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  1. Mita at | | Reply

    Oh no, this is really sad. Don’t know what to say. End of an era indeed.

  2. m at | | Reply

    don’t know much about Ms Naidu.. but i will surely miss Maharani..what a gorgeous woman she was…

  3. Mita at | | Reply

    I have read Maharani’s autobiography ‘A Princess Remembers’. It was fascinating, the parties, the people, clothing, jewelry, palaces, polo matches, the age, the romance, her fab lifestyle. However what struck me most was the sense of loss , her loss. She lost most of her beloved family during her lifetime. Her husband, her two brothers,one of them dying horribly in a fire, death of her elder sister, her step daughter, her only son, all dead, before their time, dying young.
    However, her grace in the face of all these losses was remarkable.I wish she now finds her way back to her beloved husband Jai.

  4. pdaervo at | | Reply

    Pure, pure class- my favorite era <3
    They will be missed; my love goes out to their loved ones.

  5. dn at | | Reply

    Such a sad loss to see both of them go so close to each other. I still remember the movie Anuradha, Leela Naidu was so dignified and graceful. In the very few movies she worked in, she left a mark.
    Gayatri Devi, as most agree, was the epitome of beauty. She had the most striking and alluring face when she was young, and as she aged, she became the symbol of grace. She also promoted girl education in Rajasthan, and as women, we should carry that mission forward.

  6. sony at | | Reply

    thats so sad…i liked maharani Gayetri Devi so much. RIP

  7. Padma at | | Reply

    Such beautiful women, i dont think most of the so called celebrities of today can even hold a candle to them. They were intelligent, modern and independent, yet graceful, charming and elegant.

  8. Bsimple at | | Reply

    Aww, sorry to hear about it. It’s a loss to the world. My respects to both of them.

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  10. RZ Sokol at | | Reply

    They are true beauty, poise and grace personified. They will be missed.

  11. DeLight at | | Reply

    a beautiful tribute. Thanks, PnP!

  12. pan at | | Reply

    These were true Fashionistas ….. they could make style statements way before most could understand what fashion is let alone STYLE!
    PS : So called “sale-e-brities” n “social-lites” take a cue n set standards which are high ….. what say bloggers?

  13. Adit at | | Reply

    my Mom has a Life magazine, with a spread of Maharani Gayatri Devi in Jodhpurs with Jackie Kennedy and she overshadows Jackie completely. Looking so to the manor born and regal and decadent all at the same time. FAB. Will be all truely missed.

  14. akaa at | | Reply

    Its really the end of an era ..

    May their souls RIP

  15. herdisnot at | | Reply

    Both beautiful women, gracious, regal.
    Just as Jackie O, a New World royalty made the pillbox hat fashionable, Maharani G made the chiffon and pearls a mainstay for desiclass.

  16. melange at | | Reply

    When I grow old, I hope to be atleast half as graceful and a quarter as beautiful as either of them. May their souls rest in peace.

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