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title was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Residence: Punjab.

SALIG RAM, Pandit, Rai Bahadur; b.
August 11, 1847. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 2, 1888, in recognition of good
services rendered in the Postal De-
partment, especially in connection
with the development of the rent and
revenue money-order system. Be-
longs to an ancient Brahman family,
that came in early times from the
Punjab, and settled in Ghazipur dis-
trict. Reside)ice: Ghazipur, North-
Western Provinces.

SALIYA, Rdjd of. See Ajit Singh.

SALVADOR FELIX BRITTO, Rao Saheb.
See Britto.

SAMANDAR KHAN, Mir, Lehri, Khdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Residence: Balu-
chistan.

SAMBHAR SINGH (of Hamirpur), Rao
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 26, 1894. Residence: Sarila,
Central India.

SAMIR MAL, Seth, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on May 20, 1890. Residence :
Barar, Merwara.



SAMTHAR, His Highness Maharaja
BLR SINGH DEO, Maharaja of. A
ruling chief; b. November 8, 1865.
Succeeded to the gadi June 18, 1896.
Belongs to a Gujar (Hindu) family,
descended from Nuni Shah Rajdhar,
a Diwan of the State of Datia, who
held from Datia a jdgir, of which
Samthar was a part. His great-grand-
son, Raja Ranjit Singh I., declared
himself an independent Raja in Sam-
thar, towards the close of the 18th
century. He died without issue, and
was succeeded by a collateral, Raja
Ranjit Singh II. ; who received a
treaty guaranteeing protection from
the British Government in 1817. His
descendant was the Raja Hindupat;
who was succeeded by his son, the
late Raja Chhatar Singh, who was
granted the personal title of Maharaja
on the occasion of the Proclamation
of the Queen as Empress of India on
January 1, 1877. The present Ma-
haraja was granted the same rank on
January 1, 1898. The area of the
State is 174 square miles ; its popula-
tion is 38,633, chiefly Hindus, but
including 2284 Muhammadans. His
Highness maintains a military force
of 290 cavalry, 2275 infantry, and 46
guns, and is entitled to a salute of
11 guns. The family motto is Drarh
Charan, Bhu Waran (" The firm foot
takes the territory"). Residence:
Samthar, Bundelkhand, Central India.

SAMUEL ESSAJI, Khdn Bahadur. See
Essaji.

SAN HLA BAW, Maung, Ahmudan
gaung Tazeik ya Min. This Burmese
title, indicated by the letters A.T.M.
after the name, and meaning **■ Re-
cipient of a Medal for Good Service,"
was conferred as a personal distinction
on January 1, 1894. Residence : Akyab,
Burma.

SAN PE, Maung, Thuye gaung ngwe
Da ya Min. This Burmese title, indi-
cated by the letters T.D.M. after the
name, and meaning " Recipient of the
Silver Sword for Bravery," was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Prome,
Burma.

SANDA, Gambhirrao of. See Raghunath
Rao.

SANDHI KHAN, Khdn Saheb. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinc-



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tion, on May 20, 189 3. Residence :
Punjab.

SANDUR, Raja Ramchandra Vital
Rao Saheb, Rdjd of. A ruling
chief; b. 1849. Succeeded to the
gadi February 5, 1879. Belongs to
a Mahratta (Hindu) family; de-
scended from Malaji Rao Ghorpae, an
officer in the Bijapur army, whose
son, Biraji, entered the service of
Sivaji the Great. Biraji's son, Sidaji,
took Sandur from the Bidar Poligdr
or Chief ; and his conquest was con-
firmed to him by Sambhaji, the suc-
cessor of Sivaji. He died in 1715, and
was succeeded by his second son,
Gopal Rao. Sandur was captured by
the Sultan Haidar of Mysore, whose
successor, Tippu Sultan, completed
the fort; and Gopal Rao's son, Siva
Rao, was killed in 1785 in a battle
with the Mysore forces. After the
fall of Tippu in 1799 the Peshwa
claimed the suzerainty of Sandur ; and
at his request Sir Thomas Munro with
a British force reduced the fort in
1817. In 1818, after the downfall of
the Peshwa 's government, Siva Rao
II., the adopted son of Sidalji (son of
Siva Rao I.), was placed on the gadi ;
and he received a sanad from the
British Government in 1826. He died
in 1840, and was succeeded by his
nephew, Venkat Rao ; the latter died
in 1861, and was succeeded by his
eldest son, Siva Shan Mukha Rao.
He received the hereditary title of
Raja from Lord Northbrook's Govern-
ment — the Chiefs having previously
been styled Jagirdars of Sandur. He
died in 1878, and was succeeded by
his half-brother, the present Raja.
The State (which is enclosed by the
British district of Bellary, except on
a small piece of its frontier, which
marches with that of Mysore) has an
area of 140 square miles, and a popu-
lation of 14,999, chiefly Hindus. The
Raja maintains a military force of 2
guns. Residence : Sandur, Madras.

SANGLI, Dhundi Rao Chintaman,
Chief of . "Tatia Saheb." A ruling
chief ; b. July 12, 1838. Succeeded to
the gadi as a minor July 15, 1851.
Belongs to the Patwardhan family of
Konkani Brahmans, like the Cbiefs of
Miraj ; descended from Haribhat, who
was a military leader under the first
Peshwa. In 1772 the State of Miraj



descended to Chintaman Rao, grand-
son of Govind Rao Hari, to whom it
had first been granted by the Peshwa ;
and, as he was only a child of six
years, his uncle Gangadhar Rao acted
as Regent. Ultimately the State was
divided between the uncle and the
nephew, the former taking Miraj,
whilst Sangli fell to Chintaman Rao.
On the fall of the Peshwa 's Govern-
ment in 1818, Chintaman Rao, the
father of the present Chief, became a
British feudatory ; and in 1846 he re-
ceived a Sword of Honour from the
East India Company for his loyalty
and high character. He died in 1851,
and was succeeded by his son, the
present Chief. The area of the State
is 1083 square miles ; its population is
196,832, chiefly Hindus. The Chief
maintains a military force of 54
cavalry, 433 infantry, and 4 guns.
Residence : Sangli, Southern Mahratta
Country, Bombay.

SANGRI, Rai Mian Hira Singh, Mian
of. A ruling chief; b. 1856. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi September 30, 1876.
Belongs to a Rajput family whose
founder was a scion of the House of
Kulu, who settled in the Sangri terri-
tory. His descendants were feuda-
tories of the Sikh Government of the
Punjab until 1846. On the annexation
of the territories on the left bank of
the Sutlej in 1847 by the British
Government, the Mian of Sangri was
confirmed in the possession of his
estate. The courtesy title of the
eldest son of the Mian is Tika. The
late Rai Mian Jhagar Singh died in
1876, and was succeeded by his son,
the present Mian. The area of the
State, which is one of the Simla Hill
States, is 16 square miles ; its popula-
tion is 2593, nearly all Hindus. The
Mian maintains a military force of 10
infantry. Residence: Sangri, Simla
Hills, Punjab.

SANJELI, Thakur Pratapsinghji,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. 1847.
Belongs ibo a Rajput (Hindu) family.
The area of the State is about 33
square miles; its population 3751,
chiefly Bhils (an aboriginal tribe).
Residence: Sanjeli, Rewa Kantha,
Bombay.

SANKARA SUBBAIYAR (of Travan-
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January 1,1897. Residence: Travan-
core, Madras.

SANTALPUR AND CHADCHAT, Tha-
kur Lakhaji Samatsingh, Thdkur of.
A ruling chief; b. 1852. Succeeded
to the gadi as an infant in 1853. Be-
longs to a Jareja Rajput family, de-
scended from the ancestors of His
Highness the Rao of Kutch (q.v.).
The Thakur is a Magistrate within the
limits of his State, which has an area
of 440 square miles, and a population
of 20,466, chiefly Hindus. Residence :
Santalpur, Palanpur, Bombay.

SARABJIT SINGH (of Ramnagar
Dhameri), RAIKWAR, Rdjd; b. No-
vember 10, 1829. The title is heredi-
tary, having been originally conferred
by Shu ja-ud-daula ; and the present
Raja succeeded to it in 1857. He is
now the Chief of the great Raikwar
clan of Rajputs ; for though the head
of the junior branch of the Chief's
family, the senior branch, that of the
Rajas of Baundi, disappeared from
history after the Mutiny, when their
estates were confiscated for rebellion.
About the year 1414 a. d. two brothers,
Partab Sah and Dunde Sah, Rajputs
of the Surdjbansi or Solar race, mi-
grated from Raikain Kashmir — whence
the tribal name of Raikwar — and
finally took up their abode at Bukheri
in the Pargana of Sailak. Partab Sah
died, leaving three sons — Saldeo, the
ancestor of the Raikwar Rajas of
Baundi ; Baldeo, the ancestor of the
Raikwar Rajas of Ramnagar Dhameri ;
and Bhairwanand. The nephews pre-
tended a prophecy that the uncle must
be sacrificed for the future greatness
of the family ; so Dunde Sah held out
his head to be struck off by his
nephews, after which the family was
prosperous. Bukheri being washed
away by the Gogra, the three brothers
settled at Chanda Sihali in Fatehpur.
In this village a large chabutra (stand-
ing by a masonry well, which is
stated to have been made by the
Bhars) marks the spot where, accord-
ing to tradition, Bhairwanand, the
youngest brother, fell into the well,
and was allowed by the other two
brothers to remain there, in order
to fulfil another prophecy of a Pandit,
that their rule in Sailak would endure
so long as Bhairwanand remained at
the bottom of a well. To the present



day pilgrims of the Raikwar clan come
annually to worship at the shrine of
Bhairwanand. After this Bal and Sal
took service with two Bhar Rajas who
held large territories on either side of
the Gogra. Sal represented their inte-
rests at the Court of the Emperor
of Delhi, and Bal became their Naib.
The Bhar Rajas fell into arrears of
revenue, and a force was sent against
them by the Emperor of Delhi ; they
were overcome and slain, and their
territories made over, those on the
right bank (Ramnagar Dhameri) to
B&l, and those on the left bank
(Bamhnauti, now Baundi) to Sal. In
the ninth generation from Bal, Ram
Singh adopted his relative Zorawar
Singh, who became the first Raja of
the clan. In 1751 the Raikwars
headed a great Hindu movement to
shake off the Musalman government
of Oudh. Under the Raja Anup Singh
of Ramnagar they marched on Luck-
now, but were totally defeated by the
Shekhzadas at the battle of Chhola-
ghat. After this the family lost much
of its possessions, but had recovered
most before the British annexation in
1855. The grandson of the Raja
Anup Singh was the Rdjd Gur Bakhsh
Singh; who, in the Mutiny of 1857,
joined his kinsman the Raja Hardat
Singh of Baundi in rebellion. The
latter was transported ; but the former
was succeeded by his son, the present
Raja, who was not concerned in the
rebellion, and thus preserved a portion
of the estate. He has been twice
married — (1) to the Rani Chandra
Kunwar, and (2) to the Rani Gulab
Kunwar. Residence : Suratganj, Ram-
nagar, Bara Banki, Oudh.

SARAIKELAH, Raja Uditnarayan
Singh Deo Bahadur, Rdjd of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1848. Succeeded to the audi
November 25, 1883. Belongs to a Raj-
put (Hindu) family, descended from a
scion of the Porahat house of Orissa.
The head of the family anciently bore
the title of Kunwar, bestowed by the
Rajas of Porahat. They appear to
have been recognized as Rajas by the
Governments of Lord Wellesley and
Lord Minto ; and in 1856 the late
Raja Chakardhar Singh Deo, father
of the present Raja, received the title
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character, and the good services
rendered by his father, Azambhar
Singh, in the Bol campaign of 1837.
The late Raja rendered excellent
service during the Mutiny of 1857 ; he
died in 1883, and was succeeded by
his son, the present Raja. By the
custom of the State the eldest son of
the ruling Raja bears the title of
Tikait. The area of the State (which
is one of the Chota Nagpur Tributary
Mahals) is 459 square miles ; its
population is 77,097, chiefly Hindus.
The Raja has a military force of 4
guns. Residence: Saraikelah, Chota
Nagpur, Bengal.

SARANGARH, Raja Lai Jawahir Singh,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b. 1888.
Succeeded to the gadi as an infant,
October 2, 1890. Belongs to a Gond
(aboriginal) family, whose ancestors
originally came from Lanji, and for
military services rendered to the Raja
of Ratanpur were granted the Saran-
garh territory, with the title of Raja.
The late Raja Bhawani Partab Singh
was born about the year 1865, and
came to the gadi in 1872. He died in
1890, and was succeeded by his infant
son, the present Raja. The family
always use the device of a tortoise on
the seal, and for the signature of the
Chief. Residence : Sarangarh, Sam-
balpur, Central Provinces.

SARAT CHANDAR BANARJI, Rai

Bahadur. 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. The Rai Bahadur, who
belongs to a Brahman family of
Sibpur, Howrah district, Bengal, is a
distinguished graduate of the Calcutta
University, where he has taken the
degrees of M.A. and B.L. Residence :



SARAT CHANDRA DAS, CLE., Rai
Bahddur. "Was created a Companion
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, January 1, 1886 ; and
received the title of Rai Bahadur on
January 1, 1896. Residence : Calcutta.

SARAWANJU, Rani. The title was
granted as a personal distinction on
January 1, 1898. Is the widow of the
late Rao Bahadur Lachhman Singh,
Jagirdar 'of Jigni. Residence : Jigni,
Central India.



SARDAR KHAN, Risaldar-Major, Khdn
Bahddur. The title was conferred for
eminent military service, on May 26,
1894. Residence: Baluchistan.

SARDAR SINGH (of Dhangaon),
Rdwat ; b. March 14, 1835. The title
is hereditary, and the Rawat or Rao
has also been styled the Raja of
Mandhata. Belongs to a Bhilala
family ; descended from Bharat Singh,
a Rajput Chief of the great Chauhan
clan. He established himself in the
island of Mandhata in the year 1165
a.d. ; and married the daughter of
Nathu, the former Bhil Chief of that
island. Residence : Dhangaon, Nimar,
Central Provinces.

SARDAR SINGH (of Katehra), Rdjd
Bahddur; b. 1858. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
March 19, 1880, in recognition of his
position as representative of his kins-
man, the late Raja Ranmast Singh,
adopted son and heir of the late Raja
Senapat Singh, Rao of Katehra. The
Raja belongs to the great Bundela
Rajput family of which His Highness
the Maharajd of Orchha is the head,
and from which are descended most
of the principal feudatory Chiefs of
Bundelkhand. The Rao Senapat of
Katehra in Jhansi rendered most
valuable services to Government
during the Mutiny of 1857, as a
reward for which he obtained the title
of Raja Bahadur, as a personal dis-
tinction, and to descend to his son,
natural or adopted, and also a hand-
some khilat and a grant of land. He
was succeeded by his adopted son, the
late Raja Ranmast Singh ; and the
latter by the present Raja, son of
Lachhman Singh, who was a brother
of the Raja Senapat Bahadur. Resi-
dence: Katehra, Jhansi, North-
Western Provinces.

SAREKHA, Bahadur Singh, Thdkur of.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Seoni, Central Provinces.

SARFARAZ BEGAM, Rdni; b. 1866.
Succeeded on November 28, 1895.
The title of Raja (or Rani) is heredi-
tary for the Talukdar of Bahadurnagar.
Residence : Bahraich, Oudh.

SARGUJA, Maharaja Raghunath Saran
Singh Deo, Mahdrdjd Bahddur of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1860. Succeeded
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to a Rajput Raksel (Hindu) family ;
which was compelled in 1758 to
submit to the Mahrattas, and became
feudatories of Berar. In 1818 the
State passed under British control,
by an agreement with Madhuji
Bhonsle (Appa Saheb). In 1826 the
title of Maharaja was conferred on
the Chief. He died in 1851, and was
succeeded by the late Maharaja
Indrajit Singh Deo, who died in 1879,
and was succeeded by his son, the
present Maharaja. By the custom of
the family the eldest son of the ruling
Maharaja bears the courtesy title of
Jubaraj or Yuvaraj. The area of the
State, which is the largest and most
important of the Chota Ndgpur
Tributary Mahals, is 6103 square
miles; its population is 270,336,
chiefly Hindus of aboriginal descent,
including many Gonds and Uraons.
The Maharaja was granted the title
of Maharaja Bahadur as a personal
distinction on May 20, 1896. He has
a military force of 1 gun. Residence :
Bisrampur, Sarguja, Chota Nagpur,
Bengal.

SARILA, Raja Pahar Singh, Rdjd of.
A ruling chief ; I. 1875. Succeeded to
the gadi as a minor August 19, 1882.
Belongs to the famous Bundela family
of Rdjputs tint has given ruling
families to Orchha, Panna, Datia,
Ajaigarh, Charhhari, and most of
the other States of Bundelkhand.
Jagat Raj, the second son of the
great Maharaja Ohhatarsal of Panna,
became Chief of Jaitpur; and
from him descend the Chiefs of
Ajaigarh, Bijarar, Charkhari, and
Sarila. His elcbst son, Kirat Singh,
was the ancestor of the Ajaigarh and
Charkhari familes; the second, Bir
Singh Deo, of the Bijawar House ;
and the third, Pahar Singh, retained
the Jaitpur Chiefship. He had two
sons, of whom the elder, Gaj Singh,
retained Jaitpur, while the younger,
Raja Man Sirgh, became Raja of
Sarila. He wts succeeded by Tej
Singh, who obtained a sanad from the
British Governnent in 1807. His son
and grandson jeigned in succession ;
and the lattei, dying childless, was
succeeded by a collateral relative,
named Khalal Singh, in 1871. He
died in 1882, and was succeeded by his
son the present Rdjd. The area of



the State is 36 square miles ; its popu-
lation is 5014, chiefly Hindus. The
Raja maintains a military force of 8
cavalry, 116 infantry, and 6 guns.
Residence : Sarila, Bundelkhand,
Central India.

SARKAR, Mahendra Lai, CLE. See
Mahendra.

SARNET SINGH (of Katra Balkhera),
Thdkur ; b. 1835. The title is heredi-
tary, having been originally conferred
by Nizam Shah, Gond Raja of Mandla,
and recognized by the British Govern-
ment. His father, the Thakur
Hindupati of Katra Balkhera,
rendered excellent service during the
Mutiny of 1857. The Thdkur Sarnet
Singh is a brother of the Thdkurs
Jawdhir Singh and Dirjan Singh of
Katra Balkhera in Jabalpur. Resi-
dence: Katra Balkhera, Jabalpur,
Central Provinces.

SAR0DA NARAYAN SINGH, Rdjd.
The title was conferred as a personal
distinction on January 1, 1894. Resi-
dence : Hazaribagh, Bengal.

SAR0DA PRASAD CHATTARJI, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, on January 1,
1894. Residence : Bhdgalpur, Bengal.

SAR0DA PRASAD RAI, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on May 20, 1896. Resi-
dence: Calcutta, Bengal.

SARUKKAI G0PAL CHARI, Diwdn
Bahadur. See Gopala.

SARUP NARAYAN, Pandit, CLE.
Was created a Companion of the
Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire, January 1, 1880. Residence :
Indore.

SARUP SINGH, Malwai, Sarddrr; b.
1850. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to a Mdn Jat family of Sikh
Sarddrs, formerly resident in Ndbha.
The Sarddr Dhanna Singh, son of
Mai Singh, and great-grandfather of
the present Sarddr, entered the
service of the Mahdrdjd Ranjit Singh
in 1800 A.D., and rapidly rose to
favour. He was one of the agents
sent by Ranjit Singh to Wazir Fatheh
Khdn to arrange for the interview
which took place between them at
Jhelum in 1812. He fought in several
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son Bachattar Singh having died
before him. The son and successor
of the latter, Sardar Kirpal Singh, was
with Raja Sher Singh at Multan in
1848 ; but when the Raja rebelled, he
went over to the camp of Major
Edwardes, and as a reward received a
large accession of territory at the
annexation. He died in 1859 ; and was
succeeded by his only son, the present
Sardar, as a minor. Residence :
Lahore, Punjab.

SARUP SINGH (of Maniwara), Rao
Saheb. The title is hereditary, the
Rao Saheb being the brother of Rao
Saheb Dharup Singh (q.v.). The
ancestor of this family, Kehari Singh,
did good service with Sultan Mu-
hammad, Nawab of Rahatgarh, in
consideration of which he received
the title of Rao Saheb, and a grant of
land. The Rao Saheb Jag Raj Singh
was succeeded by the present Rao
Saheb. Residence: Maniwara, Sagar,
Central Provinces.

SARWAN AND SONKHERA, Thakur
Amar Singh, Thakur of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1866. Succeeded to the gadi
in 1886. Belongs to a Rahtor Rajput
family (Hindu). The population of
the State is about 5000, chiefly Bhils
(aboriginal tribe). Residence : Sarwan,
Western Malwa, Central India.

SASI. SeeShashi.

SATHAMBA, Thakur Wajesinghji
Ajabsinghji, Thakur of. A ruling
chief; b. 1863. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family that came from Sind,
and obtained the Sathamba Taluk
from Mahmud Begara. Descended
from Thakur Wajesinghji; from
whom, in the sixth generation, was
the late Thakur Ajabsinghji, who
was born in 1844, and succeeded to the
gadi in 1867. He was succeeded by
his son, the present Thakur. The
State, which is tributary to Baroda,
Balasinor, and Lunawara, has an area
of 16 square miles, and a population
of 5360. Residence : Sathamba, Mahi
Kantha, Bombay.

SATISH CHANDRA PATJRE, Rdjd.
Received the title as a personal dis-
tinction on January 1, 1892. Resi-
dence: Santal Parganas, Bengal.

SATIYA SHRI GH0SAL, Kumar. See
Satya.



SATIYAVADA SURIYA NARAYANA
PRASADA RAO, Rao Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1892.
Residence : Vizagapatam, Madras.

SATLASNA, Thakur Harisinghji,
Thakur of. A ruling chief ; b. Novem-
ber 16, 1849. Succeeded to the gadi
April 23, 1871. Claims descent from
a Chauhan Rajput Chief, Mulaji, who
came from Nana Varda in Mawar,
and settled at Mawar near Satlasna in
1459 A.D. The Thakur of Bhalusna
(q.v.) is descended from a junior
branch of the same family. The
Thakur has two sons, Kunwar Takht-
singhji and Kunwar Jawansinghji.
The State, whch is tributary to
Baroda and to Idar, has a population
of 7894. Residence : Satlasna, Mahi
Kantha, Bombay.

SATRUJTT PARTAB BAHADUR SAHAI

(of Tamkuhi), Rdjd; b. July 27, 1864.
The title is hereditary. Belongs to a
Bhuinhar Rajput family, claiming
descent from Mayuj Bhat, more than
a hundred generations back. A de-
scendant, named Baja Fateh Sahai,
Bhuinhar Raja of Hoshiarpur in
Saran, after the btttle of Baksar in
1764, was driven from his Raj by the
troops of the Easl India Company,
and settled on the Tamkuhi estates,
previously purchased by him, in
Gorakhpur. Raja Fateh Sahai's
grandson was the grandfather of the
present Raja, and obtained from the
British Governmert the recognition
of his title as heieditary. His son
was the late Raji Kishan Partab
Bahadur Sahai, the father of the
present Raja. Residence: Tamkuhi,
Gorakhpur, North- Vestern Provinces.

SATYA SHRI GHOSAL, Kumar. The
title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on July 18, 1861, in recog-
nition of his position as the son of the
late Raja Satyanand Ghosal. Belongs
to a family descended from the Raja
Jai Narayan Ghosal, who was the
right-hand man o^ Mr. Verelst,
Governor of Bengal in succession to
Lord Clive in 1167. Residence:
Bhookoylash, 24-Parjanas, Bengal.

SAURENDRA MOHAI TAG0R, Sir,
Kt., C.I.E., Rdjd. S\e Tagore.

SAVANUR, Abdul Tabriz Khan Diler
Jang Bahadur, Nawib of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1864. Succeeded to the gadi



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in 1885. Belongs to an Afghan
(Muhammadan) family, descended
from Abdul Karim Khan, who had a
village near Delhi granted to him by
the Emperor of Delhi. Seventeenth
in descent from him was Eagti Bahlol,
who was in the service of the Mughal
Emperor Shah Jahan; and being
dissatisfied with his position therein,
quitted it, and took service under Ali
Adil Shah, King of Bijapur. His
grandson, Abdul Karim Khan, greatly
distinguished himself by suppressing
a revolt of Paligdrs and Jamdddrs in
the Deccan, and Sikandar Adil Shah
granted him a very large jdgir. Abdul
Karim Khan's eldest son became the
founder of the powerful family of the
Nawabs of Cuddapah (Kadapa), in
the Madras Presidency; whilst his
fourth son, Abdul Rauf Khan, who
had married a daughter of Ali Adil
Shah, the King of Bijapur, succeeded
to the ancestral estate. In 1680,
when the King was hard pressed in
Bijapur by the Emperor Aurangzeb,
he sent Abdul Eauf Khan to deliver
up the seal and insignia of State to
the conqueror; and by the address
with which he conducted the negotia-
tions, Abdul Rauf Khan rose high in
Aurangzeb's favour. He received
from the Emperor the grant of the



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