Her Highness Maharani Gayatri Devi was the queen of Jaipur, Rajasthan. She died at the age of 90 in the year 2009 but she is still alive in the hearts of millions of her admirers. Maharani Gayatri Devi was a Lok Sabha member from 1967 until 1971. She gradually moved out of politics but continued her social gestures in the way of adopting schools and villages and funding various NGO’s.
Jaipur, the pink city of India that time was amongst the very few planned cities of the country. It is one of those cities where you can never get lost because all roads intersect at 90 degrees. It continues to be one of the most favorite tourist destinations for people from across the globe.
Having done so much for the people of Jaipur, one thing I would have done differently than Maharani Sahiba was that I would have developed Jaipur as an organized and structured city just the way Chandigarh and Dubai are today. Being in politics and having the authority to lead the city along with ancestor’s legacy of being gifted with a well planned city, it was just everything one would need to uplift Jaipur to its true potential. If she would have done this, she would have left her foot prints for generations to remember her with as much pride and gratitude as we remember her today for all her contribution.
(This article has been written on the topic “Put yourself in the shoes of any historical figure, and describe at least one thing you would do differently” on the first edition of IndiSpire)