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the words of the legend, " How could
they hide the rays of the ' Sun ' ? " The
eighth in descent from Goha was Naga-



dit ; he was killed by the Bhils, and the
Idar Raj destroyed, but his infant son,
Bappa, was saved by one of the descend-
ants of the faithful Kamalavati, was
brought up under the protection of a
Bhil family, and became the conqueror
of Chitor. An immense mass of legend-
ary lore is attached to the name of
Bappa. The saint Harita, who con-
ferred on him the title of "the Diwan
of the god Eklinga," dwelt on the spot
that is now the site of the great temple
of Eklinga, the tutelary deity of Mewar ;
and the high-priest of that temple, in
Colonel Tod's time, was sixty-sixth in
lineal descent from Harita. Bappa in
some of his flights was accompanied by
two Bhils, Baleo of Oguna Panora, in
the west of Mewar, and Dewa of Undri,
in the valley of Udaipur; and when later
he conquered the kingdom of Chitor
these Bhils made the tikd or mark of
sovereignty on the forehead of the
young Prince, with blood drawn from
the thumb of Baleo. Whence it comes
that, to the present day, in the instal-
lation ceremonies of a Maharana of
Udaipur, the Rana of Oguna Panora, a
Bhumia Bhil descended from Baleo,
makes the tikd on the forehead of the
Prince with blood from his thumb, and
takes him by the arm, and seats him on
the yadi ; whilst the Undri Bhil, the
lineal descendant of Dewa, holds the
salver of spices and sacred grains of
rice used in making the tikd. The date
of the capture of Chitor and settlement
of Bappa Rawal in Mewar has been
fixed at 720 a.d.

At the time of the Muhammadan
invasion of Shahab-ud-din Ghori, a brave
descendant of Bappa named Samarsi was
the Rawal of Chitor. He was married
to the sister of Prithvi Raj, the last
Hindu Emperor of Delhi, and was the
chief ally of that monarch, whose cam-
paigns are the theme of the poet Chand.
Shahab-ud-din was at first defeated by
the combined forces of the Chauhans,
Tuars, and Gehlots or Sesodias, ac-
cording to the account of Chand; but
returning in the following year, 1192
a.d., he slew Samarsi and his son Kalyan
Rai, as well as Prithvi Raj and all the
flower of the Rajput chivalry. The
Queen Pritha died on the pyre of Sa-
marsi, but another widow of Samarsi,
Kuramdevi, a Princess of the Salonki
Rajputs of Patan, administered the
government of Chitor during the minor-



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ity of her son Kama, while an elder
son of Samarsi emigrated and founded
the dynasty of Dungarpur. At the
head of her Rajputs, Kuramdevi gave
battle to Kutb-ud-din near Amber, when
the latter was defeated and wounded;
and on this occasion nine Rajas and
eleven Rawats of the septs of Mewar
followed the mother of their Prince.
The Rawal Kama succeeded to the gadi
in 1193 a.d., but he was not destined
to be the ancestor of the future Princes
of Mewar. His son Mahup abandoned
Chitor, to live with his maternal re-
latives of the Chauhan clan ; and Rahup,
son of Kama's cousin (and grandson of
Surajmal, brother of Samarsi), succeeded
at Chitor.

Goha, Bappa, and Samarsi were the
great names of the early semi-legendary
times of the Mewar dynasty. With
Rahup's accession in 1193 a.d. its history
becomes clearer and more authentic. He
conquered Mokal, the Purihar Rana of
Mandur, and assumed his title of Rana
or Maharana, which has ever since
distinguished the Sesodias. Ninth in
descent from Rahup was the Rana
Lakumsi, who succeeded in 1275 a.d. ;
his reign is famous for the terrible sack
of Chitor by Ala-ud-din, the Pathan
Emperor of Delhi. According to the
Rajput chronicles, it was the beauty of
the fair Padmani, the Chauhan bride of
Bhim Singh, uncle and guardian of the
Rana, that was the cause of this great
catastrophe — when Padmani and all
the women of Chitor burnt themselves
in one grand holocaust, while their
husbands and brothers put on the saffron
robe and threw themselves on the Pathan
hosts, to be exterminated to a man.
The Rana Ajai Singh was the sole
survivor among the royal princes of
this massacre ; and he was succeeded by
his nephew, the great Rana Hamir, in
1301 a.d. Hamir recaptured Chitor, and
in a long reign of sixty-four years re-
stored the fortunes of his family. During
the remainder of the Pathan period,
Mewar enjoyed great power and pros-
perity; and the Emperor of Delhi was
defeated by one of its Rands, Khait
Singh, at the battle of Bakrol. Khait
Singh's son, Lakha Rana, had many
sons, of whom the heroic Chonda was
the eldest, and Mokalji the youngest.
After a romantic series of incidents,
already alluded to above, the succession
was handed over by Chonda to Mokalji ;



and the Rawat of Salumbar, the de-
scendant of Chonda and the Chief of
the Chondawat sept, is the first noble
of Udaipur to this day. After a long
reign Mokalji was assassinated, and was
succeeded by his son, Khumbo Rana,
in 1419 a.d. ; and the latter in 1440 a.d.,
at the head of 100,000 horse and foot
and 1400 elephants, routed the combined
forces of the Musalman Kings of Malwa
and Gujarat, and carried off Mahmud,
the Khilji King of Malwa, a prisoner
to Chitor. The story of this victory
is told by Abul Fazl, Akbar's great
Minister, in the Ain-i-Akbari ; and he
dilates on the magnanimity of the
Rajput Prince, who set Mahmud at
liberty, not only without ransom but
with rich gifts. The triumphal pillar
which Khumbo set up at Chitor eleven
years later still records his glory.
Khumbo built thirty-two strong for-
tresses in Mewar, of which the most
famous in history is the huge Kumb-
homer. In 1469 he was assassinated by
his son Uda Singh, and the parricide's
name is properly left a blank in the
chronicles of Udaipur. His descendant,
the Rana Raimal, had three sons famous
in the Rajput ballads, of whom the
eldest, the Rana Sanga, saw the climax
of the greatness of Mewar. He is one
of the " Pagan " heroes of the Memoirs
of Babar, and was defeated by the
Mughal invader at the great battle of
Kanua, on the result of which Babar
assumed the title of Ghdzi, which was
held by all subsequent Mughal invaders.
In this battle many of the greatest
princes of India were slain, fighting
under Sanga as their lord paramount —
including the Rawal Udai Singh of
Dungarpur (q.v.), with two hundred of
his clan ; the Rawat of Salumbar, with
three hundred Chondawats ; Raimal, son
of the Rahtor Raja of Jodhpur (q.v.);
Ramdas, the Rao of Sonigara ; the Khan
of Mewat ; and the son of the last Lodi
Emperor of Delhi. Under the rule of
Rana Vikramaditya, son of Sanga, Chitor
was once more stormed by the Musalman
foe — this time Bahadur Shah, King of
Gujarat; but it was during the reign
of the Rand Udai Singh, 1541-1572 a.d.,
that this famous old fortress was finally
stormed by the great Akbar himself.
Akbar is stated in the Jahangir Ndmeh
to have shot Jaimal, the heroic uncle of
the Rana, with his own matchlock, which
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form of Sanga) in honour of this exploit.
The Rand Udai Singh fled, and founded
a new capital in a more remote district ;
he called it Udaipur from his own name,
and from that time, 1568 A.D., it has
heen the capital of Mewar.

The wars with the forces of the Mug-
hal Empire under the generals of Akbar
and Jahangir continued with varying
fortunes during the reigns of Udai
Singh's successors, the Ranas Partab
Singh and Umra Singh ; but in 1613
a.d. the latter made his submission to
the Emperor Jahangir, who treated him
magnanimously, and lavished honours
on him and his son Karran. The
Emperor Shah Jahan being a son of
the famous Princess of Jaipur, there
was great friendship between the Mug-
hals and the Rajputs during his reign.
The old animosity broke out anew when
Aurangzeb imposed the jaziah, or capita-
tion tax on infidels, on all Hindus ; but
in 1681 he relinquished this odious claim.
In 1713, during the reign of the Em-
peror Farukhsiyar, there was a coalition
of the three greatest Rajput States,
Mewar (or Udaipur), Marwar (or Jodh-
pur), and Amber (or Jaipur), against the
Imperial power, but this was not of long
duration. The House of Udaipur never
consented to give a daughter in marriage
to the Mughals, and contemned the other
Rajput princes who had submitted to
this infringement of caste rules. Hence
the re-admission of the Jaipur and Jodh-
pur families to the honour of matri-
monial alliances with the Udaipur family
was the subject of negotiations, and the
condition of treaties ; and the stipulation
on which this was conceded — that the
sons of Udaipur princesses succeed their
fathers in preference to elder sons by
other mothers — was the fruitful cause
of bitter family dissensions and many
wars. From the year 1736 this State,
like most other Rajput States, was in-
cessantly engaged in resisting the Mah-
rattas or in submitting to their ex-
actions or ravages. Towards the end of
the last century, during the rule of the
Rana Bhim Singh, occurred the disas-
trous war between the Rajas of Jaipur
and Jodhpur, both of whom were aspir-
ants for the hand of the Princess Krishna
Kunwar of Udaipur. The feud was
temporarily appeased by the cruel
counsels of the Minister or Diwan of
the Rana, who persuaded the latter to
poison his daughter, so as to give peace



to Rajasthan. But the ravages of the
Mahrattas and the Pindaris under Amir
Khan {see Tonk) from this time almost
made a wilderness of the whole country ;
till, in 1817, the British Government
intervened, put an end to the predatory
system in Central and Western India,
and undertook the protection and control
of the Rajput Chiefs. The Maharana
Bhim Singh gladly entered into this
arrangement; and from that time the
succession in Udaipur has been a peace-
ful and happy one. The Maharana
Sambhu Singh, who died in 1874, was
succeeded by his first cousin, Maharana
Sujjan Singh, G.C.S.I. The latter died
in 1884, and was succeeded by the
present Maharana, who was created
a Knight Grand Commander 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, and the Imperial
Order of the Crown of India was pre-
sented to Her Highness the Maharani
on October 12, 1897.

The chief feudatories of Mewar are
the States of Chani, Jawas, Jura, Madri,
Oghna, Panarwa, Para, Patia, Sarwan,
and Thana. The area of the State, in-
cluding these feudatories, is 12,670 square
miles : its population is 1,494,220, chiefly
Hindus, but including 51,076 Bhils (an
aboriginal tribe), 43,322 Muhammadans,
and 78,171 Jains. The Maharana main-
tains a military force of 5560 cavalry,
19,344 infantry, and 464 guns. His High-
ness is entitled to a salute of 21 guns.
Arms. — Gules, a sun in its splendour or.
Crest. — A sheathed sword erect, proper.
Supporters. — A Bhil and Rajput warrior
attired for forlorn hope (in saffron robes),
proper. Motto. — Io Drirha Rakhe Dhar-
ma Kouri Tihin Rakhe Katar. Residence :
Udaipur, Rajputana.

UDAIPUR (CHOTA NAGPUR), Raja
Dharamjit Singh Deo, Raja of. A
ruling chief ; b. March 17, 1857. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi March 18, 1876.
Belongs to a Kshatriya (Rajput
Hindu) family, descended from the
Chiefs of Sarguja (q.v.). The last
surviving Raja of the family that
formerly ruled in this State having
been guilty of murder and rebellion
during the Mutiny of 1857, and having
been transported to the Andaman
Islands, the State was conferred on
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was the Raja Bindeswari Parshdd
Singh Deo Bahadur, C.S.I., brother of
the Maharaja of Sarguja. He distin-
guished himself greatly for his loyalty
to Government, and was created a
Companion of the Most Exalted Order
of the Star of India. He died in 1876,
and was succeeded by his son, the
present Raja. The latter has a son
and heir named Bishan Partab Singh
Deo, who bears the courtesy title of
Jubaraj or Yuvaraj. The State, which
is one of the Chota Ndgpur Tributary
Mahals, has an area of 1051 square
miles, and a population of 33,955,
chiefly Hindus. The Raja has a mili-
tary force of 3 guns. Residence : Udai-
pur, Chota Ndgpur, Bengal.

UDAY. See Udai.

UDHAM SINGH (of Pirthipur), Mian.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Pirthipur, Kangra, Punjab.

UDIT NARAYAN (of Padrauna), Rai,
Raja. See Padrauna.

UDIT NARAYAN SINGH (of Tirwa),

Raja ; b. 1855. Succeeded to the Raj
as a minor on the death of his kins-
man, the late Raja Jagat Singh, in
1857. He is a Baghel Rajput, the son
of Raja Baji Singh. The remote pro-
genitor of the family is said to have
been one Bazag Gir Deo, who came
from Gujrat and settled in Rewah.
In the time of Raja Jai Chand, the
Rahtor Prince of Kanauj (circ. 1190),
one Bhaun Partab came from Rewah
and settled at Kolapur in Kanauj, and
the family spread in the neighbouring
villages, till about the end of the
17th century Dharm Das took up his
abode in Tirwa. His grandson, Partab
Singh, by ingratiating himself with the
Oudh Governor, Almas Ali, extended
his influence and acquired the title of
Rao. Sumer Singh, son of Partab
Singh, raised the family to the greatest
distinction they ever enjoyed from his
connection with Shuja-ud-daula, the
Nawdb Vazir of Oudh, whom he aided
in the battle of Buxar. He obtained
from the Emperor Shah Alam the title
of Raja Bahadur, and the dignity of
a mansabddr of 3000. Residence:
Tirwa, Farukhabad, North-Western
Provinces.

UGRA NARAYAN SINGH, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on



January 1, 1877, as a personal distinc-
tion, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India. Residence : Supul,
Bhagalpur, Bengal.

TJGYEN GYATSH0, Lama, Rai Baha-
dur. The Lama received the title of
Rai Bahadur on June 3, 1893. Resi-
dence : Sikkim, Bengal.

UJJAL SINGH (of Dhanaura), Sarddr;
b. 1858. Succeeded to the title, which
is hereditary, on the death of his
father, the late Sarddr Dewa Singh of
Dhanaura. Belongs to a Khatri family
of Sikh Sardars, descended from Ha-
zuri Singh, whose eldest son, Sarddr
Dharam Singh, was the grandfather of
Sardar Natha Singh, father of the late
Sardar Dewa Singh of Dhanaura. The
younger brothers of Sarddr Dharam
Singh were the Sarddrs Karam Singh
and Sada Singh, both of whom made
considerable conquests in the Punjab
— the last-named being the conqueror
of Dhanaura and the neighbouring
territory, which descended to the pos-
terity of his elder brother, Sarddr
Dharam Singh. The family came
under British protection with the other
Cis-Sutlej States, and rendered good
service during the Mutiny of 1857.
Residence : Dhanaura, Karndl, Punjab.

UMA CHARAN CHAKRAVARTTI, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
June 22, 1897. Residence: Ndgpur,
Central Provinces.

UMAKANT DAS, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1889,
as a personal distinction, in recognition
of eminent services in the Political
Department, particularly in connection
with the State of Hill Tipperah (q.v.),
in Bengal. The Rai Bahddur held
the position of Assistant Political
Agent in Hill Tipperah. Residence :
Dacca, Bengal.

UMAR JUMAL VUYANI, Sarddr. The
title was conferred on June 22, 1897.
Residence : Bombay.

UMAR SINGH, Bhai, Rai Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on May 21, 1898. Resi-
dence : Military Works Department.

UMED KUAR (of Fatehpur), Rani.
Belongs to a Raj Gond family, claim-
ing an antiquity, in the Hoshangabad
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more than 900 years. The Fatehpur
jdgir is said to have been conferred on
an ancestor by Raja Kamal Nain,
Gond Raja of Mandla, in 930 a.d. A
sanad from the Raja of Mandla, dated
1500 A.D., is still in the possession of
the family. See Takhat Singh ; see also
Ratan Kuar. Residence: Fatehpur,
Hoshangabad, Central Provinces.

UMEDRAM ANANDRAM, Rao Baha-
dur. The title was at first conferred
as an official title, and for good services
was subsequently continued for life.
Residence : Surat, Bombay.

UMEDRAM RANCHH0RDAS, Rao Ba-
hadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Surat,
Bombay.

UMETA, Thakur Ganpatsinghji Rai-
singhjl, Thakur of. A ruling chief ; b.
1891. The late Thakur Raisinghji
Himatsinghji succeeded the Thakur
Hathisinghji on August 4, 1896 ; died
on September 8, 1897, when he was
succeeded by the present Thakur. Be-
longs to a family said to be of Bariya
(aboriginal) descent. The area of the
State is about 37 square miles. Resi-
dence: Umeta, Rewa Kantha, Bom-
bay.

TJMRA0 SHA (of Sobhapur), Rdjd. Suc-
ceeded to the title on the death of the
late Raja Chandra Churaman Sha of
Sobhapur, December 14, 1886. Be-
longs to a Raj Gond family, whose
ancestor obtained the title of Raja
from the Gond Raja of Mandla. Resi-
dence: Sobhapur, Hoshangabad, Cen-
tral Provinces.

UMRAO SINGH (of Kachesar), Rao; b.
April 1835. Belongs to a Jat family
of the Dalai gotra, founded by four
brothers, Bhual, Jagram, Jarmal, and
Gurwa, who came from Mandoti in
Hariana about 200 years ago. The
first three settled in Chitsona, Pargana
Sayana, while Gurwa took possession
of lands in Pargana Chandansi. Bhual
was succeeded by Manghi Ram, who
had two sons, Rai Singh and Chatar
Singh, the latter of whom obtained
considerable power. He had two sons,
Magni Ram and Randhan Singh.
Both of these joined the Jats of
Bhartpur, but Najib-ud-daula secured
their allegiance by granting them
Kachesar in jdgir, with the title of
Rao, and the office of chormdr, or



destroyer of thieves, for the nine sur-
rounding Parganas. Randhan suc-
ceeded to the estate in 1790, and
obtained from Shah Alam a perpetual
lease of Parganas Path, Sayana, Thana
Farida, and taluqas Datiyana and
Sayyidpur, at a yearly revenue of Rs.
40,000. This grant was confirmed by
the British Government in 1803. Rao
Randhan died in prison in Meerut in
1816, and on his death the grant was
settled with the original proprietors,
but the jdgir of Kachesar was granted
revenue-free in perpetuity to his son,
Rao Fateh Singh, by Lord Moira in
the same year. Fateh Singh died in
1839, after amassing immense wealth
and estates, and increasing his taluqa
to an enormous extent. He was suc-
ceeded by his son, Rao Bahadur Singh,
who added twenty-six villages to the
estates. He expressed his intention
of leaving his estates equally to Gulab
Singh and Umrao Singh. Gulab re-
sented this, and Rao Bahadur was
found foully murdered in his house in
1847. Gulab Singh, who succeeded,
received estates assessed at Rs.7083
for his services during the Mutiny.
He died in 1859, and was succeeded by
his widow, Jaswant Kunwar, who
again was succeeded by her daughter,
Bhup Kunwar. Bhup Kunwar died
without issue in 1861, and was sue-,
ceeded by her husband, Khushal Singh
nephew and adopted son of the late
rebel, Raja Nahar Singh, of Ballabh-
garh. Umrao Singh had meanwhile
been pressing his claims, and in 1868 a
settlement was made by arbitration —
five-sixteenths of the property were
awarded to Partap Singh, a grandson
of Magni Ram ; six-sixteenths to Um-
rao Singh, and the remainder to Khu-
shal Singh. Umrao Singh subsequently
gave one of his daughters in marriage
to Khushal Singh. He has a son and
heir, named Girraj Singh, aged eighteen
years. Residence: Kachesar, Buland-
shahr, North-Western Provinces.

UMRAO SINGH, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on May 29, 1886, in recog-
nition of good services rendered in the
Railway Mail Service^. Residence :
Delhi, Punjab.

UMRAO SINGH (of Majitbia), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary. Belongs to a
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common ancestor, fourteen generations
back, with Sardar Dayal Singh Ma-
jithia (q.v.). Izzat Singh was the
founder of this branch of the family.
He acquired a strip of the Dhanni
territory, and held it till his death in
1772 a.d. The Maharaja Ranjit Singh
took possession of the whole of the
Dhanni country, but he allowed the
Sardar Attar Singh, grandson of Izzat
Singh, to retain a considerable estate,
and the Sardar ultimately was per-
mitted to administer the country. He
was killed in Hazara in 1843, and
succeeded by his only son, Surat Singh
— to whose influence was largely due
the rebellion of the Maharaja Sher
Singh in 1845. After the annexation
of the Punjab the Sardar Surat Singh's
jdgirs were confiscated, and he was
banished to Benares. When the
Mutiny of 1857 broke out he displayed
conspicuous loyalty. He kept a Sikh
detachment, which guarded the Treas-
ury at Benares, to their duty ; and in
an engagement with a party of Raj-
puts, who had attacked Benares, he
received a severe wound. For his
services during the Mutiny the Sardar
received the additional title of Baha-
dur, a considerable pension, and a
valuable jdgir ; and he was subse-
quently created a Companion of the
Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India. He received permission to
return to the Punjab, and generally
resided at Majithia. On January 1,
1877, he received the title of Raja as a
personal distinction, on the occasion of
the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. He was
succeeded by his elder son, the present
Sardar, the younger son being named
Sundar Singh. Residence : Majithia,
Amritsar, Punjab.

UMRAO SINGH (of Naigaon), Rdjd.
The title is hereditary, ithe Raja be-
longing to a Rajput family, whose
ancestor received the title from the
Emperor Akbar of Delhi. The family
were originally the Chiefs of Argal on
the river Jumna. Subsequently they
migrated to Garhakota, and ruled
there. The late Raja of Naigaon,
Gulab Singh, was born January 21,
1806 ; and on his death he was suc-
ceeded by his adopted son, the present
Raja. Residence : Naigaon, Sagar,
Central Provinces.



UMRAO SINGH, Rai Bahadur; b. 1834.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on November 14, 1888, for
good services rendered in the Medical
Service. The Rai Bahadur is the son
of the late Makhun Singh of Cawn-
pore. He entered the Medical Service
of the Government of India as Native
Doctor in February 1854, and was
attached to the 63rd Regiment. Trans-
ferred to 2nd Grenadiers N.I., and
served in medical charge of two com-
panies of the regiment in the expedi-
tion against the Santals in June 1855,
and subsequently with the whole regi-
ment in 1855-56. In 1857 was ap-
pointed to a detachment of Her
Majesty's 64th Foot at Chinsurah, and
marched to Cawnpore, and joined the
headquarters of the regiment. "Was
present at the action of Sewrajpore
and Cawnpore in November 1857
against the rebel Sepoys, and was
entrenched for nine days at Cawn-
pore ; was afterwards present in the
final action at Cawnpore on November
28, 1857, when the Gwalior contingent
was defeated. Appointed to the 35th
Regiment in 1858, and served with the
corps in keeping open the line of com-
munication along the Trunk Road
between Mainpuri and Merah-ki Serai.
In 1863 was appointed to the Civil
charge of the Rampur Boaliya Charit-
able Dispensary. In 1865 was trans-
ferred to his Excellency the Viceroy's
Household Dispensary. In 1886 ac-
companied His Excellency the Viceroy
to Mandalay (Burma Medal). Retired
1891. He has a son and heir, named
Bhoyrub Prosad Singh, born July 21,
1858. Residence : Cawnpore.

UMRI, Rdjd of. See Jagat Bahadur.

UMRI, Raja Pirthi Singh (or Prithvee
Singh), Rdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
1871. Succeeded to the c/adi as a
minor February 20, 1882. Belongs to
a Sesodia Rajput (Hindu) family, de-
scended from a Chief who in 1803
assisted General Jean Baptiste with
military service, and was granted the
territory of Umri, which is entirely
enclosed within the Gwalior territory.
The late Raja Moham Singh died in
1882, and was succeeded by his grand-
son, the present Raja. The State has
a population of 2740. Residence: Umri,
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UMRI, Thakur Motisinghji, Thakur of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1862. Belongs to a
Chauhan Rajput family, claiming de-
scent from Thakur Gumansinghji, son
of Fatehsinghji. The late Chief, Tha-
kur Amarsinghji, was born in 1811,
and succeeded as a minor in June 1825.
He was succeeded by his grandson, the
present Thakur Motisinghji. The
State, which has to make certain
annual payments to Satlasna and
Bhalusna, has a population of 1082,
chiefly Hindus. Residence : Umri,
Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

UNCHERA, Rdjd of. See Nagod.

UNI, Thakur Daulat Singh, Thakur of.



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