The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Nabha, Maharaja of; H.H. Maharaja Ripudaman Singh

Nabha, Maharaja of; H.H. Maharaja Ripudaman Singh, F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S.; belongs to the Sidhu Jat family, known as the Phulkian family, which has supplied ruling chiefs to Bahadur, Jhind, Patiala, Nabha, and other Punjab States; o.s. of late Maharaja Colonel Sir Hira Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.,; b. 1883; educ: privately; made extensive tours throughout Northern India; received administrative training from his father; m. 1901; one d; succeeded to power, 1911; Member, Imperial Legislative Council, 1906-08; introduced the Anano (Sikh) Marriage Bill; President, Social Conference, Lahore, 1909; visited England under medical advice, and had the honor of a private audience with the Emperor, 1910; again visited England in company with his consort for the Coronation of Emperor George V, 1911; area of the State, 966 square miles; population, 297,949; revenue, Rs. 15,42,906; maintains a force of 150 cavalry, 670 infantry, 38 artillery, and 10 guns; entitled to a salute of 15 guns. Recreations: Travelling, Shooting. Address: Nabha, Punjab, India. Club: Royal Societies.