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Rich tributes were paid to Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir on his 121st birth anniversary today.
Various religious, political and social organisations paid tributes to the Maharaja with a special function being held at the Tawi Bridge where a statue of the erstwhile ruler has been erected.
Singh signed the Instrument Of Accession with the government of India after Pakistan army-backed tribal launched an attack on the state post independence.
Recalling his contributions for the welfare and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta called him a great visionary who worked for women education and uplift of weaker sections of the society.
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