KAGAL

 

KAGAL (Jagir)

 

 

 

AREA: 298 km2 REVENUE:  ACCESSION: 
LOCATION: Kolhapur DYNASTY: Ghatge (Rathod) RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 41 POPULATION: 6371 (1881)
PREDECESSORS and SHORT
HISTORY:
A small estate lying 31 kilometres south of Kolhapur.
The ancestor of
the family, Piraji Raje, left his native place of Udaipur in Rajputana
and came down to the Deccan in search of
adventure,
after distinguishing himself in much warfare and earning for himself
the
title of Zunzar Rao (Valiant
Fighter), he enlisted in the army of
Sultan
Mahmud Padshah, the then king of Bijapur, and successfully put down
many
disturbances. In recognition of his meritious services and deeds of
valour,
the Padshah was pleased to confer on him in 1572, the title of Sarjerao
and the Kagal pargana consisting of 69 and a 1/2 villages as Jagir.
During
The first Quarter of the 19th century when there were incessant wars
and
depredations, some of the villages belonging to the senior branch of
the
Ghatge family changed hands from one power to another, but by article 3
of the Treaty entered into by the Maharaja of Kolhapur with the British
Government in 1826, the villages now in the rulers possession which
number
41 have been guaranteed. The name was eventually corrupted to Ghatge,
which
means “Take a jump”. Legend has it that during a war, the Maratha
ruler, Shivaji shouted “Ghat ge” to an ancestor. Estate holders
were….

  • Shrimant Pirajirao I Tulojirao Ghatge, founder of
    Kagal
    State, son of
    Shrimant
    Tuljojirao Kamrajrao Ghatge.
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Vithoji Ghatge
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Mahadji Ghatge
    Sarjerao
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Vithoji Ghatge II
    Sarjerao
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Pirajirao Ghatge
    Sarjerao
    , the
    state
    was split into the Senior and Junior lines in 1768, with the title of Sarjerao
    remaining with the Junior line, while the Senior line enjoy the title
    of Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab, married and had issue.

    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Tuljojirao Sakharam
      Ghatge
      Sarjerao (qv)
    • Shrimant Vishwasrao Ghatge, received the village of Valva
      and seven others from his brother in 1786, as his share of the family
      estate, married 4thly, Rani Shrimant Ramnabai, died 1861, having
      adopted a son. He died sp 1824. [The Valva estate was resumed
      by Kolhapur State in 1864]
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Tuljojirao Sakharam
    Ghatge
    Sarjerao
    , he married and had issue.

    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Hindurao Ghatge
      Sarjerao
      Vajarat-ma-ab (qv)
    • Rani Shrimant Baijabai Raje Saheb, married Maharaja
      Scindia Daulatrao Scindia of Gwalior.
    • Rani Shrimant Saibai Raje Saheb, married (as his first
      wife), Raja Chhatrapati Shivaji II
      Bhonsle of Kolhapur.

KAGAL Senior

  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri [Jaisinghrao]
    Hindurao
    Ghatge
    [Babasaheb Ghatge] Sarjerao
    Vajarat-ma-ab
    , 2nd Chief of Kagal-Senior -/1856, built a new fort
    in
    Kagal in 1813; married Rani Shrimant
    Parvatibai, and had adoptive issue. He died sp 1856.

    • (A) Govindrao [Dajisaheb] Ghatge of the Kenwade
      branch, adopted and succeeded as Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri
      Sakharam Bapu Ghatge Sarjerao
      Vajarat-ma-ab
      (qv)
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Sakharam Bapu
    Ghatge Sarjerao
    Vajarat-ma-ab
    , 3rd Chief of Kagal-Senior 1856/1864, married Rani
    Shrimant Sundarabai, and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1864
    aged 20.

    • (A) Dattajirao [Abasaheb] Ghatge, adopted and
      succeeded as Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Jaisinhrao
      Narayanrao [Abasaheb] Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab
      (qv)
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Jaisinhrao
    Narayanrao [Abasaheb] Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab
    ,
    4th Chief of Kagal-Senior 1864/1885, adopted
    from
    Kagal Junior (see below), born 12th March 1857, Regent of Kolhapur,
    granted full ruling powers in 1878, married Rani Radhabai Sahib, died
    1877, daughter of Shrimant Raja Balwantrao Vyankatrao Ghorpade of Mudhol, and had
    issue. He died
    20th
    March 1885.

    • Meherban Shrimant Yeshwantrao Jaisinhrao Ghatge, adopted
      to the
      Kolhapur gaddi on 17th March 1884,
      and succeded there as Col. HH Maharaja Sir Shri Shahu I Chhatrapati of Kolhapur.
    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Sir Pirajirao
      Jaisinhrao Ghatge
      [Bapusaheb
      Ghatge]
      Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab (qv)
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Sir Pirajirao
    Jaisinhrao Ghatge
    [Bapusaheb
    Ghatge] Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab
    ,
    5th Raja Saheb of Kagal-Senior 1885/1926, born 1876, K.B.E., C.I.E.
    [cr.1906], C.S.I. [cr.1911], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot;
    married and had issue. He died
    1926 (#1).

    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Jaisinhrao Pirajirao
      Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab (qv)
    • Meherban Hindurao Pirajirao Ghatge, died after 1943.
    • Meherban Yeshwantrao Pirajirao
      Ghatge, married and had issue. He died after 1943.

      • Rani Shrimant Jyotsnaraje, married Meherban Shrimant
        Raja Anilraje Dafle of Jath, and has
        issue.
    • Rani Shrimant Tara Bai [Lakshmi Bai (Akka Sahib)], born
      1899, married
      Raja
      Meherban Shrimant Fatehsinhrao
      III Bhonsle of Akalkot, and had issue.
      She died 1942.
    • Ranisaheb Shrimant Mohini Raje Gaekwad (née
      Ghatge), married 1942, Lt.-Col. Maharaj Khanderao Gaekwad of Baroda.
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Jaisinhrao
    Pirajirao
    Ghatge [Abasaheb Ghatge] Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab
    , 6th Raja Saheb
    of Kagal-Senior
    1926/-,
    married Rani Shrimant Vijayraje Sahib Bhonsle [Rajmata of
    Kagal-Senior], died 10th July 2008 aged 88, daughter of Raja Meherban
    Shrimant Fatehsinhrao
    III Bhonsle of Akalkot, and his wife,
    Rani Shrimant Tara Bai, and had issue.

    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Vikramsinh
      Jaisinhrao Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab (qv)
    • Shrimant Pravinsinh Jaisinhrao Ghatge, born 1957,
      married Soubhagyavati
      Nanditadevi,
      and has issue.
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Vikramsinh
    Jaisinhrao
    Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab
    ,
    born
    1948, 7th and present Raja Saheb of Kagal-Senior.

KAGAL Junior

  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Narayanrao Ghatge
    Sarjerao Deshmukh
    , Chief of Kagal-Junior -/1894, born 1834, married
    1848, Shrimant
    Balabai
    Raje Bhonsle
    Saheb, died about 1866, daughter of Raja Chhatrapati Shahji I Bhonsle
    of Kolhapur, and
    had
    issue.

    • Shrimant Jaisinghrao Narayanrao [Abasaheb] Ghatge,
      adopted into Kagal
      Senior
      (see above)
    • Shrimant Sardar Bapusaheb Kakasaheb Ghatge, died after
      1922.
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Dattajirao
    Narayanrao
    [Kaka Sahib]
    Ghatge Sarjerao Deshmukh
    , Chief of Kagal-Junior 1894/1946, born
    1874,
    adopted
    from Kagal Senior, married three wives, and had
    issue. He died 1946.

    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Yeshwantrao
      Dattajirao [Appa
      Sahib]
      Ghatge Sarjerao Deshmukh (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Shrimant Sardar Fatehsinhrao Dattajirao Ghatge (by 3rd
      wife), married Maharajkumari Sita Raje Sahib, daughter of HH
      Maharajadhiraj Holkar Raj Rajeshwar Sawai Shri Sir Tukoji Rao III
      Holkar of Indore, and his wife, HH
      Maharani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sharmishtha Devi Bai
      Sahiba, and
      had issue.

      • Shrimant Sardar Vijayendra Ghatge, Bollywood actor;
        married and has issue. (H. No.
        249/15 Nagala Park, Kolhapur, India)

        • Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sagarika Raje Sahib,
          born 8th January 1982 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra; educated at Mayo
          College Girls School, Ajmer; an Indian actress who
          starred in the 2007 hit film, Chak De India; presently a
          representative for Reebok.
      • Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sunanda Raje Sahib, died
        1984 in the terrorist bombing of the Air India flight Kanishka.
    • Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Chandraprabha Raje Sahib
      [HH
      Maharani Sanyogitabai Raje Sahib of Indore] (by 3rd wife), born 1913,
      died 13th July 1937,
      married Maj.-Gen. HH Maharajadhiraj Holkar Raj
      Rajeshwar
      Sawai Shri Yeshwant Rao II Holkar Bahadur of Indore,
      and
      had
      issue.
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Yeshwantrao
    Dattajirao Ghatge
    Sarjerao Deshmukh
    , Chief of Kagal-Junior 1946/-, born
    1899, married a Princess from Savantvadi, and had issue.

    • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Ajitsinh Yeshwantrao
      Ghatge
      Sarjerao Deshmukh (qv)
    • Shrimant Sardar Himmatsinh Yeshwantrao Ghatge, married
      and had issue.

      • Shrimant Sardar Jitendrasinh Himmatsinh Ghatge, married
        and has issue.
    • Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Vaijantimala Raje Sahib,
      married Major Sardar Daulatrao Vishwasrao Ghorpade of Dattawad, and has
      issue.

      • Shrimant Karnasingh Daulatrao Ghorpade,
        married Saubhgyavati Darshana Mane
      • Rajkumarani Shrimant Sangeeta Raje (née
        Ghorpade), married Rajkumar Shrimant Anandrao Gaekwad of Baroda, and has issue, two sons.
  • Meherban Shrimant Rajamanya Rajashri Ajitsinh
    Yeshwantrao Ghatge
    Sarjerao Deshmukh
    , present Chief of Kagal-Junior, born 1927,
    married Rani
    Satyavatiraje
    Bhonsle, daughter of HH Raja Bahadur Khem Savant V Bhonsle of Savantvadi, and his wife, HH Rani
    Lakshmi Devi, and has issue.

    • Shrimant Sardar Mrugendrasinh
      Ajitsinh Ghatge
      Sarjerao Deshmukh, married 16th May 1979, Kumari Chanchallaraje
      (Rani Shrimant Mruganainaraje Mrugendrasinh Ghatge of Kagal-Junior),
      daughter of Thakore Saheb Bhupendrasinhji Pralhadsinhji Gohil of Lathi, and his wife Thakurani Durgaraje,
      and has issue.

      • Kumari Akshayaraje, born
        14th
        April 1980.
      • Kumari Shoumikaraje, born
        14th
        January 1982.
      • Kumar Akhileshsinhraje Mrugendrasinh Ghatge, born 30th
        June 1989.

 

 

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