KOLHAPUR

 

KOLHAPUR (Princely State)

(19 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 8,332 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 1,000,000Rs ACCESSION: 1st March 1949
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Bhonsle RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja
Chhatrapati
SHAHU II BHONSLE
, 13th Maharaja of Kolhapur since 1983 (New Palace, Kolhapur –
416003,
Maharashtra, India)

 

 

born 7th January 1948, graduated in arts in 1967 from the
Indo-Christian College in Bangalore, married 9th March 1970, HH
Maharani
Yadnaseni
Raje Saheb, daughter of Sardar Mangulkar of Belgaum, and has issue, two
sons.

  • Yuvraj Shrimant Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib,
    born 11th
    February
    1971, married Yuvrani Sanyogeeta Raje Saheb of Dhamtari, and has issue,
    a son.

    • Shrimant Shahajiraje Sambhajiraje Bhonsle.
  • Maharajkumar Shrimant Malojiraje Bhonsle, born 1974,
    graduate in Political Science; married Shrimant Dhawalshri
    Raje Saheb, daughter of Dr. Digvijay Khanvilkar, MLA from Kolhapur and
    Rajalaxmi Raje Saheb, and has issue, one son and one daughter.

    • Shrimant Yashasviniraje Bhonsle, born 2001.
    • Shrimant Yashraj Malojiraje Bhonsle, born 2005.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state was founded
in 1700. His Highness, with his feudatories, maintains a military force
of 255 cavalry, 1902 infantry, and 67 guns, and is entitled to a salute
of 19 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were…

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHIVAJI I
      BHONSLE
      , 1st Raja of Kolhapur
      1700/1714 (deposed),
      born 6th June
      1696
      at Jinji, married 1stly, Rani Shrimant Bhavanibai Raje Saheb, married
      2ndly,
      Rani Shrimant Parvatibai Raje Saheb, commited sati March 1726.
      He
      died of smallpox on 14th March 1726.

      • Maharaja Chhatrapati Rajaram Rao Bhonsle II, succeeded to
        the Satara gaddi.

 

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHAMBHUJI
      I BHONSLE
      , 2nd Raja of Kolhapur
      1714/1760, born 23rd
      May 1698 at
      Panhala,
      signed the Treaty of Warna formally separating Satara and Kolhapur,
      married
      1stly, Rani Shrimant Anandibai Raje Saheb, from the Ghatge family of
      Budh,
      married 2ndly, Rani Shrimant Umabai Raje Saheb, from the Khanvilkar
      family,
      married 3rdly, Rani Shrimant Sakwarbai Raje Saheb, married 4thly, Rani
      Shrimant Jijabai Raje Saheb, died
      1772, daughter of Shrimant Narsojirao Murarrao Shinde Sena Khas Khel of
      Torgal, married 5thly, Rani
      Shrimant Sundrabai Raje Saheb, from the Ghatge
      family
      of Tutunde, married 6thly, Rani Shrimant Durgabai Raje Saheb, from the
      Mohite family, married 7thly, Rani Shrimant Kusabai Raje Saheb, from
      the
      Ghatge family of Mangaokar. He died sp 20th December 1760.

REGENCY 1760/1762 Rani Shrimant
Jiji Bai
Raje Saheb (regent), died 1772.

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHIVAJI
      II
      BHONSLE
      , 3rd Raja of Kolhapur 1762/1813, born 16th
      March 1756, adopted
      by Rani Shrimant Jijibai on 22nd September 1762, succeeded 27th
      September
      1762, married 1stly, Rani Shrimant Saibai Raje Saheb, daughter of
      Tuljojirao
      Ghatge Sarjerao of Kagal, married 2ndly, Rani
      Shrimant Chimnabai Raje
      Saheb,
      daughter of Ranoji Shinde Chavrekar, married 3rdly, Rani Shrimant
      Sakwarbai
      Raje Saheb, daughter of Shrimant Lakshmanrao Shinde Sena Khas Khel,
      Chief
      of Torgal, married 4thly, Rani Shrimant
      Umabai Raje Saheb, daughter of
      Mukundrao Pawar, Desai of Jamboti, married 5thly, Rani Shrimant
      Sundrabai
      Raje Saheb, daughter of Ratnojirao Khanvilkar, married 6thly, Rani
      Shrimant
      Ahilyabai Raje Saheb, daughter of Ranojirao Ghatge Sarjerao of Kagal,
      married
      7thly, Rani Shrimant Anandibai Raje Saheb, daughter of Janrao Patankar,
      married 8thly, Rani Shrimant Mainabai Raje Saheb, another daughter of
      Lakshmanrao
      Shinde of Torgal, married 9thly, Rani
      Shrimant Gangabai Raje Saheb,
      daughter
      of the Pawar Desai of Athani, married 10thly, Rani Shrimant Dayabai
      Raje
      Saheb, daughter of Sayajirao Ghatge of Murgud, married 11thly, Rani
      Shrimant
      Sakwarbai Raje Saheb, daughter of Khanderao Shinde Khilwarkar, married
      12thly, Rani Shrimant Anandibai Raje Saheb, daughter of Dhondojirao
      Patankar,
      married 13thly, Rani Shrimant Kamalajabai Raje Saheb, daughter of
      Limaji
      Naik Nimbalkar of Bairag, and had issue, eight children. He died 24th
      April
      1813.

      • Raja Chhatrapati Shambhuji III Bhonsle [Abasaheb Maharaj]
        (by
        Sundrabai)
        (qv)
      • Raja Chhatrapati Shahji I Bhonsle [Buwasaheb Maharaj] (by
        Kamlajabai)
        (qv)
      • Shrimant Aubai Raje Bhonsle Saheb, married Yeshwantrao
        Ghatge of Kagal.
      • Shrimant Balabai Raje Bhonsle Saheb, married Sultanrao
        Nimbalkar
        Khardekar.
      • Shrimant Baijabai Raje Bhonsle Saheb, married Narayanrao
        Ghatge Baji.
      • Shrimant Yesubai Raje Bhonsle Saheb, married Sidhojirao
        Nimbalkar of
        Nipani.
      • Shrimant Chimnabai Raje Bhonsle Saheb, married Nagojirao
        Patankar.
      • Shrimant Akubai Raje Bhonsle Saheb, married Shankararo
        Shinde of Torgal.

 

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHAMBHUJI
      III BHONSLE
      ,
      4th Raja of Kolhapur
      1813/1821, born 8th
      March 1801,
      married 1stly, Rani Shrimant Saibai Raje Saheb, daughter of Trimbakrao
      Khanvilkar, married 2ndly, Rani Shrimant Jijabai Raje Saheb, daughter
      of
      Dharrao Nimbalkar, married 3rdly, Rani Shrimant Saibai Raje Saheb,
      daughter
      of Narayanrao Shirke, married 4thly, Rani Shrimant Sundrabai Raje
      Saheb,
      another daughter of Trimbakrao Khanvilkar, and had issue. He was
      murdered on 16th
      July 1821 at Bhawani Mandap Palace (#1).

      • Shrimant Shivaji Rao [Balasaheb] Bhonsle, born 1816, died
        of smallpox
        in
        1822 before he could succeed.

 

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHAHJI I
      BHONSLE
      , 5th Raja of Kolhapur
      1821/1838, born 22nd
      January 1802,
      married
      1stly, Rani Shrimant Ambaikabai Raje Saheb, daughter of Appajirao Naik
      Nimbalkar, married 2ndly, Rani Shrimant Sakwarbai Raje Saheb, daughter
      of Daulatrao Mohite Hambirrao, married 3rdly, Rani Shrimant Sagunabai
      [Babaisaheb],
      committed sati 1838, married 4thly, Rani Shrimant Anandibai
      Raje
      Saheb [Tarabai], daughter of Jyotirao Patankar, married 5thly, Rani
      Shrimant
      Narmadabai Raje Saheb, married 6thly, Rani Shrimant Rajasbai Raje
      Saheb,
      daughter of Manyajirao Khanvilkar, married 7thly, Rani Shrimant Umabai
      Raje Saheb, daughter of Yeshwantarao Ghatge Sarjerao of Kagal, married
      8thly, Rani Shrimant Kamlabai Raje Saheb, daughter of Manyajirao
      Ingale,
      and had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died 29th November 1838.

      • Shrimant Au Bai Bhonsle Raje Saheb, married Ramchandrarao
        Patankar, and
        had issue.

        • Raja Chhatrapati Rajaram I Bhonsle
          (Nagojirao Patankar) (qv)
      • Shrimant Bala Bai Bhonsle Raje Saheb, married Shrimant
        Narayanrao
        [Abasaheb]
        Ghatge of Kagal-Junior, and had issue. She
        died about 1866.
      • Raja Chhatrapati Shivaji III Bhonsle [Babasaheb Bhonsle]
        (by
        Anandibai)(qv)
      • Shrimant Shahu [Chimnasaheb] Bhonsle (by Narmadabai),
        born 8th January
        1831, he was accused of taking part in the 1857 revolt in Kolhapur city
        and was exiled to Karachi, married Shrimant Sakwarbai Raje Saheb,
        commited
        suicide on 2nd April 1858. He died sp 1869 on Manora island at
        Karachi.

 

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHIVAJI
      III BHONSLE
      , 6th Raja of Kolhapur
      1838/1866, born 26th
      December
      1830,
      married Rani Shrimant Ahilyabai Raje Saheb of Baroda, adopted his
      nephew.
      He died sp on 3rd August 1866.

 

    1. Raja Chhatrapati RAJARAM I
      BHONSLE
      , 7th Raja of Kolhapur
      1866/1870, born 13th
      April 1850 as
      Nagojirao
      Patankar, married 1stly, Rani Tarabai Sahib, died 1874, married 2ndly,
      Rani Sakwarbai Sahib.
      He
      died sp on 30th November 1870 in Florence, Italy.

 

    1. Raja Chhatrapati SHIVAJI V
      BHONSLE
      , 8th Raja of Kolhapur
      1870/1883, adopted by
      Rani Tarabai,
      born 5th April 1863 as Shrimant Narayanrao Bhonsle, son of Dinkarrao
      Bhonsle
      of the Khanwatkar branch, married Rani Anandibai Saheb (she adopted
      Yeshwantrao Ghatge of Kagal as successor). He died sp on 25th
      December 1883 at
      Ahmednagar.

 

    1. Col. HH Maharaja Sir Shri
      Chhatrapati SHAHU I BHONSLE
      , 9th
      Maharaja of Kolhapur
      1884/1922, born
      26th
      June 1874 as Meherban Shrimant Yeshwantrao Jaisinhrao Ghatge, son of
      Meherban Shrimant Jaisinhrao
      Narayanrao [Abasaheb] Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab, 4th Chief of Kagal-Senior,
      adopted to Kolhapur and succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 17th March 1884,
      granted full ruling powers on
      2nd April 1894, Maharaja [cr. 24.5.1900]; made a G.C.V.O. on 1st
      January 1902, LL.D. (Hon.) [10.6.1902], Hon. Member of the Royal
      Agricultural Society; granted a personal salute of 21 guns on 1st
      January
      1909, founded the Shahu Vedic School in 1920, made a G.C.I.E. on 12th
      December 1911 at the Delhi Durbar; married 1st April 1891, HH Maharani
      Lakshmi Bai Saheb, born January 1880, daughter of Meherban Gunajirao
      Khanvilkar of
      Baroda,
      and had issue. He died 6th May 1922 at Bombay.

      • HH Maharani Radhabai Akka Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, born
        10th March 1894, married 21st March 1908,
        HH Maharajah
        Sir
        Tukoji III Rao Puar, 6th Maharaja of Dewas-Snr,
        and had issue.

        • HH Maharaja Chhatrapati Shahaji II
          Puar
          (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Ambai Akka Sahib Raje Bhonsle, born 23rd
        May 1895, died young.
      • HH Maharajah Chhatrapati Sir Shri Rajaram II Bhonsle (see
        below)
      • Maharajkumar Shivajirao Bhonsle, born 15th April 1899,
        married
        Shrimati Indumati
        Raje
        Saheb [Jamunakka], died 1971 (or 1975), daughter of Shankarrao Jagtap
        of Saswad. He died sp
        on 12th June 1918 at Miraj.

 

    1. HH Maharaja Chhatrapati Sir Shri RAJARAM II
      BHONSLE
      ,
      10th Maharaja of Kolhapur
      1922/1940, born
      31st
      July 1897, G.C.I.E. [cr.1924], succeeded 21st May 1922, married 1stly
      1918,
      HH Maharani Shrimati Indumati Devi Tarabai Sahib, daughter of
      Yuvaraj Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad of Baroda,
      and his wife, Yuvarani Padmavati Bai Saheba, married 2ndly, 1925, HH
      Maharani Shrimati Vijayamalabai Saheb, died
      14th
      July 1993, daughter of Meherban Shrimant Atmaramrao Mohite of Tanjore,
      and had issue.
      He died spm on 26th November 1940.

      • Maharajkumari Padma Raje, born 5th October 1940, married
        February 1959,
        Sardar Raghojirao Kadam Bande of Torkhed, and had issue, two sons. She
        died
        22nd March 1997.

        • Sardar Harshvardhan Kadam Bande
        • Sardar Rajvardhan Kadam Bande

 

REGENCY 1940/1942

 

    1. HH Maharaja Chhatrapati
      SHIVAJI V BHONSLE
      , 11th Maharaja of
      Kolhapur
      1942/1946, born as
      Pratapsinh,
      second son of Shrimant Nanasaheb Shankarrao Bhonsle Charvekar of the
      Khanwatkar
      branch, born 22nd November 1941, died 28th September 1946.

REGENCY 1946/1947 HH Maharani
Chhatrapati
Tara Bai Saheb (regent)

 

    1. HH Maharaja Chhatrapati
      SHAHAJI II PUAR
      , 12th Maharaja of
      Kolhapur 1947/1983,
      born 10th April
      1910,
      also 7th Maharaja of Dewas-Snr
      1937/1948,
      adopted to Kolhapur on 31st March 1947, married 30th December 1926, HH
      Maharani Pramilaraje of Jath, Regent of Dewas from 1946 to 1947, and
      had
      issue. He died 9th May 1983

      • HH Maharaja Powar Krishnaji III Rao Puar, 8th Maharaja of
        Dewas-Snr
        (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Shaliniraje Puar, married Rajaramsinhrao
        Bhonsle of
        Nagpur
        and has issue.

        • HH Maharaja Chhatrapati Shahu II
          Bhonsle
          (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Vijayaraje Puar (by Pramilaraje), married
        Sardar Pratapsinh
        Shitole,
        Sardesai of Ankli.
      • Maharajkumari Urmilaraje Puar (by Pramilaraje), married
        Shrimant Vijaysingh
        Ghorpade
        of Sandur.

 

  1. HH Maharaja Chhatrapati
    SHAHU II BHONSLE
    , 13th Maharaja of
    Kolhapur (see above)

 

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