Ten fun facts about Ranjit Singh
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Ranjit, which translates to Victor in War, was renamed after his father returned from a victorious battle. He was originally named Budd Singh.
He was diagnosed with smallpox as a child. He lost one of his eyes.
In 2003, a bronze statue of Ranjit Singh was placed in the Parliament of India.
He was known as "Sher-e-Punjab" which means "Lion of Punjab". To this day it is used as a term of respect towards men of power.Fact 5
Singh was known for his tenderness for life or as being a humanitarian.Fact 6
When he died in 1839, he left behind seven sons.Fact 7
Raj Kaur, his second wife, was Singh's favorite.Fact 8
The Golden Temple was a shrine that Singh changed, laying gold and marble work.Fact 9
After he died, his reign went to his son but began to crumble after he took over.Fact 10
Nobody in Singh's empire was discriminated against for their religious preference. Go to more people facts ❯
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