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1884. His Excellency has rendered
valuable service to His Highness the
Gaekwar, to His Highness the Rao of
Kutch, and in other States of Western
India. Belongs to a Vadnagra Nagar
Brahman family of Nariad in Gujarat.
In 1870 he was invited by His Highness
the Nawab of Junagadh to a seat in
his Council ; and becoming Chief
Justice of that State, he introduced
important reforms in the Judicial and
Police Department. Between 1872
and 1876 he rendered admirable service
as native assistant to the Resident,
first at Palanpur, and then at Baroda,
and on September 25, 1875, at a public
Darbar held at Baroda, the title of Rao
Bahadur was conferred on him, to-
gether with a valuable khilat. In May
1876 Mr. Manibhai was appointed
Diwan of Kutch, at the express desire
of his late Highness the Maharaja
Pragmalji, then Rao of Kutch. Here
he introduced great and most beneficial
reforms in all departments, especially
in the collection of the revenue, and in
education and sanitation ; and his tact
and judgment largely contributed to
the settlement of a long-standing
dispute as to jurisdiction between the
Rao and his feudatories of the Royal
House, the Bhayad. In 1884 he
obtained the title of Diwan Bahadur,
with a valuable khilat. With a short
interval, during which he returned to
the Baroda Service, he administered
the government of Kutch until the
close of 1885, and on again returning
to Baroda, he received very substantial
recognition of the value of his services
from His Highness the present Rao of
Kutch. For more than four years, he
was at the head of various departments
in Baroda, and in May 1890 the
Maharaja Gaekwar appointed him
Diwan or Prime Minister of that great
State. In Baroda his administration
has been thoroughly successful, and
he has also published some important
works in Gujarati and English. He
has issue, three daughters and two
sons — Motibhai (of the University of
Bombay), aged about twenty-nine;
and Hirabhai, aged about twenty.
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MANIKCHARI, Rdjd of. See Niephrod-
syne.

MANIKJI KAWASJI DOTIVALA, Khan
Bahadur. See Manekji.

MANIPUR, Raja Chura Chand, Rdjd of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1886. Succeeded to
the gadi September 18, 1891. Belongs
to a Kshdtriya (Hindu) family, de-
scended from Raja Churai Romba,
who obtained the Raj about the
beginning of the 18th century. His
adopted son (formerly named Pam-
heiba) was the Raja Gharib Nawaz,
who made several successful invasions
of Burma. In the time of his grandson,
the Raja Jai Singh {alias Ching Tung
Romba), the Burmese invaded Mani-
pur ; the Raja was compelled to seek
British aid, and a treaty was concluded
in 1762. Again in 1824, in the reign
of the Raja Gambhir Singh, the State
was overrun by the Burmese, but
the latter were at length expelled by
the aid of British levies, and when
peace was concluded in 1826 Gambhir
Singh was able to extend his boundaries
by the inclusion of the Kubo valley.
The latter territory was, however,
restored to Burma in 1834. In that
year the Raja Gambhir Singh died,
and the State subsequently has suffered
much from internal dissensions and
frequent changes of rulers. These
disorders at length became unendurable,
and in 1890 the Government of India
resolved to put an end to them. The
first attempt to intervene was dis-
astrous, as it was attended by the
massacre of a considerable British
force, including some high officers of
State. The outrage was immediately
followed by condign punishment, and
all those who were responsible for the
massacre were either hanged or other-
wise rigorously dealt with. In this
State the Prince next in succession to
the gadi has the courtesy title of
Yuvardj or Jubardj, and the next in
dignity to him is called the Sendpati
(sometimes spelt " Senaputty "). On
the deposition of the late Raja — who
had enjoyed the title of Maharaja as
a personal distinction — these persons
were found to have been implicated in
the recent outrages, and were punished
accordingly. The State had technically
lapsed, on account of the rebellion,
but it was resolved to select a youthful
Raja from among the descendants of



the ruling family, and to continue the
political existence of Manipur as a
feudatory State, and thereupon the
present Raja was placed on the gadi.
The State has an area of about 8000
square miles, and a population estim-
ated at about 220,000, chiefly Hindus,
but including about 4881 Muham-
madans, and 85,288 belonging to various
Hill tribes. Residence: Manipur,
Assam.

MANTWARA, Rao Saheb of. See Dharup
Singh ; see also Sarup Singh.

MANMATHA NATH MITRA, Rai

Bahadur ; b. 1868. Received the title
on January 1, 1897. Residence: Cal-
cutta.

MANNU LAL, Lala, Rai Bahadur; b.
1836. Granted the title for meritorious
services on January 1, 1897. Resi-
dence: Delhi.

MAN0HAR SINGH (of Pathrala),
Sarddr; b. 1839. The title is here-
ditary. Sarddr Diwan Singh, grand-
father of the present Sardar, and son
of Sarddr Sohel Singh, about the year
1759 a.d. conquered^ certain territory
in the Jalandhar district. His brother-
in-law, Sarddr Baghel Singh, was also
a celebrated Sikh leader of those days.
When the Maharaja Ranjit Singh
conquered the Jalandhar Doab, he
deprived the family of much of their
possessions. One of the sons of Sardar
Diwan Singh was the late Sarddr
Fateh Singh, father of the present
Sarddr. Sarddr Manohar Singh has
two sons — Sarddr Sundar Singh and
Sarddr Dasaundha Singh. Residence :
Pathrdla, Jdlandhar, Punjab.

MANSA, Rawal Shri Takntsinghji,
Rdwal of. A ruling chief; b. 1877.
Succeeded to the gadi as a minor May
18, 1889. Belongs to a Chaura Rajput
(Hiudu) family, whose founder, Rdwal
Sursinghji, a scion of the ancient
Chaura Rdjput dynasty that reigned
at Anhilwdra Patan, 746 to 942 a.d.,
appears to have obtained an assignment
of territory at Mansa on the downfall
of the Anhilwdra Patan dynasty. The
late Rdwal of Mansa, Rdjsinghji
Bhimsinghji, was fourteenth in de-
scent from Sursinghji. The area of
the State is 73 square miles; its
population is 13,299, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Mdnsa, Mdhi Kantha,
Bombay.



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MANSHARAM walad WATANMAL,
Rao Saheb. The title is personal, and
was conferred on January 14, 1888.
Residence: Sehwan, Sind.

MANSUKH RAI, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on May 21, 1898.
Residence : Berar.

MANUJI RAGHUJI, Rao Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Bombay.

MAOIONG, Jit Singh, Seim of. A
ruling chief; b. 1842. Succeeded to
the gadi August 27, 1867. The Seim
is Chief of one of the Khasi and Jaintia
Hill States, under the Chief Commis-
sioner of Assam ; its population is
1646, consisting chiefly of Khasis and
Christian converts. Residence : Maoi-
ong, Khasi Hills, Assam.

MAOSANRAM, Sam Burai, Ami of. A
ruling chief ; b. 1877. Succeeded to
the gadi as a minor March 28, 1890.
The Seim is Chief of one of the Khasi
and Jaintia Hill States, under the
Chief Commissioner of Assam ; its
population is 1104, consisting chiefly
of Khasis and Christian converts.
Residence: Maosanrani, Khasi Hills,
Assam.

MARDAN SINGH (of Pindarna) , Thdkur;
b. 1854. The title is hereditary, having
been originally granted by the Raja
Mardan Singh of Garha-Mandha to
an ancestor of this family named the
Rawat Parshad, who had saved his
(the Raja's) life from the Raja of
Tehri. Belongs to the same family as
that of the Thakur Gaya Parshad of
Sagar. Residence: Pindarna, Sagar,
Central Provinces.

MARH PIPARIA, Rao of. See Sultan
Singh.

MARIAO, Burom, Seim of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1863. Succeeded to the gadi
May 5, 1888. The Seim is Chief of
one of the Khasi and Jaintia Hill
States, under the Chief Commissioner
of Assam ; its popidation is 3669, con-
sisting chiefly of Khasis and Christian
converts. Residence : Mariao, Khasi
Hills, Assam.

MAROTIRAO BHUJANGRAO, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 30, 1891. Residence: Ahmadnagar,
Bombay.

MARTAND WAMAN SHOTRYA, Rao
Baliddur. The title is personal, and



was conferred on February 16, 1887.
Residence : Baroda, Bombay.

MARWAR, His Highness the Maharaja
of. See Jodhpur.

MARZBAN, Mancherji Kawasji, CLE.

See Mancherji.

MASUD All MIRZA BAHADUR,

Prince. The Prince is the twelfth son
of the late King of Oudh, and bears
the title as the courtesy title of his
high rank. Residence: Calcutta,
Bengal.

MASUDA, Rao Saheb Singh Saheb,
CLE., Tluikur of. The title of Rao
Saheb was conferred on January 1,
1877, on the occasion of the Pro-
clamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. The
Thdkur was created a Companion of
the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, June 3, 1893. Resi-
dence : Masuda, Ajmir, Raj pu tana.

MASUKHRAM MULJI, Rao Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1891. Residence: Ahmedabad, Bombay.

MAT A DIN, Rai Bahadur. The title is
personal, and was conferred on January
1, 1890. The Rai Bahadur has
rendered long and meritorious services
to Government in the Judicial Depart-
ment, and was for some time Sub-
ordinate Judge of Muzaffarpur. Resi-
dence: Patna, Bengal.

MATANPUR (Belkhera), Thdkur of. See
Purandhar Singh.

MATH0JI SHELKE, Dada, Rao Saheb.
See Dada.

MATHTJRA DAS, Rai Saheb. Granted
the title May 25, 1892. Residence :
Military Works Department, Simla.

MATHURA MOHAN MUKHARJI, Rai

Saheb. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1S95. Residence: Allaha-
bad, North-Western Provinces.

MATHUSAMI ATYAR NATARAJAI-
YAR, Rao Bahadur. Is District
Registrar, Tanjore. Received the title
on January 2, 1899. Residence: Tanjore,
Madras.

MATHWAR, Rana Ranjit Singh, Rand
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1861. Succeeded
to the gadi as a minor in 1865. Be-
longs to a Bhilala family. The area
of the State is about 140 square miles ;
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Hindus. Residence : Mathwdr, Bhopd-
war, Central India.

MATJKME, Kim Hmon, Sawbwa of A
ruling chief. The Sawbwa is Chief of
one of the Shan States on the Burma
frontier, which has an area of about
2500 square miles, and a population
consisting almost entirely of Shans,
but with some Yins. Residence :
Maukme, Shan States, Burma.

MAULA BAKHSH, Munshi, Khan
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 3, 1893. Residence : Khorasan.

MAULADAD KHAN walad WALIDAD
KHAN, Mir. The title is hereditary,
the Mir being the representative of
one of the Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at
the time of the annexation (see Khair-
pur). Residence : Shikarpur, Sind.

MAULA VI. — A prefix (Muhammadan).

MAULVI. See Maulavi.

MATING.— A (Burmese) prefix.

MAUNG MAN, Kun Wa, Myoza of. A
ruling chief. The Myoza is Chief of
one of the Shan States on the Burma
frontier, which has an area of 25
square miles, and a population consist-
ing almost entirely of Shans, but with
some Yins. Residence : Maung Man,
Shan States, Burma.

MAYA DAS, Rai Bahadur. The title
of Kai was conferred on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty ; and that of B.ai Bahadur on
May 26, 1894. Residence: Firozpur,
Punjab.

MAYA DAS, Lala, Salmi, Rai Saheh.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Rawal Pindi, Punjab.

MAYARAM SHAMBHUNATH, Rao

Saheb. The title was conferred on
June 28, 1878. Residence: Surat,
Bombay.

MAZHAR All KHAN, Mian, Khan
Bahadur. The Mian received the title
of Khan Bahadur on May 26, 1894.
Residence : Kurwai, Central India.

MEDAM STJBBANNA CHETTIAR, Rao
Bahadur. Is Councillor of Karnul,
Madras. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence : Karnul, Madras.

MEDINI PARSHAD, Babn, Rai Ba-
hddur. The Babu received the title of



Rai Bahadur on June 3, 1893. Resi-
dence : Monghyr, Bengal.

MEGHRAJ KOTHARI, alias MEGHRAJ
OSWAL (of Murshidabad, Bengal),
Rai Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on October 8, 1867,
for services rendered to Government
during the Bhutan war. Residences :
Goalpara, Assam ; and Azamganj,
Murshidabad.

MEHDI All, Nawdb Mohsin-ul-Mulk.
The Nawdb was formerly Secretary to
the Government of His Highness the
Nizam of the Deccan. For distin-
guished services to that Government
His Highness was pleased to confer
on him the title of Nawdb Mohsin-ul-
Mulk. The Nawdb has occupied some
of the most responsible posts in the
State of Hyderabad, in whose service
also he has visited Europe, with his
colleague the Nawdb Mehdi Hasan,
Fateh Nawdz Jang Bahddur, and re-
ceived the high acknowledgments
both of His Highness the Nizdm and
of the British Government. Residence :
Hyderabad, Deccan.

MEHDI ALI KHAN, Naicdb Bahddur.
The title is personal, the Nawdb Baha-
dur being the son of Nawdb Jafar
Ali Khdn, who was the grandson of a
daughter of Saddat Khdn, Burhdn-ul-
Mulk, King of Oudh. The Nawdb
Bahddur is an Honorary Magistrate in
Oudh. Residence: Oudh.

MEHDI ALI KHAN, Muhammad (of
Hasanpur), Rdjd. The title is here-
ditary, the Rdjd being the head of the
Musalmdn branch of the great Bachgoti
clan, and one of the most important
Chiefs in Southern Oudh. For an ac-
count of the Hindu branch of this clan,
see the articles on Madho Parshad
Singh, Rai of Adharganj, and Partdb
Bahddur Singh, Rdjd of Kurwdr. Jura
Rae, great-grandson of Bariar Singh,
had three sons, of whom Pirthipat
Singh founded the Kurwar branch and
Jai Chand was the ancestor of the great
Hasanpur branch. Tilok Chand, son
of Jai Chand, according to tradition,
fell a prisoner into the Emperor Bd-
bar's hands, and to regain his liberty
adopted the Musalmdn faith, his name
being changed to Tdtar Khdn ; with
the name he received the title of Khdn
Bahddur or Khdn-i-Azam, from which
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das. The most famous of his descend-
ants is his grandson, Hasan Khan, the
founder of the village of Hasanpur
and the favourite courtier of King
Sher Shah, who visited Hasanpur, or
Narwal as it was then called. Sher
Shah delegated to Hasan Khan the
power of conferring the title of Raja
on whom he pleased within the limits
of Banouhda: no assumption of a
taluqa in Eastern Oudh was complete
without investiture by homage to him.
He collected allies and a large army
to settle with the Chief of Rewa a
question of precedence, but the latter
shirked the conflict and failed to appear
at the rendezvous. Hasan Khan died
at Hasanpur and was buried in the
family mausoleum to the west of that
town. Ismail Khan, fourth in descent
from Hasan Khan, is noted for his
feud with his half-brother, Hyat Khan
of Maniarpur, whom he eventually
killed. His grandson continued the
feud and seized from the Maniarpur
family the Kanait estate, comprising
twelve villages, the names of which he
changed to Shahpur. The sons of
Hyat Khan determined to avenge their
father's death, and stealing into Za-
bardast Khan's fort at night found him
sleeping alone. Instead of killing
him, they took up his turban, sword
and slippers, and left their own instead
to show how far he had been in their
power. This incident led to a recon-
ciliation and the recognition by Za-
bardast Khan of the separate Maniar-
pur estate. Roshan Ali Khan suc-
ceeded his father, Zabardast Khan,
and rashly opposed the Nawdb (Saf dar
Jang), by whom he was killed in battle.
The estates were held in direct
management until 1809, when Ashraf
Ali obtained possession of them. He
was succeeded ten years later by his
son, Husain Ali, who took an active
part against the English during the
Mutiny : he commanded the infantry
of the rebel army at the battle of
Sultanpur (March 22, 1858), in which
his son was killed. Under the terms
of the general amnesty he was main-
tained in possession of his estates on
the reoccupation of Oudh, and died in
November 1860, being succeeded by
his brother, Khairat Ali. Raja Mu-
hammad Ali succeeded his father,
Khairat Ali, in 1869. He was an
Honorary Magistrate pf the third class,



He was succeeded by the present Rdjd
in 1896.

MEHDI HASAN, Nawdb Fateh Nawaz
Jang Bahadur. The Nawab Bahadur
was formerly Home Secretary to the
Government of His Highness the
Nizam of the Deccan, having been
promoted to that office from the high
and responsible post of Chief Justice
of Hyderabad. For distinguished
services to that Government His
Highness was pleased to confer on him
the title of Nawdb Fateh Nawaz Jang
Bahadur. The Nawab is well known
as a powerful writer in the Times and
other organs of public opinion, and in
the service of the State of Hyderabad
he visited Europe, with his colleague
the Nawab Mehdi Ali Mohsin-ul-Mulk,
and received the high acknowledg-
ments both of His Highness the Nizam
and of the British Government. Resi-
dence : Hyderabad, Deccan.

MEHDI HASAN KHAN, Nawdb Baha-
dur. The title is personal, the Nawab
Bahadur being the son of Ikhtiar-ud-
daula, grandson of Saddat Ali Khan,
King of Oudh. Residence : Sultanpur,
Oudh.

MEHDI HASAN KHAN, Mirza, Nawdb
Bahadur. The title is personal, the
Nawab Bahadur having married the
daughter of a daughter of the late
Muhammad Ali Shah, King of Oudh.
The Nawab Bahadur is the son of
Mirza Ali Jah Bahadur. Residence :
Sultanpur, Oudh.

MEHDI HUSAIN KHAN, Nawdb Ba-
hadur. The Nawab Bahadur is the
son of Mirza Wala Jah Bahadur, and
holds this courtesy title as a descendant
of one of the Kings of Oudh. The
Mirza "Wala Jah Bahadur's grand-
father was the grandson of the son of
one of the daughters of Saadat Khan,
Burhan-ul-Mulk, King of Oudh. Resi-
dence : Sultanpur, Oudh.

MEHER HOSHANG DASTUR, Khdn
Bahadur. Received the title of Khan
Saheb on May 21, 1898 ; and that of
Khan Bahadur on June 3, 1899. Resi-
dence: Poona, Bombay.

MEHR NAJAF KHAN, Muhammad,

Mir. See Muhammad Najaf Khdn.

MEHR SINGH, Chhachi, Sarddr; b.
1857. The title is hereditary, the
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Kshatriya family, whose ancestor,
Sardar Tehil Singh, came long ago
from Bhatneo, settled at Salargarh in
Chhach in the Rawal Pindi district of
the Punjab, and made considerable
conquests. A descendant of Sardar
Tehil Singh, named Sardar Jiwan
Singh, entered the service of the Ma-
haraja Ranjit Singh of Lahore ; served
with credit at Bannu, Tank, Mitha
Tiwana, and elsewhere ; and for eight
years was stationed at Dera Ismail
Khan. During the rebellion of 1848
Sardar Jiwan Sing, with his son Sardar
Gurdit Singh (father of the present
Sardar), rendered excellent service to
the Government ; they joined Lieu-
tenant (afterwards Sir Herbert) Ed-
wardes, and served under him to the
end of the war. Sardar Jiwan Singh
died in 1852, and was succeeded by
his son Sardar Gurdit Singh, who
again rendered admirable service to
the Government during the Mutiny of
1857. He was succeeded by his eldest
son, the present Sardar. Residence:
Jhelum, Punjab.
MEHR-ULLA KHAN, Sardar, JVawdb.
The title of Nawab is personal, and
was conferred on January 1, 1890.
Residence : Baluchistan.

MEHRAN KHAN, Khdn Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was con-
ferred on May 24, 1889. Residence:
Thai, Sind.

MEHRBAN-I-DOSTAN SRI HARI HA-
RA MARDARAJA DEVU GARU, Sa-

heb ( of Kallikota and Attagada), Rdjd.
Received the title of Raja as a personal
distinction on May 21, 1898. Resi-
dence: Ganjam, Madras.

MEHRJIBHAI KUVARJI TARAPUR-
WALA (of Kolhapur), CLE. Was
created a Companion of the Most Emi-
nent Order of the Indian Empire, May
24, 1888. Residence: Bombay.

MEHTA, Phirozshah Merwanji, CLE.
See Phirozshah.

MEHTA, Rustamji Dhanjibhai, CLE.

See Rustamji.

MEHTA PANNA LALJI, Rai, CLE.
"Was created a CLE. on January 1,

1887. Residence : Rajputana.

MEHTAB SINGH, Subadar-Major (of
Ludhiana), Rai Bahadur. The title
was conferred on July 27, 1896. Resi-
dence: Burma.



MENGNI, Jareja Madhavasinghji Man-
singhji, Tdlukddr of. A ruling chief ;
b. 1847. Succeeded to the gadi Septem-
ber 12, 1864. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family. The area of the State
is 34 square miles; its population is
3454, chiefly Hindus. The Talukdar
maintains a military force of 22 in-
fantry and 3 guns. Residence : Mengni,
Kathiawar, Bombay.

METHARAM HARI SINGH, Rao Sa-

heb. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence: Sind.

MEWAR, His Highness the Mahdrdnd
of. See Udaipur.

MIAN.— A prefix.

MIHAN SINGH, Bhai, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1891. Residence: Lahore, Punjab.

MIHAR CHAND, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
Granted the title May 30, 1891. Resi-
dence : Amritsar, Punjab.

MIR. — Generally a prefix.

MIR BANIYAD HASAN (of Kadirpnr),

Khdn Bahadur ; b. 1861. Received the
title on January 1, 1898. Residence :
Bara Banki, Oudh.

MIR DURRA KHAN, Khdn Saheb. See
Durra.

MIR NASIR ALI, Khdn Bahadur. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence : Northern India Salt De-
partment.

MIR ROSHAN ALI ASAD AH, Khdn
Saheb. See Raushan.

MIR SHAMS SHAH, Khdn Bahadur.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Kalat, Baluchistan.

MIR WAZIR ALI, Khdn Bahadur. The
Khdn Bahadur is an Honorary Magis-
trate of Lucknow ; and for his public
services received the title as a personal
distinction on May 25, 1892. Resi-
dence: Lucknow, Oudh.

MIRA BAKHSH, Khdn Saheb. The
title was conferred on May 20, 1896.

Residence :

MIRAJ (Senior Branch), Gangadhar
Rao Ganpat, alias BALA SAHEB
PATWARDHAN, Chief of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1866. Succeeded to the gadi
as a minor June 6, 1875. Belongs to
the Patwardhan (Brahman) family, to
whose ancestor, Govind Hari Patwar-
dhan, the grant of the Miraj State,



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with the title of Sardar, was made by
the Peshwa Madhava Eao in 1764 a.d.
In 1820 the State was divided into
four shares, of which two lapsed in
1842 and 1845 respectively. Of the
two that remain as feudatory States,
the present Chief of the senior branch
was educated at the Rajkumar College,
Indore, and ranks as a First-Class
Sardar in the Southern Mahratta
country. The area of the State is 320
square miles ; its population is 69,732,
chiefly Hindus, but including 7473
Muhammadans. The Chief maintains
a military force of 51 cavalry, 494 in-
fantry, and 7 guns. Residence : Miraj,
Southern Mahratta Country, Bombay.

MIRAJ (Junior Branch), Lakshman
Rao Harihar, alias ANNA SAHEB
PATWARDHAN, Chief of . A ruling
chief. Is the son of the late Hari-
har Rao Dada Saheb, who was born
in 1833, and succeeded to the gadi
February 5, 1876. Belongs to' the
Patwardhan (Brahman) family, to
whose ancestor, Govind Hari Patwar-
dhan, the Peshwa Madhava Rao in 1764
a.d. granted the Miraj State with the
title of Sardar. In 1820 the State
was divided into four shares, of which
two lapsed in 1842 and 1845 respec-
tively. Of the two that remain as
feudatory States, the present Chief of
the junior branch is the grandson of
the late Lakshman Rao Anna Saheb,
who was the grandson of Gangadhar
Rao Govind, son of the above-men-
tioned Govind Hari Patwardhan,
founder of the State. The family
banner is known as bhagwajhenda, and
is an ensign of a red colour ; and the
Chief is entitled to be attended by
danka (kettledrums), pdlki (State pa-
lanquin), lagi (flags), and other marks
of dignity. The area of the State is
207 square miles ; its population is
30,541, chiefly Hindus, but including
1667 Muhammadans. The Chief main-
tains a military force of 25 cavalry, 253
infantry, and 5 guns. Residence : Miraj,
Southern Mahratta Country, Bombay.

MIRZA. — Generally a prefix or affix.

MIRZA ASHRAF ALI, Maulavi, Shams-
ul-Ulama. The title was conferred
on January 1, 1898. Residence : Presi-
dency College, Calcutta.

MISR.— A prefix.

MIT SINGH (of Dhandwal), Sardar.
The title is hereditary, the Sardar



being descended from a Jat leader,
Sardar Man Singh, who conquered the
territory of Dhandwal, in the district
of Hoshi&rpur, about the year 1759
A.D. Residence : Jalandhar, Punjab.

MITRA, A., Rai Bahadur. See Ashutosh.

MITRA, Surendra Nath, Rai Bahadur.
See Surendra.

MITTAR, Abhai Charan, Rai Bahadur.
The Rai Bahadur is a descendant of
the Mittar (Mitra or Mitter) family of
Charimandel in Vikrampur, Dacca ; b.
May 12, 1839. Has done good service
in the various Lushai expeditions, and
was rewarded with the title on January
1, 1891. Residence: Chittagong Hill
Tract.

MOB YE, Kun Yan, Sawbwa of. A
ruling chief. The Sawbwa is Chief of
one of the Shan States on the Burma
frontier, which has an area of about
1000 square miles, and a population
consisting almost entirely of Shans.
Residence: Mobye, Shan States,



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