PHOTO: Rare pics of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala
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Bhupinder Singh was born at the Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala and educated at Aitchison College.
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At age 9, he succeeded as maharaja of Patiala state upon death of his father, Maharaja Rajinder Singh, on 9 November 1900.
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He served on the General Staff in France, Belgium, Italy and Palestine in the First World War as an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, and was promoted Honorary Major-General in 1918 and Honorary Lieutenant-General in 1931.
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The royal was also close to Adolf Hitler.
Here one of the Maybach presented to the Maharaja by Hitler.