Aug 10, 2011

Maharaj Rana of Dholpur Sir Bhagwant Singh - 1870

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Bhagwant Singh succeeded his father, Kirat Singh the first Maharaj rana of Dholpur, in 1836 continuing to govern under British protection. In 1869 Bhagwant was created a Grand Commander of the Star of India for his loyalty during the Uprising of 1857. He was succeeded in 1873 by his grandson Nihal Singh.