GAYATRI DEVI

  • LS polls: Hema Malini banks on women voters in Mathura constituency April 18, 2014

    BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency Hema Malini is trying to woo women electors which are expected to play an important role in the elections here.  Out of the total 16,83,994 electors in the constituency, 7,50,471 are women voters. "Women normally, prefer a woman candidate. We are trying to win...
  • Now Big B promises Gayatri Devi of her pension February 16, 2010

    Amitabh Bachchan was moved in particular by the story of freedom fighter Gayatri Devi. ...
  • Gayatri Devi's heirs fight Government for gold January 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The heirs of Maharani Gayatri Devi of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family, considered the wealthiest royalty of Rajasthan, have approached the Delhi High Court for getting back nearly 800 kg of gold seized by the government in 1975. The gold, listed as the private property of Gayatri Devi's...
  • CJ Show: Freedom fighter Gayatri Devi finally gets a home January 17, 2010

    The 90yearold woman was living on the streets of Delhi for the last four years....
  • CJ impact: Elderly freedom fighter gets her rights January 14, 2010

    CNN IBN Citizen Journalist report showed you the lonely battle of 90year old Gayatri Devi living on the streets of Delhi demanding her freedom fighters pension. After seeing the report many responded with financial and medical help and now the Delhi government has also stepped in. The Delhi Government has...
  • CJ impact: Govt provides shelter to freedom figher Gayatri Devi January 14, 2010

    CNN IBN Citizen Journalist report showed the lonely battle of a 90yearold Gayatri Devi living on the streets of Delhi demanding her freedom fighters pension. After seeing the report, many responded with financial and medical help and now the Delhi government has also stepped in. The Delhi Government has offered...
  • Freedom fighter, 90, fights for pension January 9, 2010

    New Delhi: A 90yearold freedom fighter from Bihar has been on dharna in New Delhi for the past four years demanding her pension. Gayatri Devi has been forced to live on the streets of Delhi because the government has withdrawn her freedom fighter's pension. "I have been on dharna for four...
  • Royal problem: New twist in Gayatri Devi's will August 20, 2009

    Jaipur: Former Jaipur royal Gayatri Devis's grandchildren are trying to close the doors on any other possible claimants to the late rajmatas property. Her grandchildren Devraj and Lalitya Rangsit now claim the Rajmata had left a will giving her entire property, worth millions, to them. Their statement says: In order...
  • Gayatri's grandchildren claim she left properties to them August 19, 2009

    Jaipur: In a new twist to the tussle over assets of former Jaipur royal Gayatri Devi, her grandchildren Dev Raj and Lalitya Devi on Wednesday claimed that she had left "all her properties and rights" to them. "In order to put an end to all speculations, we would like to announce...
  • Jaipur kept waiting, no word on Gayatri Devi's will August 10, 2009

    Jaipur: Heirs to late Jaipur royal Gayatri Devis estate will have to wait to know who will inherit her properties worth Rs 1,000 crore. Gayatri Devi's will was to be read out in Jaipur on Sunday but the document was not discussed at a ceremony in City Palace on the twelfth...
  • Gayatri Devi's will to be read out, anxious heirs wait August 9, 2009

    Jaipur: A little more than a week after her death, a dispute over the properties of former Jaipur royal Gayatri Devi has begun. Her heirs, including her stepsons and grand children have camped at her erstwhile residence waiting for her will to be read out on Sunday, August 9. The fencing...
  • Gayatri Devi's estate sparks sly, royal inheritance war August 6, 2009

    Jaipur: A week after her death, a bitter dispute is waiting to erupt over the properties owned by former Jaipur royal Gayatri Devi. At the centre of the family feud is the Lily Pool, where Gayatri Devi lived out her last years. The property lies adjoining the famous Rambagh Palace...
  • Tale of two of India's most beautiful women July 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Their beauty and charisma was recognised by fashion bible Vogue and both Jaipur royal Rajmata Gayatri Devi and actress Leela Naidu had quite busy careers before leading lives of recluse until their death. Gayatri and Leela together featured in UK Vogue's list of 'World's Ten Most Beautiful Women'...
  • Gayatri Devi, a picture of grace and beauty: Amitabh July 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembers Gayatri Devi, the 'rajmata' of Jaipur, as a "picture of grace and beauty" wrapped in soft chiffons. Amitabh recalls sneaking into the Jaipur Polo Ground when he was a student in Delhi University to not just watch polo matches but also catch a glimpse...
  • Maharani Gayatri Devi, queen of grace July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The feisty princess Ayesha, daughter of the erstwhile maharaja of Cooch Behar, shot her first panther at the age of 13, stunning everyone. Six years later, the beautiful woman who came to be known as Maharani Gayatri Devi stunned her family again by falling in love with prince...
  • Jaipur royal Gayatri Devi dead July 29, 2009

    Jaipur: Gayatri Devi, the elegant former princess of Cooch Behar who became the maharani of Jaipur and was once considered among the world's most beautiful women, died on Wednesday, an official said. She was 90. She was admitted to the Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital (SDMH) in Jaipur on July 17....
  • Jaipur hit and run case accused's bail plea extended January 2, 2009

    Jaipur: The prime accused in the Jaipur hit and run case Vijit Singh can breathe easy at least till January 7. A local court has set aside the hearing on the cancellation of his bail till then. Vijit Singh is the grandson of Rajmata Gayatri Devi. He had allegedly run...
  • Hitandrun case: Rajasthan royals back kin December 24, 2008

    Jaipur: Pressure is mounting on the city police to take strict action against Vijit Singh, the step grandson of Rajmata Gayatri Devi. Vijit is accused of ramming his car into a group of girls on December 16. One of them, first year MBA student Babita was killed, while four of...
  • Jaipur royal mows down girl with his car, held December 22, 2008

    New Delhi: A member of Jaipur's erstwhile royal family is in serious trouble with the law. Gayatri Devi's stepgrandson Vijit Singh has been booked for culpable homicide for allegedly mowing down a student and injuring four others in a road accident last week. Singh was allegedly involved in a road...
  • National wipes: What's making news February 23, 2008

    Heres what is making news across the country. ...