List of Knights Companion of the Order of the Star of India

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This is a list of Knights Companion of the Order of the Star of India. The Letters Patent of 23 February 1861 founding the Order were gazetted on 25 June 1861,[1] and established that the Order would consist of the Sovereign (the Queen of the United Kingdom), the Grand Master (the Viceroy of India, ex officio) and 25 Knights, who bore the postnominal KSI.

Letters Patent of 28 March 1866, gazetted on 25 May 1866,[2] expanded the Order to include the Sovereign, the Grand Master, 25 Knights Grand Commanders, 50 Knights Commanders, and 100 Companions. There were later further extensions to the membership. At the time of the expansion of the Order in 1866, the surviving Knights Companions became Knights Grand Commanders (GCSI).

Date Image Name Notes
25 June 1861[1] Prince Albert - Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1842.jpg The Prince Consort Died 14 December 1861
Eduard VII.jpg The Prince of Wales Became GCSI 24 May 1866
Fond blanc.svg The Nizam of Hyderabad
Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, 1850.png The Viscount Gough
The Maharajah Scindia of Gwalior" (r.1843-1886) as seen in the Illustrated London News.gif The Maharajah of Gwalior
George Francis Robert Harris by Richard Beard, 1840s.jpg The Lord Harris
Dalip Singh Sukerchakia 1861.png The Maharajah Duleep Singh
Lord-clyde.jpg The Lord Clyde Died 24 August 1863
Maharajah Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir.jpg The Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir Became GCSI 24 May 1866
Fond blanc.svg Sir George Russell Clerk
His Highness the Maharajah Holkar of Indore Central India.jpg The Maharajah Holkar of Indore
Fond blanc.svg The Maharajah Gaekwad of Baroda
JLM Lawrence Vanity Fair 21 January 1871.jpg Sir John Lawrence, Bt
Fond blanc.svg The Maharajah of Patiala Died 13 November 1862[3]
James Outram - Project Gutenberg eText 16528.jpg Sir James Outram, Bt Died 11 March 1863
Fond blanc.svg The Begum of Bhopal Became GCSI 24 May 1866
Hugh Henry Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn.png Sir Hugh Henry Rose
Fond blanc.svg The Nawab of Rampur Died 20 April 1865[4]
19 August 1861[5] Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere by Mary Martha Pearson (née Dutton).jpg The Viscount Combermere Died 21 February 1865
Sir George Pollock.jpg Sir George Pollock Became GCSI 24 May 1866
11 November 1863[6] Fond blanc.svg The Rajah Bahadur of Jaipur
Fond blanc.svg The Rajah Bahadur of Jind Died 26 January 1864[7]
10 December 1864[8] Fond blanc.svg The Rajah Bahadur of Kapurthala Became GCSI 24 May 1866
Fond blanc.svg The Maharajah of Rewa
12 February 1866[9] Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt by Sir George Reid.jpg Sir Henry Bartle Frere
Takht Singh.jpg The Maharajah of Jodhpur
Fond blanc.svg Sir Robert Montgomery
Ayilyam Thirunal Bala Rama Varma II, Travancore (1832-1880).jpg The Maharajah of Travancore
Lordsandhurst caricature.jpg Sir William Mansfield
Fond blanc.svg The Maharajah of Karauli


  1. ^ a b "No. 22523". The London Gazette. 25 June 1861. pp. 2621–2622. 
  2. ^ "No. 23119". The London Gazette. 25 May 1866. p. 3128. 
  3. ^ "Indian Princely States: Patiala". University of Queensland. 
  4. ^ "Indian Princely States: Rampur". University of Queensland. 
  5. ^ "No. 22542". The London Gazette. 27 August 1861. p. 3501. 
  6. ^ "No. 22788". The London Gazette. 13 November 1863. p. 5361. 
  7. ^ "Indian Princely States: Jind". University of Queensland. 
  8. ^ "No. 22920". The London Gazette. 13 December 1864. p. 6545. 
  9. ^ "No. 23073". The London Gazette. 20 February 1866. p. 973. 


  • Haydn, Joseph; Horace Ockerby, eds. (1969). The Book of Dignities. Bath, UK: Firecrest. pp. 800–02.