The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Darbhanga, Maharaja Bahadur

Darbhanga, Maharaja Bahadur; His Highness Sir Rameswar Singh, K.C.I.E. (1902), Member, Executive Council of Bihar and and Orissa; one of the Ruling Chiefs of India, and 17th in succession from the founder of the Raj; y.s. of the late Highness Maharaja Maheswar Singh; b. 1860; Educ. Queen’s College, Benares, and afterwards privately under Mr. Chester Macnaughten; appointed to the Bengal Statutory Civil Service, 1878; served as Assistant Magistrate at Darbhanga, and other places; resigned, 1885; created Raja Bahadur, 1886; exempted from attendance in civil courts; represented the landowners of Bengal and Bihar in the Bengal Legislative Council, 1885; succeeded to the Raj on the death of his elder brother, Maharaja Sir Lachmeswar Singh, 1898; created Maharaja Bahadur, the same year; title of Maharaja Bahadur made hereditary, 1907; Member, Imperial Legislative Council, 1899 and 1904; President of several Landowners’ Associations; President, British Indian Association, Bihar; President, Bharat Dharma Mahamandal: K.I.H. Gold Medal, 1900; Member, Police Commission, 1902-03; Member, Executive Council, Bihar and Orissa, 1912; m. 1st, 1887, and 2nd, 1901; has restored and constucted a large number of Hindu temples in Assam, Sylhet and other places; constructed at a cost of £60,000, the famous Rajnagar Palace, one of the finest specimens of Oriental architecture in his province; Member, Indian Famine Trust; President, Prince of Wales Reception Committee for Bengal, 1906. Address: Bankipur, Bihar; Darbhanga, Tirhoot, India.