RAJINDER SINGH. MAHARAJARAJINDER SINGH. MAHARAJA (1872-1900), son of Maharaja Mohinder Singh, was born at Patiala on 25 May 1872. After the death of his father, he ascended the throne of Patiala on 6 January 1877. During his regency the Sirhind canal was completed, and a broadguage railway line from Rajpura to Bathinda was constructed (completed in 1889). The Patiala state helped the British with a force, 1,100 strong, during the Afghan war of 1879. Maharaja Rajinder Singh took a keen interest in the promotion of sports, especially polo and cricket. He died on 8 November 1900 in the prime of his life. S.S.B.
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