RĀJINDER SIṄGH, MAHĀRĀJĀ (1872-1900) son of Mahārājā Mohinder Siṅgh, was born at Paṭiālā on 25 May 1872. After the death of his father, he ascended the throne of Paṭiālā on 6 January 1877. During his regency the Sirhind canal was completed, and a broadguage Railway line from Rājpurā to Baṭhiṇḍā was constructed (completed in 1889). The Paṭiālā state helped the British with a force, 1,100 strong, during the Afghān war of 1879.

         Mahārājā Rājinder Siṅgh took a keen interest in the promotion of sports, especially polo and cricket. He died on 8 November 1900 in the prime of his life.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā