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General Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Sri Sir Ranbir Singhji, Indar Mahindar Bahadur, Sipar-i-Sultanat, Mushir-i-Khas-i-Kaiser-i-Hind GCSI, CIE (August 1830–12 September 1885) was the son of Maharaja Gulab Singh, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir and head of the Jamwal Rajput clan.
The trans-Himalayan territories of Gilgit, Astore, Hunza-Nagar were conquered and made part of Jammu and Kashmir in his time. He was noted as a great scholar of classical Persian[disambiguation needed], and was also learned in Pashtu, Sanskrit and English.
Maharajadhiraj Sri Sir Ranbir Soni married five times and had six children, four sons:
- Maharaja Pratap Singh (18 July 1848-23 September 1925). Succeeded his father as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir in 1885.
- General Raja Sir Ram Singh, KCB (31 May 1861-22 June 1899); issue
- General Raja Sir Amar Singh, KCSI (14 January 1864 – 1909). Married twice and had one son:
- Hari Singh (30 September 1895-26 April 1961). Succeeded his uncle as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir in 1925.
- Mian Lakshman Singh (1870–1875)
and two daughters.
Ranbir SinghBorn: August 1830 Died: 12 September 1885
(as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir)
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