Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Of Kapurthala, CIE (3.6.1915), CSTJ (23.7.1937) was born  at Jullundur, Punjab, 17th May 1878. He was done there Education from Harrow School, Middlesex, Balliol College, Oxford (BA 1900, MA 1901), and Middle Temple, London. Barr-at-Law 1902, joined United Provinces Civil Service 1903, Deputy Collector 1904-1908, Assist Registrar Co-operative Credit Societies 1908-1911 (act Registrar 1909 and 1910), transfer ICS 1911, Assist secretary for Education GOI 1911-1915 (actg Joint Sec 1914), Senior Assist secretary 1915-1917, Magistrate and Collector Hamirpur 1917-1918, Deputy Commissioner Hardoi 1918-1919, Judicial & Education Sec to the Government of UP 1919-1920, Deputy Sectory for Education GOI 1921-1922, Deputy Commissioner Bahraich 1923-1926, Member Indian Deputations to Mauritius 1924, British Guiana 1925, and East Africa 1927-1928 and 1946, Commissioner Allahabad district 1927-1928 and 1929-1931, and Benares 1928-1929, Chief Minister of Jodhpur 1931-1932, Agent-General for India in South Africa 1932-1935, Home Member UP Government 1935-1937, MLA UP 1937-1945 and MLC 1946-1947, Vice-Chancellor Lucknow University 1941-1943, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir 1943-1945, Indian delegate to Commonwealth Relations Conference London 1945, Delegate to UN General Assembly (British 1946-1947, Indian 1947-1948), Governor of Bombay 1948-1952 (the first Indian to hold that post). President National Liberal Fed 1943-1944, and Indian Christian Association 1944. President of Honour Indian Amateur Boxing Fed 1949-1959. Vice-Patron United Service Institution of India 1948-1952. Honorable LL.D. Allahabad University 1951. Succeeded to the title of “Raja” on the death of his elder brother, 6th November 1941. He was received many medals like knighted (23.2.1933), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Indian Independence (1948) .

He was married on 11th February 1918 with Rani Gunwati Kaur , Also know as Lady Maharaj Singh (born at Ferozepur, 13th January 1889), She was done there education from Dufferin High School, Lahore, and Isabella Thoburn College, Allahabad University (BA), Trinity College of Music (Association) and St Mary’s College, London (dip Ed 1917), Lecturer in History & Literature at Isabella Thoburn College 1914-1916, President Indian Women’s Association (South Africa) 1933-1935, Member Management Board  of Theosophical Girls’ School (Allahabad), Indian University Women’s Movement, Purdah Club (Shimla), etc, daughter of Rai Bahadur Maya Dass, of Kahanchandwala, , by his wife, Mohini, eldest daughter of Lala Chandu Lall, of Lahore, Punjab. He was died at Lucknow, 6th June 1959,

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