Bahadur Singh Bundi

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Bahadur Singh (March 1920 - 24 December 1977) was the 28th and the last official ruler of the princely state of Bundi belonging to Hada Chauhan clan of Rajputs.

He was born on 17 March 1920 and was elder son of Dhanurdhar Singh, who was adopted in 1933, by Ishwari Singh, the erstwhile ruler of Bundi.[1][2]

He was educated at Mayo College at Ajmer. He married in April 1938 to Gulab Kunverba, the daughter of Sajjan Singh, the Maharaja of Ratlam and had issues.[1][3]

As a Rajkumar, he was employed in Indian Army and fought as a part of Probyn's Horse during Second World War action in Rangoon and was awarded the Military Cross by the British.[3]

He ascended to the throne of Bundi upon death of his father Ishwari Singh on 23 April 1945.[1][3] He acceded his state of Bundi to India on7th April 1949.[1] He held the title of Raja of Bundi, until the entitlements were abolished by the Government of India through the 26th amendment to the constitution in 1971. He died 24 December 1977 survived by one son, Ranjit Singh and one daughter, Mahendra Kumari[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Bundi State
  2. ^ Indian States: A Biographical, Historical, and Administrative Survey edited by Arnold Wright pp:157-163
  3. ^ a b c [1] Indian Princely Medals: A Record of the Orders, Decorations, and Medals of ... By Tony McClenaghan pp :108, 1996