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Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (1910 - 1952)

Iftikhar Ali Khan pronunciation (help·info), sometimes I.A.K. Pataudi (16 March 1910—5 January 1952) was the 8th Nawab of Pataudi and the captain of the India national cricket team for th...

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Nawab Pataudi (1941 - 2011)

Times of India (Friday,23,2011)Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, fondly known as Tiger, one of India's greatest cricket captains, passed away at Sir Ganga Ram hospital on Thursday. He died due to respiratory fa...

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Maharajah Jassa Singh Ramgarhia (1723 - 1803)

One of the prominent military leaders of the Sikhs in the second half of the eighteenth century, was born in 1723 at Ichogill, a village 20 km east of Lahore. His grandfather, Hardas Singh (D. 1716) ha...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma Midhunamaasathil Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1864 -1888) MP (1835 - 1888)

Rama Varma(1864-1888) He was the nephew of Ravi Varma(1853-1864). He was normally lazy and his health condition was also not good. Devan Shankunni Menon used to look after the ruling for him. In 1879...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma Trissuril Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran (1844-1851) MP (b. - c.1851)

Rama Varma (1844-1851) He was the nephew of Edavamasathil Theepeta Thampuran and also the eldest son of Ekkavu Thampuran. He left for his heavenly abode on 1851 July (1026 Midhunam 29th) he is also k...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma (Kunjunni) Pareekshith Thampuran, Cochin 1948 - 1949 MP (1876 - 1964)

Rama Varma (1948-1964) He was known by the name of Parikshith Thampuran. He was the last official ruler of Cochin Empire. In 1949 July 1st Travancore and Cochin merged together and Travancore-Cochin ...

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HH Maharaja Rama Chowwarayil Theeppetta Thampuran(1932 - 1941) MP (b. - 1941)

Rama Varma was also known as Chowarayil Theepeta Thampuran. He was very keen about the temples, cultural activities etc of the kingdom. Eventhough Rama Varma was not a good ruler it was due to R.K. Sha...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma Edavamaasathil Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1837 - 1844) MP (b. - 1844)

Rama Varma (1837-1844) He was the cousin of Thulamasathil Theepeta Thampuran. Venketa Subbaraya resigned himself from the post of devan during his reign and Shankara Warier was appointed devan. He le...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran, Cochin (1769 - 1805) MP (1751 - 1805)

Rama Varma Sakthan Thampuran was born in 1751 at the Vellarappilli Kovilakam. He was the only son of Ambica Thampuran and Chennos Anujan Namboothiripad. His mother passed away when he was three years o...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma Kunjikkidavu Ozinja Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1895 - 1914) MP (1852 - 1932)

He is known as Ozinja Vallia Thampuran. He was an efficient king.. It was during his reign that the railway line from Shornur was extended till Cochin. He was rewarded with K.C.S.I ,G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E. ...

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HH Maharaja Kerala Varma Kasiyil Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1851 - 1853) MP (b. - c.1853)

Veera Kerala Varma (1851-1853) He was the younger brother of Rama Varma (1851-1853). He was of the opinion that before becoming the ruler he should visit different places in India and improve his rul...

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HH Maharaja Kerala Varma Chingamaasathil Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1888 - 1895) MP (1845 - 1895)

Kerala Varma(1888-1895) He was the younger brother of Rama Varma(1864-1888). He was well versed with English. He got K.C.I.E(KNIGHT COMMANDER OF MOST EMINENT ORDER OF THE INDIAN EMPIRE) before he bec...

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HH Maharaja Kerala Varma Aiykya Keralam Thampuran, Cochin (1946 - 1948) MP (b. - 1948)

Kerala Varma Thampuran popularly known as Aikya Keralam Thampuran was the Maharaja (king) of Cochin who ruled between 1946 and 1948. He mooted the idea of a unified Kerala state in India for the Malaya...

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HH Maharaja Ravi Varma Makaramaasathil Theeppetta Valiya Thampuran, Cochin (1853 1864) MP (b. - 1864)

Ravi Varma(1853-1864) He vas the younger brother of Kashiil Theepetta Thampuran. He was not that efficient as his brother. After the death of Devan Shankara Warier, Venketa Rayar succeeded him. But i...

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HH Maharaja Ravi Varma Kunjappan Thampuran, Cochin (1943 - 1946) MP (1865 - 1946)

Sri Ravi Varma was the Maharaja of Cochin, India from 1943-1946. Sri Ravi Varma (1865–1946) was born on 29 November 1865. He was born to Kavu Thampuran of Cochin Royal Family and Pana Namboothir...

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HH Maharaja Kerala Varma (Kochunni Thampuran) Midukkan Thampuran, Cochin (1941 - 1943) MP (1863 - 1943)

Maharaja Kerala Varma Kochunni Thampuran , a.k.a Midukan Thampuran, was the Maharaja of Cochin (Kochi), a princely state in pre-independent India. Midukkan Thampuran ruled during 1941 and 1943. Miduk...

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HH Maharaja Rama Varma Kunjikkidavu Thampuran Madrassil Theeppetta Thampuran, Cochin (1914 - 1932) MP (1858 - 1932)

Rama Varma(1914-1932) During his reign J.W. Bhor(1914-1919), T.V. Jayaraghavachari(1919-1922), P.Narayana Menon(1922-1930), C.G. Herbert(1930-1935) were the Devan's of Cochin. He left for his heave...

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Rama Varma Lalan Thampuran MP (1887 - 1975)

He was the successor of Parikshith Thampuran. He was the last official Velliya Thampuran of Cochin . He continued as the Velliya Thampuran of Cochin from 1964 to 1975. He stayed in the Krishna Vilasam ...

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H.H. Maharaja Sir Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, (1931 -1947) MP (1912 - 1991)

Chithira Thirunal Maharaja (His Highness "Padmanabha Dasa" Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja) (November 7, 1912–July 19, 1991) was the last ruling maharaja of the princely state of T...

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Maharani Suja Bai of Bundi (deceased)

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Maharaja Gaj Singh I (1595 - 1638)

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Raja Suraj Singh (1571 - 1619)

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Maharaja Abhai Singh (1702 - 1749)

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Maharaja Bakht Singh (1706 - 1752)

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Maharaja Bijay Singh (1724 - 1793)

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Rana Raj Singh I (1629 - 1680)

He was the fifty-eighth ruler of Mewar (r. 1653-1680) who was the eldest son and successor, at age 23, of Maharana JAGAT SINGH I.

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Rana Ratan Singh (b. - 1531)

He was the fifty-first ruler of Mewar (r. 1527-1531) and second son (his elder brother Bhoj Raj had died in battle) and successor of his father, Maharana SANGRAM SINGH I (Sanga). His actual enthronemen...

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Rana Amar Singh (1559 - 1620)

Out of the 17 sons of Rana Pratap, Amar Singh was the eldest, and to him passed the daunting task of conquering Chittor. From his very childhood to the days of Pratap’s death, Amar had been a co...

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Brihaspati (deceased)

Bṛhaspati (Sanskrit बृहस्पति, "lord of prayer or devotion"[1], often written as Brihaspati or Bruhaspati) also known as Brahmanaspati and ...

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Kuber (deceased)

Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर, Pali/later Sanskrit: Kuvera, Tamil/Thai: Kuperan), also spelt Kuber, is the Lord of wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hin...

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Vibheeshan (deceased)

Vibhishana (Sanskrit: विभीषण, Vibhīshaṇa Sinhala:විභීෂණ; Burmese: ဘိဘိ...

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Ravana (deceased)

Rāvaṇa (Sinhala: රාවණා, Sanskrit: रावण, IPA: [ˈrɑːʋəɳə]) is the primary ant...

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Agastya (deceased)

Agastya (Sanskrit:अगस्त्य, Tamil:அகத்தியர் Akattiyar, Malay: Anggasta, Thai: Akkhot) was ...

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Hiranyakashipu KASHYAP (deceased)

Hiranyakashipu (or Hiranyakasipu) (Sanskrit: हिरण्‍यकशिपु) [golden-haired] is an Asura from the Puranic scriptures of...

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Hiranyaksha MP (deceased)

In Hinduism, Hiranyaksha was a demon killed by Vishnu after taking the Earth to the bottom of the ocean.Vishnu assumed the form of a white boar (Sri Varaha) and dived into the water to lift the Earth. ...

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Vamana MP (deceased)

Vamana From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia See Kāśikāvṛttī for the medieval grammarians. Vamana Four-armed Vamana Devanagari वामन Sans...

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Durvasa (deceased)

In Hindu mythology, Durvasa (दुर्वास in Devanagari or durvāsa in IAST, pronounced [d̪urʋɑːsɐ] in classical San...

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Dattatreya (deceased)

Dattatreya (Sanskrit: दत्तात्रेय, Dattātreya) or Datta is considered by Hindus to be god who is an incarnation of the Divine...

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Richika (deceased)

A Rishi descended from Bhrigu and husband of Satyavati, son of Urva and father of Jamadagni. In the Mahabharata and Vishnu Purana it is related that Richika was an old man when he demanded in marriag...

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Budh (deceased)

In Hindu mythology, Budha (Sanskrit: बुध) is the name for the planet Mercury, a son of Chandra (the moon) with Tara or Rohini. He is also the god of merchandise and protector of Me...

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Chandra (deceased)

n Hinduism, Chandra (Sanskrit चन्द्र lit. "shining")[1] is a lunar deity and a Graha. Chandra is also identified with the Vedic Lunar deity Soma (lit. "juice")...

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Maharshi Chyavan (deceased)

Chyavana (Sanskrit: च्यवन, Cyavana) was a great sage in Hindu mythology. He was son of sage Bhrigu and known for his rejuvenation after penances for several years. He...

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Narada (deceased)

Narada (Sanskrit: नारद, nārada means Naara = Wisdom + Da = Giver) or Narada Muni is a divine sage from the Vaisnava tradition, who plays a prominent role in a number ...

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Maharaja Raj Singh II (1744 - 1787)

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Maharaja Zorawar Singh (1713 - 1746)

The reign of Maharaja Zorawar Singh was infested with internal conflicts with the Thakurs of Mahajan, Bhadra and Churu who rose in rebellion.

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Chand Kaur (1802 - 1842)

Maharani Chand Kaur (1802-1842) was the wife of Maharaja Kharak Singh, the eldest son and successor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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Maharaj Jagat Singh Karjali (deceased)

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Maharaj Himmat Singh Shivrati (deceased)

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Maharaj Lakshman Singh Karjali (deceased)

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Maharaj Surat Singh Karjali (deceased)

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Maharaja Dal Singh Shivrati (b. - 1869)

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Maharaj Anup Singh Karjali (deceased)

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Maharaj Daulat Singh Karjali (deceased)

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Maharaj Bhairon Singh Karjali (deceased)

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Maharana Jagat Singh II (1709 - 1751)

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Maharaj Nath Singh (b. - 1764)

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Maharaj Arjun Singh Shivrati (deceased)

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Maharaj Bagh Singh (deceased)

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Rana Sangram Singh II (1690 - 1734)

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Raja Sansar Chand, II (1765 - 1823)

Sansar Chand (c.1765-1823) was a famous ruler of the state of Kangra in what is now the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. He is remembered as a patron of the arts, and the Kangra paintings.

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Hamida Banu Begum (1527 - 1604)

Hamida Banu Begam, 'Maryam Makani' (1527–1604) was a wife of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, and the mother of Mughal Emperor , Akbar[1]. Her important architectural legacy is the Humayun's ...

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Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun Muhammad Hamayun (1508 - 1556)

Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun (full title: Al-Sultan al-'Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Jam-i-Sultanat-i-haqiqi wa Majazi, Sayyid al-Salatin, Abu'l Muzaffar Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun Padshah Ghazi, Z...

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Heera Kunwar (1542 - 1622)

Mariam uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba, née Rajkumari Hira Kunwari, alias Harkha Bai (October 1, 1542 – 1622) was a Rajput princess who became the Mughal Empress, after her marriage to Mughal Empe...

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Maharaja Pratap Singh (1845 - 1922)

Lieutenant-General Maharaja Sri Sir Pratap Singh Sahib Bahadur of Idar GCB GCSI GCVO KIH(22 October 1845-4 September 1922) was a career British Indian Army officer, Maharaja of the princely state of Id...

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Rani Jindan (1817 - 1863)

Maharani Jind Kaur, (1817 in Chachar, Gujranwala, Sikh Empire - August 1, 1863 in London, United Kingdom) also popularly known as Rani Jindan. She was the youngest wife of Maharajah Ranjit Singh and th...

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Yudhisthira (deceased)

Yudhisthira (Sanskrit: युधिष्ठिर, yudhiṣṭhira meaning "steady in war", from yuddha meaning war, and sṭhira meaning st...

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Dhritrashtra (deceased)

Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhritarāshtra) was King of Hastinapur at the time of the Kurukshetra War, the epic's cl...

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Kunti (deceased)

Kunti (Sanskrit: कुंती) is the mother of the eldest three of the Pandava brothers from the Indian epic Mahābhārata. Her story is also told within the Bh...

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Balrama (deceased)

Balarama (बलराम, Balarāma), also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha, is the elder brother of the divine being, Krishna in Hinduism.

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Krishna (deceased)

Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari, kṛṣṇa in IAST, pronounced [ˈkr̩ʂɳə] literally "black , dark , dark-blue") is a H...

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Ikshvaku (-3850 - d.)

Ikshvaku (Sanskrit: इक्ष्वाकु ‘sugar cane’[1], pāli: Okkāka) was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty and fo...

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Manu (-3900 - d.)

Manu is a title accorded to the progenitor of mankind, and also the very first king to rule this earth, who saved mankind from the universal flood. The word Man surely originates from Manu or "Manav" i...

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Maharshi Bhrigu (deceased)

Maharishi Bhrigu was one of the seven great sages, one of the Saptarshis in ancient India, one of many Prajapatis (the facilitators of Creation) created by Brahma (The God of Creation) [1], the first c...

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Atri (deceased)

Atri is a legendary bard and scholar, and is one of the 10 sons of Lord Brahma, said to be ancestor of some Brahmin & Rajput communities who adopted Atri as their gotra. Atri is the Saptarishis (Seven ...

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Marichi MP (-4000 - d.)

Rishi Marichi or Mareechi or Marishi (ṛṣi Marīci, ऋषि मरीचि) (meaning a ray of light) is the son of Brahma, the cosmic creat...

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Farrukhsiyar (1685 - 1719)

Abu'l Muzaffar Muin ud-din Muhammad Shah Farrukh-siyar Alim Akbar Sani Wala Shan Padshah-i-bahr-u-bar [Shahid-i-Mazlum] (or Farrukhsiyar, 20 August 1685 - 19 April 1719) was the Mughal emperor between ...

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Jahandar Shah (1666 - 1713)

Jahandar Shah (1661–1713) was a Mughal Emperor who ruled Hindustan for a brief period in 1712-1713 CE.

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Bahadur Shah I Shah Alam (1643 - 1712)

Bahadur Shah (Persian: بہادر شاه Bahādur Shāh) (14 October 1643, Burhanpur–27 February 1712, Lahore) was a Mughal Emperor, w...

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Shah Jahan Shah ab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram, Jahan (1592 - 1666)

Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram Shah Jahan I (also spelled Shah Jehan, Shahjehan, Urdu: شاه ‌جہاں, Persian: شاه ج...

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Noor ud Deen Jahangir (1569 - 1627)

Nur-ud-din Salim Jahangir (Big Swole)(Persian: نورالدین سلیم جهانگیر...

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Meghrajji III (1923 - 2010)

Maharaja Mayurdwajsinhji Meghrajji III (3 March 1923-1 August 2010) was the last ruling Maharaja of Dhrangadhra Halvad. He was a noted academic, politician, a member of several distinguished academic b...

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Jam Shri Digvijaysinhji Juvansinhji Jadeja, HH Jam Saheb (1895 - 1966)

Maharaja Jam Sri Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja (18 September 1895-3 February 1966) was Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar from 1933 to 1947, succeeding his uncle, the famed cricketer Ranjitsinhji.

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Jam Shri Ranjitsinhji Jeevansinhji Jadeja, HH Jam Saheb (1872 - 1933)

HH Jam Shri Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, Maharaja Jam Saheb of Nawanagar (10 September 1872 - 2 April 1933) (known as K.S. Ranjitsinhji, Ranji or Smith during his career)[1] was an Indian King and Test cricket...

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Bamba Sutherland (1869 - 1957)

Princess Bamba Sutherland (1869–1957) was the last member of the family that ruled the Sikh Empire in the Punjab. She returned to Lahore from her childhood in England where she was said to have ...

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Prince Victor Duleep Singh (1866 - 1918)

Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh (10 July 1866- June 7, 1918) was the eldest son of Maharani Bamba Müller and Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of Lahore, and of the Sikh Empire, and...

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Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838 - 1893)

Maharaja Dalip Singh[1], (Black Prince of Perthshire)[2], GCSI (b. 6 September 1838 in Lahore, Sikh Empire - d. 22 October 1893 in Paris, France) was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. He was the yo...

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H.H.Maharaja Sher Singh (1807 - 1843)

Maharaja Sher Singh (Born: December 1807 - Died: September 16th 1843) was a Sikh ruler of the sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire. He was the son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Queen Rani Meh...

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Nau Nihal Singh (1821 - 1840)

Maharaja Nau Nihal Singh (9 March 1821-6 November 1840) was a Sikh ruler of the sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire. He was the son of Maharaja Kharak Singh, himself eldest son and heir of ...

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Maharaja Kharak Singh (1801 - 1840)

Maharaja Kharak Singh, (Punjabi ਖੜਕ ਸਿੰਘ, February 22 1801 to 5 November 1840) was a Sikh ruler of the sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire. ...

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Maharaja Dungar Singh (1854 - 1887)

Maharaja Dungar Singh (22 August 1854 – 19 August 1887) was a Maharaja of the princely state of Bikaner from 1872 to 1887. The eldest of three sons of Maharaj Sri Lal Singh (16 December 1831-17 ...

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Maharaja Ganga Singh (1880 - 1943)

Maharaja Ganga Singh (October 3, 1880, Bikaner–2 February 1943, Bombay) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Bikaner (in present-day Rajasthan, India) from 1888 to 1943. He is widely...

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Maharaja Karni Singh (1924 - 1988)

Maharaja Karni Singh (1924–1988) was the ruler of the Princely State of Bikaner following its cession to India. He was an international skeet shooter champion and a member of the Lok Sabha for 2...

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Maharaja Sardar Singh MP (1818 - 1872)

Maharaja Sardar Singh was born in S. 1875 (A.D. 1819), and succeeded his father Maharaja Ratan Singh in 1852 A.D. at the age of 33. A large army had to be maintained to protect the borders of the state...

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Maharaja Ratan Singh MP (1790 - 1857)

Maharaja Ratan Singh who was born in S. 1885 (A.D. 1728) succeeded his father Maharaja Surat Singh on Baisakh Bad 5'h S. 1885 (A.D. 1728). Immediately on his succession to the Gaddi, a dispute arose wi...

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Maharaja Surat Singh (1765 - 1828)

Maharaja Surat Singh was born in S. 1822 (A.D. 1765). He succeeded his nephew Maharaja Partap Singh on Asuj Bad 12'h S. 1844 (A.D. 1788).

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Maharaja Gaj Singh MP (1723 - 1787)

Son of Maharaja Anand Singh, Maharaja Gaj Singh was born on Chait Sud 4th S. 1780 A.D. 1723. Maharaja Gaj Singh succeeded his cousin in 1746 A.D.

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Maharaja Sujan Singh MP (1690 - 1735)

After the death of his brother Maharaja Saroop Singh, Maharaja Sujan Singh became the king of Bikaner. He remained in Deccan but when Aurangzeb died in 1707, he returned to Bikaner after some time. Mos...

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Maharaja Sarup Singh (1689 - 1700)

Maharaja Sarup Singh succeeded his father in 1698 A.D. but soon fell victim to smallpox and died in 1700 A.D. at the age of eleven. His brother Maharaja Sujan Singh became the king of Bikaner.

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Maharaja Anup Singh MP (1638 - 1698)

Anup Singh was born in S. 1665, A.D. Maharaja Anup Singh was son of Maharaja Karan Singh. He was known for his bravery and literary tastes.

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