Lakshmi Bai Thampuratti passes away

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 8 (UNI) Karthika Thirunal Lakshmi Bai Thampuratti, the eldest member of the erstwhile Travancore Royal family died here today following old-age illness at a private hospital.

She was 92. She is survived by one son and two daughters.

Born to Maharani Sethuparvathi Bai and Ravivarma Koyi Thampuran of Kilimanoor Kottaram in 1916 at Kottakkakam Kottaram, near here, Lakshmi Bai Thampuratti had witnessed many important historical events. She visited many European countries and had the knowledge of various languages, including English, French and Sanskrit.

The last Travancore ruler Balarama Varma and the current Prince Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma are her brothers.

The cremation will take place with state honour.

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