Maharaja Ranjit Singh's 175th death anniversary commemorations

Published June 29, 2014
A Sikh pilgrim (R) prays at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemoration for his 175th death anniversary in the Pakistani city of Lahore on June 29, 2014.  — Photo by AFP
A Sikh pilgrim (R) prays at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemoration for his 175th death anniversary in the Pakistani city of Lahore on June 29, 2014. — Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
A female Sikh pilgrim (C) carrying a child visits Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum with others in Lahore June 29, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
A female Sikh pilgrim (C) carrying a child visits Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum with others in Lahore June 29, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims pray at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014. — Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims pray at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014. — Photo by AFP
A policeman stands guard in front of the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
A policeman stands guard in front of the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims attend a prayer session inside the compound of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore June 29, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims attend a prayer session inside the compound of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore June 29, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims attend a prayer session inside the compound of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore June 29, 2014.— Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims attend a prayer session inside the compound of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore June 29, 2014.— Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in the Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in the Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
A Sikh pilgrims prays at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
A Sikh pilgrims prays at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims perform ritual while visiting Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore June 29, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims perform ritual while visiting Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore June 29, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
Sikh pilgrims gather at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
A Sikh pilgrim prays at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP
A Sikh pilgrim prays at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during commemorations for his 175th death anniversary in Lahore on June 29, 2014.— Photo by AFP

LAHORE: Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan to attend a ceremony marking the 175th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of the Sikh empire at his mausoleum in Lahore. Singh was a former Sikh ruler of the united Punjab region under British colonial rule.

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