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.
(Last Updated on : 15-06-2012)
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