Ranodip Singh Kunwar

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Shrī Tīn Maharaja
Ranoddip Singh Kunwar
Ranaji
श्री ३ महाराजा
रणोद्दिप सिंह कुँवर राणाजी
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Sri 3 Maharaja Ranoddip Singh Kunwar Ranaji
10th Prime Minister of Nepal Shri 3 Maharaja of Kaski and Lamjung
In office
27 February 1877 – 22 November 1885
Monarch King Surendra
King Prithvi
Preceded by Jung Bahadur Rana
Succeeded by Bir Shumsher JBR
Personal details
Born 3 April 1825
Kingdom of Nepal
Died 22 November 1885 (age 60)
Kathmandu, Kingdom of Nepal
Relatives Mathabarsingh Thapa (maternal uncle)
Nain Singh Thapa (maternal grandfather)
Shree Teen Ranoddip Singh Kunwar Ranaji
श्री ३ महाराज रणोद्दिप सिंह कुँवर राणाजी
King of Lamjung and Kaski Kingdom
His Highness Commanding General
Svasti Sri Madati Prachandra Bhujadandyetyadi
Sri Sri Sri Maharaja
T'ung-ling-ping-ma-Kuo-Kang-Wang
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India
Reign 16th March, 1877 – 22 November 1885
Coronation 16th March, 1877[1]
Predecessor Jung Bahadur Rana
Successor Bir Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana
Born 3 April 1825
Died 22 November 1885
Spouse Sri 3 Jin Kancha Bada Maharani Hari Priya Lakshmi Devi
Issue childless
Full name
Ranodip Singh Kunwar Ranaji
Dynasty Rana dynasty
Father Bal Narsingh Kunwar
Mother Ganesh Kumari Thapa
Religion Hinduism

Ranodip Singh Kunwar Ranaji (alternatively spelled Ranaudip or Ranoddip), KCSI (Nepali: रणोद्दिप सिंह कुँवर; 3 April 1825 – 22 November 1885), was the second Prime Minister of Nepal from the Rana dynasty.[2]

Deeply pious, Ranodip Singh composed several devotional hymns and was granted a personal salute of 15 guns from the British in 1883 and the title of Tung-ling-ping-ma-kuo-kang-wang (Truly Valiant Prince; commander of foot and horse) from the Guangxu Emperor in 1882. He was born as seventh son of Kaji Bal Narsingh Kunwar from his second wife Ganesh Kumari Thapa, daughter of Thapa Kazi General Nain Singh Thapa.[3]

Succession[edit]

As per the family roll of succession, Ranodip Singh succeeded his elder brother Jang Bahadur following his death in 1877.[citation needed]

Assassination[edit]

Unsuccessful coup of 1882[edit]

Chautariya Colonel Ambar Bikram Shah (son of General H.E. Sri Chautaria Pushkar Shah) and his Gorkhali aide attempted a coup d'état at Teku in January 1882. They were killed by the Ranas for their part in the attempted assassination of Ranodip Singh.[citation needed]

Successful coup d'etat of 1885[edit]

Ranodip Singh was assassinated by his nephews (Khadga Shumsher, Chandra Shumsher, and Dambar Shumsher) during a coup d'état in 1885. He was succeeded by his nephew, Bir Shamsher.[citation needed]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Ark of Kaski and Lambjang
  2. ^ Digby, William (1993). 1857, a friend in need; 1887, friendship forgotten : an episode in Indian Foreign Office administration. New Delhi: J. Jetley for Asian Educational Services. ISBN 8120608496. 
  3. ^ http://www.royalark.net/Nepal/lamb4.htm