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Last Raja dies…

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I doubt public school students learn much these days about the British rule of India,  or the Raj system, so teachers aren’t likely to note that Brajraj Khyatriya Birabara Champati Singh Mahapatra has died at the age of 94.

The  last Indian king  of the British Raj went from being a fast car-loving playboy living in a palace,  to a penniless pauper dependent on the kindness of villagers to bring him rice and lentils.   Indian independence cut off his flow of money,  but he insisted he didn’t regret a thing.

 

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Written by timeforthorns

December 17, 2015 at 11:53 pm

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