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The Puar Dynasty

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1860-1899 H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Raja Shrimant Krishnajirao II [Baba Sahib] Puar, Raja of Dewas (Senior). b. at Supa, 30th October 1849, as Shrimant Sardar Babujirao Madhavrao Puar, third son of Shrimant Sardar Madhavrao Puar, Vishwasrao Bahadur, of Supa, educ. privaely. Adopted by his brother at Savangpur, 26th February 1857 taking the name and title of Shrimant Yuvaraj Krishnajirao Rukmangadrao Raje Puar. Succeeded on his death, 26th July 1860. Installed on the gadi, 19th March 1861. Received a sanad of adoption, 11th March 1862. Reigned under the Regency of his adopted mother until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 23rd March 1867. Granted a sanad of adoption, 11th March 1862. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales's gold medal (1876), and KIG gold medal (1877). m. at Gwalior, 1864, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Tarabai Raje Sahib Puar (d.s.p. at Dewas, 1st April 1893), eldest daughter of General H.H. Ali Jah, Umdat ul-Umara, Hisam us-Sultanat, Mukhtar ul-Mulk, Azim ul-Iqtidar, Rafi-us-Shan Wala Shukoh, Muhtasham- i-Dauran, Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sir Jayajirao Scindia Bahadur, Shrinath, Mansur-i-Zaman, Fidvi-i-Hazrat-i-Malikha-i-Muazzam, Rafi-ud-Darja-i-Inglistan, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, GCB, GCSI, CIE, by his first wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Chimnabai Raje Sahib Scindia, daughter of Sardar Mama Sahib Kadam, sometime Regent of Gwalior. m. (second) at Dewas, 1894, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Tara Raje Sahib Puar (d.s.p. at Dewas, 1930), née Hansabai, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Balwantrao Jadhav [Mama Sahib], Havaldhar, of Kolhapur. He d. at Dewas, 12th October 1899 (succ. by his adopted son), having had issue, two daughters:
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1899 - 1900 Interregnum during the selection process for a successor.
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1900 - 1937 H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Tukojirao III [Bapu Sahib] Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior), KCSI (12.12.1911). b. at Dewas, 1st January 1888, as Shrimant Keshavrao Anandrao Puar, eldest son of Shrimant Sardar Anandrao [Nana Sahib] Puar Maharaje, Vishwasrao Bahadur, by his wife Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Annapurnabai Sahib Maharaje, educ. Victoria High Sch., Dewas, Daly Coll., Indore and Mayo Coll., Ajmer. Adopted by his uncle's widow, 4th April 1900. Ascended the gadi on the same day, taking the name of Tukojirao III Puar. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1908. Attended the Coronation Durbar at Delhi in 1903. Granted the hereditary title of Maharaja 1st January 1918. Presdt. General Maratha Conf. 1907-1909. Fled to Pondicherry, French India, after which the administration of the state was assumed by his eldest son and heir, 26th July 1934. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911) and Silver Jubilee medal (1935). m. (first) at Kolhapur, 21st March 1908, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Radhabai Maharaje Sahib Puar (b. at the Old Palace, Kolhapur, 10th March 1894; d. 22nd September 1973), eldest daughter of Colonel H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Sir Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, by his wife, H.H. Maharani Lakshmibai Maharaje Sahib, daughter of Meherban Shrimant Gunajirao Khanvilkar, of Baroda. m. (i) (morganatic) at Dewas, 1921, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sardar Hirabai Sahib Puar, Sarnobhat, Mushir ud-Daula, jagirdar of Tikarya. He d. at Pondicherry, French India, 21st December 1937 (succ. by his eldest son), having had issue, one son by his first wife:
Maharaja Tukojirao III, had further issue, three sons and seven daughters by his second and morganatic wife (not in the line of succession):
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1937 - 1947 Major H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Sir Vikramsinhrao [Nana Sahib] Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior), KCSI (12.6.1941). b. at Kolhapur, 4th April 1910, only son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Tukojirao III [Bapu Sahib] Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior), KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Radhabai Maharaje Sahib Puar, educ. Christian Coll., Indore; Rajaram Coll., Kolhapur; Officer Cadet Sch, Indore, and at OTS, Mhow. Assumed the administration of the state after his father fled to Pondicherry in French India, 26th July 1934. Cmsnd. 2nd Lieut. 2nd Btn. Maratha Light Infantry, IA 4/8/1942; served in WW2 as coy. cdr. Western Desert (including the dash to the Gazala line) 1941-1942, bde. liaison officer and acting Capt. 1942, prom. Hon Capt. 11/7/1944, Hon Maj. 15/8//1945, Hon ADC to The King-Emperor George VI, 25/1/1946. Presdt. EXCO and acting C-in-C of Indore State 20th September 1942 to 15th May 1943, Mbr. National Defence Cncl. 1943-1945. Abdicated in favour of his eldest son, 23rd March 1947. Ascended the gadi of his maternal grandfather, at Kolhapur, 31st March 1947. Rcvd: 39/45, Africa, and Italy stars (all 1945), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937), Defence, War, IGS (all 1945), and Indian Independence (1947) medals, and the Star of the Order of Ahilya Holkar Sultanat (1943). m. at Dewas, 30th December 1926, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Pramila Raje Sahib Puar (b. at Jath, 4th August 1910; d. at Kolhapur, 31st January 2008), Maharani Regent of Dewas Senior 11th August 1941 to 15th May 1943 and 23rd March 1947 to 27th June 1948, rcvd: Indian Independence medal (1947), eldest daughter of Meherban Shrimant Ramrao Amritrao Sahib Dafle, Desmukh, of Jath, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Bhagirathibai Sahiba, daughter of Meherban Shrimant Shahajirao III [Baba Sahib] Raje Bhonsle, Raja of Akalkot. He d. 9th May 1983, having had issue one son and two daughters -see India (Kolhapur), including:
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1947 - [1999] H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Krishnajirao III [Aba Sahib] Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior). b. at Jath, 12th May 1932, only son of Major H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Sir Vikramsinhrao [Nana Sahib] Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior), KCSI, by his wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Pramila Raje Sahib Puar, Maharani Regent of Dewas (Senior), educ. King-Emperor George V High Sch., Dewas, and Daly Coll., Indore. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 23rd March 1947. Ascended the gadi, at Dewas, 19th April 1947. Reigned under the Regency of his mother, Maharani Pramilabai. The state was merged with other Maratha states to form the Madhya Bharat Union on 27th June 1948. MLA Madhya Pradesh State Assembly 1967-1971. A first class cricketer for Maharashtra 1953-1961. Rcvd: Indian Independence medal (1947). m. 26th November 1952, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Pushpamal Maharaje Sahib Puar, daughter of Shrimant Yashwantrao Gujar, of Nagpur. He d. at Nagpur, 21st January 1999, having had issue, one son and three daughters:
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[1999] H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Tukojirao IV Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior). b. 17th November 1963, only son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana Sena Sapta Sahasri Senapati Pratinidhi, Maharaja Shrimant Krishnajirao III [Aba Sahib] Puar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior), by his wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Pushpamal Maharaje Sahib Puar, educ. Daly Coll., Indore. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Dewas (Senior), 21st January 1999. MLA for Dewas in the Madya Pradesh state assembly since 1990, Minister of State for Technical & Higher Education since 2005. Presdt. General Cncl. of Daly Coll., Indore since 2004. Mbr. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janbhagidari Samati SKP Post Graduate Coll. (Dewas), etc. m. 7th February1987, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Gayatri Maharaje Sahib Puar, née Mahadik. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
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