Bhawani Singh passes away

PTI Jaipur | Updated on April 17, 2011

bhawanisingh   -  PTI

The last titular Maharaja of Jaipur, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon after prolonged illness. The Jaipur royal died late last night following multi-organ failure, family sources said here. He was 80.

Brig Singh, the head of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs, was admitted to hospital on March 29. His funeral will take place at ‘Gaitore Ki Chatriya' here tomorrow, the sources said.

Brig Singh, also a polo player, ascended the throne of Jaipur in 1970 following the death of his father and remained the official Maharaja of Jaipur until the abolition of royal entitlements by the government.

Published on April 17, 2011

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