Unveiling the bust of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Saint- Tropez
17 septembre 2016
The busts of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Princess Bannu Pan Dei, wife of French General Allard who fought for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, were unveiled on 17 September 2016 in Saint-Tropez in a military ceremony. The Sikh emperor had appointed the French warrior General Jean Franquis Allard for modernization of his army and to check expansion of the British rule. Ambassador of India His Excellency Dr. Mohan Kumar and the Mayor of Saint-Tropez unveiled the busts. Henri Prevost Allard, grandson of General Allard, now the Deputy Mayor of St Tropez, the former Indian Army chief General JJ Singh and dignitaries from French Military participated in this event.