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Chain of Honour." Residence: Twante,
Burma.
PAUL, The Rev. Samuel, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred on May 21,
1898. Residence : Madras.

PAWAYAN, Rdjd of. See Fateh Singh.

PE, Maung, Ahmudan gaung Tazeik ya
Min. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 1, 1889. It is
indicated by the letters A.T.M. after
the name, and means " Recipient of
the Medal for Good Service." Resid-
ence : Myadaung, Burma.

PE MAUNG, Ahmudan gaung Tazeik ya
Min. The title is personal, and was
conferred on January 16, 1896. Resi-
dence : Yamethin, Burma.

PE SI, Maung, CLE. Created a CLE.
on February 16, 1887. Residence:
Mandalay, Burma.

PEARY MOHUN M00KERJI, C.S.I.,

Rdjd. See Piari Mohan Mukharji,
CSX, Rdjd.

PERUMAL PILLAI SUNDARAM
PILLAI, Rao Bahadur. The title is
personal, and was conferred on May
20, 1896. Residence: Trivandrum,
Madras.

PESHOTAM BEHRAMJI SANJANA,
Dastur, Dr., Shams-ul-Ulama ; b. Sep-
tember 14, 1829. This title is personal,
and was conferred January 1, 1889, for
eminence in oriental learning. It
entitles him to take rank in Darbar
immediately after titular Nawabs.
He succeeded his father, the late
Dastur Behramji, in 1854, when he
assumed the title of High Priest of
the Parsi community in Bombay. Is
a Fellow of the University of Bombay,
1866 ; M.A. and Ph.D. of the Tubingen
University, 1886 ; Principal and Pro-
fessor of Pahlavi and Zend in the Sir
Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Oriental College
(Zartoshti Madrasah), Bombay, since
1863 ; Head High Priest of the great
"Wadia Fire Temple, 1854 ; has pub-
lished an elaborate grammar of the
Pahlavi language, 1871, and an edition
of the Pahlavi Dinkard,'va. six volumes,
1874-92. Married, in 1843, Kuvarbai,
daughter of Manikji Jamshedji, Esq.,
and has issue two sons — Eduljee,
born June 1, 1852 ; and Darabjee,
born November 8, 1858, Justice of the
Peace, a Graduate and Fellow of the
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Kuvarbai Eustomjee Padshah. Resi-
dence : "Wadia Fire Temple, Bombay.

PESTANJI JEHANGIR, CLE., Khan
Bahadur; b. July 11, 1831. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1877, as a
personal distinction, with a Medal of
Honour, on the occasion of the Pro-
clamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. Belongs
to a Parsi family that received, in the
early part of the last century, the titles
of Nekshant Khan, and Tabyar Khan,
with jdgirs in the Surat district, from
the Mughal Emperors of Delhi. Sir
John Maloolm, in a Minute dated 1829,
speaks of the family as " Khans of the
Empire " ; and it is said that several
of its members rendered good service
to the British Government, one of
them having been killed in its service
in the battle of Bodhan near Surat
in the early part of the present century.
Rendered honourable service to Govern-
ment in various capacities for thirty-
six years ; and on January 1, 1882, was
created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.
Residence: Bombay.

PESTANJI SORABJI BHUJWALA,

Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on May 21, 1898. Residence:
Kutch, Bombay.

PESTONJI. See Pestanji.

PETER MUNISWAMY PILLAI. See
Muniswamy.

PETHAPUR, Thakur GambMrsinghji,
Himatsinghji, Thakur of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1874. Succeeded to the gadi
as a minor January 13, 1879. Belongs
to a "Waghela Rajput family, descended
from Tirathsinghji, one of the sons of
the last Hindu King of Anhilwara
Patan, who obtained the territory of
Pethapur in 1445 a.d. The late
Thakur Himatsinghji Bhavansinghji
succeeded to the gadi September 28,
1861 ; and dying in 1879, was succeeded
by his son, the present Thakur. The
State, which is tributary to Baroda,
has an area of 54 square miles, and a
population of 7081, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Pethapur, Mahi Kantha,
Bombay.

PETIT, Sir Dinshaw Manockjee, Baronet
and Knight Bachelor ; b. June 30, 1823.
Granted the honour of Knighthood in
1887, and created a Baronet in 1890.



Belongs to a Parsi family, descended
from Nusserwanjee Cowasjee Petit of
Surat, who moved from Surat to
Bombay. Mr. Nusserwanjee Cowasjee
Petit was born at Surat in 1770 ;
married Bhikaji, daughter of Framji
Jogajee Patvana. His son, Manockjee
Nusserwanjee Petit, born August 26,
1803, succeeded him on his death,
December 20, 1820. He became a
merchant in Bombay ; married Humabai
Jejeebhoy Dadabhoy Moogana ; and
died May 21, 1859, leaving two sons,
the present Baronet and his younger
brother, Nusserwanjee Manockjee
Petit, Esq. Sir Dinshaw Petit was
Sheriff of Bombay in 1887, and has
been a Member of the Parsi Panchayat
of Bombay since 1862. Served as a
Member of the Legislative Council of
Bombay from 1888 to 1889. He mar-
ried, in 1837, Sakerbai Framjee (who
died in 1890), daughter of Framjee
Bhikaji Panday, Esq., of Bombay;
and has issue three sons and eight
daughters. The Baronetcy was granted,
with special remainder, first, to Framjee
Dinshaw Petit, second son of the first
Baronet, and the heirs male of his
body lawfully begotten ; and secondly,
to the heirs male of the body of the
first Baronet. The family Arms are. —
Az., on a chevron arg., between three
urns of the last, therefrom issuant
flames proper, as many bees volant,
also proper. Crest . — A ship under sail
at sea, in front thereof an anchor
fessewise, all proper. Motto. — Conse-
quitur quodcunque Petit. Residence:
Petit Hill, Malabar Hill, Bombay.

PHALTAN, Madhoji Rao Janrao Naik
Nimbalkar, Deshmukh and Naik Nim-
bdlkarof. A ruling chief ; b. November
5, 1838. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor December 7, 1841, and installed
as a ruler March 26, 1860. Belongs to
a very ancient Mahratta (Hindu)
family, descended from Jagdro Rao,
alias Nimbra j, who held Phaltan under
the Muhammadan Kings of Bijapur,
from whom the present Deshmukh
and Naik Nimbalkar is twenty-second
in descent. The latter title was de-
rived from the Mughal Emperors of
Delhi. The late Deshmukh Janrao
died without issue in 1841 ; whereon
his widow, Sahebjibai, adopted the
present Chief, and a nazar of a large
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the Raja of Satara, of which State
Phaltan was a feudatory. The area
of the State is 397 square miles; its
population 58,085, chiefly Hindus.
The Chief was appointed a Member of
the Legislative Council of Bombay in
1878, and served till 1880. His son
and heir is Venkatrao Naik Nimbalkar.
Residence : Phaltan, Satara, Bombay.

PHARWALA, Rdjd of. See Karamdad
Khan.

PHIROZSHAH MERWANJI MEHTA,
CLE. Created a CLE. on January
1,1894. Residence: Bombay.

PHULGHAR, Rani of. See Kapilas
Kumari.

PIAGPUR. See Piyagpur.

PIARI LAL, Lala, Rai Bahadur. Granted
the title, as a personal distinction,
January 2, 1893. Was the Inspector
of Schools of the Jalandhar Division,
Punjab. Residence : Delhi, Punjab.

PIARI MOHAN BANERJI, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence : Calcutta.

PIARI MOHAN MUKHARJI, C.S.I.,

Rdjd; b. September 17, 1840. The
title of Raja was conferred on February
16, 1887, as a personal distinction, on
the occasion of the Jubilee of the
reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
At the same time the Rdjd was created
a Companion of the Most Exalted
Order of the Star of India, in recogni-
tion both of his own eminent services
to the State, of the position of his
family as Zaminddrs of Uttarpara,
and of the great public services of his
late father. Is the son and heir of
the late Babu Jai Krishna Mukharji
(better known as "Joy Kissen Moo-
kerji " — as the Raja also is known as
" Peary Mohun Mookerji "), Zaminddr
of Uttarpara, who was renowned
throughout India for his splendid
public spirit, his large charities, and
his liberal encouragement of education.
Belongs to a Kuhn Brahman family
of the highest rank. "Was educated
in the University of Calcutta, where
he graduated M.A. and B.L. in 1862.
Having served on Committees from
1865 to 1879, was appointed a Member
of the Legislative Council of Bengal
in 1879. Was appointed a Member of
the Viceroy's Legislative Council in
1884, and reappointed in 1886, in



which capacity he took a prominent
part in the discussions on the Bengal
Tenancy Bill, which drew the following
remarks from the Official Member in
charge of the Bill, Sir Steuart C.
Bayley, Lieutenant-Governor of Ben-
gal : " And though the death of our
lamented colleague, Rai Kristodas Pal
Bahadur, in the middle of our discus-
sions, was a grievous loss to them (the
Bengal Zamindars), and indeed to all
of us, yet their interests could hardly
have found a better representative
than in his successor, who, with in-
flexible constancy and even a more
perfect knowledge of detail than his
predecessor, contested every inch of
ground, and displayed a temper and
ability which showed how wisely the
British Indian Association had made
their selection." Is honourably known
as one of the leading landowners of
Bengal. Residence: Uttarpara, Bengal.

PIMPLADEVI Naik Dongria walad
KAJLYA, Naik of. A ruling chief ; b.
1850. Belongs to a Bhil (aboriginal)
family. The area of the State, which
is one of the Dang States of Khandesh,
is about 4 square miles ; its population
134, chiefly Bhils. Residence : Pim-
pladevi, Khandesh, Bombay.

PIMPRI, Naik Kesavrao walad TRIM-
BAK, Naik of. A ruling chief; b. 1868.
Belongs to a Bhil (aboriginal) family.
The area of the State, which is one of
the Dang States of Khandesh, is about
73 square miles; its population 3572,
chiefly Bhils. Residence : Pimpri,
Khandesh, Bombay.

PIND DADAN KHAN, Rdjd of. See
Saif Ah Khan.

PINDARNA, Thdkurof. See Mardan
Singh.

PINDAYA, Mating Po Kin, Ngwegunhmu
of. A ruling chief. The Ngwegunhmu
is chief of one of the Shan States of
Burma. Pindaya has an area of about
250 square miles ; its population con-
sists almost entirely of Shans. Resi-
dence : Pindaya, Shan States, Burma.

PINHMI, Mating Tha Dating, Ngwegunh-
mu of. A ruling chief. The Ngwe-
gunhmu is chief of one of the Shan
States of Burma, with an area of
about 15 square miles. Its population
consists almost entirely of Shans.
Residence : Pinhmi, Shan States,
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PINTO, Aleizo, Biwdn Bahadur. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on January 1, 1892. Resi-
dence : Saidapet, Madras.

PIPLIA, Rawat Achal Singh, Rawat of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1833. Succeeded to
the gadi in 1863. The population of
the State is 583, chiefly Hindus. The
Rawat belongs to a Rajput (Hindu)
family. Residence : Piplia, Western
Malwa, Central India.

PIPLIANAGAR, Makhdum Bakhsh,
Chief of . A ruling chief. Succeeded
to the gadi October 26, 1831. Is a
co-sharer with Rahim Bakhsh in the
Chief ship of this State, which contains
a population of 716, chiefly Hindus.
The Chiefs are descendants of Rajan
Khan, brother of the Pindari leader
Chitu {see Jabria Bhil and Khajuria),
who received from the British Govern-
ment, on the settlement of Malwa, the
jdgirs of Piplianagar, Khajuria, Jabria
Bhil, and Jabria. On his death these
jdgirs were made perpetual, and divided
among his five sons. Residence : Pip-
lianagar, Bhopal, Central India.

PIPLIANAGAR, Rahim Bakhsh, Chief
of. A ruling chief. Succeeded to the
gadi October 26, 1831. Is a co-sharer
with Makhdum Bakhsh in the Chief-
ship of this State. For an account of
the family see under the heading of
Piplianagar, Makhdum Bakhsh; see
also Jabria Bhil and Khajuria. Resi-
dence: Piplianagar, Bhopal, Central
India.

PIPLOD, Rand of. See Mahtab Singh.

PIPLODA, Thakur Kesri Singh, Thdhur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1872. Succeeded
to the gadi as a minor November 8,
1888. Belongs to an ancient Doria
Rajput family, claiming descent from
Sadal Singh, who served under Mah-
mud Khilji,the Muhammadan King of
Mandu, and received from him the
jdgir of Piploda in Malwa as a reward
for his valour and success in the field.
Thirteenth in descent from Sadal
Singh was the late Dulai Singh, Thakur
of Piploda, who held the title of Maha-
raj Rawat, and succeeded to the gadi
on November 30, 1863. He died in
1888, and was succeeded by his eldest
son, the present Thakur. The area of
the State is 60 square miles ; its popu-
lation is 14,175, chiefly Hindus. Resi-



dence: Piploda, Western Malwa,
Central India.

PIR BAKHSH, Khan Saheb. The title
was conferred on May 20, 1896. Resi-
dence :

PIR BAKHSH KHAN, Subahdar-Major,

Sarddr Bahadur, Khan Bahadur; b.
1834. The title of Sardar Bahadur
was conferred on November 21, 1882,
and that of Khan Bahadur on June 1,
1888, as personal distinctions, in re-
cognition of his eminent military
services. Has been a distinguished
officer of the 2nd and 3rd Baluchi
Regiments, with an honourable service
of thirty-two years, having received
the three medals of the Persian,
Afghan, and Egyptian wars. With
the title of Sardar Bahadur he had
the honour of receiving the Gold Star
at the hands of Her Most Gracious
Majesty the Empress; and he also
received the Egyptian Star from His
Highness the Khedive of Egypt. Was
one of Lord Roberts's officers in the
famous march from Kabul to Kanda-
har, for which he received the Star.
He served also in the China war. Is
married, and has issue one daughter.
Residence: Larkana, Sind.

PIR BAKHSH KHAN, Khan 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. Resi-
dence : Shikarpur, Sind.

PIRTHI SINGH (of Nadaun), Mian.
The title is hereditary, the Mian being
a younger brother of the Raja Amar
Chand of Nadaun (q.v.), and son of the
late Raja Sir Jodbhir Singh, K.C.S.I.,
brother-in-law of the Maharaja Ranjit
Singh of Lahore. Residence : Nadaun,
Kangra, Punjab.

PIRTHI SINGH, Rdjd. See Umri.

PIRTHIPUR, Mian of. See Udham
Singh.

PITAM SINGH, Rao. The title is here-
ditary. Residence: Cawnpore, North-
western Provinces.

PITAMBAR KURMT, Rai Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Malguzar of Bhimbhori. Residence :
Bhimbhori, Raipur, Central Provinces.

PITHAPUR, Sri Raja Rao Venkataku-
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R



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b. 1885. Belongs to a family long
settled as large Zaminddrs and land-
owners in the Godavari district,
Madras. Is the son of the late Raja
Gangadhara Rama Rao of Pithapur,
who received the title of Raja
from the British Government in the
year 1877. The late Raja died on
July 22, 1890, and was succeeded by
the present Raja as a minor, the
estates being under the management
of the Court of Wards. Residence:
Pithapur, Godavari, Madras.

PITHAPURAM, Rdjd of. See Pithapur.

PITHARI, Thakur Bakhtawar Singh,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. 1860.
Succeeded to the gadi in October 1887.
The State is one of the feudatories of
Indore. Residence: Pithari, Indore,
Central India.

PITORHA, Rdjd of. See R&jendra Singh.

PITTAPUR, Rdjd of. See Pithapur.

PIYAGPUR, Raja Bhup Indra Bikrama
Singh, CLE., Rdjd of; b. January 31,
1863. Succeeded his father, Raja
Narpat Singh, May 22, 1882. Created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire on May
20, 1896. Belongs to a Janwar family,
descended from Prag, who founded
Pragpur, now called Piyagpur. For
other branches of the great Janwar
family, see (1) Achal Singh, Raja
of Kaimahra ; (2) Kishan Datt Singh,
Raja of Oel; and (3) Narpat Singh,
Raja of Gangwal. The important Raj
of Ikauna was also the appanage of
the head of the Janwars for some
centuries, but was confiscated for rebel-
lion after the Mutiny of 1857. One of
Prag's descendants, Himmat Singh,
obtained the title of Raja from Asaf-
ud-daula, and the title was recognized
by Government as hereditary in 1864.
Raja Himmat Singh was eventually
killed by Raja Krishna Prasad Singh
of Gangwal, and was succeeded by
Raja Narpat Singh, the father of the
present Raja. Residence: Piyagpur,
Bahraich, Oudh.

PO, Maung, Kyet thaye zaung shwe Salwe
ya Min. The title is personal, and was
conferred on May 29, 1886. It is indi-
cated by the letters K.S.M. after the
name, and means "Recipient of the



Gold Chain of Honour." Residence:
Hauthawadi, Burma.

PO HMYIN, Maung, Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on May 29,
1886. It is indicated by the letters
K.S.M. after the name, and means
"Recipient of the Gold Chain of
Honour." Residence: Rangoon, Burma.

PO HNIT, Maung, Myook, Thuye gaung
ngwe Da ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
May 26, 1894. It is indicated by the
letters T.D.M. after the name, and
means " Recipient of the Silver Sword
for Bravery." Residence: Pegu, Burma.

PO KIN, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. This Bur-
mese title, indicated by the letters
K.S.M. after the name, and meaning
"Recipient of the Gold Chain of
Honour," was conferred as a personal
distinction on May 25, 1892. Residence :
Thayetmyo, Burma.

PO LU, Maung, Myook, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. This Burmese title,
indicated by the letters A.T.M. after
the name, and meaning " Recipient of
a Medal for Good Service," was con-
ferred on May 20, 1896. Residence:
Burma.

PO MAUNG, Maung, Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. The title, meaning
as above, conferred on May 25, 1895.
Residence : Prome, Burma.

PO NI, Maung, Ahmudan gaung Tazeik
ya Min. The title, meaning as above,
conferred on May 25, 1892. Residence :
Rangoon, Burma.

PO 0, Maung, Thuye gaung ngwe Da ya
Min. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on May 24, 1889.
It is indicated by the letters T.D.M.
after the name, and means u Recipient
of the Silver Sword for Bravery."
Residence : W. Pagi, Burma.

P0 SA, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. The title, meaning
as above, conferred on January 1, 1894.
Residence: Yamethin, Burma.

P0 SHWE, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. The title,
meaning as above, conferred on January
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PO SWE, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. The title
("Recipient of the Gold Chain of
Honour ") was conferred on May
30, 1891. Residence: Kyaukpadaung,
Burma.

PO TOK, Maung (Wun of Kani), Thuye
gating ngwe I)a ya Min. The Wun
received the title of T.D.M. (" Recipient
of the Silver Sword for Bravery ") as a
personal distinction, on January 1, 1891.
Beside nee: Lower Chindwin, Burma.

POHLTJ MAL, Rai Bahadur. The title
was conferred on June 3, 1893. Resi-
dence: Jalandhar, Punjab.

POKHRA ANSARI, Rdjd of. See Bhag-
wan Bakhsh.

POL, Rao Prathisinghji Hamirsinghji,
Rao of. A ruling chief ; b. 1872. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor October
24, 1889. Belongs to the illustrious
Rahtor Rajput (Hindu) family of Idar,
descended from Sonakji, second son of
Jai Chand, last Rahtor Emperor of
Kanauj. For twenty-six generations
the descendants of Sonakji were Raos
of Idar ; but in 1656 the Rao Jagannath
was driven out by the Muhammadans,
and the family then established them-
selves in the mountainous district of
Pol, between Gujarat in Bombay and
the Udaipur (Mewar) State in Rajpu-
tana. The late Rao of Pol, Hamir-
singhji Gulabsinghji, succeeded to the
gadi in 1864, and dying in 1889, was
succeeded by his son, the present Rao.
The area of the State is 1050 square
miles; its population is 6629, chiefly
Hindus. The Rao maintains a military
force of 10 cavalry and 12 infantry.
Residence : Pol, Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

P00RNA NARSINGHRAO KRISHNA
MTJRTTI, CLE. See Puma.

POP AT VELJI (of Rajkot), Rao Baha-
dur; b. February 17, 1829. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
on February 6, 1874, for special services
in capturing outlaw Waghers in Kathia-
war. The Rao Bahadur belongs to the
Modh Wania family. Residence : Ka-
thiawar, Bombay.

PORBANDAR, His Highness Rana Shri
Vikramatji Khimaji, Rand of. A
ruling chief; b. April 1, 1819. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi June 20, 1831.
Belongs to a Jetwa Rajput (Hindu)
family, claiming descent from Hanu-



mdn, the monkey-god of the Hindus,
and possessing authentic records of
their history for the last 570 years in
Kathiawar. In 1807 the State came
under British control. It possesses
three harbours on the coast, of which
one, Porbandar, has a considerable
trade. The area of the State is 636
square miles; its population 71,072,
chiefly Hindus, but including 6741
Muhammadans. The Rand maintains
a military force of 14 cavalry, 236
infantry, and 113 guns, and is entitled
to a salute of 11 guns. He has a son
and heir, Kumar Bhausinghji. Resi-
dence : Porbandar, Kathiawar, Bombay.

P0THI, Rdjd of. See Sultan Khan.

PRABHU NARAYAN SINGH, His High-
ness Sir, K.C.I.E., Mahdrdjd Bahadur.
See Benares, Mahdrdjd of.

PRAGJT LAXMIDHAR, Rao Bahadur;
b. 1853. Received the title on January
1, 1897. Residence : Baroda.

PRAKASH CHANDRA DEB, Rai Saheb.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897. Residence: Shillong, Assam.

PRAMADA BHUSAN DEB RAI (of Nal-
danga), Rdjd. See Naldanga, Rdjd of.

PRAMADA DAS MITTER, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on June
22, 1897. Residence : Benares, North-
Western Provinces.

PRAMADA NATH RAI, Rdjd; b.
January 29, 1873. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1897. Belongs to a family
long settled as Zaminddrs inRajshahi,
claiming descent from Daya Ram Rai,
said to have been created Rai Raiyan
about the year 1750 a.d. His son was
Jagannath Rai, who was succeeded by
his son, Prannath Rai. The son and
successor of the latter was Raja Pra-
sanna Nath Rai Bahadur, who was
created Raja Bahadur, as a personal
distinction, in the Governor-General-
ship of Lord Dalhousie. His son was
the late Raja Pramada Nath Rai
Bahadur, who greatly distinguished
himself by his liberality during the
famine of 1873-74. He also subscribed
Rs.l 50,000 towards the establishment
of the Rajshahi College at Rampur
Boaba. He was a member of the
Legislative Council of Bengal. He
left three sons— (1) the present Raja,
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Kumdr Rai; (3) Mian Sarat Kumar
Rai. Residence : Dighapatia, Rdjshdhi,
Bengal.

PRAMODA. See Pramada.

PRAN KISHAN GHOSH, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 2, 1888, for
good services rendered in the Finance
Department. Residence : Chandarna-
gar, Bengal.

PRANJTVAN VISHVANATH, Rao Baha-
dur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on January 1, 1891.
Residence : Wadhwan, Bombay.

PRANSH ANKAR TRIPURASH ANKAR,

Rao Saheb. The title was conferred,
as a personal distinction, on May 24,
1889. Residence : Surat, Bombay.

PRASANNA KUMAR BANARJI, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 24, 1882. Residence: Ariadaha,
Bengal.

PRATAP. See also Partab.

PRATAP SINGH (of Patan), Rao. The
title is hereditary. The Rao belongs
to the same family as that of the Rao
Bhopal Singh of Sehora. The title
was originally conferred by the Emperor
of Delhi, through the Subahddr Ghairat
Khan of Sagar. Residence: Patan,
Sdgar, Central Provinces.

PRATAP TJDIT NATH SAHAI DEO,

Maharaja; h. March 26, 1866. The
title is hereditary, and was so declared
on December 23, 1872. Belongs to a
very ancient family, who have been
Maharajas of Chota (or Chutia) Nag-
pur from time immemorial, their capital
being the village of Chutia in Lohar-
daga district. They are descended,
according to the family legends, from
the pandrik ndga or sacred serpent (see
Dalton's Ethnology of Bengal, pp. 165,
166). The Mahardjd succeeded to the
title and estate on the death of his
father, the late Maharaja, in 1872.
Residence : Lohdrdaga, Chota Nagpur,
Bengal.

PRATTJL CHANDRA CHATTERJI, Rai

Bahadur. Is a Fellow of the Punjab
University, and received the title, as a
personal distinction, on May 25, 1892.
Residence : Lahore, Punjab.

PRAYAG DAS, Lala, Rai Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Central Provinces.



PREM NATH, Pandit (of Nagpur), Rai
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1891. Residence: Burma.

PREM SINGH (of Mukerian), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary. Is the grand-
son of Ruddu Mai, whose sons, Sardar
Bur Singh, Sarddr Budh Singh, and
Sarddr Sudh Singh, rose to power
under Mahara ja Sher Singh of Lahore.
When the Maharaja was assassinated,
Sarddr Budh Singh was killed on the
spot, and his cousin was severely
wounded. The Sardar Prem Singh is
the son of the late Sarddr Sudh Singh
of Mukerian, who died in 1889, and the
nephew of the late Sarddr Bur Singh



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