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1888, the second on May 24, 1889.
Residence : Rawal Pindi, Punjab.

SUKET, His Highness Dasht Nikandan
Sen, Rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b. 1865.
Succeeded to the gadi as a minor
March 29, 1879. Belongs to a Rajput
family of the famous Chandravansi
or Lunar race. The State of Mandi
(q.v.) was united to that of Suket under
this dynasty till the year 1200 a.d.,
when a younger brother of the Raja
Sahu Sen of Suket left Suket and
established himself atMandi — frequent
disputes and wars ensuing between
the two branches of the family. Both
States fell under the Sikh dominion
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with the Lahore Government, Suket
came under British control, the Raja
Agar Sen being confirmed in his
ancestral dominions. The Raja Agar
Sen was an accomplished Sanskrit
scholar. He died in 1876, and was
succeeded by his son, the late Raja
Rudra Sen, father of the present Raja.
During the minority of the present
Raja the State was administered by
a Native Superintendent aided by a
Council. The Raja was duly installed
on coming of age in 1884. The area
of the State is 395 square miles ; its
population is 52,484, chiefly Hindus.
His Highness maintains a military
force of 12 cavalry, 12 infantry, and 4
guns, and is entitled to a salute of 11
guns. Residence : Suket, Punjab.

SUKHDIAL, Lala, Rai Saheb; b. October
1862 ; received the title on January 1,
1897. Residence : Gujranwala, Punjab.

SUKHBASI LAL, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred, as a personal dis-
tinction, in December 1858. Residence :
Delhi, Punjab.

SUKHDARSHAN SINGH (of Ramgarh),
Mian. The title is hereditary. Be-
longs to a Rajput family, descended
from Raja Singar Chand, Raja of
Bilaspur (Kahlur). He had two sons
— Megh Chand (whose descendants
still rule in Bilaspur, q.v.) and Kalal
Chand ; and the tenth in descent from

\ the latter was Sardar Surat Singh,
His son, Sardar Khushal Singh, with
three brothers, made considerable con-
quest by aid of the Raja of Nahan
(Sirmur) ; of these conquests the Ra ja
retained the greater part, but Ramgarh
went to Sardar Khushal Singh and
his brothers. The brothers died with-
out issue ; and Khushal Singh had two
sons, Narayan Das and Maldeo, who
divided the territory of Ramgarh be-
tween them. Sardar Sukhdarshan
Singh is grandson of Narayan Das.
He has a son and heir, named Tek
Singh. His nephew is Sardar Govar-
dhan Singh (q.v.). Residence: Ram-
garh, Ambala, Punjab.

SUKHDEO PRASAD, Pandit, Rao Bahd-
dur. The title was conferred on May
25, 1895. Residence: Jodhpur, Raj-
putana.

SUKHMANGAL SINGH (of Shahmau),
Raja; b. January 1, 1848. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinction,



on January 1, 1879. The Raja is one
of the Chiefs of the Kanhpurias, and
is descended, with the Raja Surpal
Singh of Tiloi from Rahas, second son
of Kanh. Eleventh in succession from
Rahas was the Raja Kandhe Rao ; he
had two sons, of whom the elder,
Udebhan, was the ancestor of the Tiloi
Rajas, while the younger, Gulal Sah,
was the progenitor of the Rajas of
Shahmau. Fifth in succession from
Gulal Sah was Chhatardhari Singh.
In his time the Raja Balbhaddar Singh
of Tiloi died without issue, in 1784,
leaving two Ranis ; one was immolated,
and from the pyre formally invested
Chhatardhari of Shamau with the
Raja's cap. But the adoption was not
recognized by the whole tribe, and the
living Rani adopted Shankar Singh.
The result was a war of succession for
fifteen years, till at length a compro-
mise was agreed to, under which both
competitors obtained the title of Raja,
and neither the seat of Tiloi, though
the latter was subsequently obtained
by Shankar Singh. Raja Chhatar-
dhari's grandson, the Raja Dirgaj
Singh, died without issue in 1879,
and was succeeded at Shahmau by his
adopted son, the present Raja. Resi-
dence : Shahmau, Rai Bareli, Oudh.

SULTAN IBRAHIM, Saddozai, Sardar,
Khan Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1889. Residence: Pesha-
war, Punjab.

SULTAN JAN SADDOZAI, CLE., Sar-
dar. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on May 24, 1881,
on which day the Sardar was created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire. Resi-
dence: Punjab.

SULTAN KHAN (of Pothi), Rdjd, Khdn
Bahadur. The first title (Raja) is
hereditary, the second (Khan Bahadur)
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
on May 30, 1891. Is descended from
the ancient Chiefs of the Chib Rajputs,
a tribe inhabiting the low ranges of
hills between the rivers Bids and
Jhelum. Those in the Gujrat district
are chiefly Muhammadan, as is the
family of the Chief ; but in the
Kangra and Jammu districts the Chib
Rajputs retain their ancient faith.
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stretching along the Jhelum below
Naushahra. He was succeeded by his
son, Inayatullah Khan, and third in
lineal descent from the latter was the
late Raja Shujang Khan, father of the
present Raja. The Raja Sultan Khan
rendered excellent service during the
Mutiny of 1857. He has four sons—
(1) Muhammad Khan, born 1848 ; (2)
Ata Muhammad Khan, born 1853 ; (3)
Amir Ali Khan, born 1857 ; (4) Far-
man Ali Khan, born 1861. Residence :
Pothi, Gujrat, Punjab.

SULTAN KUNWAR (of Raipur Bichaur),
Thakurain; b. August 6, 1813. Suc-
ceeded her father-in-law, Rai Pirthipal
Singh, Bachgoti, in 1866. The title
of Rai was conferred on her husband,
Jagmohan Singh, as a personal dis-
tinction, in 1877 ; it was made heredi-
tary in 1883, and when Rai Jagmohan
Singh died in 1886, it seems to have
fallen into abeyance during the life-
time of his widow, the Thakurain. The
Thakurain is a Chief of one of the
numerous sub-divisions of the Bachgoti
clan of Rajputs, of which the Raj! of
Mainpuri is the principal Chief (q.v.),
and the Raja Partab Bahadur Singh
of Karwar (q.v.), the Rai Madho Pra-
sad Singh of Adharganj, Dalippur
(q.v.), the Diwan Ran Bijai Bahadur
Singh of Patti Saifabad (q.v.), and
others, are also Chiefs. The Rais of
Raipur Bichaur are an offshoot of the
Patti Saifabad house. The Diwan
Hirda Singh of Patti Saifabad (fifth in
descent from Nahar Singh, the founder
of the family) had seven sons, to each
of whom he gave a share of his estates ;
and Raipur Bichaur fell to the second
son, Rai Agar Sen. His son was Rai
Zorawar Singh, to whose son, Rai
Jabar Singh, and grandson, Rai Pirthi-
pal Singh, the estate descended un-
divided. During the lifetime of the
last named he was twice besieged in
his fort of Daudpur— in 1818 by the
Nawab Nazim, and in 1847 by the
late King Wajid Ali Khan of Oudh.
In each case the Chief had to fly into
British territory, but subseqently re-
turned to the possession of his estate.
In 1866 he divided his estate of Raipur
Bichaur, giving rather more than half
(Hths) to the present Thakurain,
wife of his eldest son, and rather less
than half(^ths) to his youngest son,
Bisheshwar Singh. His third son,



Randhir Singh, had been adopted in
1810 by one of the Thakurains of Patti
Saifabad ; and the share of his second
son, Digbijai Singh, appears to have
been included in that of the Thdkurain
Sultan Kunwar, and was ultimately
fixed by the Courts in 1876 at ^ths.
In 1882 the Thakurain instituted a
suit, and obtained possession of the
Dasrathpur estate from the Diwan
Ranbijai Bahadur Singh of Patti Sai-
fabad. Her husband, Rai Jagmohan
Singh (whose titles have been given
above), died on April 9, 1866. She has
a son and heir, named Jagatpal Singh.
Residence: Raipur Bichaur, Pargana
Patti, Partabgarh District, Oudh.

SULTAN MUHAMMAD SHAH, Agha,
Agha Khan, K.C.I.E., His Highness.
The title of His Highness was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
April 16, 1886, and the Agha Khan
received the additional honour of the
K.C.I.E. on May 21, 1898. His High-
ness is the spiritual head of the Khoja
community of Western India. Resi-
dence: Bombay.

SULTAN MUHI-UD-DIN, Ghulam, Khan
Bahadur Intizdm Jang Aziz-ud-dauld.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, by one of the Nawabs of
the Carnatic, and was recognized
December 16, 1890. Residence: Ma-
dras.

SULTAN SAHEB, Muhammad, Khan
Saheb. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence : Karnul, Madras.

SULTAN SINGH (of Marh Piparia),
Rao. The title is hereditary. Resi-
dence : Sagar, Central Provinces.

SUNDAE LAL, Lala, Rai Saheb ; b. 1865.
Received the title on January 1, 1897.
Residence: Multai, Betul, Central
Provinces.

SUNDAR LAL, Pandit, Rai Bahadur;
b. 1835. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on May 24, 1882,
for meritorious services rendered in
the Postal Department. Is a Sanad-
hya Brahman of the Dikshit family of
Mahaban; descended from ancestors
who were invited by Raja Jai Chand,
and given a jdjir in the Etawah
district. The Rai Bahadur's grand-
father settled in Agra, where he became
a physician. Residence: Agra, North-
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SUNDAR SINGH (of Malaudh), Sardar ;
b. 1843. The title is hereditary, the
Sardar being the son of Sardar Mit
Singh of Malaudh, and the younger
brother of Sardar Badan Singh of
Malaudh (q.v.). The House of Malaudh
is descended from Phul, the common
ancestor of the great Phulkian Houses
— the Maharajas of Patiala, Jind, and
Nabha, and the Sardars of Bhadaur.
The fourth son of the great Phul was
named Rama, who died in 1714, whose
son, the Sardar Bhakta, conquered
Malaudh from the Maler Kotla
Afghans in 1754. He died in 1757,
and was succeeded by his son, the
Sardar Man Singh, who died in 1778.
His son, Sardar Dalel Singh, who died
in 1824, was succeeded by two sons —
Sardar Fateh Singh (who died in 1849),
and Sardar Mit Singh, father of Sardar
Sundar Singh. The Sardars Fateh
Singh and Mit Singh rendered good
service in the war of 1845-46, supply-
ing fifty horsemen, and Mit Singh
fought himself at the battles of Mudki
and Firuzshahr. The latter Sardar
also showed conspicuous loyalty during
the Mutiny of 1857, being always
ready with men and money, and he
received a considerable remission of
taxation as a reward. Residence:
Malaudh, Ludhiana, Punjab.

SUNDAR SINGH (of Dayalgarh), Sar-
dar. The title is hereditary. The
Sardar is a younger brother of Sardar
Tilak Singh of Mustafabad (q.v.), and
is a descendant of Sardar Mahtab
Singh, who took possession of Mustafa-
bad and the surrounding territory
in 1759 a.d., on the decline of the
Mughal Power. His grandson, Sardar
Dewa Singh, had three sons, the Sar-
dars Tilak Singh, Kanh Singh, and
Sundar Singh. Residence: Dayalgarh,
Ambala, Punjab.

SUNTH, Maharana Jorawarsinghji,
Raja of. A ruling chief ; b. March 24,
1881. Succeeded to the gadi August
31, 1896. Belongs to a Pramara
Rajput family that came originally
from Uj jain, claiming descent from the
Mahipawat branch of the famous
Malwa dynasty, which boasts of Vik-
rama of Ujjain in the 1st century
a.d., and of Raja Bhoj of Dhar, in the
11th century. This dynasty was
driven from Ujjain in the 10th



century, when Jhalam Singh, a Pra-
mara Chief of the Puar sept from
Mount Abu, established his power
at Jhalod. From him the fifth
Rana in succession was also called
Jhalam Singh, and the legend runs
that the Emperor of Delhi, hearing of
the wonderful beauty of the daughter
of the Rana, demanded her in marriage,
and being refused by the haughty
Rajput, made war upon him and slew
him. The Rana's son was named
Sunth, and he, in the year 1255, con-
quered the Bhil Chief of Brahmapuri,
and gave his own name to the capital
and State, which his descendants nave
ever since retained. In 1819 Sunth
was overrun by Sindhia, and would
have been either annexed or ravaged
but for the intervention of the British
Power. The area of the State is 394
square miles ; its population is 58,922,
chiefly Hindus. The Maharana main-
tains a military force of 98 cavalry,
226 infantry, and 4 guns, and is en-
titled to a salute of 9 guns. Residence :
Sunth, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

SURAJ KAUL, Pandit, CLE. (of La-
hore), Rai Bahadur. The title of Rai
Bahadur was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on January 27, 1886 ; and
the Rai Bahadur was created a Com-
panion of the Most Eminent Order of
the Indian Empire on May 20, 1890.
Residence : Kashmir.

SURAJ PARGAS SINGH (of Gangwal),
Raja. The title is hereditary, the
Raja of Gangwal being the repre-
sentative of the elder branch of the
ancient and powerful Janwar family,
of which the Houses of Balrampur,
Oel, Kaimahra, and Piagpur are all
offshoots. The present Raja succeeded
his father, the late Raja Narpat Singh,
in 1892. Residence : Bahraich, Oudh.

SURAJBHAN SINGH (of Bhagwanpur),
Rdjd; b. 1883. The title was con-
ferred, as a personal distinction, on
April 15, 1859, in recognition of active
service to Government rendered in
suppressing the disturbances in Shaha-
bad during the Mutiny of 1857. Is an
Honorary Magistrate of Shahabad.
Residence: Shahabad, Bengal.

SURAJPURA, Rdjd of. See Rajeshwari
Prasad Singh.

SURAM CHAND, General, Sardar Ba-
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Bah&dur, as a personal distinction,
January 2, 1893. Is the General Com-
manding the Kashmir Imperial Service
troops in Gilgit. Residence : Gilgit,
Kashmir.
SURAT KUNWAR (of Khairigarh),
Rani; b. 1866. The title is hereditary .
The Rani succeeded her husband, the
late Raja Indra Bikram Sah (who
died childless and intestate in 1885),
under the provisions of Act I. of 1869.
He belonged to a Rajput Pahari family
of the Surajbansi or Solar race, de-
scended from Dip Sah, whose an-
cestors had been Chiefs at Dhoti in
Nepal. The family was driven out of
Nepal by the Gurkhas in 1790 a.d., and
Dip Sah came to Khairigarh in Oudh.
His two sons aided the British in the
Nepal war of 1812, and the descendants
of the younger, Raj Ganga Sah, still
enjoy a pension on this account. In
1821 they occupied Kanchanpur,
drowning the Brahman proprietor in
the river Chanka ; and in 1830 Rai
Ganga Sah drove out the Banjaras
who owned Khairigarh, and possessed
himself of the estate. It was con-
firmed to the Raja at the annexation,
and again after the Mutiny of 1857.
In 1859 Kanchanpur was ceded to
Nepal, and the Raj& of Khairigarh
received a confiscated estate in Dhau-
rahra, as compensation. The son of
Raj Ganga Sah, Raja Rhundaj Sah,
was succeeded by his son, the late
Raja Indra Bikram Sah, who was
educated at the Canning College,
Lucknow, and died in 1885. He
left three widows, and the Rani Surat
Kunwar, as senior Rani, succeeded him.
The Rani's heir is the Rani Raj Kun-
war, second Rani of the late Raja.
The present Rani is the daughter of
the Thakur Bhup Sah of Achain in
Nepal. Residence: Singahi, Khairi-
garh, Kheri, Oudh.

SURAYA JAH, Muhammad, Mirza.
The title is hereditary, the Mirza
being a scion of the Royal House of
Taimur of Delhi and a descendant of
Alamgir II. He succeeded the late
Mirza Sulaiman Shah in 1891. Resi-
dence : Delhi, Punjab.

SURENDRA NARAYAN SINGH (of

Barw&ri), Rdjd ; b. January 1883.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on June 6, 1885, in recog-
nition of his loyalty and public spirit.



The Rdja's ancestors had received the
title of Raja in early times from the
Muhammadan Government, and have
long been resident landed proprietors
in the district of Bhagalpur. A par-
wdna is in existence among the family
papers at Barwari, bearing the seal of
the Emperor Shah Alam, in which the
Raja Kakbat Singh, then Zaminddr of
Barwari, is styled Raja. Residence:
Bhagalpur, Bengal.

SURENDRA NATH BARAT, Assistant-
Surgeon, Rai Bahadur. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1898. Resi-
dence : Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

SURENDRA NATH MITRA, Rai Bahd-
dur. Received the title on June 22,
1897. Residence: Calcutta.

SURG ANA, Shankar Rao Ravi Rao
Deshmukh, Deshmukh of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1849. Succeeded to the gadi
in 1867. Belongs to a family that is
said to be of Koli (aboriginal) origin,
and that had the charge, during the
period of Muhammadan rule, of one of
the great roads from Surat to the
Deccan. In 1818 the Deshmukh,
having attacked a British force, was
conquered and hanged, and his cousin
was placed on the gadi. The Desh-
mukh Murar Rao was succeeded by
Bhaskar Rao, and the latter by the
present Deshmukh. Residence: Sur-
gana, Nasik, Bombay.

SURGI. See Surja.

SURIYA RAO NAYUDU, R., Rao Baha-
dur ; b. 1845. The title was conferred,
as a personal distinction, on May 20,
1890, in recognition of his services in
the Executive Service of ^Government.
He was appointed a Deputy Collector
in 1881. Residence: Masulipatam,
Kistna, Madras.

SURJA KANT ACHARJI (of Mukta-
gachi), Maharaja; b. 1849. The title
of Raja Bahadur was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee
of the reign of Her Most Gracious
Majesty ; and that of Maharaja on
June 22, 1897, on the auspicious
occasion of Her Majesty's Diamond
Jubilee. The Maharaja had been
created a Rai Bahadur on January 1,
1877, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Majesty as Empress of
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Sri Krishna Acharji, who is said to
have been a descendant of the famous
Hindu theist, Udai Narayan Acharji,
the author of Kusamanjali, the last
book of the Nydya Darsana. Sri
Krishna was Zamindar of Muktagachi,
and held high office under the Nawab
Nazim of Bengal at Murshidabad.
The motto of the family is Sanskrit,
and means " Virtue is the only friend
in the world." In 1873 the Raja
received the thanks of Government
for founding scholarships in Dacca,
and since then has largely subscribed
to many important public needs.
Residence : Muktagachi, Maimansingh,
Bengal.

SURJA KUMAR SARVADHIKARI, Rai

Bahadur. Received the title on May
21, 1898. Residence : Calcutta.

SURJANARAYAN SINGH, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on January 2,
1888, in recognition of his civic services
as Chairman of the Bhagalpur Muni-
cipality. Residence : Bhagalpur,
Bengal.

SURJYA NARAIN SINGH, Rai Baha-
dur. Received the title as a personal
distinction on January 1, 1899. Is an
Assistant-Surgeon (retired). Resi-
dence : Hatwa, Bengal.

SURMA CHAND (of Datarpur), Mian.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

SURPAL SINGH (of Tiloi), Raja Baha-
dur ; b. December 13, 1870. The title
is hereditary, that of Raja, having been
originally conferred by the R&ja of
Hasanpur, was confirmed in 1877, and
in 1882 the title of Raja Bahadur was
recognized as hereditary. The Raja
is the Chief of the great tribe of the
Kanhpurias, descended from Kanh, a
Rajput ancestor. He had two sons,
Sahas and Rahas ; from the elder
descend the Kanhpuria Rajas of Kai-
thola {see Jaibans Kunwar, Rani),
from the younger spring the Rajas of
Tiloi, Shahmau {see Sukhmangal Singh,
Raja), Katari {see Partab Bahadur
Singh, Raja), and other Kanhpuria
Houses. Sixth in descent from Rahas
was the Raja Prasad Singh, who
divided his territory between his three
sons, the eldest (Janga Singh) taking
Tiloi. Fourth from Raja Janga Singh
was Khande Rai ; he also divided his



territory between his two sons, the
younger (Gulah Sar) taking Shahmau
and the elder (Udebhan) taking Tiloi.
Udebhan suffered from a successful
rebellion of the Kurmi tribe ; but his
son and successor, Raja Surat Singh,
who ruled most successfully from 1670
to 1680 a.d., made this Raj one of the
largest and most powerful in Oudh.
Four of his successors retained this
power, till the death of the Raja Bal-
bhaddar in 1784 a.d. He died child-
less, leaving two Ranis ; one was im-
molated, and from the pyre formally
invested the Raja's kinsman Chhatar-
dhari of Shahmau {see Sukhmangal
Singh, Raja) with the Raja's cap.
But this adoption was not accepted by
all the Kanhpuria tribe of Tiloi. The
surviving Rani adopted Shankar Singh,
the ancestor of the present Raja. For
fifteen years a war of succession was
waged without any decisive result,
till at last it was agreed that both the
competitors should have the title of
Raj&, but neither the ancestral seat of
Tiloi. Shankar Singh took his title
from Asni, and Chhatardhari from
Shahmau, and it was not till some
years afterwards that the former, a
prudent and peaceful Chief, recovered
Tiloi, the centre of the tribal traditions.
He was followed by his son, Raja
Buniad Singh, and the latter by his
son, Raja Jagpal Singh, father of the
present Raja. Jagpal Singh sent men
to the general levy at Lucknow in
1857, but was never prominent in the
rebellion, and early in 1858 he made
his submission to the Government,
and assisted in re-establishing the
Imperial outposts. For this he was
besieged in his fort by the combined
forces of Beni Madho and all the
rebellous Talukdars, and reduced to
great extremity. It was long before
he could be rescued by British troops,
and for his services he received a grant
of some of the confiscated adjacent
territory. In 1860 he was made a
Magistrate, and in 1875 he died, and
was succeeded by his son, the present
Raja. Residence: Tiloi, Rai Bareli,
Oudh.

SURU VUAYARAGHAVULU DAS NA-
YUDU, Rao Bahadur. See Vijaya
Raghavulu.

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SUSANG, Maharaja Kumud Chandra
Singh, Maharaja of; b. in June 1866.
The title is hereditary, having been so
recognized in 1884. Is descended from
a family that has held rule over the
Pargand of Susang in Maimansingh,
and the adjacent wild country of the
Garo hills, from very early times.
Prior to the reign of the Emperor
Jahangir they seem to have been
altogether independent, and had little
or no intercourse with the Muhamma-
dan conquerors of Bengal, some of
these early Chiefs bearing the style or
title of Malik. The last of these
quasi-independent Chiefs, Malik Ja-
naki Nath, was succeeded by his son,
Raghu Nath. The fragrant wood
called agar, produced largely in the
Garo hills, was in request at the Court
of Delhi ; and Raghu Nath agreed to
supply a quantity of agar to Delhi
yearly as a tribute, in return for the
help of an Imperial force, which enabled
him to subdue his turbulent Garo
subjects, and for the title of Raja. It
further stated that the Emperor con-
ferred on Raja Raghu Nath the titles
of Garo Jumli Mansabi, Durjai
Mansabi and Panch Hazdri or Com-
mander of Five Thousand. He was
succeeded by his son, Ram Nath Singh,
who continued to pay the tribute to
Delhi, then called agarburi or the
cutting of agar wood. Ram Nath
Singh died without issue, and was
succeeded by his nephew, Ram Jiban
Singh. The latter received a sanad
from the Emperor of Delhi, recognizing
him as Zaminddr of Susang, and
rightful successor of his uncle, and
from this time the head of the family
is usually styled Raja. In the time
of the Emperor Aurangzeb a money-
payment was substituted for the agar
wood, and in addition a regular naza-
rdna was paid by the subsequent
Rajas of Susang. Raja Rai Singh,
who succeeded his brother Raja Kishor
Singh in 1784 a.d., was the Zamindar
with whom the Decennial Settlement
was made. He died in 1822, and was
succeeded by his second son, Raja
Biswa Singh, as the eldest, Baidya
Nath, had died during the lifetime of
his father. Biswa Singh's son, Pran
Krishna Singh, received the title of
Ra ja Bahadur as a personal distinction,
December 5, 1862. He died in 1864,
and was succeeded by his son, Raja



Raj Krishna Singh, who at the Im-
perial Assemblage at Delhi, on January
1, 1877, on the occasion of the Procla-
mation of Her Most Gracious Majesty
as Empress of India, received the
higher title of Maharaja as a personal
distinction, and this was declared
hereditary in 1884. The late Maha-
raja died in 1890, at the age of fifty-
nine, leaving four sons, of whom the
eldest, Maharaja Kumud Chandra
Singh, succeeded him. The present
Maharaja was educated at the Pre-
sidency College, Calcutta, where he
graduated B.A. in 1899. Residence:
Susang Durgapur, Maimansingh,
Bengal.

SUTALIA, Shambhu Singh, Chief of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1877. Succeeded
to thegadias a minor August 28, 1886.
Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family.
The population of the State is 5330,
chiefly Hindus. Residence : Sutalia,
Bhopal, Central India.

SUTHRI, Jareja Jasaji Chandaji, Chief
of. This Chief is a feudatory of His
Highness the Rao of Kutch (q.v.).
Residence : Suthri, Kutch, Bombay.

SWAMINATHA AIYAR, S., Rao Saheb.



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