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For centuries big cats were considered dangerous vermin, and hunting them became a huge fascination for the royal families. Let’s take a look!
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Maharaja Yashwant Rao Holkar II of Indore poses for the camera after hunting down a tiger.
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It is believed that Maharaja Ramanuj Pratap Singh Deo of Korea, Madhya Pradesh, killed the last three cheetahs in India in 1947.
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Maharaja Sawai Kishan Singhji of Bharatpur after hunting a tiger.
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Maharaja Bahadur Sinhji Gohil (R) of Palitana poses after the hunt.
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Maharaja Bahadur Sinhji Gohil of Palitana poses after the hunt.
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Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur with British officers after the hunt.
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Jivajirao Scindia, Maharaja of Gwalior and George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales after the hunt.
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Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner with his 200th tiger hunt.
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Raj Amarsinhji and Maharaja Jam Ranjitsinhji pose with a man-eater Gir Lion in 1907 at Nawanagar State.
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Capt. Raja Meherban-i-Dostan Sreenivasa Rajmani Raj Deo II after his hunt.
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