Sir Yadavinder Singh

Context: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh remember his late father Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Ji on his birth anniversary.

About Yadavindra Singh:

  • Sir Yadavinder Singh (7 January 1914 – 17 June 1974) was the 9th and last Maharaja of Patiala from 1938 to 1971.
  • He served as Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes (Narendra Mandal) and played an important role in nation-building by getting the Princely States to accede to the Indian Union.
  • He was also an Indian cricketer who played in one Test in 1934.
  • He served in the Patiala State Police, became its Inspector General and served in Malaya, Italy and Burma during the Second World War.
  • He agreed to the incorporation of the princely state into India on 5 May 1948.
  • He was Rajpramukh of the new Indian state of Patiala and East Punjab States Union until it was merged with Punjab in 1956.

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