Sardar Ramachandraraj Urs no more

Sardar Ramachandraraj Urs no more

Memories  Sardar K B Ramachandraraj Urs and wife Gayatri Devi seen with the Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar and Maharani Tripura Sundarammanni. DH photos

According to his family members, Ramachandraraj Urs was undergoing treatment for age related ailments, at B M Hospital here for the past few days. The end came around 5 pm.
The last scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who is his brother-in-law (brother of Urs’ wife late Gayatri Devi), son and Mysore Race Club (MRC) Chairman Chaduranga Kantharaj Urs and a host of relatives were at his bedside at that time.

The mortal remains has been kept at his residence ‘Leela Vihar,’ behind B M Hospital, in Jayalakshmipuram for relatives and well wishers to pay last respects. The cremation is scheduled to be held on June 30, 9.30 am onwards at ‘Madhuvana’ on Mysore- Ooty Road.

He leaves behind only son Chaduranga Kantharaj Urs, daughter-in-law Priyanka, daughters Tripurasundari Devi, Deepamalini Devi and Keerthimalini Devi, sons-in-law Swaroop Anand, Jaideep Bhale Rao and Shailesh Singh.

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Born on May 10, 1936, Ramachandraraj Urs was the eldest son-in-law of last Maharaja of Mysore Jayachamaraja Wadiyar. He was the grandson of Dewan Kantharaj Urs.

Ramachandraraj Urs was  married to Gayatri Devi, who predeceased him in 1974. An industrialist of repute, Urs had been associated with numerous clubs in Bangalore and Mysore. He had served as chairman of Mysore Race Club (MRC), Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar Sports Club, and founder member of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Golf Club. Having avid interest in exploring places, he had widely travelled with the maharaja. His hobbies include wildlife photography.  Also known for his philanthropic activities, Urs was the managing trustee of Arya Baalika Patashala, besides being the force behind many social activities. Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar Sports Club and Gymkhana Club have declared holiday on Thursday as a mark of respect to the departed soul. Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, wife Pramoda Devi Wadiyar and horse trainer Zareer Darashaw were prominent among those present.

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