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The Maharaja of Baroda, Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, is seen wearing a three-tiered necklace, one of the most extravagant and far-famed diamond necklaces ever created, which incorporated the 128.48-carat cushion-cut "Star of the South" diamond and the 76.5-carat pear-shaped "English Dresden" that his ancestor Khanderao Gaekwad had made to display these two important diamonds.
Sayajirao III Gaekwad dreamed of establishing a world-class university in Baroda, for which he allocated funds from both his personal wealth and state resources. His grandson, Pratapsinhrao, fulfilled the dream by establishing Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda. He also established the Sir Sayajirao Diamond Jubilee and Memorial Trust Fund to perpetuate the memory of his grandfather. To this day, the trust caters to the education and other needs of the people of the former state of Baroda without any distinction of caste or creed.
Seated on a Golden Throne adorned with a diamond sunburst and crown, Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, the Maharaja of Baroda, accepts offerings from a line of attendees who have gathered to pay their respects during His Highness' Birthday Durbar. To his right, his eldest son sits. Standing behind him are two officers of his guard, resplendent in their uniforms, accompanied by two mace-bearers.

Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad

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The Maharaja of Baroda, Sayajirao Gaekwad III, led numerous social reforms, such as prohibition of child marriage, implementation of divorce legislation, eradication of untouchability, promotion of Sanskrit, and support for the fine arts. He also funded B.R. Ambedkar's education in Bombay, UK, and the USA.
H.H. Shrimant Maharaja Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda with Sir Akbar Hydari. Image Credit: BnF / Gallica.
H.H. Shrimant Sarkar Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur Maharaja Sir Sayajirao III Gaekwad, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., of Baroda.

Sayajirao Gaekwad III

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Royal Archives on Twitter: "Their Highnessess the Maharaja Saheb and Maharani Saheba of Baroda https://t.co/TUj3qscoMp" / Twitter
Royal Archives on Twitter: "Warmest wishes to Their Highnesses the Maharaja and Maharani Gaekwad of Baroda on their anniversary. May you always be surrounded with love and happiness.. https://t.co/U5y3LqqOXy" / Twitter
His Highness Shrimant Sarkar Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur Maharaja Samarjitsinh Ranjitsinh Gaekwad of Baroda.

Samarjitsinh Gaekwad

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Her Highness Maharani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Radhika Raje Sahib Gaekwad, Maharani of Baroda.
H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Radhikaraje Sahib Gaekwad, Maharani of Baroda.
H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Radhikaraje Sahib Gaekwad, Maharani of Baroda.

Radhikaraje Gaekwad

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The Maharaja of Baroda plays billiards with Edgar Britt
HH The Maharaja of Baroda, Major-General H.H. Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, plays billiards with Edgar Britt, an Australian jockey, who rode a horse called Sayajirao, one of the greatest racehorses of the Twentieth Century. Sayajirao was purchased for £26,000 by the Maharaja, and it won the Irish Derby and the St. Leger Stakes.
The Maharaja of Baroda, Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, is seen wearing a three-tiered necklace, one of the most extravagant and far-famed diamond necklaces ever created, which incorporated the 128.48-carat cushion-cut "Star of the South" diamond and the 76.5-carat pear-shaped "English Dresden" that his ancestor Khanderao Gaekwad had made to display these two important diamonds. Dresden, India, Cushion Cut, English, King Of India, Vadodara, Singh, South, Great King
Maharaja of Baroda, Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad
The Maharaja of Baroda, Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, is seen wearing a three-tiered necklace, one of the most extravagant and far-famed diamond necklaces ever created, which incorporated the 128.48-carat cushion-cut "Star of the South" diamond and the 76.5-carat pear-shaped "English Dresden" that his ancestor Khanderao Gaekwad had made to display these two important diamonds.
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Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad
HH The Maharaja of Baroda, Major-General H.H. Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, at LaGuardia Field, in the Borough of Queens, New York, N.Y., before boarding Clipper Intrepid of Pan American World Airways for London.
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Sayajirao III Gaekwad
Sayajirao III Gaekwad was invested with full administrative powers as the Ruler of Baroda; he led numerous social reforms, such as a ban on child marriage, divorce legislation, the removal of untouchability, promotion of Sanskrit, and support for the fine arts. He also established a network of libraries that reached 85% of Baroda's population by 1930.
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Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad
Sayajirao III Gaekwad dreamed of establishing a world-class university in Baroda, for which he allocated funds from both his personal wealth and state resources. His grandson, Pratapsinhrao, fulfilled the dream by establishing Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda. He also established the Sir Sayajirao Diamond Jubilee and Memorial Trust Fund to perpetuate the memory of his grandfather. To this day, the trust caters to the education and other needs of the people of the former state of Baroda without any distinction of caste or creed.
Resplendent in her traditional saree, wearing the Baroda Pearl Necklace, the former Maharani of Baroda, Sita Devi, alongside her son, Maharajkumar Sayajirao Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, at a soirée in Paris. Paris, Traditional, H.e.r., Bid, Hammer, Photographer, Devi
Sita Devi, alongside her son, Maharajkumar Sayajirao Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad
Resplendent in her traditional saree, wearing the Baroda Pearl Necklace, the former Maharani of Baroda, Sita Devi, alongside her son, Maharajkumar Sayajirao Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, at a soirée in Paris.
Seated on a Golden Throne adorned with a diamond sunburst and crown, Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, the Maharaja of Baroda, accepts offerings from a line of attendees who have gathered to pay their respects during His Highness' Birthday Durbar. To his right, his eldest son sits. Standing behind him are two officers of his guard, resplendent in their uniforms, accompanied by two mace-bearers. Birthday, Instagram, Golden Throne, Crown
Maharaja Gaekwad's Birthday Durbar
Seated on a Golden Throne adorned with a diamond sunburst and crown, Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad, the Maharaja of Baroda, accepts offerings from a line of attendees who have gathered to pay their respects during His Highness' Birthday Durbar. To his right, his eldest son sits. Standing behind him are two officers of his guard, resplendent in their uniforms, accompanied by two mace-bearers.
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Maharaja Gaekwad's Birthday Durbar
Dancing Girls Entertain the Maharaja Gaekwad and Guests at his Birthday Durbar.
The Maharaja of Baroda, Sayajirao Gaekwad III, led numerous social reforms, such as prohibition of child marriage, implementation of divorce legislation, eradication of untouchability, promotion of Sanskrit, and support for the fine arts. He also funded B.R. Ambedkar's education in Bombay, UK, and the USA. Vintage, Portrait, Art, Vintage Indian Jewelry, Gold Jewelry Indian
Maharaja of Baroda
The Maharaja of Baroda, Sayajirao Gaekwad III, led numerous social reforms, such as prohibition of child marriage, implementation of divorce legislation, eradication of untouchability, promotion of Sanskrit, and support for the fine arts. He also funded B.R. Ambedkar's education in Bombay, UK, and the USA.
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Princess of Baroda
Shrimant Maharajkumari Mrunalini Raje Gaekwad of Baroda, later Maharani of Dhar, 1940.
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Maharaj Khanderao Gaekwad
Lt.-Colonel Shrimant Maharaj Khanderao Gaekwad of Baroda, photographed by Hamilton Studios, circa 1936.
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Maharaj Khanderao Gaekwad
Lt.-Colonel Shrimant Maharaj Khanderao Gaekwad of Baroda, photographed by Hamilton Studios, circa 1936.
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Rajmata of Baroda
Her Highness The Rajmata of Baroda
H.H. Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda. Photographed by Mario Testino. Outfits, Architecture, Mario Testino, Maharani Gayatri Devi, Gayatri Devi, Bridal Sarees South Indian, Saree
Maharani of Baroda
H.H. Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda. Photographed by Mario Testino.
Her Highness Maharani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Radhika Raje Sahib Gaekwad, Maharani of Baroda. Indian Outfits, Saree Designs, Beautiful Saree, Saree Look, Indian Women, Drape Saree
Her Highness the Maharani of Baroda
Her Highness Maharani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Radhika Raje Sahib Gaekwad, Maharani of Baroda.