Diya Kumari

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Diya Kumari
MLA
Born (1971-01-30) 30 January 1971 (age 47)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
SpouseNarendra Singh Rajawat, Thikana Kothara of Shivad (div. 2018)
ReligionHinduism

Diya Kumari (born 30 January 1971), is an Indian politician. She is a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Sawai Madhopur constituency and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the daughter of the last Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Bhawani Singh and Padmini Devi.

Biography[edit]

Diya Kumar attended Modern School (New Delhi) and Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' Public School Jaipur. She later did a decorative arts course in London.[2] She manages the family heritage, which includes City Palace, Jaipur that is also partly her royal residence, Jaigarh Fort, Amber and two trusts: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust, Jaipur and the Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust. She also manages two schools: The Palace School and Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School. She is also engaged in the management of the three hotels: Rajmahal Palace in Jaipur, Hotel Jaipur House at Mount Abu and Hotel Lal Mahal Palace, Jaipur.[3]

Diya Kumari has three children from her marriage to Narendra Singh, Thikana Kothara of Shivad, granted the honorary title maharaj by Bhawani Singh in 2003[4]. Their eldest son, Padmanabh Singh, was born on 2 July 1998 and adopted by Bhawani Singh as his successor as head of the erstwhile royal family on 22 November 2002, and assumed the position on Jaipur Gaddi on 27 April 2011. Their second son is Lakshraj Singh and their daughter is Gauravi Kumari.[5] She divorced her husband in December 2018.

Politics[edit]

Diya Kumari joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 September 2013 before a crowd of two-lakh people in the presence of then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Rajnath Singh and Vasundhara Raje, at a rally in Jaipur.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.diyakumari.org
  2. ^ Diya Kumari biography from Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum
  3. ^ http://www.msmsmuseum.com/pagedetail.php?catid=1&subcatid=2
  4. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/2003/10/09/stories/2003100906482200.htm
  5. ^ Princess Diya Kumari biography from Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum
  6. ^ "Jaipur princess joins BJP". The Telegraph. India. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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