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Sardar Bahadur Sardar Sir Sundar Singh Majithia CIE (17 February 1872 – 2 April 1941[1][2]) was an Indian landowner and politician.[3]. He was educated at Aitchison College, Lahore, and the Government College, Lahore. One of the largest landowners in the Punjab, he was also honorary secretary of the Chief Khalsa Diwan, the representative body of the Sikh community in British India, from its formation in 1902 until 1920. In 1921 he was appointed Revenue Member of the Governor's Executive Council of the Punjab. He played a leading part in forming the conservative and loyalist Khalsa Nationalist Party. From April 1937 until his death, he was Revenue Member in the Punjab Executive Council of Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan.[3]

He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in the 1920 New Year Honours[4] and was knighted in 1926.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Siṅgha, Guranāma (1999). Sir Sundar Singh Majithia and his relevance in Sikh politics. Har-Anand Publications. p. 222. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ Singh, Sangat (2001). The Sikhs in history: a millenium study, with new afterwords. Uncommon Books. p. 213. ISBN 9788190065023. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Sir Sundar Singh Majithia". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 25 June 1941.
  4. ^ "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 5.