NEPAL

Lambjang and Kaski

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1877 - 1885 Commanding-General H.E. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Ranaudip Singh Bahadur, T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, KCSI (31.12.1875). b. 3rd April 1825, seventh son of Kaji Bala Narsingh Kunwar, by his second wife, Ganesh Kumari Devi, daughter of General Nain Singh Thapa, educ. privately. Adopted by his elder brother Commanding-General H.E. Krishna Bahadur Kunwar Rana, sometime Mukhtiyar. Col 1846, acting Cdng-Gen Eastern and Western Cmnds 1850-1851, Master-Gen of the Ordnance 1855-1877, Cdng-Gen Eastern Cmnd 1857, Cdr Nepalese contingent in India during the Indian Mutiny 1857-1858 (rcvd: MID, two medals), Senior Cdng-Gen Western Cmnd 1857-1863, Mukhtiyar 1863-1877. Represented the King of Nepal at the Imperial Durbar at Delhi, 1st January 1877. Appointed as Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief, following the death of his elder brother, 27th February 1877. Crowned by Maharajadhiraja Surendra Bikram Shah as Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, 16th March 1877. Invested with the title of T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang by a special embassy from the Emperor of China, 1882. Granted a personal salute of 15-guns, 1883. A deeply pious man, he composed several popular devotional songs. Rcvd: IGS, Mutiny (1858) and KIH gold (1877) medals. m. (first) Sri Sri Sri Kanchi Maharani Sahiba. m. (second) Sri Sri Sri Jin Kanakha Bada Maharani Hari Priya Rajya Lakshmi Devi, a lady intimately connected with Nepali politics. He was k. by his nephews, during the coup d’etat, at the Mathillo Narayanhiti Durbar, Katmandu, 22nd November 1885, having adopted his nephew General Dhoj Narsing Rana (see above).
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1885 - 1901 Commanding-General H.E. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Bir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, GCSI (22.6.1897, KCSI 25.5.1892). b. at Katmandu, 10th December 1852, as Narbir Jang, eldest son of Commanding-General H.E. Dhir Shumshere Jang Bahadur Rana, sometime Mukhtiyar and C-in-C of Nepal, by his second wife, educ. Thapathali Durbar Sch, Katmandu, and Doveton Coll, Calcutta. Adopted by Maharaja Jang Bahadur and his Putali Maharani, and renamed Bir Shamsher. Cmsnd as  Lt-Col and cdt Cheskamini Regt 1868, Vakil at Calcutta 1870-1871, Governor of Palpa Gauda 1871-1877, Chief Sec to the C-in-C 1877-1879. Succeeded his uncle as Prime Minister, C-in-C and Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, 22nd November 1885. Invested with the title of T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang by a special embassy from the Emperor of China, 1889. Received Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este. during their visits to Nepal m. (first) H.H. Princess  (Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Shahajadi) Munindra Dibyeshwari Rajya Lakshmi Devi (b. at Bag Durbar, Katmandu, 1844; d. 1930), styled Sri Sri Sri Bada Maharani 1887-1888, daughter of Prince (Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Adhirajkuma) Upendra Bir Bikram Shah, Mahila Sahibju. m. (second) Sri Sri Sri Jin Kancha Bada Maharani Tope Kumari Rajya Lakshmi [Khanjan] (d. at Lal Durbar, Katmandu, after 1904), styled Sri Sri Sri Kancha Bada Maharani from 1888, a lady of Newar origin. m. (third) at Katmandu, 5th December 1885, Sri Rani Lal Padi, a former nani in the household of Maharaja Ranuddip Singha Kunwar Rana. m. (fourth) Sri Rani Ghulab Padi. m. (i) Hasina, Talimay Nani Sahib (d. at Lal Durbar, Katmandu, after 1901). m. (ii) Isqa Pari, Talimay Nani Sahib (d. at Lal Durbar, Katmandu, after 1901). m. (iii) Hari Maya, Talimay Nani Sahib (d. at Lal Durbar, Katmandu, after 1901). m. (iv) Muga, Talimay Nani Sahib (d. at Lal Durbar, Katmandu, after 1901). m. (a) Zarina. m. (b) Nur Jahan. m. (c) Isqa Bahar. m. (d) Nasim Pari. m. (e) Rosa Pari. m. (f) Sartaj Pari. m. (g) White Rose. m. (h) Red Rose. m. (i) Merriam. m. (j) Beauty. He d. at Lal Durbar, Katmandu, 5th March 1901,having had issue, eleven sons and several daughters:
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