JK Govt declares Holiday on Birth Anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh


Holiday on Birth Anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh in Jammu and Kashmir declared, The LG Manoj Sinha led Administration declared Official Holiday in Jammu and Kashmir Government calendar following the demand for the same from various sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.

Moreover, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ravinder Raina on Wednesday had declared that his party would ensure the holiday on the birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh.

He gave this assurance in a meeting of the social, religious, traders, industries, transporters, business and student organizations called by him at BJP headquarters, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu to support the demand of holiday on the birthday of the last ruler of the erstwhile state of J&K.

Maharaja Hari Singh, who is the last Dogra King, is undoubtedly the most known and remembered figure in the Valley owing to that fact that his actions were intertwined with Kashmir’s past, present and future.

Maharaj Hari Singh Early Life

Born on 23 September 1895 in Jammu, Singh was the son of Raja Amar Singh Jamwal whose brother Pratap Singh was the king of the state. When Hari Singh’s father died in 1909, the British took a keen interest in his studies. After his basic education in Mayo College in Ajmer, Rajasthan, Singh went to the British-run Imperial Cadet Corps in Dehradun for military training. At the age of 30, Singh ascended the throne of the Maharaja of J&K when his uncle Pratap Singh passed away in 1925.

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