Jagaddipendra Narayan (1915 - 1970) MP

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Birthplace: Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
Death: Died
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About Jagaddipendra Narayan

Jagaddipendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur was Maharaja of Cooch-Behar, in India. He served in British forces during World War II and ceded full ruling powers to the Government of India in 1949.

He was educated in England at St Cyprian's School Eastbourne, Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and also at the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College , Dehradun. He was a proficient cricketer and captained the Bengal Cricket XI.

He served with the British Army in World War II in North Africa, Assam, Burma, and South East Asia. He was present at the Japanese surrender at Singapore in 1945. He was Chief Commandant Cooch-Behar Military forces from 1943 to 1949, and Colonel-in-Chief 1st Cooch-Behar Infantry and Rajendra Hazari Guards, Jaipur State Forces. He was a Member of the Standing Committee of the Chamber of Princes (Narendra Mandal).


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