The Indian beauty, Rani Lakshmibai, was one of the rebellion leaders against the British in 1857. Hugh Rose described her as "personable, clever and beautiful" and "the most dangerous of all Indian leaders"
H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur (1923 - 1952) was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Jodhpur from 1947 until 1952. He was a great player of Polo & is accredited as world polo champion. He succeeded his father as Maharaja of Jodhpur in 1947. He was progressive & had faith in democracy. After Indian independence & formation of Rajasthan as a state within India, he formed a new political party in 1952, contested elections & won a majority in his region.