Not everybody is born in a rich, respected and in famous family, but those who are, get not just royalty as God’s gift, but also immortality and are also remembered in tales and books even ages after they are gone.
The Maharaja of Mysore: Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, the maharaja of Mysore, once ordered some fancy and expensive Rolls Royce just to protect his attendants from the heat of the sun.
The Nawab of Junagarh: Nawab of Junagarh owned 800 dogs with individual human attendant for each one. He also organised wedding functions for the marriage of these dogs.
The Nizam of Hyderabad: In 1940, the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan was the declared the richest Indian of the world. His wealth added up to more than 2 billion dollars which is more than 2% of the total economy of United States. He bought ‘Jacob Diamond’, the fifth largest diamond in the world and used it as a humble paper weight.
Ladies of Mughal harems: The ladies of Mughal harems wore a dress only once and then gave it to their servants.
The Maharani of Cooch Behar: Maharani Indira Devi of Cooch Behar is said to have ordered 100 pairs of shoes from ‘Salvatore Ferragamo’, one of the most famous fashion designers of that time, which were highly costly as they were studded with diamonds.
The Maharaja of Jaipur: Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II of Jaipur once ordered his servants to create two huge sterling vessels made of silver to carry Ganga Jal along with him, on his trip to England. The incredibly huge vessels were made from 14,000 melted silver coins for each without soldering. The capacity of each vessel was about 4000 litres and its weight were about 350 kg. The utensil still holds its name in the Guinness book of world records for the world’s largest sterling silver vessels.
The Nizam of Hyderabad: The collection of pearls of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad could fill up an Olympic size swimming pool.