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First Maharaja of the Sikh Empire (r. 1801–39)

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Ranjit Singh: First Maharaja of the Sikh Empire (r. 1801–39)
Maharaja Ranjit Singh, popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab or "Lion of Punjab", was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. He survived smallpox in infancy but lost sight in his left eye. He fought his first battle alongside his father at age 10. After his father died, he fought several wars to expel the Afghans in his teenage years and was proclaimed as the "Maharaja of Punjab" at age 21. His empire grew in the Punjab region under his leadership through 1839.

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Dera chief Ram Rahim convicted of murderof ex-follower for exposing rape| Oneindia News [Video]

Dera chief Ram Rahim convicted of murderof ex-follower for exposing rape| Oneindia News

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been convicted of the murderof his disciple, Ranjit Singh. The special CBI court in Haryana's Panchkula also convicted four others in the case. Sentence..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:54Published

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