- http://www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/101485,Maharaja-honoured-with-Warsaw-plaza Maharaja honoured with Warsaw plaza 02.06.2012 13:26 A maharaja who provided aMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 2, 2012View Source
Maharaja honoured with Warsaw plaza
- Thank you for posting this, John. I’m happy to say that members of the Kresy-Siberia Foundation participated in this event. Kind regards, Krystyna ...Message 2 of 2 , Jun 2, 2012View SourceThank you for posting this, John.I’m happy to say that members of the Kresy-Siberia Foundation participated in this event.
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Maharaja honoured with Warsaw plaza02.06.2012 13:26A maharaja who provided a safe haven for 500 Polish orphans during World War II has been posthumously honoured with a square in Warsaw.The Maharaja of Nawanagar with Polish orphans, Jamnagar: photo - CSPAThe Warsaw City Council passed a resolution on Friday in favour of the motion, following a campaign led by the Poland-Asia Research Center (CSPA).A square in the Ochota district of central Warsaw has been chosen in honour of the late Indian prince, who died in 1966.Owing to the difficulties in pronouncing the prince's full name - Jam Sri Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja – it has been decided that the site will simply be called "the Square of the Good Maharaja."Born in 1895, the monarch served as the Maharaja of Nawanagar from 1933 to 1947.Nawanagar, which is today a part of north western India, was then one of the 565 princely states that were technically - although not in practice - independent from British rule in India.The future ruler was educated at a boarding school in Great Britain, and his uncle, the previous Maharaja of Nawanagar, had been one of England's most celebrated cricketers.