Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar,Indian ruler of Tigiria State (1943–1947), Died at 97

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Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar was born in 1943 and died on November 30, 2015.

He was an Indian ruler of Tigiria State from 1943 to 1947, the playboy princes of colonial India.

Birbar was the last surviving former ruler in Orissa, he was once the life and soul of India’s royal party circuit.

When he was younger, he married a princess, owed 25 vintage luxury cars and lived in a palace with 30 servants.

After, his fortunes started to deplete during the Indian independence when he lost his state’s tax revenues and was given a privy purse of pounds 130 a year instead.

Brajraj was forced to sell his palace in 1960 for pounds 900 and later separated from his wife.

In 1975, the former prime minister, Indira Gandhi, withdrew the last remaining royal privileges and he lost his annual income.

Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar passed away at age 97.

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