Saturday, December 6, 2008

Maharaja Patiala Bhupinder Singh IS Founder Of Patiala Mehals ANd sheesh Mehal They HAd done Lots of WOrk FOr All Structure Of Punjab

Maharaja Patiala Bhupinder Singh IS Founder Of Patiala Mehals ANd sheesh Mehal They HAd done Lots of WOrk FOr All Structure Of Punjab

Maharaja Bhupunder Singh Stechue Picture from Sheesh mehal

Bhupinder Singh of Patiala
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Bhupinder Singh
Maharaja of Patiala

Patiala, best known for his extBhupinder Singh (12 October 1891, Patiala–23 March 1938, Patiala) was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He is perhaps the most famous Maharaja of ravagance, and for being a cricketer.

He was born at the Moti Bagh Palace in Patiala, and educated at Aitchison College. At age 9, he succeeded as maharaja of Patiala state upon death of his father, Maharaja Rajinder Singh, on 9 November 1900. A Council of Regency ruled in his name until he took partial powers shortly before his 18th birthday on 1 October 1909, and was invested with full powers by the Viceroy of India, the 4th Earl of Minto, on 3 November 1910.

He served on the General Staff in France, Belgium, Italy and Palestine in the First World War as an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, and was promoted Honorary Major-General in 1918 and Honorary Lieutenant-General in 1931. He represented India at the League of Nations in 1925, and was chancellor of the Indian Chamber of Princes for 10 years between 1926 and 1938, also being a representative at the Round Table Conference. He married ten times, and had 88 children by his wives and concubines.

He was well known for the construction of buildings with bold architectural designs in Patiala, including Kali Temple, Patiala, and Chail View Palace in the summer retreat of Kandaghat. He was also known for an exceptional collection of medals, believed to be the world's largest at the time . According to legend, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh would be driven in a motorcade of 20 Rolls Royce cars. He also got a unique monorail system built in Patiala known as Patiala State Monorail Trainways.

He was captain of the Indian cricket team that visited England in 1911, and played in 27 first-class cricket matches between 1915 and 1937. For season of 1926/27, he played as member of Marylebone Cricket Club . He donated the Ranji Trophy in honour of Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar. He was selected as the captain of India on its first Test tour of England in 1932, but dropped out on reasons of health two weeks before departure and the Maharaja of Porbandar took over. Cricket ground at Chail was made by Maharaja Patiala which is the highest cricket ground in the world. Most of the buildings of Chail Military School were donated by Maharaj Patiala to Govt. of India.

In 1930, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh felt slighted at the British Rolls Royce company’s refusal to accept an order from him for a new Rolls Royce car. Reacting to the refusal, the old Maharaja put some of his old Rolls Royce cars to haul garbage dung and filth in Patiala city to the chagrin of the all-powerful Rolls Royce-loving Viceroy and the British ruling establishment who quickly prevailed upon the Rolls Royce Company to comply with the old Maharaja’s wishes.
His elder son, Yuvraj of Patiala and younger son Raja Bhalindra Singh played first-class cricket. Yuvraj played in one Test for India, in 1934.

Yuvraj (also known as Yadavendrasingh) became the Maharaja on 23 March 1938. He was to be the last maharaja, agreeing to the incorporation of Patiala into the newly independent India on 5 May 1948, becoming Rajpramukh of the new Indian state of Patiala and East Punjab States Union.

Bhupinder's grandson (son of Yadavindra Singh) Maharaja Amarinder Singh is a politician in India, and former Chief Minister of Punjab And Her Wife Is MAharani Parneet Kaur Is 2 Time Member OF Parliment Of india And this time SHe Also Won the Elections With huge Vote in PAtiala Making A HAteric Of winning The PAtiala City FOr Third Time In Row For Last Fifteen Years

1 comment:

  1. His name is Bhupinder Singh not Bhupunder Singh as written on his picture.


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