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the eldest son of the Regent, and who
was created a Knight Grand Com-
mander of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India on January 1, 1895.
The area of the State is 2816 square
miles, and its population is 800,189,
chiefly Hindus, but including 33,022
Muhammadans and 46,732 Jains. The
Raja has eleven feudatory Chiefs
subordinate to him, of whom the most
important are those of Vithalgarh,
Bavda, Kapshi, Kagal, Ichalkaranji
Tor gal, and Datva. His Highness,
with his feudatories, maintains a
military force of 255 cavalry, 1902
infantry, and 67 guns ; and is entitled
to a salute of 19 guns. Residence:
Kolhapur, Bombay.

K0M0L. See Kamal.

K0NDKA, Mahant Sham Kishor Das,
Mahant of. A ruling chief ; b. 1838.
Succeeded to the gadi December 13,
1887. Belongs to a Bairagi (Hindu)
family of Mahants, or Chief Priests,
the regulations of his order permitting
marriage. The area of the State is
174 square miles ; its population is
32,979, chiefly Hindus. Residence:
Kondka, Raipur, Central Provinces.

KOREA, Raja Pran Singh Deo, Rdjd of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1857. Succeeded to
the gadi April 4, 1864, as a minor.



Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family,
claiming descent from a Chauhan
Rajput Chief named Dhawal Singh,
who came to Korea from Rajputana
about 600 years ago, and conquered
the country. The title of Raja is
hereditary in the family from early
times, and was formally conferred by
the British Government in 1875.
The area of the State (which is one of
the Chota Nagpur Tributary Mahals)
is 1631 square miles, and its popu-
lation is 29,846, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence: Korea, Manbhum, Chota Nag-
pur, Bengal.

K0RI SIDHAULI, Rdjd of. See Rampdl
Singh.

K0T KHAI, Rand of. See Jai Singh.

K0T SARANG, Rdjd of. See Muham-
mad Khan.

K0TAH, His Highness Maharao Umed
Singh Bahadur, Maharao of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1873. Succeeded to the gadi
June 11, 1889. Like His Highness
the Maharao Raja of Bundi, the
Maharao is one of the Chiefs of the
Hard sept of the great Chauhan clan
of Rajputs — Kotah forming with Bundi
the tract known for centuries as
Haraoti, after the name of that sept.
Is descended from Madhu Singh, the
second son of the Rao Ratan of Bundi,
who about the year 1625 a.d. was
granted the feudatory Chiefship of
Kotah and its dependencies, for his
services to the Emperor JaMngir
against his rebellious son, who after-
wards became the Emperor Shah
Jahan. Similar services to the latter
Emperor were rendered by Madhu
Singh's son and successor, Mokand
Singh ; who, with three of his brothers,
fell in a battle at U jjain* agaiust Shah
Jahan's rebellious son, who afterwards
became the Emperor Aurangzeb.
Mokand Singh was succeeded by his
son Jagat Singh. Early in the present
century, Kotah, greatly weakened by
intestine dissensions, was attacked by
Jaipur and by the Mahrattas, to whom
it became tributary. It was only
saved from ruin by the extraordinary
abilities of its great Minister, Zalim
Singh, to whom the Maharao gave up
the active task of ruling the State.
During a Ministry of forty-five years
Zalim Singh raised the State of Kotah
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1838, it was arranged that Zalim
Singh's descendants should receive
independent charge of a part of the
State, as feudatories of the Empire,
and this part became a separate
Principality, under the name of Jhala-
war (q. v. ). The late Maharao, Chhatra
Sal Singh, succeeded his father in
1866, and on his death in 1889 was
succeeded by his adopted son, the
present Maharao, as a minor. His
Highness was a student in the Mayo
College, Ajmir. The area of the
State is 3797 square miles ; its popu-
lation is 517,275, chiefly Hindus,
but including 32,866 Muhammadans
and 4750 Jains. His Highness main-
tains a military force of 949 cavalry,
5756 infantry, and 148 guns, and is
entitled to a salute of 17 guns. The
family banner is orange in colour,
displaying a figure of the Garur or
sacred falcon of the Hara Rajputs.
Residence : Kotah, Rdjputdna.

KOTAHA, Mir of. See Muhammad
Bakar Ali.

KOTHARIA, Jareja Jethiji, Tdlnkddr
of. A ruling chief; b. 1828. Succeeded
to the f/adi January 8, 1857. The
State, which is tributary to the Nawdb
of Jundgarh, has an area of 6 square
miles, and a population of 2366,
chiefly Hindus. The Chief maintains
a military force of 4 cavalry and 38
infantry. Residence : Kotharia, Ka-
thiawar.

KOTHI, Raja Bahadur Avadhendra
Bahadur Singh, Rdjd of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1870. Succeeded to the f/adi
January 8, 1896. Belongs to a Baghel
Rajput family (Hindu); succeeded
the Raja Bahadur Bhagwat Bahadur
Singh, whose father was Raja Ran
Bahadur Singh ; and the family have
been seated in Kothi for a great many
years, and were confirmed in posses-
sion by the British Government. The
area of the State is 90 square miles ;
its population is 18,386, chiefly Hindus.
The Rdjd maintains a military force
of 35 cavalry, 210 infantry, and 4 guns.
Residence : Kothi, Baghelkhand,
Central India.

KOTHIDE, Bhumia Moti Singh, Bhumia
of. A ruling chief ; />.1850. Succeeded
to the gadi in 1860. Belongs to a
Bhildla family. The population of



the State is about 500. Residence:
Kothide, Bhopdwar, Central India.

K0TI, Chief of. Is a feudatory of the
Rdjd of Keonthal (q.v.), and rules
over one of the Simla Hill States.
Residence : Koti, Simla Hills, Punjab.

K0TRA SANGANI, Thakur Mulvaji
Togaji, Thakur of. A ruling chief ;
b. 1873. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor November 23, 1887. Belongs to
a Jareja Rdjput family. The area of
his State is 74 square miles ; its
population is 8642, chiefly Hindus.
The Thdkur maintains a military force
of 8 cavalry, 142 infantry, and 4
guns. Residence: Kotra Sangani,
Kdthidwdr.

K0TTAYAM, Kerala Varma Raja,

Valiya Rdjd of; b. 1842. Belongs to
a family that claims to be of Kshatriya
origin, and to have come from the
east and acquired sovereignty in
Waindd. Subsequently they appear
to have acquired some territory from
the Rdjd of Chitrakal in Malabar,
either by a gift or in war. On Haidar's
invasion of Malabar the Rdjd and all
his family fled to Travancore ; returned
in 1782, but fled to Travancore a
second time on Tippu's invasion in
1789, and died there. The family,
like that of the Zamorin of Calicut
and other Chiefs of Malabar, follows
the Marumakkatayam law of inherit-
ance, by which the succession is to
the offspring of its female members,
among whom the next eldest male
after the Rdjd is his heir-apparent.
The late Valiya Rdjd of Kottayam
was called Shangara Varma Rdjd,
and he was succeeded by the present
Valiya Rdjd under the Marumak-
katayam law. He receives an allow-
ance from Government in compensation
for the estate that belonged to his
ancestors. Residence : Malabar, Madras.

K0TJRE KHAN, Jatoi, Khdn Bahadur.
Honorary Magistrate of Muzaffargarh.
Created a Khdn Bahddur, as a per-
sonal distinction, January 2, 1893.
Residence : Muzaffargarh, Punjab.

KRIPA SHANKAR, Rat Saheb ; b. May
20, 1848. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1897, for good service in
the Education Department. Residence :
Narsinghpur, Central Provinces.



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KRISHNA BAKHSH EAI, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Zamindar of Deogan. Residence :
Deogan, Palamau, Bengal.

KRISHNA CHANDAR RAI, Rai Ba-
hadur; b. in 1823. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on July 16,
1885, " for long and meritorious service
under Government." The Rai Bahadur
rendered excellent service as Deputy-
Magistrate and Deputy-Collector of
Diamond Harbour. Belongs to an
old Baidya family, formerly of Mur-
shidabad, now settled in the Dacca
district, and known as the Baira Rais ;
descended from Sri Chandra Rai, who
served under the Nawab Shaista
Khan, and received from him a khilat.
Educated at Dacca College ; appointed
to the service of the Government of
Bengal in 1841. Is an Honorary
Presidency Magistrate of Calcutta,
Vice-President of the East Bengal
Association, etc. He has five sons —
Lalit Chandra Rai, physician, born
1852 ; Vipina Chandra Rai, D.L., of
the Judicial Service, born 1854 ; Hem
Chandra Rai, M.A., B.L., born 1864 ;
Sarat Chandra Rai, B.L., born 1867 ;
Gnan Chandra Rai, B.A., born 1870.
Residence : Baira, Manikganj, Dacca,
Bengal.

KRISHNA CHANDRA BANDOPAD-
HYAYA (or BANERJI), ifoi Bahddur.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Calcutta.

KRISHNA CHANDRA CHATTERJI,

Rai Bahddur. The title was con-
ferred on May 21, 1898. Residence:
Maimansingh, Bengal.

KRISHNA MOHAN MUKHARJI, Rai
Bahddur. Received the title on June
3, 1899, for eminent services in the
Judicial Department. Residence :
Hazaribagh, Bengal.

KRISHNA NATH, Pandit, Nyayapan-
chanana, Mahdmahopddhydya. The
title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on May 24, 1892, in re-
cognition of his eminence as a Sanskrit
scholar. It entitles him to take rank
in Darbar immediately after titular
Rajas. The title Nydyapanchdnana
is a literary title or degree, conferred
by the learned Pandits of the Sanskrit
University of Navadwipa or Nadiya,
and refers to proficiency in the Nydya



school of logic. Residence : Purbas-
thali, Nadiya, Bengal.

KRISHNA, Sir Narendra (Deb),
K.C.I.E., Mahdrdjd Bahadur. See
Narendra.

KRISHNA PERTAP SINGH SAHI,
K.C.I.E., Sir (of Hatwa), Mahdrdjd
Bahddur. See Hatwa.

KRISHNA PRASAD SINGH, Rai, Rai.
See Rai.

KRISHNA RAO JALRAM, Rao Bahddur.
The title of Rao Saheb was conferred
on May 25, 1895, and that of Rao
Bahadur on June 3, 1899. Residence :
Malegaon, Bombay.

KRISHNA RAO MURLI, Rao Bahddur.
The title was conferred on May 25,
1895. Residence: Dewas, Central India.

KRISHNA RAO BAPU SAHEB JADU,
Sardar, Sir, K.C.I.E. The Sardar was
created a Knight Commander of the
Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire on May 25, 1895, for services
as late President of the Council of
Regency in Gwalior. Residence : Gwa-
lior, Central India.

KRISHNA SAH, Lala, Rai Bahddur;
b. March 18, 1856. The title was con-
ferred on January 2, 1888, as a personal
distinction, in recognition of his services
as an Honorary Magistrate and Member
of the Municipal Commission of Naini-
tal. Is the son of the late Lala Moti
Ram Sah, the well-known banker, who
rendered distinguished services to the
Government in the time of the Mutiny
in 1857, and received a handsome
reward for them. Belongs to a Rajput
family of the North-Western Provinces.
Residence : Nainital, North-Western
Provinces.

KRISHNA SAHAI, Lala, Rai Bahddur;
b. April 2, 1824. The title was con-
ferred on January 2, 1888, as a personal
distinction, in recognition of his services
as an Honorary Magistrate and Member
of the District Board of Meerut. The
family has from time immemorial been
bankers and landowners in the North-
Western Provinces. Residence : Mee-
rut, North-Western Provinces.

KRISHNA SINGH, Pandit (Thakur of
Bhoar), Mahdmahopddhydya. The title
is a personal one, and was conferred
on January 1, 1890, for eminence in
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take rank in Darbar immediately after
titular Rajas. Residence: Bhoar, Mad-
hubani, Darbhanga, Bengal.

KRISHNAJI JAIRAM VILAIT, Rao

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

KRISHNAJI LAKSHMAN NALKAR,
C.I.K, The Hon. A Member of the
Viceroy's Legislative Council. Was
created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
January 1, 1888. Residence: Calcutta.

KRISHNAJI RAMCHANDRA GUR-
WARE, Rao Saheb. Received the title
on May 21, 1898. Is Honorary Magis-
trate. Residence : Satara, Bombay.

KRISHNALAL OCHHAVRAM, Rao

Saheb. The title is personal, and was
conferred on July 30, 1886. Residence :
Ahmadabad, Bombay.

KRISHNAMA CHARIYAR, Vembakam,
Avargal, Rao Bahadur and Diwdn
Bahadur. The title of Rao Bahadur
was conferred'on January 1, 1891 ; and
that of Diwan Bahadur on January 1,
1898. Residence: Madras.

KRISHNARAO MALHARRAO, Vish-
wasraa. The title is hereditary. Resi-
dence : Khandesh, Bombay.

KRISHNARAO VINAYEK DHURAN-
DHAR, Rao Bahadur. Received the
title on January 2, 1899. Is Sanitary
Commissioner of Baroda. Residence:
Baroda.

KRISHNASWAMI AIYAR, Appathu-
rai, Rao Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1!895. Residence:
Madras.

KRISHNASWAMI AIYAR, Padur Sita-
rama, Diwdn Bahdduf. The title was
conferred on January 1/ 1894. Resi-
dence : Bezwada, Madras.

KRISHNASWAMI RAO, Kanchi, Diwdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 25, 1895. Residence : Travancore,
Madras.

KRISTENDRA RAI (of Bolihar), Rdjd
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
February 16, 1887, as a personal dis-
tinction, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Majesty. He had
already received the title of Raja on
February 23, 1880. He belongs to an
old Kulin Brahman family, originally
called Sanyal, and long settled at



Bolihar in the district of Rajshahi,
Bengal. Is descended from Ram Rai
Sanyal, whose grandson was Ram
Chandra Rai. His grandson was the
Raja Rajendra Rai, whose adopted son
was the Rdjd Shiva Prasad Rai, father
of the present Raja Bahadur. He
rendered good service to the Govern-
ment during the scarcity of 1874.
Residence : Bolihar, R&jshahi, Bengal.

KRISTO CHANDAR GHOSH, Rai Baha-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on June 1, 1888, for good
service in the Opium Department.
Residence : Bankipur, Bengal.

KSHETTRA CHANDRA ADITYA, Rai

Bahadur. See Khettar Chandar Aditya.

KUARPUR, Thdlcur of. See Himanchal
Singh.

KUCH BEHAR, Lieut. -Colonel His High-
ness Maharaja Sir Nripendra Nara-
yan Bhup Bahadur, G.C.I.E., Mahd
rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b. October 4,
1862. Succeeded his father, the late
Maharaja Narendra Narayan Bhup
Bahadur, in August 1863. Belongs to
a Kochi family that has held uninter-
rupted sovereignty for the last 382
years in this territory, since their first
settlement in the plains ; from which
family also descend the Bijni and
Darung Houses of Assam, the Raikats
of Baikanthpur (q.v.) in Jalpaiguri,
and the Panga family in Rangpur.
His Highness was educated, first, in the
Wards Institute at Benares ; secondly,
under the guardianship of Mr. H. St.
J. Kneller, in the Bankipur College,
Patna, and next as a Law Student
in the Presidency College, Calcutta.
During his minority the State rendered
good service in the Bhutan war, 1863-
65, for which two guns were presented
to His Highness by the British Govern-
ment. Was presented with medal and
sword in 1877 at the Imperial Assem-
blage at Delhi, on the occasion of the
Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. Married,
in March 1878, the eldest daughter of
the famous reformer, Keshub Chander
Sen. Was sent to England the same
year to complete his education, under
the joint guardianship of Surgeon-
Major (now Sir) Benjamin Simpson
and Mr. Kneller. Returned to India
in the spring of 1879, and was formally
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November 8, 1883, by the Lieutenant-
Governor of Bengal. The titles of
Maharaja Bhup Bahadur were recog-
nized as hereditary by the Government
of India in 1885. His Highness was
appointed Honorary Major in the
British Army in the same year. He
visited England in the Jubilee year
1887, to take part in the rejoicings on
the occasion of the Jubilee of the reign
of Her Most Gracious Majesty, with
the Maharani and children, and was
invested with the Insignia of Grand
Commander of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire by Her
Most Gracious Majesty the Queen
Empress herself, the Maharani being
invested with the Imperial Order of
the Crown of India in the same year.
Was made Honorary Aide-de-camp to
His Royal Highness the Prince of
Wales, with the rank of Lieutenant-
Colonel in the British Army. The
Maharaja in 1888 established the
Brahmo Somaj or the Reformed Church
in the State of Kuch Behar. He
founded the Victoria College for higher
education therein, and granted a long
term settlement of revenue to his
subjects for thirty years, assessments
being made on the most approved
principles. His Highness established
the India Club at Calcutta in 1882,
founded Nripendra Narayan Hall at
Jalpaiguri in 1883, and presented house
and lands at Darjiling, wherewith the
Lowis Jubilee Sanitarium was started
at that station in 1887, and established
the " Anandamayi Dharmasala " (alms-
house) in 1889. The Maharaja's age
is now thirty, and he has issue, four
sons and two daughters. While in
England in 1887 he received the dis-
tinguished masonic honour of Past
Grand Senior Warden of England at
the hands of the Most Worshipful the
Grand Master, made District Grand
Master of Bengal in 1890, installed
District Grand Mark Master of Bengal,
1891. The area of the State is 1307
square miles ; its population is 602,624,
chiefly Hindus, but including 174,539
Muhammadans. His Highness main-
tains a military force of 9 cavalry, 176
infantry, and 4 guns, and is entitled
to a salute of 13 guns. The ancestral
banner of the family displays a sword
and a blade of grass (with which,
according to tradition, one of the
Maharaja's ancestors cut off the head



of an enemy as an offering to the
Goddess Kali). The supporters are a
tiger and an elephant. The crest is a
"Hanuman," holding a club in each
hand. Residences: Kuch Behar, Bengal;
Calcutta; Darjiling.

KUDRAT AZIZ. See Muhammad Kudrat
Aziz.

KUDRUT-ULLA, Shaikh, Khdn Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on October 12, 1860. Residence : Bir-
bhum, Bengal.

KULA NAND, Babu, Rai Bahddur; b.
March 14, 1849. Received the title
for services in the famine of 1896
in Bundelkhand. Residence: Jalaun,
North-Western Provinces.

KUMAR.— A prefix.

KUMAR SHRI KALUBA, CLE. Was
created a CLE. on June 30, 1887.
Residence: Kutch, Bombay.

KUMARA VENKATA PERUMAL RAZ

(of Karvetnagar), Raja. The title is
hereditary, having been in the family
from early times, and confirmed by the
British Government in 1802. Is the
son of the late Raja of Karvetnagar,
Raja Kumara Bomma Raz. Belongs
to a family that was called the Bomma
Raz (or " Bomrauze ") family, that rose
to power in the district of North Arcot
about 200 years ago, in consequence of
the decline of the Vijayanagar dynasty.
The family cognizance is a white flag
with the device of a boar on its field ;
the family motto, borne on its seal, is
Karvetnagar Venugopdlaswdmi Sahd-
yam, meaning " May Venugopalaswami
— the deity of Karvetnagar — assist."
Residence : Karvetnagar, North Arcot,
Madras.

KUMARAPURAM SHESHADRI AI-
YAR, Sir, K.C.SJ. See Sh'eshadri.

KUMARASWAMI MURUGESAM PH-
LAI, Rao Bahddur. Received the title
on June 3, 1899. Residence : Madras.

KUMHARSAIN, Rana Hira Singh, Rdnd
of. A ruling chief; b. 1851. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi November 12, 1874.
Belongs to a Rajput family, whose
founder, Kirat Singh, came from Gaya
about 1000 A. D., and acquired possession
of the State by conquest. The State,
formerly a feudatory of Bashahr, was
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1815, by a sanad dated February 1816.
Rana Kehr Singb died without issue
in 1839, and in consideration of his
early attachment to British interests
during the Gurkha war, the Govern-
ment confirmed the State to a collateral
heir of the family named Rana Pritam
Singh. His successor was the Rana
Bhawani Singh, who was succeeded in
1874 by the present Rana. The area
of the State, which is one of the Simla
Hill States, is 94 square miles; its
population is 9515, chiefly Hindus.
The Rana maintains a military force
of 45 infantry and 1 gun. Residence :
Kumharsain, Simla Hills, Punjab.

KUMUD KRISHNA SINGH (of Susang),

Maharaja. See Susang, Maharaja of.

KUN HMON, Mating, Kyet thaye zaung
since Salwe ya Mm; b. May 27, 1843.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1897, for good and meritorious service.
It is indicated by the letters K.S.M.
after the name. Residence: Ruby
Mines, Burma.

KUN KYI (SAWBWA), Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. The title
is personal, and was conferred on April
17, 1890. It means " Recipient of the
Gold Chain of Honour," and is indicated
by the letters K.S.M. after the name.
Residence : Mone, Burma.

KUNATHAMAKOR NAGOJI RAO, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897, for distinguished service
as an Inspector of Schools. Residence:
Coimbatore, Madras.

KUNHIAR, Thakur Tegh Singh, Thakur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1836. Succeeded
to the gadi in 1867. Belongs to a
Rajput (Hindu) family; descended
from Bhoj Deo, who in early times
came from Jammu, and conquered this
territory. The State was overrun by
the Gurkhas at the beginning of the
century ; but on their expulsion by the
British in 1815, it was confirmed to
Rao Puran Deo, the then Thakur, by
a sanad dated September 4, 1815. The
present Thakur succeeded Rao Kishan
Singh on the death of the latter in
1867. The area of the State is 9 square
miles; its population is 1923, chiefly
Hindus. The Thakur has a son named
Shib Singh, and maintains a military
force of 20 infantry. Residence : Kun-
hiar, Simla Hills, Punjab.



KUNJAL SINGH (of Bhatgaon), Raja.
The title is hereditary. Belongs to a
family descended from Jogi Rai, who
was the Diwan of Kalyan Sai, Raja of
Ratnapur. Residence: Bhatgaon, Bilas-
pur, Central Provinces.

KUNWA KHERA, Nawdb of. See Mu-
hammad Bakar Ali Khan.

KUNWAR.— A prefix.

KUNWAR MUHAMMAD LUTF AH
KHAN, Khan Bahadur; b. March 20,
1844. Received the title on January
1, 1894. Residence: Talibnagar, Ali-
garh, North- Western Provinces.

KUNWAR PERMANAND, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Government Pleader. Residence:
Allahabad, North-Western Provinces.

KURANDWAD (Senior Branch), CHIN-
TAMAN RAO RAGHUNATH, alias
BALA SAHEB PAT WARDHAN, Chief
of. A ruling chief; b. February 14,
1850. Succeeded to the gadi January
25, 1876. Belongs to a Konkanasth
Brahman (Hindu) family, claiming
descent from Hari Rath, of Kotwadi.
His descendant, Trimbak Rao of Kot-
wadi in the Konkan, obtained Kurand-
wad in indm, and was succeeded by his
son, Nilkanta Rao, who received the
saranjam and the title of Sardar from
the Peshwa. The Chief has a son and
heir named Bhalchandra Rao, with
the title of " Anna Saheb." The area
of the State, which is in the Southern
Mahratta country, is 182 square miles ;
its population is 35,187, chiefly Hindus,
but including 3409 Muhammadans. The
Chief maintains a military force of 10
cavalry, 164 infantry, and 2 guns.
There are three Chiefs of Kurandwad,
all of the Patwardhan family, the Bala
Saheb Patwardhan being the Chief of
that division of the State that is known
as " Kurandwad (senior branch)," —
being rather a larger part; while the
Bapu Saheb Patwardhan and the Daji
Saheb Patwardhan are j ointly the Chiefs
of that part that is known as " Kurand-
wad (junior branch)." Residence : Ku-
randwad, Southern Mahratta Country,
Bombay.

KURANDWAD (Junior Branch), GAN-
PAT RAO RAGHUNATH, alias BAPU
SAHEB PATWARDHAN, Chief of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1839. Succeeded to
the gadi April 5, 1854. Belongs to a



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Konkanasth Brahman family (see Ku-
randwad, senior branch). Shares the
Chiefship of this State with the Daji
Saheb Patwardhan. The State has an
area of 114 square miles, and a popula-
tion of 25,811, chiefly Hindus, hut
including 2548 Muhammadans. The
Chiefs maintain a military force of 12
cavalry, 306 infantry, and 1 gun. Resi-
dence : Kurandwad, Southern Mahratta
Country, Bombay.

KURANDWAD (Junior Branch), Harihar
Rao Vinayak, alias DAJI SAHEB
PATWARDHAN, Chief of A ruling
chief ; b. 1852. Succeeded to the gadi
as a minor April 5, 1854. Belongs to
a Konkanasth Brahman (Hindu) family
(see Kurandwad, senior branch).
Shares the Chiefship of this State
with the Bapu Saheb Patwardhan
(vide svpra). Residence: Kurandwad,
Southern Mahratta Country, Bombay.

KURIMANIL VALLIAMANIA CHEY
KETTI, Khan Bahadur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1898. Re-
sidence: Madras.

KURWAI, Nawab Muhammad Yakub
Ali Khan, Nawab of. A ruling chief ;
h. 1880. Succeeded to the gadi July
1897. Belongs to a Pathan (Muham-
maclan) family, descended from Nawab
Dalel Khan, an Afghan leader. His
descendant, the Nawab Muhammad
Nazaf Khan, succeeded to the gadi
in 1858. Having rendered good service
to Government, and being without
male issue, he was permitted to adopt
his grandson, the son of his eldest
daughter, who was the late Nawab



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