MYSORE: Mysuru royals have every reason to cheer. The scion of the Mysuru royal family Sri Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and his wife Trishika Devi were blessed with a baby boy on Wednesday.
Trishika Devi gave birth to a healthy baby boy who has become the 28th in the Wadiyar bloodline.
Born at a private hospital at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, the baby weighs nearly 3 kg and both the mother and the baby are doing well.
The royal family has asked the hospital authorities not to divulge any details of the birth. A detailed statement is likely to be issued on Thursday.
Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, widow of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the last descendant of Wodeyar dynasty, formally adopted Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs in February 2015, as the couple had no children. After the adoption, he was rechristened as Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar.
Yaduveer was officially anointed as 27th Maharaja of 600 year old (erstwhile) Wadiyar dynasty on May 28, 2015. He got married to Trishika, daughter of Harshvardhan Singh and Maheshri Kumari from the Dungarpur royal family in Rajasthan, on June 27, 2016.
Yaduveer, the 27th "King" of Wodeyar dynasty has done his BA in Economics and English at Boston University in the US and is the grandson of Princess Gayatri Devi, the eldest daughter of the last Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.
The Wodeyar dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Mysuru from 1399 to 1947, the last king being Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, who ruled from 1940 until Indian independence in 1947 when he acceded his kingdom to the dominion of India, but continued as the Maharaja until India became a Republic in 1950.
People in old Mysuru region of Karnataka still revere Wodeyar rulers for their contribution to society that includes construction of KRS dam across river Cauvery and establishment of industries and educational institutions.