Wednesday, July 7, 2010
LIMBDI: Sir Jaswantsinghji Fatehsinghji, Thakur Sahib of Limbdi (1859-1908).--Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd Medium: Photographic print Date: 1870
Three-quarter length standing carte de visite portrait of Sir Jaswantsinghji Fatehsinghji, Thakur Sahib of Limbdi (1859-1908) from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' photographed in the early 1870s probably at Bourne & Shepherd's Mumbai studio. Limbdi is in Kathiawar region of Gujarat. Sir Jaswantsinghji Fatehsinghji, Thakur Sahib of Limbdi was educated at the Rajkumar College, Rajkot and was installed as the ruler in 1877. Recognised as an extremely able ruler the state of Bombay appointed him as a member of the legislative council. In 1887 he was given the insignia of the Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.