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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

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Abbas Ali Baig, Mirza, Member of the Council of India, London; born, 1859; Educated at Wilson College, Bombay, where he graduated heading the list of successful candidates from the College. His first appointment in government service was that of Special Inspecting Officer for Mahommadan Educational Institutions in the Central and Southern Divisions of the Bombay Presidency, including the city of Bombay; Minister, Janjira State, Assistant Collector, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Special Commissioner for settling Hindu-Mahommedan disputes of Somnath Pattan; Presidency Magistrate, Bombay; Oriental Translator, Bombay; Reporter on the Native Press; Registrar of Indian Publications, and Secretary to the Civil and Military Examination Boards. Transferred to foreign service as Dewan of Junagadh, the premier State in Kathiawar, 1906; he distinguished himself by introducing many important reforms in the different branches of the administration of this state; appointed Member of the India Council in succession to Nawab Imad-ul-Mulk Syed Hussain Bilgrami, 1910. Address: India Office, London.

Abbott, Col. Herbert Edward Stacey. D.S.O., Born 1855, s. of General H. E. S. Abbott, Bengal Infantry; b. Calcutta, 6th April, 1855; m. 1881, Mary. d. of Thomas Aveling, Rochester, Kent; one s. one d.; educated at St. Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and R.M.A. Woolwich; R.E. entered the Army, 1874; Served in India in the Afghan War, 1878-80; P.W.D., Punjab; Hazara expedition 1888; Under-Secretary, P.W.D., Punjab; Chitral Relief Force, 1895; Ofg. Chief Engineer, Punjab, P.W.D., 1903-04; D.S.O., 1896. Recreation: cricket, shooting, Golf. Address: Parkhill, Baghohot.

Abbot, J. H. Hon. Mr.; nominated non-official Member, Imperial Legislative Council; President, Anglo-Indian Empire League; has taken great interest in the Anglo Indian cause; has toured and lectured extensively through India in connection with it.

Abdul Aziz Lari Khan Saheb, Vakil; Managing Director of the Kasia Co-operative Bank: Bar-at-Law, 1864; son of Maulvi Sheikh Mokkaram Ali; commenced prac-