In pics: Mysore mourns death of its last king

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Bangalore, Dec 12: The death of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, which marked the end of the 600-year-old Mysore royal dynasty, has put the Mysore region in particular and the Karnataka state in general in deep shock.

Srikantadatta, who died of heart attack in a Bangalore hospital on Tuesday, was the only son of the last ruler of Mysore, Jaya Chamarajendra Wodeyar, who ruled between 1940-1947.

The royal dynasty of Mysore are revered by a large number of people across the old Mysore region in the state. The kings of the dynasty modernised the state and laid the foundation of the future development.
Sources in Mysore Palace said Srikantadatta had made up his mind on the succession before his death. Srikantadatta's nephew Chaduranga Kantharaja Urs, who carried out the last rites of the king, would succeed him, said the sources.

Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar

A file photo of Mysore scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar who died on Tuesday

Tributes to the last Wodeyar king

Family members pay tributes to the mortal remains of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, at Mysore Palace on December 11, 2013.

Final tributes

Rituals being performed near the mortal remains of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, during his funeral in Mysore on December 11, 2013.

People pay tributes to the deceased king

People pay tributes to the mortal remains of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty who died on December 10, 2013,, at Mysore Palace on December 11.

People wait to pay tributes

People queue up to pay tributes to the mortal remains of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, at Mysore Palace on December 11.

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The wife of Maharaja Srikanta Dutta Narasimharaja Wodeyar who died on December 10, 2013, Pramoda Devi, talks over phone with sisters of the deceased king.

Final tribute

People take part in the funeral procession of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of the Wodeyar dynasty, at Mysore Palace on Wednesday.

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