Early Life of Brijendra Singh
Maharaja Brijendra Singh of the princely state of Bharatpur successfully completed his education from Bryanston and Wellington. He ascended the throne of Bharatpur on 14th April 1929 after the demise of his father. He reigned over the princely state under Council of Regency as he was still a minor at the time of his ascension. On 22nd October 1939, Singh was invested with limited ruling powers and later when he reached the age of majority, the Maharaja was invested with full ruling powers.
Rule of Brijendra Singh
Brijendra Singh was an enlightened and competent ruler who took several efforts for the over all development of the princely state and his subjects. After India became independent in August 1947, he signed the Instrument of Accession to the Dominion of India. On 18th March 1948, the state of Bharatpur was acceded into the Matsya Union. Later on 15th May 1949, it was later merged with the state of Rajasthan.
Personal Life of Brijendra Singh
Brijendra Singh of Bharatpur was married to Maharani Chamunda Ammani Avaru on 18th June 1941 at the Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore. She was the 3rd daughter of Maharajkumar Kanthirava Narasimharaja Wadiyar. Later he was married for a second time to Maharani Videh Kaur on June 1961 at Bharatpur. The couple later got divorced in the year 1972. Maharaja Brijendra Singh had one son and five daughters.
During his later life, Singh became a Member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from the year 1962 to 1971. He was stripped of his royal titles rank and honours on 28 December 1971 as a mass de-recognition of former Indian princes by the Government of India. Brijendra Singh died on 8 July 1995.
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