Happy Birthday to Maharani Padmini Devi of Jaipur, who turns 76 today! The daughter of Maharaja Rajendra Prakash of Sirmur by his wife Maharani Indira Devi, Princess Padmini Devi of Sirmur was born into a small Princely State located in the hills of southern Himachal Pradesh. In 1966, she married Yuvraj Bhawani Singh of Jaipur, who succeeded as the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1970. The couple had one daughter, Princess Diya Kumari, but no son, so they adopted their eldest grandson, Padmanabh Singh, as the Maharaja’s heir, succeeding after his death in 2012. Maharani Padmini Devi’s younger grandson, Rajkumar Lakshya Raj Singh, was appointed the titular Maharaja of Sirmur, from her family, due to the lack of a male heir. Being the grandmother of two Maharajas, Maharani Padmini Devi remains an active matriarch of the Jaipur Royal Family, managing the massive family wealth, making television appearances, participating in political protests, and attending royal events. I wish HH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!