HISTORY. From 1840 to 1951 Nepál was virtually ruled by the Ráná family a member of which always held the office of prime minister, the succession being determined by special rules. The last Ráná prime minister (and, until 18 Feb. 1951, Supreme C.-in-C.) was H.H. Máhárája Mohan Shumsher Jung Bahádur Ráná, who resigned in Nov. 1951.
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