() (23 May 1919 – 29 July 2009), often styled as Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur
, was born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar
. She was the third Maharani
from 1939 to 1970 through her marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II
Following India's independence and the subsequent abolition of the princely states
, she became an extremely successful politician. Gayatri Devi was also celebrated for her classical beauty
and became something of a fashion icon in her adulthood. She has been counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' along with actress Leela Naidu
by the Vogue Magazine
In the largest ever royal beauty contest in history, Jaipur's former Rajmata, Gayatri Devi, has been voted among the 10 most beautiful queens in the world.
The late Rajmata is placed sixth after Princess Grace of Monaco, Queen Rania of Jordan, Princess-in-waiting Kate Middleton, Princess Diana of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Monaco.
Celebrated for her classical beauty and grace, the late Rajmata received 75% votes from 1,27,000 people in an opinion poll conducted by the website BeautifulPeople.com. The exclusive online dating community provided voters with a list of princesses to choose from.(updated by Siddhartha Lavania 9887200099)
Gayatri Devi, who was once listed among the 'World's Ten Most Beautiful Women' along with actress Leela Naidu by the Vogue is ahead of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Crown Princess Mary of... Read More