The Maharajah of Amritpur, one of the most affluent Stately Princes in India, breezes into Simla to enter negotiations on the upcoming Government of India Bill. Ralph is desperate to carry favour, but the Maharajah is a powerful, slippery man unwilling to give up his immense power.

His stay in Simla will prove to be the biggest hurdle for Ralph and his presence will cast a dark shadow on the Whelans' marriage.

The Maharajah is played by Art Malik.