RANBIR SINGH, MAHARAJARANBIR SINGH, MAHARAJA (1879-1948), son of Balbir Singh and a grandson of Raja Raghbir Singh, was born at Sangrur on 11 October 1879. He ascended the gaddi of jind state in 1887 and was invested with ruling powers in 1899. Deaf from a relatively early age, Maharaja Ranbir Singh lived until 1948 and witnessed fifty momentous years from his throne. He died on 1 April 1948, and was succeeded by his son, Rajbir Singh, during whose time Jind state joined the Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU).
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