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Raja Hindu Rao
was the brother of the female regent of the Indian princely state
A Princely State was a nominally sovereign entitity of British rule in India that was not directly governed by the British, but rather by an Indian ruler under a form of indirect rule such as suzerainty or paramountcy.-British relationship with the Princely States:India under the British Raj ...
. Following the Revolt of 1857, he shifted to Delhi
Delhi , officially National Capital Territory of Delhi , is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest by population in India, next to Mumbai. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census...
where he was on friendly terms with the British Resident. According to Emily Eden
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sister of the then Governor General of India, Lord Auckland
"On a Revolution at Gwatia he retired to Delhi, where he now principally resides, and where he is well known in European society, with which he is fond of Mixing. Hindoo Rao is a very constant attendant on the person of the Governor-General wherever he may be in the neighbourhood of Delhi; making a point, generally, of joining his suite and riding with him on his morning marches."
His residence was a scene of a major battle in Delhi during India's first war of Independence (see the article Revolt of 1857 ) in 1857. His residence has long since been converted into a well known Government hospital named after him
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