NEPAL

Lambjang and Kaski

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1929 - 1932 Field Marshal H.H. Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi Ati-Projjwala-Nepal-Taradisha Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Bhim Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, T’ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-wang, Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, GCSI (1.1.1931, KCSI 1.1.1917), GCMG (22.12.1931), KCVO (24.12.1911). b. 16th April 1865, sixth son of Commanding-General Sri Isht Devata Charan Shri Madhara Jang Kumara Kumarangtamaya Sri Dhir Shumshere Jung Kunwar Ranaji, sometime Mukhtiyar and C-in-C of the Nepalese Army, by his third wife, a Thapa lady, educ. Durbar High Sch, Katmandu. Cmsnd into the Nepalese Army as Lt-Col 1868, prom Col 1879, Northern Cdng-Gen 1885-87, Eastern Cdng-Gen 1887-1901, Snr Cdng-Gen Western Command & Chief of Army Staff 1901-1907, Mukhtiyar and C-in-C 1907-1929. Succeeded on the death of his elder half-brother as Prime Minister, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Nepalese Army and Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, and formally invested as such at the Singha Durbar, Katmandu, 26th November 1929. Served as ADC to the King-Emperor George V during his visit to Nepal in December 1911. Field Marshal Nepalese Army 26/11/1929. Hon Maj-Gen British Army 4/4/1930. Hon Col 4th Prince of Wales’s Gurkha Rifles, IA 4/4/1930. Hon Gen Chinese Army 23/2/1932. Grand Master of the Most Refulgent Order of the Star of Nepal 26/11/1929-1932. Introduced a number of innovations and reforms, including week-end holidays, a Land Refom Commission to protect tenant farmers, abolished duties on cotton and salt, ended the pasture tax, and abolshed capital punishment. He also built several district hospitals and extended the drinking water pipelines in Eastern Nepal. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911), and the Order of the Sacred Tripod ePao Tingí 1st class (23.2.1932) of China. m. (first) 1886, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Kancha Bada Maharani (b. 1863; d. at Singha Durbar, Katmandu, 9th October 1936), raised to the rank and title of Bada Maharani with the style of Her Highness 26th November 1929. m. (second) H.H. Sri Sri Sri Sita Bada Maharani Deela Kumari Devi, née Dil Kumari, raised to the rank and title of Bada Maharani with the style of Her Highness. m. (a) Gunjan [Gunjen] Maharani, a former dancer. He d. at Singha Durbar, Katmandu,t 1st September 1932, having had issue, six sons and three daughters:
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