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Bam Bahadur Shah, Rai Bahadur, Kunwar — of the Khairigarh estate in the District of Kheri, United Provinces, born in Samvat 1925 (1868 A.D.), belongs to the ruling family of the above estate which traces its descent from the Suryavanshi Rajput Kings who ruled over Ajodhia (Oudh) in ancient times. A detailed account of the family history will be found on page 88, Part IV of the principal work under Rani Surat Kumar of Singhai. Kunwar Bam Bahadur Shah received his education in the Canning College, Lucknow where, as a student, he had a bright career. After completing his education he returned to his estate where he has been helping the Rani in the administration ever since. He is also an Honorary Magistrate exercising jurisdiction within the limits of the Khairigarh estate situated within police circles Nighasan, Palia and Dhaurahra and sitting at Singhai. His services have been highly spoken of from time to time by Government Officers. Apart from his administrative capabilities, the Kunwar Sahib is a well-known figure in the sporting world of the United Provinces especially in the direction of shooting big game such as tiger, etc. He is wonderfully smart in organizing big shoots and his name has become synonymous with successful shooting trips. His presence of mind at critical moments in tiger shooting has saved many a life. In every public movement in support of a good cause his sympathies have been genuine and practical. He has a very wide circle of friends by whom he is held in great esteem. His generosity in befriending the needy and the distressed is well-known. On the occasion of the visit of His Royal Highness Prince George of Wales (now King-Emperor) to Lucknow, in 1906, he was introduced to the Royal personage