Gayatri Devi

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Birthday
23, 1919
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 29, 2009 (90)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1919
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 29, 2009 (90)

About

Born Princess Gayatri Devi, this member of Indian royalty married Jaipur State Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. After India attained independence from the British Empire, she entered politics, winning a 1962 seat in the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament). 

Before Fame

Renowned for her beauty and social graces, the young Devi excelled in equestrian sports and was educated at a London preparatory school.

Trivia

She was awarded a Guinness World Record for receiving over 190,000 of the approximately 245,000 votes cast by her constituents in the 1962 Indian parliamentary election.

Family Life

Her marriage to Sawai Man Singh II resulted in a son named Prince Jagat Singh. One of her stepsons, Sawai Bhawani Singh, became Maharaja of Jaipur.

Associated With

She and Uthradom Varma were both twentieth-century members of Indian royalty.