Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of the Scion of Mysore Royal Family Late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar weeps during the press conference at Mysore Palace premises, in Mysore on Aug. 2, 2014.. Image Source: IANS

Mysuru (Karnataka), Oct 19 : Putta Chinnammanni, mother of Mysuru's titular queen, Pramoda Devi Wodiyar, passed away early on Friday, an official said. She was 98.

"Pramoda Devi's mother died in her sleep at a private hospital from age-related ailments," a palace official told IANS.

Following her death, religious and cultural activities in the Amba Villas Palace have been cancelled on Vijayadashmi.

"As the royal family members, they are not performing rituals or participating in the Dusshera festival within the palace or outside," the official said.

The royal family's adopted scion, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodiyar, who was to be the chief guest at the world famous Mysuru Dusshera victory parade from the Palace gates, also stayed away from the event along with his wife Trishikha Devi and other family members.

"The victory procession from the palace and other functions on the 10th-day of the festival, including the Torch Light Parade in the city will go on as they are sponsored and organised by the state government," added the official.

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said he was saddened to learn about Chinnammani's death and prayed for her soul.

"May goddess Chamundeshwari give all strength to Pramoda Devi and her family to bear the loss of the beloved," said Kumaraswamy in a condolence message to the royal family.

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