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Sophia Duleep Singh: Granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, founder of Sikh Empire, will be honored in London, Sophia Duleep Singh will get ‘Blue Plaque’

London : Sophia Duleep Singh, daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last ruler of the Sikh Empire and goddaughter of Queen Victoria, will be honored with a ‘Blue Plaque’ as a memorial in London. Princess Sophia was among those who fought for women’s voting rights in Britain in the 1900s. The Blue Plaque Scheme, run by the English Heritage charity, honors the historical significance of particular buildings associated with historical figures. Its 2023 squad includes the 19th-century home of a British Indian princess.

Sophia Dalip Singh was born in 1876 in a Punjabi royal family. She was the granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of the Sikh Empire. In its announcement this week, English Heritage said, ‘Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh and goddaughter of Queen Victoria, was an active activist. She made full use of her royal title to rally support for women’s suffrage. He already has a plaque in Holland Park (London).

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Queen Victoria gave the house

It is reported that the plaque will mark the large house near Hampton Court Palace, which Queen Victoria graciously provided as apartments for Sophia and her sisters in 1896. British Indian author Anita Anand, author of ‘Sofia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary’, has expressed her excitement at the announcement that the historical heroine will be awarded the Blue Plaque. Anand said, “Princess Sophia Dalip Singh will finally get the recognition she deserves.”

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The feeling of revolution born after the visit to India

Sophia Dalip Singh not only worked for women’s suffrage, but she also helped Indian soldiers on the Western Front during World War I. His contribution to India’s independence also cannot be ignored. Sophia Dalip Singh visited India in 1907. Here he met Indian freedom fighters, after which the spirit of revolution was born within him.

(with agency inputs)

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