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A ruling chief ; b. 1845. Succeeded to
the gadi in 1882. Belongs to a Rajput
(Hindu) family. Residence: Uni, In-
dore, Central India.

UPARWARA, Thakur Lachhman Singh,
Thakur of. A ruling chief; b. 1835.
Succeeded to the gadi in 1871. Be-
longs to a Solankhi Rajput (Hindu)
family. The State has a population of
about 1200, chiefly Hindus. Resi-
dence: Uparwara, Western Malwa,
Central India.

UPENDRA CHANDRA CHAUDHRI,

Kumar. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, July 18, 1861,
in recognition of his position as the
adopted son and heir of the late Raja
Haris Chandra Chaudhri, Zamindar
of Maimansingh. Haris Chandra was
the descendant of Sri Krishna Chau-
dhri, Zamindar of Kami, 'Rajshahi,
and received the title of Raja, as a
personal distinction, on January 1,
1877, on the occasion of the Proclama-
tion of Her Most Gracious Majesty as
Empress of India, in recognition of his
munificent contributions to various
works of public utility. Residence :
Maimansingh, Bengal.

URBEL SINGH, Rai Bahadur. See
Albel Singh.

URIADIH, Biwdn of. See Rudr Partab
Singh.

TJSAF SHAH, Khwaja, Khan Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1889.
Is Honorary Magistrate of Amritsar.
Residence : Amritsar, Punjab.

USMAN, Haji, Khdn Saheb. Received
the title on May 21, 1898. Residence :
Nasik, Bombay.



USMAN KHAN. See Muhammad Us-
man Khdn.

UTRAULA, Rdjd of. See Mumtaz Ali
Khan.

UTTAM SINGH (of Ghanauli), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary. The Sardar
is the Chief of the Ghanauli branch of
the important family of Sikh Sardars
descended from the Sardar Khushal
Singh. He achieved conquests in the
Manjhal (the Punjab proper), and
took possession of Jalandhar. Subse-
quently, in 1756 A.D., he conquered the
Ghanauli, Bhartgarh, Bhanga, and
other territories in the Cis-Sutlej
States. All their Trans-Sutlej lands
were taken from the family by the Ma-
haraja Ranjit Singh ; but with regard
to their Cis-Sutlej estates, they came
under British protection with the other
Chiefs. The family rendered excellent
service during the Mutiny of 1857, and
was rewarded with large permanent
remissions of taxation. The son of
Khushal Singh, Sardar Budh Singh,
had many sons, amongst whose descen-
dants his estates have been divided ;
of these the second, Sarddr Bhopal
Singh of Ghanauli, was the father of
Sardar Uttam Singh, and also of a
younger brother, Sardar Partab Singh
\q.v.). Residence: Ghanauli, Am-
bala, Punjab.

UTTAMCHAND SATIDAS, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred as an official
title, and for good service was con-
tinued for life, June 22, 1889. Resi-
dence : Sind, Bombay.

UTTAR SINGH, Bhai, Sarddr. The title
was conferred on June 22, 1897. Resi-
dence : Military Works Department.

UTTER SINGH. See Uttar.

VADALI, Jareja Virabha, Tdlukddr of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1848. Succeeded to
the gadi June 12, 1888. The State
has an area of 2 square miles, and a
population of 590, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Yadali, Kathiawar, Bom-
bay.

VADHYAWAN, Naik Mohanya walad
PHULSINGH, Chief of. A ruling
chief; b. 1849. Belongs to a family
said to be descended from Bhil (ab-
original) ancestors. The State, which
is one of those known as the Dang
States of Khandesh, has an area of
about 5 square miles, and a population



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of 253, chiefly Bhils (aboriginal). Resi-
dence : Yadhyawan, Khandesh, Bom-
bay.

VAJESINGH, Thakur, Thdkur of Gabat.
See Gabat.

VAJIRIA, Thakur Kesar Khan, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief; b. 1876. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor. Be-
longs to a Rajput (Muhammadan)
family. The late Thakur was named
Kalubawa Gulabkhan, and he was
succeeded by the present Chief. The
area of the State is 10 square miles,
the population chiefly Bhils (aborigi-
nal). Residence: Vajiria, Rewa Kan-
tha, Bombay.

VAKHTAPUR, Thakur Udesinghji, Tha-
kur of. A ruling chief ; b. January
21, 1847. Succeeded to the gadi May
19, 1876. Belongs to a family said to
be descended from a Rajput named
Makwana Bhatti, who many genera-
tions ago came into Mahi Kantha, and
married the daughter of a Koli Chief.
The Thakur Wakhtsinghji was the
founder of this branch of the family ;
his descendant was the Thakur Hari-
singhji, father of the present Chief.
The State contains an area of 31
square miles, and a population of 2379,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Vakhta-
pur, Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

VALASNA, Thakur Harisinghji, Thd-
kur of. A ruling chief; b. 1881. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi as a minor. Belongs
to a Rajput family, descended from
the Rao Viramdeo, Rao of Idar in
Akbar's time, The area of the State
is 80 square miles ; its population 4358,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Valasna,
Mahi Kantha, Bombay.

VALLIAMANIA CHEY KETTI, K.,

Khan Bahadur. See Kurimanil.

VALLURI JAGANNATHA RAO PAN-
TULU, Diwdn Bahadur. Is Deputy
Collector, Madras. Received the title
on January 1, 1899. Residence: Ma-
dras.

VAMAN ABAJI MODAK, CLE. Cre-
ated a Companion of the Most Emin-
ent Order of the Indian Empire on
January 1, 1896, for distinguished
service in the Education Department.
Residence: Bombay.

VARADA CHARYAR, Madurantakam
Nadadur, Rao Bahadur. The title was



conferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Cuddapah, Madras.

VARADARAJA GOPALA CHARIYAR,

Rao Bahadur. The title was conferred,
as a personal distinction, on May 24,
1889. The Rao Bahadur is a distin-
guished graduate (B.A. and B.L.) of
the Madras University. Residence :
Madura, Madras.

VARAGAM, Thakur Rajsinghji, Thd-
kur of. A ruling chief; b. December
8, 1821. Succeeded to the gadi Feb-
ruary 9, 1848. Belongs to a Rehwar
Rajput family, descended from the
ancient Raos of Chandrawati near
Mount Abu. Has a son and heir
named Kunwar Parbatsinghji. The
area of the State is 45 square miles ;
its population 3446, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Varagam, Mahi Kantha,
Bombay.

VARAJLAL PURSHOTTAMRAI, Rao
Bahadur ; b. June 24, 1843. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
October 14, 1882, for meritorious ser-
vices in the Bombay Political Depart-
ment. He entered the service of the
Bombay Government in 1866, and in
1889 became Diwan or Prime Minister
of the State of Dharampur (q.v.), in
the Surat Agency. He also received a
Gold Medal from the States of Luna-
w&ra and Balasinor (q.v.), in the Rewa
Kantha Agency, with the sanction of
the Government of India, for services
rendered in the settlement of questions
involving territorial exchanges and the
adjustment of various claims and rights
between those two States. Residence :
Bombay.

VARDU PILLAI, Rao Saheb. The title
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
on September 21, 1881. Residence :
Trichinopoli, Madras.

VARNOII MOTI, Rahtor Pithibhai,

Chief of. A ruling chief; /;. 1826.
Belongs to a Rahtor Rajput (Hindu)
family. The area of the State is about
1 square mile. Residence: Yarnoli
Moti, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

VARNOII NANI, Rahtor Bhaiji,
Chief of A ruling chief; b. 1824.
Belongs to a Rahtor Rajput (Hindu)
family. The area of the State is about
1 square mile. Residence : Varnoli
Nani, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.



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VASAN SEWADA, Thakur Jarawar-
khan, Thakur of. A ruling chief; b.

1872. Belongs to a Rahtor Rajput
(Muhammadan) family. The area of
the State is about 3 square miles.
Residence: Vasan Sewada, Rewa Kan-
tha, Bombay.

VASAN VIRPUR, Daima Jitabawa Ba-
jibhai, Thakur of. A ruling chief ; b.
1820. Succeeded to the gadi (jointly
with the Thakur Jaswantsinghji) on
August 23, 1887. Belougs to a Rahtor
Rajput (Muhammadan) family. The
area of the State is 7 square miles.
Residence : Vasan Virpur, Rewa Kan-
tha, Bombay.

VASAN VIRPUR, Thakur Bhaibawa
Bajibhai, Thakur of. A ruling chief.
Succeeded to the gadi January 22,
1896. Belongs to a Rahtor Rajput
(Muhammadan) family. The area of
the State is 7 square miles. Residence :
Vasan Virpur, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

VASANJI TRICUMJI, Rao Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on June 3, 1899. Resi-
dence: Bombay.

VASIREDDI SRIUMMAMAHESWARA
PRASADA NAYUDU, Mani Sultan.
Is the Zamindar of Chintalapati.
This title has recently been recognized
as hereditary in the Madras Presi-
dency. When the holder is a male, the
title is Mani Sultan Garu. Residence :
Kistna, Madras.

VASNA, Thakur Takhtsinghji, Thakur
of. A ruling chief ; b. September 18,

1873. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor October 7, 1875. Belongs to
the family of the chief of the Rahtor
Rajputs, claiming descent from Jodh
Raja of Jodhpur (q. v.). The family
has been settled at Vasna since the
time of the Thakur Shersinghji, 1629
a.d. The State, which is a tributary
to Baroda, has an area of 28 square
miles, and a population of 4794, chiefly
Hindus. Residence : Vasna, Mahi
Kantha, Bombay.

VASUDEV BAPUJI KANITKAR, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, January 1, 1877,
on the occasion of the Proclamation of
Her Most Gracious Majesty as Em-
press of India. Residence : Poona,
Bombay.

VASUDEV JAGANNATH KIRTIKAR,

Rao Bahadur. The title was con-



ferred, as a personal distinction, on
June 22, 1897. Residence : Bombay.

VASUDEV MAHADEV SAMARTH, Di-

wdn Bahadur. Is Suba of the Baroda
State. Received the title on January

1, 1899, in recognition of eminent
services rendered in combating the
plague. Residence : Baroda, Bombay.

VASUDEV PANDURANG, Rao Baha-
dur. The title was conferred, as a
personal distinction, on July 28, 1882.
Residence : Poona, Bombay.

VASURNA, Raja IJawahirsingh, alias
RATANSINGH JESWANTRAO, Rdjd
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1878. Belongs
to a family that is said to be de-
scended from a Bhil (aboriginal) an-
cestor. The State, which is one of the
Dang States of Khandesh, has an area
of 132 square miles, and a population
of 6177, chiefly Bhils. Residence :
Vasurna, Khandesh, Bombay.

VELUGOTI SRI RAJA SIR GOPALA
KRISHNA YACHENDRA BAHA-
DUR, K.C.I.E. (of Venkatagiri),

Rdjd, Panch-Hdzdr Mansabddr. See
Venkatagiri.

VEMBAKAM ;BASHYAM AIYANGAR,

C.I.E., Diwdn Bahadur. See Bash-
yam.

VEMBAKAM RAGHAVA fCHARLU,

Rao BaJiddur, Diwdn Bahadur. The
Rao Bahadur received the title of
Diwdn Bahadur, as a personal distinc-
tion, on May 20, 1896. Residoice:
Madras.

VEMBAKAM SRINIVASA CHARULU,
Rao Bahadur. Is Sub- judge of Ma-
dura. Received the title on January

2, 1899. Residence : Madura, Madras.

VENKASWAMI RAO, T., Diwdn Baha-
dur ; b. 1830. Was appointed Diwan
(or Prime Minister) of Kalahasti (q.v.),
and granted the title of Diwan Baha-
dur as a personal distinction in 1887.
Residence : Kalahasti, Madras.

VENKAT. See Vyankat.

VENKATA PERUMAL RAZ, Rdjd. See
Kumara Venkata Perumal Raz, Rdjd.

VENKATA RANGAIYAR, Rao Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1895. Residence : Madura, Madras.

VENKATA SRINIVASA AIYAR, R.,

Diwdn Bahadur. See Rishiyur.



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VENKATACHALAPATI NAIYUDU,
Madireddi, Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on June 3, 1893. Resi-
dence : Bellary, Madras.

VENKATAGIRI, Raja Velugoti Sri
Raja Gopala Krishna Yachendra
Bahadur, K.C.I.E., Raja of, Panch-
Hdzdr Mansabddr; b. 1857. Belongs
to a family that traces its descent
from Chenireddi, from whom the
present Raja of Venkatagiri is twenty-
seventh in descent ; he discovered a
hidden treasure, and rose to high
favour in the service of the Raja of
Varagala, who granted him a large
jdyir. Under his descendants the
estate was largely increased in area.
The late Raja of Venkatagiri, Kum-
mara Yachama Nayudu, was born in
1832, and was created a Companion of
the Most Exalted Order of the Star
of India. He was succeeded by the
present Raja, wbo was appointed a
Member of the Legislative Council of
Madras in 1888, and again in 1890. In
1888 he was created a Knight Com-
mander of the Most Eminent Order
of the Indian Empire. His title
of Panch-Hdzdr Mansabddr was of
Mughal origin, indicating the military
command of 5000. The title of Raja
of Venkatagiri was recognized as here-
ditary in 1890. Residence: Venkatagiri,
Nellore District, Madras.

VENKATAKUMARA SURIYA RAO,

Rdjd. See Pithapur, Rdjd of.

VENKATARAMAYYA PANTULU, Gu-

dipati, Diwdn Bahadur. Granted the
title, as a personal distinction, June
22, 1897, for eminent services in the
Revenue Survey of Madras. Resi-
dence : Madras.

VENKATARAMA DAS NAYUDU, Siram,
Diwdn Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on June 3, 1893. Residence :
Masulipatam, Madras.

VENKATARAMANAYYA LAKSH-

MANA RAO, Karadibavi, Diwdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred
on June 3, 1893. Residence : Arni,
Madras.

VENKATARANGA CHARIYAR, T.,

Mahdmahopddhydya. 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, in recognition of his



eminence as an oriental scholar, It
entitles him to take rank in Darbar
i m mediately after titular Raj 4s . Resi-
dence : Vizagapatam, Madras.

VENKATARATNAM GARU, B., Rao

Bahadur; b. 1851. Received the title
on January 2, 1897. Is a member of
the Municipal Council of Coconada.
Residence : Coconada, Madras.

VENKATAREDDI NAYUDU, Wathada,
Diwdn Bahadur. The title of Rai
Bahadur was conferred on January 1,
1895, and that of Diwan Bahadur on
June 3, 1899. Residence : Ganjam,
Madras.

VENKATASIVA RAO PANTULU, Tim-
maraju, Rao Bahadur. See Tim-
mar aju.

VENKATASVETA CHALAPATHI

RANGA RAO, Ravu, Sir, K.C.I.E.
(of Bobbili), The Hon., Rdjd. Is the
adopted son of the Rani of Bobbili,
Rani Lakshmi Chellegumma. The title
of Rani was conferred by the British
Government, February 17, 1876 ; and
the title of Raja of Bobbili was recog-
nized as hereditary in 1880. Created
a K.C.I.E. on January 1, 1895. Is a
Member of the Legislative Council
of Madras. Residence : Vizagapatam,
Madras.

VENKATASWAMI NILAMAGAM PIL-
LAI, Trichinopoli, Rao Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1895.
Residence : Bangalore, Mysore.

VENK0BA CHARIYAR, C, Diwdn
Bahadur. The title of Rao Bahadur
was conferred, as a personal distinction,
in 1889, for eminent services in the
Madras Judicial Service ; and that of
Diwan Bahadur on May 21, 1898.
Residence : Cuddapah, Madras.

VENNELL, The Nawab Sarah, Begum.
Bears the courtesy title of Nawab-
Begum, as widow of the late Nawab
Nazim of Bengal. Residence : England.

VENOURCHAND MULCHAND, Seth,
Rao Saheb. Received the title on May
21, 1898. Residence : Kotri, Bombay.

VIJAYA RAGHAVULU DAS, Suru, Rao
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1896. Residence : Madras.

VIJAYAPURAPU ANANTA RAO
PANTULU, Rao Saheb. The title was
conferred on May 25, 1892. Residence :
Vizagapatam, Madras.



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VIKAR-UL-UMARA (SIKANDAR JANG
IKBAL-UD-DAULA IKTIDAR-UL-
MULK) BAHADUR, His Excellency
the Nawab, Sir, K.C.I.E. Prime
Minister and one of the Premier Nobles
of the Hyderabad State ; b. about the
year 1840. The Nawab Bahadur bears
the courtesy title of " His Excellency "
as Prime Minister of His Highness the
Nizam. With his brother, Sir Khurshid
Jah (q.v.), and cousin,the late Sir Asman
Jah, he is the present representative
of the great and powerful Shamsiya
family, the first among the noble
f amilies of Hyderabad, which has been
frequently connected by marriage with
the ruling House, and entrusted with
the hereditary command of the Paigah
or Household Troops of the Nizam.
Descended from the famous captain,
Shaikh Abul Khair Khan, Imam Jang,
Shamsher Bahadur, who was a Man-
sabddr in Malwa, under the Emperor
Aurangzeb. He attached himself to
the fortunes of the great Asaf Jah, the
founder of the Hyderabad dynasty,
under whose banner he rose to the
highest commands. In 1745 he de-
feated a force of Mahrattas ; and
under the successors of Asaf Jah, the
Nizams Nasir Jang and Salabat Jang,
he continued his successful career. In
1752 he died at Burhanpur, and was
succeeded by his son, Abul Fateh Khan
Teg Jang, who became the first Noble
of the Nizam Ali, obtaining the com-
mand of the Paigah or Household
Troops, immense territorial possessions,
and the titles of Shams-ud-daula,
Shams ul-Mulk,and Shams-ul-Umara.
He died in 1876, when campaigning in
Panghul ; and was succeeded by his
son, who at the early age of four had
received from the Nizam the titles of
Ba-uddin Khan, Imam Jang, Khurshid-
ud-daula, and Khurshid-ul-Mulk. He
succeeded to all the honours of his
father, and became a famous scholar
and savant, receiving at various times
the titles of Teg Jang, Shams-ud-daula,
Shams-ul-Mulk, Shams-ul-Umara,
Bahadur, and in 1827 the title of
Amir-i-Kabir. In 1849 he became for
a short time Prime Minister of Hyder-
abad. He died in 1862, leaving two
sons, Umdat-ul-Mulk (who became
Amir-i-Kabir) and Ikhtidar-ul-Mulk
(who became Vikar-ul-Umara). The
former died in 1877, when the latter
succeeded him in the family honours,



and as co-Regent of the State — adding
the title of Amir-i-Kabir to that of
Vikar-ul-Umara. He died in 1881,
leaving two sons, the Nawab Sir
Khurshid Jah (q.v.) and the Nawab
Ikbal-ud-daula, who became Sir Vikar-
ul-Umara. Both these noblemen, like
their late kinsman Sir Asman Jah,
have shared the fortune of their ances-
tor, in allying themselves in marriage
with Princesses of the Royal House of
Hyderabad. Sir Vikar has two sons,
who have been most carefully educated
under both Indian and English tutors,
and who are both promising scholars
and exceedingly popular. Sir Vikar
has always taken an active share in
the administration of His Highness's
government, and is one of the most
experienced and accomplished states-
men in India. He is also famous as
the first sportsman in India ; and in
this capacity has always been most
generous in providing the finest tiger-
shooting for many distinguished visit-
ors. On the occasion of the visit of
the Viceroy to Hyderabad in Novem-
ber 1892, Sir Vikar was entrusted by
His Highness the Nizam with the duty
of meeting His Excellency and bring-
ing him into Hyderabad. He subse-
quently succeeded the late Sir Asman
Jah as Prime Minister of the State ;
and on January 1, 1896, was created
a Knight Commander of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.
His palace of Falaknuma, a few miles
out of Hyderabad, is one of great
magnificence, and is one of the sights
of India. Residences : Hyderabad;
Falaknuma, near Hyderabad.

VIKRAMA DEO, Sri (of Jaipur, Viz£-

gapatam), Maharaja; b. 1875. The
title of Raj 4 of Jaipur was recognized
as hereditary in December 1890 ; and
the Raja received the title of Maha-
raja, as a personal distinction, on
January 1, 1896. Similarly, the late
Raja of Jaipur, Sri Ramachendra
Devu Garu, received the title of
Maharaja as a personal distinction on
December 2, 1875. Claims descent
from the ancient Kings of Jambhuraj ;
the founder of the family, Vinaya-
kadevu, having been, in very early
times, the younger brother of a King
of Jambhuraj. The family banner,
coloured yellow and purple, bears the
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For a seal the Rajas of Jaipur use the
device of a liou argent standing on the
back of an elephant azure. The title
of Maharaja Saheb Mehrban Boston is
said to have been conferred on the
Raja's ancestors by one of the Mughal
Emperors of Delhi. Vinayakadevu,
who is described as a Rajput of the
Chandravansa or Lunar race, is said to
have married the daughter of one of
the Gajapati Kings of Orissa, who
conferred on him this extensive
Zaminddri, and subsequently, to
confirm his authority over the
wild tribes of the mountainous
districts of Jaipur, he took as his
second wife the only surviving
Princess of the ancient Sila Vansa
dynasty. Among the population of
the Raj are many Kandhs, Gauras,
and other aboriginal tribes, who were
formerly notorious for their human
sacrifices known as Meriah. Resi-
dence : Jaipur, Vizagapatam District,
Madras.

VILAYAT HUSAIN, Maulavi, Shams-
ul-Ulama. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Residence : Madrasah,
Calcutta.

VINAYAK JAGESHWAR BUTI, Rai

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1896. Residence : Nag-
pur, Central Provinces.

VINAYAK JANARDAN KIRTANE, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1877. Residence: Baroda
(now in Bombay).

VIRA VARMA RAJA, Valiya Rdjd of
Kurumbrandd ; b. 1831. Belongs to a
Kshatriya family, long known as the
Bandhu Stoarupam or ally of the
Zamorins of Calicut, whom the
Kurumbranad Rajas helped in their
contests with the Portuguese. The
family, like those of the other Rajas
of Malabar, follows the Marumak-
katayam law of inheritance, by which
the succession is with the offspring of
its female members, amongst whom the
next eldest male is always the Raja's
heir-apparent. The late Raja of Ku-
rumbranad, also called Vira Varma
Raja, was born in 1799, and succeeded to
the yadi in 1852. The Raja receives an
allowance from Government, as com-
pensation for the territory that be-
longed to his ancestors. Residence:
Payyoli, Malabar, Madras.



VIRAMPURA, THAKTJR NATHU
KHAN, Thdkur of. A ruling chief;
b. 1854. Belongs to an Agwan
(Muhammadan) family. The area of
the State is 1 square mile ; its popu-
lation is chiefly Bhil. Residence:
Virampura, Rewd Kantha, Bombay.

VIRCHAND DIPCHAND, C. I. E.

Created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on January 1, 1898. Residence :
Ahmadabad, Bombay.

VIRESALINGAM PANTULU, K., Rao

Bahadur. Granted the title, as a
personal distinction, January 2, 1893,
for eminent services in the Education
Department. Is the Senior Pandit of
the Rajamandri College, Madras.
Residence : Rajamandri, Madras.

VIRPRASAD TAPIPRASAD, Rao Ba-
hadur. The title was conferred on
June 3, 1893. Residence : Surat,
Bombay.

VIRPUR, Thakur Suraji Surtanji,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief ; b. October
8, 1846. Succeeded to the yadi July
30, 1864. Belongs to the great Jareja
Rajput family that has given rulers to
Kutch and Nawanagar, being an off-
shoot of the latter House. The
Thakur has a son and heir, named
Harisinghji. The State, which is
tributary to Junagarh, has an area of
67 square miles, and a population of
5338. The Thdkur maintains a mili-
tary force of 10 cavalry, 40 infantry,
and 2 guns. Residence : Virpur,
Kathiawar, Bombay.

VIRPUR, Thdkur of. See Vasan Virpur.

VISHINDAS NIHALCHAND, Rao Ba-
hadur. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence : Sind, Bombay.

VISHNU BALKRISHNA S0H0NI, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Poona,
Bombay.

VISHNU MORESHWAR BHIDE, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred, as
a personal distinction, on July 16, 1888.
Residence : Bombay.

VISHNU PANT KESHAO KANTI, Rai

Bahadur. Has held an important
position in the State of Dewas (senior
branch), Central India ; and received
the title as a personal distinction on
May 25, 1892. Residence: Dewas,
Central India.



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VISHNU RAMCHANDRA ASHTIKAR,

Rao Saheb. Granted the title, as a
personal distinction, on January 2,
1893, for eminent services as Mam-
latdar. Residence: Bombay.

VISHRAM RAMJI GHOLE, Rao Ba-
hadur. 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 services
in the Medical Department. He holds
the rank of Assistant-Surgeon in Her
Majesty's Army. Residence : Ratna-
giri, Bombay.

VISHRAM, The Hon. Fazulbhai, CLE.

See Fazulbhai.

VISHVANATH JENARDAN KARAN-
DIKAR, Rao Saheb. Received the title
on May 21, 1898. Is Acting Mamlat-
dar. Residence : Khandesh, Bombay.

VISHWANATH KESHAV JOGALE-
KAR, Rao Saheb. The title was
granted on January 1, 1896. Resi-
dence : Dharwar, Bombay.

VISHWANATH P. M. RAO, CLE.
Received the CLE. on June 3, 1899.
Is a Member of the Mysore Council.
Residence : Mysore.

VISSANJI KHIMJI, Rao Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1899.
Residence : Bombay.

VTTHAL NARAYAN PATHAK, Rao

Bahadur. Received the title on June
3, 1899, for eminent services to the
cause of education in Bombay. Resi-
dence : Bombay.

VITHAL RAO, Rao Saheb. The title is
hereditary, having been originally
conferred by the Mahratta Govern-
ment of Sagar, and recognized by the
British Government. Residence :
Sagar, Central Provinces.

VITHALRAO KRISHNAJI VANDE-
KAR, Rao Bahadur. The title of Rao
Saheb was conferred on June 22, 1897 ;
and that of Rao Bahadur on May 21,
1898. Residence : Bombay.

VITHALRAO PHIRANGOJIRAO (of
Chikurde), Patanyrao ; b. in the year
1747 of the Saka era, or about 1825
a.d. The Patangrao is in the enjoy-



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