RAGHBfR SINGH, RAJA
RAGHBfR SINGH, RAJA (1834-1887), son of Raja Sarup Singh, ascended the throne of Jind on 31 March 1864 after the death of his father. He was an able and enlightened ruler, indefatigable in his efforts to promote the prosperity of his people. He built the town of Sarigrur on the model of the Rajput city of Jaipur. He helped the British with men and money during the second Afghan war (1878-80) and was rewarded with the title of Rajai Rajgan in perpetuity. Raja Raghbir Singh died in 1887, and was succeeded by his grandson, Ranbir Singh, as his only son, Balbir Singh, had predeceased him.
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