Raja Hari Kishan Kaul

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Raja Hari Kishan Kaul

Death: 1941 (71)
Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan
Immediate Family:

Son of Raja Suraj Kaul and Manorama Kaul
Husband of Suhaag Rani Kaul
Father of Shiv Kishan Kaul; Mahendra Kishan Kaul; Lalita Sukhia; Panna Raina and Saraswati (kamta) Wali
Brother of Dr. Bal Kishan Kaul; Jiya Lal Kaul; Raja Sir Daya Kishan Kaul and Kashi Taimni

Managed by: Sukh Kumar Kak
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About Raja Hari Kishan Kaul

Raja Hari Kishan Kaul had his education in Government College Lahore and did his B.A. around 1889 from the Punjab University, Lahore, which was established by the British in 1881. He was then taken by the British in administrative service of the Punjab province. He prepared the census report of the province in 1911 very meticulously for which he received all the praise and appreciation from his superior British officers.

When King George V came to India in 1911 for his coronation Raja Hari Kishan Kaul organised a Badshahi Mela on a very grand scale in his honour. He was the first Indian to become a full fleged commissioner at that time of the Jalundhar division in Punjab. For his outstanding and meritorious record of service the British honoured him with the titles of Raja, Rai Bahadur, C.I.E. and C.S.I. at different times. He retired from active government service in 1924.

He became a member of the Economic Reforms Committee in 1926 to scrutinize the government accounts of different departments and to suggest the measures to be adopted to curtail the wasteful government expenditure of these departments. Then in 1928 he was sent by the British as Dewan to the Bharatpur state to improve its administrative structure for showing better results. He became the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Riyasat in 1931 where he worked under Maharaja Hari Singh (1925-1947) upto 1932. His name was also recommended in 1939 for the membership of League of Nations, which was formed after the First World War (1914-1919) but the Second World War broke out in the meantime in 1939 and his nomination was eventually cancelled. He then took Sanyas from public life in 1940. He died in Lahore in 1941 at the age of about 74 years.

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Raja Hari Kishan Kaul's Timeline

August 22, 1869
Age 22
Age 27
May 1905
Age 35
Age 71
Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan