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FAKHR-UD-DIN HAIDAR ALI KHAN,
Sayyid, Nawab Intikhab-ud-dauld. Is
a grandson of the late Wajid Ali
Shah, King of Oudh, being the son of
the Nawab Azmat-ud-daula, who
married one of the King's daughters.
The title was granted to Azmat-ud-
daula by King "Wajid Ali Shah in
1849. Residence: Oudh.

FAKIR. ā€” Often a mere prefix.

FAKIR CHAND, Lala, Rai Saheb ; b.
August, 1859 ; received the title on
January 1, 1897. Residence: Batala,
Gurdaspur, Punjab.

FAKIRJI JIWAJI, Khan Bahadur.
The title of Khan Saheb was conferred
on February 3, 1882, and that of Khan
Bahadur on January 1, 1899. Resid-
ence : Bombay.

FARDUNJI PESTANJI, Khan Saheb.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on October 8, 1874. Residence : Poona,
Bombay.

FARID KHAN, Arbab, Khan Bahadur.
The Arbab received the title of Khan
Saheb on January 1, 1898, for services
on the Hazara Border; and that of
Khan Bahadur on January 1, 1899.
Residence : Hazara, Punjab. .

FARID- UD-DIN, Maulavi, Sayyid, Khan
Bahadur; b. September 1827. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
February 16, 1887, on the occasion of
the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most
Gracious Majesty, for distinguished



service as a Judge. The family traces
its descent from Sayyid Abdul Khair,
of Khursan, who settled in Kara,
district Allahabad, in the year 1300.
The Khan Bahadur's ancestors received
muafi grants from the Mughal Emperors
for their ability and learning. Resid-
ence : Agra, North- Western Provinces.

FARID-UD-DIN, Muhammad, Khan
Saheb. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

FARIDKOT, His Highness the Rdjd
Bahadur of. A ruling chief; b. 1842.
Succeeded to the gadi April 22, 1874.
His full titles are ā€” His Highness
Farzand -i-Saadat -i-Nishan -i-Hazrat-i-
Kaisar-i-Hind Barar Bans Raja Bikrani
Singh Bahadur, Raja Bahadur of
Faridkot. Is the head of the Barar
Jat tribe of Sikhs, the family tracing
their origin from Barar, seventeenth
in descent from Jesal, the founder of
the Jesalmir State, and the ancestor
of the Sidhu and other illustrious Jat
clans. A descendant of Barar's,
named Ballan, rose to eminence in the
time of the Emperor Akbar. His
nephew built Kot-Kapura, a fort
about six miles south of the town of
Faridkot; and a descendant named
Sardar Hamir Singh became indepen-
dent Chief of Faridkot in 1782. In
1808 Faridkot submitted to the Maha-
raja Ranjit Singh, and the territory
was granted to Diwan Mokam Chand,
the Lahore General. But when in
1808-9 the British Government de-
manded from the Maharaja the
surrender of his conquests on the left
bank of the Sutlej, Faridkot was
given back to its ancient possessors ;
and in 1845, when the first Sikh war
broke out, the Sardar Pahar Singh of
Faridkot attached himself to the
English, using his utmost exertions to
collect supplies and carriage, and
furnishing guides for the army. Pahar
Singh received as his reward the title
of Raja,togetherwithhalf the territory
confiscated from the Raja of Nabha,
and in this obtained possession once
more of Kot-Kapura, the ancestral
seat of his family. He was succeeded
by his son, the Raja "Wazir Singh,
who joined the English in the second
Sikh war, and greatly distinguished
himself during the Mutiny of 1857 by
seizing mutineers, guarding the ferries
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notorious rebel named Sham Das,
whose village he destroyed. His
troops served with credit under General
Van Cortlandt in Sirsa and elsewhere.
For these services Raja Wazir Singh
received the additional titles of " Bardr
Bans Raja Saheb Bahadur," a khilat
of increased value, and a salute of 11
guns. He was also exempted from
the service of ten horsemen, which he
had previously had to provide ; and in
1862 he received a sanad conferring
the right of adoption. The present
Raja has given up excise and transit
duties in exchange for compensation.
The area of the State is 612 square
miles ; its population 97,034, of whom
40,182 are Sikhs, 27,463 are Hindus,
and 29,035 are Muhammadans. His
Highness maintains a military force
of 70 cavalry, 300 infantry, and 6
guns ; and is entitled to a salute of
11 guns. Residence: Faridkot, Punjab.

FARRUKH MUHAMMAD TAKI ALI,
Mirza Bahadur. Is the grandson of
the late Amjad Ali Shah, fourth King
of Oudh, being the son of Mirza Dara
Sitwat. The title was conferred by
King Muhammad Ali Shah on Prince
Dara Sitwat in 1838. Residence : Oudh.

FARRUKH SIYAR, Shdhzdda. Is a
descendant of Shah Shuja, the King
of Kabul, who was restored to the
throne of Afghanistan by the British.
The title is a personal one, and was
recognized February 4, 1853. Resid-
ence : Ludhiana, Punjab.

FARZAND AHMAD, Maulavi, Kazi,
Khan Bahadur; b. 1868. Received
the title on January 1, 1897. Resid-
ence : Gaya, Bengal.

FATEH ALI KHAN (of Nawabgani),

Nawab; b. 1862. Succeeded to the
title on November 19, 1896. Is the
nephew of Sir Nawazish Ali Khan,
K.C.I.E., Nawab (q.v.). Residence:
Bahraich.
FATEH ALI KHAN, Subadar-Major (of
Nabha), Khan Bahadur. The title
was conferred on May 25, 1895.
Residence : Burma.

FATEH ALI SHAH, Sayyid, Khan
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 3, 1893. Residence : Lahore,
Punjab.

FATEH CHAND,Dr. M.B.,Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on May 21, 1898.
Residence: Punjab.



FATEH KHAN walad ABBAS ALI
KHAN, Mir. The title is hereditary,
the Mir being a descendant of one of
the Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at the time
of the annexation. Residence : Sind.

FATEH KHAN, Mir. The title is
hereditary, the Mir being a descendant
of one of the Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at
the time of the annexation. Residence:
Shikarpur, Sind.

FATEH KHAN, Nawab. The title is
personal ; a courtesy title. Residence :
Hala, Sind.

FATEH KHAN, Haji, walad Sher Mu-
hammad Khan, His Highness. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
November 10, 1877, His Highness
being a descendant of the Amir who
was ruling at the time of the conquest.
Residence: Hyderabad, Sind.

FATEH KHAN, Khan. The title is
hereditary, and was conferred on
January 1, 1877. The Khan is Khan
of Chang. Residence: Chang, Mer-
wara.

FATEH MUHAMMAD, Mian, Makwal,
Khan Saheb. Received the title on
May 21, 1898. Residence : Dera Ghazi
Khan, Punjab.

FATEH SINGH (of Guda), Sarddr.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1891. Residence: Karnal, Punjab.

FATEH SINGH (of Pawayan), Rdjd;
b. October 10, 1858. The title is
hereditary, and the present Raja
succeeded his adoptive father on
May 17, 1889. Belongs to a family of
Gaur Rajputs, who first came into
the district of Shahjahanpur to help
the Rani of Nahil against the Pathans.
Udhai Singh, the leader of the second
expedition, founded the town of
Pawayan. At the time of the cession
in 1802 the great-grandson of Udhai
Singh, named Raja Raghunath Singh,
was Raja of Pawayan, and he was
confirmed in his possessions by Mr.
Wellesley, the Deputy Governor. He
was succeeded in 1825 by his widow
the Rani ; and the latter, having
adopted Rdjd Jagannath Singh (the
uncle and adoptive father of the
present Raja), died in 1850. The
Rdjd is an Honorary Magistrate.
Residence : Shdhjahdnpur, North-
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FATEH SINGH (of Thehpur), Sarcldr ;
b. 1823. The title is hereditary.
Descended from Sardar Milka Singh,
who was one of the most powerful of
the Sikh chiefs during the latter half
of the last century. He died in 1804,
and his son, Sardar Jiwan Singh, died
the next year. The Maharaja Ran jit
Singh then seized the largest portion
of the estate, giving Sardar Anand
Singh, the son and heir of Jiwan
Singh, jdgirs in Firozpur district.
Sardar Anand Singh died in 1831,
leaving his only son, the present
Sardar, a minor of eight years of age.
On the annexation of the Punjab the
Sardar's personal jdgir was confirmed
to him for life ā€” one quarter to descend
to his son, who is named Shamsher
Singh, born in 1843. Residence :
Thehpur, Lahore, Punjab.

FATEH-UD-DIN, Shaikh, Khdn Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence : Calcutta.

FATEHPUR, Rdjd of. See Takhat
Singh.

FATEHPUR, Rdni of. See Ratan Kuar ;
see also Umed Kuar.

FATEHYAB KHAN, Muhammad, Khdn
Bahddur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1895. Residence : Rampur,
North- Western Provinces.

FATH All, Nawdb, C.S.I. See Ban-
ganapale, Nawdb of.

FAUJDAR KHAN (of Ashti), Nawdb;
b. about 1825. The title is hereditary.
The Nawab is the son of Nawdb
Hatam Khdn; and is descended in a
direct line from the Afghan chief,
Muhammad Khan Niazi, to whom
Ashti was granted as a jdyir by the
Emperor Jahangir of Delhi. The
title of Nawab was conferred by the
Emperor Shah Jahan, and has been
recognized by the British Government.
The Nawab has a son and heir named
Hatam Khan. Residence: Ashti,
Wardha, Central Provinces.

FAYYAZ ALI KHAN, Muhammad (of
Pahasu), Mumtdz-ud-daula Nawdb.
See Muhammad Fayyaz Ali Khan.

FAZALULLAH LUTFULLAH, Khdn Ba-
hddur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1899. Residence ; Bombay.

FAZL AHMAD, Khdn Saheb. Received
the title on May 21, 1898. Residence :
Karachi, Sind, Bombay.



FAZL DIN, Munshi, Khdn Bahddur.
The title was conferred on May 20,
1896. Residence : Chenab, Punjab.

FAZL HAKK KHAN, Khdn Bahddur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1894. Residence : Peshawar, Punjab.

FAZL HUSAIN KHAN walad SOHRAB
KHAN, Mir. The title has been
continued for life, the Mir being a
descendant of one of the Mirs who were
Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence: Shikarpur,
Sind.

FAZL IMAM SAYYID, Khdn Bahddur.
The title is personal ; and was con-
ferred on February 16, 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of
Her Most Gracious Majesty. Resi-
dence : Patna, Bengal.

FAZL-I-RABBI, Khwandkliar, Khdn
Bahddur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1896. Residence: Mur-
shidabad, Bengal.

FAZL KARIM KHAN, Khdn Saheb.
The title was conferred on May 30,
1891. Residence : Jalandhar, Punjab.

FAZL-ULLA, Muhammad, Khdn Baha-
dur. See Muhammad Fazl-ulla.

FAZULBHAI VISRAM, CLE. Created
a CLE. on January 1, 1895. Resi-
dence : Bombay.

FIROZ KHAN (of Barl), Rdjd. The
title is hereditary. The Raja is a
Gakkar chief, son of Raja Ali Gauhar
Khan . The Gakkars trace their descent
from Kai Gohar, a native of Ispahan in
Persia, whose son, Sultan Kaia, is said
to have conquered Badakshan and part
of Tibet. They were settled in the
Punjab about 300 a*d. ; and their
conquest of Kashmir, and their resist-
ance to the Emperor Babar, are
historical events. The Raja has two
sons, named Sher Ahmad Khan and
Gauhar Rahman. Residence : Hazara,
Punjab.

FRAMJI, Dosabhai, C.S.I. See Dosa-
bhai.

FRAMJI ARDESAR, Khdn Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on May 24, 1888. Residence : Ahmed-
nagar, Bombay.

FRAMJI COWASJI, Khdn Saheb. The
title was granted June 22, 1897. Resi-
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FRAM JI NASARVANJI SANTUK, A*Mrc
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Abu,
Rajputana.

FRAMROZ ARDESIR MOOS, Khan
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 21, 1898. Residence : Bombay.

FURZUND. See Farzand.

GABAT, Thakur Amarsinghji, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief; b. 1851. Succeeded
to the gadi February 3, 1898; is a
tributary to Idar, and belongs to a
Makwana Thakura family. The State
has an area of 22 square miles ; and
a population of 1430, chiefly Hindus.
Residence : Gabat, Mahi Kantha, Bom-
bay.

GABBAR SINGH (of Kundamardhan-
garh), Rao. The title is hereditary,
and was originally conferred by Raja
Bikram Shah, Gond Raja of Mandla.
The family is said to be descended
from Shiani Shah Rao, who first bore
the title of Rao. Residence: Jabalpur,
Central Provinces.

GAD, Thdkur of. See Garh.

GADHI,RajaUmar Singh waladVevr&o,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b. 1868.
Succeeded to the gadi October 6, 1886.
The area of the State, which is one of
the Dang States of Khandesh, is 170
square miles ; its population 6309,
chiefly Bhils, Konknas, and other
aboriginal tribes. Residence: Gadhi,
Khandesh, Bombay.

GADHKA, Azam Jadeja Shivsinghji
Govindji, Tdlukddr of. A ruling chief;
b. 1869. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor, November 26, 1870. Belongs
to a Rajput (Hindu) family. The area
of the State is 23 square miles; its
population 2252, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence : Gadhka, Kathiawar, Bombay.

GAGAN CHANDAR RAI (of Baraset),

Rai Bahadur. The title was conferred
on June 3, 1893. Residence: Ghazipur,
North- Western Provinces.

GAGAR MAL, Lala, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee of
Her Most Gracious Majesty's reign, as
a personal distinction. Residence :
Amritsar, Punjab.

GAJAPATI RAO, Q.TX.,Mahdrdjd, CLE.;
p f December 2, 1828. Js a scion of the



ancient Goday family of Vizagapatam
in the Northern Circars, Madras
Presidency, andZamindarof Ankapalle
and other estates. Educated in the
Hindu College, Calcutta. Was a
Member of the Madras Legislative
Council from 1868 to 1884; and a
Fellow of the University of Madras.
The title of Raja was conferred upon
him in 1881 ; the Companionship of
the Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire in 1892 ; and the title of
Maharaia on May 21, 1898. Has
established and maintains several
schools ; presented the statue of Her
Majesty the Queen Empress of India
to the city of Madras in honour of Her
Majesty's Jubilee in 1887 ; and has
given large donations to many public
objects. Has received from His Holi-
ness the Pope Leo XIII. through his
Delegate Apostolic in East Indies, in
1891, a mosaic picture as a mark of
appreciation of his kindness shown to
the Catholics of Vizagapatam. The
Raja's grandfather, Sri Goday Jaga
Rao, distinguished himself in^ the
service of Government about the middle
of the 18th century. It was pi him
that the Honourable Court of Directors
in a communication to the Government
of Fort Saint George, dated April 17,
1789, wrote I " We concur in the
acknowledgment your Government
have rendered of the zeal for our
interests manifested on various
occasions by Goday Jugga Row." Sri
Jaga Rao was succeeded by his son Sri
Goday Soorya Narayan Rao, father of
the Raja ; born 1792, died 1853. Lord
Connemara, when publicly compli-
menting the Raja on his presentation
of the statue of the Queen Empress to
the city of Madras, said of this
gentleman I ' ' The Raja's father, Goday
Soorya Narayan Rao, followed in the
footsteps of his father, founded various
charitable institutions, and during the
famine of 1833 fed a large number of
poor in the neighbourhood of Nellore.
He also contributed largely to various
public works." The Raja's crest is a
rising sun over a Hindu device, with
the motto, " I desire the Light," in
Sanskrit and Latin. Residences : The
Mahal, Vizagapatam; and The Mansion,
Madras.

GAJINDAR SINGH (of Majithia),
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longs to the same family of the Shergil
Jat tribe as his first cousin the Sardar
Dayal Singh of Majithia (see Dayal
Singh), both Sardars being grandsons
of Sardar Disa Singh. The father of
Sardar Gajindar Singh was Sardar
Ranjodh Singh, half-brother of Sardar
Lahna Singh, being the son of Sardar
Disa Singh by another mother. He
was a General in the Sikh army.
Residence: Amritsar, Punjab.

GA JRAJ SINGH, Thakur, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 2, 1899.
Is an Extra Assistant Commissioner in
the Central Provinces. Residence:
Central Provinces.

GA JRA J SINGH (of Bharrai) , Rao Saheb;
b. 1865. Is the younger brother of
Rao Saheb Malkhan Singh (q.v.) ;
they succeeded on the death of their
father, the late Rao Saheb Hindupat,
on September 9, 1896. Residence:
Bharrai, Sagar, Central Provinces.

GALE MAUNG, Kyet thaye zauny shwe
Salwe ya Min. The title is personal,
and was conferred on January 1, 1889.
It means "Recipient of the Gold
Chain of Honour," and is indicated by
the letters K.S.M. after the name.
Residence : Tavoy, Burma.

GANDA SINGH(of Dhiru Majra), Sardar.
The title is hereditary. The Sardar
is the present head of the Dhiru Majra
Sardars, who come of a Jat family.
He has taken great interest in edu-
cational matters. Residence: Dhiru
Majra, Ludhiana, Punjab.

GANDA SINGH, C.S. /., Sardar Bahddur.
The Sardar has been created a Com-
panion of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India, and was promoted to
be a Sardar Bahadur on May 26, 1894.
Residence : Patiala, Punjab.

GANESH BALKRISHNA HANCHINAL,

Azam. The title is personal, and was
conferred on November 26, 1883. Resi-
dence : Belgaum, Bombay.

GANESH GAmADKAB,, Rao Saheb. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
January 1, 1890. Residence: Mahi
Kantha, Bombay.

GANESH GOVIND, Rao Bahddur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
October 17, 1884. Residence: Poona,
Bombay.

GANESH NILKANT NADKARNI, Rao



Saheb. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence : Bombay.

GANESH PANDURANG WAIDYA,

Rao Bahddur. The title was conferred
on May 21, 1898. Residence : Nasik,
Bombay.

GANESH PERSHAD SINGH, Thakur,
Rai Bahadur. Received the title on
January 2, 1899, for good service in the
Police Department. Residence : Luck-
now, Oudh.

GANESH SITARAM SHASTRI, Sar

Subah, Rao Bahddtir. The title was
conferred on February 16, 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of
Her Majesty the Queen Empress, as a
personal distinction. Residence : Ba-
roda.

GANESH VENKATESH JOSHI, Rao
Bahddur. Received the title on May
21, 1898. Residence : Sholapur, Bom-
bay.

GANGA CHARAN DAS, Rai Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on May 24, 1883. Residence : Indore,
Central India.

GANGA PARSHAD SINGH, Rai Bahd-
dur'. The title is personal, and was
conferred on July 6, 1888. Residence :
Darbhanga, Bengal.

GANGA PERSHAD, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Rewa, Central India.

GANGA RAM, Rai Bahadur. Received
the title on June 22, 1897. Residence :
Kunjah, Gujrat, Punjab.

GANGA RAM, Lala, Rai Bahddur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1895.
Residence : Lahore, Punjab.

GANGA RAM, Munshi, Rai Bahddur.
Received the title on June 22, 1897.
Was formerly an Extra Assistant Com-
missioner in the Punjab. Residence :
Punjab.

GANGA SINGH, Rai Saheb. Received
the title on January 1, 1898. Is
Officiating Extra Assistant Commis-
sioner. Residence: Raipur, Central
Provinces.

GANGA SINGH, Rai Bahddur. The
title was conferred on June 3, 1893.
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GANGADHAR RAO MADHAV CHIT-
NAVIS, The Hon., CLE. A member
of the Viceroy's Legislative Council ;
was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on May 25, 1895. Residence : Nagpur,
Central Provinces.

GANGADHAR SHASTRI, Mahdmdhopd-
dhydya. The title was conferred on
February 16, 1887, on the occasion of
the Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign, in
recognition of his eminence in oriental
learning. Residence : Benares, North-
Western Provinces.

GANGAJI RAMJI, Rao Saheb. The title
is persona], and was conferred on Janu-
ary 1, 1890. Residence : Aden.

G ANGPUR, Raja Raghunath Sikhar Deo ,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b. 1849.
Succeeded to the gadi November 28,
1858. Belongs to a Kshatriya (Hindu)
family, known as the Sikhar family of
Sikharpur or Pachete in Manbhum.
The Raja's eldest son and heir bears
the title of Tikait, and is named Tikait
Harinath Sikhar Deo. The area of
the State, which is one of the Chota
Nagpur Tributary Mahals, is 2484
square miles ; its population 107,985,
chiefly Hindus. Residence : Gangpur,
Chota Nagpur, Bengal.

GANGSHA BAPU (of Palasgarh), Rao
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 21, 1898. Residence: Chanda,
Central Provinces.

GANGWAI, Rdjd of. See Hukm Singh.

GANGWAL, Rdjd of. See Suraj Pargas
Singh.

GANPAT BABJI SAHASRABUDHE,

Rao Saheb. The title was conferred
on June 22, 1897. Residence : Hyder-
abad, Deccan.

GANPAT RAI (of Deri Ghazi Khan,
Punjab), C.I.E., Diwdn. The title is
personal, and was conferred on May
24, 1883. The Diwan, for eminent
services rendered to Government as an
Extra Assistant Commissioner in
Baluchistan, was created a Companion
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire on May 25, 1892. Resi-
dence: Baluchistan.

GANPAT RAO (of Jaisinghnagar),.Ka0;
b. 1845. The title is hereditary, and
was originally conferred by the old
Mahratta Government, The ancestors



of this family were a branch of that of
the ancient rulers of Sagar. The Rao
has a son and heir, named Narayan
Rao. Residence: Jaisinghpur, Sagar,
Central Provinces.

GANPAT RAO AMRITRAO MANKAR,

Rao Bahadur. The title was conferred
on May 30, 1896. Residence : Bombay.

GANPAT SINGH, Rai Bahadur. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1898. Is
the Zaminddr of Harawat. Residence :
Harawat, Bhagalpur, Bengal. -

GANPATRAO M0R0BA PITALE, Rao

Saheb. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 31, 1870. Resi-
dence : Bombay.

GANPATRAO RAMCHANDAR, Rao

Bahadur. The title is personal, and
was conferred on October 31, 1879.
Residence : Ujjain, Central India.

GANU NAIDU, Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1892.
Residence : Bombay.

GARAB SINGH (of Nandsa), Thdkur.
The title is hereditary, having been
originally conferred by the Rajas of
Deogarh. The Thakur is Jagirdar of
Pachmari, and his jdgir was originally
held by a family of Mowasses of Kor-
kors, the hereditary guardians of the
Cave of Mahadeo, in the Pachmari
Hills. Residence: Nandsa, Hoshanga-
bad, Central Provinces.

GARH, Thakur Chandrasinghji, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief; b. 1866. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi November 10,
1884. Belongs to a Chauhan Rajput
(Hindu) family, descended from a
younger brother of one of the an-
cestors of the Chief of Chhota Udai-
pur, to whom the Thakur of Garh is
tributary. The State, which is the
largest in the Sankhera Mehvas,
contains an area of 134 square miles ;
its population is almost entirely Bhil
(aboriginal). Residence: Garh, Rewa
Kantha, Bombay.

GARHA, Raja Balbhadar Singh, Rdjd
of. A ruling chief; b. 1870. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi April 7, 1881.
Belongs to a Chauhan Rajput (Hindu)
family. The State is feudatory to
Gwalior, and was formerly a portion
of the Rajhugarh jdgir. Its name is
sometimes spelt Gharra. Its popula-
tion is about 9500. Residence: Garha,
Guna, Central India.



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GARHI, Thakur of, Rai Bahadur. See
Mangal Singh.

GARHWAL, Rdjd of. See Tehri.

GARRAULI, Diwan Bahadur Chandra
Bhan Singh, Jdgirddr of. A ruling
chief; b. 1884. Succeeded to the
gadi as a minor March 16, 1885.
Belongs to the Bundela Rajput
(Hindu) family, of the Orchha stock
that has given rulers to so many States
of Central India (see Panna, Ajaigarh,
Datia, Charkhari, Bijawar, Sarila,
Jigni, Jaso, Lughasi, etc). Man Singh,
the younger grandson of Rudra Pratap
(founder of Orchha), was the founder
of the Satgharia branch of this family,
from which descends the Garrauli
Chiefs. Diwan Gopal Singh obtained
a sanad, from the British Government
in 1812. He was succeeded by his
so , Diwan Parichhat, on whom the
additional title of Bahadur was con-
ferred, October 17, 1844. The area
of the State is 25 square miles ; its
population 4976, chiefly Hindus. The
Diwan Bahadur maintains a military
force of 2 cavalry, 56 infantry, and
4 guns. Residence : Garrauli, Bundel-
khand, Central India.

GAUHAR KHAN, Mian, Khdn Bahadur.
The title was conferred on June 22,

1897. Residence: Quetta.

GAUNG, Uā€ž C.S.I. See U.

GAUR CHANDER MAN SINGH HARI
CHANDAN MURDRAJ BHRAMAR-
BAR RAI (of Parikud), Rdjd Baha-
dur; b. November 1850. The title of
Raja is hereditary, and the present
Raja succeeded to the f/adi on the
death of his father, Raja Chandra
Sikhar Man Singh, in 1872. He was
granted the title of Raja Bahadur as
a personal distinction on January 1,

1898. Belongs to an ancient family,
whose founder was the Raja Jadu
Raj. He possessed Parikud and other
territory in the time of the Mughals.
He fought against the Subahdar of
the province on behalf of the Nawab
Parasuramraj Pandit, and defeated
him, receiving large grants of territory
from the Nawab as his reward. To-
wards the close of the Mahratta rule
the Raja Harisebak of Parikud was
defeated by the Raja of Khurdah, and
lost most of his possessions. Raja
Chandra Sikhar Man Singh, pre-
decessor of the present Raja, showed



great liberality in the time of the
Orissa famine of 1866, and was created
a Companion of the Most Exalted



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