Jung Bahadur Rana Biography
(Prime Minister of Nepal (1846-56, 1857-77))
Birthday: June 18, 1817 (Gemini)
Born In: Borlang, Nepal
Maharaja Jung Bahadur Rana was Prime Minister and virtual ruler of Nepal for approximately more than three decades between 1846 and 1877. He was a courageous man and was able to successfully overthrow his rivals, and subsequently reinforce his command in the administrative, judicial and civil affairs of the country. During his time he strived to maintain cordial relations with foreign nations in Europe and was known to have made trips to Britain and France. He also strived to bring reforms by promoting modernization, revising judicial customs and working towards the abolishment of various social evils like ‘Sati’. Approximately a decade after his term as Prime Minister of Nepal, he was made the King of the districts Kaski and Lamjung. During his period of service, he established and strengthened the ‘Rana Dynasty’, which continued to rule Nepal until 1951.