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The Maharaja of Kapurthala, Sirdar Charanjit Singh visited England in 1920, at which time this photograph was taken. It was mentioned in the Court Circular of June, 9 1920: " Sirdar Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala gave a dinner party at Claridges Hotel last night to meet the Secretary of State for India Mr. Montague. The Sirdar proposed their health in a short speech, to which Mr. Montague responded."
Maharaja Sher Singh (1807 - 1843) was a Sikh ruler of the sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire. He became Maharaja on January 27, 1841, after the sudden death of Nau Nihal Singh whose death was set in motion, some say purposely, while returning from his father's cremation.
This breathtaking 61.50-carat whiskey-colored diamond, ‘The Eye of the Tiger’, was mounted by Cartier in a turban aigrette for the the Jam Ranjitsinhji or Maharajah Ranjitsinhji Jam of Nawanagar in 1934. Most of the famous diamonds in Indian Maharajahs’ collections came from the legendary lost mines of Golconda (in India itself), but the Tiger’s Eye is an exception. Appropriately enough, given its fancy deep orangy-brown colour, it was discovered in the Orange River in South Africa. The Maharaja