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Maharaja Ranjit Singh named greatest world leader in BBC Poll


Maharaja Ranjit Singh named greatest world leader in BBC Poll


The founder and ruler of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been voted as the greatest leader in world history by 38 per cent readers of BBC Magazine.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th-century ruler of the Sikh Empire in India named the “Greatest Leader of All Time” in a poll conducted by ‘BBC World Histories Magazine’.

Singh’s name was nominated by Lockwood, who is an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, as a modernising and uniting force, whose reign “marked a golden age for Punjab and north-west India”.



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