Friday, March 21, 2014



(Yuvraj Dr. Karan Singh and *Maharani Yasho Rajya lakshmi  receiving Russian Guests Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev and Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin  at  srinagar in .November 1955..)

 MAHARANI YASHO RAJYA LAKSHMI  ( 1937-2009 ) was born in Nepal as a Rana Princess to the family of the last Rana Mohan Shamser Jung Bahadur . She married Dr Karan Singh in 1950 when she was barely 13 years old. The two virtually grew up together and, at times, even studied together.
For a period of more than 17 years after her marriage ,Maharani Yasho Rajya Lakshmi happily undertook the responsibilities of being the wife of the Head of State ( Sadar e Riyasat ) . Some People in Jammu and Srinagar still remember the dedication and Zeal with which she did relief work ( at Both places ) During the 1962 and 1965 wars .
She was a kind and compassionate woman who did a lot of Social work.Her major contribution was the creation of “Delhi Society for the Welfare of Mentally Retarded Children .” As a result of her initiative and  dedicated fund raising efforts which essentially included a substantial personal contribution, a grand institution was been set up . This institution now caters to over 300 mentally retarded children with  a sheltered workshop, a vocational training centre, a diagnostic clinic and latest  other rehabilitation facilities. At the moment it is  a  premier institutions of its kind in the country.

Though born and brought up in Nepal , she was quick to pick up Dogri  a language spoken in Jammu and some parts of Himachal  Pradesh . She could also understand kashmiri Language .

Yes Dr Karan singh ( Born 1931 ) misses her when he adds .. .

“ Lord Shiva, one of whose appellations is Mahakaleshwar, the Great God of Death, has decreed that my beloved wife Yasho should move on in the sixtieth year of our marriage. We wedded as teenagers and virtually grew up together. It has been a unique blessing for me to have partaken of her love, generosity and compassion.. As the Upanishad says “May her journey into light be auspicious ”

( Autar Mota 21.03.2014 )
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