Devi, Gayatri

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Name
Devi, Gayatri Gender: F
born on 23 May 1919 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°06' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°46 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 14°58'



Biography

Indian royalty, born in London, the granddaughter of the Princess Indira Gaekwar of Baroda. The descendants of two of the best Indian families and from an independent line of Indian women with western tastes, she was educated in Switzerland and England.

As a girl, she fell in love with Jai from the Maratha clan when she was 13. He married two sisters from Jodhpur and each had two children. When Devi was almost 21, he took her as his third wife on 5/09/1940. He built a palace, Moti Doongri, for her on a high hill and their son Jai was born October 1949.

Jai moved into a difficult financial period. By the late '60s he was down to his last four elephants and five palaces, scraping by on $335,000 a year, the amount that he was accustomed to handling for the expenses of one month. For the benefit of their son, they approved the boy's adoption by wealthy kin, a childless Maharaja who would make Jai the heir to his fortune.

The Princess was widowed when her husband died after a polo match 6/24/1970. Devi was elected to Indian parliament, and wrote her book in 1975.

Ten days after she was hospitalized with respiratory and stomach ailments, she died at age 90 on July 29, 2009 in Jaipur, India.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 9 May 1940 (Jai from Maratha clan)
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  • Death of Mate 24 June 1970 (Jai died after a polo match)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities October 1949 (Son Jai born)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 29 July 2009 (In Jaipur, India, age 90)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes Biography: Gayatri Devi and Santha Rama Rau, "A Princess Remembers, The Memoirs of the Majarani of Jaipur" (p.41 "at about eight o'clock in the morning.")

Categories

  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (India)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (M.P.)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Adopted son out to wealthy family)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Granddaughter of Princess Gaekwar)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (30 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Husband killed in polo match)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Educated in Switzerland and England)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Financial difficulties in latter years of marriage)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs

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