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Former chairman, Shri K.S. Rathore

Maharaja KrishnaSinhji Rathore was born on November 18, 1934. He was the elder son of Maharajkumar Dr Raghubir Sinh and his mother’s name was Mohankumari.
KrishnaSinhji Rathore’s primary to high school education was completed at Sitamau. He passed the High School Exam from Shriram School, Sitamau in 1949 under the Education Board, Ajmer and the Intermediate Exam from Daly College, Indore in 1951 under the MP Education Board, Bhopal. He passed his BA from st. Johns College, Agra in 1953 under the Agra University and also his MA (History) from same college in 1955. He did his LL B from Delhi University, Delhi in 1958 and Certificate of Proficiency in Law from same University in 1959. He was selected to the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1959 itself and joined duties on October 30, 1959.

He remained in Abu from October 1959 to October 1960 for training as Assistant Superintendent of Police and from November 1960 to November 1961 he trained in Rewa. After getting these trainings, he was posted at Assistant Commandant with the First Battalion of SAF at Indore. He remained on this post till June 1961. After this he was posted at Sub-division Officer Police (SDOP) of Alirajpur from June 1962 to June 1963 and as Deputy Commandant of CSWT, Indore from June 1963 to June 1964. He remained in charge as Commandant of First Battalion of SAF Indore from June 1964 to January 1965.

From January to June, 1965, he undertook an advanced course at National Police Academy, Abu and then was posted as Superintendent of Police in Shivpuri in July 1965. He remained on this post till April 1967. From July 1967 to October 1968, he was posted as deputy director with IB, New Delhi. He was transferred as Deputy Director (Adjutant) at National Police Academy, Abu, where he remained from October 1968 to January, 1973. From June 1973 to January 1974, he was the commandant of SAF (15th Battalion). He was then posted as Commandant of Basic Training Centre, Boster Security Force Academy, Tekanpur, where he remained till March 1977.

From March 1977 to December 1977, he was posted as Deputy Inspector General with BSF, Agartala (Tripura). From there he was transferred as DIG Commandant Signal Training School, BSF Headquarters, New Delhi and remained posted from January to April 1978. From May 1978 to December 1978, he was posted as Deputy Commandant (DIG), BSF Academy, Tekanpur. From October 1979 to April 1983, he was posted as General Manager of Tear Smoke Unit at Tekanpur. In this duration, he also remained in charge as Director (Officiating) of BSF, Academy, Tekanpur from January to April 1982. From May 1983 to January, 1986, he was posted as Deputy Inspector General with Armed Police Training College (APTC), Indore.  After this, from January 1986 to October 1988, he was posted as Inspector General with BSF, Jodhpur. While on this post, he was in charge of the area of Gujarat and Rajasthan states, bostering Pakistan.

From here, he was transferred to APTC, Indore where he stayed form 1988 to April 1991. From April 1991 to 1992, he was Additional Director Lokayukta (SPE) and from January to May 1992, he was Additional Director General (Training) at Police Headquarters, Bhopal. On May 10, 1992, he was appointed as the  Director General of Police of Madhya Pradesh and retired from the same post on November 30, 1992.

ACHIEVEMENTS, COURSES AND TRAININGS OF SHRI KRISHNA Sinh RATHORE
Going by the ideologies that were in his blood, Maharaja Krishna Sinh Rathore dedicated himself to education and even while in Indian Police Service, he took up several courses and trainings unrelated to his work.

He got IPS Training at CPTC, Abu in 1959-60 and Smoke Gas course from MPPC, Sagar in 1961. In 1962, he completed Platoon Science Course from Infantry School, Mhow and a training course in Training Science from Sainik Shikshan Kendra, Pachmarhi. In 1965 he did an advanced course from NPA, Abu and in 1967, a basic intelligence course from IB Training Centre, New Delhi. In 1978, he did a Research Methodology course from ICFS, New Delhi, in 1980 a management (public undertaking) course from IIPA, New Delhi and in 1987, a `high inter-personnel relation’ training from NPA, Hyderabad. He undertook training of Indian Institute of Public Administration from ASCI, Hyderabad. He did a training on use of technology from DCPC, New Delhi.

Shri KS Rathore’s activities did not remain confined to his posts, but going by the tradition of his dynasty, he made several achievements. He was a multi-talented personality and had a long list of achievements. They are as follows:
Shri KrishnaSinhji Rathore set up a Central School on Arms in 1963. Terror of dacoits reigned in areas around Shivpuri. Shri Rathore very competently controlled the dacoity activities from 1965 to 1967 in the area.
Even while serving in police department, he was constantly connected to social activities. During his stay in Abu from 1968 to 1973, he made great contributions as chief organizer of salute parade, cultural programmes, Red Cross festival, Abu festival and others. During his tenure, welfare, construction work, housing, new battalion ranging and other activities were at peak.

  He was the chief patron of Rajasthan Basketball Association from 1986 to 1989.
  He was the chairman of the Indore branch of the Youth Hostels Association of India from 1998 to 1991.
  He was life member of World Wildlife Fund
  He was life member of Indian Institute of Public Administration
  He took special interest in the internationally acclaimed desert festival of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and encouraged it   by participating in it with famous tattoo show and BOP Orchestra of the Boster Security Force. In this duration he   constituted the world famous `Camel Mounted Brass Band’ of BSF that found place in Guiness Book of World Recost.
  He organized Camel Safari on Indian-Pakistan boster in 1986 and relay race of camels in Rajasthan, Gujarat and    Pakistan bosters in 1987.
  In 1992, he organized national and international riding competitions in Bhopal
  In 1991, he was the regional convener of INTACH
  He was life member of the Indian Red Cross Society
  From August 1991, he was the president and director of Shri Natnagar Shodh Sansthan, Sitamau
  The Indian Show Jumping team bagged two silver medals in Tokyo (Japan) in team and individuals categories while    he was coach of the team in 1991
  The Indian Dressage Team bagged fourth place in Bangkok (Thailand) with him as coach.
  He was member of Royal Asiatic Society, London
  He organized All India Police Equestrian Competitions between 1970 and 1985
  He constituted the equestrian teams of MP Police and Boster Security Force and training them. These teams remained    best in country in future.
  In November 1975, a team of BSF participated in International Tattoo Show in Muscat (Oman) under his leadership
  He has also been judge and coach of International Equestrian Panel
  From 1973 to 1998, he was member of the executive committee of the Equestrian Federation of India and was its     vice-  president. He was also the chairman of the selection committee (three years term each times). He was also life     member of the organization.
  In 1977, he completed his work successfully as DIG of BSF in Tripura
  Between 1979 and 1983, when he was posted as general manager with Tear Smoke Unit in Tekanpur, the unit    became very productive and the production went up by 120 percent per year
  Between 1983 and 1985 he played big role in setting up of Armed Police College in Indore and strengthening it
  As Inspector General of Police with BSF between January 1986 and 1988, he took charge of both Rajasthan and    Gujarat states. During his tenure activities in boster areas of both states – such as operation intelligence, sports,    shooting, cultural activities, welfare, various construction works, housing, new battalion ranging and others were at    peak.

Shri K.S. Rathore, not only made achievements in country, but also upped the honour of the country in foreign lands by undertaking several foreign trips and posting achievements. His foreign trips, made for various reason –
were as follows:
  In 1964, he undertook tours of Europe, Egypt and Beirut duling holidays.
  In 1972, he visited Munich Olympic, Ireland, Germany and Austria (Vienna) as observer.
  He visited Oman in 1975 along with equestrian and band team of BSF in the International Tattoo Show.
  In 1986, he undertook study tour to England, Switzerland, France and other countries.
  In 1990, he visited England, Italy, Switzerland and Austria as judge, coach and observer for international equestrian    panel.
  As coach of Indian equestrian team, he visited Japan and Hong Kong in 1991 and Bangkok in 1996.

As president of the Shri Natnagar Shodh Sansthan, Sitamau, his achievements are as follows:
As known, KrishnaSinhji Rathore was the elder son of Maharajkumar Dr Raghubir Singji. Father of Dr RaghubhirSinhji – Raja RamSinhji passed away on May 25, 1967. After death of father, eldest son ascends the throne, but Dr Raghubir Sinh was such a lover of literature and history that he refused to ascend the throne and thus KrishnaSinhji took up the ascendancy and fulfilled his familial responsibilities very well. When Majarajkumar Dr RaghubirSinhji died on February 13, 1991, the post of president of Shri Natnagar Shodh Sansthan – the historical pilgrimage of Sitamau set up by him – became vacant. Then Shri KrishnaSinhji took up this responsibility too. To fulfill his father’s desires, he contributed vastly to the progress of the research center, which posted several achievements during his tenure.

The achievements are as follows:

In November 1991, a two-day symposium on `Political, Social, Economic and Cultural study of pre-modern Madhya Pradesh’ was organized. Also a seminar on `Cultural history of Malway’ was held on December 24, 1991. The seminar was inaugurated by the governor of MP Kunwar Mehmud Ali Khan while erstwhile home minister Kailash Chawla presided. About 150 experts from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and other parts participated in the seminar.

Between February 23 and 25, 1994, a three-day seminar on `History of Malwa’ and `Rock Art of Mandsaur (Dashpur)’ was organized. The symposium was inaugurated by eminent historian Prof Heeralal Gupta while former vice-chancellor Vikram Vishwavidyalaya, Ujjain, Prof KK Kemkar presided. About 63 persons participated in the symposium.

Between May 15 and 17, 1996, a seminar on `History of medieval and post medieval Malwa, Rajasthan and Gujarat’ was held. The seminar was inaugurated by vice-chancellor of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, A.R. Abbasi and 60 experts participated in it.  Between December 13 and 15, 1998, a symposium on `Conclusive battles of medieval Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra’ was held. MP Dr Laxminarain Pandeya inaugurated the seminar. About 65 experts from various parts of country participated.

On November 24 and 25, 2000, a three-day national seminar on `Revenue system of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and North India (from 16th to 19th century) was held. The erstwhile Public health and family welfare and public relations minister Subhash Sojatia inaugurated the seminar. About 60 experts from various regions participated.

From January 10 to 12, a three-day national seminar on `History of Forts: Their battling maneuvers, practical role and their future’ was held. This seminar was inaugurated by Deputy High Commissioner of India Dr TCA Raghavan and about 85 experts participated in it.

On May 11 and 12, 2006, a two-day seminar on `Attack and attackers of India’ was held and was inaugurated by MP Dr Laxminarain Pandeya. About 60 experts participated.

In 2007, a daylong seminar on `1857’ was held at Shri Natnagar Shodh Sansthan, Sitamau. From February 23-26, 2008, a four-day seminar on birth centenary of Maharajkumar Dr RaghubirSinhji was held at Rajniwas Garh Laduna. Experts presented research papers on personality, achievements of Maharajkumar RaghubirSinhji and research style and history of 1857 revolution were presented.