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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.

Iyengar.

Lunatic Asylums, and Maternity and Medical Stores, 1S94; Offg Civil Surgeon, Chickmaglur, 1896; Assistant Surgoen, Eye Surgery, 1897; travelled through India for collecting statstics on the eye sight of school children, 1901; Personal Assistant to Senior Surgoen and Government Oculist, 1906. Address: Bangalore city, Mysore Province, India.

Iyenger, Hon: K. Rama, B.A., B.L., Vakil, Madura; B.A., 1892; B.L., 1890; began his practice at Madura; enrolled himself as a Vakil of the High Court, 1901; is a Member, Madras Legislative Council, representing the districts of Trichinopoly, Madura and Tinnevelly. Address: Madura, Madras Presidency, India.

Iyengar, K. R. Srinivas, M. A., Mysore; b, 1871; Passed B.A., 1890; M.A., 1893; entered Mysore Service, 1892; Is now Secretary to the Government of Mysore, General and Rev. Departments; has the power of a District Magistrate. Address: Bangalore, Mysore Province, India.

Izat, Alexander, M.I.C.E., I.C.E., (1898), Director of Bengal and North Western Railway Company; b. 1844; s. of A. Izat, of Dollar, Scotland; m, Margaret Deward, d. of James Rennie, 1873; joined service in the Indian P.W.D. as Assistant-Engineer, Hyderabad, 1863; transferred to Railway Branch, 1870; served in various parts of India and was instrumental in initiating and carrying out many metre-gauge extensions; services lent to Bengal and North-Western Railway as Agent and Chief Engineer, 1883; Director, Rohilkand and Kumayun Railway, 1883-1904; also Deloi, Umballa, Kalka and Simla Railways; joined Board of Directors, 1902, retired, 1904. Address: Springfield, Dollar, N.B.

Iyyan Pillai, K., B.A., Dewan Pieshkar, Kottayam, Travancore State. Address: Kottayam, Travancore, S. India.

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Jackson, Abraham Valentine Williams; L.H.D., LL.D.: b, in New York City, U.S.A, 1862; s, of David S. Jackson, merchant; educ: at Columbia University, N.Y., and at Halle in Germany; Professor of Indo-Iranian languages, Columbia University; his special field of research as a scholar is the sacred literature of the Zoroastrian religion; visited India and Ceylon, 1901; travelled in Persia and Central Asia for purposes of archaeological research especially of Zoroastrianism, 1903; collated part of the Persian inscription of King Darius on the Behistun rock. Director, American Oriental Society; Hon. member of Society for making researches into Zoroastrian Religion, Bombay, (1899); twice delegated by the U.S. Government to International Congresses of Orientalists. Publications: A hymn of Zoroaster, Avesta Grammar in comparison with Sanskrit; Avesta Reader; Persia, Past and Present; Trans-caspian and Turkistan; & a number of articles contributed to journals and Encyclopaedias. Address: New York, U.S.A.

Jacob, Edward Fountaine. C.I.E, (1898), A.M.I.C.E., Manager (retired), Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway; s. of late Richard D. Jacob of Stoke Newington; b, 1852; educ: Cooper’s Hill College, London; joined service in the P.W.D. 1870; transferred to Rail-

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