Twenty-one days after her death, the grandchildren of Gayatri Devi, former queen mother of Jaipur, claimed she had left all her properties, worth about Rs 2,150 crore (Rs 21.5 billion), to them.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Devraj Singh, 28, and his sister Lalitya, 30, said: “We are the only natural legal heirs entitled to succeed. Her last will, in our favour, was left with his Highness Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singhji of Jaipur … this is in the knowledge of all family members.”
Though they did not reveal details of the will, HT found out it is a one-page unregistered document, written in English, and says: “all my movable and immovable properties will go to my grandchildren Devraj Singh and Lalitya”.
Two of Gayatri Devi’s step-sons, Jai Singh, 76, and Prithviraj Singh, 74, are reportedly upset and refused to comment on Devi’s grandchildren’s claim.