BARODA

 

BARODA (Princely State)


(21 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 21,144 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 520,000Rs ACCESSION: 1st May 1949
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Gaekwad RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER: HH
Maharaja Gaekwad RANJITSINGHRAO GAEKWAD Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur
Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia
(1988/-) (Laxmi
Vilas Palace, Baroda – 390001, Gujarat, India)

 

Member of Parliament, educated at MS University, Vadodara
(earning
a post graduate degree in fine arts), currently studying for a
doctorate
on Indian headgear, artist and classical singer, married HH Maharani
Subhangini
Devi (née Jadhav), born 1945, and has issue.

  • Maharajkumari Alaukika Raje, married 1988, Darbar Shri
    Satyajitkumar
    Khachar,
    11th Chief of Jasdan.
  • Maharajkumari Anjana Raje
  • Yuvraj Samarjitsingh Gaekwad, born 25th April 1967, married
    27th February 2002 in New Delhi,
    Rajkumari Radhika Kumari of Wankaner.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Founded in 1721. Rulers were….

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad PILAJI RAO GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur

      1721/1732 , married (amongst others) Maharani Baiji Bai of
      Chhota-Udaipur,
      and had issue. He died 14th May 1732.

      • Maharaja Gaekwad DAMAJIRAO
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Shrimant Sambhaji Rao Gaekwad
      • Shrimant Khande Rao Gaekwad,
        recieved
        the Jagir of
        Kadi, and had issue.
      • Shrimant Jayasinhrao Gaekwad (by
        Baiji Bai), married
        the daughter of the Deshmukh of Otur and Junnar in Poona.
      • Shrimant Anandrao Gaekwad (by
        Baiji
        Bai)
      • Shrimant Jingoji Rao Gaekwad
      • Shrimant Pratap Rao Gaekwad,
        married
        and had issue.

        • Shrimant Kaloji Rao Gaekwad,
          married and had issue.

          • Shrimant Gabaji Rao Gaekwad,
            married and had issue.

            • Shrimant Bhikaji Rao
              Gaekwad,
              married and had issue.

              • Shrimant Gabajirao Gaekwad
              • Shrimant Baburao Gaekwad
              • Shrimant Kashi Rao
                Gaekwad,
                married and had issue.

                • Himmat Bahadur Shrimant
                  Anand Rao Kashi Rao
                  Gaekwad, born 1858, married and had issue. He died 21st
                  June 1917 (#2 p.151).

                  • Shrimant Lalsinh Rao Anand Rao Gaekwad, born
                    1892, educated at Oxon Christ Church (M.A.), was the GM Gaekwar Baroda
                    State Railways and the Suba of Navasari (1937) and Mehasana (1934). He
                    was also the Private Secretary to Maharani Chimnabai II and toured the
                    Globe 7 times, married and had issue. He died 1968.

                    • Shrimant Vikramsinh Rao Lalsinh Rao
                      Gaekwad, born 1924, died unmarried 1992.
                  • Shrimant Bhadrasinhrao alias Shanker Rao
                    Anand Rao Gaekwad, born 1896, an illustrious Civil Servant of Baroda
                    State, educated at Christ College Cambridge, he did his BAR in 1922,
                    and started as a Probationer in Revenue Department under Maharaja
                    Sayajirao III.  Rose very fast in the Gaekwad Royal Bureaucracy
                    and became Suba, Sar Suba and then Karma Sachiv. He was awarded the
                    highest Merit in Civil Service of Baroda State, “Rajya Karya Dhurandhar” in 1942,
                    awarded the C.I.E. in 1944, Dewan of Baroda 1945/1946, married and had
                    issue, two sons. He died 20th May 1946.

                    • Shrimant Veersinhrao Gaekwad, educated at
                      Christ Church College in Oxford (M.A.), died unmarried in 1991.
                    • Shrimant Gautamsinhrao Gaekwad, born
                      1936,
                      educated in M.S. University (M.Sc. Botany), was a Professor in Faculty
                      of Science, Botany Dept., till 1996. Remained Curator of Maharja
                      Sayajirao Zoo for 25 yrs, has issue, one adopted son.

                      • (A) Shrimant Jeetendra Sinh Gaekwad,
                        B.E.,
                        MBA, Vice Chairman of Government of India’s Janshikshan Sansthan and
                        Vice President of HRH Group of Regal Hotels owned by Maharana of Mewar,
                        Udaipur. He is also a Tourism Writer.
                  • Shrimant Chandrasinh Rao Anand Rao Gaekwad,
                    married and had issue.

                    • Major Shrimant Duleepsinh Gaekwad, married
                      and had issue.

                      • Shrimant Satyajitsinh Duleepsinh
                        Gaekwad, born 3rd March
                        1962 in Vadodara, Gujarat; educated at M.S. University, Baroda
                        (M.Com.),
                        Organisational Secretary of the Youth Congress, Gujarat 1992/96;
                        Councillor
                        of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation and Chief Whip, Congress Party,
                        Vadodara
                        Municipal Corporation 1995/96; Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) 1996;
                        President
                        of the Indian Youth Congress, President of the Setu Seva Bharti Trust
                        (Educational
                        Trust), Vice-President of the Rickshaw Chalak (I.N.T.U.C.) Congress
                        Union
                        1992/96, President of the Gujarat Kabaddi Association; married 2nd May
                        1991, Ojaswitharaje S. Gaekwad (née Bhonsle), daughter of
                        Shrimant
                        Abhaysinhraje Shahumaharaj Bhonsle of Satara,
                        and his wife, Arunaraje A. Bhonsle, and has issue, two daughters,
                        and one son.

                        • Yudeepsinh Satyajitsinh Gaekwad
                • Shrimant Gopal Rao
                  Kashi
                  Rao Gaekwad, succeeded to the gaddi
                  as HH Maharaja Gaekwad Sir SAYAJIRAO III GAEKWAD Sena Khas Khel
                  Shamsher
                  Bahadur (see below)
                • Shrimant Sampatrao
                  Kashi
                  Rao Gaekwad, born 1865, married a daughter of
                  Bajirao
                  Amritrao Ghatge of Dewas.
              • Shrimant Okhajirao
                Bhikaji
                Rao Gaekwad, married and had issue.

                • Shrimant Dadasaheb
                  Okhaji
                  Rao Gaekwad
              • Shrimant Sakharamrao
                Bhikaji
                Rao Gaekwad

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad DAMAJIRAO GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1732/1768,
      married (amongst others), (a) a Gohil lady of Lathi, married (b) 1762,
      Maharani Dhan Kunwar Bai of Kutch,
      married
      (c) 1765, Maharani Chandra Kunwar Bai, daughter of the Raja of
      Rajpipla,
      and had issue. He died 18th August 1768.

      • Maharaja Gaekwad SAYAJI RAO I
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharaja Gaekwad FATEHSINGH RAO I
        GAEKWAD Shamsher
        Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaja Gaekwad MANAJI RAO
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharaja Gaekwad GOVIND RAO
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Shrimant Jaysingh Rao Gaekwad
      • Shrimant Morari Rao Gaekwad
      • Shrimant Ram Rao Gaekwad

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad SAYAJIRAO I
      GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1768/1771,
      married (amongst others), (a) Maharani Gulab Kunwar Bai, daughter of
      Thakur
      Lalsinhji of Pilaj in Kadi, died sp 1778.

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad FATEHSINGHRAO I
      GAEKWAD Shamsher
      Bahadur
      1771/1789, married (amongst
      others),
      (a) Maharani Gulab Kunwar Bai of Mandavi, married (b) Maharani Lal
      Kunwar
      Bai, married (c) Maharani Jasoda Kunwar Bai of Ghodasar, married (d)
      daughter
      of the Thakur of Lakhtar. He died sp 21st December 1789.

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad MANAJIRAO GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1789/1793,
      died sp 1st August 1793.

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad GOVINDRAO GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1793/1800,
      married (amongst others), (a) Maharani Rani Bai, daughter of the Raja
      of
      Rajpipla, married (b) Maharani Gena Bai, daughter of Thakur
      Sahib
      Prathirajji Chandrasinhji of Lakhtar,
      and
      had issue. He died 19th September 1800.

      • Maharaja Gaekwad ANANDRAO GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharaja Gaekwad SAYAJIRAO II
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Shrimant Bhagwant Rao Gaekwad
      • Shrimant Fatehsingh Rao Gaekwad,
        Regent 1806/1818,
        had adoptive issue.

        • Shrimant Govindrao Gaekwad,
          descendant of Shrimant
          Jingoji Rao Gaekwad, married and had issue.

          • Shrimant Sadashivrao
            Gaekwad,
            exiled to Benares
            where he died c1890.
          • Shrimant Murarrao Gaekwad,
            overlooked for the
            succession in 1875, and committed suicide soon after.
      • Shrimant Kanhoji Rao Gaekwad (by
        Rani
        Bai), eldest
        son, overlooked in the succession, married the daughter of the Patil of
        Rajapur in the Deccan.
      • Shrimant Mukund Rao Gaekwad (by
        Gena
        Bai)

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad ANANDRAO GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1800/1819, married 1stly Maharani Takhat
      Bai
      of Miyagam, married 2ndly, Maharani Umaid Bai, married 3rdly, Maharani
      Darya Bai, and had issue. He died 2nd September 1819.

      • Maharajkumar Balwant Rao Gaekwad
        (by
        1st wife)
      • Maharajkumar Pilaji Rao Gaekwad
        (by
        1st wife)
      • Maharajkumar Gopal Rao Gaekwad
        (by
        2nd wife)
      • Maharajkumar Lachman Rao Gaekwad
        (by
        3rd wife)

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad SAYAJIRAO II
      GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1819/1847,
      married and had issue. He died 19th December 1847.

      • Maharaja Gaekwad GANPATRAO
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharaja Gaekwad KHANDERAO
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)
      • Maharaja Gaekwad MALHARRAO
        GAEKWAD
        Shamsher Bahadur
        (qv)

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad GANPATRAO GAEKWAD
      Shamsher Bahadur
      1847/1856,
      died 19th November 1856 sp.

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad KHANDERAO
      GAEKWAD Shamsher Bahadur
      1856/1870,
      born 1828, married about 1866, HH Maharani Jamna Bai Sahiba, born about
      1853,
      died
      29th November 1898 (#2 p.99).
      He died spm 28th November 1870.

      • Rani Tara Bai Sahib, born 5th
        July
        1871, married
        21st December 1879, Raja Sahib Raghunath Savant Bhonsle Raje Bahadur of
        Savantvadi.
        She died June 1897 (#2p.41).

 

    1. Maharaja Gaekwad MALHARRAO GAEKWAD
      Samsher Bahadur
      1870/1875,
      married 1stly, HH Maharani Mahalsa Bai Sahiba, married 2ndly, HH
      Maharani
      Lakshmi Bai Sahiba, and had issue. He died 1882.

      • Maharajkumar Jayasinghrao Gaekwad
        (by
        Lakshmi Bai),
        born 16th December 1874, not recognized as legitimate by the
        authorities (#2).

 

    1. HH Maharaja Gaekwad Sir SAYAJIRAO
      III
      KHANDERAO GAEKWAD
      Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia
      1875/1939,
      born 17th March 1863 in Kavlana (#2) as
      Shrimant Gopal Rao Gaekwad, G.C.S.I. [cr.1887], G.C.I.E. [cr.1919],
      LL.D.
      Benares Hindu University, installed on the gaddi on 27th may
      1875,
      granted the title of Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia
      on 29th December 1876, investiture held 28th December 1881, educated
      at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and later in England, married 1stly, 6th
      January
      1881, Maharani Lakshmi Bai (Chimna Bai I), born about September 1864,
      from
      the Mohite family, died 7th May 1885, married 2ndly, 28th December
      1885,
      Maharani Gajra Bai (Chimna Bai II), born 1871, C.I., daughter of
      Bajirao
      Amritrao Ghatge of Dewas, died 1958, and had issue. He died 6th
      February
      1939 and was cremated the next day at Baroda.

      • Maharaj Kumari Baju Bai, born
        December 1881, died
        young.
      • Maharaj Kumari Putla Bai, born
        1882,
        died 1885.
      • Yuvaraj Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad,
        born
        3rd August 1883,
        married 1904 Yuvarani Padmavati Bai Saheba, died 1919 and had issue. He
        died vp September 1908 (#2).

        • HH Shrimati Indumati Devi
          Tarabai
          Sahib, born 1904,
          married April 1918 (#2),
          HH Maharaja Sir Shri Rajaram IV Chhatrapati of Kolhapur.
          She died 1954.
        • HH Rani Lakshmi Devi, born
          1907,
          married 1922 HH
          Raja Bahadur Khem V Savant Bhonsle of Savantvadi
          and had issue. She died 1961.
        • HH Maharaja Gaekwad Sir
          PRATAPSINGHRAO GAEKWAD Sena
          Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaj Kumar Jaisinghrao
        Gaekwad,
        born 1888, educated
        at Harrow School 1902/1906, died 27th August
        1923 (#2 p.163).
      • HH Maharani Indira Devi, born
        1892,
        married July
        1913 HH Maharaja Jitendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur of Cooch
        Behar and had issue. She died 1968.
      • Maharaj Kumar Shivajirao Gaekwad B.A. (Oxon),
        born 31st August
        1890 at Baroda, Vice-Captain Oxford Blues; married Rani Kamala Devi,
        and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 24th
        November
        1919 (#1 #2 ).

        • Major Maharaj Udaysinghrao Shivajirao Gaekwad, born
          11th June
          1918 in Baroda, educated at the Prince’s School, Baroda, B.A. (Cantab)
          Jesus College, Barrister Middle Temple, London, Indian Military
          Academy, commissioned in the 5th Royal Lancers Indian Army, served
          in Singapore during WWII, Chief Dignitary Representing the
          Maharaja Bahadur in 1946; married 1942, Ranisaheb Shrimant Sharda Raje,
          daughter of Sardar Patankar of Kolhapur State, and had issue, one
          daughter. He died 11th August 1960 at Shiv Mahal Palace, Baroda.

          • Rajkumari Shrimant Ujjwala Raje Bikram Shah
            (née Gaekwad), born 1946 at Poona, educated at Convent School,
            Baroda; married Rajkumar Jai Bikram Shah of Tehri Garhwal, and has issue, one
            son and two daughters.
            • Kanwar Raviraj Bikram Shah

            • Kumari Nayna Kumari
            • Kumari Menaka Kumari
        • Lt.-Col. Maharaj Khanderao Gaekwad, born 12th August
          1919 at Baroda, educated at Prince’s School, Baroda and at Jesus
          College [B.A. (Cantab)]; Indian Military Academy, commissioned in King
          Edward’s Own 18th Cavalry, Indian Army; Military Secretary to the
          Maharaja Bahadur in 1946; Director of Forbes Forbes Campbell &
          Company, Bombay; Member of Annabell’s, Clermont Club, Wilingdon Club
          and Fenners; married 1942, Ranisaheb Shrimant Mohini Raje Gaekwad
          (née Ghatge), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sir Pirajirao
          Ghatge, Raja of Kagal Senior, and has
          issue, two sons. He died 1991 in Bombay at Kamal Mahal.

          • Rajkumar Shrimant Sayajirao Gaekwad, born 1947 at
            Poona; educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St. Xaviers College,
            Bombay; married Rajkumarani Shrimant Indrajeet Raje (née Kaur),
            and has issue, two daughters.

            • Shrimant Priya Raje
            • Shrimant Anjali Raje
          • Rajkumar Shrimant Anandrao Gaekwad, born 1948 in
            Kolhapur; educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and Maharaja Sayajirao
            University, Baroda; married Rajkumarani Shrimant Sangeeta Raje
            (née Ghorpade), daughter of Major Sardar Daulatrao Ghorpade of
            Dattawad, and his wife, Shrimant Vaijayantimala of Kagal Junior, and
            has issue, two sons.

            • Shrimant Shivajirao Raje Gaekwad
            • Shrimant Udaysinghrao Raje Gaekwad
        • Rani Nirmalaraje Sahib Gaekwad,
          married Raja Meherban
          Shrimant Vijaysinhrao Bhonsle of Akalkot.
      • Maharaj Kumar Dhairyashilrao
        Gaekwad B.A. (Oxon),
        born 1893,
        educated at Prince’s School, Baroda; married in Baroda, Rani Vimla
        Raje, and had issue, three sons and two daughters. He died April 1940.

        • Col. Maharaj Ashok Raje, born in Baroda, educated at
          Prince’s School, Baroda and at The Doon School, Dehra Dun, Indian
          Military Academy commissioned in Scinde Horse, Indian Military Attache,
          London; married Ranisaheb Shrimant Devyani Raje (née Jadeja),
          daughter of Maharajkumar Kalikakumarsinhji Lakhdhirji Jadeja of Morvi. He died sp at Dhairya Prasad
          Palace in Baroda.
        • Maharaj Nala Raje, born in Baroda.
        • Maharaj Vijitsingh, born in Baroda.

 

    1. HH Maharaja Gaekwad Sir PRATAPSINGHRAO GAEKWAD Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur (1908-1968)HH
      Maharaja Gaekwad Sir PRATAPSINGHRAO GAEKWAD Sena Khas Khel Shamsher
      Bahadur
      Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia 1939/1968
      ,
      born 29th June 1908, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and
      subsequently
      in England, married 1stly, January 1929, HH Maharani Shanta Devi Saheb,
      born 1914, daughter of Sardar Hasurkar Mansinhrao Subbarao of Hasur in
      Kolhapur, died 22nd May 2002, cremated at Kirti Mandir, 24th May 2002,
      married 2ndly, 1943 (divorced 1956), HH Maharani Sita Devi Sahib, born
      12th May 1917 in Madras, died 15th February 1989 (#3)
      in Neuilly-sur-Seine,
      France, daughter of
      Sri Raja Rao
      Venkata Kumara Mahipati Suryarao Bahadur Garu of Pithapuram, and his wife, Rani
      Chinnamamba Devi, and had
      issue.
      He died 19th July 1968.

      • Lt.-Col. HH Maharaja Gaekwad
        FATEHSINGHRAO II GAEKWAD
        Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur (qv)
      • HH Maharaja Gaekwad
        RANJITSINGHRAO
        GAEKWAD Sena Khas
        Khel Shamsher Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaj Kumar Sangramsingh
        Gaekwad,
        born 6th August
        1941 at Baroda (#1), Managing Director of
        Baroda
        Rayon Corporation, married Rani Asharaje Gaekwad (née Asha Rana)
        and has issue.

        • Shrimant Pratapsingh Sangramsinh Gaekwad, born 31st
          August 1970, married 14th
          May 2006 in Kathmandu, Pragyashree Thapa, born 1981, Lieutenant
          (R.N.A.), daughter of Gen. Pyar Jung Thapa, former Commander in Chief
          of the
          Royal Nepal Army.
        • HH Maharani Priyadarshini Raje
          Gaekwad, married December
          1994, HH Maharaja Sri Jyotiraditya Scindia of Gwalior
          and has issue.
      • Maharaj Kumar Sayajirao Gaekwad,
        born
        1945, died
        unmarried 8th May 1985 in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.
      • HH Maharani Dr. Mrunalini Devi,
        holds
        a Basic
        Degree in Home Science (B.Sc. Home), M.S. (Food & Nutrition) from
        Iowa
        State University Of Science & Technology, Applied Nutrition
        Certificate
        (Postgraduate) from National Institute Of Nutrition, Hyderabad,
        Registered
        Dietician Certificate from Indian Dietetic Association, Ph.D. (Food
        &
        Nutrition) from Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda. She has
        published
        several research and popular articles in national and International
        Journals
        of repute. As a Senior Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Medical
        Research, New Delhi. She has conducted several community and
        experimental
        (laboratory) research projects and surveys in nutrition, dietetics,
        education,
        food habits, family welfare, culture, etc. some of which were sponsored
        by the International Federation for Home Economics, the Nutrition
        Foundation
        of India, University Grants Commission, Indian Council of Medical
        Research
        and other national/governmental agencies, NGOs and industries. Member
        of
        the Commission on Education and Training, the International Union for
        Conservation
        of Nature & Natural Resources (IUCNNR), Switzerland. Chairperson,
        Food
        & Nutrition Programme Committee, International Federation For Home
        Economics (IFHM), France. Member of the Steering group on Nutrition,
        Planning
        Commission, Government of India, Member of the Governing Body,
        Institute
        Of Home Economics, New Delhi. Member of the Advisory Committee for
        Rajiv
        Gandhi Institute For Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New
        Delhi. Member of the Food And Nutrition Council, Government of India.
        Member
        of the Governing Body, Nutrition Foundation Of India, New Delhi. Member
        of the  Faculty Board of Home Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao
        University
        Of Baroda. Member of the Programme Committee on Women & Families in
        Development, IFHE, Paris, France. Trustee, Gopalan Oration Trust,
        Hyderabad.
        She is also currently serving as an Expert on the Board Of Studies
        (Foods
        & Nutrition and Home Science) of The Maharaja Sayajirao University
        Of Baroda, and on the Selection Committees for appointement of
        University
        Teachers and Ph.D. supervisors at Nagpur and Amravati Universities.
        Dietetic
        Counsellor to Shree Maharani Shantadevi Trust, Vadodara and the
        Diabetes
        Association Of Baroda. Awarded the Shrimannt Itchagauri Naik Gold Medal
        – First class, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Merit
        Scholarships,
        the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (Gujarat Branch) Merit
        Certificate,
        the Mary Hunter Scholar Of the P.E.O Sisterhood, U.S.A., the P.E.O.
        International
        Peace Scholarship for postgraduate studies at Iowa State University Of
        Science & Technology, U.S.A., the Senior Research Fellowship,
        Indian
        Council Of Medical Research, New Delhi, the Outstanding Woman Achiever
        Award of the All Indian Management Association, Food And Nutrition
        Department,
        The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda ‘Alumni Achievement Award’,
        Chancellor
        of Sayaji University of Baroda, married 1951, HH Maharaja Anandrao IV
        Puar
        of Dhar.
      • Rani Pramila Raje Sahib, married Darbar Shri Shivraj Ala
        Khachar, Chief
        of Jasdan, and has issue.
      • HH Rani Satwashiladevi, born about 1935, married, HH Raja
        Bahadur Shivram
        Savant
        Bhonsle of Savantvadi.
      • Rani Vasundhara Raje Sahib,
        married
        Raja Shrimant
        Murarirao Yeshwantrao Ghorpade, Mamlukatmadar Senapati Raja of Sandur,
        and has issue.

 

    1. Lt.-Col. HH Maharaja Gaekwad
      FATEHSINGHRAO II GAEKWAD
      Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia
      1968/1988,
      born 2nd April 1930, educated privately under English tutor, passed
      Senior
      Cambridge Examination 1947, elected to Lok Sabha 1957, 1962, 1971 and
      1977,
      Parliamentary Secretary to Defence Minister 1957/62, Member of Public
      Accounts
      Committee 1963/64, MP (Congress), Gujarat 1967/71, Minister for Health,
      Gujarat Government 1967/71, Chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University
      of Baroda 1951/- , Chairman of the Baroda rayon Corporation, Manager of
      the Indian Cricket Team 1959, 1978 and 1982/83, President of the Board
      of Control for Cricket in India 1963/66, Member of CCI, Bomaby and MCC,
      London; FZS, London; International Trustee of World Wildlife Fund for 6
      years; President of INSONA; Member of IUCN and Fauna Preservation
      Society
      and RSPB; Author of “Palaces of India”, 1982; interests include
      photography,
      cooking, reading and poetry, married 1950, HH Maharani Padmavati Devi
      of Jodhpur,
      born 14th December 1930, she died sp 1984. He died sp
      1st
      September
      1988.

 

  1. HH Maharaja Gaekwad RANJITSINGHRAO
    GAEKWAD Sena Khas
    Khel Shamsher Bahadur Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia
    (see
    above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Shrimant Prabhat Gaekwad, he was adopted by his maternal
    grandfather, and succeeded to his estates, as Sarkar Hirojirao
    Ramrao Patankar of Patan (Ramapur), married Rajkumari Sushiladevi,
    daughter of Kumar Shri Amra Vajsur Khachar of Jasdan, and has issue.

    • Chote Sarkar Udaysinghrao Patankar, married 26th February
      1993
      in Mandi, Rajkumari Sidheshwari Kumari, born 14th January 1967 in
      Mumbai,
      Maharashtra, daughter of HH Raja Sri
      Ashokpal
      Sen of Mandi, and his wife, HH Rani
      Sahiba
      Kiran Kumari, and has issue, one daughter.

      • Kumari Chitrangana U. Patankar
  • Shrimant Pilajirao Vithalrao Gaekwad, son of Shrimant
    Vithalrao B.
    Gaekwad,
    Mandvie, Baroda, educated at Harrow School 1901/1905
  • Damajirao Vithalrao Gaekwad, born
    10th
    December 1894,
    B.A. (Hons. Oxon.), Comptroller of the Household to HH the Mahraja of
    Baroda
    1939/-, educated at Baroda, Manchester Grammar School and Exeter
    College,
    Oxford; Naib Sarsuba 1928, married 1920 Sushila Bai, daughter of Sardar
    Ramchandra Rao Bhajji Ghatge of Akalkot.
  • Krishnarao Mahipatrao Gaekwad,
    married
    and had issue.

    • Bhaurao Krishnarao Gaekwad, born
      15th
      October 1902,
      married 1stly Sitabai, 2ndly Gitabai, and had issue. He died 13th March
      1972.
  • Devyani Devi (sister of HH Maharani
    Shanta Devi Saheb),
    married 1937, Chandrasenrao Gaekwad, and had issue. She died 29th June
    2002 aged 82, cremated 30th June at Kirti Mandir.

    • Ajitsingh Gaekwad
    • Nirmala Devi (Ajitsinh Sindhe)
    • Suniti Devi (Nimbalkar)
    • Mohini Devi (Bobde)

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