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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.

Chisholm.

a money prize of Rs. 3000 for designing new buildings for Madras, 1864; appointed to Madras Service as Officiating Consulting Architect, 1866; Confirmed, 1872; designed and Constructed several of the more prominent public buildings of Madras, among them being the Madras General Post Office (Hindu Saracenic), the Senate House (Byzantine) and the Government, P.W.D. Secretariat Offices, Chepauk. Outside the city of Madras, Mr. Chisholm carried out the work of restoration of the famous Tirumal Naik’s Palace at Madura; carried out the works of preservation at the Seven Pagodas (Mahabalipuram, Chingleput District); a similar work at the old Vellore Temple and at the celebrated ruins of Hampi in the Bellary district; restored the ancient palace of Chandragiri in the present Chittoor district; designed the present Museum buildings at Travancore as also St. George’s Church at Madras. He also designed and carried out many important improvements to Kalas Mahal, the building now occupied by the Offices of the Board of Revenue, Madras. Fellow of the Madras University, 1867; also a Member of the Faculty of Engineering. Address: C/o India Office, London.

Chitnavis, Hon’ble Sir Gangadhar Madho Rao, K.C.I.E. (1911) C.I.E. (1895), Nagpur; belongs to a family which has long been prominent in the Central Provinces and whose members had occupied honorable positions in the service of the Bhonsle Rajas of Nagpur: educ; Elphinstone College, Bombay; one of the recognised leaders of Indian public opinion in his province; President of the Nagpur District Council; made Hony. Magistrate, 1889; Member, Supreme Legislative Council, 1893; still represents the land-holders of his province in that body; was President, Provincial Conference, Jubbalpur, 1905; was Chairman, Nagpur Municipal Council; represented Central Provinces in the Coronation of Emperor Edward VII; rendered valuable help to Government in their work in connection with plague and famine relief for which he was thanked by Government, 1899. Address; Nagpur, Central Provinces, India

Chitnivas, Shanker Balwant; M.A. B.L., Rao Saheb; Subordinate Judge, 1st Grade; b. 1876, entered Service, 1899; Extra Assistant Commissioner, 1901. Address: Amraoti, Berar.

Chitral, Shuja-ul-Mulk, Mehtar of; About the year 1880, one Aman-ul-Mulk was the Chief of Chitral, having received a Subsidy from the British Government. He died in 1892 and his son Afzul-ul-Mulk succeeded him; but believing that the claims of one Nizam-ul-Mulk were being supported by the British, he ran away leaving the latter in undisputed possession of Chitral. Nizam-ul-Mulk’s claim was recognised by the Government and a Resident was placed in Chitral. In 1895 however, Nizam-ul-Mulk was murdered and the fort of Chitral taken possession of by one Amir-ul-Mulk. This man was soon after ousted by his brother Shuja-ul-Mulk, who was recognised as a provisional Mehtar. Disturbances arose soon after in Chitral, the result of which was that Shuja-ul-Mulk was confirmed as Mehtar. Since then the principality has been under the protection of the British and has been enjoying peace. Address: Chitral, N.W.F. Province, India.

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