(Last Updated on : 15-06-2012)
The Princely State of Lughasi, also known as Lugasi, was one of the 9 Gun Salute states of India
during the rule of the British Empire in India
. During the 19th century, the territory was appointed as one of the princely states of India
under the indirect rule of the British Government. The former native state covered a total area of 45.33 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 7,752 in the year 1941. The state of Lughasi included around 22 villages in 1941 and was located in the Bundelkhand region. Lughasi state was a small territory which was bounded by the British United Provinces of Agra and Oudh
in the north and by Chhatarpur in rest of the sides. The Princely State of Lughasi was under the administrative control of the Bundelkhand Agency
, which was a sub division of Central India Agency
History of Princely State of Lughasi
The Bundela Rajputs were the ruling family of the state of Lughasi. Salim Singh, who was an adopted son of Hirde Shah of Panna, was the founder of the state of Lughasi state. Dhiraj Singh, his son, received a sanad from the British East India Company
in the year 1808 and confirmed him in possession of 5 villages located in the region. During the Sepoy Mutiny 1857, the native ruler of the princely state of Lughasi supported the British administration by providing information and sheltering fugitives. As a reward from his loyal services, the native prince received additional territories which increased the annual income of the state.
The Princely State of Lughasi was non-salute native state. The native ruler held the title of Diwan and exercised the powers of a ruling chief. He took charge of the administration of the state. Lughasi state was one of 127 smaller states that were indirectly represented in the Chamber of Princes
by 12 princes who were elected periodically.
After the independence of India in the year 1947, the last native ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Lughasi, who was the 7th of his line, acceded his state to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as Dominion of India.