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Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar (1872-1933), Indian ruler and cricketer

Sitter in 16 portraits
Prince Ranji, as he was popularly known was educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot in India and at Trinity College, Cambridge where he first seriously took up cricket and received his 'Blue'. Joined Sussex team in l895 and played for England against Australia, scoring eventually 24,000 runs in his first class cricket career (Punch dubbed him 'Run-Get-Sinjhi'). Succeeded his cousin in 1906 as Maharaja and did much to develop and rebuild Nawanagar. In World War One raised troops and served at the Front (1914-15), twice represented the ruling Princes of India at League of Nations was a delegate at the 1930 Round Table Conference and helped found the Chamber of Princes (1921) of which he became Chancellor in 1932.

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P731

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar

by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele
sepia-toned gravure print, late 1890s
NPG P731

x136683

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar

by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136683

Ax39987

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar

by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for Elliott & Fry
collotype, published 1904
NPG Ax39987

x87188

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 11 November 1912
NPG x87188

x74758

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 12 January 1915
NPG x74758