The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Jhalawar, Maharaja of; H.H. Maharaja Rama Sir Bhawani Singh Bahadur
Jhalawar, Maharaja of; H.H. Maharaja Rama Sir Bhawani Singh Bahadur, K.C.S.I.; s. of Thakur Chattarsal of Fatehpur, and a descendant of Madho Singh, the 1st Jhala Foujdar of Kotah; b. 1874; elected by Government of India to be Chief of the State, 1898; installed as ruler with the title of Raj Rana and invested with full powers, 1899; educ; Mayo College, Ajmere; introduced useful reforms in the administration; built Kemball Public Library; founded the Rajendra Sondhia School, and Patan Girls’ School; established Rajendra Literary Institute, an Orphanage, and the Rajendra Amateur Dramatic Company; improved and expanded the carpet industry and the industry of Shikari-Cloth; encouraged agriculture and gardening in the State; area of the State, 808 sq. miles; population, about 100,000; entitled to a salute of 11 guns; travelled extensively in Europe; possesses a fine library; has a son and heir, b. 1900; Recreations: Tennis, Cricket, music. Address: Jhalrapatan, Rajputana, India.