(Last Updated on : 20/04/2017)
rule in India (which covers both the British East India Company
rule and later the British Raj), the princely state
was ruled by many people. They had served the state
as Maharajas. Given below are the rulers of the princely state of Bikaner.
Gaj Singh was the Maharaja of Bikaner from 1746 to 1787. During his reign, Jodhpur
attacked Bikaner. Heavy casualty was inflicted by the Bikaner army on that of Jodhpur. Gaj Singh was given the privilege to mint his own coins by Emperor, Alamgir Second and this privilege continued until the death of Maharaja Dungar Singh
became the Maharaja of Bikaner in 1787. His rule is known to continue for 21 days after which his son, Pratap Singh was entitled the Maharaja.
became the Maharaja of Bikaner in 1787.
Surat Singh occupied the throne of Bikaner as a Maharaja in 1787 and continued to reign till 1828. His reign coincided with the reconciliation between Bikaner and Jodhpur and peace with the Jeypore Chief. The Bikaner Chief had defeated Bhatis of Bhatner at Dabli. Here, a fort
was constructed namely, Fatehgarh
. Bhatis of Bhatner later took control of the fort, but the Maharaja again captured it.
was the Maharaja of Bikaner from 1828 to 1851. His reign coincided with the reconciliation between Jaisalmer
and Bikaner. Maharaja Ratan Singh is known to take oath against female infanticide.
Sardar Singh was the Maharaja of Bikaner from 1851 to 1872. During his reign, Bikaner Darbar was granted Tibbi llaka. One lakh rupees was subscribed to the Mayo
College at Ajmer
by Sardar Singh. Even setting up of the civil, criminal and revenue courts took place during his rule.
Dungar Singh was the Maharaja of Bikaner from 1872 to 1887. During the Maharaja's rule, some of the developments which took place were the introduction of budget system, reorganization of the police department, establishment of nizamats, reformation of the Karkhanajat Department, establishment of New Angio Vernacular
was the Maharaja of Bikaner from 1887 to 1943. He is credited with the establishment of a Chief Court in Bikaner, a High Court with a Chief Justice
and two sub-judges, etc. He became the first prince in Rajputana
to have granted full charter of powers to a High Court
was the Maharaja of Bikaner from 1943 to 1947. He had joined the constituent assembly
and played an important role in the unification of the country.