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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (16:58:59)
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Gayatri Devi, former Jaipur queen, is dead

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Jaipur: Gayatri Devi, the elegant former princess of Cooch Behar who became the maharani of Jaipur and was once considered among the world's most beautiful women, died here today, an official said. She was 90.

She was admitted to the Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital (SDMH) here on July 17.

"She developed gastric problems in London and was admitted to a hospital there. She expressed her desire to return and was flown in an air ambulance to Jaipur. She was in SDMH since then," an administrative officer of SDMH said.

Gayatri Devi's death comes a day after the passing away of actress Leela Naidu, both of whom were named by Vogue as amongst the 10 most beautiful women in the world. (IANS)