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Maharaj Prem Singh

Col. Maharaj Prem Singh was a noted Indian polo player. He was awarded the first Arjuna Award for outstanding sportsmanship for polo in 1961. He was educated in Jodhpur in Rajasthan and served with the Jodhpur Lancers during Second World War.

He was a member of Indian Polo team that won world cup in 1953. He was winner of the Queen's Cup at Windsor in 1959 and of the Centenary Gold Cup in 1962. He also managed Glendale Polo Club at Illinois, USA.

He was a poet too and wrote in both Urdu and the classical Marwari dialect.He spent considerable time in the village of Rajlani to improve drinking water conditions. He worked in the mountains reforesting to increase water catchment.


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