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Maharaja Ranjit Singh named greatest world leader in BBC Poll

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been named as the “Greatest Leader of All Time” in a poll conducted by ‘BBC World Histories Magazine’. He was the 19th-century ruler of the Sikh Empire in India. Singh’s name was selected by Lockwood, who is an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, as a modernizing and uniting force, whose reign “marked a golden age for Punjab and north-west India”.