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Supradipta Manyabara Cdg.Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Jung Bahadur Rana

BORN : 18 JUN 1817
DIED : 25 FEB 1877, Pattharghat,Nepal

FATHER : Shri Bal Narsingh Kunwar Rana

PARTNER : Untraced

  1. Cdg. Gen. Maharaja Sri Tin Jagat Jung Bahadur Rana [1846 - 22 DEC 1885]
  2. Cdg. Gen. Maharajkumar Jeet Jung Bahadur Rana
  3. Cdg. Gen. Maharajkumar Padma Jung Bahadur Rana [DEC 1857 - 6 JUN 1906]
  4. Cdg. Gen. Kanwar Ranabir Jung Bahadur Rana
  5. General Kanwar Damber Jang Bahadur Rana
  6. Shri Kanwar Lalit Pratap Jung Bahadur Rana
  7. HRH Princess Lalita Rajya Lakshmi Devi
  8. Maharajkumari Deep Kumari

Prime Minister of Nepal 1846/1856 and 1857/1877
G.C.S.I. [cr.1873], Thong Ling Ping Mangko Kang Tsang [cr.1872], G.C.B. [cr.1859], 1st Maharaja of Kaski and Lambjung 1856/1877, created 6th August 1856, on the 18th of May 1845, he killed his uncle, the Prime Minister, and immediately, with th e help of the Rani, took a prominent part in the government. After a short but turbulent interval of intrigue, he got rid of his enemies at one fell swoop, by what is known as the Kot massacre, on the 15th of September 1846. From that time till th e day of his death Jung Bahadur was in reality the ruler of Nepal. His old friend, the Rani, was banished, and all posts of any consequence in the state were filled by Jung, his brothers and other relatives. In 1850, finding himself securely seate d in power, Jung Bahadur paid a visit to England, which made a great impression on his acute intellect, and ever after he professed and proved himself to be a staunch friend of the British. On his return in 1851 he at once devoted himself to refor ming the administration of the country, in June 1857 news of the mutiny of the native troops in India reached Nepal, and produced much excitement, however, in spite of great opposition, he stood firm as an ally of the British. On the 26th June, 40 00 troops were sent off to assist, and these rendered good service in the campaign against the mutineers, for which he was well rewarded, on the 6th August 1856, King Surendra Bir Bikram Shah conferred on Jung Bahadur the title of Maharaja of Kask i and Lamjung. The king gave him the power of life and death, making war and peace, a full control over all the state departments and to have succession of prime ministership with the title of Maharaja, bestowed upon his family in perpetuity. Late r, on 28th June 1857, he received all the judicial, executive and legislative powers. Jung Bahadur made his brother, Bam Bahadur, the Prime Minister and wanted to retire from active life. But Bam Bahadur died soon after, so again he continue d to be the Prime Minister.


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