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NAVROJI BEHRAMJI SANTUK, Khdn
Saheb. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

NAWAB An SHAH, Khdn Saheb. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence: Nimar, Central Provinces.

NAWAB-I-AMB, Shaikh Baha-ud-din,
CLE. See Baha-ud-din.

NAWAB JAN, Maulavi, Khdn Saheb.
The title was conferred on July 6,
1887, as a personal distinction, for
valuable services rendered to Govern-
ment in the Foreign Department.
Residence : Calcutta, Bengal.

NAWAB MIRZA, Bahadur. The title
is personal, being the courtesy title of
a grandson of his late Majesty Mu-
hammad Ali Shah, third King of
Oudh. Is the son of Mirza Humayun
Bakht, who was a son of that monarch.
Residence- Oudh.

NAWANAGAR, His Highness Jam Shri
Sir Vibhaji Ranmalji, K.C.S.I., Jam
Saheb of. A ruling chief; b. May 8,
1827. Succeeded to the gadi February
22, 1852. Belongs to the illustrious Ja-
reja Rajput family that has given ruling
families to Kutch, Dhrol, Rajkot, and
other States of Western India. Jam
Rawal, said to have been the elder
brother of the then Jam of Kutch,
emigrated from Kutch and established
himself at Nawanagar in 1535. In
1788 the great fort of Nawanagar was
constructed under the orders of one of
Jam Rawal's descendants, the Jam
Jasaji. The latter died in 1814 with-
out male heirs ; and his widow, the
Rani Achuba, adopted Ranmalji, who
became the Jam Ranmalji, and was
the father of the present Jam. The
Jam Ranmalji was a popular ruler,
and distinguished himself by the
ability with which he saved his people
from the horrors of the famines of 1834,
1839, and 1846. He was also a famous
sportsman and lion-killer. The pre-
sent Jam is equally distinguished as a
sportsman, but he has also earned a
great reputation as an administrator,
especially in the departments of educa-
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greatly improved the system of
revenue-collection, and the administra-
tion of justice within his State. On the
ocoasion of the visit to India of His
Royal Highness the Duke of Edin-
burgh, the Jam went to Bombay to
take part in his reception. Similarly,
in 1875, His Highness had the honour
of being one of those Princes of
Western India who first received His
Royal Highness the Prince of "Wales
on the occasion of his memorable visit
to India in the winter of 1875-76. In
1877 the Jam was an invited and
honoured guest at the Imperial assem-
blage at Delhi, on the occasion of the
Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India ; and he
then had the honour of receiving an
addition of four guns to his salute, as
a personal distinction. On January 1,
1878, he was created a Knight Com-
mander of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India. He has a son and
heir, born about the year 1884. The
State has an area of 3791 square miles,
and a population of 316,147, chiefly
Hindus, but including about 50,000
Muhammadans. His Highness main-
tains a military force of 191 cavalry,
3060 infantry, and 117 guns, and is
entitled to a salute of 15 guns, including
a personal salute of 4 guns. Residence :
Nawanagar, Kathiawar, Bombay.

NAWAZISHALI KHAN, Sir, K.C.I.E.
(of Nawabganj), Aliabad, Nawab ; b.
1828. The title was conferred on May
21, 1866, as a personal distinction, in
recognition of his position, and of the
great public services of his distinguished
father, the Nawab Ali Raza Khan
Bahadur, and of himself. Belongs to
a Quazilbash or Kazilbash family of
high rank in Afghanistan ; descended
from Sardar Ali Khan, who came from
the province of Sherwan on the west
coast of the Caspian Sea, with Nadir
Shah, when the latter invaded India.
On his return Sardar Ali Khan was
appointed Governor of Kandahar. He
obtained the district of Hazara, north
of Kandahar, on the accession of
Ahmad Shah Durani, whom he accom-
panied in his last invasion of India,
and by whose instigation he was
assassinated. His son, Hidayat Khan,
accompanied Shah Zaman to Lahore
in 1797. When the British army
brought back Shah Shuja to Kabul in



1839, Hidayat Khan's son, Ali Raza
Khan, who was living on his estate,
was appointed Chief Agent of the
Commissariat Department. During
the disasters that followed he remained
faithful to British interests ; and it
was mainly by his aid that the British
prisoners were ultimately enabled to
make their escape and join the relieving
army of General Pollock. He accom-
panied the British forces to India on
the evacution of Afghanistan; and
his estate was confiscated by Mu-
hammad Akbar Khan, in consequence
of which he received a British pension.
During the Sutlej campaign he joined
the British camp with his brothers and
60 horsemen of his tribe ; and during
the rebellion of 1848-49 furnished 100
horsemen for active service. In 1857
Ali Raza Khan voluntarily raised a
troop of horse and sent it to Delhi at
his own expense, mortgaging for the
purpose his house and property at
Lahore; this troop formed part of
Hodson's Horse, and served with
conspicuous gallantry throughout the
Mutiny campaigns. Lieutenant-
Colonel H. D. Daly, when commandant
of Hodson's Horse, wrote of him in
February 1859 : " He has served
throughout the war, and on all occa-
sions has been conspicuous for chivalric
valour. . . . His gallantry has won for
him the First Class of the Order of
Merit. ... A braver soldier never
took the field." As a reward he
received a large grant of lands in
Oudh, with the title of Nawab
conferred in 1864; and this, on his
death in 1866, was continued to his
son, the Nawab Nawazish Ali Khan.
The family have also received a grant
of lands in Lahore district in the Pun-
jab. The Nawab was made an
Honorary Assistant Commissioner of
the Punjab on January 1, 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India, and he was for some time a
Member of the Imperial Legislative
Council of India. On June 1, 1888, he
was created a Knight Commander of
the Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire. He has taken a prominent
part in the foundation of the Punjab
University, and in all important works
of public utility or benevolence in that
Province. Residences: Bahraich, Oudh;
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NAYAGARH, Raja Raghunath Singh
Mandhata, Rdjd of. A ruling chief.
Succeeded to the gadi March 2,
1890. Belongs to the Rajput (Hindu)
family, of whom there have been
twenty-two generations of Rajas in
Nayagarh since the time when its
founder, Surjya Mani Singh, a scion of
the family of the Rajas of Rewah,
established himself there. The family
obtained at various times from the
Rajas of Puri the titles of " Champati
Singh Mangraj" and "Mandhata."
The late Raja, Ladhu Kishor Singh
Mandhata, was born about 1843, and
succeeded to the gadi September 20,
1851. The family cognizance or crest
is a tiger's head. The area of the State,
which is one of the Orissa Tributary
Mahals, is 588 square miles ; its popu-
lation is 114,622, chiefly Hindus. The
Raja maintains a military force of
741 men and 9 guns. Residence: Kila
Nayagarh, Orissa, Bengal.

NAZAR MUHAMMAD KHAN, Mau-
lavi, Khan Bahadur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1898. Is
Deputy-Collector of Banda. Resi-
dence: Banda, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

NAZIM NATJ NAHAL SINGH, Rat Ba-
hadur. Received the title on January

1. 1898. Residence : Ajaigarh, Central
India.

NAZIR AHMAD, Maulavi Shaikh,
Shams-ul-Ulama. Received the title
on June 22, 1897. Residence: Delhi,
Punjab.

NAZIR All, Khan Bahadur; b. 1842.
The title was conferred on October 8,
1875, as a personal distinction, in
recognition of his position as son-in-
law of his late Highness Zahir-ud-
daula, the second of the titular Princes
of Arcot. Residence \ Madras.

NAZIR HUSAIN, Maulavi, Sayyid,
Shams-ul-Ulama. Received the title
on June 22, 1897. Residence: Delhi.

NAZIR HUSAIN KHAN, Hakim, Khan
Bahddur. Received the title on June

3. 1899. Residence : Lucknow, Oudh.

NE DUN, Maung, Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on January
1, 1889. It is indicated by the letters
K.S.M after the name, and means



"Recipient of the Gold Chain of
Honour." Residence : Prome, Burma.

NEPAL, His Highness Maharaj-Ad-
hiraj Prithvi Bir Bikram Jang Baha-
dur Sah Saheb Bahadur Shamsher
Jang, Maharaja of. A ruling chief ;
b. 1875. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor May 17, 1881. The ruling race
of Nepal is the Gurkha, which also
furnishes some of the best officers of
the Indian army. The family of the
Maharaja is said to be of Sisodiya
Rajput descent, claiming descent from
the Raja Prithvi Narayan, who died
in the year 1771 a.d., about three years
after the complete conquest of Nepal
by his Gurkha troops. One of his
descendants, in the time of Warren
Hastings, about the year 1790, invaded
Tibet on two occasions, and brought
back great booty, but the Emperor of
China, as Suzerain of Tibet, sent a
large army into Nepal in 1792, that
advanced within 26 miles of the
capital, Khatmandu, and forced the
Nepalese to conclude a treaty of sub-
mission. Subsequently, between the
years 1803 and 1815, the Gurkhas of
Nepal, notwithstanding great internal
dissensions, overran the Cis-Sutlej
territory of the Punjab and the Simla
Hill States, but in 1814 the British
intervened, expelled the Gurkhas from
the Punjab territories in 1815, and in
1816 a treaty was signed, which trans-
ferred the control both of those terri-
tories and of Kumaun, the Dehra Dun,
and the other outlying districts, to
the British Power. The late Prime
Minister of Nepal, Sir Jang Bahadur,
G.C.B., G.C.S.I., was well known in
England, and was the virtual ruler of
Nepal from 1846 to the time of his
death in 1877. He rendered good
services in the Mutiny of 1857 by send-
ing Gurkha troops, who gave material
help in the reduction of the rebellious
province of Oudh. The State has an
area of 54,000 square miles, consisting
of sub-Himalayan valleys and moun-
tain-ranges. Its population is estimated
at 2,000,000 and upwards. The Maha-
raja maintains a military force of
54 cavalry, 48,200 infantry, and 920
guns ; and is entitled to a salute of 21
guns. Residence : Khatmandu, Nepal.

NI, Maung, Ahmudan gaung Tazeik ya
Min. The title is personal, and was
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indicated by the letters A.T.M. after
the name, and means "Recipient of
the Medal for Good Service." Resi-
dence: Mandalay, Burma.

NIAMAT KHAN. See Ghulam Muham-
mad.

NIAMAT-ULLA KHAN (of Renin), Raja.
The title was conferred on August 1,
1879, as a personal distinction. Belongs
to a Rajput family, who for many
generations were Rajas of Rajauri, in
the territory now called Jammu, and
belonging to His Highness the Maha-
raja of Jammu and Kashmir. The
late Raja, Hamid-ulla Kh&n, was
driven out of the Raj of Rajauri by
the late Chief of Jammu ; and he sub-
sequently settled at Rehlu in the
Kangra district, receiving an annual
allowance from the Jammu Govern-
ment in compensation for the loss of
his estate. Though no longer Raja of
Rajauri, the personal title of Raja was
conferred upon him by the British
Government for his services during
the time of the Mutiny in 1857, and
he was appointed an Honorary Assist-
ant Commissioner of the Punjab. He
was succeeded by his eldest son, the
present Raja. Residence : Rehlu, Kan-
gra, Punjab.

NIEPHRODSYNE (of Manikchari),
Mong Raja. The title is hereditary.
The present Mong Raj 4 has recently
succeeded to the gadi. His predecessor
was the Mong Raja Narabadi,who was
born about the year 1848, and suc-
ceeded his father, the Mong Raja
Keojosine, in 1869. The family are
the hereditary Chief of the Palangtha
clan of Hill Burmese, sometimes called
Maghs (Mugs) or Arakanese — who
occupy the northern portion of the
Chittagong Hill Tracts. The founder
of the family was named Khedu, and
he was originally the Babaing or
Sardar of a number of villages. His
descendant was Konjai, the grand-
father of the late Mong Raja Nara-
badi. The latter did good service to
the Government in the first Lushai
war, by supplying coolies, boats, etc.,
and tbe hereditary title of Mong Raja
has been confirmed to the family.
Residence: Manikchari, Chittagong Hill
Tracts, Bengal.
NIHAL CHAND, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred
on May 25, 1892. Residence :



NIHAL CHAND, Lala, Rai Bahadur; b.
1846. The title is personal, and was
conferred on May 25, 1895. Residence :
Muzaffarnagar, North-Western Pro-
vinces.

NIHAL SINGH, Sardar Bahadur, General.
Is Adjutant-General of the forces of
H.H. the Maharaja of Jammu and
Kashmir. Received the title on June
22, 1897. Residence : Srinagar, Kashmir.

NIHAL SINGH (of Hirapur), Thdkur.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Hirapur, Narsinghpur, Central Pro-
vinces.

NIHAL SINGH (of Shahkot), Sardar.
The title is hereditary. The Sardar is
the younger brother of the late Sardar
Bakhsh Singh, father of Sardar Amar
Singh of Shahkot, under whose name
has been given some account of this
family. Their ancestor, Sardar Sujan
Singh, son of Amrika, took possession
of Shahkot and the neighbouring ter-
ritory in 1759 a.d., on the decline of
the Mughal Power. The family sub-
sequently came under the power of
the Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore.
The Sardar is the son of the late
Sardar Kharak Singh, who was one of
the grandsons of Sardar Sujan Singh.
He has a son and heir, named Sundar
Singh. Residence: Shahkot, Jalandhar,
Punjab.

NIHAL SINGH, Bhai, Sardar Bahadur.
The title was conferred as a personal
distinction on May 25, 1895. Resi-
dence: Ambala, Punjab.

NIJABAT HUSAIN, Maulavi Sayyid,
Khan Saheb. Received the title on
May 21, 1898. Residence: Deogarh,
Bengal.

NILGIRI, Raja Krishna Chandra Mar-
draj Hari Chandan, Rdjd of. A
ruling chief; b. 1827. Succeeded to
the gadi as a minor November 22,
1832. Belongs to a Kshatriya (Hindu)
family, claiming descent from Narayan
Singh Bhujang Mandhata Birat Basant
Hari Chandan, a scion of the reigning
House of Chota Nagpur, who married
a daughter of Raja Pratap Rudra Deb,
Raja of Orissa, about the commence-
ment of the fifteenth century, and
founded the Nilgiri Raj. From him
the present Raja is twenty-fifth in
descent ; nearly every successive Raja
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Hari Chandan, as well as that of Raja,
which was formally recognized by the
British Government in 1874. The
family cognizance is a karaila flower.
The area of the State, which is one of
the Orissa Tributary Mahals, is 278
square miles ; its population is 50,972,
chiefly Hindus, but including 6366
members of various aboriginal tribes,
mostly Bhumij. The Raja maintains
a military force of 177 infantry. Resi-
dence : Nilgiri, Orissa, Bengal.

NILKANTH GOVIND GOKHALE, Rao

Saheb. The title is personal, and was
conferred on February 16, 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of
Her Most Gracious Majesty. Resi-
dence : Miraj, Bombay.

NILKANTH JANARDAN KIRTANE,

Rao Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on October 31, 1879.
Residence : Dewas, Central India.

NILMANI MUKERJI, Mahdmahopdd-
hydya. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898, for eminence in
Oriental learning. Is Principal of
Sanskrit College. Residence : Sanskrit
College, Calcutta.

NILMANI SINGH DEO (of Pachete),
Rdjd; b. about 1807. The title is
personal, and was conferred on Novem-
ber 22, 1861. The Rajas of Pachete
in Manbhum, Chota Nagpur, Bengal,
belong to a family descended from a
Rajput foundling, who is said to have
been suckled by a cow on the Kapila
Hill near Jhalda, on the western
boundary of the district of Manbhum.
The present Raja is fifty-ninth in
descent, and succeeded to the estate
on the death of his father, the late
Raja Garur Narayan Singh. He has
several sons, of whom the eldest and
heir-apparent is the Kumar Hari
Narayan Singh, born about 1849.
Residence : Manbhum, Bengal.

NIMKHERA, Bhumia Dariyao Singh,
Bhumia of. A ruling chief; b. 1861.
Succeeded to the gadi as a minor in
1864. Belongs to a Bhilala family.
The population of the State is about
4600, chiefly Hindus. The Bhumia
maintains a military force of 2 cavalry
and 28 infantry. The State is tribu-
tary to Dhar; and the Bhumia is
responsible for the police of the road
between Dhar and Sultanpur. Resi-
dence : Tirla, Bhopawar, Central India.



NIRBHE SINGH MANDLOI (of Shoh-

pur), Rao Saheb. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1892. Residence :
Hoshangabad, Central Provinces.

NIRPAT SINGH DANGE (of Rehli),
Rai Saheb. The title was conferred on
May 20, 1896. Residence: Sagar,
Central Provinces.

NISAR HUSAIN, Sayyid, Khdn Saheb.
Received the title on January 2, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

NITAI CHAND CHATTARJI, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence : Calcutta,
Bengal.

NTZAM-UD-DIN. See Muhammad Nizam-
ud-din.

NIZAM-UD-DIN AHMAD, Khdn Baha-
dur, Munfiz Jang. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred by the Nawab
of the Carnatic, and recognized on
December 16, 1890. The Khan Baha-
dur was one of the Chief Officers of
the last Nawab of the Carnatic. Resi-
dence: Madras.

N0BIN CHANDRA CHAKRAVARTTI,

Rai Bahadur. Received the title on
January 1, 1898. Is Assistant-Surgeon
and Lecturer in the Medical College
of Agra. Residence : Agra, North-
western Provinces.

N0B0. See Nava.

N0B0 S0PH0H, U. Kson, Seim of. A
ruling chief; b. 1847. Succeeded to
the gadi July 30, 1870. The population
of the State, which is one of the Khasi
and Jaintia Hill States, is about 840,
consisting of Khasis and Christian
converts. Residence: Nobo Sophoh,
Khasi Hills, Assam.

N0NGKHLA0, Kine Singh, Seim of. A
ruling chief; b. 1843. Succeeded to
the gadi March 16, 1876. Belongs to
a Khasi (Christian) family. The popu-
lation of the State, which is one of
the Khasi and Jaintia Hill States, is
about 7368, consisting chiefly of Khasis
and Christians. Residence: Nongkhlao,
Khasi Hills, Assam.

NONGSPUNG, U. Parba, Seim of. A
ruling chief; b. 1860. Succeeded to
the gadi November 11, 1885. Belongs
to a Khasi (Christian) family. The
population of the State, which is one
of the Khasi and Jaintia Hill States,
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and Christians. Residence: Nongs-
pung, Khasi Hills, Assam.

NONGSTOIN, M. Singh, Scim of. A
ruling chief; b. 1844. Succeeded to
the gadi May 15, 1860. Belongs to a
Khasi family. The population of the
State, which is one of the Khasi and
Jaintia Hill States, is 8472, consisting
of Khasis and Christians. Residence :
Nongstoin, Khasi Hills, Assam.

NONITRAM, Lala, Red Saheb. The title
was conferred on June 22, 1897. Resi-
dence: Punjab.

NRITYA GOPAL BOSE, Rax Bahadur.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Calcutta.

NUR MUHAMMAD KHAN, Mir, walad
MUHAMMAD HUSAIN All KHAN,

His Highness. The title is personal, and
was conferred on December 24, 1878,
in recognition of His Highness's posi-
tion as the representative of one of the
ruling Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at the
time of the annexation (see Khairpur).
Residence : Hyderabad, Sind.

NURPUR, Rdjd of. See Jaswant Singh.

NURPUR CHITPALGARH, Rdjd of. See
Chitpal Singh.

NUSRAT All, Chaudhri, Khan Bahadur.
See Nasrat.

NUSSERWANJEE. See Nasarvanji.

NYAUNGYWE, Saw On, K.S.M.,Sawbwa
of. A ruling chief. The Sawbwa is
the Chief of one of the Shan States,
Burma, and has received the honour
of K.S.M. (Kyet thaye zaung shwe
Salwe ya Min, see Introduction ; mean-
ing "Recipient of the Gold Chain
of Honour ") from Her Most Gracious
Majesty the Empress. The State of
Nyaungywe has four feudatories —
Inleywa, Kyanktal, Letthet, and Thig-
yit; and, including these dependencies,
its area is about 2500 square miles.
The population consists chiefly of
Shans. Residence : Nyaungywe, Shan
States, Burma.

NYAYARATNA, Mahesh Chandra,
CLE. See Mahesh.

OBAIDULLAH, Kazi Muhammad,

Shams-ul-Vlama. See Ubaidulla.

0BH0Y. See Abhai.

OEL, Rdjd of See Kishan Datt Singh.

OKHIL. See&khW.



0KH0Y.
OMRITA.



See Akhai.
See Amrita.



ON GAING, Maung, Ahmudan gating
Tazeik ya Min. The title is personal,
and was conferred on May 25, 1892.
It is indicated by the letters A.T.M.
after the name, and means "The
Recipient of the Medal for Good
Service." Residence : Prome, Burma.

ON TUE, Maung, Myook, Ahmudan
gaung Tazeik ya Min. Is Township
Officer. The title (see above) was con-
ferred on January 1, 1898. Residence :
Mahlaing, Meiktila, Burma.

ONKAR DAS, Lala, Rai Bahadur. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Seoni, Central Provinces.

00MER. See Umar.

ORCHHA, His Highness Saramad-I-
Raj aha-I-Bundel-Khand, Maharaj a
Mahindra Sawai Sir Pratap Singh
Bahadur, K.C.I.E., Mahdrdjd of A
ruling chief; b. 1854. Succeeded to
the gadi March 15, 1874. Is the head
of the great Bundela family of Garh-
war Rajputs, which has given ruling
families to Panna, Datia, Ajaigarh,
Charkhari, Bijawar, Sarila, Jigni, Jaso,
Lughasi, and other Chiefships of Bun-
delkhand. In legendary times the
Garhwar Rajputs were ruling at Be-
nares ; and on the subversion of that
throne by the Musalmans, Hem Kurn,
surnamed Pancham, migrated west-
ward. His son, Bir Singh, took the
clan name of Bundela, by which his
family and the country of Bundel-
khand has ever since been known, and
settled at Mau Mahoni in the north-
west of that Province in the 13th
century a.d. The family extended its
possession southward during the next
hundred years, and a descendant
named Sanpal took possession of
Korar, east of Jhansi, in the 14th
century. In 1532 a.d. Rudra Pratab,
then the chief of the Bundelas,
founded Orchha. From his younger
son, Udyajit, sprang the many families
of the Eastern Bundelas (Panna, Ajai-
garh, etc.) ; whilst Matkur Sab., the
elder son, was the ancestor of the
Chiefs of Orchha, Dattia, and other
Western States. His son, the Raja
Bir Singh Deo, was famous in the
reigns of the Emperors Akbar and
Jahangir, and was the founder of
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the only State of Bundelkhand that
did not fall under the power of the
Peshwas, though the Mahrattas suc-
ceeded in dismembering it, by con-
quering Jhansi and forming it into a
new and ultimately a powerful State.
When Bundelkhand passed under
British control, Raja Vikramaditya
Mahendra was the Chief of Orchha,
and by the treaty of 1812 he became a
feudatory of the British Power. He
died in 1834, and, after some disputes,
was succeeded by Sujan Singh. On
the death of the latter his widow
adopted Hamir Singh, a descendant of
the same family, and he was suc-
ceeded in 1874 by his younger brother,
the present Maharaja. In 1882 His
Highness received the additional title
of Sawai ; and on January 1, 1894, was
created a K.C.I.E. The area of the
State is 1933 square miles ; its popu-
lation 311,514, chiefly Hindus, but in-
cluding 9560 Muhammadans and 7233
Jains. His Highness maintains a
military force of 350 cavalry, 4400
infantry, and 90 guns ; and is entitled
to a salute of 17 guns (including 2
guns personal). Residence: Tehri,
Bundelkhand, Central India.

OTTTJR VASAVA MEN0N, Rao Baha-
dur. Received the title on January 2,
1899, for good service in the Police
Department. Residence: Madras.

0YARAT CHANDU MEN0N, Rao Baha-
dur. Received the title on January 2,
1899. Is Sub-Judge, Madras. Resi-
dence: Madras.

PACHETE, Raja of. See Nilmani Singh
Deo.

PADAKAN0LA RAMA RAO, Rao Baha-
dur. See Rama.

PADMAN SINGH, Thakur (of Khariar),
Raja. The title was conferred on
February 16, 1887, as a personal dis-
tinction, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty. Residence: Khariar, Raipur,
Central Provinces.

PADMANANS DINGH (of Baneli),i?a;a.
The title was conferred on January
2, 1888, as a personal distinction, on
his succeeding his father, the late
Raja Lila Nanda Singh Bahadur. The
great-grandfather of the present Raja,
Dular Singh, reoeived the title of Raja
Bahadur for services rendered to the



British Government in the Nepal war.
Raja Dular Singh died in 1821, and
the title was continued to his son,
Raja Bidya Nanda Singh. The latter
died in 1851, and the title was in like
manner continued to his son, Raja
Lila Nanda Singh, the father of the
present Raja, as a personal distinction.
Residence : Purniah, Bengal.

PADRAUNA, Rai Udit Narayan, Rai of,
Rdjd of; b. November 24, 1855. The
ancient title of Rai is hereditary, that



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