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Vakil, Paramanandas Jivandas, Rao Saheb; Zemindar of Ukharla and Trimback; b. 1864; educ: at Bombay; head of the ‘Dasa Disarnal Bania’ caste; Vice-President of Gogha Local Board for many years; Honorary Magistrate. Address; Gogha, Ahmedabad, Bombay Presidency, India.

Vane, Frederick William, I.S.O. (1903); s. of late George Vane; b. 1852; educ: Queenwood College, Hants, and at Brussels; joined service in Ceylon as Inspector of Post Offices, 1870; acted on many occasions as Postmaster-General and Director of Telegraphs, etc.; Controller of Government Stores, and Secretary, Savings Bank, Ceylon, 1900-08; retired, 1908. Recreations: Riding, Golf, and Gardening. Address: Glenthorne, Dorset Road, Bexhill-on Sea, Sussex. Clubs: Constitutional.

Van Geyzel, Lieut.-Colonel John Lawrence, M.B., F.I.C., F.C.S., I.M.S. (retired); b. 1857; joined service, 1880; in medical charge at Bangalore, 1882; Chemical Examiner to Government of Madras and Professor of Chemistry, Madras Medical College, 1892; retired, 1907; Medical examiner, India Office Medical Board, London. Publication: A text-book on Experimental Chemistry.

Van Someren, William Taylor, C.I.E. (1898); s. of Surgeon-General W. J. Van Someren; b. 1855; educ: at Mill Hill School, London; Deputy Postmaster-General, Rajputana and Central India; Inspector-General of Railway Mail Service, Western Circle, India; Officiating Postmaster-General, Bombay; retired, 1910; served in Afgan War, 1878-9; Black Mountain Campaigns, 1888 and 1891; Waziristan Expedition, 1894-95; Tochi Field Force, 1897; Torra Expedition, 1897-98; China, 1900-01; m. 1882, Alice Beatrice, d. of Leonard Bean of the P.W.D., Punjab. Address: 31, Colebrooke Avenue, West Ealing, W.

Varkki, P. Curuvelia; Director of Registration and Member of Legislative Council, Travancore. Address: Trevandram, Travancore State.

Vasanji, Sir Inkamil Mulji, Rao Saheb, Kt. (1911). Address: Bombay, India.

Vasudev, Ramakrishna, M.A. (Cantab), Rao Bahadur; b. 1874; educ: at the Government High School and College, Jubbalpur, and Hislop’s College, Nagpur; B.A., Calcutta University; proceeded to England and took his degree in the Law Tripos at Cambridge, 1898; called to the Bar (Middle Temple); Advocate, Central Provinces; acted as Government Advocate on several occasions; Secretary, Indian Famine Relief Charitable Fund, Central Provinces; Member, Nagpur Division Council; Vice-Chairman, 1905; Fellow, Allahabad University; Member, Royal Asiatic Society; gave evidence before the Royal Decentralization Commission. Address: Nagpur, C.P., India.

Veeresalingam Pantulu, Kandukur, Rao Bahadur (1893), Telugu Pandit (retired); b. Rajahnuindry, 1848; devoted his attention