DHOLPUR: Sir Bhagwant Singh, Maharaj Rana of Dholpur (d.1873).
Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd
Medium: Photographic print
Portrait of Sir Bhagwant Singh (d. 1873), Maharaj Rana of Dholpur from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' by Bourne and Shepherd, early 1870s. Dholpur [Dhaulpur], located in Rajasthan, was ruled by the Maharaj Ranas who belonged to the Bamraolia Jat clan. Bhagwant Singh succeeded his father, Kirat Singh the first Maharaj rana of Dholpur, in 1836 continuing to govern under British protection. In 1869 Bhagwant was created a Grand Commander of the Star of India for his loyalty during the Uprising of 1857. He was succeeded in 1873 by his grandson Nihal Singh.