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Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda (1863-1939), Indian ruler and social reformer

Sitter in 20 portraits
The illiterate adopted son of a village headman became Maharaja at the age of twelve replacing the former Maharaja who was deposed for misconduct. He raised Baroda from chaos to a model state and was influential at the first and second Indian Round Table conferences. A frequent visitor to Britain, the Maharaja was referred to by Queen Victoria as the “empire's favourite son”. He listed among his hobbies billiards and tiger hunting.

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Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, published 1889
NPG Ax28670

x34592

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 21 June 1911
NPG x34592

x158483

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 November 1919
NPG x158483

x158484

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 November 1919
NPG x158484

x158485

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 November 1919
NPG x158485

x158486

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 November 1919
NPG x158486

x158487

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 November 1919
NPG x158487

x124391

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 November 1919
NPG x124391

x151149

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 July 1934
NPG x151149

x151150

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 July 1934
NPG x151150

x151151

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 July 1934
NPG x151151

x96788

Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 July 1934
NPG x96788