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Updated: April 19, 2011 15:48 IST

Bhawani Singh, last Maharaja of Jaipur, dead

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A file photo of Maharaja Bhawani Singh.
PTI A file photo of Maharaja Bhawani Singh.

The last titular Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Bhawani Singh, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Saturday night after prolonged illness.

He was 80.

The Jaipur royal died due to multiple-organ failure and his body was brought here on Sunday morning, family sources said.

Brig. Singh, the head of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs, was admitted to hospital on March 29.

The Rajasthan government announced a two-day State mourning. Brig. Singh's funeral will take place with full State honours at ‘Gaitore Ki Chatriya' here on Monday, the sources said.

People offered flowers and wreaths as they filed past the body of Brig. Singh draped in a military uniform at the Chandra Mahal here. Rajasthan Governor Shivraj Patil, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Pradesh Congress Committee president C.P. Joshi were among those who paid floral tributes. Rajasthan Assembly Speaker D.S. Shekhawat and State Ministers also paid tributes to Brig. Singh.

Born to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his first wife Marudhar Kanwar of Jodhpur, Sawai Bhawani Singh married Princess Padmini Devi in 1966.

The royal couple have a daughter Princess Diya Kumari.

Brig. Singh had adopted Padmanabh — the son of Diya and son-in-law Narendra Singh — who will now ascend the throne, the sources said.

Brig. Singh also served in the Indian Army and received numerous honours, including a promotion to the Presidential Bodyguard. He was awarded India's second-highest gallantry award, the Mahavir Chakra, for destroying many Pakistani posts during the 1971 war.

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Brig. Bhawani Singh, like every worthy son of motherland fought in 1971 war for the honour of Bharat Mata. May God bless his soul

from:  sudha sharma
Posted on: Apr 19, 2011 at 15:43 IST

Great Man and Great Personality serving in Indian Army. Loved world wide. Prey to god to rest his soul in peace and provide the family strength to bear this tremendous loss.Our deepest condolence to the family.

from:  Ravindra Singh
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 19:46 IST

Bhawani Singh will go down in history as a man who could have remained a leader by default. Yet joined the Army and led from front.For that reason he will be remembered for ages.

from:  Jaswant
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 19:00 IST

My deepest condolence to Jai Singh and family for their profound loss.
May God Bless you all,
Marianne

from:  Dr. Marianne Winter
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 14:24 IST

Great loss indeed.
May God give peace to his soul and strength to his family and people of
Jaipur state.

from:  SS Nathawat
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 14:16 IST

Deep condolence on behalf of people of Bangladesh. We'll remember him respectfully. His Majesty Bhawani Singh among with innumerable Indian heros gave us our liberty, Freed us from tyrants. May his soul rest in eternal Peace. Shahed Raja from Paris, France.

from:  Raja Shahed
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 14:00 IST

A great warrior of Indian army has departed. He served army instead enjoying a luxurious life. Pray to god, his soul may rest in peace.

from:  devi lal sharma
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 13:54 IST

Nation lost a great son

from:  Sandip Kar
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 12:59 IST

Even though I dislike calling somebody a maharaja in today's times I salute the bravery of this man and his Mahavira Chakra for 1971 war. May his soul rest in peace.

from:  sanjay
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 12:50 IST

Brig. Bhawani Singh, like every worthy son of motherland fought in 1971 war for the honour of Bharat Mata. May God bless his soul.

from:  Ajit Singh Yadav
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 11:53 IST

For the kind Attention of,

H.H. Divyakumari Devi
H.H. Padmanabh Singh

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on death of H.H. Bhavani Singh.
May God give you strength to face the situation.

My name is Kirti Singh Ghorpade from Mudhol and presently residing in Oman since 23 years.My father, Late Laxman Singh, was from Udaipur family and was adopted by Raja Narayan Rao Ghorpade of Mudhol.

from:  Kirti Singh Ghorpade
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 11:23 IST

Bhawani Singh,
Maharaja
great and good man

from:  devendra singh chouhan
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 10:27 IST

Our deep condolence to his family.

from:  Parthipan Mohan
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 08:39 IST

People with silver spoon worked so hard and entered into army which is commendable. Instead of enjoying their life they spent their life for the protection of our country. Hats off to him. The country will always remember him.

from:  nivedita chouhan
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 08:14 IST

He was a great ruler and son of the nation. May his soul rest in peace.

from:  Jai Singh
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 02:23 IST

Sad new for us and our family. All Jaipur people's lover is gone but his greatness is here. Khan Bahadur Ahmed Ali Khan family

from:  Rais Ahmed Khan
Posted on: Apr 18, 2011 at 02:22 IST
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