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remained faithful to the Government,
and on the annexation of the Punjab
the jdgirs of himself and his cousin,
Sardar Bhagwan Singh, son of Jama-
dar Khushal Singh, were confirmed for



life. Raja Tej Singh rendered excel-
lent service by raising horsemen during
the Mutiny of 1857, and as a reward,
in 1862, two-thirds of his jdgir was
granted in perpetuity, and he received
a sanad authorizing him to adopt an
heir. He died in December 1862,
having adopted his brother, the Raja
Harbans Singh, who now enjoys the
title and estate. Besidence: Lahore,
Punjab.

HARBANS SINGH (of Kandaula), Sar-
dar. The title is hereditary, the Sar-
dar belonging to the same family as
those of the Sardars Tara Singh of
Manauli, Uttam Singh of Ghanauli,
and other Sardars of the Ambala
division. The founder of the family
was Sardar Khushal Singh, who
achieved conquests in the Manjha, and
took possession of the town of Jalan-
dhar. In 1756 a.d. he had large Cis-
Sutlej possessions; they were subse-
quently wrested from the family by
the Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore,
but ultimately came under British
control with the other Cis-Sutlej terri-
tories. Sardar Dayal Singh, the
grandson of Sardar Khushal Singh,
succeeded to the Kandaula estates, and
his grandson is the present Sardar.
For services during the Mutiny of
1857 the Sardars of this loyal family
received large remissions from the
Government. Besidence : Kandaula,
Ambala, Punjab.

HARDERAM ANUPRAM MUNSHI, Bao

Saheb. The title is personal, and was
conferred on December 18, 1888. Be-
sidence: Bombay.

HARDHIAN SINGH, Bai Bahadur.
Granted the title, as a personal dis-
tinction, January 2, 1893. Is an
Honorary Magistrate of Delhi. Besi-
dence: Delhi, North-Western Pro-



HARDHYAN SINGH, Bai Bahadur. See
Hardhian Singh.

HARDIT SINGH (of Dayalgarh), Sar-
dar. The title is hereditary. Besid-



Ambala, Punjab.



HARDIT SINGH, Roza, Sardar. The
title is hereditary ; and Sardar Hardit
Singh succeeded his father, the brave
and loyal Sardar Kahan Singh, in June
1864. Sardar Kahan Singh was the
grandson of Tek Singh, who was in the



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service of the Bhangi Sardars of La-
hore, and received from them the grant
of the village Nodhpur. Kahan Singh
entered the service of the Maharaja
Ran jit Singh in 1822 ; and, on the
recommendation of General Ventura,
was appointed Commandant in the
Life Guards, served with his regiment
in Kulu, Mandi, and elsewhere, and
being severely wounded in the attack
on Raja Suchet Singh, was promoted
to be Colonel, with large emoluments.
He fought on the Sikh side in the
battles of Sobraon and Firuzshahr.
After the annexation Colonel Kahan
Singh lost his jdgirs, but was granted
a peusion by the British Government.
When the Mutiny broke out in 1857
he was one of the first chiefs selected
for service by Sir John Lawrence, and,
starting at once for Delhi with fifty-
three of his retainers, he served with
the Guides till the fall of the city,
being again severely wounded in one
of the rebel sallies. For these services
he received substantial rewards from
the Government, including the re-grant
of some of his old Sikh jdyirs. Resid-
ence : Lahore, Punjab.

HABDOI, Rdjd of. See Narand Singh.

HARI APPAJI, Rao Bahadur. The title
is personal, and was conferred on
Januarj' 2, 1888. Residence : Baroda.

HARI BALLABH BOSE (Basu), Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 20, 1896. Residence: Cuttack,



HARI CHAND, Rai Bahddur. The title
was conferred on May 20, 1896. Resi-
dence : Multan, Punjab.

HARI CHAND (of Bhabaur), Rai. The
title is hereditary. The Bai belongs
to the same family as that of the Rajas
of Kangra, Jaswan, Goler, Siba, Da-
tarpur, etc. ; being descended from
Raja Pirthi Chand, son of Raja, Beni
Chand. The Rai Karm Chand, in the
time of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh,
held a laxgejdgir in this district ; and
his grandson, Rai Ratan Chand, died
October 24, 1884, and was succeeded
by his son, the present Rai. Residence :
Bhabaur, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

HARI CHAND (of Lahaiil) , Thdkur, The
title is hereditary. Residence: Lahaul,
Kangra, Punjab.



HARI CHAND YAJOJI, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1877- Residence : Bom-
bay.

HARI CHARAN SARMA, Rai Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on October 3, 1872. Residence : Cachar,
Assam.

HARI KRISHAN PANT, Rai Saheb.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Unao, Oudh.

HARI MOHAN SANDYAL, Rai Saheb.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1894. Residence: Na-
diya, Bengal.

HARI NARAYAN KALE, Rao Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1877. Residence : Rat-
nagiri, Bombay.

HARI RAJ SINGH (of Kashipur), Rdjd;
b. 1857. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to a family connected with that
of the Chand Rajas of Kumaun, being
descended from Pahar Singh, a
younger son of Raja Baz Bahadur
Singh, Raja of Kumaun from 1638 to
1678. In the time of Raja Dip Chand
of Kumaun (1748-77), Mohan Singh,
grandson of Pahar Singh, became
Bakshi or head of the army. He
eventually seized and imprisoned Raja
Dip Chand, and, on the death of the
latter in prison in 1777, proclaimed
himself Ra ja under the title of Mohan
Chand, He himself was killed in 1788
by Harak Deb Toshi, who again was
driven out by Lai Singh, brother of
Mohan Singh, with the aid of Faiz-
ullah Khan of Rampur. Mahendra
Singh, son of Mohan Singh, was
installed as Raja by Lai Singh, who
claimed for him the protection of the
Nawab of Oudh, as recognized owner
of the Tarai. In 1790, however, the
Gurkhalis from Kathmandu invaded
Kumaun and defeated the forces of
Mahendra Singh, who fled with his
uncle, Lai Singh, to Kota, and fixed
upon Kilpuri as his headquarters,
where he endeavoured to enlist troops
for an attack upon Kumaun. Hearing
this, the Gurkhali general, Amar
Singh Thapa, marched on Kilpuri and
thus deprived the Kumaunis of their
only rallying-point. Mahendra Singh
and his partisans, deprived of every
acre that they could lay claim to, fled
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ing that the tract from which the
Gurkhalis had ousted them formed a
part of the Tarai, which of right
belonged to the Nawab, requested his
aid in recovering it from the Gurkhalis.
A war with Nepal would probably have
resulted had not the good offices of
Mr. Cherry promoted an understand-
ing, by which the Gurkhalis agreed to
yield up all pretensions to the low
country. At the same time provision
was made for the retention by the
exiled family of some doubtful tenure
of a portion of the Tarai for their
subsistence. Mahendra Singh retired
first to Rudrapur and then to Kilpuri,
but, owing to bad management, this
Pargana was reduced to a swamp, and
was rendered so unhealthy that on the
petition of the representatives of the
family to the British Government, it
was exchanged for the confirmation of
possession in taluqa Chachait in the
Pilibhit district. Kunwar Partab
Singh, son of Mahendra Singh, sued
his uncle, Lai Singh, for a share in
Chachait, but his claim was dismissed.
He then petitioned the Government,
who gave him Rs. 250 per mensem in
1820, Partab Singh's claim to Bazpur
was also negatived. Lai Singh had
held possession as head of the family
and retained it. Guman Singh, son
of Raja Lai Singh, received a sanad
from the British Government in 1828,
as Raja, His son, Raja Shiuraj Singh,
C.S.I., rendered good service during
the Mutiny of 1857, and was rewarded
with the Order of the Star of India,
and with an increased grant. He died
in October 1886 ; and was succeeded
by his son, the present Raja, who
married a daughter of Kupendra
Bikram Singh of Nepal, and has a son
named Kunwar Udai Raj Singh. The
Raja is an Honorary Magistrate. Re-
sidence : Kashipur, Tarai, North-
Western Provinces.
HARI RAO, Sakharama, Rao Bahadur.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Madras.

HARI RAOJI CHIPLUNKAR, Rao Ba-
hadur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 2, 1888. Resid-
ence: Poona, Bombay.

HARI SINGH, Sarddr, The title is
hereditary, Js one of the Sikh Sardars
of the Ludbiaua district, Punjab.
Residence : Ludhiana, Punjab.



HARI SINGH (of Akalgarh), Diwdn.
The title is hereditary. Residence;
Gujranwala, Punjab.

HARI SINGH (of Nadaun) , Mian. The
title is hereditary. The Mian is a
brother of Raja Amar Chand of Na-
daun, and a younger son of the Raja
Sir Jodhbir Singh, brother-in-law of
the Maharaja Ran jit Singh of Lahore,
who died in 1873. The Mian is an
Extra Assistant Commissioner of the
Punjab. Residence : Nadaun, Kangra,
Punjab.

HARI SINGH (of Pindit Lala), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary. The Sardar
is one of the Sardars of the Gujrat
district, Punjab. Residence : Gujrat,
Punjab.

HARI SINGH, Babu, Sarddr. The title
was conferred on June 22, 1897, for
eminent services as an Inspector of
Schools in the Punjab. Residence:
Punjab.

HARIHAR SHASTRI DRAVIDA, Mahd-
mahvpddhydya. The title is a personal
one, and was conferred on February 16,
1887, in recognition of his eminence
in oriental learning. It entitles him
to take rank in Darbar immediately
after titular Rajas. Residence; Indore,
Central India.

HARIHAR SINGH, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1894.
Residence: Sambalpur, Central Pro-
vinces.

HARIHARA SUBBARAYA AIYAR,

Avergal, Diwdn Bahadur; b. 1842.
Received the title on January 2, 1897.
Residence: Madura, Madras.

HARILAL AMBASHANKAR, Rao Saheb.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1879. Residence ; Surat,
Bombay.

HARINDAR SINGH (of Kandaula),

Sarddr. The title is hereditary ; the
Sard&r belongs to the same family as
those of the Sardars Tara Singh of
Manauli, Uttam Singh of Ghanauli,
and other Sardars of the Ambala
division. For an account of the Kan-
daula branch of this family, see Harbans
Singh (of Kandaula), Sardar. The
Sardar is a grandson of Sardar Dayal
Singh of Kandaula, Residence : Kan-
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HARNAM CHANDAR, Seth, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on May
26, 1894. Residence: North- Western
Provinces.

HARNAM SINGH, Sir Ahluwalia,
K.C.I.E., Kunwdr ; b. January 19,
1851. Is a son of his late Highness
the Raja Sir Randhir Singh, G.C.S.I.,
of Kapurthala, and only brother of the
late Raja Kharak Singh of Kapurthala,
and uncle of the present Raja of Ka-
purthala (q.v.). "Was created a Com-
panion of the Most Eminent Order of
the Indian Empire on January 1, 1885,
and a Knight Commander on Janu-
ary 1, 1899. Residence: Kapurthala,
Punjab.

HARNAM SINGH (of Xharar), Sarddr;
b. 1857. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to a Khatri family, whose ancestor,
Sardar Dayal Singh, took possession
of considerable territory in the Hoshi-
arpur, Firozpur, and Ambala districts.
His sons were deprived of much of
their land by the Maharaja Ranjit
Singh; but the eldest, named Sardar
Dharm Singh, secured some lands in
Kharar, Ambala district. His grand-
son, Sardar Ganda Singh, rendered
excellent services during the Mutiny
of 1857, and received a khilat from
the Government in acknowledgment
thereof. He died at Patiala about the
year 1876, and was succeeded by his
son, the present Sardar. Residence:
Ambala, Punjab.

HARNAM SINGH (of Moron), Sarddr;
b. 1861. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to a Jat family, that came origin-
ally from Varpal, in the Amritsar
district. About 1759 Sardar Salig
Singh obtained possession of territory
around Moron. The family fell under
the power of the Maharaja Sher
Singh ; but when the Jalandhar doab
was ceded to the British after the first
Sikh war, a considerable jagiv was
confirmed to the head of the family in
perpetuity, and is now enjoyed by
Sardar Harnam Singh. Residence:
Jalandhar, Punjab.

HARNAM SINGH (of Mukerian), Sar-
ddr. Succeeded the late Sardar Bur
Singh, Sarddr Bahadur, of Mukerian,
in 1892. The title of Sardar is here-
ditary. Residence : Mukerian, Hoshi-
arpur, Punjab.



HAROL, Thakur Jawansinghji, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1883. Succeeded
to the gadi March 22, 1888. Belongs
to a Thakerda (Hindu) family. The
State contains a population of nearly
3000, chiefly Hindus. Its name is also
spelt Hadol. Residence : Harol, Mahi
Kantha, Bombay.

HARSA SINGH (of Mughal Chak),
Sarddr. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to an ancient Sikh family,
famous for the conspicuous bravery of
its members. Sardar Anup Singh,
of Probyn's Horse, was one of the
most distinguished officers in the army
throughout the Mutiny campaigns of
1857, 1858, and 1859. He was present
at the fall of Delhi, at the capture of
Lucknow, and on many other great
occasions ; was four times wounded,
and had three horses wounded under
him. He also fought with great
distinction in the China campaign in
1860, and subsequently in the dis-
turbances on the North-west frontier.
He twice received the Order of Yalour
for bravery in the field. In 1876 he
accompanied His Royal Highness the
Prince of Wales to England, and was
honoured with the marked approval
of Her Most Gracious Majesty the
Queen Empress and the Royal Family.
He died in 1885, amid universal
expressions of regret, and was suc-
ceeded by the present Sardar. Resid-
ence: Mughal Chak, Gujiranwala,
Punjab.

HASAN ALI walad MUHAMMAD
AISAN, Alidn Bahadur. The title is
persona], and was conferred on June
1, 1888. Residence : Karachi, Sind.

HASAN ALI walad MUHAMMAD
KHAN, Mir. The title- is hereditary,
the Mir being a representative of one
of the Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at the
time of the annexation. Residence :
Sind.

HASAN ALI, Muhammad. See Mu-
hammad.

HASAN ALI BEY EFFENDI, Khan
Bahadur. Is a leading member of
the Karachi Bar, and was in 1886
appointed Consul for Turkey by His
Imperial Majesty the Sultan. Pre-
sident of the Sind Branch of the
Central National Muhammadan As-
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the Karachi Muhammadan College,
which has an endowment fund of
about six lakhs of rupees. Residence :
Karachi, Bombay.

HASAN ALI KHAN, Mirza, CLE.,

Nawdb. The title is hereditary. The
Nawab was created a Companion of
the Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire on February 5, 1881. Resid-
ence : Baluchistan.

HASAN ALI KHAN, Mir Muhammad,
CLE. , His Highness. See Muhammad.

HASAN ALI KHAN BAHADUR,
Mahabat Jang, Nawab Sir, K.C.I.E.
See Murshidabad.

HASAN ALI MULLA HAKIMJI, Khan
Saheb. Received the title on June 3,
1899. Residence: Bombay.

HASAN AZAD, Maulavi Muhammad.

See Muhammad.

HASAN BAKHSH, Sayyid, Khan Baha-
dur. See Sayyid.

HASAN KHAN, Khan Saheb. The title
was conferred on May 25, 1892. Re-
sidence : Gujranwala, Punjab.

HASAN KHAN, Muhammad. See Mu-
hammad.

HASAN RAZA SAHEB, Maulavi, Say-
yid, Shams-ul-Ulama. The title was
conferred on May 21, 1898. Residence :
Madras.

HASANALI. See Hasan Ali.

HASANPUR, Raja of. See Mehdi Ali
Khan, Muhammad, Raja.

HASHIM KHAN, Muhammad, Mir,
Sardar Bahadur. See Muhammad.

HATI SINGH (of Chandgarh), Rao; b.
September 5, 1844. The title is
hereditary, and is said to have been
originally conferred by Gori Shah
Padishah. The family is descended
from Prithi Singh, who was eleventh
in descent from the famous Bhoj Raj.
Residence : Nimar, Central Provinces.

HATNAPUR, Rdjd of. See Ran jit Singh.

HATRI, Rdjd of. See Harbans Rai.

HATWA, Maharaja-Kumar Guru Ma-
hadeo Laran Prasad Sahi, Mahdrdj-
Kumdr of; b. July 19, 1893. Belongs
to a Baghochhia Brahman family,
that claims to have been settled as
Rajas in the district of Saran for
102 generations, The patronymic of



the earlier Rajas was u Sen " ; this in
the sixteenth descent was changed to
" Singh," in the eighty-third to " Mai,"
and in the eighty-seventh to " Sahi."
The traditions of the family state
that the title of Maharaja was con-
ferred on the eighty-sixth in this hue,
the Maharaja Kalyan Mai, and that of
Maharaja Bahadur on the eighty-
seventh, the Maharaja Isham Karan
Sahi Bahadur, both by the Emperor
of Delhi. In the time of Akbar it is
said that the Maharaja Jubraj Sahi
Bahadur obtained possession of Par-
gana Sipa by killing the Muhammad
Chief Kabul Muhammad, probably
one of those Muhammadan Chiefs
who had rebelled against the Imperial
authority in Southern Behar. Four
generations later the Maharaja Sardar
Sahi invaded the Majauli Raj, and
destroyed their garh or fort, and
imposed as terms of peace on the
Chief of Majauli the condition that
he and his descendants were not to
display their nishans and dunkas (flags
and drums) till these should be retaken
from the Hasipur (or Hatwa) Rajas.
The eldest son of the Maharaja Sardar
Sahi died before his father ; he was
succeeded by the second son, the
Maharaja Fateh Sahi Bahadur, who
was a rebel against the British Govern-
ment in 1767, in the time of "Warren
Hastings, and ultimately fled to the
Gorakhpur jungles. His cousin, Babu
Bassant Sahi, displayed his loyalty by-
assisting the Government with his
retainers, and doing all in his power
to arrest Fateh Sahi. But in 1775 he
was surprised by the rebel and killed,
and his widow ascended the funeral
pyre, and was burnt with her husband's
head on her lap. Bassant Sahi's son,
Babu Mahes Datt Sahi, followed in
his father's footsteps, and the Gov-
ernment was about to proclaim him
the rightful successor of the rebel
Fateh Sahi when he died, leaving a
son, Babu — afterwards Maharaja —
Chhatardhari Sahi. In 1790, when
the Decennial Settlement was in
contemplation, Lord Cornwallis, after
inquiring into all the facts and the
usages of the family, granted to the
latter the estates of Fateh Sahi ; and
in 1837 the title of Maharaja Bahadur
was conferred upon him. This title
was renewed in October 1858 in favour
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Sahi, and by the sanad of August 31,
1874, in favour of the late Maharaja
Bahadur. At the time of the Santal
insurrection, and again during the
Mutiny of 1857, the Maharaja
Chhatardhari Sahi Bahadur rendered
most valuable services to the Govern-
ment, and was rewarded at the close
of the Mutiny with the grant of a
portion of the confiscated estates of
the rebel Kunwar Singh. He was
succeeded by his great-grandson, the
Maharaja Rajendra Partab Sahi Baha-
dur, who died in 1871, leaving a minor
son, the late Maharaja Sir Krishna
Partab Sahi. The latter attained his
majority and was installed on the
gadi on August 31, 1874. He received
a medal of distinction at the Imperial
Assemblage at Delhi in 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India, and in 1889 he was created a
Knight Commander of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.
He died in 1896, and was succeeded
by the present Maharaj - Kumar.
The family cognizance consists of a
shield between two swords, with
tigers as supporters, and underneath

is the motto — V*nF!'WTs-l<<JTn "

Residence : Hatwa, Saran, Bengal.

HAYAT KHAN, Muhammad, Khan,
C.S.I.y Naicdb. See Muhammad.

HAZARA SINGH, Rai BaMdur. The
title was conferred on January 21,
1896. Is Commandant of a Mountain
Battery in the Imperial Service Troops.
Residence : Kashmir.

HAZARI LAL, Rai Saheb. The title
was conferred on June 3, 1893. Resid-
ence: Ajmer, Rajputana.

HAZURA SINGH, Subahdar, Rai Baha-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on March 25, 1880. Resid-
ence : Rewa, Central India.

HEM CHANDRA SARKAR, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Moni-
rampur, Bengal.

HET NAND LAL, Gosain, Rai Saheb.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1898. Is an Honorary Magistrate.
Residence : Dera Ismail Khan, Punjab

HET RAM, Pandit, CLE. Created a
CLE. on January 1, 1884. Residence
Bareilly, North- Western Provinces.



HETAMPUR, Rdjd of. See Ram Ranjan
Chakravartti.

HILL TIPPERAH, Rdjd of. See Tip-
perah.

HIMANCHAL SINGH (of Barhpura),

Rao Bahadur: b. February 20, 1867.
Succeeded his father, the late Rao
Umrao Singh Bahadur, in 1889. The
title, which is hereditary, is of ancient
origin, having been originally conferred
by Prithiraj, last Hindu Emperor of
Delhi. Residence : Etawah, North-
Western Provinces.

HIMANCHAL SINGH (of Kuarpur),

Thdkur. The title, which is hereditary,
is of ancient origin. Residence: Ja-
balpur, Central Provinces.

HIMMAT SINGH (of Katra Balkhera),
Thdkur. The title is hereditary.
Residence: Katra Balkhera, Jabalpur,
Central Provinces.

HIMMATLAL DHIRAJIRAM, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 3, 1893. Residence : Ahmadabad,
Bombay.

HIMMODH, Thdkur of. See Sita Prasad.

HINDOL, Raja Janardan Mardraj
Jagder, Rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b.
1885. Succeeded to the qadi July 18,
1877. The title of Raja has always
been enjoyed by the head of this
family since Mahratta times, and was
formally recognized by Government in
1874. The State was founded by two
brothers named Lakshman Mahratta
and Bharat Mahratta, scions of the
family of the Khemdi Raja in Ganjam.
The present Raja, who succeeded his
brother, Raja Fakir Singh Mardraj
Jagdeb, is stated to be twenty-fifth in
succession from them. His father
was Raja Ishwar Singh Mardraj
Jagdeb. The family cognizance is a
dagger. The area of the State is 312
miles; its population 33,802, chiefly
Hindus. The Raja, maintains a mili-
tary force of 148 infantry and 2 guns.
The State is one of the Orissa Tributary
Mahals. Residence: Hindol, Orissa,
Bengal.

HINDUPAT (of Ghat Piparia), Thdkur.
The title is hereditary. The present
Thakur is the son of the late Thakur
Orjuri Singh. The family is de-
scended from ancestors who obtained
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Government of Sagar. Residence:
Ghat Piparia, Sagar, Central Provinces.

HINDUR (NALAGARH), Raja Isri
Singh, Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
1832. Succeeded to the gadi December
16, 1876. Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu)
family, whose founder was named Aji
Singh, and the present Raja is twenty-
fifth in succession from him. The
State was overrun by the Gurkhas,
but they were expelled by the British
forces in 1815-16, and in that year the
Raja received a sanad confirming him
in the possession of all his territory
except the fort of Malaun, for which
the Thdkuri of Barauli was substituted.
Subsequently, in 1846, the fort was
restored to him. The area of the
State is 249 square miles | its popula-
tion is 53,373, chiefly Hindus, but
including 7201 Muhammadans. The
Raja maintains a military force of
375 infantry and 4 guns. Residence :
Hindur, Punjab.

HIRA, Rawat (of Dewair), Thdkur
Rdwat. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1877, as a personal distinc-
tion, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty
as Empress of India. Residence:
Merwara.

HIRA SAHEB LAL RAMANAJ PAR-
SAD SINGH, C.I.E. See Lai.

HIRA SINGH, Rai BaMdur. 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 eminent official
services in the Survey. Residence:
Survey of India.

HIRA SINGH, Rai Saheb. Received
the title on January 1, 1898. Resid-
ence : Bikaner, Rajputana.

HIRA SINGH, Ahluwalia, Sarddr
Bahadur ; b. March 3, 1847. Received
the title of Sardar on May 25, 1892,
aud was promoted to be Sardar
Bahadur on January 1, 1896. Resid-
ence: Ajmer, Rajputana.

HIRA SINGH, Man (of Manawala),
Sarddr. The title is hereditary.
Belongs to a Man Jat family, de-
scended from Sardar Sar ja Singh, whose
grandson, Colonel Budh Singh, Man,
served throughout the Sutlej cam-
paign, and after its close was sent
with the Sher Singh brigade to assist



the Maharajd Gulab Singh to subdue
the rebellion in Kashmir. The Colonel
rendered excellent service in this
campaign, and also throughout the
Multan rebellion (or second Sikh war),
in which he was severely wounded
when fighting gallantly under Major
Nicholson against the rebels in the
Margalla Pass. On the annexation
he was rewarded with extensive lands.
On his death he was succeeded by his
son, the present Sarddr. Residence:
Amritsar, Punjab.

HIRANAND KHEMSINGH, Rao Baha-
dur. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence : Sind, Bombay.

HIRANYAGARBHAYAJI RAVIKULA
MUTHUVIJAYA RAGUNATHA
BHASKARA (Zamindar of Ramnad),
Rdjd and Setupati. See Rdmnad,
Raja of.

HIRAPUR, Thdkur of. See Nihal Singh.

HIRAPUR, Rao Chhatar Singh, Rao of.



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