Jaipur Ruler Bhawani Singh's Grandson, Teenager Padmanabh Singh Crowned Maharaja of Jaipur
India Current Affairs 2011. Teenager Padmanabh Singh, grandson of the erstwhile Jaipur ruler, late Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh ascended the titular throne of Jaipur.
Teenager Padmanabh Singh, grandson of the erstwhile Jaipur ruler, late Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh ascended the titular throne of Jaipur. The whole ceremony of assigning heir to the Kachwaha Rajput dynasty took place at the City Palace, Jaipur on April 27, 2011. Brig. Bhawani Singh died on April 17, 2011 at the age of 80 after a prolonged illness. Brig. Singh was born in 1931. He was the natural successor of Man Singh II.
Padmanabh is the son of Brig. Singh’s daughter, Diya Kumari. Brig. Singh had adopted Padmanabh as the heir to the Kachwaha Rajput dynasty at a grand ceremony in November 2002. Padmanabh is of 13 years of age who lit the funeral pyre of Brig. Singh at the royal family's crematorium at Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan in Jiapur.
Padmanabh's coronation in the royal grandeur was followed by the presentation of a guard of honour by an imperial contingent and salute by firing of cannon 12 times. The newly designated titular Maharaja took the salute with poise while holding a sword.
The adoption ceremony for Padmanabh was the second at the City Palace after a gap of 81 years. Brig. Singh's father, Sawai Man Singh II was also adopted at the same venue by the then ruler Sawai Madho Singh II in 1921.