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Musical Maharaja | Music

Mysore's last ruler Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar helped several western classical musicians survive. On his birth centenary, the maharaja's family is celebrating his contributions.

On July 18, the Durbar Hall of the Mysore Palace, with its ornate ceilings and colonnades, will resound to the strains of Western classical music. To celebrate the birth centenary of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the last ruler of Mysore, his family is paying the Renaissance man a fitting tribute. The

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