The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Panna, Maharaja of; H.H. Maharaja Manendra Vathavendra Singh
Panna, Maharaja of; H.H. Maharaja Manendra Vathavendra Singh; b. 1894; succeeded to gaddi after the deposition of his cousin, 1903; educ: Mayo College, Ajmere; during his minority, the State was administered by Kazi Khalil-ud-din Ahmed of the U.P. Provincial Service assisted by a Council under the supervision of the Political Agent in Bundlekand; the State rendered valuable help to the British in the Mutiny of 1857 for which the then Raja received a Khilat of the value of Rs. 20,000 and the Pargana of Simeria and was also granted a Sanad of adoption; area, 3,000 sq. miles; maintains a force of 30 cavalry, 150 infantry, and 20 guns. Address: Panna, Central India.