Charismatic Jaipur royal Rajmata Gayatri Devi, a three-time MP was a rare combination of international glamour and political courage. Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace was the home of late Rajmata — a woman described by Vogue as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Educated in Shantiniketan and later in Switzerland, Gayatri Devi fell in love with the twice-married polo-player last Maharaja of Jaipur and became his third wife in 1940.
Gayatri Devi tops everything and in every role, from wife and mother to a fashion icon. This woman’s life was no less than a fairy tale. She died on July 29, 2009 at the age of 90, after a prolonged illness.