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‘Princess’ Diya Kumari files for divorce in Jaipur court

Diya Kumari married Narendra Singh in August 1997 after a courtship. The community opposed their plans for marriage as both were from same gotra. Despite the opposition and the image of the royal family at stack, the couple held their ground and tied the knot.

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December 9, 2018 9:11 am

Sawai madhopur MLA Diya Kumari

Jaipur: Princess Diya Kumari, member of ex-royal family of Jaipur and the outgoing MLA of Sawaimadhopur constituency, has reportedly filed for divorce nearly 21 years after she tied the knot with Narendra Singh, according to local media reports. Diya Kumari has filed the divorce application in the metropolitan court number – 1 in Gandhi Nagar. The reasons cited in the application are not yet clear. The application will come up for hearing in a few days, sources said.

Diya Kumari married Narendra Singh in August 1997 after a courtship. The community opposed their plans for marriage as both were from same gotra. Despite the opposition and the image of the royal family at stack, the couple held their ground and tied the knot.

Diya Kumari is the daughter of former maharaja of Jaipur Bhawani Singh and maharani Padhmani Devi. She pursued education in Jaipur, Delhi and London.

The couple has three children – Sawai Padmanabh Singh, Lakshya Raj Singh and Gauravi Kumari. Born on July 2, 1998, Padmanabh was coroneted and became Maharaja (king) of Jaipur in 2011. He is the youngest ever player to represent India in a World Cup match.

She joined BJP in September, 2013 in the presence of then chief minister of Gujrat Narendra Modi and senior leaders including Rajnath Singh and Vasundhara Raje.

First published: December 9, 2018
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