|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
parent state was founded in 1733 with a grant by the Peshwa in inam
third son of Bramhibhoot Harbhat Buva Patwardhan, with a division
occurring in 1811 and
in 1854. Kurundwad represents the senior most line amongst the
Patwardhan States. Succession is by primogeniture. A sanad of
was granted to the rulers of Kurundwad, though it is the only line
which is without any adoptions. The Chief maintains a military force of
10 cavalry, 164 infantry, and 2 guns (as of 1892). The rulers were…
- Har Bhat Patwardhan, a Brahmin (priest) from the area
distinction in 1722 during the days of the second Peshwa, he was well
for his piety, saintliness and Vedic lore, he was ancestor of the Royal
of Kurundwad, Budhgaon, Miraj, Sangli and Tasgaon (lapsed in 1848), he
married and had issue. He died 1750.
- Balam Bhat Patwardhan
- Raghunath Bhat Patwardhan, married and had issue.
- Bramhibhoot Harbhat Buva Patwardhan, married and had
- Shrimant Trimbakrao I Appasaheb Patwardhan (third
of Kurundwad (see below).
- Sardar Govind Hari Patwardhan (fourth son), founder
of Miraj, he was granted the title of
Sardar by the Peshwa, married and had issue.
- Sardar Pandurangrao Patwardhan, married and had
issue. He died at an early age.
- Sardar Hariharrao Patwardha, successor to his
father, but died at the age of 17 years.
- Sardar Chintamanrao Patwardhan I, ruled at Miraj initially, but during one of his
battles, he was rumoured to have died and his uncle then was crowned as
his successor. When Chintamanrao returned he was angry and left the
house with only an idol of Lord Ganesha and vowed to set up another
Capital for his Jagir. As a result he established the city of Sangli in
- Gangadharrao Patwardhan of Miraj.
- Mahadev Rao Patwardhan
- Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan (sixth son), married and
- Parashuram Rao Patwardhan, married and had issue,
- Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan, married and had issue,
- Shrimant Gopal Rao Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan,
founder of Jamkhandi
- Haripanth Patwardhan
- Madhav Rao Patwardhan, founder of the
branch of Patwardhan
- Vinayak Rao Patwardhan
- Ganpat Rao Patwardhan, founder of the Tasganv
- Bhaskar Rao Patwardhan
- Tara Bai
- Krishna Bhat Patwardhan
- Meherban TRIMBAKRAO I
[APPASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad 1733/1771,
married and had
issue. He died 1771.
- Meherban Neelkanthrao Trimbakrao [Dadasaheb] Patwardhan
- Kanherrao Trimbakrao Patwardhan, founder of the Shedbal
- Meherban NEELKANTHRAO
TRIMBAKRAO [DADASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
1771, born 1726, during his reign, gold coins were authorised by the
Peshwa, Madhavrao I, to be minted, and these were called ‘Neelkantha’ (#2)
in his honour; fought in the Battle of Moti Talav against Hyder Ali
where he was mortally wounded; married and had issue. He was killed in
the battle of Moti Talav on
3rd March 1771, his body was brought to Madhavpur-Belgaum in a
palanquin and was cremated there, and his samadhi is still present to
- Meherban Raghunathrao I Nilkanthrao [Dadasaheb]
- Shivrao Nilkanthrao Patwardhan, founder of Vadi Jagir.
- Meherban RAGHUNATHRAO I
NILKANTHRAO [DADASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
1771/1801, born 1750, married and had issue, one son. He died
- Meherban Trimbakrao II Raghunathrao [Appasaheb]
- Meherban TRIMBAKRAO II
RAGHUNATHRAO [APPASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
1801/-, in 1811 the state of
Shedbal was formed, but it lapsed in 1857 to the British government in
default of a male heir, married and had issue.
- Meherban Keshavrao Trimbakrao [Babasaheb] Patwardhan (qv)
- Meherban KESHAVRAO
TRIMBAKRAO [BABASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
-/1827, he signed the Treaty of Pandharpur with the English Crown in
1819; married and had issue. He died 1827.
- Meherban Raghunathrao II Keshavrao [Dadasaheb] Patwardhan
- Hariharrao Keshavrao [Bhausaheb] Patwardhan [?Ganpatrao],
Co-Ruler of Kurundwad-Jnr
- Vinayakrao Keshavrao [Appasaheb] Patwardhan, Co-Ruler of
- Trimbakrao Keshavrao [Abbasaheb] Patwardhan, Co-Ruler of
Kurundwad-Jnr, died spl 1869, and his share was transferred to
Ganpatrao and Vinayakrao.
- Meherban RAGHUNATHRAO II
KESHAVRAO [DADASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
1812. On the 5th of April 1854 the state was split into Senior and
Junior branches, with
Raghunathrao continuing the line in Kurundwad Senior. He died 1876.
- Meherban CHINTAMANRAO I
RAGHUNATHRAO [BALASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
born 14th February 1850, he succeeded to the gadi on 25th January 1876 (#1). He died 1908.
- Meherban BHALCHANDRARAO I
PATWARDHAN, Chief of Kurundwad-Senior 1908/1927,
born 12th May 1873, married Rani Sita Bai Sahib, born 1901, died 1969,
Regent of Kurundwad Senior 1927/1942, and had issue.
- Raja Shrimant CHINTAMANRAO
II BHALCHANDRARAO BALASAHEB
PATWARDHAN, Raja of Kurundwad-Senior
born 13th February 1921 and succeeded 10th September 1927, married Rani
Shrimant Vijayadevi, daughter of Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao II
Sachiv of Bhor, born 4th
1927. He died 15th January 1980.
- Raja Shrimant
BHALCHANDRARAO II CHINTAMANRAO PATWARDHAN, Raja of
- Shashikala Devi Pant Amatya [late Rajmata of Bavda], of the
family and grand-daughter of the Raja of Kurundwad, married (as his
wife), the Raja of Bavda (married 1stly, a Princess of Jamkhandi),
at 29 years, died January 2005 aged 92.