Royal family of
down in a hail of bullets
On June 1, 2001 the d
runken Crown Prince Dipendra killed his parents King
Birendra, the queen and seven other royals before killing
himself at a family dinner. The king's son Prince Dipendra,
was mad at his mother because she didn't approve of the young girl
Devyani he wanted to marry. Dipendra met her in 1989, and was
said to have been immediately "smitten".
Ms Devyani Rana was not
there at the time, but relatives say she was fortunate to have
escaped with her life as she was a regular visitor to the palace.
"Devyani was no less a
victim than the people who were actually killed. She was lucky to
escape alive, but the psychological toll it took on her was very
deep," her uncle told the BBC in 2002. Devyani fled
immediately after the massacre and now works for the United Nations
Development Program. She maintains a residence in
New Delhi as well as
Geneva. Passage of time
has healed some of the wounds and Devyani is starting a new life for
herself by just held marriage.
I read in the past that
MandalII Arjun’s cousin of UP later wanted to marry that girl. Now
grandson of Arjun Singh has married with the eventful girl. What
Rahul baba will do who knows? Should Royal celebrities of UPA be
ideal for the kings and Rajkumars of democracy?
Devyani ties knot
with Arjun Singh's grandson
The woman who found
herself at the centre of
massacre in 2001 has wed in
India in a
ceremony attended by thousands of guests. Devyani Rana married
businessman Aishwarya Singh, the grandson of Indian Human Resources
Minister Arjun Singh.
The 34-year-old Devyani,
who belongs to the elite Rana family of
Nepal and the
Scindia clan of
Gwalior, got married to Aishwarya, a
businessman in his mid-twenties, at a low-key affair at the Scindia
South Delhi tonight Feb 24.
Arjun Singh hosted redeption for grandson’s marriage
The guest list comprised
a number of top political leaders, includingPM Manmohan Singh,
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Karn Singh, former Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani, ex-Foreign
Minister Natwar Singh and his son Jagat and Madhya Pradesh Chief
Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
Members of the royal Scindia family, including Devyani's aunts,
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Minister Yashodhara Raje as well as her cousin and Congress MP
Jyotiraditya Scindia attended the wedding. Devyani's mother is Usha
Raje, hailing from
Scindia family and the younger sister of Vasundhara Raje.
People said all kinds of
things about the almost mythical-like relationship of Dipendra and
Devyani. She must be damn beautiful, people used to say, otherwise
why would a MAN like Dependra go after her to that extent. Who is
this Devyani, people used to ask.
chhori re, some used to answer. While all these questions and
answers were exchanged, Devyani never appeared in front of the
Nepali public to present her side of the story. She vanished. Many
thought poor girl, she became the victim of the “love web”
of big folks in
Kathmandu. Dependra Shah is a
history now though he left many questions unanswered. Even the old
Devyani is a history now. She will be Mrs. Divyani from today in a
lavish swayamvar ceremony in the Indian capital.
“I am happy with
the marriage” - Devyani
Asked if she wanted to
comment on her future, Devyani said, “I have a job at the United
Nations. I will continue with the job. Appearing frail, Devyani
showed no sign of the pomp and arrogance generally associated with
aristocracy and Royalty, contrary to her upbringing in an elite Rana
Nepal as well as
the royal family of
Gwalior. Family members
had arranged the marriage after Devyani, the youngest daughter of
Rastriya Prajantra Party chairman Pashupati SJB Rana and Ashwarya
made their marital preferences clear.
Aish and Salman
Jul. 14, 2005: According
to media reports, Salman abused Ash and threatened to take care of
her with underworld mafia Dawood Ibrahim to Guru Satam.
Aishwarya R Salman threatened Ash into submission of performing in
Salem. When she refused
Salman went crazy as Ash was traveling to US. He said threatening
her that he had "people" who would watch her in
Finally, Salman wanted to
have Ash and her family knocked off. "You know I can do it. After
all, everybody from Dawood Ibrahim to Guru Satam is a friend," says
Aish with Abhishek
Jan 15, 2007: Aish
and Abhishek Bachchan got engaged at a quiet ceremony here on
Sunday, setting the stage for the marriage of the film industry's
most talked-about couple. The engagement between Abhishek, who turns
31 on February 5, and 33-year-old Aishwarya, was held at the
Bachchans' residence in Juhu, the actress' secretary, Hari Singh,
said. No date has been set for the wedding.
The event, attended by
family members and close friends of the Bachchan and Rai families,
took place between 8.30 p.m. and 9 p.m., hours after Aishwarya and
Abhishek returned here from New York from the promo of their
just-released film Guru directed by Mani Ratnam.
Sources said Abhishek put
a ring on Aishwarya's finger to mark the engagement. Among those
present were Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya, their close friend and
Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh, Aishwarya's parents,
industrialist Anil Ambani and his actress-wife Tina. The engagement
came about one and half months after Abhishek and Aishwarya,
accompanied by Amitabh and Jaya, offered prayers at the