Manabendra Shah

Manabendra Shah

Maharaja Manabendra Shah (born 26 May, 1921) was a member of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Tehri Garhwal constituency of Uttarakhand and was a member of the Indian National Congress before joining the Bharatiya Jan Sangh and later the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He became one of the BJP's longest serving members. Shah was ambassador to Ireland from 1980 to 1983.

Shah was also the last ruling raja of the Garhwal Kingdom (1946-1948), when his Tehri princely state acceded to independent India in May 18, 1948.

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