Khan Bahadur Bejonjee Merwanjee Damri

Khan Bahadur Bejonjee Merwanjee Damri (1843-1919)
The grand old man of Kathiawar

attributed to Raja Ravi Varma
circa 1900

Oil on canvas
23.6 x 18 in. (59 x 45.5 cm.)

His family had migrated to Kathiawar in 1825. Despite not having
college education, he joined Government service in 1863 and was
later appointed as Karbhari of Mangrol in 1884. He was later
selected by the young ruler of Gondal as his Diwan.