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Powayan is a town and a subdivisional headquarters in Shahjahanpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.It was established originally from Nahil, in order to protect the royal family in historic time and Powayan was a purvaiyan chowki.(east - and the word became Powayan or Powayan in later times)
Founded around 1705 by Raja Udai Singh, who was the son of Bhupat Singh, a leader of the ancient Gaur clan of Rajputs settled at Chandra and Katesar in Sitapur, U.P. He established Powayan, the largest Rajput state in the erstwhile Rohilkhand Area and the present District Shahjahanpur in U.P. Gaur Rajputs originated from Gaur Desh (country), in West Bengal. The Gaur Rajputs had dispersed to various parts of Northern and Central India after the onslaught of the Persian raider, Bhaktiar Khilji, around 1205.
Present head of house and titular head is Raja Wg.Cdr Abhay Singhji, 11th Raja Saheb of Powayan, born 1943 educated at Colvin Taluqdars College and National Defence Academy. Received Vayu Sena Medal(Gallantry award) from President of India and led the first Indian defense expedition to Antarctica. Patron of Vidya Parishad Powayan. He has two sons: Rakjumar Anirudh Singh Rajkumar Akshay Singh