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Vadodara Royal family settles property feud worth Rs 20,000 crore

Gaekwads

The two-decade-old royal property feud between decendents of the Gaekwads,the royal ruling family of the erstwhile princely state of Baroda (Vadodara) ended,after a final deal was signed in front of Additional Civil Judge of the Vadodara District Court P H Sharma on October 23.
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Gaekwad

"Scions of the Gaekwad family have signed a final deal to resolve the property feud in presence of a magistrate at a local court here today," advocate for Samarjeetsinh Gaekwad,the coronated Maharaja of Baroda,A V Avadhut told PTI. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

royal family

The property's estimated worth is Rs 20,000 crore,as per current market rates,according to sources close to the royal family. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Sangramsinh Gaekwad

Sangramsinh Gaekwad and his elder brother,the late Ranjitsinh Gaekwad,were engaged in a legal battle since 1990,over the inheritance of ancestral property including palaces,precious diamonds,gold ,jewellery,invaluable paintings and real estate. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Fatehsinh Rao Gaekwad

It was after the death of their eldest brother,the late Fatehsinh Rao Gaekwad in 1989,that the legal battle over the inheritance of property began between Sangramsinh and Ramjitsinh. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Ranjitsinh

Despite Ranjitsinh Gaekwad's death in May 2012,the dispute continued between his son Samarjeetsinh Gaekwad and his uncle Sangramsinh Gaekwad,who resides in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

royal family

Negotiations between the two factions of the family for a settlement were on for six months,before the final deal was reached in a meeting held yesterday between the royals and their advocates. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

royal family

"On Tuesday,family members along with their lawyers,met at Laxmi Vilas Palace,the Gaekwad family's official residence,to hammer out the property division deal," advocate Avdhut said. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

royal family

"They had reached a broader understanding over the division of property. Final legalities were worked out by their advocates," he said. "Advocates from both sides were involved in hectic negotiations over property division and withdrawal of legal cases filed by both sides," he said. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Sangramsinh Gaekwad

Sangramsinh Gaekwad,who is settled in Mumbai,his wife Asharaje,their son Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad and daughter-in-law Pragyashree Gaekwad had met Samarjeetsinh Gaekwad and sisters of the late Ranjitsinh Gaekwad at Laxmi Vilas Palace on Tuesday for final negotiations,which resulted in the end of this dispute,sources said. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)