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the Cawnpur Darbar of 1859, together
with a khilat, a valuable jdgir, and a
sanad, authorizing the privilege of
adoption. The present Rao Bahadur
is grandson of Sardar Singh. The
area of the State is 47 square miles ;
its population 6519, chiefly Hindus.
The Rao Bahadur maintains a military
force of 6 cavalry, 78 infantry, and 7
guns. Residence: Lughasi, Bundel-
khand, Central India.

LUNAWARA, Maharana Shri Sir Wa-
khatsinghji Dalelsinghji, K.C.I.E.,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b. August
11, 1860. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor October 7, 1867. Belongs to
the family of the great Solanki clan
of Rajputs, claiming descent from
Sidraj Jaisingh, the ruler of Anhal-
wara Patan and Gujarat. The Maha-
rana's ancestors are said to have



established themselves as Chiefs of
Virpur in 1225 a.d. ; and in 1434 a.d.
Rana Bhimsinghji removed to Luna-
wara across the Mahi. The State was
tributary both to Baroda and to
Gwalior ; but the rights of the latter
were transferred to the British Govern-
ment in 1861. The Maharana was
educated at the Rajkumar College,
Rajkot, and was installed as ruler in
August 1880 on attaining his majority.
He was created a Knight Commander
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, May 25, 1889. The
area of the State is 388 square miles ;
its population about 76,000, chiefly
Hindus, but including over 3000 Mu-
hammadans. The Maharana maintains
a military force of 201 cavalry, 295
infantry, and 40 guns, and is entitled
to a salute of 9 guns. Residence:
Lunawara, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

LUTF All KHAN, Kunwar Muham-
mad, Khan Bahadur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1894, as a
personal distinction. Residence : Ali-
garh, North-Western Provinces.

LUFT ALI KHAN walad ALADITTA
KHAN, Mir. The title has been
continued for life, the Mir being the
representative of one of the Mirs or
Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Shikarpur,
Sind.

LUFT-ULLA, Maulavi Hafiz Muham-
mad, Shams-al-Ulama. See Muham-
mad.

LWE-E, Maung Kyi, Ngwegunhmu of.
A ruling chief. The Ngwegunhmu is
Chief of one of the Shan States on the
Burma frontier, which has an area of
about 30 square miles. Its population
consists almost entirely of Shans.
Residence: Lwe-e, Shan States, Burma.

LWEL0N, Maung Kan Chok, Myoza of.
A ruling chief. The Myoza is Chief
of one of the Shan States on the
Burma frontier ; its area is about 400
square miles. The population consists
almost entirely of Shans. Residence:
Lwelon, Shan States, Burma.

LWEMAW, Maung Shwe Pyi, Ngwe-
gunhmu of. A ruling chief. The
Ngwegunhmu is Chief of one of the
Shan States on the Burma frontier,
the area of which is about 25 square
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entirely of Shans. Residence: Lwe-
maw, Shan States, Burma.

MADAN GOPAL, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 1, 1896. Resi-
dence : Lahore, Punjab.

MADAN MOHAN BAISAK, Rai Baha-
dur. Granted the title of Rai Baha-
dur, as a personal distinction, January
2, 1893, for eminent services in the
Postal Department. Residence: Cal-
cutta.

MADANPUR, Thdkur of. See Saheh
Lai.

MADHAB. SeeMadhav.

MADHAB CHANDAR RAI, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on May
25, 1895. Residence : Naihati, Bengal.

MADHAN, Chief of. Is a feudatory of
the Raja of Keonthal (q.v.), and rules
over one of the Simla Hill States.
Residence : Madhan, Simla Hills, Pun-
jab.

MADHAV CHANDRA BARDHAI, Rai

Bahadur. Received the title on Janu-
ary 1, 1898. Is an Extra Assistant
Commissioner. Residence: Assam.

MADHAVRAO BAJI, Rao Bahadur.
Received the title on May 21, 1898.
Is Commandant of H. H. the Gaek-
war's Light Field Battery. Residence :
Baroda, Bombay.

MADHAVRAO MALHARRAO (of

Nagar), Vishwasrao. The title is
hereditary. Residence : Khandesh,
Bombay.

MADHAVRAO SOMAJI MORE, Rao

Bahadur. See Mahadavrao Somji
More.

MADHO PRASAD SINGH (of Adhar-

ganj), Rai; b. October 11, 1847. The
title is hereditary, the Rai being the
representative of the great Bachgoti
sept of Rajputs, sprung from the ancient
and illustrious family of the Chauhan
Rajputs of Mainpuri (q.v.). The sept
having incurred the excessive wrath of
the Emperor Ala-ud-din of Delhi, who
vowed its extermination, the survivors
emigrated, and for safety's sake adopted
the name of Vasishtagoti (contracted
into Batasgoti and ultimately Bach-
goti), from the saint who called forth
their ancestor (the Aynikula) from the
fire to defend the Munis of Mount
Abu against the demons. The Chief,



Bariar Singh, descendant of Chahir
Deo, Prithvi Raj's brother, left Sam-
bhalgarh, and wandering eastward,
settled about 1248 a.d. in Sultanpur,
Oudh. He married the daughter of
Raja Ram Deo, Bhilkaria, Chief of
Patti, became chief military officer
under the Raja, and ultimately dis-
possessed his brother-in-law, and seized
the territory. His descendant, Bodh
Singh, received the title of Rai from
the Hasanpur Raja of Sultanpur, and
aiding the Nawab Shuja-ud-daula in
his war against the British, was de-
feated with him at the battle of
Baksar in 1775 a.d. His grandson,
Rai Mihrban Singh, was driven into
exile by the Nawab, and his fort of
Kot Bhilkar was sacked by the latter
about the year 1780. His three sons,
who in turn succeeded, gradually re-
acquired much of the family property.
The youngest, Rai Sitla Bakhsh, was
succeeded by his eldest son, Rai Kalka
Bakhsh Singh ; and the latter by his
brother, the present Rai, on November
23, 1857. He is an Honorary Magis-
trate and an Assistant Collector.
Residence : Dalippur, Partabgarh,
Oudh.
MADHO RAM, Lala, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Residence: Cawnpore, North-Western
Provinces.

MADHO SINGH, Rai Bahadur; b. 1821.
The title was conferred on May 24,
1883, as a personal distinction. Be-
longs to a Kshatriya family of the Bais
clau, whose ancestors nine generations
ago came from Baiswara in Oudh, and
settled in the Jaunpur district. The
Rai Bahadur rendered valuable service
during the time of the Mutiny in 1857,
and from the first boldly took the
side of the Government. He rendered
every assistance to Government, and
protected the lives and property of
several indigo-planters; for these
services he received a sanad and a
grant of land, and subsequently the
title of Rai Bahadur. Residence :
Jaunpur, North-Western Provinces.

MADHO SINGH (of Bharawan), Raja,
b. 1852. Succeeded the late Raja
Randhir Singh in 1889, the title being
hereditary. Belongs to a Kshatriya
family of the Bais clan, this family
being an offshoot of the Bais of
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in 1857 gave shelter to some fugitives
from Sitapur, and after the recapture
of Lucknow made himself useful in
restoring order in the Sandila tahsil.
He was consequently rewarded with a
khilat, and a grant of some confiscated
estates. He was succeeded by Raja
Randhir Singh, the predecessor of the
present Rajii. Residence: Bharawan,
Hardoi, Oudh.

MADHO SINGH, Thakur, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1877, as a personal distinction, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India. Residence: Kharwa, Central
Provinces.

MADHU SUDAN CHAUDHBI, Rai Ba-

hddur. Received the title on June 3,
1899, for eminent services in the Police
Department. Residence: Bengal.

MADHU SUDAN SMRITIRATNA, Pan-
dit , Mahdmahopddhydya. The title was
conferred, for eminence in oriental
learning, on January 1, 1895. Residence :
Nadiya, Bengal.

MAGANLAL JAICHAND, Rao Saheb;
b. December 1, 1848. Received the
title on May 26, 1897. Residence:
Mahuda, Kaira, Bombay.

MAGORI, Thakur Himatsinghji, TJidkur
of. A ruling chief; b. March 1, 1832;
succeeded to the gadi as a minor on
the death of his father, the late Thakur
Fatehsinghji, February 2, 1835. The
Thakur belongs to the illustrious
family of the chiefs of the Rahtor
clan of Rajputs, claiming descent from
the legendary hero Rama, and the
ancient Rahtor Emperors of Kanauj
of the Suryavansa or Solar race,
through the House of Idar; the
founder of the Magori family, Ratan-
singhji, having been a younger son of
a Rawal of Malpur (q.v.), who was
descended from a younger son of one
of the ancient Raos of Idar (q.v.), who
in turn was descended from the second
son of the last Rahtor sovereign of
Kanauj. Certain payments called
kichri are made annually by this State
to Idar. The Thakur has two sons,
Kunwars Mokhamsinghji and Daulat-
singhji. The area of the State is 75
square miles ; its population 3076,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Magori,
Mahi Kantha, Bombay.



MAHA SINGH (of Kharsal), Sarddr; b.
1849. The title is hereditary. The
Sarddr Maha Singh belongs to a Gond
(aboriginal) family, claiming descent
from Urdhabo Gond, a soldier of for-
tune who came from Garha-Mandla,
and settled in Sambalpur, acquiring a
jdgir for military services from the
reigning Raja of Sambalpur. The
head of this family uses the Gond
device as a signature. Residence:
Kharsal, Sambalpur, Central Provinces.

MAHABIR PARSHAD NARAYAN
SINGH, Thakur, Rai Bahadur. The
Thakur was granted the title of Rai
Bahadur as a personal distinction on
January 1, 1891. Residence: Allaha-
bad, North- Western Provinces.

MAHABIR PRASHAD SAH, Rdi Ba-

hddur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on September 10, 1875, for
his liberality during the famine of
1873-74, and in recognition of the good
services of his family to the Govern-
ment. Residence: Saran, Bengal.

MAHABIR SINGH DEO, Bhaya. See
Chang Bhakar.

MAHADAJI BALLAL LAGHATE, Rao

Saheb. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 1, 1890. Resi-
dence: Bombay.

MAHADAVRAO SOMJI MORE, Rao

Bahadur. Granted the title, as a
personal distinction for good service
in the Salt Department, on January
2,1893. Residence: Ratnagiri, Bombay.

MAHADEO GOVIND RANADE, CLE.,
Rao Bahadur. "Was created a Com-
panion of the Most Eminent Order of
the Indian Empire February 15, 1887,
on the occasion of the Jubilee of the
reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
Residence: Bombay. ,

MAHADEO K. KUMTHEKAR, Rao Ba-
hadur. Received the title of Rao
Saheb on May 21, 1898, and that of
Rao Bahadur on June 3, 1899. Resi-
dence : Poona, Bombay.

MAHARAJ. — Generally a prefix.

MAHARAJ NARAYAN, Pandit, Siva-
puri, Rai Bahadur. Received the title
on June 22, 1897. Residence : Benares,
North- Western Provinces.

MAHARAJ SINGH (of Haldaur), Rdjd
Bahadur. The title is personal, and
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Residence : Bijnaur, North-Western
Provinces.

MAHARAJ SINGH (of Patan), Rao.
The title is hereditary, having been
originally conferred by the Mughal
Emperor of Delhi, through the Subah-
dar Ghairdt Khan, for good services
in capturing the fortress of Dhamoni.
Belongs to the same family as that of
the Kao Bhopal Singh of Sehora, in
Sagar district. The Kao Maharaj Singh
is the son of the late Rao Khuman
Singh of Patan, whom he succeeded.
Residence: Patan, Sagar, Central
Provinces.

MAHARAJ SINGH, Thakur, Rai Ba-
hadur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on May 20, 1890. Residence :
Sagar, Central Provinces.

MAHARAJ THUMMON SINGH
HAZARI, Rao Saheb. See Thummon.

MAHARAM, Kison Singh. Seim of. A
ruling chief ; b. 1859. Succeeded to the
gadi December 15, 1877. The Seim is
the Chief of one of the Khasi and
Jaintia Hill States, under the Chief
Commissioner of Assam ; its population
is 7591, consisting chiefly of Khdsis
and Christians. Residence : Maharam,
Khasi Hills, Assam.

MAHDAUNA, Rdjd of. See Partab
Nardyan Singh.

MAHENDRA LAL SIRCAR, CLE. Was
created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
January 1, 1883. Residence : Calcutta.

MAHENDRA MAHENDRA SINGH,
Raia (of Bhadawar), CLE., Maha-
raja; b. September 26, 1835. The
title of Maharaja is personal, and was
conferred on July 25, 1881, but the
title of Rdjd of Bhadawar is heredi-
tary, and the Maharaja is the present
head and representative of one of the
greatest and most powerful his-
torical families of the North-Western
Provinces. He is the Chief of the
Bhadauriya sept of the illustrious
Chauhdn clan of Rajputs ; has married
a sister of the Raja of Mainpuri,
who is the Chief of all the Chauhans,
and has a son and heir, Maharaj-
kumar Mahendra Sumrat Singh,
born October 11, 1875. The Maha-
raja has been exempted from
personal appearance in the Civil
Courts, and (together with his re-



tainers) from the operation of certain
provisions of the Arms Act. He was
created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
May 30, 1891. Achal Deo was the
ancestor of the Bhadawar family at
the time of Timur's invasion, and
he appears to have given the name of
Bhadauriya to his sept of Rajputs,
from the village of Bhadaura, on the
right bank of the Jumna, in the Agra
district. In the time of the Emperor
Akbar, Rajao Rawut, then the head
of the family, slew a famous Meo free-
booter named Haitu, and obtained
great honours and rewards from the
Great Mughal, including the title of
"Mahendra," Lord of the Earth. In
the Ain-i-Akbari of Abul Fazl, the
grandson of Rajao Rawat is entered
as a mansabddr of 500, with the title
of Raja. At the Court of the Emperor
Shah Jahan, the Raja Padam Singh,
Bhadauriya, was a mansabddr of 1500.
Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb,
and the Emperor Muhammad Shah,
granted sanads to the family, copies
of which are in existence. During the
palmy days of the Mughal Empire the
Raja of Bhadawar was reckoned, with
the Rajas of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and
Bundi, as one of the four Hindu
"Pillars of the Empire"; and the
history of the family is full and inter-
esting. In the time of Lord Lake's
campaigns against the Mahrattas, and
subsequently, the Rajas of Bhadawar
rendered valuable aid ,to the British
arms. The late Raja Samait Singh,
who died without issue in 1840, was
the son of Raja Partab Singh; and
the present Maharaja was the adopted
son of Rdjd Samait Singh, and suc-
ceeded him. The Mahdrdjd " showed
conspicuous zeal and loyalty" during
the period of the Mutiny of 1857 ; his
levies barred the way of the mutineers
through his territories, and success-
fully guarded the ghats of the Chambal
and Jumna. Residence: Naugaon,
Agra District, North- Western Pro-



MAHENDRA NATH CHATTARJI, Rai

Saheb. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1892. Residence: Bengal.

MAHENDRA NATH CHATTERJEE,

Rai Saheb. Received the title on
January 2, 1899. Residence: Bengal.



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MAHENDRA NATH GUPTA, Eat Ba-
hadur. Is an Assistant-Surgeon in
the Army Medical Department. Re-
ceived the title on June 22, 1897.
Residence: Calcutta.

MAHENDRA NATH GUPTA, Bat Ba-
hadur. Received the title on January
1, 1898. Is a Deputy Magistrate.
Besidence: Bengal.

MAHENDRA NATH OHDEDAR, Bat

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 21, 1892. Besidence : Allaha-
bad, North- Western Provinces.

MAHESH CHANDRA NYAYARATNA,
CLE. , Mahdmahopddhydya. The title
of Mahamahopadhyaya was conferred
as a personal distinction on February
16, 1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty, lor eminence in oriental
learning. It entitles him to take rank
in Darbar immediately after titular
Rajas. The Mahamahopadhyaya, who
is one of the most distinguished
Sanskrit scholars in India, belongs to
a Kulin Brahman family of the highest
rank, the Bhattacharyya family of
Narit, which has long been distin-
guished for the zealous cultivation of
Sanskrit learning, and the number of
learned Pandits it has produced. His
father, Harinarayana Tarkasiddhanta,
and his two uncles, Guruprasada Tar-
kapanchanana and Thakurdasa Clmra-
mani, were eminent Pandits. He
married, in the year 1848, the daughter
of Pandit Ram Chand Tarkabagis of
Sonagachi, in the Jehanabad sub-
division of the district of Hugli. He
has a brother, Pandit Madhabchandra
Sarbabhauma, Sabha Pandit of Mai-
sadal Raj. He has a daughter and
three sons — Manmathanath Vidya-
ratna, M.A. (of the Financial Depart-
ment of the Government of India),
born April 1863 ; Munindranath Bhat-
tacharyya, M.A., B.L. (Yakil of the
High Court of Calcutta), born February
1868 ; andMahimanath Bhattacharyya,
B .A., born April 1870. He was created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire, May 24,
1881 ; and the estimation in which he
is held by Indian scholars is marked
by his title of " Nyayaratna." He
succeeded, after an interval, Professor
E. B. Cowell (now Professor of Sanskrit
in the University of Cambridge) as
Principal of the Sanskrit College of



Calcutta. During the tenure of the
Principalship he has taken the initi-
ative in the institution, by the Govern-
ment of Bengal, of an examination,
called the Sanskrit Title Examination,
for the conferment of titles on meri-
torious students of special departments
of Sanskrit learning. To this examin-
ation are admitted students from indi-
genous institutions (called Chatuspathis
or Tols) as well as from the special
classes that have been organized in
connection with the Sanskrit College.
The Title Examination has been the
means of stimulating in some measure,
all over Bengal, the rather waning
zeal for the cultivation of Sanskrit
learning. The titles given — Nyaya-
ratna, Vtdydratna, etc. — are those of
the ancient Sanskrit Pandits in the
Universities of Nadiya, Benares, and
elsewhere. He has edited, with copious
Notes, the Kdvya Prakds ; also the
Mimdnsd Darsana, and the Black
Yajur Veda. He has written many
pamphlets, such as Bemarks on Bayd-
nanda SarasvaWs Veda-Bhdshya, Tula-
sidhdrana Mimdnsd, The Authorship
of Mrichchhakatika, Lupta Savivatsara.
He has done much for the general
encouragement of Sanskrit learning;
and also, by pecuniary help and other-
wise, in furtherance of famine-relief,
the promotion of education, and the
opening out of means of communica-
tion. He maintains a secondary school
(a High Anglo-Sanskrit School) at his
native village of Narit; and he has
not only greatly improved the roads
in and near about this village, but has
taken a leading part in the opening
out of good roads and tramways in his
native District. The Mahamahopad-
hyaya is a Member of the Bengal
Asiatic Society, the Indian Association
for the Cultivation of Science, the
Calcutta University, the Board of*
Examiners, the Central Text Book
Committee of Bengal, the Behar
Sanskrit Samaj, and the Anthropo-
logical Society of Bombay ; and he has
lately been elected a Foreign Member
of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
at Buda-Pesth. He is also Joint-
Secretary of the Hindu Hostel Com-
mittee, a Member of the Bethuen
(Girls') College Committee, and a
Visitor of the Government Engineer-
ing College at Sibpur in the neigh-
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Calcutta; Narit, Amta, Howrah; and
Benares.

MAHESH PARTAB SINGH (of Anaula),
Rdjd; b. January 25, 1824. Succeeded
to the Raj on March 23, 1890, the
title heing hereditary on the death of
his father, the late Raja Rudr Partab
Singh. Belongs to a Sarnet Rajput
family, descended from the same an-
cestors as those of the TMkur of
Bansi. Residence : Anaula, Gorakhpur,
North-Western Provinces.

MAHESHWAR PRASAD SINGH, Ma-

hdraj-kumdr Rao. Is the brother of
the Maharaja Bahadur of Gidhaur in
Bengal. Educated in Sanskrit, Persian,
Hindi, and English. Residence : Gid-
haur, Bengal.

MAHIGANJ, Rdjd of. See Janaki
Ballabh Sen.

MAHIMA RANJAN RAI CHAUDHRI,

Rdjd; b. February 3, 1853. The title
was conferred on February 16, 1887,
as a personal distinction, on the occa-
sion of the Jubilee of the reign of
Her Most Gracious Majesty. The
Raja is the son of the late Babu
Sambhu Chandra Rai Chaudhri. Be-
longs to the Chaudhri family of Ka-
kina, Rangpur, whose ancestors first
settled in the district in the reign of
Charles I., at which period RamaNath
Chaki was in the service of the Raja
of Kuch Behar. His son, Raghu Ram,
became the Sendpati or Commander-in-
Chiet of the Kuch Behar forces. His
son, Ram Narayan, became the first
Zamindar of Kakina under the Mughals
when they gained possession of Rangpur
in 1687, and obtained the title of Chau-
dhri ; he died in 1710. His son, Raja
Rai Chaudhri, and his grandson, Rudra
Rai Chaudhri, followed in succession ;
the latter died in 1768, shortly after
the passing of Rangpur into British
possession. His son, Rasik Rai Chau-
dhri, died in 1770, leaving a minor son
and heir; his widow, Alaknanda
Chaudhurani, successfully adminis-
tered the Zamindari until her son,
Ram Rudra Rai Chaudhri, succeeded
in 1784. The latter, who was distin-
guished as a philanthropist and scholar,
died in 1820, and was succeeded in
turn by his eldest son and grandson ;
the latter dying without issue in 1850
was followed by his cousin, Sambhu
Chandra Rai Chaudhri (son of Ram



Rudra's younger son), mentioned above
as the father of the present Raja.
He was renowned as a Vedanta scholar,
and a friend to Sanskrit learning ; he
founded a Bengali press, and kept a
number of Pandits engaged in trans-
lating Sanskrit works into Persian,
and vice versd. His son, the present
Raja, educated at Rangpur School,
succeeded to the estate as a minor ;
attained his majority in 1871. Has
founded several schools and charitable
institutions ; is a poet, author, and
speaker on religious and political sub-
jects, and a composer of many national
songs. He married in 1868 Man Mo-
hini Rai Chaudhurani, and has issue
a son, Kumar Mahendra Ranjan Rai
Chaudhri, born September 19, 1874.
The family crest is an angel, volant,
proper; the motto — Nisi Dominus
frustra. Residences : Rajbari, Kakina ;
Rangpur, Benares.

MAHLOG, Thakur Raghnath Chand,
Rdnd of. A ruling chief; b. 1861.
Succeeded to the gadi May 16, 1880.
The Thakur was granted the title of
Rana as a personal distinction on
January 1, 1898. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family, claiming descent from
the Rajput Chief Rana Hari Chand,
who in early times came on a pilgrim-
age, conquered the country, and
founded the State of Mahlog. The
Gurkhas overran the district between
1803 and 1815 ; and on their expulsion
in the latter year by the British Power,
the Thakur was confirmed in the
possession of his State by a sanad from
the British Government, dated Sep-
tember 4, 1815. Thirty-four genera-
tions of chiefs intervened between
Rana Hari Chand and the late Thakur
Dalip Chand, who succeeded to the gadi
in 1849, and died in 1880. Mahlog is
one of the Simla Hill States, and its
area is 53 square miles ; its popula-
tion about 9169, chiefly Hindus. The
Rand maintains a military force of
30 men. Residence : Mahlog, Simla
Hills, Punjab.

MAHMUD All KHAN, Muhammad (of
Chitari), Naxodb, Khdn Bahadur. See
Muhammad.

MAHMUD HASAN KHAN, Munshi,
Khdn Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on June 22, 1897. Residence :
Akbarpur, Cawnpore, North-Western
Provinces.



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MAHMUD JUANI, Shaikh, Shams-ul-
Ulama. The title is a personal one,
and was conferred on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee of
the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty, for eminence in oriental
learning. It entitles him to take rank
in Darbar immediately after titular
Nawabs. Residence: Calcutta, Bengal.

MAHMUD KHAN, Mir (of Kalat) , CLE.
Was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
January 1, 1878. Residence: Kalat,
Baluchistan.

MAHMUDABAD, Raja of. See Muham-
mad Amir Hasan Khan.

MAHOMED. See Muhammad.

MAHOMEDBHAI IBRAHIM, Khdn Ba-
hadur. Received the title of Khan
Saheb on May 21, 1896, and that of
Khan Bahadur on January 1, 1899.
Residence : Bombay.

MAHOMET. See Muhammad.

MAHSTJD HASAN KHAN, Munshi,
Khdn Bahadur. Beceived the title on
January 1, 1899. Residence : Karbal,
Mainpuri, North- Western Provinces.

MAHTAB KUNWAR (of Katiari), Rani.
The title of Raja was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on the late Raja
Tilak Singh of Katiari, in the district
of Hardoi, Ouclh, on April 23, 1878.
The Raja has recently died, and his
widow, the Rani, has succeeded him.
Residence : Katiari, Hardoi, Oudh.

MAHTAB SHAH, Khdn Saheb; b. 1868.
Received the title on January 1, 1897.
Residence : Lahore, Punjab.

MAHTAB SINGH, Subadar-Major, Rai
Bahadur. The title was conferred for
eminent Police service, on May 20,
1896. Residence : Upper Burma.

MAHTAB SINGH (of Lidhran), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary, the Sardar



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