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Old 29th April 2019, 12:51   #1426
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The truth about that Indian maharaja who used Rolls-Royces for garbage collection.



Source: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/...ge-collection/
Why do we assume that the British version of this anecdote is the correct one. Why do we assume that all information is resident on Wikipedia. The cars were used to haul garbage and at least I recall reading of it and viewing those photos in Illustrated Weekly of India in the early 1970s soon after the privy purses were cancelled. Wikipedia has a heavy bias on historical and political topics in favour of the nationalities of the majority of the individual writers.

The garbage hauling was not in New Delhi as the article states but in that Maharaja's capital - I do not recall which. I thought it was the Maharaja of Patiala. The photos inserted in this 21st century video are not the correct ones.

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Old 2nd May 2019, 11:47   #1427
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Arrival of Raja of Palakkad for a function

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Old 3rd May 2019, 10:57   #1428
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The Kalahandi RR PII needs some TLC.

Picture from 2013 Cartier (find the original post here)

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and a recent picture by noted photographer, traveller "Safed Hathi"

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Remembering Her Highness Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur on her birth centenary.

23rd May 1919 - 23rd May 2019
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This autographed picture is from my collection, was a gift from H.H to my mother.

Posting many of the pictures shared here earlier as well, as a tribute to one of the most gorgeous woman, educationist and an icon of Indian royalty.

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Below picture credit : Mr. Sudhir Kasliwal
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Old 23rd May 2019, 13:50   #1430
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Remembering Her Highness Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur on her birth centenary.

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She once told me that one of her favorite cars was a red Sunbeam Alpine MkI convertible which was a gift from the Nawab of Bhopal, if i remember right

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Old 25th May 2019, 14:09   #1431
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Maharaja of Kolhapur Shri Chhatrapati Rajaram III with a Sunbeam tourer "Kolhapur 4"

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Rolls Royce #105MW 1933 Phantom II Open tourer by Barker for the Raja of Hathwa in front of Firpo's on Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, 1944.

Photo: George Pankratz

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Remembering Her Highness Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur on her birth centenary.
As part of the Centenary celebrations of Rajmata Gayatri devi a photo exhibition was recently held in Jaipur.

Some pictures:

This picture is from UK
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some others (though cars are barely seen)
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with the then Maharajkumar Bhawani Singh (the last titular Maharaja of Jaipur)
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on campaign trail, driving her own car
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also found this lovely picture with a Buick in the background, seen with Her Highness is HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and a young Jagat Singh (Gayatri devi's only son)
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Old 27th June 2019, 13:09   #1434
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Khallikote is a town in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha.

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Lt. Raja Bahadur Sri Sir Ramchandra Marda Raja Deo Bahadur, Raja of Khallikote as well as Raja Saheb of Atagada and Biridi estates (B.1909/1963), he was granted administrative powers on 14th January 1921
Here are some fabulous pictures of the Raja hunting with his guests, on horse back with hounds.

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Khallikote is a town in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha.

Raja of Khallikote & Atagada
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Here are some fabulous pictures of the Raja hunting with his guests, on horse back with hounds.

Lovely photos. The car in the 5th photo is a Humber. The one in the second LaSalle perhaps ?

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Rolls Royce #105MW 1933 Phantom II Open tourer by Barker for the Raja of Hathwa in front of Firpo's on Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, 1944.

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Hathwa had a 50/51ish Buick Roadmaster Ionia woody and a Mercedes 300 ponton till the early 2000s at least, wonder what state they are in now...
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Hathwa had a 50/51ish Buick Roadmaster Ionia woody and a Mercedes 300 ponton till the early 2000s at least, wonder what state they are in now...
The 300 and a Lincoln V12 were recently posted here (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas), and seem to be in good shape. The woody sounds like a dream!
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The 300 and a Lincoln V12 were recently posted here (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas), and seem to be in good shape. The woody sounds like a dream!
it was a very low milage car, absolutely original, dynaflow ( which is the only negative for me ) transmission, dark green and cream paint, only the wood needed attention, it had faded and needed to be revarnished. i had just bought a white elephant at the at time, otherwise wouldn't have left it
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Such stories are spun , sometimes by current owners, often by journalists .
or good old Bhalerao....
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Cross posting

Pictures of ex-Jaipur Chassis 3BU76, 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III Sedanca de ville, more about this car here

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