Mewar's hot royal bachelor to wed in lavish ceremony
May 30, 2013, 10:08 AM IST
Jaipur: This young scion of the Mewar royal family is one of the most eligible bachelors today. So, it must have been truly heartbreaking for city girls when it was announced that he was getting married. The nuptials have been fixed for the months of November and December…and the lucky girl?
Well, she is a princess herself, a daughter of the Orissa royal family. Her name is Nivritti Kumari Singh Deo, the daughter of the erstwhile royal family of Balangir, Kanakvardhan Singh.
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It was love at first sight for this handsome couple when they first met in Delhi at a function in the presence of relatives.
Sources say that the wedding date was fixed on May 13th on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya.
They met later as well in Hyderabad at a hotel management ceremony.
Lakshyaraj with his mother
Preparations have already begun in both the royal households. The ring ceremony will take place in the royal palace at Mewar.
Reports say that it is to be a lavish wedding and hectic preparations have already begun.
Nivritti with her mother.
Rajasthani food and traditional Rajasthani designs are being prepared. Artisans from Udaipur will be sent to do this. Also, as the wedding guests will be treated to traditional Rajasthani food, a special chef will be sent for the purpose.
A chartered plane for the baraatis has already been booked.
Who is Lakshyaraj Singh?
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur is the youngest child of Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur and Smt Vijayraj Kumari Mewar of Udaipur.
Belonging to the Royal family of Mewar, he is a direct descendant of such luminaries in Indian history such as Maharana Sanga and Maharana Pratap.
He was schooled at Mayo College, Ajmer and later at the Blue Mountains Hotel Management School in Australia.
Here he obtained a bachelor of commerce degree and also gained hands-on experience in the hospitality industry, serving at all levels of the business, including as a barista and a waiter.
He later studied management at the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He returned to Udaipur to join the family hospitality and heritage hotels business.
His first charge was the redevelopment of the Jagmandir Island Palace, which he transformed from an abandoned ruin to one of the world's most exclusive wedding destinations.
He has recently been promoted to the position of Executive Director of several companies, including the HRH Group of Hotels.
He is also a trustee of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation set up by his grandfather, HlH Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar of Udaipur.
He is especially involved in the running of the Foundation's educational trust, and takes particular interest in the day-to-day running of the schools under the trust.
He gave up a promising career in cricket to concentrate on sports administration.
Presently he is the President of the Udaipur District Cricket Association and has had a remarkable run of success in every facet of the game.
At State level, he is a Special Invitee of the Rajasthan Cricket Association along with Chairman - Technical Committee and Special Invitee for World Class Stadium Committee (Jaipur and Udaipur); he is also an Advisor to The President of Rajasthan Cricket Association.
He is also the Vice-President of the Maharana Pratap Smarak Samiti, Udaipur and is extremely active in the conservation of Mewar's cultural and historic heritage.
Lakshyaraj uses his public profile to create awareness about issues relevant to the urban and rural societies in the region and campaigns for health, environmental and youth causes.
The love and trust accrued over 76 generations by his family allow him to take a leading role in social causes close to his heart.