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Jagatjit Singh, Maharaja of Kapurthala
Jagatjit Singh was a Maharaja of the princely state of Kapurthala, currently in the state of Punjab. He ruled over the territory from the year 1877 to 1949.
 
 Jagatjit Singh, Maharaja of KapurthalaJagatjit Singh, also known as Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur was a prominent ruler or Maharaja of the princely state of Kapurthala, which is currently located in the state of Punjab in India. He ruled over the territory of Kapurthala during the rule of the British Empire in India, from the year 1877 to 1949, when he died. In the year 1890, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur was invested with complete ruling powers. Singh was appointed as the Indian Representative to the League of Nations General Assembly which was held in Geneva in the years 1926, 1927 and 1929. Further more, in 1931, he also attended the Round Table Conference and was Upraj Pramukh of the PEPSU at the age of 76, the time of his death in the year 1949.

Personal Life of Jagatjit Singh
Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurthala was married for six times. His first marriage was with H.H. Maharani Harbans Kaur Sahiba on 16 April 1886 at Paprola. She was the daughter of Sardar Ranjit Singh Gularia of Paprola. Later he was married to H.H. Maharani Parvati Kaur Sahiba, who was the daughter of Sardar of Katoch. Jagatjit Singh married for the third time to H.H. Maharani Lachmi Kaur Sahiba in the year 1895. She was a princess of a Rajput family from Bashahr. His fourth marriage was with the daughter of a Dewan of Jubbal, Rani Kanari Sahiba.

The Maharaja of the princely state of Kapurthala was married to of the princely state of Kapurthala on 28th January 1908 at Paris for the fifth time. But the couple later divorced. His sixth marriage was with Rani Tara Devi Sahiba in the year 1942. She was the daughter of a Czech Count and an actress named Nina Maria Grossupova. She jumped from the Qutub Minar in Delhi and committed suicide.

Titles of Jagatjit Singh
The full name and style of Jagatjit Singh Bahadur was Major General His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikhal Iqtidadi Daulati Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE, GBE. During his life and reign as the ruler of the princely state of Kapurthala, Singh held various other titles. They are mentioned as follows-
* Tikka Raja Sri Jagatjit Singh (1872- 1877)
* His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Raja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala 1877- 1897)
* His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Raja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Raja of Kapurthala, KCSI (1897- 1911)
* His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI (1911- 1918)
* Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI (1918- 1921)
* Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE (1921- 1926)
* Colonel His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE (1926- 1927)
* Colonel His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE, GBE (1927- 1943)
* Brigadier His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE, GBE (1943- 1948)
* Major-General His Highness Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh-al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI, GCIE, GBE (1948- 1949)

Honours of Jagatjit Singh
Some of the honours and awards received by Jagatjit Singh are mentioned below-
* Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Gold Medal (1897)
* Delhi Durbar Gold Medal (1903)
* King George V Coronation Medal, with Delhi Durbar Clasp (1911)
* Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India- GCSI (1911) and KCSI (1897)
* Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Prussia), 1st Class (1911)
* Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire- GCIE (1921)
* Grand Officer of the Legion d`Honneur of France (1924)
* Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile of the Kingdom of Egypt (1924)
* Grand Cordon of the Sharifan Order of Alaoui of the Kingdom of Morocco (1924)
* Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus of the Kingdom of Italy (1924)
* Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Chile (1925)
* Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru (1925)
* Grand Cross of the Order of the Red Cross of Honour and Merit of Cuba (1925)
* Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire- GBE (1927)
* Grand Cross of the Order of Menelik II of Ethiopia (1928)
* Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sava of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1928)
* Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III of the Kingdom of Spain (1928)
* Grand Cordon of the Order of Glory of Tunisia (1928)
* Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Cambodia (1929)
* Grand Cordon of the Order of the Crown of Iran (1930)
* Grand Cross of the Order of the White Lion, 1st Class of Czechoslovakia (1934)
* King George V Silver Jubilee Medal (1935)
* Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania (1935)
* Grand Cross of the Order of St. Agatha of San Marino (1935)
* Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sylvester of the Vatican (1935)
* King George VI Coronation Medal (1937)
* Indian Independence Medal (1947)

(Last Updated on : 27/03/2012)
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