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nized as such, December 4, 1877, when
the Raja succeeded his father, Raja
Umrao Singh, as a minor. The family
is a younger branch of the Amethia
Chattris (see Rameshwar Bakhsh Singh,
Raja of Amethi), descended from
Prithvi Chand, Raja of Kalinjar.
His descendant, Jamdhor Singh, had
three sons, of whom the third was
Ram Singh, who, on the division of
the estates, took Pokhra Ansari, with
the title of Rao. It is said that his
great-grandson, Rao Kalian Singh,
saluted a celebrated fakir with the
respectful address of Bandagi Mian,
and the grateful saint responded with
a blessing on the " Raja," whence the
title was ever afterwards borne by this
branch, who are known as the " Ban-
dagi Mian Amethias." A descendant,
Rao Amar Singh, endeavoured to assert
his independence in the time of Shuja-
ud-daula, after the latter had been
defeated by the English ; but he was
subsequently defeated and slain by
the Nawab's forces. His son, Madho
Singh, ultimately regained most of his
possessions. After his death, the
property saw many changes, and at last
fell into the hands of Raja Sahajram
Bakhsh. He was followed by Raja
Umrao Singh, the father of the present
Raja. Residence: Rowni, Haidargarh,
Bara Banki, Oudh.

BHAGWAN BAKHSH SINGH (of

AmetM), Rdjd. The title is hereditary,



and was recognized December 4, 1877.
The present Raja succeeded Raja
Madho Singh in 1891. Residence :
Sultanpur, Oudh.

BHAGWAN DAS, Lala, Rai Saheb. The
title was conferred on May 20, 1896.
Residence : Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

BHAGWAN DAS, Lala, Peshawaria,
Rai Bahadur. The title was conferred
on May 30, 1891.

BHAGWAN SINGH, Sardar Bahadur;
b. 1834. Belongs to a Jat family,
whose founder, Sardar Ram Singh,
acquired the territory of Buner and
other districts in 1751 a.d. The family
appear to have done good service
during the Gurkha campaign, the
first Sikh war, and lastly during the
Mutiny in 1857. For the latter service
they received as a reward the remission
of a year's commutation tax, and one-
sixteenth of the whole has been excused
in perpetuity. The Sardar Bhagwan
Singh, whose title of Sardar is heredi-
tary, is an Honorary Magistrate in the
Ambala district ; and on January 1,
1890, received the title of Sardar
Bahadur as a personal distinction. His
son is named Brijandar Singh. Resi-
dence : Sohana Bedwan, Ambala, Pun-
jab.

BHAGWAN SINGH, Subadar-Major,
Rai Bahadur. The title was conferred
on January 1, 1892. Residence: Man-
dalay, Burma.

BHAG WANPUK, Rdjd of. See Surajbhan
Singh.

BHAGWAT,D. V., Rao Saheb. Received
the title on January 2, 1899. Residence :
Akola, Berar.

BHAG WAT MAHANTI, Rai Bahadur;
b. March 3, 1821 ; son of Jugal Ma-
hanti, belonging to a family of Karan
or Utkal Kayasthas. Entered the
service of the Government of Bengal
in the year 1839, and served for more
than fifty years in a large number
of offices with ability and fidelity,
retiring on pension in 1891. In 1870
he received a gold watch and chain
from the Bengal Government, in
recognition of M his long and valuable
services," as well as in consideration
of "his successful exertions during
the famine of 1866 " ; and in 1886 the
title of Rai Bahadur was conferred
upon him as a personal distinction,

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The Kai Bahadur has seven sons —
Ramkrishna Mahanti, Jaikrishna Ma-
hanti, Bhuvaneshwar Mahanti, Nanda-
kishor Mahanti, Govindacharan Ma-
hanti, Paramanand Mahanti, and
Sadanand Mahanti. Residence : Pom-
palo, Kothdesh, Puri, Orissa.

BHAGWATI PRASAD SINGH (of

Balrampur), Rdjd. The title is heredi-
tary. The present Raja succeeded
the late Maharani in 1896. Residence :
Gonda, Oudh.

BHAGYAKUL, Rdjd of. See Srindth
Rai.

BHAI.— A prefix.

BHAIRON SINGH (of Maslai), Rao;
b. March 22, 1855. The title is heredi-
tary ; and is said to have been originally
received from Gori Shah, Badshah.
In 1820 the then Bao received a sanad
from Sir John Malcolm. The Rao
has a son, named Omar Singh. Resi-
dence : Nimar, Central Provinces.

BHAISAKHO, Bhumia of. See Ghari.

BHAISATJNDA (BUNDELKHAND),
Chaube Chhatarsal Prasad, Jdgirdar
of. A ruling chief. The Jdgirdar is
of a Chaube Brahman (Hindu) family,
descended from Ram Krishna Chaube,
Killadar of Kalinjar (see Paldeo), and
was born about the year 1878. He
succeeded to the gadi on January 16,
1886. The area of the State is 12
square miles; its population over
4000, chiefly Hindus. The Jagirdar's
great-grandfather, Newal Kisor, was
third son of Ram Krishna Chaube,
referred to above ; and received a
sanad, from the British Government.
The Jagirdar maintains a force of
52 soldiers. Residence : Bhaisaunda,
Bundelkhand, Central India.

BHAISOLA or DOTRIA (BH0PA-
WAR), Thakur Bhim Singh, Thdkur
of. A ruling chief. The Thakur is
descended from a Rajput (Hindu)
family ; and was born about the year
1821. Succeeded to the gadi in the
year 1842. The population of the
State is nearly 3000. Residence : Bhai-
sola, Bhopawar, Central India.

BHAIYA. See Bhaya.

BHAJJI, Rana Durga Singh, Rdnd of.
A ruling chief; b. 1842. Succeeded
to the gadi on November 18, 1875.
Belongs to a Rajput family, whose



founder in early times came from
Kangra, and acquired the State (which
is one of the Simla Hill States) by
conquest. It was overrun by the
Gurkhas between 1803 and 1815 ; and
after their expulsion was confirmed
in the possession of the Rana by a
sanad from the British Government,
dated September 4, 1815. Its area is
94 square miles; population 12,106,
chiefly Hindus. The chief maintains
a military force of 60 infantry and 1
gun. Residence : Bhajji, Punjab.

BHALUSNA, Thakur Mulsinghji, Thd-
kur of. A ruling chief ; b. about
1852 ; is descended from a Koli (Hindu)
family. Residence: Bhalusna, Mahi
Kantna, Bombay.

BHAMB0 KHAN, Jam; b. 1835. The
title is hereditary, having been origin-
ally conferred on the Jam's ancestor,
Saispal, when converted to Muham-
madanism by Sayyid Jalal-ud-din.
The Jam has two sons — Khan Mu-
hammad Alam Khan and Gulam Ali
Khan; they bear the titles of Mian
and Khan respectively. The Jam is a
considerable Jdgirdar in the district
of Shikarpur. Residence: Shikarpur,
Sind.

BHAMGARH, Rao of. See Ram Singh.

BHAN PARTAB (of Imjhira), Rdjd
Bahadur. The title is hereditary;
and was conferred on July 18, 1858, on
Raja Surat Singh Bahadur (cousin of
the present Raja), who was con-
spicuous for his loyalty, and for the
brave resistance he and his followers
offered to the rebels, in the Mutiny of
1857. Belongs to a Lodhi family,
whose ancestors had in early times the
title of Thakur, and have been settled
in the Narsinghpur district from time
immemorial. In 1835 the title of Rao
was conferred on Surat Singh (after-
wards Raja Bahadur) by the Raja of
Delehri. When Raja Surat Singh
died in 1870, the succession of his
uncle, Rdjd Manbodh Singh Bahddur,
was recognized by the Government.
He was appointed an Honorary Magis-
trate ; and on his death was succeeded
by his only son, the present Rdjd
Bahddur. Residence : Narsinghpur,
Central Provinces.

BHANDARKAR, Ramkrishna Gopal,
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BHANDRA, Rdjd of. See Bhopal Singh.

BHANUDAS NAIDU, Rai Saheb. Ke-
ceived the title on January 1, 1898.
Is an Honorary Magistrate. Residence :
Kampti, Central Provinces.

BHAO SINGH (of Piparia), Thdkur;
b. 1858. The title is hereditary. The
Thakur succeeded his father, Thdkur
Bhagwan Singh. Residence: Piparia,
Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

BHARADPURA (BHOPAWAR), Bhu-
mia Udai Singh, Chief of. A ruling
chief. The chief is a Bhilala, born
about 1848 ; succeeded to the gadi in
1858. The population of the State is
1724, chiefly Hindus. Residence:
Bharadpura, Bhopawar, Central India.

BHARAT SINGH, Manki. This is one
of the titles that appear never to
have been formally recognized by the
Government. The Manki has a son
named Jagannath Singh, who bears
the title of Babu. Residence: Man-
bhum, Bengal.

BHARAWAN, Rdjd of. See Madho
Singh.

BHAREH, Rdjd of. See Rup Sinha.

BHARGO RAO, Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on January 1, 1893.
Residence : Central Provinces.

BHARRAI, Rao Sdheb of. See Malkhan
Singh and Gajraj Singh.

BHARTPUR, His Highness Maharaja
Birjindar Sawai Sir Jaswant Singh
Bahadur, Bahadur Jang, G.C.S.I.,
Mahdrdjd of. A ruling chief; b.
1815. Succeeded to the gadi as a
minor in 1853; invested with full
powers March 4, 1871. Is of a Jat
(Hindu) family, descended from Bal-
chand, who founded the Bhartpur
State about the beginning of the 18th
century. The fifteenth in descent
from Balchand was the Maharaja
Brig Singh, and seven generations
further comes His Highness the present
Maharaja. The banner of this chief
is coloured red; its motto is, Sri
Lachmanji Sahai. His son is the
Kunwarji Ram Singh Bahadur. The
area of the State is about 1974 square
miles ; its population 645,540, chiefly
Hindus, but with 105,666 Muham-
madans and 4499 Jains. His Highness
maintains a military force of 1647
cavalry, 8207 infantry, and 54 guns.



He is entitled to a salute of 15 guns,
and 2 guns more as a personal dis-
tinction. Residence: Bhartpur, Raj-
putana.

BHASKARA, Rdjd. See Ramnad.

BHASKERAO BALKRISHNA PITALE
(of Baroda), Rao Bahadur. The title
was conferred on June 22, 1897. Is
Darbar Vakil for Baroda State. Resi-
dence : Bombay.

BHATGAON, Rdjd of. See Kunjal Singh.

BHATKHERI, Rawat Sheo Singh,

Rdwat of. A ruling chief. The Rawat
is a Chandrawat Rajput (Hindu), born
about the year 1842. Succeeded to
the gadi in 1861. The population of
the State is 2234, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Bhatkheri, Western Malwa,
Central India.

BHAUNAGAR, His Highness Maha-
raja Bhausinghji, Thdkur of. A
ruling chief ; b. April 26, 1875. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi on the death of
his father, the late Maharaja Sir
Takhtsinghji Jaswatsinghji, G.C.S.I.
Any account of the predecessors of
His Highness would cover the history
of the illustrious tribe or clan of the
Gohel Rajputs of Kathiawar, of whom
he is the chief, and after whom the
eastern part of the province of
Kathiawar is called Gohelwad. The
Gohels claim to be descended from
the celebrated Pandavs, who belonged
to the Lunar or Chandravansi race,
and so trace their line from the cele-
brated Shalivahan, the founder of the
Shaka era, while Colonel Tod and
others assert that the Gohels belong
to the Solar race. The old family
title of " Rawal " was earned (as
appears at page 258 of Tod's Western-
India) at the memorable battle of
Chitor, fought with Ala-ud-din Khilji
in 1303 a.d. There are evidences
going as far back as 812 a.d. which
show that the Gohels ruled in
Saurashtra (Kathiawar) from a very
remote period. On the fall of the
Delhi Empire, when the Mahratta
power gradually rose into importance,
the capital of the State was at Sihor,
with Bhausingji as ruler, at which
time (1722-23 a.d.) an encounter with
the Mahratta army took place near
Sihor and resulted in the defeat of
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capital, and Bhausingji chose the
present site and founded the city of
Bhaunagar, which he considered more
secure. He died in 1764 a.d., and
was succeeded by his son Akherajji.
Akherajji assisted the Mahrattas
against the Mughal Viceroy Momin-
khan, and in 1771 assisted the British
Government in reducing the pirate
stronghold of Talaji. It was this ruler,
too, who, at the request of the Resident
at Baroda, gave shelter to Raghunath
Rao Peshwa, then a refugee, sending
him to Bombay in one of his own
vessels. Akherajji died in 1772, and
was succeeded by his son Wakhat-
singhji. Wakhatsinghji largely ex-
tended his dominions, was a wise
ruler and intrepid soldier, and during
his lifetime cultivated the friendship
of the British then trading in Surat.
He died in 1816, and was succeeded
by his son Wajesinghji, who after a
prosperous reign, extending over a
period of thirty-six years, died in
1852, and was succeeded by his grand-
son Akherajji III., his son Bhausingji
having died during his lifetime. Akhe-
rajji III. died in 1854, and having
no male issue was succeeded by his
brother Jaswatsinghji, who died in
1870, and was succeeded by his son
Takhtsinghji. The latter effected
great and rapid improvements in his
dominions. Liberal in his charities,
generous in his grants for the public
good, he constructed over 120 miles
of railway at an expense of over eighty
lacs of rupees, intersected his State
with roads, studded the country with
important public works, beautified his
capital with permanent buildings of a
most ornamental character, instituted
a State Council, and revised the State
laws, civil and criminal. His loyalty
to the British Crown was second to
none in India, and, at a cost of over
five lacs of rupees, he formed for
Imperial service a regiment of Lancers
— 350 strong — of men chiefly of his
own clan, of which corps he was
Honorary Colonel. The area of the
State is 2860 square miles ; the popu-
lation 464,671, and the annual gross
revenue Rs.41,00,000. Arms: Gules,
an eagle or displayed ; in chief on a
canton of the second, a lion statant of
the first. Crest: An Eastern galley
argent t profile in full sail. Supporters :
Two bulls argent rampant, service with



bezant. Motto: j^pj ifiq ^^ c|TqT

("Man proposes but God disposes")
on a label azure. Residence : The Moti-
bagh Palace, Bhaunagar.

BHAUNAGRI, Sir M. M., K.C.I. E. See
Mancherji Mehrwanji Bhaunagri, Sir,
K.C.I.E.

BHAURAI RANCHODRAI DESAI, Rao

Saheb. Received the title on May 21,

1898. Residence: Godhra, Bombay.

BHAVNAGRI. See Mancherji.

BHA WAL, Rdjd of. See Rajendra Nara-
yan Rai.

BHA WAL, Ram Singh, Seim of. A
ruling chief ; b. about 1864. Succeeded
to the gadi September 25, 1889. The
Seim is a Khasi, and his State is
situated in the Khasi and Jaintia
Hills. Its population is about 555,
chiefly Khasis and Christians. Resi-
dence: Bhawal, Khasi and Jaintia
Hills, Assam.

BHAWANI PARSHAD, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on June 3, 1899.
Is Diwan of Bijawar State. Residence :
Bijawar, Central India.

BHAWANI PRIYA BARUANI (of

Gauripur), Rdni. The title is personal,
and was conferred on January 1, 1890.
Residence : Goalpara, Assam.

BHAYA.— A prefix.

BHAYA MALL, Lala, Rai Bahadur.
The title of Rai Saheb was conferred
on January 1, 1895 ; and that of Rai
Bahadur on June 3, 1899. Residence :
Peshawar, Punjab.

BHERI, Sarddr of. See Lai Singh.

BHIK CHAND, Seth, Rai Saheb. Re-
ceived the title on May 21, 1898.
Residence : Quetta, Baluchistan.

BHIKAJI AMUT CHAUBE, Rao Saheb.
See Bhikhaji.

BHIKAJI RATANJI RANA, Khdn
Saheb. Received the title on June 3,

1899. Residence: Bombay.

BHIKAM NARAYAN SINGH (of Deo),

Rdjd Bahadur. See Deo.

BHIKHAJI AMUT CHAUBE, Rao Saheb.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on June 1, 1888, for eminent services
in the Medical Department. Rest*
dence : Baroda, Bombay.

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BHILODIA, Thakur Chhatrasinghji
Raesinghji, Thdkur of. A ruling
chief; b. in 1892. Succeeded to the
gadi on November 10, 1893 (as a
shareholder with one other). Belongs
to a Chauhan Rajput family. The
State has an area of 5 square miles,
and a population of 2213. Residence :
Bhilodia, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

BHIMACHAEYA BIN RAMBHAT
ZALFIKAR, Mahdmahopddhydya. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
January 2, 1888, for eminent scholar-
ship and oriental learning. Residence :
Bombay.

BHIMJIBHAI RUSTAMJI ASHBUR-
NER, Khdn Saheb. Received the title
on June 3, 1899. Residence : Bombay.

BHINAI, Rdjd Bahadur of. See Mangal
Singh.

BHINGA, Rdjd of. See Udai Partab
Singh.

BHOAR, Thdkur of. See Krishna Singh,
Pandit.

BHOJAKHERI, Rao Bhawani Singh,
Rao of. A ruling chief. The Rao is
descended from a Rajput (Hindu)
family, and was born about the year
1858 ; succeeded to the gadi on De-
cember 9, 1879. The population of
his State is about 250, chiefly Hindus.
Residence : Bhojakheri, Western Mal-
wa, Central India.

BHOLA MISR, Rai Bahadur. The title
is personal, and was conferred on
January 1, 1894. Residence: Bengal.

BHOLA RAM, Rai Bahadur. The title
is personal, and was conferred on May
1, 1898. Residence: Military Works
Department, Simla.

BHOPAL, Her Highness Nawab Shah
Jahan Begum, G.C.S.I., C.I., Begum
of. A ruling princess. Her Highness
the Nawab Shah Jahan Begum is the
seventh in lineal descent from the
famous Dost Muhammad Khan,
founder of the Bhopal dynasty; was
born July 3, 1838, and succeeded to
the gadi on November 16, 1868. Dost
Muhammad was an Afghan officer in
the service of Aurangzeb, who took
advantage of the weakness of the
Mughals after the death of that
Emperor to establish his independent
authority in Bhopal and the neighbour-



ing districts. The State of Bhopal
has usually been on the friendliest
terms with the British authorities.
In 1778, on the occasion of General
Goddard's march across India ; in 1809,
at the time of General Close's expedi-
tion ; and again in 1817, at the com-
mencement of thePindari war, Bhopal
did good service to the British Power.
An interesting feature in Bhopal
history has been the fact that the
Princesses of the ruling family have
very frequently taken the most promi-
nent part in the administration of the
State. Kudsia Begum was succeeded
in 1837 by her son-in-law, the Nawab
Jahangir Muhammad ; and the latter,
on his death in 1844, was succeeded by
his widow, her late Highness Sikandar
Begum, mother of the ruling Princess,
who was succeeded by the latter in
1868. The first husband of Her High-
ness the Nawab Shah Jahan Begum
died in 1867, leaving one daughter, the
Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum; the
latter has been acknowledged as Her
Highness's heir-apparent. Her High-
ness was created in 1872, in recognition
of her high administrative qualities, a
Grand Commander of the Most Exalted
Order of the Star of India ; and has
subsequently been appointed by Her
Most Gracious Majesty the Empress to
the Order of the Crown of India. In
1871 she contracted a second marriage
with the Maulavi Muhammad Sadik
Husain, Nawab Consort, a descendant
of a noble family of Bokhara. The
heir-apparent, the Nawab Sultan Ja-
han Begum, was married in 1874 to
Ahmad Ali Khdn, a member of the
Afghan clan, the Mirazai Khel, from
which the Bhopal family is descended.
The area of the State is 6872 square
miles; its population is nearly a
million, chiefly Hindus, but including
over 80,000 Muhammadans, 6000
Jains, and about 120,000 belonging to
aboriginal tribes. Her Highness the
Nawab Begum maintains a military
force of 803 cavalry, 2030 infantry, and
69 guns ; and is entitled to a salute of
19 guns, with 2 guns more within the
limits of the Bhopal territory. Arms:
Vert, a tower or within twelve musk
blossoms proper in bordure. Crest :
A sheaf of arrows charged with a lily
argent. Supporters: Mahsir (fish),
proper. Motto : JVasr Minullah. Re-
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BHOPAL SINGH (of Bhandra), Rdjd;
b. April 28, 1870. Succeeded the late
Raja Aman Singh on December 7,
1896. The title is hereditary, and
was originally derived from Raja,
Nizam Shah of Mandla. Residence:
Bhandra, Jabalpur, Central Provinces.

BHOPAL SINGH (of Urni Piparia),
Thdkur; b. 1827. The title is heredi-
tary, having been originally derived
from the Gond Rajas of Mandla. Is
descended from a Rajput family of the
Kshatriya tribe, clan Chandra-Bansi-
Tomar (or Tomar of the Lunar race).
This family claims to be descended
from Raja Anang Pal, who reigned at
Delhi in 1193 a.d. After the subver-
sion of the Tomar dynasty, the family
is said to have migrated to the Gwa-
lior and Jhansi territories, where some
of its branches remain. Two brothers
of this family, Bisram Singh and
Narwar Singh, were called in by the
Gond Raja of Mandla, and provided
with military appointments. They
captured the fort of Ajaigarh and
subdued the country round Mandla
and Kurai ; and were rewarded with
the tdhika Sainkhera. In 1842 the
Thakur Bhopal Singh, with his father
and brother, captured a rebel, and were
rewarded by Government with the
village of Pat Ras. Rendered good
service in the time of the Mutiny, and
was rewarded with a money grant and
a parwdna. In 1867 the Thakur was
made an Honorary Magistrate. Re-
sidence : Piparia, Narsinghpur, Central
Provinces.

BHOR, Sankar Rao Chimnaji, Pant
Sachiv of. A ruling chief; b. 1854.
Succeeded to the gadi February 12,
1871. Is a Brahman (Hindu); the
Pant Sachiv was one of the eight
hereditary Ministers of the old Mah-
ratta Empire. The present Pant
Sachiv is the natural heir of Chimnaji
Pandit, the late Pant Sachiv ; who
was adopted by Raghunathrao on pay-
ment of nazars to the Raja of Satara
and to the British Government. The
area of the State is 1491 square miles,
and its population 145,876, chiefly
Hindus. Residence: Bhor, Poona,<
Bombay.

BHOTE KHAN LALKHAN, Khdn Saheb.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on June 1, 1888. Residence: Kham-
gaon, Berar.



BHOWNAGGREE. See Bhaunagri.

BHUBAN MOHAN RAH A, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on January 1,
1894. Residence : Dacca, Bengal.

BHUBAN MOHAN RAI, Rdjd. The
title was conferred on June 22,
1897. The Raja is the son and suc-
cessor of the late Raja Haris Chandra,
who was the chief of the Chakma
clan in the Chittagong Hill Tracts,
and who rendered good service in the
Lushai Expedition of 1871-72, by
supplying coolies, boats, etc. Resi-
dence : Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bengal.

BHUGANGA BHUSAN RAI, Rdjd Rai.
This is one of the titles that appear
never to have been formally recognized
by Government. It was conferred by
the Emperor of Delhi for approved
service, the earliest Rajas being Raja
Pratapaditya Rai and Raja Basanta
Kumar Rai. Residence : Khulna,
Bengal.

BHUP INDRA BAHADUR SINGH (of

Kantit), Rdjd. See Kantit.

BHUP INDRA BIKRAMA SINGH, CLE.

(of Piyagpur), Rdjd. See Piyagpur.

BHUP SINGH, Bagga (of Dabanwala),

Sarddr; b. 1836. The title is heredi-
tary. Belongs to the Bagga (Jat)
family, formerly of great wealth and
power in the Gurdaspur district. De-
scended from Sardar Amar Singh, who
overran the greater part of the district.
His son and successor, Sarddr Bhag
Singh, survived his father only three
years ; and on his death his cousin
Budh Singh took possession of the
estates, to the exclusion of Bhag
Singh's son, Hari Singh. But Budh
Singh was deprived of his possessions
by the Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Sub-
sequently the Lahore Darbar assigned
a jdgir to Hari Singh, who was the
father of the present Sarddr. Resi-
dence: Gurdaspur, Punjab.

BHUPENDRA. See also Bhup Indra.

BHUPENDRA NARAYAN RAI (of

Madhavapassa), Rdjd. This is one of
the titles that appear not to have been
formally recognized by Government.
The family at one time possessed three
farmdns of the time of the Emperor
Muhammad Shah, bearing the seal of
the Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan, con-
firming Udai Narayan Rai in the
Zaminddri of Chandradip, Bakarganj.



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Residence : Madhavapassa, Bakarganj,
Bengal.

BHUPENDBADEB RAI, Rdjd Rai and
Mahdsai. This is a title that appears
not to have been formally recognized
by Government, The family claims to
have received it from the Emperor
Aurangzeb in the year 1090 Hijrah;
and states that the original sanad was
in their possession up to the time of
the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, in
1877. Residence: Bansberia, Hooghly,
Bengal.

BHURAYA JUL! AY A, Rai Bahadur; b.
February 13, 1857 ; received the title
on January 1, 1897. Residence : Poona.

BHUTAN, His Highness Sangay Dorji,
Deb Mjd of. A ruling chief. His
Highness the Deb Raja is a Buddhist
by religion, and a Thibetan by race.
He sutceeded to the gadi on August
23, 1885. The area 'of the State is
about 20,000 square miles ; its popula-
tion is estimated at 200,000, chiefly
Buddhists. Residence: Bhutan.

BHUTNATH DE, Rai Bahddur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
June 1, 1888. Residence: Raipur,
Centra! Provinces.

BHYA. SeeBhaya.

BHYS0NDA. See Bhaisaunda.

BICHH10D I., Thakur Ratan Singh,
Thdkutof. A ruling chief . The Tha-
kur is descended from a Rajput
(Hindi) family; was born about the
year 1360, and succeeded to the gadi
on April 17, 1874. The population of
his State is about 366, chiefly Hindus.
Residence : Bichhrod, Western Malwa,
Central India.

BICHHROD II., Thakur Madho Singh,
ThdJiur of. A ruling chief. The Tha-
kur is descended from a Rajput (Hindu)



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