Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Maharani Gayatridevi is no more!

Maharani Gayatridevi of Jaipur (1919-2009)

Gayatridevi, the famed Maharani of Jaipur, passed away at the ripe old age of 90… She was the true representative of ‘Royal India Beauty’ and was voted amongst the 10 most beautiful women in the world by Vogue Magazine. But her contribution to Indian Society runs much deeper… from women’s education and sports to taking on Indira Gandhi’s might during the emergency she has done it all. What most people don’t know is that she was Half-Maratha! Her mother Maharani Indiradevi of Cooch Behar (seen wearing a Nauwari Saree in the background portrait in the photo above) was the Gaekwad Princess from Baroda.

3M with MGD @ Jaipur Polo Grounds in 2003

3M had the pleasure of interacting with this gracious lady in the year 2003 during an event called ‘Ad Asia’. On the same table as MGD was Lara Dutta, the reigning Miss World... but the queue for meeting the former was 3 times in length as compared to the one for the later!

May her soul rest in peace!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So now we know how 3M looks like!


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