Maharani Gayatri Devi passes away| Rajmata Gayatri Devi | Leela Naidu

Rajmata Gayatri Devi died at a hospital , today following prolonged illness. She was 90.

She was admitted to Satokben Durlabh Memorial Hospital early this month and was discharged a few days ago but was readmitted yesterday for chest infestion.

Maharani Gayatri Devi dies a day after Leela Naidu, both of whome were named by Vogue as amongst the 10 most beautiful women in the world on there times. Gayatri Devi with Jackie Kennedy

Maharani Gayatri Devi who was once amongst World’s Ten Most Beautiful Women by Vogue magazine and a style icon during her time, Devi was the founder of the Swatantra Party and a member of the third and fourth Lok Sabha.

Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Cooch Beha (23 May 1919 -29 July 2009), born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar, was the third Maharani of Jaipur from 1939 to 1970 through marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, and was later styled as the Rajmata (Queen Mother) till her death.

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