KARAM SINGH, MAHARAJAKARAM SINGH, MAHARAJA (1798-1845), who ascended the throne of Patiala on 30 June 1813, was born on 16 October 1798 at Patiala, the son of Raja Sahib Singh and Rani As Kaur. He was married to Rup Kaur, daughter of Bhariga Singh of Thanesar. Maharaja Karam Singh helped the British in 1814 in checking Gurkha incursions into the Punjab hills and secured in return a large tract in the Himalayan foothills. He was an able ruler and a devout Sikh. He had shrines built in honour of the Gurus at many historical sites within his state and outside, making endowments for their maintenance. Maharaja Karam Singh died at Patiala on 23 December 1845.
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