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Rajkumar Sarvajit Pratap Bahadur Sahi was the second son of Raja Krishna Pratap Bahadur Sahi and uncle of Raja Indrajit Pratap Bahadur Sahi. He patronised music and was given company by musicians like Rasik Gopal. He was a composer of music and was also very good at writing songs and couplets in hindi, urdu and persian. His work was compiled in a series called Deen Vinay.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Nalki,is a sedan chair richly worked, and ornamented with gold, in which people of rank traveled so that theit feer did not touch the ground . It was one of the three great insignia (the nalki, the order of the Fish, fan of peacock's feathers) which the Mogul emperors of Delhi conferred upon independent princes of the first class, and could never be used by any person upon whom, or upon whose ancestors, they had not been so conferred.
1. Hobson-Jobson: the Anglo-Indian dictionary By Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, 1886
2.Rambles and recollections of an Indian official, Volume 1 By Sir William Henry Sleeman, Vincent Arthur Smith, 1893
3. Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana , Fanny Parks, 1850
The monogram of Raj Tamkuhi has essentially had the fish (the Mahi Maratib, conferred upon Maharaja Kalyan Mall by Akbar), the baton (which represents the mansab), the lions (which represent the badge of lion conferred by emperor Muhammad Shah on Raja Gandharp alias Hamir Sahi) and the Aum (to represent the Sanatan Dharma).
1. 1931 Manual of titles of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh; Allahabad 1932
2. Landlords of Agra and Avadh- Nurul Hasan Siddiqui