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Queen Elizabeth’s Bengaluru connection

Elizabeth II, late Queen of the United Kingdom during her reign of 70 years and 214 days visited the then Bangalore, capital city of Mysuru state with her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1961. The visit coincided with the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Bible Society of India and Ceylon as Bangalore happened to be the headquarters. Warm welcome at the airport: Jayachamrajendra Wadiyar, hitherto the Maharaja of Mysuru princely state and later taking over as the Governor of the independent Indian state welcomed the royal couple at the airport on behalf of the state government. The Maharaja presented the queen with a bouquet while the Mayor representing the city garlanded the Prince. Hindi translation presented: To commemorate the occasion of the 150th anniversary celebrations of setting up of the Bible Society of India and Ceylon, the queen was presented with a copy of Hindi translation of the Bible. It was then pronounced that Hindi was one of the 125 language