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

(1872-1933), Indian ruler and cricketer

Sitter in 20 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'. He joined the 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'). He succeeded his cousin in 1906 as Maharaja and did much to develop and rebuild Nawanagar. In World War One Ranji raised troops and served at the Front (1914-15). He 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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Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele - NPG P731

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

by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele
silver printing-out paper print, late 1890s
NPG P731

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele - NPG x200578

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

by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele
postcard print, circa 1900
NPG x200578

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele, published by  Ogden's - NPG x136683

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

by (Karl Anton) Reinhold Thiele, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1901
NPG x136683

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax39987

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

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

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by Vandyk - NPG x87188

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

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

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by Vandyk - NPG x74761

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

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 12 January 1915
NPG x74761

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar, by Vandyk - NPG x74758

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

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

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar ('Men of the Day. No. 689.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44870

Ranjitsinhji ('Ranji') Vibhaji, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Navanagar ('Men of the Day. No. 689.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 August 1897
NPG D44870

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

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 12 January 1915
NPG x74759

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

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 12 January 1915
NPG x74760

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