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{q.v.), and they are both first cousins of Mirza .Muhammad Sayyid Bakht,
under the heading of whose name will be found an account of the descent
of this family, who have lived peacefully at Benares under the protection of
the British Power since 1788. The Mirza is one of the sons of the late
Mir/.a Zafar Bakht.

Residence. — Benares, North-Western Provinces.



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NAGO SAYAJI, Rao Sahch.
The title is personal, and was conferred on ist January 1890.
Residence. — Bombay.



NAGOD, RAJA JADUBIND SINGH, Rdjd of.
A Ruling Chief.

Born 30th December 1855; succeeded to the gadi 12th June 1874.
Belongs to a Parihar Rajput family ; which has, through many vicissitudes,
ruled at Nagod for the last 900 years. The State was at one time feudatory
to Panna ; but in 1S09 the Raja Lai Sheoraj Singh obtained a sanad direct
from the British Government. He was succeeded In 1818 by his son, Raja
Balbhadra Singh, who was deposed in 1831, his son, Raghubind, succeed-
ing as a minor. Raja Raghubind Singh rendered good service during the
Mutiny of 1857, and was rewarded by the grant of extended territories,
the right of adoption, and the honour of a salute. He died in 1874, and
was succeeded by his son, the present Raja. The State has an area of 450
square miles ; and a population of 79,629, chiefly Hindus, but including
7965 belonging to aboriginal tribes. The Raja maintains a military force of
6 cavalr}', 116 infantry, and 4 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 9 guns.
The banner of the family is yellow, bearing a trisul or sacred trident on the
field ; with a Hindi motto, meaning "Faithful in perilous times."
Residence. — Nagod, Baghelkhand, Central India.



NAHAN, His Highness the Rdjd of. See Sirmur.

NAIGAON RIBAI, THAKURAIN LARAI 'D\]'LA.Y A, Jdgtrddrin of

A Ruling Chief.

Born 1839 ; succeeded to ih.& gadi on the death of her late husband, the
Kunwar Jagat Singh, 28th October 1867. Belongs to a Dawa Ahir family.
Lachman Singh, father of the late Thakur, was originally a Sardar of Jaitpur;
but having possessed himself of the territory of Naigaon Ribai, he received
a. sandd iron\\.\\t British Government in 1807, confirming him in the pos-
session. He died in 1808, and was succeeded by his son, the late
Kunwar Jagat Singh. The area of the State is about 8 square miles ;
its population 3365, chiefly Hindus. The Thakurain maintains a military
force of 6 cavalry, 5 i infantry, and i gun.

Residence. — Naigaon Ribai, Bundelkhand, Central India.

NAJAP ALI KHAN 7mlad ALI GAUHAR KHAN, Mir.

The title is hereditary, the Mir being the representative of one of the
Mirs or Chiefs of Bind at the time of the annexation {see Khairpur).

Residence. — Shikdrpur, Sind.



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NAJM-UD-DIN HUSAIN, Khan Bahadur.

Born 1852. The title was conferred on 8th October 1875, ^^ ^ P^f"
sonal distinction, in recognition of his position as son-in-law of His late
Highness Zahir-ud-dauld, the second of the titular Princes of Arcot.

Residence. — Conjeveram, Madras.



NAJM-UD-DIN HUSAIN, SAYYID, Khan Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on ist January 1890.
Residence. — Thagi and Dakaiti Department, Simla.



NAKI ALI KHAN, Majid-ud-dauld.

The title is personal, being the courtesy title of a son of a grand-
daughter of the late Muhammad Ali Sh.-ih, King of Oudh.

Residence. — Oudh.



NALAGARH, Rdjd of. See Hindur.



NALDANGA, RAJA PRAMADA BHUSAN DEB RAI, Rdjd of.

Born 22nd December 1858; succeeded his father, Rdja Indu Bhusan
Deb Rai, ninth Rajri of Naldanga, in 1871, as a minor. Belongs to a
family claiming descent from Vishnu Das Hazra, who was settled in Jessore
district, Bengal, in the beginning of the i6th century. His son,
Srinianta Rai, is said to have distinguished himself by slaying a rebel
I'athan Chief, and to have obtained for this service from the Subahddr of
Bengal a yi/,;;/> and the title of " Ranabir Khdn." Three generations later
Chandi Cnaran Deb Rai, who died in 1656 a.d., slew the Rdjd Kcdareswar,
and consequently obtained the title of Rdjd from the Emperor Shdh Jahdn.
His successor, Indra Nardyan, second Rdjd, built a great many Hindu
temples, which are still in existence. The third Rdjd, Sur)-a Nardyan Deb
Rai, died in 1698 a.d. ; the fourth. Rain Deb Rai, in 1746 a.d. ; and the
fifth, Krishna Deb Rai, in 1788 a.d. The late Rdjd, Indu Bhusan Deb
Rai, was born in 1836, and enjoyed the estate as ninth Rdjd from 1854 to
1871. The present Rdjd came of age in December 1S79, and received
the title, as a personal distinction, on 26th June 1885. He has established
scholarships for Sanskrit learning, and medals for female education, for
which he has received the thanks of Government. He also founded and
maintained a " Higher Class English School," and a Dispensary. Has been
appointed Member of the District Board, Jessore ; and elected a Member of
the British Indian Association. Has two sons — Pannaga Bhusan Deb
Rai, born 1882; Mriganka Bhusan Deb Rai, born 1889. The family
arms are — argent, a crescent moon proper, in chief a trident between two
cross-swords proper.

Residence. — " Hazra Asrama," Naldanga, Jessore, Bengal.



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NALB, LASHKARI KANHA PADVI, Chief of.

A Ruling Chief.

Born i860 ; succeeded to the gadi as a minor in 1S72. The area of the
State, which is one of the Mewas States of Khandesh, is 30 square miles ; its
population about 300, chiefly Bhils (aborigines), to which tribe also the Chief
belongs.

Residence. — Ndle, Khandesh, Bombay.

NALINAKSHA BASU (BOSE), Rai Bahadur.

The title was conferred on 20th May 1890, as a personal distinction, in
recognition of eminent services as an Honorary Magistrate, and as Chairman
of the Burdwan Municipality.

Residence. — Burdwan, Bengal.

NAM NARAYAN SINGH (of Rdmgarh), Rdjd.

The title was conferred on 24th May 1889 as a personal distinction, in
recognition of the Raja's position as the present representative of the Ram-
garh Rajas.

Residence. — Ramgarh, Haz^ribagh, Bengal.

NANA MOROBA, Rao.
The title is personal, and was conferred on ist November 1859.
Residence. — Ahmadabad, Bombay.

NANABHAI KAVASJI, Khan Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 20th May 1890.
Residence. — Bombay.

NANAK CHAND, Rai Bahadur.

Born July 1828. The title was conferred on 6th June 1885 as a per-
sonal distinction, for long and meritorious service. Belongs to a Kayastha
family of Rampur Manihar in the Saharanpur district. Rai Shakunbari Das,
father of the Rai Nanak Chand Bahadur, was a Deputy Collector in the
Punjab, and his three brothers also hold important places of trust in Her
Majesty's service.

Residence. — Saharanpur, North-Westem Provinces.

NANAK CHAND, LALA, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on ist June 1S88.
Residence. — Rdjputina.

NAND KISHOR DAS, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 1st January 1890.
Residence. — Orissa, Bengal.



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NANDGAON, RAJA BALRAM DAS, Mahant of.
A Ruling Chief.

Title of Raja Bahadur conferred, as a personal distinction, 2nd January
1893. Born 1866 ; succeeded to the gadi as a minor 4th November 1S83.
Belongs to a Bairagi (Hindu of the Ascetic Mendicant caste, but of an order
that is allowed by its rules to marry) family, and has received the title of
Rajd as a personal distinction. The feudal tenure of this State was originally
conferred by the Mahratta Raja of Nagpur on his family priest, and the title
of Mahant has been recognised by the British dovernment. The late Chief,
Mahant Ghazi Das, was an able and energetic ruler, and was succeeded in
18S3 by his son, the present Mahant. The area of the State is 155 square
miles; its population is 16,764, chiefly Hindus.

Residence. — Nandgaon, Raipur, Central Provinces.

NANDSHANKAR TULJASHANKAR, Rao Bahddur.

The title is personal, and was conferred on ist January 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India.

Residence. — Surat, Bombay.

NANQAON, THAKUR ZALIM SINGH, Thdkur of.
A Ruling Chief.

Born 1 8 15; succeeded to \h^ gadi in 1833. Belongs to a Rdjput
(Hindu) family.

Residence. — Nangaon, Western Mdhvd, Central India.

NANKE, MAUNG KUN KYE, .Xg-weguii/imu of.
A Ruling Chief.

The Ngwegunhmu is Chief of one of the Shan States of the Burma
frontier, which has an area of about So square miles, and a population con-
sisting chiefly of Shans.

Residence. — Nanke, Shan States, Burma.

NANKOK, KUN LON, Afyoza of.

A Ruling Chief.

The Myoza is Chief of one of the Shan States, Burma ; having an area
of about 40 square miles, and a population consisting chiefly of Shans.
Residence. — Nankok, Shan Stales, lUirnia.

NANKON, MAUNG PYAN, Ng7vegunhmu of.
A Ruling Chief.

The Ngwegunhmu is the Chief of one of the Shan States, Burma ; with
an area of about 12 square miles, and a population consisting chiefly of
Shans.

Residence. — Nankon, Shan States, Burma.



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NANPARA, Rdjd of. See Jang Bahadur, CLE. (of Nanpara), Rdjd.



NANTOK, MAUNG KUN PU, Ngwegtmhmu of.
A Ruling Chief.

The Ngwegunhmu is Chief of one of the Slian States, Burma ; which has
an area of about 30 square miles, and a population consisting chiefly of
Shans.

Residence. — Nantok, Shan States, Burma.



NAOROJI MANIKJI WADIA, C./.E.

Was created a Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian
Empire, 2nd January 1893.
Resilience. — Bombay.




NAOROJI NASIRWANJI WADIA,
C./.£.

Was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, 25th
May 1889. Has received from Her Majesty,
through the GJirter King of Arms, a grant of
arms, as shown in the margin.

Arms. — Azure, on a fesse or, in chief an
anvil of the last encircled by two branches of the
cotton-tree, slipped, and in base a ship under
sail at sea, all proper ; a rose, gules barbed and
seeded between two bees volant of the third.
Crest. — In front of a sun rising a cubit-arm
erect, proper, vested above the elbow, argent,
holding a double-headed hammer, also proper.

Residence. — Bombay.



NAOROJI PESTANJI, VAKIL, Khan Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 2nd January 1888.
Residence. — Ahmadabad, Bombay.



NAOROZ KHAN, SARDAR, SIR (of Kharan), K. CLE.

Was created a Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, 24th May 1888.
Residence. — Kharan .



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NARASIM AIYANGAR, Rai Bahadur.

The title was conferred on i6th February 1887, as a personal distinction,
on the occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
Belongs to a distinguished Brahman family, and is famous for the eminent
services he has rendered to the cause of Indian education. Under the
sanction and encouragement of their Highnesses the Maharaja and Mahdrani
of Mysore, the Rai Bahadur has elaborated a plan for the higher education of
the women of the upper classes of Mysore, which has been remarkably suc-
cessful, and in accordance with this plan Her Highness the Maharani's High
Caste Girls' School of Mysore is effecting almost a revolution in the standard
of education among the ladies of that province.

Resilience. — M ysore.

NARA SINGHA RAO, Rao BaMdur.

Born 1827. The title is personal, and was confened on 1st January
1889. Is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and also of the Royal
Astronomical Society.

Residence. — X'izagapatam, Madras.

NARAYAN BALWANT BHISB, Rao Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on loth F'ebruary 1882.
Residence. — Bombay.

NARAYAN BALI (of RAmpur), Rai. See Rampur, Rai of.

NARAYAN BHAI DUNDEKAR, Rao Bahadur.

The title is personal, and was conferred on 1st January 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India.

Residence. — Berar.

NARAYAN DAS, Rai Bahadur.

Born 22nd August 1836. The title was conferred on ist January 1886,
as a personal distinction, for long and meritorious services rendered to
Government, dating from 1855. Belongs to an Agarwala family that origin-
ally came from Alwar in Rajputana, and settled at Agrx The Rai Bahadur
is Judge of the Small Cause Court of Lucknow.

Residence. — Lucknow, Gudh.

NARAYAN DHANAJIRAO THORAT, Dinkar Rao.

The title is hereditary. Belongs to a family claiming descent from
Maha Saji Rao. His descendant, Krishna Rao, received the title of Dinkar
Rao from the Bdbd Saheb, Maharaja of Satara. The family cognisance or
crest is a ta/'wdr or Indian sword, point to the left, edge upward. The
father of the present Dinkar Rao was named Dhanaji Thorat, Dinkar Rao.

Residence. — Sdidra, Bombay.



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NARAYAN KRISHNA (or NARAYANRAO KRISHNARAO),

Rao Sahch.

The title is personal, and was conferred on 24th May 1883.
Residence. — Poona, Bombay.

NARAYAN PANDURANG BANAVALKAR, Rao Bahadur.

The title is personal, and was conferred on loth May 1884.
Residence. — Poona, Bombay.

NARAYAN RAO, Rao Saheb.

The title is hereditary, the Rao Saheb being descended from the old
Mahratta rulers of Sagar. Ganpat Rao was the founder of this branch of
the family.

Residence. — Sigar, Central Provinces.

NARAYAN RAO, Rao Saheb.

The title is personal, and was conferred on i6th February 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
Residence. — Wardha, Central Provinces.

NARAYAN RAO URP NANA SAHEB GHORPADB (of Datwad),
Amir-ul-Umara Ghorpade Alalanmat Madar, Sendpati.

The title is hereditary, the Ghorpade being the descendant and repre-
sentative of Maloji Rao Ghorpade, who obtained these titles, including that
of " Senapati," or Commander-in-Chief, from the Maharaja of Kolhapur. At
the time of the Mahratta war the Ghorpade aided the British against the
Peshwa, and consequently his honours were declared hereditary by the
British Government. Narayan Rao is the son of the late Amir-ul-Umara
Ghorpade, Ram Chandra Rao.

Residence. — Belgaum, Bombay.

NARAYAN (RAGHUNATH) SHASTRI GOKHLB,

Mahdmahopddhydya.

This title is personal, and was conferred on i6th February 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty, for
eminence in oriental languages. It entitles him to take rank in Darbar
immediately after titular Rajas.

Residence. — Kolhapur, Bombay.

NARAYAN SINGH (of Kang), Sarddr.

The title is hereditary. The Sardar is descended from Sardar Gaur
Singh, who, with his two brothers, the Sardars Dargaha Singh and Dharm
Singh, took possession of Kang and the surrounding territory on the decline
of the Mughal Empire in the last century. Sardar Gaur Singh's son was
Sardar Hari Singh, whose grandson, Sardar Bhup Singh, was the father of
the present Sardar.

Residence. — J dlandhar, Punjab.



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NARAYAN SINGH (of Dhalewala), Sarddr.
The title is hereditar)'.
Residence. — Jdlandhar, Punjab.

NARAYAN SINGH, A'unwdr.

The title is personal, being the courtesy title of a son of the late Maharaja
Sher Singh.

Residence. — Lahore, Punjab.

NARAYAN SINGH, MIAN, /?ai Bahddur.

The Midn has rendered good service in the Police of the Punjab, and
received the title of Rai Bahadur as a personal distinction on 25th May i S92.
Residence. — Punjab.

NARAYAN VASUDEO BARVE, JRao Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 24th February 1885.
Residence. — Ratnagiri, Bombay.

NARAYAN VISHNU BAPAT, Rao Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 24th May 1889.
Residence. — Bombay.

NARAYANRAO APPAJI VAD, Rao Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 29th June 1886.
Residence. — Ndsik, Bombay.

NARAYANRAO BHIELA.JI, Rao Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on i6th Februar)' 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
Residence. — Jhabua, Central India.

NARAYANRAO SAKHARAM PHADNIS, Rao Bahddur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 29th May 1886.
Residence. — Sdt.1ra, Bombay.

NARAYANRAO TRIMBAK, Rao Bahddur.
The title is hereditary.
Residence. — N;isik, Bombay.



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NARAYANRAOJI NISAL, Rao Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred on 19th October 1885.
Residence. — Ahmadnagar, Bombay.

NARAYANSWAMI MUDALIYAR, Rat Bahddur.

The title is personal, and was conferred on ist January 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India. The Rai Bahadur belongs to a family of Arcot, Madras.

Residence. — Bangalore, Mysore.

NARBHBRAN RAGHUNATH DAS, Rao Saheb.

The title is personal, and was conferred on i6th February 1887, on the
occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
Residence. — Ahmadabad, Bombay.

NARENDRA BAHADUR SINGH (of Haraha), Rdjd.

Born 27th April 185 1. The title is hereditary. Belongs to a Surajbans
family that came from Kumaun about 350 years ago and settled first at
Faizabad. Bisram Singh was the founder of the family ; eighth in descent
from him was Raja Lachmi Narayan Singh of Haraha. Eight generations
later was the Raja Chattarpat Singh, who died in 1S59, and was succeeded
by his son, the present Raja. The Raja has a son and heir, named Rahuraj
Singh, born 1877.

Residence. — Ranikatra, Pargana Daryabad, BarS Banki, Gudh.

NARENDRA KRISHNA (DEB), SIR, 'K.C.l.^., Mahdrdjd Bahadur.

Born loth October 1822. Belongs to the Sobha Bazar family of
Calcutta, whose ancestors are said to have enjoyed honours conferred by
the Mughal Emperors and the Nawabs of Bengal, Behdr, and Orissa.
The founder of the family was the Maharaja Nava Krishna, who obtained a
medal from Lord Clive, and the title of Maharaja Bahadur, for his services
during the war with the Nawab Suraj-ud-daula and the establishment of the
British Power in Bengal after the battle of Plassey. He was famous for his
munificence. Amongst other works of benefit to the public he constructed
a good road from Diamond Harbour to Kalpi, a distance of eight miles.
Despairing of having any male issue, he adopted one of his nephews, the
Raja Gopi Mohan Deb {see Rajendra Narayan Deb, Raja Bahadur) ; but
subsequently a son was born to him, the Raja Raj Krishna Deb Bahadur
(father of the present Maharaja), and he consequently divided his estates
between his own son and his adopted son. Raja Raj Krishna Deb Bahadur
died at the age of forty-two, leaving eight sons, of whom the Maharaja Sir
Narendra is the only surviving one. Sir Narendra was educated at the Hindu
College ; served the Government as a Deputy Magistrate for about nine years,
from 1844 to 1853, in which capacity he earned a solid reputation; and on
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the Peace, and a leading Member of the British Indian Association — of
which important body he has been thrice unanimously elected President
During the Viceroyalty of Lord Northbrook he was formally gazetted a Rdjd,
having long held that title by courtesy ; and he was also appointed a Member
of the Imperial Legislative Council of India, in which he attained a dis-
tinguished position. On the occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most
Gracious Majesty as Empress of India he was invited to attend the Imperial
Assemblage at Delhi, and then was granted the title of Maharaja as a
personal distinction. Subsequently he has been created a Knight Com-
mander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, and has occupied
a great many posts of dignity and public usefulness. He has a son and heir,
Kumar Gopendra Krishna Bahadur, M.A., B.L., a Member of the Statutory
Civil Service of Bengal, and Joint-Magistrate of Sealdah ; and several other
sons.

Rcsitkiuc. — Calcutta, Bengal.

NARINDAR NATH, Diwdn.
The title is hereditary.
Kesidcnce. — Lahore, Punjab.

NARINDAR SINGH (of Nadaun), Afidii.

The title is hereditary, the Mian being the' eldest son and heir of the
present Rdja of Nadaun {see Amar Chand of Nadaun, Raja), in the Kangra
district, Punjab.

Residence. — Nadaun, Kdngra, Punjab.

NARINDAR SINGH, Sarddr.
The title is hereditary.
Residoiii: — Lahore, Punjab.

NARINJAN NATH, Kiinwdr.
The title is hereditary.
Kesidetice. — Lahore, Punjab.




The Samtai of the Ch.iuliin
RAipiits, t.illri! Chakrtt, UMril
in the sctl aiul for iUKoalure.

(.\ circle with four Trisulas or
Tridcnu a« radii at the cAr-
dinol puinu.)



NAROTAM SINGH (of Eka), Rdjd.

Born 1S35. The title is hereditary. Belongs
to the illustrious Chauhdn clan of Rajputs, being
an offshoot of the Partapner House (sec Mohkam
Singh of Partdpner, R.ijd), and consequently a
descendant of Prithvi Raja, last Chauhdn Emperor
of Delhi and .Xjinir. The father of the present
Raja, Hira Singh, succeeded to the Raj in 1S62
A.i>. ; he died in 1S76, and was succeeded by the
])resent Rdjd. Tlic latter has a son named Ldl
Singh.

Residence. — Eka, Mainpuri, North- Western Provinces.



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NARPAT SINGH (of Gangwal), Rdjd.

Born r2th January 1822. The title is hereditary, the Raja of Gangwal
being (since the confiscation of the Raj of Ikauna for rebellion during the
Mutiny) the representative of the elder branch of the ancient and powerful
Janwar family, of which the present Houses of Balrampur, Oel, Kaimahra,
and Piagpur (all great Barons of Oudh) are offshoots. The founder of the
Janwar family was a military adventurer, Bariar Sah, the youngest of six
sons of a Sombansi Rajput Chief, whose home was in the great fort of
Pawagarh on the confines of Gujarat. He joined the Imperial army of
Delhi to seek his fortune. In 1374 a.d. the Emperor Firuz Shah Tughlak
made a pilgrimage to Bahraich, to the famous shrine of Sayyid Salar ; he took
Bariar Sah, then risen to be a Risaldar, in command of his escort, and
ordered him to clear the country of the marauders who infested it. Bariar
Sah executed this order so efficiently that the Emperor made over to him
the Ikauna district, then called Khanpur Mahada. Seventh in descent from
Bariar Sah was Ganesh Singh ; his brother, Madho Singh, founded the
family of Balrampur (see Indar Kunwar, Maharani). The grandson of
Ganesh Singh was Maha Singh, the hero of the family, who, in 1627 a.d.,
obtained from the Emperor Shah Jahan a grant of the percentage on the
Government revenue, called " Hag Chandar," throughout eight Parganas.
In 1723 Chain Singh, grandson of Maha Singh, deputed his brother, Pratab
Singh, to guard the border estate of Dobaha from the attacks of the Bisen Raja
of Gonda. This Pratab Singh did so effectively that at last he felt himself
strong enough to declare himself, independent of his brother the Raja of
Ikauna, as the Raja of Mankapur, now called Gangwal. He was killed in a
fight with the Raja of Gonda, but his son Jaswant Singh held his own up to
the time of his death in 1769 a.d. The grandson of the latter, Raja Kishan
Prasad Singh, slew his kinsman Himmat Singh, the first Raja of Piagpur.
He died without issue ; so did his nephews, who succeeded him in turn, the
Rajas Harsaran Singh and Sitla Bakhsh Singh. The latter was at first
succeeded in 18S5 by his widow, the Rani Sukhraj Kunwar; but after some
litigation an agreement was arrived at, by which the present Raja, the
youngest nephew of Raja Kishan Prasad Singh, and brother of the two
preceding Rajas, was installed. He has a son and heir, named Bhya Suraj
Prakash Singh.

Residence. — Gangwal, Bahraich, Oudh.



NAESINGHGARH, HIS HIGHNESS RAJA MAHTAB SINGH,

Rdjd of.

A Ruling Chief.

Born 1839; succeeded to the g-adi 28th June 1890. Belongs to an
Umat Rajput (Hindu) family, descended from Ajab Singh, who was Minister
to the Rawat of Rajgarh. His son, Parasa Ram, succeeded him as Minister
in 1660 A.D., and ultimately compelled the Rawat, in 1681, to share his
dominions with him — thereby founding the State of Narsinghgarh, which is at
present tributary to Indore. Raja Partab Singh, father of the present Raja,
succeeded in 1875, his father in 1872 having received from the British



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Government that hereditary title. The family banner is white with a scarlet
bordure, bearing in the centre the effigy of Hanuman, the monkey-god.
The area of the State is 623 square miles; its population 112,427, chiefly
Hindus, but including about 5000 Muhamniadans, and 6000 belonging to
aboriginal tribes. His Highness maintains a military force of 318 cavalry,
450 infantry, and 16 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns.
Residence. — Narsinghgarh, Bhopdl, Central India.



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