Bajrang Bahadur Singh

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Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh
Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh of Bhadri (1905-1970).jpg
Lieutenant Governor of Himachal Pradesh
In office
1 January 1955 - 13 August 1963
Preceded by Maj. Gen. Hemit Singh
Succeeded by Bhagwan Sahay
Personal details
Born 1905
Died 1970
Spouse(s) Rani Girija Devi
Children Raja Uday Pratap Singh (his nephew succeeded by adoption)
Residence Bhadri, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Religion Hindu

Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh (1905–1970), referred to as Raja (King) of Bhadri, was the governor of Himachal Pradesh, belonging to the royal Rajput family of Oudh in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh.[1]

Life[edit]

In 1926 Bajrang Bahadur married princess Girija Devi, the third daughter of Sawami Maharaja Punya Pratap Singh of Ajaigarh and his wife Maharani Rukmini Devi. He had two siblings named Kunwar Bhadreshwar Pratap Singh and Kunwar Trilochan Pratap Singh.

The Bhadri family was headed by Raja Bajrang Bahadur till the 1970s. Today his family is headed by his son Raja Uday Pratap Singh who is associated with Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh. His grand son Raghuraj Pratap Singh was a politician elected for the 5th time consecutively as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and served as cabinet minister of state Uttar Pradesh.

Career[edit]

Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh served as lieutenant governor of Himachal Pradesh from 1955 to 1963.

Lieutenant Governors of Himachal Pradesh[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Maj. Gen. Hemit Singhji (retd.) 1 March 1952 31 December 1954
2 Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh of Bhadri 1 January 1955 13 August 1963
3 Sh. Bhagawan Sahay 14 August 1963 25 February 1966
4 Sh. V. Viswanathan, ICS (retd.) 26 February 1966 6 May 1967
5 Sh. Om Parkash 7 May 1967 15 May 1967
6 Lt. Gen. K. Bhadur Singh (retd.) 16 May 1967 24 January 1971

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOVERNORS OF HIMACHAL PRADESH". 19 April 2013. himachalrajbhavan.nic. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Maj. Gen. Hemit Singh
Governor of Himachal Pradesh
1 January 1955 - 13 August 1963
Succeeded by
Bhagwan Sahay