Great Grand daughter of 14th king of Vadodara Shreemant Maharaja Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad Kritikaraje get married to Shreemant Akshay kumar of Sindhiya Bhansali family from Gwalior.
The wedding ceremony was organised in a Bangalore hotel on 5th February and was attended by great grand son of Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad Himmat Bahadur Jitendrasinh Gaekwad who went there to bless the couple. Jitendrasinh Gaekwad is also happens to be the uncle of the princess.
Princess Kritikaraje Ghorpade is the daughter of Maharaj Kartikraj Ghorpade and daughter of Shreemant Maharaja Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad. Maharaj Kartikraj Ghorpade is the son of Karnataka Sondur kingdom Rajmata VasundharaRaje Murarirao Ghorpade. Shreemant Akshay kumar is the son of Maharaj Kumari Yashodhararaje Sindhia Bhansali younger sister of Sindhiya Bhansali Gwalior state Maharaja Madhavrao Sindhiya and Rajasthan Chief Minister VasundharaRaje Sindhia. She is also minister in Madhya Pradesh.
Princess Kritikaraje Ghorpade studied Hotel Management in France and Switzerland and Shreemant Akshay kumar Sindhia Bhansali runs a media event company in New York.
On 5th February 2017 a royal wedding of Princess Kritikaraje Ghorpade and Shreemant Akshay kumar was organised in Taj Bangalore. In this royal wedding decendant of Maharana Pratap Shreeji Huzur of Mewad Udaiapur, decendant of Kolhapur Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and decendant of Vadodara Shreemant Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad Shreemant Himmat Bahadur Jitendrasinh Gaekwad and 200 royal family members and well known personalities were present.
On Tuesday the reception of the newly married couple is to be held in Mumbai and then Gwalior, New Delhi and New York.
Uncle of the bride Himmat Bahadur Jitendrasinh Gaekwad said that after a long time such a royal wedding happens in their family. The wedding is special in a way that 78 years ago on 7th February 1939 Shreemant Maharaja Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad was declared as the 14th King and was given 51 Canon salute at Mandvi.
He further said that Maharaja Shreemant Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad was given 51 Canon salute as 21 Canon salute was British tradition, 21 Canon salute was Baroda state tradition and nine Canon salute was to Navkot Narayan. So he was give the 51 Canon salute.