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of Mukerian, who died in 1892. Resi-
dence : Mukerian, Hoshidrpur, Punjab.

PREMCHAND KASANDAS, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on February 15, 1886.
Residence : Kaira, Bombay.

PREMPUR, Thakur Surajmalji, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief; b. October 21,
1849. Succeeded to the gadi October
3, 1871. Belongs to a family that
claims descent from Makwdna Bhatti,
a Makwdna Rdjput, by his marriage
with the daughter of a Koli (aboriginal)
chieftain. One of his sons was Wag-
haji, Thdkur of Prempur. The present
Tbdkur is eleventh in descent from
him, having succeeded his cousin, the
late Thdkur, Partdbsinghji, in 1871.
Residence: Prempur, Mdhi Kdntha,
Bombay.

PRIBDAS ALAMCHAND, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred on May 30,
1891. Residence : Hyderabad, Sind.

PRITHVI SINH, Raja. See Umri, Rdjd
of.

PRIYA SHANKAR RAI, Kumar. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on July 18, 1861. Is the son
of the late Rdjd Shdma Shankar Rai
(or Chaudhri) ; descended from Pachu
Sarkdr, whose son, Kali Shankar Rai,
was father of Tarini Shankar Rai, and
grandfather of the late Rdjd Shdma
Shankar Rai. The latter obtained the
title of Rdjd, as a personal distinction,
on January 1, 1877, on the occasion
of the Proclamation of Her Most
Gracious Majesty as Empress of India.
He had rendered good service to the
State in the famine of 1873-74, in the
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large estates. Residence: Dacca,
Bengal.

PROMOTHO. See Pramada.



PU, Mating, Kyet thaye zaung shwe
Salwe ya Min. This Burmese title,
indicated by the letters K.S.M. after
the name, and meaning " Recipient of
the Gold Chain of Honour," was con-
ferred as a personal distinction on
May 26, 1894. Residence: Mandalay,
Burma.

PU LE, Mating, 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 January 1, 1891. Residence :
Pyinmana, Burma.

PUDIA XOVILOGATH VIRARAYAN,

Rdjd. The complimentary title of
Raja, attached to the heir-apparent
of Calicut, was recognized on December
16, 1890. Residence : Calicut, Madras.

PUDUKOTA, His Highness Raja
Martand Bhairava Tondiman Baha-
dur, Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
1875. Succeeded his grandfather, the
late Raja Ramachandra Tondiman,
April 15, 1886, as a minor. Belongs
to an ancient Kallar (Hindu) family,
whose ancestors have borne the title of
Tondiman Raja from time imme-
morial, and have ruled in Pudukota.
An ancestor of the Tondiman Raja
rendered good service to the British
forces in the siege of Trichinopoli in
1753 a.d., by providing supplies and
other aid, and obtained, as a reward,
the grant of the fort and district of
Kilanelli in South Tanjore. To the
late Raja Ramachandra Tondiman
Bahadur a sanad was given, conferring
on him the right of adoption, and the
title of " His Excellency " as a personal
distinction. The area of the State is
1380 square miles ; its population
302,127, chiefly Hindus, but including
8946 Muhammadans and 11,372 Chris-
tians. His Highness the Tondiman
Raja maintains a military force of 16
cavalry, 136 infantry, and 27 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns.
Residence : Pudukota, Madras.

PULIKAT RAMASWAMI CHETTIYAR,

Rai Bahadur, Diwdn Bahadur. The
title was conferred on May 20, 1896.
Residence: Madras.



PUNADRA, Mian Abhesinghji Amar-
singhji, Mian of. A ruling chief ; b.
August 6, 1863. Succeeded to the gadi
as a minor March 12, 1865. Belongs
to a Jhala Rajput family, converted
to Islam; claiming descent from
Harisinghji, who was in the service of
Shah Muhammad Begara of Gujarat,
and became a Muhammadan in 1483
a.d. During the minority of the
Mian, the State was administered by
his mother, under the supervision of
the Political Agent of Mahi Kantha.
Its area is 45 square miles ; its popu-
lation 3767, chiefly Hindus. Residence :
Punadra, Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

PUNASA, Rdnd of. See Zalam Singh.

PTJNDARIKAKSHUDU PANTTJLU,

Annavarapu, Rao Bahddur. Received
the title on June 3, 1899. Residence :
Kistna, Madras.

PUNJAL SINGH, Bahddur. The title
was conferred on August 1, 1894.
Residence : Ludhiana, Punjab.

PURAN MAL, Pandit (of Agra), Rai
Saheb. The title was conferred as a
personal distinction on May 26, 1894.
Residence : Rewa, Central India.

PURANDHAR SINGH (of Matanpur
Belkhera), Thdkur. The title is heredi-
tary, having been originally conferred
by Raja Nizam Shah, Gond Raja of
Mandla, and recognized by the British
Government. The grandfather of
Thdkur Purandhar Singh rendered
good service during the Mutiny of
1857. Residence: Matanpur Belkhera,
Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

PURANYA PANTALU, Peddibhotta,

Rao Bahadur; b. 1848. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1889. The Rao Bahadur was
appointed a Deputy Collector in 1888,
and in 1889 he became the Diwan of
the Maharaja of Jaipur, in the Vizaga-
patam district, Madras. Residence:
Jaipur, Vizagapatam, Madras.

PURNA CHANDRA SHOME, Rai Ba-
hddur. Received the title on June
3, 1899, for eminent services in the
Judicial Department. Residence :
Calcutta.

PURNA NARSINGHRAO KRISHNA
MURTTI, CLE. Member of the
Council of the Mysore State. Was
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Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on June 22, 1897- Residence: Banga-
lore, Mysore.

PURSHOTTAM UDHOWJI, Rao Saheb.
Received the title on January 2, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

PURUSHOTTAMAYYA, C, Rao Ba-
hadur; b. 1833. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
May 24, 1889, for long and meritorious
service. Residence : Bellary, Madras.

PUSHKAR PAL (of Askot), Raj war ; b.
1843. This title is hereditary. The
Bajwar (or Rajbar) is a Surajbansi
Rajput, and traces his descent in 221
generations from Sri Utapannapatra,
the founder of the Solar dynasty.
The family is a younger branch of
that of the Rajas of Katyuri — " Raj-
bar " being equivalent to " Rajkumar,"
and being the style of the heir-
apparent among the Katyuris, who
held sway over Kumaun before the
Chand Raja deprived them of their
kingdom. They came from Joshimath,
in Garhwal, in very early times.
Abhaya Deva, forty-ninth in descent
from Salivahana Deva, was the first
to leave the Katyuri valley at the
time of the decline of the Katyuri
power. He changed his title from
" Deva " to " Pala," because " Deva "
belonged to the branch of the family
ruling in Katyuri. "When Rudra
Chand took possession of Askot, he
allowed the Raj war of Askot to retain
his patrimony as a Zaminddr under
the Chand Raj. The present Rajwar
of Askot is an Honorary Magistrate.
Residence: Askot, Kumaun, North-
Western Provinces.

PWEHLA, Saw Nytm, Nywegunhmu of.
A ruling chief. The Ngwegunhmu is
Chief of one of the Shan States of
Burma. Pwehla has an area of about
100 square miles ; its population con-
sists largely of Shans. Residence :
Pwehla, Shan States, Burma.

PYARI. SeePiari.

QADIR. SeeKadir.

RABGUNDAI RAGHTJNATHA RAO,

Diwdn Bahadur. See Raghunath Rao,
R., Diwdn Bahadur.

RABNAWAZ KHAN, Muhammad,
Alizai, Naiodb. See Muhammad.



RABNAWAZ KHAN, Musazai, Khan
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 20, 1896. Residence : Dera Ismail
Khan, Punjab.

RADHA BALLABH CHAUDHRI, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1,1894. Residence: Maiman-
singh, Bengal.

RADHA CHARAN, Chaube, Rai Ba-
hadur. Received the title on January
1, 1898. Is Jagirdar of Pahra.
Residence : Pahra, Central India.

RADHA KISHAN, Rai; b. 1838. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, in 1859, in recognition of the
good service rendered by his father,
the late Duni Chand. The latter was
the Agent of the Maharaja of Jammu
and Kashmir stationed at Rawal Pindi.
In 1857, when the Mutiny broke out
in Hindustan, Duni Chand accom-
panied the contingent furnished by
the Maharaja to Delhi, where he died
of cholera. He was succeeded by his
son, the Rai Radha Kishan, who has
two sons — Milkhi Chand and Ram
Chand. Residence: Alawalpur, Ja-
landhar, Punjab.

RADHA KISHAN, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1895. Residence : Shahpur, Punjab.

RADHA KISHAN KAUL (of Amritsar),
Rai Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1887. Residence : Kashmir.

RADHA KISHORE DEB BARMAN
MANIKYA, Raja. See Tipperah,
Hill.

RADHA MOHAN, Rai; b. 1850. The
title is hereditary, having been con-
ferred, it is said, on Rai Ishri Parsad
Kayastha, grandfather of the present
Rai, by the Nawab Asaf-ud-daula.
The Rai has two sons — Dwarka Parsad,
born September 6, 1882; and Mata
Parsad, bora June 19, 1886. Resi-
dence: Daraganj, Allahabad, North-
western Provinces.

RADHA NATH RAI, Rai Bahadur ; b.
1848. Received the title on June 22,
1897, for eminent services as an
Inspector of Schools, Bengal Education
Department. Residence : Cuttack,
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RADHANPUR, His Highness Nawab
Muhammad Bismillah Khan Bahadur
Babi, Nawab of. A ruling chief; b.
April 26, 1843. Succeeded to the yadi
October 9, 1874. Belongs to a Pathan
(Muhammadan) family, famous in the
history of Western India as the Babi
family, which has given ruling Houses
to Junagarh and Balasinor, as well as
to Radhanpur. Bahadur Khan Babi
was appointed faujddr of Tharad by
the Emperor Shah Jahan, and his son,
Sher Khan Babi, was deputed to aid
Prince Murad Bakhsh as Governor of
Gujarat. His son, Jafar Khan Babi,
in 1693 A.D., obtained the faujddri of
Radhanpur and other districts, with
the title of Safdar Khan ; in 1704 he
was also appointed Governor of Bija-
pur, and in 1706 of Patan. His son,
Khan Jahan, received similar appoint-
ments from the Emperor, with the
title of Jawan Marad Khan, which was
continued to his son, Kamal-ud-din
Khan Babi, who also seized the
Governorship of Ahmadabad after the
death of Aurangzeb. He was forced
to surrender Ahmadabad to the Mah-
rattas under the Peshwa Raghunath
Rao and the Gaekwar Damaji, in
1753, but he was allowed to retain his
possessions as a jdgirddr under the
Mahratta power. In 1820 the Nawab
of Radhanpur obtained British pro-
tection, as a feudatory, bound to
render military service, and to pay
tribute ; but the tribute has long ago
been remitted, and has not been re-
imposed. The State has an area of
1150 square miles, and a population
of 98,129, chiefly Hindus, but includ-
11,757 Muhammadans. The Nawab
maintains a military force of 248
cavalry, 362 infantry, and 10 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns.
Residence : Radhanpur, Bombay.

RADHE LAL, Munshi, Rat Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Diwan of Nagod State. Residence :
Nagod, Central India.

RADHIKA PRASAD MUKHARJI, Rat
Bahadur. Belongs to a Kulin Brahman
family of Bengal. Ha^ served with
distinction in the Public Works Depart-
ment; and received the title as a
personal honour, on May 25, 1892.
Residence: Calcutta.

RADHIKA PRASANNA MUKHARJI,

Rat Bahddur; b. 1838. The title was



conferred, as a personal distinction,
on February 16, 1877, on the occa-
sion of the Jubilee of the reign of
Her Most Gracious Majesty. Belongs
to a Kulin Brahman family of the
highest rank. Son of Ananda Chandra
Mukharji of Gosain Durgapur in the
district of Nuddea (Nadiya), Bengal.
Is a Zamindar, and Inspector of Schools,
Presidency Circle ; educated at the
Krishnaghur and Presidency Colleges
of the Calcutta University. He won
a Junior Scholarship in 1854, and a
Senior Scholarship in 1855 (stood at
the head of all the candidates from
the Colleges of Bengal). Appointed
to the Government Service as Deputy
Inspector of Schools, Nuddea, in 1858 ;
published Sdsthya-Ralcsd — the first
work on sanitation in any Indian
vernacular — in 1863, and Bhubidyd or
Physical Geography, in 1868; and in
the same year made suggestions for
the improvement of female education
in Bengal, which were accepted by
Government. In 1872 took part in
organizing the first Provident Insti-
tution in Bengal, now well known as
the Hindu Family Annuity Fund, and
was one of its Directors. In 1877
appointed Head Master, Hughli Normal
School, and in 1878 Assistant Inspector
of Schools, Bhagalpur division; in
1882 published a note advocating the
substitution of M Kaithi " for the
Persian character in the Courts of
Behar ; in the same year was appointed
Assistant Inspector of Schools, Presi-
dency Division, and in 1884 Inspector
of Schools, Presidency Circle CClass
IV. Bengal Educational Service), and
Secretary, Central Text-book Com-
mittee, Bengal ; in 1885 was appointed
a Fellow of the University of Calcutta,
and has since acted on various Uni-
versity Committees and Boards of
Studies; in 1886 a Member of a
Government Committee which sat at
Darjeeling for the purpose of revising
the assignments to Government
schools ; was appointed in 1887 Member
and Secretary of a Conference for
revising the Rules for Grants-in-aid to
schools and extending female educa-
tion; and has received the thanks of
Government on several occasions for
his services. Is Member of the Bethune
School Committee ; Member and Sec-
retary to the Board of Trustees, Eden
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Useful Literature Society; Member,
Board of Visitors of the Government
Engineering College, Sibpur ; Member,
Committee of Management of the
Indian Association for the Cultivation
of Science. The Rai Bahadur has
supported a high English School and a
Girls' School in his native town ever
since 1859. Residences : Calcutta, and
Gosain Durgapur, Nadiyd, Bengal.

RAE BAL MUKAND, Rai Bahddur.
See Bal Mukand, Rai.

RAGHAVA CHARLTJ, Vembakam, Di-
wan Bahadur. See Vembakam.

RAGHAVARAJ JAG ANNA YAKTJLU
RAJU, Rao Saheh. Received the title
on January 2, 1899. Residence:
Madras.

RAGHAVENDRA KRISHNA, Rao

Saheb. The title was conferred on
November 3, 1896. Residence: Bijd-
pur, Bombay.
RAGHBIR SINGH (of Kaldlwdla),
Sarddr ; b. about the year 1877. The
title is hereditary. The Sarddr belongs
to a Jat family of Sikh Sardars, being
the representative of Sarddr Diwan
Singh, who was adopted by Sardar
Hari Singh, the great leader of the
Bhangi misl or confederacy, and in-
herited half the possessions of that
powerful Chief about the year 1760.
Diwan Singh was succeeded by Dhanna
Singh, on whose death the estate
descended to Jodh Singh. Maharaja
Ranjit Singh made war on him, and
annexed a considerable part of his
territory; and ultimately the Sardar
was compelled to submit and present
a nazardna, on which the Maharaja
left him in feudal possession of a large
jdgir. Sarddr Jodh Singh's only child
was the Rani Khem Kaur, married to
the Prince Khark Singh, afterwards
known as the Maharaja Khark Singh ;
and on Jodh Singh's death the manage-
ment of the Rani's jdgir devolved on
her cousin, Sardar Amar Singh, son of
Sardar Chart Singh and nephew of
Sardar Jodh Singh. Sardar Amar
Singh's grandson (son of Sardar Chanda
Singh) was the late Sardar Bhagwan
Singh, Kalalwala, father of the pre-
sent Sarddr Raghbir Singh. He was
an Honorary Magistrate of Kaldlwdla,
and officiated as Extra Assistant Com-
missioner; he died in 1885, and was
succeeded by Sarddr Raghbir Singh.
Residence : Kaldlwdla, Sidlkot, Punjab.



RAGHBIR SINGH (of Burn), Rdjd ; b.
October 5, 1878. The title is heredi-
tary, the Rdjd being a Chief of the
Sengar clan of Rdjputs, and descended
from a Sengar Rajput leader who
settled in the district of Etdwah about
six centuries ago. The last Rdjd in
the direct line was Rdjd Kushdl Singh,
who died fifteen years before the
cession, leaving several widows, a
nephew (Himanchal Singh), and a
natural son (Ghanshydm Singh). On
the death of Kushdl Singh the property
was settled first with Himanchal Singh,
next with Rani Bhadaurin (one of the
widows of Kushdl Singh), next with
Ghanshydm Singh ; and finally, on an
appeal to the Privy Council, the
property was settled with Himanchal
Singh. He died shortly afterwards,
and was succeeded by his nephew Rdjd
Fateh Singh. The latter in 1857 un-
fortunately joined the rebels, but died
before he could be brought to trial,
and his property was confiscated. A
portion, however, was restored to his
son, Rdjd Raghundth Singh. The
latter died in 1887, and was succeeded
by the present Rdjd. Residence:
Ruru,Pargand Biduria, Etdwah, North-
Western Provinces.

RAGHOBA MAHADIK, Rao Bahddur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1894. Residence: Raipur, Central
Provinces.

RAGHUGARH, Raja Jai Mandal Singh,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b. 1821.
Succeeded to the gadi in 1857. Be-
longs to a Chauhdn Rdjput (Hindu)
family. The population of this State,
which is included within Gwalior terri-
tory, is 16,920, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence : Raghugarh, Guna, Central India.

RAGHTJJI RAO (of Deor), Rdjd; b.
November 7, 1872. The title is
hereditary, the Rdjd being the repre-
sentative of the old Bhonsle Rajas
(Mahrattas) of Ndgpur, his father,
Janoji Saheb Bhonsle, having been
adopted by Dariya Bdi, Dowager Rdni
of the last Bhonsle Rdjd of Ndgpur,
Raghuji III. The title of Rdjd was
originally conferred on Madhoji
Bhonsle by the Emperor Akbar Shdh
of Delhi. The Bhonsle family (some
account of which is given under the
heading " Kolhdpur, Rdjd of ") claims
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"Solar race" of the Maharanas of
Udaipur ; and from the time of Sivaji
the Great, founder of the Mahratta
Empire, down to the period of the
decline of the Mahratta Power, the
family played a very important part
in Indian history. In 1707 a.d. the
title of Sena Saheb Subah was bestowed
on Persoji Bhonsle of Nagpur by the
Raja Sivaji of Satara. In 1861 the
British Government conferred the title
of Raja Bahadur of Deor on the late
Janoji Saheb Bhonsle, father of the
present Raja, in recognition of his
position as the adopted son of the
Dowager Rani ; and the title of Raj 4
has been made hereditary. Residence :
Deor, Nagpur, Central Provinces.

BAGHUNANDAN LAL, Lala, Rai Saheb.
Received the title on January 2, 1899.
Residence: Punjab.

BAGHUNANDAN PRASAD, Munshi,
Rai Bahadur. The title was conferred
on January 1, 1896. Residence :
Benares, North-Western Provinces.

RAGHUNATH DAS, Chowbe, Rat
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897. Is Diwan of Kotah,
Rajputana. Residence: Kotah, Raj-
putana.

RAGHUNATH RAMCHANDRA SHIR-
GAON RAKAR, Rao Saheb. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1892.
Residence : Ratnagiri, Bombay.

RAGHUNATH RAO, Rao Saheb. The
title is hereditary, the Rao Saheb
being one of the representatives of
Rao Vinayek Rao, Prime Minister of
the last Mahratta ruler of Sagar. The
father of the present Rao Saheb was
the Rao Saheb Venkata Rao, who
occupied for some time the position of
a Tahsildar in the Chhatisgarh
division of the Central Provinces.
Residence : Sagar, Central Provinces.

RAGHUNATH RAO DINKAR, Rdje

Mashir-i-Khds Bahadur; b. August
14, 1858. The title is hereditary.
Succeeded the late distinguished
Statesman and Prime Minister, Rao
Raje Sir Dinkar Rao, K.C.S.I., who
died on January 2, 1896. Residence :
Gwalior, Central India.

RAGHUNATH RAO JAI KRISHNA RAO
DESHMUKH DESHPANDE KANGO
(of Raver), Rdje. The title is heredi-
tary. Residence : Khandesh, Bombay.



RAGHUNATH RAO KESHAVRAO (of

Sanda), Gambhirrao. The title is
hereditary. Residence : Khandesh,
Bombay.

RAGHUNATH RAO, R., Diwdn Bahd-
dur; b. 1831. Appointed a Deputy Col-
lector in the Madras Executive Service,
1859 ; and retired on pension in 1888.
"Was granted the title as a personal
distinction, in recognition of his
eminent public services, in 1877. Has
acted as Diwan of the Kalahasti Raj,
and rendered good service in many
other important capacities. Appointed
a fellow of the Madras University,
1882. Residence : Madras.

RAGHUNATH SINGH (of Amb),Rdjd;b.
July 12, 1852. Received the title (on
the recommendation of His Highness
the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir)
on May 25, 1895. Belongs to a Jaswal
Rajput family. Residence: Amb,
Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

RAGHUNATH SINGH (of Khaksis),
Rdjd ; b. 1856. Succeeded to the Raj on
January 25, 1896. Belongs to a Kach-
waha Rajput family. Residence:
Khaksis, North- Western Provinces.

RAGHUNATHSINGH (of Panchanpur),
Rao; b. 1855. The title is hereditary.
The Rao belongs to a Bundela Rajput
family, descended from the Thakur
Pran Singh. He has two sons — Jawa-
hir Singh, born November 22, 1884, and
Debi Singh, born about 1887. Besides
the Raj of Panchanpur, the Rao holds
jdgirs in the States of Gwalior, Tehri,
and Ajaigarh. Residence : Lalitpur,
North- Western Provinces.

RAGHUNATH SINGH (of Jaswan),£<f;a.
The title of Mian is hereditary, whilst
that of Raja was conferred as a
personal distinction on January 1,
1896. Residence : Jaswan, Hoshiarpur,
Punjab.

RAGHUNATH SINGH (of Guler), Rdjd.
The title is hereditary. The Raja is
the son of Raja Jai Singh of Guler, in
the Kangra district, Punjab. Jai
Singh was the brother of the late
Raja Shamsher Singh of Guler.
Residence : Guler, Kangra, Punjab.

RAGHUNATH SINGH (of Amleta), Rao
Bahadur. The title was conferred, as

| fa personal distinction, on October 31,
1879. Residence: Ratlam, Central
India.



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RAGHUNATH SINGH, Chaudhri, Rai
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1892. Residence: Delhi,
Punjab.

RAGHUNATH TRIMBAK, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on July 28, 1882. Resi-
dence: Bombay.

RAGHUNATHRAO YADON BHAG-
WAT, Rao Bahadur. The title was
conferred as a personal distinction on
May 25, 1895. Residence: Gwalior,
Central India.

RAHIM BAKHSH, Munshi, Khdn Ba-
hadur. Received the title on June 3,
1899. Residence : Jalpaiguri, Bengal.

RAHIM BAKHSH, Subahdar-Major (of
Allahabad), Khan Bahadur. The
title was conferred on May 26, 1894.
Residence: Burma.

RAHIM KHAN, Khan Bahddur ; h.
1838. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on March 13,
1872. Dr. Rahim Khan belongs to a
Muhammadan family of Lucknow,
long celebrated for its learning ; de-
scended from Muhammad Azim Khdn,
who died there in 1729, a.d. His
descendant was Fakir - ulla - Khan,
grandfather of the Khan Bahadur;
he maintained an Arabic School at his
own cost in Lucknow. He died in
1837. His son, Yusaf Khan, was
equally noted as an Arabic scholar at
Lucknow, and was invited by the
Governor-General's Agent in Assam
to become the Mir Munshi, and the
Superintendent of the Oriental
College at Gauhati. He died in 1856,
his son, Rahim Khdn, being then
seventeen years of age. The latter
was educated at Dacca College ; also
at the Medical College, Calcutta,
where he became Sub-Assistant
Surgeon in 1858, and received special
and rapid promotion from Govern-
ment because of his high attainments.
In 1860 he was appointed to the
Medical School of Lahore, where he
had greatly distinguished himself by
introducing a knowledge of European
medical science among the chief hakims
and native physicians of the Punjab. Is
a Fellow of the University of Lahore,
and received the rank of Honorary
Surgeon on January 1, 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of



India. The Khdn Bahddur has three
sons — Sadr-ud-din Khdn, born 1862;
Kamr-ud-din Khdn, born 1870; and
Badr-ud-din Khdn, born 1872. Resi-
dence : Lahore, Punjab.

RAHIM SHAH, Mian, Kaka Khel,
Khdn Bahddur. The title was con-
ferred on June 22, 1897. Residence:
Punjab Frontier.

RAHMAN ALI, Maulavi (of Allahabad),
Khdn Bahddur. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
February 16, 1887, on the occasion of
the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most
Gracious Majesty. Residence : Rewah,
Central India.



RAHMAT - ULLA.

Rahmat-ulla.



See Muhammad



RAI, Mian of. See Kishan Singh.

RAI KRISHNA PRASAD SINGH (of

Bhadri), Rai; b. 1884. Succeeded to
the gadi on February 18, 1896. Resi-
dence: Partdbgarh.

RAI NARAYAN BALI (of Rampnr),iiW.
See Rdmpur.

RAI RADHA KRISHNA, Rai Bahddur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1897. Residence : Patna, Bengal.

RAIGARH BARGARH, Raja Bhup Deo
Singh, Raja of. A ruling chief ; b. 1867 .
Succeeded to the gadi June 7, 1890.
Belongs to a Gond (aboriginal) family,
descended from Thdkur Darydo Singh,
who obtained the title of Rdjd from
the Mahdrdjd Chhatar Sdl of Sambal-
pur (who reigned from 1622 to 1629)
for military services. The family



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