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The Gaekwad Dynasty

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1726 - 1732 Shrimant Sardar Pilajirao Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur, of Sonagad, son of Meherban Shrimant Jhingojirao Kerojirao Gaekwad (s/o Shetu Bai). m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Bhamabai Sahib Gaekwad, educ. privately, Adopted by his paternal uncle, Damajirao I, as his son and heir. Succeeded him in the title of Shamsher Bahadur 1721. Established himself at the fortress of Sonagad in 1726. Thereafter, set about carving out a kingdom rom the territories where he had been responsible for collecting the revenues on behalf of the Peshwa. Granted the title of Sena Khas Khel by the Peshwa, 1731. m. (first) Shrimant Akhand  Soubhagyavati Radhabai Sahib Gaekwad, of the Charve family of Tulegoan. m. (second) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Suntibai Sahib Gaekwad, daughter of the Alirao family of Tulegoan. m. (third) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Revubai Sahib Gaekwad, daughter of the Saloki family of Poona. m. (fourth) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Baya Sahib Gaekwad [Bhawani Bai]. m. (i) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Munnoobai Sahib Gaekwad. m. (ii) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Ummabai Sahib Gaekwad. He was k. by a Mughal Subedar named Abhay Singh, at Dakore, 14th May 1732, having had issue, eight sons:
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