Ranbir Singh

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Maharajah Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir

Ranbir Singh,(Urdu; رنبیر سنگھ) 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, and was also learned in Swedish and English.[citation needed]


Singh married five times and had six children, four sons:

  1. Pratap Singh (18 July 1848-23 September 1925). Succeeded his father as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir in 1885.
  2. Ram Singh, KCB (31 May 1861-22 June 1899); issue
  3. Amar Singh, KCSI (14 January 1864 – 1909). Married twice and had one son:
    1. Hari Singh (30 September 1895-26 April 1961). Succeeded his uncle as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir in 1925.
  4. Mian Lakshman Singh (1870–1875)

and two daughters.

Ranbir Singh
Born: August 1830 Died: 12 September 1885
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gulab Singh
(as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir)
Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir
Succeeded by
Partab Singh