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Order of the Star of India. Residence ;
Parikud, Puri, Orissa, Bengal.

GAURHARI RAI, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
April 7, 1884. Residence: Midnapur,
Bengal.

GAURIHAR, Rao Shamle Prasad Baha-
dur, Jdgirddr of. A ruling chief; b.
1859. Succeeded to the gadi on the
death of the late Rao Gajadhar Pra-
sad, November 14, 1887. Belongs
to a Brahman (Hindu) family, that
held the title of "Sawai Rajdhar"
from ancient times. At the beginning
of the present century Rajdhar Rajl
Ram, the head of the family, was a
Sardar of the Banda-Ajaigarh State,
and Governor of its fort of Bhuragarh
at Banda. He became a leader of
note, and in 1807 was granted the
Gaurihar jdgir by the British Govern-
ment. His son, Rajdhar Rudra Pra-
tap, did excellent service, and incurred
great personal loss at Banda. For
this the Government conferred on
him, in the Cawnpur Darbar of 1859,
the title of Rao Bahadur, a khilat, and
the right of adoption. The area of
the State is 72 square miles; its
population is 10,691, chiefly Hindus.
The chief maintains a military force
of 43 cavalry, 198 infantry, and 6
guns. Residence: Gaurihar, Bundel-
khand, Central India.

GAVRIDAD, Azam Jadeja Pratap-
singhji Meruji, Tdluhddr of. A ruling
chief; b. 1839. Succeeded to the
gadi in 1855. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family. The State, which
was the original seat of the Chiefs of
Palitana, has an area of 27 square
miles ; and a population of 2381,
chiefly Hindus. The Talukdar main-
tains a military force of 11 cavalry,
19 infantry, 2 guns. Residence : Gavri-
dad, Kathiawar, Bombay.

GAWHALI, Chief of. See Raysinghpur.

GAYA PARSHAD (of Pindarna), Tha-
kur ; b. 1852. The title is hereditary,
having been originally conferred by
Raja Mardan Singh of Garhakota.
An ancestor of the family, named
Rawat Parshad, saved the life of the
Raja Mardan Singh from the Raja of
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btx copper-plate, granting him lands
and the title of Thdkur. He has one
son, Thakur Bhairao Parshad, Resi-
dence : Pindarna, Sagar, Central Pro-
vinces.

GEROLI, Diwdn Bahadur of See Gar-
rauli.

GHAMAJI BALAJI RUKARE, Bao
Saheb. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

GHAMANDI LAL, Lala, Bat Saheb.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Simla.

GHANASHAM. See Ghansham.

GHANAULI, Sarddr of. See Uttam
Singh.

GHANSHAM NILKANT NADKARNI,

Rao Bahadur. Received the title on
June 3, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

GHANSHAM SINGH (of Mursan), Rdjd
Bahadur \ 6.1851. The title is heredi-
tary, and having long been recognized
by Government, was formally con-
ferred on December 3, 1859, for the
excellent services of the Raja Tikam
Singh, grandfather of the present
Raja, during the Mutiny of 1857.
The Raja comes of a family of Baisni
Jats, having a common ancestor with
the Rdja Har Nar&yan Singh of
Hathras in Aligarh — a Jat Chief, by
name Makhan, who came from Rdjpu-
tana and settled in the neighbourhood
of Mursan. His great-grandson, Tha-
kur Nand Ram, died in 1696, leaving
fourteen sons, of whom one was named
Zulkaran. The latter left a son
named Khusal Singh, who obtained
lands from the favour of the Naw&b
Vazir of Oudh, Saadat Khan. He
died in 1749, and was succeeded by
his son Phup Singh, who largely
increased the family estates, and
assumed the title of Raja. His son
Bhagwant Singh succeeded in 1798,
and also increased the estates, and
was granted a jdgir by the British
Government for good services per-
formed in Lord Lake's campaign. He
died in 1823, and was succeeded by
Raja Tikam Singh, of whom above.
Raja Tikam Singh was also created a
Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire. He died
in 1878, and was succeeded by his
grandson, the present Raja, who is
an Honorary Magistrate. Residence;



Mursan, Aligarh, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

GHARI, Bhumia Nahar Singh, Bhumia
of. A ruling chief; /;. about 1839.
Succeeded to the gadi in 1864, Be-
longs to a Bhilala family. The State
is also called Bhaisakho; its popula-
tion is about 980. Residence: Ghari,
Bhopawar, Central India.

GHARRA, Rdjd of. See Garha.

GHARWARA, Thakur Latkan Singh,

Thdkur of; b. 1878. Succeeded the
late Thakur Ujyar Singh on September
8, 1895. The title is hereditary, the
Thakur being the head of a Raj-Gond
family. Residence: Gharwara, Seoni,
Central Provinces.

GHAT PIPARIA, Thdkur of. See Hindu-
pat.

GHATAKHERI, Thdkur of. See Khu-
man Singh.

GHAUS SHAH KADARI, Khdn Bahd-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 1, 1877, in
celebration of the assumption of the
Imperial title by Her Most Gracious
Majesty the Queen Empress. Resi-
dence : Kadar, Mysore.

GHAUSIA BEGAM, tfawdb. Is the
half-sister of his late Highness Mu-
hammad Ghaus, the last of the titular
Nawabs of the Carnatic. Was granted
the personal title of Nawab in 1822.
Residence : Madras.

GHAYAS-UD-DIN, Muhammad, Khdn
Bahadur. See Muhammad Ghayas-
ud-din.

GHAYAS-UD-DIN ALI KHAN, Diwan,

Shaikh-ul-Mushaikh. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on January
1, 1877, on the occasion of the Pro-
clamation of Her Maiesty as Empress
of India. Residence : Ajmir.

GHAYAS-UD-DIN JALAL - UD - DIN,
Kazi, Mir, Khdn Saheb. Granted the
title, as a personal distinction, Janu-
ary 2, 1893. Residence : Nasik, Bom-
bay.

GHAZANFAR ALI, Mir, Khdn. A
member of the Carnatic family. The
title is a personal one ; and, having
been originally conferred by the Nawab
of the Carnatic, was recognized 1890
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GHAZI KHAN, Lehri, Sardar, Khdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 25, 1895. Residence : Sibi, Balu-
chistan.

GHELLABHAI HARIDAS, Rai Baha-
dur. Keceived the title on January
1, 1898. Residence : Bombay.

GHOLAM. SeeGhvlim.

GHORAM KHAN, Rind, Khan Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on February 21, 1884. Resi-
dence: Karachi, Sind.

GHORASAR, ThakurDada Saheb Suraj-
malji, Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b.
1869. Succeeded to the gadi January
5, 1883. Belongs to a Dabbi Rajput
(Hindu) family. Is tributary to the
Gaekwar. The area of the State is
40 square miles ; its population 8400,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Ghorasar,
Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

GHORIWAHA, Sarddr of. See Jamiat
Singh.

GHOSE SHAH KHADRI, Khan Baha-
dur. See Ghaus.

GHULAM AHMAD, Khan Bahadur
Kasim Jang. The title, having been
originally conferred by the Nawab
of the Carnatic, was recognized in
1890. Residence: Madras.

GHTJLAM AHMAD, Mirza, CLE. Was
created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
May 24, 1881. Residence:

GHULAM AHMAD KHAN, Munshi,
Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred May 25, 1895. Residence:
Jalandhar, Punjab.

GHULAM AHMAD KHAN, Sahebzada,
Nawdb. The title was conferred May
25, 1895, for services on the Council
of Regency of the Gwalior State.
Residence : Gwalior, Central India.

GHULAM AHMAD-ULLA, Khdn. The
title, having been originally conferred
by the Nawab of the Carnatic, was
recognized 1890. Is styled Muhammad
Khair-ulla Khdn. Residence: Madras.

GHULAM AKBAR KHAN walad HU-
SAIN BAKHSH 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 : Hyderabad,
Sind.

GHULAM ALI KHAN walad GHULAM
SHAH 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. Resi-
dence: Shikarpur, Sind.

GHULAM ALI KHAN walad KHAN
MUHAMMAD, Mir. The title has
been continued for life, the Mir being
a descendant of one of the Mirs or
Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Hyderabad,
Sind.

GHULAM ALI KHAN walad ZULFIKAR
KHAN, Mir. The title has been con-
tinued for life, the Mir being a de-
scendant of the Talpur Mirs, who
were ruling in Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Hyderabad,
Sind.

GHULAM FARID, Mian, Khdn Bahadur.
The title was conferred on May 30,
1891. Residence : Batala, Punjab.

GHULAM GHAUS, Munshi Khwaja,

Khdn Bahadur Zulkadr ; b. 1822. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
June 6, 1885. Belongs to a family
that left Kashmir towards the close
of the Durrani dynasty on the occasion
of a political outbreak, and removing
to Tibet, engaged in commerce at
Lhassa ; but subsequently migrated to
Nepal, and finally settled at Benares.
Khwaja Ghulam Ghaus succeeded his
uncle as Mir Munshi to Government,
and held that post till his retirement
in 1 885 . Rendered loyal service during
the Mutiny of 1857, for which a sanad
and khilat were conferred upon him.
Residence : Allahabad, North -Western
Provinces.

GHULAM GHAUS. See Ghulam Mu-
hammad Ghaus.

GHULAM HAIDAR KHAN, Achakzai,
Khdn Bahadur. The title of Khan
Saheb was conferred on May 20, 1896 ;
and that of Khan Bahadur on January
1, 1899. Residence: Gulistan, Balu-
chistan.

GHULAM HAIDAR KHAN walad MU-
HAMMAD 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. Resi-
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GHULAM HASAN, Shaikh, Khan Baha-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 2, 1888. Resi-
dence : Amritsar, Punjab.

GHULAM HASAN KHAN walad IMAM
BAKHSH KHAN, Mir. The title
has been continued for life, the Mir
being a descendant of one of the Mirs
or Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Shikarpur,
Sind.

GHULAM HASAN ROGAY, Khan Saheb.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

GHULAM HUSAIN (JATI), Mulk ; h.
about 1847. The title is hereditary,
the tradition being that it was first
conferred by Sultan Murad Khan, son
of Sultan Muhammad Khan of Con-
stantinople. There is also a sanad
from Muhammad Shah, Emperor of
Delhi. Belongs to a Jat (Muhamma-
dan) family. Residence: Karachi, Sind.

GHULAM HUSAIN SAHEB, Khan Sa-
heb. Received the title on June 3,
1899. Residence : Vellore, North Arcot,
Madras.

GHULAM JLLANI, Khan. The title,
originally conferred by the Nawab of
the Carnatic, was recognized in 1890.
Residence: Madras.

GHULAM KADLR KHAN, Khan Baha-
dur. Is Superintendent of the Mak-
sudangarh State, Central India. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1899.
Residence : Maksudangarh, Central
India.

GHULAM KADIR KHAN walad KHAIR
MUHAMMAD KHAN, Mir. The
title has been continued for life, the
Mir being a descendant of one of the
Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at the time of
the annexation. Residence : Shikar-
pur, Sind.

GHULAM KADLR KHAN walad KHAN
MUHAMMAD KHAN, Jf*'r. The title
is hereditary, the Mir being a de-
scendant of one of the Mirs or Chiefs
of Sind at the time of the annexation.
Residence: Shikarpur, Sind.

GHULAM KADIR KHAN (of Kharja,
Bulandshahr), Khan Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred
on May 20, 1890. Residence : Gwalior,
Central India.



GHULAM KASIM KHAN, Kati Khel
(of Tank), Nawab. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on October 6,
1882, on succession to the Chiefship
of Tank. Residence : Dera Ismail Khan,
Punjab.

GHULAM KUTAB-UD-DIN, Nawdb. The
title, which is hereditary, was con-
ferred on December 5, 1864. Is Nawab
of Mamdot. Residence: Mamdot,
Punjab.

GHULAM MAHMUD, Khan. The title
is a personal one, and having been
originally conferred by the Nawab of
the Carnatic, was recognized in 1890.
Is styled Niamat Khan. Residence:
Madras.

GHULAM MOHI-UD-DIN SAHEB,

Khan Bahadur. The title is a per-
sonal one, and was conferred on
September 28, 1885. Residence : Tan-
jore, Madras.

GHULAM MOHIDEEN SAYYID AB-
DUL GHAFUR SAHEB, Khan Saheb.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Perambalur, Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD, Khan Baha-
dur. Is son of the Prince of Arcot.
Granted the title on June 22, 1897.
Residence: Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD, Khan Saheb.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD, Haji, Khan
Bahadur Ghalib Jane/ Sharf-xid-dauld.
The title is a personal one, and having
been originally conferred by the Nawab
of the Carnatic, was recognized in
1890. Residence: Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD, Haji, Khan
Bahadur. The title is personal, and
was conferred on April 3, 1884. Re-
sidence: Bombay.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD GHAUS, Na-
wab; b. 1861. Is son of Muazzaz-ud-
daula, and grandson of his late High-
ness Azim Jah, the first of the titular
Princes of Arcot. Granted the title
of Khan Bahadur in 1876; and that
of Nawab on June 3, 1899. Residence:
Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD HAIDAR SA-
HEB, Khan Bahadur; b. 1834. Ren-
dered eminent service in the Madras
Police, for which he received the title
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tired on pension in 1890. Residence:
Karur, Coimbatore, Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD HASAN, Kazi,

Khan Saheb. The title was conferred
on January 1, 1898. Residence : Delhi,
Punjab.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD HASAN All,

Khan Bahadur; b. 1850. Son of Sardar
Jang. Granted the title of Khan Ba-
hadur as a personal distinction in 1883.
Residence: Madras.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD KHAN, Mun-
shi, Khan Bahadur; b. 1855. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1897.
Residence: Dera Ismail Khan, Punjab.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD KHAN walad
RUSTAM KHAN, Mir. The title has
been continued for life, the Mir being
a descendant of the Talpur Mirs, who
were ruling in Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Hyderabad,
Sind.

GHULAM MUHI-UD-DIN, Khan Baha-
dur; b. 1852. Granted the personal
title of Khan Bahadur in 1885, f or'good
service in the Railway Department,
Residence : Tanjore, India.

GHULAM MUHI-UD-DIN, Khan Baha-
dur. Is son of the Prince of Arcot.
Granted the title on June 22, 1897.
Residence: Madras.

GHULAM MURTAZA, Sardar. The title
is hereditary, Residence: Baluchistan.

GHULAM NABI ALI, Khan Bahadur
Nasir Jang. The title is a personal
one, and having been conferred origin-
ally by the Nawab of the Carnatic, was
recognized in 1890. Is a member of
the Carnatic family. Residence ; Ma-
dras.

GHULAM NABI KHAN walad IMAM
BAKHSH KHAN, Mir. The title has
been continued for life. The Mir is a
descendant of one of the Mirs or
Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Shikarpur,
Sind.

GHULAM NAJAF KHAN walad IMAM
BAKHSH KHAN, Mir. The title has
been continued for life. The Mir is
a descendant of one of the Mirs or
Chiefs of Sind at the time _ of the
annexation. Residence : Shikarpur,
Sind.



GHULAM RASUL, Chaudhri, Khan Sa-
heb. Received the title on January
1, 1898. Is an Honorary Magistrate.

Residence : Sialkot, Punjab.

GHULAM RASUL, Miyan, Khan Ba-
hadur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 1, 1890. Resid-
ence : Peshawar, Punjab.

GHULAM RASUL KHAN, Sarai, Jatoi,
Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on May 20, 1896. Residence:
Hyderabad, Sind.

GHULAM RASUL SAHEB, Maulavi
Haji, Shams-ul- Ulama. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1898. Re-
sidence: Madras.

GHULAM RAZA SAHEB, Khan Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on June
22, 1897. Residence : Madras.

GHULAM SADIK KHAN, Subahdar-
Major, Khan Bahdd,ur. Received the
title on January 8, 1899. Residence:
Kohat.

GHULAM SARWAR, Khan Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on May 21, 1898.
Residence : Peshawar, Punjab.

GHULAM SHAH KHAN walad KHAN
MUHAMMAD KHAN, Mir. The title
has been continued for life. The Mir
is a descendant of one of the Mirs or
Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence: Hyderabad,
Sind.

GHULAM SULTAN MUHI-UD-DIN. See
Sultan Muhi-ud-din.

GHULAM-ULLA KHAN walad GHU-
LAM MUSTAFA KHAN, Mir. The
title is hereditary. The Mir is a
descendant of one of the Mirs or
Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence,: Hyderabad,
Sind.

GHUND, Chief of. Is a feudatory of
the Raja of Keonthal (q.v.), and rules
over one of the Simla Hill States.
Residence: Ghund, Simla Hills, Punjab.

GIDHAUR, Maharaja Sir Ravaneshwar
Prasad Singh Bahadur, K. CLE. , Ma-
haraja Bahadur of; b. 1859. Belongs
to a'Kshatriya family of the Chandra
Vansi or Lunar sept, whose founder
was Bir Vikram Singh. His ancestors
had come from Mahoba in Bundel-
khand, and settled at Bardi in Rewah,
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ninth in descent is said to have built
the temple of Baidyanath. Raja
Dalar Singh, fourteenth Raja, is stated
to have received a farmdn from the
Emperor Shah Jahan in 1651. Raja
Gopal Singh was recognized by the
British Government; and his grand-
son was the well-known Sir Jaimangal
Singh Bahadur, K.C.S.I., on whom
the title of Maharaja Bahadur was
conferred for his eminent services
during the Santal insurrection and the
Mutiny of 1857. On January 1, 1877,
on the occasion of the Proclamation
of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India, Sir Jaimangal Singh
received the hereditary title of Maha-
raja Bahadur. He was succeeded by
his son, Maharaja Shiva Prasad Singh
Bahadur; and the latter by his son,
the present Maharaja Bahadur, who
is well known for his benevolence and
loyalty. Educated in Sanskrit, Per-
sian, Hindi, and English; married in
1885, and has a son and heir, born in
1890. Received a khilat from the
Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal on
succeeding to the title, also the privi-
lege of exemption from attendance in
Civil Courts, was created a Knight
Commander of the Most Eminent Order
of the Indian Empire on May 25, 1895.
The family cognizance is a trisul, or
trident of Siva. Residence : Gidhaur,
Bengal.

GIRDHAR MAHADEV NAGARKAR,

Rao Saheb. The title was conferred
on January 1, 1894. Residence: Poona,
Bombay.

GIRDHARLAL ULATRAM, Rao Baha-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on December 27, 1872. Re-
sidence: Ahmadabad, Bombay.

GIRIAPA TIMAPA DESAI , Heladi
Naik Bahddu r Dtsai Nadugauda. The
title is hereditary. Residence : Bel-
gaum, Bombay.

GIRIJA NANDAN SINGH, Kumar; b.
January 4, 1875. Is the eldest son of
the late Raja Deo Mandan Singh, and
cousin of the Raja of Seohar. Resid-
ence : Seohar, Muzaffarpur, Bengal.

GIRIJA NATH RAI (of Dinajpur), Ma-
haraja. The title is personal, and was
conferred on May 24, 1884. Is the
son of the late Maharani Sham Mohini
of Dinajpur ; and belongs to a family
settled in the Dinajpur district since



the time of Akbar, at which time
one of its ancestors, named Srimanta
Datta, was Zamindar of Dinajpur.
His daughter married Hari Ram Rai,
who had been Diwan to the Zamindar
of Idrakpur. The son of this marriage
was Suka Deb Rai, who died in 1677.
His son, Raja Jai Deb, was Raja of
Dinajpur from 1677 to 1682 ; and was
succeeded by his brother, Raja Pran-
nath, from 1682 to 1723, who adopted
a young relative named Ram Nath,
who succeeded to the Raj, and died
in 1760. A grandson of the latter by
adoption, named Radha Nath, was
Raja from 1780 to 1801; at his ac-
cession he owned the greater part of
the three districts of Dinajpur, Maldah,
and Bogra, but after the Decennial
Settlement the bulk of the estate was
sold for arrears of revenue. His
grandson was the Raja Tarak Nath,
1840 to 1865, husband of the late
Maharani Sham Mohini, and adoptive
father of the present Raja. The title
of Maharani was formally conferred
on that lady in 1875, for her eminent
benevolence during the great famine
of 1873. Residence: Dinajpur, Bengal.

GIRINDRA NATH MUKHARJI, Rai

Saheb. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897. Residence : Transport
Department, Simla.

GHilSH CHANDAR DAS, Red Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on April 2, 1874, for eminent
public services. Residence : Calcutta,
Bengal.

GHtlSH CHANDAR RAI, Raja. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
May 24, 1889, for eminent public
services. Residence: Nalthoba, Bengal.

GIRISH CHANDAR RAI (of Rainagar),
Raja. The title of Rai Bahadur was
conferred on May 25, 1895 ; and that
of Raja on May 21, 1898. Residence :
Sylhet, Assam.

G0BUH). See also Govind.

G0BIND JAS, Lala, Rai Bahadur; b.
1856. Received the title on January
1, 1898. Residence: Saharanpur,
North-Western Provinces.

G0BIND LAL, Lala, Rai Bahadur; b.
1856. Received the title on January
1, 1898. Residence: Saharanpur,
JTorth- Western Province*.

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GOBIND LAL, Lala, Rai Saheb. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence: Military Works Depart-
ment, Simla.

GOBIND PARSHAD SINGH, Thakurai
(of Banka), Rai Bahadur. The title
was conferred on May 20, 1896. Re-
sidence : Palamau, Bengal.

GOBIND RAO NARAYAN, Rao. The
title is hereditary. Residence : Alla-
habad, North-Western Provinces.

GOBIND SAHAI, Diwdn. The title is
hereditary. Residence : Gujranwala,
Punjab.

GOBIND SINGH (of Beona), Rdjd ; b.
November 29, 1872. The title is here-
ditary; and is stated by the family
to have been obtained in the year
1746 from the Mahrattas, after the
defeat of the Bundelas by the com-
bined forces of the Peshwa and Nawab
Khan Bangash of Farrukhabad. Be-
longs to a Bundela Rajput family, and
is the son of the late Raja Parachat,
who died on March 3, 1878. Resid-
ence: Jalaun, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

GOBIND SINGH, THAKTJR (of Cha-
uma), Rao Bahadur. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on January
1, 1889. Residence : Jaipur, Rajput-
ana.

GOBRA, Rdjd of. See Khet Singh.

GODE NARAYAN GAJAPATI RAO,

Rdjd. See Gajapati.

GOGAN. See Gagan.

GOGAN CHANDRA RAI, Rai Bahadur.
Granted the title of Rai Bahadur, as
a personal distinction, for eminent
services rendered in the Benares Opium
Department, January 2, 1893. Resi-
dence: Benares, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

GOKAL. &*Gokul.

GOKAL DAS, Seth, Rdjd. The title is
personal, and was conferred on January
1, 1889. The Raja had been created
a Rao Saheb in 1867, on account of
his liberal contributions towards the
erection of the Jabalpur Town Hall.
His father was Seth Kushal Chand, a
wealthy banker of Jabalpur, who
rendered good services during the
Mutiny in 1857; a gold medal was
presented to him by the Government



for his liberal help in fitting out the
Madras Column. Residence : Jabalpur,
Central Provinces.

GOKAL NARAYAN, Rai ; b. 1842. The
title is hereditary, having been origin-
ally conferred by the Nawab Shuja-
ud-daula Bahadur on an ancestor of
the family named Lachmi Narayan,
Khattri, who was Daroga of the palaces
of the Begam. The Rai's father
was the Rai Baldeo Narayan, alias
Chotu Lai. The Rai is also known by
the name of Chotu Lai ; he has three
sons — Babu Kesri Narayan, Mahabir
Narayan, and Badri Narayan. Resi-
dence : Allahabad, North- Western
Provinces.

GOKUL. See Gokal.

GOKUL CHAND, Rai Bahddur. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence: Faizabad, Oudh.

GOKUL CHAND, Lala, Rai Bahddur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1891. Residence: Guj rat, Punjab.

GOKUL CHANDRA SINGHI, Rai Ba-
hadur; b. 1825. Son of the late Babu
Uma Charan Singhi, of Khishma,

' Nadiya, Bengal. Has rendered good
service in the Small Arms Ammunition
Factory at Dum-Dum, and received
the title on January 1, 1891, in recog-
nition thereof. Belongs to a Kayastha
family descended from Rai Lakshman
Singha of Chaula, who was the Gushti-
pati or " Chief of the Clan " among
the Maulik Kayasthas. Muralidhar
Singha first settled in Khishma in the
beginning of the 17 th century ; and it
is stated that Raja Kali Prasanna
Singha of Calcutta, translator of the
Mahabharata, is a lineal descendant of
this family. The Rai Bahadur married
a daughter of the late Babu Chandra
Nath Mustafi, Zamindar of Ula in
Nadiya District, whose ancestors are
stated to have held the post of Ac-
countant-General under the Nawab Na-
zims of Bengal. The Rai Bahadur has
three sons — Anukul Chandra Singha,
born 1865 ; Bankim Chandra Singha,
born 1870 ; Atul Chandra Singha, born
1875. His eldest son, Satis Chandra
Singha, is deceased ; but has left a son
and heir, Probodh Chandra Singha,
born 1881. Residences: Dum-Dum,
near Calcutta ; 173 Cornwallis Street,
Calcutta; Khishma, Nadiya District,
Bengal.



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GOLAK CHANDAR OHAUDHRI, Rai

Bahadur. The title is personal, and
was conferred on January 1, 1877, on
the occasion of the Proclamation of
Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress
of India. Residence: Chittagong,
Bengal.

GOLAM QUASSIM, Manlavi, Khan
Bahddur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897. Residence; Basirhat,
Bengal.

GOND RAJA, The. See Earn Sha, Raja.

GONDAL, His Highness Thakur Saheb
Sir Bhagwatsinghji Sagramji,
G.C.I.E., Thakur Saheb of. A ruling



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