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Lt. General H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir George Jivaji Rao Scindia Bahadur of Gwalior

Color Photograph. Photograph Size: 22.5x28cm. Sheet Size: 24.5x31cm.

 

Lt. General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir George Jivaji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malika-i-Mua'zzama-i-Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCSI (1.1.1946), GCIE (1.1.1941), Assoc. KStJ (19.11.1937). Born at Gwalior on 26th June 1916 (for whom the King-Emperor George V stood sponsor), only son of Lt General H.H. Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir Madho Rao Scindia Bahadur, by his second wife, H.H. Maharani Gajrabai Raje Sahib Scindia. Educated at Victoria College, Gwalior, Punjab and Bombay. Enrolled as a private soldier in the 1st 'Maharani Sakhya Raja's Own' Gwalior Infantry 1920. Succeeded on the death of his father, on 5th June 1925. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age, 26th June 1936. Invested with full ruling powers, 22nd November 1936. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Entered into a covenant with his fellow rulers by which he merged his state into the Madhya Bharat Union 15th May 1948. Installed as Rajpramukh 28th May 1948, and served in that capacity until the abolition of that office on 31st October 1956. Hon. Capt. IA 6/9/1941, prom. Hon. Maj. 12/1/1943, attached 21st King George V's Own Central India Horse, promoted Hon. Lieut-Col 11/7/1944, Hon. Maj-Gen 1/12/1945, and Hon. Lieut-Gen. 15/10/1946, Hon. Col. The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own), IA 3/7/1946, Hon. Extra ADC to the King-Emperor George VI. Vice-President East India Association 1937-1961. Chancellor Benares Hindu University and Vikram University, Ujjain.  Recieved Silver Jubilee medal (1935), Coronation medals (1937 and 1953), 39/45 star, British War and India Service, medals (1945), and Indian Independence medal (1947). Married at Gwalior, on 21st February 1941, with H.H. Maharani Vijaya Raje Sahib Scindia 12th October 1919; she died at New Delhi on 25th January 2001), daughter of Thakur Mahendra Singhji Sahib, of Sagar, by his first wife, Thakurani Chuda Devashwari Devi, daughter of Commanding-General H.H. Raja Khadga Shamsher Jang Bahadur, sometime C-in-C of Nepal. He died at Bombay on 16th July 1961, having had issue, one son and four daughters.

 
 
 
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Lieutenant-General H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Sir Madho Rao Scindia Bahadur of Gwalior

Photographed by: Keturah Collings, London.
Color Photograph. Photograph Size: 33.5x23cm. Sheet Size: 38.5x28cm.

 

Lieutenant-General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan, Wala Shikoh, Muhtasham-i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Shrimant Sir Madho Rao Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malika-i-Mua’zzama-i-Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCSI (25.5.1895), GCVO (31.12.1902), GBE (c.4.12.1917), KIH 1st Class (23.5.1900). Born at at Lashkar, 20th October 1876, fourth and eldest surviving son of General H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Sir Jayaji Rao Scindia Bahadur, by his fourth wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Sakhyabai Raje Sahib Scindia Bahadur, CI. Educated privately. Succeeded on the death of his father 20th June 1886, and reigned under a Council of Regency, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 15th December 1894. Granted a personal salute of 21-guns, 12th December 1911. Served in the Tirah expedition 1896, Hon. Col. IA 21/5/1898, served in the Boxer rebellion as Orderly Officer to the GOC British Forces in North China 1901. Attended the Coronation of the King-Emperor Edward VII at Westminster Abbey in Lodnon 1902, Delhi Durbar in 1903, Coronation of the King-Emperor George V in 1911, and Delhi Durbar in 1911. Received: Coronation (1902 & 1911), and Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 & 1911), DGBStJ (25.11.1911), GC of the Order of Philip the Magnanimous of Hesse (24.1.1903). Married (first) at Gwalior, 2nd January 1891 with H.H. Maharani Chinkubai Raje Sahib Scindia, CI (4.6.1928) (died at Bombay on 23rd November 1931), Regent from 5th June 1925 until her death, Colonel-in-Chief 2nd Ali Jah Gwalior Lancers, 1902, daughter of Sardar Madho Rao Balwant Rao Mohite of Satara in the Bombay Presidency. Secondly Married  at Gwalior on 8th May 1913 with H.H. Maharani Gajrabai Raje Sahib Scindia (died at Samudra Mahal, Worli, Bombay on 13th January 1943), Regent and President Council of Regency from 23rd November 1931 to 22nd November 1936, received Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coronation (1937) medals, daughter of Rao Rana Shrimant Satrojirao Vithalrao Rane, Sar Desai of Sankli in Goa, Portuguese India. He died at Paris, France on 5th June 1925, having had issue, one son and one daughter.

 
 
 
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Major H.H. Raja Sir Joginder Sen Bahadur, Raja of Mandi

Photographed by: Laffayte Studio.
Color Photograph. Photograph Size: 19x27.2cm.

 

Major H.H. Raja Sir Joginder Sen Bahadur, 18th Raja of Mandi (1913-1986), son of Mian Kishan Singh Sahib, born on 20th August 1904, K.C.S.I., educated at Queen Mary's College and Aitchison College, Lahore, Indian Ambassador to Brazil 1952-56, Member of Lok Sabha 1957-62, Honorary Lt.-Col. 3rd/17th Dogra Regiment and Bengal Sappers and Miners, married First on 8th February 1923, with H.H. Rani Amrit Kaur, daughter of Col. H.H. Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurthala, and his wife, Rani Kanari. Married 2ndly on 13th May 1930, with Kumari Kusum Kumari, daughter of Kunwar Prithviraj Sinhji of Rajpipla, and had issue two sons and two daughters. He died on 16th June 1986.

 
 
 
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