Jai Singh Prabhakar

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Jai Singh Virendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Dharam Prabhakar
Maharaja of Alwar
Reign 1892–1937
Coronation 1892
Predecessor Mangal Singh Prabhakar Bahadur
Successor Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur
Born (1882-06-14)14 June 1882
Died 20 May 1937(1937-05-20) (aged 54)
Paris, France
Issue one daughter
House Kachwaha of Alwar
Father Mangal Singh Prabhakar Bahadur

Jai Singh Prabhakar GCSI GCIE (14 June 1882 – 19 May 1937) was the Maharaja of princely state of Alwar from 1892 to 1937. The only son of the previous ruler, Sir Mangal Singh Prabhakar Bahadur. Sir Jai Singh initially was noted as brilliant, erudite and charming, however was later forced into exile. He died in 1937 at the age of 54. He was succeeded by a distant relative, Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur.

He was educated in Mayo College, Ajmer. He was a highly regarded Indian English orator and scholar. He lived a lavish lifestyle and spent treasury money on hunting and palaces such as Sariska Palace (now a tiger reserve and hotel). He assisted the farming community with the construction of a number of bunds (irrigation dams).[1]

Imperial Service[edit]

Jai Singh took pride in his State's infantry regiments and had them sent to China during the anti-Christian uprising in China and in the following relief operations. It also served in the World War I; recognizing his services, he was awarded the GCIE in 1919.[2]

Titles[edit]

  • 1882-1892: Yuvaraja Shri Jai Singh Sahib, Yuvaraja Sahib of Alwar
  • 1892-1909: His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar
  • 1909-1911: His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, KCSI
  • 1911-1915: His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, KCSI, KCIE
  • 1915-1919: Hon Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, KCSI, KCIE
  • 1919-1921: Hon Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, GCIE, KCSI
  • 1921-1924: Hon Colonel His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, GCIE, KCSI
  • 1924-1937: Hon Colonel His Highness Raj Rishi Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Jai Singh Veerendra Shiromani Dev Bharat Prabhakar Bahadur, Maharaja of Alwar, GCSI, GCIE

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Preceded by
Maharaja Mangal Singh Prabhankar
Maharaja of Alwar
1892 – 1937
Succeeded by
Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur