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Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner (1880-1943), Indian Ruler and general

Sitter in 10 portraits
Born in Bikaner, Rajputana; became the twenty-first ruler of Bikaner in August 1887 and was invested with ruling powers in 1898; he was regarded as a progressive ruler, who promoted water supplies, railways, hospitals and schools, as well as a representative assembly in 1913; a keen soldier, he placed the resources of his state at Britain's disposal in 1914, and himself served in France and Egypt; a member of the Imperial War Cabinet and a signatory of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919; the first Indian to be given the rank of general in the British army; elected first chancellor, a post he held for five years, of the Indian Chamber of Princes.

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Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, 1919
NPG 4188


Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463


Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 9 January 1915
NPG x74764


Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 9 January 1915
NPG x74765


Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 9 January 1915
NPG x74763


'The Imperial War Conference'

possibly by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), for Topical Press
vintage print, March-April 1917
NPG x137204


Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print on card mount, 1930
NPG x165187

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