Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is a scion of the 1500 year-old House of Mewar in Udaipur. Born on the 28th of January, 1985, he is the only son of Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar and Smt. Vijayraj Kumari Mewar of Udaipur.
As a child, Lakshyaraj was raised to respect and honor his esteemed lineage, which is rich in history and culture. His childhood was spent in hearing stories about his valiant ancestors and their remarkable traditions. He was greatly inspired by his paternal grandfather, his late Highness Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar, whose diligent service to society and sense of charity, exemplified the importance of serving the community while upholding social and moral responsibilities.
Lakshyaraj completed his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan. While at Mayo, he served as a School Monitor and continued the family tradition of excelling in Cricket; he was presented with the College ‘Colours’ for the sport. Mayo College is a very prestigious residential school, having often been referred to as the Eton of India. It was initially established to educate young men hailing from the royal and noble families of the country. The House of Mewar’s contribution towards the establishment and development of Mayo College is legendary.
For his further studies, Lakshyaraj attended the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree. He gained invaluable hands on experience by serving at all levels of the hotel management business, including as a waiter and a barista thereby, enhancing his skills in the process and evolving as a well-rounded hospitality professional.
Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar further enriched his knowledge of the Hospitality Industry and kept up with the new trends in the Hospitality Trade, by pursuing several courses from the Nanyang University Singapore.Later, in 2009-2010, He attended a workshop on visitor care and security in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The learnings from this workshop empowered him to improve the security and safety of visitors to The City Palace, Udaipur, and at all the hotel properties of the HRH Group of Hotels across Rajasthan.
Believing in working his way to the top, Lakshyaraj started his career from scratch by working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel in Australia, followed by a stint at several cafes in Australia.
On his return to Udaipur, he joined the family business and undertook the refurbishment of the iconic Jagmandir Island Palace as his maiden venture, Through 2006-07, under his management, Jagmandir Island Palace reinforced its position, as one of the world’s most exclusive Regal Wedding destinations.
Thereafter Lakshyaraj turned his attention to developing Palkikhana as an, European-style café at the picturesque ManekChowk of the City Palace, Udaipur. With experienced chefs by his side, Lakshyaraj worked painstakingly to improve the F&B (food and beverages) quality and service standards across the HRH Group of Hotels.
Lakshyaraj is an ardent sports enthusiast and is especially passionate about Cricket. His dedication and interest in Cricket led to his appointment as the President of Udaipur District Cricket Association. Despite his promising playing career ending short due to responsibilities, Lakshyaraj more than makes up for it with his involvement in the promotion of the sport.
He is the special invitee of the Rajasthan Cricket Association for any state level event as well as for the World Class Stadium Committee (Udaipur and Jaipur).
His consistent efforts and love for the game is well respected, as he is an Advisor to the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
Lakshyaraj’s unwavering commitment to social causes and his dedication to the public has created awareness on several issues related to the rural and urban populace in the region. He has conducted various campaigns to create awareness in the field of education, health, environment and other social causes, in order to improve the standard of living and quality of life of the local people.
Lakshyaraj also takes pleasure in working for and encouraging the youth, especially in creative fields. He provides opportunities for them to exhibit their talent and participate in many remarkable events.
To better interact with his friends, public and followers, Lakshyaraj is active on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and has thus developed over 1,30,000+ followers on his social networking services. Those wishing to connect with Lakshyaraj can follow him on Facebook through the following link-http://www.facebook.com/mewarlakshyarajsingh
In his attempt to draw attention to various developmental and social projects, Lakshyaraj is frequently profiled by the Global, National and Local media, including The Times of India, The Economic Times, BBC, NDTV and usage media.
Lakshyaraj is constantly reinventing himself, in order to strive for higher goals. He takes on any new opportunity with an open mind and has proved to be successful to date with his "can do" attitude.
Reflections of his successes to date, include his many professional executive appointments in the HRH Group Hotels, his appointment as President of Udaipur District Cricket Association, as well as, the increasing collection of prestigious awards for his efforts, in the world of business or in his philanthropy.
He is very humbled by his ever increasing fan following, who constantly encourage him to reach greater heights, with their continuous support in the causes that he endorses and in the goodwill he generates. When it comes to achievements, the sky is the limit for Lakshyaraj, as each day presents itself with new opportunities and challenges.
A selfless and compassionate man, Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar’s love and care for his people is well known. Passionate about various forms of art, he spends his leisure hours painting, listening to sufi music, flying RC planes, aero modelling and playing the tabla. Additionally, he enjoys spending time in honing his skills in photography and gardening.
The House of Mewar is one of India's most respected dynasties with a record of service that stretches across 1500 years. Besides being the oldest dynasty in the world, the history of the House of Mewar's is embellished with the contributions of iconic personalities like RanaKumbha, RanaSangha and RanaPratap to Indian civilization and culture.
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is the direct descendant of such historic luminaries and is conscious of the responsibilities he has to shoulder and the values he has to uphold: of loyalty, courage, sacrifice, valour, commitment the code of chivalry. In his personal life, he is carrying forward the glorious and time-honoured traditions of the House of Mewar.