Both hailed once by Vogue magazine among world’s 10 most beautiful women, they were charismatic and stunning and made an irreplaceable place for themselves on many impressionable young women in their own time… And will continue to do so much after.
Where Ms. Naidu lit up the silver screen and delighted the movie-goers, Maharani Gayatri Devi set new standards for grace and charm.
As little girls, we were smitten by Maharani’s breezy chiffons and pearls. As grown women we can only hope to be half as dignified and graceful.
They will be sorely missed.
Left: Leela Naidu (1940-2009)
Right: Maharani Gayatri Devi (1919-2009)