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Madhu Singh was drivenDut by Daulat
Rao Sindhia, and revenged himself by
continually raiding and plundering in
the territory of Gwalor. In 1818
Madhu Singh was taken under British
protection, and granted the State of
Paron as a feudatory ol Gwalior, on
condition of protecting the Gwalior
territory from robbers. In 1857 Mad-
hu Singh's successor, Raja Man Singh,
at first joined the mutineers, but in
1859 he surrendered, under pronise
of being amnestied. Subsequentlyhe
rendered valuable service to tie
Government in connection with tie
capture of Tantia Topi, and wis
granted an increase of territory, wifi
a pension. In 1883 Raja Man Singi
died, and was succeeded by his son
the present Raja, then a minor. Tht
population of the State is 7328, chiefly
Hindus ; it contains about thirty-four
villages, of which the town of Paron
is the chief. Residence : Paron, Guna,
Central India.

PARTAB. SeePratap.

PARTAB BAHADUR SINGH (of Ka-

tari), Rdjd; b. March 10, 1874. The
title is hereditary, having been so
recognized in 1864. Belongs to the
important Kanhpuria family of Raj-
puts, of whom the Raja Surpal Singh
Bahadur (q.v.) is the chief. The great
ancestor of the Kanhpurias was Kanh,
from whose second son, Rahas, was
descended Balbhaddar Singh, the pro-
genitor of the Rajas of Katari. The
late Rajd Sarn&m Singh died childless
in February 1869, leaving the estate
to his widow, Rani Harnath Kunwar,
for life, with power to nominate an
heir. She died on May 5, 1886, having
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was one of the nearest male relatives
of R&jd Sarnam Singh, heing a de-
scendant of Barwand Singh, Rajd
Sarnam Singh's uncle. Residence :
Katari, Sultanpur, Oudh.

PARTAB BAHADUR SINGH (of Ti-

raul), Rdjd. Succeeded to the title
in 1889. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1877, as a personal dis-
tinction, on the present Raja's grand-
father, the late Raja Ajit Singh of
Tiraul, in recognition of his signal
services during the Mutiny of 1857;
and in 1888 the personal title was
ordered to be for two generations, i.e.
for the Raja Ajit Singh and his suc-
cessor. Belongs to the very ancient
Sombansi Rajput family of the old
Rajas of Partabgarh, being descended
from Sujan Sah, a younger son of the
Raja Sangram Sah of Partabgarh.
During the Mutiny of 1857, when the
Raja Gulab Singh of Tiraul refused to
receive the fugitives from Sultanpur,
his nephew, Ajit Singh, then of Mal-
lupur, took them into his fort, pro-
tected them for many days, and then
escorted them himself, with as many
followers as he could command, to
Allahabad. For this his house and
property were sacked by the rebels,
and he had to flee from Oudh. He
continued loyally to render good
services throughout the period of the
disturbances, and at the restoration of
order received all the Tiraul estates,
with a khilat, and ultimately with the
title of Rajd. He was an Honorary
Magistrate, and had the powers of an
Assistant Collector. He died in 1889,
and was succeeded (under the orders
of 1888) by his grandson, the present
Rajd, whose title, on January 1,
1898, was made hereditary. Residence :
Tiraul, Partabgarh, Oudh.

PARTAB BAHADUR SINGH (of Kar-

war), Rdjd; b. August 31, 1876. The
title is hereditary, having been so re-
cognized in December 1864. The Raja
is the chief representative of the great
Hindu Bachgoti sept of the illustrious
Chauhan clan of Rajputs, claiming
descent from Chahir Deo, brother of
the renowned Prithvi Raj, last Chauhan
Emperor of Delhi and Ajmir. His
descendant, Bariar Singh, fled from
the wrath of the Emperor Ala-ud-
din Khilji, and, wandering eastward,
settled in the Sultanpur district. He



married the daughter of R£j& Ram
Deo, the Bilkharia Raja of Patti, and
ultimately ousting his brother-in-law,
seized the estate and the famous fort
of Kot Bilkhar. He was succeeded at
Kot Bilkhar by his youngest son, Raj
Singh, who had three sons, of whom
the second, Rup Singh, became the
ancestor of the Hindu Bachgoti Rajas
of Karwar and of the Musalman
Bachgoti Rajas of Hasanpur {see
Mehdi Ali Khan, Raja of Hasan-
pur). The late Raja Madho Pratab
Singh of Karwar died without heirs,
and left the estate to his widow, Rani
Kishnath Kunwar. She adopted the
present Raja, and left him the estate
on her death in June 1885. He is a
minor, the estate being under the
Court of Wards, and is being educated
at the Wards' College, Agra. Resi-
dence: Sultanpur, Oudh.

PARTAB CHAND, Rai Bahadur. Is an
eminent banker of Allahabad. Re-
ceived the title as a personal distinction
on May 25, 1892. Residence : Allaha-
bad, North- Western Provinces.

PARTAB NARAYAN SINGH, Sir,
K.C.I.E. (of Ajudhya), The Hon.
Mahdrdjd; b. Juljr 13, 1855. Was
formerly known as the Rajd of
Mahdauna, the title of Raja being
hereditary. The title of Maharaja
is personal, and was conferred on
February 16, 1887, on the occasion of
the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most
Gracious Majesty. The Maharaja is
the grandson and successor of the
famous Maharajd, Man Singh of
Mahdauna, one of the most pro-
minent of the Oudh Talukdars during
the Mutiny of 1857. Belongs to a
Sankaldip (or Ceylon) Brahman
family, whose founder, Sad&sukh
Pathak, was Chaudhri of Bhojpur.
His great-grandson, Bakhtawar Singh,
commenced life as a trooper in the
8th Light Cavalry. He attracted,
when on leave at Lucknow, the notice
of the Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, who
obtained his discharge, and appointed
him a jamaddr, and afterwards a
risalddr. He was still further ad-
vanced by the succeeding Kings of
Oudh, and a farmdn of King Muham-
mad Ali Shah conferred upon him the
Raj of Mahdauna, with the title of
Rajd and the rank of premier Raja
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temin, or Quartermaster-General of
the Resident's camp, and in 1849 ac-
companied Sir William Sleeman on
his memorable tour through Oudh.
Raja Bakhtdwar Singh's younger
brother, Darshan Singh, was in 1827
appointed Ndzim of Sultanpur and
Faizabad, with the -titles of Raja
Bahadur and Saltanat Bahadur. Dar-
shan Singh died in 1844, and in 1845
his youngest son, the late Maharaja
Mdn Singh (mentioned above, the
grandfather of the present Mahdrdjd),
was appointed Ndzim of Daryabad,
Rudauli, and Sultanpur. He obtained
from the King of Oudh the title of
Rdjd Bahadur for capturing a revenue
defaulter of Surdjpur, and that of
Saltanat Bahadur for arresting a
notorious bandit. Sleeman narrates
at length how Rdjd Man Singh "re-
moved" Harpal Singh, Gargbansi of
Maniarpur, for which feat he was
known as Kaim Jang ("Steadfast in
war"). In 1855 Raja Bakhtdwar
Singh died childless, leaving his large
estates to his nephew and adopted son,
Raja Man Singh. After the annexation
Rdjd Mdn Singh was deprived of his
estate as a defaulter in the payment
of the revenue. During the Mutiny
he saved the lives of a very large
number of European refugees, and
though at first for a time he took
part with the rebels, he subsequently
strenuously assisted the Government
in the suppression of the Mutiny and
the restoration of order. For these
services he obtained the title of
Maharaja Bahadur, and the grant of
the extensive confiscated estates of
the Raja of Gonda. In 1869 he was
created a Knight Commander of the
Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India, and died in his fiftieth year, on
October 11, 1870, and was succeeded
by his widow, the Maharani Sobhao
Kunwdr. In 1875 the Mahdrdni ap-
pointed another heir, but, after much
litigation, the Privy Council decided
in favour of the succession of the
present Mahdrdjd, who is the son of
Narsingh Narayan Singh of Ajudhya
by a daughter of the late Mahdrdjd.
He ranks third among the Barons of
Oudh, and at present enjoys the title
of Honourable, as a member of the
Legislative Council of the North-
Western Provinces and Oudh. The
Mahdrdjd was created a Knight Com-



mander of the Most Eminent Order
of the Indian Empire on May 25, 1895.
Residence : Shahganj, Faizabad, Oudh.

PARTAB SINGH (of Ghanauli), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary, the Sarddr,
with his brother Sardar Uttam Singh
of Ghanauli, being representative of
one branch of the family of Sikh
Sardars descended from Sarddr Khu-
shal Singh, who seized the town of
Jalandhar, and conquered Ghanauli
and other territories in the Cis-Sutlej
States in 1756 a.d. He was succeeded
by his two sons, the Sardars Budh
Singh and Sudh Singh, of whom the
latter died childless, and the former
had six sons, whose sons are at present
the Sardars of Ghanauli, Manauli,
Bhunga, and Kardaula. Sardar Par-
tdb Singh of Ghanauli is a son of the
late Sardar Bhopal Singh, who was
the second son of Sarddr Budh Singh.
The family lost their Trans-Sutlej
possessions to the Mahdrdjd Ran jit
Singh ; for their Cis-Sutlej possessions
they came under British control with
the other Cis-Sutlej Chiefs. They
rendered valuable services during the
Mutiny of 1857, and received as a
reward large remissions of the com-
mutation tax. Residence: Ghanauli,
Ambala, Punjab.

PARTAB SINGH BAHADUR, Colonel
Maharai-Dhiraj Sir, G.C.S.I., C.B.
See Jodhpur.

PARTAB SINGH (of Mianpur), Sarddr
Bahadur; b. 1846. The title of Sar-
dar is hereditary, the Sardar being the
representative of a Kshatriya family
of Fatehabad and Ferowal on the Bias,
descended from Lala Jaswant Rai.
His grandson, Sarddr Gurdit Singh,
acquired Mianpur by conquest in the
last century, and, dying in 1791 A.D.,
was succeeded by his son, Sarddr Ddl
Singh. The eldest son of the latter
was Sarddr Diwdn Singh, father of
Sarddr Partdb Singh, whilst the de-
scendants of the second son, Sarddr
Rdm Singh, hold jdgirs in Una terri-
tory, Hoshidrpur district; and the
third son, Sarddr Kharak Singh,
died without issue. Sarddr Diwdn
Singh rendered good service in the
war of 1845-46, and was himself
present at the battle of Firuzshahr,
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permanent benefits in the way of re-
missions of commutation tax. Sardar
Partab Singh received the title of
Sardar Bahadur on June 22, 1897.
He has a son and heir, Sardar Sham-
sher Singh. Residence: Miaupur,
Ambala, Punjab.

PARTAB SINGH (of Dhandhowal), Sar-
dar; b. 1820. The title is hereditary.
The Sardar is brother of Sardar
Panj&b Singh of Dhandhowal (q.v.) ;
belongs to a Jat family of Sikhs,
whose founder, Sardar Man Singh,
conquered territory on both sides of
the Sutlej in the year 1759 a.d. His
son, Sardar Joga Singh, was succeeded
in turn by his son Sardar Chanda
Singh, the father of the Sardars Partab
Singh, Chet Singh, Panjab Singh,
and Sher Singh (q.v.). Residence:
Dhandhowal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

PARTAB SINGH (of Alawalpur), Sar-
dar. The title is hereditary. The
Sardar is the brother of Sardar Ajit
Singh (q.v.). Belongs to a Bais Jat
family, descended from Chaudhri
Gulab Rai, who was the Chaudhri of
the Maloha ildka in the Nabha State.
His son, Sardar Himmat Singh, first
distinguished himself in the service
of the Phulkian Chiefs, from whom
he received grants of land. In 1808
a.d. he was appointed Agent of the
Nabha State, to attend on the Maha-
raja Ranjit Singh of Lahore, and in
1812 a.d. entered the latter's service,
in which he soon rose to the greatest
eminence, obtaining from time to time
extensive jdairs, including that of the
Alawalpur ildka. Sardar Himmat was
present at the conquest of Multan.
His elder son, Sardar Albel Singh,
obtained a large jdyir on the reduction
of Nalkhera. He was wounded in the
Tiri campaign, and died in 1822, in the
lifetime of his father. Sardar Himmat
Singh died in 1826, and the Maharaja
resumed most of his jdgirs, except the
Alawalpur and Dhogri ildkas, which
he divided equally between Sardar
Achal Singh (son of the deceased
Sardar Albel Singh) and Sardar Kishan
Singh, the younger son of Himmat
Singh. The son of Sardar Kishan
Singh, Sardar Basawa Singh, died
without issue. Sardar Achal Singh
joined Sardar Ranjodh Singh of Maji-
thia against the British in the first
Sikh war, but subsequently rendered



good service. He died in 1857, and
was succeeded by his two sons, Sardar
Ajit Singh (q.v.) and the Sardar Partab
Singh of Alawalpur. Sardar Partab
Singh has a son and heir, Bhag-
wan Singh. Residence: Alawalpur,
Jalandhar District, Punjab.

PARTAB SINGH (of Botala), Sardar;
b. 1827. The title is hereditary, the
Sardar being one of the representatives
of the important Kshatriya (Sikh)
family of Botala, descended from
Dhanna Singh, who was an associate
of Sardar Jodh Singh, great-grand-
father of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh,
and after Jodh Singh's death served
under his son, Charat Singh. His
sons followed the fortunes of the
ancestors of Ranjit Singh, and his
grandson, Sardar Dharam Singh, was
the grandfather of Sardar Partab Singh
of Botala. Sardar Dharam Singh's
son was Sardar Ganda Singh, who was
in attendance on the Maharaja Sher
Singh when that prince was assas-
sinated, and was severely wounded in
the endeavour to defend him. He
was killed at the battle of Firuzshahr,
where his son Sardar Kirpal Singh
(one of the younger brothers of Sardar
Partab Singh) was wounded. The
Sardar Ganda Singh was succeeded by
his four sons — Sardar Partab Singh
being the eldest, Sardar Dayal Singh
(g.v.), Sardar Kirpal Singh of Kun-
]ahia, and Sardar Joala Singh. The
Sardar Partab Singh of Botala has a
son and heir, named Godham Singh.
Residence : Botala, Gujranwala, Punjab.

PARTAB SINGH (of Rania), Sardar.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Punjab.

PARTAB SINGH (of Sahanpur), Rai;
b. September 10, 1866. Succeeded his
father, the late Rai Daichand, on
October 9, 1897. The title is here-
ditary. Is descended from a Jat
family of ancient origin, that came
from Jind in the middle of the 16th
century. A scion of this family,
named Muchh Padarath, founded the
town of Nagal on the Ganges; and
rising to high favour with Prince Salim
(afterwards the Emperor Jahangir)
in the Court of the Emperor Akbar,
obtained a Dress of Honour, the title
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Rajd Tapraj Singh, great-grandfather
of the present Rai, was a man of great
influence. Residence : Sahanpur, Bij-
naur, North-Western Provinces.

PARTABGARH, His Highness Mahara-
wat Raghunath Singh Bahadur, Ma-
hdrdwat of. A ruling chief; b. 1857.
Succeeded to the gadi February 18,
1890. Belongs to a family that is a
junior branch of that of " the Sun of
the Hindus," the Maharana of Udai-
pur, and is consequently one of the
Chiefs of the illustrious Sesodia clan
of the Rajputs. In 1561 a.d., when
Udai Singh, the future founder of
Udaipur, was Rana — and just seven
years before the terrible sack of Chitor,
the ancient capital of the Sesodias, by
the great Mughal Akbar, drove Udai
Singh to the jungles, whence he sub-
sequently issued to build Udaipur —
the Rawat Bhikaji, a scion of the
Royal house of the Sesodias, founded
the State of Partabgarh, with its
capital at Deolia. With the other
States of Rajputana, Partabgarh was
reduced, during the subsequent cam-
paigns of the Mughal Emperors, to
submission to Delhi ; and in the reign
of the Emperor Shah Jahan the Rawat
received from that monarch the title
of Maharawat, which his descendants
retain. The present town of Partab-
garh was built by the Maharawat Par-
tab Singh, and called after his name,
about the beginning of the 18th
century; it is distant about eight
miles east of the ancient capital of
Deolia. On the establishment of the
Mahratta power in Malwa the Ma-
harawats became tributary to Holkar,
and the Chief of Indore still receives
that tribute, which is now paid through
the British Government. Partabgarh
passed under British control in 1818.
In 1844 the Maharawat died, and was
succeeded by his grandson, Dalpat
Singh, who had become Maharawal
of Dungarpur by adoption, but who
resigned Dungarpur on his succession
to Partabgarh. Dalpat Singh died in
1864, and was succeeded by his son,
the late Maharawat Udai Singh. He
was followed by the present Mahara-
wat in 1890. The area of the State
is 1460 square miles, and its popula-
tion is 79.568. chiefly Hindus, but
including 24,229 Bhils (aboriginal
tribe) and 4243 Mubammadans, His



Highness, with his chief feudatories,
maintains a military force of 327
cavalry, 454 infantry, and 4 guns ; and
is entitled to a salute of 15 guns.
Residence : Partabgarh, Rajputana.

PARTAP. See Pratap.

PARUMAL KHUBCHAND, Diwan, Rao

Bahadur. The title is personal, and
was conferred on January 1, 1877, on
the occasion of the Proclamation of
Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress
of India. Residence : Karachi, Sind.

PARVATI BAI, Her Highness the Rani;
b. 1850. Is the sister of His Highness
the Maharaja of Travancore (q.v.).
The Government of India has recog-
nized the Rani's right to bear the title of
" Her Highness," and she is also styled
"The Junior Rani of Travancore."
Residence : Trivandrum, Travancore,
Southern India.

PARVATI SHANKAR MANISHAN-
KAR DAVE, Rao Bahadur. 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. Residence : Surat,
Bombay.

PASHTTPAT SARAN SINHA, Rai Ba-
hadur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 2, 1888. Re-
sidence: The Residency, Khatmandu,
Nepal.

PATAN, Rao of. See Maharaj Singh.

PATAUDI, Nawab Muhammad Mumtaz
Husain Ali Khan Bahadur, JYavdb of.
A ruling chief; b. 1874. Succeeded
to the gadi as a minor March 30, 1878.
Belongs to an Afghan (Muhammadan)
family, descended from Faiz Talab
Khan, younger brother of Nijabat Ali
Khan, Nawab of Jhajjar. Faiz Talab
Khan was severely wounded in an
action with Holkar's troops, and for
his services was granted the State of
Patau di, with the title of Nawab, in
1806. He died in 1829, and was suc-
ceeded by the Nawab Akbar Ali
Khan, and the latter was in his turn
succeeded by his son, Muhammad Ali
Taki Khan, on March 3, 1862. The
latter died in the same year, and was
succeeded by the late Nawab Muham-
mad Mukhtar Husain Khan, his son,
then a minor. He died in 1878, and
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State is 53 square miles; its popula-
tion is 17,847, chiefly Hindus, but
including 3286 Muhammadans. The
Nawab maintains a military force of
25 cavalry, 59 infantry, and 6 guns.
Residence : Pataudi, Punjab.

PATESRI PARTAB NARAYAN SINGH

(of Basti), Rdjd. See Basti.

PATHARI, Nawab Muhammad Abdul
Karim Khan, Nawab of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1850. Succeeded to the gadi
October 19, 1861. Belongs to a Pa-
than (Muhammadan) family, being
descended from the younger son of
the famous Dost Muhammad, the
founder of the State of Bhopal {see
Bhopal, Her Highness the Begum of).
The area of the State is 26 square miles ;
its population 6393, chiefly Hindus, but
including 965 Muhammadans. In 1807
Nawab Haidar Muhammad Khan,
father of the present Nawab, was
dispossessed of his estate in Rahat-
garh; but ultimately, on the media-
tion of the British Government, he
obtained the territory of Pathari.
The Nawab has a son and heir, the
Mian Muhammad Abdul Rahim Khan.
Residence: Pathari, Bhopal, Central
India.

PATHARIA, Thakur Raghunath Singh,
Thdkur of A ruling chief; b. 1838.
Succeeded to the gadi May 5, 1884.
The State is a feudatory of Indore,
and is included within that territory,
Residence: Patharia, Indore Central
India.

PATHRALA, Sarddr of. See Manohar
Singh.

PATI RAM, Rat Bahadur. The title is
personal, and was conferred on July
20, 1887. Residence : Bengal.

PATIALA, His Highness the Maharaja
Bahadur of, G. C.S.I. A ruling chief;
b. May 25, 1872. Succeeded to the
gadi as a minor April 14, 1876. The
Maharaja's full title is — His Highness
Farzand - i-Khas - i - Daulat - i - Inglishia
Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir-ul-Umara, Ma-
haraj-Adhiraj Rajeshwar Sri Ma-
haraja-i-Rajagan Sir Rajendra Singh
Mahendra Bahadur, Knight Grand
Commander of the Most Exalted Order
of the Star of India. Belongs to the
renowned Phulkian family of the
Sidhu Jat clan of Sikhs ; so called
from their ancestor Phul, from whom



descend also the Chiefs of Jind, Nabha,
and Bhadaur. Their great ancestor
was the Rajput Chief Jaisal, the
founder of Jaisalmir (q.v.) ; whose
descendant in the twenty-ninth
generation was Phul. His second son
Rama was the founder of the Patiala
House; whose son, Raja Ala Singh,
built the city of Patiala, and was
granted the title of Raja by Ahmad
Shah Durani in March 1762. The
title was continued to his son Amar
Singh, with additional honour as
Raja-i-Rajagan Bahadur in 1767, and
a flag and drum were given to him as
symbols of his sovereign power. The
title of Maharaja was bestowed on the
Patiala Chief in 1810 by the Emperor
Akbar II. of Delhi, on the recom-
mendation of General Ochterlony.
During the Nepal war he aided the
Government, and at its close was
rewarded with parts of the Keonthal
and Baghat States. In 1830 the sani-
tarium and territory of Simla were
obtained from him in exchange for
lands in Barauli. In the Sutlej cam-
paigns of 1845-46 the Maharaja
rendered good service against the
Lahore army, and was rewarded with
a part of the territory confiscated from
the Raja of Nabha. During the Mutiny
of 1857 the Maharaja Narindar Singh
aided the Government by sending an
auxiliary force to Delhi, kept open
communications on the Grand Trunk
Road, sent troops to Gwalior and
Dholpur, and afforded other valuable
aid. In recognition of these services
the Maharajd, received further large
extensions of territory, with additions
to his titles and powers. The Ma-
haraja Mahindar Singh, son of Narin-
dar Singh, died at the age of twenty-
three in 1876, and was succeeded by
his son the present Maharaja, then a
minor. His Highness was created a
Knight Grand Commander of the
Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India in 1898. The area of the State
is 5419 square miles ; its population is
1,467,433, chiefly Hindus, out including
408,141 Sikhs and 321,354 Muham-
madans. The Maharajd maintains a
military force of 2423 cavalry, 4147
infantry, and 109 guns; and is en-
titled to a salute of 17 guns. Anns.
— Ermine, a target sable, bossed or,
in chief saltire-wise two daggers, gules,
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of like tincture and a musket proper,
in saltire. Crest. — An elephant. Sup-
porters. — A lion and a bay horse,
each ensigned with an annulet argent.
Motto. — Fhularka Kirana Prabha.
Residence: Patiala, Punjab.

PATNA, Maharaja Dalganjan Singh
Deo, Maharaja of. A ruling chief ; b.
1857. Succeeded to the gadi September
5, 1895. Belongs to a family of the
illustrious Chauhan clan of Rajputs
(see Mainpuri, Raja of, and Rajaur,
Raja of) that has been settled as
rulers in the Sambalpur district of the
Central Provinces from a remote
antiquity. The present Maharaja is
the thirty-first in direct descent from
the founder of the Raj ; who, accord-
ing to the traditions of the family,
came here from Sambalgarh in the
Mainpuri district of the North-Western
Provinces, probably at the time of the
earliest Muhammadan invasions. Tra-
dition also connects the family, whose
claim to the hereditary title of Raja
seems always to have been undisputed,
with the Hai Hai Bansi House of the
Ratanpur Rajputs. The Maharaja
Sur Partab Deo came to the gadi in
1866, and dying twelve years later,
was succeeded by his nephew, the late
Maharaja Ram Chandra Singh, then a
minor, in 1878. The family device or
cognizance is the famous Chauhan
Santak. The area of the State is 2399
square miles ; its population is 257,959,
chiefly Hindus. Residence : Patna,
Sambalpur, Central Provinces.

PATRI, Desai Surajmalii Zorawar-
singhji, Desai of. A ruling chief; b.
1847. Succeeded to the gadi July 10,
1884. Belongs to a Kanbi (Hindu)
family. The late Desai Himmatsinghji
died in 1884, and was succeeded by
his son, the present Desai. Residence :
Patri, Kathiawar, Bombay.

PATTABHIRAM PILLAI, Tiruvatiswa-
rampetta, Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1891.
Residence : Tan jore, Madras.

PATH SALFABAD, Diwdn of. See Ran
Bijai Bahadur Singh.

PAU TUN, Maung, Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. Received the
title on May 21, 1898. It is indicated
by the letters K.S.M. after the name,
and means " Recipient of the Gold



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