Shri Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad

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    Shri Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad

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    Indian politician and Cricketer


Education: Post graduate degree in fine arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Biography: Born 8 May 1938 at Ootacamund, Ranjitsinhrao Gaekwad was the second son of Maharaja Pratap Singh Rao Gaekwad (r. 1939–1951), and Maharani Shantadevi Gaekwad (d. 2002), daughter of Sardar Hausrkar Mansinhrao Subbarao of Hasur in Kolhapur. Her daughter, Mrunalini Devi Puar was the Chancellor of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Gaekwad was a member of the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament in India) and served two terms as an MP (member of parliament), from 1980-89.

He became the Maharaja of Baroda on the death of his elder brother on 1 September 1988. Ranjitsinhrao Gaekwad was also a well-known painter.