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Ranodip Singh Kunwar

Shrī Tīn
Ranodip Singh Kunwar
Ranodip Singh Rana.jpg
10th Prime Minister of Nepal Shri 3 Maharaja of Kaski and Lamjung
In office
27 February 1877 – 22 November 1885
Monarch King Surendra
King Prithvi
Preceded by Jung Bahadur Rana
Succeeded by Bir Shumsher JBR
Personal details
Born 3 April 1825
Kingdom of Nepal
Died 22 November 1885 (age 60)
Kathmandu, Kingdom of Nepal

Ranodip Singh Kunwar (alternatively spelled Ranaudip or Ranadip), KCSI (3 April 1825 – 22 November 1885), was the second Prime Minister of Nepal from the Rana dynasty.[1]

Deeply pious, Ranodip Singh composed several devotional hymns and was granted a personal salute of 15 guns from the British in 1883 and the title of Tung-ling-ping-ma-kuo-kang-wang (Truly Valiant Prince; commander of foot and horse) from the Guangxu Emperor in 1882.


As per the family roll of succession, Ranodip Singh succeeded his elder brother Jang Bahadur following his death in 1877.[citation needed]


Unsuccessful coup of 1882

Chautariya Colonel Ambar Bikram Shah (son of General H.E. Sri Chautaria Pushkar Shah) and his Gorkhali aide attempted a coup d'état at Teku in January 1882. They were killed by the Ranas for their part in the attempted assassination of Ranodip Singh.[citation needed]

Successful coup d'etat of 1885

Ranodip Singh was assassinated by his nephews (Khadga Shumsher, Chandra Shumsher, and Dambar Shumsher) during a coup d'état in 1885. He was succeeded by his nephew, Bir Shamsher.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Digby, William (1993). 1857, a friend in need; 1887, friendship forgotten : an episode in Indian Foreign Office administration. New Delhi: J. Jetley for Asian Educational Services. ISBN 8120608496.