Who are the daughters of late princess Shruti Rajya Laxmi Shah Rana?

(This is one of the very few posts that I write here, that is not related to Nepali movies.)

The daughters of late princess Shruti Rajya Laxmi Shah Rana are Girvani Rana and Surangana Rana. The daughter of late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah, Shruti was married to Gorakh Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana. After giving birth to two daughter, Shruti was killed in the Royal Massacre that happened in the Narayanhiti Royal Palace on June 1, 2001.

Father Gorakh Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana raised the infant daughters of Shruti, who were 2 and 3 years old at the time of the death of their mother in the royal massacre.

shruti with grivani and gorakh with surangana

Ex-crown Princess Shruti Rajya Laxmi Shah’s elder daughter Girvani Rana was born on January 22, 1998. The younger daughter Surangana Rana was born on October 2, 2000.

About the father, Kumar Gorakh Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana

The father of the two, Kumar Gorakh Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana is the descendants of the Rana prime minister, Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana. Gorakh and Shruti got married on 7 May 1997 in Kathmandu.

After the death of Shruti in 2001, he raised the daughters remaining single for almost a decade. Gorakh Rana married the daughter of the younger brother of ex-prime minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Deepti Chand on December 5, 2008. Deepti and Gorakh have a daughter from the second marriage.

Gorakh currently works in Standard Chartered Bank in Kathmandu.

Where do Girvani Rana and Surangana Rana live?

Both Girvani Rana and Surangana Rana live in Dehradhun, India and study in a school there. They live in one of their relatives’ home. They do visit Kathmandu during the school holidays. They were seen in Narayanhiti Palace gate on the last of May, 2016. Before that,  the last time Girvani was seen in the public function was four years ago.

In 2069, Girwani Rana was spotted with her father Gorakh Shumsher at Art Council, during a photo exhibition of the photos of the royal family, organized by the royal physician Khagendra Sherstha. 14-years-old Griwani Rana had cried while watching the photos in the event.

Girvani Rajya Laxmi Rana

Surangana Rajya Laxmi Rana

Latest photos of the royal grandchildren:

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The mother Shruti Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah

The mother of Grivani Rajya Laxmi Rana and Surangana Rajya Laxmi Rana, Shruti Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah was born on October 15, 1976 at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace.

Shruti studied in Kanti Ishwari Sishu Vidhyalaya in Tripureswar and St. Mary’s School in Kathmandu. She went to Mayo College Girls School in Ajmer, India for the intermediate studies. Shruti did her bachelor’s degree in Padma Kanya Campus. She married Kumar Gorakh Shumsher JBR on May 7, 1997 and gave birth to her first child, Girvani, in 8 months after the marriage.

Shruti was 24 years old at the time she was killed in 2001.

Shruti in 1994, during her France visit with her parents.

An undated photo of Shruti

Shruti participating in a Padma Kanya College event.


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