BRIJINDAR SINGH, MAHARAJA
BRIJINDAR SINGH, MAHARAJA (1896-1918), son of Kanvar Gajindar Singh, ascended the throne of Faridkot state in March 1906. He had his education at Aitchison College, Lahore. A council of regency headed by Sardar Bahadur Dyal Singh Man was appointed during his minority to carry on the administration. Brijindar Singh earned the title of Maharaja by the help he gave the British during the First World War (1914-19).
The last of the four volumes of the first ever commentary on the Guru Granth Sahib prepared under the aegis of the royal house of Faridkot and popularly known as Faridkot Tika was published during his time. As the first edition of the work ran out, he ordered a reprint to be brought out. Maharaja Brijindar Singh died on 22 December 1918. He was succeeded by his son, Harindar Singh (1915-89).
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