Maharaja Sahib Pusapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju Manea Sultan Bahadur, 16th Zamindar of Vizianagram [14.11.1995] - [26.3.2016], born 17th July in 1950 at Madras, M.A., succeeded his father as Head of House on 14th November 1995; educated at Scindia School, Gwalior, Loyola College, Madras, Andhra Pradesh University and Stetson University, Florida, USA; M.L.A. (Andhra Pradesh), Member of the 10th Lok Sabha; Chairman of the Maharaja Alak Narayan Society for Arts and Science (MANSAS); married 1stly, 18th August 1971 (div.), Maharani Uma (Gajapathi Raju) B.A. (English Hon.), born 1953, married 2ndly, Maharani Sudha Gajapathi Raju, and had issue, two daughters. He died 26th March 2016
Yuvraj Saheb Kirtirajsinhji Rajvijaysinhji Jadeja, Yuvraj of Rajpara Princely State, married 11th February 2016, Yuvranisaheb Hiteshwari Kumari Jadeja, daughter of the Late Thakorsaheb Rajendrasinghji Mansinghji Chauhan of Khachhawada jagir, Nimkheda state, M.P.
HIH Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, passed away on 7th January 2016 in Monte Carlo aged 96 years. She was the twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran and was instrumental in the 1953 coup which led to him taking the throne. She served her brother as a palace adviser and was a strong advocate for women's rights. She was married three times and had three children.


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