Who's Who in India Supplement 1 (1912)/Bishen Das, Diwan
Bishen Das, Diwan, Diwan Bahadur, Member of the Board of Revenue, in charge of Land Records and Settlement, Gwalior, was born in 1866 and educated at Montgomery, Lahore High School and Egerton College, Bahawalpur State. His family, known as the "Diwan" family, belong to Sitapur, in the Muzaffargarh District of the Punjab. The Diwan's forefathers held responsible posts in the Bahawalpur State, and many members of the family are now serving Government in high posts. Diwan Bishen Das commenced life in the lower grades of the Punjab Provincial Service; he held the posts of Superintendent of the Deputy Commissioner's Office, Tahsildar, and Extra-Assistant Commissioner, and was, in 1908, selected for the newly-created post of Assistant to the Resident at Gwalior. In 1910 his services were lent to the Gwalior Durbar for a period of five years, and he received his present appointment. He has written a few works in the Vernacular. The Diwan owns landed property in the Punjab. Club: Elgin Club, Lashkar. Recreations: Hunting, Tennis and Billiards. Address: Lashkar, Gwalior State, Central India.