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were formerly settled in Bairagarh,
Nagpur ; whence they were driven out
by the Mahrattas, and settled first at
Phuljir, and subsequently at Raigarh.
About fifty years ago the Rdjd of
Raigarh acquired also the Chiefship of
Bargarh. The late Rdjd Ganshiam
Singh succeeded to the gadi in 1863.
The family cognizance or device is a
hawk or falcon, which appears in the
Raja's seal, and is also used for
signature. The area of the State is
1486 square miles ; its population is
128,943, chiefly Hindus. Residence:
Raigarh, Sambalpur District, Central
Provinces.

RAIPUR BICHAUR, Rai of. See Sultdn
Kunwdr.

RAIPUR IKDARIA, Rdjd of. See Indra
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RAIRAKHOL, Raja Bishan Chandra
Janamuni, Rdjd of. A ruling chief;
b. 1818. Succeeded to the gadi in
1825. Belongs to a Kadambansi
Rajput family, whose ancestors
originally came from Bonai, and
settled in Rairakhol in the Sambalpur
district in very early times. A de-
scendant obtained the title of Raja in
1404 a.d. from the Gajapati Raja of
Puri in Orissa; and from him the
present Raja is fourteenth in descent.
The cognizance or crest is the device of
a Kadamba-flower (Nancha. Kadamba),
used in the Raja's seal, and for sig-
nature. The Raja has a son and heir,
named Kristi Chandra, who bears the
courtesy title of Tikait Babu. The
area of the State is 833 square miles ;
its population is 17,750, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Rairakhol, Sambalpur dis-
trict, Central Provinces.

RAI SOHAN LAL, Rai Bahadur. See
Sohan.

RAJ KUMAR RAI, Kumar. The title
is persona], in recognition of his
position as son of a Raja. Residence :
Calcutta, Bengal.

RAJ KUMAR SARVADHIKARI, Rai

Bahadur. A son of the famous
Sanskrit scholar, Professor Sarvdd-
hikdri, and a Kulin Brahman of the
highest caste and ancient descent.
He obtained the title on January 1,
1891, for eminent services to the State
and the public, rendered as Honorary
Secretary of the British Indian Asso-
ciation. Residence: 28 Mott's Lane,
Calcutta.

RAJ KUMAR SEN, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 2, 1888, in
recognition of his services to Govern-
ment in the Financial Department.
Residence : Howrah, Bengal.

RAJ KUMARI DASI, Rani. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinc-
tion, on February 16, 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of
Her Most Gracious Majesty. Resi-
dence: 83 Upper Chitpore Road,
Calcutta, Bengal.

RAJ MOHAN BANERJI, Assistant-
Surgeon, Rai Bahadur. Received the
title on January 1, 1898. Residence :
Pal imau, Bengal.



RAJA LAL, Rai Saheb. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction,
on May 20, 1890. Residence :

RAJA RAJA VARMA RAJA, Rdjd:
b. 1837. The title is hereditary, ac-
cording to the Marumakkatayam law
of inheritance, common to this family
with those of the other Malabar
Rdjds, by which the succession is with
the offspring of its female members,
amongst whom the next eldest male
is always the heir-apparent of the
Raja. The members of this family,
by an ancient custom, generally marry
the female members of the family
of His Highness the Maharaja of
Travancore. Belongs to a Kshatriya
family, that ruled in ancient times
from the Betenad river in the south to
the Polonad in the north, and the
Raja is commonly styled the Valiya
Raja, of Parapanad. At the time of
the invasion of Malabar by Tippu
Sultan, the ruling Raj 4 was taken
prisoner and carried to Mysore. The
late Raja Ithamer, Valiya Raja of
Parapanad, succeeded to the gadi in
1875 ; and on his death was succeeded
by his heir, the present Raja. Resi-
dence : Malabar, Madras.

RAJA RAO VENKATAKUMARA
MAHIPATI SURPYA RAO (of Pitha-
puram), Rdjd. See Pithapur.

RAJA SINGH, Sarddr; b. 1836. The
title is hereditary. Belongs to the
Man family, originally Rajputs in-
habiting the country about Delhi ;
descended from Sarddr Karam Singh,
son of Tara Singh. Karam Singh's
son, Sarddr Sham Singh, Man, intro-
duced his son, Sarddr Fateh Singh, at
an early age to the notice of the
Mahdrdjd Ranjit Singh of Lahore,
and when the Prince Kharak Singh
was a few years old, Fateh Singh was
appointed specially to his service.
He served in the Kdngra and other
campaigns, for which services he
received a considerable jdgir from
Prince Kharak Singh, and was
assassinated when returning from
Jammu, whither he had been sent
on certain negotiations between the
Lahore Darbar and the Rdjd Guldb
Singh of Jammu. He left two sons —
Sarddr Sardul Singh, Mdn, and Sarddr
Jodla Singh, Mdn; of whom the
latter was the father of the Sarddr
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served under General Ventura in the
Mdndi campaign and also fought
in the campaign on the Sutlej.
During the rebellion of 1848 and the
Mutiny of 1857 he rendered excellent
service to the British Government.
Sarddr Joala Singh was succeeded on
his death by his son, Sardar Rdjd
Singh, Man. The latter has a son and
heir, named Gurbakhsh Singh. Resi-
dence: Amritsar, Punjab.

RAJAB ALI KHAN BAHADUR,
Maulavi (of Jugraon), Aristu Jah.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, March 19, 1886. Resi-
dence : Ludhiana, Punjab.

RAJABAZAR, Rani of See Dharmraj
Kunwar, Rani.

RAJAN LAL, Lala, Rai Bahadur.

Received the title on June 3, 1899.

Residence: Punjab.
RAJARAM DIXIT, Rao Bahadur. The

title was conferred on January 1, 1898.

Residence : Nagpur, Central Provinces.

RAJARAM SHASTRI BODAS of
Benares, Mahdmahopddhydya. This
title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on February 16, 1887, on
the occasion of the Jubilee of the
reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty,
for eminence in oriental learning. It
entitles him to take rank in Darbar
immediately after titular Rajas.
Residence: Bombay.

RAJARATNA MUDALIYAR, P., Rai

Bahadur, Diwdn Bahadur; h. 1839.
These titles were conferred as personal
distinctions ; the first on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty : the second on May 20, 1890.
Was appointed Secretary to the
Commissioner of Revenue Settlement
in Madras, 1887. Residence : Madras.
RAJAUR, Rdjd of. See Khushal Singh.

RAJENDRA NARAYAN DEB, Rdjd
Bahadur; b. June 1814. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinc-
tion, on April 30, 1869, in recognition
of his position as son of the late
Raja Sir Radhakanta Deb Bahadur.
Belongs to the well-known Sobha
Bazar Raj family of Calcutta, whose
head is the Maharaja Sir Narendra
Krishna Deb Bahadur (q.v.). The
Maharaja Nava Krishna Deb Bahadur,
before the birth of his son, the Raja



Rdj Krishna Deb Bahadur, adopted
his nephew, the Raja Gopi Mohan
Deb Bahadur. The Raja Gopi
Mohan's son was the late Rdjd Sir
Radhakanta Deb, father of Rdjd
Rdjendra Ndrdyan Deb Bahddur.
The latter has a son and heir, Kumdr
Girindra Ndrdyan Deb. Residence :
Calcutta, Bengal.

RAJENDRA NARAYAN RAI CHAU-
DHRI (of Bhawal), Rdjd Bahddur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on May 29, 1886, in recog-
nition of his position as son and heir
of the late Rdjd Kdli Ndrdyan Rai
Chaudhri of Bhawal. Belongs to a
family whose ancestors came from
Murshidabad. Kishad-doz Rai settled
at Chandona in the Dacca district;
and his son, Janaki Ndth Rai, received
a grant of the Bhawal Zaminddri, and
assumed the title of Chaudhri. His
grandson, Jaideb Rai Chaudhri, re-
moved to the present family residence
at Jaidebpur. From him, the sixth
Zaminddr in lineal descent, Kdli
Ndrdyan Rai Chaudhri, was created a
Rdjd Bahddur in October 1875, for his
eminent public services during the
famines of 1865-66 and 1873-74, and
for his general liberality and public
spirit. On his death he was succeeded
by his son, the present Rdjd Bahddur.
Residence: Jaidebpur, Dacca, Bengal.

RAJENDRA NATH CHAUDHRI, Rai

Bahddur. Received the title on
January 1, 1898. Residence: Hamir-
pur, North- Western Provinces.

RAJENDRA NATH MITRA, Rai Ba-
hddur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty. Residence : Calcutta, Bengal.

RAJENDRA SINGH (of Pitorha), Rdjd.
The title is hereditary, having been
originally conferred by the Rdjd of
Mandla. Belongs to a Gond family,
descended from Himat Singh, the
Gond Rdjd of Gaurjhanur. His son,
Durga Singh, seized Deori with its
strong fort in the year 1713 A.D., but
was subsequently driven out and
killed by the forces of the Peshwd.
His son, the Rdjd Ajit Singh, obtained
some territory by grant from the
Mahrattas ; and a further grant was
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The latter was succeeded by his son,
Raja Balwant Singh, and he by his
son, the late Raja Debi Singh, father
of the present Raja. Raja Debi
Singh was born in 1843, and on his
death was succeeded by his son, the
present Raja. Residence: Pitorha,
Sagar, Central Provinces.

RAJESHWARI PRASAD SINGH (of

Surajpura), Rdjd. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1894. Resi-
dence: Shahabad, Bengal.

RAJGARH, Bhumia Chain Singh, Bhu-
mia of. A ruliug chief ; b. 1839. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi 1864. Belongs to a
Bhilala family, said to be descended
from the marriage of a Rajput with the
daughter of a Bhil Chief. The popu-
lation of the State is 706, chiefly
Hindus. Residence: Ra jgarh, Bhopa-
war, Central India.

RAJGARH, His Highness Raja Balbha-
dar Singh, Rdjd of. A ruling chief;
b. 1857. Succeeded to the gadi July
6, 1882. Belongs to the Umat Raj-
put (Hindu) family, descended from
the Hindu Emperor Vikramaditya,
through the famous Raja Bhoj. The
territory called Umatwara, including
the existing States of Rajgarh and
Narsinghgarh, was conquered by the
Umat Rajputs during the decline of the
Mughal Power. In 1448 the Chief of
Umatwara received the title of Rawat ;
and in 1681 the Rawat's son, who was
also his Diwdn or Prime Minister,
compelled him to divide the State, the
Diwdn taking Narsinghgarh, which has
ever since been a separate principality —
Ra jgarh ultimately becoming tributary
to Gwalior, whilst Narsinghgarh
became tributary to Indore. In 1871
the Rawat Moti Singh became a con-
vert to Islam, and with the permission
of Government assumed the title of
Nawab and the name of Muhammad
Abdul Wasih Khan. He died in 1880,
and was succeeded by his son, Bakhtd-
war Siugh, father of the present Raja,
who succeeded in his turn on the death
of Bakhtawar Singh in 1882. The
present Chief belongs to the ancestral
Hindu creed, and has been received
back by his brother-chiefs to his
ancestral position as a Chief of the
Umat clan of Rajputs. The area of
the State is 655 square miles; its
population is 118,185, chiefly Hindus,
but including 5830 Muhammadans, and



7175 belonging to aboriginal tribes.
The Raja maintains a military force of
300 cavalry, 360 infantry, and 6 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns.
Residence: Ra jgarh, Bhopal, Central
India.

RAJJAN. See Rajan.

RAJKOT, Thakur Saheb Lakhaji Bawaji,
Thdkur Saheb of. A ruling chief ; b.
1856. Succeeded to the gadi April 16,
1890. Belongs to the distinguished
Jareja Rajput (Hindu) family, that
has given ruling Houses to Kutch,
Nawanagar, and Morvi (q.v.). The
Rajkot House is an offshoot of that
of Nawanagar, its founder, Vibhaji,
having been a grandson of Jam Sataji,
Jam of Nawanagar. The present
Thakur Saheb was educated at the
Rajkumar College of Rajkot, his
capital, which is the Alma mater of
most of the younger Princes of Western
India. The State has an area of 282
square miles, and a population of
40,527, chiefly Hindus, but including
6775 Muhammadans. The Thakur
Saheb maintains a military force of 40
cavalry, 310 infantry, and 8 guns, and
is entitled to a salute of 9 guns. Resi-
dence: Rajkot, Kathiawar, Bombay.

RAJKRISHNA SINGH (of Snsang),
Mahdrdjd. See Susang, Mahdrdjd of.

RAJKUMAR DUTT, Rai Bahadur; b.
1856. Received the title on June 22,
1897, for loyalty and public spirit.
Residence: Chamrakhola, Noakhali,
Bengal.

RAJKUMAR SARVADHIKARI, Rai

Bahadur. See Raj Kumar Sarvadhi-
kari.

RAJPAR, Rawal Himatsinghji, Rdwal
of. A ruling chief; b. 1879. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor April 23,
1889. Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu)
family. The area of the State is 1
square mile. Residence: Rajpar, Rewa
Kantha, Bombay.

RAJPARA, Jareja Ashaji Bhimji, Taluk-
ddr of A ruling chief ; b. 1846. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi April 25, 1884.
Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family.
The area of the State is a little over 1
square mile; its population 2094,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Rajpara,
Halar, Kathiawar, Bombay.

RAJPIPLA, His Highness Maharana
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A ruling chief ; b. 1862. Succeeded
to the gadi May 20, 1897. Belongs to
a Gohel R&jput (Hindu) family, claim-
ing descent from Salivahana. About
the year 1470 A.D., according to the
family traditions, Chokarana, son of
Raja Saidawat of Ujjain, having
quarrelled with his father, left Ujjain
and established himself at Pipla, in the
hills to the west of Nandod, the present
capital of this State. His only daughter
married Makheraj, a Gohel Rajput
Chief from the island of Perim in the
Gulf of Cambay, and of the two sons
of this marriage, Dungarji founded
Bhaunagar, whilst Gemarsinghji suc-
ceeded Chokarana at Pipla ; and his
descendants have been Ranas and
Maharanas of this State, with various
vicissitudes, from the end of the
15th century to the present day. In
1821 there was a disputed succession,
and the late Maharana Verisalji was
placed on the gadi by the British
Power. He was ruler for nearly forty
years ; and then, in 1860, abdicated in
favour of his only son, the late Maha-
rana Gambhirsinghji. The area of the
State is 1514 square miles ; its popula-
tion is 114,756, chiefly Hindus, but in-
cluding 5161 Muhammadans and 61,784
Bhils and members of other aboriginal
tribes. The Maharana maintains a
military force of 77 cavalry, 443 in-
fantry, and 23 guns, and is entitled to
a salute of 11 guns. Residence : Nan-
dod, Rajpipla, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

RAJU SHASTRIYAR, M., Mahdmahopd-
dhydya; b. 1815. 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, for eminence in
oriental learning. It entitles him to
take rank in Darbar immediately after
titular Rajas. Residence : Mannar-
gudi, Tanjore, Madras.

RAJWARA, Rao of. See Debi Singh.

RAKHALDAS NYAYARATNA, Mahd-
mahopddhydya. 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, for eminence in
oriental learning. It entitles him to
take rank in Darbar immediately after
titular Rajas. Residence: Bhatpara,
Bengal.



RAKHMAJI NARAYAN SIBAND, Rao
Sdheb. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Poona,
Bombay.

RAM AKHAI CHATTARJI, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1896. Residence: Burdwan,
Bengal.

RAM BANDHTJ CHATTARJI, Rai Baha-
dur. Received the title on January 1,
1898. Is a Zamindar of Bankura.
Residence : Bankura, Bengal.

RAM BRAMHA SANYAL, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1889.
Is Superintendent of the Zoological
Gardens, Calcutta. Residence : Cal-
cutta.

RAM CHAND (of Akalgarh), Biwdn.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Akalgarh, Gujranwala, Punjab.

RAM CHANDRA. See also Ramchandra.

RAM CHANDRA RAO, Collatoor, Biwdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, on June 22,
1897. Residence: Madras.

RAM CHARANDAS, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
A banker and Honorary Magistrate of
Allahabad. Was granted the title, as
a personal distinction, January 2,
1893. Residence: Allahabad, North-
Western Provinces.

RAM DAS BHATTACHARJI, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 2, 1893. Residence : Rangoon.

RAM DAS RAI CHAUDHRI, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty. Residence: Belgharia, Ben-
gal.

RAM DATT (of Murwara), Thdlcur. The
title is hereditary. Tne Thakur is
Tdlukddr of Murwara, an estate com-
prising thirty-one villages. Residence :
Murwara, Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

RAM DIN, Rai Bahadur. See Ramdin .

RAM GATI MUKARJI, Rai Bahadur.
Has long been a distinguished officer of
the railway branch of the Public Works
Department, and has done excellent
service, both famine and other, while
Manager of the Nalhati State Railway.
Received the title on January 1, 1891.
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EAM GOPAL BOSE, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence : Indore, Central India.

RAM KISHAN, Pandit, Sat Bahadur;
b. 1836. Received the title April 7,
1897. Is Diwan of the Kothi State.
Residence: Kothi, Baghelkhand, Cen-
tral India.

EAM KISHAN DAS, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on January 1, 1886. Resi-
dence: Delhi, Punjab.

RAM KRISHNA ABAJI (alias Nana
Bhaya Saheb), Rao Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Is Secretary to Board of Revenue, G-wa-
lior State. Residence: Gwalior, Cen-
tral India.

RAM KRISHNA TARKALANKAR, Rai

Bahadur. Has rendered good service
to Government, and received the title,
as a personal distinction, on May 25,
1892. Residence : Hugbli, Bengal.
RAM LAL CHAKRAVARTTI, Rai Ba-
hadur; h. May 30, 1843. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
November 12, 1888, for eminent
medical services in connection with
Lady LyalFs Medical School, Lucknow.
The Rai Bahadur belongs to a Brahman
family of high rank in Bengal, and
holds the rank of Assistant Surgeon.
Residence : Lucknow, Oudh.

RAM MISRA SHASTRI, Pandit, Mahd-
mahopddhydya. The title was con-
ferred, for eminence in oriental learn-
ing, on June 22, 1897. Is Professor of
Sanskrit in Benares Sanskrit College.
Residence: Benares, North-Western
Provinces.

RAM NATH, Diwan Bahadur ; b. 1844.
The title of Diwan is hereditary ; that
of Diwan Bahadur was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on January 1,1896.
Belongs to a Brahman family of
Kashmir; descended from the Raja
Dina Nath, who has been styled " the
Talleyrand of the Punjab," and was
one of the most remarkable men who
rose to power in the latter days of the
Sikh Empire. During the latter
portion of the reign of the Maharaja
Ranjit Singh, Raja Dina Nath was
consulted on every occasion of impor-
tance, and he retained his influence
during the succeeding reigns. After
the Sutlej campaign (the first Sikh
war) he was appointed a Member of



the Council of Regency, and in 1847
received the title of Raja of Kalanur.
Diwan Bahadur Ram Nath is his
grandson and has been a District Judge
in the Punjab Commission. He has a
son and heir, Kelas Nath. Residence :
Lahore, Punjab.

RAM NATH SINGH, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Honorary Magistrate. Residence:
Gaya, Bengal.
RAM PARTAB. See Rampartab.
RAM RANJAN CHAKRAVARTTI (of
Hetampur), Raja Bahadur. The title
of Raja Bahadur was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on January 1,
1877, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India. Belongs to a
Brahman family of high rank, de-
scended from Muralidhar Chakravartti
of Hetampur in Birbhum district,
Bengal. His son was Chaitanya Cha-
ran Chakravartti ; and the grandson,
Bipra Charan Chakravartti, of the
latter was the grandfather of the
present Raja Bahadur. In 1875 the
title of Raja was bestowed on Raja
Ram Ranjan Chakravartti Bahadur as
a reward for services rendered during
the famine of 1873-74, and also for his
liberality and public spirit in relieving
the poor in the famine of 1866-67.
The Raja of Hetampur has three sons
— Kumar Nritya Niranjan Chakra-
vartti, Satya Niranjan Chakravartti,
and Mahima Ranjan Chakravartti.
Residence : Hetampur, Birbhum, Ben-
RAM RAO RANANAVARAY,.ifcw^«-
hddur; b. 1835. Received the title in
July 1892. Residence : Bangalore.

RAM RATAN SETH (of Mian Mir), Rai
Bahddiir. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, on January
1, 1877, on the occasion of the Pro-
clamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. His
father, the late Bansi Lai, rendered
good service to the Government with
the Sagar Field Division in 1859, and
received the title of Rai Bahadur as a
reward in that year. He has since
died, and has been succeeded by his
son, Rai Ratan Seth Bahadur, who
has made large donations to deserving
objects of public charity. He is a
banker of Mian Mir. Residence : Mian
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RAM SHA, Rdjd. The title is hereditary,
the Rdjd being the descendant and
representative of the ancient Gond
Kings of Chdnda. He succeeded the
late Gond Rdjd, Gadosha, who was
born about the year 1827, and was the
great-grandson in the direct line of
Nilkantsha, the last ruling Gond King.
He possesses a seal granted by the
Emperor of Delhi in 1719 a.d. to his
ancestor, Rdjd Ram Singh, in which
the latter is styled " Rdjd Rdm Singh,
highest-class vassal of Muhammad
Ghdzi, Emperor." The Rdjd Ram
Sha is generally styled " The Gond
Rdjd." Residence: Chanda, Central
Provinces.

RAM SHANKAR SEN, Rai Bahadur ; b.
July 16, 1829. The title was conferred,
as a personal distinction, on January 1,
1877, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India, when he also was
awarded a Medal of Honour. Belongs
to a Vaidya family (medical caste).
Educated at Comillah School (Tip-
perah district) and Dacca College,
where he was a Senior Scholar, 1847-
50. Appointed to the Bengal Educa-
tion Service in 1853, and transferred
to the Executive Service of Bengal in
1858. Has received the special thanks
of Government on many occasions, and
been a highly meritorious officer. His
Report on the Agricultural Statistics
of Jessore was printed and circulated
as a Government Record. Appointed
a Member of the Legislative Council
of Bengal, 1876. Retired from the
service in 1887 on a special pension,
granted for "unusually meritorious
service " during thirty-five years, under
the orders of the Secretary of State.
Residences: Calcutta; andMdnikganj,
Dacca.

RAM SINGH (of Bansi), Rdjd; b. 1853.
Belongs to a Sirnet family in the Basti
and Gorakhpur districts. Succeeded
to the Rdj in 1868. Residence : Bansi,
North- Western Provinces.

RAM SINGH (of Rdmpura), Rdjd; b.
November 8, 1866. The title is here-
ditary. Belongs to a Surajbansi family,
or family of the Solar race, claiming
descent from the illustrious Kachhwdha
clan of Rdj puts, through the princely
Houses of Jaipur, Narwar, and Lahar.
The descendants of Kusa, son of the



legendary hero Rdma, ruled succes-
sively at Amber and Narwar, and in
modern times at Jaipur and Lahar. In
1619 a.d. the Rdjd Jaswant Singh, a
scion of the ruling family of Lahar,
obtained from the Mughal Emperor of
Delhi a considerable jdgir in the
district of Jalaun ; but a large part of
these possessions was resumed by
Sindhia. When the Pargand of Jalaun
was made over to the British by Sind-
hia in 1844 the Rdjd of Rdmpura was
confirmed in his property. The late
Rdjd Mdn Singh rendered valuable
services to the Government during the
Mutiny in 1857, and in June 1858 his
property was plundered by the rebels,
and he himself narrowly escaped. On
the restoration of order he received a
valuable khilat from Government, as
well as a sanad. On his death he was
succeeded by his adopted son, the
present Rdjd, who is an Honorary
Magistrate. Residence : Rdmpura,
Pargaud Madhogarh, Jalaun, North-
western Provinces.

RAM SINGH, Thakur, Rai; b. 1874.
The title is hereditary. Belongs to a
family descended from the Thdkur
Gopdl Rai, who obtained the title of
Rai from the Emperor Muhammad
Shdh of Delhi, together with a large
jdyir, in consideration of services
rendered in defeating the Rdjd of
Bhirya. Residence: Akbarpur, Cawn-
pur, North- Western Provinces.

RAM SINGH (of Shamgarh), Sarddr ; b.
1833. The title is hereditary. Belongs
to a Jat family of Sikh Sarddrs,
descended from Sarddr Kirpdl Singh,
who came originally from the village of
Godab near Bhatinda, and in 1763 a.d.
took possession of Shdmgarh, where
he built a fort. His daughters and
nieces were married to the following
distinguished chiefs— (1) Rdjd Partdb
Singh, son of Rdjd Bhdg Singh of



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