A non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving endangered architectural sites worldwide has decided to honour Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur for his contribution to preserving cultural heritage.
The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has decided to award the Maharaja with the prestigious Hadrian Award.
The award is given annually for foremost contribution to preservation of cultural and architectural heritage. The award will be presented at a special ceremony to honour him.
WMF works with local organisations to identify the endangered sites and publishes the list of 100 most endangered sites every two years.