Luxury-loving scion of south Indian royal dynasty dies at 60
BANGALORE (AFP) - The luxury-loving scion of a former south Indian royal family died Tuesday of a heart attack at the age of 60, doctors said.
Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar was the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, which ruled over the erstwhile Mysore state that is now part of the Indian state of Karnataka.
The system of "princely states" was phased out after independence from Britain in 1947.
Even so, "I lived like a maharaja (king) without technically or legally being one", Wodeyar had said in an interview with Indian media about his life a few years ago.