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1902 - 1911 Lieutenant-General H.H. Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Pratap Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar, GCB (m 1.1.1918, KCB m 24.7.1901, CB m 20.5.1898), GCSI (22.6.1897, KCSI 1.1.1886, CSI 29.7.1879), GCVO (12.12.1911), KIH Medal 1st Class (23.5.1900). b. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 22nd October 1845, third son of H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Takht Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, GCSI, by his wife, H.H. Shri Ranawatiji Maharani Maji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Ror Singh, Thakur of Dhamotar, educ. privately. Selected by the GOI as the adopted heir and successor of Maharaja Krishnasinhji, January 1902. Installed on the gadi at Ahmadnagar, 12th February 1902. Changed the name of the capital of Idar to Himmatnagar, in honour of his adopted grandson. Granted the hereditary title of Maharaja, 1902. Abdicated in favour of his adopted son, May 1911. Chief Minister of Jodhpur 1878-1888 and 1889-1895, Regent of Jodhpur, 11th October 1895 to 18th February 1898, 6th April 1911 to 26th February 1916, and again 3rd October 1918 to September1922. Cmsnd into Jodhpur Risala and served in the British Mission to Afghanistan 1878 (rcvd: MID, CSI, Afghanistan medal), prom Hon Lieut-Col British Army  21/6/1887, served in the Mohmand expedition on the staff of the GOC Ellis 1897, Tirah campaign as ADC to General Lockhart 1898 (wounded, MID, CB, medal & clasp), prom Hon Col  20/5/1898, commanded Jodhpur Imperial Service Troops in the Boxer Rebellion in China 1900 (rcvd: KCB, medal), Hon Maj-Gen. 9/8/1902, Hon Cdt Imperial Cadet Corps 1903, Chief of Indian Staff to the Prince of Wales 1905-1906, and served in the Great War in France and Flanders 1914-1915, and in Palestine and Syria 1917-1918 (rcvd: MID, GCB, medals), prom Hon Lieut-Gen 3/6/1916, Hon Col 34th Prince Albert Victor’s Own Poona Horse IA 19/11/1912, Hon ADC to the King-Emperors Edward VII 11/1/1902-1910 (as Prince of Wales from 24/5/1887), and George V 3/6/1910-1922. Hon LL.D. (Cantab 1897, and Oxon 1911). Rcvd: India medal (with clasps Punjab Frontier 1897/8 & Tirah 1897/8), China War (1900), 1914 Star, British War & Allied Victory (1918), KIH silver medal (1877), Golden Jubilee (1887, with Diamond Jubilee bar 1897), Coron (1902 and 1911), Delhi Durbar gold (1903 and 1911), and Jodhpur Great War Service (1919) medals, GC of the Orders of the Nile of Egypt (1918) and the Star of Rumania (1921), GO of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (1918), etc. m. (first) H.H. Shri Shekhawatiji Maharani Bakhtawar Kunwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Mohan Singh, Thakur of Nawalgarh, under Jaipur. m. (second) at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 1860, Shri Bhatianji Rani Ratan Kunwarji Sahiba (b. 1852; d. in childbirth, at Jodhpur), educ. privately, a distinguished poetess, elder daughter of his maternal grand uncle, Thakur Shri Lakshman Singh, Thakur of Jakhan, under Jodphur Marwar. m. (third) at the Fort, Jaisalmer, 12th September 1861, H.H. Shri Bhatianji Maharani Phul Kunwarji Sahiba (d.s.p. at Himmatnagar, 1907), daughter of Meherban-i-Dostan Thakuran Raj Shri Chhatar Singhji Sahib, Thakur of Lathi, under Jaisalmer. m. (fourth) H.H. Bhatianji Maharani Kishan Kunwarji Sahiba, younger daughter of Thakur Shri Lakshman Singh, Thakur of Jakhan, under Jodphur Marwar. m. (fifth) H.H. Chota Bhatianji Maharani Mahtab Kunwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Bhabhut Singhji, Thakur of Osian, Amednagar. m. (a) (b) and (c) three Paswanjis. He d. at Jodhpur, 4th September 1922, having had issue, one daughter by his first and one daughter by his fourth wife:
Maharaja Sir Pratap Singhji also left the following issue by his paswans: Copyright©Christopher Buyers
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