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Bengal.

BAIKANTHPUR, Raikat Fanindra Deb,

Raikat of. This is one of those custom-
ary titles (of which there are many,
especially in Bengal) which have never
been officially recognized by Govern-
ment, and which consequently must,
for the present, be regarded as only
courtesy titles. The family is said to
be descended from a brother of the
founder of the Kuch Behar Raj ; and



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the title "Kaikat," which is of high
antiquity, has been held to indicate
that the early Raikats of Baikanthpur
were Prime Ministers and Com-
manders-in-Chief of the Kamrup king-
dom, of which Kuch Behar was an
important part. The present Raikat
is stated to be the twentieth in succes-
sion who has inherited the title ; and
during the last Bhutan war the family
rendered good service to Government.
Residence : Baikanthpur, Jalpaiguri,
Bengal.

BAIKUNTA NARAYAN SINGH, Rdjd.
This is one of the titles that appear
never to have been formally recognized
by Government. The Raja is the
Zaminddr of Tundi in Manbhum. The
family claims to be of Surya Vansa
Rajput descent, and to have come from
Ajudhya. They have the following
system of titles for the various members
of the family of the Zaminddr or pro-
prietor of the Rdj. For the head of
the family, Rdjd ; for his wife, Rdni.

1st son . . . Tikait.

2nd son . . . Kumar.

3rd son . . . Thakur.

4th son . . . Nunu.

5th and younger sons . Babu

1st son's 1st son . . Thakur.
„ „ 2nd son . . Kumar.
„ „ 3rd son . . Nunu.

For a similar system prevailing in the
Nawagarh family, see under Banwari
Lai Singh, Raja. Residence: Tundi,
Manbhum, Bengal.

BAISNI (of Khimsipur), Thakurain.
The title of Rao is nereditary in this
lady's family. Residence: Farrukha-
bad, North-Western Provinces.

BAJANA, Malek Nasib Khanji Dariya
Khanji, Tdlukddr of. A ruling chief ;
b. May 14, 1820. Succeeded to the
gadi April 23, 1841. Descended from
a family of Jat Musalmans ; is usually
styled " Malek Shri . " His son is named
Jiwan Khan. The area of the State
is 183 square miles ; its population
15,877, partly Hindu, partly Muham-
madan. The Malek Shri maintains a
military force of 60 cavalry and 230
infantry. Residence : Bajana, Kathia-
war, Bombay.



BAKAR All, Muhammad, Mir.
Muhammad.



See



BAKAR ALI KHAN, Muhammad (of
Kunwa Khera), Nawdb. See Muham-
mad.

BAKAR ALI KHAN, Sayyid, CLE.
Was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
January 1, 1883. Residence :

BAKAR MIRZA, Mirza Bahadur. The
Mirza Bahadur is a son of the Nawab
Mumtaz-ud-daula, who was a grandson
of His late Majesty Muhammad Ali
Shah, King of Oudh. Residence:
Oudh.

BAKHSHI KHOMAN SINGH (of In-
dore), C.S.I. Was created a Com-
panion of the Most Exalted Order of
the Star of India, January 1, 1877, on
the occasion of the Proclamation of
Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress
of India. Residence : Indore, Central
India.

BAKHSHI PARAMANAND, Rai Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on Janu-
ary 1, 1895, for services rendered to
the Kashmir State. Residence : Ra-
walpindi, Punjab.

BAKHSHISH SINGH, Sindhanwalia,
Sarddr. The Sardar succeeded Sar-
dar Shamsher Singh (who had
adopted him as a scion of the same
family, with the consent of Govern-
ment) on the death of the latter
in 1873. The Sindhanwalia family,
Jats of the Sansi tribe, is the acknow-
ledged head of all Sikh families between
the Bias and the Indus; and is de-
scended from the same stock as the
late Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore.
The common ancestor, Budh Singh,
had two sons, Chanda Singh and Jodh
Singh; the latter was the forefather
of the late Royal family of Lahore,
while from the former descended Sarddr
Shamsher Singh and the Sindhanwalia
family . On the occasion of the rebellion
of Diwan Mul Raj, Sardar Shamsher
Singh remained faithful to the British
Government, and in December 1846 he
was appointed a member of the Council
of Regency. On the final annexation
of the Punjab his jdgirs were continued
to him for life, and in 1862 he was
appointed an Honorary Magistrate,
and was permitted to adopt the present
Sardar, a large portion of his jdgirs to
descend in perpetuity, and the title to
be hereditary. Residence : Raja Sansi,
Amritsar, Punjab.



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BAKHSHISH SINGH, Kunwdr. The

title is personal. Residence.: Lahore,
Punjab.

BAKHTAWAR SINGH (of Kathgarh),

Sarcldr. The title of Sardar is heredi-
tary in the Kathgarh family. Residence:
Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

BAKHTAWAR SINGH, Pancholi, Rai
Bahadur. Is a Court Official of the
Mewjir State (Udaipur), Rajputana.
Received the title as a personal dis-
tinction on May 25, 1892. Residence :
Udaipur, Rajputana.

BAKHTGARH (Bhopawar), Thakur
Partab Singh, Thakur of. A ruling
chief. The Thakur was born in 1863,
and succeeded to the gadi in 1869. He
is descended from a Rajput (Hindu)
family. The population of the State
is 8258, chiefly Hindus. Residence :
Bakhtgarh, Bhopawar, Central India.

BAKHTIYAR SHAH, Muhammad,
Sahebzada, CLE., Prince. The title
is a courtesy one. His father, Prince
Anwar Shah, was a member of the
Tippu family of Mysore, and grandson
of Tippu Sultan. Created a CLE. on
January 1, 1898. Residence : Calcutta.

BAL GANGADHAR SATHE, Rao Baha-
dur. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence: Poona, Bombay.

BAL MUKAND, Rai, Rai Bahadur; b.
November 5, 1834. The title is per-
sonal, and was conferred on February
16, 1887, the Rai Bahadur having
received a Certificate of Honour at the
Imperial Assemblage at Delhi in 1877.
His ancestors (who were Khattris)
came from the Punjab about 300 years
ago, and became merchants at Agra.
He did good service in the Mutiny of
1857, by saving some of the records of
the Agra Board of Revenue ; and in
1866 was appointed a permanent
Deputy Collector. Residence: Agra,
North-Western Provinces.

BALA KHAN alias DARA SHIKOH,

Khan Bahadur. See Dara Shikoh.

BALA PARSHAD, Pandit, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on February
16, 1887. The Rai Bahadur's brothers
are Pandit Manik Parshad of Indore,
b. 1851, and Pandit Kalika Parshad,
b. 1857. Residence: Jabalpur, Central
Provinces.



BALA PERSHAD, Lala, Rao Saheb.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is Kamdar of Jigni. Residence : Jigni,
Central India.

BALA SHASTRI AGASE, Mahdmahopd-
dhydya. The title was conferred on
February 16, 1887, in recognition of
eminence in oriental scholarship.
Residence : Ratnagiri, Bombay.

BALABHAI MANCHARAM, Rao Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on Janu-
ary 4, 1896. Residence : Baroda.

BALAJI KRISHNA BENDIGERI, Rao

Bahadur. The title was conferred on
May 29, 1886. Residence: Belgaum,
Bombay.

BALASINOR, Nawab Munawar Khanji,
Babi of. A ruling chief; b. 1844.
Succeeded his father, Nawab Jorawar
Khanji Babi, in November 1882. This
family is Pathan (Muhammadan),
claiming descent from Sher Khanji
Babi, son of Bahadur Khanji Babi,
a distinguished officer in the imperial
Service of Delhi. The area of the
State is 189 square miles ; its popula-
tion 46,328, chiefly Hindus. The Na-
wab Babi maintains a military force
of 60 cavalry, 177 infantry, and 5 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 9 guns.
Residence: Balasinor, Rewa Kantha,
Bombay.

BALAVADRA PRASAD DAS, Rdjkumdr
Bairiganjon Bhuyan Mahdpiatra. This
is one of the titles that seem never to
have been formally recognized by the
Government. The family belongs to
the Ganga Vansa, the ancient race
of the Gajapati kings of Orissa, from
whom the title was derived. The Raj-
kumar has done good service by pro-
viding elephants for Government in
time of war. His eldest son, whose
name is Umakanta Das Mahapatra,
bears the title of Tikait Bdbu ; the
younger sons — Bisambhar Das, Nityan-
anda Das, Sachidananda Das, Achu-
tananda Das — are all styled Bdbu.
Residence : Balasor, Orissa.

BALBAHADUR SINGH, Raja. The
title is hereditary, and was conferred
on January 1, 1886. Residence:
Rajgarh, Central India.

BALBIR SINGH (of Kattahr), Rdjd.
The title is hereditary. Residence:
Kangra, Punjab.



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BALDEO SINGH (of Raipur), Rao. The
title is hereditary in the Raipur family.
Residence : Ambala, Punjab.

BALIKRAM, Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on April 1, 1881. Resi-
dence: Buldana, Berar.

BALKISHAN. See Balkrishna.

BALKRISHNA, Pandit, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence : Kangra, Punjab.

BALKRISHNA BHIVAJI, Rao Saheb.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Residence: Bombay.

BALKRISHNA KASHINATH JOSHI,

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

BALKRISHNA RAMCHANDRA TIP-

NIS, Rao Bahadur. The title was con-
ferred on May 20, 1896. Residence:
Bombay.

BALKRISHNA SAYANNA, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1894. Residence: Poona.

BALLABH DAS, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on February 3, 1883.
Residence: Jabalpur, Central Pro-
vinces.

BALMTJKUND DAS, Munshi (of Agra),
Bixcdn Bahadur. The title of Rao
Bahadur was conferred on May 25,
1895 ; and that of Diwan Bahadur on
June 3, 1899. Residence: Alwar,
Rajputana.

BALMUKAND, Munshi, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Gwalior, Central India.

BALRAMPUR, Rdjd of. See Bhagwati
Prasad Singh.

BALSAN, Rana Bir Singh, Rand of. A
ruling chief ; b. 1860. Succeeded to
the gadi November 17, 1884. Belongs to
a Rajput (Hindu) family, his ancestor,
Alak Singh, the founder of the family,
having been a scion of the ruling House
of Sirmur. The Chiefs of Balsan
were feudatories of Sirmur till 1815,
when a sanad was granted by the
British Government. Bhup Singh,
the grandfather and predecessor of the
present Chief, did good service in the
Mutiny of 1857, and was rewarded with
the title of Rana. His son, the Kun-
war Govardhan Singh, predeceased
him; so he was succeeded by his
grandson, the present Rana. The area



of the State (which is one of the Simla
Hill States) is 51 miles ; its population
is 5190, chiefly Hindus. The Rana
maintains a military force of 50 infan-
try. Residence: Balsan, Punjab.

BALTICH KHAN, Sarddr. The title is
hereditary. Residence : Baluchistan.

BALWANT RAO (of Karwi), Srimant
Rao ; b. 1828. The title is hereditary.
Is a Mahratta Brahman, the grandson
by adoption of Venaik Rao, who was
the son of Amrit Rao, brother of the
last Peshwa, Baji Rao. His two uncles
joined in the rebellion of 1857, and
their estates were confiscated, and
themselves deported. But Balwant
Rao proved his loyalty, and is now the
head of the family at Karwi. He has
adopted a son, Moreshwar Rao, born
August 17, 1872. Residence: Karwi,
North Western-Provinces.

BALWANT RAO BHUSKUTE, Rao Saheb.
The title was conferred on May 20,
1890. Residence : Burhanpur, Central
Provinces.

BALWANT RAO G0PAL JAVDEKAR,

Rao Bahadur. The title was conferred
on January 31, 1883. Residence:
Indore.

BALWANT SINGH (of Awa), CLE.,
Rdjd. The title of Raja has been
hereditary in this family from ancient
times, the tradition being that it was
originally conferred by the Maharaja
of Udaipur. The Rajas of Awa are
Jadon Rajputs, and did good service
to the British power in the Mahratta
wars and in the time of the Mutiny.
The Raja was created a CLE. on
January 1, 1898. Residence: Awa,
Etah, North- Western Provinces.

BALWANT SINGH (of Bir Chima), Sar-
ddr. The title is hereditary, the Sar-
dar being the head of the younger
branch of the Phulkian family of Ma-
laudh (see Badan Singh, Sardar),
descended from Phul, the common
ancestor of the Houses of Patiala.
Jind, Nabha, and Bhadaur. He is the
son of the late Sardar Hakikat Singh
of Bir. On the death of his brother,
Ranjit Singh, he succeeded to the Bir
estate, having before held that of
Chima only. He is an Honorary
Magistrate, and did excellent service in
the troubled times of 1857 . Residence :
Ludhiana, Punjab.



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BALWANT SINGH (of Botala), Sarddr.
The title is hereditary, the Sarddr being
a descendant of Dhanna Singh, who
was an associate of Sarddr Jodh Singh,
great-grandfather of Maharaja Ran-
jit Singh. Residence: Gujranwala,
Punjab.

BALWANT SINGH (of Rangarh Nan-
gal), Sarddr. The title is hereditary,
the Sarddr being descended from a
Rajput family whose ancestor came
originally from Bikanir, and founded
Rangarh Nangal in the Gurddspur
district, Punjab. Sarddr Karam Singh
was the head of the family in the time
of the Mahdrdjd Ran jit Singh ; and
when the latter seized Lahore and
Amritsar, Karam Singh gave in his
allegiance. His grandson, Sarddr
Argan Singh, served in the battle of
Sobraon. The late Rdjd of Nabha
was a second cousin of Sarddr Balwant
Singh, as Sarddr Argan Singh's sister
married Rdjd Devindra Singh, Chief
of Ndbha. Residence : Gurdaspur,
Punjab.

BALWANT SINGH (of Barehta), Thd-
kur ; b. 1836. The title is hereditary,
the ancestors of the Thakur having
been in the Narsinghpur district from
time immemorial, and long known
for their loyalty; it was originally
conferred by one of the ancient Gond
Rdjds of Mandla. Belongs to a Raj
Gond family ; his son is named Barilol
Singh. Residence : Barehta, Narsingh-
pur, Central Provinces.

BALWANT SINGH (of Piprasar), Rdjd.
The title is hereditary, the Rdjd being
the son of the Rdjd Anrudh Singh, and
descended from Debi Singh, Rdjd of
Orchha. Residence : Sdgar, Central
Provinces.

BAMANBOR, The Grief of. A ruling
chief. The area of the State is 12
square miles, with a population of 987.
Residence : Bamanbor, Kdthidwdr,
Bombay.

BAMANJI JAMASPJI DASTUR, CLE.

Created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire on
January 1, 1879. Residence : Poona,
Bombay.

BAMBO KHAN, Jam. See Bhambo
Khdn, Jam.

BAMRA, Raja Sir Sudhal Deo, K. C.I.E.,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b. about



1849. Succeeded to the gadi on May
12, 1869. Is descended from a Ganga-
bansi Rdjput family, from the same
stock as that of the Gajpati Rdjds of
Puri in Orissa, which acquired the
Bamra territory by conquest in early
times. He was created a Companion
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, January 1, 1889 ; and
a Knight Commander on January 1,
1895. The Rdja's son, Sachidanand,
bears the courtesy title of Tikait Babu.
The area of the State is 1988 square
miles; and its population is 81,286,
many Hindus, but with over 50,000
belonging to Abor (aboriginal) tribes.
Residence : Bamra, Central Provinces.

BAN BIHARI KAPUR, Lala, Rdjd. See
Bun.

BANAMALI CHAKRAVARTTI, Eai
Saheb. See Bonomally.

BANAMALI RAI, Rai Bahadur. The
title was conferred on May 26, 1894.
Residence : Pabna, Bengal.

BANARJI, Abinas Chandra, Rai Baha-
dur : b. 1846. Son of Babu Navin
Chandra Banarji of Bali in Howrah,
Bengal. Received the title onFebruary
16, 1887. Is Chairman of Bali Munici-
pality. Residence : Howrah, Bengal.

BANDI, Rdjd of. See Padmanand Singh.

BANDOJI JANARDHAN CHAUBAL,

Rao Bahadur. The title was conferred
on May 21, 1898. Residence : Berar.

BANDYOPADHYAYA. See Banarji.

BANERJI. See Banarji.

BANGAL KHAN, Jogizai, Sarddr Baha-
dur. Received the title on June 22,
1897. Residence: Zhob, Baluchistan.

BANGANAPALE, Nawab Sayyid Fath
Ali Khan Bahadur, C.S.I., Nawdb of.
A ruling chief; b. July 10, 1848.
Succeeded to the gadi in 1868. Is a
Shiah Muhammadan, and a Sayyid (or
descendant of the Prophet). He was
created a Companion of the Most
Exalted Order of the Star of India,
January 1, 1877, on the occasion of
the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India. The
family held an ancient title, Jdgirddr
of Banganapale; the title of Nawdb
was conferred in 1876. His son is
named Sayyid Gulam Ali Khdn. The
area of the State is 166 square miles ;
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the Muhammadans being 5952. The
Chief has a salute of 6 guns. Resi-
dence : Banganapale, Madras.

BANIYAD HASAN, Mir (of Kadirpur),
Khan Bahadur. See Mir.

BANKIM CHANDRA MOZOOMDAR,
RaiSaheb. The title was conferred on
May 21, 1898. Residence: Angul,



BANSDA, Maharawal Shri Pratapsin-
ghji Gulabsinghji, Rdjd of. A ruling
chief ; b. December 6, 1863 ; succeeded
to the gadi on March 6, 1876. The
family is Solanki Rdiput (Hindu), and
is styled " Yansdia " ; it is descended
from a chieftain of ancient times named
Muldeoji. The area of the State is 215
square miles ; its population is 34,908,
chiefly Hindus. The Maharawal
maintains a military force of 24
cavalry, 111 infantry, and 1 gun, and
is entitled to a salute of 9 guns.
Residence: Bansda, Surat, Bombay.

BANSI, Rdjd of. See Ram Singh.

BANSI DHAR, Rai Bahadur. Received
the title on January 1, 1898. Resi-
dence : Alipura, Central India.

BANSPAT SINGH (of Bara), Rdjd; b.
1834. The title was conferred on
November 30, 1858, for eminent
services rendered during the Mutiny,
the Raja having loyally supported the
police, escorted the revenue-collections
during the disturbances, and proceeded
in December 1857 with 1000 followers
to rid Pargana Khairagarh of a formid-
able band of rebels who had gathered
there. Is descended from the same
ancestry as His Highness the Maha-
raja of Rewah, and belongs to a Baghel
Rajput family. Residence: Bara,
Allahabad, North- Western Provinces.

BANS WARA, His Highness Rai-i-rayan
Maharawal Sri Lachman Singh Baha-
dur, Maharawal of. A ruling chief;
b. January 30, 1838. Succeeded to
the gadi in 1842. Is a descendant
(through the Maharawal Udai Singh
of Dungarpur, q.v.) of the Maharanas
of Udaipur ("Children of the Sun"),
and consequently a Sisodiya Rajput.
Udai Singh, Maharawal of Dungarpur,
gave the territory of Banswara to his
younger son Jagmal Singh, with the
title of Maharawal. The area of the
State (including that of its feudatory
Kusalgarh) is about 1500 square
miles; its population 175,145, chiefly



Hindus, but with about 50,000 Bhils
(aboriginal). The Maharawal main-
tains a military force of 640 cavalry,
783 infantry, and 14 guns. His High-
ness is entitled to a salute of 15 guns.
His son is the Maharaj-Kunwar
Sambhu Singh Bahadur. Residence :
Banswara, Rajputana.

BANTWA (GIDAR), Samat Khan Babi,
Khan of. A ruling chief; b. 1854.
Descended from a Pathan (Muhamma-
dan) family. Residence: Gidar, Ka-
thiawar, Bombay.

BANTWA (MANA WAD AR), Khan Shri
Fatheh-ud-din Khanji, Khan of A
ruling chief; b. 1835. Succeeded to
the gadi on March 28, 1888. There are
now four divisions of the Bantwa State ;
the united area is 221 square miles,
the united population 38,517, chiefly
Hindus. The Chief of Bantwa has the
title of Khan Shri ; his family name is
Babi. Residence: Manawadar, Kathia-
war, Bombay.

BANWARI ANANDA DEB, Mahdrdj
Kumar. The title is personal, and was
conferred on the Mahdrdj Kumar as
the adopted son of the late Mahdraj
Jagatindra Banwdri Govinda Bahadur
of Banwaribad, who rendered good
service during the famine of 1866-67.
The Maharajd Jagatindra's father, Ni-
tyananda, received from the old Mu-
ghal Government the title of " Azimat-
ullah Amirul-Mulk Jagatindra Danish-
nanda Sipahdar Jang Bahadur." Re-
sidence : Murshidabad, Bengal.

BANWARI LAL SINGH, Rdjd. This is
one of the titles that appear never to
have been formally recognized by
Government. The family claims that
its ancestor came from Baghelkhand,

. and set up the Raj of Palganj in Haza-
ribagh; and that a branch of this
family obtained the Zaminddri of
Nawagarh in Manbhum, part of which
is held by the present Rdjd, part by
Thdkur Giridhdri Singh, and part by
the Thakurdni, widow of Thdkur Bhold
Prasdd Singh. In Rdjd Banwdri Ldl
Singh's branch of the family the
following titles are held: — by the
head, Rdjd ; by his wife, Rani ; by the
eldest son, Tikait ; by the second son,
Kumar; by the third son, Thdkur;
by the fourth son, Nunu ; by the fifth
and younger sons, Bdbu. Residence :
Nawagarh, Mdnbhum, Bengal.



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BANYIN, Kun Saw, Myoza of. A ruling
chief. The Myoza is one of the Shan
Chiefs, and rules over a State of about
230 square miles. Residence : Banyin,
Shan States, Burma.

BAONI, His Highness the Nawdb Ba-
hadur of. A ruling chief; b. 1863.
Succeeded to the gadi on October 5,
1883. He is descended from a Pathan
(Muhammadan) family of Bundelk-
hand, and his full titles are — "His
Highness Azam-ul-Umara, Fakhr-ud-
daula, Main-ul-Mulk, Saheb-i-Jah, Mi-
hin Sardar, Nawab Muhammad Hasan
Khan Bahadur, Zafar Jang." His an-
cestor, the Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Khan,
at one time Minister at the Imperial
Court of the Mughals, was grandson of
Asaf Jah, Nizam of Hyderabad, and
was also connected with the family of
the Nawab Vazir of Oudh. He ob-
tained a grant of fifty-two villages from
the Peshwa in Bundelkhand. His son,
the Nawab Vazir-ud-daula Khan, was
recognized as Chief by the British
Government. The grandson of the
latter was the Nawab Muhammad
Mehdi Hasan Khan, the father of the
present Nawab. The family banner
was displayed at the Imperial Assem-
blage at Delhi in 1877, with the motto,
"The authority is God's, and the
country is God's." The area of the
State is about 117 square miles; its
population is 17,055, chiefly Hindus,
but with 2342 Muhammadans. The
Nawdb Bahadur maintains a military
force of 9 cavalry, 185 infantry, and
2 guns. He is entitled to a salute of
11 guns. Residence : Baoni, Bundel-
khand, Central India.

BAPU DEVA SHASTRI, CLE., Mahd-
mahopddhydya ; b. November 1,1821.
The title was conferred on February
16, 1887, in consideration of eminence
as an oriental scholar. Is a Fellow
of the Asiatic Society of Bengal,
of the Koyal Asiatic Society, and of
the Calcutta and Allahabad Uni-
versities. Is the author of many
works on Sanskrit literature and
mathematics ; and in 1878 was created
a Companion of the Most Eminent
Order of the Indian Empire. Resi-
dence : Benares, North- Western Pro-
vinces.

BAPU MIYAN SHER MIYAN, Khan
Saheb. The title was conferred on



January 1,1896. Residence: Dholka,
Bombay.

BAPU RAO DADA, Rao Bahadur. The
title was conferred on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Nagpur, Central Provinces.

BAPU RAO PATWARDHAN, Pandit,

Rao Bahadur. The title of Rao Saheb
was conferred on June 1, 1888 ; and
that of Rao Bahadur on January 1,
1895. Residence: Nagpur, Central
Provinces.

BAPUMIA SHERMIA, Khan Saheb.
See Bapu.

BARA, Raj a of. See Banspat Singh.

BARAMBA, Raja Bisambhar Birbar
Mangraj Mahapattar, Rdjd of. A
ruling chief; b. 1880. Succeeded to
the yadi on July 15, 1881. The
Raja is descended from a Kshatriya
(Hindu) family. The history of the
Baramba State commences from the
year 1305 A.D., with Hatakeshwar
Raut. The area of the State (which
is one of the Orissa Tributary Mahals)
is about 134 square miles ; its popu-
lation 29,772, chiefly Hindus, but with
over 3000 belonging to aboriginal
tribes. The Raja maintains a military
force of 709 infantry and 3 guns. The
family emblem is a leopard. Residence :
Baramba, Orissa.

BARAUNDHA, Raja Thaknr Prasad
Singh, Rdjd Bahadur of. A ruling
chief ; b. 1847. Succeeded to the gadi
on August 18, 1886. Is a Raghubansi
Rajput, descended from a family of
the highest antiquity in Central India.
Thirty-four generations are said to
have ruled at Rusin in the Banda
district ; then four more at Birgarh in
the territory still belonging to the
family ; four more at Murfa, partly in
Banda and partly in this territory.
Then the Raja Mohan Singh came to
Baraundha, and ruled there, and ob-
tained a sanad from the British Govern-
ment in 1807. His son ruled at Pa-
turkuchar, and two more generations.
Then the Raja Ragbirdayal, father of
the present Raja, ruled partly at
Paturkuchar, partly at Baraundha, and
received the additional title of " Baha-
dur " on the occasion of the Imperial
Assemblage at Delhi in 1877. The
area of the State is 239 square miles ;
its population is 17,283, chiefly Hindus.
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force of 15 cavalry, 75 infantry, and 6
guns, and is entitled to a salute of 9
guns. Residence : Baraundha, Bun-
delkhand, Central India.

B AUDI A, Rao of. See Barra.

BAREH, See Bhareh.

BARHA, Rdjd of. See Murdhan Sah.

BARHARU, Kotwal of Bir, Rat Saheb.
The Kotwal received the title of Rai
Saheb on January 1, 1895. Residence :
Kangra, Punjab.

BARHPURA, Rao Bahadur of. See
Himanchal Singh.

BARIYA, Maharawal Shri Mansinghji,
Rdjd of. A ruling chief ; b. October 4,
1855. Succeeded to the gadi on March
5, 1864. Descended (like the Chiefs of
Chhota Udaipur) from a Chauhan
Rajput (Hindu) family, sprung from



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