rao Saheb was con-
ferred on June 1, 1888 ; and that of
Rao Bahddur on May 20, 1896. Resi-
dence : Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

BIHAT, Rao Mahum Singh, Jdgirddr of.
A ruling chief. The Rao is descended
from an ancient Bundela Rajput
(Hindu) family, a collateral branch of
that which rules at Orchha. He was
born on November 16, 1858, and
succeeded to the gadi on April 9, 1872.
Arjun Pal, who ruled at Mahoni, was
the common ancestor of the Orchha
and Bihat families — his third son,
Dya Pal, settling at Etaura, and sub-
sequent generations occupying Gurha
in Bihat State, and finally Bihat itself.
Aperbal Singh, Chief of Bihat, ob-
tained a sanad from the British
Government in 1807. The area of
the State is about 13 square miles ;
its population 4704, chiefly Hindus.
The Rao maintains a military force of
5 cavalry, 75 infantry, and 1 gun.
Residence: Bihat, Bundelkhand, Cen-
tral India.

BIH0RA, Thakur Sardarbawa, Thakur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1854. Area of
State is rather under 1 square mile ;
its population is chiefly Bhil (ab-
original). The Thakur belongs to a
Rajput (Muhammadan) family. Re-
sidence : Bihora, Rewa Kantha, Bom-
bay.

BIJA, Thakur Ude ClMmdL,Thdkur of. A
ruling chief; b. 1829. Succeeded to
the gadi 1841. Belongs to a Rajput
family (Hindu), whose founder, Garab
Chand, came from Ujjain in early
times and conquered this territory. It
was overrun by the Gurkhas between
1803 and 1815 ; but when they were
expelled by the British in the latter
year, the Thakur was confirmed in
possession by a sanad, on conditions of
feudal service. The State (which is
one of the Simla Hill States) has an
area of 4 square miles, and a popula-
tion of 1158, chiefly Hindus. The



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Thakur maintains a military force of
10 men. Residence : Bija, Punjab.

BUM BAHADUR (of Chichli), Rdjd;
b. 1849. Succeeded his father, Raja
Nizam Singh, in 1871. The title is
hereditary ; and was originally con-
ferred by the Gond Kaja of Mandla,
dating so far back, it is said, as 921
A.D. The sanad has been destroyed
by age. In 1808 a flag, a staff, a belt,
and a drum were bestowed on Raja
Sangram Shah by the late Nawab
Sidak Ali, Subahdar of the Nagpur
Raja, for the capture of a famous rebel
named Mir Khan. The family were
settled at Fatehpur in Hoshangabad
until 1227 ; when Pahar Singh, the
younger son of Raja Bariya Singh of
Fatehpur, came to Chichli and Sangal.
The present Raja's father, Raja Nizam
Singh, rendered good service to Govern-
ment in the time of the Mutiny in
1857 ; and received, in consideration
thereof, a sanad of loyalty, dated
September 19, 1859, together with a
sword of honour and a money grant.
He was also made an Honorary Magis-
trate. The Raja Bijai Bahadur has a
son whose name is Lai Saheb. The
family banner is a yellow flag or
pitambar, with chauri and staff; the
motto on the Raja's seal is Sado Sahai
Narsingh, Nizam Singh Sut Bijai Ba-
hadur Singh, which is " May the god
Narsingh always help Bijai Bahadur
Singh, son of Nizam Singh." Resi-
dence: Narsinghpur, Central Pro-
vinces.

BIJAI BAHADUR SINGH (of Bijai-

garh), Rdjd ; b. 1844. Succeeded to
the Raj on May 11, 1895. The title
is an ancient one, and is hereditary.
Residence : Mirzapur, North-Western
Provinces.

BIJAI CHAND MAHTAB, Mahdrdj-
Kumdr. See Burdwan.

BIJAIGARH, Rdjd of. See Bijai Baha-
dur Singh.

BIJA WAR, His Highness Maharaja
Sawai Bhan Fartab Singh Bahadur,
Mahdrdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
December 24, 1842. Succeeded to the
gadi November 23, 1847. His Highness
the Chief of Bija war, like those of
Charkhari and Ajaigarh, is descended
from Jagat Raj, the second son of the
Maharaja Chhatarsal; and the Bijawar
territory is a portion of that which



was ruled by his great ancestor. The
second son of Jagat Ra j was Birsinghdeo
of Bijawar ; and the son of the latter,
named Kesri Singh, obtained a sanad
from the British Government in 1811.
The great-grandson of the last-named
is the present Maharaja Bahadur. The
area of the State is about 974 square
miles; its population 113,285, chiefly
Hindus, but with 2405 Muhammadans
and 2506 Jains. His Highness main-
tains a military force of 100 cavalry,
1000 infantry, and 13 guns; and is
entitled to a salute of 11 guns. The
family is Bundela Rajput (Hindu) ; its
motto is Agnipratdp Vishicestia (Hindi,
meaning "As lire resplendent, the Lord
of the World ") ; and its banner was
unfurled at the Delhi Imperial As-
semblage in 1877. Residence, Bijawar,
Bundelkhand, Central India,

BUNA, Diwan Makund Singh, Jdgirddr
of. A ruling chief. Is a iu ember of
the Hashtbhaiya family {see Dhurwai),
who are Bundela Rajputs, the State
being an offshoot of that of Orchha
(q.v.); b. January 1838. Sueceeded to
the gadi in 1850. Diwan Savant Singh
of Bijna was the second son of Diwan
Rai Singh, the common ancestor of
the Hashtbhaiya. Sawanfc Singh's
grandson, Surjun Singh, obtained a
sanad from the British Government
in 1823 ; and his grandson :s the pre-
sent chief. The area of the State is
27 square miles; its population 2084,
chiefly Hindus. The chief maintains
a military force of 4 cavalry, 30
infantry, and 2 guns. Residence;
Bijna, Bundelkhand, Central India.

BUNI, Rani of. Is the widow of the
late Raja Kumud Narayan Bhup of
Bijni, and is in possession of ihe Bijni
estates. The Bijni family is descended
from a younger son of one of the
Rajas of Kuch Behar (q.v.) Resid-
ence : Bijni, Goalpara, Assam.

BIKANIR, His Highness Maharaja
Raj Rajeshwar Siroman Sri Gangt
Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of. A
ruling chief; b. 1879. Succeeded to
the gadi August 19, 1887. Is a Rahtor
Rajput, descended from Bika Singh,
the founder of Bikanir, who was the
sixth son of Rao Jodha, Chief of
Jodhpur {q.v.), claiming descent from
Umalrai, fifty-sixth in descent from
Rama. The title was confirmed to
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Maharaja Guj Singh, by the Emperor
Ahmad Shah of Delhi in 1752 a.d.
The Bikanir flag is yellow and red—
the former representing Lakshmi-
ndrdyan, and the latter Devi. The
area of the State is 22,340 square
miles; its population 509,021, chiefly
Hindus, but with over 50,000 Muham-
madans and 21,000 Jains. His High-
ness maintains a military force of 400
cavalry, 564 infantry, and 91 guns.
He is entitled to a salute of 17 guns.
Residence : Bikanir, Rajputana.

BILASPUR, Rdjd of. See Kahlur.

BDLASPUR, Atraula, Rdjd of. See
Mumtaz Ali Khan.

BILAUDA, Thakur Samrat Singh,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. about
1872. Succeeded to the gadi as a minor
in 1878. Is descended from a Rajput
(Hindu) family. The population of
the State is about 276, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Bilauda, Western Malwa,
Central India.

BILBARI, Mhosha walad Vaghu, Chief
of. A ruling chief ; b. about 1860.
Is descended from a Puar family.
The State is one of the numerous
Dang States in Khandesh ; its area is
under 2 square miles, and its population
about 1418, chiefly Bhils (aborigines).
Residence: Bilbari, Khandesh, Bombay.

BILEHRA, Rdjd of. See Hanumant
Singh.

BIL0D, The Khan of. A ruling chief.
This State is in Western Malwa,
Central India, and the succession to
the gadi was undecided at the time
when information was obtained in
1891. The population is about 600,
partly Hindus, partly Muhammadan ;
the ruling family is Muhammadan.
Residence : Bilod, Central India.

BINAYA KRISHNA DEB, Rdjd. The
title was conferred on May 25, 1895.
Residence: Calcutta, BeD gal.

BINDA PARSHAD, Rai. The title was
conferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Allahabad, North- Western Provinces.

BIPIN BIHARI B0SE (or BASU), Rai

Bahadur. Received the title on Janu-
ary 2, 1899. Residence : Hatwa,
Bengal.

BIPIN BIHARI CHAKRAVARTTI, Rai

Bahadur, Received the title on Janu-



ary 1, 1898. Residence: Bara Banki,
Oudh.

BIPIN KRISHNA BASU (BOSE),
C.I.E., Rai Bahadur. The title is
personal, and was conferred on June
1, 1888. Created a CLE. on January
1, 1898. Residence: Nagpur, Central
Provinces.

BHfc BIKRAMA SINGH, Kunwar, Lieu-
tenant, CLE. The Kunwar, who is
Commandant of the Sirmur Imperial
Service Infantry, was created a C.I.E.
on May 21, 1898. Residence : Sirmur.

BIRSHAMSHER JANG, Rana Bahadur,
G.C.S.I., MaMrdjd Sir. Prime
Minister of Nepal. His Excellency
the Prime Minister of Nepal was, on
May 25, 1892, created a Knight Com-
mander of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India; and on June 22,
1897, on the auspicious occasion of the
Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the
Queen Empress, he was promoted to
be a Knight Grand Commander of
the same Most Exalted Order. Resid-
ence : Khatmandu, Nepal.

BIRA SINGHA NARAYAN RAI (of

Madhavapassa), Rdjd. This is one
of the titles that appear not to have
been formally recognized by Govern-
ment. The family at one time pos-
sessed three farmdns of the time of
the Emperor Muhammad Shah, bearing
the seal of the Nawab Murshid Kuli
Khan, confirming Udai Narayan Rai
in the Zaminddri of Chandradip,
Bakarganj. Residence : Madhavapassa,
Bakarganj, Bengal.

BIRESHWAR CHATTERJI, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897, for eminent services as
Inspector of Schools. Residence:
Hazaribagh, Bengal.

BIRESHWAR DATT, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on February 16, 1887. Residence:
Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

BIRSINGHPUR, Rdjd of. See Ramesh-
war Bakhsh Singh.

BISAMBHAR BIRBAR MANGRAJ
MAHAPATTAR, Rdjd of Baramba.
See Baramba.

BISHAMBHAR NATH, Lala, Rai Saheb.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Commissariat De-
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BISHAMBHAR NATH, Munshi, Bai
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897. Besidence : Buland-
shahr, North- Western Provinces.

BISHAN CHANDRA DATTA, Bai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 25, 1892. Besidence : Bongong,



BISHAN DAS, Lala, Bai Saheb. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1896.
The Rai Saheb is Wazir-i-Wizarat of
Ladakh. Besidence: Ladakh.

BISHAN DAS, Lala, Bai Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on June 3, 1899.
Besidence : North-Western Railway.

BISHAN DATT (of Murwara), Thdkur;
b. 1831. The title is hereditary. The
tdluka was given to the family of
Anrudh Singh Baldeo Sahai by Raja
Nizam Shah of Mandla about 1743.
Besidence: Murwara, Jabalpur, Central
Provinces.

BISHAN LAL, Pandit, Bao Bahadur.
The title was conferred on May 25,
1892. Besidence: Bhartpur,Rajputana.

BISHAN SARUP, Munshi, Bai Bahadur.
The title of Rai was conferred on
January 1, 1877 ; and that of Rai
Bahadur on May 24, 1889. Besidence :
Kekri, Ajmir.

BISHAN SINGH (of Bheri), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary. The Sardar
belongs to a Jat family, descended
from Sardar Mahtab Singh, Miran
Kotia, a Sikh chief famous for his
prowess, who lived in 1761 a.d. His
son, Sardar Rai Singh, acquired by
conquest some villages in the Ambala
district more than a century ago.
Besidence : Bheri, Ludhiana, Punjab.

BISHAN SINGH (of Nabha), Diwdn,
C.I.E. The Diwan was created a
Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire on January
1, 1890, for distinguished services to
the State of Nabha in the Punjab.
Besidence: Nabha, Punjab.

BISHEN LAL SINGH (of Kendi), Bdjd.
This is one of the titles that have not
been formally recognized by Govern-
ment. The family is descended from
Raja Nabir Singh, who was Zaminddr
of Kendi, in the Hazaribagh district,
at the commencement of the 18th
century. The Raja has a son, named
Jswar Pras&d Singh, who bears the



courtesy title of Tikai. Besidence ;
Hazaribagh, Bengal.

BISHESHWAR BAKHSH SINGH, Bai.

The title is hereditary. Besidence :
Jaunpur, North- Western Provinces.

BISHESHWAR BAKHSH SINGH, Bai.

The title is hereditary. Besidence :
Partabgarh, Oudh.

BISHESHWAR NATH, Pandit, Bai
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 20, 1896, for good service in
respect to State Railways. Besidence :
Calcutta.

BISHNATH SINGH (of Katra Balk-
hera), Thdkur. The title is hereditary,
having been originally conferred by
Raja Nizam Shah, Gond Raja of
Mandla. Besidence: Jabalpur, Central
Provinces.

BISHNU CHANDRA DATTA, Bai

Bahadur. Has rendered good service
as Deputy Postmaster-General, Eastern
Bengal, and received the title as a
personal distinction on May 25, 1892.
Besidence : Dacca, Bengal.

BISHUN NARAYAN (of Sidli), Bdjd.
The title is hereditary, and was con-
ferred on August 14, 1868. Is the son
of the late Raja Gauri Narayan,
descended from a family said to be
descended from the ancestors of the
Maharaja of Kuch Behar. The
founder received a jdgir from the
Raja of Kuch Behar ; his descendants
subsequently became subjects of the
Mughal Empire, and in 1765 came
under British rule. They were under
Bhutiya control for some time, and
reverted to British control after the
Bhutan war in 1865. Besidence :
Goalpara, Assam.

BISHUNATH SINGH," Bao; b. Sep-
tember 15, 1870. Succeeded his father
on October 1, 1888. The title is
hereditary, and is said to have been
conferred orginally on Raghubar
Singh, Thakur, father of RaoBishunath
Singh, by Raja Gyan Chand. Besid-
ence : Cawnpur, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

BITHAR, Bdjd of. See Sheonath Singh.

BOBBILI, Bdjd of. See Venkatasveta
Chala-pathi Ranga Rao, Ravu, Bdjd.

BOD, Raja Jogindra Deo, Bdjd of. A
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to the gadi on October 5, 1879.
Belongs to a Kshatriya (Hindu) family,
founded by Ganda Mardan Deo,
seventy generations back. The title
of Raja has been enjoyed since the
time of the Mahratta rule ; it was
formally recognized by the British
Government on May 21, 1874, in the
lifetime of the late Raja Pitambar Deo,
father of the present Raja. The
eldest son of the ruling Raja is called
the Jubaraj ; the younger sons Babus.
It is said that the Rajas of Bod have
always been famous for their loyalty
to the Emperors of India who were in
power from time to time. Formerly
there was a main route through this
State to the Central and Western
Provinces, and whenever any persons
duly accredited by the Muhammadan
or Mahratta rulers passed over it, the
Rajas of Bod used to render them every
assistance, and thus earned their
favour. When Raja Pratap Deb was
the ruler, certain officers of the
Muhammadan Emperor were passing
through this State with troops en
route to Puri. Some of the troops
having caught fever it was necessary
for them to halt there for about a
month, during which time the Raja
treated them very hospitably, and
gained their good opinion. On their
reporting the facts to the Emperor,
the title of " Swasti Sri Derlakhya
Dumbadhipati Jharkhund Mandales-
war" was conferred upon the then
Raja. This title continued till the
time of Raja Banamali Deb, when
certain Mahratta officers went to
Sonpur to realize peshkash, and com-
mitted much violence. The people of
Sonpur formed a conspiracy to kill
the officers, who fled to Bod for
refuge. The Sonpur people continued
their pursuit up to Bod, where the
Raja took them prisoners and sent
them to Nagpur. This conduct of
the chief very much pleased the
Mahratta ruler, who conferred the
title of " Swasti Sri Prabalapratapa-
ditya Parutapa Danasampanna Jhark-
hand Badshah " on the Raja. This
title was subsequently abbreviated to
" Jharkhand Paichha " ; and in con-
sideration of the above, the Raja was
once for all exempted from paying
peshkash to the Mughal and Mahratta
rulers. The area of the State (which
is one of those known as the Orissa



Tributary Mahals) is about 2064
square miles ; its population 130,103,
chiefly Hindus, but over 37,000 be-
longing to aboriginal tribes. The
Raja maintains a military force of
592 infantry and 2 guns. Residence :
Bod, Orissa.

B0DD00. See Badu.

B0G0LA NAND MUKARJI, Rai Baha-
dur. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence: Murshidabad,
Bengal.

B0IDY0. See Baidya.

BOLAICHAND PAIN, Shri, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Telegraph Department,
Simla.

B0LAK CHAND, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1894.
Residence : Arrah, Bengal.

B0LANDRA, Thakur Salamsinghji,

Thdkur of. A ruling chief ; b. about
1865. Is descended from a Rajput
(Hindu) family. The area of the State
is about 14 square miles ; its population
about 873, chiefly Hindus. Residence :
Bolandra, Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

B0LIHAR, Rdjd Bahadur of. See Kris-
ten dr a Rai.

BOMANJI BYRAMJI PATELL, Khan
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

BOMANJI S0HRABJI, Khan Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on January 1, 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India. Residence: Poona, Bombay.

B0NAI, Raja Indar Deo Bahadur, Rdjd
of. A ruling chief; b. about 1836.
Succeeded to the gadi on September
12, 1876. Rendered good service to
the Government during the Keonjhar
disturbances in 1867-68. Is descended
from a Kshatriya (Hindu) family, who
call themselves Kodam Bangsa, because
the progenitor of the race was born
under a kodam tree. The infant, it is
said, was abandoned, and was in danger
of falling into the hands of the enemy,
when a peacock swallowed it, and kept
it in his craw until the danger was
over ; and in gratitude the family
adopted the peacock as its crest. The
title of Tikait is the courtesy title of
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borne by the second son, that of Ldl
by the third son, and Bdbu by the
younger sons, if any. The Rajd Bahd-
dur has the following sons — Tikait
Nilambar Deo, Potait Bishambar Deo,
Ldl Hari Krishna Deo. The area of
the State (which is one of the Chota
N&gpur Tributary Mahals) is about
1297 square miles; its population
24,026, chiefly Hindus. Residence:
Bonai, Chota Nagpur, Bengal.

BONOMALLY CHUCKERBUTTY, Rai

Saheb. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Is Superintendent
of the Toshakhana of the Government
of India. Residence; Calcutta.

BOOTA SINGH, Rai Bahadur. Received
the title on January 2, 1899 . Residence :
Rawal Pindi, Punjab.

BORKHERA, Thakur Amar Singh,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief. The
Thakur is descended from a R&jput
(Hindu) family. Residence: Borkhera,
Indore, Central India.

BORKHERA (WESTERN MALWA),
Thakur Bhairon Singh, Thdkur of.
A ruling chief ; h. about the year 1858.
Succeeded to the aadi in 1873. The
population of the State is about 1000,
partly Hindus, partly Muhammadans.
Residence : Borkhera, Western Malwa,
Central India.

B0YD0 NATH DEY, Rai Saheb. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence : Punjab Frontier.

BRAHMA MOHAN MALLIK, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on May
25,1895. Residence: Hughli, Bengal.

BRAHMA NARAYAN SINGH, Thdkur.

This is one of the titles that appear
not to have been officially recognized.
The Thakur's sons all bear the courtesy
title of Bdbu. Residence : Manbhum,
Bengal.

BRAJA GOPAL SINGH, Rdjd. This is
one of the titles that have never been
formally recognized by Government.
The Raja's elder son is styled Tikait ;
his name is Madan Mohan Singh, and
the younger, whose name is Sarat
Chandra Singh, has the title of Hikim.
Residence : Manbhum, Bengal,

BRAJA KISHOR SINGH, Rdjd. This
is one of the titles that appear never
to have been officially recognized by
Qrovernment. The family claims to be



of Rajput descent. The Raja's eldest
son, named Ramkanai Singh, bears the
courtesy title of Jubardj ; the second,
named Syamsandar Singh, bears that
of Hikim ; the third is styled Kumar.
In this family no name is given to a
son till he attains the age of twelve
years. The younger sons of the Rajd,
below the third, are styled Bdbu,
except the fourth, who sometimes has
the courtesy title of Bara Thdkur.
Residence : Barabhum, Manbhum,
Bengal.

BRAMHANANDMAL,Pa?A;-ifcu. This
is one of the titles that appear not
to have been formally recognized by
Government. It was originally con-
ferred by one of the old Rajas of
Kujung. Residence : Cuttack, Orissa.

BRIGLAL SINGH, Subadar, Bahadur.
See Brij Lai Singh.

BRIJ BHUKAN LAL, Rai Bahadur ; b.
1820. The title is personal, and was
conferred on May 24, 1882, the Rai
Bahadur having held many important
public offices, having retired on pension
in 1872, and having been granted a
medal by Government at the Imperial
Assemblage of Delhi on January 1,
1877, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India. Is an Honorary
Magistrate of Lucknow ; one of the
founders of the Jubilee High School,
Lucknow ; President of the Kayastha
Sadar Sabha of India, 1888; and
Secretary to the Trustees of the Hu-
sainabad Endowment. Has borne for
many years a high character for loyalty
and benevolence. His son is named
Ananda Prasad, born 1846 ; his grand-
son, Bansi Dhar, born 1874 ; his great-
grandson, Manohar - Lai, born 1891.
Residence : Lucknow, Oudh.

BRIJ LAL GHOSH, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
October 8, 1879. Residence : Lahore,
Punjab.

BRIJ LAL SINGH, Subadar, Bahadur.
Received the title of Bahadur on July
4, 1896. Residence : Hingoli, Deccan.

BRIJ MOHAN DEO, Rdjd; b. May 15,
1896. Succeeded the late Raja Raghu
Kesari Deo on October 21, 1897. Resi-
dence : Bhowani Patna, Kalahandi
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BRIJ MOHAN LAL, Rat Bahadur. Re-
ceived the title on June 3, 1899. Resi-
dence : Assam.

BBITTO, Salvador Felin, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred on May 20,
1896. Residence : South Canara, Mad-
ras.

BUDDHA KHAN, Khan. The title is
personal and was conferred on January

1, 1877, on the occasion of the Pro-
clamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. Resi-
dence : Hathan, Merwara.

BUDDHA VARAPU NARAYANAMUR-
THI PANTULU, Rao BaMdur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Is a Deputy-Collector. Residence:
Madras Presidency.

BUDH SINGH DUDHURIA, Rai Baha-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 2, 1888. Is a
brother of the Rai Bishan Chand
Dudhuria Bahadur (q.v.). Residence:
Murshidabad, Bengal.

BUDHO KHAN walad MUHAMMAD
ALI KHAN, Mir. The title is heredi-
tary, the Mir being a descendant of
one of the Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at
the time of the annexation. Residence :
Hyderabad, Sind.

BULAKA SINGH, Sarddr. The title is
personal, and was conferred on January

2, 1888. Residence : Lahore, Punjab.

BULAND JAH. See Muhammad Askari.

BUN BEHARI KAPUR (of Burdwan),

Rdjd; b. November 11, 1853. Title
of Raja conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, January 2, 1893; adopted by
the third brother of the late Maharaja
Adhiraj Mahtab Chand Bahadur of
Burdwan on August 31, 1856. Ap-
pointed Bncdn-i-Rdj of Burdwan in
1877, and Vice-President of the Burd-
wan Raj Council in 1879. At the Im-
perial Assemblage of Delhi on January
1 , 1877, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India, received a Certificate
of Honour, was appointed Honorary
Magistrate, and Member of the District
Board of Burdwan ; and on January
23, 1885, a Member of the Bengal
Legislative Council. Appointed Joint
Manager, Burdwan Raj estate, 1885,
and sole Manager in 1891 ; and has
rendered admirable services to the
Burdwan Raj and to the country for



many years past. He is the natural
father of the present Maharaj-Kumar
of Burdwan (who is still a minor) ; a
brother-in-law of the late Maharaja
Aftab Chand Bahadur, and a nephew
of His Highness the late Maharaja
Mahtab Chand Bahadurof Burdwan.
Crest : A horse's head, erased, proper.
Residence : The Bonabas, Burdwan.
BUNDI, His Highness Maharao Raja Sir
Raghubir Singh Bahadur, K.C.S.I.,
K.C.I.E., Maharao Rdjd of ; b. about
1868. Succeeded to the gadi March
28, 1889. Is a Chauhan (Hara) Rajput
(Hindu), descended from Rao Deo
Singh, son of Rao Bakht Singh Deoji,
who founded the State of Bundi about



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