Maharaja Bhawani Singh was the former Maharaja of the city of Jaipur. His heir Padmanabh Singh was announced as the official heir of the royal family 6 years back by way of a Tilak ceremony.
Young boy from the royal family, Padmanabh is turning adult on his 18th birthday on July 12, 2016.
In such happening of an event, Padmanabh will become the official head of the royal family.
The crowning of Padmanabh officially as the head will be commemorated in the form of a grand event, the preparations for which have been made already.
Padmanabh Singh has completed his early education at the prominent Mayo College in the city of Ajmer and is pursuing his higher education from England. He will mark his return back to London for his education purpose and will keep visiting the city from time to time to look after the work and other needs and happenings of and in the family.
When the former ruler Maharaja Brigadier Bhawani Singh passed away in the year 2011, Padmanabh Singh by way of a Tilak ceremony was made the heir of Maharaja Bhawani Singh in the form of his son.
Maharaja Bhawani Singh had no son of his own and had Princess Diya Kumari as his only child. He hence adopted the eldest son of Smt. Diya Kumari as his own son to crown him as his titular successor.
Padmanabh was merely 12 years old at that time and he was receiving training and teachings from the former queen Smt. Padmini Devi Ji for ruling. Padmanabh is the youngest prince to be crowned as the ruler. While he was the potential heir already, but as he was not of the age to rule, all the royal family ruling decisions were taken by Smt. Padmini Devi Ji.
Now that Padmanabh has come to age of an adult, he is independent to take decisions on his own and the final decision given by him shall be taken to be obeyed.
Padmanabh will be given the responsibility to handle the City Palace Museum, Jaigarh Fort, Sheelmata Trust, Ashok Club, Polo Club etc. All the court matters and bank paper work will be under Padmanabh’s name now.
The events and their flow will commence from City Palace on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 where the memories and memoirs of the rule of the king Sawai Mansingh II will be awakened and celebrated.
It has been said that the birthday of Padmanabh to mark and celebrate his 18th birthday will be done in the very same way as the birthday of Sawai Mansingh II was observed when he turned 18 years old. Information says that it is after decades that such an event of grandeur is taking place.
Guests, relatives of the royal family along with the Tazimi Sardar, Jagirdar, Thikanedar and Seths will mark their presence in the event. An approximate of 700 guests are expected as visitors.