MUDHOL

 

MUDHOL (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 508 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 50,454Rs ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay REVENUE: 5 lakhs Rs RELIGION: Hindu
(now Karnataka) POPULATION: 52,163 (1892) DYNASTY: Bhonsle (Ghorpade
lineage)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: VACANT since 1984.

 

 

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A
Second
Class state founded about 1400. The rulers claim descent from the Ranas
of Chittor about 1300. The Raja is first in order of precedence within
the agency. Rulers were…

    1. Rana BHAIRAVJI
      [Bosaji], 1st Rana of Mudhol, granted the Jagir of Mudhol,
      comprising 84
      villages
      on the 25th, Rabilaval, 800H, with this ruler the
      family
      came to use Bhosale or Bhonsle as a family name, married and had issue.
      He died after 800H (ca1394).

      • Rana Devraj Singh (qv)
      • Shri Karan Singh, died 815H

 

    1. Rana DEVRAJ SINGH,
      2nd Rana of Mudhol c1394/c1420, married and had issue. He
      died 825H

      • Rana Ugrasen (qv)
      • Shri Pratap Singh, died after 1460.

 

    1. Rana UGRASEN, 3rd
      Rana of Mudhol c1420/1453, married and had issue. He died
      1453.

      • Rana Karan Singh (qv)
      • Shri Shubha Krishna, he was granted a jagir in Mirat
        province,
        his
        descendants
        retained Bhonsle as their family name and were ancestors of the rulers
        of Kolhapur, Nagpur, Sattara and Tanjore.

 

    1. Rana KARAN SINGH,
      4th Rana of Mudhol 1453/1469, married and had issue.

      • Raja Bhim Singh (qv)

 

    1. Raja BHIM SINGH,
      5th Raja of Mudhol 1469/- , he was granted the title of Raja
      Ghorpade
      Bahadur,
      henceforth his successors used Raja as their title, and Ghorpade as
      their
      family name, married and had issue.

      • Raja Kheloji Ghorpade (qv)

 

    1. Raja KHELOJI GHORPADE,
      6th Raja of Mudhol -/1514, married and had issue.

      • Raja Maloji Ghorpade I (qv)

 

    1. Raja MALOJI GHORPADE I,
      7th Raja of Mudhol 1514/-, married and had issue.

      • Raja Akhaisingh Ghorpade (qv)

 

    1. Raja AKHAISINGH GHORPADE,
      8th Raja of Mudhol -/-, married and had issue.

      • Raja Karansingh Ghorpade (qv)
      • Shri Bhimsingh Ghorpade, died c1576.

 

    1. Raja KARANSINGH GHORPADE,
      9th Raja of Mudhol -/1565, married and had issue. He
      died 1565.

      • Raja Cholaraj Ghorpade (qv)

 

    1. Raja CHOLARAJ GHORPADE,
      10th Raja of Mudhol 1565/1578, received a mansab
      of
      7000
      foot, as well as 26 villages in Vijayanagar provinces and 40 more to
      the
      south of Shira, he married and had issue. He died 1578.

      • Raja Piraji Ghorpade (qv)
      • Shri Valabhasinh Cholaraj Ghorpade, ancestor of the Royal
        Families of
        Kapshi
        and Gajendragad.
      • Shri Kanoji Cholaraj Ghorpade, ancestor of the Rajas of
        Sandur.

 

    1. Raja PIRAJI GHORPADE,
      11th Raja of Mudhol -/-, married and had issue.

      • Raja Prataprao Ghorpade (qv)

 

    1. Raja PRATAPRAO GHORPADE
      [Nahuji], 12th Raja of Mudhol -/1645, died 1645.

 

    1. Raja BAJIRAJE GHORPADE,
      13th Raja of Mudhol 1645/ca1666, married and had issue, four wives and
      six sons were killed about 1666. He was killed about 1666.

      • Shrimant Raja Malojirao Ghorpade I (qv)
      • Shri Shankroji Ghorpade [Jaisingh], died 1666/1667 near
        Tasgaon.

 

    1. Shrimant Raja MALOJI
      GHORPADE I
      , 14th Raja of Mudhol ca1666/1700, during his
      rule, the jagir
      became an independent state in 1670, married and had issue. He died
      1700.

      • Shrimant Raja Akhayajirao Malojirao Ghorpade (qv)

 

    1. Shrimant Raja AKHAYAJIRAO
      MALOJIRAO GHORPADE
      , 15th Raja of Mudhol 1700/1734,
      Governor
      of Bijapur -/1734, married and had issue. He died 1734.

      • Shrimant Raja Pirajirao Akhayajirao Ghorpade (qv)
      • Shri Bajirao Akhayajirao Ghorpade

 

    1. Shrimant Raja PIRAJIRAO
      AKHAYAJIRAO GHORPADE
      , 16th Raja of Mudhol 1734/-,
      married and had
      issue.
      He died about 1738.

      • Shrimant Raja Malojirao Pirajirao Ghorpade III (qv)
      • Shrimant Sahib Shankrojirao Pirajirao Ghorpade, received
        lands in
        Bilgi,
        Bidri and Tikota.

        • Several Generations
          • Shrimant Raja Sankhraji of Bilgi, he died 9th August
            1820 whereupon the jagir was resumed by the British government (#2).

 

    1. Shrimant Raja MALOJIRAO
      PIRAJIRAO GHORPADE
      III, 17th Raja of Mudhol -/1805,
      Governor of
      Bijapur
      1738/-, married (a), a Rajput lady, married (b), another Rajput lady,
      married (c), a lady
      from Pole, married (d), a lady from Kathiawar, married (e), a Parmar
      lady, and married (f), a
      Solanki
      lady, and had issue. He died 1805.

      • Shrimant Sahib Govindrao Raje Malojirao Ghorpade (by 1st
        wife), married
        and had issue. He died about 1770.

        • Shrimant Raja Narayanrao Gpvindrao Ghorpade (qv)
      • Shrimant Sahib Maharrao Malojirao Ghorpade (by 1st wife)
      • Shrimant Sahib Bajirao Malojirao Ghorpade (by 2nd wife)
      • Shrimant Sahib Ranojirao Malojirao Ghorpade (by 3rd
        wife), married and
        had issue. He died 1779.

        • Shrimant Sahib Nahirjirao Ranojirao Ghorpade, he was
          granted
          the Jagir of
          Padsalgi.

 

    1. Shrimant Raja NARAYANRAO
      GOVINDRAO GHORPADE
      , 18th Raja of Mudhol 1805/1815,
      married 1stly, a Solanki Rani (Senior Queen), married 2ndly, a Parmar
      Rani (Junior
      Queen), and
      had
      issue. He died 1815.

      • Shrimant Raja Vyankatrao Narayanrao Ghorpade I (by 1st
        wife) (qv)
      • Shrimant Sahib Laxmanrao Ghorpade (by 1st wife), married
        Rani Laxmi Bai Saheb, married and had issue. He died after 1845.

        • Shrimant Sahib Narayanrao Ghorpade
      • Shrimant Sahib Govindrao Ghorpade (by 2nd wife), eldest
        son, though by
        the Junior Queen, contested the succession unsuccessfully, died 1818 at
        the Battle of Ashtee (#3).

 

    1. Shrimant Raja VYANKATRAO
      NARAYANRAO GHORPADE I
      , 19th Raja of Mudhol 1815/1854,
      married and had issue. He died 1854.

      • Shrimant Raja Balwantrao Vyankatrao Ghorpade (qv)

 

    1. Shrimant Raja BALWANTRAO
      VYANKATRAO GHORPADE
      , 20th Raja of Mudhol 1854/1862,
      born 1843, married 1857, a daughter of the Chief of Torgal, and his
      wife, Rani Ahilya Bai Sahib, and had issue. He died 1862.

      • HH Shrimant Raja Meherban Vyankatrao Balwantrao Raje
        Ghorpade [Bala Saheb] (qv)
      • Rani Radhabai Sahib, born 1861, married Meherban Shrimant
        Rajamanya Rajashri Jaisinhrao
        Narayanrao [Abasaheb] Ghatge Sarjerao Vajarat-ma-ab,
        4th Chief of Kagal-Senior, and had
        issue. She died 1877.

 

    1. HH Shrimant Raja Meherban
      VYANKATRAO BALWANTRAO RAJE
      GHORPADE II [BALA
      SAHEB]
      , 21st Raja of Mudhol 1862/1900, born 9th April 1861,
      succeeded 27th March 1862 (#1),
      educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; established a regular system of
      government
      in the State, married and had issue. He died 1900.

      • HH Shrimant Raja Meherban Sir Malojirao Vyankatrao
        Ghorpade IV [Nana Saheb] (qv)
      • Rajkumar Laxman Singh, died after 1938.

 

    1. HH
      Shrimant Raja Meherban Sir MALOJIRAO VYANKATRAO GHORPADE IV [NANA
      SAHEB]
      , 22nd Raja of Mudhol 1900/1937 (abdicated), born 1884,
      K.C.I.E. [cr.1920], Hon. 2nd
      Lieutenant
      Indian Army, served with the British Forces in Egypt 1914/1918; he was
      granted the title of Raja as a hereditary distinction on 3rd June 1922;
      married
      1stly, a sister of Col. HH Maharaja Shri Sir Udajirao II Puar Bahadur
      of Dhar,
      married 2ndly, a daughter of the Jadeja Giras family of Kathiawar, and
      had issue, two sons and one daughter.

      • HH Shrimant Raja Bhairavsinhrao Malojirao Ghorpade II (qv)

 

  1. HH Shrimant Raja
    BHAIRAVSINHRAO MALOJIRAO GHORPADE II
    , 23rd and last Raja of
    Mudhol
    1937/1984, born
    15th
    October 1929 and succeeded 9th November 1937 as the 23rd Raja of
    Mudhol,
    married 1stly, Rani Pramila Raje of Rajkot, ?married 2ndly, Rani Indira
    Raje, and had issue. He died 1984 in a car accident.

    • Rajkumari Menaka Raje Bhonsle

 

 

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