Brigadier Bhawani Singh passes away

Brigadier (Retd) Bhawani Singh passed away at a hospital in Gurgaon last night. Bhawani Singh, 80, successor of former Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, was not keeping well for sometime and was admitted to the hospital where he breathed his last at around 0100 hrs last night. He is survived by his wife Padmini.
About Brigadier Bhawani Singh: Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur,(born 1931) was the last titular Maharaja of Jaipur. He died at age 80 on April 16th, 2011. The title technically ended when royal entitlements were abolished along with privy purses through a constitutional amendment in 1971. In the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Sawai led his troops deep inside Pakistani territory in the Sindh region of Pakistan, attacking and destroying many Pakistani posts. For this, he was awarded India's second-highest gallantry award, the Mahavir Chakra. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier in 1974. Following his retirement from the army Sawai Bhawani Singh contested the Lok Sabha elections in the year 1989 for the Indian National Congress party but lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Girdhari Lal Bhargav.