GEORGE V KAISAR I HIND MINIATURE SILVER MEDAL. Weight – 5.4 GMS APPROX. HEIGHT – 29.5 MM APPROX.
The Kaisar-I-Hind Medal was established by Queen Victoria in 1900. It was awarded to any person (of either sex) who had rendered useful service in or for British India. The medal was an oval shaped badge, in gold for the First Class (Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal), and silver for the Second (Kaisar-i-Hind Silver Medal), with the Royal Cipher on the obverse side, and the words “Kaisar-i-Hind – for Public Service in India” on the reverse side.
The most famous recipient of this medal is Mohandas Gandhi, who was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind in 1915 for his contribution to ambulance services in South Africa. Gandhi returned the medal in 1920 as part of the national campaign protesting the massacre at JallianWalla Bagh.
Item No – ME 231.