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Mayurbhanj Rajmata Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi passed away

Baripada:13/7/20: Mayurbhanj Rajmata Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi passed away yesterday. She was 94. She breathed her last at Belgadia Palace here.

Born in 1927, Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi, daughter of Nepal Naresh Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah, had married to Mayurbhanj Maharaja Pradeep Chandra Bhanj Deo in 1952. Her husband had passed away in 2000.

“She was an avid art and culture enthusiast with a passion for sports. She was a philanthropist and strong advocate for women’s education and empowerment. She will be remembered for her grace, dignity, and compassion and especially for being a guiding light for everyone she knew and spent time with,” a tweet of the Belgadia Palace’s Twitter handle said.


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