(Last Updated on : 06-07-2012)
The Princely State of Bilaud, also known as Bilod, was one of the former princely states of India
which existed during the rule of the British Empire in India
. During the early 19th century, the region was appointed as one of the princely states of India under the indirect rule of the British administration. The region was scattered over a total area of 4.58 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 531 in the year 1931. The state of Bilaud was located in the separated northern district or tahsil of Sanjit, which was a part of the princely state of Jaora, situated a few miles towards the north of the river Sau. The territory included only a single village. The former princely state of Bilaud was under the administrative control of the Central India Agency
. The region was also incorporated as a part of the erstwhile Malwa Agency
History of Princely State of Bilaud
The native ruler of the princely state of Bilaud held the title of Hakim and was styled as Khan. The ruler of the state was a Sayyed by caste and Muslim by religion. The village of Bilaud was granted by the first Nawab of the princely state of Jaora to Sayyed Hakim Jaffar Ali as he provided several valuable services. Hakim Gulab Abbas ascended the royal throne of Bilaud or Bilod state in the year 1896 and was the 4th of his line. The Sayyed Hakim of Bilaud took charge of the administration of the state and supervised the internal affairs of the state. The Resident of British India
, also known as Political Agent, managed the associations of the native ruler and the state with the British Government of India and other native states. The native ruler of the state, who was also styled as Khan, exercised very limited judicial authority.
The Princely State of Bilaud was a guaranteed feudatory of the princely state of Jaora. Under the initial agreement of 1818, the Sayyed Hakim of the state of Bilaud or Bilod held the village free of any annual tribute to be paid to the local administration of Jaora state, which was under the guarantee of the British Government of India.
After the withdrawal of the British and the partition of India
into the Dominion of India or the Dominion of Pakistan on 15th August 1947, the native ruler of the princely state of Bilaud acceded his state to the newly independent Union of India