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1901 - 1929 Field Marshal H.H. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Ati-Projjwala-Nepal-Taradisha Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, T'ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, GCB (c 10.6.1905), GCSI (2.1.1905), GCMG (1.1.1919), GCVO (24.12.1911). b. 8th July 1863, sixth son of son of Commanding-General H.E. Dhir Shumshere Jang Bahadur Rana, by his Thapa wife, educ. Thapathali Durbar Sch., Katmandu and Calcutta Univ. Cmsnd. as Lt-Col. 1878, prom. Maj-Gen. 1882, Cdng-Gen. Northern Cmnd. 1885-1887, Cdng-Gen. Eastern Cmnd. 1887, Snr. Cdng-Gen. Western Cmnd. and Chief of Army Staff 1887, Dir-Gen. of Education and Foreign Affairs 1887-1901, Mukhtiyar and C-in-C 1901. Invested as Prime Minister, C-in-C and Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, at Seto Durbar, Katmandu, 27th June 1901. Granted the title of T'ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang (truly valiant Prince, Commander-in-chief of foot and horse) by the Emperor of China, 14/10/1902. Attended the Coronation Durbar at Delhi, 1st January 1903. Granted a personal salute of 19-guns, 12th December 1911. Received the King-Emperor George V in the Terai in December 1911, and King-Emperor Edward VIII as Prince of Wales in December 1921. Recognised in the style of His Highness, October 1920. Concluded the Angl-Nepalese Treaty of Friendship, at Katmandu, 11th December 1923 (ratified by George V on 21st December), by which Britain recognised the independence of Nepal. Raised to the rank of Supreme C-in-C of the Nepalese Army 1926. Hon. Col. 4th Prince of Wales's Gurkha Rifles, IA 13/5/1904. Hon. Maj-Gen. British Army 3/10/1906, prom. Hon. Lieut-Gen. 11/11/1915, and Hon. Gen. 22/12/1919. Hon. Marshal Chinese Armies 1926. Hon. DCL (Oxon 1908), FRGS. Grand Master of the Most Refulgent Order of the Star of Nepal 1926-1929. Rcvd: KIH silver medal (1877), and Delhi Durbar medals (1903 & 1911), GC of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (1929, GO 17.10.1925). He was responsible for abolishing sati in 1920 and slavery in 1924-1926. m. (first) 1878, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Bada Maharani Chandra Loka Bhakta Lakshmi Devi (d. at Katmandu, 11th February 1905), from a Thakuri family. m. (second) at Katmandu, 1905, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Bada Maharani Bala Kumari Devi (b. at Benares, 188x; d. at Bal Chandra Palace, Bhullanpur, Benares, 1950), sister of Karna Bikram Shah and aunt of Rana Parakram Jang. He d. at Singha Durbar, Katmandu, 26th November 1929, having had issue, eight sons and two daughters:
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