Capital of Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was

(A) Amritsar
(B) Patiala
(C) Lahore
(D) Kapurthala

Correct Answer : Lahore
Question Asked : Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2006, UPPCS (Pre) 1995
Explanation : Zamanshah invaded Punjab in 1798. While returning, his tanks had fallen in Chinab river. Ranjit Singh returned them safely to Lahore. Hence, Zamanshah permitted him to occupy Lahore. In July 1799, he seized Lahore and declared capital. He captured Amritsar from Bhangi Misl in 1805. After that he established Lahore as the political capital of Punjab and Amritsar as the cultural capital of Punjab.
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