The Maharajah of Gaipajama
Character information
Name(s): Maharaja of Gaipajama
Hair: Black
Known relatives: Crown Prince of Gaipajama (son)
Nationality: Indian
Occupation: Ruler of Gaipajama
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
First Appearance: Cigars of the Pharaoh
Last Appearance: The Blue Lotus

The Maharaja of Gaipajama is the hereditary ruler of Gaipajama, a fictional Indian principality located in British India.


Both his father and brother were driven insane by Rajaijah Juice due to their opposition to the opium trade. The Maharaja continues this plight which results on an attempt on his life while sleeping. Fortunately Tintin had placed a dummy in his bed. Later on the Maharaja's son was kidnapped by The Fakir, though he was rescued by Tintin. He appears in both Cigars of the Pharaoh and The Blue Lotus.

Maharaja of Gaipajama Tintin

The Maharaja as seen in the animated series

Maharaja of Gaipajama

The Maharaja as seen in the book series