Rudra Pratap Singh

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Rudra Pratap Singh (died 1531) was the founder and first raja of the kingdom that became the princely state of Orchha, India, during the British Raj era. His name is sometimes spelled Rudrapratap Singh and the last name is often omitted or replaced by Bundela.

Rudra Pratap Singh was a chief of Bundela Rajput descent. He reigned between 1501-1531, during which time he built the fort at what is now the town of Orchha,[1] on the banks of the river Betwa. He moved his capital from Garhkundar to that town in 1531 and died in the same year.[2][3]


  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 187. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4. 
  2. ^ Busch, Allison (2011). Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India. Oxford University Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-19976-592-8. 
  3. ^ "Mausoleum at Orchha". British Library. Retrieved 26 March 2015.