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1933 - 1964 Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Shri Maharaja Sir Rajendra Prakash Bahadur, Maharaja of Sirmur, KCIE (12.6.1947). b. at Nahan, 10th January 1913, only son of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Shri Maharaja Sir Amar Prakash Bahadur, Maharaja of Sirmur, KCSI, KCIE, by his wife, H.H. Shri Maharani Mandalasa Kumari Deviji Sahiba, educ. privately. Mbr Sirmur Council of Administration 1932-1933. Succeeded on the death of his father, 13th August 1933. Ascended the gadi, at Nahan, 22nd November 1933. Installed at the Rajbishek ceremony, at Nahan, 13th February 1935. Reigned under a Council of Regency, until invested with full ruling powers, at Nahan, 22nd November 1938. Cmsnd as Hon Lieut IA 19/6/1937, served in WW2 1939-1945, prom Hon Capt 10/9/1943, Hon Maj 15/8/1945, and Hon Lieut-Col 15/10/1946. Established internal self-government by inaugurating a fully elected Raj Parishad (but retaining an appointed Executive Council) 10th January 1946. Signed the Instrument of Merger with the Dominion of India 13th March 1948, and merged his state into the Punjab and Eastern States Union (PEPSU) 15th April 1948 (when he ceased being sovereign). Mbr Bombay Natural History Soc 1934-1964. Dir Nahan Foundry Ltd, Jagatsons International Corp, Great Eastern Movietone Ltd, etc. Rcvd: King George V Silver Jubilee (1935), King George VI Coron (1937), 39/45, Italy and Africa Stars, British War, India Service (1945), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) at Unchhera, Nagod, 15th April 1936, H.H. Shri Maharani Badilala Durga Kumari Deviji Sahiba (b. at Satna, 1917; d. January 2000), daughter of Maharaja Shrimant Jadavendra Singh Ju Deo [Shambhu Das], Raja of Nagod. m. (second) at Palitana, 12th December 1941, H.H. Shri Maharani Indira Deviji Sahiba (b. at Palitana, 22nd September 1921; d. at New Delhi, February 1974), eldest daughter of H.H. Maharaja Thakore Shri Sir Bahadursinhji Mansinhji Sahib, Maharaja of Palitana, KCSI, KCIE, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Sitaba Sahiba, eldest daughter of H.H. Maharaja Shri Bhojarajsinhji Bhagwansinhji alias Dada Sahib, Maharaja of Gondal. He d. at Dehra Dun, 6th November 1964, having had issue, three daughters:
 
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[1965 – 2013] Interregnum.
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[2013] H.H. Shri Maharaja Lakshayraj Prakash Bahadur, Maharaja of Sirmur. b. at Jaipur, 14th May 2004, as Rajkumar Lakshraj Singhji, younger son of Maharaj Narendra Singh Rajawat, by his wife, Maharajkumari Diya Kumari Baiji Lal Sahiba, only daughter of Brigadier H.H. Saramad-i-Rajaha-i-Hindustan Raj Rajendra Shri Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur, MVC, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Shri Padmini Devi Sahiba, eldest daughter and heiress of Lieutenant-Colonel H.H. Maharaja Sir Rajendra Prakash Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Sirmur, KCIE, educ. Mayo Coll, Ajmer. Selected by the members of the Sirmur Royal Family and clan, together with the senior nobles, with the approval of Maharani Shri Padmini Devi Sahiba, as Maharaja of Sirmur in succession to his late maternal great-grandfather, Maharaja Sir Rajendra Prakash, and initiated into the Attri gotra of the Sirmur Royal House (from the Manav), 13th April 2013. Proclaimed under the title Shri Maharaja Lakshyaraj Prakash Bahadur and installed on the gadi of Sirmur, at Nahan, 15th May 2013. Reigns under the guardianship of Shri Maharaj Ajay Bahadur Singh.
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* The above passage is included here for information only. Udai Prakash’s own attorney refers to him as “MK Udai Prakash”; “MK” being the usual short form for “Maharajkumar”. Thus recognising the fact that his client was never recognised as Maharaja of Sirmur by either the Government of India or anybody else.
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