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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.

Bisheshar Nath

Bisheshar Nath, Diwan Bahdr, Dewan of Rajgarh. Born, 1847; Educated in Government College, Delhi; Entered Service as an Inspector in the Commissariat Dept. and proceeded to Abyssinia with the expedition of 1867-68; Served as Accountant in P.W.D.; Services lent to Indore Durbar, 1891; worked as Accountant in the Residency and became Member of Council; Retired from Government Service in 1899; appointed Superintendent of Dewas (Senior Br.) 1900; K.I.H. Medal 1902; Appointed to Rajgarh State, 1902; Durbar Medal of 1903 and 1911; Rai Bahadur. 1907; Diwan Bahadur, 1911. Address: Rajgarh, Bhopal Agency, C.I.

Bishop, A. W. Ph.D., (Munich) Director of Public Instruction, Travancore State, joined service as Professor of Chemistry, Maharaja’s College, 1894; Principal of the same College 1909; Director of Public Instruction 1912; secured for the College, the appointment of a chair for Sanskrit and Dravidian Languages. Address: Trivandrum.

Bishop, A. W.: Superintendent of Government Press, Rangoon; appointed, 1904.

Bishun Narayan Dhar, Pandit, Bar-at-Law; Ex-President, Indian National Congress (1911): Member, Imperial Legislative Council, 1914; born, 1864; Educated privately at the Church Mission High School and Canning College, Lahore; proceeded to England, and joined the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in due course. On his return to India, he found he had to meet with some opposition in the matter of his re-admittance into his caste, but this difficulty was eventually overcome; belongs to a respectable Kashmiri family of Lucknow. His father held a responsible post under the Government; while his uncle, Pundit Shambhu Nath, was the first Indian Judge of the Calcutta High Court; his grandfather Pundit Hari Ram Dhar, was the Royal Akhbar Navis at Calcutta, under the old Oudh Court; Joined the Indian National Congress in 1887 when it held its Session at Madras and his speech on that occasion was much appreciated and received encomiums from the late Raja Sir T. Madhava Row, C.I.E. and others. A practical social reformer and a friend of Compulsary education; an eloquent speaker and a powerful writer; was President of the United Provincial Conference held at Bareilly, 1911. Publications: Papers and speeches on the Indian National Congress, and many speeches on Indian politics. Address: Lucknow, U.P.

Bishu Nath Singh, Raja, of Parenda. Born, 1883; educated privately; succeeded to the Estate, 1902; son of Raja Sheo Datt Singh; married, 1875; son and Heir, Kunwar Rudra Pratab Singh; Hereditary title of Raja recognised, 1877. The estate consists of 10 villages and 3 pattis in the Mohan and Purwa tahsils, of Unao District, U.P., paying a revenue of about Rs 8,100/- Address: Parenda Estate, Unao District, U.P.

Bishunath Saran Singh, Raja Bahadur, of Tiloi; Born, 1899; Suceeded, 1901. Is the head of the great Kanhpuria clan of Rajputs who have occupied the eastern half of the Rae Bareli District together with the adjoining portions of Sultanpur and Partabgarh. The Estate comprising 99 villages in Rae Bareli, 28 in Mus-

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