India’s last maharaja of Jaipur dies at 79 (AP) – 1019th Edition

In this Oct. 18, 2010 photograph, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, the last Maharaja of Jaipur, poses during his birthday at Jaipur, India. Singh, who continued to be revered as a social and cultural icon after India abolished royal titles, has died after a long illness, his daughter said Sunday April 18, 2011. He was 79. (AP Photo)AP – Thousands of people poured into the courtyard of a sprawling palace in the western Indian city of Jaipur on Sunday to pay their last respects to Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, the city’s last maharaja.

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