Kaisar-i-Hind Medal

The Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India was a medal awarded by the Emperor/Empress of India between 1900 and 1947, to "any person without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex ... who shall have distinguished himself (or herself) by important and useful service in the advancement of the public interest in India."[1]

The name Kaisar-i-Hind (Kaisar-i-Hind, Urdu: قیصرِ ہند ‎, Hindi: हिन्द का कैसर) literally means "Emperor of India" in the vernacular of the Hindi and Urdu languages. The word kaisar, meaning "emperor" is a derivative of the Roman imperial title Caesar (via Persian, Turkish – see Kaiser-i-Rum – and the Greek Καίσαρ), and is cognate with the German title Kaiser, which was borrowed from the Latin at an earlier date[2]. Based upon this, the title Kaisar-i-Hind was coined in 1876 by the orientalist G.W. Leitner as the official imperial title for the British monarch in India.[3] The last ruler to bear it was George VI[4].

Kaisar-i-Hind was also inscribed on the obverse side of the India General Service Medal (1909), as well as on the Indian Meritorious Service Medal.[5]

Kaisar-i-Hind Medal
Kaiser-I-Hind driemaal
Representations of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. George V, second type
Awarded by Emperor of India
CountryBritish Empire
Typecivil decoration
Eligibilitycivilians of any nationality
Awarded fordistinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj
Campaign(s)dormant since 1947
Established10 April 1900
Next (higher)Order of British India
Next (lower)Order of St John
Kaisar-i-Hind Medal

Ribbon of Kaisar-i-Hind Medal


Empress of India or Kaisar-i-Hind, a term coined by the orientalist G.W. Leitner in a deliberate attempt to dissociate British imperial rule from that of preceding dynasties[6] was taken by Queen Victoria from 1 May 1876, and proclaimed at the Delhi Durbar of 1877.

The medal was instituted by Queen Victoria on 10 April 1900.[7] The name translates as "Emperor of India" (a name also used for a rare Indian butterfly, Teinopalpus imperialis). The Royal Warrant for the Kaisar-i-Hind was amended in 1901, 1912, 1933 and 1939. While never officially rescinded, the Kaisar-i-Hind ceased to be awarded following the passage of the Indian Independence Act 1947.[8] The awards of the gold medal were often published in the London Gazette, while other classes were published in the Gazette of India.

Medal grades and design

The medal had three grades. The Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal for Public Service in India was awarded directly by the monarch on the recommendation of the Secretary of State for India. Silver and Bronze medals were awarded by the Viceroy. The medal consisted of an oval-shaped badge or decoration in gold, silver or bronze with the Royal Cipher and Monarchy on one side, and the words "Kaisar-i-Hind for Public Service in India" on the other. It was to be worn suspended from the left breast by a dark blue ribbon. The medal has no post-nominal initials.[8]

Its most famous recipient is Mohandas Gandhi, who was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind in 1915 by The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst for his contribution to ambulance services in South Africa. Gandhi returned the medal in 1920 as part of the national campaign protesting the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and in support of the Khilafat Movement.[9][10][11]

Partial list of recipients

Gold medal

  • Sarojini Naidu, Received gold medal for organising flood relief work in Hyderabad, later returned in protest over Jallianwala Bagh massacre. [12][13]
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (returned 1920)
  • Henry Cousens, Received gold medal for services in archaeological research and writings.
  • Cornelia Sorabji, Indian Parsi who was the first female graduate from Bombay University, the first woman to study law at Oxford University,[14][15] the first female advocate in India,[16] and the first woman to practice law in both India and the UK; awarded the medal in 1909
  • Parukutty Nethyar Amma, awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind medal by King George V in 1919 for public work; later came to be known as Lady Rama Varma of Cochin
  • Gajadhar Upadhaya,Esq., Chief Regimental Religious Teacher, 1st (K.G.V.s Own) G.R. [Gurkha Rifles][17]
  • Sardar Khan Bahadur Mir Abdul Ali, JP, Bombay, 9 November 1901[18]
  • S. Wadawa Singh Sohi, for his services during World War I
  • Shankar Madhav Chitnavis, Esq., Deputy-Commissioner, Central Provinces, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Khan Bahadur Dhanjibhai Fakirji Commodore, CIE, 9 November 1901
  • Major Herbert Edward Deane, R.A.M.C., 9 November 1901[18]
  • Major Thomas Edward Dyson, MB, CM, Indian Medical Service, 9 November 1901[18]
  • William Egerton, for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj
  • Mrs E J Firth, of Madras, awarded medal on 9 November 1901 for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj[18]
  • Sir George Casson-Walker K.C.S.I., 1910, for services in connection with the Hyderabad floods.
  • N S Glazebrook, Esq., JP, of Bombay, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Sydney Hutton Cooper Hutchinson, Esq., AMICE, Superintendent of Telegraphs, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, KCIE, Indian Staff Corps, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Rai Bahadur Amar Nath Khanna of Lahore, awarded gold medal for his philanthropic work
  • Harrington Verney Lovett, Esq., Indian Civil Service, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Herbert Frederick Mayes, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, Indian Civil Service, 9 Nov 1901[18]
  • Lieutenant-Colonel James McCloghry, FRCS, Indian Medical Service, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Miss Eleanor McDougall, awarded Medal of the First Class in June 1923 for her work as Principal of the Women's Christian College, Madras[19]
  • Rev Charles Henry Monahan, awarded Medal of the First Class in February 1937 for his work as General Superintendent, Methodist Missionary Society, Madras[20]
  • Mrs Olive Monahan (wife of Rev Charles Henry Monahan), awarded Medal of the First Class in June 1920 and awarded a bar to the medal in January 1941 for her work as Chief Medical Officer at the Kalyani Hospital, Madras[21][22]
  • William Florey Noyce, Esq., Extra-Assistant Commissioner and Assistant Secretary to the Financial Commissioner, Burma, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Dr Thomas Joseph O′Donnell, VD, FRCSI, Chief Medical Officer, Kolar Gold Fields, Mysore, 12 December 1911
  • Dr John David O′Donnell, MBE, VD, FRCSEd, Chief Medical and Sanitary Officer, Kolar Gold Fields, Mysore, July 1926[23]
  • Walter Samuel Sharpe, Director of Telegraphs, Bombay, 1 January 1916
  • Rai Bahadur KameleshwariPershad Singh of Monghyr, Bengal[18]
  • Robert Barton Stewart, Esq., Indian Civil Service, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Dr William Stokes, for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj[24]
  • Captain Edmund Wilkinson, FRCS, Indian Medical Service, 9 November 1901[18]
  • Dr R N Chopra, Public Services, Abbottabad, now in Pakistan
  • The Rt Hon. Alice Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading[25]
  • Sreemathi Panapilla Kartiyani Pilla Bhagavathi Pilla Kochamma, Vadasseri Ammaveedu, daughter of His Highness the Maharaja of Travancore, Madras
  • The Right Rev Bishop Francis Stephen Coppel, Nagpur, Central Provinces
  • Rev Arthur Herbert Bestall, General Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions in Burma
  • Dr M E Ry Pazhamarneri Sundaram Ayyar Chandra Sekhara, Ayyar Avargal, Director of the Tuberculosis Institute and Hospital, Madras
  • Mrs Cowasji Jehangir, Bombay, for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj
  • Rai Bahadur, Upendranath Brahmachari, Additional Physician, Out-Patient Department, Medical College Hospital, Bengal
  • Edwin Sheard, Esq., Adjutant, Salvation Army, United Provinces
  • Rai Bahadur Lala Mathra Das, Assistant Surgeon in the Punjab
  • Pir Puran Nath Mahant, Mahant of Bohar in the Rohtak district, Punjab
  • Sir Francis William Maclean , for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj[26][27]
  • Richard Burn, for famine services in 1907–08[28]
  • Roderick Henry Turing Mackenzie, Esq. AMICE, Chief Engineer Buildings and Roads, Bikaner State, for drought relief services, 1940
  • Thomas d'Esterre Roberts, S.J., Archbishop of Bombay, for services to the forces during World War II[29]
  • Rev Dr Frederick Vincent Thomas, Baptist Medical Mission, Palwal[30]
  • Emma Wilson, Chief Lady Superintendent of the Minto Association, awarded the Gold Medal, "...for useful service in the advancement of the public interest in India...", January 1942.

Silver medal

  • Laxmidas Pitambardas Adodra, awarded for public service and large-scale but anonymous philanthropic contributions towards animal welfare as well as public healthcare including significant help for controlling cholera outbreak in Porbandar, Gujarat
  • Dr Lilian Arratoon, surgeon, New Year's Honours list 1945
  • Khan Bahadur Sher Jang, 1916, for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj
  • Dr Eulius Sheldon Downs, 1945, for distinguished service in the advancement of the interests of the British Raj
  • Dr Dorothy L Ferris, for her healing services at Frances Newton Hospital, Ferozepore
  • Alice Headwards-Hunter, surgeon, 1945
  • Ram Lal Khanna 1947, Post & Telegraph, Lahore
  • Dr Mina MacKenzie, medical doctor for over 30 years of public service in India, including helping control the cholera epidemic during the 1906 Kumbh Mela pilgrimage[31]
  • Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy Pantulu, 1933 for his services in Anthropology and Telugu Colloquial language
  • Dr Laxmi Shankar, awarded for his work during WWII as an Army Medical Corps doctor
  • Helen Vorley, for her part in facilitating the evacuation of 300,000 Indians from Burma in 1942[32]
  • Dr Alexandrina Matilda MacPhail, medical missionary[33]
  • Sita Devi Sahiba, Maharajkumarani of Kapurthala, New Year's Honours list 1944

Bronze medal

Clara Anne Rendall was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India in 1946 - Clara and her husband Aeneas' grave at Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh
Clara Anne Rendall (Mrs. Aeneas Francon Williams) grave at Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh

Mrs. Edith Muriel Gill (nee Gotting), Nurse and matron at the Byculla Railway Hospital (now Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Central Railway Hospital), for her distinguished service in the aftermath of the Victoria dock explosions in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 14th April 1944.

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