KURUNDWAD Senior

 

KURUNDWAD Senior (Princely State)

 

 

 

AREA: 471 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 49,924Rs ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Patwardhan RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 42,474 (1901)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja
Shrimant BHALCHANDRARAO
II CHINTAMANRAO PATWARDHAN
, Raja of Kurundwad-Senior since 1980.
The Raja ranks as a
1st Class Sardar in the southern Maratha country  (Kurundwad
House, 10-A Margaldas Road, 411001 – Pune, Maharashtra, India)

 

 

born 15th May 1953, married Ranisaheb Shrimant Radhikadevi,
born 29th
November 1959 and has issue.

  • Shrimant Yuvaraj Raghunathrao III Bhalchandrarao Balasaheb
    Patwardhan,
    born 24th November 1988.
  • Shrimant Rajkumari Rajasidevi Sathe, born 25th August
    1980, married 12th May 2004, Shri Sandeeprao Sathe.
  • Shrimant Rajkumari Ishwaridevi Patwardhan, born 29th May
    1984, she died 25th June 2008 of a heart attack.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
parent state was founded in 1733 with a grant by the Peshwa in inam
to
Trimbakrao Patwardhan,
third son of Bramhibhoot Harbhat Buva Patwardhan, with a division
occurring in 1811 and
again
in 1854. Kurundwad  represents the senior most line amongst the
Patwardhan States. Succession is by primogeniture. A sanad of
adoption
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
    of Kinkan
    rose to
    distinction in 1722 during the days of the second Peshwa, he was well
    known
    for his piety, saintliness and Vedic lore, he was ancestor of the Royal
    Families
    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
        issue.

        • Shrimant Trimbakrao I Appasaheb Patwardhan (third
          son), founder
          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
              1801.
          • Gangadharrao Patwardhan of Miraj.
        • Mahadev Rao Patwardhan
        • Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan (sixth son), married and
          had
          issue.

          • Parashuram Rao Patwardhan, married and had issue,
            five
            sons.

            • Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan, married and had issue,
              one
              son.

              • Shrimant Gopal Rao Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan,
                founder of Jamkhandi
                state.
            • Haripanth Patwardhan
            • Madhav Rao Patwardhan, founder of the
              Chinchanikar
              branch of Patwardhan
              family.
            • Vinayak Rao Patwardhan
            • Ganpat Rao Patwardhan, founder of the Tasganv
              branch
              of Patwardhan
              family.
        • 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
        (qv)
      • Kanherrao Trimbakrao Patwardhan, founder of the Shedbal
        branch.

 

    • 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
      this day.

      • Meherban Raghunathrao I Nilkanthrao [Dadasaheb]
        Patwardhan
        (qv)
      • 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
      1801.

      • Meherban Trimbakrao II Raghunathrao [Appasaheb]
        Patwardhan
        (qv)

 

    • 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
        (qv)
      • Hariharrao Keshavrao [Bhausaheb] Patwardhan [?Ganpatrao],
        Co-Ruler of Kurundwad-Jnr
      • Vinayakrao Keshavrao [Appasaheb] Patwardhan, Co-Ruler of
        Kurundwad-Jnr
      • 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
      1827/1876, born
      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
      1876/1908,
      born 14th February 1850, he succeeded to the gadi on 25th January 1876 (#1). He died 1908.

 

    • Meherban BHALCHANDRARAO I
      CHINTAMANRAO [ANNASAHEB]
      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
      1927/1980,
      born 13th February 1921 and succeeded 10th September 1927, married Rani
      Shrimant Vijayadevi, daughter of Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao II
      Shankarrao Babasaheb
      Pandit
      Pant
      Sachiv of Bhor, born 4th
      January
      1927. He died 15th January 1980.

 

  • Raja Shrimant
    BHALCHANDRARAO II CHINTAMANRAO PATWARDHAN
    , Raja of
    Kurundwad-Senior
    (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Shashikala Devi Pant Amatya [late Rajmata of Bavda], of the
    Sardar
    Raste
    family and grand-daughter of the Raja of Kurundwad, married (as his
    second
    wife), the Raja of Bavda (married 1stly, a Princess of Jamkhandi),
    widowed
    at 29 years, died January 2005 aged 92.

 

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