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Ranajit Pande (Nepali: रणजीत पाँडे) was Nepalese politician, military personnel and courtier in the Kingdom of Nepal. He was member of the Gora Pande clan of Gorkha. He became Mulkaji of Nepal for a brief period in 1804 A.D.[1][2]


Ranajit Pande
श्री मूलकाजी साहेब
रणजीत पाँडे
Mulkazi (Chief Kazi) of Nepal
In office
1804 A.D.
MonarchGirvan Yuddha Bikram Shah
Prime MinisterRana Bahadur Shah as Mukhtiyar
Preceded byDamodar Pande
Succeeded byabolished
Military service
Allegiance   Nepal
Battles/warsSino-Nepalese War

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FamilyEdit

He was born as the second son of Tularam Pande on 1809 Vikram Samvat.[3] His ancestors as per the inscription installed by his brother Kapardar Bhotu Pande shows Tularam, Baliram and Birudatta in the three generations.[3]

Relation with ThapasEdit

He had a daughter Rana Kumari Pande who was married to Thapa Kaji Nain Singh Thapa. Their children were Mathabarsingh Thapa, Ganesh Kumari (mother of Jang Bahadur Rana,[4] Queen Tripurasundari of Nepal and Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa.[2]

CareerEdit

Sino Nepalese warEdit

He also fought in the Sino-Nepalese War as subordinate commander under Chautariya Kaji Krishna Shah.[5][6]

As a Mulkaji of NepalEdit

After the execution of Mulkazi Prime Minister Damodar Pande, Ranajit who happens to be paternal cousin of Damodar was established as Mulkaji (Chief Kazi) along with Bhimsen Thapa as second Kazi, Sher Bahadur Shah as Mul Chautariya and Ranganath Paudel as Raj Guru (Royal Preceptor).[1][2] Though he was made Mulkazi but the apex power of executive functions of state was carried out by Rana Bahadur Shah who assumed the title of Mukhtiyar (Chief Authority).[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nepal 2007, p. 58.
  2. ^ a b c Acharya 2012, p. 55.
  3. ^ a b Acharya 1979, p. 43.
  4. ^ JBR, PurushottamShamsher (1990). Shree Teen Haruko Tathya Britanta (in Nepali). Bhotahity, Kathmandu: Vidarthi Pustak Bhandar. ISBN 99933-39-91-1.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-02-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Hamal 1995.
  7. ^ Acharya 2012, p. 60-61.

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