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rumakkatayam law of inheritance, by
which the succession is with the off-
spring of its female members, the next
eldest male to the Raja being always
his heir. Residence : Badagara, Mala-
bar District, Madras.

KADER PRASANNA LAHIRY, Rai

Bahadur. See Kedar.

KADIR BAKHSH BHATTE, Mian,
Khdn Saheb. The Mian was granted
the title of Khan Saheb as a personal



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distinction on January 1, 1894. Resi-
dence : Gujranwala, Punjab.

KADIR BAKHSH KHAN, Amdani,

Khan Saheb. Received the title on
January 2, 1899. Residence: Dera
Ghazi Khan, Punjab.

KADIR HUSAIN, Khan. The title is
personal, and was originally conferred
by the Nawab of the Carnatic, and
recognized in 1890. Residence: Ma-
dras.

KADIR MOHI-UD-DIN, KMn Bahadur.
The title is personal, it was conferred
originally by the Nawab of the Car-
natic, and recognized on December 16,
1890. Residence : Madras.

KADIR MOHI-UD-DIN SAHEB, Khan
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1877. Residence : Mysore.

KADIR NAWAZ KHAN, Muhammad,
Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1891. Residence :
Maunargudi, Madras.

KADIR (SHAIKH) SHAIKH AB-
DULLA, Khan Saheb. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1894. Resi-
dence : Kirkee, Bombay.

KADIRDAD KHAN GUL KHAN, CLE.,
Khan Bahadur. The Khan Bahadur
is a Deputy Collector in Sind, and for
his services to the State Was created a
Companion of the Most Eminent Order
of the Indian Empire on May 25, 1892.
Residence : Sind.

KAHLUR, His Highness Raja Bije
Chand, Raja of. A ruling chief; b.
1872. Succeeded to the gadi as a minor
February 3, 1889. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family, claiming descent from
Argok, a Raja whose territory was
situated in the Deccan. Harihar
Chand, a descendant of Argok in the
fourteenth generation, came on a
pilgrimage to Jwalamukhi, a sacred
place in the Kangra district of the
Punjab ; he saw Jhandbhari, in the
Hoshiarpur district, and, attracted by
the place, conquered it and settled
down there. One of Harihar Chand's
sons conquered and took possession of
the Chamba State (q.v.); another
carved out a principality for himself in
Kanidon ; while a third son, Bir Chand,
founded the State of Kahlur or Bild-
spur. From 1803 to 1815 the State
was overrun by the Gurkhas, and after



their expulsion it was confirmed to the
then Raja by a sanad from the British
Government, dated March 6, 1815.
The Raja Hira Singh, predecessor of
the present Raja, rendered good service
during the Mutiny of 1857, and was
rewarded with a salute of 11 guns.
The area of the State (which is one of
the Simla Hill States) is 448 square
miles ; its population is 86,546, chiefly
Hindus. The Raja maintains a mili-
tary force of 40 cavalry, 620 infantry,
and 11 guns, and is entitled to a salute
of 11 guns. Residence: Kahlur, Simla
Hills, Punjab.

KAI KHUSRU BARJ0RJI COOPER,

Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred as a personal distinction on May
20, 1896, for meritorious service in the
Army Medical Department. Residence :
Ahmadabad, Bombay.

KAILASH CHANDAR BOSE (BASU),

Rai Bahadur. The title was conferred
on January 1, 1895. Residence: Cal-
cutta, Bengal.

KAILASH CHANDAR DAS, Rai Baha-
dur. Received the title on June 3,
1893. Residence : Faridpur, Bengal.

KAILASH CHANDAR MUKHARJI,

Rai Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on January 1, 1887,
for " long and meritorious service in
the Bengal Secretariat." Residence:
20 Durjipara Street, Calcutta, Bengal.

KAILASH CHANDRA SIR0MANI,
Pandit, Mahdmahopddhydya. The
title was conferred on May 20, 1896,
for eminence in oriental learning.
Residence: Benares, North-Western
Provinces.

KAIMAHRA, Rani of. f See Dayawant
Kuar.

KAIMORI, Rao of. See Kamal.

KAISAR MIRZA, Nawab Bahadur.
The title is personal, the Nawab Ba-
hadur being the grandson of a daughter
of the late Muhammad Ali Shah, King
of Oudh. He is the son of the Nawab
Abul Hasan Khan. Residence : Oudh.

KAITHOLA, Rani of. See Jaibans
Kunwar.

KAKARBAI, Rao of. See Lachhman
Singh.

KAKARKHERI (BH0PAL), Thdkur of.
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KAKAT KRISHNAN, Edavalath, Di : I
wan Bahadur. Is Chairman of Muni-
cipal Council of Tellicherry. Keceived
title on January 1, 1899. Residence:
Tellicherry, Madras.

KAKHAUTA, Rao of See Jodha Sinha.

KAKRALI, Ghaudhri. See Muhammad
Azim.

KALAHANDI, Rdjd of. See Karond.

KALAHASTI, Kumara Maddu Venka-
tappa, Rdjd of; b. 1850. Succeeded
to the gadi on the death of his
father, the Raja Damarakumara
Maddu Yenkatappa Nayudu Bahadur
Garu, C.S.I. Belongs to an ancient
family that acquired importance in the
15th century under the Government
of the Rajas of Vijayanagar, and in-
creased in consequence of the decline
of that dynasty. Under the Muham-
madan Government the head of the
family held the position of aMansabddr
of 5000 foot ; and a sanad granted hy
the Emperor Aurangzeb of Delhi made
the family directly subordinate to the
Nawab of Arcot. An ancestor of the
Raja was the local Naik who procured
for the English from the Raja of
Chandragiri the privilege of settling at
Madras and of building a fort there ;
and his father's name being Chenappa,
he stipulated that the place should be
called Chenappa-patnam. The late
Raja received the Companionship of
the Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India from His Royal Highness the
Prince of Wales, at the Darbar held
at Calcutta on January 1, 1876. The
family banner is the "Hanumadwa-
jam," or flag bearing the device of
Hanuman (the sacred monkey) in five
colours. The Raja owns large estates
in Nellore and North Arcot districts,
Madras. Residence: Kalahasti, Nel-
lore, Madras.

KALALWALA, Sarddr of. See Raghbir
Singh.

KALANDAR KHAN, Haji (Gandapurof
Madi), Khdn Saheb. Received the
title on June 3, 1899. Residence :
Dera Ismail Khan, Punjab.

KALANDAR SHAH KHAN DARA-
SHAH, Khdn Saheb. The title was
conferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Mahmudabad, Bombay.

KALAT, His Highness Beglar Begi
Mir Sir Mahmud, G.C.I.E., Waliof.



A ruling chief. The title of Beglar
Begi was conferred on one of His
Highness 's ancestors, named Nasir
Khan, by the great Persian invader
Nadir Shah in 1739. Nasir Khan sub-
sequently was embroiled in wars with
the King of Kabul, Ahmad Shah
Abdali, and later on became a trusted
leader of that monarch's troops. Nasir
Khdn died in extreme old age in 1795,
and was succeeded by his son Mahmud
Khan. In 1839, at the time of the
first Afghan war, Mehrab Khan was
the Wali of Kalat and ruler of Balu-
chistan ; on account of his supposed
treachery (which was afterwards dis-
covered to have been falsely attributed
to him by his Wazir), the town and
fort of Kalat were stormed by General
Willshire, and the unfortunate Meh-
rab Khan was among the slain. In
1841, however, his son Nasir Khan was
reinstated by the British, whose army
thereon evacuated the country ; and in
1854 a treaty was concluded, stipulat-
ing for the protection of the State by
the British Power. Nash* Khan died
in 1856, and was succeeded by his
brother, the late Wali Sir Muhammad
Khodadad Khan. His Highness had
an interview with the Viceroy of India
(Lord Lytton) in 1876 at Jacobabad,
when the treaty of 1854 was renewed
and extended ; and, with his great
vassals, he attended the Imperial As-
semblage at Delhi in 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Majesty as Empress of India, and was
created a Knight Grand Commander
of the Most Exalted Order of the Star
of India. Throughout the Afghan war
of 1878-79 the Wali rendered the most
valuable aid to the Government —
placing all the resources of his country
at his disposal, and sending his son
and heir-apparent to accompany the
General in command of the army pass-
ing through his territory. His High-
ness the present Wali was created a
Knight Grand Commander of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on August 10, 1894. The area of the
State is about 91,000 square miles ; its
population is about 150,000, chiefly
Muhammadans. His Highness main-
tains a military force of 300 cavalry,
1500 infantry, and 6 guns ; and is en-
titled to a salute of 21 guns (including
2 guns personal). Residence: Kalat,
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KALATHI, Mating, Thuye gaung ngwe
Da ya Min. This Burmese title
(see Introduction) was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence : Rangoon,
Burma.

KALB ALI KHAN, Mirza, Khan Baha-
dur ; b. June 22, 1828. The title is
personal, and was conferred on May
24, 1889, for his" distinguished loyalty
in the Mutiny and his good services."
The Khan Bahadur was formerly Sub-
Judge of Unao, and has had a long and
distinguished service in the Judicial
Department. Residence : Unao, Oudh.

KALE, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye
zaung shive Salwe ya Min. This Bur-
mese title (see Introduction) was con-
ferred on January 1, 1895. Residence :
Tharrawaddy, Burma.

KALE KHAN, Major, Khan Bahadur.
Late Governor of Gilgit. Granted the
title of Khan Bahadur, as a personal
distinction, January 2, 1893. Resi-
dence : Gilgit, Kashmir.

KALI BAORI, Bhumia Sher Sing, Bhu-
mia of. A ruling chief ; b. 1859. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi in 1874. The
Bhumia receives allowances both from
Dhar and from Gwalior, on condition
of preserving order in certain territory.
The State contains about 1700 inhabit-
ants, chiefly Hindus. The Chief be-
longs to a Bhilala family. Residence :
KaU Baori, Bhopatoar, Central India.

KALI BHUSAN GHOSH, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1894. Residence : Barasat, Bengal.

KALI CHARAN MISR, Raja; J.Sep-
tember 20, 1 889. Succeeded on October
7, 1895. This title is hereditary. De-
scended from Raja Baij Nath Misr,
who did good service in the Mutiny of
1857. Residence: Bareilly, North-
Western Provinces.

KALI DAS CHAUDHRI, Rat 'Bahadur.
The title was conferred on May 26,
1894. Residence: Hoshangabad, Cen-
tral Provinces.

KALI KISHOR MUNSHI, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Zamindar of Sherpur. Residence:
Sherpur, Bogra, Bengal.

KALI KUMAR DE, Rai Bahadur.
Granted the title of Rai Bahadur as a
personal distinction, January 2, 1893,
for eminent services in the Currency
Department. Residence: Calcutta.



KALI PRASANNA GHOSE, Rai Bahd-
dur. The title was conferred on June
22, 1897. Residence: Bhowal, Dacca,
Bengal.

KALI PRASANNA MUKHARJI, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 30, 1891, for eminent services in
the Military Works Department.
Residence : Calcutta, Bengal.

KALI PRASANNA ROY, Rai Bahadur,
Received the title on May 21, 1898.
Residence : Lahore, Punjab.

KALIKA DAS DATT r Rai Bahadur; b.
July 3, 1841. Son of the late Rai
Golak Nath Datt, Educated at the
Krishnagar and Presidency Colleges of
the Calcutta University (B.A., 1860;
B.L., 1861). Appointed to the Judicial
Service in 1861, and became Diwan of
the State of Kuch Behar in August
1869. Was formally invested with
insignia of office in 1870, and became
Member of the Kuch Behar State
Council. Has rendered long and
meritorious service as Minister of the
Kuch Behar State, and in recognition
thereof was granted the title of Rai
Bahadur on January 1, 1891. Has
three sons — (1) Charu Chandra Datt,
born June 16, 1876 ; (2) Atal Chandra
Datt, born June 5, 1878 ; (3) Nirmal
Chandra Datt, born January 23, 1881.
Residences : The Dewankhana, Kuch
Behar, Bengal ; Meral, Burdwan,
Bengal ; and 4 Gangadhar Babu's Lane,
Calcutta.

KALIYAN SINGH (of Jhamaro), Rao;

b. 1863. The title is hereditary, hav-
ing been originally conferred by the
old Mahratta Government of Deori,
and subsequently recognized by the
British Government. Residence : Jha-
maro, Sagar, Central Provinces,

KALIYAN SINGH, Rai Bahddur ; b.
1840. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1895, for good services
rendered in the management of the
Magh Mela, Allahabad. Residence:
Aligarh, North- Western Provinces.

KALIYANA SUNDARAM CHETTIYAR,
Chekkappa, Rao Bahadur, Diicdn
Bahadur; b. 1837. The former title
was conferred on June 1, 1888, and the
latter on June 22, 1897 . Was appointed
aDeputy-Collectorinl878. Residence:
Cuddalore, Madras.



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ELALSIA, Sardar Banjit Singh, Sarddr
of. A ruling chief; 5.1881. Succeeded
to the gadi as a minor August 28,
1886. Belongs to a Jat (Sikh) family,
originally of Kalsia in the Lahore
district, whose founder, Sarddr Gur-
bakhsh Singh, conquered this territory
in the last century. His son, Jodh
Singh, was a brave and able man, who
made considerable conquests in the
neighbourhood of Ambala towards the
close of the century. When the Cis-
Sutlej States came under British
protection, Sardar Jodh Singh followed
the general example. His grandson,
Sarddr Lahna Singh, was the grand-
father of the present Sarddr. The
area of the State is 169 square miles ;
its population is 67,708, chiefly Hindus,
but including 19,930 Muhammadans
and 5923 Sikhs. The Sarddr maintains
a military force of 48 cavalry, 181
infantry, and 3 guns. Residence:
Kalsia, Punjab.

LA.LU KHEEA, Eao Umed Singh, Rao
of. A ruling chief; b. 1830. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi 1843. The Rao
belongs to a Rajput family, and his
title is hereditary. The State contains
a population of about 1000. Residence :
Kalu Khera, Westei-n Mdlwd, Central
India.

CALUBA, Kumar Shri, CLE. See Ku-
mdr.

LALUBAWA BHUNSINGHJI, TkdJcur.
See Rdmpura (Rewa Kantha).

LALYAN. See Kaliyan.

CAMADHIA, Mir Zulfikar Ali, Tdlukddr
of. A ruling chief. Belongs to a
Muhammadan family in the Gohelwar
Prant, Kdthidwdr. The area of the
State is 4 square miles ; its population
about 772, chiefly Hindus. Residence :
Kamadhia, Kdthidwdr, Bombay.

CAMAL NARYA SINGH, Thakur fof
Kaimori), Rao; b. 1871. Succeeded
the late Rao Delan Singh on December
2, 1896. The title is hereditary, hav-
ing been originally conferred by the
Rdj-Gond Rd jd Nizam Shah of Mandla.
Residence : Kaimori, Jabalpur, Central
Provinces.

IAMALA PATI GH0SAL, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1889, for distinguished
service in th e Bengal Police. Residence :
Naihdti, Bengal.



KAMALESHWARI PAESHAD SINGH,

Rai Bahadur. The title was conferred
on May 20, 1896. Residence: Monghyr,
Bengal.

KAMALPUR, Thakur Madan Singh,
Thakur of. A ruling chief ; b. 1850.
Succeeded to the gadi October 11,
1881. Receives an allowance, in lieu
of land rights, from Gwalior. Belongs
to a Rdjput (Hindu) family. Residence :
Kamalpur, Bhopdl, Central India.

KAMBAKHSH HASAN MIRZA BAHA-
DUE, Prince. The Prince is the tenth
son of the late Wajid Ali Shdh, King
of Oudh, and bears the title of Prince
as a personal or courtesy title. Resi-
dence: Calcutta, Bengal.

KAMBAE KHAN icalad SHEE MU-
HAMMAD KHAN, Mir. The title
has been continued for life, as the Mir
is the representative of one of the
Mirs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Hyderabad,
Sind.

KAME KADK MIEZA. See Abid Ali
Bahddur.

KAMEAN SHAH, Raja; b. 1840. The
title is hereditary, having been origin-
ally conferred by the ancient Gond
Rdjds of Deogarh and Ndgpur, and
subsequently recognized by the British
Government. Belongs to a family of
Gond (aboriginal) origin, that is, a
younger branch of the family of Rdjd
Sulaimdn Shdh of Deogarh and
Ndgpur. The family became Muham-
madan about 200 years ago. In 1860
the British Government confirmed his
jdgirs in perpetuity to Rdjd Kdmrdn
Shah, in consideration both of his own
loyal services during the Mutiny, and
of his father's good services previously
rendered. The Rdjd is an Honorary
Magistrate, and Member of the local
Municipal and School Committees.
He has two sons, named Kuar Omri
Shdh and Kudr Sultdn Shah. Resi-
dence : Ramangan, Hoshangabad,
Central Provinces.

KAMR-UD-DIN, Fakir, Khan Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on February 16, 1887, on the occasion
of the Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign.
Residence : Lahore, Punjab.

KAME-UD-DIN HAIDAE, Muhammad,

Mirza Bahadur. See Muhammad.



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KAMTA EAJAULA, Eao Eharat Par-
shad, Jagirdar of. A ruling chief ;
b. July 18, 1847. Succeeded to the
gadi October 23, 1874. Belongs to a
Kayastha (Hindu) family, descended
from Sardar Ajudhya Parshad, an
agent of the State of Charkhari (q.v.),
who became an agent of the Kalinjar
Chaubes, and obtained from them the
jdgir of Kamta. His son, Rao Gopal
Lai, received a sanad from the British
Government, and dying in 1874, was
succeeded by the present Jagirdar.
The area of the State is 4 square
miles; its population is about 1500,
chiefly Hindus. The Jagirdar main-
tains a military force of 15 infantry
and 1 gun. He has sons, of whom the
eldest is named Bhaya Ram Parshad.
Residence: Kamta Raj aula, Bundel-
khand, Central India.

KANCHI KRISHNASWAMI RAO,

JDiwdn Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on May 25, 1895. The Diwdn
Bahadur is Chief Justice of the
Travancore State. Residence : Tri van-
drum, Travancore.

KANDAULA, Sardar of. See Harbans
Singh ; see also Harindar Singh.

KANDHAI SINGH, Bahadur. See
Khandhai.

KANG, Sardar of. See Narayan Singh.

KANGSEU, Myoza of. A ruling chief.
This Chief rules over one of the Shan
States, Burma. Residence: Kangseu,
Shan States, Burma.

KANHAILAL DE, CJ.E.,Rai Bahadur;
b. September 24, 1831. The title of Rai
Bahadur is personal, and was conferred
on June 6, 1872, for distinguished
medical services. The Rai Bahadur
is a son of the late Radha Nath De,
Rai Bahadur, and the name is very
commonly spelt "Kanny Lall Dey."
He was educated at the Medical
College of Bengal, where he graduated
with distinction in 1854, and in the
same year was appointed to a Professor-
ship of Chemistry in the Calcutta
Medical College, and a Chemical Ex-
aminer to Government. In 1862 he was
appointed Professor of Chemistry in the
Presidency College of the University
of Calcutta, and from that time his
honours — professional, scientific, and
other — have been exceedingly numer-
ous. He was appointed successively



Member British Medical Association,
1863 ; Honorary Member, Pharma-
ceutical Society of Great Britain,
1863 ; additional Chemical Examiner
to Government, 1867-72 ; teacher of
Chemistry and Medical Jurisprudence
to the Vernacular Classes, Calcutta
Medical College, 1869-84; Fellow of
the University of Calcutta, 1870;
Member Faculty of Medicine, Univer-
sity of Calcutta, 1871 ; Rai Bahadur,
1872; Justice of the Peace, 1872;
Member Committee of the Economic
Museum, 1874; Prof essor of Chemistry
and Government Chemical Examiner,
Calcutta Medical College, 1877-78;
Municipal Commissioner, 1877-85 ;
Member Central Committee for the
Selection of the Vernacular Text-
Books, 1887 ; Certificate of Honour in
recognition of services to the State on
the occasion of Her Majesty's assump-
tion of the Imperial title, 1877 ; Ex-
aminer in Medical Jurisprudence,
1878; Fellow Chemical Society, London
(F.C.S), 1880; Vice-President of the
Calcutta Medical Society, 1881; Presid-
ency Magistrate for Calcutta, 1881 ;
Member of Committee and Juror at
the Calcutta Exhibition of Indian
Art Manufactures, 1881-82 ; Juror at
the Jaipur Exhibition, 1883, also
Calcutta International Exhibition,
1883-84 ; created a Companion of the
Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire, 1884 ; appointed Member of
the Syndicate, Calcutta University,
1886; Member District Charitable
Society, Calcutta, 1886; Honorary
Fellow College of Physicians, Phila-
delphia, 1886. The Rai Bahadur is
the author of treatises on chemistry,
physics, and medical jurisprudence in
Bengali. He has helped to develop
the drug resources of India, and
written an elaborate descriptive cata-
logue of same. He represented India
at the International Exhibition, Lon-
don, 1862; Universal Exposition of
Paris, 1867 and 1878 ; Vienna Univer-
sal Exhibition, 1872; Melbourne Ex-
hibition, 1880 ; Amsterdam Exhibition,
1883 ; World's Industrial Cotton Cen-
tennial Exposition, New Orleans,
U.S.A., 1884-85; and Colonial and
Indian Exhibition, 1886, for which he
received certificates and medals, also
thanks of the Government. The Rai
Bahadur has a son, named Priyalal
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Preo Lall Dey), born July 24, 1855 ; a
Fellow of the Chemical Society of
London (F.C.S.), 1886; Presidency
Magistrate for Calcutta, 1890. Resi-
dences: 11 Beadon Street and 62
Aheritola Street, Calcutta, Bengal.

KANHAYA LAL, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
March 30, 1876. Residence: Lahore,
Punjab.

KANHAYA LAL, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
January 1, 1890. Residence: Jalan-
dhar, Punjab.

KANHYA LAL, Rai Bahadur. Received
the title on January 1, 1897, for emin-
ent services in the P.W.D. Residence :
Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab.

KANT, Wun of. See Po Tok, Maung.

KANKER, Maharaj-Adhiraj Narhar
Deo, Maharaja of. A ruling chief;
b. May 13, 1850. Succeeded to the yadi
as a minor December 5, 1853. Be-
longs to a very ancient Rajput family,
whose ancestors, according to tradition,
were raised to the yadi by a popular
vote in very early times. During the
dominion of the Haihai Vansi dynasty
in Chhattisgarh the Kanker Zamindars
were rich and prosperous. The area
of the State is 639 square miles; its
population is 63,610, chiefly Gonds
(aboriginal tribe). Residence: Kanker,
Raipur, Central Provinces.

CANNANUR NARAYANA AIYAR, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Is a Deputy-Col-
lector. Residence: Madras Presidency.

CANNAYYA CHETTI, C. V., Rao Baha-
dur; b. 1857. The title is personal,
and was conferred on June 1, 1888, for
eminent services to the State. Was
elected a member of the Madras Muni-
cipal Commission in 1885. Residence :
Madras.

CANNY LALL DEY, C.I.E., Rai Baha-
dur. See Kanhai Lai De.

[ANRANMAL CHANDANMAL, Rao
Bahadur. Received the title on May
21, 1898. Residence : Sind, Bombay.

[ANSHI SINGH, Rai Saheb. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1896.
Residence: Military Works Depart-
ment, Simla.



KANSI (Latawng of Kansi), Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. This Bur-
mese title, indicated by the letters
K.S.M. after the name (see Introduc-
tion), was conferred as a personal
distinction on January 1, 1898. Resi-
dence : Kansi, Burma.

KANTARAWADI, Sawlawi, Myoza of.
A ruling chief. The Myoza is the
Chief of one of the Karen States in
Eastern Karenni, Burma. The popu-
lation consists chiefly of Karens. Resi-
dence : Kantarawadi, Eastern Karenni,
Burma.

KANTI CHANDAR MUKHARJI, C.I.E.,

Rao Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee of
the reigu of Her Most Gracious
Majesty. The Rao Bahadur was created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire on Janu-
ary 1, 1891, for distinguished services
as Diwan or Prime Minister of the
State of Jaipur in Rajputana. Resi-
dence : Jaipur, Rajputana.

KANTIGYI, Chief of. A ruling chief.
This Chief rules over one of the Shan
States on the frontier of Burma. Its
population consists almost entirely of
Shans. Residence: Kantigyi, Shan
States, Burma.

KANTIT, Raja Bhup Indra Bahadur
Singh, Rdjd of; b. 1863. As a minor
succeeded his father, Raja Rajendra
Bahadur Singh, in the year of his
birth. Belongs to an ancient family
of Gaharwar Rajputs, said to be a
branch of that of the Rahtors of Kan-
auj, and descended from Gudan Deo.
In ancient times, for a long series of
years it appears that there was a
Gaharwar Raj of the Kan tit family,
settled at Benares, and owning domains
in Mirzapur district, south of the
Ganges. In 1758 the Raja Vikrama-
ditya Singh of Kantit was driven out
by Balwant Singh, the first Raja of
Benares (q.v.) ; but after the flight of
Raja Chet Singh of Benares in 1781,
Raja Govinda Singh, son of Raja
Vikramaditya, recovered his posses-
sions . He was succeeded by his nephew
and adopted son, Ram Ghulam Singh,
whose son was Raja Mahipal Singh ;
and the latter in turn was succeeded
by his son, Jagat Bahadur Singh. He
died in 1850, leaving two minor sons,
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of whom the elder, Raja Rajendra
Bahadur Singh, succeeded his father,
but hardly lived to attain his majority.
On his death he was succeeded by the
present Raja. Residence: Bijaipur,
Mirzapur, North- Western Provinces.

KAPHAS KUMARI (of Phulghar) , Mm.
The title is hereditary. The Rani
belongs to a very ancient Gond family,
descended from the Chanda stock of
Gond Rajas, 800 years ago. It is said
that the title of Raja was conferred



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