The beautiful woman seen here is Sharda Pandit, a scion of a Maharashtrian aristocratic family in the earlier half of the 20th century. She was born in Rajkot, Gujarat. She was hailed as the ‘Beauty Queen’ of Elphinstone College of Bombay, later became the Governor of two Indian States. Circa 1935

The beautiful woman seen here is Sharda Pandit, a scion of a Maharashtrian aristocratic family in the earlier half of the 20th century. She was born in Rajkot, Gujarat. She was hailed as the ‘Beauty Queen’ of Elphinstone College of Bombay, later became the Governor of two Indian States. Circa 1935

Princess Rafat Zamani, Begum of Rampur, wearing a stunning diamond tiara, featuring multiple diamond motifs with spacers.

Princess Rafat Zamani, Begum of Rampur, wearing a stunning diamond tiara, featuring multiple diamond motifs with spacers.

Rajmata Krishna Kumari of Marwar and Jodhpur (1926- )    Photo by Madame Yevonde  Vivex colour print, 1937-1938, National Portrait Gallery.

Rajmata Krishna Kumari of Marwar and Jodhpur (1926- ) Photo by Madame Yevonde Vivex colour print, 1937-1938, National Portrait Gallery.

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