MIRAJ Senior

 

MIRAJ Senior (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 886 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 85,800Rs ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Patwardhan RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Raja Shrimant GANGADHARRAO BALASAHEB
PATWARDHAN
, 6th and present Raja of
Miraj-Senior, since 25th March 1999.born 1946 at Miraj, married in Pune, HH Rani Shrimant Soubhagyavati
Umaraje G. Patwardhan, and has issue.

  • Rajkumar Shrimant Ramachandrarao
    Gangadharrao ‘Rahul’
    Patwardhan

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: For
predecessors see Jamkhandi.The state
of Miraj was founded before 1750 and split into Senior and Junior
branch’s
in 1820. It was the former capital of the Pre British Indian State of
Sangli
and lies in the Southern part of the present state of Maharashtra.
Rulers
were…

  • Raja Shrimant GOVIND RAO
    PATWARDHAN
    , 1st Raja of Miraj, began as a
    commandant
    of
    the body of horse, distinguished himself in several expeditions against
    the Nizam of Hydrabad and Hyder Ali of Mysore, established the Maratha
    ascendency in Southern India and pushed the Maratha Conquests to the
    Tungbhadra
    on the frontier of Mysore, appointed Sardar by the Peshwa, took an
    active part in all the main events
    of
    the third Peshwa’s reign and, in 1761, recieved an annual income of
    2,541,900Rs
    for the expense of 8,000 horse to be maintained by him, married and had
    issue. He died in 1771.

    • Raja Shrimant Vaman Rao Patwardhan (qv)
    • Raja Shrimant Pandurang Rao Patwardhan (qv)
    • Raja Shrimant Gangadhar Rao Patwardhan (qv)
  • Raja Shrimant VAMAN RAO
    PATWARDHAN
    , 2nd Raja of Miraj 1771/1775, inherited his father’s
    military
    talents
    and was able to inflict a defeat on Haider Ali of Mysore. He died in
    1775.
  • Raja Shrimant PANDURANG
    RAO PATWARDHAN
    , 3rd Raja of Miraj 1775/1777, married and had
    issue.

    • Raja Shrimant Harihar Rao Patwardhan (qv)
    • Raja Shrimant Chintaman Rao Patwardhan (qv)
  • Raja Shrimant HARIHAR RAO
    PATWARDHAN
    , 4th Raja of Miraj 1777/1782, born about 1765,
    died 1782.
  • Raja Shrimant CHINTAMAN
    RAO APPASAHEB PATWARDHAN
    , 5th Raja of Miraj 1782/1801 and 1st
    Raja of Sangli 1801/-,
    born 1775, in 1801, during one of his battles, he was rumoured to have
    died and therefore his uncle, Gangadharrao crowned himself as Raja of
    Miraj. When Raja Chintamanrao returned he was
    angry and left the state with only an idol of Lord Ganesha and he vowed
    to set up another Capital for his Jagir, and thus he became the first
    Ruler of Sangli (#1).
  • Raja Shrimant GANGADHAR
    RAO PATWARDHAN
    , 6th Raja of
    Miraj-Senior 1801/1820

    1. Raja Shrimant GANPATRAO I
      PATWARDHAN
      , 1st Raja of
      Miraj-Senior 1820/1833

 

    1. Raja Shrimant GANPATRAO II
      TATYASAHEB PATWARDHAN
      , 2nd Raja of
      Miraj-Senior 1833/1875

 

    1. Raja Shrimant Sir
      GANGADHARRAO GANESH BALASAHEB PATWARDHAN
      , 3rd Raja of
      Miraj-Senior
      1875/1939, born
      9th February 1866,
      adopted in 1874 and succeeded 6th June 1875; K.C.I.E. [cr.1903]. He
      died 1939.

 

    1. Raja Shrimant NARAYANRAO
      GANGADHARRAO TATYASAHEB PATWARDHAN
      , 4th Raja of
      Miraj-Senior
      1939/1947, born 6th
      September 1898, succeeded 11th December 1939, married and had issue.

      • HH Raja Shri Madhavrao Narayanrao Raosaheb Patwardhan
        (qv)
      • Shrimant Mangalaraje Patwardhan

 

    1. HH Raja Shrimant MADHAVRAO
      NARAYANRAO RAOSAHEB
      PATWARDHAN
      , 5th Raja of
      Miraj-Senior
      1947/1999, born
      17th
      April 1922, married HH Shrimant Rani Soubhagyavati Indumatidevi M.
      Patwardhan,
      and had issue. He died 25th March
      1999 in Pune.

      • HH Raja Shrimant Gangadharrao Balasaheb Patwardhan (qv)
      • Rajkumar Shrimant Ganpatrao Bhausaheb Patwardhan, married
        Rani Shrimant
        Gayatri Devi, and has issue.

        • Rajkumari Nandita Raje, born about 1978, married 28th
          November 2004, Sumeer Kalmadi, born 1974, son of Suresh and Meera
          Kalmadi.

 

  1. HH Raja Shrimant
    GANGADHARRAO BALASAHEB PATWARDHAN
    , 6th Raja of
    Miraj-Senior (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • G.G. Patwardhan, grandson of the late Raja
  • Radhikadevi Patwardhan

 

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