NĀNAKĪ (d.1856), daughter of Shām Siṅgh Aṭārīvālā, was married in March 1837 to Prince Nau Nihāl Siṅgh, son of Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh and grandson of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. To the marriage, the most ostentatious of oriental marriages, were invited the Governor-General, the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Province, and other British—dignitaries. Sir Henry Fane, the Commander-in-Chief, alone was able to come. A very colourful account of the wedding is preserved in the book Five Years in India written by Henry Edward Fane, aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief. The Rāṇī became a widow in 1840: She died in November 1856.


    Fane, Henry Edward, Fire Years in India. Patiala, 1970

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