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Epitome of beauty and love: Remembering Jaipur queen Gayatri Devi on this Valentine’s Day

The world’s renowned magazine ‘Vogue’ ranked her among the top 10 most beautiful women in the world. She was a great Polo player and fond of expensive cars. The first Mercedes-Benz car was imported to India for her.

Mohit Kumar | Updated:
February 14, 2018 7:03 pm
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Rajmata Gayatri Devi

Jaipur: She was undisputedly the world’s most beautiful woman in the prime of her life. What made her beauty stand out was the royal grace that she carried with her. From kings to superstars, everyone was a big fan and not without good reasons.

Well we are talking about late Rajmata of Jaipur – Gayatri Devi. On this Valentine’s Day, we should pay homage to this epitome of beauty and love.

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Maharani Gayatri Devi

Gayatri Devi was born in the royal family of Cooch Behar in West Bengal on May 23, 1919. She was fondly addressed as Ayasha.

The world’s renowned magazine ‘Vogue’ ranked her among the top 10 most beautiful women in the world. She was a great Polo player and fond of expensive cars. The first Mercedes-Benz car was imported to India for her.

It was the love at first sight for Maharaja Man Singh of Jaipur when he met her for the first time. Gayatri Devi was 21-year-old at that time. Since both played Polo, their chance meeting happened to be on a Polo ground.

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Gayatri Devi with Maharaja Man Singh

Gayatri Devi gladly accepted the king’s proposal for marriage. They tied the knot in 1949. Gayatri Devi was the third wife of Maharaja Man Singh. The king passed away in 1970. Their son also died in 1997.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was a fan of the queen’s beauty. In a blog, he revealed that he used to visit the Polo ground, not to enjoy the match, but to watch the queen playing.

First published: February 14, 2018
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