Mahendra Singh of Patiala

Mohinder Singh GCSI (1852-1876) was the Maharaja of Patiala from 1862 to 1876.

His Highness Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mansur-i-Zaman, Amir ul-Umara, Maharajadhiraja Raj Rajeshwar, Sri Maharaja-i-Rajgan, Maharaja Sir

Mohindra Singh

Mahendra Bahadur, Yadu Vansha Vatans Bhatti Kul Bushan, Maharaja of Patiala, GCSI
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Maharaja Mohinder Singh in 1870
Maharaja of Patiala
PredecessorNarinder Singh
SuccessorRajinder Singh
Born(1852-09-16)16 September 1852
Died13 April 1876(1876-04-13) (aged 23)
Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala
IssueRajinder Singh
FatherNarinder Singh


Mohinder Singh was the son of Narinder Singh, Maharaja of the State of Patiala. He was a member of the Phulkian Dynasty and succeeded to the throne in 1862 while still a child, so a council of regency ran the state government until he came of age in 1870. The project of the Sirhind Canal was sanctioned and completed during his reign , the State contributing one crore and twenty lakhs, as its share towards the cost of its construction. Mohindra College was founded and endowed with a palatial building, for the promotion of higher education, which was given free. The telegraph line between Patiala and Ambala was also constructed during this reign.[1] In the 1870 Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India.[2]

Dying in 1876, Mohinder Singh was succeeded as Maharaja by his young son Rajinder Singh (born 1872).


  1. ^ Singh, Sardar Arjan Shah (1931). "Census Report of the Patiala State" (PDF). Punjab State Gazetteer: xii.
  2. ^ "No. 23620". The London Gazette. 31 May 1870. p. 2787.