Kaisar-I-Hind Medal, III Class Medal (1936-1947)
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The Kaisar-I-Hind Medal was established by Queen Victoria on April 10, 1900. It was permanently discontinued in 1947 following the establishment of Indian independence in the same year.
It was awarded to any citizen regardless of race, gender, or class, in recognition of meritorious contributions to public service in India. It was originally awarded in two grades, but it was expanded to three grades in 1933. It could be awarded multiple times to the same recipient in which case a silver bar clasp was worn on the ribbon to denote each additional award.
There are multiple versions of the medal that differ according to the royal cypher on the obverse. In addition, there are versions manufactured during and after the reign of King George V that are solid, and not hollow. The later versions are also smaller in size, but it is unknown by what margins.
The III Class Medal was awarded by the Governor General of India.
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