Samarjitsinh Ranjitsinh Gaekwad is the lone offspring of Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad and Shubhangini Raje.
Samarjitsinh Ranjitsinh Gaekwad ranks among India’s wealthiest individuals. He hails from the former Baroda Royal Family and holds the title of ceremonial King of Baroda. He stands as Gujarat’s wealthiest royal.
He is Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad and Shubhangini Raje’s sole child. He completed his education at The Doon School in Dehradun. He excelled in sports, captaining the school’s cricket, football, and tennis teams.
In 2013, he resolved a lengthy legal dispute worth over 4.2 billion dollars. He possesses ownership of the renowned Laxmi Vilas Palace, Moti Bagh Stadium, and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Additionally, he inherited valuable works of art by Raja Ravi Varma, as well as jewelry, among other possessions. Furthermore, he oversees the trust responsible for managing 17 temples in Gujarat and Varanasi.
He is wedded to Shubhangini Raje. Together, they have two daughters. They currently reside in the illustrious Laxmi Vilas Palace. He represented Baroda in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, participating in six matches.
The palace stands as one of the world’s largest privately owned residences. Its construction was orchestrated by his lineage.
Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III commissioned the palace’s construction in 1890.
The estate encompasses more than 170 rooms, occupying an area of approximately 500 acres. Furthermore, it features a golf course.
It surpasses the size of Buckingham Palace fourfold. A portion of the palace has been made accessible to the public, functioning as a museum.
The palace’s construction spanned a period of 12 years. Admission to the palace is priced between Rs 150-200 per person.