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HH Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Marwar-Jodhpur with HH Maharani Hemlata Rajye of Marwar-Jodhpur


Maharaja of Jodhpur Hanwant Singh with second wife Sandra Mcbryde at a party in Bombay in 1949. She was working as matron in Bombay nursing home, when they met at a party. He invited her to jodhpur. They married in Sept.1948 and Sandra took name Sundari Devi. They divorced after a tempestuous and brief union. In 1952 when he died she was only 23. She left Jodhpur then & return to England where she spent the rest of her life as a nurse. She never remarried - <3 Rhea Khan


Rare image of Zubeidaa begum. She was an Indian film actress, daughter of Shri Kasembhai Mehta, a Bohra Muslim businessman, by Faiza Bai, a renowned Muslim singer. She converted acc to Arya Samaj rites at her marriage with HH Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur, on 17th December 1950, at Bombay. From this marriage, she had a son, Rao Raja Hukum Singh [Tutu Bana] born at Bombay on 2nd August 1951 (pictured). She was killed with her husband in an airplane accident. - <3 Rhea Khan


Charming and beautiful portraits of the Maharaj Kumar Hanwant Singh Ji Jodhpur a little child photographed by Vandyk, London 1900s.


Rajmata Krishna Kumari was the last reigning Maharani of Marwar-Jodhpur; her husband was H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh. He married thrice, she was his first wife, in 1948 his second wife was HH Maharani Sundra Devi (formerly Sandra McBryde). His third wife was the actress of the 1920's Zubeidaa Begum. He died on 26 January 1952 in a plane crash with Zubeidaa. - <3 Rhea Khan


H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur (1923 - 1952) was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Jodhpur from 1947 until 1952. He was a great player of Polo & is accredited as world polo champion. He succeeded his father as Maharaja of Jodhpur in 1947. He was progressive & had faith in democracy. After Indian independence & formation of Rajasthan as a state within India, he formed a new political party in 1952, contested elections & won a majority in his region.

Maharaja Shri Hanwant Singh (on the left) meeting Jawaharlal Nehru in Delhi in 1951. Maharaja Rana of Dholpur in turban sits at the back, and Raja Anand Chand has his back to the camera. Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah lobbied the new Maharaja with a view to annexing Jodhpur. The intervention of his mother the Rajmata, Mountbatten and Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel persuaded him to support a united India.

Zubeida’s crashed airplane

H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh was the ruler of Jodhpur (1947-52). His wife was Rajmata Krishna Kumari. He died in a plane crash with his mistress Zubeida near Bhawalpur. They lived in Umaid Bhavan in Jodhpur. He had won both the Lok Sabha and assembly elections from Jodhpur but died before the results were declared. His first wife Rajmata Krishna Kumari remained the last reigning Maharani of Marwar-Jodhpur - <3 Rhea Khan

Rajasthan is always one of the favorite destination of tourists from years. Prince of Wales also fell in love with beauty and royal treatment by Water Habitat Retreat - A Palace Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur in Marwar region during his visit of India.