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SIHORA, Thaknr Naharvarsinghji,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. 1878.
Succeeded to the aadi as a minor.
Belongs to a Bariya (aboriginal) family.
The State has an area of 14 square
miles. Residence : Sihora, Rewa Kan-
tha, Bombay.

SIKANDAR KHAN, Risaldar, Khdn
Saheb. 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: 11th (P.W.O.) Lancers.

SIKANDAR SHAH, Sayyid, Khdn

Bahadur. Received the title on May

21, 1898. Residence: Jarma, Kohat,
Punjab.

SIKKIM, His Highness Maharaja Tho-
tab Namgue, Maharaja of. A ruling
chief; b. 1851. Succeeded to the gadi
as a minor in April 1874. Belongs to
a Tibetan family, that came originally
from the neighbourhood of Lhassa,
and settled in early times at Gantak.
About the middle of the 16th
century the head of the family was
Pencho Namgu6 ; who, with the aid of
three Tibetan monks, Professors of the
Dupka or " Red Cap " sect of Bud-
dhists, converted the Lepchas of Sikkim
to that creed, and established himself
as Raja. In 1788, and again in 1792,
the Gurkhas of Nepal invaded Sikkim ;
but on the latter occasion they were
driven back by an immense army of
Tibetans and Chinese, who in turn
invaded Nepal, and dictated terms to
the Gurkhas almost at the gates of
Khatmandu. In the Nepal war the
Rdjd of Sikkim rendered good service,
and at its close in 1816 he was rewarded
with a considerable grant of territory
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guarantee of protection by the British
Power. In February 1835 the Raja
of Sikkim ceded the territory of the
sanitarium of Darjiling to the Govern-
ment, in return for an annual payment.
In 1873 the late Raja of Sikkim,
accompanied by his brother and Prime
Minister, Changzed Rabu, paid a visit
to the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal
at Darjiling. The area of the State,
which consists entirely of Himalayan
valleys, is 2702 square miles ; its popu-
lation is about 30,000, chiefly Bud-
dhists. The Maharaja maintains an
irregular force or militia of about 5000
men, and is entitled to a salute of 15
guns. Residence: Tumlong, Sikkim,
Bengal.

SIKRI, Sarcldr of. See Tilak Singh.

SINDHIAPURA, Thakur Jitabawa,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. 1853.
Belongs to a Chauhan Rajput family,
now professing the Muhammadan faith.
The area of the State is about 3 square
miles ; its population is mainly Bhil.
Residence: Sindhiapura, Rewa Kantha,
Bombay.

SINGAM, Thakur Bhupatsingh, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1822. Succeeded
to the gadi in 1851. Belongs to a
Chauhan Rajput family, claiming de-
scent from Prithviraj, the last Hindu
Emperor of Delhi. It is an offshoot
of the House of Wao (q.v.) ; about
400 years ago the district was bestowed
on Pachanji, the youngest son of the
Rana Saghaji of Wao. The area of
the State is 220 square miles ; its
population 11,521, chiefly Hindus.
Residence : Singam, Palanpur, Bombay.

SINGAMRAZU LINGAYYU GARU, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence : Bezwada,
Madras.

SINGHANA, Daryao Singh, Chief of.
A ruling chief; b. 1858. Succeeded
to the gadi as a minor in 1 871 • Belongs
to a Rajput (Hindu) family. Residence :
Singhana, Indore, Central India.

SINGHPUR, Bapu walad GUMBA
PAD VI, Chief of. A ruling chief ; b.
1862. The area of the State, which is
one of the Mewas States of Khandesh, is
about 20 square miles ; its population
is 646, chiefly Bhils (aboriginal). Resi-
dence : Singhpur, Khandesh, Bombay.



SINGHPUR (Central Provinces), Thdkur
of. See Jagat Singh.

SINGRAUII, Rdjd of. See Rudr Parshad
Singh.

SIRAJ-UL-ISLAM, Maulavi, Khdn 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.
The Khan Bahadur is a distinguished
graduate of the Calcutta University,
B.A. and B.L. Residence : Tipperah,
Bengal.

SHtANWALI, Sarddr of. See Richhpal
Singh.

SHtGUJAH. See Sarguja.

SIRMUR, Rdjd of. A ruling chief. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi October 27, 1898.
Belongs to the Rajput family of the
Chiefs of the great Jadu Bhatti clan,
whose founder was a scion of the
House of Jaisalmir, the Rawal Agar
Sen ; who came on a pilgrimage to the
head- waters of the sacred Ganges, and
finding that the Raja of the Sirmur
territory had been swept away by a
flood, established himself on the vacant
gadi in 1095 a.d. For more than seven
centuries his descendants ruled in Sir-
mur. In 1803 the Gurkhas overran
the country ; but on their expulsion
by Sir David Ochterlony in 1815, the
Raja Fateh Prakash was confirmed in
his ancestral dominions as a British
feudatory. His son was the late Raja
Raghbir Prakash, who died in 1857,
and was succeeded by his son, the late
Raja Sir Shamsher Prakash Bahadur,
who was created successively a Knight
Commander and a Knight Grand Com-
mander of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India. The area of the
State, which is one of the sub-Hima-
layan Simla Hill States, is 1045 square
miles ; its population 112,371, chiefly
Hindus, but including 4240 Muham-
madans. The Raja maintains a military
force of 100 cavalry, 408 infantry, and
10 guns ; and is entitled to a salute of
13 guns, including 2 guns personal.
Residence : Nahan, Simla Hills, Punjab.

SIR0HI, His Highness Maharao Sir
Kesri Singh Bahadur, K.C.S.I., Maha-
rao of. A ruling chief; b. June 20,
1857. Succeeded to the gadi September
16, 1875. Belongs to the Deora sept
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descended through Deo Raj from
Prithvi Raj, the last Hindu Emperor
of Delhi. Mount Abu in Sirohi, being
the sacred mountain of the Rajputs,
was for many centuries an object of
strife among the clans. The aboriginal
Bhils appear to have been driven out
by the Gehlot Rajputs, and they in
turn had to submit to the Pramara
clan of Rajputs. The latter long held
sway, and were only driven out of
Mount Abu by a stratagem of the
Chauhans about the year 1152 a.d.
About the year 1425 a.d. Rao Sains
Mai allowed the Rand Kambaji of
Chittor (or Mewar) to take refuge on
Mount Abu, when flying from the
Mughal Emperor. On the retreat of
the Imperial army the son of Sains
Mai sent word to the Rana to return
to his own country; but he, having
found out the strength of the position
of Mount Abu, refused to leave it, and
had to be driven out. In consequence
of this, no Raja was ever allowed to
go up to Abu; and this custom re-
mained unchanged until 1836, when
the request of the British Political
Agent obtained permission for the
Maharana of Udaipur to make a pil-
grimage to the sacred shrines. Sub-
sequently, many other Rajput Chiefs
have been permitted to visit Mount
Abu. In 1845 a portion of Mount
Abu was given over to the British
Government for the purpose of a sani-
tarium. The Maharao Sheo Singh
rendered good service during the
Mutiny of 1857 ; and received, as a
reward, the remission of half his
tribute. The area of the State is 3020
square miles ; its population is 142,903,
chiefly Hindus, but including 2933
Muhammadans and 16,137 Jains. His
Highness the Maharao was created a
Knight Commander of the Most Ex-
alted Order of the Star of India on
January 1, 1895. He maintains a
military force of 199 cavalry, 532
infantry, and 8 guns ; and is entitled
to a salute of 15 guns. Residence:
Sirohi, Rajputana.

SIRSI, Diwan Mihrban Singh, Diwdn of.
A ruling chief; b. 1870. Succeeded
to the gadi June 3, 1891. Belongs to
a Bhandera Rajput (Hindu) family.
The area of the State is altogether
included within that of Gwalior ; its
population is about 4026, chiefly



Hindus. Residence : Sirsi, Guna, Cen-
tral India.

SIRSI, Thaknr Sarup Singh, Thdkur of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1853. Succeeded to
the gadi in 1872. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family. The population of
the State is about 1500. Residence:
Sirsi, "Western Malwa, Central India.

SISSAINDI, Rdjd of. See Chandar
Shikhar.

SITA PRASAD (of Himmodh), Thdkur.
Succeeded the late Thdkur Ram Chand
in 1891 . The title is hereditary, origin-
ally conferred by the Mughal Emperors
of Delhi, and confirmed by the British
Government. One of the former Thd-
kurs also obtained the title of Tarafddr
from the Peshwa, together with a
grant of lands rent-free, and this grant
has been confirmed by Government.
Residence: Himmodh, Sdgar, Central
Provinces.

SUA RAM CHITRE, Kalyan, Rao Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on May
26, 1894. Residence : Kolaba, Bombay.

SITAMAU, His Highness Raja Bahadur
Singh, Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
1833. Succeeded to the gadi December
8, 1885. Is descended through Kassur
Das, a younger son of the Rdjd Ram
Singh of Ratldm, from the family of
the Chiefs of the illustrious Rdhtor
clan of Rdjputs. In 1631 Rdjd Ratan
Singh, a scion of the Jodhpur House,
obtained from the Emperor Shdh
Jahdn of Delhi the title of Rdjd and
the State of Ratldm, which at that
time included Sailana and Sitamau.
On the death of the Rdjd Rdm Singh
of Ratldm his younger son, Kassur
Dds, became Rdjd of Sitamau. The
descendants of Kassur Dds became
tributary to Sindhia, and then passed
under the control of the British Power.
The State has an area of 350 square
miles; and a population of 30,839,
chiefly Hindus. The Rdjd maintains
a military force of 40 cavalry, 125
infantry, and 6 guns ; and is entitled
to a salute of 11 guns. Residence:
Sitamau, Western Mdlwd, Central
India.

SITARAM KHANDERAO, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on June 1, 1888. Resi-
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SITLA BAKHSH SINGH, Thakur, Rai

Bahadur. The Thakur received the
title of Kai Bahadur, as a personal dis-
tinction, on January 1, 1885. Resi-
dence: Jaunpur, North-Western Pro-
vinces.

SIVA. See also Shiva.

SIVA RAO, N., Rao Bahddur ; b. 1845.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 1, 1889, in
recognition of his valuable services as
a Member of the Municipal Commis-
sion of Mangalore, to which he had
been appointed in 1871. In 1891 the
Rao Bahadur was elected Chairman of
the Municipal Commission. Residence :
Mangalore, Madras.

SIVA BAO PANTULTJ GARU, T. V.,

Rao Bahadur. See Timmaraju.

SOBDHAR KHAN, Mulk. The title is
hereditary. Residence: Bombay.

SOBHA RAM, Lala, Rai Saheb. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on January 1, 1897. Resi-
dence : Thang, Punjab.

SOBHAG MALL DHADDHA, Seth, Rai
Bahadur. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, on May 25,
1895. Residence : Ajmere, Rajputana.

SOBHAPUR, Rdjd of. See Umrao Sha.

SODHL— A prefix.

SODHI HUKM SINGH, Dixodn Bahadur.
See Hukm Singh.

SOHAN LAL, Rai, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1,

1898. Residence : Agra, North-Western
Provinces.

SOHAN LAL (of Muzaffarnagar), Rai
Saheb. The title was conferred on
June 3, 1893. Residence: Bikanir,
Rajputana.

SOHAN LAL (of Mathura), Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Residence : Mathura,
North- Western Provinces.

SOHAWAL, Raja Sher Jang Bahadur
Singh, Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
January 5, 1853. Succeeded to the gadi
November 1, 1865. Is descended from
the family of the Chiefs of the Baghel
Rajputs, through Fateh Singh, younger
son of the Raja Amar Sing of Rewah,
who threw off his father's authority,
and established himself as an inde-



pendent Chief, with the title of Rais,
in Sohawal, which had theretofore
been a part of Rewah. His descendant,
the Rais Lai Aman Singh, was in
possession at the time when Baghel-
khand passed under British rule, and
was confirmed in his State. His
grandson was the Rais Lai Sheo Singh,
who was the father of the present
Chief. The latter had been granted
the title of Raja, as a personal dis-
tinction. The family banner is red
with gold spots, bearing an upright
sword in gold. The area of the State
is about 300 square miles, and the
population is about 37,747, chiefly
Hindus. The Raja maintains a mili-
tary force of 41 infantry. Residence :
Sohawal, Baghelkhand, Central India.

SOHBAT KHAN, Riaaldar, Khdn Ba-
hadur. 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. Residence : Ispalingi, Balu-
chistan.

SOHBAT KHAN, Sardar, Khdn Baha-
dur. The Sardar received the title of
Khan Bahadur, as a personal dis-
tinction, on January 1, 1895. Resi-
dence : Kalat, Baluchistan.

S0HN00. SeeSonu.

SOHRABJI MERWANJI, Khdn Baha-
dur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on November 14,
1882. Residence: Bombay.

S0L0MAN, David, Khdn Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on January 2, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

SOMASUNDARA SHASTRI, Conjeve-

ram, Rao Bahadur, Biwdn Bahadur.
The former title was conferred on May
20, 1896, and the latter on June 22,
1897. Residence: South Kanara,
Madras.

SONBARSA, Mahdrdjd of. See Harbal-
labh Narayan Singh.

SONKHERA, Thakur of. See Sarwan
and Sonkhera, Thakur of.

SONPUR, Raja Pratab Rudra Singh
Deo Bahadur, Rdjd of. A ruling chief.
Belongs to the family of the ancient
Rajas of Sambalpur, of the famous
Chauhan clan of Rajputs, the Chief
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and for his signature. The Rajd
Bahama Deo, first Raja of Sainbalpur,
who reigned from 1445 to 1492 a.d.,
had two sons, Hirdi Narayan the
elder, who became Raj 4 of Sambalpur,
and Partab Deo the younger, who
received the State of Sonpur as his
appanage on the death of his father.
Raja Partab Deo's descendants have
ever since ruled in Sonpur. The pre-
sent Raja was granted the personal
title of Raja Bahadur on January 1,
1899. The area of the State is 906
square miles ; its population is 178,701,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Sonpur,
Sambalpur, Central Provinces.

SONU SINGH, Sarddr Bahadur. Is
Quartermaster-General of the Forces
of His Highness the Maharaja of
Jammu and Kashmir. Received the
title on June 22, 1897. Residence:
Srinagar, Kashmir.

SOSHI. tfeeShashi.

SPITI, Nono of. See Dunj Shetan.

SRI AUKITHAM ACHAYYAMMA
GARTJ, Rani. See Achayyamma.

SRI KISHEN DAS, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Is Bakhshi of the Jind State. Resi-
dence: Jind, Punjab.

SRI RAM, Rai Bahadur. The title
was conferred on January 21, 1892.
Residence : Saharanpur, North- Western
Provinces.

SRI RAM, Rai Bahadur. The title was
conferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Lucknow, Oudh.

SRIXRISHNA WASUDEO WARLI-

KAR, Rao Bahadur. The title was
conferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1890. Residences : Bombay
and Poona.

SRIKRISTO GHOSH, Rai Saheb. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1892.
Residence: Bengal.

SRIMAN PARASARA ALAGHA SING-
HARU BHATTAR, S., Mahdmahopd-
dhydya. 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, for eminence in oriental
learning. It entitles him to take rank
in Darbar immediately after titular
Rajas. Residence : Trichinopoli,
Madras.



SRIMAN RAMANUJA MUNI PILLAI,

Bahadur, Raja Karanwant ; b. Decem-
ber 13, 1840. The title was conferred
in 1851, as a personal distinction, on
the late Raja Karanwant by the last
Nawab of the Carnatic, and recognized
on December 16, 1890. ;ls the son
of the late Raja Karanwant Indir
Bahadur Srinivasa Pillai, and is de-
scended from Muni Pillai, who was
renowned for his munificence and
loyalty. The Raja has an adopted
son, Kunwar Srinivasa Pillai. The
family cognizance is the disc or quoit
of Vishnu. Residence: Coomaleesve-
renpett, Madras.

SRIMANTA BALWANT RAO, Bhaya
Saheb Sindhia of Gwalior ; b. 1854.
Is a younger brother of His Highness
the Maharaja Sindhia of Gwalior, son
of His late Highness the Maharaja
Jyaji Rao Sindhia of Gwalior, G. C.S.I.
Educated at the Indore Rajkumar
College. Acted as A.D.C. to his
father, 1872; officiated as Prime
Minister of the Gwalior State during
the lifetime of the late Maharaja; was
appointed a Member of the Council of
Regency on his death, and was con-
gratulated by His Excellency the
Viceroy in public Darbar in 1891 on
the success with which he had ad-
ministered the Department under his
charge. The Bhaya Saheb has the
right of leading the State procession
on great occasions; and in Darbar
of occupying the seat on the right
hand of His Highness the Maharaja.
He has also the right to use the royal
umbrella, and enjoys all the rights
and privileges of a Sardar of the First
Class as a member of the Maharaja
Sindhia's family. He has written
several works, both in English and in
Urdu. Residence: Gwalior, Central
India.

SRINATH PAL, Rai Bahddur. The
title was conferred on May 20, 1896.
Residence : Calcutta, Bengal.

SRINATH PAL, Rai Bahddur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1894.
Residence: Murshidabad, Bengal.

SRINATH RAI (of Bhagyakul), Rdjd ;
b. 1848. Belongs to the well-known
Khundu family of Bhagyakul in the
district of Dacca, Bengal. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinc-
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of the Raja's loyalty and public spirit.
He was formerly a Municipal Com-
missioner for the town of Dacca, a
Member of the Education and Road
Cess Committees, and the Dacca Dis-
trict Board. He is now an Honorary
Magistrate, a Trustee of the Economi-
cal Museum, and one of the Secre-
taries of the East Bengal Landholders'
Association, and has earned great
credit in all these capacities. He was
one of the founders of the Dacca
Saraswati Samaj or Pandits' Institute.
Residence : Dacca, Bengal.

SRINIVASA CHARULU, H.,Rai Bahd-
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
the Queen. Residence: Bangalore,
Madras.

SRINIVASA RAGHAVA AIYANGAR,
S., C.I.E, Diwdn Bahadur; b. 1849.
The title of Diwan Bahadur was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
June 1, 1888, in recognition of his
eminent public services. He was ap-
pointed Inspector-General of Regis-
tration of Madras in 1889 ; and created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire, June 3,
1893. Residence: Madras.

SRINTVASA RAO, P., Diwdn Bahadur ;
b. 1832. 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, in recognition of his eminent
services in the Judicial Service. He
was appointed Principal Sadr-Amin,
1870; Police Magistrate of Madras,
1871 ; Fellow of the Madras University,
1875 ; Judge of the Small Cause Court,
Madras, 1880. Residence : Triplicane,
Madras.

SRIPATI SAHAY, Rai Bahadur. Is
an Assistant Surgeon in the Army
Medical Department. Received the
title on June 22, 1897. Residence:
Jhansi, North-Western Provinces.

SRIRAM BHIKAJI JATAR, CLE., Rao
Bahadur. The title of Rao Bahadur
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
on June 1, 1888. Created a Companion
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire on May 26, 1894.
Residence : Akola, Berar.



SRIRAM SIRAMANI, Mahdmahopd-
dhydya. 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: Berhampur, Bengal.

SUBBANNA CHETTIAR, Medam, Rao

Bahadur. See Medam.

SUBBARAYA AIYAR, Harihara, Di-
wdn Bahadur. See Harihara.

SUBBARAYA CHARIYAR, Senji, Rao
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 26, 1894. Residence : Madras.

SUBBARAYA MUDALIYAR, Param-
putter, Rao Bahadur. The title was
conferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Bellary, Madras.

SUBBARAYA MUDALIYAR, Vira-

bhadra, Rao Bahddur. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1895. Resi-
dence : Trichinopoly, Madras.

SUBBARAYUDU PANTULU GARU,
Kotikalapudi, Rao Bahddur. The
title was conferred on May 20, 1896.
Residence : Bellary, Madras.

SUBHAN, Shaikh, Khan Saheb. See
Shaikh.

SUBHANRAO BAPUJIRAO SALVI,

Rao Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
June 9, 1881. Residence: Karwar,
Bombay.

SUBRAMANIYA AIYAR, S., C.I.E.,

Diwdn Bahddur. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1891, in recognition of his
position as an eminent member of the
Madras Bar. He has also been created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire in 1889.
He was a distinguished graduate
(B.L.) of the Madras University;
Member of the Legislative Council of
Fort St. George, 1884-88; appointed
a Fellow of the Madras University,
1887 ; appointed to officiate as Govern-
ment Pleader, 1888 ; as Judge of the
Madras High Court, 1892; and a
second time as Government Pleader,
1892. Residence: Mylapur, Madras.

SUBRAMANIYA AIYAR, Avargal,
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title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, on June 1, 1888, in recognition
of his long and meritorious services in
the Registration Service. Graduated
at the Madras University in 1859, and
entered the public service in 1864;
appointed District Registrar in 1879,
and granted a Certificate of Honour,
in recognition of his services to the
Madura Municipality, January 1, 1877,
on the occasion of the Proclamation
of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India. Has been Registrar
of the Tinnevelly District from 1883,
Chairman of the Tinnevelly Muni-
cipality, Vice-President of the Taluk
Board of Tinnevelly, President of the
Hindu College Committee, President
of the Tinnevelly Club, etc. Resi-
dence : Tinnevelly, Madras.

SUBRAMANIYA PILLAI, I., Rao Ba-
hadur; b. 1834. 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, in recognition of
long and meritorious service in the
Public "Works Department, in which
he held the rank of Honorary Assistant
Engineer. Residence: Madura, Madras.

SUBRAMANYA SHASTRI, Pandit,
Mahdmahopddhydya. The title was
conferred on January 1, 1898, for
eminence in oriental learning. Resi-
dence: Benares, North-Western Pro-
vinces.

SUCHET SINGH, Ahluvalia. Kunwar;
b. 1837. The title is hereditary. The
Kunwar is a son of the late Raja
Nihal Singh, Raja of Kapurthala, who,
by his will, desired to partition his
State between his three sons — the
Raja Randhir Singh of Kapurthala,
the Sardar Bikrama Singh Bahadur,
and the Kunwar Suchet Singh. The
last named exercises the special powers
of an Assistant Commissioner in the
district of Jalandhar. Residence:
Jalandhar, Punjab.

SUDASNA, Thakur Takhtsinghji, Tha-
kur of A ruling chief ; b. 1855.
Succeeded to the gadi January 31,
1885. Belongs to a very ancient Pra-
mara Rajput family ; descended from
a scion of the house of Danta (g.v.),
whose ancestors moved from Ujjain to
Sind in 809 a.d. The younger son of
the Rana Punjaji of Danta was named



Amarsinghji ; and he established him-
self in the Sudasna territory. The
late Thakur Parbatsinghji Mohabat-
singhji, was the uncle of his immediate
predecessor (Thakur Bhupatsinghi),
and the younger brother of the two
preceding Chiefs (Thakurs Harisinghji
and Ratansinghji). He was born in
1819, and succeeded to the gadi in
1845. He was the father of the pre-
sent Thakur. The State, which is
tributary to Baroda and Idar, has an
area of 198 square miles, and a popu-
lation of 5661, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence : Sudasna, Mahi Kantha, Bom-
bay.

SUDHAKARAN DUBE, Mahdmahopd-
dliydya ; b. March 26, 1860. 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, for eminence
in oriental languages. It entitles him
to take rank in Darbar immediately
after titular Rajas. Belongs to a
family of Sarjupari Brahmans, whose
ancestors resided at Brahmapur in the
Gorakhpur district. One of the family
removed to Benares, where he became
the heir of an Upadhya Brahman.
Sudhakaran Dube was appointed
librarian of the Sanskrit Department
of the Benares College in 1883, and is
the author of several works in Hindi
and Sanskrit on Pure Mathematics
and Astronomy. Residence : Benares,
North-Western Provinces.

SUFDAR. See Safdar.

SUJAN SINGH, Sarddr, Rai Bahadur.
These titles were conferred, as a per-
sonal distinction, the first on June 1,



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