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Girraj Kaur was the reigning Maharani of the princely state Bharatpur
, which is presently located in the Brij region in the Indian state of Rajasthan
. The princely state of Bharatpur belonged to the Rajputana Agency. She succeeded Ram Singh
, Maharaja of Bharatpur in the year 1900 and ruled over the territory until 1918. The ruling powers of Maharaja Ram Singh suspended by the British administration on 10th August 1900, when one of his personal servants was murdered. An enquiry was conducted by the British officials and he was deposed from his rank and title. Later Ram Singh was exiled to Agra on 27th August 1900. Girraj Kaur succeeded him and became the ruler of the princely state Bharatpur and served as a regent until his son Maharaja Kishan Singh
achieved the age of majority.
Maharani Girraj Kaur was the second wife of Maharaja Ram Singh of Bharatpur and the daughter of the Zamindar of Deoli in Bharatpur. She was appointed as the regent as her son Kishan Singh was still a minor when Ram Singh was deposed and exiled. She served as regent from 27th August 1900 to 28th November 1918, when he attained majority. She was honoured with the The Imperial Order of the Crown of India, which was a chivalrous order in the honours system under the British Government.
Maharani Girraj Kaur of the princely state Bharatpur died on 24 August 1922 at Lohagarh, Bharatpur. She was succeeded by Maharaja Kishan Singh, who was her son.
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