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Royal Family of Jodhpur:

Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji was Born on 13th Janauray, 1948 to their Highness, the Maharaja Hanwant Singh and Maharani Krishna Kumari, princess of Dhrangadhra State. Gaj Singh was destined to succeed his father at the tender age of four. Due to his Father\'s Tragic and fatal air accident in 1952.

In 1970, after finishing studies from Oxford, the Maharaja returned to Jodhpur to assume control of his vast inheritance as well as the main fold social and cultural responsibilities that accompanied it.  
On the other hand in New Delhi, the Prime Minister Mrs.Indria Gandhi would emerge supreme in Indian Politics. In the December of 1971 the constitution was amended and the Princess \"de-recognized\", their privy purses and privilages were similarly withdrawn.

Maharaja gaj Singh II faced adversity with dignity and matured beyond his years and personally lead the re-organization of his affairs, and estates; laying the foundation of his future existence through social political re-alignments, commercial enterprises and the creation of chartitable foundations and trusts.

Today the colors fly proudly once again. The Maharaja\'s major trust has been in tourism, Charitable & Sports Promotion Sector with widespread benefits which has emerged the life-line of modern day marwar, indeed Rajasthan, Besides the conversation of his own Palaces into hotels, for most among them the Umaid Bhawan.  One of the great Palace hotels in the world, and the Mehrangarh Fort whihc has the internationally acclaimed museum. The Maharaja has served, until recently as the Chairman of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation of Rajasthan.

The Maharaja is currently on the Govening Council of the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) besides being the Convenor of it\'s Rajasthan Chapter.

The Intervening years have also seen Gaj Singh II serve as India\'s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago as well as a term in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament in New Delhi.

Running fifty seven years now, a long way down the road from that hazzy day in January, 1952, Maharaja Gaj Singh II, universally known as Bapji or Father, can look back at this life with a measure of satisfaction; the journey into manhood as one of India\'s midnight\'s children, the transition from kingship to Trusteeship of an unparalleled heritage, and from Maharaja at four to a productively involved and beloved democrat, has been an absorbing adventure that may well have daunted his warrior ancestors.