Beri State

Beri State was a princely state of the Bundelkhand Agency of the British Raj. It was a small Sanad state of about 82.87 km2 with a population of 4,297 inhabitants in 1901. Its capital was at Beri, a small town —2,387 inhabitants in 1901— located by the Betwa River in modern Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh, about 30 km from Hamirpur town.

Beri State
बेरी रियासत
Princely State of British India
c. 1750–1950
Flag of Beri
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Beri State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1901
82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
4,279
History 
• Established
c. 1750
1950
Succeeded by
India
Today part ofHamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Together with Baoni State (Kadaura) at its northwestern edge Beri State was forming an enclave within the directly administered British territory of the Central Provinces.[1]

HistoryEdit

Beri State was founded in the mid eighteenth century by Diwan Acharju (Achharaj) Singh, a jagirdar who was the son of Diwan Mahma Rai of Karaiha in Gwalior State and who migrated to Sandi in Jalaun district in the last half of the 18th century.[1]

Beri became a British protectorate in 1809 under the rule of Rao Jugal Prasad.[2] Raja Yadvendra Singh, the last ruler of Beri State signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.[3]

RulersEdit

The rulers used the title of Diwan and only after 1945 the last ruler adopted the title Raja.[2]

Title DiwanEdit

  • c.1750 Acharju Singh
  • 17.. – c.1780 Khuman Singh (d. c.1780)

Title RaoEdit

  • c.1780 – 1814 Jugal Prasad (d. 1814)
  • 1814 – 1857 Phairan Singh (d. 1857)
  • 1857 – 1862 Vishvanath Singh (d. 1862)
  • 18 Mar 1862 – 1892 Vijay Singh (b. 1848 – d. 1892)
  • 1892 – 1904 Raghuraj Singh (b. 18.. – d. 1904)
  • 8 June 1904 – 1945 Lokendra Singh (b. 1891 – d. 19..)
  • 8 June 1904 – 1915 .... -Regent

Title RajaEdit

  • 1945 – 1947 Yadvendra Singh (b. 1918 – d. 1984)

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Coordinates: 25°55′N 79°54′E / 25.917°N 79.900°E / 25.917; 79.900