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chief; I. October 24, 1865. Succeeded
to the gadi December 14, 1869, as a
minor. Belongs to a Jareja Rajput
(Hindu) family, tracing its origin to
the renowned Krishna; descended
from the Nawanagar-Rajkot family ;
is a Kumbhani, being a descendant of
Kumbhoji I., founder of the Gondal
dynasty ; was only four years old when
he succeeded his father, who died in
1899, when on a visit to Bombay. The
following is a brief summary of the
history of this ruling family : (1) Kum-
bhoji I. , founder of the Gondal dynasty,
1634-49 a.d. Succeeded by his son
(2) Sagramji I., 1649-1714 a.d. Suc-
ceeded by his son (3) Haloji, 1714-53.
Succeeded by his son (4) Kumbhoji
II., 1753-90 a.d. ; was a most powerful
chief ; was both a warrior and a states-
man, and aggrandized his possessions
by conquest and statecraft. Suc-
ceeded by his grandson (5) Mulaji,
1790-92 a.d. Succeeded by his son
(6) Dajibhai, 1792-1800 a.d. ; who was
a patron of letters, and was especially
fond of poetry. Succeeded by his
uncle (7) t Devaji, 1800-12 a.d., a
brave soldier and a wise ruler. Suc-
ceeded by his five sons one after an-
other— (8) Nathuji, 1812-14 a.d. ; (9)
Kanuji, 1814-21 a.d. ; (10) Chandra
Sinhji, 1821^1 a.d. ; (11) Bhanabhai,
1841-51 a.d. ; (12) Sagramji II., 1851-
69 a.d. The last was a quiet and pious
chief. Succeeded by his son, the
present Thakur Saheb. During his
minority the State was at first ad-
ministered direct by the British
Government, but afterwards a Joint
Administration was introduced. He
was educated at the Rajkot Rajkumar
College and also at the Edinburgh



University. His College career has
been reported to be eminently success-
ful; in order to give the finishing
touch to his education, he undertook
a voyage to Europe in 1883, in the
company of Major (now Colonel)
Hancock ; returned after six months ;
published an account of his tour under
the title Journal of a Visit to England
in 1883; was associated with Major
(now Colonel) Nutt in the adminis-
trative business of his State, and as-
sumed sole charge on August 24, 1884.
The reply made by him on the occasion
of his installation to the address of
the Political Agent, Colonel West, was
pronounced by Government to be
highly creditable to him, both as re-
gards the tone and the matter of it,
showing "good feeling and good taste,
and his description of his duties as a
ruler evinces a sound and clear judg-
ment." Three years after his instal-
lation the Thakur Saheb was publicly
complimented by the Governor, Lord
Reay, in the following words : "Thakur
Saheb, though you have only been
three years on the gadi, I believe you
have acted up to the pledges you then
gave." Nominated a Fellow of the
Bombay University ; and a Vice-Presi-
dent of the Deccan Education Society
at Poona. Having been imbued with
a love of science, he again proceeded
to Scotland in 1886, to reside for a
time at the Edinburgh University,
which, in appreciation of his " exem-
plary quest of knowledge," conferred
on him the honorary degree of LL.D.
in 1887. The same year he was re-
quested to be a member of the depu-
tation from the Kathiawar Chiefs that
waited on Her Majesty the Queen
Empress at the time of the celebration
of Her Most Gracious Majesty's
Jubilee; and on that occasion was
made a K.C.I. E. Returned to India
in August 1887. Takes a keen interest
in the administrative business of the
State, and is a joint-proprietor of the
" Bhaunagar-Gondal " and "Gondal-
Porbandar " railways, in which concerns
he has invested about £500,000. Be-
sides railways, the territory has many
macadamized roads, schools, hospitals,
municipalities, rest-houses, infirmary,
post and telegraph offices, courts of
justice, and other appliances of an
improved administration. Owing to
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the British Government was pleased
to raise Gondal from the rank of a
second-class to that of a first-class
State in Kathiawar. In 1889 his wife
— daughter of His Highness the
Maharana of Dharampur— being taken
very ill, the doctors advised her to go
to England for a change, and His
Highness was obliged to take her there
for the benefit of her health. This is
the first instance of a Rajput consort
of a ruling chief ever venturing to
overcome her caste prejudices. Her
Highness was received by Her Most
Gracious Majesty the Queen Empress,
and personally invested with the Im-
perial Order of the Crown of India;
and on June 22, 1897, on the auspicious
occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of
, Her Majesty, His Highness was created
' a Knight Grand Commander of the
Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire. The Thakur Saheb has con-
tributed numerous donations to de-
serving public institutions ; has relieved
his subjects of the burden of many
obnoxious taxes, and remitted a vast
amount of debt which his people owed
him. His subjects, in return, have
I voted him a statue by public sub-
| scription. Arms. — A belt and sword
with the word "Gondal" at the top.
Motto. — (Sanskrit) Sajy am cha Satyam,
in Devanagari character, meaning
"Ready and True." His Highness's
sons are — Kumar Shri Bhojraj, heir-
apparent, born 1883 ; is being educated
in Edinburgh. Kumar Shri Bhupat
Sinhje, born 1888 ; is in England with
his parents. Residence: Gondal, Ka-
thiawar, Bombay.

GOPAL BALWANTNENE, Rao Bahadur.
The title was conferred on May 20,
1896. Residence: Bombay.

GOPAL CHANDAR MUKHARJI, Rai

Bahadur. The title is personal, and
was conferred on January 1, 1889.
Residence : Calcutta.

GOPAL CHANDRA MUKHARJI, Rai

Bahadur. Has rendered good service
as Chairman of the Kasipur-Chitpur
Municipality, Calcutta; and received
the title as a personal distinction on
May 25, 1892. Residence: Calcutta.

GOPAL DAS, Rai Bahadur. The title is
personal, and was conferred on May
24, 1884. Residence : Lahore, Punjab.



GOPAL DAS KUSALDAS, Rao Saheb.
See Gopaldas.

GOPAL HARI MULLICK, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence: Bogra, Bengal.

GOPAL LAL ROY, Mahdrdj Kumar; b.
1887. Received the title on the death
of his father, the late Maharaja Govind
Lai Roy Bahadur, in 1897. Residence :
Tajhat, Rangpur, Bengal.

GOPAL RAM, Rai Bahadur. Received
the title on January 1, 1898. Resi-
dence : Gwalior, Central India.

GOPAL RAO (of Rehli), Rao. The title
is hereditary. Is the son of the late
Rao Kishen Rao and descended from
Govind Pandit, who came to Sagar
with the Mahratta ruler from Puna,
and being a relative of the latter, was
made Mdmlatddr of Rehli. Residence :
Sagar, Central Provinces.

GOPAL RAO (of Sagar), Rao and Potddr;
b. 1859. Succeeded his father, the late
Rao Madho Rao, on February 16, 1895.
The title is hereditary, having been
originally conferred by the old Mah-
ratta Government of Sagar. The Rao's
great-grandfather, a Mahratta Brah-
man, was an important Officer of that
Government; and he was succeeded
by his son, the Rao Lachhman Rao,
Mamlatdar of Narsinghpur, and re-
ceived a political pension from the
British Government on the cession.
He was succeeded by his widow, the
Mussumat Parvati Bai, who adopted
the late Rao Madho Rao. Residence :
Sagar, Central Provinces.

GOPAL RAO SHIVDEO (of Malegaon),
Rao Bahadur; b. June 29, 1843. The
title is hereditary, having been origin-
ally conferred by the Peshwa. The
Rao Bahadur's mother enjoys a pension
from the Government. The Rao Ba-
hadur is known as the Raja of
Malegaon. Residence : Nasik, Bombay.

GOPAL SINGHI, Rao Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1894.
Residence; Bhamo, Burma.

GOPAL VISHWAS RAO, Pandit, Rao

Bahadur. Is Minister of the Dhar
State. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence: Dhar, Central
India.

GOPALA CHARI, Sarukkai, Biwdn
Bahadur, Js Acting Judge of Cud-



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dapah ; received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence: Cuddapah, Madras.

GOP ALA CHARIYA KRADKAR, Mahd-
mahopddhydya. The title is a personal
one, and was conferred on February
16, 1887, in recognition of his eminence
in oriental learning. Residence : Gwa-
lior, Central India.

GOPALA, P., Rao, Rao Bahadur; b.
1856. Member of the Berhampur
Municipal Council, 1884 ; Chairman,
1887. Granted the title as a personal
distinction in 1891 for his eminent
municipal services. Residence: Ber-
hampur, Ganjam, Madras.

GOPALDAS KHUSALDAS, Rao Saheb.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

GOPALJI STJRBHAI DESAI, Rao Baha-
dur ; b. June 24, 1832. The title was
conferred on January 13, 1882, as a
personal distinction, for eminent public
services in the Educational Service,
which extended from 1853 to 1892.
Is a son of Desai Surbhai Dayalji of
Puni, Surat, an important Zaminddr
in that district. Received the title of
Rao Saheb in 1864; and the sanad
conferring the title of Rao Bahadur in
1882 was delivered to him in full
Durbar by the political agent at
Bhaunagar. Has received the thanks
of Government for his services (in
conjunction with his father) in bring-
ing about the settlement of Wattans
in Surat; also in connection with
archaeological researches in Kathiawar,
and with the settlement of the word-
ing of the " Fashzamin " bonds entered
into by the Kathiawar Chiefs. Ap-
pointed Fellow of the Bombay Uni-
versity, 1885; Educational Inspector,
Northern Division, Bombay Presi-
dency, 1885. Is President of the
Kathiawar General Library, Rajkot ; a
Life Member of the East India Associa-
tion, and of the Gujarat Vernacular
Society. Residence : Surat, Bombay.

GOPALPURA, Rao of. See Sheodarshan
Singh.

GOPI MAL, Rai. The title is personal,
and was conferred on May 31, 1871.
Residence : Firozpur, Punjab.

GOSAIN.— A prefix.

GOTARDI, Thakur Punjabhai Ratan-
sang, Thakur of; b. 1859. Succeeded



to a share of this State in 1893. The
State has an area of two square miles ;
population 616, chiefly aboriginal
(Kolis). Residence: Gotardi, Rewa
Kantha, Bombay.

GOVARDHAN SINGH (of Ramgarh),
Mian. The title is hereditary in this
branch of the family. The head of
another branch of the same family is
Sardar Ranjit Singh (q.v.), who holds
the hereditary title of Sardar. De-
scended from a Rajput family, whose
great ancestor was Raja Singar Chand,
Raja of Bilaspur (Kahlur). His
younger son was Kalal Chand, tenth
in descent from whom was Surat Singh,
whose four sons, with their retainers,
aided the Raja of Nahan to conquer
Such&war, Ramgarh, and other terri-
tories, and received Ramgarh as their
share. Sardar Kushal Singh was the
only one of the four who left any
children. He built the fort at Ram-
garh ; and his grandson, Gopal Singh,
was the grandfather of Mian Govard-
han Singh. Residence: Ambala.
Punjab.

GOVIND. See also Gobind.

GOVIND GOPAL UCHGAONKAR, Rao

Saheb. Received the title on January
2, 1899, for municipal services at Bel-
gaum. Residence : Belgaum, Bombay

GOVIND JAS, Lala, Rai Bahadur. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence: Hardwar, North-Western
Provinces.

GOVIND RAMCHANDRA KHANDE-
KAR, Rao Bahadur. The title was
conferred on May 26, 1894. Residence :
Ajmere, Rajputana.

GOVIND RANADE, Mahadeo, CLE.

See Mahadeo.

GOVIND RAO (of Jaisinghnagar), Rao;
b. 1841. _ The title is hereditary, having
been originally conferred by the old
Mahratta Government, and subse-
quently recognized by the Government
of India. The Rao, like his kinsmen,
Rao Ganpat Rao (q.v.) and Rao Ram
Chand Rao of Jaisinghnagar, is de-
scended from ancestors who were con-
nected with the former rulers of Sagar ;
and to one of them, named Rao Ganpat
Rao, the pare/and of Jaisinghnagar was
made over as its talukdar. Residence :
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GOVIND VENKOJI KHOT, Rao Saheb.
Received the title on May 21, 1898.
Residence : Amraoti, Berar.

GOVIND RAO (of Rehli), Rao. The title
is hereditary. Is a younger brother of
Rao Gopal Rao of Rehli (q.v.).
Residence: Rehli, Sagar, Central
Provinces.

GOVIND RAO RAMCHANDRA GARUD,

Rao Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on January 1,
1887. Residence; Dhulia, Bombay.

GOVIND SAKARAM HOSUR, Rao

Saheb ; granted the title, as a personal
distinction, on January 2, 1893, for
eminent municipal services. Is Vice-
President of the Saundatti Munici-
pality, Bombay. Residence : Saundatti,
Belgauni, Bombay.

GOVIND SASTRI, Mahdmahopddhydya.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1899. Residence: Sanskrit College,
Calcutta.

GRISH. SeeGirish.

GUDA, Sarddr of. See Fateh Singh.

GUL HASAN KHAN, Khan Bahadur:
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on January 1,1877. Residence:
Hyderabad, Sind.

GUL HASAN KHAN walad WALI
MUHAMMAD KHAN, Mir. The
title has been continued for life, the
Mir being a representative of one of
the Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at the time
of the annexation. Residence : Shi-
karpur, Sind.

GULAB DAS PARSHOTAMDAS, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 21, 1898. Residence: Surat,
Bombay.

GULAB SINGH, Munshi, Rai Saheb;
b. February 19, 1850. Received the
title on June 22, 1897. Residence:
Lahore, Punjab.

GULAB SINGH (of Bina), Rao. The
title is hereditary. Residence : Sagar,
Central Provinces.

GULAB SINGH (of Meanoni), Rao

Saheb. The title is hereditary. Resi-
dence : Sagar, Central Provinces.

GULAM. SeeQhxA&m.



GULER, Rdjd of. See Jai Singh.

GUR SAHAI MALL, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on January 1, 1890. Resi-
dence: Punjab.

GURDIT SINGH (of Lahore), Sarddr.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1892. Residence:
Indore, Central India.

GURNAM SINGH, Sarddr Bahadur.
The Sardar is the Commandant of the
Imperial Service Infantry of the
Jind State, and received the title of
Sardar Bahadur on June 22, 1897.
Residence : Jind, Punjab.

GURSARAN DAS, Lala, Rai Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on January 1, 1890. Resi-
dence ; Saharanpur, North-Western
Provinces.

GURU.— Often a mere prefix,

GURU CHAR AN DAS GUPTA, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897. Is Assistant-Surgeon,
A.M.D. Residence: Port Blair, An-
daman Islands.

GURU PRASAD, Pandit (of Benares),
Mahdmahopddhydya. The title is a
personal one, and was conferred on
February 16, 1887, in recognition of
his eminence in oriental learning.
Residence: Lahore, Punjab.

GWALIOR, His Highness the Mahdrdjd
Sindhia of , G. C.S.I. A ruling chief;
b. 1877. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor July 3, 1886. Is the head of
the great Mahratta House of Sindhia.
Full title is — " His Highness Mukht&r-
ul-Mulk, Azim-ul-Iktidar Rafi-ush-
Shan Wala Shikoh Muhtashaim-i-
Dauran, Umdat-ul»Umara, Maharaj-
Adhiraj Alijah Hisam-us*Saltanat
Maharaja Sir Madho Rao Sindhia
Bahadur Srinath Mansur-i-Zaman,
Fidwi-i-Hazrat-i-Malika-i-Muaz-zama
i-Rafl-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan," Knight
Grand Commander of the Most
Exalted Order of the Star of India.
His Highness, who rules over an area
about equal to that of Holland,
Belgium, and Saxony combined, and
over a population more numerous than
that of Switzerland or of Greece, is
descended from the famous Ranoji
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who became a member of the house-
hold of the Peshwa Balaji Rao, and
subsequently a successful commander
of the Peshwa's cavalry. Ranoji
Sindhia was succeeded by his second
son, Mahadaji Sindhia, who was one
of the greatest soldiers and cleverest
statesmen ever produced by India.
He greatly distinguished himself at
the battle of Panipat in 1761; and,
taught by that disaster, he disciplined
and strongly organized his army,
chiefly under French officers, and
in this way, though nominally still a
servant of the Peshwa, he became in
1764 really the ruler of Hindustan.
He died in 1794, and was succeeded by
his grand-nephew, Daulat Rao Sindhia,
whose reign of over thirty years is
part of the history of India. The
battles of Assaye, won by Sir Arthur
Wellesley (afterwards Duke of
Wellington) in 1803, and of Laswari,
won by General Lord Lake, in 1804,
the Treaty of Sarji Anjangaon in 1805,
and the Pindari war in 1817 are im-
portant landmarks in the career of
Daulat Rao Sindhia. On his death he
commended his State and his younger
widow, the famous Baiza Bai, to the
care of the British Government.
Jhankuji Sindhia subsequently suc-
ceeded to the gadi by adoption,
marrying the grand-daughter of Baiza
Bai, who was at first regent of the
State, Family dissension, however,
ensued ; Baiza Bai had to leave
Gwalior in 3833, and Jhankuji Sindhia
died without issue in 1843. His
widow adopted a young scion of
the Sindhia family, who succeeded
under the title of Jaiaji Rao Sindhia.
He displayed great courage and loyalty
during the Mutiny of 1857, when his
army revolted to the mutineers, and
he himself and his Minister, Sir
Dinkar Rao, were compelled to flee to
Agra. He was restored and brought
back to Gwalior by Sir Hugh Rose on
June 19, 1858, and received many
great and well-deserved honours
during the rest of his long reign. He
obtained the right of adoption,
numerous titles, extensive grants of
additional territory, and an increase
to his army ; and became successively
an Honorary General in the British
Army, a Knight Grand Cross of the
Bath, a Knight Grand Commander of
the Star of India, and a Companion of



the Indian Empire. The present
Maharaja, Madho Rao Sindhia Ba-
hadur, succeeded as a minor in 1886.
The family colour, famous on so many
battlefields, is bhagwd, orange or brick-
red, the flag of that colour bearing on
its field the representation of a
serpent holding the sun and moon in
its coils — referring to a legend that
Ranoji Sindhia, when an infant, was
sheltered from the heat of the sun by
the expanded hood of a cobra. The
area of the State is 29,046 square
miles ; its population 3,030,743, chiefly
Hindus, but including more than
160,000 Muhammadans, 12,000 Jains,
and 167,000 aborigines of various
tribes. The Maharaja was created a
Knight Grand Commander of the
Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India on May 25, 1895. He main-
tains a military force of 5504 cavalry,
11,040 infantry, and 48 guns. His
Highness is entitled to a salute of 19
guns, and within the limits of Gwalior
territory to a salute of 21 guns.
Residence : Gwalior, Central India.

HABIB KHAN, Sdrddr Bahadur. f The
title is personal. Residence : Peshawar,
Punjab.

HACHAEA0 AKBAT HARIHAR, Rao

Bahadur. The title is personal, and
was conferred on May 24, 1889.
Residence : Belgaum, Bombay.

HAD0L, Thakur of. See Harol.

HAFIZ.— Often a mere prefix.

HAFIZ ABDUL KARIM, Shaikh, Khan
Bahadur. See Abdul Karini.

HAFIZ ABDULLA KHAN, Nawdb, See

Abdulla.
HAFIZ MUHAMMAD ABDUL (AB-

DUS) SAM AD, Khan Bahadur. See

Abdul.

HAIBATRAO MALHAR, Deshpande,

Rao Bahadur. The title was conferred
on June 22, 1897. Residence : Shola-
pur, Bombay.

HAIDAR SHAH, Sayyid, Khan Ba-
hadur. The title was conferred on
June 3, 1893. Residence :

HAJL— A prefix.

HAJI SAJAN LAL. See Sajan.

HAJI USMAN. See Usman.



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HAKIM KHAN, Malik, Khdn Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on June 1, 1888. Residence :
Shahpur, Punjab.

HAKK NAWAZ KHAN, Sikander Khel,

Khdn Saheb ; b. 1854. Eeceived the
title on January 1, 1897. Residence:
Bannu, Punjab.

HAKK NAWAZ KHAN, CLE (of
Dera Ismail Khan, Punjab), Khdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 8, 1885. Created a Companion
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, for distinguished
service on the Baluch-Afghan
Boundary Commission, January 1,
1895. Residence: Baluchistan.

HALARI SHAMANA, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on May 18, 1885. Residence:
Mercara, Coorg.

HALDAUR, Rdjd Bahadur of. See
Maharaj Singh.

HALDI, Rdjd of. See Thakur Parshad.

HALERI. &*Halari.

HAMAIL KHAN, Subadar, Bahadur,
Sarddr Bahadur; h. 1822. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1877.
Residence : Ghazipur, North-Western
Provinces.

HAMID All KHAN, Nawdb. See
Rampur.

HAMID BAKHSH, Maulavi, Khdn
Bahadur ; b. 1847. Received the title
on January 1, 1898. Residence:
Budaun, North-Western Provinces.

HAMID HUSAIN, Maulavi Sayyid,
Sliams-ul-Ulama. The title is personal,
and was conferred on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the celebration
of the Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign.
Residence : North- Western Provinces
and Oudh.

HAMID-ULLA, Sayyid Muhammad,
Khdn Bahadur. See Muhammad
Hamid-ulla.

HAMID-UZ-ZAFAR KHAN, Munshi,
Khdn Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1896. Residence:
Rampur, North-Western Provinces.

HAMIR SINGH (of Bayeri), Thakur
Sawai^ Rai ; b. 1838. The title is
hereditary, but its origin is not known.
Is a Korkars Girassia Chief. Ren-
dered assistance to the Magistrate of



Harda during the Mutiny of 1857, for
which he received a khilat. Has two
sons — Thakur Umrao Singh and
Thakur Sardar Singh. Residence:
Hoshangabad, Central Provinces.

HAMIR SINGH (of Pali), Rao; b. 1823.
The title is hereditary. This Bundela
Chief belongs to the family of the
ex-Raja of Banpur, whose estates
were confiscated after the Mutiny of
1857. His son and heir is Nirbhai
Singh, aged thirty-six years. Resi-
dence: Banpur, Lalitpur, North-
western Provinces.

HANMANT RAM RAMCHANDRA,
Seth, Rai Bahadur. The title was
conferred on October 5, 1897. Resi-
dence : Indore, Central India.

HANUMAN PARSHAD, Pande, Rai
Bahadur. Received the title on Jan-
uary 1, 1895. Residence: Bijeragho-
garh, Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

HANUMAN SINGH (of Barwara),
Thakur ; b. 1841. The title is here-
ditary, having been originally conferred
on his ancestors by the Gond Raja of
Mandla, Raja Nizam Shah, Is an
Honorary Magistrate of Jabalpur
district. Residence: Jabalpur, Cen-
tral Provinces.

HANUMANT SINGH (of Bilehra), Rdjd ;
b. 1895. Succeeded to the (jadi as a
minor on the death of his father, the
late Raja Khilawan Singh, on August
24,1897. Residence: Bilehra, Sagar,
Central Provinces.

HAPA, Thakur Wakhatsinghji, Thakur
of. A ruling chief; b. 1877. Suc-
ceeded to the yadi August 4, 1889.
Belongs to a Koli (Hindu) family. Is
at present a minor, and the State
under the management of the Mahi
Kantha Agency. The late Thakur
was named Madhusinghji, and his
widow, the Thakurani Surajbai, is
living. The State contains an area of
79 square miles, and a population of
1546, chiefly Hindus. Residence : Hapa,
Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

HAR CHARAN, Misr, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on June 22, 1897. Residence : Bareilly,
North- Western Provinces.

HAR NARAYAN, Lala, Rai Saheb. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Gugran-
wala, Punjab.



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HAR RATAN SINGH (of Majhgawan),
Rdjd. The title was conferred on May
26, 1894. Residence : Gonda, Oudh.

HAKA PRASAD SASTRI, Pandit, Ma-
hdmahopddhydya. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1898.

HARAHA, Rdjd of. See Narendra Ba-
hadur Singh.

HARAN CHANDRA MUKERJI, Bai
Saheb. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Besidence : Calcutta.

HARBALLABH NARAYAN SINGH,
CLE. (of Sonbarsa), Mahdrdjd Baha-
dur ; b. June 7, 1846. The title is
personal, and was conferred on Janu-
ary 1, 1898. The Maharaja had
received the title of Raja in 1875 for
eminent services rendered during the
famine of 1873-74, and had been granted
the title of Raja Bahadur on January
1, 1877, on the occasion of the Pro-
clamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India, and that
of Maharaja on January 2, 1888.
Created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
January 2, 1893. The family cogniz-
ance is a flag, bearing on it the figure
of an elephant. Besidence : Bhagalpur,
Bengal.

HARBANS RAI (of Hatri), Bdjd; b.
April 7, 1835. The title is hereditary,
and is said to have been first conferred
by a Muhammadan King, in 1494-95,
on the Raja Sahal Shah of Bakhti-
yargarh. Succeeded the late Raja on
May 8, 1848. Rendered good service
to Government during the Mutiny of
1857. Has two sons, of whom the
elder enjoys the title of Diwan — Diwan
Kishori Singh and Bhan Partab Singh.
Besidence : Damoh, Central Provinces.

HARBANS SINGH, Bdjd ; b. 1846. The
title is hereditary, the Raja being the
brother and the adopted son of the
famous Sardar Tej Singh, who was
Commander-in-Chief of the Sikhs in
the first Sikh war, subsequently ap-
pointed President of the Council of
Regency, and on August 7, 1847, created
Raja of Sialkot. Throughout the
rebellion of 1848-49 the Raja Tej Singh



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