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jdgir of Bankapur, Torgal, and Azim-
nagar, with the title of Dalel Khan
Bahadur Diler Jang, and a vnansah or
command of 7000 horse. After a
reign of thirty-five years, Abdul Rauf
Khan died in 1715, and was succeeded
by his son, Abdul Gafur Khan. The
latter was followed by his son, Abdul
Majid Khan, who ruled from 1722 to

1751, and raised the power of Savanur
to its highest pitch. He was slain in
a battle with the forces of Muzaffar
Jang, the Subahdar of the Deccan;
who was himself subsequently slain by
the Nawabs of Cuddapah and Karnal
in revenge. Abdul Majid's son, Abdul
Hakim Khan Saheb, succeeded in

1752, and ruled for forty years. He
was frequently involved in war with
the Sultan Haidar Ali of Mysore ; but
ultimately a marriage was arranged
between the daughter of Haidar
Ali (sister of Tippu Sultan) and the
son of the Nawab, and the Mysore
sovereign conferred on the Nawab the
sovereignty over twelve districts on
condition of military service, Tippu,



however, attacked the Nawab, where-
upon the latter transferred his
allegiance to the Mahrattas. When
Tippu crossed the Tungabhadra and
marched to Savanur, the Nawab was
joined by Holkar, and also by Hari
Pant, the famous Mahratta leader;
and ultimately a treaty of peace was
concluded in 1787, by which Tippu
engaged to restore the Nawab's jdgir.
The Nawab obtained a large pension
from the Peshwa; which was subse-
quently converted, at the instance of
General Wellesley (afterwards Duke of
Wellington), into an equivalent grant
of territory. From 1792 to 1826
Abdul Khair Khan occupied the gadi
at Savanur, and was succeeded by
three sons, the first two of whom only
survived their accession to the gadi
a very short time. The third son,
Abdul Dalel Khan Saheb, was better
educated than most Musalman nobles ;
and in recognition of his ability and
high character he was appointed in
1862 a Member of the Legislative
Council of Bombay. He died in the
same year, and was succeeded by his
son, the Nawab Abdul Khair Khan,
who died in 1868, and was succeeded
by the late Nawab Abdul Dalil Khan
as a minor. The latter was educated
at the Rajaram College, Kolhapur,
and was a young Chief of high
character and great promise. He
came of age in 1883, and was duly
installed as Nawab, but unfortunately
died in 1884. He was succeeded by the
present Nawab. The State has an area
of 70 square miles, and a population of
16,491, chiefly Hindus. Residence:
Savanur, Dharwar, Bombay.

SAW HLA PRU, Mating, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Mm. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinc-
tion, on January 1, 1 890. It is indicated
by the letters K.S.M. after the name,
and means " Recipient of the Gold
Chain of Honour." Residence:
Kyaukse, Burma.

SAW KAN MUN, Sawbwa, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. 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. It is
indicated by the letters K.S.M. after
the name, and means " Recipient of



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the Gold Chain of Honour." Resi-
dence : Thaungthut, Burma.

SAW NAW MAING (Chief of South
Hsenwi State), Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. This title was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 16, 1896. It is indicated by
the letters K.S.M. after the name, and
means " Kecipient of the Gold Chain
of Honour." Residence: : South
Hsenwi, Northern Shan States, Burma.

SAW ON (SAWBWA), Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. The title
was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on April 17, 1890. It is
indicated by the letters K.S.M. after
the name, and means " Recipient of
the Gold Chain of Honour." Resi-
dence : Nyaungwye, Burma.

SAWANTWARI, Raghunath Sawant
Bhonsle Raje Bahadur, Sir Desai of.
A ruling chief; b. September 20,
1862. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor August 29, 1870. Belongs to a
branch of the great Mahratta family
of Bhonsle ; descended from Mang
Sawant, who about the year 1554 a.d.
revolted from Bijapur, and maintained
his independence during his lifetime.
His immediate successors again became
feudatories of the Bijapur kingdom;
but his descendant, Khem Sawant
Bhonsle, who ruled from 1627 to 1640,
secured the independence of Sawant-
wari. His son, Sorn Sawant, ruled
for about eighteen months; and was
then succeeded by his brother, Lakham
Sawant, who tendered his allegiance to
the great Sivaji, and was confirmed
by him as Sir Desai of the South
Konkan, including Sawantwari.
Lakham Sawant's brother, Phond
Sawant, was succeeded by his son,
Khem Sawant II., who received
further grants from Sahu Raja, grand-
son of Sivaji. This Chief, who ruled
from 1709 to 1737, concluded a treaty
with the British Government against
the notorious piratical leader, Kanoji
Angria of Kolaba. A third Khem
Sawant, commonly called Khem
Sawant the Great, ruled from 1755 to
1803; he married the daughter of
Jayaji Sindhia, and obtained the title
of Raje Bahadur from the Mughal
Emperor of Delhi. He died without
issue in 1803. In 1805 his widow,
Lakshmibai, adopted a son, Ram-



chandra Sawant, alias Bhau Saheb;
he was, however, strangled shortly
afterwards, and was succeeded by
Phond Sawant, another minor scion of
the Bhonsle family. He died about
the year 1812, and was succeeded by
his minor son, named Khem Sawant ;
and the latter was followed in 1870 by
the present Sir Desai. The title is
said to have been originally derived
from the Kings of Bijapur. The Sir
Desai was educated at the Rajkumar
College, Rajkot. The area of his
State is 926 square miles, its popu-
lation is 174,433, chiefly Hindus. The
Chief maintains a military force of 12
cavalry, 400 infantry, and 34 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 9 guns.
Residence: Wari, Bombay.

SATLA, Thakur Saheb Wakhatsinghji,
Kesrisinghji, Thakur Saheb of. A
ruling chief; b. 1846. Succeeded to
the gadi October 4, 1881. Belongs to
the great Jhala Rajput family of
which the head is His Highness the
Maharana Raj Saheb of Dhrangadra
(q.v.). The late Thakur of Sayla,
Kesrisinghji, received the title of
Thakur Saheb as a personal distinc-
tion in 1874. He ruled from 1837 to
1881 ; and was then succeeded by his
son, the present Thakur, who has also
received the title of Thakur Saheb as
a personal distinction. The area of
his State is 222 square miles ; its
population is 16,991, chiefly Hindus.
The Thakur Saheb maintains a mili-
tary force of 10 cavalry, 281 infantry,
and 2 guns. Residence: Sayla,
Kathiawar, Bombay.

SAYYID. — A Muhammadan prefix, in-
dicating descent from the family of
the Prophet.

SAYYID ABDUL (ABDUS) SUBHAN
CHAUDHRI, Nawdb. See Abdul.

SAYYID AHMAD KHAN BAHADUR,
K.G.S.I., The Hon. Sir. Is famous
throughout India as the founder of the
great Aligarh Muhammadan College,
and one of the leading members of
the Muhammadan community of
Northern India. Belongs to a
Muhammadan family of distinction,
claiming descent from the Prophet.
Served for many years in the Judicial
Service of the North - Western
Provinces, and is now a Member of the
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Governor of those Provinces, and a
Fellow of the Allahabad University.
For his eminent services in all these
capacities he was created a Knight
Commander of the Most Exalted
Order of the Star of India, January 1,
1888. Has a son and heir, the Hon.
Mr. Justice Mahmud, Puisne Judge
of the High Court of the North-
western Provinces. Residence: Ali-
garh, North-Western Provinces.

SAYYID All, Khan Saheb. The title is
personal, and was conferred on May
26, 1894. Residence : Masulipatam,
Madras.

SAYYID All BILGRAMI (of the

N.W.P.), Shams-ul-Ulama. The title
was conferred on this distinguished
officer of the Nizam's Service, for his
eminence in oriental learning, on May 30,
1891. Residence : Hyderabad, Deccan.

SAYYID AZIM-TJD-DIN. See Azim-ud-
din.

SAYYID BAKHT, Muhammad, Mirza.
See Muhammad.

SAYYID HASAN ALI, Sir. G.C.I.E.,

Nawdb Bahadur. See Murshidabad.

SAYYID HASAN BAKHSH, Khan Ba-
hadur. Received the title on June 3,
1899. Residence : Multan, Punjab.

SAYYID HUSAIN BILGRAMI, Nawdb
Irndd-ul-Mulh Bahadur. The Nawab
Bahadur is at present Director of
Public Instruction in the Government
of His Highness the Nizam of the
Deccan; and the title of Nawab
Imad-ul-Mulk Bahadur was conferred
on him by His Highness the Nizam,
in recognition of his eminent services
to that State, especially in the cause
of education. Educated at Presidency
College, Calcutta (B.A 1866), he is
well known throughout India as an
accomplished scholar, both English
and oriental; and long occupied the
honourable post of Private Secretary
to His Highness the Nizam. Resi-
dence : Hyderabad, Deccan.

SAYYID HUSAIN SAHEB, Khan Saheb.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on June 1, 1888. Resi-
dence: Madras.

SAYYID JAMAL SAYYID MOHI-UD-

DIN, Khan Saheb. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on



May 1, 1890. Residence: Khandesh,
Bombay.

SAYYID MUHAMMAD SAHEB BA-
HADUR, Nawdb. Received the title,
as Sheriff of Madras, on June 22,
1897. Residence: Madras.

SAYYID SHAH, Khan Bahadur. Re-
ceived the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Kurram, Punjab.

SAYYID-UD-DIN AHMAD, Maulavi,
Khan Bahadur; b. 1856. Received
the title on January 1, 1897. Resi-
dence : Bahadurpur, Faridpur, Bengal.

SAZAWAR, Munshi, Khan Bahadur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 2, 1888. Resi-
dence : Lahore, Punjab.

SEOHAR, Raja of. See Sheoraj Nandan
Singh, Raja Bahadur ; see also Girija
Nandan Singh, Kumar.

SEORAJ NANDAN SINGH, Rdjd
BaMdur. See Sheoraj Nandan Singh.

SERAI GHULAM RASUL KHAN,
Jatoi, Khan Bahadur. See Ghulam.

SESHAYYA RAMASWAMI NAYUDU,

Rao Saheb. The title was conferred
on June 22, 1897. Residence : Bombay.

SESHAYYA SASTRIYAR, A., C.S.I.
Was created a Companion of the
Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India on January 1, 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India, in recognition of his eminent
services as Diwan or Prime Minister of
Travancore. Had been appointed a
fellow of the University of Madras,
1868; and became a Member of the
Legislative Council of Fort St.
George, 1878, and a Member of the
Viceroy's Legislative Council, 1879.
He was appointed by the late Maha-
raja of Travancore, with the sanction
of the Government of India, Diwan
or Prime Minister of Travancore in
1876. Subsequently he became Sarkil
of the State of Pudukota; and in
1886 he was promoted to be Diwan-
Regent of that State. Residence:
Pudukota, Trichinopoly District,
Madras.

SETH— A prefix.

SEWAYA NARSU ELLAPA, Rao Ba-
hadur. The title was conferred on
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SHABAN All KHAN, Haji, Rdjd,
Khdn Bahadur. The title of Khan
Bahadur was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on December 7, 1888, in
recognition of his public spirit in
forwarding improvements in Indian
agriculture, and in undertaking agri-
cultural experiments on the Salempur
estate and its neighbourhood ; and
on January 1, 1898, the Khan Ba-
hadur received the personal title of
Raja. Belongs to a Musalman Sayyid
family, claiming descent (as implied
by the term Sayyid) from the family
of the Prophet. The Khan Bahadur
is an Honorary Magistrate. Residence :
Salempur, Lucknow, Oudh.

SHAH MUHAMMAD KHAN walad Ml
GAUHAR KHAN, Mir. The title has
been continued for life, the Mir being
the representative of one of the Mirs
or Chiefs of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Residence : Shikarpur,
Sind.

SHAH MUHAMMAD KHAN walad
GHULAM MURTAZA KHAN, Mir.
The title is hereditary, the Mir being
the representative of one of the
Mirs or Chiefs of Sind at the time
of the annexation. Residence : Shi-
karpur, Sind.

SHAH NAWAZ KHAN, Jamadar,

Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on May 25, 1895. Residence:
Montgomery, Punjab.

SHAH NAWAZ KHAN, Mir (of Tando

Mir), His Highness; b. January 20,
1843. The title of "His Highness"
was conferred, as a personal distinc-
tion, in recognition of his position as a
son of the late Mir Nur Muhammad
Khan, Amir of Sind at the time of the
annexation. Belongs to the Shahda-
dani branch of the Talpur family,
formerly the ruling family of Sind;
tracing their descent from the Balueh
Chief, Mir Shahdad Khan, who came
from Baluchistan to Sind during the
rule of Nur Muhammad of the
Kalhora dynasty. Residence : Hydera-
bad, Sind.

SHAH PASAND KHAN (of Gulbela),
Arbab. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on May 24, 1881.
Residence : Peshawar, Punjab.

SHAH PASAND KHAN, Wadero, walad
ARSALA KHAN BABAR, Khdn Baha-



dur. The title was conferred on May
20, 1896. Residence : Kot Sultan, Sind.

SHAHAB-UD-DIN, Kazi, CLE. (of Sa-
wantwari), Khan Bahadur. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
on January 1, 1887. The Khan Baha-
dur has rendered distinguished service
both to the Bombay Government and
to that of His Highness the Maharaja
Gaekwar of Baroda. He was for some
years Prime Minister of Baroda ; and
was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on January 1, 1880. Residence: Ba-
roda (now in Bombay).

SHAHAMAT ALI, Mir, C.S.I., Khdn
Bahadur; b. January 10, 1840. The
title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on October 25, 1865, in
recognition of eminent services in the
Political Department. Belongs to an
Arab Musalman (Shaikh Anseri)
family, that migrated from Arabia to
India in early times, and settled first
in Panipat. Subsequently the family
obtained certain rent-free lands in
Mandawar from the Muhammadan
Government of Delhi, and they re-
moved to that town. The Mir has
served in Afghanistan and in Central
India, and he was specially selected
for the important post of Superin-
tendent of the Ratlam State. He
was created a Companion of the Most
Exalted Order of the Star of India,
June 30, 1871. Residence: Bijnor,
North-Western Provinces.

SHAHBAZ KHAN, Sardar, Nawdb. The
title of Nawdb was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on January 1,
1890. Residence: Baluchistan.

SHAHDE0 SINGH (of Pandriganesh-
pur), Shdhzdda Bahadur; b. 1844.
These titles are personal, being the
courtesy titles of a grandson of the
late Maharaja Ran jit Singh of Lahore.
The Shahzada Bahadur is the son of
the late Sardar Sher Singh ; he is a
nephew of His Highness the Maha-
raja Sir Dalip Singh, G.C.S.I., and is
related by marriage to His Highness
the Maharaja Rana of Dholpur. The
Shahzada left the Punjab in 1849, and
has lived in Oudh since October 1861.
He enjoys an hereditary jdyir from
the British Government, as well as a
considerable personal a^owance. Jfeff*
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SHAHMAU, Rdjd of. See Sukhmangal
Singh.

SHAHPURA, Raja Dhiraj Nahar Singh,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b. 1855. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor Novem-
ber 2, 1869. Belongs to the illustrious
family of the Chiefs of the Sesodia
clan of Rajputs ; being descended from
Suraj Mai, a younger son of the Maha-
rana of Udaipur, from whom the
present Raja of Shahpura is eleventh
in descent. Suraj Mai received as his
portion the Pargana of Kherar in
Udaipur; and his son received from
the Emperor Shah Jahan of Delhi a
grant of a part of the crown lands of
Ajmir, on a feudal tenure. The Raja
is thus a feudatory of His Highness
the Maharana, as well as directly of
the Government. The area of the
State is 400 square miles ; its popula-
tion is 51,750, chiefly Hindus, but
including 2771 Muhammadans. The
Raja maintains a military force of 265
cavalry, 240 infantry, and 42 guns.
Residence : Shahpura, Rajputana.

SHAHZADA.— A prefix.

SHAIKH. — A Muhammadan prefix.

SHAIKH KASIM, Subahdar-Major, Sar-
ddr Bahadur. The title was conferred,
for long and meritorious service, on
January 1, 1895. Residence: Hingole,
Deccan.

SHAIKH SUBHAN, Khan Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on June 3, 1899. Is
Bakhshi Fauj and Munsarim of the
Forest Department in Jhalawar. Resi-
dence : Jhalawar, Rajputana.

SHAJAOTA, Thakur Khushal Singh,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. 1840.
Succeeded to the gadi as a minor in
1851. Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu)
family. The population of the State
is about 800, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence: Shajaota, Western Malwa,
Central India.

SHAM M0HINI, Mahdrdni; b. August
1833. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on July 26, 1875,
in recognition of her eminent services
during the famine of 1873-74. The
title of Maharaja has since been con-
ferred on the Maharani's adopted son,
the Maharaja Girija Nath Rai of
Dinajpur; under whose name will be
found an account of this family. The
Maharani's late husband, the Raja



Tarak Nath of Dinajpur, was in
possession of the title and estate from
1840 to 1865 ; in the latter year he
died, and was succeeded by his widow,
the present Maharani. The family
cognizance is a lion guardant rampant
attacked by two elephants rampant.
Residence: Dinajpur, Bengal.

SHAM NATH, Pandit, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1895. Residence: Ajmere, Rajputana.

SHAMGARH, Sarddr of. See Ram
Singh.

SHAMLI PERSHAD, Rao Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Is Jagirdar of Gaurihar. Residence :
Gaurihar, Central India.

SHAMS SHAH, Sayyid Mir, Khan Saheb.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1898. Residence : Baluchistan.

SHAMS-UD-DIN ALI KHAN, Sayyid,
Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1,1878. Residence: Hydera-
bad, Deccan.

SHAMS-UD-DIN HAIDAR, Muhammad,
Mirza Bahadur. See Muhammad.

SHAMS-UD-DIN JIVABHAI SULE-
MANI, Khan Bahadur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1844. Resi-
dence: Baroda.

SHAMS-UD-DIN KHAN, Subahdar-
Major, Khan Bahadur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1896. Resi-
dence: Burma.

SHAMSABUL SIT ARAM MISRI, Dr.,

Rao Saheb. Received the title on June
3, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

SHAMSHER ALI KHAN, Nawabzada,
Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on January 1, 1892. Residence :
Karnal, Punjab.

SHANKAR BAKHSH SINGH, Sir,
K.C.I.E. (of Thalrai, Khajurgaon),
Rand; b. December 27, 1839. The
Rana is the head of a younger branch
(known as the Simbasi House) of the
Bais Tilokchandi clan of Rajputs, of
which the Chief is the Raja Sheopal
Singh (q.v.) of Murarmau. The title
of Rana is hereditary, having been
conferred by the Raja Digbijai Singh
of Murarmau, acknowledged by the
former Kings of Oudh, and finally
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For some centuries the Rdnds of
Khajurgaon have taken a prominent
part in the wars and political move-
ments generally of this part of Oudh ;
and though the Rana Raghundth
Singh in the early part of the Mutiny
of 1857 took part with the rebels, he
made his submission early in 1858,
and thereafter rendered very good
service to the Government, maintain-
ing its authority throughout the
country of his clan, known as Baiswara,
and assisting in preparing and guarding
the bridge at Bithoraghat. He was
succeeded by his grandson, the present
Rand, who received a Medal of Honour
at the Imperial Assemblage of Delhi
on January 1, 1877, on the occasion
of the Proclamation of Her Most
Gracious Majesty as Empress of India ;
and was created a Companion of the
Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire in 1882, and a Knight Com-
mander of the same Order in 1887.
In 1886 he was appointed a Member
of the Viceroy's Legislative Council.
He is an Honorary Magistrate and
Assistant Collector; and is the Vice-
President of the Oudh branch of the
British Indian Association. He has a
son and heir, named Kunwar Lai
Chandra Bhukan Singh, born 1860.
Residence : Khajurgaon, Rae Bareli,
Oudh.

SHANKAR DAT DUBE (of Badlapur),
Rdjd. Has recently succeeded the
late Rdjd Harihar Dat Dube of Badla-
pur, who was an Honorary Magistrate,
and great-grandson of Rdjd Sheo Ldl
Dube. The sanad conferring the taluka
of Badlapur on Rdjd Sheo Ldl Dube,
dated November 1797, is in existence,
and was signed by Sir John Shore,
then Governor-General. Residence :
Jaunpur, North-Western Provinces.

SHANKAR DAYAL SINGH, Rat Baha-
dur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on July 6, 1888.
The Rai Bahddur is an Honorary
Magistrate of Shdhabad. Residence:
Kesath, Shdhabad, Bengal.

SHANKAR RAOJI GANDHI, Rao Bahd-
dur. The title was conferred on June
22,1897. Residence: Bombay.

SHANOR, Rana Khusalsinghji, Rand
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1835. Belongs
to a Rdjput (Hindu) family. The
Rdnd, who is one of the Tdlukddrs



in the Sankheda Mewds of Rewd
Kdntha, is a Magistrate within the
limits of his State. The State has an
area of 4 square miles. Residence :
Shanor, Rewd Kdntha, Bombay.

SHANTARAM VINAYAK KANTAK,

Rao Bahddur. Received the title on
May 21, 1898. Residence : Bombay.

SHAPUR, Jareja Bhupatsingh Amar-
singh, Tdlukddr of. A ruling chief;
b. 1867. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor December 25, 1878. Belongs to
a Rdjput (Hindu) family. The area
of the State is 10 square miles; its
population 1237, chiefly Hindus. The
Tdlukddr maintains a military force
of 16 men. Residence : Shapur, Kdthid-
wdr, Bombay.

SHARIF KHAN, Muhammad (Khan of
Dir), Nawdb. See Muhammad.

SHASHI BHUSAN BOSE (Basu), Rai
Saheb. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1895. Residence: Narail,
Bengal.

SHASHI BHUSAN MUKHARJI, Rai

Bahddur. The title was conferred on
May 20, 1896. Residence: Lahore,
Punjab.

SHASHI SHEKHARESHWAR RAI (of
Tdhirpur), Rdjd Bahddur. The title
of Rdjd was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 1, 1889, in
recognition of his eminent services in
the cause of the improvement of Indian
agriculture, and of his public spirit as
a landed proprietor of the Rdjshdhi
district ; and on January 1, 1896, the
Rdjd was created a Rdjd Bahddur.
Residence: Tdhirpur, Rdjshdhi, Ben-
gal.

SHEIKH. See Shaikh.

SHEO BAKHSH BAGLA, Rdjd; b. 1849.
The title was conferred on June 22,
1897, as Sheriff of Calcutta in the
Diamond Jubilee year. Residence:
Calcutta, Bengal.

SHEO PARSHAD, Lala, Rai Bahddur.
The title was conferred on June 3,
1893. Residence: Cawnpur, North-
Western Provinces.

SHEO PARSHAD SINGH, Rdjd. See
Sheoprasad.

SHEO SAHAI MAL, Lala, Rai Bahd-
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SHEOBARAN SINGH, Rao. The title
is hereditary. The Rao belongs to
the Kin war clan of Rajputs, claiming
descent from Rao Dalpat Singh, son
of Maharup Singh, who came to
Charwapatha, and settled in Bohami
and Kareli. His descendants subse-
quently settled in Narsinghpur. Resi-
dence: Narsinghpur, Central Pro-



SHEODARSHAN SINGH (of Gopal-
pura), Rao; b. September 20, 1859.
The title is hereditary, the Rao being
the Chief of one branch of the great
Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, and con-
sequently of the Surdjbansi or Solar
race, and claiming connection with the
families of His Highness the Maharaja
of Jaipur (q.v.), and of the Raja Ram
Singh of Rampura. This branch of
the family is descended from Raja
Nirpat Singh of Sahor in Gwalior
territory. His elder son, Raj Shah,
obtained the title of Raja, and was
the ancestor of the Rajas of Sahor ;
the younger, Alam Rao, obtained the
title of Rao, and became the ancestor
of the Raos of Gopdlpura. The pos-
sessions of the family were greatly
reduced by the conquests of Sindhia.
The late Rao Lachhman Singh died
on October 6, 1878, and was succeeded
by his son, the present Rao, who
has the powers of a Magistrate. Resi-
dence: Jalaun, North- Western Pro-



SHEOGARH, Thakur Moti Singh, Tha-
kur of. A ruling chief ; b. 1857. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor in 1864.
Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family.
Residence : Sheogarh, Western Malwa,
Central India.

SHEOHAR, Rdjd of. See Seohar.

SHEOLAL SINGH (of Dharampura),
Thakur; b. March 10, 1819. The title
is hereditary, having been originally
conferred by the old Mahratta Govern-
ment, and confirmed by the British
Government. The Thakur displayed
active loyalty to Government during
the Mutiny of 1857, and received a
considerable grant of lands as a reward.
He has a son, named Kumar Daulat
Singh, and his brother's son is named
Kumar Kamod Singh. Residence:
Dharampura, Damoh, Central Pro-



SHEONARAYAN, Munshi, Rai Baha-
dur; b. September 10, 1833. 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. Belongs to
a well-known Kayastha family. His



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