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Maharana Bhagwat Sing with a prince - Mewar

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December 31, 1939
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Akbar III 1948-2012

Maharana Bhagwat Sing with a prince - Mewar

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Gouache on paper 10 x 7.5 in. (25.4 x 19 cm.) Bhagwat Singh Mewar (20 June 1921 - 3 November 1984) was the titular ruler of the Indian princely state of Udaipur or Mewar from 1955 until the Indian government abolished all royal titles in 1971. Bhagwat Singh was born in 1927, three years after the accession of his father Bhupal Singh to the throne of Mewar and Udaipur as Maharana. Personal life In the 26th amendment to the Constitution of India promulgated in 1971, the Government of India abolished all official symbols of princely India, including titles, privileges, and remuneration (privy purses). Bhagwat Singh succeeded him as the titular ruler of the state. One of Bhagwat Singh's palaces was Jag Niwas, on an island in Lake Pichola, since used for the filming of several films, including the James Bond film Octopussy in 1983. The 75th custodian of the house of Mewar, Maharana Bhagwat Singh, served one of the longest and unbroken custodianship of a royal house. He was adopted by the preceding Maharana Bhupal Singh from Shivarati branch and was married to Maharani Sushila Kumari, the granddaughter of Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner. The court patronage for painters received a setback when all the kingdoms were merged in Rajasthan state, but Bhagwat Singh continued to reward painters. He founded an organization named ‘Maharana of Mewar Charitable foundation’ which runs the City Palace Museum in Udaipur and handles a number of philanthropic works, and also conducts an annual award function where selected people are awarded for their excellency in different fields.


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