Sadul Singh of Bikaner


Sadul Singh of Bikaner

Sadul Singh (7 September 1902-25 September 1950) was the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner from 2 February 1943 to 15 August 1947, continuing as Head of the House of Bikaner until his death. The eldest surviving son of Sir Ganga Singh, Sir Sadul Singh had, for the thirty years leading up to his succession, been serving in many important posts for his father. He had been a Page of Honour at the coronation of King George V and had attended him at the durbar in Delhi. In 1919, Sir Sadul was present at the Paris Peace Conference and attended the 1924 meeting of the League of Nations. He served as Chief Minister of Bikaner from 1920 to 1925 and fought in the Second World War in Persia, the Middle East and Burma. As the time for Indian independence drew near, Sir Sadul was among the first princes to acceed to the Dominion of India, which he did on 7 August 1947. On 30 March 1949, Sir Sadul merged Bikaner into the United State of Greater Rajasthan, and died in London a year later, aged 48. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Maharaja Dr. Karni Singh.

Titles

*1902-1918: Yuvaraja Sri Sadul Singhji Bahadur
*1918-1921: Lieutenant Yuvaraja Sri Sadul Singh Bahadur
*1921-1922: Captain Yuvaraja Sri Sadul Singh Bahadur
*1922-1943: Captain Yuvaraja Sri Sadul Singh Bahadur, CVO
*1943-1945: Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Sri Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Maharaja Shiromani Sadul Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner, CVO
*1945-1946: Major-General His Highness Sri Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Maharaja Shiromani Sadul Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner, CVO
*1946-1947: Lieutenant-General His Highness Sri Sir Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Maharaja Shiromani Sadul Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner, GCIE, CVO
*1947-1950: Lieutenant-General His Highness Sri Sir Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Maharaja Shiromani Sadul Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner, GCSI, GCIE, CVO

Honours

*Delhi Durbar Medal-1911

*Prince of Wales Visit Medal-1922

*Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)-1922

*King George V Silver Jubilee Medal-1935

*King George VI Coronation Medal-1937

*Ganga Singh Golden Jubilee Medal-1937

*Bikaner Badge of Honour, 1st Class-1937

*Bikaner Accession Medal-1943

*1939-1945 Star-1945

*Burma Star-1945

*British War Medal-1945

*India Service Medal-1945

*Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ)-1945

*Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE)-1946

*Indian Independence Medal-1947

*Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India (GCSI)-1948

References

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