The Ruby from Jodaipur
THE MYSTERY BUSTERS INVESTIGATING AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME
RAJESH MISHRA II, MAHARAJA OF JODAIPUR, a small principality in Northwestern India, arrives in Brasilia on an official visit, accompanied by his entourage that includes, among others, his wife, Maharani (Queen) Bhargavi and her older brother, Prince Gulab, who heads the company's official dance company in Jodaipur. The Maharaja owns one of the most valuable jewels in the world, the Agni ki fúol ruby ("The flower of fire" in Hindi), which adorns his royal turban.
During a dinner hosted by the Brazilian government at the Itamaraty Palace, the Foreign Ministry building, the ruby comes off the Maharaja’s turban and shatters on the floor. It turns out that the stone was only a replica. The real one was stolen between the arrival of the delegation to Brasilia and the reception at the Foreign Ministry. The tension increases when the next night, during the presentation of Jodaipur’s Dance Company at the National Theatre, the Maharani Bhargavi is mysteriously kidnapped.