Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, was born on 23rd Sept 1895 in Amar Mahal Jammu. He was son of Raja General Amar Singhji, younger brother of Maharaja Partap Singh. Watch video highlighting his important contributions towards his state as a king:
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He ascended to the throne in 1925 after the demise of Maharaja Partap Singh. He was one of the most renowned ruler of British India being the emperor of geographically largest and strategically most important empire which continues to remain in the limelight for several political, strategic and historic reasons. He gained acclamation for being “the Last Ruling King of Independent India” since he continued to be Maharaja of J&K till 15th November 1952 while all other rulers of princely States had ceased to be Kings by 1948.