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Tamil Nadu’s Anukriti Vyas has won the title of Miss India World 2018. She will represent India in this year’s Miss World contest. 66 years ago in 1952 from Tamil Nadu as well, one lady won Miss India Universe and you won’t believe that she was married and was a mother of a child.

Her name was Indrani Rahman, she won the Miss India Universe pageant at the age 22. She also represented India internationally in Miss Universe. For this competition, she wore swimsuit which was not a common thing back then!

She popularised the Indian classical dance form, Odissi during her international tours. Indrani had received the Padma Shri in 1969 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the performing arts and also the Taraknath Das Award.

Talking about her personal life, she married Habib Rahman (1915–1995), a well-known architect, in 1945, the couple had a son, artist, Ram Rahman, and a daughter, Sukanya Rahman (Wicks), who also danced with her mother and grandmother.

Her grandsons are Wardreath Wicks and Habib Wicks. She died on 5 February 1999 (aged 68) in New York, US.

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