Maharaja Karni Singhji of Bikaner


Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhji


 
Born – 21st April 1924                                                Demise – 6th Sept. 1988

Parents      
Lt. Gen. H.L.H. Maharaja Sri Sadul Singhji Bahadur of Bikaner, G.C.S.I.,  G.C.I.E., C.V.O., & Maharani Sudarshan Kumariji of Bikaner (Princess of Rewa State).

Brother & Sister
Elder Sister Princess Sushil Kanwarji and Prince Sri Amar Singhji.

Married
Princess Sushila Kumariji, Daughter of H.H. Maharawal Laxman Singhji of Dungarpur, Q.V. 1944.

Son
M.K.S. Sri Narendra Singhji.

Daughters
Princess Rajyashree Kumariji & Princess Madhulika Kumariji.

Administrative Training
Under the able guidance of his Illustrious Grandfather, Maharaja Sri Ganga Singhji and father Maharaja Sadul Singhji.

Ascended throne
He succeeded his father as Maharaja of Bikaner – Sept. 1950.

Education
(1) St. Stephen’ s College, Delhi, B.A. (Hons. History).
(2) St. Stephen’s College, Bombay awarded Ph.D. by Bombay University for his thesis.

Politics
Member of Lok Sabha from 1952 to 1977 as an independent candidate in all five elections winning all elections with over whelming majority.  Served on various consultative committees of different ministries.

Sports                        
Represented India in Clay Pigeon Shooting at Rome Olympics–1960, Oslo World Shooting Championships-1961, Captained Indian Shooting Team 38th World Shooting Championships, Cairo-1962 Tied for 1st place & declared World Vice Champion in tie shoot winning silver medal, Tokyo Pre-Olympics-1963, Captained Indian Shooting Team at Tokyo Olympics-1964, Captained Indian Team at World Shooting Championships-1966 at Wiesbaden, 1st Asian Shooting Championships-1967, Mexico Olympics-1968, San Sebastian World Shooting Championships-1969, Captained Indian Shooting Team at Asian Shooting Championships in Seoul (Korea) and won Gold Medal-1971, Munich Olympics-1972, 7th Asian Games in Tehran Silver Medal-1974, 3rd Asian Shooting Championships Kuala-Lumpur Silver Medal-1975, Moscow Olympics-1980, won Clay Pigeon Welsh Grand Prix, North Wales Cup and North Western Cup-1981 England. 

National
Arjun Award in Shooting Sports in 1962. 

Awards
Udyan Pandit-1970.

Trusts 
Founder of many Trusts for charitable and Religious Activities.

Author
(1) The Relation of the House of Bikaner with Central Powers from 1465 to 1945.
(2) Rome to Moscow.
(3)Numerous articles to various magazines.