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great-grandfather was Minister of the
Raja Chet Singh of Benares, and his
father and grandfather held responsible
posts under the British Government.
The Rai Bahadur also rendered good
service to Government, and in 1868
was appointed Secretary to the Agra
Municipality. On January 1, 1877, at
the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi on
the occasion of the Proclamation of
Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress
of India, he received a Certificate of
Honour. In 1879 he was presented in
Darbar with a khilat for the good
service rendered by him during the
famine in connection with relief works.
Residence : Agra, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

SHEONARAYAN SINGH (of Lidhran),
Sarddr; b. about 1838. The title is
hereditary. The Sarddr is one of the
Chiefs of the Lidhran family of Sikh
Sardars, descended from Sarddr Jai
Singh, of the Nishanwala misl or
confederacy (see Albel Singh, Sarddr ;
Saheb Singh, Sarddr; and others).
Sarddr Jai Singh's only son, Sarddr
Charat Singh, married three wives, by
each of whom he had children, who
succeeded to the estates in accordance
with the rule of Chanda Vand, which
obtains in this family. Sarddr Sheo-
ndrdyan Singh is the son of the late
Sarddr Chimman Singh, who was the
younger brother of Sarddr Budh Singh,
and younger son of Sarddr Wazir
Singh, the eldest son of Sarddr Charat
Singh. Residence: Lidhran, Lud-
hidna, Punjab.

SHEONATH SINGH (of Bithar), Rdjd.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, in 1864. Residence : Unao,
Oudh.

SHEOPAL SINGH (of Murarmau), Rdjd;
b. June 7, 1834. Succeeded his father,
the late Rdjd Digbijai Singh, C.S.I.
(illustrious as the saviour of the four
survivors of the Cawnpore massacre),
in 1867. The title is hereditary, hav-
ing been originally conferred by the
Emperor Muhammad Shdh of Delhi,



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and confirmed by the British Govern-
ment. Is the Chief of the great Bais
Tilokchandi clan of Rajputs, claiming
direct descent from Pirthi Chand,
eldest son of Tilok Chand. The origin
of the Bais clan is traced to Salivahana,
son of the World-Serpent, said to have
been brought up by a potter on the
banks of the Narbada, to have con-
quered King Vikramaditya with an
army of clay figures which turned to
living brass at the time of battle, and
to have become Emperor of India.
His descendant, Abhai Charan, rescued
the daughter of the Gautama King
of Argal from the forces of the Subah-
dar, and was rewarded with the hand
of the princess, and the viceroyalty of
the country, afterwards known as
Baiswara (from the name of his clan),
in Oudh. Abhai Chand's grandson,
Siddhu Rai, took possession of Murar-
mau and Daundia Khera. His de-
scendant, Raja Satna, was killed by
the Emperor Husain Shah of Jaunpur ;
but his Rani escaped, and gave birth
to a son, the famous Tilok Chand,
who ultimately conquered all Eastern
Oudh. On his death his eldest son,
Pirthi Chand, took the Western Pro-
vinces, and became the ancestor of the
Chiefs of Murarmau, of Daundia
Khera, and of Purwa. The late Raja
Digbijai Singh of Murarmau was the
senior representative of this great
family, and rendered conspicuous
service to the Government throughout
the Mutiny of 1857. He received, as
a reward, large grants of territory,
including most of the confiscated lands
of his kinsman, the rebel Chief of
Daundia Khera. He was invested
with the powers of an Assistant
Collector, and subsequently created
a Companion of the Most Exalted
Order of the Star of India. He was
succeeded by his son, the present
Raja, in 1867. The latter is an Honor-
ary Magistrate and Assistant Collector,
and has issue, two daughters. Resi-
dence : Murarmau, Rae Bareli, Oudh,

SHEOPRASAD, Lala, Rai Bahddur. See
Sheo Parshad.

SHEOPRASAD SINGH (of Parenda),
Rdjd; b. March 19, 1834. The title
is hereditary, having been originally
assumed by Udebhan, a remote an-
cestor of the family, and confirmed by
the British Government in 1877. The



Raja is the Chief of the Dikhit clan
of Rajputs, claiming descent from the
Surdjbansi or Solar Kings of Ajudhya.
The traditions of the clan state that
Raj 4 Durgban left Ajudhya and
migrated to Gujarat, where his de-
scendants took the name of Durgbans.
One of these, Kalian Sah, Durgbans,
went to pay homage to the Raja
Vikramaditya, and received from him,
about 50 B.C., the name of Dikhit,
which his descendants adopted. Bal-
hhaddar Dikhit was in the service of
the Rahtor Emperor of Kanauj, and
received from him a territory in Banda.
His grandson, Jaswant Singh, had
four sons ; of these the second, Udeb-
han, migrated to Oudh, and settled in
the country afterwards called, from
the name of the clan, Dikhtiyana, of
which he dubbed himself Raja. Sixth
in descent from him was the Raja
Runa Singh; he had six sons, who
partitioned Dikhtiyana among them,
the second son, Pannamal, settling in
Patheora, and becoming the ancestor
of the Parenda Rajas. Raja Pannamal
was slain in battle, fighting against
Muhammad Amin Khan, the General
of the Emperor Akbar ; and thereupon
the Chandel Raja of Sheorajpur made
preparations for annexing Dikhtiyana.
But the Dikhits sent for the young
son of Pannamal, the Raja Nirbahan,
who had gone with his mother to her
home, and hastened to the banks of
the Ganges to meet the Chandels.
The issue being referred to single
combat, the Raja Nirbahan slew the
Chandel Raja, shooting him with an
arrow through the forehead. Nirbahan
thereafter settled at the town of Unao,
and did not rebuild his father's fort
of Patheora. His grandson, Raja Bir
Singh Deo, built Birsinghpur ; but his
son, Raja Khirat Singh, removed
thence, and built the fort of Parenda,
where his descendants still live. About
the year 1700 A.D. his great-grandson,
the Raja Hari Singh, rebelled, but
his fort was taken and his land con-
fiscated. A descendant, the Raja
Chandi Bakhsh, being regarded by the
clan as lazy and incapable, was deposed
by the brotherhood, who elected Raja
Daya Shankar, his first cousin, in his
place. Chandi Bakhsh died in 1852.
Daya Shankar made considerable
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the Mutiny of 1857. He was suc-
ceeded by his son, the present Rdjd of
Parenda, and Chief of the Dikhits.
He has a son and heir, named Kunwar
Sheodat Singh Dikhit. Residence:
Parenda, Jhalotar Ajgain, Unao, Oudh.

SHEOPUR, Rdjd of. See Baroda (Gwa-
lior).

SHEORAJ NANDAN SINGH (of Seo-
har), Rdjd Bahadur ; b. in 1855. Suc-
ceeded his father, the late Rdjd Siva-
nandan Singh Bahadur, as a minor in
1867. The title of Raja Bahadur was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
March 3, 1875. The family of the
Rdjds of Seohar is a younger branch
of that of the Mahdrdjds of Bettiah.
On the death of the Rdjd Dhanpat
Singh of Bettiah and Seohar, in
the last century, there was a disputed
succession between Jugalkishor Singh
(Dhanpat Singh's daughter's son) and
Srikrishna Singh, cousin of Dhanpat
Singh, which was ultimately decided
by the Patna Council, who allotted the
Bettiah Rdj to the former, and the
Seohar Rdj to the latter. Rdjd Sri-
krishna Singh, first Rdjd of Seohar,
was succeeded by his son, Rdjd Dris-
than Daman Singh, who appears to
have received the title of Rdjd Bahd-
dur from Lord Moira in 1816 a.d. He
was succeeded; by his eldest son, Rdjd
Raghunandan Singh Bahddur, in 1820.
The latter had no son, and adopted
his nephew, the late Rdjd Sheonandan
Singh Bahddur, who succeeded him in
1852. During the Mutiny of 1857 the
Rdjd Sheonandan Singh rendered
valuable services, for which he received
the thanks of Government ; he also
constructed many important roads
and other public works, and opened
relief works in the famine of 1866.
He died in 1867, and was succeeded
by his eldest son, the present Rdjd
Bahddur, as a minor. The latter at-
tained his majority in 1875, and was
invested with the title of Rdjd Bahd-
dur, and has subsequently rendered
good services in the famine of 1873-74,
and again in 1890. His uncle, Deo
Nandan Singh, was created a Rdjd in
1892. He has a brother, Rdjkumdr
Rudrdj Nandan Singh, and two
nephews, Lachmi Nandan Singh and
Kdlika Nandan Singh. Residence:
Muzaffarpur, Bengal.



SHEORAJ SINGH (of Thalrai), Rdnd.
Belongs to the family of Sir Shankar
Bakhsh Singh, K.C.I.E. (q.v.) ; b. 1865.
Succeeded to the title on October 1,
1897. Residence : Rae Bareli.

SHEORAJ SINGH, Rao. The title of Rao
is an ancient one in this family, and
is hereditary. Residence: Budaun,
North- Western Provinces.

SHEORAM SINGH, Lala (of Argal),
Rdjd; b. August 17, 1839. The title
is hereditary. The Rdjds of Argal
are the head of the Thdkurs of the
Gautama clan of Rdjputs, claiming
descent from the Vedic saint Gau-
tama. The family were very powerful
in the Fatehpur district for some
centuries before the Muhammadan
invasion; but in the time of the
Emperor Akbar the Gautama clan,
under their Chief, Hari Baran Deo,
was routed with great slaughter by
the Imperial troops under the walls
of Kdlpi, and they have never since
recovered their power. The descend-
ants of Hari Baran Deo have, however,
retained possession of Argal and some
of the neighbouring territory up to
the present day. The present Rdjd
of Argal, Sheordm Singh, has four
sons — Kunwdr Ratan Singh, aged
about thirty, and Sheordj Singh,
Gajadhar Singh, and Rustam Singh.
Residence : Naraicha, Fatehpur, North-
Western Provinces.

SHEOSAHAI MAL, Rai Bahddur. The
Rai Bahddur has rendered good service
as an Honorary Magistrate of Delhi.
Received the title of Rai, as a personal
distinction, February 16, 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of Her Majesty's
reign, and on May 25, 1892, received
the higher personal rank of Rai Bahd-
dur. Residence: Delhi.

SHER AHMAD KHAN, CLE. Was

created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on February 15, 1887, on the occasion
of the Jubilee of the reign of Her
Most Gracious Majesty. Is an Extra
Assistant Commissioner of the Punjab.
Residence: Punjab.



ALI, Khdn Saheb. Received the
title, for good service in the Police
Department, on January 2, 1899.
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SHEB JANG, Khan Saheb. Eeceived
the title on June 3, 1899. Residence :
Survey Department, India.

SHER MUHAMMAD, Khan Bahadur.
The title, which is personal, was con-
ferred on January 1, 1895, for dis-
tinguished service in the Irrigation
Branch of the Public Works Depart-
ment. Residence: Punjab.

SHER MUHAMMAD KHAN, Kiyani,
Khan Bahadur. Created a Khan
Bahadur, as a personal distinction,
January 2, 1893. Residence: Kohat,
Punjab.

SHER MUHAMMAD, Munshi, Khan
Saheb. The title is personal, and
was conferred on January 1, 1895,
for distinguished services in the
Public Works Department. Residence :
Prome, Burma.

SHER SINGH, Rai Bahadur. The title
of Rai Saheb was conferred on May 20,
1896; and that of Rai Bahadur on
January 2, 1899. Residence : Commis-
sariat Transport Department, Simla.

SHER SINGH (of Dhandhowal), Sarddr;
b. 1828. The title is hereditary. Belongs
to the Jat family of Sikh Sardars,
descended from Sarddr Man Singh,
who conquered a considerable extent
of territory on both sides of the Sutlej
in the year 1759 A.D. His son was the
Sarddr Joga Singh, who was succeeded
by his son Sardar Chan da Singh, father
of the present Sardars of Dhandhowal
in Hoshiarpur. Sarddr Sher Singh
is the brother of Sarddr Partdb
Singh, Dhandhowal (q.v.), and of
Sarddr Panjab Singh, Dhandhowal
(q.v.). Residence: Dhandhowal, Ho-
shidrpur, Punjab.

SHER SINGH (of Lidhran), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary. The Sarddr
is the son of Sarddr Saheb Singh (q.v.)
of Lidhran; descended from Sarddr
Jai Singh, the powerful Chief of the
Nishanwdla misl or confederacy. Resi-
dence : Lidhran, Ludhidna, Punjab.

SHER SINGH (of Nadaun), Mian. The
title is hereditary, the Midn being an
uncle of the Rdjd of Nadaun, Narindar
Chand (q.v.). He has been appointed
an Assistant District Superintendent
of Police in the Punjab. He has two
sons. Residence: Nadaun, Kdngra,
Punjab.



SHESHADRI IYAR, K„ K.C.S.I., His
Excellency Sir. Prime Minister of
Mysore. Belongs to a Brdhman family
of high rank. Was created a Com-
panion of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India on February 15,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty, in recognition of his dis-
tinguished services to the Prince and
people of Mysore; and promoted to
be a Knight Commander of the same
Most Exalted Order, January 2, 1893.
Was an eminent graduate of the
Madras University. Has for some
years most successfully administered
the Government of His Highness the
Mahdrdjd of Mysore, and is addressed
as "His Excellency" as a courtesy
title. Some account of the many
beneficial measures introduced by the
Prime Minister on behalf of the Mahd-
rdjd will be found in the article under
the heading of " Mysore, His Highness
the Mahdrdjd of," where also will be
found quotations from some of the
Annual Addresses delivered by His
Excellency to the Representative
Assembly of Mysore. Residence :
Bangalore, Mysore.

SHESHAYA. See Seshayya.

SHESHO KRISHNA MUDKAVI, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1896. Residence : Bombay

SHEVDIVADAR, Rana Khusalsinghji,
Rand of. A ruling chief. The Rdna
is a Koli (aboriginal) Chief, ruling over
a territory of 1 square mile, with a
population of 246, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Shevdivadar, Kdthidwdr,
Bombay.

SHEW. SeeSheo.

SHIAM SINGH (of Tajpur), Rdjd. See
Shy am.

SHIB CHANDAR BANARJI, Rdjd; b.
1848. The title of Rai Bahadur was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
May 24, 1883, in recognition of his
eminent services as an Honorary
Magistrate of Bhdgalpur, and a dis-
tinguished member of the Calcutta
Bar. The Rai Bahddur was educated
at the Patna College of the Calcutta
University ; and graduated B.A. (1868)
and B.L. (1869). He belongs to a
Kulin Brdhman family of the highest
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the title of Raja. Residence: Bhagal-
pur, Bengal.

SHIB CHANDAR NANDI, Rai Bahddur;
b. June 1824. The title was conferred,
as a personal distinction, on February
28, 1883, in recognition of his eminent
services to the country in connection
with the construction and development
of telegraphs. He entered the service
of the Government in 1846, under Sir
William O'Shaughnessy, in the Mint ;
and when Sir "William commenced
telegraph operations, the Rai Bahadur
was placed in charge of the work,
and constructed the first experimental
telegraph-line in India, that between
Calcutta and Diamond Harbour.
During the Mutiny of 1857 he rendered
excellent service, sometimes acting as
head of the Telegraph Department's
headquarters ; and in order to secure
the communications between Calcutta
and Bombay, he laid down a portion
of the alternative line from Mirzapur
to Seoni vid Jabalpur. He became
an Assistant Superintendent of Indian
Telegraphs in 1866; and retired on
special pension in 1884, in which year
he was made an Honorary Magistrate.
Residence: Calcutta, Bengal.

SHIB NARAYAN SINGH (of Shahabad),
Sarddr. The title is hereditary. The
Sardar belongs to a Jat family of Sikh
Sardars, descended from Sarddr Karan
Singh, who came from the Manjha in
the Punjab proper in the last century,
and after a fight with Zain Khan, the
Muhammadan Governor, took posses-
sion of a considerable territory in
Shahabad, Thaneswar, and Rupar in
1759 a.d. The family did good service
in the Mutiny of 1857. Residence:
Shahabad, Ambala, Punjab.

SHIBLI NOMANI, Manlavi, Shams-ul-
Ulama. The title was conferred, for
eminence in Oriental learning, on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Azam-
garh, North- Western Provinces.

SHIDBAJ BHOJRAJ PUAR DESAI (of

Mangsuli), Rdj ; b. November 19,
1882. The title is hereditary, having
been originally conferred by the Mughal
Emperor of Delhi on an ancestor named
Shidraj for having quelled a rebellion
in Belgaum. Belongs to a Pu&r Rajput
family, descended from Bhupat Kedarji
Desai ; whose son, Shidgura Desai, was
the grandfather of the Shidraj named



above. From that time the chiefs of
this family have been named alternately
Shidraj and Bhojraj. The present
Chief was adopted by Rajkunwarbai
Desai, widow of the late Shidraj Desai,
in 1834 — previous to which time he
had borne the name of Appa Saheb,
being descended from a younger brother
of the second Shidraj Desai. He has
a son named Shidraj Baba Saheb Desai.
The family cognizance is a red silk
flag. Residence: Belgaum, Bombay.

SHITAB CHAND NAHAR, Rai Bahd-
dur; b. April 17, 1847. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction,
on March 12, 1875, in recognition of
his public spirit and services during
the Bengal famine of 1873-74. Belongs
to a Jain family of Bankers and
Zamindars, owning land in the districts
of Dinajpur, Murshidabad, and the
Santal Parganas. On January 1, 1877,
on the occasion of the Imperial As-
semblage at Delhi in honour of the
Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India, he re-
ceived a Certificate of Honour; and
on the occasion of Her Majesty's
Jubilee, June 23, 1887, he founded and
endowed the Bibi Pran Kumari Jubilee
High English School. Has edited
sundry works on the religion of the
Jains. He is an Honorary Magistrate
of Azimganj, Murshidabad, which is
the family seat ; where also the family
have long maintained an almshouse.
He has four sons — Mani Lai Nahar,
born April 7, 1865; Puran Chand
Nahar, born May 15, 1875; Golab
Chand Nahar, born October 10, 1881 ;
and Koer Singh Nahar, born October
8, 1883. Residence: Azimganj, Mur-
shidabad, Bengal.

SHIV DATTA, Pandit, Mahdmahopdd-
hydya. Received the title, for eminence
in Oriental learning, on June 22, 1897.
Is First Sanskrit Professor in the
Oriental College, Lahore. Residence:
Lahore, Punjab.

SHIVA BAKHSH RAE, Rai Bahddur.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Kheri, Oudh.

SHIVA KUMAR SHASTRI, Pandit,

Mahdmahopddhydya. Received the
title, for eminence in Oriental learning,
on May 20, 1896. Residence: North-
western Provinces.



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SHIVALAL MOTHAL, Rao Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on January 2, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

SHIVBARA, Naik Daolia walad Dharma
Badal, Chief of. A ruling chief. The
Naik is a Bhil (aboriginal) Chief, ruling
over a territory of 5 square miles, with
a population of 346, chiefly Hindus.
The State is one of the Dang States
of Khandesh. Residence: Shivbara,
KMndesh, Bombay

SHOSHEE. See Shashi.

SHREE BOLLYCHAND PYNE, Rai

Bahadur. See Bolaichand.

SHUJAAT All BEG, Mirza, Khdn
Bahadur. Received the title on
January 1, 1899. Residence: Mur-
shidabad.

SHWE BYA, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
June 6, 1885, and is indicated by the
letters A.T.M. after the name. It
means "Recipient of the Medal for
Good Service." Residence: Bassein,
Burma.

SHWE GO, Maung, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on July 29, 1891. Residence:
Salwin, Burma.

SHWE HMON, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, for eminent services to the
cause of education in Burma, on May
21, 1898. The title is indicated by the
letters A.T.M. after the name; and
means "Recipient of the Medal for
Good Service." Residence: Rangoon,
Burma.

SHWE I, Mating, Ahmudan gaung Tazeik
ya Min. This Burmese title, indicated
by the letters A.T.M. after the name,
and meaning " Recipient of the Medal
of Honour for Good Service," was con-
ferred on June 3, 1893. Residence:
Mergui, Burma.

SHWE I, Maung, Myook, Kyet thaye
zaung shwe Salwe ya Min. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
on January 1, 1895; it is indicated by
the letters K.S.M. after the name, and
means " Recipient of the Gold Chain of
Honour." Residence: Magwe, Burma.

SHWE LOK, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-



ferred, as a personal distinction, on
June 6, 1885. It is indicated by the
letters A.T.M. after the name, and
means "Recipient of the Medal of
Honour for Good Service." Residence :
Tharrawadi, Burma.

SHWE 0, Maung, Thuye gaung ngwe Da
ya Min. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on January 1,
1896. It is indicated by the letters
T.D.M. after the name, and means
"Recipient of the Silver Sword for
Bravery." Residence: Thongwa, Burma.

SHWE PE, Maung, Kyet thaye zaung
shwe Salwe ya Min. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1894. It is indicated by the
letters K.S.M. after the name, and
means " Recipient of the Gold Chain of
Honour." Residence : Zigon, Burma.

SHWE PO, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1894. It is indicated by
the letters A.T.M. after the name, and
means " Recipient of the Medal of
Honour for Good Service." Residence :
Moulmein, Burma.

SHWE THA, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1891. It is indicated by
the letters A.T.M. after the name, and
means " Recipient of the Medal of
Honour for Good Service." Residence :
Rangoon, Burma.

SHWE THIN, Maung, Thuye gaung
ngwe Da ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
May 20, 1890. It is indicated by the
letters T.D.M. after the name, and
means " Recipient of the Silver Sword
for Bravery." Residence: Yandoon,
Burma.

SHWE IT, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
May 25, 1895. It is indicated by the
letters A.T.M. after the name, and
means "Recipient of the Medal of
Honour for Good Service." Residence :
Shwegyin, Burma.

SHWE WAING, Maung, Ahmudan gaung
Tazeik ya Min. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
May 24, 1889. It is indicated by the
letters A.T.M. after the name, and



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means "Recipient of the Medal of
Honour for Good Service." Residence :
Rangoon, Burma.

SHWEDABO. See Hlaing, Maung.

SHYAM KISHOR DAS, Mahant. See
Kondka.

SHYAM SINGH (of Tajpur), Rdid; b.
June 18, 1857. The title was conferred,
as a personal distinction, on December
7, 1888. The Raja belongs to a Taga
Brahman family, descended from Bal-
ram Singh, who in the last century
acquired the estate of Azimpur, in
Pargana Bashta, and settled upon it.
His son, Ram Krishna, largely added
to the estate, acquiring by purchase,
among other additions, the Tajpur
land. His son, Kidha Singh, rendered
good service to the British Govern-
ment on the first occupation of the
province, and received the valuable
estate of Gopalpur in recognition
thereof. His son and successor, Jiraj
Singh, died young ; and was succeeded
by his son, Partab Singh. The latter
was eminently loyal during the Mutiny
of 1857. He defied the rebel Nawab
of Najibabad; and when the rebels
dispossessed the Chaudhris of Sherkot,
he obtained the aid of his principal
Hindu neighbours and turned them
out. He defended Bijnaur, and in
many ways contributed to the restora-
tion of order, and in reward received
the title of Raja with extensive grants
of lands. In 1873 he was succeeded
by his eldest son, Raja Jagat Singh
Bahadur, who received the title of
Raja Bahadur as a personal distinction
in the same year. He died June 11,
1885, and was succeeded by his brother,
Shyam Singh, who received the title
of Raja as a personal distinction on
December 7, 1888; and on January 1,
1898, the title was declared hereditary.
The Raja is an Honorary Magistrate,
and has been most energetic in the
promotion of agricultural improve-
ments. Residence: Tajpur, Bijnaur,
North-Western Provinces.

SIBA, Rdjd of. See Jai Singh.

SIBGHAT-ULLA, Muhammad, Khdn
Bahadur Ihtisham Jang Ihtisham-ud-
Daula. See Muhammad.

SIDAPA VIRBHADRAPA NAIK (of
Chachadi), Bahadur Desai; b. October
28, 1814. The title is hereditary,



having been originally conferred on an
ancestor by the Nawab of Sawum on
the occasion of the victory of Parasgad.
Belongs to a Rayapa Naik family of
the Belgaum district ; descended from
Viranna Naik Desai, who in very early
times obtained the hereditary office
of Desai. Fourteenth in direct descent
from him is the present Bahadur
Desai. He has five sons — (1) Sidapa
wr/Appa Saheb; (2) Rayapa wrfBaba
Saheb; (3) Ganapa urf Aba Saheb;

(4) Fakirapa urf Bapu Saheb; and

(5) Lingapa urf Nana Saheb. Resi-
dence : Belgaum, Bombay.



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