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HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur. She was daughter of Prince Jitendra Narayan and Indira Devi of Cooch behar. She was celebrated for her classical beauty was counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' along with actress Leela Naidu by Vogue Magazine.

HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur. She was daughter of Prince Jitendra Narayan and Indira Devi of Cooch behar. She was celebrated for her classical beauty was counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' along with actress Leela Naidu by Vogue Magazine.

Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. The personification of beauty, grace, charm and elegance!

Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. The personification of beauty, grace, charm and elegance!

The Maharaja of Indore, photographed by Samuel Bourne, at the Delhi Darbar of 1877.

The Maharaja of Indore, photographed by Samuel Bourne, at the Delhi Darbar of 1877.

Maharani Gayatri Devi (May 23, 1919 July 29, 2009)    Nobody needs an introduction to the charismatic Maharani of Jaipur, who occupied the throne of the princely state from 1939 to 1970.    Educated in Europe, the Maharani was a striking beauty in her youth and grew up to become quite a fashion icon, with Vogue Magazine naming her one of the 'Ten Most Beautiful Women in the World.'

Maharani Gayatri Devi (May 23, 1919 July 29, 2009) Nobody needs an introduction to the charismatic Maharani of Jaipur, who occupied the throne of the princely state from 1939 to 1970. Educated in Europe, the Maharani was a striking beauty in her youth and grew up to become quite a fashion icon, with Vogue Magazine naming her one of the 'Ten Most Beautiful Women in the World.'

Gayatri Devi, as Princess of Cooch Behar , born in London on May 23 1919,child of the ruler of Cooch Behar State in eastern India. Her childhood years were shaped by the influence of two remarkable women: one was her mother, the Maharani of Cooch Behar, who ruled the state as Regent for more than a decade after the death of her father in 1922; the other was her maternal grandmother, the Maharani of Baroda, whose husband transformed Baroda into the most advanced princely state in India.

Gayatri Devi, as Princess of Cooch Behar , born in London on May 23 1919,child of the ruler of Cooch Behar State in eastern India. Her childhood years were shaped by the influence of two remarkable women: one was her mother, the Maharani of Cooch Behar, who ruled the state as Regent for more than a decade after the death of her father in 1922; the other was her maternal grandmother, the Maharani of Baroda, whose husband transformed Baroda into the most advanced princely state in India.

Maharani Indira Devi of Cooch Behar. Formerly princess of Baroda, betrothed to the scion of another 21-gun salute state, Jaipur, she caused a furor when she eloped with the Prince of Cooch Behar at the Delhi Durbar of 1911.  Widowed early, she returned to India with her young daughter Gayatri Devi. Although she had to wear mourning, she refused the coarse stuff dictated for widows and ordered yards of white chiffon to be woven in Lyons, which she wore over a western-style petticoate and…

Maharani Indira Devi of Cooch Behar. Formerly princess of Baroda, betrothed to the scion of another 21-gun salute state, Jaipur, she caused a furor when she eloped with the Prince of Cooch Behar at the Delhi Durbar of 1911. Widowed early, she returned to India with her young daughter Gayatri Devi. Although she had to wear mourning, she refused the coarse stuff dictated for widows and ordered yards of white chiffon to be woven in Lyons, which she wore over a western-style petticoate and…

Portrait of a Maharani of Jaipur Photographic Print by Volkmar K. Wentzel at AllPosters.com

Portrait of a Maharani of Jaipur Photographic Print by Volkmar K. Wentzel at AllPosters.com

Maharani Indira Devi mother of Maharani Gayatri Devi (Information courtsey of Asia Finest Discussion Forum)

Maharani Indira Devi mother of Maharani Gayatri Devi (Information courtsey of Asia Finest Discussion Forum)