Kutch's royal family member passes away

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Bhuj, Feb 22 (UNI) Himmatsinhji Vijayrajji Jadeja, younger brother of former Kutch king Madansinhji Jadeja, died here this morning.

He was 80 and is survived by his daughter.

Himmatsinhji was elected as a Swatantra Party Member of Parliament from 1962-67.

He was known for his deep knowledge of Kutch's birds, history, ecology and geography. He was also the managing trustee of well known temple Ashapura Mata Madh Mandir located near Narayan Sarovar, about 50 km from here.

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